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Hawk Allstate Chatham Athlete of the Week: Michael Sciaretta

December 13, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - There are times when Michael Sciaretta gets into the car after he plays a Chatham ice hockey game and he starts to hear it from his father.

"He's the reason why I play aggressively," the Chatham High senior said. "He always wants me to forecheck really hard. When I'm not playing that way he gives me a lot of flack in the car after. He doesn't care ...

Chatham High Athletes Earn Fall Sports Honors

A number Chatham High student-athletes were recognized on all-star teams compiled following the 2018 fall sports season. A partial list of the Chatham honorees can be seen below.

FIELD HOCKEY

All-CONFERENCE:

1st team

Annie Leverich (Offense)

Lauren Mumby (Defense)

Charlotte Hamilton (Defense)

2nd Team

Julia Mueller (Offense)

Marissa Sullivan (Defense)

Honorable ...

Girls Swimming: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Edges Chatham, 86-84, in Exciting Meet

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The depth of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s girls team helped them rack up enough points to edge a spirited Chatham team, 86-84, in a matchup that usually comes down to the final event. It was the case yet again on Wednesday at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA as the meet was decided in the 400 Freestyle Relay.

While Chatham won most of the races, Scotch ...

Chatham Borough Council Fetes Outgoing Members Hoffman and Resto at Final Meeting of 2018

December 12, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham resident Fran Drew suggested during the public commentary portion of the meeting that the Borough of Chatham Council should expand from six members to eight so that Len Resto and Peter Hoffman could remain a part of the governing body.

Resto and Hoffman were sent off from their final meeting as members of the Borough Council on Monday night with accolades and ...

Chatham Borough Council Commends Dr. Norman Schaefer for 28 Years of Dedicated Service to Chatham Board of Health

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council recognized Dr. Norman Schaefer for his 28 years of service on the Chatham Board of Health with a commendatory resolution at its regular meeting on Monday night.

Schaefer joined the board in 1991 and served as a member and the vice president during his tenure.

Colonel Schaefer graduated from Cornell Medical School and became an ear, nose and ...

Chatham Borough Council Votes, 5-1, to Oppose Legalization of Marijuana for Recreational Use; Want State to Slow Down

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council voted, 5-1, in favor of a resolution that opposes the state's pending vote to legalize the recreational use of marijuana at its final meeting of 2018 on Monday night.

The resolution calls for a certified copy of the resolution be sent to Gov. Phil Murphy and state legislators, including those who represent Chatham Borough and Morris ...

Chatham Board of Education Recognizes National Guard Command Colonel Deloatch; Four-Time CHS Teacher of the Year

December 4, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa signaled out social studies teacher Ronald Deloatch, who recently was named the Command Colonel for the 254th Regional Training Institute of the National Guard in Sea Girt.

Deloatch's promotion was announced at the Chatham Board of Education meeting held Monday night.

A Chatham High teacher for 23 years, ...

Chatham High Select Choir and Chatham Voices Perform at Chatham Board of Education Meeting

CHATHAM, NJ - Members of the Chatham Select Choir and Chatham Voices performed before formal business was conducted at the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday night.

First, Liam Driscoll, Ronan Green, Adi Roy and Matt Markay sang the national anthem. They are all members of the Allstate Mixed Choir.

Choir director Kenneth Bryson led the chorus through two Christmas songs ...

Fiona McSweeney's Dancing Made for a "Happier" Ending to Chatham Middle School 6th Grade Chorus Program

 

CHATHAM, NJ - Fiona McSweeney made for a "Happier" ending to the Chatham Middle School 6th Grade Chorus finale with her dancing.

McSweeney choreographed the Irish dance she did in accompanying the chorus in the final song of the evening.

 

 

Chatham Borough Council Commends Dr. Norman Schaefer for 28 Years of Dedicated Service to Chatham Board of Health

December 11, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council recognized Dr. Norman Schaefer for his 28 years of service on the Chatham Board of Health with a commendatory resolution at its regular meeting on Monday night.

