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Randolph Council Hears Public Concerns over Gateway Apartment Expansion

December 10, 2016

RANDOLPH, NJ - At the Dec. 1 council meeting, several residents spoke out against Ordinance 25-16 allowing garden apartment affordable housing at Gateway Apartments on Center Grove Road.

Gateway Apartments would convert the existing garden apartments into Affordable Housing, while building additional, new market-rate apartments. This would help fulfill the state mandate for affordable ...

RHS Students Inducted Into National Honor Society

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph High School chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 77 juniors and seniors as new members in a beautiful candlelit ceremony.

According to the National Honor Society*, students who qualify for membership are well-rounded students who demonstrate excellence in all of the following areas:

Scholarship: Students who have demonstrated excellence in academics ...

Hundreds of Gingerbread Creations on Display at Morristown's Frelinghuysen Arboretum

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Have you had a chance to walk through the Gingerbread Wonderland at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum? If you haven't, you better not wait. The gingerbread creations are only on display for three more days; today Friday December 9 until 7:30pm, Saturday December 10 from 10am - 4:30pm and Sunday December 11 from 10am - 4:30pm.

The 25th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland ...

Randolph Board of Education Appoints New Vice Principal for Center Grove and Ironia

RANDOLPH, NJ: At its December work session, the Randolph Board of Education approved the appointment of Thomas Rathjen as the new Vice Principal of Center Grove and Ironia Elementary Schools.

Rathjen, a former middle school principal, is an instructional strategies specialist who trains teachers and administrators in best practices and technology infusion across all disciplines and grade ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

December 8, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Here's to a joyous weekend! There is so much to do to get you into the holiday spirit...crafts, gingerbread houses, ornament decorating, sing-a-longs, toy drives, ice skating. And don't forget to visit with Santa! There are over 44 activities to keep you busy this weekend! Have a great weekend everyone

 

Friday December 9

Gingerbread ...

Randolph High School Drama Club Delivers Laughs With Hansel and Gretel Parody

RANDOLPH, NJ – The talented students of Randolph High School blew away the audience with their wonderful performance of “The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel" a humor filled show presented by the RHS Drama Club.

“My high school actors take demanding classes and are often involved in other extra-curricular activities,” said Cara Canfield, RHS Theater ...

Randolph NJ’s Brendan Fletcher Reaches Top 8 on NBC’s “The Voice”; Sings Again Mon. Dec 5

LOS ANGELES, CA- “And though the course may change sometimes, rivers always reach the sea” – Led Zepplin, Ten Years Gone

After years of changing his course, living in New Jersey, Boston, Brooklyn, and Charleston, all while singing in small local bars, at open mic nights, and working as a bartender to make ends meet, Randolph NJ’s Brendan Fletcher always ...

Fernbrook Fifth Graders Enjoy Successful TREPS Marketplace

December 8, 2016

RANDOLPH, NJ- Fernbrook Elementary School fifth grade students created everything from homemade soap to greeting cards to jewelry which they sold at a special marketplace through the new "TREP$ Club."

"TREP$" is short for entrepreneurs and the program was a success as excited fifth graders first creating entrepreneurial concepts, then presented them to teachers, community ...

Randolph Board of Education Appoints New Fernbrook Principal

RANDOLPH, NJ: At its November business meeting, the Randolph Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Michelle Telischak as the Fernbrook Elementary School principal.

Telischak, who is currently vice principal at Center Grove and Ironia elementary schools, will succeed Danielle Soldivieri, who was recently named the district’s new Director of Elementary Education. Soldivieri ...

Fernbrook Students Enjoy "TREPS" Program

RANDOLPH, NJ- Fernbrook students in the “TREP$” Club, which is short for entrepreneurs, are busy creating their own unique products which they will sell at a special marketplace on November 29 in the Fernbrook gymnasium from 6-8 p.m.

About 47 fifth grade students have been meeting after school once a week, first coming up with entrepreneurial concepts, then ...

