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Goals by Schmidt, Andreychuk Help Chatham Ice Hockey Hand Madison its First Loss

December 17, 2017

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Madison had the undefeated record and the more vocal crowd support in its ice hockey matchup with Chatham on Sunday night.

But Chatham grabbed the momentum early on with a goal by Evan Schmidt and pulled off a "gritty" 2-0 win over the Dodgers at Mennen Sports Arena.

Thomas Winter hustled for a loose puck and threaded a pass to the opposite side of the ...

Chatham Girls 4x400 Relay Team Places Third at Jack O'Leary Lid-Lifter Invitational

MADISON, NJ - Chatham's 4x400 relay team of Noelle Bessette, Katie Helman, Melina Panagakos and Colleen Graham opened the girls indoor track season by placing third with a time of 4:35.80 at the Jack O'Leary Lid-Lifter Invitational held Friday at Drew University.

Other notable Chatham performances:

Leila Kirton, 55m hurdles - 8th place in 9.83

Lauren Mumby, 1000m - 10th ...

Chatham Ice Hockey Scores 4 Goals in the First Period in Win Over Roxbury

CHATHAM, NJ - Michael Sciaretta, Dave Andreychuk, Thomas Winter and Cade Krauss each netted a goal in the first period, fueling Chatham's 7-3 ice hockey victory over Roxbury on Saturday at Mennen Sports Arena.

Nick Meyer's goal off a feed from Winter in the second period pushed the Cougar lead to 5-1.

Winter finished with two goals and three assists for Chatham (4-1), which received ...

Chatham Township Police Department Promotes Herchick to Sergeant

December 15, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Scott Herchick, a Chatham Township resident, was promoted to the rank of sergeant and sworn in at the Chatham Township Committee meeting held Thursday night.

Herchick joined the department as a dispatcher in 2003 and then attended the police academy in 2006.

Herchick's wife, Tracy, and his three-year-old son participated in the swearing-in ceremony while fellow ...

State Police Conduct Random Truck Safety Checks in Chatham, Two Towed Away with Unsafe Mechanical Violations

CHATHAM, NJ - Two trucks were issued summonses for mechanical issues and towed away because they were deemed unsafe on Thursday when the New Jersey State Police conducted random inspections on North Passaic Avenue in Chatham.

According to the Chatham Borough Police, "Twenty commercial vehicles were inspected. Twelve of which were issued summonses for being overweight and two vehicles were ...

Local Physician Discusses Menopause Management

December 17, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dr. Kavita Kewalramani of K Primary Care and Medical Weight Loss Center recently held a small group discussion open to the public about managing the symptoms of all stages of Menopause.

Dr. K discussed the symptoms and stages of menopause, which is a process that generally occurs over a four-year period and this is called peri-menopause. The depletion of ...

Chatham Native Devon Loftus Set to Launch "Moon Cycle Bakery"

CHATHAM, NJ - When Chatham native Devon Loftus saw how a piece of decadent chocolate cake brought out such an emotional reaction from one of her friends, the wheels began turning in her analytical mind.

"It was just before my wedding and my friends wanted to have a night out," Loftus said. "My soon-to-be husband, who is a chef, made me a chocolate cake from scratch. It was ...

Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center

SUMMIT, NJ - It takes a village…not just to raise a child, but to treat patients with brain tumors. The Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center in Overlook Medical Center is the medical version of a village and, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, the official ribbon cutting ceremony marked its grand opening.

Members of the Glasser Foundation, two of the three co-directors of the Glasser Brain Tumor ...

Chatham Schools Approve American Sign Language as Part of World Languages Curriculum for Next Fall

December 13, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education added American Sign Language to the approved program of studies for the 2018-2019 school year at its regular meeting held Monday night.

"The plan to introduce American Sign Language as an option to World Language in the middle school and in the high school in some way," Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa said. 

The plan is ...

Chatham High Tech Club Places in Bridge Building Competition

This year’s Chatham High School Tech Club, run by CHS Technology teacher Jason Mariano, participated in the Union County College Annual Bridge Building Competition on December 7th, and several CHS teams placed in the competition.

"I am very proud and grateful for the student performance and effort they put in to create these huge designs in a small timeframe. I consider each team ...

Former Chatham High AD Cohen Tabbed to Lead Summit Athletics During Search Process

SUMMIT, NJ - Harvey Cohen, the athletic director at Chatham High School for 18 years until his retirement in 2012, will be recommended by Superintendent June Chang -- at the December 14 Summit Board of Education meeting -- to serve as Interim Athletics Director for the Summit Public Schools.

During the near totality of his tenure in Chatham, Cohen was also the head ...

