Health & Wellness

May 21, 2020

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 –The township is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a community blood drive. The event will take place June 25, from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the township Senior Center on Eyland Avenue in Succasunna. Individuals can schedule an appointment to give blood with the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – As have other gyms in the state, Warrior Strong, a non-profit organization that provides free fitness centers for veterans, is being hammered by the COVID-19 crisis. Forced to close its doors, Warrior Strong – like other gyms - is offering online fitness classes. However, the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Merry Heart Senior Care in Succasunna is asking the public for donations of masks and other protective garments as it deals with COVID-19 infections of both residents and staff at its Merry Heart Assisted Living facility. Ten residents of the Assisted Living complex on Route 10 ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – The first day of drive-through COVID-19 testing at County College of Morris (CCM) went well today, and officials are expecting a big crowd tomorrow, said Morris County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Peggy Wright/ Wright said 72 people were tested at the facility by Atlantic Health ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The first person in Roxbury to be diagnosed as having COVID-19 is a 66-year-old individual who is being treated at home, officials said today. The person “is under doctors care, but not hospitalized,” said a statement released by the township Health Department and the state ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – This year’s installment of the annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party has been canceled, thanks to the Covid-19 outbreak. The cancelation was announced Monday by the non-profit Lake Hopatcong Foundation LHF). The event, the group's seventh, was scheduled to take place May 9 at Hopatcong ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – People who call for fire, police or emergency medical services are being asked to inform dispatchers if they think they’ve come in contact with the coronavirus responsible for the current COVID-19 outbreak. They’re also being asked to go one step further if they are quarantined in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - TAPinto Roxbury will attempt to gather here a compilation of closures and cancellations related to the ongoing COVID-19/coronavirus situation. Please use this site's "Submit Content" link, on the homepage, to submit items for this story, which will be updated at least daily. Submit ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury schools will close early Tuesday while teachers are trained in ways to teach students remotely should a COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak force the closure of schools, according to Roxbury Schools Superintendent Loretta Radulic. In a “Honeywell” message sent to parents, Radulic ...

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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 - Two local medical professionals, experts on sports injuries, will present valuable information next month to parents and coaches of athletes of all sports and ages. This seminar takes place at Roxbury High School on March 12 at 7 p.m. Injury prevention and treatment will be ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A "dangerous snow squall" is bearing down on the Roxbury area and the National Weather Service (NWS) is urging caution. The squall was located along a line extending from Wayne to Dover to near Hope, moving southeast at 50 mph shortly before 2 p.m. It is bringing "poor ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury High School has designated Oct. 8 as a “day to ditch vaping” in the school, according to the district. The idea came from a group of teachers in an anti-vaping committee that was organized in the spring by Roxbury High School Assistant Principal Jon Deeb. The committee is ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The seventh annual ‘Lake Loop’ for the benefit of Lake Hopatcong will be held on Sunday, Oct. 13, at Hopatcong State Park. The event, hosted by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation, will feature bike, run and paddle challenges, and will include local food, a beer tent (NJ permit # 72563), ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – County employees, using an all-terrain vehicle, will venture off-road in Roxbury this week to wage war on mosquitos. The team from the Morris County Division of Mosquito Control will take its fight to the wetlands off Ajax Terrace in Succasunna, according to the county. The ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The state is authorizing local health departments again allow swimming at six Lake Hopatcong beaches, having found that harmful algal bloom bacteria counts at the sites were safe for water contact. The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it based its decision on ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Several Lake Hopatcong beaches that have been closed to swimming since late June due to an ongoing harmful algal bloom (HAB) might re-open early next week, according to the state. But Hopatcong State Park in Roxbury doesn’t appear to be one of them. The state Department of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The concentration of Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) bacteria in the Byram Cove section of Lake Hopatcong is at the lowest level since early July, a finding that prompted the state on Wednesday to lift its “no contact” advisory for water in the cove. The announcement means Byram Cove ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The state’s advisory to steer clear of the water in Lake Hopatcong was lifted today for Henderson Cove as concentrations of potentially harmful bacteria in that area remained below the level considered risky. The announcement by the state Department of Environmental Protection ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today lifted its advisory about bodily contact with water in one area of Lake Hopatcong, a place you get to only with a boat. The DEP lifted the no-contact advisory for Indian Harbor, but left the advisory in effect for ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo last night called upon state officials to “be more precise” in determining which parts of Lake Hopatcong should be avoided due to an ongoing harmful algal bloom (HAB). Speaking at a special meeting of the Lake Hopatcong Commission - a session attended ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Only four of the 22 sites on Lake Hopatcong sampled for Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) levels on Tuesday showed bacterial concentrations above the state’s advisory levels, the fewest since July 1. HAB colony counts above that level – 20,000 cells/mL – were found at Hopatcong State Park ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Having decreased for a bit, the levels of potentially harmful bacteria in Lake Hopatcong appear to be increasing again, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The DEP is using aerial sensing technology to detect the cyanobacteria involved in the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – People who continue to ignore warnings to stay out of Lake Hopatcong’s water due to an ongoing bacterial outbreak are engaging in risky business, said state Assemblyman Anthony Bucco tonight. His comments came during a discussion at the Roxbury Mayor and Council meeting. Bucco ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The state is deploying special buoys in Lake Hopatcong that will help it monitor the ongoing harmful algal bloom (HAB) that has impacted the lake, “an ecosystem out of balance,” officials said yesterday. Speaking Monday evening at Hopatcong High School before about 200 people ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Interior portions of Lake Hopatcong might seem clear of the "harmful algal bloom" (HAB) that's impacted the lake, but potentially dangerous levels of cyanobacteria are lurking “below the surface” of even those areas, warned the state today. In an update on the HAB taking place at ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The green slime that has shut-down Lake Hopatcong for swimming and other water activities is the largest in state history and it might stick around all summer, said officials from the state today. The "harmful algal bloom," known as an HAB, is covering about 30 percent of the water ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – (Updated 2 p.m.) The state banned swimming at Hopatcong State Park in Landing until further notice and is advising local health authorities to close all public swimming beaches around the lake. The action is due to a bacterial bloom known as blue-green algae and the state ...

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