Government

November 18, 2018

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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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury Township's second annual town-wide Litter Clean-Up Day will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, and town officials are hoping people volunteer to participate. The cleanup will take place 9 a.m. to noon, commencing at the Roxbury Department of Public Works (DPW) office at 96 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - All Roxbury residents are being asked to sign-in to a new “smart” 911 database, especially those who rely solely on cell phones and do not have “copper-wire” home phones. The new system, unveiled in May by Morris County, allows emergency first-responders to associate addresses with ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The rats being encountered in a Succasunna development will be a short-lived problem if residents remove sources of food and harborage for the animals, said Roxbury Health Officer Mark Caputo. Discussing the matter this week with the Roxbury Mayor and Council, Caputo said he is ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Removing voting from Roxbury schools doesn’t seem very likely, although sub-committees of the Roxbury Township Council and the Roxbury School Board continue to discuss its feasibility. But at least one Roxbury resident wants to know if most people in town really care. Shawn ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The cracks and potholes on Commerce Boulevard near the Roxbury Mall - a pet peeve of shoppers who care about their vehicles' wheel alignments - will soon be a bad memory. The heavily-traveled thoroughfare is scheduled for repaving next week, said the township today. The 2,000-foot ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – One of the first subdivisions in Roxbury is being “overrun” by rats this summer, according to two residents who complained this week to the township Mayor and Council. The problem is taking place in the Old Sunrise development south of Horseshoe Lake Park and east of Eyland Avenue, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – To ensure the safety of students, the Roxbury school district should close schools on Election Day and the state should require the same thing at schools statewide when schools are used as polling places, says the Roxbury Mayor and Council. The council, on Monday, passed ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – In an effort to stop drivers from passing fire trucks and ambulances returning to firehouses, the township will establish official no-passing zones in front of the buildings, paint warning lines on the roads there and teach firefighters to use reflective “paddles” to hold ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Morris County Board of Freeholders joined with Roxbury’s Mayor and Council and the township’s and county historic community Aug. 8 to formally dedicate a historic bridge marker and interpretive panel that highlight the township’s Drakesville Historic Park and Morris Canal Greenway ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The owners of the Merry Heart senior care center in Succasunna recently received township approval to build an annex on Commerce Boulevard. After hearing extensive testimony, the Roxbury Zoning Board of Adjustment gave the nod to the plan, by Merry Heart principals Blanquita and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The former Drakesville section of Roxbury literally drips with history, in large part because it was a busy hub on the former Morris Canal. That history will be commemorated and celebrated Aug. 8 during a special visit to Roxbury by the Morris County freeholders – one of the county ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A proposed trail that would connect Roxbury’s Orben Park to Lake Hopatcong would be a “poster child” for a federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant, said Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd. Dubbed the “Shippenport Greenway Proposal,” the trail would go about two ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Former Roxbury Mayor Marilyn Davis, who died July 10, was lauded Tuesday by members of the Roxbury Mayor and Council who praised her for being a groundbreaking and dedicated public servant. Davis, 87, was a Kenvil resident since moving to Roxbury in 1964. She was the first woman ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The debate about removing voting from Roxbury schools is heating up; it was the subject of spirited discussions by the school board on Monday and by the town council on Tuesday. At its meeting, the school board heard Roxbury council members Dan Kline, Jaki Albrecht and Richard ...

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Looking to bring new faces to Main Street, the Roxbury Planning Board discussed a proposal to amend the Master Plan for Housing and Zoning and add seven new housing units on 75 Main Street in Succasunna, near Succasunna Methodist Church. The area is a historic district, so the notion of adding ...

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