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Madison Basketball Splits the Night; Girls Triumph Over Boonton; Balls Fall to Mountain Lakes

January 16, 2020

MADISON, NJ - MADISON, NJ – The Madison High School basketball teams were in action on Thursday, Jan. 16.

The Girls basketball team improved to 10-1 and won its second straight following a 37-22 victory at Boonton Thursday night.

The Dodgers used a 12-5 fourth quarter to build a double-digit advantage. Tess Callaghan put in nine points for Madison. Madison takes on Roselle ...

Swimming: Madison Falls to Delbarton 102-68

MADISON, NJ – The Madison High School boys swim team took on Delbarton at Drew University on Thursday, Jan. 16.

The Dodgers dropped to 4-2 on the season after losing 102-68.

Madison’s Michael Lee won in the 200 IM (2:01.22) and 100 breaststroke (1:04.47). The 200 MR team of Michael Lee, Owen Weller, Justin Lee and Zachary Ruiz won in 1:47.51.

Jack Alexy and Robert Alexy both ...

Boys Ice Hockey; Madison Fell to Chatham 7-3 on Wednesday Night

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Madison High School ice hockey team dropped to 6-8-1 on the season after falling to Chatham, 7-3, Wednesday night at Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown.

The Dodgers suffered their third straight loss in the game against Chatham, which improved to 7-3-2.

Chatham and Madison played to a 3-3 tie in the season opener on Nov. 30.

Madison Public Schools Cancel All Saturday Activities for Saturday Jan. 18

January 17, 2020

MADISON, NJ - The Madison School District has canceled all activities for Saturday January 18 due to the impending weather.

According to the National Weather Service,snow will begin before 5pm, then snow and sleet with a high near 36. Snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

On Saturday Night there  will be rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet, ...

Statement from Madison Board of Education President

Letter to the Madison Community from the Madison Board of Education:

As members of the Madison Board of Education, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve our community and students. Our Board and School District have undergone a great deal of change in recent years. As such, I would like to take this opportunity to reintroduce our Board of Education team and share some information about ...

6 Madison Residents Named to Dean's List at Bucknell

LEWISBURG, PA - Six Madison residents were named to the Dean's List at Bucknell University, announced university officials. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean's list recognition.

The students who earned the honor include Sam Blount (class of 2020), Caroline Blount (class of 2022), Emily Chopoorian (class of 22), Zach ...

Sheriff Warns Madison Residents of Scam Resurgence

January 15, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Sheriff's Office has issued a news release regarding a scam that has come to life again that uses the Sheriff's Office name targeting residents for personal information.  Read the news release below:

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office advises the Morris County community of the resurgence of a telephone scam that falsely uses the Morris ...

Structural Fire in Madison; Fire Department Responds

MADISON, NJ - There was a residential structural fire on Kings Road in Madison on Sunday, announced Madison officials. The Madison Fire Department responded to the two-story home, they said.

According to reports, the fire was contained to an attached garage and a car that was parked in the driveway. There were no injuries, said officials. The cause of the fire is under investigation but ...

Some New and Amended Laws That Went Into Effect on January 1, 2020 in New Jersey

January 18, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Between the New Jersey State legislature and the Federal legislature, there are literally thousands of laws and amendments to laws that are passed each year that have the potential to affect our lives.  Keeping track of all of them is nearly impossible.  

Here are four major ones:

Minimum wage hike in New Jersey

The minimum wage base for New Jersey workers ...

New State Law Now Requires One-Hour Notice of Boil Water Advisories

TRENTON, NJ --  Under a new law sponsored by Hamilton Assemblymen Dan Benson and Wayne DeAngelo residents will now be informed within one hour after a mayor or city clerk is notified that a boil water advisory is in place.   The lawmakers wrote the law after a series of problems with Trenton Water Works (TWW) -- which services much of Hamilton Township -- ...

Legislation to Improve Awareness of End-of-Life Care Signed Into Law

January 19, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — With nearly 40 million adults throughout the country having a serious illness within the past three years and nearly 20 million suffering from chronic pain that interferes with their daily activities, Assembly Democrats Shanique Speight, Cleopatra Tucker and Nancy Pinkin have sponsored three bills to improve access to both palliative and end-of-life care in ...

Rep. Sherrill Votes to Protect Older New Jersey Workers from Age Discrimination

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted Wednesday for a bipartisan bill to protect older New Jersey workers from age discrimination. The Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (H.R. 1230) addresses the 2009 Gross v FBL Financial Services Supreme Court decision that has made it harder for older workers to prove discrimination. It would ...

