Education

Chatham Police Departments Get Together for Law Enforcement Torch Run to Benefit Special Olympics; Cheers Along the Way

4e0deb60c6d09dd658bc_IMG_1548.jpg
ECLC students, Chatham High students and faculty and the Chatham Borough and Chatham Township Police Departments get together before 2018 Torch Run Credits: TAP Chatham
692fbf752b42e7078fce_DSCN3325.JPG
Chatham Borough Police Captain Brian Gibbons had the honor of carrying the torch for the start of the Law Enforcement Torch Run on Friday Credits: TAP Chatham
75fe674eca83c4f90b9f_DSCN3326.JPG
Chatham Borough's Sergeant Daryle Kelly, left, Chatham Township Officer Muta Blanford organized the Torch Run for their respective departments Credits: TAP Chatham
025c2e028beac998f44b_DSCN3327.JPG
Lori Gironda, Chatham High assistant principal, and Lisa Lattarulo, CHS Student Assistance Counselor, represented CHS faculty and administration at the Torch Run Credits: TAP Chatham
744411fad4739e462095_Rosenstein_Sp_Oly.jpg
Southern Boulevard School put out this sign for the runners of the Torch Run on Friday Credits: SBS
4e0deb60c6d09dd658bc_IMG_1548.jpg

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Police Department joined in the efforts started by the Chatham Township Police four years ago when they joined the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for the first time on Friday. The run raises money for the New Jersey Special Olympics.

Because of the expanded police participation, the route of the run was increased to 6.5 miles and included Chatham Borough streets 

"We were looking to do something involved with the community and we were unaware that Chatham Township had started this a few years ago," Chatham Borough Sergeant Daryle Kelly said. "Once we found out that borough kids wouldn't be able to participate unless Chatham Borough Police got involved, it was a no-brainer for us. I got PBA Local 226 to commit to it and here we are."

Sign Up for E-News

Because of the additional police support, the run included a route that passed by the ECLC and the cheering students at Washington Avenue School (see video below) during the borough portion of the run.

Chatham High students and faculty made up the majority of the runners, with police officers handing off the torch along the way.

 Chatham Borough Police Captain Brian Gibbons carries the torch at the start of the Law Enforcement Torch Run on Friday

Washington Avenue students came out to cheer the runners as they passed by the school

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Chatham

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, June 18 – Sunday, June 24, 2018

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

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

By Galina Natenzon

This week we are wrapping up our first session of ESL classes.  Stay tuned, we are planning a fall session to start in September.  New students are welcome to enroll!  This is the last week of calm and quiet at the library before our summer reading ...

Angie's Owners Want to Thank Their Chatham Customers

June 14, 2018

To the Editor:

We want to thank our customers and the entire community for their support and devotion to our business. Our last day of business will be July 31.

rWe will miss all the friends that we have developed over the past 26 years. Wishing everyone much success and happiness in the future.

Sincerely,

Louiza and Jimmy Poulimenos

P.S. "Until we meet ...

Lafayette School Receives 'Hope' Award from Community Foodbank of New Jersey

June 20, 2018

An award was given to Lafayette School on Saturday evening, June 16, at the Community Foodbank of New Jersey's annual Blue Jean Ball.

Lafayette School was one of 13 groups and individuals to receive the HOPE Award. Fourteen years ago Jim Donough, a fifth grade Lafayette teacher, started the Lafayette School and Community Foodbank partnership. In those 14 years, ...

Cool Ways to Save Money This Summer

As the summer temperatures rise, home cooling costs rise as well. But there are ways to help save money without sweating the heat:

To increase your cooling system’s efficiency by as much as 20%, get it checked out for summer.  A technician will clean the condenser, make sure you have the optimal amount of refrigerant, and ensure the airflow over the coil is ...