Police & Fire

Chatham Borough Plans Grant Application for Passaic Avenue Sidewalks; Lights on Main Street Adjusted

North Passaic Avenue light that was recently sequenced with the light at Main Street and Fairmount Avenue Credits: TAP Chatham
The DOT recently sequenced this light with the one on Passaic Avenue, which was off by 20 seconds Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - Council member Jim Collander, chairman of the public safety committee, announced that Chatham Borough will be applying for a Safe Routes to School Grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation to install sidewalks on North Passaic Avenue.

Collander explained the plan to make the application next month to the DOT at the Borough of Council meeting held Monday night.

Sidewalks would be installed on the east side of North Passaic from Yale Street to the Route 24 overpass. According to Collander, the project is estimated to cost $200,000. Of that total, $50,000 would come out of the borough's capital budget and the rest would be applied for through the grant.

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Council member Jim Collander talks about a "small victory" achieved on Main Street traffic

Chatham Borough administrators met with the DOT this fall to talk about solutions to the traffic congestion on Main Street. Collander announced one step forward.

"One small victory is that the traffic signals timing on North Passaic Avenue and Fairmount Avenue were off by some 20 seconds," Collander said. "We actually did get the state to sequence the timing so that they are not off by 20 seconds and causing a delay in the traffic pattern. So a small victory."


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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, March 19 – Sunday, March 25, 2018


At the latest meeting of the Library of The Chathams Board of Trustees on February 27, Chatham Township Representative Kevin Sullivan administered the oath of office to Thomas E. Browne and Bill Holmes.  Welcome on board (pun intended), Tom and Bill!  Here is the complete list of current members:

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, March 12 – Sunday, March 18, 2018


By Galina Natenzon

After the storm of the Annual Friends’ Book Sale (no, not the snowstorm), the library is returning to relative peace and quiet.  The sale continues with Bag Sale ($8 for a large bag of books) on Monday, Tuesday, and until most books are sold.

For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 or go ...

Proud of Chatham Township Residents During "Weather Events"

March 13, 2018

To the Editor

As I watch the next “Weather Event” cross my computer screen I am compelled not to roll my eyes in hopelessness to but reflect on the incredible response of helpfulness I have seen throughout the Chatham Township Community over the last several days. 

We are a rural community with dozen of miles of winding road yet we have seen our volunteer first ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!


Chatham Democrats Hold "Meet Mikie Sherrill" Event Wednesday at Charlie Brown's

March 18, 2018

Come out to meet Mikie Sherrill, a candidate for the 11th Congressional district, in Chatham Township this Wednesday night at Charlie Browns - this is a free event, open to the public.

Ms. Sherrill has been profiled in the New York Times, Politico, Rolling Stone, and Glamour Magazine and has been labled a "must watch" candidate. She is a Naval Academy graduate, veteran ...