Schaefer joined the board in 1991 and served as a member and the vice president during his tenure.

Colonel Schaefer graduated from Cornell Medical School and became an ear, nose and ...

Chatham Borough Council Votes, 5-1, to Oppose Legalization of Marijuana for Recreational Use; Want State to Slow Down

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council voted, 5-1, in favor of a resolution that opposes the state's pending vote to legalize the recreational use of marijuana at its final meeting of 2018 on Monday night.

The resolution calls for a certified copy of the resolution be sent to Gov. Phil Murphy and state legislators, including those who represent Chatham Borough and Morris ...

Madison Chatham Coalition Holds Poster and Poetry Contest at the Library of the Chathams

December 5, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Madison Chatham Coalition and the Library of the Chathams is challenging artists of all ages to illustrate their vision of the impact of underage vaping and/or marijuana use.

A poster and poetry contest is being held, starting Thursday, Dec. 6 and running through Thursday, Jan. 10. Winners will be announced on Jan. 18.

All entries must include statistics or facts ...

Chatham High Select Choir and Chatham Voices Perform at Chatham Board of Education Meeting

CHATHAM, NJ - Members of the Chatham Select Choir and Chatham Voices performed before formal business was conducted at the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday night.

First, Liam Driscoll, Ronan Green, Adi Roy and Matt Markay sang the national anthem. They are all members of the Allstate Mixed Choir.

Choir director Kenneth Bryson led the chorus through two Christmas songs ...

Fiona McSweeney's Dancing Made for a "Happier" Ending to Chatham Middle School 6th Grade Chorus Program

 

CHATHAM, NJ - Fiona McSweeney made for a "Happier" ending to the Chatham Middle School 6th Grade Chorus finale with her dancing.

McSweeney choreographed the Irish dance she did in accompanying the chorus in the final song of the evening.

 

 

Chatham Borough Council Fetes Outgoing Members Hoffman and Resto at Final Meeting of 2018

December 12, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham resident Fran Drew suggested during the public commentary portion of the meeting that the Borough of Chatham Council should expand from six members to eight so that Len Resto and Peter Hoffman could remain a part of the governing body.

Resto and Hoffman were sent off from their final meeting as members of the Borough Council on Monday night with accolades and ...

Chatham Borough Council Commends Dr. Norman Schaefer for 28 Years of Dedicated Service to Chatham Board of Health

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council recognized Dr. Norman Schaefer for his 28 years of service on the Chatham Board of Health with a commendatory resolution at its regular meeting on Monday night.

Schaefer joined the board in 1991 and served as a member and the vice president during his tenure.

Colonel Schaefer graduated from Cornell Medical School and became an ear, nose and ...

Fifth Annual Michael DiMaggio Blood Drive Experiences Record Turnout

CHATHAM, NJ - The five mothers who originated the Red Cross Blood Drive in honor of Michael DiMaggio came together again on Sunday at Chatham High.

Michelle Clark, Melissa Fitzgerald, Nicole DiMaggio, Marguerite White and Rosalinda Rubio-Williams got together to organize the first "Stay Strong Michael" blood drive.

Michael DiMaggio was severely injured when he was struck ...

Chatham Borough Final Curbside Leaf Pickup Monday, Dec. 3; Paper Bag Leaf Pickups Scheduled for Dec. 11 & 18

November 30, 2018

The Department of Public Works final curbside collection of leaves will take place on Monday, December 3, 2018.

Once the vacuum crews have passed your house they will not return for the season. Please do not place leaves at the curb after Sunday night, December 2nd. 

On Tuesday, December 11th and Tuesday, December 18th, the Borough will pick up paper leaf bags that are placed at ...

Additional Chatham Post Office Plaza Survey Added to PlanetCivic; Voice Your Opinion by Voting on Survey Questions

December 6, 2018

In response to the many comments that were received at the November 28th Chatham Borough - Post Office Plaza Public Workshop held at the Library of the Chathams, an additional survey initiative has been added to the PlanetCivic website www.planetcivic.com/town-initiative . 

