Roxbury Roots and History

October 16, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – The site of the former Roxbury Inn on Main Street in Succasunna is on track to become home for seven townhouse units. Township officials recently changed the site’s zoning, a move done in deference to a developer’s desire to build the townhouses there. The 2-acre parcel has been ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury community is invited to attend an Oct. 20 ceremony honoring the Tardive family for its role in starting youth football in the township 60 years ago. The ceremony will take place around 6 p.m. at the Horseshoe Lake Park football field before the Roxbury Jr. Gaels varsity ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The new Landing Road Bridge and related upgrades to the area will cost about $22 million and should be completed in 2022, said a consultant for the project Tuesday. In a presentation to the Roxbury Mayor and Council, consultant Michael Viglianco said the project will remain in the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – It didn’t take long on Tuesday for the Caterpillar 336E hybrid hydraulic excavator to erase most of the former Walt’s Hardware store in Kenvil, a Roxbury icon that’s stood on Route 46 since the late 1940s. In one day of work, the machine operator reduced the imposing gray structure ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The township and The Canal Society of New Jersey on Sunday unveiled a small, but historically important, new park in the heart of Roxbury. The new Riggs Canal Park, on Main Street in Ledgewood, preserves a 5.8-acre piece of the former Morris Canal that once housed a mansion built ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Moonlight History & Mystery Cemetery Tour at First Presbyterian Church in Succasunna was such a great hit last year that it is back by popular demand.  Church members are busily planning the tour which is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28 starting at 6 p.m. and running until 8 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - People attending Olde Suckasunny Day on Saturday will be able to ride in a passenger train on the Chester Branch rail line, something that hasn’t happened in about 80 years. The Tri-State Railway Historical Society, in partnership with the Dover & Rockaway River Railroad, will ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Morris County Board of Freeholders joined with Roxbury’s Mayor and Council and the township’s and county historic community Aug. 8 to formally dedicate a historic bridge marker and interpretive panel that highlight the township’s Drakesville Historic Park and Morris Canal Greenway ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The former Drakesville section of Roxbury literally drips with history, in large part because it was a busy hub on the former Morris Canal. That history will be commemorated and celebrated Aug. 8 during a special visit to Roxbury by the Morris County freeholders – one of the county ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury Water Company, a family business that started in 1954 and currently serves nearly 3,900 homes and businesses in Roxbury, has agreed to be purchased by another entity, it was announced this week. The Succasunna-based company signed an agreement to be acquired by New Jersey ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The people brainstorming about upgrades to the "Landing Gateway" area of Roxbury are beginning to unveil their ideas, some of which borrow from the past in order to make a better looking future. A big example: The latest architectural plan for the new bridge that will span the NJ ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - People passing the King House Museum at 209 Main Street in Ledgewood might be wondering why some windows of the historic residence are covered in plywood. It's OK. The windows have been temporarily removed as part of a major exterior restoration taking place at the building, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Plans to preserve a parcel in Ledgewood that might have been the very first section of the Morris Canal got a boost recently when a historic society gave money to the township. The Canal Society of New Jersey donated $4,000 to Roxbury to help fund improvement to what is being ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Funding approved Monday by former Gov. Chris Christie means restoration of the historic former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad station in Landing should be finished before summertime. The $259,000 historic preservation grant authorized by the outdoing governor will ...

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Editor's Note:  The date of this event has been changed. ROXBURY, NJ – Michele O’Halloran is headed for the cemetery this weekend and she wants you to join her. O’Halloran, administrative assistant to Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd, will be a tour guide for the Moonlight History & ...

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