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Chatham Boys Basketball Plays Morristown-Beard in Final Scrimmage Before Opener Friday at Delbarton

December 11, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Senior guard Mac Bredahl led the way with 15 points and four assists and backcourt mate Jack Rooney dropped in 14 points for Chatham against Morristown-Beard on Monday in the Cougars' final scrimmage before the season opener at Delbarton Friday night.

The score went back to zero before the start of each quarter, but sophomore Luke Fekete's 3-pointer in the final ...

Chatham's Errico Closes Out 47-Year Athletic Trainer Career in his Home Town; Also Known as "Chemical Al"

CHATHAM, NJ - It was a 47-year journey for Al Errico in his career as an athletic trainer, but he finally achieved one of his lifelong goals when he came to the end of the road, serving as a part-time athletic trainer for Chatham High School over the past two years.

"It's something I always wanted to do from when I graduated from college, to work in Chatham," ...

Hawk Allstate Chatham Athlete of the Week: Dave Andreychuk

CHATHAM, NJ - Sophomore Dave Andreychuk has reason to hold his head high after the way he's contributed to the 3-0 start by the Chatham ice hockey team.

Actually, the fact that Andreychuk has been able to play with his head up is one of the main reasons he's been able to play so well this season.

"If you watch him, his head is always up and he sees the ice very well," ...

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

December 11, 2017

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 ...

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

December 5, 2017

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's Errico Closes Out 47-Year Athletic Trainer Career in his Home Town; Also Known as "Chemical Al"

December 10, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - It was a 47-year journey for Al Errico in his career as an athletic trainer, but he finally achieved one of his lifelong goals when he came to the end of the road, serving as a part-time athletic trainer for Chatham High School over the past two years.

"It's something I always wanted to do from when I graduated from college, to work in Chatham," ...

Chatham High Robotics Teams Reach Regional Tournament Final; //Cougars Advance to State Finals with Inspire Award

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham senior Chris Landolfi knew from past experience that even at a STEM event like a FIRST Robotics competition, it's a good idea to check the math.

Landolfi's quick calculation in his head, followed by his challenge of the final score turned defeat into victory in the semifinal round and put the Chatham Cougars and the //Cougars collaborative robotics teams into ...

Chatham High Academic Team Takes 1st, 2nd Place in 30-Team Tournament at Colts Neck High

COLTS NECK, NJ - The Chatham High School Academic Teams took first place and tied for second at the Colts Neck High School Academic Competition this month.

The team that includes Ameya Phadnis, Stephen Ratner, Armen Panossian, and Alex Cotignola won first place overall in the competition in a field that included 30 teams.

“The Chatham Academic Team is off to another great start ...

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

December 12, 2017

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 ...

Chatham Borough Mayor Harris Sets Meeting with NJ Transit to Discuss Building Second Chatham Train Station

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris announced on Monday night that he has confirmed a scheduled meeting with NJ Transit in January to discuss building a second train station in Chatham on River Road.

Harris credited Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council for making a call to the Department of Transportation, which set ...

Chatham Borough Council Set to Name Williams Administrator; Dixiedale and Post Office Updates at Monday Meeting

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council will vote on a resolution to appoint Steve Williams as borough administrator at its regular meeting set for 7:30 p.m. Monday night.

Williams has served as the interim acting administrator since June 12, after Robert Falzarano resigned to take a similar position in Harding Township. If approved, Williams will receive a salary of $136,000 for ...

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 ...

Chatham Turns Out for Christmas Tree Lighting, Appearance by Santa Claus at Reasoner Park

CHATHAM, NJ - One person leaving the event stated: "I loved it."

That pretty much summed up the feeling by those in attendance after the successful transition from the Library of the Chathams to Reasoner Park for the fifth annual Christmas Tree lighting held in Chatham on Saturday night.

The event, sponsored by Town & Country Properties featured performances by the ...

After Reviewing Costs, Chatham Borough Council Will Decide in January About How to Finance Fishawack Festival

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris indicated that a decision on how the annual Fishawack Festival is financed will have to be made in January during the discussion held Monday at the regular Borough of Chatham Council meeting.

The decision will be whether Chatham Borough should continue to run the Fishawack Festival at taxpayer expense or possibly hand the reins over to ...

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 Borough Mayor Harris Receives State Award for Sustainability Jersey Leadership

November 27, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris is the recipient of the state's Sustainable Jersey Leadership Award, which was presented by the League of Municipalities in the state.

Harris is the second mayor to win the award initiated in 2016 and named in memory of Mount Arlington Mayor Art Ondish.

 

Chatham Key Club Bags Groceries for Outreach Program

December 10, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High Key Club members gathered at the ShopRite on Sunday, bagging groceries while collecting donations for the Outreach Program to end hunger.

The Outreach Program is a non-profit organization that organizes food packaging events around the country, helping send meals to those in need.

Fourth Annual Michael DiMaggio Blood Drive Set for Sunday, Dec. 10 at Chatham High School

CHATHAM, NJ - Three years after Chatham's Michael DiMaggio was severely injured when he was struck by a car while walking on a Main Street sidewalk, the American Red Cross has turned the anniversary of the accident into a positive with the fourth annual blood drive in his honor.

The blood drive will be held in the Chatham High cafeteria, 255 Lafayette Ave., on Sunday, Dec. 10 ...

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

December 12, 2017

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 ...

Chatham Borough Engineer: Where will the 8,900 Cars Go if Hillside Avenue is Turned into a Cul-de-sac?

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Engineer Vince DeNave summed up the conundrum before Chatham residents and council members when it comes to the prospect of turning Hillside Avenue into a Cul-de-sac: "Where are the cars going to go?"

Chatham Township's move to rezone the 30-acre Dixiedale Farm property from single-family to multi-family homes has ignited a push-back reaction ...

Chatham Turns Out for Christmas Tree Lighting, Appearance by Santa Claus at Reasoner Park

December 2, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - One person leaving the event stated: "I loved it."

That pretty much summed up the feeling by those in attendance after the successful transition from the Library of the Chathams to Reasoner Park for the fifth annual Christmas Tree lighting held in Chatham on Saturday night.

The event, sponsored by Town & Country Properties featured performances by the ...

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

By Galina Natenzon

Our popular Trip Around the World series for children takes them, appropriately, on holiday-themed trips to Germany and the Netherlands.  For teenagers, no holiday is complete without food – check out the cupcake event!  The entire family can go to the movies on Thursday to watch Despicable Me 3.

For information about all programs or ...

Investors Bank October 2017 Fed Normalization Process

The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates twice this year and could do so again in December.  But the economy is hardly booming along and inflation remains tame.  Are the central bankers crazy?  No!  They simply are trying to add some monetary policy arrows to their largely empty quiver.

The near collapse of the world financial system in 2008, forced the Fed to take ...

Please Donate Blood....You May Just Help Save A Life

November 30, 2017

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

On Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 10th there will be blood drives held right here in Chatham. On December 2nd the Chatham Emergency Squad will be sponsoring a blood drive between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and on December 10th the DiMaggio family will be sponsoring a blood drive at the Chatham Fish and Game Club ...

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 ...

Open House at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA: Tuesday, December 12

December 12, 2017

MADISON, NJ  - The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA, located at 54 East Street, will hold an Open House on Tuesday, December 12, from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. Find out why our programs give children the best possible preparation for school and for life.

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA offers curriculum ...