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Hundreds of Chatham Parents Sign 'Mask Optional' Petition to Chatham School District in Response to Mask Mandate Letter

July 29, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- A group describing themselves as a "network of Chatham residents" have signed a letter to the School District of the Chathams asking that masks be made optional for the upcoming school year.

The group began collecting signatures on Thursday in response to an open letter sent to the board and superintendent on Monday

Heather McBride, Chatham mother of four, had the ...

Chatham Parents Lobby Superintendent, BOE with 'Open Letter' in Favor of Mandatory Mask Policy for Upcoming School Year

CHATHAM, NJ -- An "Open Letter" with 78 signatories was sent to Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa and the Chatham Board of Education on Monday, advocating for a mandatory mask policy for school children in the fall.

"The purpose of the letter to the Board of Education is to voice parents' concerns about the safety of children, teachers and staff in school and ask ...

New Jersey Surpasses 10 Million COVID Vaccinations; 'We Only Have a Pandemic Among the Unvaccinated', Murphy Says

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than 5 million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated.

Among the 4,432,769 fully vaccinated individuals (as of June 28), only a small fraction of ...

Come in and try Palak Aaloo Tikki at Sonny's Indian Kitchen

July 25, 2021

Sonny's Indian Kitchen is cooking up something delicious.  If you're looking for some bold flavors order Palak Aaloo Tikki. This dish consists of spinach and potato patties seasoned with curried chic peas, yogurt, and a tamarind glaze topped with a thin noodles and cilantro garnish.  

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Chatham Boys Lacrosse Coach Calandra Decides to Rebuild at St. Joseph, NJ Hall of Fame Coach Leaves After 12 Years, 4 Titles

July 30, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- Tony Calandra heard the rumors that he was getting ready to retire from coaching lacrosse and move to Florida. When asked while guiding Chatham to the Group 3 state championship in 2021, he flatly denied that he was retiring anytime soon.

Calandra, however, made his retirement as the Chatham boys lacrosse coach official this past week when he accepted the head boys lacrosse ...

Chatham Football Closing Out 6 Weeks of Voluntary Practices; Offense 'Clicks' in First Dry Run

CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham football team has been getting in shape and learning new plays since opening voluntary summer practice on June 21st, and Tuesday the team got a chance to line up and show what they've absorbed so far.

According to first-year Chatham head Evan Picariello, there were signs that the offense being installed by new offensive coordinator Todd Pivnick is catching on ...

Chatham Fencer Sathyanath Wins Team Gold, Silver at USA Fencing Nationals; Also Places 8th in Division 1A Saber

PHILADELPHIA -- Chatham fencer Kailing Sathyanath helped her saber team out of the Advance Fencing & Fitness Academy win a national team saber title and place second in another division at the USA Fencing Nationals held earlier this month.

Sathyanath helped her team win a national women's championship in saber and also fenced for a team that won silver in the junior ...

Four Seats on Chatham Board of Education to be Contested in November Election; Freidenfelds, Hargrove, Roberts, Nau on Ballot

July 30, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- Four of the nine seats on the Chatham Board of Education will be contested in the November election.

Lara Freidenfelds and Brian Hargrove will be vying to win seats representing Chatham Borough on the board. The incumbent running for re-election to a 3-year term is Ann Ciccarelli while Chris Delsandro, who was appointed to complete the unexpired term of ...

Hundreds of Chatham Parents Sign 'Mask Optional' Petition to Chatham School District in Response to Mask Mandate Letter

CHATHAM, NJ -- A group describing themselves as a "network of Chatham residents" have signed a letter to the School District of the Chathams asking that masks be made optional for the upcoming school year.

The group began collecting signatures on Thursday in response to an open letter sent to the board and superintendent on Monday

Heather McBride, Chatham mother of four, had the ...

Chatham Parents Lobby Superintendent, BOE with 'Open Letter' in Favor of Mandatory Mask Policy for Upcoming School Year

CHATHAM, NJ -- An "Open Letter" with 78 signatories was sent to Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa and the Chatham Board of Education on Monday, advocating for a mandatory mask policy for school children in the fall.

