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NJ Monthly Ranks Madison High School in Top 100 in State

August 26, 2016

MADISON, NJ - New Jersey Monthly has ranked Madison High School No. 32 on its 2016 list of top 100 public high schools in the state in its September issue. The issue hits news stands August 30. 

Interestingly, Madison ranked 32 as well in 2014.

The rankings are based entirely on data reported by the schools to the state Department of Education, according to NJ ...

Madison Borough and Quest Diagnostics Invite Community to Charity Softball Game Benefiting YMCA's Kirby Center

MADISON, NJ –The Borough of Madison will compete against Quest Diagnostics in the 8th annual QuestCares Charity Softball Game on Wednesday, September 21st at 5:30 p.m. at Dodge Field in Madison.

 

Enjoy music from Drew University’s a capella groups, face painting, and games while the Borough of Madison fights to defend their title. A barbecue ...

Chatham Township Police Report Mercedes-Benz Stolen

CHATHAM, NJ - On Sunday, Aug. 21 a 2016 Mercedes-Benz was stolen from a Plymouth Drive residence sometime in the overnight hours.

The theft was reported after the owner discovered the vehicle missing later that morning. A key fob for the vehicle had been left in another unlocked vehicle in the driveway. This case remains under investigation.

Thefts from Parked Vehicles

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Matinee Idols: Moms Daytime Movie Club Getting Rave Reviews

August 24, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Neighbors and friends, Summit's Helene Hulse and Catherine Lyness had a dilemma. They wanted to go to a movie during the day when their kids were at school, but the local movie theater did not open until the evening and the 'big theaters' along Routes 10 and 22 opened too late to catch the flick and make it back to the Hilltop City for the traditional 3 p.m.

Masterwork Chorus Announces Auditions in Chatham and Upcoming Season

The Masterwork Chorus holds fall 2016 auditions by appointment on Wednesday evenings, September 14th and 21st, at the Chatham United Methodist Church (CUMC), 460 Main Street, Chatham, NJ, although alternative arrangements may be made.  Contact Don MacGowan at (973) 479-4020 or at membership@masterwork.org.  

Singers will be asked to vocalize, carry out pitch- and rhythm-matching ...

NJ Monthly Ranks Madison High School in Top 100 in State

August 26, 2016

MADISON, NJ - New Jersey Monthly has ranked Madison High School No. 32 on its 2016 list of top 100 public high schools in the state in its September issue. The issue hits news stands August 30. 

Interestingly, Madison ranked 32 as well in 2014.

The rankings are based entirely on data reported by the schools to the state Department of Education, according to NJ ...

Newsweek Ranks Madison High School Among America's Top 500

MADISON, NJ -  Thursday morning Newsweek released their annual America's Top 500 Public High Schools list and Madison High School ranked nationally at 115.

A significant achievement this year given in 2014 and 2015, Madison High School did not make Newsweek's top 500 list at all. 

Among a field of 6,477 eligible Public schools in the US (those ...

Talking Tots at the F.M. Kirby Children's Center Enrolling Now

MADISON, NJ - The Kirby Center’s Talking Tots speech program, the only one of its kind in the area, is enrolling children 18 months to 3+ years old for its fall class. Entering its third year at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA, the half-day program has an intensive focus on speech and language acquisition and development and is available 2 to 5 days per ...

Democratic Candidates Point to Open Space Successes

August 22, 2016

“The joy and satisfaction of successful gardening, fresh, home-grown vegetables, delicious honey and a home for bees, food for the hungry, and flowers for our pollinating insect friends all add up to a huge community success,” state Democratic candidates for Madison Borough Council, Maureen Byrne of Albright Circle and John Hoover of Overhill Drive.  In a joint prepared statement ...

Madison Borough and Quest Diagnostics Invite Community to Charity Softball Game Benefiting YMCA's Kirby Center

August 25, 2016

MADISON, NJ –The Borough of Madison will compete against Quest Diagnostics in the 8th annual QuestCares Charity Softball Game on Wednesday, September 21st at 5:30 p.m. at Dodge Field in Madison.

 

Enjoy music from Drew University’s a capella groups, face painting, and games while the Borough of Madison fights to defend their title. A barbecue ...

Madison Area YMCA’s Project Community Pride and the Community Mental Health Initiative Receive a Public Private Partnership Award from the New Jersey League of Municipalities and NJBIZ

Project Community Pride of the Madison Area YMCA and the Community Mental Health Initiative have been awarded a Public Private Partnership Award by the New Jersey League of Municipalities and NJBIZ, New Jersey’s statewide weekly business journal. 

