Government

January 20, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – One of the docks used for swim team races at Roxbury’s Horseshoe Lake Park is crumbling from below and needs to be replaced, a $100,000 proposition, according to township officials. The dock in question is not the main dock at the Succasunna facility. That structure was repaired ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The shopping center replacing the former Ledgewood Mall in Roxbury will have a 24-hour fitness center, its developers revealed yesterday. Appearing before the Roxbury Planning Board, representatives of the proposed Shops at Ledgewood Commons said a 24-Hour Fitness plans to open in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury aims to spend about $1.6 million on township road paving in 2019, about $700,000 more than it did last year, according to officials. The proposed extra spending would be possible without increasing municipal taxes because the township “paid off a significant amount of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The company that collects garbage and recycling in Roxbury says it’s being financially crushed by the collapse of the recyclables market and it wants the township to help cover the cost. The company, Blue Diamond Disposal, is paid $164,460 per month by the township for trash and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Robert DeFillippo today was chosen by his colleagues on the Roxbury Township Council to be mayor for 2019, taking the reins from Councilman Mark Crowley. The election of DeFillippo, an at-large Republican who retired in 2014 from his job as Prudential Financial Chief Communications ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The sale of Roxbury Water Company to New Jersey American Water, announced in July, is now complete, and the new company said it has no plans to raise rates. The acquisition was approved Dec. 18 by the state Board of Public Utilities (BPU), said New Jersey American Water in a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A plan to create a Walmart “Supercenter” in Ledgewood entails more than just retrofitting and expanding the current structure. It will require starting from scratch, according to public records. In documents filed with the Roxbury Planning Board, developers converting the former ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Big Mac lovers in Roxbury can look forward to some big-time improvements at the McDonald’s on Route 10. McDonald’s Corp. of Chicago wants to upgrade the Succasunna store, situated near the Roxbury Mall at 249 Route 10 East. It’s application for the proposed improvements is being ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – For most Roxbury residents, the Blue Diamond Disposal garbage trucks show up every week at about the same time on the same day. That means - despite a township ordinance that says all trash must be out by 6 a.m. - some residents whose garbage is regularly gathered later in the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Construction of a new westbound Route 80 bridge over Route 46 in Roxbury is finished, four months after a new eastbound structure was completed, but work at the site is not expected to be fully done until early 2020, according to the state. That means motorists will still face ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – It’s about a year behind the initially proposed schedule, but if things go right from now on, a planned upgrade to Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna - particularly an artificial turf sports field – should be substantially finished by autumn, said town officials. To meet that goal ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A former Roxbury town council member and mayor was honored this week by the state for her efforts to protect New Jersey’s environment. The woman, Sandy Urgo, was one of 11 people named at the 19th Annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony. The awards were presented ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Are you ready for Ledgewood Lager? How about Port Morris Porter or Succasunna Summer Ale? A former roller skating rink in Kenvil that hasn’t seen skaters in more than three decades is being eyed as a future haven for craft beer lovers, and the would-be proprietor said he would ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Motorists who pass a firetruck or ambulance entering or leaving the firehouse in Succasunna will face fines of up to $500, thanks to a new Roxbury ordinance. The ordinance, approved recently by the Roxbury Mayor and Council, is an attempt ensure the safety of fire and first-aid ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury residents' electric bills will decrease if the township enrolls in an “energy aggregation” program being considered by the township, said Roxbury Councilman Dan Kline. Kline, one of three members of the council who studied the pros and cons of energy aggregation, gave a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A temporary roof will be installed on a 97-year-old former schoolhouse in Roxbury being eyed by the Canal Society of New Jersey for use as its headquarters. The Roxbury Mayor and Council last week agreed with township Manager John Shepherd’s request to allocate $15,000 for a rubber ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury’s response to yesterday’s hard-hitting snowstorm was stymied by traffic jams on county and state highways, said township Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Richard Blood. Once snow began falling fast in mid-afternoon, township trucks could not get to many local roads ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A road in Ledgewood is being named in honor of Louis Bizzari, Jr., a man who became a member of the Roxbury Fire Department 70 years ago and continues to serve the township. The Roxbury Mayor and Council voted Tuesday to erect on Mt. Arlington Road a “street honor blade” sign that ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The children’s room at Roxbury Public Library is undergoing a big transformation this week, one that will open a lot of  room for programs and activities, said the library director. The impetus for the project was a gift to the library of shelving from the Hun School of Princeton, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Morris County should allocate $10,000 toward the creation of a paved pathway that would connect the West Morris Greenway, near Horseshoe Lake, with Ledgewood Park in Ledgewood, said an advisory panel this week. The recommendation came from the county Open Space Trust Fund ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The township today announced the roll-out of a “really great and useful tool” to help residents be good recyclers, said Roxbury Recycling Coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes. By using the “Recycle Coach” platform - either as a smartphone app on their mobile devices or through a link on ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – When Roxbury Social Services Director Janet Wald learned about the Vietnam veteran living in his car, Wald did what she usually does: Everything she could to help. Her efforts aided the fellow, at least temporarily, but they also pretty much wiped out the money Social Services sets ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Councilman Fred Hall was recently selected as the most “outstanding public official” in Morris County when it comes to parks and recreation. The award was bestowed by the Morris County Park Alliance at its 2018 community awards banquet, an event that “recognizes and honors ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Ground was broken today on a 12-home Habitat for Humanity project in Roxbury, an event that was six years in the making, according to the organization’s CEO. The project, at 119 and 121 Main Street in Succasunna, will have two buildings with each containing six condominium units.

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ROXBURY, NJ – Mirriam Morris, a woman who dedicated more than a decade to helping preserve historical sites in Roxbury, was presented tonight with a certificate of appreciation from the township Mayor and Council. Morris, who moved to Raleigh, N.C. in July, served as president of the Roxbury ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The site of the former Roxbury Inn on Main Street in Succasunna is on track to become home for seven townhouse units. Township officials recently changed the site’s zoning, a move done in deference to a developer’s desire to build the townhouses there. The 2-acre parcel has been ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – To hide their assets from creditors, the owners of the former Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury set up “sham” trust accounts for their children then illegally, and with help from their lawyers, raided the trusts to pay mortgages and legal fees, according to a state grand jury. The ...

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  ROXBURY, NJ – More than a half-century after 21-year-old Succasunna resident James Ohlinger was killed in Vietnam, the Army private was remembered today with the unveiling of an honorary street sign on the corner of Thor Drive and Reider Street. The “street blade” installation was the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The developers converting the former Ledgewood Mall into The Shops at Ledgewood Commons has signed contracts with a number of retailers, including Five Below, Ulta Beauty and DSW, it was announced on Wednesday. Appearing before the Roxbury Planning Board, representatives of the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The new Landing Road Bridge and related upgrades to the area will cost about $22 million and should be completed in 2022, said a consultant for the project Tuesday. In a presentation to the Roxbury Mayor and Council, consultant Michael Viglianco said the project will remain in the ...

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