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Vice Principal Michael Scott Selected as Next Shongum Elementary Principal

May 14, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- At tonight’s Board of Education meeting, the Board of Education approved the appointment of Vice Principal Michael Scott as Shongum Elementary’s next Principal. Mr. Scott will become the new Principal at Shongum Elementary effective July 1, 2021.

Mr. Scott received his Bachelor of Arts from Boston College, his Master of Arts in Teaching from The College of New ...

Randolph Board of Education Discusses Graduation Plans, Budget and Rationale Behind Central Office Expenditures

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Township Board of Education held a Virtual Board Meeting on April 27 during which time Randolph hybrid students were welcomed back, Randolph High School received national honor and a final 2021-2022 Board of Education budget hearing was held. 

Superintendent Jennifer Fano opened the meeting by announcing that as of Monday April 26, all hybrid students were ...

Morris County Seniors in High School and College Now Offered Vaccines In Time for In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Graduating high school and college seniors can now be vaccinated against COVID-19 in time for in-person graduation ceremonies, announced Morris County officials. In an initiative launched today, April 21, Morris County in partnership with Atlantic Health System can now schedule vaccine appointments at the Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center at the Rockaway ...

Checkmate: RHS Sophomore Aziz Kodirov Wins 1st Place in National Chess Tournament

RANDOLPH, NJ- Aziz Kodirov came in 1st Place in a National Chess Tournament. The Randolph High School Sophomore Aziz Kodirov started playing chess when he was just five years old.

While he was a student at Fernbrook Elementary, his first grade teacher Mrs. Carpluk suggested to his mother that she buy him a set of dominoes to help further improve in mathematics. His mother bought him a set ...

Randolph High School Seniors Eagerly Help Plan Senior Prom and End-of-Year Picnic

RANDOLPH, NJ— With RHS senior prom scheduled for Thursday, June 3, in approximately two months’ time, seniors eagerly participated in the planning process for the highly anticipated event, slated to be held outdoors during the evening on the RHS campus. This event will include both a professional DJ and photographer as per request from students.

Initial plans for the prom were ...

Make Your Summer Count with Summer Sessions at CCM Classes in the Arts and Humanities, Business, Health, Science, Mathematics and More

RANDOLPH, NJ – Has the pandemic created confusion for your summer plans? Whether you decide to stay home or will be on the go, make your summer count and take County College of Morris (CCM) with you. By taking summer courses at CCM, you are another step closer to meeting your goals for graduation and a great future. CCM is an easy and convenient way to earn credits from a nationally ...

RHS Unified Basketball Wins Against Visiting Mount Olive 

RANDOLPH, NJ- Special Olympics of New Jersey sponsors an opportunity for students with and without disabilities to participate in social activities and athletics. Randolph's inclusive environment has afforded our students a chance to complete in athletic competitions against schools throughout Morris County. Yesterday, Randolph High School Unified Basketball players competed against Mount ...

County College of Morris Ranks in the Top 1.8 Percent of Community Colleges in the United States

RANDOLPH, NJ- County College of Morris (CCM) is ranked among the top 50 Best Community Colleges in the nation in the 2021 Academic Influence rankings. CCM is consistently listed among the best in New Jersey and now among the top 1.8 percent in the country.

Academic Influence generates rankings through its unique Influence Ranking Engine, scanning the web to map the impact of a ...

Randolph High School Speech and Debate Team Shines at First-Ever Virtual Harvard Tournament

RANDOLPH, NJ—Members of the RHS Speech and Debate team successfully competed in Harvard University’s first-ever virtual speech and debate tournament.  Held from Feb. 12-15, the 47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament, which Harvard hosted online this year, is the biggest and most globally diverse competition of the year for high school students.

“I would say ...

Randolph High School National Honor Societies Adapt to Virtual Environment for 2020-2021 Induction Ceremonies

RANDOLPH, NJ—Putting safety first in light of the pandemic, numerous RHS honor societies held or will soon hold their first-ever fully virtual induction ceremonies during the 2020-2021 academic year.

The virtual ceremonies were or will soon be as follows:

·      National Social Studies Honor Society inducted 46 new members on Thursday, Oct. 22, ...

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Randolph High School Presents: The Addams Family, A New Musical Comedy on May 20 , 21 and 22 , outside at Randolph High School

May 12, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- A pandemic affects every family, even THE ADDAMS FAMILY, who have literally packed up their
Central Park mansion and moved to the Jersey suburbs...anything to maintain social distance guidelines!

As if quarantine, moving, social distancing from his wife, and adjusting to suburbia wasn’t hard
enough, Gomez Addams’ ultimate nightmare has come true: Wednesday Addams, ...

NJ Tourism Stumbles During 2020 Coronavirus Crisis, But Industry Ready for Strong Rebound

May 13, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism report.

While the number of visitors declined to 84.6 million — a 27% ...

Vice Principal Michael Scott Selected as Next Shongum Elementary Principal

May 14, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- At tonight’s Board of Education meeting, the Board of Education approved the appointment of Vice Principal Michael Scott as Shongum Elementary’s next Principal. Mr. Scott will become the new Principal at Shongum Elementary effective July 1, 2021.

Mr. Scott received his Bachelor of Arts from Boston College, his Master of Arts in Teaching from The College of New ...

Gov. Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency, Faces Local Criticism for Keeping Mask Mandate for Fully Vaccinated

May 16, 2021

TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed.

As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his administration is working with lawmakers on legislation that will end the COVID-19 public ...

Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare's Health, Named New Jersey Biz 2021 Icon Honoree

May 12, 2021

Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health, a member of Prime Healthcare, was named one of New Jersey BIZ 2021 ICON Honorees. Recognized for his notable success and strong leadership within the healthcare industry, Mr. Finestein will be honored along with other Garden State ICON leaders during an awards ceremony to be held on June 22.

Brian Finestein, F.A.C.H.E. was ...

Saint Clare's Health Addresses Men and Their Sexual Health During Online Series, Let's Talk Health

On Thursday, May 6 , Saint Clare’s Health online series, ’Let’s Talk Health’ hosted by Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health, featured Dr. Lawrence Friedman, Chief of Urology, Saint Clare’s Health who discussed 'Men and Their Sexual Health.'

 

The community is invited to register for the FREE events online, as ...

The 8th Annual Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar, Dr. Charles Balch, to Present “The Surgical Management of Melanoma,” a Virtual Lecture, May 6

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, in partnership with OncLive, invites health care professionals and others interested in the surgical management of melanoma to a virtual lecture by internationally known melanoma expert Charles M. Balch, MD, FACS, FASCO.  Dr. Balch is this year’s Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar.  The free lecture and Q & A will be held on May 6, 11 a.m.

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Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...