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Murphy Announces Testing Partnership with Wal*Mart, Reports Latest COVID-19 Figures

May 20, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today at his daily COVID-19 press conference that beginning Friday, May 22, New Jerseyans will be able to take a self-administered, self-swab COVID-19 test at seven Wal*Mart locations across the state in Burlington, Flemington, Garfield, Howell, Kearney, Mount Laurel, North Bergen. These drive-up locations will be open 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Governor’s Daily Briefing: The Numbers are Dropping

TRENTON, NJ – The graphs shown on NJ Governor Phil Murphy’s May 11 COVID-19 press briefing are all pointing in the right direction.  As he usually does, Murphy went through several points of data, adding his own commentary.  We will summarize them for you here.

Murphy did not hold briefings over the weekend, so the information he shared were numbers reported today with ...

COVID-19: Drive Thru Testing Center at CCM Reopens Monday, May 11 — New Hours

APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE — MUST HAVE PRESCRIPTIONS

RANDOLPH, NJ- Morris County, in coordination with Atlantic Health System, will resume COVID-19 testing this week, starting Monday morning, May 11, at the drive-thru center for Morris County and Sussex County residents only located at the County College of Morris (CCM) in Randolph.

The hours for testing will change on Monday, ...

New Jersey Surpasses 100,000 Cases of Coronavirus

TRENTON, NJ- On the same day that Governor Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey has surpassed 100,000 cases of COVID-19, he stressed, as he has in previous briefings, that the “curve is still flat.”

Several key statistics are also moving in the right direction, New Jersey Commissioner of Health Judith Persichilli added, including a 17 percent decrease from the high water mark of ...

Governor Murphy: Curve of New Covid Cases ‘Significantly Flat’ In New Jersey, State is Prepping for ‘Spikes’ This Coming Fall, Winter 

TRENTON, NJ -- The death toll from coronavirus has risen by 314  in the Garden State, bringing the total number of statewide deaths to 5,063, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who spoke yesterday at his daily news conference.    

To date, there are 3,551 new presumptive-positive cases bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections in New Jersey to 95,865, Murphy ...

Resources for Those Suffering with Addiction

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Suspected fatal overdoses in Morris County are up by 38 percent over the same 14-week time frame in 2019, prompting the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Hope One team to re-emphasize its network of support services during the COVID-19 crisis.

“Right now, Morris County is following a statewide trend of increased fatal opioid-related overdoses,” Morris ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrates Major Milestone; Announces Number of COVID-19 Patients Discharged

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Daily life has changed these past months. People are staying home, avoiding crowds and only going out for necessary trips. People are scared, anxious, stressed and overwhelmed. The daily messages of increasing number of new cases and the rise in deaths from COVID-19 are daunting.

But tonight, as the sun was setting, the staff at Atlantic Health System ...

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Local Grocery Stores Issue Recall on Healthy Choice Power Bowls

May 27, 2020

SUSSEX, NJ – Supermarkets Stop and Shop and Weis Markets have issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro.  The United States Department of Agriculture have issues a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020.

Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, Arkansas and Marshall, Missouri recalled approximately 276,872 pounds of not ready to eat ...

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Township of Randolph COVID-19 Update May 19, 271 Confirmed Cases

May 19, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- The following is an update from Randolph Township:

STATE INFORMATION

Governor Murphy on May 18th signed Executive Order No. 147 authorizing certain outdoor activities at recreational businesses such as archery ranges, batting cages, golf driving ranges, horseback riding, shooting, ranges, tennis clubs, community gardens, and more effective 6:00 a.m. Friday, May 22nd.

Randolph VFW Post 7333 Celebrates Memorial Day While Honoring Jack Sassaman

May 25, 2020

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Randolph Residents Warned of COVID-Related Scams

May 21, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County law enforcement officials are advising residents that criminal scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 emergency to conduct scams by phone, email and online, especially targeting the elderly.

“We and our law enforcement partners throughout Morris County and the state have observed an increase in the number of scams and confidence crimes,” ...

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 ...

Randolph High School Sisters Jacqueline and Josephine Wu Honored as Class of 2020 Valedictorian and Salutatorian at Board of Education Meeting

May 21, 2020

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 ...

Randolph High School Engineering Teacher Helps Combat COVID-19

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School engineering teacher Duncan Crannell is one of the many leaders in our learning community helping to combat COVID-19. Recognizing a need to assist, he borrowed a 3D printer from the high school to manufacture personal protective equipment. With the technology, Mr. Crannell has been producing mask relief straps intended to relieve chafing and irritation of ...

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 ...

Coronavirus: Latest New Jersey Numbers from Gov. Murphy

May 25, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The governor also announced 52 more new deaths, pushing New Jersey's total ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 27, 2020

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.  ...

Local Grocery Stores Issue Recall on Healthy Choice Power Bowls

SUSSEX, NJ – Supermarkets Stop and Shop and Weis Markets have issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro.  The United States Department of Agriculture have issues a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020.

Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, Arkansas and Marshall, Missouri recalled approximately 276,872 pounds of not ready to eat ...

Employers can grant paid leave for COVID-19

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child or other family member.

 

In addition to the relief for employees, ...

Morris County Prosecutor Warns Residents of Criminals Posing as Contact Tracers

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County officials are warning residents that criminals have been using the COVID-19 emergency to carry out a new type of scam – posing as contact tracers to steal money or personal information.

Contact tracing is the process of identifying people who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for an infectious disease. Public health department ...

10 Ways to Overcome Overwhelm

As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), I hear the word “overwhelmed” regularly, especially now. Sometimes people describe it as feeling as though they’re drowning. They have too much responsibility resting on their shoulders or too many thoughts racing through their heads.

Overwhelm can leave us feeling exhausted, unfocused, unproductive, and even sometimes out of ...

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 ...

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What You Need To Know About Your Children’s Teachers

May 21, 2020

What You Need To Know About Your Children’s Teachers

The majority of your children’s teachers have children of their own. They are parents whose concerns, worries, and responsibilities are exactly like yours. In other words they get where you’re coming from, and they care.

Being parents, they’re balancing homeschooling their own children while simultaneously distance ...