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Local Sports Writing Legend Art Polakowski Still Stands as Chatham's Most Knowledgable Sports Historian

August 11, 2018

A two-sentence response to newspaper ad led to a remarkable 44-year career of covering high school sports in Chatham and the surrounding area for Art Polakowski.

Helen Vance Levenson, the founder of the Independent Press had published the ad for a part-time sports reporter and the Chatham Township resident, a computer programmer at the time, responded.

"I saw the ad and had ...

Chatham Football Makes Trip to Naval Academy; Navy Assistant Coach and Chatham Grad Judge Hosts Cougars

ANNAPOLIS, MD - Mike Judge, an assistant football coach at the Naval Academy, can relate to the 2018 Chatham High football team. He used to be one of them.

Judge, the CHS graduate, and former Navy football captain 2nd Lt. Brandon Jones greeted the Cougars when Chatham head coach Dan Czepiga brought his team to Annapolis last Friday.

'It was a wonderful experience," said ...

Chatham's 12U White Cougars Baseball Team Completes 40-Win Season

The 2018 baseball season was a memorable one for the Chatham 12U White squad playing 60 total games and finishing with an impressive 40-20 record in a season that began on March 17, 2018. With snow still on the ground in Chatham, the team traveled south down the parkway to Brick, New Jersey to begin their spring season playing in the USABL St. Patrick’s Day Classic.

The team would use ...

Chatham Resident Asks Borough of Chatham Council to Proclaim Oct. 7, 2018, "Respect Life Day" in Chatham Borough

August 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Lisa Hart came before the Borough of Chatham Council during the public comment portion of the meeting on Monday night and asked the mayor and council to proclaim Oct. 7, 2018, as "Respect Life Day in Chatham Borough."

"I have learned recently that we have the ability to make public comments, I never really knew that," Hart, a Chatham Borough resident, said.

Chatham Borough Council Approves Study to Make River Road 'In Need of Redevelopment'; 340 Apartments a Possible Result

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council approved a resolution Monday night authorizing a preliminary study to designate River Road an "Area in Need of Redevelopment," which is the first step in a process that could lead to as many as 340 apartment units being built on four lots.

The resolution passed, 5-1, with council member Bob Weber voting no because of ...

Sean Smiley Follows His Father as Member of Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department

August 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Sean Smiley became a second generation Chatham Borough Volunteer Firefighter when he was sworn in as a probationary firefighter on Monday night at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting.

The 19-year-old student at Coastal Carolina follows in the footsteps of his father, Steve, who has been a Chatham Borough firefighter since 1994.

"At an early age he showed interest ...

Brian Gibbons Sworn in as 9th Chatham Borough Police Chief; Overflow Crowd Shows Approval with Standing Ovation

CHATHAM, NJ - Brian K. Gibbons was enthusiastically applauded as the ninth Chatham Borough Police Chief in the 105-year history of the department on Monday night before an overflow crowd at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting.

Gibbons was sworn in as family, friends and brothers in blue packed the council chambers, with a number of people forced into the hallway and out of sight of the ...

Chatham Borough Police: Be Wary of IRS Phone Scams; Contempt Warrant Arrest

The Chatham Borough Police Department and the Internal Revenue Service would like to again remind citizens that the IRS does not conduct any business over the telephone and they will not call or leave messages. They also would like to remind you that IRS representatives do not and will not under any circumstance come to your home.

The IRS only communicates through registered mail delivered ...

Chatham Cancer Survivor Brings Awareness to Ovarian Cancer in "Turn the Towns Teal" Campaign

August 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Anna McCormack, a 15-year resident of Chatham, is living proof of what early detection of Ovarian Cancer can mean. Hers was discovered at stage one five years ago, greatly increasing her chances for survival.

McCormack told her story (see video below) in promoting "Turn the Towns Teal" at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night when she received ...

Zagster Bike Sharing Now Available at Chatham's Loantaka Park; Includes Madison, Morris Township Park Locations

CHATHAM, NJ - Visitors to Loantaka Park in Chatham Township no longer have to transport bikes to the park if they wish to ride the scenic paths.

Loantaka now has Zagster bikes to use through an APP courtesy of "Morris Moves Bike Share" a program provided by the Loantaka Brook Reservation and the Morris County Park Commission.

"It's an interesting idea ...

Chatham Borough Introduces Ordinance to Create "Off-Leash" Dog Area at Shepard Kollock Park

August 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - An ordinance that will allow for the creation of an "off-leash" dog area at Shepard Kollock Park was unanimously approved on introduction Monday night at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting.

The ordinance will up for adoption on Sept. 11.

Council members Vicki Fife and Bob Weber had presented the plan at the July 9 meeting of the borough council.

A ...

Chatham Resident Jeanine Rooney Authors Debut Novel: 'Red Mittens'

Chatham resident Jeanine Love Rooney is ready to launch her debut novel, "Red Mittens" on Sept. 14.

The book is fiction inspired by a true event - a blaze at a college dormitory at a New England college in the late 1970s.

Rooney lives in Chatham with her husband, Steve, and three children, Jack, Cam, and Kiki.

