JCP&L, FirstEnergy Remind Public to Have a Safety-First Summer

With the Fourth of July fast approaching and the summer months upon us, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), and its parent company, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), are reminding the public to be cautious of potential electrical hazards associated with popular outdoor activities. Celebrating responsibly will help keep customers safe and the electricity flowing reliably this ...

JCP&L Completes Inspections and Maintenance to Enhance Service Reliability for Customers Through the Summer Season

With anticipated higher electric usage and severe weather possible during the hot summer months, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has completed equipment inspections and maintenance throughout its central and northern New Jersey service area to help enhance service reliability for customers.

Nearly 800 miles of high-voltage ...

Mount St. Mary Academy Euro Challenge Winners Visit European Delegation

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The victors of this year’s Euro Challenge competition – Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, Charlotte Jotz of Scotch Plains, and Akshaya Karanam of Woodbridge, Katie Ferris of Westfield, and Gwen Oakley of Maplewood – traveled to Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 13, where they were celebrated ...

What is the optimal amount of time to own a home before it’s a profitable investment?

So, what is the optimal amount of time to own a home before it’s a profitable investment? Earlier in the week, I asked this question. 50% of you said it was about 7 years, while the other 50% guessed it was roughly 10 years.

Let’s just say, if the “7-year itch” is also a thing in real estate, this timeline works out pretty darn well.

Although there is slightly ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, July 2, 1:00 PM


Public Open House on 118 Huron Drive


Wed, July 6, 10:00 AM

Senior Center of the Chathams, Chatham

Beginner Bridge Instruction


Mon, July 11, 6:30 PM

Legends Gallery, Chatham

The NY Rangers Event

A Week at Library of the Chathams Monday, June 27 – Sunday, July 3, 2022

New! Storytime Kits

We have created ten kits, each containing six to eight books and a song, rhyme and fingerplay sheet, all centered on a specific theme such as Dinosaurs, Summer, and Things That Go. Whether you are a preschool teacher looking for a ready-made lesson, or a parent or caregiver who wants to spend some quality reading time with a child, our storytime kits foster a love of ...


Oct 1, 1929 - May 3, 2022
Thomas J. Mangan III, 92, of Chatham, NJ died peacefully on 5/3/22 after a long illness.  He ...
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Designer Thom Filicia Headlines Charity Event for Women’s Health

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — CWI.Design and other guests helped celebrate and fund the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation (CDBCF) Spring Luncheon. The May 5 event took place at Maplewood Country Club. Designer Thom Filicia headlined the event.

During the lunch program, guests heard from CDBCF President Becky Morano and other representatives of the organization. Morano talked about the ...

Library of the Chathams Extends a Warm Welcome to Everyone

June 30, 2022

In the past few months, the Library of the Chathams has made a concerted effort to create an environment where everyone feels welcome. It set up a task force, Coming Out of the Dark Age (CODA) that put forth several measures to make the library even more open and welcoming to the community.

Overdue fines for Chatham items are gone. Your library cards can now be renewed for 10 years ...