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Monthly Archives for November 2022

Learn to Spot Utility Scams

Posted: November 23, 2022

Scammers continue to impersonate PSE&G representatives and take advantage of unsuspecting victims. PSE&G urges customers to understand scammers’ tactics and know what to do if confronted with a request for private account information or a demand for immediate payment. If customers are ever in doubt about the legitimacy of a contact from PSE&G, they should call PSE&G at 800-436-PSEG (7734).

According to information provided to PSE&G by its customers in 2022, roughly 1,000 customers reported they were a victim of a utility scam or scam attempt.

Scammer tactics are becoming increasingly sophisticated, but utility impostor scams are oftentimes as simple as a scammer posing as a customer’s local utility representative in person or over the phone.

Learn how to spot potential utility scam activity. Signs of potential utility scam activity include:

  • Threat to disconnect: Scammers may aggressively tell the customer their utility bill is past due and service will be disconnected if a payment is not made—usually within an hour.
  • Request for immediate payment: Scammers may instruct the customer to purchase a prepaid card, a gift card or even Bitcoin, and then to call them back to make a phone payment. They may request that the customer use a payment app to make an online payment, or even give instructions for an in-person meeting. Many times, after the customer makes the first payment, the scammer will call back to ask for the payment to be resubmitted due to an error with the amount. The scammer refers to a new amount and claims that the original payment will be refunded.
  • Request for card information: If a customer calls back with requested information, the scammer asks the customer for the prepaid card’s number or gift-card PIN, which grants the scammer instant access to the card’s funds, and the victim’s money is gone.
  • In person-demands: Scammers may arrive at a home or business, flash a fake ID and/or claim to be a utility collection representative. The impostors may wear “uniforms” or affix false company signs to their vehicles. The scammers generally ask for personal information or offer discounts, which a real PSE&G representative would not do.

For more information on scams, visit the PSE&G website.

Parks & Recreation Summer Job Fair

Posted: November 22, 2022

The Randolph Township Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services will be hosting a job fair on Saturday, January 7, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the community center located at 30 Calais Road.

The job fair will offer opportunities in various part-time and seasonal positions. Some of the positions include counselors for day and teen camp, assistants for Artworks, Randolph Beach lifeguards and gate keepers, among others. To receive an application to complete in advance, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) or contact the recreation department at 973.989.7081.

Some of the positions include:

Day Camp (June 26 to August 11)

  • Section Leader - Teacher certification preferred
  • Activities Director - Teacher certification preferred, minimum 2 years of college required
  • Arts & Crafts Specialist - Teacher certification preferred, minimum 2 years of college required
  • First Aid Counselor - Nurse certification preferred, must be at least 18 years old with a minimum of EMT certification
  • Leader - Must be at least 18 years old or 2023 high school graduate
  • Assistant Leader - Must be at least 16 years old or completed sophomore year of high school

Teen Camp (June 26 to July 21)

  • Camp Director - Teacher certification and previous camp experience required
  • Assistant Camp Director - Teacher certification preferred, minimum 2 years of college required
  • Counselor - Must be at least 18 years old or 2023 high school graduate

Randolph Beach (May 27 to August 27)

  • Concession Supervisor - Must be at least 18 years old and available through end of summer
  • Lifeguard - Must be at least 16 years old or completing sophomore year of high school
  • Gate/Concession Guard - Must be at least 16 years old or completing sophomore year of high school

Artworks Studio (June 19 to July 31 and 1 week at end of August)

  • Summer Art Camp Assistants - Must be at least 14 years old

Brundage Park Playhouse Theater Camps

Our theater camp counselors are individuals with extensive musical theatre backgrounds. Most of our counselors are in college and are pursuing careers in the performing arts.

Summer Stages—4 positions (June 19 to August 11)

Must be at least 18 yr or 2023 high school graduate, attending a college or university preferred. Please provide theater experience resume, choreographers must include dance experience and music directors must include music experience and instruments you may play.

Co-Director Summer Stages
Co-Director/Choreographer Summer Stages
Co-Director/Music Director Summer Stages

Budding Stars—3 positions (June 26 to July 7)

Advanced Performer Workshop (APW)—3 positions (July 10 to July 28)

Must be at least 18 yr or 2023 high school graduate. Please provide theater experience resume. Please provide theater experience resume, choreographers must include dance experience and music directors must include music experience and instruments you may play.

Group Director - Theater Budding Stars and APW
Group Director - Music Budding Stars and APW
Group Director - Choreographer Budding Stars and APW

HSOR to Host Colonial Holiday Reception

Posted: November 19, 2022

The Historical Society of Old Randolph (HSOR) will be hosting its annual colonial holiday reception on Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The free open house, complete with good music, good company and light refreshments, will be held at the Randolph Museum, located on Millbrook Avenue at the entrance to Freedom Park.

