Fundraiser will feature live music, food, a cash bar, beer garden and silent auction.
Madison Recreation Center
Monday, April 8, 2013
Thursday, January 31, 2013
'We look forward to many amazing years of use at the (Madison Recreation Center) and yet another successful year of fundraising,' the Madison Athletic Foundation says in a one-year update.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Fence going up to block off section of Madison Recreation Center that is in need of environmental remediation.
A fence is being constructed around a section of the Madison Recreation Center that is not being used for recreation purposes so Madison can receive more than $1.2 million in state Green Acres funding toward the 2008 acquisition of the property. The Borough Council approved a resolution at its Monday meeting authorizing Madison to contract with E.B. Fence to install the fence for a total of $33,471.90, and authorized the borough to execute a notice of deed restriction "to facilitate the disbursement of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program funding." Borough Engineer Bob Vogel said environmental issues were identified when the property was acquired in 2008. He said the site will eventually be 100 percent in …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Honor presented by the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers.
The New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers gave the award for best construction project to Madison engineer Bob Vogel for his work on the Madison Recreation Center at the society's annual awards luncheon last week. The award was presented at a ceremony held at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick. Municipal engineers from around the state submitted projects for consideration in various categories, and a panel of judges that includes engineers and college professors evaluated the submissions. Former Madison Mayor Mary-Anna Holden, deputy zoning officer Dan Buckelew, the design draftsman for the project, and Dennis Harrington, a local construction inspector Madison contracts with and who oversaw construction of the MRC, also attended the …
Monday, September 17, 2012
New surveillance and communication system to help Madison police protect recreation complex.
It just got easier for Madison Police to keep an eye on the Madison Recreation Center, and for people at the complex to contact police in an emergency. The borough has announced there are interactive cameras installed at the MRC that give the dispatch center "the ability to view Madison Recreation Complex instantly, day or night." An emergency call box linking the complex, which is off Ridgedale Avenue next to Madison High School, to the police department also was installed. The borough said the installation of the equipment was a team effort involving electric, fire, police and building code officials, public works and and information technology staff and community members: (Electric Utility Superintendent Michael) Piano and Electric …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Building at Madison Recreation Center has a concession stand, restrooms and underground storage.
The Madison Borough Council this week formally accepted a donation of a field house that was built at the Madison Recreation Center by the Madison Athletic Foundation. The field house has a concession stand, restrooms and underground storage. Plans for the field house were approved in October of 2011 and the cost of the project was estimated to be more than $100,000. The Madison Athletic Foundation, Inc., established in 2006 to promote athletics in the borough, uses funds raised from private donations to assist with community projects. It undertook a similar effort when it raised funds in 2006 for synthetic turf at Ted Monica Stadium and donated the field to the Board of Education. "The MAF raises funds for athletics related projects and …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
James Sullivan captured the event.
The Madison Recreation Center opened Saturday and James Sullivan was on hand to photograph the event. You can see video from the ceremony here.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Officials, employees and dozens of young athletes were on hand for the ceremony.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Madison Recreation Center was held at 3 p.m. Saturday. The athletic complex, next to Madison High School on Ridgedale Avenue, features artificial turf fields. The ceremony coincided with Madison Little League's Opening Day festivities.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Opening Day means parade down Main Street.
A parade down Main Street to celebrate Opening Day for Madison Little League is scheduled for noon on Saturday, and an official opening ceremony for the Madison Recreation Center is scheduled for 3 p.m. the same day. According to a lineup of events on the Little League website, the parade starts at St. Vincent Martyr Church and ends at Dodge Field, where the opening ceremony is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. For the ballplayers, team pictures are being taken at Sonny Vitale Memorial Field from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and a pancake breakfast is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 192 Main Street, at $6 per person or $20 maximum per family. Players in uniform can get a free scoop of ice cream at McCool's from 1 to 5 p.m. A brief ceremony …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Former Madison resident works with councilman, interested in supporting sports initiatives.
Former Madison resident Bruce Lovenberg was driving to a lacrosse game with his twin 14-year-old daughters over the weekend when he got a call from Borough Councilman Don Links telling him he won nearly $80,000. Links, who works with Lovenberg at Logical Design Solutions in Florham Park, sold Lovenberg a $100 ticket for the Madison Athletic Foundation's 50/50 raffle to support the Madison Recreation Center. After Lovenberg's ticket was drawn at noon on Saturday by State Sen. Richard Codey, Links called to tell him the news. "I, at first, didn't believe him," Lovenberg said. Back at work Monday at Logical Design Solutions' Florham Park office, his ticket was still tacked to a bulletin board at his desk. "I had forgotten all about it," …