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Murphy on George Floyd Killing: 'We Need a Deeper Well of Accountability and Responsibility'

May 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.

"George Floyd should be alive today – not just as a matter of principle or justice, but as a matter of human ...

Bi-Weekly RATE ALERT

RANDOLPH, NJ- Freddie Mac (freddiemac.com/pmms) announced that the U.S. weekly 30 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage declined 0.09 this week to an average of 3.15% with 0.8 Fees/Points as of May 28th.

If you are interested in refinancing your mortgage or, if you are purchasing a home, please call or text me at (201)715-2251. Or, send me an email at: Lbodnar@plsmtg.com.

Note: Mortgage ...

CCM Training Allows Student to Serve as a Good Samaritan During COVID Crisis First Aid Training Comes to the Rescue

RANDOLPH, NJ – An Exercise Science student at County College of Morris (CCM), Alayna Kreilis, of Millington, recently put the first aid training she learned in class to good use when she was driving and noticed a woman on the ground who had been out bike riding with her husband.

“I pulled over and asked if she was ok,” recalls Kreilis. “Her arm was clearly broken and I ...

Randolph Township COVID-19 Update for May 29, 280 Cases to Date

RANDOLPH, NJ- The following information was provided from Randolph Township:

LOCAL INFORMATION

Tax Extension Grace Period – residents are reminded that the deadline for the extension of the grace
period for the 2 nd quarter property tax payment is Monday, June 1, 2020. Any payments received after
June 1st will be considered delinquent and interest will be charged back to the due ...

CCM to Conduct Online Commencement Ceremony to Honor the Class of 2020 YouTube Video Will Premiere on June 12 at 7 p.m. to Recognize Graduates

May 23, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ – Since County College of Morris (CCM) is not able to hold an in-person commencement ceremony this year, the college will provide the Class of 2020 with a virtual celebration Friday, June 12, at 7 p.m. on YouTube.

This year’s commencement was originally scheduled for Friday, May 22, but with the college’s move to a remote teaching and learning ...

Murphy Offers Ray of Hope for Those Wanting In-Person School Commencement Ceremonies

TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some point in the coming summer months.

Near the conclusion of his daily New Jersey ...

Randolph Board of Education Meeting Includes Planning for End of School Year and Student Mental Health

RANDOLPH, NJ- The superintendent outlined the six areas the district will focus planning efforts on as the district closes out the school year and plans for the 2020 – 2021 school year:

Governance, Wellness, Instruction, Facilities, School Operations, and Technology.

She advised that the district’s leaders and previously established committees will continue to work in each of ...

Randolph Students Named as May MPAC Music Students of the Month

May 28, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Students from Randolph, Jefferson Township, Kinnelon, Mt. Olive and Morristown have been named as Mayo Performing Arts Center's May Music Students of the Month - Outstanding Percussionists. 

The students will receive a certificate for their honor from MPAC and will be featured on the Music Student of the Month page on ...

Randolph High School Dance Teacher and Students Leap Through Uncertain Times

RANDOLPH, NJ-- With the high school’s annual live dance showcase canceled this year due to coronavirus concerns, dance teacher Michele Adriano and her dance students were working hard to find unique ways to spread their passion for dance to the Randolph community.

Adriano created a “Covid-19 Can’t Stop RHS Dance” video of her dance students to highlight their best moves ...

KIDS CABARET 2020: Once Upon A Time, Virtual Auditions Being Accepted

Brundage Park Playhouse is pleased to announce online auditions for its upcoming production of KIDS CABARET 2020: ONCE UPON A TIME. The production will feature songs and scenes from beloved Disney classics and Broadway hits.

Audition Information:
Age Range for auditions: 8 – 18 years old.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all auditions will be submitted online.   Auditioners should ...

May 30 Rally to "Save NJ Businesses" to be Held at Randolph Tennis Center

May 28, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- On Saturday, May 30, the Randolph Tennis Center will be the site of a “Re-Open Businesses and Restore Livelihoods” rally to raise awareness of the harm that’s come to small business as a result of Gov. Phil Murphy’s prolonged economic shutdown.  Local business leaders and residents will come together from 12:00 to 2:00 to voice their feelings on urging ...