Randolph JV Hockey Wins Season Opener behind Xhumba, Theobold

December 8, 2016

RANDOLPH, NJ - Randolph High School’s junior varsity ice hockey team kicked off the season by kicking Ridge High School out of the winner’s box on Thursday, December 1, at Aspen Ice, with a 3-0 domination.

Four minutes and 11 seconds into the first period, freshman Evan Xhumba scored the first goal of the season.

“I feel relieved, that’s about it,” said Xhumba ...

Nine Randolph High School Baseball Players Volunteer to Instruct Youth Team

RANDOLPH, NJ- A group of nine Randolph high school baseball players volunteered their time to assist coaching and teaching youth players in a new township "fall baseball" program.

The Randolph Rec Department, through the Randolph Baseball Committee, started a fall baseball team for 13 and 14 year olds.  The team helps serve as an introduction to the transition from the ...

Randolph Hockey Falls to Chatham on Last Minute Goal.

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - For the second straight game, a deflected shot that changed direction left the Randolph hockey team on the short side of the scoreboard. 

Freshman center Alex Laferriere's shot deflected off a defenseman's stick and into the goal with 1:24 left in the third period, lifting Chatham to a 4-3 ice hockey victory over Randolph on Thursday night at Mennen Sports ...

Freeholders Recommend Grant for Randolph's Heritage Trail Extension

November 29, 2016

RANDOLPH, NJ -  Heritage Trail Extension was among the 13 trail projects that were recommended for approval under the new Morris County Trail Construction Grant Program.

Grants were also recommended for  Historic Riverside Trail in Chatham Borough, Muriel Hepner Bridge Replacemnt in Denville, Stobaeis-Briarwood Trail in Florham Park, Bayne Park/Kirby Municipal Campus Trail in ...

Morristown Business Gives Back this Holiday Season with Toy Drive Benefiting Goryeb Children's Hospital

December 7, 2016

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ -  To spread a little more cheer this holiday season, Tiff’s Grill & Ale House will be hosting their first ever Toy Drive, Sunday December 11. With the donation of an unwrapped toy kids will get to eat for free from 5 to 8 that evening. Tiff’s will also be serving a buffet style dinner with a $20 entry fee, a portion of which will be donated to Goryeb ...

Randolph's Competition Cheer Team Couples with Clean the World

Randolph NJ- Randolph High School Competition Cheerleaders met at the home of the Louro family to create individual sanitary kits to provide soap, washcloths, toothpaste, toothbrushes and more to children in poverty stricken areas to prevent many diseases and illnesses.  Clean the World is an organization that takes partially used soaps and other products from hotels and recycles ,and ...

T-shirts For Sale to Benefit Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey; a RMS Student Mitzvah Project

RANDOLPH, NJ- As part of his Bar Mitzvah project, Randolph Middle School seventh-grader Matthew Blutig will be selling “Knock Out Epilepsy” t-shirts.  A mitzvah project is project done in conjunction with a Bar or Bat Mitzvah.  The mitzvah project usually involves donating time and/or money to a cause that is meaningful to the child.

For Randolph Middle Schools students, ...

Randolph Council Hears Public Concerns over Gateway Apartment Expansion

December 10, 2016

RANDOLPH, NJ - At the Dec. 1 council meeting, several residents spoke out against Ordinance 25-16 allowing garden apartment affordable housing at Gateway Apartments on Center Grove Road.

Gateway Apartments would convert the existing garden apartments into Affordable Housing, while building additional, new market-rate apartments. This would help fulfill the state mandate for affordable ...

Randolph Township Honors Volunteers

RANDOLPH, NJ- At an evening reception held prior to the start of the Dec. 1 council meeting, Mayor Roman Hirniak, joined by township council members, Township Manager Steve Mountain and staff, honored thirty-six board and committee volunteers who have completed their terms.

The 2016 Volunteer Recognition Included the Following:
Board of Adjustment
Gene Stracco
Board of ...

