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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 ...

NJ Officials Detail Unemployment ‘Crisis.’ Murphy Says State to Reopen Slowly.

NEW JERSEY — One day before the federal government’s scheduled release of April unemployment figures, state officials detailed their own analysis of unemployment during the pandemic.

Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday said the state’s Labor Department had received over a million claims in two months and sent out $1.9 billion in unemployment assistance.

“This is an ...

Union: Roxbury Shopping Center Construction is Irresponsible During COVID-19

ROXBURY, NJ – Did the construction of the new Shops at Ledgewood Commons in Roxbury really deserve a waiver from Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 clampdown on all but “essential” building projects?

That’s the question being asked by members of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transport (SMART) Workers union.

On Thursday morning, about a dozen SMART ...

58 Million Americans Are Spending More Money During Pandemic: Coronavirus Shopping Survey

NATIONAL -- The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way the world shops, perhaps forever in some respects. Consumers are spending more money even while social distancing, according to personal finance website WalletHub’s new Coronavirus Shopping Survey.

During social distancing, about 58 million Americans are spending more than normal, which is a cause for concern, considering ...

Congress Replenishes CARES Act's PPP Funding for Small Businesses; Malinowski Praises The Measure

WASHINGTON, DC -- On Thursday eventing, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan interim emergency funding package that secures additional critical funding for small businesses, hospitals and COVID-19 testing. President Trump indicated earlier in the week that he would sign the bill the legislation.

The initial interim package introduced by Senate Republicans was a one-sentence bill, ...

Mortgage Update - The Impact of COVID -19

RANDOLPH, NJ- To say that these are unique times would be the greatest understatement ever muttered. We have been witness to the reshaping of the world as we know it.

We pray for the sick and the families of the bereaved. Terms like social distancing, contact tracing, virtual meetings and herd immunity have become part of our common vernacular. We have found out that the greatest of ...

Randolph Based ServPro of SW Morris County is a New Sponsor of TAP into Randolph

RANDOLPH, NJ- Located at in the heart of Randolph at 1284 Sussex Turnpike, Servpro of SW Morris County is owned and operated by longtime Randolph resident Greg Bock, who has been providing expert disaster relief and cleanup service for over 19 years.

Offering both residential and commercial restoration and cleaning services, Servpro provides customers with all the support they need for fire, ...

DeLorenzo Contracting: Please Welcome TAP into Randolph's Newest Advertiser

RANDOLPH, NJ- DeLorenzo Contracting ( is a family owned and operated general contracting business run by longtime Randolph residents Julie and Rob DeLorenzo.  During the current environment of “shelter-in-place” many people are using their time at home to explore what projects need attention both on the inside and outside of their ...


Power Up Your Content Marketing on TAPinto

May 13, 2020

TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others who purchase guaranteed publication of a press release, real estate listing, event listing, milestone, ...


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RATE ALERT - Mortgage Update From Randolph Resident Leigh Bodnar

June 5, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- This morning is a great example of just how quickly mortgage rates can change. An unexpectedly strong employment report has lifted stocks and hurt the mortgage backed securities this morning. We are already seeing higher mortgage rates compared to yesterday (see report below). All said, mortgage rates remain at historic lows, making this a great time to buy or ...

Photos From Randolph March For Black Lives

June 5, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- On Friday, June 5, over 600 people gathered at Freedom Park in Randolph, to hold a peaceful protest in honor of George Floyd, who was recently the victim of police brutality in Minneapolis Minnesota.  The march was organized by former Randolph student Drew Brown, a 2018 graduate, along with his older brother and sister who both grew up in the Randolph School ...

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 ...

Request for Action to the Randolph Township Council

June 2, 2020

(On June 2, 2020, Joshua Weiner, David Timpanaro and Jeanette Hernandez submitted the following letter to the Randolph Township Council)

Dear Township Council:

      I write on behalf of myself, David Timpanaro and Jeanette Hernandez and our campaign for Randolph Township Council.  

       As you undoubtedly have recognized, this community has ...

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 ...

Roxbury Policeman's Friendly Behavior Inspires a Mom

June 2, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – Monique Ferguson, of Wharton, warned her son and husband they really shouldn’t be out on the Landing Park athletic field to practice the boy’s football throws.

It was Saturday. The weather was beautiful. But the field was closed.

Justin, 16, is the varsity quarterback at his high school in New York City, and he needed a place to throw some long spirals to his ...

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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 ...

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 ...

"Bridge Year" Bill Passes NJ State Senate

June 4, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - A bill that would give current high school sophomores and juniors an optional “bridge year” passed the New Jersey State Senate by a 39-0 vote and will go on to the New Jersey State Assembly for vote on June 15, where it is expected to pass. It also has the support of the Governor’s office and the New Jersey Department of Education.  

The ...

Thank you TAPinto for reporting on important events

June 3, 2020

This letter sent to school officials, mayor, and NJ State Board of Education about recent sexist and racist expressions by some Randolph Twp students. Bravo to TAPinto for covering important events!

Dear Ms. Fano, Mr. Faranetta and members of the Randolph Township Board of Education, Mr. Olson, Mrs. Iosso, Ms Hackney, Mr Sorge, Mr. Agrati, Ms.Shoener, and Mayor Carey, I could not be more ...

Observations from the SNJB Rally

As a candidate for the Randolph Township Council, I believe that it is imperative for me to hear and understand the points of view of all the members of the community I aspire to represent. To that end, I attended the “Save NJ Businesses” rally here in Randolph yesterday along with my running mate Joshua Weiner. 

I stood in the sun for over two hours, watching the small crowd ...

New Jersey Prosecutors Issue Statement on George Floyd Death

Message from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey

The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing.  Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI in Minneapolis, but by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights division, as it should be.

As ...

Freshii Morris Plains Offering Coconut Chia Pudding

June 4, 2020

Need a cool, sweet treat on this hot day?! COCONUT CHIA PUDDING IS BACK! Stop by today to get ...

Deirdre's House Asks for Help from the Community to Continue to Help Child Victims of Abuse and/or Neglect during COVID-19 Crisis

During this unprecedented time of social distancing and family stress due to Covid19, Deirdre’s House, the Center for Morris County’s child victims of abuse and/or neglect and for children that have witnessed violence, is continuing to provide services to child victims and their non-offending caregivers. Immediately after the governor’s shelter in place order, Deirdre’s ...

Morristown Festival of Books Cancels 2020 Event

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thousands of readers took to the streets in Morristown last year for the Annual Morristown Festival of Books. Those readers will have to read from home this year, as organizers sadly announced the cancelation of this year's event.

"With great regret, we announce that due to COVID-19, the 7th Annual Morristown Festival of Books planned for October 9 and 10, 2020 will ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

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 ...

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 ...

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

I photographed a George Floyd protest in Newark. This is what I Witnessed.

June 2, 2020

Daniel Han is a freelance journalist, Westfield High School Graduate of 2019 and freshman studying journalism at Rutgers University.

I entered Newark, N.J. on Saturday with shatter-proof goggles, a helmet and camera. As a freelance photographer, I wanted to capture the historic moment of the George Floyd protests, but was also nervous. Footage of Minneapolis, New York and Philadelphia ...