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Township Manager Steve Mountain Gives Final Manager's Report Ahead Of Retirement

June 24, 2022

RANDOLPH, NJ- Steve Mountain conducted his final meeting - and with it gave his final Manager’s Report - as Randolph’s Township Manager on June 23.

Mountain, who has served as the Manager since 2014, announced his retirement back in November. He will be replaced by Greg Poff come the July 7 meeting.

Mountain started his career off in 1991 working for a town in Maryland before ...

New Jersey's Small Town Gas Stations: The Front Lines of the Global Price War

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey has an economy about the size of Sweden’s though we consider ourselves a small state of smaller towns. 

In most of them, there's a few longtime gas stations that hired high school kids in summer to work the pumps, fixed kids’ bikes, sponsored community sports teams and tuned up your cars. 

I visited with the owner ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to Do in and Around Morristown This Weekend; June 24 - June 26

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - 

Friday June 24

Farm-Phonics at Fosterfields: 73 Kahdena Road in Morris Township; 10am - 11am

Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Mosquitoes; Great Swamp; 3:30pm (free)

First Summer Concert Series; Lawn of Museum of Early Trades & Crafts; 6pm - 8pm

The Troubadour presents Cliff Eberhardt and Louise Mosrie; Morristown Unitarian Fellowship; ...

VIDEO: Eagle Scout Accomplishment, Student Raises Awareness About Blood Donations, Welcoming New Firefighters and A Baseball Team Honored

NEW JERSEY - An Eagle Scout Project helps insect pollination at a Community Garden.  Plus, a student reminds the community about the importance of blood donation. Also, a baseball team is honored for its achievements this year.  And, new firefighters are welcomed. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to ...

Randolph Board of Education Weighs Stricter Online Security Measures

June 17, 2022

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Board of Education received an update on its technology security during the June 16 Board meeting, along with some recommendations for the future.

According to Director of Technology Peter Emmel, over 500 ransomware attacks on New Jersey’s K-12 school systems were reported in 2021, and these attacks have continued into 2022. Notable attacks include one on ...

A Heartwarming Graduation for Randolph High School’s Class of 2022   

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School’s Class of 2022 had a heartwarming graduation that took place on Bauer Field during the evening of Wednesday, June 15.  ( Graduation Ceremony Video and Link to TAP into Randolph Photos will be posted tomorrow Friday, June 17 ) 

“I am very happy and proud of our graduating seniors,” stated Randolph High School’s ...

Randolph Middle School Promotes 357 Eighth Graders At Annual Ceremony

RANDOLPH, NJ—With smiles spread across their faces, 357 eighth graders appeared to savor every moment of the RMS Promotion Ceremony, saying goodbye to middle school and anticipating saying hello to high school as incoming freshmen at the end of August. The ceremony, watched by a capacity crowd of family and friends, was held on Tuesday, June 14, at Bauer Field.   

Under ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to Do in and Around Morristown This Weekend; June 24 - June 26

June 23, 2022

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - 

Friday June 24

Farm-Phonics at Fosterfields: 73 Kahdena Road in Morris Township; 10am - 11am

Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Mosquitoes; Great Swamp; 3:30pm (free)

First Summer Concert Series; Lawn of Museum of Early Trades & Crafts; 6pm - 8pm

The Troubadour presents Cliff Eberhardt and Louise Mosrie; Morristown Unitarian Fellowship; ...

Ethan Lafazan of Randolph Performs in the Music Man on Broadway

NY< NY- The 75th Annual Tony Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall this past Sunday which will celebrate excellence in theater. Leading the pack of nominees for musical revivals is The Music Man which picked up 6 Tony Award nominations including Best Revival of a Musical. The musical also picked up two nominations in the Best Actor and Actress category, with legendary actor Hugh ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to Do in and Around Morristown This Weekend; June 10 - June 12

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Lots going on this weekend! Music, crafts, movies and a farmers market. Have a great weekend!

Saturday June 11

The Morris Plains Farmers Market returns; 771 Speedwell Avenue; 9am -1pm

Civil War Weekend; Fosterfields; 10am - 4pm

Morristown Fine Arts& Crafts Festival; Vail Mansion Lawn; 10am - 5pm

Drop in Craft: Pet Rocks; Museum of Early Trades & ...

World Cup 2026 Coming to New Jersey

June 18, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way.

On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to play host to the 2026 World Cup tournament.

While the number of matches and in what rounds of the ...

Zarro’s Big Day at Track and Field Group 3 Championships Highlights Strong Showing for Randolph

Pennsauken, NJ- Randolph senior track and field star Frankie Zarro saved some of his best stuff for last, finishing up one of the final meets of his career with an impressive performance at the Group 3 Championships on June 10 and 11 in Pennsauken NJ.  Zarro had qualified for and competed in four events, taking home a trifecta of awards by earning aan impressive first, second, ...

