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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 ...

The History of Memorial Day and How it Became the Start of Summer

Memorial Day, as the name implies, was established to create a day of remembrance to honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the U.S. Civil War. Our culture today, however, associates the holiday with the start of summer activities, like barbecues and going to the beach. How did this once somber holiday become the signal of summer? 

After the Civil War ended in the spring of ...

Free Food Distribution in Randolph Wed. May 13

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Table of Hope Mobile Food Pantry will be coming to Randolph on Wednesday, May 13 for a mobile food drop to assist people during the COVID-19 crisis. The event will take place from 10:30 am to noon in the Randolph High School parking lot off of Millbrook Avenue. The event is open to all, with no income guidelines or pre-registration requirements.

At the food drop, volunteers ...

Girl Scout Troop From Center Grove Presents "Randolph Strong" Sign on Sussex Turnpike

RANDOLPH, NJ- Girl Scout Troop 6716 from Center Grove wanted to support our community and uplift everyone's spirits by putting up a Randolph Strong Sign. 

John Herold Jewelers allowed the troop to use their lawn on the corner of Sussex Turnpike and Millbrook Avenue. The troop has been around since 2016.

TROOP LEADERS are Tara Cozza and Layne ...

Randolph’s 2020 Freedom Festival Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

RANDOLPH, NJ- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Randolph Kiwanis Club and Randolph Township announce the cancellation of the three-day Randolph Freedom Festival, including Randolph’s Freedom Parade, scheduled for Fourth of July weekend.

The decision to cancel the event was not made lightly, as the Randolph Freedom Festival is a great annual tradition that brings our community ...

Coronavirus: Gov. Murphy Unveils 6-Point Plan for Reopening NJ; No Timetable for Lifting Social Distancing Restrictions

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy during his daily press conference on Monday, April 27, announced his vision, “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health,” to restart New Jersey and put the state on the road to recovery.

Gov. Murphy outlined six key principles and benchmarks to guide the process for restoring the state’s economic health ...

Great Swamp and Pyramid Mountain Closed; Morris County Parks Update

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Morris Parks Commission has closed Pyramid Mountain as of April 3, including its trails, parking lot and visitor center.

Further, the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center has been closed, as well as all picnic shelters and tents in all parks. The golf courses are all closed.

The closures that had been in effect prior to the new closures are still in effect, ...

Township of Randolph Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, 6th Positive Case

An Update from Randolph Township:

Thanks to everyone for your continued patience during this ongoing health emergency. The following is a summary of the most recent information/actions related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

As of today, there are 742 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 26 of which are in Morris County. This includes a 6th confirmed case in ...

Randolph Library Building Now Closed But Offering Pick-up Services

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Township Free Public Library is committed to the safety and well-being of our community. 

Out of an abundance of caution, the Library will be offering limited services to the public beginning on
Thursday, March 19 at 9 a.m.  While the building will be closed, patrons may pick up items that they have
requested on a table near the bookdrop on the left side ...

NJ Transit Stepping Up Cleaning Efforts As Ridership Falls

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - NJ Transit has enhanced its cleaning efforts to include disinfected vehicles and major stations every 24 hours in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

The intensified cleaning regiment in stations includes additional disinfecting of frequent customer touchpoints such as ticket vending machines, handrails and door handles, according to a statement released by NJ ...


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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 ...