Need a Job? The Borough of Madison Is Looking to Hire

January 18, 2020

MADISON, NJ - The Borough of Madison is looking for a Side Walk Sweeper.  According to the Borough website, responsibilities include daily maintenance/upkeep of downtown area using various equipment (sidewalk sweeper, power washer, manual tools, etc.); picking up of litter; cleaning parking lots; caring for shrubs, flowers, plants.

This is a part-time, 20 hrs/wk, approx 34 ...

Beginning Monday: Changes to the Madison Kings Road Parking Lot

MADISON, NJ - Changes are coming to the Madison Kings Road Parking Lot effective Monday January 20, announced Borough officials.

According to officials the following changes will be made:

Daily parking before 9:30 A.M. will only be allowed in spaces painted with a Boxcar logo – the far back row.
All unnumbered/unmarked spots will be for permit parking only.
Payments may be made ...

Things to Do In and Around Madison This Weekend; Jan. 17 - Jan. 20

January 17, 2020

MADISON, NJ - Yup, it's the weekend! 

Friday January 17

Bereavement Group Meeting; Madison Memorial Home; 11am

Saturday January 18

Swimming; Boys and Girls at Morristown High School; 9am

Wrestling; Quad Meet; Madison High School; 9am

Weekend Family Walk; Great Swamp; 10am - 11am

Great Foodscape - Vegetable Seeds; Madison Library; 11am

A Day of Art; Short Stories ...

3 Madison Arts Organizations Nominated for 2020 People's Choice Awards

BURLINGTON, NJ – Three Madison arts organizations have been nominated for Discover Jersey Arts People's Choice Awards.

"New Jerseyans love the arts. The People's Choice Awards is a great opportunity to go out and vote for your favorite Garden State cultural experience," said Adam Perle, President & CEO of ArtPride New Jersey, which cosponsors the ...

Chipotle Fundraiser to Support the Madison High School Musical

January 13, 2020

MADISON, NJ - Come to Chipotle Restaurant on Monday, January 13 between 5-9 pm and support the Madison High School Musical, Hello Dolly!

Supporters can come to the restaurant located at 6 main Street in Madison to support the production group. Show the flyer (seen below) or just tell the cashier that you are supporting the production group and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the Madison ...

If You Miss Fiori's Italian Restaurant in Morristown, You Don't Have to Travel Far....

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Many of Fiori's Italian restaurant customers were disappointed when they learned the establishment had shut down.  We are excited to share the good news for them!  The owners and cooks, Johnny and Nino, have opened a new restaurant not that far away, in downtown Chatham.

The new restaurant is called Cafe Roma and it is located at 250 Main Street in ...

Ciattarelli Makes it Official: He's Running for Governor

January 15, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Former state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli has declared his candidacy for the Republican New Jersey gubernatorial nomination.

This will be his second run at the state's top elected office.

New Jersey residents will vote in the state's gubernatorial election in November, 2021.

"It's Time to Fix New Jersey" will be the theme of his campaign, His ...

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Endorses NJ Gov. Murphy for Re-Election

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced his support of Governor Phil Murphy for re-election as New Jersey Governor on Mon. Jan. 13. 

Murphy, who is currently entering his third year as Governor, is up for election in 2021.

In endorsing Murphy, DiVincenzo stated: “I wanted to be one of the first people ...

Rutgers Expert: Flu 'Widespread' in New Jersey, Recommends Vaccine

January 15, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Since the flu season started Oct. 1, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there have been at least 9.7 million illnesses, 87,000 hospitalizations and 4,800 deaths from influenza in 46 states.

As of Jan. 4, 2020, 32 pediatric deaths caused by flu have been reported in the nation, 21 of which were caused by the influenza B virus and 11 ...

New Jersey Students to Receive Messages on the Dangers of Vaping

MILLBURN, NJ  - There’s nothing safe about vaping.

That’s the message the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey will be sharing with youth as they return from holiday break this week. PDFNJ, in collaboration with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, has unveiled a media campaign about the dangers of vaping that will be distributed to each of the more than 3,500 ...

Madison's Stop & Shop Manager Recognized for Dedication and Continued Support

January 18, 2020

MADISON, NJ - Madison's Stop & Shop manager, Thomas Rebele was presented with a certificate in recognition of his many years of dedication, generous contributions and support of the Madison Area of Commerce/PBA #92 Car Show.

The certificate was presented by members of the Madison Chamber of Commerce and members of Madison's PBA #92.

