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Your Weekly recap includes a “Complete Guide to Easter Events in our Area.” We also learn Walmart that the Ledgewood Closing on May 10th - Until the New Super Walmart is Built. Lastly, the Mad Bomber of Roxbury has moved to Federal Court.

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Your Complete Guide to Easter Events in our Area:

The following is your complete Easter Event Guide for fun and food in Hopatcong, Jefferson, Mount Arlington, Roxbury and beyond. We will continue to update this guide as we find more events.


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Walmart Ledgewood Closing on May 10th - Until the New Super Walmart is Built

Walmart in Ledgewood has posted store entry signs indicating that they are closing for good on May 10th, which is a surprise move since the new Super Walmart isn’t due for 18 months.


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Remember Lake Hopatcong Code of Conduct – During 2019 Boating Season

It was just two short years ago that the Lake Hopatcong - Code of Conduct was created to stop multiple disagreements, and possible legal action that was undesirable to all parties. 


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Win Two Tickets to A Taste of Talent

Northwestern New Jersey’s premier culinary fundraising event, A Taste of Talent, will be held at  on behalf of Project Self-Sufficiency on Monday, May 6th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. 


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Mad Bomber of Roxbury - Moved to Federal Court

The following is the testimony of Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that investigated this case.


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NJ Governor Murphy Awards Roadway Grants – See Who Benefited in our Area

Administration Announces Department of Transportation Municipal Aid Grants for 95 Percent of New Jersey Municipalities. $161 Million in Grants Will Help 537 Municipalities with Critical Infrastructure Projects


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Regional / State News:

Oroho, Space & Wirths Applaud Sussex County Resolution Opposing Murphy Administration’s Sanctuary State Directive!

Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths (all R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) today praised the members of the Sussex County Freeholder Board who voted last night for a resolution allowing the public to oppose the Murphy Administration’s “Sanctuary State” directive.


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New Jersey has become a Safe Haven for Unwanted Infants

There are women and couples who are scared, confused, and desperate…and for lots of other reasons people might never understand…now just isn’t the time to raise a baby.


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NORTHERN REGIONAL CERT RODEO

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) from around the area will test their skills in medical operations, search and rescue, fire suppression, incident command, and hazmat recognition.


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School Bus Driver Indicted for 2018 Fatal Crash on Route 80 in Mt. Olive

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and New Jersey State Police Acting Superintendent Patrick Callahan announce the indictment of Hudy Muldrow, 78, of Woodland Park, in connection with a fatal school bus accident in 2018 that occurred on Route 80 in Mt. Olive.


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County College of Morris Celebrates 50th Anniversary on Titan Weekend, May 3-5

Register Now for the Titan Trot 5K. Come out and help celebrate County College of Morris’ 50 years of serving the county community at Titan Weekend, a fun-filled extravaganza set for May 3 through May 5, with something for everyone.


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Eva Ghobrial Founder Elegance by Eva - With tips for Luxury Bag Care

Eva Ghobrial is a fashion enthusiast and founder of Elegance by Eva, a virtual consignment store that carries a line of prestigiously curated luxury brands including clothing, shoes and accessories for women. Known for offering secondhand luxury designer items, Elegance by Eva carefully inspects each item for authenticity and condition prior to agreeing to sell.


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Free Seminar to Discuss Legal Issues Impacting Senior Citizens

Free Project Self-Sufficiency Seminar to Discuss Legal Issues Impacting Senior Citizens


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NJ Governor Murphy Awards Roadway Grants – See Who Benefited in our Area

Administration Announces Department of Transportation Municipal Aid Grants for 95 Percent of New Jersey Municipalities. $161 Million in Grants Will Help 537 Municipalities with Critical Infrastructure Projects


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Hopatcong News:

Hopatcong Sewer Updates - Finalized & to be Presented April 17th

Heather Fiore and Jennifer Johnson has been asking tough question to the Hopatcong Borough Council, and after months of work the study results will be presented at the April 17th Borough Council meeting.


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Cram the Cruiser to Benefit Sussex County Social Services Food Pantry

The Police Departments, Sheriff's Office and New Jersey State Police Troopers of Sussex County are teaming up to conduct the third annual Sussex County wide Cram the Cruiser food drive to collect food donations for Sussex County residents in need of assistance.


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Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge!

Get ready to stop the summer slide – while helping kids in need – with the Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge!


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Sussex County Bar Association Hosts Law Day 2019, “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society”

Law Day 2019, “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society” will highlight the importance of free discourse as an important foundation of a free society.


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Hopatcong High School Literature Tournament

Art DiBenedetto, Hopatcong Superintendent of Schools, Announces- Organized by Hopatcong High School educators Jason Mulvihill, Jim McDonald and Julie Wilson, the entire Hopatcong High School district staff was able to vote on a "Literature Final Four Tournament" consisting of 64 curriculum based novels.


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Heather Fiore & Jennifer Johnson for Hopatcong Council - Open Facebook Page

Hello All our Hopatcong Neighbors, As you all know, we have been working on our campaign start and we now have a Facebook page. We will utilize this and any other stages to get our message out.


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Little Sprouts Welcomes Sussex County Surrogate Gary Chiusano

Sussex County Surrogate Gary Chiusano recently visited the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center to read several books to the children as part of the school’s Celebrity Reader program. 


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Hopatcong Girl Scout Troop 96094 - Completes 1st of 3 Lake Hopatcong Trail Cleanup

A roaring "Thank You" to Hopatcong GS Troop 96094 and their leaders, Yvonne Syto and Karen Blustein, for a great day of trail work on the Lake Hopatcong Trail, Sat 3/30.


