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Police Investigating Burglary at Randolph Shooting Range

January 17, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ - Burglars broke into a shooting range in Randolph on Tuesday and stole guns - or attempted to steal them - prompting an ongoing investigation by police, according to various sources.

The incident took place at the RTSP shooting range at 961 Route 10 at about 10:52 p.m. Randolph police would only confirm that a theft took place. They referred questions to the Morris County ...

Randolph Schools Closed on Wednesday, Winter Weather Advisory in Effect

RANDOLPH, NJ- A winter weather advisory remains in effect until noon Wednesday according the the National Weather service. Snow is expected. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are expected with locally higher amounts to 6 inches possible at higher elevations near route 80.

The Snow moves in near midnight and ...

Three Randolph Students Sing National Anthem at Madison Square Garden

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Mayo Performing Arts Company, MPAC’s teen performing group, performed the National Anthem prior to the New York Knicks-New Orleans Pelicans game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, January 14,

Morristown's Victoria Fanning, Bailey McGuinn, Carigan McGuinn, Juliette Trumbull, Aja Baitey, and Bobbie Baitey  joined Carley Bachrach (Park ...

Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Randolph News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

School PARCC Testing Dead? Governor-Elect Murphy Calls for Change

January 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ. - He called for its end during his campaign for Governor and now Governor-Elect Murphy places PARCC testing for students on the ropes for real.

This past friday, after the Governor-Elect announced that Asbury Park School District Superintendent Lamont Repollet will lead the State Education Department, he pivoted to ...

Randolph Township Schools Announce 2018 Educators of the Year

RANDOLPH, NJ- Six Randolph teachers received surprise visits from their principals, supervisors, directors, and Superintendent Jennifer A. Fano on January 5 when the Educators of the Year were announced.

The 2018 recipients are: Randolph High School: Michael Lonie (social studies), Randolph Middle School: Robert Chernow (science), Center Grove: Beata Darbig (grade 5), Fernbrook: Michele ...

Randolph Board of Education Swears in New and Reelected Members at Reorganization Meeting

RANDOLPH, NJ - The 2018 reorganization meeting for the Board of Education brought in one new member Chris Treston, and reelected members Ron Conti and Joe Faranetta were sworn in for new three-year terms. Former President Al Matos nominated Conti for board president who then nominated Faranetta for vice president.

Conti served as vice president during 2017, and many members expressed ...

Three Randolph Students Sing National Anthem at Madison Square Garden

January 16, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Mayo Performing Arts Company, MPAC’s teen performing group, performed the National Anthem prior to the New York Knicks-New Orleans Pelicans game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, January 14,

Morristown's Victoria Fanning, Bailey McGuinn, Carigan McGuinn, Juliette Trumbull, Aja Baitey, and Bobbie Baitey  joined Carley Bachrach (Park ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  It's the weekend!  What are you doing this holiday weekend? There are a lot of activities happening in Morristown..... wine, pizza, music, sporting events; hikes and so much more!

 

Friday January 12

Wine and Pizza Pairing; Cambridge Wines; 7pm - 9pm

Acoustic Fridays at the Minstrel; Morristown Unitarian Fellowship; 7:30pm

Friday Night Skate, ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Once you've dug yourself out from Thursday's snow storm, there are some great things planned in Morristown this weekend. Grab your jacket and a friend and head into Morristown for some fun! 

 

Friday January 5

Gallery Exhibit; Spring is Coming by Lisa Brown; Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 9am - 4:30pm

First mass; Loyola Jesuit Center; 12noon

Free ...

Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Randolph News

January 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

Morris County Offers Assistance/Job Guidance to Residents Laid Off by Sam's Club

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Board of Freeholders is offering job guidance and assistance to those laid off by the abrupt closing of Sam's Club in Mount Olive.

The Morris County Board of Freeholders announced that there is assistance available to any Morris County resident who lost their jobs this week to the abrupt closing of Sam's Club in Mount Olive.  The company ...

