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Chatham Comes Together for the Fourth

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Gathering for insepction at the fire house Credits: ELB
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Josh Callahan of Atlanta and Matt Gabrielli of South Lyon, Mich., are the first to take their seats for the parade at 8:48 a.m. They are visiting the Stockleys in the boro. Credits: ELB
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Grand Marshal Deane Elmblad and family
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Paul Ness of Paul's gas station gets ready for the parade Credits: ELB
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Emily Bordens, Jake and their Havanese breed, Ollie
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Chathan Police are set to celebrate 100 years of service
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The fire department goes through roll call before inspection
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Volunteer fire figher Steven Smiley and his son, Sean, before inspection.
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Here come the police in full uniform
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The Chatham police force arrives at the fire house
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CHATHAM, NJ - Mayor Bruce Harris addressed both the Chatham Fire Department and the Chatham Police Department before the Fourth of July Parade on Thursday morning.

Harris commended the fire department for their service during Superstorm Sandy, pointing out how they "stepped up" to provide food for the utility and emergency workers. He also noted that the police department is set to celebrate its 100-year anniversary in September.

"Chiefs, prepare your departments for inspection," Harris said.

It was the first time that both the fire and police departments gathered together for inspection before the start of the parade.

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