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NEW LEAF Consignment Has New Handbags!

September 21, 2022

Come check out the new handbags at NEW LEAF Consignment.

Do you love denim like us then this is the handbag for you! Plus it’s Kate Spade! This mini tote will go with almost any outfit! Come get it at NEW LEAF!Kate Spade Handbag, $68, 

This Coach Faux Fur Shoulder Handbag is too die for!  Coach Handbag, $102

Another Tory! They are going so fast! So come get one before ...

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Six Scouts from Troop 25 Earned the Rank of Eagle

August 29, 2022

Written by Alexander Howden & Ryan Rauschenberger

Every couple of months Boy Scout Troop 25 of Madison comes together at the Madison Presbyterian Church to celebrate the advancements and accomplishments of its scouts in a Court of Honor. This past Court of Honor in June celebrated the advancements of six scouts who achieved the very pinnacle rank of Eagle Scout.

After proceeding through ...

Macculloch Hall Presents Storytime: Guess & Go: National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 28, 2022

Join Macculloch Hall Historical Museum for their Storytime Guess & Go for children's stories in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month which is September 15 through October 15. 

Hear stories that celebrate music including Pleasant DeSpain's The Dancing Turtle: A Folktale from Brazil and Susan Hood's Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of ...

A Blood Drive Will Be Held at the Madison Community Arts Center in October

MADISON, NJ - The Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive will be held on October 6 at the Madison Community Arts Center. The drive will take place from 2pm - 7pm, stated councilman Hoover.

Reservations can be made at RedCrossBlood.org

 

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2nd Annual Block Party BBQ at Dodge Field This Saturday

MADISON, NJ -  The Madison Police Department and the Madison First Baptist Church will be holding their 2nd Annual Block Party BBQ on September 24, announced councilwoman Maureen Byrne. The BBQ will take place at Dodge Field from 11am - 3pm.

There will be hot dogs, hamburgers and light refreshments as well as activities for kids.

The event is open to the public.

 

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Community Invited to 1st Annual Community Unity Festival

September 27, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Prosecutor's Office is inviting residents to the 1st Annual Community Unity festival to Combat Bias, hate and Violence The festival will take place Saturday October 1 from 12pm - 4pm in the parking lot of Bishop Nazery Way.

Local law enforcement and community leaders will speak about bias crimes and the law, how to combat and reduce hate crimes and the ...

Date Announced for Opening of 2022-23 Morris County Winter Farmers Market

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - As you enjoy the outdoor farmers market in Morristown and neighboring towns, keep in mind a Winter Farmers Market will be coming soon.

The Winter Farmers’ Market, sponsored by Grow it Green Morristown, has announced that the market will return this winter season. This 2022-23 Winter Farmers Market will take place in the parking lot of the Convent Train Station ...

The East Hanover Italian American Club to Host Columbus Day Parade on October 9th

EAST HANOVER, NJ - The Italian American Club of East Hanover is hosting the Morris County Columbus Day Parade in East Hanover on October 9th.

The Family Fun Day begins with the parade at 2pm followed by entertainment at Lurker Park that starts around 3pm. The entertainment includes a live DJ, petting zoo, food vendors and much more.

For more information visit www.ehiac.com

 

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A Home Run Derby, Music and Community Leaders Contribute to the Success of First Responders Day

September 27, 2022

HANOVER, NJ - The 200 Club of Morris County held its inaugural First Responder day this past Saturday at Whippany Park High School.  The day was regarded as a huge success by all that attended and took part in the day-long family fun festivities.

There were corn hole competitions and a home run derby complimenting the live music and delicious food.  Many people came out to enjoy ...

Madison Farmer's Market Thursday Sept. 22

MADISON, NJ - Don't let a little rain deter you from going to today's Madison Farmers Market. The market will take place Thursday September 22 from 1pm - 6pm at Dodge Field. 

"The Madison Farmers Market has always been about community, food, and fun", said organizers. "This season we will be trying different creative ideas and mini-events throughout.

Chatham Borough’s “How Green Are You?” Community Campaign Launches This Week with Sustainability Fair Saturday, Sept. 24

Chatham Borough’s “How Green Are You?” Community Campaign Launches This Week!