"The purpose of the letter to the Board of Education is to voice parents' concerns about the safety of children, teachers and staff in school and ask ...

Hundreds of Chatham Parents Sign 'Mask Optional' Petition to Chatham School District in Response to Mask Mandate Letter

July 29, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- A group describing themselves as a "network of Chatham residents" have signed a letter to the School District of the Chathams asking that masks be made optional for the upcoming school year.

The group began collecting signatures on Thursday in response to an open letter sent to the board and superintendent on Monday

Heather McBride, Chatham mother of four, had the ...

Chatham Parents Lobby Superintendent, BOE with 'Open Letter' in Favor of Mandatory Mask Policy for Upcoming School Year

CHATHAM, NJ -- An "Open Letter" with 78 signatories was sent to Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa and the Chatham Board of Education on Monday, advocating for a mandatory mask policy for school children in the fall.

"The purpose of the letter to the Board of Education is to voice parents' concerns about the safety of children, teachers and staff in school and ask ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Ranked Number One Hospital in New Jersey for the Fourth Year in a Row by U.S. News & World Report

 MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System announced on Tuesday that Morristown Medical Center was ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey for the fourth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 Best Hospital rankings. The medical center is one of the top acute care hospitals in New Jersey to be nationally ranked, and ...

Chatham Borough Summer Concert Series is "Unplugged" with Chatham Musicians at First Official Gazebo Concert of 2021

July 23, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- Maggie Grady should take a bow and hear the applause.

The Chatham resident came up with the idea for the Chatham Summer Concert Series two years ago and on Thursday evening the first official concert of 2021 was no doubt as good as Grady imagined it could be.

 "Unplugged", the group consisting of Chatham residents, made for a great opening concert as ...

Chatham Band 'Unplugged' at Gazebo for Summer Concert Series Thursday 6:30 PM

CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham residents Mike McLaughlin, Sal Arnuk and Chris Tomaino will bring their band "Unplugged" to the Gazebo at Reasoner Park for a Summer Concert Series event set to start 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening.

 

 

 

Chatham Neighborhood Parade Raises Money for the Chatham Borough Fire Department while Continuing the 4th of July Tradition

CHATHAM, NJ -- Mark Harter grew up in Chatham watching the annual Fourth of July Parade and came up with an idea to help bridge the gap to the traditional parade on Main Street in 2022.

"My wife, Molly, and I decided with no parade this year we should do something fun, especially after what everybody's been through the last 16 months," Harter, who has three young children, said.

Edison Heating and Cooling: The Benefits of Routine HVAC Maintenance

July 21, 2021

EDISON, NJ –  Edison Heating and Cooling offers new and existing customers the option to purchase a maintenance contract and, according to owner Mike Iarrapino, there are various benefits for routine HVAC maintenance. 

"Routine check-ups and maintenance are key to ensuring your comfort systems are performing at their best," Iarrapino said, ...

Morris County Residents Enjoyed Biggest Average Weekly Wage Gains During 2020; Study

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Compared to their counterparts in New Jersey’s 15 largest counties, Morris County residents enjoyed the biggest average weekly wage gains during 2020, according to the federal government.

That’s the good news. The not-so-good: The county saw a decline of employment during the COVID-impacted year of nearly 8 percent, said the government.

Morris County ...

Chatham Township to Receive Over $1 Million in Federal Funds Over 2 Years in the 'American Rescue Plan Act'; $529K in 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Township Committee passed a resolution on Thursday night that will add $529,465.88 in revenue to the 2021 municipal budget.

Robert Hoffmann, the township administrator, explained that Chatham Township will receive $1,058,931.76 over two years from the American Rescue Plan Act under Local Fiscal Recovery Allocations. The 2021 grant from the government was received in ...

Four Seats on Chatham Board of Education to be Contested in November Election; Freidenfelds, Hargrove, Roberts, Nau on Ballot

July 30, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- Four of the nine seats on the Chatham Board of Education will be contested in the November election.

Lara Freidenfelds and Brian Hargrove will be vying to win seats representing Chatham Borough on the board. The incumbent running for re-election to a 3-year term is Ann Ciccarelli while Chris Delsandro, who was appointed to complete the unexpired term of ...

