TOP LOCAL News

August 15, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Keith Reid, post office operations manager for Northern New Jersey, offered that it would be beneficial if Chatham residents applied for openings at the post office on Wednesday during an open house held by the U.S. Postal Service. "The advantage of someone local living in Chatham ...

Read more »

CHATHAM, NJ - An ordinance that will allow for the creation of an "off-leash" dog area at Shepard Kollock Park was unanimously approved on introduction Monday night at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting. The ordinance will up for adoption on Sept. 11. Council members Vicki Fife and Bob ...

Read more »

CHATHAM, NJ - Lisa Hart came before the Borough of Chatham Council during the public comment portion of the meeting on Monday night and asked the mayor and council to proclaim Oct. 7, 2018, as "Respect Life Day in Chatham Borough." "I have learned recently that we have the ability to make public ...

Read more »

CHATHAM, NJ - Anna McCormack, a 15-year resident of Chatham, is living proof of what early detection of Ovarian Cancer can mean. Hers was discovered at stage one five years ago, greatly increasing her chances for survival. McCormack told her story (see video below) in promoting "Turn the Towns ...

Read more »

CHATHAM, NJ - Sean Smiley became a second generation Chatham Borough Volunteer Firefighter when he was sworn in as a probationary firefighter on Monday night at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting. The 19-year-old student at Coastal Carolina follows in the footsteps of his father, Steve, who ...

Read more »

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council approved a resolution Monday night authorizing a preliminary study to designate River Road an "Area in Need of Redevelopment," which is the first step in a process that could lead to as many as 340 apartment units being built on four lots. The ...

Read more »

CHATHAM, NJ - Brian K. Gibbons was enthusiastically applauded as the ninth Chatham Borough Police Chief in the 105-year history of the department on Monday night before an overflow crowd at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting. Gibbons was sworn in as family, friends and brothers in blue ...

Read more »

A two-sentence response to newspaper ad led to a remarkable 44-year career of covering high school sports in Chatham and the surrounding area for Art Polakowski. Helen Vance Levenson, the founder of the Independent Press had published the ad for a part-time sports reporter and the Chatham ...

Read more »

Chatham resident Jeanine Love Rooney is ready to launch her debut novel, "Red Mittens" on Sept. 14. The book is fiction inspired by a true event - a blaze at a college dormitory at a New England college in the late 1970s. Rooney lives in Chatham with her husband, Steve, and three children, ...

Read more »

The Chatham Borough Police Department and the Internal Revenue Service would like to again remind citizens that the IRS does not conduct any business over the telephone and they will not call or leave messages. They also would like to remind you that IRS representatives do not and will not under ...

Read more »

CHATHAM, NJ - Family and friends gathered Thursday to celebrate the 100th birthday of Mrs. Jean Wallace White at Juniper Village in Chatham Township. White served with the U.S. Navy WAVES from August 1943 until her discharge in April 1946. Chatham Township Deputy Mayor Karen Swartz and New ...

Read more »

The Chatham Emergency Squad recently received a donation from the Kiwanis Club of Chatham-Madison at the club’s annual Benevolence Dinner. The donation, which was similar to the contribution given to the Emergency Squad in prior years, was the result of various fundraising events held by the ...

Read more »

ANNAPOLIS, MD - Mike Judge, an assistant football coach at the Naval Academy, can relate to the 2018 Chatham High football team. He used to be one of them. Judge, the CHS graduate, and former Navy football captain 2nd Lt. Brandon Jones greeted the Cougars when Chatham head coach Dan ...

Read more »

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Police and residents found the perfect spot to beat the oppressive heat and celebrate the annual community event - National Night Out - with food and refreshments offered at the Colony Pool Club on Tuesday night. McGruff the Crime Dog made an appearance and the ...

Read more »

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council is asking that three developers submit detailed plans for the redevelopment of Post Office Plaza by Sept. 17, steering committee member Peter Hoffman announced on Monday in a written press release. The steering committee will evaluate the plans and ...

