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 Scoutmaster
  • Two veteran Roxbury policemen retired
  • A new turf field at Horseshoe Lake Park was unveiled
  • Fires left several residents homeless
  • A state senator died
  • The town council lost its sole Democrat

Below are links to TAPinto Roxbury’s coverage of some of 2019’s most newsworthy events affecting Roxbury. It’s far from being a comprehensive compilation.

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January

Not Worth Saving; Wrecking Ball in Future for Ledgewood Walmart

24-Hour Workouts and Shopping Planned for New Roxbury Shopping Center

On Last Day in Uniform, Roxbury's Officer Valdes says Thank You and Goodbye

Fire Rips Through Succasunna Home

County to Improve Howard Boulevard near Roxbury Border

 

February

Police: Roxbury Man Threatens Woman, Detonates Homemade Bomb

Revised Ledgewood Commons Mall Gets Green Light

Roxbury Reval Mistake Adds 500 Square Feet to Home, says Owner

Former Roxbury Scoutmaster Gets Kidney from Roxbury Mom

 

March

Man Who Hit Mt. Arlington Cop With Car: 'I Feel Awful'

Injured Mt. Arlington 'Sgt. Jimmy' Returns to Borough as Students Line the Road

Roxbury Says 'Go' to Artificial Turf at Horseshoe Lake Park

 

April

Feds Take Bomb and Weapons Case Against Roxbury Man

Roxbury Won't Renew Smiles II Liquor License

A Windy Groundbreaking in Roxbury for Horseshoe Lake Park Upgrade Project

Roxbury Rallies to Help Firefighter Fight Cancer

 

May

Bizzari Honored with 'Street Blade' on 70th Anniversary as Roxbury Firefighter

Color Fun Run, VetFest Bring Hundreds to Roxbury's Horseshoe Lake Park

Lulu the Parakeet's Big Adventure Ends Happily for His Roxbury Owner

Chainsaws Coming for Dozens of Trees in Roxbury's Horseshoe Lake Park

 

June

At Carnival in Roxbury, a Popular Pastor Says Hello and Goodbye

Attendance Booms at Roxbury Beach Blast

Among the Elite: Roxbury Grad is Tops at Tuba

Swimming Banned at Hopatcong State Park in Roxbury and Other Public Beaches

 

July

Lake Hopatcong Water Risk is 'Real' says Bucco at Roxbury Meeting

Walmart Walls Tumble in Roxbury

Roxbury Company's New HQ Rises from Ruins of Defunct Cement Works

OK to Contact Water in One Section of Lake Hopatcong, says State

 

August

Revaluation Means Tax Decrease for Most Roxbury Homeowners

Swimming OK Again at Six Lake Hopatcong Beaches, says State

Fund for Roxbury Grad Killed in Boat Mishap Surpasses 30K as Friend Faces Homicide Charge

Generosity Sought for Roxbury Man Undergoing Amputation

Driver Who Struck 'Sgt. Jimmy' in Mt. Arlington Fears Financial Ruin

 

September

History Preserved in Roxbury School Building Facelifts

Anthony R. Bucco, Roxbury's State Senator, Dies

Building Permit Issued by Roxbury for Walmart Supercenter

Roxbury School Buses Canceled at Last Minute Today

Life Support Will Cease for Driver in Fatal Roxbury Car Crash

 

October

Fundraiser Launched for Roxbury Man Killed in Budd Lake Motorcycle Accident

New Field Shows Roxbury's Belief in its Kids, says Mayor at Ribbon Cutting

Roxbury School Officials Broke Law says Former Business Administrator

Fundraiser for Former Roxbury Student Killed in Route 80 Triple-Fatal

Tree-top Adventure Course in Roxbury Nears Completion

It's Back to Thursday for Roxbury Trick-or-Treating

 

November

Roxbury Cop, a Former Marine, Departs to Fight 9/11 Related Cancer

Carey Beats Kline as Roxbury Council Returns to All Republicans

Roxbury Junior Footballers Bring Home Championship

End of the Line for Roxbury-Mt. Arlington Consolidation Study Group

Algae Bloom Powwow Brings Governor to Roxbury

Roxbury Bomb Maker Gets Two Years in Prison

Acquittal for Former Roxbury Teacher Aide Who Dangled Boy by Feet

 

December

Roxbury Hockey Coach Breaks Record for Wins

Roxbury Mayor to New Project's Residents: You'll Like It Here

Water Rate Hike Possible for About 4,000 in Roxbury

Roxbury Council Praises Departing Kline, Successful Youths at Year's Last Meeting

Donations Flow for Roxbury Roads Chief and Family Mourning Loss of Daughter

 

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