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Roxbury's 1929 Police Chief Honored for Dying in Line of Duty

May 15, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — A Roxbury police chief who was killed in a 1929 motorcycle accident is among the law enforcement officers honored this week for losing their lives in the line of duty.

On the rainy night of April 11, 1929, former Roxbury Police Chief Fred Plumstead died while riding his town-issued 1927 Harley-Davidson police cycle home from a court appearance in Newark, according to his ...

Wanted: Photos of Roxbury Railroaders

ROXBURY, NJ — Like it or not, the blasts from locomotive horns still echo through parts of Roxbury as N.J. Transit trains, and those on the Dover and Rockaway River Railroad, traverse the township.

But rail activity in Roxbury these days is meager compared to the industry's heyday when Port Morris was a bustling hub on the Lackawanna Railroad, complete with a roundhouse, ...

Tom's Diner in Roxbury is Demolished

ROXBURY, NJ — The iconic but long dormant Tom’s Diner on Route 46 in Ledgewood was demolished today while its former owner, town officials and the property’s new owners watched.

A wrecking crew tore into the dilapidated structure and, piece by piece, deposited twisted metal, wood and cinder block into dumpsters. The demolition marked the end of many years of effort by ...


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IRS Scams Can Target Seniors . . . What Family Caregivers Can Do

At first, 82-year-old Steve was alarmed by the message he discovered on his voice mail. “The caller said the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) was filing a lawsuit against me. I called the number back and they asked for my account number. I said they never gave me one so the man asked for my Social Security number, and I said I would never give that over the phone. He hung up on me. So, I ...

What Are the Tax Benefits of Charitable Trusts?

Americans give freely to support the causes they value, from churches, education and the arts to medical research. Fortunately, current tax laws encourage and even reward philanthropy.

Beyond the basic tax deductions for charitable giving, setting up one or both of the following types of trusts could provide financial advantages in addition to the personal satisfaction that comes from ...

Timeless Subway Tile Flooring, Backsplashes & Patterns

When it comes to home renovation, many trends have a fairly short shelf life. Eventually what was once popular begins to fade and make way for the newest designs and subway tile colors. kitchen, and bathroom subway tile patterns, however, do not fall victim to that cycle. Its popularity stays constant and the tile itself remains timeless.

Ubiquitous, classic and easy to work with, colored ...

Women’s Mental Health Hit Hardest during COVID Pandemic

We have all been adjusting to the reality that COVID is an infectious disease, but we now know that it is also a profound chronic stressor with serious implications for mental health. These stressors are impacting mental health for all of us, but women, and especially women of color, have been hit the hardest.

Recent studies have shown that one in ten women have had to quit a job due to a ...

Tropical Storm Isaias Update

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utilities continue restoration efforts for customers of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) who lost power as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias. Service has been restored to approximately 566,000 JCP&L customers – more than 72% of the 788,000 customers impacted by the storm.

More than 8,000 utility personnel from JCP&L, other ...

Eisenhower Announces Third Marking Period Honor Rolls

May 8, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ - Eisenhower Middle School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2020/2021 school year.

Students must have earned all A’s on their third marking period report card to qualify for high honor roll. Students must have a combination of A’s and B’s on their third marking period report card to earn ...

Roxbury's Gamboa Commits to West Point

ROXBURY, NJ — Landing resident Emma Gamboa is headed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Gamboa, a senior at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, plans to pursue STEM as an area of study and to play Division 1 rugby for Army West Point.

At Oak Knoll, Gamboa ran cross country and played basketball and lacrosse, “but found her passion and developed her skill on ...

Rox-THON 2021 is Almost Here! Help Support the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

May 17, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School’s Rox-THON is Friday, May 21 and will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for students in grades 9-12 with a capacity of 150 students. The event will be outside and feature different COVID-safe games/activities and will feature music and an hourly “line dance”.

The high school club was founded with the ideals of supporting families and donating ...