Sponsored by the Chatham Borough Environmental Commission and Blue Foundry Bank

Let’s build a more sustainable community - one step at a time. That’s the message the Chatham Borough Environmental Commission (CBEC) is hoping to spread with the launch of their “How Green Are ...

Chatham Borough Resident Struck by Pick-up Truck While Crossing Main Street; Hospitalized 63-year-old in Critical Condition

September 27, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- On Monday September 26, 2022, at 7:53 pm, a 63-year-old Chatham Borough resident was struck by a pick-up truck while crossing Main Street at Railroad Plaza North.

Chatham Borough Police responded along with members of the Chatham Emergency Squad and the Morris County Sheriff’s Department. The male driver of the vehicle is a 55-year-old Chatham Borough ...

Today's the Day! Home Run Derby Begins at 1pm

HANOVER, NJ - The 200 Club of Morris County is excited to announce that it will be holding a Home Run Derby Competition that will be open to the public at their First Responders Day on September 24th.

The event will begin with qualifying rounds at 1pm.  The finals will be held at 4pm and will be broadcast live on Morris/Sussex Sports.

You may be able to sign up on the day of the event, ...

First Responders Day is Coming up on Saturday September 24th

HANOVER, NJ - First Responders Day is coming up this Saturday, September 24th!  All are encouraged to come out, compete and bring the family to the 200 Club of Morris County's First Responders Day.

Families can cheer on fellow women and men serving as firefighters, police officers, and EMTs in communities throughout Morris County.

The event will be held at Whippany Park High ...

Rutgers' New Outdoor Seating Made Out of 124,846 Recycled Bottles

September 27, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Leg-weary Rutgers-New Brunswick students are finding that hundreds of new pieces of lawn furniture around campus offer a welcomed respite.

What they may not realize is that they are literally putting their feet up on chairs and tables made from recycled materials that were once common household items.

The new red-and-grey Adirondack chairs and patio ...

Linden High School Football Standout Dies Weeks After Injury During Game

LINDEN, NJ — The Linden community is deeply saddened by the death of a Linden High School (LHS) football running back, who sustained a traumatic brain injury in the September 9 game against Woodbridge High School.

Xavier McClain, a sophomore at LHS, died Wednesday night, according to Linden Mayor Derek Armstead.

McClain had been hospitalized and on life support since he was ...

$45K Seized in Methamphetamine, Three Men Arrested at Hamilton Home in Raid

HAMILTON, NJ -- A trio of men were arrested at a Hamilton residence on Tuesday and $45,500 in methamphetamine was seized following a three-week investigation into narcotics distribution in the Trenton.

According to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri, the seized came following a raid by the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force, the Drug Enforcement ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

September 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Chipotle to Pay New Jersey $7.75 Million to Settle Child Labor Law Violations

TRENTON, NJ — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay the State of New Jersey a record $7.75 million to settle child labor law violations.

A 2020 New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) audit identified more than 30,000 violations that impacted minors at Chipotle locations in New Jersey. Those violations included Chipotle not abiding by limits on the number of hours ...

John Donnadio Advocates for County Government as Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Counties

TRENTON, NJ — Sometimes, John Donnadio finds himself in 21 places at once.

As executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), he’s an advocate for county government in Trenton and works with legislators and the governor’s office. At the local level, the NJAC is a nonpartisan and bipartisan resource for leaders and administrators in all 21 counties in New ...

NJ Teen Uses Mathematical Modeling to Assist in Ukraine Food Supply and Security Crisis

September 23, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following her summer of research under the direction of mentor Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer from George Mason University into the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Livingston High School (LHS) senior Renee Hong is sharing her insights with the community about the “large-scale disruption to global grain markets” that the invasion has caused and her ...

New Jersey is One of the Happiest States in America: New Study

NEW JERSEY — Despite research from the American Psychiatric Association that finds that 87% of Americans feel “anxious” or “very anxious" about inflation, New Jerseyans seem to be among the least worried, according to a new study by WalletHub.

