Government

May 30, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – It’s not even June, but weeds are already reaching the surface in some parts of Lake Hopatcong, a situation caused by a mild winter and one that could be made worse due to a lack of money for weed “harvesting,” said officials. In a statement addressing the weed growth, The Lake ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – As area residents and businesses wait to see if Lake Hopatcong will be impacted by a harmful algal bloom (HAB) for the second consecutive summer, the state today announced a change in the way it will provide that information. The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury’s tennis courts, closed since March 16 due to concerns about COVID-19, reopened today with several restrictions, said Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd. Roxbury has public tennis courts at Kiwanis Park and Berkshire Valley Park. The manager’s announcement came three ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – First COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the Roxbury Memorial Day Parade. Now the disease has forced the cancellation of another popular outdoor event in town: The Horseshoe Lake Beach Blast. Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo made the announcement at Tuesday’s meeting of the Roxbury ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The township recycling center, closed since March 18 due to COVID-19 precautions, will reopen on May 16, said a township official. The center, situated on North Dell Avenue in Kenvil, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., said township recycling coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes. She said ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Extending until June the deadline for payment of second-quarter property taxes - a move allowed in a recent executive order by Gov. Phil Murphy - “might do more harm than good” and is not happening in Roxbury, said a township official. The taxes were due May 1, but the township ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Closed earlier this month as part of the township’s effort to thwart the spread of COVID-19, the Roxbury Community Garden will re-open tomorrow (May 1) with restrictions. “As we promised at our last meeting, we have revisited our decision to close the Community Garden which we know ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Morris County Park Commission will have a partial reopening of its 38 distinct park facilities on Saturday thanks to an order issued today by Gov. Phil Murphy, who reopened state parks and allowed county parks to also reopen but only if they can allow for proper social ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Southbound drivers on Landing Road who want to get on Route 80 East will have to take the long way tomorrow. That’s because contractors for the state Department of Transportation (DOT) plan to close the ramp to the highway in preparation for infrastructure work. Southbound ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Three Roxbury residents have died so far from COVID-19 and 148 confirmed cases of the disease have been found in the township, said Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo on Tuesday. He presented the numbers during the second-ever remote meeting of the Roxbury Mayor and Council. DeFillippo ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Even as they are dealing with the ongoing virus crisis, Lake Hopatcong area officials are gearing up to fight another microscopic enemy: The bacteria that caused a harmful algal bloom (HAB) on the lake last summer. Mayors from the towns bordering the lake, including Roxbury Mayor ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A township employee has tested positive for COVID-19, but Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd said it is unlikely the person had significant contact with the public. However, the employee likely came in contact with other township workers, who are now being asked to isolate ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – In what the mayor described as an “extraordinary” and unprecedented event, the Roxbury Township Council on Tuesday met without being together in the same room. Adhering to “social distancing” dictates designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 respiratory ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The March 24 meeting of the Roxbury Mayor and Council will take place via conference call and the public is invited to listen and comment. The 7:30 p.m. meeting is open to the public "via alternate means to provide the ability to listen and the opportunity to be heard during the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Hoping to fight the spread of the virus causing COVID-19, Roxbury’s municipal buildings will be closed to the public, said town officials today. The closure was announced at 2 p.m. by Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd. He said that, after the close of business Wednesday, the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The days of squeezing your vehicle past cars parked on the eastbound side of Righter Road during big Horseshoe Lake Park sporting events are over. The Roxbury Mayor and Council recently adopted an ordinance that bans parking on both sides of the road in Succasunna between Eyland ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury officials on Tuesday expressed optimism about state grants, announced earlier in the day, that will help fund projects that might prevent harmful algal blooms like the one that crippled Lake Hopatcong last summer. “We look like we’re on the right path here,” said state Sen.

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ROXBURY, NJ – A $4 million “treetop adventure course” with zip-lines and catwalks - built on a Ledgewood hillside last year - is unlikely to open for business anytime soon thanks to state regulations and bureaucratic backlog, said a company official. The FLG X New Jersey Adventure Course ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The township Health Department said today it "continues to monitor" the coronavirus outbreak and noted that residents with questions can call it at 973-448 2028. In a notice posted on the township website, the Health Department said it is working in partnership with the state ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Drivers on Righter Road in Succasunna get plenty of warning as they approach the place where the West Morris Greenway trail crosses the pavement. The message of the signs is clear: Stop for walkers, runners and cyclists attempting to cross the road. The signs are bright yellow.

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School Band’s effort to raise money so it can play in Washington, D.C. in May got an unexpected boost this week when seven township officials pledged to donate $200 each. The impromptu show of support came at the Tuesday night meeting of the Roxbury Mayor and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – American flags flown inside military drones over combat zones in Africa were presented Tuesday to the township and its police chief by Roxbury Police Detective Jack Niemynski. The detective, who is also a sergeant major in the New Jersey Army National Guard, presented the flags at ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – One of the more bone-jarring, tooth-rattling and generally irritating sections of county-owned roadway in Roxbury – West Dewey Avenue – is finally getting fixed, according Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd. Although a formal announcement has yet to be made, Morris ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Those who don't control their dogs in Roxbury will have to appear in court and, if found guilty, pay a fine of at least $50 under an ordinance revision introduced this week. Currently, first offenders of the township leash law are not required to show up for a municipal court ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury needs a new $15,000 utility vehicle for its park maintenance crews. Should it spend double to get one capable of clearing snow from the parks' paved paths? That was a question debated recently by the township Mayor and Council, a discussion that saw Roxbury Councilman Mark ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury officials remain uninterested in joining other nearby towns in an “energy aggregation” program that would save residents money on their electric bills, a decision that might be based in part on a falsehood. Mount Arlington, Mine Hill, Wharton and Rockaway Borough are among ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury is one of four towns on Lake Hopatcong expected to provide "in-kind donations" of services that could help secure $750,000 to study ways of dealing with harmful algal blooms (HABs) on the lake. Word of the "in-kind donations" came in a press release from Morris County. The ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A record number of township-owned roads would be paved this year under a plan introduced Tuesday for consideration by the Roxbury Mayor and Council. If the plan is approved by the council, the township would spend almost $2.1 million to resurface about 8.5 miles of municipal ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Councilman Bob DeFillippo was chosen by his colleagues on Thursday to remain mayor for another year, with Roxbury Councilman Fred Hall continuing to serve as deputy mayor. The unanimous vote took place at the Roxbury Mayor and Council’s annual reorganization meeting, a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A former Mount Arlington councilman and a former Morris County freeholder are among five current and former public officials and political candidates in New Jersey charged with taking bribes, officials announced today. The charges against former Mount Arlington Councilman John ...

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