Giving Back

December 8, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - The brother of Roxbury firefighter and business owner Jeff Poissant is hoping to raise $100,000 to help defray the medical bills that are piling up as his sibling fights cancer. So far, the GoFundMe page created Dec. 5 by Alan Poissant has raised about $10,000. “I put $100,000 (as ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - When Pennsylvania National Guard Cpt. Joe McLaughlin visited youngsters at the Franklin Elementary School aftercare program this week, it wasn’t his first interaction with the kids. The children and McLaughlin had been pen-pals during the captain’s 9-month-long deployment in Kuwait ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The owner of a Roxbury auto body shop is inviting the public to attend the dedication of a new flagpole he recently installed at his business. Ed Korpos, who owns Ken’s Auto Body on Route 46 in Ledgewood (a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor), will host the Dec. 1 event scheduled for 11:30 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Struck by the determination of a man who rides a bicycle to work each day on Route 46 in all types of weather, a Roxbury policeman has so far purchased the fellow two replacement bikes. The generosity of the officer, Roxbury Police Patrolman Silvio Valdes, was heralded today by the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – In addition to fighting crime, Roxbury police will also be battling Christmas Day disappointment this year, it was announced today. To bolster the effort, the department has partnered with Santa Claus, said the department.  “The police department will be assisting Santa with ...

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ROXBURY, NJ –  An online fundraising site created to help defray medical costs of a Roxbury woman fighting cancer will continue despite the woman’s death on Thanksgiving Day. The GoFundMe site set up for Landing resident Nicole Coleman “is now in honor of her life and will be kept going as a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School’s Art Club recently sent a few letters to support a radio station's effort to mail 100,000 'thank you' cards to military service members. Club advisor and Roxbury High School art teacher Nancy Valenta said, “We are so glad we can be a small part of this big ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – People are being asked to contribute to an online fundraiser to help a Roxbury woman fighting brain cancer. The woman, Nicole Coleman, 42, of Landing, underwent brain surgery to remove the tumor Nov. 19 at University Hospital in Newark. Coleman, who was raised in Parsippany and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Little Gym of Roxbury, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, is participating in a "diaper drive" for the less fortunate and is collecting unopened packages of diapers and baby wipes at its facility in Ledgewood. The Little Gym of Roxbury Owner Danielle Mikolay said the children's center, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Girls from Roxbury Girl Scout Troop 96118 recently collected three SUV’s worth of supplies to be donated to United States military service personnel. The Military Supplies Collection effort took place Nov. 10 in front of the Ledgewood Walmart. In addition to donated supplies, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - There are some worthwhile reasons for Roxbury residents to eschew the couch today and get out of the house. Roxbury Fire Co. 2 firefighters are at the Walmart in Succasunna today for their annual holiday food drive. The firefighters are asking shoppers to buy non-perishable items ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Hillside Preschool in Succasunna collected more than 16 new teddy bears for Shriners Hospital for Children last week.  The mission was to collect new teddy Bears, which will be given as gifts to the children at Shriners. The goal is to deliver to the children at the hospital for ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Shortly after 8 o’clock on a misty Saturday morning recently, the collars of two green-plaid boots could be seen peeking up above the dark-gray muck just off Brady Road in Jefferson Township. Barely a step away, Cora Haughney was desperately trying to find her balance on one foot, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Roxbury Rotary Club will be selling fruit and pies on Saturday (Nov. 17) as a club fundraiser. The Rotarians will be in front of the Roxbury Recreation Center, at Horseshoe Lake Park, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. "It’s our biggest fundraiser of the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Eisenhower Middle School students who enjoy eating lunch at the new picnic tables in the school's courtyard can thank a local Boy Scout. The tables were recently installed and painted as an Eagle Scout project by Michael Lang, a senior patrol leader for Boy Scout Troop 163 in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The late Harold Weasner of Roxbury was one of seven U.S. military veterans honored this week by the Morris County Freeholders who awarded them with Morris County Distinguished Service Medals. The medals were presented in a Wednesday ceremony, designed to bring attention to the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Members of Roxbury Boy Scout Troop 163 of Succasunna are getting ready for their annual holiday wreath sale, a major fundraiser for the group. The troop will be selling festive, 14-inch wreaths, starting Nov. 23 at Roxbury Fire Co 1 on Main Street in Succasunna. The wreath sale ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A benefit concert will take place Nov. 10 for Scott Miller, a local drummer and percussion instructor who became partially paralyzed in January after suffering a stroke during a performance. The 7:30 p.m. concert will happen at St. Mark’s Parish in Long Valley. Tickets will be $30 ...

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Morristown, NJ – A Roxbury woman was one of 19 community volunteers sworn-in recently to serve as advocates for children removed from homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. The woman, Gail Kross of Succasunna, was sworn-in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) by state Superior Court ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Face it: You’re a bad person. You borrowed a book or video from the Roxbury Public Library six months ago and you never returned it. And somehow you still sleep at night? Well, here’s a chance to give up the thug life, to go from degenerate to considerate. Bring to the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – When Roxbury Social Services Director Janet Wald learned about the Vietnam veteran living in his car, Wald did what she usually does: Everything she could to help. Her efforts aided the fellow, at least temporarily, but they also pretty much wiped out the money Social Services sets ...

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Roxbury, NJ – The goal is to have holiday wreaths placed on the Succasunna graves of 610 veterans in December. The challenge: Funding the endeavor. Toward that end, Roxbury area members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) are asking people, organizations and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Succasunna resident and former Scout leader Bob Williams is dealing with kidney disease and his wife, Kathleen, has embarked on a difficult quest: Finding somebody willing to become a living organ donor.. In a Facebook plea, Kathleen Whalen Williams said "time is not on Bob's ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Kitchin Dentistry, situated at 40 Main Street in Succasunna, is hosting a "Halloween Candy Buy Back," a program in which it pays kids for their extra candy and sends the donated goodies to members of the military serving overseas and to first-responders at home. "The Halloween ...

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ROXBURY, N.J. - By October, summer’s roar of activity at Hopatcong State Park in Landing fades to little more than the whisper of windswept leaves scraping along pavement. But some days are exceptions. The sixth annual Lake Loop, which took place Oct. 7 at the park, pulled in several hundred ...

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  ROXBURY, NJ – More than a half-century after 21-year-old Succasunna resident James Ohlinger was killed in Vietnam, the Army private was remembered today with the unveiling of an honorary street sign on the corner of Thor Drive and Reider Street. The “street blade” installation was the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Rotary Club is taking orders for fresh fruit and pies, a yearly tradition that raises money for the organization’s scholarship and other charity activities. “We sell 900 to 1,000 cases of fruit and we sell around 150 pies,” said Roxbury Rotarian Gary Ribe. “The club ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Calling all Red Hatters (and pink!), tea lovers and fashionistas!  Here's a great opportunity to spend some fun time with friends, have a delicious lunch and support a good cause. Come on down to 99 Main Street in Succasunna on Oct. 20 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and enjoy the Tea ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Steve Alford and the Roxbury Rotary Club have launched a GoFundMe effort to raise money for Joyce Bambach, a veteran sports photographer who is battling cancer. The site hopes to raise $30,000 on behalf of Bambach. It says that Bambach, who has been snapping photos of high school ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of ...

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