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June 30th(Sat) 7:00 PM

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16 Maxim Dr. Hopatcong - 973-398-0846

Movie Overview:

Young Christian Davis finds a stray dog named Pluto and decides to bring it home to his parents and two siblings. Christian's father, Mitch, works long hours and his mother Michelle just wants a husband who's there for the family. But in just a short time with the Davis clan, Pluto manages to rescue a lost toddler, bring comfort to Christian and help save Mitch and Michelle's struggling marriage.
Initial release: October 6, 2017
Box office: 1.6 million USD
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On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the Kindergarteners at Hopatcong’s Hudson Maxim School proudly celebrated all of their hard work and accomplishments this year with the fourth annual Kindergarten Celebration.

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Hopatcong's Hudson Maxim School Kindergarten students in Mrs. Bisignani’s and Ms. Adams’ classes participated in a collaborative STEAM egg drop challenge.

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The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is hosting exercise classes in various local parks as a part of the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign which encourages residents to get up, get out, and get moving!

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The different offerings of Jefferson Food Truck Fest are now defined, and we had added doe the extra fun activities.

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The Jefferson Arts Committee recognized the achievements of two outstanding Jefferson Township High School students during the Senior Awards Ceremony held on June 14th in the school auditorium.  

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Jefferson Township Teen Scene, in conjunction with the Jefferson Township Recreation Department provides positive opportunities for resident teens ranging from 6th to 9th grades. 

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Roxbury High School Special Education Teacher, Karen D’Amico was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).

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Once again the 24th Annual St. Therese Carnival 2018 finished up this year's four-day event to deliver the regional best in Food, Games, Rides, Events, and other Community offerings that makes this a must-attend for family fun for the whole community in Northern Jersey.

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June 15 6-9PM Horseshow Lake

Thank you to the Beach Blast Fireworks Sponsors!

Alford Financial Group—-Fullerton Grounds Maintenance—Gary Ribe, Re/Max American Dream Legends Car Wash—Live The Lake NJ— PJ's Auto Body—Robert & Kathy DeFillippo Roxbury Family Care—Tim Smith & Family—Valley Pharmacy & Surgical Supply Music by "Under A Ton"                                                                                 Monetary donations accepted to benefit Roxbury Social Services                                                                                                                           • Infinity Entertainment

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The Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that its 6th Annual Town-wide Garage Sale will take place during the weekend of Saturday, June 23 and Sunday June 24, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day, throughout the Township.

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As you may know the Borough's Dial a Ride van is out of service and being repaired.


Arrangements have been made to have a van available on The afternoons of Wednesday June 13 and Thursday June 14.


If you need van services please call The Dial A Ride Drive to make scheduling arrangements 201-841-5714

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Join us at the Mount Arlington Municipal Beach for some summer fun!

Friday June 29, 2018 Starts at 6:30 pm

Rain Date: Saturday July 6,2018

  • DJ provided by D’Amico Entertainment
  • Drinks & Snacks available for sale
  • Fireworks at dusk (approx. 9:00 - 9:30pm) over the lake courtesy of the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club

Bring your own chairs, blankets, etc.

No alcoholic beverages or pets allowed.

Please follow beach rules - Please note there is no lifeguard on duty.

Please watch for weather cancellations and more information on our website mountarlingtonnj.org

Questions please email cchisniar@mtaiiingtonboro.com or call 973-234-5080.

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All are welcome to sit along the parade route to celebrate our veterans. 05-26-2018 10:30 am

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The Mount Arlington Borough Council has passed a resolution declaring the borough Stigma-Free, making the total 33 of Morris County’s 39 towns, along with hospitals, schools, nonprofit agencies, and law enforcement groups that have joined the countywide “Stigma Free’’ initiative.

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Lake Hopatcong Foundation this spring christened its new Floating Classroom, dubbed “Study Hull,” and has since educated nearly 800 local students aboard the vessel, a 40-foot pontoon boat.

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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) is seeking your participation in a survey to help determine the future educational and community programs held at the Train Station!

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Chilly rain may have put puddles in the parking lot at Hopatcong State Park last weekend, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of guests at the 5th Annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party.

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On Saturday, May 12th, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation launched their fifth annual Block Party. While the skies were somewhat cloudy, the community spirit was bright and sunny.