A special program of music selections from around the world will be performed by Idyllwood, featuring Kris Lamb and John Lamb on flutes, and Anthony Campanella on guitar. These talented musicians will share their vast knowledge of music and musical instruments with the visitors.

If you choose to do so, you are welcome to dress in Colonial period costume or wear an accessory from the Colonial era.

For more information about this event or about any of the programs the HSOR sponsors, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) or call 973.989.7095.

Mayor Honors Fire Chief Anthony Moschella

Posted: November 18, 2022

During the annual fire inspection dinner held on November 12, 2022, Mayor Marie Potter presented a proclamation to Randolph Township Fire Department Chief Anthony Moschella in recognition of his 31 years of service to Randolph Township.

Chief Moschella began his career as a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Randolph, New Jersey when he joined the Randolph Fire Department in August of 1993 and was assigned to Millbrook Fire Company #2. During his tenure of over 25 years in the Jersey City Police Department, where he has attained the rank of sergeant, Anthony Moschella continued to serve the Randolph Township community and steadily ascended through the ranks to serve as battalion chief of Company #2 in 2003 and 2004.

Chief Moschella brought his knowledge and expertise to serve on several department committees, including the Apparatus Replacement Committee and the Board of Engineers, as well as Company #2 Chaplin. He will complete his term as chief of the fire department at the end of 2022, having served in numerous leadership roles over the last eight years including assistant fire chief in 2014, followed by two, two-year terms as deputy fire chief, and two, two-year terms as chief of the fire department.

Chief Moschella has achieved his Exempt and Life Membership in the New Jersey State Firemen’s Association and will forever hold the distinction of a Life Member of the Randolph Fire Department.

The citizens of Randolph, Mayor Marie Potter and the township council members recognize and express our gratitude to Anthony Moschella for his exemplary dedication and devotion to the safety and the wellbeing of the residents of Randolph Township and the state of New Jersey.

Mayor Honors Fire Chief Anthony Moschella
Mayor Marie Potter presented a proclamation honoring Randolph Township Fire Department Chief Anthony Moschella at the 2022 fire inspection dinner.

Veterans Day 2022

Posted: November 11, 2022

Randolph resident Alice Knothe, Mayor Marie Potter and Senator Anthony Bucco, Jr.
Randolph resident Alice Knothe, Mayor Marie Potter and Senator Anthony Bucco, Jr.

Mayor Marie Potter addressed those in attendance at the VFW Post 7333 Veterans Day ceremony which took place on November 11, 2022.

Good morning.

Thank you members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7333, and the Ladies Auxiliary for the invitation to, and continuance of, this reverent Veterans Day ceremony. Thank you also to family members, friends, and Randolph residents for being present today, Veterans Day, as we gather with purpose to honor and thank those who served—as well as to thank those who are presently serving to protect our great nation.

For all veterans here with us today—a sincere thank you.

Every veteran has a story. Most families have a story about a veteran. It would be very difficult to understand everything involved, but at times we are gifted with a glimpse into what a veteran and their family has sacrificed.

I was given information about the lives of 2 veterans here in Randolph by Mrs. Alice Knothe. Two young men who were best friends. In fact, their families, the Knothes and the Brundages lived right across the street from each other. On one side of Millbrook Avenue, where the Knothe Farm still stands, lived Peter Knothe. On the other side of Millbrook Avenue, in the white house that is now our Randolph Historical Society Museum, lived Robert Peter Brundage—who was also called Peter. Both young men were called to serve in World War II.

A letter from Jane Brundage, sister of Robert Peter, to her brother’s best friend Pete Knothe reads in part: “Dear Pete, this is sort of a hard thing to have to tell you. Peter was killed in action…your mother said you would read about it…I thought you’d rather hear about it in a letter. We got the news last Tuesday.”

Pete Knothe was fighting in Germany when he received this letter.

His best friend Robert Peter Brundage was in action against enemy Japanese forces on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. From his military citation: “observing that one of his scouts had been buried by an artillery shell burst, Second Lieutenant Brundage unhesitatingly braved the intense fire to dig the helpless man out of the debris and carry him to a place of safety…Second Lieutenant Brundage valiantly remained with his platoon…to hurl grenades at the hostile emplacements, covering the safe withdrawal of his platoon. Although mortally wounded during this action, his aggressive leadership and intrepid fighting spirit served as an inspiration to his men, thereby reflecting great credit upon Second Lieutenant Brundage and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.”

Robert Peter Brundage received the Purple Heart.

Peter Knothe returned from World War II and lived a full life. His marriage to Alice Kemmerer Knothe lasted 71 years.

This history of Brundage and Knothe only represents one of the many stories within us all—and we bring those memories to the surface today—with a heart filled with sincere thanks to all our veterans for their service to our country.

Today let us keep in our thoughts and prayers all who secured our freedoms. Let us remember in a special way the 19 Randolph young men that gave the ultimate sacrifice.

God bless our fallen soldiers. God bless our veterans. God bless America, and God bless Randolph.

Veterans, thank you for your service.