 

In its analysis of 2022’s Happiest States in America, the personal-finance website ...

Randolph Country Fair Saturday, September 24

September 24, 2022

RANDOLPH, NJ- The 15th annual Randolph Township Country Fair is coming up on Saturday, September 24, 2022 in Veterans Community Park 11 am- 6 pm.

For information on all activities and vendors, check out the program guide .

LBI Fall Fest Community Event Coming to Ship Bottom on Saturday, October 22

SHIP BOTTOM - The first LBI Fall Fest is coming on October 22, 2022 to Ship Bottom between 18 and 22nd Streets in the cut-out off of Long Beach Boulevard.

The event is free to the public for a time of family fun! There will be vendors, police cars, live music from Fritz Electric, a car show, and a special appearance from the spokesperson for the Troopers United Foundation Paul Teutul Jr aka ...

Feast of San Gennaro returns to Belmar for 10th year

BELMAR, NJ— Lovers of ‘The Old Country’ needn’t fret, for the Feast Of San Gennaro will be returning to Belmar for its 10th year this weekend, Sept. 17 and 18. Residents can once again indulge with all things Italian including delicious food and dazzling crafts. Additionally, participants can enjoy a beer and wine bar and some live entertainment. 

The festival ...

The fundamentals of real estate will never change

Yes, I am one of those people who always has CNBC on during the day. So much of what they discuss is relevant to what I do and how I advise people moving forward in a turbulent time in a turbulent market. Just in - Home prices cooled in July at the fastest rate in the history of the S&P Case-Shiller index. I had someone rushing this weekend to lock in at 5.65, so I guess in a way it’s ...

Some uplifting homeownership statistics on this beautiful Friday…

The homeownership rate of all women in the US increased from 50.9% in 1990 to 61.2% in 2019, according to the NAR. Asian women accounted for the biggest change with an 18.6% increase in homeownership rates, followed by Hispanic women at 15.3%, White women at 13.3%, and Black women at 5.6%.

Even better news, the number of women homeowners continues to increase despite the fact that women ...

New Jersey's Reintroduction to Regional Rail

NEW JERSEY — Thousands of New Jerseyans every year take the regional Amtrak train, mostly from Newark, Metropark and Trenton.

The regional trains are a step below the faster, more expensive Acela, and a step above New Jersey Transit trains trundling locally along the same main line between New York City and Philadelphia (with SEPTA).

Over the decades, I had taken the regionals ...

What's New at the Madison Area YMCA? A EGYM Circuit

Earlier this week, the Madison Area YMCA installed a brand new EGYM circuit.

EGYM provides a customized, full-body strength training workout in just 20 minutes. After an onboarding session, members will receive a smart wristband that automatically syncs with a mobile app and the machine itself. Members enter the circuit at the starting machine and follow a pre-defined order through ...

Sixty-One Mount Saint Mary Academy Students Named AP Scholars

WATCHUNG – Mount Saint Mary Academy is pleased to congratulate the 61 students recognized by the College Board as AP Scholars. The 2022 AP Exam results allowed 25 students to be named as AP Scholars with Distinction, 15 students were named as AP Scholars with Honors and 21 students were named as AP Scholars. 

The College Board recognizes AP Scholars with Distinction as those ...

Exceptional AP Scores Reported for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

WATCHUNG - Elizabeth Roper, Director of College Counseling and AP Coordinator, reported on July 5 that Mount Saint Mary Academy students have earned commendable scores after taking the AP examinations in May. According to Ms. Roper, 75 percent of AP Exam scores were a score of 3 or higher. (Scores of 3 or higher may allow a student to be eligible to receive college credit.) Scores of 5 (highest ...

Mount St. Mary Academy Euro Challenge Winners Visit European Delegation

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The victors of this year’s Euro Challenge competition – Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, Charlotte Jotz of Scotch Plains, and Akshaya Karanam of Woodbridge, Katie Ferris of Westfield, and Gwen Oakley of Maplewood – traveled to Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 13, where they were celebrated ...

Adopt Your Forever Friend; Half Off All Dog Adoption Fees This Weekend

THIS WEEKEND, September 16th - 18th, we’re partnering with Best Friends Animal Society to Bring Home Happiness!

