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Stigma Free Morris County: "We Are in this Together"; Virtual Event June 10

June 2, 2020

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - As the COVID-19 pandemic has taken lives and created economic chaos, it has created great stress on the mental health of many of our residents — an issue that will be part of the focus of the “Break the Stigma Virtual Music and Community Dinner” planned for all Morris County residents on Wednesday June 10.

The virtual event will featuring more than a ...

Sit In Solidarity For Love Not Hate; Student Rally at Freedom Park Preaches Message of Love in Randolph

RANDOLPH, NJ- A quickly organized “Teach in” to combat racism drew a crowd of support to Freedom Park in Randolph on Monday June 1. Amidst a weekend of racial turmoil across the country, Randolph had its own firestorm around the issue erupt on local social media, when screenshots of racist comments in student chat rooms were shared in a Facebook post.

The event was organized by ...

Rally to Save NJ Business at Randolph Tennis and Pickleball Center Sends a Message to Governor Murphy

RANDOLPH, NJ- Morris County Surrogate Heather Darling, NJ Senator Tony Bucco were among many local leaders who spoke up at a rally in Randolph to urge NJ Governor Phil Murphy to release the chains that are binding small business owners in NJ.

The “Rally to Save NJ Businesses” was organized and hosted by Jennifer Rogers, owner of Randolph Tennis and Pickleball Center.  The ...

Walt Disney World Announces Phased In Reopening of Florida Theme Parks

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, ...

Randolph VFW Post 7333 Celebrates Memorial Day While Honoring Jack Sassaman

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph VFW Post 7333 hosted their annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 25.  The service certainly had a different feel however, as well as a more somber tone for a variety of reasons. 

The current state of affairs around the world resulting from COVID-19 closed the event to the public and shrunk its typical attendance.  Those who did ...

Virtual Randolph Community Fun Run 

RANDOLPH, NJ- In an effort to promote a sense of community, the Health and Physical Education teachers have organized an all-inclusive virtual fun run. This event promotes the physical, social, and emotional well-being of all and serves as a reminder that movement matters. Parents, teachers, students, and community members are all encouraged to participate by choosing their own challenge, map out ...

Randolph Honors Class of 2020 By Posting Signs Of Recognition Up and Down Millbrook Ave

RANDOLPH, NJ- Motorists traveling down Millbrook Ave on Saturday morning were treated to a "Feel Good" surprise when they reached the area in front of Randolph High School, seeing both sides of the street lined with signs for every one of the soon to be graduating class of 2020 RHS seniors.

"The photo banners were a labor of love on behalf of the High School PTSO ...

Madison Museum Hosts Virtual Event: Conquering Everest

MADISON, NJ - The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts will be presenting a virtual event on Thursday May 14, title Conquering Everest. Randolph resident Dan Stringham will share his personal story of conquering Mt. Everest.

The event will take place on Zoom at 6:30. The program is free but registration is required. Click here to register

According to organizers, Stringham was ...

A Community Partner During a Time of Crisis : CCM Fulfilling its Mission as a Community College

RANDOLPH, NJ – Since their formation, community colleges have seen their communities through many challenging times, including the training of veterans from World War II and the unemployed during the Great Recession of 2007-09. During this current time of crisis, community colleges, their faculty, students, graduates, staff and administration once again are making significant impacts in ...

Randolph Large Item Clean Up Changed to June

RANDOLPH, NJ- Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the spring bulk clean up of large items scheduled for April is postponed until the week of June 1.

The township-wide collection of large household garbage items begins on Monday, June 1 and ends Friday, June 5, 2020. All residents must place bulk clean up items curbside no later than 6:00 a.m. on Monday.

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Randolph Township Council Special Meeting To Be Held June 4

June 2, 2020

RANDOLPH ,NJ- PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Randolph Township Council has scheduled a special meeting for the purpose of considering a resolution denouncing bigotry, racism and discrimination.  

This meeting will take place on June 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and will be held remotely via Zoom and action will be taken. The public will have the ability to attend and provide comment during the ...

Stigma Free Morris County: "We Are in this Together"; Virtual Event June 10

June 2, 2020

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - As the COVID-19 pandemic has taken lives and created economic chaos, it has created great stress on the mental health of many of our residents — an issue that will be part of the focus of the “Break the Stigma Virtual Music and Community Dinner” planned for all Morris County residents on Wednesday June 10.

The virtual event will featuring more than a ...

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 ...

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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Tue, June 16, 3:30 PM

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Plant Based Eating

Food & Drink

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 ...

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 ...

More on Day Care, Camps and Pools Reopening from Murphy

May 31, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up. What does all this mean? What about pools?

Commissioner of the Department of Children ...

Observations from the SNJB Rally

June 1, 2020

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 ...

Morristown Festival of Books Cancels 2020 Event

June 1, 2020

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 ...

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.  ...

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 ...

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

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 ...