Council Reviews Chicken Coop Ordinance, Suggests a Variance for Homeowner

RANDOLPH, NJ - When Steven Riecker, Randolph resident of 18 years and chicken owner, discovered the township required three acres to raise chickens, but just one acre to own a horse, he asked the council to reconsider the current ordinance and make the township more “chicken friendly.”

Riecker sent an email to the council on Sept. 28 detailing his initial request, followed up ...

Heinz Homestyle Gravy Mislabled; Product Recalled

November 27, 2016

CHICAGO, IL-  Don't ask to pass the gravy until you've checked the jar. Approximately 500 cases of Heinz HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy are being voluntarily recalled because some jars may be mislabeled as Heinz Pork Gravy which contains milk and soy, said an announcement by the US Food and Drug Administration.

People who have an allergy or sensitivity to milk or soy run the ...

JCP&L Accepting Submissions to Merry & Bright Holiday Lights Photo Contest

December 4, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - JCP&L is again looking for the best and brightest homes this holiday season by holding a Merry & Bright Holiday Lights Photo Contest.

Customers can enter the photo contest by submitting photos of their homes' outdoor lighting displays on the JCP&L Facebook page through December 18. Ten finalists will be selected from the entries. Voting will ...

Randolph Residents Asked to Comply with the Snow Removal Ordinance

RANDOLPH, NJ- Issues with the lack of snow removal from sidewalks were encountered in some neighborhoods last winter. Under Sec. 44-316 of the township code, property owners are required to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice. Non-compliance will result in a summons being issued for the violation, according to the township. Below is the section as it pertains to snow and ice removal:

Sec.

Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown to be Conducted in Randolph as Part of Statewide Year End Campaign

December 5, 2016

Randolph, NJ — Law enforcement officials from Randolph Township will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign.  Beginning December 9, 2016 and continuing through January 1, 2017, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety ...

Randoph Police Department Recognized the Life Saving Efforts of Five Officers

RANDOLPH, NJ - Thursday’s council meeting opened with a ceremony recognizing the life-saving efforts of the Randolph police force. Chief of Police David Stokoe presented the Life Saving Award to five officers.

“We are so fortunate to have a police department here that, on a day-to-day basis, brings great honor to the town and protects both our property, and our citizens and our ...

CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties Joins Global #GivingTuesday Movement, Pledges to Raise Funds for 30 Children in Foster Care

November 29, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - 6 Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Morris and Sussex Counties have joined the #GivngTuesday movement, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. 

In preparing to celebrate its 30th Anniversary year, CASA of Morris and Sussex ...

Randolph Resident Sworn In as Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children

Morristown, NJ—On Nov. 7, a group of community volunteers were sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) by The Honorable Maritza Berdote Byrne. CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties, a local non-profit organization, trains and supervises community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or ...

Randolph Interfaith Council Hosts Community Program Series

December 1, 2016

RANDOLPH, NJ- Concerned that “the distance between people of faith was expanding,” the Randolph Interfaith Council was formed by Rabbi Menashe East of Mt. Freedom Jewish Center and Father Daniel Murphy of St. Matthew’s Church a number of years ago. This year the Council, joined by Imam Deen Shareef of the Islamic Center of Morris County is sponsoring a community five-part ...

St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church is Designated Toys for Tots Drop Off Location Through Dec. 17

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RANDOLPH, NJ- Located in Randolph, St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church (http://www.standrewgonj.org/toys-for-tots) will again receive new, unwrapped toys in support of the Toys for Tots drive beginning on Sunday, November 20. 

Beginning Sunday, November 20, toys may be dropped off at 1447 Sussex Turnpike, Randolph, NJ 07869. 

Drop off hours are from 10:00 a. m.

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Randolph Township Emergency Executive Closed Meeting

December 8, 2016

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Randolph Township Council has scheduled an Emergency Executive Closed Meeting for Dec. 9, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss legal issues under the attorney-client privilege that arose during a trial currently being conducted before the Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris County, in the matter entitled Bailey v. Township of Randolph, et al., Docket No. MRS-L-1436-12.

