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Valentine's Day Runway at New Leaf Consignment

February 13, 2020

Stop by New Leaf Consignment and check out their Valentine Runway!  Take advantage of sweet deals

Valentine Countdown: Clients Receive 20% Off Services and Gift Cards

The Valentine countdown has begun! Stop into Polished Nail Lounge between Feb. 6 - Feb. 14, clients will receive 20% off services and gifts cards of $40 or more........ Polished is now located at 36 Main Street in Madison.


Local Businesses Partner to Help Indie Writers Self-Publish

February 12, 2020

Local businesses partner to help authors with the publishing process

Creative License Publishing and Pfeifer Design are pleased to announce the joining of their creative talents to assist all writers who want to be self-published. Their goal is to provide writers with a mainstream quality read, in both substance and appearance, while the writer maintains the creative and financial benefits of ...

Mikie Sherrill To Host Mobile Office Hours in Madison This Thursday

February 11, 2020

MADISON, NJ - Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill has announced Mobile Office Hours in Madison on Thursday February 13 from 12noon - 2pm. Congresswoman Sherrill's staff will be on site to help with questions regarding Social Security, Medicare, Veteran's Affairs and more.

The mobile office hours will take place at the Madison Civic Center, 28 Walnut Street in ...

National Girls and Women in Sports Day Coming to FDU in Madison/Florham Park

MADISON, NJ - Fairleigh Dickinson University is hosting a National Girls and Women in Sports Day event on Wednesday February 5. The event is free and open to all.

Participants will check in, participate in athletic stations, have pizza, watch a FDU men's basketball game, and have a halftime relay race.

The event will begin at 4:30pm at the Ferguson Recreation Center, located at 285 ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to Do This Weekend; Jan. 31 - Feb. 2

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  It's the weekend! Lots going on..... films, sports, music, maple sugaring, blood drives and the BIG GAME. Have a great weekend! Drive safe everyone!

Friday January 31

Friday Films; Ad Astra (PG13); Morris County Library; 2pm

Girls Ice Hockey; Morristown vs Westfield at Warinanco Park; 3:45pm

Swimming: MHS Girls and Boys Swim Teams vs West Morris Central; at ...

The Ancient History of Valentine's Day

February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

Madison Kids Invited to a Free Ice Hockey Clinic

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Kids, ages 4-9, are invited to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basic skills in a fun and safe environment, for FREE  on February 22. 

Give ice hockey a try at this free event. The event will take place at Mennen Arena at 4:30pm.  The event is being sponsored by the Morris County Park Commission’s Mennen ...

School of Performing Arts at The Madison Area YMCA Mid-Year Showcase

The School of Performing Arts at The Madison Area YMCA held its annual Mid-Year Showcase on Sat., Jan. 18, at the College of St. Elizabeth’s Annunciation Center in Morristown. Two hundred forty performers aged 2 to 15 took to the stage dancing, singing and acting in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Creative Movement, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Modern, and Musical Theater numbers.

“Our students ...

Enroll Your Preschooler at the F.M. Kirby Children's Center of the Madison Area YMCA

February 15, 2020

Preschool seats are filling at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA, a learning community that children thrive in. With the increase in expectations of children at earlier ages, and as the elementary curriculum in schools becomes increasingly rigorous, foundations must be laid early to prepare children to tackle more complex, integrated learning. Learn more about ...

Community Members Invited to Madison February Rotary's Speaker Series

MADISON, NJ -  The Madison Rotary has announced their February speaker series.

The Rotary Club of Madison has an enthusiastic and engaged network of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to serve humanity in our local and global communities.  At each meeting, a guest speaker presents on a broad range of topics that are of interest to the community.

On February 13, Renee ...

Open your home to a foster pup!


Furever Home Dog Rescue saves adoptable dogs from overpopulated high kill animal shelters. We are always looking for new families all over NJ to join our wonderful group of foster families who open their homes to foster a dog until they are adopted. 

We have puppies, young and older dogs of different breeds and sizes. Please consider helping these ...

Civics Programs for Teens at the Madison Area Y? Yes, and Lots More for Teens

“The best thing that comes out of the Y’s Youth & Government and Mock Trial programs is that kids learn to think critically, practice their research and presentation skills and get used to speaking in front of other people. They overcome being shy,” says Kiana Cunningham, the Madison Area YMCA’s associate teen director who teaches both 10-week classes that provide ...

CAR T-Cell Therapy Trial

Atlantic Health System is treating patients in a new Phase II clinical trial of CAR T-cell therapy at Morristown Medical Center.

“A type of immunotherapy for lymphoma known as CAR T-cell therapy has generated a great deal of excitement within the medical community because it uses a patient’s own immune cells to attack their cancer,” said Dr. Mohamad Cherry, medical ...

Accelerating Access to Breakthrough Cancer Therapies

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care is dedicated to providing patients with access to the most promising and life-saving trials, research, and innovations in the communities where they live and work. Cutting-edge initiatives include the following:

In affiliation with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) of Phoenix, AZ, Atlantic Health System Cancer Care has created the ...

