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Hawk Allstate Chatham Athlete of the Week: Peter Schelling

September 20, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham football team is still working on balancing out the run and pass production of its offense in the early part of the season.

But Cougar head coach Dan Czepiga didn't mind that his offense leaned toward the running game last Friday at Millburn. All the equilibrium he needed was provided by running back Peter Schelling.

"He has incredible balance," ...

Freshman Van Wie Scores First Two Varsity Goals in Chatham Girls Soccer Win Over Parsippany Hills

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - Freshman striker Audrey Van Wie scored the first two goals of her varsity career in Chatham's 4-2 girls soccer victory over Parsippany Hills on Tuesday.

Midfielder Grace Van Sciver contributed a goal and an assist for Chatham, which received a goal from Meredith Enslow and two assists from Emma Droner.

Chatham Girls Volleyball Absorbs Setback Against Morris Hills, 2-0

ROCKAWAY, NJ - Sophomore setter Brenda Jaroker collected 15 assists, three digs and a kill for Chatham in its 25-17, 26-24 girls volleyball loss to Morris Hills on Tuesday.

 

TransOptions Recognizes Chatham Borough with New Jersey Smart Workplaces and Safe Routes to Schools "Silver" Awards

September 16, 2018

On September 13th, TransOptions recognized Chatham Borough with its 2018 New Jersey Smart Workplaces (NJSW) and Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) awards, as part of its annual recognition breakfast.

TransOptions is an organization that delivers programs and services that improve mobility, the environment and overall quality of life in northwestern New Jersey.

Representatives from Chatham ...

Thomas Miller Sworn in as Chatham Township's 12th Police Chief

CHATHAM, NJ - Thomas Miller was sworn in as the 12th Chief in the history of the Chatham Township Police Department on Thursday night.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons and his predecessor, former Chatham Township Police Chief Steven Hennelly were among those in attendance when Mayor Curt Ritter swore Miller in at the Chatham Township ...

Chatham Residents Give Their Opinions on Armed Class III Officers Being Considered by Board of Ed; Pros and Cons Heard

September 18, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education is planning to discuss whether it should place armed Class III Officers into district schools at its Oct. 1 meeting when the borough and township police chiefs will be in attendance.

But before Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons and Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller could answer any questions from the board, residents ...

Chatham High Students, Teacher Take Over Live Broadcast of Chatham Board of Education Meetings

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High students got an up-close look at what goes on at a Chatham Board of Education meeting Monday night, taking over the cameras and production of the live streaming broadcast that could be viewed by residents of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township.

Connor Henderson, CHS media teacher, directed the broadcast, which took place in the Chatham High Library/Media Center ...

TransOptions Recognizes Chatham Borough with New Jersey Smart Workplaces and Safe Routes to Schools "Silver" Awards

On September 13th, TransOptions recognized Chatham Borough with its 2018 New Jersey Smart Workplaces (NJSW) and Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) awards, as part of its annual recognition breakfast.

TransOptions is an organization that delivers programs and services that improve mobility, the environment and overall quality of life in northwestern New Jersey.

Representatives from Chatham ...

Chatham Residents Give Their Opinions on Armed Class III Officers Being Considered by Board of Ed; Pros and Cons Heard

September 18, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education is planning to discuss whether it should place armed Class III Officers into district schools at its Oct. 1 meeting when the borough and township police chiefs will be in attendance.

But before Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons and Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller could answer any questions from the board, residents ...

Thomas Miller Sworn in as Chatham Township's 12th Police Chief

CHATHAM, NJ - Thomas Miller was sworn in as the 12th Chief in the history of the Chatham Township Police Department on Thursday night.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons and his predecessor, former Chatham Township Police Chief Steven Hennelly were among those in attendance when Mayor Curt Ritter swore Miller in at the Chatham Township ...

Free Seasonal Flu Shots Offered for Chatham Township Residents by Madison Health Department

September 19, 2018

Seasonal influenza (FLU) immunizations will be administered by the Madison
Health Department to Madison, Chatham Township, Springfield and Cranford residents on the following dates and at the following locations:

Tuesday, Oct 16
3:30- 6:00 pm

Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., Cranford

Wednesday, Oct 17
9:00-11:00 am

Madison Civic Center 28 Walnut St., ...

Chatham Borough Council Member Weber Expresses Fear that "Pot Shop" is Coming to Town; Public Input Sought

CHATHAM, NJ - Bob Weber warned that the state legislature and Gov. Phil Murphy are about to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state and urged fellow Borough of Council members to take action at Tuesday's regular meeting.

Weber said that he was prompted to bring up the issue for discussion because the legal counsel for a marijuana shop has made inquiries.

"What has ...