John Herold Jewelers and Girl Scout Troop 6716 Support the Randolph Community During COVID-19 Lockdown

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph Township is fortunate to be served by many small businesses who actively engage with the community and generously support our schools, social clubs, and sports teams. One business that certainly is among the most generous of them all is John Herold Jewelers, a staple in Randolph for 23 years. 

From regularly donating custom designed jewelry for community ...

Morris County Business Owners and Legislators Launch 'UnLock New Jersey' to Open Up Businesses

MORRISTOWN, NJ - “Unlock New Jersey” was launched today by an expanding group of business owners, civic leaders, elected officials and concerned citizens who presented Governor Phil Murphy with a proposal to responsibly and decisively unlock his COVID19 shut-down of Garden State businesses.  The plan was the result of a town hall meeting of more than 30 small business owners from ...

NJSIAA Names Two COVID-19 Task Forces for the "Safe Return of High School Sports"

May 29, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA has established a COVID-19 Sports Advisory Task Force to review sports-specific proposals and recommendations on how to return to the field it was announced via press conference on Thursday morning. New Jersey Interscholastic Conference President, and Rutherford Athletic Director Dave Frazier will head the Task Force. 

Frazier will be joined on the Task Force ...

Two Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Events Set for June

May 28, 2020

PARSIPPANY, NJ – Two hazardous waste drop-off events will be held in June at the Public Safety Training Academy.

Due to the COVID-19-related cancelation of its May 16 household hazardous waste event, the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has decided to add an additional drop-off event in June, with disposal days now set for June 13 and June 28, both to be held at the Morris ...

CCM Training Allows Student to Serve as a Good Samaritan During COVID Crisis First Aid Training Comes to the Rescue

May 29, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ – An Exercise Science student at County College of Morris (CCM), Alayna Kreilis, of Millington, recently put the first aid training she learned in class to good use when she was driving and noticed a woman on the ground who had been out bike riding with her husband.

“I pulled over and asked if she was ok,” recalls Kreilis. “Her arm was clearly broken and I ...

Memorial Day Tribute: Randolph Army Veteran Jack Sassaman 1946 - 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- In an unexpected turn of events - the Bugler played “Taps” in honor of him this Memorial Day Weekend.

Randolph lost one of its finest this past Wednesday, May 20, when the face of the Township’s VFW Post 7333, Jack Sassaman, passed away unexpectedly at his home.

At all the Randolph VFW ceremonies for our nations patriotic holidays, Sassaman was always the man ...

Randolph Girls Lacrosse Team Sends a Sweet Message to Local Hospitals

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph High School Girls Lacrosse team sent a message of support to front line workers at three local hospitals, thanking them for helping in the fight against COVID-19. 

The team sent out a total of 3,600 chocolate bars along with a message stating:

On behalf of the Randolph High School Girls Lacrosse Team, we offer you these chocolate bars as a gesture of our ...

Senate Republicans Calls Gov. Murphy’s Reopening Plan ‘Arbitrary and Inconsistent’

May 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Labeling Gov. Phil Murphy’s strategy to reopen New Jersey “arbitrary and inconsistent,” the Senate Republican caucus is calling for immediate action that provides more clarity and relief for residents and businesses.

“As the threat of COVID-19 continues to recede quickly for the general public, it is imperative that we make smart and fair decisions ...

Murphy: Graduation Ceremonies Are Back On, Professional Sports Teams Can Start Practicing

TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held beginning July 6.

"We want them to celebrate and be celebrated by their families, ...

NJ Graduations Can Start July 6. Ceremonies May be Split for Social Distancing.

NEW JERSEY — (Updated 11:48 a.m.) Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders.

The graduation ceremonies, Murphy said, will be permitted to begin July 6 as ...

Murphy Announces Testing Partnership with Wal*Mart, Reports Latest COVID-19 Figures

May 20, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today at his daily COVID-19 press conference that beginning Friday, May 22, New Jerseyans will be able to take a self-administered, self-swab COVID-19 test at seven Wal*Mart locations across the state in Burlington, Flemington, Garfield, Howell, Kearney, Mount Laurel, North Bergen. These drive-up locations will be open 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Randolph Community Garden Comes To Life With Grand Opening Ceremony

May 27, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- After much planning and anticipation, the Randolph Community Garden opened for its inaugural season on Wednesday, May 20th.  Local gardeners have been eager to start planting and several were already on site as the garden officially opened. 