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Fishing continued to escalate on Lake Hopatcong over the last week with several nice catches.

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The Lake Hopatcong fishing continues to deliver some of the best fishing found within our State.

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On May 20, 2018 the Knee-Deep Club will be hosting its Panfish Challenge!

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The following are the results of the Knee Deep Club’s Spring Walleye Contest that was held on May 5th  & 6th, 2018

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River Styx Eminent Domain: What is it? And what does it mean to you?

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River Styx Series Part 2: The Hopatcong Borough Council is moving towards a long-term plan to revitalize the River Styx area to increase property values, Contractor Investments and to become eligible for Federal & State grants. In this second article we will investigate further, what is Eminent domain and what does it mean to the people effected in this area?

What is Eminent domain?

Eminent domain is a tool in local government’s property acquisition toolkit to acquire property from its owner, while providing reimbursement at a fair market value.

The use of eminent domain in New Jersey is governed by the Eminent Domain Act, N.J.S.A. 20:3-1 et seq., which spells out in detail the procedures that must be followed to carry out a taking under the law:

  • The Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, N.J.S.A.40A-12A-8(c) authorizes the taking of property in redevelopment areas for the purpose of carrying out plans for the physical, social and economic development of the community
  • The Fair Housing Act, N.J.S.A.52:27D-325, authorizes the taking of property for the construction or rehabilitation of low and moderate income housing or conversion to low and moderate income housing; and
  • The Urban Redevelopment Act, N.J.S.A.55:19-56(c)(2) authorizes the taking of individual properties for clearance, development, redevelopment or repair of abandoned properties.

Note: In the state of New Jersey, the eminent domain process can only be stopped if the proposed taking does not meet the requirements for public purpose (see below).

Public Purpose: The justification which the government must establish in its powers of eminent domain to acquire private property. Examples of endeavors which satisfy the public purpose include roads, parks, schools, other public buildings, or any other endeavor where the purpose of the project serves a public good or need.

So what does this mean?

The United States Constitution, as well as New Jersey law, requires that all takings of property under eminent domain be at fair market value. While that principle is straightforward, the question of what constitutes fair market value in any particular situation is far more complicated.

The procedures required by the act is described step-by-step as follows:

Step 1: The appraiser must determine the full cost, including not only construction and site remediation, where necessary, but all relevant soft costs such as fees, permits, architectural or engineering costs, legal expenses and marketing expenses either (a) to rehabilitate the property or (b) to demolish the property and construct a new building on the site, under existing planning and zoning regulations (N.J.S.A. 55:19-102[a]).

Step 2: The appraiser must then determine what the realistic market value will be for the property after new construction or rehabilitation, as the case may be, taking into account the market conditions particular to the neighborhood or subarea of the municipality in which the property is located (N.J.S.A.55:19-102[b]).

The relevant market conditions for purposes of the appraisal are those of the immediate neighborhood or sub-area, not the city or region. This is particularly important, because in many urban areas, real estate values can change dramatically from one part of the city to the next, sometimes within a matter of a few blocks. If, under Step 1, the appraiser has analyzed both the new construction and rehabilitation options, the appraiser should determine the realistic market value at this point under both alternatives, since there may be some variation between the two values.

Step 3: The appraiser must compare the costs determined in Step 1 with the post rehabilitation and/or post-construction market value determined in Step 2. If the appraiser finds that the cost exceeds the value, the law provides that “there shall be a rebuttable presumption in all proceedings under this subsection that the fair market value of the abandoned property is zero, and that no compensation is due the owner.” If, on the other hand, the appraiser finds that the market value exceeds the cost, the appraiser can look at other factors, such as comparable sales or income ratios, as long as the combined cost of the “as is” value and the cost to reuse the property do not exceed the subsequent market value.

Bottom Line: If you are in the River Styx area, and the Borough enacts this provision, you are entitled to fair market value for your home. Which is protected by Federal and State law! Also, as related in the first article, the Mayor and Town Council are not looking to enact this provision, rather just seek the alternative methods first to increase the property values, Contractor Investments and to become eligible for Federal & State grants.

 

The team at Hopatcong Lake Regional News hopes that this helps to inform you on what’s happening, and gets you involved on the matters that are important to you!

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