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Chatham Girls Lacrosse "Milestones" its Way into State Sectional Final; Kiernan 100th Goal, Frohnapfel 150th Draw Control

May 28, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- Pick a number: 10 in a row, 13 of 14, 100 goals, 150 draw controls.

No matter how it's added up, the Chatham girls lacrosse team can boil it down to 1. As in one more victory to win its second straight NJSIAA North Jersey, Group 3 state title.

The Cougars won their 10 straight game and 13th in their last 14 with a 20-10 decision vs. Morris Knolls in ...

Chatham Boys Tennis Defeats Summit, 5-0, in the State Sectional Semifinals; Seek Third Straight State Title vs. Millburn

CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham boys tennis team kept its momentum moving in the right direction with a 5-0 win vs. Summit in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 state tournament semifinals on Thursday at Colony Courts.

The win gives No. 2 seed Chatham (16-2) a 13-match winning streak that it will take into the state sectional final at top-seeded Millburn (21-5) on Tuesday at 2 ...

Chatham Wealth Management Athlete of the Week: Elsa Spoor

CHATHAM, NJ -- When Elsa Spoor ran the 800 for the first time this season, she was so scared that she cried before the race.

"My first 800 has been my best so far," Spoor said of her 2:18 time. "It was pretty scary. I actually cried before the race. The nerves help in a way. When I'm on the line, my legs feel dead and I feel so scared. The ...

Former Springfield Mayor Shehady Hired as Chatham Township Interim Administrator; Captain with 20 Years of Military Service

May 25, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- Ziad Andrew Shehady was unanimously approved as the interim administrator for Chatham Township on Tuesday night at the regular meeting of the Township Committee.

Shehady, 37, fills the void left by the departure of Robert Hoffmann, who resigned from the post earlier this month. The Chatham Township Committee announced that it is advertising for a new administrator and will ...

Chatham Jaycees Announces $5,000 Donation to the Chatham Borough Shade Tree Commission; Also $2,000 for Summer Concert Series

CHATHAM, NJ -- Bill Heap came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night with an appreciation for the borough's Summer Concert Series and a concern about the diminishing tree canopy in town.

Heap, representing the Chatham Jaycees, backed up his feelings and concerns by announcing two grants, the first of $2,000 for the Summer Concert Series at the Reasoner Park ...

Former Springfield Mayor Shehady Hired as Chatham Township Interim Administrator; Captain with 20 Years of Military Service

May 25, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- Ziad Andrew Shehady was unanimously approved as the interim administrator for Chatham Township on Tuesday night at the regular meeting of the Township Committee.

Shehady, 37, fills the void left by the departure of Robert Hoffmann, who resigned from the post earlier this month. The Chatham Township Committee announced that it is advertising for a new administrator and will ...

Chatham 8th Grader Jack Cooper Takes Home First in Division and Second Overall in Robotics World Championships in Texas

May 22, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- Jack Cooper, a Chatham Middle School 8th Grader, recently competed in the 2002 VEX Robotics World Championships held in Dallas and returned with a division championship and a runner-up world title.

Cooper has been a member of the Robot Revolution team from Summit for the last four years and was making his first trip to the world championships held in Kay Bailey ...

Chatham Seniors Willy Chan and Mihir Rao Graduate from Governor’s STEM Scholars Program

CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham seniors Willy Chan and Mihir Rao will be graduating from the Governor’s STEM Scholars, a year-long program that deals with research projects that are done in teams.

Both are set to graduate from the prestigious program on May 21, 2022. There are 95 graduates in the state this year.

 

Chatham High seniors Willy Chan, left, and Mihir Rao

“My ...

Zhang Sworn in as New Chatham Board of Education Member, Replaces Gilfillan; Lo Porto Approved as Supervisor of Science K-12

CHATHAM, NJ -- Yinglu Zhang was sworn in as the newest member of the Chatham Board of Education on Monday night, filling the unexpired term of Matthew Gilfillan, who resigned from his position at the previous BOE meeting.

Zhang will serve the remainder of Gilfillan's term, which runs through Dec. 31, 2022. She was one of two applicants for the position, representing Chatham Township on the ...

Chatham Seniors Xikes and Lewin Display Their Work at School District Art Show

May 26, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham High senior AP artists Kat Xikes and Jasmine Lewin displayed their work at the district's art show held at the Chatham Middle School. The art show was a success and showed the prominence of the Chatham art education programs.

Lewin described the arts as a way to, "Express yourself and combine things that were never thought of to tell a story." In ...

Chatham Students Zingone, Lewin, Batljan, Zhou Win Silver Keys in 2022 Regional Scholastic Art Competition

CHATHAM, NJ -- Everyone knows the age-old adage “better late than never”, and Chatham High School senior Marianna Zingone showed that "just in the nick of time" worked in her favor as well when it came to the 2022 Regional Scholastic Art Awards.

“I totally forgot about it,” Zingone joked about her Silver Key Art Award, “Mr. Hreha was like ...

Two Mount St. Mary Academy Juniors Selected to Attend Summer Music Programs

Marina Cialdella of Branchburg and Madeline Carnesi-Silberstein of Clark have been selected to attend prestigious music programs to hone their talent and skills this summer.

Marina will attend the Ithaca College Pre-College Vocal Summer Program from July 10 to July 23. The college, which houses one of the top music programs in the country, hosts a Summer Music Academy which provides a creative ...

VIDEO: Beaches and Lakes Ready for Swimmers, Free Summer Admission to State Parks, Chess Charity Event and 'Pork Roll Palooza' Returns

May 27, 2022

NEW JERSEY - The state gives an update on the status of water quality in New Jersey's beaches and lakes, as Gov. Phil Murphy says admission to state parks are free for the summer. Plus, three brothers raise money for charity by organizing a chess event. And, "Pork Roll Palooza" is returning for Pork Roll/ Taylor Ham lovers. 

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VIDEO: Newark's Artist Collaboration, Wayne Installs First Rain Garden, Bayonne Mayor Calls for Extra Security and Newton Police Retirement

NEW JERSEY - Newark's Artist Collaboration kicks off with Audible. Plus, Wayne installs a rain garden in a local park. Also, Bayonne Mayor call for off-duty officers to help with school security. And, a Newton police lieutenant retires. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: Police Simulate Intoxicated Driving for Scotch Plains/Fanwood Students, Wayne's Connection to Preakness, Woodbridge Brain Tumor Screenings & Nutley VFW Commandant Makes Memorial Day Parade History

NEW JERSEY - Scotch Plains/Fanwood police simulate intoxicated driving for students. Plus, a Wayne connection to the Preakness race. Also, Woodbridge residents will be eligible for free brain tumor scans.  And a Nutley VFW Commandant makes history. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

Chatham's Les Cheveux Salon Damaged in February Two-Alarm Fire Receives $15,000 Morris County Small Business Grant

May 4, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- Les Cheveux Salon on Main Street in Chatham was one of the businesses to receive a $15,000 check from the Morris County Small Business Grant program on Wednesday.

Morris County Commissioner Director Tayfun Selen came to Chatham to hand over the check to Les Cheveux owner Lisa Widocki, who has been operating out of Luxe on Main since the two-alarm fire at the Chatham Sandwich ...

Chatham High School Receives Grant to Mobilize Electric Lawn Care Sustainability Project; Will Purchase Electric Leaf Blowers

May 17, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- The School District of the Chathams plans to use a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey grant to transition from gas-powered lawn care equipment to electric.

"The grant you have most recently awarded to Chatham will enable us to take our first steps down the path toward electric landscaping equipment," Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa said. "In addition to reducing ...

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Saturday, May 21

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany.

Morris County residents will be able to drop off unwanted hazardous materials from their households.

Chatham Shade Tree Commission Honors the Memory of One of its Own - Ken Chmura - with Planting of Dawn Redwood at Garden Park

CHATHAM, NJ -- The picture book "The Memory Tree" is meant to help children celebrate the good memories when someone dies. In the story, the longer the forest animals talk about their departed friend, the larger the tree in his memory grows.

That was the message Colleen Truppo brought to the gathering on Sunday when a Dawn Redwood tree was planted at Garden Park near the Chatham ...

Chatham Jaycees Announces $5,000 Donation to the Chatham Borough Shade Tree Commission; Also $2,000 for Summer Concert Series

May 23, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- Bill Heap came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night with an appreciation for the borough's Summer Concert Series and a concern about the diminishing tree canopy in town.

Heap, representing the Chatham Jaycees, backed up his feelings and concerns by announcing two grants, the first of $2,000 for the Summer Concert Series at the Reasoner Park ...

New Jersey Beaches Ready for Swimmers, State Park Summer Admission Free Starting This Weekend

May 27, 2022

NEW JERSEY - After extensive water quality monitoring, the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says New Jersey’s lakes and beaches are ready for swimming.  Just in time for the unofficial start to the summer.

Shawn LaTourette joined other state leaders in Asbury Park for the State of the Shore address, held every year heading into Memorial Day ...

Murphy Calls Out Lawmakers Looking to Lessen Gun Restrictions, Republicans Respond

TRENTON, NJ — Calling out Republican leaders directly in a press conference, Gov. Phil Murphy urged lawmakers to pass a gun reform bill package in the wake of the deadly mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. 

Murphy initially proposed a wide-ranging gun safety package in April 2021. He called for lawmakers to toughen state and federal gun laws after the May 14, 2022 mass shooting at ...

New Jersey Lawmakers Propose 'Ban the Box' Bill on College Applications

TRENTON, NJ — Some New Jersey lawmakers want a “Ban the Box” law for students applying to college. 

New Jersey's “Ban the Box” law took effect in 2015. It prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from requiring that a job applicant to complete any form during the initial application process that asks about their criminal record.

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Mount Saint Mary Academy Captures Euro Challenge Win

WATCHUNG – Kathleen Brennan, Math Department Chairperson at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, reported that the Mount's Euro Challenge team edged out four other finalists in the competition on May 19th. Their topic was Gender Inequality in Germany. 

The sophomore presenters included: Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, ...

Trust Still the Foundation in Real Estate

I was so pleasantly surprised to see that I was named the top seller for new construction in the entire Weichert company in March 2022. As most of you know, last March I lost my husband and stepped away from the business for about 6 months to heal and be with family. To have grown my business back to where it was before and then be awarded such an honor exactly a year later, is so incredibly ...

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A Week at Library of the Chathams Monday, May 23 – Sunday, May 29, 2022

Annual Report.  Have you seen our latest Annual Report?  Take a look and see all the wonderful things the library has been doing for the Chathams!  Click here to view the 2021 Annual Report.  We have also compiled a visual narrative of the year when the library gradually returned back to normal – click here to see the year in pictures.

LIBRARY HOLIDAY HOURS: We ...

Community Conversations: A Healthy Holiday Weekend

This weekend marks the third Memorial Day holiday since the pandemic started, but we’re in a much different place than in previous years. On this Community Conversation, Jason Kessler, MD, section chief of Infectious Disease at Morristown Medical Center, will share the latest information on how to gather safely, provide an update on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, and tell you what you ...

Private Kindergarten Wows With Art of the Masters

May 26, 2022

The Gingham Giraffe Preschool on Southern Boulevard held its annual Kindergarten Art Show last week. The Full Day Kindergarten curriculum includes an extensive unit on important artists from the past and present, including Van Gogh, Warhol, Kahlo, Basquiat, Monet, and O’Keefe, and many more.

Students learned about each artist and their most famous works, then created their own original ...