Roxbury Roots and History

March 12, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – A Boy Scout from Succasunna, who conducted videotaped interviews of 10 local veterans as part of his Eagle Scout project, told township officials his goal is to have the warriors’ stories “preserved forever.” The Scout, Justin Berge, of Boy Scout Troop 159 in Succasunna, told the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – 2019 was eventful for Roxbury. An unexpected “harmful algal bloom” destroyed the summer for many lovers of Lake Hopatcong Big strides were made toward a rebirth of the former Ledgewood Mall as "The Shops at Ledgewood Commons" A local woman donated a kidney to a beloved ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The massive jaw of the “long-reach demolition” unit tore into the former cement plant in Kenvil, ripping out huge steel beams and chunks of industrial equipment. Crunching sounds of destruction, accompanied by waves of dust, filled the air. At the controls, Jason Simmons was a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A few dozen people gathered at the site of the Lake Hopatcong Train Station in Landing on Monday to dedicate a sign that recognizes the restored building's historical significance. The official Morris County historic site marker is just off the roadside at 125 Landing Road near the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Using a tall crane, workers on Sept. 13 installed a new cupola atop the Roxbury Schools Administration Building. The pre-fabricated cupola replaced the rotted former cupola,which was taken down Aug. 23. The old cupola was 116 years old. It housed a bell atop the "Gray Building" ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - For the hundreds of people who paid a visit on Saturday, this year's Olde Suckasunny Day had plenty to offer. But the day was particularly rewarding for fans of the Roxbury Public Library because it featured a dedication of the library's renovated Theodore F. Wolfe Room. Local ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – If Hurricane Dorian behaves as predicted - and heads out to sea later this week - clear skies and pleasant temperatures are expected for Saturday, when the 32nd Annual Olde Succasunny Day takes place in Roxbury from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Most of Main Street in Succasunna will be closed ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Renovations of the century-old Lincoln-Roosevelt School and the adjacent, even older, “Gray Building” have left without a home the big bell that once rang each morning to start the school day. The bell was housed in a cupola atop the 116-year-old Gray Building. The crumbling cupola ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Residents of Port Morris had a little party on Tuesday to celebrate their historic hamlet, chat with each other, mingle with first-responders and welcome newcomers. Although it wasn't officially part of the nationwide National Night Out effort, the Port Morris gathering took place ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury company is building its world headquarters on a piece of land that stood barren for many years, save for the skeletal remains of a former cement plant. Nordic Contracting Co., of Ledgewood, is building more than 40,000 square feet of office/warehouse space on a North Dell ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Visitors to Drakesville Historic Park in Roxbury can now get a glimpse of the quaint and simple bedroom of a typical teen during the late 1800s. The “Victorian Girl’s Bedroom,” a new exhibit by the Roxbury Historic Trust, is inside the Theodore and Emma King Home, a house in ...

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