Randolph Mayor Christine Carey, who attended the ribbon cutting event, was impressed with the layout of the garden.

“This ...

Murphy on George Floyd Killing: 'We Need a Deeper Well of Accountability and Responsibility'

May 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.

"George Floyd should be alive today – not just as a matter of principle or justice, but as a matter of human ...

Morris County Junior Police Academy Announces Cancellation of Summer Camp

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The 2020 Morris County Park Junior Police Academy has been cancelled for this summer, announced the park police department.

"It's with great disappointment and regret that we announce the cancellation of this year's Junior Police Academy. Besides the obvious reason of the COVID-19 pandemic, the facilities of the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy ...

Bi-Weekly RATE ALERT

May 30, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- Freddie Mac (freddiemac.com/pmms) announced that the U.S. weekly 30 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage declined 0.09 this week to an average of 3.15% with 0.8 Fees/Points as of May 28th.

If you are interested in refinancing your mortgage or, if you are purchasing a home, please call or text me at (201)715-2251. Or, send me an email at: Lbodnar@plsmtg.com.

Note: Mortgage ...

Refinance Alert: Advice From Randolph Resident Leigh Bodnar of Private Lending Service

RANDOLPH, NJ- The market is on edge. The Coronavirus fears are creating instability on Wall Street. Financial Advisors are always preaching that it is a best practice not to let emotions dictate your decisions, and to have a long-term view of investing. That is tried and true advice for most of us. But, while the wild fluctuations might make us a bit sea-sick watching our 401K’s ebb and ...

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Randolph Township COVID-19 Update for May 29, 280 Cases to Date

May 29, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- The following information was provided from Randolph Township:

LOCAL INFORMATION

Tax Extension Grace Period – residents are reminded that the deadline for the extension of the grace
period for the 2 nd quarter property tax payment is Monday, June 1, 2020. Any payments received after
June 1st will be considered delinquent and interest will be charged back to the due ...

Walt Disney World Announces Phased In Reopening of Florida Theme Parks

May 29, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - Walt Disney World Resort theme parks announced plans for a phased in reopening of the Florida theme parks today.

The reopening, pending approval from local and state authorities, is slated for July. 

Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are planned to reopen on July 11, 2020, followed by EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15, ...

Memorial Day Tribute: Randolph Army Veteran Jack Sassaman 1946 - 2020

May 24, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- In an unexpected turn of events - the Bugler played “Taps” in honor of him this Memorial Day Weekend.

Randolph lost one of its finest this past Wednesday, May 20, when the face of the Township’s VFW Post 7333, Jack Sassaman, passed away unexpectedly at his home.

At all the Randolph VFW ceremonies for our nations patriotic holidays, Sassaman was always the man ...

COVID-19 Update and Reminder from Mayor Carey

May 26, 2020

It has been almost 10 weeks since Governor Murphy issued a stay-at-home order and closed all non-essential businesses in New Jersey. Since that time, over 11,000 NJ residents and almost 100,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 infections. The stark reality of these numbers is startling. 

However, on the positive side it appears that our strict adherence to social distancing and ...

Randolph Residents Warned of COVID-Related Scams

May 21, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County law enforcement officials are advising residents that criminal scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 emergency to conduct scams by phone, email and online, especially targeting the elderly.

“We and our law enforcement partners throughout Morris County and the state have observed an increase in the number of scams and confidence crimes,” ...

Randolph Library Offers New Online Resource: Creativebug

May 21, 2020

Crafters and would-be crafters will LOVE Creativebug!

