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Jeff Bukantz Hosts Fencing Workshop at Millburn High

(L to R): Frances Li Treasurer, MFFBA, Coach Gus de la Llave, Coach Robert Baum, Dolly Wen, Co-Pres MFFBA, Rhoda Harris Co-Pres, MFFBA, Jeff Bukantz, Author/Fencer and Coach Daniel Richardson. Credits: Millburn Friends of Fencers Booster Association
Katherine Zhang, Freshman Epee, awaiting Jeff’s autograph Credits: Millburn Friends of Fencers Booster Association
(Left to right) Charles Genlot, Sophomore Epee Fencer, Quinton Irwin, Junior Epee Fencer, holding Jeff’s book and Jeff Bukantz Credits: Millburn Friends of Fencers Booster Association

On January 20, 2017, the Millburn High School Boys and Girls Fencing Teams were treated to a very special evening featuring Mr. Jeff Bukantz.  Jeff is a resident of Montville, NJ.   The students were captivated when they were told that Jeff has his own twitter account and that he has tweeted from the Olympics as an NBC Sports Group fencing analyst for the 2016 Rio Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics.

Jeff has an impressive and extensive fencing background.  He has been a fencing referee at the 1984 Olympics in LA, the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Captain of the USA Fencing Team at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, and the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.   Mr. Bukantz was the captain of the US Fencing Team and a former Olympic fencer and referee.   As a younger fencer, Mr. Bukantz, ranked fifth or sixth in the United States, and he took after his legendary father, Daniel Bukantz, who competed in four Olympic games.   Jeff competed at the Pan American games in 1987, where he won a bronze medal for the U.S. Team.

Jeff currently is the General Chairman of the 2017 Maccabiah USA Organization of the Maccabiah Games, one of the most well known non-profits existing today for athletes.  He is building a strong USA Team of over 1,200 to participate in the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel, to take place this July 2017.  He has personally participated in these games from 1981- 1993.  There he has won 13 medals, including three gold.    

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The Millburn teams were inspired by Jeff.   On  January 29, 2017, both the Millburn boys and the girls teams won first place in foil at the District Championships.   The Boys Team qualified for the State Play-offs.  Melissa Du, Jasmine Shen, Daniel Fu, and Zohaib Mannan also qualified for the State Individual Champions to be held on March 5th, 2017 at Montgomery High School.  

Not only is Mr. Bukantz an all around international fencer, but he is also an author.  Mr. Bukantz wrote a book – his memoirs – that reveals his thoughts on the “powerful force of family and the competitive human spirit.”  The book is entitled,  “Closing the Distance:  Chasing a father’s Olympic Fencing Legacy.”  Every Millburn fencer participant received a copy of his book, courtesy of Millburn Friends of Fencers Booster Association.

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Millburn Recreation Accepting Memberships for Pool, Tennis and Golf

February 19, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Township Recreation Department announced that it is accepting memberships for the township pool, tennis and golf facilities. The memberships are available to all Millburn Township residents and the applications are available online.

The membership application can be accessed at or go ...

Millburn Police Investigating Theft at Louis Vuitton Store

March 13, 2018

On March 6, 2018 Millburn Police Officer McMillan stopped a 2003 Acura 3.2 on Parsonage Hill/Passaic for having no front plate and tinted windows. The investigation led to the arrest of 33 year old Horace Hall Jr of Newark for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mr. Hall Jr was released on a summons.

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AtlantiCast: Episode 13

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All-Star Basketball Event Coming to Millburn

March 17, 2018

Millburn All Stars vs. Pros – Saturday March 24, 6:00 pm

Community Event at Millburn High School

On Saturday, March 24th, the Millburn High School Senior Celebration 2018 Committee is partnering with Dreams for Kids, Inc., to present Millburn All-Stars vs. Pros.

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Millburn Summer Pool Employment

The Millburn Recreation Dept. is accepting applications for  Lifeguards andthe Assistant Manager and head Swim Coach positions at the Township Pool.  Interested persons may apply at the Recreation Dept. in Town Hall or visit to download an employment application.

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Lightbridge Academy in Millburn Hiring Assistant and Lead Teachers

If you are passionate about educating and nurturing young minds, you may fit right in with our family! Lightbridge Academy is currently hiring Assistant and Lead Teachers to join our team and grow with us!

If you would like to learn more about the positions offered, you can reach us at 973-218-1800.