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Maplewood Native Promoted to Promote Metro YMCA

A Maplewood native has been named associate director of marketing of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, the largest association of YMCAs in New Jersey. Matthew Becht, who joined the Metro YMCA in 2012 as marketing specialist, “uses his creative talents to advance the Y’s six branches and promote the organization as it takes on new MORE >


Metro YMCA of the Oranges Kicks off 5 Days of Action for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

One in ten people is sexually abused before age 18, an alarming national statistic that has produced a population of 42 million adults scarred by the childhood crime. Intervention can turn the tide, and during National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will join with YMCAs across New Jersey to promote the awareness MORE >


Konica Minolta Commits to Stewards of Children Training for Employees

Committed to corporate citizenship, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is encouraging its nearly 7,000 employees across the United States to participate in the online Stewards of Children training to combat child sexual abuse. “We are pleased to partner with Konica Minolta in this endeavor and hope that other employers are inspired to MORE >


Seniors Exercise for Better Balance

Jackie Bauer exercising at the West Essex YMCA. Eight years after fracturing her hip in a fall, Jackie Bauer still feels uneasy getting around even though she is an active senior. “Once you fall, a danger sign goes up. I’m still a little nervous about certain movements. It took away my confidence,’’ said the 76-year-old MORE >


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