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Randolph Hockey Community Shuts Out Cancer

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'Beat the Puck out of Cancer' Fundraiser successful for Tamminga family Credits: Matthew Salerno
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Stephan ( Purple Jersey ) takes a rest on the wall between games Credits: Chris Manderioli
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Three age groups played a 3 x 3 hockey tournament in support of Stefan Tamminga and his family Credits: Matthew Salerno
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Stephan Tamminga, #21 Credits: Chris Manderioli
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Credits: Chris Manderioli
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Credits: Chris Manderioli
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Credits: Chris Manderioli
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Credits: Chris Manderioli
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Credits: Chris Manderioli
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MORRISTOWN, NJ- The Randolph hockey community proved itself as a tight knit, intense group that will do anything to help a friend or family in need.  On Sunday June 1, supporters poured into Mennen Arena in Morristown to participate or spectate in a 3 x 3 hockey tournament in support of Stefan Tamminga and his family. 

Stefan was extremely happy that the community gathered to support him and his family through a game that has been his passion since he stepped on ice for the first time at four years old.  Tamminga said "The Randolph hockey community is just like one giant team, and I am so grateful they are helping to support me.” 

Stefan is a Randolph High School student, and long-time New Jersey Colonials travel hockey player who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma this past September, the beginning of his senior year.  The best treatment option for Stefan is a relatively new concept called Proton Therapy Radiation.  This type of treatment limits the damage to the patient’s body from radiation, but because it has only been used for the past ten years it is still considered experimental, and not covered by the Tamminga’s insurance.

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The hockey community came together for the ‘Beat the Puck out of Cancer’ fundraiser tournament on Sunday to support the Tamminga family emotionally and financially.  Tickets to participate and play in the event sold out shortly after they went on sale, and spectators either made generous monetary donations, or bought merchandise such as T-shirts or hockey pucks to help contribute to the cause.

Stefan’s mother, Dana Tamminga was extremely pleased with the turnout and very thankful towards the Randolph hockey community.  “It’s great to see how people will make themselves available to support a great friend and cause when it really matters,” said Tamminga.

Along with friends and family, several organizations made generous gestures towards the Tamminga family’s fundraiser.  Middlebury Sports Apparel donated the jerseys for each and every player, while the N.J. Colonials graciously donated five hours of ice time at Mennen Arena for the event; the Tamminga family was extremely thankful to both organizations.

Traci and Bob Early both helped organize the fundraiser and were excited to see the success the event had locally in Randolph and also Morris County.  “I’m glad everything worked out so well, Randolph is really a hockey community,” said Bob Early.

Stefan will be attending the University of Rhode Island in the fall where he hopes to be part of the hockey team and develop the same bonds with his teammates just as he has in Randolph.  “This sport has always created a brotherhood that forms intense bonds,” said Stefan.

In order to help Stefan’s fight against cancer, donations are accepted through the mail.

Checks should be made out to Eric C. Blohm Foundation with a memo naming ‘Stefan Tamminga.’

The letter can be sent to Nicole Hakim of Colavito & Associates, LLC. 111 Howard Boulevard, Suite 150 in Mount Arlington, N.J. 07856.

In order to follow Stefan’s fight against cancer viewers can log onto www.caringbridge.org and type his name into the box in the upper right hand corner.

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Randolph Soccer Club 2018-19 Tryouts Begin Next Week

April 20, 2018

RAANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph Soccer Club is holding tryouts for the 2018-19 season (fall of 2018 & spring of 2019) starting the week of April 23.  For additional information, please visit RSC’s website (Click Here).

These tryouts will be for ages 8U – 15U (birth years 2011-2004) for full-year teams for both boys and girls.  Free online pre-registration is recommended ...

PAWS for a Cause April 28th at Heistein Park

April 17, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- 8th grade students at Randolph Middle School would like to invite the public to our Paws For A Cause Walk-A-Thon at Heistein Park on April 28th from 10:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

RMS students are hosting this event along with the 11th Hour Rescue as part of our “take action” initiative for a 8th grade Capstone Project. The purpose of ...

Celebrating 100 years: Joseph Berry, Long Time Randolph Resident

April 15, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ - Joseph Berry, Jr., resident of Randolph since the 1940s, turned 100 years old on March 16, and the township council issued a proclamation for “a day of joy, happiness and reflection,” during Thursday’s meeting.

