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Report: Gov. Christie Pocket Vetoes Cooperative High School Sports Bill Before Leaving Office

January 17, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – A proposed bill to allow school districts with multiple high schools to “co-op” in all sports based on participation or financial issues may now fall into the hands of Gov. Phil Murphy after former Gov. Chris Christie decided not to sign the bill into law before he left office on Tuesday.

Christie “pocket vetoed” the bill, by placing it on ...

Madison Hosts Charity Hoops Event for Children's Brain Cancer

MADISON, NJ – When Joe Reel learned his second-grade student Spencer Jacovini was diagnosed with a brain tumor, he jumped into action. 

Reel, who at the time was an assistant basketball coach at Governor Livingston, founded the “Believe in a Cure” basketball charity event in Jacovini’s honor. 

In his first year as Madison’s head basketball coach, Reel ...

Madison Varsity Ice Hockey Boys Lose 2-1 to Undefeated Randolph Rams

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ – Madison varsity ice hockey fell 2-1 to the undefeated Randolph Rams on Tuesday at William G. Mennen Sports Arena on Hanover Avenue. 

Randolph’s James Mattson opened the scoring with about three minutes to go in the first period, with an assist from Max Gaudioso, and the Dodgers fell behind 0-1.

Madison freshman Jacoby Erickson responded in the ...

Women's March Sign-Making Party Comes to Madison on Tuesday

January 15, 2018

Members of the public are invited to a Women’s March sign-making party on Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., at the Madison Community House on 25 Cook Ave.

Some craft supplies will be provided, including foam board, poster markers and poster paints. Attendees should try to bring their own materials, according to event hosts Action Together Morris County, Madison Area Call to Action and Chatham Moms for ...

Thursday Morning Club Lecture to Offer a Peek Inside Famous NYC Sculpture Garden

The Wise Wonderful Women luncheon lecture series will host Romy Silver-Kohn as its next guest speaker on Thursday, Jan. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Madison Community House on 25 Cook Ave. 

Silver-Kohn, a research assistant at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, will offer an inside look at the evolution of one of the museum’s most famous spaces through the ...

Speakers Announced for Saturday's Women's March on New Jersey in Morristown

January 16, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The speaking program for the Women’s March on New Jersey 2018, slated for Saturday, Jan. 20 in Morristown, has been announced.

Participants at this peaceful, non-partisan march will meet at Morristown Town Hall at 11:00 a.m. and march a half mile to the Morristown Green for a program of diverse speakers. Among the topics addressed will be voting ...

School PARCC Testing Dead? Governor-Elect Murphy Calls for Change

TRENTON, NJ. - He called for its end during his campaign for governor, and now Governor-Elect Murphy places PARCC testing for students on the ropes for real.

After the governor-elect announced Friday that Asbury Park School District Superintendent Lamont Repollet will lead the state Education Department, he pivoted his attention to ...

F.M. Kirby Children’s Center Preschool Alumnus Visits, Reads to Brother’s Class

It’s always a good day when an F.M. Kirby Children’s Center preschool alumnus comes to read to his little brother’s class. Finley Frieder visited the Kirby Center to share a story with his brother, Brady, and his class.

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA is one of the largest early childhood development centers and provides ...

Madison Police: Water Main Break Means Road Closures on Greenwood Avenue

January 15, 2018

Greenwood Avenue is closed in both directions from Lorraine Road to Fairview Avenue due to a water main break, according to a Nixle alert from the Madison Police Department. 

Heavy traffic delays may occur, especially during rush hour times. Residents who live in this area of town may not have running water "for an unknown time frame," the alert ...

Chatham Township Police: Green Village Firefighter Transported to Hospital After Joseph Street House Fire

CHATHAM, NJ – One Green Village firefighter was transported to Morristown Medical Center for an unknown reason late Saturday night after responding to a Joseph Street structure fire, according to Chatham Fire Chief Steven Hennelly. The identity of the firefighter has not been revealed. 

Chatham Township police officer Michael Bloom, first on the scene, reported plumes of smoke and ...

Firefighters, Madison Police Respond to Joseph Street House Fire in Chatham Township; No Injuries Reported

CHATHAM, NJ – No one was injured in a Saturday night house fire at 1 Joseph Street in Chatham Township, according to firefighters at the scene, who said everyone inside had safely escaped.

Responding to the call that came in just before 11 p.m. Saturday night were firefighters from Chatham Township, Chatham Borough, Green Village and Summit. Madison police officers were also on ...