This new survey initiative entitled: Which of these buildings are the best examples of architecture ...

Rain Can't Dampen the Christmas Spirit at Chatham Tree Lighting; Santa and Mrs. Claus Help Light Gazebo Tree

December 1, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Spectators came armed with umbrellas and the show went on as scheduled with songs from the third-grade chorus and performances by Dance Innovations students despite rainy conditions on Saturday night at Reasoner Park.

The rain couldn't dampen the Christmas spirit in Chatham as those gathered stayed to see Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive for the annual lighting of the Gazebo ...

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Welcome to the Chatham Holiday Gift Guide; Businesses Offer Holiday Savings!

Shop local this holiday season, and support the locally owned and operated small businesses. 

Below are some special offers and holiday messages from the business community. Check back as new deals/promotions and businesses will be added daily.

The Village Play Cafe is offering 20 percent off Open Play Memberships and 20 percent off the first month for those who register in the month ...

NJ Recipe Guru Shares her Favorite Holiday Cookie: Double Chocolate Espresso

December 13, 2018

If you love to cook, there’s a fair chance you’ve got a recipe somewhere in your home by Gwynn Galvin, whose cooking blog “Swirls of Flavor” has been picking up steam.

“I have been told that I am ‘well-seasoned,’ having worked in the culinary field for more than 20 years now,” the grandmother of eight said from her home in Montvale, NJ.

In ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, December 16, 4:00 PM

Church of the Sacred Heart, South Plainfield

NJ Youth Chorus Winter Concert

Arts & Entertainment

Husky Foster Program at Tree-licious Orchards Provides a Better Life for Rescue Dogs

December 10, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help reduce the orchard of critters and provide a better life for ...

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

Call for Donations:  Are You Replacing Your TV?

If you are getting a great new TV this holiday season and are not sure what to do with the old one, we have a solution for you!  We could use a few flat-screen TVs for our Arcade Weekends.  This popular event still uses old bulky TV sets.  They may be of historic interest, but take up too much storage space and are hard ...

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, December 3 – Sunday, December 9, 2018

Highlights:  Poster & Poetry Contest; Book Sale; Becky Gibby

Local author Becky Gibby will visit our young readers on Tuesday with her book and its main character.  Madison Chatham Coalition is launching a poster and poetry contest on Thursday.  This important initiative will highlight the dangers of underage vaping and marijuana use.  And Friends of the Library will ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Tells FOX Market Looking for Strong Statement From The Fed

December 13, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on FOX Business discussing how to invest amid uncertainty over the Federal Reserve's interest rate policy!

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

Thanks to Chatham Borough Residents for the Honor of a LIfetime

December 11, 2018

Dear Editor:

As I draw to the close of my seven years as Councilman, I would be remiss if I did not thank the voters and residents of Chatham Borough for giving me the honor of a
lifetime.

My late Dad emigrated to Jersey City, NJ from Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico in 1946. He came with a third grade education and the skill of upholstery. He found a job within 3 months and was paid by the piece ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 23

On this week’s AtlantiCast, find out why it’s easier than ever to receive care at Atlantic Health System, the Morristown Medical Center’s Heart Success program reaches a milestone in the fight against heart failure, quality healthcare that protects the environment and kicking off the holiday season with the Festival of Lights.

 

Are You Ready to Give?

An end of year planning opportunity: Donor-Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund (“DAF”) is a separately funded or account that is maintained and operated by a §501(c)(3) organization, which is referred to as a sponsoring organization; consider it a charitable investment account. Once a donor makes a contribution, the sponsoring organization has legal control over it.

Obituaries

Nov 28, 1928 - Oct 30, 2018
James J. Tunny, 89, of Chatham, NJ, passed peacefully on October 30, 2018. A Mass of Christian ...
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