Hundreds of Gingerbread Creations on Display at Morristown's Frelinghuysen Arboretum

December 9, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Have you had a chance to walk through the Gingerbread Wonderland at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum? If you haven't, you better not wait. The gingerbread creations are only on display for three more days; today Friday December 9 until 7:30pm, Saturday December 10 from 10am - 4:30pm and Sunday December 11 from 10am - 4:30pm.

The 25th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

December 3, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ-  Get ready for some holiday spirit! Music, gingerbread houses, movies, toy donations, holiday fairs, photos with Santa and much much more! Over 44 activities to keep you busy. If you are driving around looking at Holiday decorations, don't forget to submit your favorite to the JCP&L Merry & Bright Holiday Lights Photo Contest. Have a great weekend ...

Possession and Disorderly Conduct in November Police Blotter

December 6, 2016

Nov 8: Manuel E. Minchalacriollo, 22, Dover was arrested following a motor vehicle stop for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  The defendant was processed and released.

Nov 9: Markessian P. Willis, 23, Newark was arrested for illegal possession of prescription drugs after a being stopped for a motor vehicle violation.  Willis was processed and issued two motor vehicle ...

Morris County Sophomores Invited to Learn About MCST Share Time at Denville Campus

December 6, 2016

DENVILLE, N.J. - Morris County sophomores considering a trade instead of college might want to attend an upcoming information session about the Morris County School of Technology's "Share Time" program.

At the session, on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria, interested sophomores and their families can learn about the 2-year, half-day Share Time programs which provided ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, December 10, 12:00 PM

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains

Holiday Decorations at the Stickley Museum

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, December 10, 12:00 PM

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains

Second Annual Holiday Shop at Craftsman Farms

Arts & Entertainment

RHS Students Inducted Into National Honor Society

December 10, 2016

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph High School chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 77 juniors and seniors as new members in a beautiful candlelit ceremony.

According to the National Honor Society*, students who qualify for membership are well-rounded students who demonstrate excellence in all of the following areas:

Scholarship: Students who have demonstrated excellence in academics ...

Randolph High School Percussion Ensemble To Perform in National Percussion Festival , Car Raffle Helps to Reach Fundraising Goal

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph NJ High School Percussion Ensemble is proud to announce that they have been accepted to participate in a once in a lifetime opportunity to play at the Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Ensemble Festival.  This is part of the 2017 Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha in Indianapolis, IN. 

To help reach their fundraising goal, a ...

Randolph Student Honored as A November Music Student of the Month

Morristown, NJ - Students from schools based in Jefferson Twp, Chatham, Parsippany, Morristown, Kinnelon and Randolph were honored as Mayo Performing Arts Center November Music Students of the Month - Outstanding Jazz Musicians-- prior to the Tuesday, November 15 performance of the Big Head Blues Club featuring Big Head Todd & the Monsters.

The students were recognized for their ...

Randolph Board of Education Appoints New Vice Principal for Center Grove and Ironia

December 9, 2016

RANDOLPH, NJ: At its December work session, the Randolph Board of Education approved the appointment of Thomas Rathjen as the new Vice Principal of Center Grove and Ironia Elementary Schools.

Rathjen, a former middle school principal, is an instructional strategies specialist who trains teachers and administrators in best practices and technology infusion across all disciplines and grade ...

New Jersey State Baseball Umpires Association Cadet Class Registration

December 3, 2016

Bloomfield, NJ - The New Jersey State Baseball Umpire Association was founded in 1936 and is now 81 Years Old. The association consists of a dedicated group of men and women officials who are committed to the improvement of officiating Baseball and Softball games in our service area. We currently service Schools in Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Union Counties for High School Baseball ...

In Wake of Recent Campus Shootings RTSP will be offering ‘Surviving a Mass Attack’ Course over winter break

December 10, 2016

Randolph, NJ- In wake of the recent Ohio State shooting and past shootings on College campuses, premier indoor shooting range and training facility, RTSP feels it is important to continue to offer their course ‘Surviving a Mass Attack.’ They also want to make this course readily available to college students and their families. To do this, RTSP will be offering this course while ...