Madison Hosts Charity Hoops Event for Children's Brain Cancer

January 16, 2018

MADISON, NJ – When Joe Reel learned his second-grade student Spencer Jacovini was diagnosed with a brain tumor, he jumped into action. 

Reel, who at the time was an assistant basketball coach at Governor Livingston, founded the “Believe in a Cure” basketball charity event in Jacovini’s honor. 

In his first year as Madison’s head basketball coach, Reel ...

Speakers Announced for Saturday's Women's March on New Jersey in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The speaking program for the Women’s March on New Jersey 2018, slated for Saturday, Jan. 20 in Morristown, has been announced.

Participants at this peaceful, non-partisan march will meet at Morristown Town Hall at 11:00 a.m. and march a half mile to the Morristown Green for a program of diverse speakers. Among the topics addressed will be voting ...

Women's March Sign-Making Party Comes to Madison on Tuesday

Members of the public are invited to a Women’s March sign-making party on Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., at the Madison Community House on 25 Cook Ave.

Some craft supplies will be provided, including foam board, poster markers and poster paints. Attendees should try to bring their own materials, according to event hosts Action Together Morris County, Madison Area Call to Action and Chatham Moms for ...

School PARCC Testing Dead? Governor-Elect Murphy Calls for Change

January 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ. - He called for its end during his campaign for governor, and now Governor-Elect Murphy places PARCC testing for students on the ropes for real.

After the governor-elect announced Friday that Asbury Park School District Superintendent Lamont Repollet will lead the state Education Department, he pivoted his attention to ...

Register for Winter 2018 Session, Summer 2018 Camp at the Madison Area YMCA

January 14, 2018

Do More. Be More. Exercise your body, mind and spirit. Register for Madison Area YMCA winter session 2018 classes that begin on Monday, Jan. 29. 

Make Waves! Registration for the Madison Area YMCA’s summer full-day camp for children in grades K-11 opens this month. Camp begins Monday, June 25.

Members and non-members are welcome to register for winter session classes and ...

F.M. Kirby Children’s Center Preschool Alumnus Visits, Reads to Brother’s Class

It’s always a good day when an F.M. Kirby Children’s Center preschool alumnus comes to read to his little brother’s class. Finley Frieder visited the Kirby Center to share a story with his brother, Brady, and his class.

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA is one of the largest early childhood development centers and provides ...

Madison Area YMCA Family Center, F.M. Kirby Children’s Center Receive $5,000 Grant for STEM Programming

The Madison Area YMCA is pleased to announce its receipt of a $5,000 grant from BASF that will be used for STEM programming at the Y’s Family Center and F.M. Kirby Children’s Center.

“STEM is an important part of youth development at the Madison Area YMCA and Kirby Center because it creates opportunities for children to achieve, build relationships and feel a sense of ...

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Brain Cancer Study Opens at Overlook Medical Center - One of Four Sites in Country

January 15, 2018

Kurt Jaeckle, MD, co-director of the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center, and medical director of the Atlantic Center for Research, is leading a phase III study of novel drug VAL-083, which has already shown promise in Glioblastoma and other cancers.  The study is for patients whose glioblastoma multiforme or gliosarcoma has progressed during or after treatment ...

Madison Weather Alert: Blowing Snow Thursday; High Winds Friday

January 4, 2018

Extreme winter weather conditions have come to Madison in the form of a high-impact storm that could cause snow accumulations of up to six inches, according to the National Weather Service.

Flurries are expected to fall at a rate of one inch per hour through the early afternoon, according to a special weather statement issued at 9:49 a.m. by the National Weather Service. Roads will be ...

WalletHub Ranks NJ 2nd Worst State to Retire In

January 16, 2018

NJ — If it seems like everyone in New Jersey moves to Florida when it’s time to retire, there’s good reason. In a new study, finance website WalletHub ranks New Jersey the second worst state to retire in. Only Kentucky was ranked lower. Florida, on the other hand, was ranked no. 1.

WalletHub said it compared the 50 US states across 41 key metrics, with a data set ...

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AtlantiCast Medical Minute – Winter Weather Edition

On this episode of AtlantiCast Medical Minute, learn how to take the fight to Old Man Winter, while staying safe! Learn some winter health tips with Anthony Brutico, MD, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Newton Medical Center.

 

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Wed, January 17, 6:30 PM

F.M. Kirby Children's Center, Madison

Girls Leadership Workshop Series Begins

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Tue, January 23, 4:15 PM

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison

Yankee Ingenuity: Problem-Solving in Early America

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Tue, January 23, 7:30 PM

Madison Area YMCA - Welcome Center, Madison

Winter Session Open Registration Begins

Giving Back Health & Wellness