A Fundraiser for Brothers Who Drowned Near Roxbury

June 17, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – An online fundraiser has been established to cover the costs associated of returning to Guatemala the bodies of two brothers who drowned Tuesday in Mine Hill.

The GoFundMe site, viewable here, was set up by Randolph resident Alan Verá, a friend and co-worker of the victims.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, which is handling publicity related to ...

Township Manager Steve Mountain Gives Final Manager's Report Ahead Of Retirement

June 24, 2022

RANDOLPH, NJ- Steve Mountain conducted his final meeting - and with it gave his final Manager’s Report - as Randolph’s Township Manager on June 23.

Mountain, who has served as the Manager since 2014, announced his retirement back in November. He will be replaced by Greg Poff come the July 7 meeting.

Mountain started his career off in 1991 working for a town in Maryland before ...

Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph Holds Ice Cream Social

June 22, 2022

RANDOLPH, NJ- On June 16th Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph held their annual Ice Cream Social.  Lots of families were on hand to welcome the return of the event since the start of the COVID pandemic and the smiles from the patients in attendance made it evident that it was worth the wait.  Games, prizes, music, face painting, balloon art and and an extensive ice ...

NJ Department Of Health Announces First Case Of Monkeypox in Jersey City Resident

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A confirmatory test for the monkeypox virus, one of the viruses associated with the ...

Join the Dept. of Agriculture in the Fight Against the Spotted Lanternfly

June 12, 2022

TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is encouraging residents and business owners to go to www.badbug.nj.gov to find information that can assist them in learning how to fight the spotted lanternfly. The webpage includes a timeline for the stages of growth for the insect as well as treatment options.

The spotted lanternfly is currently in the nymph stage, where it is tiny ...

Mortgage Market Update – Buy Now and Refinance Later

May 31, 2022

Mortgage Market Update – Buy Now and Refinance Later

The days of mortgage rates in the two and three percent range are in the rear-view mirror but, we have seen a bit of a reprieve over the past two weeks. Average mortgage rates hit a high of 5.30% on Thursday, May 12th but, have, since, dropped 20 basis points as the broader economy faces multiple headwinds.

It remains an incredibly ...

New Jersey's Small Town Gas Stations: The Front Lines of the Global Price War

June 24, 2022

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey has an economy about the size of Sweden’s though we consider ourselves a small state of smaller towns. 

In most of them, there's a few longtime gas stations that hired high school kids in summer to work the pumps, fixed kids’ bikes, sponsored community sports teams and tuned up your cars. 

I visited with the owner ...

Gun Bills Cleared by Assembly Committee, Advance in Trenton

TRENTON, NJ — The Assembly Judiciary Committee has advanced nine bills, that Democrats say, will help curb gun violence in New Jersey.

Assembly Republicans say the bills take aim at residents exercising their Second Amendment rights.

“New Jersey continues to lead the nation on fair and robust common-sense gun safety thanks to the Governor and Legislature’s partnership ...

New Jersey Announces Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, Republicans Call Move 'Another Gimmick'

RED BANK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced back-to-school supplies will be tax-free in New Jersey from August 27 to September 5.

Murphy, Senate President Nicholas Scutari (D - District 22) and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D - District 19) announced at an event in Red Bank the agreement was reached as part of the fiscal year 2023 state budget. The deal would stop the ...

VIDEO: Eagle Scout Accomplishment, Student Raises Awareness About Blood Donations, Welcoming New Firefighters and A Baseball Team Honored

June 23, 2022

NEW JERSEY - An Eagle Scout Project helps insect pollination at a Community Garden.  Plus, a student reminds the community about the importance of blood donation. Also, a baseball team is honored for its achievements this year.  And, new firefighters are welcomed. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to ...

VIDEO: Park Renamed for Harriet Tubman, Rutgers Students to Pay More Tuition, More School Police Officers and Burglar Swaps Shoes

NEW JERSEY - A park in the state's largest city is renamed for Harriet Tubman. Plus, Rutgers University announced a tuition hike. Also, one school district announces officers will be stationed in every school until the end of the academic year. And, a burglar steals shoes from a home. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought ...

VIDEO: Four Female Athletes Become All-American Competitors, Teen Makes Track History, Revolutionary War Well Damaged and STEAM Tank Challenge Success

NEW JERSEY - Four young female athletes become All-American competitors representing their town while a young runner makes track history for his town. Also, a Revolutionary war well is damaged after a car smashes into it. And, High School Seniors take third place in a STEAM Tank Challenge.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by ...

