Chatham Township Takes Steps to Ease Pain for Train Commuters During NJ Transit Diversion to Hoboken

June 23, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter is making plans to ease the commuting woes that will begin to affect commuters to New York City, like himself, starting next month and he offered one solution at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee on Thursday night.

"We are pleased to work with the private sector to help alleviate parking and commuting issues for ...

Chatham Residents Ask Questions, Share Ideas at Community Redevelopment Forum on Post Office Plaza

CHATHAM, NJ - Phil Abramson, hired by Chatham Borough as a planner and consultant, was supposed to give a brief power-point presentation and then have everyone break into discussion groups on the redevelopment of Post Office Plaza at the community meeting held Thursday night.

But before Abramson could get through his presentation, the questions and suggestions kept coming from the ...

2017 Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market: 11th Season, 11 New Stands

CHATHAM, NJ -  Saturday, June 17th marks the return of the annual Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market. The 2017 season is the market’s 11th year of providing Fresh Jersey Produce and offering other local products to the Chatham community, operating from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. every Saturday until Nov. 18.

During its 11 years of operation, the Chatham Borough Farmers’ ...

Chatham Township Board of Adjustment Approves Permanent Cell Tower Behind Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

CHATHAM, NJ - When Verizon Wireless was denied an application to place cell antennas on a PSE&G electrical tower on Pine Street by a 4-3 vote on June 16, 2016, Tony Vivona, chairman of the Chatham Township Zoning Board of Adjustment, said he would be in favor of a permanent cell tower behind Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

That suggestion became a reality on Wednesday night when the ...

Senior Internship Program Keeps Growing at Chatham High School

CHATHAM, NJ - Some 225 Chatham High students are taking advantage of the Senior Internship Program, getting hands-on experience working in local schools and businesses this spring.

SIP, under the direction of CHS teacher Sally Simonfay, has grown from 50 students to its current total of more than 200 students. Students work 25 hours a week during the five-week program.

Chatham ...

DRIP Coffee Opens on Main Street in Chatham; Fills Void Left By Cafe Beethoven Closing

CHATHAM, NJ - There is no sign on the front yet, but Chatham residents are finding their way to the DRIP coffee shop, which opened on Main Street Thursday.

"Yes, I'm very excited to have DRIP in Chatham," Erin, a Chatham resident, said. "I've been going to the Madison one for about a year now so it's nice to have one in town that I can walk to."

DRIP has ...

Chatham Fifth Grader Receives Stock Market Award

CHATHAM, NJ - The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) named Lafayette School fifth grader Michael Tedesco as the second place winner of the Elementary Division Northern Region Fall Stock market Game.

Tedesco received his award at the New Jersey North Stock Market 2017 Awards Ceremony held on May 4.

The stock market game is an online ...

Chatham's Future Leaders Visit New York Stock Exchange and NYU Business School

Chatham High School’s Future Business Leaders of America club (FBLA) took a field trip to New York City to visit the New York Stock Exchange and attend a lecture at the Stern School of Business at NYU on April 3.

Club leaders Matthew Raiola, James Lind, and William Hosbein organized the trip with the assistance of club supervisors and business teachers at the high school John Ahsler and ...

Chatham Borough Planning Board Designates Post Office Plaza as 'Area in Need of Redevelopment'

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Planning Board took the first step toward forming a vision for redevelopment of the 5 1/2 acres known as "Post Office Plaza" by a 7-0 vote on Wednesday night.

The planning board voted to approve the study it commissioned on the feasibility for redevelopment at Post Office Plaza. The 36-page study was presented to the board and the ...

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Planning for a Special Needs Child or Grandchild

June 12, 2017

Before she reached her second birthday, Julia was a smart, bleach blonde, blue eyed, “gifted” little girl. She could sing her ABC’s at an unusually young age. Soon after turning two, Epilepsy ravaged her body and mind. Julia is my niece and is legally disabled.

If you want to leave money or property to a loved one with a disability, you must plan carefully. Often, people ...