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Murphy: Childcare Centers, Summer Camps and Youth Sports Can Reopen; Targets June 12 for Return of Worship Services

May 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are:

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July ...

Morris County Business Owners and Legislators Launch 'UnLock New Jersey' to Open Up Businesses

MORRISTOWN, NJ - “Unlock New Jersey” was launched today by an expanding group of business owners, civic leaders, elected officials and concerned citizens who presented Governor Phil Murphy with a proposal to responsibly and decisively unlock his COVID19 shut-down of Garden State businesses.

The plan was the result of a town hall meeting of more than 30 small business owners from ...

Chatham Mahoney Brothers Transition from Lacrosse to Open 'Seal & Deal' Driveway Seal Coating and Power Washing Business

CHATHAM, NJ - Danny Mahoney has earned a reputation as a leader and a competitor during his Chatham High sports career, captaining two Cougar teams and playing in three state championship games.

Mahoney's service as a captain for the 2020 Cougar lacrosse team came to an abrupt end because of the Coronavirus pandemic, but the senior has pivoted into forming a family business with his ...

'Keep Chatham Thriving' Makes it Easy to Do Virtual Shopping Locally for Mother's Day Gifts

CHATHAM, NJ - Shopping for Mother's Day Gifts and supporting local Chatham businesses has been made easier by the "Keep Chatham Thriving" campaign.

Shoppers can get a virtual tour of Chatham shops so that they can do their Mother's Day shopping from the safety of their home.

"In an effort to encourage residents to support local businesses, Keep Chatham ...

Real Estate Can Help Lead Recovery From COVID-19

With May and its warmer temperatures, sunshine, and spring flowers at our doorsteps, I naturally lean toward a hopeful outlook despite the toll COVID-19 has taken on us. This is not to suggest I see the future through rose-colored glasses; but rather that I hope to meet challenges ahead with courage, creativity, and practical, productive solutions that help get us and our economy up and running ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Steps Up Safety Measures

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Edison Heating and Cooling prides itself on providing state-of-the-art service and safety precautions throughout the year and, with the coronavirus crisis currently sweeping through New Jersey, the company has stepped up its safety protocols – for both customers and employees – even more. 

“As a declared essential service, we are ...

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Warns of Scams Involving Stimulus Checks

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp reminds residents that criminals continue to operate even during these unprecedented times. The recent Economic Impact Payments, or COVID-19 relief stimulus checks, are one such opportunity for scammers.

The United States Postal Inspection Service advises that scammers are calling and/or emailing individuals claiming to be from ...

Selling Your Home In The Spring 2020 Market

Given widespread concerns about COVID-19, high unemployment rates, changes in the stock market, and a COVID-19 vaccine many months away, it’s natural to wonder whether it’s wise to sell or buy a home now. 

Despite the unique circumstances of our time, several positive themes have emerged for the real estate industry in local New Jersey communities. First, some sellers who had ...

Chatham Resident Helps Local Businesses to Thrive During COVID-19 Crisis

With businesses suffering from “social distancing” during the COVID-19 crisis, support to keep local stores, shops and offices open in the Chatham Borough/Township has been essential. Many residents have taken to social media and other outlets to help businesses thrive during this period.

One such individual is Michelle Lease, from Chatham, who has been doing just that. This she ...

A Message to Chatham Borough Businesses from Mayor Kobylarz about Coronavirus

Dear Chatham Borough Business Owner:

First and foremost, I hope you, your families, and your employees are all safe during this coronavirus pandemic.

I recognize that the exacting but necessary measures taken by the state of New Jersey to bring this virus under control have been challenging for many of Chatham’s businesses. I’d like to inform you that the Borough’s ...


PSE&G Resuming Work While Continuing COVID-19 Safety Protocols

May 31, 2020

NEWARK, NJ -  As a result of Governor Murphy’s recent executive order and with approval by the Board of Public Utilities, Public Service Electric & Gas Co. will be resuming work as safely and quickly as possible. Our employees and contractors will follow protocols guided by the CDC and New Jersey State Department of Health, as well as all directives from state and local ...


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A Week at the Library of the Chathams Monday, June 1 – Sunday, June 7, 2020

Teen Art Contest! Imagine Your Story

We believe that creating art is a wonderful way to express how you are feeling at this time.  Whether you consider yourself a doodler or a true artist, we invite you to submit pictures of your creations for our Teen Art Contest.  Submissions will be displayed on the library's Facebook page and will be voted on by the public.  Winners ...

A Week at the Library of the Chathams Monday, May 25 – Sunday, May 31, 2020

History Research Center is a suite of five databases:  African-American History, American History, American Indian History, Ancient and Medieval History, and Modern World History.  These databases can be searched simultaneously or separately.  Each database offers maps and charts, primary sources, timelines of historical events, and videos.  They ...

Consumer Defensive Stocks – A Safe Port in the Storm?

As the Coronavirus grips much of the world, global travel and commerce have come to a screeching halt.  The last thing people want to think about is getting on an airplane, checking into a hotel or spending money on the latest fashions.  They are concerned about sourcing food, cleaning supplies, and the holy grail – toilet paper. 

Investors have long been drawn to consumer ...

Financial Action Steps to Take Now

Covid-19 has us all feeling afraid and helpless.  Between health worries and economic uncertainty, it’s easy to feel as though there is nothing we can control.  However, just as we can shelter in place, social distance, and practice good hygiene, so there are concrete financial steps to take now to get us through this and position ourselves for Covid-19’s ...

PSE&G Resuming Work While Continuing COVID-19 Safety Protocols

May 31, 2020

NEWARK, NJ -  As a result of Governor Murphy’s recent executive order and with approval by the Board of Public Utilities, Public Service Electric & Gas Co. will be resuming work as safely and quickly as possible. Our employees and contractors will follow protocols guided by the CDC and New Jersey State Department of Health, as well as all directives from state and local ...

Chatham is Not Immune

May 31, 2020

To the Editor: 

In light of the recent murder of George Floyd in Minnesota and the nationwide protests fighting police brutality, the silence from the Chatham community is deafening.

As of today, Sunday, May 31st, neither the Chatham Borough or Chatham Township police departments, the School District of the Chathams nor the Mayors of the Township and the Borough have released a ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...


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SpaceX Launches New Era of Manned Space Flight at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

May 31, 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA -- Today, SpaceX launched a manned flight into space from Kennedy Space Center. To commemorate the event, we take a look back at our post from last year celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, which originated, like today's flight, from Kennedy Space Center. The center just reopened its doors to the public on May 28, 2020.  

In ...