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Jefferson News:

Register for the 15th Annual Irish Road Bowling Contest

Saturday, July 13th not only will mark the date of the third annual Jefferson Fest – Food Truck Festival, Concert, and Fireworks event but also the date of the 15th annual Irish Road Bowling Contest.  


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Morris Co. Park Police Arrest Two in Jefferson on Outstanding Warrants

Morris County Park Police made two arrests in Jefferson county's parks for outstanding warrants.


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Hike to Fight Suicide @ Camp Jefferson

Hike to Fight Suicide in Jefferson Township on May 18


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Mount Arlington News:

Freeholders Hire Engineering Firm for Traffic Safety Improvement Study on Howard Blvd in Mt. Arlington

The Morris County Board of Freeholders has awarded a contract to a Trenton-based engineering firm to conduct a traffic safety and improvement study that could lead to improvements on a busy section of Howard Boulevard in Mt. Arlington.


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MT. Arlington Road Paving to Start Soon - Utilities issues w/Verizon is Delay

Morris County’s 2019 county road resurfacing projects are set to begin this week, weather permitting, starting with the paving of sections of Powerville Road in Boonton Township and James Street in Morris Township and Harding.


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NJ Herald: Fishing boat strikes two kayakers on Lake Hopatcong

HOPATCONG -- State police are investigating after a fishing boat struck two kayakers in the area of Bertrand Island on Lake Hopatcong Saturday evening, causing injuries to one.


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Local Businesses and Organizations Join Together to Build Ramp for Sgt James Distasio's residence

The Mt Arlington Police Department, and the Mt Arlington Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 78 would like to thank Kuiken Brothers Building Materials for their generous donation of all the lumber needed for the construction of a ramp at Sgt James Distasio's residence.


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Mount Arlington Water Bills - Delayed due to Software Issues

Please be advised we are currently working on resolving an issue with the software for water bills.


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Low Cost - Blood Screening Test for Mount Arlington

The Township of Mount Olive Health Department is hosting a health screening event for Mt. Olive, Mt. Arlington, and Netcong Residents!


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Roxbury News:

Roxbury Wins BIG at Ceramic Awards at Montville MUDD Ceramics Invitational

ROXBURY, NJ (April 11, 2019) – Roxbury Wins Ceramic Awards at Montville MUDD Ceramics Invitational at Montville Township High School on Wednesday, April 10th.


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Photography Students Display Their Talent at CCM Gallery

RANDOLPH, NJ – The County College of Morris (CCM) Art and Design Gallery’s next exhibition, “Let the Sun Play Possum,” will feature the thesis work of seven photography technology students who will be graduating in May.


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Ten New Officers Out of Class of 26 Welcomed at Morris County Correctional Facility

Twenty-six men and women were welcomed to careers as corrections officers at their graduation this week from a rigorous 10-week training course at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.


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Street Blade Dedication Ceremony - Louis 'Bizzari for 70 years Dedication Roxbury #2 Fire Department

Please join us in a ceremony to honor a Township Volunteer who has selflessly given his time to the residents of Roxbury for the past 70 years! Thank you Mr. Bizzari for your dedication and love of our community!


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RHS Yearbook Featured in Jostens 2019 Look Book - “Best-of-the-Best”

ROXBURY, NJ (April 12, 2019) – Roxbury High School’s Visual Arts department impresses once again. The 2017/2018 yearbook, Legacy, has been recognized for excellence-in-design and featured in the 2019 Jostens Look Book.


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Orwell’s Animal Farm – Two Perspectives from Those That Lived It

ROXBURY, NJ (April 10, 2019) – It’s not always easy to relate what you read in school to real life. Sometimes you need a little extra help. Eighth graders at Eisenhower Middle School in Roxbury Township have been reading George Orwell’s classic story Animal Farm, a satirical tale based on the Russian Revolution.


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Morris County Sheriff & Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco Awed By Powerful Randolph High School Anti-Bullying Show

Marvelous and emotionally-riveting could be understatements describing performances April 12 by members of Randolph High School’s “Team Harmony” at a special student assembly on diversity and anti-bullying.


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Roxbury’s World Language Honors Society Inducts Newest Members

ROXBURY, NJ (April 10, 2019) – Roxbury High School held its annual world language induction ceremony on Thursday, March 28th welcoming 72 new members into the French and Spanish in the Honor Societies.


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Lake News:

Lake Hopatcong Antique & Classic Boat Show returns for 2019

Antique & Classic Boat Society 45th Annual Boat Show at Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club. More than 50 boats are displayed both on land and in the water.


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Lake Hopatcong Foundation Volunteer Spotlight: Ron Kraus

Ron Kraus wasn’t around when the current Lake Hopatcong train station was built in Landing in 1911, but he has been overseeing the building’s rebirth ever since the Lake Hopatcong Foundation purchased it five years ago.


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Meet and greet with the new LHF Young Professionals

LHF | By Roberta Schmidt: The newly formed Young Professionals group of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation is holding their first “Meet and Greet” on Saturday, April 27 at the Windlass Restaurant from 3:30 – 5:30 pm.


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Save the Date for the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Gala!

Hope you will set aside the date and join us for this year's Lake Hopatcong Foundation Gala at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club.


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Good News - NJ State Powerboat Championships are Back for 2019

In mid-October the Hopatcong State Park will be filled the thrill and the excitement of national power boat championship on October 14 - 15, 2019.


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Fishing News:

Knee Deep Club 2019 Pickerel Fishing Contest

Sunday April 14, 2019 the Knee Deep Club will hold a Pickerel contest on Lake Hopatcong.


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Knee Deep Club 2019 Trout Fishing Contest

Sunday, April 14, 2019, the Knee Deep Club will hold its trout fishing contest on Lake Hopatcong.


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