Patriots Path Council Honors TAPinto Founder for Service

BRIDGEWATER NJ - The Patriots Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America honored TAP into founder and publisher Mike Shapiro on Wednesday at its 2016 Toast to Scouting Awards Dinner at the Raritan Valley Country Club.  Shapiro was one of five recipients.

The Patriots Path Council, which serves Central and Northern New Jersey, presents the award to those who exemplify in their daily life ...

JCP&L Nearing Completion of 2016 Circuit Upgrade Program

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed upgrades on more than 80 major circuits this year to enhance customer reliability.   Overall, the modernization work will help reduce the number and duration of service interruptions for more than 113,000 customers in central and northern New Jersey.

Among the projects completed was an upgrade of equipment in the area known as the ...

Morris County Historical Society to Use Gift Shop Proceeds to Restore Rare Collections' Pieces

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Historical Society’s annual Christmas celebration will use proceeds from the Oak Leaf Gallery Gift Shop’s sales to fund the restoration of two damaged 19th century marble and cloisonné candlesticks frequently displayed at Acorn Hall. These candlesticks, along with a magnificent clock, epitomize the opulence of the Victorian era ...

St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society Raffles Valuable Bracelet for Charity, Dec. 18

RANDOLPH, N.J--- Just in time for the holidays, the St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society - the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox church of St. Andrew - is offering a truly special raffle limited to 200 tickets to win a stunning Tiffany Olive Branch Cuff Bracelet, valued at $1,175. Drawing deadline is Dec. 18.

With a limited sale of 200 tickets at just $20 each, the odds ...

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TAKING YOUR CHILD TO THE DENTIST, AND MORE

December 9, 2016

Unfortunately children don’t come with a manual.  As parents we try to make the best decisions for their care but we don’t always know what the right answers are.  To help you with the care of your children’s teeth we have assembled the most commonly asked questions and, most importantly, the answers you’ve been looking for.  If you have additional questions ...

"Move Today" Class Offered to Seniors

Move Today, a weekly exercise class for seniors, will be offered at Randolph Pain Relief and Wellness Center, 540 Route 10 West in Randolph beginning on Tuesday, January 10th from 1-2pm. 

Move Today is a 30-45 minute non-aerobic exercise class designed to improve flexibility, balance and stamina. Participants assess their health, physical well-being and intent to make behavior changes ...

Plyometric Chaos vs. Plyometric Purpose Two Very Different Paradigms on How to Build Explosive Athletes

Megan is a sophomore high school soccer forward who just finished a great season starting varsity. She played hard, contributed to her team and competed every single game against varsity competition. Megan is also a really passionate soccer player so as the season ends she brings up the conversation to her parents that she wants to get stronger and faster for next season. Her parents, open to the ...

Beckerman’s Theory of Everything

Any armchair theoretical physicist knows that Stephen Hawking has pursued a lifelong quest to come up with a Theory of Everything. This all-encompassing theory would tie together general relativity (large scale and high mass galaxies, stars, etc), quantum theory (quantum mechanics, quarks, atoms, subatomic particles), and Newtonian physics (gravity on small bodies, gas laws, electromagnetism) to ...

‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales' Captures Old-Fashioned Nostalgia at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – It’s clear the Welsh love to sing as the evening moves on with relatives gathering for Christmas dinner at the Thomas home in Wales.

The play opens with three children and then a chorus singing “In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,” a melancholy tune that conjures visions of Swansea, a village in Wales,  with “fallen snow on ...

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TAKING YOUR CHILD TO THE DENTIST, AND MORE

December 9, 2016

Unfortunately children don’t come with a manual.  As parents we try to make the best decisions for their care but we don’t always know what the right answers are.  To help you with the care of your children’s teeth we have assembled the most commonly asked questions and, most importantly, the answers you’ve been looking for.  If you have additional questions ...