The book was published by TitleTown Publishing and is available ...

Chatham Township Gathers at the Colony Pool Club for National Night Out

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Police and residents found the perfect spot to beat the oppressive heat and celebrate the annual community event - National Night Out - with food and refreshments offered at the Colony Pool Club on Tuesday night.

McGruff the Crime Dog made an appearance and the Chatham Township Fire Department offered up grilled hamburgers and hot dogs at the event open free ...

Chatham Cancer Survivor Brings Awareness to Ovarian Cancer in "Turn the Towns Teal" Campaign

August 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Anna McCormack, a 15-year resident of Chatham, is living proof of what early detection of Ovarian Cancer can mean. Hers was discovered at stage one five years ago, greatly increasing her chances for survival.

McCormack told her story (see video below) in promoting "Turn the Towns Teal" at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night when she received ...

Sean Smiley Follows His Father as Member of Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department

CHATHAM, NJ - Sean Smiley became a second generation Chatham Borough Volunteer Firefighter when he was sworn in as a probationary firefighter on Monday night at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting.

The 19-year-old student at Coastal Carolina follows in the footsteps of his father, Steve, who has been a Chatham Borough firefighter since 1994.

"At an early age he showed interest ...

Longtime Chatham Resident, Former Navy WAVE Jean Wallace White Celebrates 100th Birthday

CHATHAM, NJ - Family and friends gathered Thursday to celebrate the 100th birthday of Mrs. Jean Wallace White at Juniper Village in Chatham Township.

White served with the U.S. Navy WAVES from August 1943 until her discharge in April 1946.

Chatham Township Deputy Mayor Karen Swartz and New Jersey American Legion officials Frances Derin, Bob Holtz, Frank Patterson Post, MaryBeth ...

Chatham Borough Council Approves Study to Make River Road 'In Need of Redevelopment'; 340 Apartments a Possible Result

August 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council approved a resolution Monday night authorizing a preliminary study to designate River Road an "Area in Need of Redevelopment," which is the first step in a process that could lead to as many as 340 apartment units being built on four lots.

The resolution passed, 5-1, with council member Bob Weber voting no because of ...

Chatham Borough Identifies Three Builders for Post Office Plaza Revitalization; Detailed Plans Expected by Sept. 17

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council is asking that three developers submit detailed plans for the redevelopment of Post Office Plaza by Sept. 17, steering committee member Peter Hoffman announced on Monday in a written press release.

The steering committee will evaluate the plans and conduct a second round of interviews with the prospective developers in the first week of October.

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Jun 7, 1933 - Aug 7, 2018
CDR Nicholas J. DeNunzio USN Ret. of Chatham Township, N.J. passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 ...
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CDR Nicholas J. DeNunzio USN Ret. of Chatham Township, N.J. passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 ...
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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, August 13 – Sunday, August 19, 2018

Please note that the library is closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

The Summer Reading Program for Children goes out with a bang!  Our annual Summer Reading Picnic will be serious fun for all the families who took summer reading seriously and earned enough points to earn an invitation.  But before that, we will offer a few more programs for children ...

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, August 6 – Sunday, August 12, 2018

Please note that the library is closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

This biggest event of the week is a science program for children.  Presented by Super Science for Kids, led by science teacher Dan Weissman, this program promises to be an exciting introduction to chemistry for young children.

For information about all programs or to sign up, please ...

Friends of Library Support Campaign

August 1, 2018

To the Editor:

The Friends of the Library of The Chathams are pleased to announce our support of the Library's capital campaign.

Library of the Chathams is one of the most vital parts of our community. Over 76 percent of our residents hold library cards and rely on the Library for educational programs, technical help and social activities. To better serve the growing needs of the ...

Chatham Driver Charged with Driving with Suspended License, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

August 2, 2018

On July 31, 2018, at 12:26 a.m., Officer Matthew Belcastro, assisted by Officer Wayne Shivers, arrested Sean Reidy, age 53 from Chatham Borough, New Jersey for possession of drug paraphernalia. Officer Shivers observed Mr. Reidy operating a red Jeep on Main Street. Officer Shivers was aware that Mr. Reidy’s driver’s license is suspended and alerted Officer Belcastro who initiated a ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 19

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find some can’t-miss back to school tips for parents and students, learn about a new treatment for brain injury, see which Atlantic Health System medical center is the only one in New Jersey to make a new, national list, find out how to avoid “avocado hand,” and much more!

 

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, August 13 – Sunday, August 19, 2018

August 10, 2018

Please note that the library is closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

The Summer Reading Program for Children goes out with a bang!  Our annual Summer Reading Picnic will be serious fun for all the families who took summer reading seriously and earned enough points to earn an invitation.  But before that, we will offer a few more programs for children ...

Common HVAC Home Inspection Problems

The heating and cooling system is one of the most important systems in a home, which is why the home inspection may include a detailed exam of this equipment. Here are common problems homeowners encounter:

Filters:If filters aren’t changed regularly, air flow can become blocked, causing problems with heating and cooling functions.
Leaks:Any leak can be a precursor to a larger ...