Underage Drinking Ban, Historic Tree, Madison High Ranking Top Local News

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

Underage Drinking Law OK'd With Drew U. Input

A new law that prohibits underage drinking on private property in Madison with some exceptions won't take effect until after Drew University's May 17 commencement because of concerns the law could give students pause when considering calling for medical help if needed.

Madison Climbs in 'Best High Schools' Rankings

Madison High School ranks No. 27 among the "Best High Schools" in New Jersey—up two spots from last year—on a list published by U.S. News and World Report this week.

Madison's Open Space Tax Rate Adjusted

Madison's governing body voted 4-1 on Monday to amend the borough's open space tax rate, lowering the rate to partially offset an automatic "stealth" tax hike.

Fairleigh Dickinson University Selects New President

A longtime Fairleigh Dickinson University administrator has been named the school's seventh president, the FDU Board of Trustees announced Tuesday. 

See Which Madison Trees Made the State's Historic Registry [Interactive Map]

North Jersey is dotted with centuries-old trees, and two in Madison have been recognized by the state.

Madison's May Day Tradition Puts Residents to Work

The Rose City always looks a little brighter after the first Saturday in May. That's when hundreds of volunteers weed, mulch and clean up litter at approximately 40 locations as part of an annual community beautification effort known as May Day.


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