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More Than 500 Pounds of Drugs Collected During 2020 Operation Take Back

October 28, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ - The 2020 Operation Take Back has collected 502 pounds of drugs from three locations, announced the Morris County Prosecutor's Office.

Residents were able to bring unused or expired drugs to ShopRite of Greater Morristown, Stop and Shop of Morris Plains and Acme of Randolph on October 24.

The locations collected the following pounds:

ShopRite of Greater Morristown - 84 ...

Video Slideshow of Randolph High Football, Band, and Cheer Senior Night

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School Football, Band, and Cheer honored their seniors before the Rams game against Union City on Saturday, Oct. 17.  

Aden Koenigsberg of Randolph Nominated For USA Football Heart of a Giant Award - Vote Now

NEW YORK, NY- The 2020 USA Football Heart of a Giant Award presented by Hospital for Special Surgery and NY Giants announced another set of outstanding Tri-State area high school football player nominees open for voting. These students have been nominated by their coaches for their commitment, teamwork, will, character and dedication.

Aden Koenigsberg; Randolph High School (Randolph, ...

Murphy Says NJ Will Be Prepared Once A COVID-19 Vaccine Is Available

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey has submitted a draft of a coronavirus vaccine distribution plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials announced Monday during a virtual press briefing. 

While a COVID-19 vaccine or therapeutic has not been created, the governor said the “growing reality” is that one or more vaccines ...

Randolph High School Marching Rams Among Seniors Honored at Senior Night 

October 26, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ--Senior members of the RHS Marching Rams band, in addition to seniors on the football team and cheerleading squad, took center field at Bauer Stadium last Saturday , when they were honored on Senior Night. The recognition all seniors received was  in conjunction with a football game that saw the Randolph Rams win against Union City, 48-25. 

Seniors from all three groups ...

Video Slideshow of Randolph High Football, Band, and Cheer Senior Night

October 28, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School Football, Band, and Cheer honored their seniors before the Rams game against Union City on Saturday, Oct. 17.  

Aden Koenigsberg of Randolph Nominated For USA Football Heart of a Giant Award - Vote Now

NEW YORK, NY- The 2020 USA Football Heart of a Giant Award presented by Hospital for Special Surgery and NY Giants announced another set of outstanding Tri-State area high school football player nominees open for voting. These students have been nominated by their coaches for their commitment, teamwork, will, character and dedication.

Aden Koenigsberg; Randolph High School (Randolph, ...

Randolph Boys Cross Country Making The Most of Shortened Season; Wins Pod Championship With 6-0 Start

RANDOLPH, NJ- A with every other high school sport, the Randolph Boys Cross Country team is making the best of the current situation that Covid-19 has dealt to teams across the state.  But the Rams have done a great job tuning out the noise and chaos, running themselves out to a 6-0 start to the 2020 season.

“They have actually been really good, and are treating the season as ...

League of Woman Voters Sponsors 411 Voting Information Site; Details on Randolph Township Candidates Found Here

October 19, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- The League of Woman's Voters sponsors VOTE411 , a one-stop-shop for election-related information which provides nonpartisan info to the public. This site supplies candidate information, and much more.

All local election information for Randolph Township Council can also be found here: https://onyourballot.vote411.org/m/index.do?i=9, where ...

League of Women Voters and NAACP to Host New Jersey LD25 Senate and Assembly Candidates Forum on October 23

League of Women Voters and NAACP to Host New Jersey LD25 Senate and Assembly Candidates Forum on October 23 

With the goal to promote informed voting in a nonpartisan setting, the League of Women Voters of New Jersey and the Morris County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People are hosting two candidates forums for the offices of New Jersey Senate and ...

Veterans Park Bench Dedication Held for Ethan Blynn

October 24, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- Long time Randolph Township volunteer, Ethan Blynn, was honored with a bench dedication at Veterans Community Park on Tuesday.  The bench along with two trees were donated to the township by friends of Blynn.

Family members including Ethan’s wife Terry, daughter Jamie, son Daniel and daughter-in-law Sarah were joined by friends at the unveiling of the bench.  ...

Murphy Says NJ Will Be Prepared Once A COVID-19 Vaccine Is Available

October 26, 2020

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey has submitted a draft of a coronavirus vaccine distribution plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials announced Monday during a virtual press briefing. 

While a COVID-19 vaccine or therapeutic has not been created, the governor said the “growing reality” is that one or more vaccines ...

$14M in New Covid-Relief Funds to Help NJ Residents Get Back to Work Available

BLACKWOOD, NJ — Over 1.6 million people in New Jersey have filed for unemployment benefits since mid-March when the coronavirus pandemic began to ravage the state.

Looking to help individuals out of work, as well as employers unable to hire more people due to the financial impact of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy announced $14 million of new workforce development funds ...

Murphy Announces NJ Health Exchange, Unemployment Assistance at COVID Press Briefing

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced the launch of the state’s official health insurance marketplace, Get Covered New Jersey, during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Thursday. Oct. 15. The exchange is now open to Garden State residents to browse health plans, compare prices, and find out if they may qualify for financial help ahead of the Affordable Care Act ...

