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Madison Borough Council Remembers Alfred Chiarolanzio

December 12, 2017

MADISON, NJ – With bowed heads and heavy hearts, Madison residents and council members remembered Alfred Chiarolanzio, Sr. of Alfred’s Sports Shop, who passed away on Nov. 21 at the age of 89. 

“He is truly a Madison icon and a good friend to many of us,” said Mayor Bob Conley after asking for moment of silence in Chiarolanzio’s memory at the start of ...

Madison Girls Softball Spring 2018 Registration is Now Open

Registration for the 2018 girls softball season is open through Monday, Jan. 15. Madison softball is open to all young ladies in grades K-8 who attend school in Madison, Harding or are students at St. Vincent Martyr School.

“Madison girls softball offers girls the opportunity to learn, play and succeed,” league officials said. 

All skill levels are welcome. To sign up, ...

NFL Contract Advisor Speaks at Madison Rotary Club Networking Lecture

The Madison Rotary Club will hold its next networking lecture with the help of NFL contract advisor Robert S. Roche on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill and Steakhouse, 522 Southern Blvd. in Chatham Township. 

Roche is certified by the NFL Players Association as a contract advisor and is authorized to negotiate with NFL Teams on behalf of professional football ...

Madison Train Station Menorah Lighting to Ring in Third Night of Hanukkah

December 14, 2017

Chabad of Southeast Morris County will host a menorah lighting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, the third night of Hanukkah, in front of the Madison Train Station on Kings Road. 

Refreshments will be served in the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building after the lighting concludes, and a special children’s raffle for NY Jets memorabilia will be held. All residents and businesspeople are invited to ...

Open Mic’ers Bid Farewell to Poor Herbie’s of Madison; Pub Closes After More Than 25 Years

When Dan Baldan began hosting the Poor Herbie’s Thursday open mic night three years ago, things started out slow. Over the next few years, Madison’s go-to pub was flooded with musicians, music lovers and local regulars every Thursday night, and the restaurant’s last open mic event was no different. 

At least 100 people showed up at Poor Herbie’s on Nov. 30 for a ...

'Find Rosie the Rose City Reindeer' Kids Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Madison

MADISON, NJ – Forget Rudolph. Rosie the Rose City reindeer has arrived in downtown Madison for a monthlong, Christmas-themed kids scavenger hunt sponsored by the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce.

Look for Rosie at any one of 40 participating Madison businesses, pick up a game card and collect store stamps and signatures to win exclusive prizes.

The event is “designed ...

Madison Kindergarten Registration Begins in January

December 8, 2017

Half-day kindergarten registration starts next month in the Madison public school district for the 2018-19 academic year, and appointments for interested parents are now available.

Children must be 5 years old on or before Oct. 1 to qualify and have parents or guardians who live in Madison. Students entering first grade can also register for the coming school year. 

The Madison Board ...

NFL Contract Advisor Speaks at Madison Rotary Club Networking Lecture

The Madison Rotary Club will hold its next networking lecture with the help of NFL contract advisor Robert S. Roche on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill and Steakhouse, 522 Southern Blvd. in Chatham Township. 

Roche is certified by the NFL Players Association as a contract advisor and is authorized to negotiate with NFL Teams on behalf of professional football ...

Thursday Morning Club Genealogy Lecture Will Offer a Glimpse Into the Past

Imagine losing touch with an elderly loved one. Using genealogical searches has become an increasingly popular pastime to track down relatives, but it can be a challenging experience for some.

Jane Mackesy will present a free “Ask Granny...An Introduction to Genealogy” lecture on Thursday, Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Thursday Morning Club Madison Community House, 25 Cook Ave., that ...

State Police Conduct Random Truck Safety Checks in Chatham; Two Towed Away with Unsafe Mechanical Violations

December 11, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ – Two trucks were issued summonses for mechanical issues and towed away on Thursday because they were deemed unsafe to drive as a result of a random inspection conducted by the New Jersey State Police on North Passaic Avenue in Chatham.

