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Photo Contest Celebrating History of Morris County Begins October 1

September 20, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Get your cameras ready! The Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall will begin accepting submissions for their photo contest on October 1. The contest celebrates the "rich and diverse history of Morris County.

Bruce White, former staff photographer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Sotheby’s, will be serving as special guest judge. Mr. White’s most ...

Large Item Clean Up Week Reminder, Starts Monday

RANDOLPH, NJ- The township-wide collection of large household garbage items will take place the week of September 21.

All residents must place bulk clean up items curbside no later than 6:00 a.m. on Monday, September 21.

Loose household items must be placed curbside in bags or cans (not recyclable cardboard boxes). Please be sure to clearly separate regular ...

Statement From Randolph Township Schools on Recent COVID-19 Rumors

RANDOLPH, NJ- The following is a statement from Randolph Schools regarding rumors and activity on social media regarding COVID-19 protocol: 

Randolph Township Schools is aware of rumors circulating on social media regarding a staff member at Randolph High School that was diagnosed with COVID-19. It has been alleged that the district hid the staff member’s status from parents and ...

Murphy Denounces Shooting at Cops' Home, Signs Environmental Law, Reports COVID Numbers at Briefing

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside.

The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck the home at least six times, according to Camden police. The couple were inside ...

Randolph Township Board of Education Meeting Summary Includes Updates and New BOE Member

September 16, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Board of Education interviewed four candidates, Andrew George, Peggy Kurtz, Vernetha Powell, and Nicholas Caruso to fill the unexpired term of a board member who recently resigned, Robert Soni. The Board of Education voted to appoint Vernetha Powell. After undergoing a state mandated background check, Vernetha Powell will be sworn in and serve through the ...

There Is Still Time to Enroll for Fall at CCM Funding Also Is Available to Help Fund a Higher Education

RANDOLPH, NJ – There is still time to enroll for the Fall Semester at County College of Morris (CCM). The college also has a number of programs to help fund a higher education so students can keep moving forward during these challenging times.

The Fall Semester begins on September 9. In addition to the traditional length semester, CCM also offers a 13 Week Semester that begins on ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown This Weekend: Sept. 11 - Sept. 13

September 11, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  There are a lot of activities happening in and around Morristown this weekend... virtual events, live events and somber remembrances for those lost during the terror attacks. 

Friday September 11

Friday Morning Yoga with Munah Hayes; Morristown Library Lawn; 9:30am

Morris Plains will hold a remembrance ceremony at the 9-11 memorial (live and via live stream); ...

Morristown's Century 21 Will Close; Parent Company Set to Close Stores After 60 Years

September 11, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Century 21 Department Store, located on the Morristown Green will be closing their doors, announced the company in a press release. Thirteen stores across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida will go out of business after 60 years. Prior to Century 21, the location was home to Macy's 

The plan to shut down all 13 stores comes after the nonpayment ...

Burlington to Battle Marshall's at New Roxbury Shopping Center

ROXBURY, NJ — The new Shops at Ledgewood Commons shopping center will be home to a Burlington store, the site developer confirmed today.

Based in New Jersey, Burlington Stores - formerly Burlington Coat Factory - operates 739 stores in 45 states and Puerto Rico, according to its website. 

The Burlington store in The Shops at Ledgewood Commons ...

NJSIAA and NFL to Host Diversity Workshops for High School Officials

September 14, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA), the governing body for high school sports in New Jersey, has announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the National Football League (NFL). The organization will host a two-day, virtual diversity, bias and cultural competence workshop for football game officials, Sept. 22–23. The ...

5 Ballot Drop Boxes in Morris County with One in Morristown; Randolph Location Expected By End of Month

September 15, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The November election is less than 50 days away. All registered voters will be mailed a Mail-In Ballot. Voters can either mail back the ballot, drop it off at a polling location or drop it off at one of the drop boxes.

Currently there are five vote by mail drop boxes in Morris County: 

Morris County Administration & Records Building 10 Court Street, ...

NJ Election 2020: Register to Vote, Track Mail-In Ballots With New Online Portal

NEW JERSEY — Less than two months from Election Day, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday said a new website will allow New Jersey residents to register to vote and track their mail-in ballot all while on the go or from the comfort of their home.

“This online form is safe and secure, and can be accessed anywhere – whether from a library computer or your smartphone,” Gov. Phil ...

Large Item Clean Up Week Reminder, Starts Monday

September 19, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- The township-wide collection of large household garbage items will take place the week of September 21.

All residents must place bulk clean up items curbside no later than 6:00 a.m. on Monday, September 21.

Loose household items must be placed curbside in bags or cans (not recyclable cardboard boxes). Please be sure to clearly separate regular ...