Outdoor Dining Heater Safety Update From Randolph Township

October 19, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- Some residents have questioned why the township isn’t allowing local restaurants to use certain heaters underneath their outdoor dining tents.

The reason is not only for the safety of the patrons, property owners and first responders but also, for compliance with the state of New Jersey Uniform Fire Code (2015 International Fire Code New Jersey Edition).

Due to the New ...

More Than 500 Pounds of Drugs Collected During 2020 Operation Take Back

October 28, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ - The 2020 Operation Take Back has collected 502 pounds of drugs from three locations, announced the Morris County Prosecutor's Office.

Residents were able to bring unused or expired drugs to ShopRite of Greater Morristown, Stop and Shop of Morris Plains and Acme of Randolph on October 24.

The locations collected the following pounds:

ShopRite of Greater Morristown - 84 ...

Robert J. Carroll of Roseland Appointed Acting Morris County Prosecutor

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Robert J. Carroll, a Roseland attorney who has been serving as Director of the Law Department at the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, was sworn in during a Morristown ceremony today to serve as Acting Morris County Prosecutor.

“The only thing left to do is to get to work, and I hope we can all make a difference and maybe settle some of the issues that exist between law ...

RATE ALERT – Mortgage Rates Continue to Trend Down

October 22, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- U.S. Weekly Averages as of October 22nd, 2020

Mortgage rates remain very low, providing homeowners who have not already taken advantage of this environment ample opportunity to do so. Mortgage rates today are, on average, more than a full percentage point lower than rates over the last five years. This means that most people who purchased a home during the last few years ...

RATE ALERT – Unbelievable 15 Year Fixed Rates

RANDOLPH, NJ- U.S. Weekly Averages as of October 8th 2020 After a nearly year-long slide, mortgage rates have flattened out over the last month. That is not a bad thing, considering where they have leveled off at. I would like to highlight the 15-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage (FRM). With rates in the low to mid two percentage range, the 15 Year FRM is more affordable than ever. If the ...

RATE ALERT – Mortgage Rates Tick Up – Still Historically Low

U.S. Weekly Averages as of September 24th 2020

Last year, at this time, the average 30-Year Fixed Rate was at 3.64% and, the average 15-Year Fixed Rate was at 3.16%. What a difference a year makes. Mortgage rates have set a number of record lows over the last few months. While there is always the possibility that rates may decrease again, the recent trend is pointing towards a leveling off or, ...

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Randolph Township Celebrates Official Opening of Veterans Memorial Park

October 21, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- Mother Nature ushered in sunny blue skies and comfortable temperatures on Saturday, Oct 17, making for a perfect Fall day to unveil the new Veterans Memorial Park on Calais Road in Randolph.   Over 150 people showed up for the celebration, which was run by Township Manager Stephen Mountain, along with the Township Council, Parks Department, Senator Anthony Bucco, and local ...

Launching Our Vision For the Next Hundred Years

October 18, 2020

The League of Women Voters of the Morristown Area proudly announces a new part of its dynamic effort to mobilize an informed and active electorate through outreach to voters - including potential League members: “Launching our Vision for the Next Hundred Years”.  The League will present three free Zoom Webinars covering many of the issues voters want to know about as they prepare ...

Aden Koenigsberg of Randolph Nominated For USA Football Heart of a Giant Award - Vote Now

October 27, 2020

NEW YORK, NY- The 2020 USA Football Heart of a Giant Award presented by Hospital for Special Surgery and NY Giants announced another set of outstanding Tri-State area high school football player nominees open for voting. These students have been nominated by their coaches for their commitment, teamwork, will, character and dedication.

Aden Koenigsberg; Randolph High School (Randolph, ...

Experience, Partnership, and Much Needed Change

October 27, 2020

Myself and my teammates are running with the best intentions of Randolph in mind and heart. My wife lived in Randolph her entire life. In fact, we live in her childhood home. Over the years we have taken a stance to be involved in our township and how it is shaped for the betterment of our 7-year-old son and the future generations. As a social worker, I have taken my passions and contributed to ...

DISC...Working Towards a Better Community

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

 

One subcommittee that I have been very active in recently is the DISC…Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee.  This committee was formed after the George Floyd tragedy, as well as other similar national events that have captured the nation’s attention.   

The DISC ...

Joshua Weiner for Randolph Township Council

My name is Joshua Weiner, and I am running for the honor of serving you as a member of the Randolph Township Council.  I have been married to my wonderful wife Carrie for 13 years, and have two children, Corrine (10) and Gavin (7), both of whom attend Fernbrook Elementary School.  I am an attorney and head of the Labor and Employment Group at Coughlin Duffy, LLP, a law firm located in ...

Re-Elect Chris Carey to Randolph Township Council

Keeping the Public Informed

I strongly believe that communicating with the public and keeping community members informed is an essential responsibility of all elected officials.  Truthfully, I think it is almost impossible to over communicate. 