Creativebug has thousands of award-winning arts & crafts video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Visit www.randolphnj.org/library to take advantage of this wonderful resource.  You will need a Randolph Library card.  If you don't have one or need help, call us at 973-895-3556 Monday through ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, June 13, 9:00 AM

Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, Morristown

Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

Green Health & Wellness Home & Garden

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Sun, June 28, 12:00 PM

Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, Morristown

Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

Green Health & Wellness Home & Garden

Randolph High School Senior, Ethan Humphrey, Develops “Run Mapper” Mobile Application Now Available on iTunes

May 29, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- Ethan Humphrey is entering his last few weeks as a senior at Randolph High School. During his time at Randolph, Ethan has been heavily involved in numerous honor societies. He is also President of Robotics Club and is on the board of Computer Club where he has participated in competitions like CyberPatriot where participants are tasked with securing computers against hackers. In his ...

Randolph High School Sisters Jacqueline and Josephine Wu Honored as Class of 2020 Valedictorian and Salutatorian at Board of Education Meeting

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School proudly announced that sisters Jacqueline and Josephine Wu are this year’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Randolph High School Debbie Iosso was honored to present these students achievements at the board meeting. “I am so impressed with not only the academic achievement of these young adults, but of their stated commitments to making this world a ...

Randolph High School Engineering Teacher Helps Combat COVID-19

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School engineering teacher Duncan Crannell is one of the many leaders in our learning community helping to combat COVID-19. Recognizing a need to assist, he borrowed a 3D printer from the high school to manufacture personal protective equipment. With the technology, Mr. Crannell has been producing mask relief straps intended to relieve chafing and irritation of ...

Changes to College Application Process due to Coronavirus Impact Randolph High School Juniors

May 27, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ— Members of the junior class at Randolph High School experienced numerous changes to the college application process because of coronavirus concerns.  These changes included the postponement or cancelation of the spring SATs and ACTs, College Board moving AP exams online and colleges canceling tours for potential applicants due to campus closures.

 “With less ...

Murphy Announces Opening Dates for Daycare Centers, Youth Sports, and Summer Camps

May 29, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his daily COVID-19 press conference today announced reopening dates for 

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July 6) 

These activities are allowed to resume over the next several weeks, if they follow health and safety safeguards, the ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

May 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance program.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, the state plans to apply at least $100M to begin the ...

Correcting a tax return will sonn be easier -

The Internal Revenue Service  announced today that later this summer taxpayers will for the first time be able to file their Form 1040-X, Amended U.S Individual Income Tax Return, electronically using available tax software products.

Making the 1040-X an electronically filed form has been a goal of the IRS for a number of years. It’s also been an ongoing request from the ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...

Local Grocery Stores Issue Recall on Healthy Choice Power Bowls

SUSSEX, NJ – Supermarkets Stop and Shop and Weis Markets have issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro.  The United States Department of Agriculture have issues a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020.

Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, Arkansas and Marshall, Missouri recalled approximately 276,872 pounds of not ready to eat ...

College & COVID-19: Researching Colleges

Researching Colleges During the COVID-19 Crisis:

How do you start?

The school year is ticking away. In a few weeks, this school year will close in what has been an unexpected and unconventional way. Virtual learning has delivered remarkable innovations to the field of education, pushing our students and institutions of learning to adapt and develop new skills required both for the ...

10 Ways to Overcome Overwhelm

As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), I hear the word “overwhelmed” regularly, especially now. Sometimes people describe it as feeling as though they’re drowning. They have too much responsibility resting on their shoulders or too many thoughts racing through their heads.

Overwhelm can leave us feeling exhausted, unfocused, unproductive, and even sometimes out of ...

Are Touchless Plumbing Fixtures The Future?

Due to the global pandemic and the search for safe alternatives to everyday life, touchless plumbing fixtures will be the future. More businesses, homes, and offices are looking for ways to conduct simple tasks without spreading diseases or infections. Touchless plumbing fixtures are the perfect solution within the plumbing industry. You already see them stationed at football stadiums, bars, and ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs. Dr.

Guest Columns

What You Need To Know About Your Children’s Teachers

May 21, 2020

What You Need To Know About Your Children’s Teachers

The majority of your children’s teachers have children of their own. They are parents whose concerns, worries, and responsibilities are exactly like yours. In other words they get where you’re coming from, and they care.

Being parents, they’re balancing homeschooling their own children while simultaneously distance ...