 "I want to personally thank Tom ...

Madison Area YMCA Receives $1,000 Grant from Investors Foundation for Teen Programming

The Madison Area YMCA recently received a $1,000 grant from Investors Foundation for teen programming. The Y provides a safe space for teens, a vitally important segment in our community’s population, to meet friends and socialize, participate in healthy habits and learn leadership skills.

“We are pleased and excited to have the support of Investors Bank for the teens in ...

In Ranking of Places to Retire: New Jersey Ranks 4th from Bottom

January 15, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- A new ranking of 2020’s Best States to Retire by personal-finance website WalletHub rated New Jersey fourth from the bottom among. To determine the rankings, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 47 key metrics. The data set ranges from adjusted cost of living to weather to quality of public hospitals.

Deciding when and where to retire are among life's most ...

Select Quality Potting Mix For Gardening Success

NEW JERSEY - Improve your indoor and outdoor container gardening success with a quality potting mix. This can be more difficult than it sounds since you can’t see or feel the product you are about to buy. Ask your gardening friends for recommendations and once at the garden center, check the package, and compare label information before making a purchase.

You’ll find a variety of ...

Waiting For Winter Weather? Sorry, Not This Weekend

January 16, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – For those readers who love the winter, and that means cold weather and snow, your time is finally about to arrive.  It just will not be with the storm that is forecast for this Saturday.  All models now agree that with the dominating low pressure system taking up initial residence near the Great Lakes, it will mean too much warm air in most of New Jersey ...

Beware 38 mph Wind Gusts Expected in Madison Thursday: Weather Service

MADISON, NJ — Drivers should beware of windy weather forecast for Thursday, the National Weather Service said.

A wind advisory Thursday predicts 40 mph winds with gusts of up to 50 mph, the Weather Service said.

“Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle,” the Weather Service statement said. “Secure outdoor ...

Hundreds Attend Roxbury Dedication of Memorial for Pittsburgh Synogogue Slayings

January 11, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – Temple Shalom in Succasunna on Friday unveiled a glass sculpture depicting a "tree of life" crafted in memory of the 11 people shot to death Oct. 27, 2018 at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa.

The sculpture, created by Bedminster artist Maggie Green, depicts a colorful tree with 11 fallen black leaves representing the victims of the incident, the worst ...

Madison Residents Invited to the Morris County Community Rally Against Hate; Thurs. Jan. 9

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Madison community as well as the entire Morris County community is invited to a rally against hate. The rally, titled Morris County Community Rally Against Hate will take place on Thursday January 9 at 5pm at the Gottesman RTW Academy in Randolph.

The event signifies a community coming together to make a statement against hatred and bigotry that is targeting the ...

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Rocco's in Madison: Delicious Food and a Passion for Pizza

January 17, 2020

Rocco’s Tuscany Bar and Grill, located at 30 Cook Plaza Madison, NJ has a long history dating back to 1960 when Rocco Iossa opened one of the first five pizzerias in Morris County. Twenty years later Rocco added a fine dining restaurant.

To book a table, click HERE

New Deals from Madison's New Leaf Consignment

This #styledbystef combination is made up of items that are 10% OFF!

Black fringe scarf size lg: now $17.20!

Calvin Klein black and white plaid vest size lg: now $18

This simple #styledbystef casual outfit is a pair of Size 6 Kensie green pants 50% Off for $9 with a Size MED Furst of a Kind Green and Black plaid top 50% off $12.

New Leaf Consignment is located at 16 Park Avenue in ...

Madison Area YMCA to Hold Pancake Breakfast: Sun., Jan. 26

January 17, 2020

The Madison Area YMCA is holding its annual Pancake Breakfast on Sun., Jan. 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Family Center located at 111 Kings Road in Madison. Breakfast is free for members. Non-members are welcome for a suggested $5 donation per family. 

For more information, contact the Welcome Center at the Madison Area YMCA at 973-822-YMCA (9622) or ...

Discounted Tickets Available for Madison Youths and Families at Mennen Arena

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Teens, adolescents and their families can skate at a discounted price for evening ice skating on 10 weekends in Morris County this winter thanks to New Jersey Coalition for Education and Positive Choices.

The discounts are being offered at specific skating sessions beginning this Friday, Jan. 3 and running through March 7.

Friday night ice skating at the ...

Morristown Beard School Holds Open House; January 15

The Morristown Beard School will be holding an Open House on Wednesday, January 15th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.  The Open House is for all Middle and Upper School students.

Come tour the school, meet faculty and students, and learn more about the academic and extracurricular programs at the school.