Randolph High School Boys Soccer Team Supports RHS Faculty and Staff

September 13, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- Players from Randolph High School’s Boys Soccer Program, together with Head Coach George Mousis, delivered Care Packages containing face masks and hand sanitizers for the school’s faculty and staff.   After several weeks of collecting donations from soccer families and the broader Randolph community, the Boys Soccer Booster Club assembled 225 individual care ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Aiming to Strengthen New Jersey’s Long-Term Care Industry

September 17, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Saying that residents and staff of long-term care facilities in New Jersey have borne an outsized burden of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation on Wednesday to address systemic challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19, and strengthen preparedness for future outbreaks.

Of the more than 14,000 New Jersey residents killed by ...

NJ Health Commissioner Warns of Possible ‘Twin-Demic’ at COVID Press Briefing

TRENTON, NJ -- NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli today, during the governor's COVID-19 press briefing, warned of a possible “twin-demic” this year during flu season and urged New Jerseyans to get their flu shots.  

“As we enter the fall season, we are also moving into the flu season. This year we are preparing for the possibility of a twin-demic,” ...

Coronavirus Cases Expected in NJ Schools, Elsewhere As People Return Indoors

September 8, 2020

NEW JERSEY — For many New Jersey school districts, this week will mark the first day of class. 

While all have prepared — opting for in-person, remote or a hybrid of the two — new coronavirus cases are to be expected, state officials said Tuesday. 

“We have all the public health protocols and procedures in place to safeguard our children, our educators, ...

RATE ALERT – Mortgage Rates Fall

August 28, 2020

This week, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that they will delay implementation of the adverse-market refinance fee of 0.50% until December 1st. This is welcome news for homeowners looking to refinance. The fee would have added approximately $1,400 to the average borrower’s closing costs or, increased their rate by as much as a quarter percent. This week average mortgage ...

RATE ALERT – Rates About to Increase on Refinances?

Mortgage rates for refinances may be about to increase due to an adverse-market refinance fee of 0.50%, that was just announced by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The fee will go into effect for most refinance loans purchased by Fannie or Freddie on or after September 1st. Some lenders have already begun integrating this fee into their rates knowing that new rates locks will likely not close until ...

RATE ALERT – Mortgage Rates Decrease Slightly

Rates continue to remain near historic lows which is driving purchase demand over 20 percent above a year ago.

U.S. Weekly Averages as of 07/30/2020

The U.S. average 30 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage dropped 0.02 this week to 2.99% with 0.8 Fees/Points as of July 30, 2020. The 15 Year Fixed Rate declined by 0.3 to 2.51% with 0.7 Fees/Points. This information is posted weekly by Freddie Mac and ...

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Photo Contest Celebrating History of Morris County Begins October 1

September 20, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Get your cameras ready! The Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall will begin accepting submissions for their photo contest on October 1. The contest celebrates the "rich and diverse history of Morris County.

Bruce White, former staff photographer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Sotheby’s, will be serving as special guest judge. Mr. White’s most ...

Virtual Town Hall Meeting About Racism, Bigotry and Prejudice

September 11, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph’s Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee (DISC), in conjunction with the Morris County Human Relations Commission (MCHRC), would like to invite members of the Randolph community to an intimate virtual town hall meeting.

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The purpose of these town hall meetings is to give residents the opportunity to share their experiences in Randolph ...

Re-Elect Chris Carey for Fiscal Responsibility

September 20, 2020

Re-Elect Chris Carey to Randolph Township Council

Vote for Fiscal Responsibility

My name is Chris Carey and I am running for re-election to the Randolph Township Council.  As a member of the Township Council for the last several years, I have worked with my colleagues to lead Randolph through fiscally responsible planning and decision-making which has resulted in no increase in the ...

Tkacs Touts Experience and Commitment

My name is Lance Tkacs and I am running for re-election to the Randolph Town Council.

Today, I would like to highlight the various committees that I have served on during my many years of town service.

Planning Board Commissioner (7 years)
The Economic Development Committee (5 years)
Traffic Advisory Committee (3 years)
Wildlife Management Committee (1 year)
Environment and ...

Founder of the “Share the Keys” program for parents and students; recipient of the State Beacon Award

Founder of the “Share the Keys” program for parents and students; recipient of the State Beacon Award (picture of me next to my plaque)

My name is Joanne Veech and I am a candidate for re-election to the Randolph Township Council. 

When my oldest son first got his driver's license, I was very concerned about his safety and inexperience as a driver. He had that need for ...

Randolph Council Candidates Want To Work For You

My name is David Timpanaro and I am running for Randolph Township Council. I am a social worker and work with children with disabilities, behavior challenges, mental health and developmental concerns. I live here in Randolph with my wife of 12 years and 7-year-old son. My wife and I are local business owners and operate an agency that provides children and families within home ...

Morris County Officials and Citizens Recognized 64 Victims of 9/11 Tragedy

September 14, 2020

PARSIPPANY, NJ - This past weekend was a time to reflect on what it means to be an American, and honor victims of a great tragedy. And just two days after an infamous date, Morris County officials and resident came together to do just that.

Nineteen years ago, three hijacked airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center and Pentagon, taking the lives of about 3,000 people. A fourth hijacked ...

Randolph has a Semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Program

September 14, 2020

Evanston, Illinois- Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next ...

Jonathan Olsen, Director of Secondary Education, to Serve as RHS Interim Principal

September 16, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- On August 11, the Randolph Township Board of Education confirmed the retirement of Randolph High School Principal Debbie Iosso after 43 years of service to Randolph Township Schools. Mrs. Iosso’s last day of service will be September 30. An extensive search was initiated immediately following this announcement, and the district shared that it would be soliciting feedback from ...

Murphy Denounces Shooting at Cops' Home, Signs Environmental Law, Reports COVID Numbers at Briefing

September 18, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside.

The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck the home at least six times, according to Camden police. The couple were inside ...

Vote Carey,Veech,Tkacs

September 17, 2020

I am writing to urge Randolph residents to vote to re-elect Carey,Veech,Tkacs to the Randolph Township Council. I have been a long time Randolph community volunteer and dedicated Randolph Firefighter for over 25 years.Carey,Veech,Tkacs share my commitment to the Randolph community and have also been long timevolunteers working to make our town an even better place to live.as an avid supporter or ...

Support of Carey, Veech and Tkcas

Dear Editor,

I have been a Randolph Resident for 25 years, all my children have gone through the school system and I also run a business in town, Tamarack Day Camp.  In addition, I run several Day Camps in several other Municipalities in the state.  I am writing today in support of the Veech, Carey and Tkacs slate of candidate for town council.  As a business owner in several ...

Support Council members Carey, Veech and Tkacs

I am writing to express my ardent support for Chris Carey, Joanne Veech and Lance Tkacs for Randolph Township Council in the November election.  It is their stewardship and guidance on the council in recent years, together with the rest of the council, Town Manager and Finance chief that has enabled Randolph to maintain a high quality of life and strong financial foundation.  Randolph ...

CCM Television Program Presents Sixth Season Highlighting the College “CCM: All Access” Continues Weekly Production by Students

September 19, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ – The Alex DeCroce Media Center at County College of Morris (CCM) will begin its sixth season of “CCM: All Access,” a weekly television show airing on Morris Educational Television (METV).

METV is viewable on Channel 40 Fios and Channel 77 Optimum. “CCM: All Access” airs on Mondays at 9 a.m., 3 p.m. and again at 9 p.m. Episodes are also posted to the ...

Randolph Candidates Release Diversity and Inclusion Plan

This morning, candidates for Randolph Township Council David Timpanaro, Joshua Weiner, and Jeanette Hernandez released a statement on their plan to promote diversity and inclusion in the Randolph community and to confront racism and prejudice:

“Randolph is a diverse community, and our campaign is committed to ensuring that everyone in it feels welcome, heard, and included. Not only does ...

CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System Seek Expanded Partnership

Systems sign Letter of Intent to build upon successful clinical affiliation

MORRISTOWN – Building on a history of successful collaboration to improve the health of residents across northern and central New Jersey, CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System have signed a Letter of Intent to create a unique model for health system co-ownership.  Upon completion ...

Free Open-Air Concert Oct. 11 at Malapardis Park in Whippany

The celebrated Hanover Wind Symphony will present a patriotic open-air concert called "America Strong!" on Sunday, October 11, at 2 p.m., at Malapardis Park, 191-225 Malapardis Road, in Cedar Knolls. The concert is free and open to the public.

 

The wearing of masks and social distancing will be observed during the concert. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for an inspiring ...

IRS to mail special letter to estimated 9 million non-filers, urging them to claim Economic Impact Payment by Oct. 15 at IRS.gov

WASHINGTON – Later this month, the Internal Revenue Service will start mailing letters to roughly 9 million Americans who typically don’t file federal income tax returns who may be eligible for, but have not registered to claim, an Economic Impact Payment. 

The letters will urge recipients to register at IRS.gov by Oct. 15 in order to receive their payment by the end of the ...

College Financial Planning with The Seminara Group

At Astute Academics, we have a saying, when it comes to test-prep and college planning, “It is never too early, it is never too late,” and the same is applicable to financial planning for your children’s future. At Astute Academics, we tailor our services to each client’s individual needs in our pursuit of delivering “education catered to you”. This allows an ...

What Is Sewer Jetting?

What is Sewer Jetting?

Sewer jetting, also known as hydro jetting, is a method a licensed plumber can use to clear sewer mains and other lines. A sewer jetter operates by spraying water at high pressures to remove grease, blockages, and other waste inside sewer mains. Similar to a power washer that removes dirt and grime from decks and the siding of your home.  

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Why the Flu Shot Is More Important Than Ever. Check it off your list.

Between social distancing and mask wearing, we have been taking the necessary precautions to safeguard our health. But there’s one more important item that should be on our to-do lists. It’s the annual flu vaccination, and this year, it’s more important than ever.

The flu and COVID-19 are both highly contagious respiratory illnesses. Although they’re caused by different ...