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Dennerlein, de Keyzer Set Personal Records in Shot and Pole Vault for Chatham in Placing at Jack O'Leary Lid Lifter

December 15, 2018

MADISON, NJ - Sam Dennerlein set a personal record in the shot put to place second and Julian de Keyzer also set a personal record in winning silver for Chatham at the Jack O'Leary Lid Lifter winter track meet held Friday at Drew University.

Dennerlein set a personal mark of 49 feet and 3/4 inches in the shot put and de Keyzer cleared 12 feet in the pole ...

Olnowich Scores Two Goals in the 1st Period to Send Undefeated Chatham-Madison Girls Ice Hockey Past Westfield, 6-0

DUNELLEN, NJ - Jen Olnowich scored two goals in the first three minutes of the first period, sparking the undefeated Chatham-Madison girls ice hockey team to a 6-0 win over Westfield on Friday at the Rock Ice Center.

Molly Coyne, Rachel Bear, McKenna O'Connor and Kara Groh each scored a goal in the first period when Chatison (5-0) moved to a 6-0 lead. Hannah ...

Doherty FT Clinches Chatham Basketball Win Over Pope John in Opener; Bergman, Leskauskas 15 Points Each for Cougars

CHATHAM, NJ - Ryan Doherty had just missed the first of two free throws with 5.6 seconds left when Chatham coach Todd Ervin called a 30-second timeout.

"Erv called a timeout and said Doherty is going to hit this," Doherty said. "I thanked him after the game. That was really the confidence I needed. Erv is a man of very few words, but he is an awesome coach and he knows what ...

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 High Academic Team Places Second in 30-Team Tournament

December 16, 2018

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

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 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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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Sun, December 16, 4:00 PM

Church of the Sacred Heart, South Plainfield

NJ Youth Chorus Winter Concert

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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 ...

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 ...

Chatham Native Peterpaul to star in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast On Stage at the White Plains Performing Arts Center

December 15, 2018

WHITE PLAIN, NY - “Be our guest!” echoes from the rehearsal studio where Chatham native, Robert Peterpaul is busy preparing to play the role of Lefou in the White Plains Performing Arts Center’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, running Dec. 21 - Jan. 19, 2019.

Peterpaul is no stranger to the show. As a child he was cast as Chip in the First ...

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.

 

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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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