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Monthly Archives for August 2018

Fundraiser for Officer Reggie

Posted: August 21, 2018

The community is invited to attend an afternoon of free family fun on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Ironia Fire Company #4, 331 Dover Chester Road from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join Officer Reggie in his fight against cancer and have your head shaved! There will also be free face painting, music, food, fire trucks, police cars and more!

All donations will benefit Officer Reggie. You may also donate online.

This fundraiser is hosted by the Randolph Township FOP and sponsored by generous Randolph businesses.

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Posted: August 15, 2018

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany.

Morris County residents will be able to drop-off unwanted hazardous materials from their households. Businesses are not allowed to participate.

As of 2018, electronic devices (e-waste) will no longer be accepted at MCMUA one-day household hazardous waste events. The authority advises residents to call 973.829.8006 for information and to discuss recycling options.

Acceptable materials include: pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, oil-based paints, stains, paint thinners and removers, solvents, automotive fluids, rechargeable and button cell batteries, pool chemicals, darkroom chemicals, aerosol cans (not empty), propane cylinders, small quantities of asbestos (wetted, double bagged and sealed with duct tape), driveway sealant, roofing tar, fluorescent bulbs, PCB-ballasts, mercury thermometers and switches, household cleaning products, and muriatic acid.

Latex paint will not be accepted, nor will explosive or highly reactive materials, such as picric acid or nitro compounds. For information about safe disposal of explosive or reactive material, call 973.829.8006.

There is a $5.00 fee for each barbeque-sized propane cylinder. Payment must be made by check only.

For more information, call 973.829.8006 or visit the MCMUA website.

HSOR to Host Randolph Reminisces Program

Posted: August 8, 2018

The Historical Society of Old Randolph (HSOR) is pleased to announce that Ms. Lisa Kaufman Greene will be the next guest speaker in its special series of programs entitled “Randolph Reminisces.”

The public is invited to attend this free program on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Randolph Museum. The museum is located in the historic Brundage House at the main entrance to Randolph’s Freedom Park on Millbrook Avenue. Light refreshments will be served. These events are usually well-attended, so come a bit early to obtain seating. No admission fee is charged, though donations are accepted.

Ms. Kaufman Greene’s family relocated from the Bronx, New York to Dover, New Jersey before purchasing a house on Farview Avenue in Randolph over 60 years ago. She will discuss her family’s store Skurnick’s which was housed in the current Wine Cellar on Sussex Turnpike. Lisa has a vast collection of hotel photos, as well as other family photos from the Mt. Freedom resort era. She was a major contributor to the Mt. Freedom section of Linda Forgash’s book entitled The Jews of Morris County and Lisa will discuss her interviews with some Randolph citizens that were quoted in the book.

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Gizmos, Gadgets & Peaches

Posted: August 8, 2018

The Historical Society of Old Randolph (HSOR) invites all residents to step back in time for a bit and view some of the gizmos and gadgets of the past while enjoying some delicious desserts made from locally grown peaches. It is fun for the entire family!

The free event will be held at the Randolph Museum from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2018. The museum is located at the entrance to Freedom Park on Millbrook Avenue, between Carrell and Schoolhouse roads. There is no fee for this event, but donations are put to good use.

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Morris Prosecutor’s Opioid Forum to Feature Former NFL Star

Posted: August 6, 2018

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is holding a special forum, “Opioid Crisis: A Community Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Recovery” on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Christ Church in Rockaway Township. Register here.

Super Bowl champion and world-class athlete, Vance Johnson, will deliver the keynote address during this free event. He is currently an advocate for addiction recovery for athletes post-career.

The forum is being held by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office in accordance with a state attorney general’s directive. Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp will speak at the event along with event host Pastor David Ireland of Christ Church. The prosecutor also will moderate a panel discussion featuring invited experts.

Also featured at the event will be Morris County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Brad Seabury, who will present his “Opiates 101” program, which explains the heroin and opioid epidemic, and the strategy by the prosecutor’s office to effectively deal with it.

Following the two presentations, there will be a panel discussion featuring Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Pastor Ireland, Assistant U.S. Attorney Erica Liu, Barbara Kauffman of Morris CARES and Jim Curtin of Daytop. The panel will share differing perspectives on the heroin and opioid epidemic, and discuss how each respective group is working to make a difference in Morris County.

Police Department Trading Cards

Posted: August 3, 2018

Police Department Trading Cards
Members of the township police department show off their new trading cards.

The Randolph Township Police Department is reaching out to the community through its new police officer trading card program.

Similar to baseball cards, the front of the card will contain a picture of the officer, with information about them on the back. The goal of the program is to have children initiate contact with officers they see and request their card, thus giving them another opportunity to interact with the police in a positive and friendly setting.

The police department has been interested in initiating this program for several years. Sgt. Matt Rispoli and P.O. Richard Biase discussed this program with the Randolph Municipal Alliance Committee (MAC), which immediately funded this program.

Officers will only hand out their own trading card; they were initially issued 500 cards to distribute. As the program progresses, more cards may be printed, so be sure to get yours fast!

As a safety measure, please do not approach officers while they are engaged in an emergency situation, however, do not hesitate to approach an officer when you see them out and about in town. In addition, you may always stop by police headquarters to meet an officer who you may not have an opportunity to meet in your travels.