Randolph Boys Swim Team Making Quite a Splash in 2017-18; Rams Remain Undefeated Through Seven Meets

January 13, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Boys Swim Team has run out to an undefeated start so far in the 2017-18 season, as they extended their win streak by defeating Pequannock on Thursday Jan 11, by a score of 93-77.

The victory pushed their record to an impressive 7-0, good for first place in the North 1 Group B bracket.  The Rams are the only undefeated team left in their bracket.

The Rams are ...

Randolph Girls Basketball: Young Squad Hanging Tough Nearing the Halfway Mark

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph girls’ basketball team knew the 2017-18 season was going to be a learning curve.  The Lady Rams squad is young and inexperienced, with only one senior on the roster; a senior who missed her entire junior season with an injury.

Despite the team being mostly new to the varsity game, the girls have fought their way to a 4-5 record so far.

“Honestly, ...

Randolph Hockey Downs Madison Behind Mattson, Zimmer; Keeping Unbeaten Record Intact

RANDOLPH, NJ- Despite an uneven effort against a tough Madison team who came in with an 11-2 record, the Randolph hockey team was strong enough to muscle out a 2-1 victory and improve their record to 11-0-3 on the season.

“Madison is a good team, they are tough to play against and their goalie is very good,” said Randolph coach Rich McLaughlin.  “We have to come out with ...

New Curbside Recycling Collection Begins Next Week

January 6, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- Beginning next week, the curbside collection of recyclables will return to
the every-other-week schedule. Residents should continue to place their
recycling alongside their garbage.

There will be no change to the route number or trash and recycling collection day. Garbage will be collected every week, and recycling will be collected every-other-week.

The complete 2018 ...

Recreation Committee Reviews Past Year, Looks Forward to 2018 Improvements

January 13, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ - The Randolph Recreation Committee started their new year by reviewing 2017 successes and introducing two new members. With the finalization of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan last year, the group looks forward to seeing their input funded and implemented.

Committee chair Joseph Nazzaro mentioned several improvements specifically, including sportsmanship signage installed at ...

Randolph Township Appoints New Mayor, Reflects on 2017

RANDOLPH, NJ - The Randolph Township Council started the new year by nominating and approving Mark Forstenhausler for mayor and Jim Loveys as deputy mayor, as well as reflecting on the successes of 2017.

Forstenhausler has lived in Randolph for over 23 years, was appointed to the council in 2014 and served as deputy mayor in 2017.

“Without the support from my family, I could never ...

Randolph Basketball "Hoops Card" Enters 25th Year, For Sale Now

January 12, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- Each year, the Randolph Boys Basketball Committee offers for sale it's annual Hoops Card; a savings "club" card that offers excellent discounts to local restaurants and other fine establishments. Over the past 24 years, the proceeds from the fundraising card has resulted in approximately $157,750 of facility improvements and upgrades to the basketball program here in ...

It's a Girl! Morristown Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of 2018

January 4, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Wren Eloise Craw was born  at 2:06 a.m New Year's Day, making her the first baby of the new year delivered at Morristown Medical Center.

Wren weighted in at  7 pounds 5 ounces and is 20 inches in length. She joins brother Reid and parents Jamie and Rick. 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Investigating Burglary at Randolph Shooting Range

January 17, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ - Burglars broke into a shooting range in Randolph on Tuesday and stole guns - or attempted to steal them - prompting an ongoing investigation by police, according to various sources.

The incident took place at the RTSP shooting range at 961 Route 10 at about 10:52 p.m. Randolph police would only confirm that a theft took place. They referred questions to the Morris County ...

Police Activity in Randolph on Tuesday Afternoon, No Danger to The Community

RANDOLPH, NJ- Around 4:15 pm Calais road was closed between India Brook and Dover Chester, and Edgewood Terrace was blocked off. This caused a tremendous back up of traffic as Randolph Police helped to resolve a situation. The road was reopened around 7:00 pm.

