Roxbury’s Kathy DeFillippo Honored for Public Service

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Former Roxbury Councilwoman Kathryn DeFillippo last week received the 2024 Alex DeCroce Public Leadership Award from the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented to the Succasunna resident as local elected officials and business leaders gathered for the organization’s annual Legislative Luncheon. Members of the Roxbury Township Economic Development Committee and Roxbury Area […]


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TRENTON, N.J. (March 22, 2024) – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today presented the inaugural New Jersey Global Economic Index, a report that highlights, ranks, and analyzes the sources of foreign direct investment (FDI) into New Jersey. The report, which will be released annually, aims to guide and further develop international business relationships […]

No Tax Rate Increase in Morris County Budget for 5th Consecutive Year

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Budget Structurally Balanced; 8.8% Ratable Growth Offsets Costs The Morris County Board of County Commissioners tonight introduced their 2024 Budget with no increase in the tax rate for a fifth consecutive year, due to another year of growing ratables and prudent fiscal management to overcome rising costs. “Despite state mandates driving up costs and hikes […]

New Program Incentivizes Businesses to Bring Out-Of-State Workers From NJ Back Home

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Program would keep NJ residents’ income taxes in-state, increasing state’s tax revenue TRENTON, N.J. (March 8, 2024) – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board approved the creation of a new program that incentivizes businesses to re-assign New Jersey residents who are working in another state to a New Jersey location. The $35 million […]

County College of Morris Awarded Two Grants from NJDOL

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MORRIS COUNTY — County College of Morris (CCM) was recently awarded two grants from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) that will help students who are enrolled in Advanced Manufacturing programs, including both Pre-Apprenticeship Boot Camps and Apprenticeship Programs. The college was awarded $237,109 as part of the PACE grant and $299,566 […]

Barnes & Noble Takes 14,000 sq. ft. In Return to Roxbury Site

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Barnes & Noble is returning to a familiar retail property in Morris County after signing a lease for nearly 14,000 square feet, brokers with The Goldstein Group announced this week. According to a news release, the bookseller will occupy the space at Ledgewood Commons in Roxbury under a deal with Ledgewood Investors LLC. The commitment […]

Research & Development Tax Credits for the Food & Beverage Industry

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The R&D Tax Credit is a tax incentive that can be applied as a dollar-for-dollar offset against a company’s tax liability if they engage in activities related to the design and development of a product, process, formula, invention, software, or technique within the United States. Additionally, start-up businesses with less than $5 million in gross […]

Roxbury Says Goodbye to Coach, Politican and Volunteer Ron DeFilippis


Many in Roxbury’s political, business and public service arenas are mourning the Jan. 18 death of Ron DeFilippis, a long-time resident of the township who coached youth sports, volunteered for the Roxbury Library Foundation and loved to offer tax tips at Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce meetings each spring. Visitation will take place Jan. 23 at […]

Roxbury Chamber Honors Bob DeFillippo

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Roxbury Councilman Bob DeFillippo on Wednesday was named 2023 Business Person of the Year by the Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce. It’s a tribute that brought to DeFillippo some ribbing from people who know him, including his wife Kathy, due to his employment status. “My first response was: ‘You’re retired! Does anybody … realize you retired?’” Kathy […]

A New Chapter for Barnes & Noble in Roxbury

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The return of a Barnes & Noble bookstore to Roxbury should take place by mid-January, said a company official. The decision to again have a presence in the township comes about three years after the company closed its former store in Ledgewood, a site it occupied for 26 years. The building was subsequently razed by the developers […]