Chatham Farmers' Market Prompts Residents to Celebrate 15 Seasons of the Market with 'Forget-Me-Not' Seeds

July 31, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Borough Farmers' Market, open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the train station, is handing out "Forget-Me-Not" seeds so that the perennials can come back each year - just like the Chatham Farmers' Market.

"This our 15th year," Janice Piccolo, director of community services, said. "Plant the seeds and the flowers will come back ...

It's Getting Peachy at the Chatham Borough Farmers' Market

CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Borough Farmers' Market offers Jersey Fresh produce every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chatham Train Station.

 

 

 

Chatham United Methodist Church Community Food Pantry Looking to Refill its Shelves; Open 24/7 for Those with Food Insecurity

CHATHAM, NJ -- It started out with one plastic shelf of food and has expanded to two sheds and a basement storage area at Chatham United Methodist Church at 460 Main Street in Chatham.

Lifelong Chatham resident Eileen Ruggiero has been coordinating the operation of the CUMC Community Food Pantry ever since it was born out of the pandemic in March 2020. She was out spreading the word to ...

Chatham Township Committee Approves Open Space Application for Fenske Property; Mayor Ewald Signs Rolling Hills Memorandum

July 16, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Township Committee made some preliminary moves to possibly acquire open space next to Nash Park on Southern Boulevard through a grant to the county and set up an agreement for public use of the Rolling Knolls Superfund Site at is meeting Thursday night.

Greg Socha, senior project manager for The Trust for Public Land, came before the Chatham Township Committee to ...

Chatham Farmers' Market Prompts Residents to Celebrate 15 Seasons of the Market with 'Forget-Me-Not' Seeds

July 31, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Borough Farmers' Market, open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the train station, is handing out "Forget-Me-Not" seeds so that the perennials can come back each year - just like the Chatham Farmers' Market.

"This our 15th year," Janice Piccolo, director of community services, said. "Plant the seeds and the flowers will come back ...

JCP&L Restoring Service after Severe Thunderstorms: Ice & Water Available for Those Without Power at Chatham Kings, ShopRite

NEW JERSEY -- Electric service has been restored to more than 111,000 Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) customers who lost power last evening following damaging thunderstorms that swept through the northern and central parts of the state, according to a press release issued by JCP&L. The release stated that crews are working around the clock to assess damage and restore service to ...

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Jersey 1st is a non-profit organization founded with the mission of advocating for economic and social policies that put New Jersey first. We advocate for NJ businesses, financial discipline, our community, and education. We need your help to spread the word about our mission and continue our grassroots movement in your town.

Jersey 1st is launching a Town Committee program to further our ...

Do you want to make New Jersey better? Join us Tonight!

Jersey 1st is a non-profit organization founded with the mission of advocating for economic and social policies that put New Jersey first. We advocate for NJ businesses, financial discipline, our community, and education. We need your help to spread the word about our mission and continue our grassroots movement in your town.

Jersey 1st is launching a Town Committee program to further our ...

Breaking News: Cedar Grove Parents Seeking to Hold Superintendent and BOE Accountable for Potential Privacy Violations and Lack of Transparency at Board of Education Meeting TONIGHT at 7:30pm at Cedar Grove High School

Last month, the Cedar Grove School District administered a controversial “equity and diversity” survey to high school, middle school and elementary school children.  The survey was given to students as young as third grade, in a seeming violation of district policy and state and federal laws requiring prior written informed parental consent.  In a swift and organized ...

Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Four Predictions about Future Design that Will Surprise You

CWI.DESIGN president and principal designer Rachel Kapner has an uncanny knack for making predictions about the future of design. She even has a crystal ball. "It's sort of a joke around my office," she says, "so I did get one for my birthday." So, when she gazes into it, what does Rachel see about the future of design?

Custom Furniture Will Be More ...

Teen Fashion Design Classes Cultivate Creativity

You can’t use up creativity.
The more you use, the more you have.
— Maya Angelou

Cultivating creativity in a safe, encouraging environment can help motivate teens to acquire problem-solving skills while allowing them to explore their ideas, enjoy successes, manage and overcome failures, and achieve their goals. 

