Join Morris County on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at its 17th remembrance ceremony as we honor those lost on 9/11.
The ceremony will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Morris County September 11th Memorial on West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany-Troy Hills, across from the Morris View Healthcare Center and adjacent to the Morris County Public Safety Academy. It will be held rain or shine.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officer and Chester resident Will Jimeno will be the keynote speaker. Jimeno survived the World Trade Center attack in 2001 despite being buried in the rubble for 13 hours, along with fellow Port Authority officer Sgt. John McLoughlin, who also survived.
Since seating at the memorial is limited, the public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs to the outdoor observance. Parking will be available at the Morris County Department of Human Services building at 340 West Hanover Avenue in Morris Township, directly across from the academy. Shuttle buses will be available to transport those in need.
The observance will include a special invocation, a lighting of candles, and reading of the names of each of the Morris County victims, plus a 21-gun salute, and keynote remarks.
Morris County’s September 11th Memorial pays tribute to all of those who died in the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C., on September 11, 2001, with a special emphasis on the 64 victims from Morris County whose names are etched in plaques affixed to the memorial.
Display of Residency Sticker Required at Recycling Center
Posted: August 23, 2018
The use of the Randolph recycling center by non-residents has increasingly become an issue. When non-residents dispose of their recyclables at our facility, it increases the weight of the materials being hauled away. Since the township pays for the removal of recyclables, the increased tonnage will result in an increase in cost to our taxpayers.
To eliminate the use by non-residents and alleviate the need to pass on the additional cost to taxpayers in the future, the recycling center staff has begun to enforce the residency requirement. Therefore, residents who do not already have a sticker on the rearview mirror of their vehicle will need to obtain one.
Residents may obtain a sticker at the recycling center during operating hours OR in the Randolph Township Engineering Department at the municipal building, during regular business hours. Residents must show their driver’s license and vehicle registration to the staff member issuing the sticker. Late night dates (municipal building open until 8:00 p.m.) for the remainder of the year are September 6, November 1 and December 6.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.