According to Chatham Borough Police, "Twenty commercial vehicles were inspected. Twelve of which were issued summonses ...

Freight Train Derails in Union; NJ Transit Service Suspended on Raritan Valley Line

UNION, NJ – A freight train derailed in Union on Friday at about 2:15 p.m.

Preliminary details indicate that the train derailed near Union Train Station. The freight train contained 141 cars, according to the Township of Union Business Administrator. Eight were involved in the derailment. 

Confirmation on contents of the freight cars is not yet ...

Chatham Native Set to Launch 'Moon Cycle Bakery'

December 6, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ – When Chatham native Devon Loftus saw how a piece of decadent chocolate cake brought out such an emotional reaction from one of her friends, the wheels began turning in her mind.

"It was just before my wedding and my friends wanted to have a night out," Loftus said. "My soon-to-be husband, who is a chef, made me a chocolate cake from scratch. It was ...

Jersey Cares Coat Drive Accepting Donations in Madison Through Dec. 13

December 12, 2017

MADISON, NJ – Keep a fellow New Jerseyan warm this winter with a donation to the Jersey Cares coat drive. Drop-offs can be made from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Madison Area YMCA on 111 Kings Road through this Wednesday.

“More than just an article of clothing, your coat can open opportunities for someone who needs one,” Jersey Cares said. “You can enable a job-seeker to ...

Madison Borough Council Remembers Alfred Chiarolanzio

MADISON, NJ – With bowed heads and heavy hearts, Madison residents and council members remembered Alfred Chiarolanzio, Sr. of Alfred’s Sports Shop, who passed away on Nov. 21 at the age of 89. 

“He is truly a Madison icon and a good friend to many of us,” said Mayor Bob Conley after asking for moment of silence in Chiarolanzio’s memory at the start of ...

Madison Borough Council Remembers Alfred Chiarolanzio

December 12, 2017

MADISON, NJ – With bowed heads and heavy hearts, Madison residents and council members remembered Alfred Chiarolanzio, Sr. of Alfred’s Sports Shop, who passed away on Nov. 21 at the age of 89. 

“He is truly a Madison icon and a good friend to many of us,” said Mayor Bob Conley after asking for moment of silence in Chiarolanzio’s memory at the start of ...

Electric Department Asks for $30,000 to Upgrade Madison Streetlights 

MADISON, NJ – Plans to install LED street lights at many of Madison’s major intersections are in motion, according to the Electric Department’s Acting Superintendent Jim Mattina, who described the potential project to the borough council at Monday’s meeting.  

If the project is approved, approximately 96 lights will be upgraded on Main Street, Madison Avenue and ...

Several Madison Roads to Receive a Facelift in 2018

MADISON, NJ – About a dozen Rose City roads are on the list for upgrades next year, according to a report from Borough Engineer Bob Vogel at Monday’s Mayor and Council meeting. 

The borough council will appropriate at least $2.5 million from the 2018 budget to bankroll the improvements, which include road reconstruction and milling and paving.

Projects should begin in the ...

Morristown Medical Center Recognized as Top Teaching Hospital

December 8, 2017

One of 36 Hospitals Nationwide to Achieve Recognition

MORRISTOWN, NJ  – Morristown Medical Center, the flagship hospital of Atlantic Health System, on Thursday announced its recognition as a top teaching hospital by The Leapfrog Group for a second straight year. The medical center is one of only 36 in the nation to achieve this honor.

“Morristown Medical Center is ...

Chatham Native Set to Launch 'Moon Cycle Bakery'

CHATHAM, NJ – When Chatham native Devon Loftus saw how a piece of decadent chocolate cake brought out such an emotional reaction from one of her friends, the wheels began turning in her mind.

"It was just before my wedding and my friends wanted to have a night out," Loftus said. "My soon-to-be husband, who is a chef, made me a chocolate cake from scratch. It was ...