Register today:


Madison Little League Registration is Open; Opening Day Set for April 18

January 7, 2020

MADISON, NJ - It may not feel like Spring, but the warmer weather will be here before you know it!  Don't be left out, sign up for the Madison Little League today.

Registration for all divisions (except Teeball) is until January 31. Teeball registration will continue through March 15.

Player Assessment and Document Dropoff will take place this Sunday January 12 from 8:30am - ...

Madison's Museum of Early Trades & Crafts Will Close For 2 Weeks

MADISON, NJ - Madison's Museum of Early Trades & Crafts has announced that the museum will be closed from January 6, 2020 to January 19, 2020.

The closure is so museum staff can prepare the museum for the new exhibit, titled Surveying the New Jersey Landscape. The exhibit will feature historic maps, surveying tools, and other accounts that provide us with a unique lens through ...

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, January 6 – Sunday, January 12, 2020


This week we are starting exciting new programs.  Our Adult Education classes will take you to Rome.  Two college professors will talk about the art and architecture of the Eternal City from antiquity to the seventeenth century.  Our brand new Mahjong club is both for beginners who want to learn how to play and for experienced players.  The winter session of ...

Artistic Director at Madison's Shakespeare Theatre Celebrates 30th Anniversay

January 19, 2020

MADISON, NJ – This year, Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte will celebrate her 30th anniversary at the helm of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ), announced the organization.  

Monte will be celebrated during numerous events over the course of the 2020 season, beginning with the annual gala celebration in April of this year.

During Ms.

'Masters of the Orchestra': NJIO Performs Free Summit Concert Feb. 23

SUMMIT, NJ - Showcasing 'Masters of the Orchestra', the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) will stage a free winter concert February 23, beginning at 3 p.m., at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. The performance will feature performances from all three of NJIO’s orchestral ensembles, beginning with Prelude’s onstage performance, as well as its ...

Madison High School Student Chosen to Participate in the 56th Annual North Jersey Area Band Concert

MADISON, NJ -Madison High School student Ross Matos performed in the 56th Annual North Jersey Band Concert this past weekend at Mount Olive High School.

The concert brought together talented musicians from 32 middle schools and 40 high schools. The community was invited to attend the festival and hear these talented musicians play together. Each group played 4-5 musical ...

At 95, Here Comes Reith Gordon: Exercising, Socializing and Laughing All the Way!

Reith Gordon, a very funny lady, who turned 95 this month has been exercising at the Madison Area YMCA for 18 years where she has met many good friends at her Monday and Wednesday senior classes.

“For a long time, I had been hiding my age,” Reith says, chatting after her chair yoga class recently in December. “Then I heard someone in class say she was 99, so I decided to tell ...

Pollinator Garden: Seed Starting Workshop

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Public Library is hosting a workshop titled Pollinator Garden: Seed Starting Workshop on Saturday, January 11 at 1p.m.

Our colorful home gardens are sleeping through the winter right now. But we can dream about the beauty that will bloom when the seasons change! January is the perfect time to start seeds for a pollinator garden.

Learn why pollinators (and ...

Roxbury Help 'Expected' on Lake Hopatcong Algal Bloom Projects

January 18, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury is one of four towns on Lake Hopatcong expected to provide "in-kind donations" of services that could help secure $750,000 to study ways of dealing with harmful algal blooms (HABs) on the lake.

Word of the "in-kind donations" came in a press release from Morris County. The release announced that Morris County and Sussex County will ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do this Weekend; January 17 - January 20

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Wait until you see what's happening this weekend! Check out the list below.

Friday  January 17

Friday Films: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; Morris County Library; 2pm

Live Music with Chris & Lo; Tavern Off the Green; 6pm - 9pm

Live Music - Exodus Supreme at J and K Steakhouse; 7pm

The Troubadour presents Adam Agee & Jon Sousa with Wee Doggies; ...

Missing Juvenile Alert: Hamilton Police Looking for 13-year old Girl

January 18, 2020

HAMILTON, NJ --  Hamilton Township Police issued a juvenile missing persons alert Friday evening asking for the public's assistance locating the 13-year old girl.  

Tyana Leary was last seen around 5:45 am on January 16 and subsequently reported missing on January 17, 2020.  Hamilton Police indicated that she may be in the area of Perry Street in ...

NJ School Therapist Faces Charges After Allegedly Engaging In A Sexual Relationship With A Minor   

PARAMUS, NJ -- A Township of Washington woman who served as a primary therapist at a private high school in Paramus faces charges after she allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with a minor at her residence.