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Deadline is Friday for Randolph Freedom Festival Vendors

June 21, 2022

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Freedom Festival is back for its 46th year!   The 3-day festival, sponsored by the Randolph Kiwanis Club in partnership with Randolph Township, will again showcase vendors, food trucks, live music, carnival rides & games, fireworks, and more!  The Festival will be held on June 30 – July 2 from 6pm – 11pm ...

A Vietnam Veteran’s Experience Bringing The Moving Wall to His Hometown

June 20, 2022

RANDOLPH, NJ- It was a long journey to bring the Moving Wall to Randolph, but for Vietnam Veteran Emerson Crooks it will be well worth it.

“I am so happy and so pleased for this community to bring the names of people like Mike Poliquin and the rest of the five squad members I lost in one night on August 19th. We’re going to be right here in my own neighborhood. That’s very ...

Graduation Slideshow and Photos for RHS Class of 2022

June 17, 2022

RANDOLPH, NJ- Click the links below to get an inside look from TAPinto Randolph at the 2022 RHS Graduation 

Class of 2022 Graduation Slideshow VIDEO: CLICK HERE

Class of 2022 Graduation slideshow PHOTOS: CLICK HERE 

Upcoming Events

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Borgen Project Informational Event

Panagiota Katsanos Receives Morris County Professional Counselor Association Caring Student Award

June 13, 2022

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Morris County Professional Counselor Association (MCPCA), affiliated with the New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA), consists of school counselors serving in the public, private and parochial school sectors throughout Morris County. Each year, MCPCA holds a signature event recognizing one senior from each high school who has given selflessly to others and often goes ...

Graduation Slideshow and Photos for RHS Class of 2022

June 17, 2022

RANDOLPH, NJ- Click the links below to get an inside look from TAPinto Randolph at the 2022 RHS Graduation 

Class of 2022 Graduation Slideshow VIDEO: CLICK HERE

Class of 2022 Graduation slideshow PHOTOS: CLICK HERE 

Use your voice to make a difference : A Letter to the Class of 2022

June 21, 2022

In my childhood home, there was an underlying tension beneath the silence following my father’s war service in Vietnam. After my parents separated and my siblings and I moved in with my father, I remember quietly paying for the family’s groceries with food stamps. I didn’t want anyone to know, so it is not something we spoke about.

Breaking the code of silence in my life was ...

Viking Pest Control, Local Exterminator Offers Discount on Award-Winning Mosquito, Tick, and Spotted Lanternfly Services

June 22, 2022

Viking Pest Control (Viking Pest), an award-winning pest control company based in Basking Ridge, N.J., was rated top 10 in the country for pest control and top 5 for mosquito and termite service by Forbes Home, and best in the country for sustainability by The Spruce. In celebration of this recognition, Viking Pest is offering new customers a $50 discount on all services.

In addition to the ...

Scott Moffitt Named County Superintendent of the Year for Strengthening Career and technical education at Morris County Vocational School District

DENVILLE, N.J – As superintendent of Morris County Vocational School District (MCVSD), Scott Moffitt has steadily grown enrollment in the district’s career-focused programs. He has championed the value of career and technical education, not only in Morris County, but across the state. The impact of these efforts on students, as well as employers who rely on CTE programs to fill ...

Randolph Library Summer Programs

Our popular summer concert series is back!  We have an impressive lineup of talent, so join us on Monday evenings at 7:00 near our gazebo.  (Raindates are Tuesday, which will be rain or shine.)  Bring your lawn chairs! 

Enjoy these bands:

Unusual Suspects - June 27

Norton Smull Band - July 11

Spare Tire Band - July 18

Danny & the Boys - July 25

The Green ...

Randolph Library Summer Programs

July 5 to August 27

We're back with another shared-read experience!  This year's title is The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley!  This year we will be Zooming with the author on August 27 at  10 a.m. while enjoying scones, tea and snacks from Sally Lunn's!  (Registration is required for the author Zoom.)

Book Summary:  When Julian Jessup, an ...

Signs Your Baby May have a Fastened Lip and/or Tongue tie and What to Do About It

RANDOLPH, NJ- Lip and Tongue ties are fairly common among infants and can cause a variety of complications:

Falling asleep when nursing
Colic
Reflux
Inadequate weight gain
Weak latch when breast or bottle feeding
Constantly needing to feed

What is a Tongue Tie?
A tongue tie occurs when the lingual frenulum tissue which connects the underside of the tongue to the floor of the ...

Guest Columns

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Attend Networking Event

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — TAPinto's franchise owners gathered in person for the first time in more than two years in Berkeley Heights on June 6, 2022, at a networking event. For some TAPinto owners, it's the first time they were able to see one another in person.

The publishers had a chance to catch up and hear from TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. Sen. Jon Bramnick, a ...