While serving as Mayor of Randolph this year, I have made it a top priority to provide regular communications to Randolph residents.  ...

Joanne Veech is a Seasoned, Experienced Volunteer.

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

Early in life, I would regularly attend Council meetings with my father in my hometown so I could understand local governance. As I studied the issues, I gained a much better sense of the discussions and issues raised during those meetings. I enjoyed the ensuing conversations with my dad and ...

Message from Mayor Carey About COVID-19 and Halloween

October 23, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- Residents have been inquiring about recommendations for celebrating Halloween this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s challenging because parents want their children to experience the fun festivities typically associated with this time of year, but they also want to keep their families safe. Randolph Township is not “canceling” Halloween as some have ...

CCM Launches Paramedic Program to Meet Growing Demand Graduates Will Be Eligible to Gain Certification and National License

October 23, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ – To meet a growing demand for paramedics to respond to healthcare emergencies on the scene, County College of Morris (CCM) will be offering a Paramedic Science Program to prepare individuals for state certification and national licensing.

The Paramedic Science Program will begin with the 2021 Spring Semester. The program aligns with the National EMS Education Standards and ...

Gov. Murphy Tests Negative for Coronavirus 4 Times But Will Continue Virtual Briefings 

October 26, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Five days after Gov. Phil Murphy suddenly left a briefing in Camden County over concerns of having the coronavirus, he said this afternoon he has not been symptomatic and tested negative four times since last Monday.

First Lady Tammy Murphy, who entered a voluntary self-quarantine with the governor last week, has tested negative three times.  

Still, ...

An Endorsement of #ChangeWeNeed

October 22, 2020

This statement is written as a private citizen of Randolph township.  It reflects my own opinions and does not reflect the view of my employer or past/present affiliations with other organizations.  

“Monotony.”  This is what COVID — beyond the health crisis, economic and safety issues that we all experience daily — has created for many of ...

Vote for Experienced Leadership & A Proven Track Record

Dear Editor,

I have been a Randolph Resident for over 40 years. I grew up here, went to Randolph Township Schools, and hold one of my degrees from County College of Morris. I purchased my first home here in Randolph and am an avid volunteer in the Community. I serve as the Vice Chair of the Randolph Township Economic Development Committee, serve as a Commissioner on the Planning Board, and am ...

"YES" Team

It is with great pride and respect that I am supporting the “YES” Team…Chris Carey, Joanne Veech and Lance Tkacs for re-election.

I have been a resident in Randolph since 1975 and these three have proven year after year their sincere devotion and love for our town.

Each one of them have lived in Randolph for over 25 years.  They have volunteered countless hours while ...

Morris Habitat for Humanity Celebrates 35th Anniversary

October 28, 2020

Morris Habitat for Humanity commemorated 35 years of building homes, communities and hope with a celebration at its headquarters in Randolph on October 22. Joined by local elected officials, donors, volunteers, Habitat homeowners and friends, the nonprofit organization reflected on its successes and shared plans for the future.

“This is a glorious day to bring the community together to ...

Timpanaro, Weiner, and Hernandez Hold Candidate Forum

"Last weekend, candidates for Randolph Council David Timpanaro, Joshua Weiner, and Jeanette Hernandez participated in a candidate forum after their opponents, incumbent councilmembers Christine Carey, Joanne Veech, and Lance Tkacs, were unable to attend a previously scheduled debate. The forum was hosted by volunteers from the local community and PEACE group in Randolph and touched on topics ...

Carey, Veech, Tkacs: Challengers Continue to Mislead the Public

Carey, Veech, Tkacs:  Challengers Continue to Mislead the Public

Randolph NJ, October 26, 2020 – Chris Carey, Joanne Veech, and Lance Tkacs, candidates for re-election to the Randolph Township Council, released the following statement to address many inaccurate and misleading statements being made by their challengers in the upcoming election.

In May, our opponents falsely ...

What happens after a disaster that leads to taxpayer relief

No matter how devastating a disaster is, before the IRS can authorize any tax relief, FEMA must issue a major disaster declaration and identify areas qualifying for their Individual Assistance program.

Here's a list of tax-related things that usually happen after a major disaster strikes that needs to be considered:

The IRS gives taxpayers more time to file and pay.
Taxpayers whose ...

Tri-County Scholarship Fund to Honor Morristown Medical Center President Trish O'Keefe at Virtual Gala

MENDHAM, NJ – Tri-County Scholarship Fund (TCSF) will host its 39th Annual Awards Celebration on Monday, October 26, 2020, as a free, live-streaming event, honoring three New Jersey leaders, including Morristown Medical Center President, Trish O’Keefe. All of the honorees believe in and support the TCSF mission to provide partial scholarships for many of the state’s most ...

Guest Columns

How To Get Property Tax Relief?

October 16, 2020

Most of us want to continue to stay in our homes and communities, but property taxes are driving us away.  Taking advantage of New Jersey’s Property Tax Relief programs can stretch our dollars.  Who qualifies?  Are there special programs for seniors?

The Senior Citizens Council has prepared a video presentation on the property tax relief options available for ...