Chatham Township Committee Adopts Multi-Family Zoning for Dixiedale; Planner says River Road Entrance "Impossible"

December 15, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee unanimously adopted an ordinance to rezone the 30.8 Dixiedale Farm property from single-family to multi-family zoning, setting the stage for a 54-unit townhouse development on Thursday at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee.

The rezoning is linked to the developer building 24 Affordable Housing units near the Skate Park on ...

Chatham Township Police Department Promotes Herchick to Sergeant

CHATHAM, NJ - Scott Herchick, a Chatham Township resident, was promoted to the rank of sergeant and sworn in at the Chatham Township Committee meeting held Thursday night.

Herchick joined the department as a dispatcher in 2003 and then attended the police academy in 2006.

Herchick's wife, Tracy, and his three-year-old son participated in the swearing-in ceremony while fellow ...

Chatham Township Residents Convince Committee to "Kill" Bear Hunt Amendment in 3-2 Vote

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township residents came out to vehemently oppose an amendment that could have led to bear hunting in specific areas, convincing the Chatham Township Committee to reject the adoption of the measure, 3-2, on Thursday night.

In the longest, and, perhaps, the most contentious Chatham Township Committee meeting of the year, the township committee wrapped up its business ...

NJ Intergenerational Orchestra's Annual Family Holiday Concert on Dec. 17

December 10, 2017

The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra will continue its 2017-2018 season with the annual Family Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 17th. The performance will begin at 3:00PM at New Providence High School near downtown New Providence, and will feature performances from all three of NJIO’s orchestral ensembles, as well as the special guest, Australian ...

Point View's Toth Says: Don’t Wait for Congress - There are Ways to Cut Taxes Today

December 4, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Tax legislation may be unsettled, but there is still have time to reduce one's 2017 tax bill. So says Claire Toth, Vice President and C.O.O. at Summit-based Point View Wealth Management. She directs individuals to make a series of moves quickly, before the year end, including:

Contribute the Maximum to Employer Retirement Plans. Anything that ...

Chatham Education Foundation Donates Over $57,000 to Chatham Board of Education

December 11, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Education Foundation (CEF) awarded grants totaling over $57,000 at the Chatham Board of Education meeting held Monday night, impacting students across the School District of the Chathams.

“It looks like the holidays have come early!” wrote Lafayette Avenue School’s fourth grade teacher, Erin
Killea.

Chatham High School’s Principal, Darren ...

Chatham Township Committee Adopts Multi-Family Zoning for Dixiedale; Planner says River Road Entrance "Impossible"

December 15, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee unanimously adopted an ordinance to rezone the 30.8 Dixiedale Farm property from single-family to multi-family zoning, setting the stage for a 54-unit townhouse development on Thursday at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee.

The rezoning is linked to the developer building 24 Affordable Housing units near the Skate Park on ...

Chatham Borough Mayor Harris: Dixiedale Property Planner Will Consider River Road Entrance

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris reported that Dixiedale Farm Property planner Michael Tobia will look into the possibility of moving one of the three entrances to the proposed development of multi-family townhomes from Hillside Avenue to River Road.

Harris characterized the meeting as being "very fruitful" and said that "I do think they will work with ...

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

By Galina Natenzon

On Monday, enjoy a concert by ECLS students who will perform a selection of holiday songs. The Italian conversation group will meet on Tuesday.

For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973 635 0603 or go to http://www.chathamlibrary.org

Ⓐ Adult Ⓒ Children Ⓣ Teen Ⓕ Family

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18

Ⓒ ECLC Holiday ...

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When a Stroke is Possible, Experience Makes the Difference

When it comes to accurately diagnosing whether someone has suffered a stroke, “one can never be too smart,” says Dr. Gary Belt.

Belt, a stroke neurologist at Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Overlook Medical Center, has more than three decades of experience in making those tricky diagnoses. He knows that superficial signs that seem to indicate a stroke can’t always be ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 008

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll learn about a groundbreaking new clinical trial in the fight against pancreatic cancer, meet an award-winning child neurologist at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and hear about the new Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center at Atlantic Orthopedic Institute – plus stay tuned at the end to see our debut episode of the AtlantiCast Medical ...

Summit Medical Group Foundation to host open house for students interested in health care careers

December 17, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ  – December 17, 2017  – Summit Medical Group Foundation welcomes students ages 17 to 20 to attend an open house for the Exploring program. This is an exciting opportunity for local residents and their parents. Please join members of Summit Medical Group Foundation on Wednesday, December 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Summit Medical Group Berkeley Heights Campus, 1 ...