Giving Back

First Jaime Pinaire 5K Race Set for Chatham High on June 3; Raises Funds for Education Scholarships

Jaime Pinaire finishing Long Branch Half Marathon in 2011 Credits: Pinaire Family
Jaimie Pinaire and his sister, Kaitlin Credits: Pinaire Family
Jaime and his sister Meg on his motorcycle Credits: Pinaire Family
Jaime, RJ Eager, Kellie Howering and Nicole Pisani before running a Spartan obstacle race Credits: Pinaire Family

CHATHAM,  NJ - Jaime Pinaire was on his way home from tutoring a student at a charter school in Newark three years ago when he was involved in a fatal car accident.

The family of the Chatham High graduate has formed the James A. Pinaire III Foundation in his memory to promote educational opportunities, including scholarships, to needy students.

On June 3, the first Jaime Pinaire 5K Race & Fun Run will be held at Chatham High School. f you’d like to support the Foundation as a runner/walker, volunteer and/or donor, you are encouraged to sign up online by CLICKING HERE

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Pinaire was a 2008 graduate of CHS, where he was a pitcher and right fielder on the Cougar baseball team and a quarterback of the football team.

After he obtained his math degree from Muhlenberg College, he returned to Chatham and taught as a substitute teacher at CHS and the Chatham Middle School. In his free time, he played on the Chatham All Stars Men’s Softball team and ran Tough Mudder and Spartan obstacle races, earning his Spartan Trifecta medal in 2014.

In August 2014, Jaime started teaching math and was a 7th grade homeroom teacher at the Robert Treat Academy, a charter school in Newark. He was involved in a fatal car accident in December 2014 on his way home from tutoring a young student.

Through generous donations from the Pinaire family’s friends and extended family, in June 2015, they were able to provide the inaugural James A. Pinaire III Award to a graduating RTA student from Jaime’s first Algebra I class.

The Pinaire’s formed the James A. Pinaire III Foundation in 2016 in Jaime’s memory to raise monies to promote educational opportunities, including scholarship awards to assist recipients with tuition and expenses related to high school educational institutions and graduating student athletes with financial need who intend to pursue a college degree in either math or education, including graduating students from Robert Treat Academy and CHS.

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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 ...