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

December 13, 2017

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

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," ...

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 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 ...

Lonergan, Helfrich Bow Out at Final Borough of Chatham Council Meeting of 2017

December 12, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council feted two of its departing members, Jim Lonergan and Gerald Helfrich, on Monday night at its final regular meeting of the calendar year.

Lonergan, who served three terms over nine years, and Helfrich, who served two three-year terms, were honored with resolutions detailing their exemplary service to Chatham Borough.

Elected to fill the two ...

Williams Receives Standing Ovation as New Borough of Chatham Administrator

CHATHAM, NJ - Steve Williams, who served as the acting administrator since June, was officially approved as the new Borough of Chatham Administrator on Monday night during the regular meeting of the borough council.

Williams succeeded Robert Falzarano, who left to take a similar position in Harding Township.

"I stand before you a humble man who appreciates more than you know ...

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 ...

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 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 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 ...

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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 ...

Chatham Township Turkey Trot Presents $10,000 Check to Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department

December 13, 2017

The Chatham Turkey Trot presented a check for $10,000 to the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department (CTVFD).

The 9th Annual Chatham Turkey Trot attracted nearly 1,000 runners and raised more than $27,000. Over the past eight years we have raised in excess of $125,000 to support our first responders and diabetes research and education including the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire ...