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Randolph High School Winter Sports Put On Hold After Latest In-Person Shutdown

January 15, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- After numerous delays to the start of the NJSIAA Winter Sports Season 2 through the month of December, Randolph High School athletes finally were able to get things rolling in the beginning of January.

Unfortunately, after completing tryouts and getting the first few practices under their belt, the school went on a 14-day “All Virtual” mandate, which also calls for ...

New Jersey Healthcare Leaders Discuss COVID-19 and Hope for the Future at TAPinto Virtual Event

NEW JERSEY - Looking to answer questions and seeing a "bright light" at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, New Jersey healthcare leaders spoke about how they've dealt with the pandemic while offering hope for the future, at a virtual event held by TAPinto on Thursday evening.

The first-ever TAPinto signature virtual event on Jan. 14 featured five health care experts, ...

Smokers Deemed Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine in Stage 1B Rollout

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and the NJ Department of Health are taking heat for putting smokers in the 1B category for people registering to receive the coronavirus vaccine. 

On Wednesday, the governor announced that all residents over age 65, not just those in long-term care facilities, would be the next in line to get the vaccine, along with people who have conditions that ...

Morris County Maintains AAA Financial Rating

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Moody’s Investors Service again issued its top rating, AAA, of Morris County’s financial stability in its review of county guaranteed bonds offered through the Morris County Improvement Authority for various projects.

“The AAA rating reflects the county's substantial tax base, strong and diverse economy, healthy reserve levels, and modest debt ...

Yong Wang Fills Seat on Randolph Township Board of Education

January 14, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- Yong Wang was sworn in as a new member of the Board of Education on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Mr. Wang received his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from East China University of Chemical Technology and his Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a Principal Process Engineer for Gilead Sciences.

Mr. Wang has been a ...

Randolph Students Named "Music Student of the Month"

January 11, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ  - Randolph High School Student Katrina Lanese and Randolph Middle School Student  Priyasha Pal were among the students honored as the Mayo Performing Arts Center Music Students of the month of January 2021. Students were from Morristown, Parsippany, Boonton, Randolph, Mendham and Kinnelon.

Lanesa, grade 10  and Pal, grade 8,  were ...

PressReader is Available from the Randolph Township Library

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Library has a new digital magazine and newspaper provider. Items from our previous provider—RB Digital—are no longer available. You will be able to access PressReader via a web browser or a mobile app. Visit our website for the link.   You will need your library card number and pin number.  www.randolphnj.org/library

Lightbridge Academy in Randolph Announces New Measures for Health and Security Safeguards

January 13, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- Lightbridge Academy® of Randolph, NJ is a leading early educational childcare provider, and offers their families the Lightbridge Promise as the Gold Standard in the childcare industry for cleanliness, security, and peace of mind. For parents returning to work, in the home or at an office, they need to know their children are well cared for and educated in a safe ...

Randolph High School Winter Sports Put On Hold After Latest In-Person Shutdown

January 15, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- After numerous delays to the start of the NJSIAA Winter Sports Season 2 through the month of December, Randolph High School athletes finally were able to get things rolling in the beginning of January.

Unfortunately, after completing tryouts and getting the first few practices under their belt, the school went on a 14-day “All Virtual” mandate, which also calls for ...

Randolph High School Competition Cheer Returns Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

RANDOLPH, NJ- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Nov 3 that all indoor sports would be postponed until Jan 2, 2021, leaving the Randolph High School Competition Cheerleading team trying to figure out how to make the most of their shortened season.

Normally the team practices from mid-August to February in preparation to attend the National High School Cheerleading Competition ( NHSCC ) ...

Smokers Deemed Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine in Stage 1B Rollout

January 15, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and the NJ Department of Health are taking heat for putting smokers in the 1B category for people registering to receive the coronavirus vaccine. 

On Wednesday, the governor announced that all residents over age 65, not just those in long-term care facilities, would be the next in line to get the vaccine, along with people who have conditions that ...

Murphy :Individuals ages 65 years and older and 16-64 with Medical conditions Approved for Next Phase

TRENTON, NJ -- Individuals ages 65 years and older and those between the ages of 16-64 with medical conditions (defined by the CDC) that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination beginning Thursday, Jan. 14, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who shared the news at his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday. The governor also announced ...

Randolph Township 2021 Reorganization Meeting: New Mayor Announced in Virtual Ceremony

RANDOLPH, NJ- Virtual video conferences and meetings are everywhere these days due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, and the Randolph Township Council Reorganization meeting for 2021 was no different.  Held on Thursday Jan. 7, many topics were covered, including the appointing of the new Mayor Mark Forstenhausler and Deputy Mayor Marie Potter.