Starting TOMORROW, we are reducing all dog adoption fees by HALF! Find your new best friend by browsing our adoptable animals at nycscr.org/adoptables! Big, small, or right in between, we’ve got your perfect match!

*This discount will apply to all applications received ...

Meet Lady Wistledown! This little girl is pure love!

Meet Lady Wistledown! This little girl is pure love! We rescued Lady from an overcrowded shelter, sadly her time was nearly up. It’s incomprehensible that such a perfect girl was in danger. She is docile, and loves everyone she meets. Lady is just a year old, and weighs 45 pounds. She is petite, and very lady-like. She has a beautiful black shiny coat, and is always smiling. This cutie ...

Bobber is looking for Her Forever Home! Is it With You?

Cute little Bobber will be coming to NJ on Saturday. She is 2 months old and 8 pounds of cuteness! If you are looking for you forever pal, consider adopting Bobber!  August is 'Clear The Shelters' month and we're reducing adoption fees to $395

*no other incentives apply.

All dogs will be altered, microchipped, and receive age-appropriate vaccines prior to adoption.

Madison Library Offering Fall Minicourses

MADISON, NJ -  The Friends of the Madison Public Library is offering fall Minicourses. The community is invited to keep learning through the following courses:

The Constitution if Flux; Mondays from 10am - 12noon (Sept. 19, Oct.3, Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov. 7)

Many Buddhisms; Tuesdays from 1:30pm - 3:30pm (Sept. 20, Sept 27, Oct 4, Oct 11, Oct 18)

Reform Movements; Wednesdays from 10am - ...

Given what the United States Supreme Court will take up in the fall in Moore v. Harper, what kind of impact might such a ruling have on New Jersey elections?

The Supreme Court’s conservative right-wing justices have announced that they're taking up in the fall Moore v. Harper, a very important case that could impact state election procedures . Many think our democracy itself may be imperilled.

It's a case that could thoroughly alter the way voters choose presidents, senators and members of Congress. With 2024 just around a ...

The Garden State Parkway Murders by Christian Barth

The Garden State Parkway Murders by Christian Barth. (Wild Blue Press, 2020).

 

Memorial Day Weekend, 1969. Two college girls from Pennsylvania had spent a typical “down the shore” mini-vacation in Ocean City, NJ, a beach mecca for South Jerseyans and Philadelphians. Susan Davis and Elizabeth Perry enjoyed breakfast at the Somerset Point Diner at 5:00 a.m. before leaving ...

Open House this Sunday for this 7 bedroom home in Madison NJ

September 22, 2022

We are thrilled to announce our newest listing. This one is a must-see. Open House this Sunday, 9/25 from 1-3.

Better than new construction!! This custom home was built by highly-regarded, local builder, Will Lloyd. Impeccably maintained and updated, this 7 BR, 5FB, 1 half bath is situated in Madison's sought-after Hill Section. Sophisticatedly designed, the main level has a large DR with ...

Is It a Good Idea to Buy a Home in a College Town? Experts Weigh In

It’s officially back-to-school season, which means students are packing up cars and trekking to college campuses near and far. As colleges and universities bring an influx of people to their locale, homeowners in the area are able to reap the benefits of campus-adjacent living. Whether they’re affiliated with the school, or simply enjoy the location and dynamic community, people ...

Somers National Golf Club Up for Sale 

SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers National Golf Club’s owners have confirmed that the 18-hole facility is up for grabs.

Managing partner Quintin Lew said last week that the sale of the club at 1000 West Hill Drive in Heritage Hills is being handled by Colliers International.

The owners were “exploring all options that may (or may not) include one or more of the partners still ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, October 1, 9:00 AM

Brookside Community Club, Brookside

Vintage Pyrex + Vintage Collectibles + Antique ...

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Sat, October 1, 10:00 AM

Morris Habitat ReStore, Randolph

Go GREEN SALES EVENT

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Sat, October 8, 7:30 AM

Orange Reservoir, West Orange

Sea Turtle Recovery's 5K Cold Stun Run/Walk