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Dodgers Boys Hockey Defeated 4-2; Livingston Victorious

January 18, 2018

MADISON, NJ – Madison boys ice hockey fell 4-2 on Wednesday to the Livingston Lancers at Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange. 

Junior Jett Tom put the Dodgers’ first point on the board with help from Kent Sanchez and Alvin Rhee scored an unassisted goal on Livingston keeper Matthew Delseni to bring Madison up 2-0 in the first period. 

Livingston senior Chase ...

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

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 ...

NJ Transit Urges Madisonians Attending Morristown Women's March Saturday to Arrive Early, Purchase Train Tickets in Advance

January 19, 2018

Madison residents planning to travel by rail Saturday morning to the Women’s March on New Jersey should purchase tickets in advance to minimize volume at ticket machines and on trains, according to event organizers and NJ Transit.

“The event sponsor is expecting large crowds and is encouraging all attendees to arrive as early as possible to reach the first rallying point,” ...

Madison Junior School to Hold Free 'Hamilton' Sing-Along Event

Madison Junior School will host its own adaptation of "Hamilton: An American Musical" on Friday at 7 p.m. inside the school's auditorium.

Audience members are invited to sing along to numbers from Lin Manuel Miranda's smash Broadway musical during this free community event. Song selections will include "Alexander Hamilton," "The Room Where It Happens" ...

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 ...

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 ...

NJ Transit Urges Madisonians Attending Morristown Women's March Saturday to Arrive Early, Purchase Train Tickets in Advance

January 19, 2018

Madison residents planning to travel by rail Saturday morning to the Women’s March on New Jersey should purchase tickets in advance to minimize volume at ticket machines and on trains, according to event organizers and NJ Transit.

“The event sponsor is expecting large crowds and is encouraging all attendees to arrive as early as possible to reach the first rallying point,” ...

Madison Rotary to Host Food Packaging Event for the Hungry on March 10

Based on the resounding success of the End Hunger 3.6 packaging project last March, the Rotary Club of Madison and the Madison Rotary Foundation have announced that the event will return this year on Saturday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m at the The Forum at Drew University.

This year’s goal is 250,000 meals. Rotary members said they hope to surpass last year’s total of ...

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 ...

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 ...

NJ Transit Urges Madisonians Attending Morristown Women's March Saturday to Arrive Early, Purchase Train Tickets in Advance

January 19, 2018

Madison residents planning to travel by rail Saturday morning to the Women’s March on New Jersey should purchase tickets in advance to minimize volume at ticket machines and on trains, according to event organizers and NJ Transit.

“The event sponsor is expecting large crowds and is encouraging all attendees to arrive as early as possible to reach the first rallying point,” ...

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Madison High School Class of 2020 Invites the Public to 'Disney Sing-Along and Story Time' Event This Saturday

January 18, 2018

Calling all princesses, pirates and any other favorite characters!

The MHS Class of 2020 invites you to join us for our very first Disney sing-along and story time! We welcome you to a morning of crafts, storytelling, singing and yummy treats on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 9-11 a.m. at Madison High School, 170 Ridgedale Ave.

Feel free to wear your best Disney costumes. This ...

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 ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 010

On this week’s AtlantiCast, we take you to the groundbreaking for an expansion to Morristown Medical Center, introduce you to the newest babies of 2018 at Atlantic Health System and share some must-see winter weather tips!