Outgoing Mayor Christine Carey opened the meeting, ...

Recall Initiated: Weis Markets Finds Foreign Matter in Ice Cream Products

January 11, 2021

Weis Markets, with stores in Randolph, Flanders and Hillsborough, have issued a recall for their Cookies and Cream Ice Cream and Klein's Vanilla Dairy Ice Cream. Both products may be contaminated with metal filling equipment parts, announced the FDA in a press release. 

The contamination was reported after a customer discovered an intact piece of metal equipment in the ...

New Jersey Healthcare Leaders Discuss COVID-19 and Hope for the Future at TAPinto Virtual Event

January 15, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Looking to answer questions and seeing a "bright light" at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, New Jersey healthcare leaders spoke about how they've dealt with the pandemic while offering hope for the future, at a virtual event held by TAPinto on Thursday evening.

The first-ever TAPinto signature virtual event on Jan. 14 featured five health care experts, ...

New Jersey Has Administered Over 219,000 Doses of the Covid Vaccine as of Tuesday, Jan. 12

MORRISTOWN, NJ - New Jersey is now reporting vaccination numbers. As of Tuesday, January 12, the dashboard is reporting 219,126 first doses of the covid vaccine have been administered as well as 24,532 doses of the second dose.

In Morris County, the dashboard is showing that as of today, 17,861 dosesvaccines have been administered.

The phases of vaccination are as ...

Retro Fitness of Kenvil Celebrates New Year with 15 Cent Membership Sign-ups

ROXBURY, NJ – You can’t get much these days for only 15 cents, but Retro Fitness in Kenvil is one exception: Membership joins for just 15 cents.

The limited-time discount is being offered in honor of the 15th Anniversary of the Retro Fitness low-price, high-value health club brand.

An Ultimate Retro Fitness membership ...

Murphy Orders U.S. and NJ Flags to Be Flown at Half-Staff on Jan 11 in Honor of Officer Brian Sicknick

January 9, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered that all U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff on Monday, Jan 11, 2021, in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River, who died following injuries sustained while defending the U.S. Capitol when it was under siege on Jan. 6.

In a statement, Murphy said: 

“United States Capitol Police Officer ...

Now law: MVC to educate drivers on rights and responsibilities during traffic stops

January 6, 2021

TRENTON, N.J. – Drivers will soon have a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities during traffic stops — the most common law enforcement interaction for Americans.

Under legislation (A3871) signed by Gov. Phil Murphy today, the Motor Vehicle Commission must produce a video on drivers’ rights and responsibilities during police traffic stops and incorporate it ...

RATE ALERT – A New Year and a New Record Low

January 7, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- If you think you missed the re-finance train in 2020 there is good news - it hasn’t left the station….yet. Mortgage rates hit another record low in the first week of 2021. However, Freddie Mac reports that “forces behind the drop in rates have been shifting over the last few months and rates are poised to rise moderately this year”. Bottom line, act ...

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What's New in Randolph: Meet the New Mayor

January 6, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Zoom General Meeting on Thursday, January 21 at 12 Noon.

The speaker will be the newly-elected Mayor of Randolph. The Mayor will discuss economic ventures, infrastructure developments and other initiatives of interest to the Township’s business community.

It’s Free and open to members and non-members. Take this ...

Randolph Girls Lacrosse to Offer Free Clinic for New Players

January 12, 2021

RANDOLPH GIRLS YOUTH LACROSSE—FREE CLINIC FOR NEW PLAYERS

The Randolph Girls Lacrosse Organization is offering a free introductory clinic for NEW PLAYERS ONLY for Randolph girls in grades 1-8. The clinic will be held on Saturday, February 6 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm outdoors on the Freedom Park Turf field.

Equipment will be provided. Wear sneakers or cleats and bundle up for this fun ...

Randolph Police Blotter December 2020

January 13, 2021

On December 8, 2020 - Following a motor vehicle stop, Ptl. Ian Green arrested Juan A. Guajardo, age 42 of Randolph, NJ on an ATS contempt warrant out of Ridgefield Park, NJ.  Mr. Guajardo was processed, posted bail in full cash, then released. 

On December 8, 2020 – Following a motor vehicle stop, Ptl. Bryan Blauvelt arrested Ryan C. Ford, age 40 of Dover, NJ on an ATS contempt ...

Morris County Maintains AAA Financial Rating

January 15, 2021

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Moody’s Investors Service again issued its top rating, AAA, of Morris County’s financial stability in its review of county guaranteed bonds offered through the Morris County Improvement Authority for various projects.

“The AAA rating reflects the county's substantial tax base, strong and diverse economy, healthy reserve levels, and modest debt ...