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March Randolph Police Blotter Includes Multiple Possession Charges

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On February 28, 2018, Shaquille Jacobs, age 19 of Maplewood, NJ was arrested by P.O. David Spence on an active warrant which was issued by the Maplewood Township Municipal Court. Mr. Jacobs was transported to the Randolph Police Department where he was processed and released after posting bail.  ...

Mayor Forstenhausler on Randolph Budget

April 9, 2018

One of the key responsibilities of our township council is to plan an annual budget. The first step is a discussion with the Township Manager and the CFO so that they know the goals of our Mayor and Council. Then they work with the various department heads with those goals in mind. Once a draft budget is completed, our Council holds several open public meetings to review the details of that draft ...

More Than Just Kindness for Roxbury Student Adored by Tragically Killed Boy

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ROXBURY, NJ – She lost her 10-year-old son three years ago in a boating accident on Lake Hopatcong, but Laurie D’Amico is sure her beloved Christopher speaks to her all the time. It’s subtle but firm, she says; messages that come as sparks of recollection, inspiration or intuition.

One of those unexpected inklings led Laura and her husband Chris to a jewelry ...

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Randolph High School Student Selected for Prestigious NJ Scholar Program

April 22, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School junior Renee Shen has been accepted to the prestigious New Jersey Scholar Program.

Renee said she is proud to represent Randolph High School and excited to attend the program from June 24-July 27 at the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

RHS Principal Debbie Iosso, Counseor Tashi Oyola and Teacher Peter Flynn met Renee in the high ...

Randolph High School Junior Selected for New Jersey Governor's School in the Sciences

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School junior Julia Miao has been selected to attend the 31st New Jersey Governor's School in the Sciences at Drew University July 8-28.

Julia said she was very surprised to receive this honor. "I feel very excited and lucky to have been selected for this program," said Julia, who is a member of the high school's Science, Math, English, ...

Randolph Middle School Students Selected for Honors Orchestras

April 17, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph Middle School musicians Joanna Peters, Kieran Lucas and Shoshana Zeiger who have been accepted to the NJSMA Region 1 Intermediate Orchestra and All-State Intermediate Orchestra!

"The students will grow musically and will learn wonderful new repertoire and meet some wonderful new conductors," said RMS Director of Orchestra Genevieve R. Sallemi.

Kieran said ...

Lauren Madalian Commits to West Chester University, To Play Rugby

April 12, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- Lauren Madalian, Randolph High Sxhool class of 2018, has committed to play Division 1AA Rugby for West Chester University in PA. Madalian was also accepted into the colleges honors program.

During her time at RHS, Madalian earned Varsity letters in Field Hockey, Basketball & Soccer.  Her first love was soccer when she began to play in ...

Long Beach Island Summer Shuttle No Longer a Free Ride

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BRANT BEACH — The Long Beach Island Shuttle, an extremely popular service for visitors and residents of Long Beach Island, will have a fee for the first time beginning Memorial Day weekend. 

The Long Beach Township Board of Commissioners made the announcement at their meeting on Monday, April 9. 

Here is the overview on the fees:

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Letter to the Editor: Don't Complain. Vote!

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Don’t Complain; Vote!

It’s no secret that people have strong feelings about what’s happening in our country. It’s also true that much of politics is local. In November, 11th District residents will have the opportunity to choose a new congressional representative who will not only serve as a critical check on the federal level, but also determine how our distract fares ...

Free Veterans Legal Clinic and Benefits Expo; Friday April 27

April 20, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A free Legal Clinic and Resources Expo is scheduled for all Morris County Veterans on  Friday, April 27.  The event will take place at the Morristown Municipal Building, 200 South Street, third floor senior citizens room from 11am - 2pm.  Free coffee and donuts will be served.

“We urge our veterans to take advantage of this program ...

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April is Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Awareness Month, a national campaign to increase awareness about education, treatment, and prevention of STDs.  

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Team Veronica Holds "Be the Match" Drive, Monday April 23

Team Veronica is coming to a town near you!

Veronica, is a seven year old, who needs a bone marrow transplant. 

Be The Match is a national registry for finding a match(es) for a bone marrow transplant. It is a simple swab test of the inside of your mouth. 

On Mon., April 23, Be The Match, will be at the Bayonne Fire House from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Elise Johanssen of Be The Match ...