Atlantic Health Named Best Workplace for Diversity, Parents

Atlantic Health System, an integrated health care delivery system, was named to the 2017 Best Workplaces for Parents and 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity lists for a second straight year by Great Place to Work and Fortune, the organization announced on Tuesday. 

“A key element in building healthier communities is creating a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of the ...

Madison Train Station Menorah Lighting to Ring in Third Night of Hanukkah

December 14, 2017

Chabad of Southeast Morris County will host a menorah lighting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, the third night of Hanukkah, in front of the Madison Train Station on Kings Road. 

Refreshments will be served in the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building after the lighting concludes, and a special children’s raffle for NY Jets memorabilia will be held. All residents and businesspeople are invited to ...

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Open House at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA: Tuesday, December 12

December 11, 2017

MADISON, NJ  - The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA, located at 54 East Street, will hold an Open House on Tuesday, December 12, from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. Find out why our programs give children the best possible preparation for school and for life.

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA offers curriculum ...

Family Health

When a Stroke is Possible, Experience Makes the Difference

When it comes to accurately diagnosing whether someone has suffered a stroke, “one can never be too smart,” says Dr. Gary Belt.

Belt, a stroke neurologist at Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Overlook Medical Center, has more than three decades of experience in making those tricky diagnoses. He knows that superficial signs that seem to indicate a stroke can’t always be ...

Investors Bank October 2017 Fed Normalization Process

The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates twice this year and could do so again in December.  But the economy is hardly booming along and inflation remains tame.  Are the central bankers crazy?  No!  They simply are trying to add some monetary policy arrows to their largely empty quiver.

The near collapse of the world financial system in 2008, forced the Fed to take ...

The 2018 Madison Loyalty Rewards Card Is Here

December 1, 2017

Area residents can access exclusive discounts and incentives at local businesses with the 2018 Madison Loyalty Rewards Card, now available for purchase at The Madison Pharmacy on 66 Main St. 

The card costs $10 and can be used an unlimited amount of times throughout the year. It comes with a key tag “for added convenience,” said the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce. 

A ...

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Madison Through 1 A.M.

December 9, 2017

MADISON, NJ – As the first snowflakes fall on the Rose City, the National Weather Service is warning drivers to be prepared for potentially slippery road conditions and reduced visibility as flurries are expected to continue through 1 a.m. on Sunday, according to a winter weather advisory and hazardous weather outlook issued on Saturday at 12:23 p.m. 

At least 2 inches have already ...

At Least Seven Morris County Residents Arrested in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

December 1, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that targeted sex offenders and persons possessing child pornography from New Jersey to California, according to an announcement made Friday by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders were made as part of “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 008

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll learn about a groundbreaking new clinical trial in the fight against pancreatic cancer, meet an award-winning child neurologist at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and hear about the new Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center at Atlantic Orthopedic Institute – plus stay tuned at the end to see our debut episode of the AtlantiCast Medical ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, December 15, 6:00 PM

Madison Area YMCA - Craft Room, Madison

Cocoa and Canvas

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Fri, December 22, 2:00 PM

Madison Area YMCA - Kroll Conference Room, Madison

Blood Drive

Giving Back Health & Wellness Other

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Fri, January 5, 2:00 PM

Madison Area YMCA - Kids Central, Madison

Kids Central Playgroup

Giving Back Other

Letter to the Editor: 25th Annual Madison Car Show Draws More Than 100 Auto Enthusiasts

December 7, 2017

Dear Editor,

It was a cool morning on Saturday, October 7 when 105 car enthusiasts entered their vehicles into competition at our 25th Annual Chamber of Commerce/PBA #92 Car Show at Bottle Hill Day. 

The caliber of cars is always of the highest standard and 75 special awards were presented in various categories.

The judges unanimously awarded this year’s Best in Show Award to ...