Creativity can elevate self-esteem,
broaden educational and ...

House of Dezign Fashion Classes: A Fun STEM Activity for Kids 6 - 17 Years

Enroll your child in fashion design classes — an activity that’s fun, rewarding, builds self-esteem, and integrates real-world scientific, technologic, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) skills! 

House of Dezign offers fashion classes
that encourage children and teens to explore STEM skills
while creating their very own fashion designs!

STEM: Effective Mind-on, ...

Fashion Camp: A Unique, Creative Opportunity for Kids 6 to 17

If your child or teen is looking for a unique creative experience around the corner, Chatham’s House of Dezign is it! A fashion academy new to the area, House of Dezign offers summer classes for children ages 6 through 17.

Fashion Camp for Kids and Teens

House of Dezign Kids’ and Teen Fashion Camps are offered Monday through Friday for children ages 6 to 12 and 13 to 17, ...

Meet Roya Ranjbar, owner of the new store in town, Dezign House

Roya’s passion for beauty and fashion manifested at an early age. As a young child, she instinctively crafted an entire wardrobe of paper fashions for her dolls. Her craftsmanship expanded throughout her formative years. After graduating from high school, Roya enrolled in an intensive seven-year fashion program abroad.

Always one to nurture her talents, she honed her skills in creating ...

Green Village Garage Stays Ahead of Curve After 20 Years of Serving Community

CHATHAM, NJ – Touting relationships might seem cliché in the business world, but it has been the key to success for Green Village Garage (526 Green Village Rd.), a full-service auto mechanic shop that has been a staple in the Chatham community for more than two decades.

The winning formula for Green Village Garage is simply defined with only a couple of words – honesty and ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, August 2, 9:00 AM

House of Dezign, Chatham

Weekly Teen Summer Camp @ House of Design Ages ...

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Mon, August 2, 10:00 AM

House of Dezign, Chatham

Weekly Kids Summer Fashion Camp Ages 6-12

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Wed, August 4, 9:00 AM

House of Dezign, Chatham

Weekly Teen Summer Camp @ House of Design Ages ...

A Week at the Library of the Chathams Monday, August 2 – Sunday, August 8, 2021

NEW: Mahjong

Lately, as things are gradually going back to normal, we have heard a request from library patrons: Do you know where we can play Mahjong?  We listened, and now we have an answer for you: right here, at the library!  We have set aside a room every Wednesday from 1 to 3 pm for those who love the game and want to come together with old friends or find new ...

To Roll Over or Not Roll Over Your 401k

Investors have options when deciding what to do with an employer sponsored 401k after leaving the company.  One option is to simply leave it in place with the old employer and continuing to have the same institution manage the existing funds even though no new monies will be invested.  Another choice is to roll the funds into an existing or new individual rollover IRA, or to roll it ...

Community Conversations: Preventing Skin Cancer

With a particularly hot summer, it’s especially important to protect yourself from melanoma and other skin cancers. On this next Community Conversation, Eric Whitman, MD, surgical oncologist, medical director of Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, and the director of the Atlantic Melanoma Center, discusses how to prevent skin cancer, symptoms you should be aware of and the exclusive ...

LISTEN: Peapack Private Wealth's Dietze Offers Value Picks on Bloomberg Radio

August 1, 2021

Peapack Private Wealth Management's David Dietze discussed the markets and investing with Carol Massar live on Bloomberg Radio, including sharing some top stocks.

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With Trust and Integrity, Peapack Private provides comprehensive financial, tax, fiduciary and investment advice to individuals, families, privately-held businesses, family offices, and ...

Pet-Friendly NJ Restaurants Offer Menus for Your Dog

August 1, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Looking for a dog-friendly place to eat? You’re not alone.

Catering to the pet-loving crowd, some New Jersey restaurants are taking dog-friendly dining a step further by offering a special menu just for your pooch.

At Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro & Pub in Fanwood, the “woof” menu includes items such as beef, chicken, fish, rice, vegetables ...

New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe that can cause a number of serious health issues,” he said. Some of these health issues ...