Giving Back

June 5, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ - Victoria Gonzalez was recently selected as the recipient of the Morris County Caring Student Award (MCPCA) for Roxbury High School. The MCPCA presents the award annually to one senior from each Morris County high school who has given selflessly to others, often being ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School's sixth annual Rox-THON fundraiser for children with pediatric cancer, canceled in March a day before it was supposed to take place, is rescheduled to happen - albeit virtually - on Friday. Starting at 7 p.m., the YouTube live stream will feature interactive ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – COVID-19 can be deadly, but so were the bullets and bombs faced by military personnel who died serving the country. With that in mind, Roxbury area residents - determined to honor slain veterans despite the COVID-19 cancelation of it Memorial Day parades this year – did what they ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Six days after it donated Shoprite gift cards to Roxbury Social Services, the Roxbury Rotary Club was at it again; this time giving a bunch of the cards to a group representing the township's houses of worship. On Thursday, Roxbury Rotary Club President Steve Alford presented 43 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury police, and maybe some fire trucks, will lead a convoy of exotic and custom cars loaded with pizzas as they are delivered Wednesday to medical workers at Morristown Medical Center, said Paul Bellardini, the man making the pies. Bellardini, the owner of Luigi's Pizza in the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Rotary Club recently donated more than $1,000 worth of gift cards to Roxbury Social Services as part of its pledge to eliminate hunger in the township, said club President Steve Alford. "Roxbury Rotary has set some goals to help make sure no one in Roxbury is going ...

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ROXBURY, NJ –  People in Roxbury might get to see New Jersey Air National Guard (NJANG) jets pass overhead tomorrow during an “Air Force Salutes Flyover.” The planes, from the NJANG’s 177th Fighter Wing and 108th Air Refueling Wing are planning to fly over 14 sites across the state as a tribute ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Nixon Elementary School’s Early Act Club last week held its rescheduled Food Drive to help Roxbury Social Services during the COVID-19 crisis. Nixon Early Act has been busy both in the regular school year and during these Flexible Instruction Days as it is coming at the heels of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Hoping to “spread positivity” during a time of coronavirus-induced despair, the Roxbury High School Interact Club recently compiled video clips of uplifting messages submitted by students and some teachers. Members of the club - Roxbury Rotary’s arm in the high school - wanted to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Ledgewood resident Roberta Groner, a world-class marathoner, is planning to run a “Virtual Pittsburgh Marathon” past five Bergen County hospitals May 3 to raise money for hospital workers battling COVID-19. Groner has raised more than $2,000 so far through a GoFundMe site. On the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Nixon Elementary School Early Act Club will be collecting food items to help Roxbury Social Services during the COVID-19 crisis. The collection will take place in front of the school, at 275 Mt. Arlington Blvd. in Landing, on Thursday, April 30, with a rain date of May 5, from ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Junior Girl Scout Troop 96603, based in Franklin Elementary School, recently donated 52 boxes of cookies to Roxbury Fire & EMS Co. 1 first-responders. The cookies had been bought by the troop for a cookie booth sale that had to be canceled due to coronavirus ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Patty Turner is a nurse, but one employed by a wound care company, not at a hospital. So, when the coronavirus mayhem began, she was able to keep working from home. It was safe, but it left the Hopatcong resident feeling frustrated. “I felt very hopeless and useless, being able ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A drive-thru handout of pet food that took place April 17 was a big success, said Roxbury Animal Control Officer Sue Blanchard. The event - where donated dog food and cat food was doled out to pet owners experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic - came just in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Public Libraries are known to open doors, extend hours and expand services when a crisis hits. So it hurt deeply when the Roxbury Public Library was forced to close to the public on March 14. Since shutting its doors however, the library has managed not only to continue services but ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Pet owners dealing with financial strain due to the coronavirus can get some free dog food and cat food Friday without even leaving their cars. A “Dog and Cat Food Drive-Thru” service will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Roxbury Department of Public Works (DPW) site on ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A local camper rental company is allowing nurses fighting the COVID-19 battle to live in its campers for free, and it’s asking others who own campers to follow its lead. The company, Rental Outfitters, is owned by Ledgewood resident Heather Johnson, a 2001 Roxbury High School ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The family of Succasunna teenager Maya Guberman, who died suddenly Feb. 13, has launched an essay-based scholarship program in her honor. The “Maya’s Mission Essay Writing Contest,” is asking children and teens in Roxbury and Mount Arlington to write about how COVID-19 has impacted ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The public is being invited to help Jefferson School’s Early Act Club collect high-energy protein bars that will be delivered to those on the front lines in the COVID-19 battle: Medical staffs at local hospitals. Donations can be made in front of the school on April 10 between 11 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – About 10 area residents took a break from COVID-19 cabin fever on Sunday by hopping in their cars and slowly driving together through Mount Arlington and Roxbury in what they unofficially called a “Drive for Hope.” Horns were honked. Loud music was played through open windows. Some ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Although school isn’t in session due to the health-related school closure from COVID-19, the Nixon School Early Act Club is continuing its outreach efforts. Nixon Early Act is composed of third and fourth graders at Nixon School who do things to help the community, said club ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Even in the darkness of a growing pandemic, the love of pizza – and the joy of giving it to others - remains strong in Roxbury. The number of COVID-19 cases in the township continues to increase, but it will never surpass the number of pizzas being donated these days to police, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Unable to have the usual Girl Scout cookie sales booth - thanks to coronavirus restrictions - a Succasunna Scout recently conducted a “virtual” cookie sale and donated the treats to area hospital workers. The Scout, 9-year-old Maren Nyback, is a member of Girl Scout Troup 9-7175.

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ROXBURY, NJ – About 1,100 wristbands commemorating Maya Guberman, a 13-year-old Roxbury student who died last month, were distributed this week at Roxbury High School and Eisenhower Middle School (EMS). The white plastic bands, donated by the Roxbury Rotary Club, are etched with “Always ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A Boy Scout from Succasunna, who conducted videotaped interviews of 10 local veterans as part of his Eagle Scout project, told township officials his goal is to have the warriors’ stories “preserved forever.” The Scout, Justin Berge, of Boy Scout Troop 159 in Succasunna, told the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Knights of Columbus, St. Therese Council #6320 is asking for your much-needed support.  Our Council supports many charities and activities within and around Morris County. Our programs and donations benefit disabled citizens, senior citizens, veterans, the homeless and the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – John Crimi, the president and CEO of County Concrete Corp. in Kenvil, was presented this week with a permanent honorary membership in the Roxbury Rotary Club. Crimi, a former Roxbury Rotarian, is the second person in the club’s 60-year history to receive the award, according to the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury school administrators threw a change-up this year to Landon Monro, the founder of the annual Landon Monro Stand Up to Cancer charity baseball tournament: They moved the date of the high school graduation ceremony from June 24 to June 19, the night before the long-planned ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Members of Roxbury’s senior groups were recently served lunch and serenaded by students at the Senior Citizen Valentine’s Day Luncheon. The annual event took place at Lincoln/Roosevelt School. The Ever Young and Roxbury Seniors Club received special invitations this year from ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - "Roxbury Strong" T-shirts - designed by Dezine Line, Inc., of Ledgewood, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor - are being sold by a number of Roxbury sports teams to raise money in honor of Maya Guberman. Guberman was a 13-year-old, 8th Grade student at Eisenhower Middle School who died at ...

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