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Roxbury High School Does Love its Softball Field, says Principal

May 11, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury High School Principal Dominick Miller on Monday countered a Roxbury School Board member’s recent complaints about the condition of the school’s softball field, asserting that plenty of money and work have gone into its upkeep.

Speaking at Monday’s board meeting, Miller addressed assertions made at the April 26 meeting by Roxbury School Board Member ...

Roxbury Ice Hockey Shredding Fundraiser Returns

ROXBURY, NJ — In need of money, the Roxbury High School ice hockey team is hosting its bi-annual shredding event.

The event will take place Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eisenhower Middle School

The paper shredding drive helps the team offset the high costs of playing hockey and allows local residents to clear the clutter in their houses for the price of a donation to the ...

Board Member: Roxbury Softball Team Deserves Better Field

ROXBURY, NJ — With a trouncing of Kittatinny on Wednesday, the Roxbury High School softball team attained a 4-1 record on the season, a level of success that deserves a better place to play, asserts one member of the Roxbury School Board.

Board member Joseph Bocchino spoke up at Monday’s board meeting, urging the district administration to pay more attention to the high school ...

Roxbury Baseball Wins Season Opener with Walk-Off HR

ROXBURY, NJ -- The Roxbury High School baseball team won its season opener in dramatic fashion on Monday, beating Chatham with a 3-run, walk-off homer by senior Justin Kurbansade.

The homer came with two outs in the seventh inning, lifting the Gaels over the Cougars 5-2. Kurbansade collected three hits and drove in all five runs for Roxbury during the game, including two in the sixth ...

Sidelined in 2020, Roxbury Spring Sports Returns

ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury High School’s spring sports athletes — forced by COVID-19 school closings to sit out last year — are headed this week for their first taste of competition since 2019.

With their Spring Break scrimmages out of the way, the spring sports participants are scheduled to begin playing games that count, (although the golf team got an early start with ...

Roxbury Volleyball Enters State Tournament in 'Peak' Condition

ROXBURY, NJ — Updated version. Coming off a “very strong” practice on Saturday morning, the Roxbury High School volleyball team was ready for the state tournament, said its coach on Monday.

He was right.

The team began “states” play at home later in the day and handily defeated Wayne Hills 25-9 and 25-14 to move forward in the tournament. It marked ...

Roxbury Gymnastics Flies High Despite Big Challenges

ROXBURY, NJ — Despite losing to graduation three seniors, including powerhouse Tiffany Zieba, the Roxbury High School gymnastics team has yet to be beaten this season.

The team has a 3-0 record heading into its meet today against Indian Hills. So far, the Gaels have defeated Montclair, Clifton and Randolph.

“We were unsure of what to expect for the 2021 Roxbury ...

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Return Money to Budget to Protect N.J. Lakes

Go Jump in a New Jersey Lake…

The weather is getting warmer, and we are all thinking about outdoor activities and planning outings with friends and family.

But when we get to the lake, we find a sign saying the beach is closed for swimming due to a harmful algal bloom, or HAB as they are now commonly known. Looking at the green water, we understand that something isn’t right, ...

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 ...

Atlantic Health System Oncologist Explores Role of Vitamin D in Treating Colorectal Cancer

Can vitamin D effectively treat colorectal cancer that has spread in the body? The answer is, we don’t know, but preliminary research has shown some promise.

Atlantic Health System is part of a nationwide phase 3 study on vitamin D’s impact in treating patients with stage 4 colorectal cancer. It will involve more than 1,000 patients enrolled through the spring of 2022. Participants ...

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 ...

Return Money to Budget to Protect N.J. Lakes

Go Jump in a New Jersey Lake…

The weather is getting warmer, and we are all thinking about outdoor activities and planning outings with friends and family.

But when we get to the lake, we find a sign saying the beach is closed for swimming due to a harmful algal bloom, or HAB as they are now commonly known. Looking at the green water, we understand that something isn’t right, ...

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 ...

Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare's Health, Named New Jersey Biz 2021 Icon Honoree

May 11, 2021

Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health, a member of Prime Healthcare, was named one of New Jersey BIZ 2021 ICON Honorees. Recognized for his notable success and strong leadership within the healthcare industry, Mr. Finestein will be honored along with other Garden State ICON leaders during an awards ceremony to be held on June 22.

Brian Finestein, F.A.C.H.E. was ...