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Chatham Boys Basketball Overcome by Summit Rally Down the Stretch; Lead Evaporates in Closing Minutes of 60-58 Loss

December 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Chatham boys basketball team experienced its first growing pains of the young season on Monday night.

Leading by three points with 1:44 left in the fourth quarter, Summit scored six points in the final minute to pull out a 60-58 win.

"Tough place to play. We have a young team with not a lot of experience," Chatham coach Todd Ervin said. "We made a lot of ...

Madden Sets Chatham Girls Indoor Shot Put Record at Jack O'Leary Lid Lifter

MADISON, NJ - Cat Madden set a new Chatham school record for the girls shot put on Friday at the Jack O'Leary Lid Lifter indoor track & field meet held at Drew University.

Madden threw the shot put 29 feet, 10.35 inches to break the old mark of 28 feet, six inches.

 

Chatham Girls Basketball Knocks Off Defending Group 3 Champion Old Tappan; Michaela Ford Career-High 19 points in Win

HILLSDALE, NJ - The Chatham girls basketball team is used to warming up to music that features upbeat hip-hop artists, so they all got a laugh out of the more mellow Bob Dylan tunes being played in the Pascack Valley High gym on Sunday morning.

Once the game started, however, Chatham quickly found its own rhythm created by the bouncing ball in the hands of senior guard Michaela Ford as ...

Chatham Township Committee Approves Shared Services Agreement with Chatham Board of Ed to Hire Armed School Security

December 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution to enter into a shared service agreement with the School District of the Chathams to hire an armed Class III Special Law Enforcement Officer at its regular meeting on Thursday.

If the agreement is approved by the board of education on Monday, Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller said he could begin ...

Chatham Township Loves its Skate Park: Residents Turn Out to Urge Relocation, Administrator Negotiating for New Site

CHATHAM, NJ - Residents from Chatham Township and surrounding towns came to the Chatham Township Committee advocating for the relocation of the Skate Park, which is slated for demolition to accommodate Affordable Housing mandates.

The Chatham Township Committee heard from the public before formally voting to approve the plans that would eliminate the Skate Park on Southern Boulevard and ...

Chatham Borough Council Fetes Outgoing Members Hoffman and Resto at Final Meeting of 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 Superintendent Warns Parents of Confirmed Case of "Whooping Cough" at Chatham High School

December 17, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa sent a notification to district parents on Monday informing them that there has been a confirmed case of Pertussis, more widely known as 'Whooping Cough" in the high school.

LaSusa noted that it is a "highly contagious disease that is spread through the air by a cough or a sneeze."

LaSusa details ...

Chatham High Academic Team Places Second in 30-Team Tournament

WOODBRIDGE, NJ - Competing against 30 other high schools from across New Jersey, Chatham High Academic A Team won second place in a competition on Friday at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School.

"I'm proud of our strong finish and I hope we can continue the momentum," Sophie Andrews, president of the CHS Academic Team Club and captain of the A Team, said. "I'm also very ...

Chatham Township Committee Approves Shared Services Agreement with Chatham Board of Ed to Hire Armed School Security

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution to enter into a shared service agreement with the School District of the Chathams to hire an armed Class III Special Law Enforcement Officer at its regular meeting on Thursday.

If the agreement is approved by the board of education on Monday, Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller said he could begin ...

Chatham Township Committee Approves Shared Services Agreement with Chatham Board of Ed to Hire Armed School Security

December 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution to enter into a shared service agreement with the School District of the Chathams to hire an armed Class III Special Law Enforcement Officer at its regular meeting on Thursday.

If the agreement is approved by the board of education on Monday, Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller said he could begin ...

Chatham Superintendent Warns Parents of Confirmed Case of "Whooping Cough" at Chatham High School

December 17, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa sent a notification to district parents on Monday informing them that there has been a confirmed case of Pertussis, more widely known as 'Whooping Cough" in the high school.

LaSusa noted that it is a "highly contagious disease that is spread through the air by a cough or a sneeze."

LaSusa details ...

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 High Select Choir Performs at "Holiday Mash Up"

December 16, 2018

The Chatham High boys select choir recently performed a "Holiday Mash Up."

Watch their unique version of the 12 Days of Christmas in the video below.

 

 

Chatham Township Loves its Skate Park: Residents Turn Out to Urge Relocation, Administrator Negotiating for New Site

CHATHAM, NJ - Residents from Chatham Township and surrounding towns came to the Chatham Township Committee advocating for the relocation of the Skate Park, which is slated for demolition to accommodate Affordable Housing mandates.

The Chatham Township Committee heard from the public before formally voting to approve the plans that would eliminate the Skate Park on Southern Boulevard and ...

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

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 ...

'Main Street Grill' - New Fish & Steak Restaurant Seeks Chatham Variance to Open in Former D.J. Crater Store

November 28, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Owners of a new fish and steak restaurant, Main Street Grill, will be coming before the Chatham Borough Planning Board on Wednesday, Dec. 5, to seek a "change of permitted use" for their proposed eatery on Main Street.

The new establishment would take over the space that was the home of D.J. Crater for 34 years. D.J. Crater closed last December.

 

Chatham High School is Taking on the Problem of Waste in the Main Cafeteria, the Cougar Cafe

November 20, 2018

Chatham High School purchased two three-bin waste stations that have separate compartments for food waste, recyclables, and landfill trash. CHS also now offers students metal cutlery instead of plastic utensils and reusable salad bowls in place of plastic to-go salad containers.

These initiatives are driven by the CHS Environmental Club and Green Team in an effort to accomplish several key ...

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 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 ...

Chatham Township Loves its Skate Park: Residents Turn Out to Urge Relocation, Administrator Negotiating for New Site

December 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Residents from Chatham Township and surrounding towns came to the Chatham Township Committee advocating for the relocation of the Skate Park, which is slated for demolition to accommodate Affordable Housing mandates.

The Chatham Township Committee heard from the public before formally voting to approve the plans that would eliminate the Skate Park on Southern Boulevard and ...

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

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 Shops Take Doughnuts to the Next Level

December 15, 2018

We found some of the best places to get doughnuts in New Jersey.

While one of the most recognizable global brands, Dunkin’, is dropping the “Donuts” from its  name, smaller doughnut shops in New Jersey are seeing rise in demand for the tasty treats.

Jessica Dreyer, a fourth generation farmer at Dreyer Farms in Cranford, NJ, said that doughnuts have ...

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 17 – Sunday, December 23, 2018

ESL PROGRAM TO START IN JANUARY

The next session of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes will be held on eight consecutive Thursdays, from January 3 through February 21, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm.  The program is conducted by LEARN Associates, a language teaching company based in Bernards Township, and volunteer tutors.  Students are divided into small groups depending on language ...

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 ...

The Madison Area YMCA’s TOGETHERHOOD® Committee Collected Dog and Cat Toys for Local Shelter Animals

December 18, 2018

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Area YMCA’s TOGETHERHOOD® committee and Cub Scouts from Madison’s Pack 124 came together to make homemade toys for dogs and cats at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare and Mount Pleasant Animal Shelter.

TOGETHERHOOD®, the Y’s Signature Program for Social Responsibility, empowers members to plan and lead volunteer service projects ...

Use Your IPhone to "Tour Chatham Township"

December 17, 2018

To the Editor:

There are so many remarkable facets of our Chatham community, that trying to keep track of them makes your head spin.  One that I hope everyone remembers during the upcoming vacation days is the iPhone app called "Tour Chatham Township," created by Chatham resident Tony Tesoriero for his Eagle Scout Project last year.  

TapInto Chatham highlighted the ...

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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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