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Nine-day Layoff Hurts Chatham Ice Hockey in 2-0 Setback to Morristown-Beard

December 15, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - After a hot start to the ice hockey season, a nine-day layoff and a skilled Morristown-Beard team cooled off the Cougars, 2-0, on Thursday afternoon at Mennen Sports Arena.

"That shouldn't be an excuse, we should always come ready to play," Chatham goalie Zach Pendergrast said. "This shows that we're not the greatest team in high school history ...

Girls Swimming: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Wins Over Chatham, 102-68, in Rematch of State Sectionals

WARREN, NJ -- DeeDee Maizes, Rachel Maizes, and Erika Frazier each won two individual events and participated in two relay victories to lead Scotch Plains-Fanwood over Chatham, 102-68, at Morris-Union Jointure Pool in Warren.

 

DeeDee Maizes, committed to Cornell next year, won the 200 Freestyle (1:55.27) and 100 Freestyle (52.59), while her sister, Rachel, who ...

Chatham Boys Swimming Edges Scotch Plains-Fanwood in Meet's Final Race

WARREN, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood started the day atop the podium with a win in the 200 Medley, but it was the final relay of the meet, the 400 Freestyle event that saw Chatham sweep the top three spots, which gave the Cougars a 87-83 victory at Morris-Union Jointure Pool in Warren.

Chatham was buoyed by senior Will Covino, who was part of the winning 200 and 400 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

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.

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Family Health

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 ...

Madison Area YMCA Holds First Holiday Hoopla Saturday Dec. 16

December 15, 2017

MADISON, NJ Families are invited to the Madison Area YMCA’s first Holiday Hoopla on Saturday, December 16 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Family Center. This event is free and open to the community.

The holiday event will include festive holiday crafts, games, sweet holiday snacks and hot cocoa. Aaron the Elf will have games in the gymnasium and the “Gymnastics ...