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Two Madison High School Seniors Sign Letters of Intent to Play Division 1 Sports in College

November 17, 2017

MADISON, NJ – Two Madison High School seniors signed letters of intent Nov. 8 to play Division 1 sports in college. 

Elizabeth Romano signed with the University of Connecticut’s field hockey team. She has been part of Madison High School’s varsity field hockey team since freshman year. With Romano on the roster, the Lady Dodgers have reached the Group championship four ...

NJSIAA Tackles Gender Identity, Drone Technology with New Policies

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – Transgender student-athletes in New Jersey high schools can now play sports based on their gender identity without a medical consultation.

The executive committee of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association enacted a new policy Wednesday through which students can notify the school administration of their identified gender and participate in sports ...

Madison Field Hockey Loses Group 1 Championship to Haddonfield for Second Straight Year

MADISON, NJ – Madison field hockey, No. 6 in the NJ.com Top 20, may have felt a touch of deja vu on Saturday after a 4-3 loss against No. 10 Haddonfield in the NJSIAA/Investors Bank Group 1 championship at Bordentown High School. 

Up by two near the end of the first half, the Lady Dodgers had a chance at redemption after losing 2-1 to Haddonfield in last year’s ...

'Mingle & Jingle in Celebration of the Holidays' with the Opera at Florham

November 22, 2017

Opera at Florham continues to celebrate its 35th anniversary season with a “Mingle and Jingle” holiday program at Lenfell Hall, The Mansion, Fairleigh Dickinson University on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.

The chorus of Fairleigh Dickinson University this year will join Opera at Florham tenor Theron Cromer and soprano Daniela Di Pasquale, accompanied by Mary ...

Madison High School Students Invited to Enter Nature Photography Contest

High School students in northern New Jersey are invited to participate in a "Focus on Nature" photography competition sponsored by the Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

The competition "celebrates and promotes the creativity and artistic skills of all local high school students," according to organizers.

Students may submit original photographs with a nature or plant theme ...

Madison Rotary will Host Two-part Lecture Series: 'U.S. Concerns Along the Pacific Rim'

MADISON, NJ – Madison Rotary Club will present a two-part lecture series, “U.S. Concerns Along the Pacific Rim,” at Rod’s Steakhouse on Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 during its regular meetings at Rod’s Steak and Seafood Grille, 1 Convent Road in Morristown.

U.S.-China relations is the topic of the first talk, and will touch on trade issues and China’s military ...

Madison Education Foundation Receives $5,000 Grant from ConnectOne Bank

November 17, 2017

MADISON, NJ – Madison Education Foundation has received a $5,000 enrichment grant from ConnectOne Bank. 
 
“Over the years, ConnectOne Bank has been such a committed supporter of public education in Madison,” said Clare Sievers the Madison foundation’s co-president. “Because of this unrestricted, $5,000 grant, ConnectOne Bank continues to make a lasting ...

Madison High School Students Invited to Enter Nature Photography Contest

High School students in northern New Jersey are invited to participate in a "Focus on Nature" photography competition sponsored by the Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

The competition "celebrates and promotes the creativity and artistic skills of all local high school students," according to organizers.

Students may submit original photographs with a nature or plant theme ...

Madison Rotary will Host Two-part Lecture Series: 'U.S. Concerns Along the Pacific Rim'

MADISON, NJ – Madison Rotary Club will present a two-part lecture series, “U.S. Concerns Along the Pacific Rim,” at Rod’s Steakhouse on Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 during its regular meetings at Rod’s Steak and Seafood Grille, 1 Convent Road in Morristown.

U.S.-China relations is the topic of the first talk, and will touch on trade issues and China’s military ...

Annual Turkey Drive to Help Provide for New Jersey's Hungry

November 17, 2017

HILLSIDE, NJ – Nearly 300,000 New Jersey children face hunger every day. Many of their families don’t have the means to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner—turkey, stuffing and all the fixings.

To ensure food-insecure people across the state have what they need to share a holiday meal this Thanksgiving, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey has been purchasing thousands of ...

New Trails May Be in the Future for Madison's Summerhill Park

November 20, 2017

MADISON, NJ – Changes may be coming to Summerhill Park on Ridgedale Avenue per a funding recommendation submitted Monday to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders. 

Madison would receive more than $40,000 to construct new trails inside the park, where the Villa Lorraine estate once stood. Trail grants would also be awarded for projects in Morris, Hanover, Jefferson and ...

Kings Road School Receives Sustainability Certification

MADISON, NJ – Kings Road School has met rigorous requirements to achieve a Sustainable Jersey for Schools bronze certification. 

The Kings Road application received a total of 200 points for completion of 19 different sustainability actions, including establishment of a thriving learning garden program for students grades K-5, improvement of waste reduction and recycling efforts ...

