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Chatham 4x400 Relay, Pole Vaulter de Keyzer Medal at State Group 3 Meet; Advance to Meet of Champions

February 16, 2019

TOMS RIVER, NJ - Chatham's 4x400 relay team ran its second-fastest time to place second and Julian de Keyzer matched his personal record in the pole vault at the NJSIAA Group 3 Championship track and field meet held Saturday in the Bennett Center.

Those five will represent Chatham at the Meet of Champions set for Saturday in the Bennett Center.

The 4x400 team of Aedan Joel, Mike ...

M. Ford Fouls, Mathern 3-Pointer, Hartnett 17 Points Send Chatham to MCT Girls Hoops Final to Defend County Title

RANDOLPH, NJ - After it was over, Joe Gaba couldn't help but talk about the love for each other that he sees in his Chatham girls basketball team.

"I've had 12 teams get to the MCT final four and this team shows more love for each other than any team I've coached," Gaba said.

The bond that holds this team together was tested in the Morris County Tournament ...

Girls Swimming: Chatham Reclaims Sectional Title by Defeating Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 98-72

PERTH AMBOY, NJ – No. 1 Chatham proved too fast and too deep for Scotch Plains-Fanwood as the Cougars reclaimed the NJSIAA North Jersey 2, Group B sectional crown from the Raiders by a margin of 98-72 at the Raritan Bay YMCA in Perth Amboy Friday night.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood took the opening race, the 200 Medley Relay, to start the meet. Lily Hughes-Sofia Leonetti-Rachel  ...

After 40-minute Discussion, Chatham Township Committee To Ask Planning Board to Look at Zoning Concerns in R4 Zone

February 17, 2019

CHATHAM, NJ – East Park Builders and Chatham Township settled the legal action that began in July and all summonses were dismissed. The dispute, however, appears to have generated interest in revisiting last year’s request by the committee for the planning board to look at zoning issues related to small lots, such as those in the R4 zone.

Township Attorney Albert Cruz provided the ...

Chatham Township Committee Will Seek Bids for Organic and Non-Organic Lawn Management

CHATHAM, NJ – Last May, the township announced it had contracted with an organic company to provide lawn maintenance and management of all its fields. That was a pilot program, now it’s time to go out to bid for a longer-term contract.

Committee member Tracy Ness pulled a resolution out of the agenda, so she could give some background on the resolution (see video below) asking for ...

Plans for Recreation Summer Camp at Colony Pool Presented to Chatham Township Committee

CHATHAM, NJ – Plans for a summer recreation camp are coming together. The camp, which would replace the long-standing Recreation Camp that canceled in 2017, would be held at the Colony Pool, if committee members approve.

A presentation about the proposed camp was made by Dorothy Lee, a member of the Colony Pool and Tennis Advisory Committee, at the Thursday meeting of the Township ...

Chatham High School PTO Presents 'Catwalk 2019 - Road Trip' Sunday, Feb. 24

February 17, 2019

CHATHAM, NJ - There are two challenges associated with the Chatham High School PTO's "Catwalk 2019 Road Trip". The first was to get one of the 16 coveted spots available for the seventh annual fashion design competition.

"We opened up the registration at 11 a.m. and it was filled by 11:03 with 15 girls on the waiting list," said Cathy Hackett, who is running the ...

Chatham High Student Petra Zadroga Named Semifinalist in National Poetry Contest

Chatham High School junior Petra Zadroga was recognized as a semi-finalist in the Lake Effect National High School Poetry Contest, sponsored by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Behrend and by Penn State Barnes & Noble University Bookstores.

Petra said, “My inspiration for the poems was sort of blended," Zadroga said. "I wrote both of them in one ...

Chatham Schools Will Operate on 2-Hour Delayed Opening on Wednesday, Feb. 13

Chatham schools will operate on a two-hour delayed opening schedule Wednesday, February 13.

Morning kindergarten and pre-kindergarten sessions are canceled.  

Morning pre-K and kindergarten sessions are canceled. Thank you.

Delayed Opening Hours

Chatham High School – 9:40 AM
Chatham Middle School – 9:55 AM
Lafayette School – 10:45 AM
Chatham Elementary ...

Chatham Borough Council Introduces Ordinance to OK the Hiring of Armed Security for Chatham Schools; Mathiasen Votes No

February 12, 2019

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council voted, 5-1, to introduce an ordinance that will allow for the hiring of Class III Special Law Enforcement Officers who would be licensed to carry guns in Chatham Schools on Monday night.

Council member Jocelyn Mathiasen cast the dissenting vote.

The ordinance, which will be up for adoption at the Feb. 25 meeting, coincides with the Chatham Board ...

Chatham Girl Scout Raises $4K with Silver Award Project for 'Comfort Cart' for Cancer Patients at Summit Medical Group

February 13, 2019

BERKELY HEIGHTS, NJ, February 13, 2019 -- Fourteen-year-old Charlotte Egan of Chatham knows firsthand that cancer treatments can be exhausting and stressful—not only for cancer patients, but also for their caregivers and family members. After watching her father, Graeme, go through cancer treatment at Summit Medical Group (SMG) more than two years ago, this year the teenager was determined ...

Overlook Medical Center Earns 'America's 100 Best Hospitals Award' for Third Consecutive Year

SUMMIT, NJ - Earning an accolade that places it in top two percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical performance, Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center has been selected as the only hospital in New Jersey to achieve the Healthgrades 2019 America’s America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™.

More than 4,500 hospitals nationwide were assessed across ...

Chatham Board of Education Set to Discuss Starting School Later for Chatham Middle School and Chatham High Students

CHATHAM, NJ - Judging by the initial statements of Superintendent Michael LaSusa and board members Jill Critchley Weber and Michelle Clark, it appears that it's just a matter of time before Chatham moves to later opening bells for Chatham Middle School and Chatham High students.

Board president Weber brought up the subject toward the end of the regular BOE meeting on Monday night and the ...

Chatham High School PTO Presents 'Catwalk 2019 - Road Trip' Sunday, Feb. 24

February 17, 2019

CHATHAM, NJ - There are two challenges associated with the Chatham High School PTO's "Catwalk 2019 Road Trip". The first was to get one of the 16 coveted spots available for the seventh annual fashion design competition.

"We opened up the registration at 11 a.m. and it was filled by 11:03 with 15 girls on the waiting list," said Cathy Hackett, who is running the ...

Plans for Recreation Summer Camp at Colony Pool Presented to Chatham Township Committee

CHATHAM, NJ – Plans for a summer recreation camp are coming together. The camp, which would replace the long-standing Recreation Camp that canceled in 2017, would be held at the Colony Pool, if committee members approve.

A presentation about the proposed camp was made by Dorothy Lee, a member of the Colony Pool and Tennis Advisory Committee, at the Thursday meeting of the Township ...

Chatham High Student Petra Zadroga Named Semifinalist in National Poetry Contest

Chatham High School junior Petra Zadroga was recognized as a semi-finalist in the Lake Effect National High School Poetry Contest, sponsored by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Behrend and by Penn State Barnes & Noble University Bookstores.

Petra said, “My inspiration for the poems was sort of blended," Zadroga said. "I wrote both of them in one ...

Chatham Family Opens Sorriso Kitchen to Community and ECLC Students; Breakfast & Lunch Eatery Fills Vacancy at Angie's

January 30, 2019

CHATHAM, NJ - Karen and Jimmy Bellas were on a walk with a purpose last year, looking for a place to open their new restaurant in Chatham.

Their walk took them to Angie's Restaurant, where they sat down in one of the booths and left with a deal to take over the eatery from retiring owners, Louiza and Jimmy Poulimenos. 

On Wednesday, Chatham Borough officially welcomed Sorriso ...

Kobylarz Announces "Chatham Innovation Center" Coming to Garibaldi Building in April; 'Centerpiece' for High-Tech Businesses

CHATHAM, NJ - Council member Thaddeus Kobylarz not only introduced a plan for a high tech/innovative hub initiative in Chatham Borough, he also announced that the focal point of the initiative will be housed in the Garibaldi Building on Fairmount Avenue in April.

In his power-point at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday, outlining "Revitalizing Chatham ...

Untied Brewing Company Opens Its Doors to the Public Saturday, Jan. 26

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Untied Brewing Company opens their doors of their brewery and tasting room to the public on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 12 noon. 

Through meticulous planning with world and national award-winning craft brewers, Tim Stumpf – Head Brewer and Scott Morrison – Gravity Ales Owner & Consultant , Untied has spared no expense in making Untied the best ...

Untied Brewing Company Opens Its Doors to the Public Saturday, Jan. 26

January 28, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Untied Brewing Company opens their doors of their brewery and tasting room to the public on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 12 noon. 

Through meticulous planning with world and national award-winning craft brewers, Tim Stumpf – Head Brewer and Scott Morrison – Gravity Ales Owner & Consultant , Untied has spared no expense in making Untied the best ...

Prestige Diner Introduces New $6 Student Menu

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Prestige Diner launched a new $6 student menu from 3 to 5 p.m.so students have a healthier alternative to the vending machine.

The menu appeals to a range of tastes, including chicken fingers (with fries), mac & cheese bites, grilled cheese (with fries), cheeseburger deluxe (with fries), house or cesear salad (with grilled chicken), avocado toast (two ...

