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Police Seek Help Finding Missing Morris County Woman and Sons

January 24, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County law enforcement officials are asking the public to help in their search for a woman and her two young boys who have been missing since Sunday.

Cheng Hsiao, and her two children, Ethan, age 3, and Ian, age 2, live in the Towaco section of Montville, said the county prosecutor's office. They were last known to be at their family home at 95 ...

Morris County COVID-19 Testing Center Booking Over 800 Appointments Daily

RANDOLPH, NJ - More than 800 people obtained free COVID-19 tests Monday in the first day of operations at the newly reopened Morris County Testing Center at the County College of Morris (CCM).

“It appears from the appointments already being made that we will be testing between 800 and 900 people each day for at least the coming week and beyond until we get past the peak of this ...

Morris County Reopening COVID Test Site at CCM

RANDOLPH, NJ - Morris County will reopen a COVID-19 testing site at the County College of Morris (CCM) on Jan. 10. The site will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

There will be no cost for the test. Testing will be done by appointment only. No walk-ins will be allowed.

To make an appointment visit ...

No More Morris County Park Police as Members Become Sheriff's Officers

ROXBURY, NJ – The disbanding of the Morris County Park Police means the county's 24 county Park Police officers are now members of the county Sheriff's Office. They received their new badges this week.

The change was approved two months ago by the county commissioners and county Park Commission.

The move “will keep the 24 park officers on staff and enable an ...

Morris County Unveils $67 Million Capital Spending Plan

MORRISTOWN - The Morris County Board of County Commissioners recently unveiled a $67,242,800 million capital spending plan that expands educational programs at the Morris County School of Technology, while aggressively investing in improvements to county roads, intersections, bridges and culverts.

The board’s Capital Budget Committee, which includes Commissioner Director Stephen Shaw, ...

Morris County To Honor Area Veterans

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Board of County Commissioners will honor local veterans during Veterans Day week by presenting Morris County Distinguished Military Service Medals to several former service members and hosting the return of a long-lost Purple Heart issued to a Morristown solider during World War II.

With Rockaway Borough, the Commissioners also will honor the late four-star ...

Morris County Commissioners & Park Commissioners Approve Plan for Sheriff’s Office to Absorb Park Police

Morristown, NJ - The Morris County Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution tonight authorizing the Morris County Park Police to be absorbed into the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, a move that will keep the 29 park officers on staff and enable an increase in overall park patrols.

The resolution followed a vote on Monday by the Morris County Park Commission to merge the ...

County Seeks Info on History Behind Roxbury Street Names

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Did you know Buddy Lane in Mendham Township was named for the first Seeing Eye Dog? And whatever happened to Devil's Punchbowl Road in Morristown and Florham Park?

There are histories, legends and mysteries surrounding the names given to the streets where we live in Morris County. Who still recalls that Shunpike Road in Chatham Township was so-named because it was an ...

Morris County Residents Can Apply to be Paid Poll Workers

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — Residents seeking an opportunity to help during the 2021 general election can apply to become poll workers this year.

By staffing a polling location, you can earn $14.29 per hour on in-person early voting days and $200 on Election Day. Poll workers can earn an additional $30 when you attend required training.

Requirements to become a Poll Worker are:

Must be ...

Overdose is 'Man-made Plague' says Roxbury Rabbi at Addiction Awareness Event

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Families who lost loved-ones due to overdoses recently joined Morris County and state officials, along with community organizations, to observe the 20th anniversary of International Overdose Awareness Day.

The global event recognizes people who were lost to addiction and substance abuse and aims to raise awareness of drug overdoses and spread the ...

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Annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party Bigger and Better Than Ever

May 12, 2022

The 9th Annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Hopatcong State Park, 260 Lakeside Blvd., Landing.

The rain-or-shine event, which offers a unique Main Street-style experience in a beautiful lakeside setting, is hosted by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF), with Live the Lake NJ as the main sponsor.

This year’s event will feature ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, May 22, 10:00 AM

Horseshoe Lake Park, Succasunna

Color Fun Run

Giving Back

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Mon, May 23, 7:30 PM

Lincoln-Roosevelt School, Succasunna

Board of Education Meeting

Education

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Tue, May 24, 9:00 AM

Roxbury Public Library, Succasunna

Chair Yoga

Health & Wellness

Advice & Opinion

The Great Spring in Roxbury

April 25, 2022

The Great Spring in Kenvil is a relatively small wetlands area where cool spring water rises from an aquifer below to create the Black River in Roxbury. The spring is on the southern tip of over 800 acres of industrial land once owned by the Hercules Powder Company.

Explosives were manufactured on that land for over 150 years. In all that time, the spring remained undeveloped.

Because it is ...

Roxbury Interact Club: An Amazing Group of Young People

I’ve been a local business owner since 2009, and I've had the pleasure of meeting many great people, both as customers and also as fellow business owners. Dezine Line has enjoyed good success since we moved here, and we are grateful.

I like to post pictures on Facebook and Instagram and follow many local businesses and school groups. I also do my best to donate to good causes, ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

Handling Market Volatility

Recent market volatility and news about the stock markets can be unsettling, and some investors might be worrying about the security of their financial future. Even the most experienced investors can get nervous when markets become volatile.

This is natural. It’s an emotional response that can affect your long-term decision-making. Of course, the news media often paints the worst-case ...

Three Porcelain Tile Truths You Need to Know

Porcelain tile is a beautiful investment for your home, but did you know that it is also one of the longest-lasting flooring materials on the market today?

You know that installing tile in your home or office provides you with a stable surface for a variety of activities, but it can also make your life easier — especially if you have pets or small children. Kids and puppies are ...

Why it’s Important to keep up colorectal cancer screenings, especially now

No matter what’s happening around us, cancer doesn’t take a pause, and neither should preventive cancer screenings.

Unfortunately, it seems that many people continue to put colorectal screenings on hold, with colonoscopies taking a dip over the last several years. According to Dr. Angela Alistar, a gastrointestinal oncologist with Atlantic Health System’s Morristown ...

Roxbury HS Announces Third Marking Period Honor Rolls

May 5, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2021/2022 school year.

Students must have earned all grades 90 or above on their second marking period report cards to qualify for high honor roll and students must have earned all grades 80 or above on their third marking period report cards to earn ...

Roxbury resident Named to Dean's List at Palmer College of Chiropractic

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury resident Genesis Valentin Suarez has been named to the winter 2022 quarter Dean's List at Palmer College of Chiropractic's Florida campus in Port Orange, Fl.

Valentin Suarez lives in Landing.

Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first and largest college in the chiropractic profession, has campuses in Davenport, Iowa; San Jose, California; and Port ...

Lesser Celandine Alert!

April 16, 2022

Dear Editor,

Blooming in many people's yards right now is a small yellow flower that, upon closer inspection, proves not to be a dandelion.

Variously called lesser celandine or fig buttercup, its radical invasiveness triggers a predictable progression of emotions in the homeowner. Delight at its pretty flower soon turns to alarm as year by year it takes over the yard, spreading through ...