So Much More Than the "School on the Hill"

“The school on the hill.” A statement we hear quite frequently when we tell people we go to Mount Saint Mary Academy. For many, that is all they know about our school – until they come to our unquestionably informative annual Open House. Hosted this year on October 17th our Open House is a great way for prospective students and families to learn about, and experience, our ...

Dissecting “The Infrastructure Bill”

Even the most casual consumer of the news must be aware of the struggle to pass a so-called infrastructure bill in Congress. There are at least two versions, both calling for trillions in new spending. That’s TRILLIONS, the plural of Trillion, with a capital T.

As Congress considers this bill, it is worth reviewing the steps of how we arrived in this scenario.

# 1. We’re broke.

NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

Happy National Coming Out Day!

October 11 marks National Coming Out Day, commemorating the national march on Washington for gay and lesbian rights 34 years ago. The Madison Area YMCA stands in solidarity for all the LGBTQ+ people in our community. Whether you're already out, coming out today, thinking about coming out, or thinking twice about coming out, we fully support you in your journey!

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Upcoming Events


Sat, October 23, 6:30 AM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Summit Area YMCA's Fall Festival & Open House

Health & Wellness


Sat, October 23, 12:00 PM

Legends Gallery, Chatham

Autograph Signing with Mariano Rivera

A Week at Library of the Chathams Monday, October 18 – Sunday, October 24, 2021

NEW: Is Here! offers live one-to-one tutoring (through text chat and/or voice chat) in all core K-12 subjects – math, science, English, social studies, and writing, including AP-level assistance. College students and adults can benefit from as well! Improve your math skills, review a writing project, study for an exam, prepare for the ...

Ready for Retirement?

Most American workers have viewed retirement as something that will happen sometime, down the road.  Through 2019, the average retirement age has hovered in the first half of the 60s.  The last 18 months have changed the way many of us think about retiring.  For some, it’s prompted a rush (or a kick) out the door.  Others are thinking more seriously about work-life ...

Healthgrades Recognizes All Atlantic Health System Medical Centers for Hallmark Specialties


All five Atlantic Health System medical centers were honored for delivering high-quality care and superior outcomes across multiple specialties in the Healthgrades 2022 Report to the Nation, released today. Among the national and regional recognitions, Morristown Medical Center became the only hospital in the nation to achieve 2022 Specialty Excellence awards in each of the following ...

Plenty of Screams for the LBI Region Halloween Scene

October 21, 2021

There is something salty, sweet, and scary happening this October throughout the Long Beach Island Region of the Jersey Coast. With options for all to enjoy tucked throughout corners of this legendary area. Hit the chilling waters for Legends and Lore Boat Tour at the Tuckerton Seaport beginning Oct 16 with select days through Halloween. This family-friendly boat ride along Tuckerton Creek ...

New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

October 16, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...

Chatham Borough Police: Motorcyclist Struck by Box Truck on North Passaic Avenue; Suffers 'Serious Life-Threatening Injuries'

October 15, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- At approximately 10:34 a.m. on October 15, 2021, officers responded to North Passaic Avenue and Harvard Street to investigate an accident involving a box truck and a motorcycle.

The motorcyclist, age 59 from East Hanover, NJ was traveling South on North Passaic Avenue when he was struck by a box truck crossing North Passaic Avenue from Harvard Street. The motorcyclist ...