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Third-Straight Mayor's Cup Win for Madison Little League Juniors Division

June 23, 2017

MADISON, NJ—A ground ball sped across center field as the batter ran to first, but it was too late. Center fielder Matt Metzler trapped the ball in his glove and rocketed it toward first base, throwing the runner out from center field.

“In baseball you don’t see that,” said Metzler’s coach, Nelson Aguiar of Madison’s O’Donnell Landscape Little League ...

12th Annual Bocce Championship Hosted by Madison Forum Club

MADISON, NJ—The Madison Forum Club’s 12th annual bocce season ended Thursday with a final championship game behind the Villa Rose Wine School on Edgewood Road.

People were on the edge of their seats before every player’s throw, shouting encouraging words and chatting about the game.

“Our intention as the Forum Club is to get people to socialize and get people to know ...

Fifth Annual Jersey Strong Lacrosse Showcase Held at Madison High School

MADISON, NJ—With cleats laced, jerseys on and lacrosse sticks in hand, two dozen teams took the field June 14 at Madison High School for the fifth annual STEPS Jersey Strong Showcase.

At least 130 coaches showed up this year in the blazing heat to see how the freshman, sophomore and junior players fared in each of at least three games scheduled for their respective teams throughout the ...

Free Movie Night at Drew Kicks Off Summer For Madisonians

June 23, 2017

MADISON, NJ—As the sun disappeared beneath a waiting horizon and the sky grew darker as night crept in Thursday evening, a crowd of at least 100 people young and old gathered on the Mead Hall lawn at Drew University for Movie Night at Drew.

“Be our guest” for this free event, featuring Emma Watson in the live action version of “Beauty and the Beast,” said the ...

Madison High School's Class of 2017 Graduates at Fairleigh Dickinson

June 19, 2017

MADISON, NJ—Madison High School seniors were reminded to overcome adversities and achieve all they can after high school.

At the school’s 120th graduation ceremony, held at Fairleigh Dickinson due to rain, students spoke about how lucky they felt to have gone to school in Madison, rated one of the best public high schools in Morris County.

“So many others in our world have ...

Madison District Honors 2017 Teachers of the Year

MADISON, NJ—Each of the borough’s five schools on Tuesday recognized their teachers of the year at a Board of Education meeting.

Principals from each school took a few minutes before the meeting to say a few words about these teachers, who were nominated for the award by students and their families.

This year’s winners for teacher of the year:

Madison High School - ...

A Rainy Graduation Day for Madison Junior School Eighth-Graders

MADISON, NJ—As the dark clouds closed in and a few threatening raindrops sprinkled the town Friday morning, hundreds of parents, teachers and students gathered on the Madison Junior School lawn for the eighth grade graduation ceremony.

This year’s graduating class is one of the school’s largest, not only in the number of students but in the size of their hearts, said ...

Green Forum Encourages a Hands-On Approach to Make Madison More Sustainable

June 17, 2017

MADISON, NJ—At least 50 people gathered Wednesday for a lesson on the environment at the Madison Green Forum, hosted at the Madison Community House on Cook Avenue.

Madison is home to a lot of environmental organizations for such a small town, said event organizer Trina Mallik of the Environmental Commission, many of which came together for Wednesday’s event.

This year’s ...

Morris Township Family Hosts Lemonade Stand “Happy Hour” to Benefit Childhood Cancer

June 23, 2017

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  A Morris Township family is hosting a lemonade stand "Happy Hour" to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand on Friday June 23 from 4:30pm - 6:30pm to raise funds and awareness for the fight against childhood cancer.

The Switzler family will open their home at  24 Fairfield Drive East in the hopes of inspiring other local children to get ...

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Ready for 1st Grade! F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA Kindergartners Graduate

June 23, 2017

Ready for first grade! The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA celebrated kindergarten graduation where graduates enjoyed the ceremony with their families, friends and Kirby faculty and staff. 

Kindergarten at Kirby is a progressive, academically-focused, full-day program that is taught by an experienced, caring teaching team that includes a NJ State-certified Lead ...

Summertime In Madison: What To Do With That Hairy Back Fellas

June 13, 2017

MADISON, NJ - With summer approaching, everyone is talking about those adorable pastel rompers for grown men, but according to Humberto Wispe, co-owner, Waxing the City in Madison, what we really should be talking about is male back hair.

 According to anyone who has ever been to a beach along the Jersey shore, hairy backs are very common. Sometimes it seems as if a full 75 percent of men ...

Chatham BOE has $32K Raise for Superintendent on June 19 Meeting Agenda; Recision of 2016 Contract for New One

June 19, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education has two resolutions on its agenda for its Monday, June 19 meeting that call for a rescission of the superintendent's five-year contract signed in 2016 and a new contract that calls for a $32,915 raise in July.

According to the agenda details (see below), Chatham Superintendent Dr. Michael LaSusa agreed to a five-year contract, ...