Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Hundreds sign petition that cites concerns about noise, and points out there's an airport about a mile away.
An application to build a helipad at the New York Jets training facility in Florham Park has hundreds of neighbors in Madison petitioning to stop the project. Opponents cite concerns about noise and safety, and say it's unnecessary because Morristown Municipal Airport is about a mile away. The application by Florham Park Helipad LLC to construct a helipad at 1 Jets Drive was scheduled to be heard at a Florham Park Planning Board meeting Monday night, but the application was adjourned until the board's May 30 meeting at the applicant's request. An online petition by residents of the Oak Knoll neighborhood asking the Planning Board to reject the proposed helipad, which the petition says would serve as "accessory to the Commercial Athletic …
Friday, April 19, 2013
More than 20 sales Saturday to benefit Union Beach planned.
A piano, novelties, antiques, toys and sheet music are among the items that will be on sale at more than 20 garage sales throughout Madison on Saturday—and, if you want help plotting which sales to visit, there's a map for that. Twenty-eight garage sales were listed on the borough's website, RoseNet.org, as of Friday evening, along with a map pinpointing each garage sale's location. Some of the money residents earn during the townwide garage sale Saturday could help send children affected by Superstorm Sandy to summer camp. Madison has partnered with Union Beach to help the shore town recover from the storm, and the borough is asking residents who host garage sales on Saturday to donate a percentage of their proceeds to send children from …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Brooke Healey, the 4-year-old daughter of a Madison High School teacher and coach, is undergoing radiation treatments for a rare brain tumor.
Fundraisers and shows of support for Brooke Healey, the 4-year-old daughter of a Madison teacher and coach, have been springing up around Madison at wrestling meets, the bowling alley and in schools and shops. Brooke, the daughter of Steve Healey, a teacher in Madison for more than a decade, is undergoing a series of radiation treatments in New York to shrink a tumor on her brain stem. After the radiation treatments, she is expected to undergo experimental treatments in hopes of beating the disease. Healey, an assistant coach for the high school football, wrestling and track teams, has been a math teacher at Madison High School the past two years, and taught math at Madison Junior School the 10 years before that. While Healey has been on a…
Friday, November 23, 2012
Music, people and painting (for the holidays) fill the streets.
It wasn't the madness of Black Friday reserved for the malls. And, those working and enjoying Madison's downtown on Nov. 23 were more than fine with that. From live music for window shopping to above-average temperatures, it was a pleasant way to spend an afternoon, doorbuster deals or not.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Police say burglar who has struck four Morris Township homes likely responsible for Elm Street break-in last week.
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Sunday, August 5, 2012
The so-called "AC Bandit" who police say has pushed in window air conditioners to burglarize four Morris Township homes over the past two months, may have struck a Madison residence last week. A window air conditioner was pushed in at an Elm Street residence last Monday and a laptop computer, iPad, sneakers and a T-shirt were reported stolen, according to NJ.com. The incident fits the pattern of four recent burglaries in the Washington Valley section of Morris Township. Since June 11, the "AC Bandit" has hit Morris Township homes on Gaston Road, Whitehead Road, Picatinny Road and most recently last Sunday—the day before the Madison incident—on Burnham Road, police said. Jewelry and electronics were reported stolen from three of the homes, …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Borough's first reassessments in 12 years will set new values for homes and businesses.
To address the hangover from the soft real estate market of 2007 to 2009 and determine whether certain neighborhoods were affected disproportionately by the slump, Madison will conduct a property revaluation this year. The changes that result from the process will be seen on property tax bills in 2013. Mayor Robert Conley, at a Feb. 27 public session on the revaluation process, said state law requires municipalities to conduct a revaluation every 10 years in order to equalize the property values across a municipality. The goal is to keep the ratio between assessed value and market value at 100 percent, he said. Madison’s ratio was approximately 60 percent, he said. State law allows a county tax board to order a revaluation when the …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Christie, Guadagno and other officials celebrate groundbreaking of real estate giant's new headquarters.
Gov. Chris Christie, Lt. Gov Kim Guadagno and Madison Mayor Robert Conley stood with silver shovels over a pile of dirt Wednesday morning to mark the groundbreaking of Realogy's site in Madison. The international real estate firm is relocating its headquarters from Parsippany to the new location at 175 Park Ave. "Think about where we were two years ago," the governor said before a crowd of state and local officials and members of the business community. "The responsiveness or lack thereof of state government was so bad, that a worldwide company like Realogy, which we were fortunate to have headquartered in New Jersey, was literally ready to walk out the door without any type of reaction from the governor's office." Two years ago, the …
Friday, June 24, 2011
Rose City tradition returns for 20th season.
Madison's Farmers Market opened for business Thursday, as clouds and rain cleared away in time for eager shoppers to peruse vendors' booths on Waverly Place. The market this year moved to the heart of the downtown business district, sponsored for the first time by Drew University and Gary's Wine & Marketplace. Shoppers grabbed free tote bags from the Chamber of Commerce and quickly fanned out among the displays of fruits, vegetables, dairy products, fresh fish and much more from vendors who came from as far as Long Beach Island, Bergen County and Pennsylvania.