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Foundation Grant Helps Fire Department Replace Exercise Equipment

The Millburn Fire Department recently received a grant from the Investors Foundation for the purchase of exercise equipment.  From left to right: Captain Chris Beady, Training Officer and Chairman of the Health and Wellness Committee, Millburn Fire Department; Chief J. Michael Roberts, Millburn Fire Department; and Kim Kaminski, Millburn Branch Manager, Investors Bank. Credits: Millburn Fire Department

MILLBURN, NJ - The Investors Foundation, which awards charitable funding to nonprofit organizations in the communities served by Investors Bank, has announced a grant of $4,880 to the Millburn Fire Department.

Established in 1876 as Volunteer Company 1, the Millburn Fire Department today is staffed by 47 career firefighters and 15 volunteers operating out of two stations and responding to more than 2,000 calls annually.  The Department is unique in the state for its innovative wellness program.

“Over the past seven years, the Millburn Fire Department has developed a health and wellness program that has not only reduced on-the-job injuries, but has raised morale within our platoons,” explained J. Michael Roberts, Chief of the Department.  “We have a personal trainer who visits five times a year and runs each crew through a regimen of competitive exercise programs, and we regularly bring in nutritionists and other expert speakers for educational presentations.  To my knowledge, we are the only fire department in the state to have a mandatory workout policy with individualized workout programs designed by a personal trainer.”

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The grant funds will be used to replace two outdated, sixteen-year-old cross circuit elliptical machines with new state-of-the-art models.  In 2009, the Foundation provided a similar grant to replace the Department’s treadmill.

“We are tremendously grateful for the continued friendship of the Investors Foundation,” said Chief Roberts.  “Their generosity will help ensure that our brave crews will be physically and mentally prepared to face every challenge.”

“For nearly 140 years, the Millburn Fire Department has been vigilantly protecting a community of more than 20,000 residents,” said Investors Bank President and CEO Kevin Cummings.  “Our firefighters have one of the most difficult and dangerous jobs in the world, and they deserve our support.”

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Millburn/Short Hills

Video: Scoutmaster Ken Fineran Street Dedication Ceremony

May 21, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Township and Boy Scout Troop 17 of St. Rose of Lima honored the life and accomplishments of late Scoutmaster Kenneth W. Fineran on Sunday, May 20. Troop 17 Scouts, in conjunction with Millburn Township and St. Rose of Lima Church.

Vehicle Stolen from Residence; Millburn Police Department Investigating

May 10, 2018

On May 2, 2018 Millburn Police Officer Barbosa responded to Neiman Marcus on a theft report. Neiman Marcus personnel report a black male wearing a black jumpsuit with the word “Kappa” on the front, and a black male wearing a blue shirt with the word “Champion” on the front each took a backpack valued at $1195.00 each and left the store without making payment. The incident ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!


Upcoming Millburn Township Committee Primary Election

May 12, 2018

Dear Fellow Millburn and Short Hills Residents,

Having given the selection of a candidate for the upcoming Millburn Township Committee primary election some serious thought, I have come to the conclusion that Corey Biller has the credentials to move the Township forward in a positive manner.

I know that Corey will bring a new and positive sensibility to the Committee, one that is ...

Upcoming Events


Wed, May 30, 6:15 PM

Millburn High School (Back grass fields), Millburn

Millburn Color Run

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back Other


Thu, May 31, 9:00 AM

Galloping Hills Golf Course, Kennilworth

Millburn Fire Department Golf Classic


Thu, May 31, 7:00 PM

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, Millburn

Rocky Marciano, Jr. Unveils Rocky Marciano Wine ...

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Beyond Speed Bumps! Alternatives for Traffic Calming: Free Conference June 9 at Seton Hall University

May 25, 2018

South Orange Neighborhoods Association (SONA) in conjunction with South Orange Seniors and North Jersey Neighborhoods Connected (NJNC) will be sponsoring "BEYOND SPEED BUMPS - Alternatives for Traffic Calming," a free conference at Seton Hall University on June 9 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Not every town can afford to put in a speed bump! And they can't do it on ...

Grand Opening of Lightbridge Academy in Millburn

Mark your calendars and come join us at our Grand Opening on Saturday, June 9th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM!! Get ready for games, crafts, music, and so much more!

Book House to Welcome Children's Author Billy Baldwin

MILLBURN, NJ -Local Author, Millburn resident and bookstore owner Nadege Nicoll, welcomes children’s book author, Billy Baldwin, of Sag Harbor, to share his wonderful picture book “Wipeout The Wave” at her new book store, The Book House at 281 Essex Street in Millburn, NJ. 

Local children ages 4 to 9, are invited with their parents to come to the store on Saturday, June ...

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...