Randolph police department stated, "This was an isolated incident which ultimately resolved itself.  There is ...

Multiple Charges Against Dover Man Accused of Assaulting Randolph Police Officers

RANDOLPH, NJ – A Dover man faces aggravated assault charges after he rammed a stolen vehicle into a Randolph police car and head-butted an officer while trying to escape arrest, police said today.

The man, Baurnier Nunez, 20, came the attention of police on Dec. 27 when they spotted him in a black Toyota that had been reported stolen from Dover, police said.  Randolph Police Officer ...

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Delayed Opening Called for Randolph Schools on Friday, Wind Chill Advisory in Effect for the Weekend

January 4, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph Township Schools will have a 90-minute delayed opening on Friday, Jan. 5 due to the weather.

School will start 90 minutes later than usual. Randolph High School will start the day at 9 a.m., Randolph Middle School at 9:35 a.m. and Center Grove, Fernbrook, Ironia and Shongum Elementary Schools at 10:25 ...

RHS Boys Basketball Fan Appreciation Night is Friday

January 13, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- All of Randolph is invited to come out for a night of Buzzer Beaters and Buckets! Randolph High School Boys Basketball celebrates their fantastic fans with a jam-packed night of prizes, raffles and 50/50s. 

All attending Randolph travel and recreational players wear your jerseys for FREE entry and a chance to participate in the Half-Time Shoot Out Contest!

This FAN-filled ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

January 12, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  It's the weekend!  What are you doing this holiday weekend? There are a lot of activities happening in Morristown..... wine, pizza, music, sporting events; hikes and so much more!

 

Friday January 12

Wine and Pizza Pairing; Cambridge Wines; 7pm - 9pm

Acoustic Fridays at the Minstrel; Morristown Unitarian Fellowship; 7:30pm

Friday Night Skate, ...

December Police Blotter Includes Possession and Theft

January 6, 2018

Dec 3, Gavin E. Courtney, 18, North Caldwell was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.    Courtney was processed and released.

Dec 4, Anthony J. Sarmiento, 19, Dover was arrested for an outstanding warrant issued by the Randolph Municipal Court.  Sarmiento was processed and transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility.

Dec 7, Officer ...

Morris County Government Holds its 2018 Reorganization

January 7, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Board of Freeholders held its 2018 annual meeting last night, Jan. 5, at 6 p.m. in the Freeholders’ Public Meeting Room in the County Administration and Records Building, 10 Court St, in Morristown.

Doug Cabana was elected Director and Christine Myers was elected Deputy Director for the new year. Newly elected Freeholder Heather Darling, of ...

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Wed, January 17, 10:00 AM

Randolph Township Free Public Library, Randolph

Jump n' Jive at Randolph Library

Arts & Entertainment Community Calendar Education Health & Wellness

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Thu, January 18, 10:00 AM

Randolph Township Free Public Library, Randolph

Family Story time at the Library

Arts & Entertainment Community Calendar Education Health & Wellness

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Sat, January 20, 10:00 AM

Primrose School of Randolph, Randolph

Grand Opening Celebration

Arts & Entertainment Education

Randolph High School Musicians Selected for North Jersey Area Band

January 10, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School musicians who have been selected for the North Jersey Area Band and will perform in concert at Mount Olive High School Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. The students were selected through auditions with hundreds of students from 40 North Jersey high schools.

The Randolph High School students are:

 

North Jersey Area Band Wind Ensemble

Hannah DeOliveira ...

Visitation Day (for 4th & 5th Grade Students) at Morristown's The Peck School

January 10, 2018

 

UPDATE - Registration has now been closed for this event. The Peck School welcomes individuals who would like to arrange a personal tour or individual visitation day for their child. Contact Wanda Fiorini at 973-539-8669, ext. 108.

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Take a peek at The Peck School during Peck Visitation Day on Thursday January 11 from 7:45am - 1:15pm. The day is designed ...

