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Roxbury Roots and History

April 16, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – Former Roxbury Township Administrator and Mayor Robert Badini, who was instrumental in the creation of Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna, was honored this week with the placement of a plaque at the park. The plaque is a Roxbury Rotary Club project. Badini was a member of the club ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The poor condition of the Roseville Tunnel in Byram, a major impediment to bringing passenger train service on the long dormant, historical Lackawanna Cutoff west of Roxbury, is about to be improved. The NJ TRANSIT board of directors on Wednesday approved a contract to rehabilitate ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Morris County’s free, self-guided weekend tours of historical sites, Morris County Pathways of History, is coming to Roxbury on April 30. The tours, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature the historic King Store and Louise King House in Ledgewood, formerly known as ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The names of men from Roxbury who fought in the Spanish-American War and Philippine War are being sought by historians working for the county Office of Planning and Preservation. The office “has compiled a growing list of those soldiers and sailors, and hopes to fill in many blanks ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A team working on restoring the long-dormant historic fountain at Hopatcong State Park in Landing is making “great progress,” said local historian Marty Kane. The century-old fountain was built in 1925 when the Morris Canal was abandoned. Its function was to maintain a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna is inviting you to an evening guided tour of its cemetery on Saturday, Nov. 6. During the Fourth Annual Historic Cemetery Tour, you will meet several "spirits" who will tell you about their lives in Roxbury. You will learn from people ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The historic preservation project at the Lake Hopatcong Train Station in Roxbury was among 15 recipients of the 2021 New Jersey Historic Preservation Awards announced by Preservation New Jersey. The ongoing project, which received grants from the taxpayer supported Morris County ...

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ROXBURY, NJ ­– The long-delayed cleanup of contaminated soil at the former Hercules Powder Works site in Kenvil — a huge site where explosives were made for about 125 years — is about to begin. The cleanup project will involve on-site treatment of 100,000 tons of dirt tainted with ...

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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 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum is determined to get water flowing again through the century-old fountain at Hopatcong State Park in Landing. That was the message from Museum Director Marty Kane to the Lake Hopatcong Commission at its Sept. 13 meeting, a presentation in which ...

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DRAKESVILLE, NJ — Residents of this Morris Canal hamlet in Roxbury were treated Sunday to a visit from the 26th President of the United States on a sunny, warm afternoon. The date was Sept. 12, 2021, but the Theodore Roosevelt one-man show transported the crowd back to a time before TR’s death ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Township officials have chosen a fitting place to honor, with a special street sign and ceremony, Hugh Mooney, a soldier from Roxbury who was killed in World War II: The corner of Kennedy Drive and Mooney Road in Ledgewood. The "street blade ceremony" for Mooney, who died during ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — It still works! The 96-year-old fountain at Hopatcong State Park, where tourists once frolicked, was turned on briefly this week after 20 years of dormancy as restoration planning got underway. While not able to reach its geyser-like heights of yesteryear, the wellspring that ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The replica check was huge, the plaque was small and elegant. The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) appreciated both. The plaque and check were presented to the non-profit organization July 20, at the LHF headquarters in the historic, restored Lake Hopatcong train station. Bright ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — On the night before a dump truck crashed into a rail trestle spanning Berkshire Valley Road last week, a tractor-trailer almost did the same thing, said Morris County Engineer Christopher Vitz. The driver, whose trailer was taller than the span’s 11-foot-5-inch clearance, saw the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Residents are being given the opportunity to buy inscribed paving stones that will make up a walkway in front of “The Grey Building” next to Lincoln-Roosevelt School in Succasunna. The walkway will go around a new structure that will hold the old school bell that once lived atop ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — In the 2018 film “The Mule,” Clint Eastwood plays an elderly, broke horticulturist who becomes a drug-runner and gives $25,000 of his newfound wealth to a struggling local VFW. That doesn’t seem to be in the cards for Kenvil VFW Post 2833. There’s no cranky old guy — flush with ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Passenger trains between New York and Pennsylvania might return to the Lackawanna Cutoff, a historic rail right-of-way connecting Roxbury and the Delaware Water Gap. The government-subsidized, quasi-public corporation is including a revival of the long-dormant Cutoff as part of a ...

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