100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote.  Attorney Sharon M. Hallanan, an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Speaker’s Bureau, will present a program on voting rights and the struggle for women to obtain the right to vote.  New Jersey’s own Alice Paul, who was ...

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 ...

Worker Falls Through Hole in Roof at Roxbury Construction Site

February 16, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ - A construction worker at the site of the new Shops at Ledgewood Commons in Roxbury was flown off the site in a medical helicopter today after he fell through a hole in a roof.

The man, identified by colleagues at the scene as Jesus Garcia of New York City, sustained serious injuries but was alive when emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene, said fellow workers.

The ...

Flags Flown in Combat Zones are Gifted to Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – American flags flown inside military drones over combat zones in Africa were presented Tuesday to the township and its police chief by Roxbury Police Detective Jack Niemynski.

The detective, who is also a sergeant major in the New Jersey Army National Guard, presented the flags at a meeting of the Roxbury Mayor and Council. The meeting was attended by about a ...

Residents React to Sears Closing, Contemplate Potential Replacements

February 16, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As liquidation sales begin at the Sears located at the Livingston Mall, community members are reacting with mixed feelings to the news that the local retailer will be closing its doors later this year.

Recognizing that shopping habits “have been rapidly changing,” the Township of Livingston recently adopted a new Master Plan that re-examined uses in all ...

"Amazon" Caller Takes Over NJ Resident's Computer, Scam Alert Issued

NUTLEY, NJ - In the latest attempt to defraud a township resident, an individual claiming to be an Amazon representative, took over a local computer in order to "resolve an issue."

According to a report filed with the Nutley Police Department, a resident was advised of a fraudulent charge of $121.99 by someone claiming to be from Amazon. The "representative" claimed they ...

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

Chaos: Charles Manson the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. John 

O’Neill and Dan Piepenbring  (New York: Little Brown, 2019).

It took me three weeks to read Chaos:Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. Although fascinating, with its detailed analysis of the true motives for the Manson crimes in Los Angeles, 1969, the prose was dense and a ...

Speakeasy Axe Throwing Comes To Nutley with Arrival of Jersey Axe House

February 14, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ – Ladies and gentleman, sharpen your axes!

One of the more unique businesses ever in the Township of Nutley, described as speakeasy axe throwing, opens this week, and it’s sure to provide a unique experience for residents.

Jersey Axe House is an independently owned small business operated by David Lembo and Mark DiBuono.  They are childhood friends who ...

Cruise Ship Docked in Bayonne Screened for Coronavirus

BAYONNE, NJ - A Royal Caribbean cruise that docked in Bayonne early Friday was met by health officials as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.

One of the passengers, according to several reports, had been treated for a fever when the ship was still in the Caribbean.

Four other passengers, Mayor Jimmy Davis said on Facebook, are under observation and were taken to an area ...

Free Frontline Paper Sunday Workshops

FREE Frontline Paper Sunday Workshops

12-4pm at Frontline Arts' Studio at 440 River Rd. in Branchburg, NJ

For too long, we have lived in a time where veterans tend to suppress their experiences – producing a culture of the “silent veteran.” Frontline Paper (formerly known as Combat Paper NJ) is a unique art project that provides artistic tools, professional ...

NJ Chefs to Take the Challenge at Girl Scout Cookie Cook-Off

February 14, 2020

Can’t get enough Girl Scout Cookies? Then head to the third annual Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Great Cookie Cook-off next month in Scotch Plains, where New Jersey chefs will compete to see who can best incorporate the perennial treats into dishes both sweet and savory.

The fundraiser will be held at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains on Thursday, March 12. Jackie ...

The Ancient History of Valentine's Day

February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

Share the Love: Recognize Extraordinary Caring

February 15, 2020

Our team members are at the heart of Morristown Medical Center.

Each and every day we pride ourselves on delivering Extraordinary Caring. On this Valentine’s Day and beyond, share the love by recognizing a nurse, physician or any team member who made a difference in your health care experience. We would love to hear about it, so we can celebrate them for their extraordinary ...

I Support the PRO Act

February 8, 2020

I recently became aware of a piece of legislation called the PRO Act, which was passed yesterday in Congress. This bill has bi-partisan support in New Jersey and was co-sponsored by Rep. Tom Malinowski along with every other member of Congress from our state, both Democrat and Republican.

As a freelancer, I heard some of the concerns that this pro-labor bill might hurt the independent ...

Sticker Shock Campaign in Madison: Liquor Retailers Embrace “Keeping it Legal”

February 14, 2020

On February 1,volunteers from the Madison Chatham Coalition (MCC), Madison Alliance Addressing Substance Abuse (MAASA) and Madison teens participated in a pre-Super Bowl Sticker Shock Campaign, a campaign designed to remind adults to “keep it legal” by deterring them from purchasing alcohol for minors. The campaign also intends to remind teens to make healthy ...

Here’s how seniors and retirees can file their taxes for free

For taxpayers on a fixed income, every penny saved matters. Many of these are seniors and retirees who can file their taxes for free. IRS Free File provides free online tax preparation for taxpayers with income less than $69,000 a year.

Free File is one of several ways that older taxpayers can save money and file their taxes. Here are some facts about these programs to help these taxpayers ...