Randolph High School Senior Mackenzie Sheehan Celebrates Acceptance to Wesleyan Where She Will Play Lacrosse

January 9, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School senior Mackenzie Sheehan is celebrating her acceptance to Wesleyan and has committed to play lacrosse there. Mackenzie is a defensive player on the Randolph High School girls’ lacrosse team.

Mackenzie celebrated this special moment in a signing ceremony in the Randolph High School Library. She is seated with parents Heather and Peter Sheehan. Her ...

Randolph High School Lacrosse Player Roma Hladky Signs Letter of Intent with Haverford

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School senior Roma Hladky signed her letter of intent to play lacrosse at Haverford. Roma, a midfielder on the RHS team,  signed her letter in a special ceremony in the high school library.

Roma is pictured seated with parents Christine and Alex Hladky. Her sister Olenka, a sophomore at Cabrini University is standing behind her. Standing on the left is ...

Playing in Europe, Morris County Youth Hockey Team Wins Big

RANDOLPH, NJ – A 10-member youth hockey team made up of local kids flew to Europe last week, won every game it played, and is planning to go back next year.

The 9- amd 10-year-olds of Team USA Bulldogs went 5-0 “against against top teams in Sweden and Finland,” said team general manager Kevin Melly.

The team includes Morristown’s Jordan Papadopoulos, ...

Report: Gov. Christie Won’t Sign Cooperative High School Sports Bill Before Leaving Office

January 15, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. – The proposed bill to allow school districts with multiple high schools to “co-op” in all sports based on participation or financial issues will not be signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.

Christie will “pocket veto” the bill, by placing it on an “action not taken list” prior to leaving office on Tuesday, according to a report by Greg ...

Red Cross blood shortage prompts urgent call for blood and platelet donations during National Blood Donor Month

January 17, 2018

This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.

Severe winter weather has had a tremendous impact on blood donations already this year, with more than 150 blood drives forced to cancel causing over 5,500 blood and platelet ...

First Energy Donates to Morris Habitat for Humanity ReStore

First Energy is pleased to partner with Morris Habitat for Humanity to provide a grant to support Operator Safety Training for the ReStore staff and volunteers. A check for $2,500 from First Energy Foundation was presented to Morris Habitat and the ReStore on January 16, 2018.  Pictured are Mel Oppenheimer, ReStore Advisory Committee; Blair Schleicher Bravo, CEO Morris Habitat; Michael ...

Networking Luncheon for Women Business Owners Set for January 23 in Morristown

The Northwest Region of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) is hosting a Networking Luncheon on January 23, from 11:30am to 1:30pm at South + Pine, 90 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07060. Women business owners from the area are encouraged to attend. 

There will be plenty of time for 30-second intros, exchange of business cards, and getting to know business owners ...

TAPinto Franchised Local News Network Breaks 7M Readers, 23.7M Pageviews

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto.net, a network of more than 70 online hyperlocal news sites in New Jersey and New York, broke 7 million readers and 23.7 million pageviews during the last year. 

From Jan. 8, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018, TAPinto registered 7,025,372 readers and 23,792,903 pageviews, up from 5,352,395 readers and 18,496,885 pageviews during the same period a year ago.  During the ...

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AtlantiCast Medical Minute – Winter Weather Edition

On this episode of AtlantiCast Medical Minute, learn how to take the fight to Old Man Winter, while staying safe! Learn some winter health tips with Anthony Brutico, MD, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Newton Medical Center.

 

Mark Zuckerberg Should Be Concerned About His Legacy; Punishing Legitimate Media Organizations and Small Businesses Isn’t the Answer; Regulation Is

Facebook recently announced it will be changing its feed and algorithms so that news from publishers and posts from businesses will be relegated in favor of posts about your neighbor’s cat. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is making these changes because he is concerned about his legacy and that of the company he founded. If ...