Chatham Borough Working on Safety of CMS Crosswalk; Police: 'Don't Move Signs'

Chatham is trying to increase safety at this crosswalk on Van Doren Avenue Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham Borough Police have asked residents not to move these standing traffic signs closer to the crosswalks Credits: TAP Chatham
Extra lining to keep vehicles out of the area have been installed by Chatham Borough at the Van Doren crosswalk to the Chatham Middle School Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Police are responding to concerns voiced by parents about the Chatham Middle School crosswalk on Van Doren Avenue, council member James Collander said in his report on safety at Monday's Borough of Chatham Council meeting.

Collander, chairman of the safety and emergency services committee, reported that the Van Doren crosswalk was considered a "hot spot" and that about 55 students crossed there in the morning and about 105 in the afternoon.

Council member James Collander, safety chairman, talks about safety of Van Doren Avenue crosswalk

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Chatham parents involved in Safe Routes to School Committee expressed concern after a pedestrian was struck and killed crossing Shunpike Road in Chatham Township by a hit-and-run driver.

"Officer (Roy) George has been down there, we have criss-crossed that section so people don't block the box," Collander said. "George has worked with the school administration on changing some of the interior traffic patterns down there."

Chatham Borough Police Chief Phil Crosson Jr. asked that residents resist the urge to move the standing pedestrian crossing signs closer to the crosswalks. Crosson explained that the purpose is to warn drivers of the crosswalk and that moving the signs closer defeats the purpose.

Chatham Borough Police Chief Phil Crosson Jr. asks residents not to move standing pedestrian crosswalk signs




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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:

Board of Trustees

Andy Hollander, ...

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 ...