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Madison Officers Save A Life At Downtown Business

MADISON, NJ - On November 25, 2015 at 1:44 pm, Madison Police Officers were dispatched to a Main Street business for an unresponsive male. The patient’s family reported that their family member had co llapsed while exiting his vehicle in the business’ parking lot.
Corporal Vincent Dellavalle, Patrolmen Kevin Marhefka, Joseph DiRocco, and Special Officer Adam Riley responded and observed the patient, a 71 year old male, was lying on the ground unresponsive.
Madison Firefighters Brian Tappen and Thomas Boylan arrived on scene. All personnel present quickly evaluated the patient and noticed the patient was not breathing and he did not have a pulse. They quickly began lifesaving efforts and started CPR.
After continuing CPR, the officers applied the AED and administered a shock and a pulse was regained on the patient.
Madison Ambulance arrived on scene to join in the lifesaving efforts.
The patient was ultimately transported to Morristo wn Medical Center where he is recovering.

Madison Police Chief Darren Dachisen said, "he is proud of his officers for their quick action that resulted in saving a life. For two of the officers, Cpl. Dellavalle and Ptl. DiRocco, this will be their second life saving call in a matter of months."

The Chief also sited proper training and the life saving Automatic External Defibrillators which his officers carry.




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The Madison Area YMCA’s “The Mind Matters 5K: Mentally Healthy One Stride at a Time” is Wednesday, May 16

April 26, 2018

Calling all runners! Lace up your running shoes for a great cause. On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the Madison Area YMCA will host "The Mind Matters 5K: Mentally Healthy One Stride at a Time” and 1-mile family fun run/walk on the campus of Giralda Farms in Madison. This is the 22nd year that Pfizer has served as the lead corporate sponsor of the race.


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Letter to the Editor: Don't Complain. Vote!

April 14, 2018

Don’t Complain; Vote!

It’s no secret that people have strong feelings about what’s happening in our country. It’s also true that much of politics is local. In November, 11th District residents will have the opportunity to choose a new congressional representative who will not only serve as a critical check on the federal level, but also determine how our distract fares ...