Chatham Emergency Squad Installs its Newly Elected Officers; Mark Spinner Honored for 40 Years of Service

February 18, 2019

Evan Skinner Elected President; Steve Davenport Elected Captain Mark Spinner Honored for 40 Years of Service; Peter Herslow for 35 Years of Service and Christine Grobert for 20 Years of Service

On Saturday, February 9, the new administration of elected officers was presented by the Chatham Emergency Squad at its annual Officer Installation Dinner held at the Wyndham Hotel in Florham Park. The ...

Chatham Girl Scout Raises $4K with Silver Award Project for 'Comfort Cart' for Cancer Patients at Summit Medical Group

BERKELY HEIGHTS, NJ, February 13, 2019 -- Fourteen-year-old Charlotte Egan of Chatham knows firsthand that cancer treatments can be exhausting and stressful—not only for cancer patients, but also for their caregivers and family members. After watching her father, Graeme, go through cancer treatment at Summit Medical Group (SMG) more than two years ago, this year the teenager was determined ...

After 40-minute Discussion, Chatham Township Committee To Ask Planning Board to Look at Zoning Concerns in R4 Zone

February 17, 2019

CHATHAM, NJ – East Park Builders and Chatham Township settled the legal action that began in July and all summonses were dismissed. The dispute, however, appears to have generated interest in revisiting last year’s request by the committee for the planning board to look at zoning issues related to small lots, such as those in the R4 zone.

Township Attorney Albert Cruz provided the ...

Next Step in Chatham Post Office Redevelopment Plan Set for March 20 Special Meeting with Planning Board and Council

CHATHAM, NJ - Vince DeNave, Chatham Borough engineer, and planning board vice chair Matt Wagner gave an update on the progress of the Post Office Plaza redevelopment plans at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night.

DeNave reported that at a special meeting set for Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. Topology, the borough planner, will present its draft plan for rezoning to ...

Chatham Township Committee Honors Retiring Rev. Edward Halldorson, Senior Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Chatham

January 25, 2019

CHATHAM, NJ - Rev. Dr. Edward M. Halldorson, who recently retired after more than 30 years as the pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, was recognized with a proclamation at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee on Thursday.

Rev. Halldorson received both his divinity and doctoral degrees from Princeton University. The proclamation in his honor noted that ...

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, February 18 – Sunday, February 24, 2019

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For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 or go to http://www.chathamlibrary.org

 

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, February 11 – Sunday, February 17, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK

There is still time to donate used books and DVDs to the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale!  Collection continues through February 18.  New program for preschoolers, Mommy & Me Language Classes – Mandarin this Friday.

Coming up:  registration is open for Star Wars and Superheroes Drawing Class for teens on Thursday, February 21.  ...

Morristown Medical Center Offers New, Non-Invasive Imaging Option for Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

February 18, 2019

Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, named one of the top 20 cardiology programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report, today announced it is offering improved care for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD—when the arteries that supply blood to heart become hardened and narrowed) with the addition of the HeartFlow® FFRCT ...

Chatham Resident's Open Letter to Debate Post Office Plaza Redevelopment with Chatham Borough Council

February 7, 2019

To the Editor:

I have a suggestion concerning the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment initiative in downtown Chatham Borough. Although a resident of Chatham Township, I maintain a general interest in this initiative for a variety of reasons (e.g., SDOC, joint rec activities, Library of the Chathams, Sr. Center of the Chathams, family residence geographically closer to 54 Fairmount Ave than to ...

Star of ‘Cara’s Cucina’ to Host Groundwork Elizabeth Gala Feb. 27

February 16, 2019

Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.

A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban agriculture initiatives, youth programing and more.

“So ...

Obituaries

Jan 28, 1961 - Feb 7, 2019
Obituary of Donald Zack Donald Keith Zack, a longtime Chatham Township resident, passed away ...
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Experience Colonial America at The Dey Mansion: George Washington Headquarters

February 17, 2019

WAYNE, NJ -- In honor of Presidents Day, TAPintoTV visited the Dey Mansion, one of several locations in New Jersey which served as General George Washington’s Headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

The Dey Mansion was the home of Theunis and Hester Dey, and was built around 1770. Ten years later, Theunis, who was the Colonel of the Bergen County Militia during the Revolutionary War, ...

Chatham Borough Police: Driving While Intoxicated Arrest Made

February 14, 2019

On February 9, 2019, Officer Matthew Belcastro arrested Soha Salleem, age 22, from Basking Ridge, New Jersey for driving while intoxicated. Officer Belcastro observed the vehicle driven by Soha Salleem weaving within the traffic lane on Main Street and initiated a motor vehicle stop. The officer spoke with Ms. Salleem and conducted a series of balance tests. She was then placed under arrest and ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 24

On this week’s AtlantiCast, meet the newest chairman of the American Hospital Association, learn about a breakthrough in heart surgery at Morristown Medical Center, celebrate a year of innovation at Atlantic Health System and see some tips to stay flu free.