Madison Education Foundation Receives $5,000 Grant from ConnectOne Bank

November 17, 2017

MADISON, NJ – Madison Education Foundation has received a $5,000 enrichment grant from ConnectOne Bank. 
 
“Over the years, ConnectOne Bank has been such a committed supporter of public education in Madison,” said Clare Sievers the Madison foundation’s co-president. “Because of this unrestricted, $5,000 grant, ConnectOne Bank continues to make a lasting ...

Annual Turkey Drive to Help Provide for New Jersey's Hungry

HILLSIDE, NJ – Nearly 300,000 New Jersey children face hunger every day. Many of their families don’t have the means to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner—turkey, stuffing and all the fixings.

To ensure food-insecure people across the state have what they need to share a holiday meal this Thanksgiving, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey has been purchasing thousands of ...

Aileen Flanagan Runs Seven Continents, 50 States, Battles Cancer and Keeps on Going

November 20, 2017

As a runner, Aileen Flanagan likes to set goals for herself. Sometimes they are quite challenging and long-term goals. Ten years ago, she decided to run a half-marathon on every continent. She completed that challenge in August with a race on King George Island in the Antarctic.

“I’m very fortunate that I was able to do it,” thanks in part to frequent-flyer miles, Flanagan ...

New Trails May Be in the Future for Madison's Summerhill Park

MADISON, NJ – Changes may be coming to Summerhill Park on Ridgedale Avenue per a funding recommendation submitted Monday to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders. 

Madison would receive more than $40,000 to construct new trails inside the park, where the Villa Lorraine estate once stood. Trail grants would also be awarded for projects in Morris, Hanover, Jefferson and ...

Club Pilates Takes Part in First-Ever Madison Fitness Crawl

MADISON, NJ – The Rose City hosted its first-ever fitness crawl on Nov. 5 with the help of Club Pilates and several other exercise studios in town. 

Similar to a bar crawl (but much healthier), Madison’s fitness crawl gave participants a chance to sample classes at no charge across six participating studios in the downtown area. Trial classes ran every 30 minutes between 10 ...

Kings Road School Receives Sustainability Certification

November 10, 2017

MADISON, NJ – Kings Road School has met rigorous requirements to achieve a Sustainable Jersey for Schools bronze certification. 

The Kings Road application received a total of 200 points for completion of 19 different sustainability actions, including establishment of a thriving learning garden program for students grades K-5, improvement of waste reduction and recycling efforts ...

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'Tis the Season of Giving One's Time

November 22, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Volunteers from Madison, New Providence, Springfield and Summit came to the Moms Helping Moms Foundation warehouse in North Plainfield to help sort baby clothing and organize the warehouse on Saturday, Nov. 11 as part of the organization's "Volunteer Saturdays."

The opportunity to serve their community—especially during the holiday ...

Family Health

Be Aware of Pancreatic Cancer’s Warning Signs

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and nationally renowned gastrointestinal (GI) cancer physician-scientist Angela Alistar, MD thinks it is critical that everyone learn how to recognize the warning signs of this aggressive cancer. Dr. Alistar is medical director of GI medical oncology at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center of Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health ...

New Trails May Be in the Future for Madison's Summerhill Park

November 20, 2017

MADISON, NJ – Changes may be coming to Summerhill Park on Ridgedale Avenue per a funding recommendation submitted Monday to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders. 

Madison would receive more than $40,000 to construct new trails inside the park, where the Villa Lorraine estate once stood. Trail grants would also be awarded for projects in Morris, Hanover, Jefferson and ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 007

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll see how Atlantic Health System is driving innovation and finding new ways to solve tomorrow’s health care challenges, find out how a near tragedy on the tennis courts was averted thanks to some world-class training and technology at Chilton Medical Center and meet the 70 cancer doctors you need to know about – plus much ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, November 24, 8:30 AM

Madison Area YMCA, Madison

Black Friday at the Madison Area YMCA

Giving Back

Sun, November 26, 9:00 AM

Pilch Street Footbridge (Behind Demarest Elementary School), Bloomfield

Let's Walk the North End of the Morris Canal

Education Health & Wellness

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Sat, December 2, 11:00 AM

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison

Holly Walk

Arts & Entertainment

Rebuttal: Say "No" to Bamboo

November 17, 2017

Bamboo is a misunderstood plant species. The public is vastly uneducated on the subject and typically comes to incorrect conclusions.

This letter is in response to Terry Romano's letter, "Say No to Bamboo"...

From Terry Romano...

Running bamboo cannot be contained. Barriers will fail over time. The root system which is found in running bamboo expands horizontally ...