Read more »

CHATHAM, NJ - New meaning was given to door-to-door delivery on Sunday afternoon when a U.S. Postal Service delivery truck rolled down the front lawn and made contact with a home on Fairmount Avenue. Chatham Township Police and the Chatham Township Fire Department responded to the call. No ...

Read more »

The 2018 baseball season was a memorable one for the Chatham 12U White squad playing 60 total games and finishing with an impressive 40-20 record in a season that began on March 17, 2018. With snow still on the ground in Chatham, the team traveled south down the parkway to Brick, New Jersey to ...

Read more »

CHATHAM, NJ - Emily Walczyk was on a run about a month ago during bulk-pickup day in Chatham Borough when she noticed a nice piece of wood her neighbor had left out at the curb. She took it home and went to work. "I sanded it down and stained it," Walczyk said. "It was in my garage for a week ...

Read more »

MADISON – They have walked a tightrope to get there, but FC Motown is going to play for the fourth tier of American soccer’s top prize.   David Nigro’s winner in the second session of extra-time propelled the locals to a 2-1 victory over FC Mulhouse Portland in the National Premier Soccer ...

Read more »

RAHWAY, NJ - Sarah Mattle, an 8-year-old Chatham resident, will be performing in the first production of the musical "Matilda Jr." Mattle will be playing the role of "Chloe" on the Mainstage of the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3. Pixie Dust players ...

Read more »

CHATHAM, NJ - Visitors to Loantaka Park in Chatham Township no longer have to transport bikes to the park if they wish to ride the scenic paths. Loantaka now has Zagster bikes to use through an APP courtesy of "Morris Moves Bike Share" a program provided by the Loantaka Brook Reservation and the ...

Read more »

    Election Policies 1) Candidate Statements: Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos). For the general election, statements can be submitted from Labor Day up through the week before Election Day. For the primary election, statements can ...

Read more »

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Post Office is inviting the Chatham community to an Open House set for Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 19 S. Passaic Ave. Chatham Borough.        

Read more »

CHATHAM, NJ - Three weeks into summer sessions for the Chatham football team, new head coach Dan Czepiga is cautiously optimistic as he prepares the Cougars for the 2018 season that will open Sept. 7 at Mount Olive. "We have good numbers," Czepiga said. "I like what we've got. It's tough to ...

Read more »

Chatham residents Liam Driscoll, Ronan Green, Lilly McGrath and Andrew Palmieri will be performing at Montclair State University Friday and Saturday as part of the Paper Mill Playhouse's Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory. The Chatham students will participate in the produced original concert ...

Read more »

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 9:41 a.m., Officers Roy George, Brian Maher and Wayne Shivers responded to Girard Avenue to investigate a motor vehicle crash in which a pedestrian was struck. Members of the Chatham Emergency Squad also responded to provide medical care. The pedestrian, Rosana ...

Read more »

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township police are seeking help in identifying three unknown individuals who caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to the back of Lafayette School on July 12. Security cameras captured photos of the vandals during the 3 a.m. mischief behind Lafayette School, where a ...

Read more »

BOONTON, NJ - Members of the Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department were the hosts for a barbecue at the New Jersey Fireman's Home in Boonton on Saturday. Skip and Jack Conlan were among the Chatham firefighters giving back to those who served.  

Read more »

CHATHAM, NJ - Since 2005, Chatham High student-athletes have been awarded scholarships in honor of E.J. Schmeltz, who died suddenly during his training as an Air Force Cadet that same year. The annual E.J. Schmeltz Memorial Golf Tournament, which helps fund the scholarships, is set for Monday, ...

Read more »

CHATHAM, NJ - At the urging of engineer John Ruschke, the Chatham Township Committee voted, 3-0, to seek Department of Transportation Grants for sidewalks and transportation enhancements at its regular meeting on Thursday night. Ruschke asked the committee to move forward with the applications, ...

Read more »