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Nike Provides Saint Barnabas Medical Center Babies with Shoes in Honor of West Orange Native Kyrie Irving

August 24, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Nike sent special infant shoes to babies born at Saint Barnabas Medical Center on Sunday, August 21, 2016, in honor of Kyrie Irving’s gold medal win in basketball at the Rio Olympics.

Irving grew up in neighboring town West Orange, NJ. The “My First Nike” box features a special pair of Nike Waffle 1 shoes, and an inspirational note.

Law Firm Partner and Longtime Livingston Resident Joins Metro YMCA Board of Directors

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Attorney Harry Atlas’ kids grew up at the West Essex YMCA. They learned to swim there. His daughter, Elana, celebrated a birthday there. His son, Noah, has for years played basketball there. 

“We’ve always been involved with the Y, and I’ve always appreciated what it has to offer,” said Atlas, one of three new members of the Metro ...

Matt Becht of Maplewood Promoted to Associate Marketing Director for Metro YMCA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Maplewood native has been named associate director of marketing of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, the largest association of YMCAs in New Jersey.

Matthew Becht, who joined the Metro YMCA in 2012 as marketing specialist, “uses his creative talents to advance the Y’s six branches and promote the organization as it takes on new challenges,’’ ...

Metro YMCA Promotes Head of Award-Winning Marketing/Communications Department

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Orangers recently promoted Greg Albers to vice president of marketing and communications of the largest association of YMCAs in New Jersey.

Albers was working in marketing for a Jewish Community Center in Toledo, Ohio, in 2003 when it became the first JCC in the country to merge with a YMCA.

Albers helped establish the YMCA ...

Nike Provides Saint Barnabas Medical Center Babies with Shoes in Honor of West Orange Native Kyrie Irving

August 24, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Nike sent special infant shoes to babies born at Saint Barnabas Medical Center on Sunday, August 21, 2016, in honor of Kyrie Irving’s gold medal win in basketball at the Rio Olympics.

Irving grew up in neighboring town West Orange, NJ. The “My First Nike” box features a special pair of Nike Waffle 1 shoes, and an inspirational note.

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Do you drive drowsy? Drowsy driving may cause up to 1 in 5 fatal accidents.

A report released last week from the Governors Highway Safety Association (an organization of state and territorial highway safety offices) estimates that up to 20% of fatal traffic accidents result from drowsy driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has added drowsy driving to its definition of impaired driving along with drunk, drugged and distracted ...

Strength Training That Transfers to Sport-Performance

Competitive sports demand multiple facets of athleticism that need to simultaneously work together to produce optimal performance. Athletes need to be able to run, jump, change direction, accept contact, and initiate contact all while staying conditioned and injury free. The bedrock of all of this is having athletes who are strong so they are best able to compete at a high level long ...

Strength Training That Transfers to Sport-Performance

Competitive sports demand multiple facets of athleticism that need to simultaneously work together to produce optimal performance. Athletes need to be able to run, jump, change direction, accept contact, and initiate contact all while staying conditioned and injury free. The bedrock of all of this is having athletes who are strong so they are best able to compete at a high level long ...