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

September 18, 2018

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.

 

Mumby, Hamilton Score as Big First half Sends Chatham Field Hockey to 4-1 Win Over Randolph

RANDOLPH, NJ - Charlotte Hamilton and Lauren Mumby each collected a goal and an assist to pace Chatham to a 4-1 field hockey victory over Randolph on Monday.

Sophia Lally and Annie Leverich contributed a goal apiece for the Lady Cougars.

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 Borough Splits River Road into Three Lanes at Watchung Avenue Intersection; Long Term Goal is to Widen

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Engineer Vince DeNave explained the proactive moves made recently to improve traffic flow at the intersection of River Road and Watchung Avenue at Tuesday night's council meeting.

"We've had an issue with traffic being able to make that right-hand turn onto Watchung," DeNave said. "So we decided to put in a right-hand-turn ...

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 ...

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

September 12, 2018

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

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 ...

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 ...

Chatham St. Patrick School Students Recognized at Jets Game for NFL Play 60 Program

September 18, 2018

In partnership with the NFL, the New York Jets and the American Heart Association, 6th and 7th-grade students at St. Patrick School – located in Chatham – participated in the NFL Play 60 program.

The Play 60 program encourages students to commit to 60 minutes of physical activity a day for four weeks both in school and at home and inspires students to live an active and ...

Chatham Township 'Out of the Darkness Community Walk' Set for Saturday, Sept. 22

September 17, 2018

Dear Editor:

 

Over the years, as Mayor of Chatham Township I have made a concerted effort to increase awareness of suicide prevention. My interest in doing so stems from my early days on the Committee when I learned of a young Chatham Township father who died by suicide. While I did not know the individual, I committed myself, with the support of the Township Committee, to do whatever ...

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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Jun 7, 1933 - Aug 7, 2018
CDR Nicholas J. DeNunzio USN Ret. of Chatham Township, N.J. passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 ...
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7 Warning Signs of Thyroid Cancer

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, and James J.S. Chen, M.D., FACHE, director of Atlantic Medical Group’s Thyroid Center at Summit and endocrinologist at Overlook Medical Center, believes it is critical that everyone know the warning signs of thyroid cancer.

“The most common form of thyroid cancer, papillary cancer, has a very high cure rate if detected early,” ...

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 ...

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 ...