According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, 39-year-old Tara Cardinale was arrested on January 10 and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and one count of ...

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2019)


“3rd September 2017

Dear Mr. Wrexham,

I know you don’t know me but please, please, please you have to help me.”


With this intriguing opening, Ruth Ware launches her fifth  novel, The Turn of the Key, a mystery reminiscent of Gothic novels in its sinister and dark tone. However, the novel is ...

Humidifiers – Keeping Your Family in Good Spirits This Winter

Wintertime often brings dry air, which can adversely affect the comfort and health of your family, as well as impact your home furnishings. A humidifier can go a long way to keeping your family healthy and comfortable all season long. Here are some reasons to invest in a humidifier for your HVAC system.

Improve Health and Comfort

The most important feature of a humidifier is the impact on ...

Trailside Talk Features Rosa Parks In Celebration of Black History Month

January 16, 2020

Union County residents and visitors have the opportunity to “meet” Rosa Parks in a first-person interpreter presentation by Alexandra Ford of the American Historical Theatre. The event is free and is made possible by funding from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. 

“The story of Rosa Parks is a reminder that individual actions can lead to extraordinary ...

Intro into Yoga for Anxiety and Stress; Free Class on Jan. 25

Register at:

Peace of Mind Yoga is located at 395 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights. 908.363.1825

Get 'Back to Nature' with Wintertime Family Fun at Trailside Nature and Science Center

With the winter season now fully upon us, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present Back to Nature, a new nature series for families with children of all ages. The programs take place on Saturday mornings and feature a different nature or science theme each week.

“The Back to Nature series offers a great opportunity for families to break the winter routine,  ...

Les Marmitons Men’s Cooking Club Serves Up Friendship, 5-Course Dinners in NJ

January 18, 2020

Wearing white chef’s jackets and toques, about 30 men are bustling about the professional kitchen. Under the guidance of a professional chef, they work in teams — elbowing through the door with octopus lightly charred from an outdoor fire, pulling pork loin from a sous vide bath, chopping and dicing and plating and laughing.

Soon they’ll be chatting together around round ...

TAPintoTV Joins News12+ To Reach Millions of Online and Broadcast Viewers Across the Tri-State Metro Area

January 11, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Altice USA’s News 12+, a television news broadcast channel available on cable systems throughout the NY/NJ/CT tri-state area, has added TAPintoTV to its programming schedule. The weekly TAPintoTV program, which airs Sundays at 11AM EST, will feature topical news and lifestyle segments, reaching over 3 million viewers that comprise the News 12+ audience.

“An ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, January 19, 1:00 PM

Renaissance Church (Ren Students Space), Summit

GriefShare Support Group

Health & Wellness Religions And Spirituality


Sun, January 19, 1:00 PM

Renaissance Church , Summit

DivorceCare Support Group

Health & Wellness Religions And Spirituality


Sun, January 19, 3:15 PM

Rockaway Lanes, Rockaway

Bowling and Jewish Connection. Let's have fun!

Religions And Spirituality

Winter blues: SAD affects over 10 million Americans

January 15, 2020

The rush and excitement of the holiday season is now over. Now we are facing 63 more days before we can welcome Spring 2020. 

For some of us the winter months are the most difficult as we are confined to our homes and not as active as when we have sunny, warm temperatures. Changes in the seasons can sometimes be related to seasonal affective disorder (SAD). If you are affected by ...

Letter Sent to All US Congress Members and US Senate Members

January 8, 2020

I have send the following letter to all members of the US Congress and US Senate.

1512 Gates Court
Morris Plains, NJ 07960

Dear Congress(woman/man)            : 

As a proud United States citizen who has lived through the oppression of Communism and escaped the clutches of the Holocaust, I implore you to ...

IRS helps workers, businesses with new Gig Economy Tax Center

January 16, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service launched a new Gig Economy Tax Center on to help people in this growing area meet their tax obligations through more streamlined information.

“The IRS developed this online center to help taxpayers in this emerging segment of the economy,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “Whether renting out a spare bedroom or providing car rides, we ...

Impact 100 Garden State to Host Lunch at Seasons 52

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Impact 100 Garden State is hosting a Meet & Mingle lunch for prospective members in the Napa Room at Seasons 52, 410 Commons Way in Bridgewater, Jan. 22 from noon to 2 p.m.

Any woman interested in learning about membership in Impact 100 is invited to attend.

Impact 100 Garden State is a women-led, all volunteer, philanthropic organization that empowers women to provide ...