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Boro Building Auctioned, YMCA Upgrade Top Local News

A look at the week's top stories in Madison.

10 Maple Ave. Fetches $390K at Auction

A former borough recreation building near the Madison Train Station fetched $390,000 at auction Thursday, with the winning bid placed by Madison Board of Education member Thomas Haralampoudis through a representative.

Madison Area YMCA Unveils New Teen Center

A generous donation to the Madison Area YMCA from a long-time member has made it possible for the YMCA to move its teen center to a new, larger location near the main entrance.

Phys Ed Waivers for Athletes Under Review

Madison Board of Education member Shade Grahling said Tuesday the board's curriculum committee met with Madison High School Principal Greg Robertson and Athletic Director Sean Dowling to discuss the possibility of having student-athletes take study halls instead of physical education while they're participating in sports, and the issue is being fully considered.

Donation Adds 26 Trees to Streetscape

The number of shade trees that line Madison streets is up by 26 thanks to a donation of trees by the nonprofit Friends of Madison Shade Trees.

Officials Huddle to Plan for Emergencies

Madison's Local Emergency Planning Committee recently met to discuss emergency preparedness in the borough, covering topics such as short- and long-term emergency shelter options, dealing with power outages, checking on residents of senior housing facilities, and drafting "pre-event checklists" for residents.

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