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Students at Hudson Maxim School helped to "BOOst" the morale of our troops stationed overseas this Halloween, by shipping 80 pounds of candy to deployed troops, veterans, and first responders via Operation Gratitude. 

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A Night of Hope Benefit Concert is an uplifting night of Holiday music  performed by local musicians and appropriate for ALL ages. ALL of the proceeds that are generated by the event are then donated to HOPATCONG families in need.

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Whenever you purchase a Medium Utility Tote for $35 Project graduation will earn $12!

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Please pick-up a free snowman between Monday, Nov. 13th-and Nov. 21st, at borough hall.

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Jefferson Township Fire Company No. 1’s firehouse at 162 Milton Road will be transformed into The Village Marketplace with 18 arts, crafts, and merchandise vendors during The Jefferson Arts Committee’s 12th annual Christmas in the Village event on Saturday, December 2 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Located in the historically designated Village of Milton in the Milton/Oak Ridge section of Jefferson Township, admission is free as is parking.

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The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the 2017-2018 winter season of its successful Challenger Basketball and Gym Activities program for special needs children. 

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Morris County’s Open Space Trust Fund Committee today recommended funding six 2017 open space preservation projects at a cost of nearly $2.4 million and totaling 147 acres located in six Morris County towns to the Morris County Board of Freeholders.

 

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It will soon be that time of year again when children everywhere anxiously await the arrival of Santa Claus, and the Jefferson Township Recreation Department will help fulfill those dreams even before December 25th arrives!

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Roxbury High School saw two senior athletes, Andy Axelson and Matt Dancsecs, commit to the Scarlet Knights last week for baseball and lacrosse. Two more Gaels, Tyler McDonald and Michael Christiansen, followed suit in signing letters of intent last Wednesday.

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Kids in grades 3-5 joined Robert Capra and a few other Roxbury staff members for a sports and games fundraiser on Thursday evening, November 9th at Eisenhower Middle School to support Matt Adonis as part of  “Face-Off with Team Matt”.

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Calling all of the Clark Griswold's that live within the Roxbury Region, if you can see your lights how from outer-space, than maybe this contest is for you!

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Two Roxbury High School seniors will be joining the Rutgers’ Scarlet Knights next fall. A letter of intent/college commitment ceremony was held Wednesday morning for two athletic scholars, Andrew “Andy” Axelson and Matthew “Matt” Dancsecs. Coaches, teammates, and family members joined these athletes at their signing at the high school.

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More than just an article of clothing, your coat can open opportunities for someone who needs one.

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November is almost upon us and you know what that means....NO SHAVE NOVEMBER!!!! Join the Mt. Arlington F.O.P. in raising awareness and funding for cancer research.

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The veteran Mount Arlington police officer died in a motor vehicle crash while on duty shortly after midnight in October 2011 — hit by a driver suspected of being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance.

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The Project Lifesaver program has been implemented by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office in an effort to provide enhanced support and assistance to Morris County residents who are primary caregivers for an individual suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia disorder as well as families of children afflicted with Down syndrome, autism, traumatic brain injuries or cognitive impairments.

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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) is, once again, joining the Giving Tuesday campaign, a worldwide day of giving that encourages philanthropy and celebrates generosity. If we reach $5,000 this year it will be matched by a anonymous donor.

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Rewinding back to April 2017 we asked our over 30,000 readers to vote daily to help the Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) win a $50,000 grant from the USA Today Network. You delivered the votes and as a result of your efforts Lake Hopatcong will have a floating classroom starting in the spring of 2018.

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On Monday, November 13th, Dr. Fred Lubnow of Princeton Hydro will present the 2017 Lake Hopatcong water quality monitoring results at the Lake Hopatcong Commission meeting.  The open public meeting begins at 7pm at the Mount Arlington Civic Center, 7 Fern Road.

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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation has received an incredible amount of support from our amazing lake community with voting campaigns for grant money.  So we’re giving this Storymakers 2017 grant from TechSoup a go and we need your help! 

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Michael Wallace of Highland Lakes, NJ won the American Bass Anglers RAM American Fishing Tour, Division 10 Tournament held September 10th, 2017 on Lake Hopatcong.  

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Hopatcong Lake Regional News is pleased to continue to provide the weekly Fishing Report for the Lake Region to help inform you on what’s biting and where. Our guest author is Dows Boat Rental and Bait Shop.

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Hopatcong Lake Regional News is pleased to continue to provide the weekly Fishing Report for the Lake Region to help inform you on what’s biting and where. Our guest author is Dows Boat Rental and Bait Shop.

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On the weekend of September 23 & 24 2017 the Knee Deep Club of Lake Hopatcong will hold its Annual Fall Hybrid Striped Bass Contest on Lake Hopatcong.  

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Jefferson Police report wide-spread case of ATM Fraud from Skimmers

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Police in Jefferson Township are investigating reports that a skimmer was used to hack into the accounts of Lakeland Bank customers, and there is evidence that it’s happened at other locations as well.

Article Based upon Channel 12 Report & Jefferson Police

“We've had up to 20 reports that we know of, of customers who've used their bank card and their information was used again,” says Detective Richard Geib.

The detective says that the investigation started at the Lakeland Bank branch in the Oak Ridge section of town. He says that customers in towns like Hoboken and Jersey City may also be affected. Social media posts seem to indicate that customers in Bloomingdale were also affected.

A skimming device appears to have been used to steal account information. Police say it began on Dec. 23. Detective Gieb says that this is a common type of crime.

“You can actually purchase ATM skimming equipment right on the internet,” he says. “It’s something you have to be aware of just like any other credit card fraud.”

Several people posted on social media stating that they had hundreds of dollars stolen due to the breach. A News 12 New Jersey viewer says that she lost about $1,000.

Anyone who thinks that their bank accounts may have been compromised is urged to contact their local police department.

Lakeland Bank did not provide any official comment on the issues but did respond to customers on its Facebook page. The bank said it was working to fix the issues.

How to Spot and Avoid Credit Card Skimmers

ATM SkimmerSkimmers are essentially malicious card readers that grab the data off the card's magnetic stripe attached to the real payment terminals so that they can harvest data from every person that swipes their cards.

The typical ATM skimmer is a device smaller than a deck of cards that fits over the existing card reader. Most of the time, the attackers will also place a hidden camera somewhere in the vicinity with a view of the number pad to record personal-identification-numbers or PINs.

Check for Tampering before using the ATM

When you approach an ATM, check for some obvious signs of tampering at the top of the ATM, near the speakers, the side of the screen, the card reader itself, and the keyboard. If something looks different, such as a different color or material, graphics that aren't aligned correctly, or anything else that doesn't look right, don't use that ATM. The same is true for credit card readers.

Protect Yourself

Here are the steps you can take to protect yourself!

  • Use secure ATMs under video surveillance or inside of a bank lobby. They're less likely to be tampered with.
  • Pay careful attention to what the card reader and keypad normally look like on the ATMs you use most frequently.
  • Don't use an ATM if the card reader appears to be added on, fits poorly, or is loose. Some thieves place a fake box over the card slot that reads and records account and PIN numbers.
  • Call the customer service number on the ATM immediately if a machine appears suspicious or if it does not function properly.

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