TransOptions Recognizes Chatham Borough with New Jersey Smart Workplaces and Safe Routes to Schools "Silver" Awards

September 16, 2018

On September 13th, TransOptions recognized Chatham Borough with its 2018 New Jersey Smart Workplaces (NJSW) and Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) awards, as part of its annual recognition breakfast.

TransOptions is an organization that delivers programs and services that improve mobility, the environment and overall quality of life in northwestern New Jersey.

Representatives from Chatham ...

Chatham Asks Residents to Take a Pledge Against Lawn Pesticides; Touts Seniors Ride Program at Sustainability Fair

CHATHAM, NJ - Maureen Kelly and Christina Mott asked Chatham residents to take a pledge not to use pesticides on Saturday at the annual Sustainability Fair held in conjunction with the Chatham Farmers' Market in the train station parking lot.

"We're asking people to go pesticide free by taking a pledge," Mott said.

Kelly and Mott worked the Chatham Environmental Commission ...

Chatham's Fourth Annual Sunshine Striders 1-Mile Fun Run Set for Saturday, Sept. 29; Benefits Rare Cancer Research

September 13, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham kids and their families have contributed more than $45,000 to rare cancer research through funds raised with the Sunshine Striders 1-Mile Fun Run and Chathamites are set to run again on Saturday, Sept. 29, when the fourth annual event is held.

The event is free, with a suggested donation of $25 per participant. Each kid participant will receive a race t-shirt and a ...

Gov. Murphy Administration Nominates Chatham Resident Degnan for Superior Court Seat

September 13, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - Philip James Degnan of Chatham was among the judicial nominees for Superior Court announced by Acting Governor Sheila Oliver on Thursday.

The nominees are "subject to the advice and consent" of the New Jersey State Senate. Below are the Superior Court nominees.

JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS

SUPERIOR COURT

Nominate for appointment Philip James Degnan (Chatham, ...

Judge Rules Against Chatham Borough Over the Storage of Cars at 4 Watchung; Ruling Refers to 1971 Variance Granted

September 12, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Morris County Superior Judge Stuart A. Minkowitz ruled that a 1971 zoning board hearing had given 4 Watchung LLC the right to store 125 automobiles on its property, it was announced on Tuesday night by James Lott, borough attorney, at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council.

Lott had contended in court that there was no record of a variance granted to 4 ...

Chatham Remembers Neighbors Lost on 17th Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

September 11, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham residents paid their respects to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist assault on the World Trade Center, gathering for the Remembrance Ceremony commemorating the 17th anniversary of the attack that took the lives of 13 Chatham neighbors.

Dan Smith Jr., the chairman of the 9/11 Memorial Committee, led the event, which featured the singing of "God ...

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, September 17 – Sunday, September 23, 2018

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Stay is a new library initiative to provide Chatham parents and caregivers access to information that can help family members cope with crisis situations.  The goal is to prevent suicide attempts.  The School District of the Chathams, Chatham Borough Council, Chatham Township Committee, and the Municipal Alliance Committee of the Chathams are working together with ...

A Week at the Library of The Chathams - Monday, September 10 – Sunday, September 16, 2018

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Wednesday, September 12, is Dine Out for the Library day. Eat at a participating restaurant on this day to help raise money for the library’s capital campaign! A portion of proceeds will benefit the Library of The Chathams. See the list of all participating restaurants at www.chatlib.org/dine.

For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Reviews Potential Hurdles in Market's Path

September 20, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live from the Nasdaq discussing concerns investors need to be aware of in the near term:

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For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management ...

Hoffman’s Anti-Choice Comments are Alarming

September 20, 2018

Chatham Borough Council Member Peter Hoffman’s recent statements about New Jersey’s abortion laws being “extremely permissive” and needing “some sort of restriction” should alarm anyone who believes in a woman’s right to choose.

It would apparently shock Hoffman to learn that many reasonable people here think New Jersey’s laws are just ...

Are You Ready for Your Child to Turn 18?

If your son or daughter is turning 18, here are a few things you need to know:

If you have an UGMA/UTMA savings account for your child, did you know those assets are his/her legal property and once that instrument matures (most often 21 years old or 18, if you designated that at time of account creation), those assets are at your child’s disposal with no restrictions or ...

Obituaries

Aug 28, 1928 - Aug 29, 2018
Marie D. Panza, after her 90th birthday festivities on August 29th, was welcomed home by God for ...
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Colder Weather is Coming – The Top Ten Reasons to Maintain Your Furnace (or Boiler!)

As summer winds down and kids head back to school, most of us in New Jersey begin looking forward to fall. With the promise of cooler autumn evenings, campfires, s’mores, and all things ‘Pumpkin Spice,’ it can be easy for home maintenance tasks to go undone.

Here at A.J. Perri, we would like to remind you that winter is coming, and now is the best time to get your ...