The Award honors successful public private partnership programs across the state that make significant public benefit ...

Have Old Shoes? Don't Throw Them Out; Donate Them to Morristown 911 Dog and Cat Rescue

MORRISTOWN, NJ- Cleaning out your closet to get ready for fall? Kids need new sneakers for school? Don't throw the old shoes out, donate them and make a difference. 911 Dog and Cat Rescue is collecting pairs of gently used/worn shoes of any shape or size as a fundraiser for the organization.

"So far we have collected 50 pairs of shoes," stated Jackie Braun of 911 Dog ...

Madison Dentist Completes One Year of Mini-Residency

August 16, 2016

MADISON, NJ - Dr. Allison Adams of Adams Dental located in Madison, NJ has completed a one year mini-residency with the ALF Educational Institute.  Dr. Adams joined an international group of dentists, osteopathic physicians and myofunctional therapists for over 90 hours of continuing education during which patient cases were studied and reviewed. 

The AEI was founded ...

Leading the Way into Fall…Register for Madison Area YMCA

Register for Madison Area YMCA Fall 2016 classes that begin on Monday, September 12. Members and non-members welcome.

Priority registration for members begins Tuesday, August 23, at 7:30 p.m. Registration for members is on-going, both online and in-person. Non-members may register in person only starting Tuesday, August 30, at 7:30 p.m. The schedule includes new classes in various areas for ...

Camp Wantago at the F.M. Kirby Children's Center Celebrates Hero Week

MADISON, NJ - With summer in full swing Camp Wantago at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA celebrates “Hero Week.”

As part of the weeklong celebration, campers wrote thank you letters to real-life local super heroes.

"Through Operation Gratitude, the children also wrote letters to servicemen and women who are deployed in the U.S. Armed ...

Applications Being Accepted for 10 Affordable Homes in Morristown

August 3, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for 10 moderate income condominiums being built on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Morristown.  The affordable homes contain two or three bedrooms, 1 to 2.5 bathrooms and have additional storage in the basement. The units are energy efficient and feature energy star rated appliances. Some first floor units are ...

West Orange Man Sought in Chatham Jewelry Store Armed Robbery Now in Custody

August 13, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Raiys Grimes, 35, of West Orange, who had an arrest warrant issued for him in relation to the July 28 armed robbery of Crescent Jewelers in Chatham, turned himself in to authorities on Friday.

Morris County Superior Court Judge Ira Cohen set his bail at $200,000. Grimes and Michael Reed, 46, of Newark, have been charged with the armed robbery. A gun and some of the ...

One Man in Custody, Another at Large in Armed Robbery of Chatham Jewelers

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Newark resident Michael Reed is in custody while Raiys Grimes of West Orange is still at large in connection with the July 28 armed robbery of Chatham's Crescent Jewelers it was announced Tuesday by the Morris County Prosecutor's office.

Convicted felon Reed, 46, is charged with being one of three males who conspired to commit the robbery. Reed and ...

Newark Man Charged with Armed Robbery of Chatham Crescent Jewelers; Bail Set at $250,000

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Newark resident Michael Reed was arrested and charged on Monday in Morris County Superior Court with the July 28 robbery of Chatham's Crescent Jewelers, where more than $75,000 worth of jewelry was reportedly taken at gunpoint.

Morris County Superior Court Judge Paul W. Armstrong set bail at $250,000. Two other suspects are still at large.

Reed, 46, was ...

Chatham Township Police Report Mercedes-Benz Stolen

August 24, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - On Sunday, Aug. 21 a 2016 Mercedes-Benz was stolen from a Plymouth Drive residence sometime in the overnight hours.

The theft was reported after the owner discovered the vehicle missing later that morning. A key fob for the vehicle had been left in another unlocked vehicle in the driveway. This case remains under investigation.

Thefts from Parked Vehicles

August 21, ...

11 Vehicle Related Burglaries Reported in Madison and Chatham Saturday Night

MADISON, NJ - Throughout the night, Saturday August 20, Madison and Chatham Twp. experienced a high number of burglaries to automobiles, confirmed Lt. John Miscia of the Madison Police Department. 

The burglaries ranged from GPS systems, to cash, wallets, credit cards and tech equipment left inside vehicles.

All in all, 11 incidents of reported motor vehicle break-ins took place ...