Kelly Reid Awarded Randolph Middle School Teacher of the Year

January 14, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- Science Teacher Kelly Reid was selected as this year’s Teacher of the Year at Randolph Middle School. Ms. Reid began teaching at the middle school in September of 2002. Over the course of her time with the district, she has taught 6th and 7th grade science utilizing inquiry-based instruction in her classroom. Ms. Reid received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Elementary ...

Randolph’s Gabi Trinker Commits to Play Volleyball at Drew University

January 3, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- For the inaugural season of Drew University women’s volleyball, the Rangers have landed a local outside hitter from Randolph High School—Gabrielle ‘Gabi’ Trinker.

Trinker was courted by a number of schools but ultimately decided on Drew. 

“Drew was not on my radar as they didn't have a volleyball team and I planned to attend school out of ...

Capitol Hill Riot Through the Eyes and Lens of Independent Photojournalist Julian Leshay

January 11, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Julian Leshay, an independent photojournalist, spoke with Executive Producer Brian Brodeur about his experiences taking photos at the recent Capitol Hill riot on January 6. Leshay gives viewers his insight into the scenes he witnessed and the images he captured on that fateful day. 

Leshay arrived in Washington, D.C. the day before, “to get the environment, to ...

Gov. Murphy Says Trenton is Prepared Following Threat of State Capitol Protests

January 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The threat of Trenton protests on Jan. 17 looms, following a massive insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. last week.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Colonel Pat Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said Monday that NJ authorities are prepared and on high alert.

“We need to bat 1,000 every day. To the governor's point [we] will be ...

Here We Go Again!

January 8, 2021

Last night's Township Council meeting highlighted the stark contrast between the wonderful job the Republican Council members gushingly congratulated themselves and each other on, and the harsh daily realities faced by many of the people they are supposed to serve.

They still don't quite seem to get it. They kept touting the resolution they passed last June after George Floyd's ...

Small Businesses Can Benefit from SBA's Changes to the PPP Lending Program

January 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- The newly issued guidelines on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) lending overseen by the SBA and the U.S. Treasury Department will better target New Jersey's small businesses, especially those owned by minorities or located in low income areas.

The Economic Aid Act makes it possible for hard-hit businesses to get second loans from the PPP lending ...

Last Chance to Register for Free Virtual Panel Discussion Featuring Distinguished COVID-19 Experts

TAPinto will host a panel discussion featuring distinguished COVID-19 experts on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. This virtual gathering is free for attendees, but registration is required. 

The panel, presented by Atlantic Health System and moderated by Communications Consultant Bruno Tedeschi, will feature Dr. Michelle Cholankeril, ...

Enroll at CCM and Take Advantage of Money to Pay for College More than $500,000 Is Available to Help Students Realize Their Dreams

RANDOLPH, NJ – Are you dreaming of college and a better future but struggling to find ways to pay for a higher education? Not only does County College of Morris (CCM) provide an affordable option for people to realize their dreams, the college also has more than $500,000 to help students so they can enroll for the 2021 Spring Semester.

Money for College

For those who have lost their ...

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey Launches 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Season

Girl Scouts are thinking outside the box - the cookie box that is – this year as they launch the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie season on Jan. 8. “We’ve Got This,” the theme for this year’s Girl Scout Cookie Program, reflects the resilience of Girl Scouts and their ability to adapt to today’s challenges.

Girl Scouts will begin taking cookie orders for eight ...

CCM Landscape Professor and Chair Receives Distinguished Service Award New Jersey Nursery Landscape Association Recognizes Brian Oleksak

RANDOLPH, NJ – Brian Oleksak, professor and chair of the Department of Landscape and Horticultural Technology (LHT) at County College of Morris (CCM), recently was presented with the 2020 Distinguished Service Award from the New Jersey Nursey Landscape Association (NJNLA).

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes the contributions of individuals who have given their time and resources ...

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Local Doctors Give Their Expert Opinions on the COVID Vaccines

January 11, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey has begun its program for administering the COVID-19 vaccine in a two-phase approach. Stage 1A provides vaccine access to healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities. The overall goal is to have the vaccine reach a majority of the population by the spring, according to the NJ Office of Emergency Medical Services. However, some people have expressed ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Jennifer Dericks of TAPinto Sparta and TAPinto Newton

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The TAPinto Featured Franchisee of the Month for January 2021 is Jennifer Dericks from TAPinto Sparta and TAPinto Newton.

Dericks launched her two franchises back in 2012 after completing her term on the Sparta Board of Education and she’s been with TAPinto ever since.

“It would be more accurate to say TAPinto found me,” Dericks said. “I was ...