Madison Cracks Down on DWI on Borough Roads

MADISON, NJ - Over the next few weeks Madison's police department will be taking part in the 2016 statewide Impaired Driving Crackdown, called "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign initiated by the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety.

During this period Madison Police Department will be stepping up it’s DWI enforcement on borough roads.

"This ...

Madison Real Estate Agent Scott Spelker Inks Deal With Zillow

August 13, 2016

MADISON, NJ - Coldwell Banker real estate agent Scott Spelker recently signed an exclusive arrangement with Zillow that allows him to advertise his clients videos at the top of the Zillow page.

"I am extremely excited about being able to offer this unique feature to future clients," said Spelker. "Typically there are between 50 and 80 homes on the market in Madison, and ...

Legends Day in Florham Park: Jets Training Camp Highlights

August 16, 2016

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - With sizzling hot temperatures reaching into the 90's and above, the New York Jets held Legends Day and training camp at the Atlantic Health Training Center. More than 50 Legends arrived Saturday and a reception was held at the Madison Hotel. On Sunday morning after brunch, former Jets player and Northeast Coordinator for the NFL's Legends Program Tony Richardson ...

Live from Florham Park: Boomer & Carton 2016 New York Jets Exclusive, part 2

Florham Park, NJ - On Thursday August 4th, Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton from WFAN Sports Radio hosted their morning show live from the New York Jets practice facility in Florham Park, New Jersey.

The interviews continued after Ryan Fitzpatrick, Mo Wilkerson and Brandon Marshall, as Head coach Todd Bowles was on deck. The conversation started on contract negotiations where Todd ...

Madison Softball Travel Teams Cap Off Summer Season with Pride

MADISON, NJ -  Madison finished a summer travel softball season with successes throughout fielding five teams for competitive tournament play and the Bi-County League. 

"On a cold day in February, players interested in earning a spot on a travel team arrived at the Drew University gym to show how well they can throw, catch, and run. Madison Softball had enough ...

Come to Morristown August 25; Eat Cake and Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service

August 21, 2016

Morristown, NJ – The community is invited to join the Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) as it celebrates the exact 100th anniversary of the National Park Service on Thursday, August 25, 2016.

 

Blue Morel Restaurant Executive Chef Bobby Varua will present to the park and visitors a specially designed and created  birthday cake that honors the ...

TAPinto Travels Best Airline Ticket Purchase Advice

New York - TAPinto Travels recently received a question on finding the best airfare rates on the web.

The answer really depends on the type of travel that you do.  Are you a flexible traveler or do you have to commit to a schedule and tickets months in advance?

For the flexible travelers, we recommend using the Flight Deal.  It is an easy to navigate site that provides ...

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Small Acts of Kindness that Make a Lasting Impact

“Matt, Matt! Look!” said a small group of 5- and 6-year-old Camp Wantago campers as they jockeyed for position to push their paper ice skates suspended on pipe cleaners toward Matt’s face. “That’s beautiful. Good job!” said Matt.

After handing over their “Winter in Summer” projects, the children start moving to the play area. Matt stays with a ...

Chimneys and Roofs

Roofs

One of the biggest road blocks to getting your house sold is the inspection. Inspections turn up lots of minor things, but none are more common or expensive than chimney and roofing issues.

Prior to listing your home, it's a good idea to have a roofer come inspect your roof.

"Yeah Scott, but that costs money." Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't.

Some Like it Hot

“Oh boy!” exclaimed my husband. “There’s a hot sauce shop in town!”

We were away antiquing for the weekend in a quaint village populated by Bed and Breakfasts, art galleries, and apparently, a hot sauce shop. For my husband, this was like discovering that someone had bought you a lottery ticket and you won… if the lottery prize was a fireball that would ...

Florham Park Resident Colin Skeele Arrested for Producing and Distributing Child Pornography

August 5, 2016

FLORHAM PARK, NJ- Florham Park man, Colin Skeele, was charged yesterday with two counts of production of child pornography, one count of enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity, and one count of distribution of child pornography. He was arrested by agents of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and is currently being held ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, September 13, 1:00 PM

Madison Area YMCA, Madison

Parkinson's Support Group

Health & Wellness

Wed, September 14, 7:30 PM

Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham

The Masterwork Chorus Announces Auditions and ...

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, October 7, 2:00 PM

Madison Area YMCA, Madison

Kids Central Playgroup

Arts & Entertainment Education Health & Wellness