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FLAG of Chatham and Madison Featured on National TV; Donations Up to $97, 100, Meals Delivered 3,433

April 2, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - FLAG - the Front Line Appreciation Group - continued to spread the news about its positive impact in support of health care workers on Thursday with FLAG of Chatham and Madison co-founders Liz Bernich and Gina Mcguire featured on Fox News.

FLAG was started two weeks ago to deliver meals to local health care workers while patronizing local restaurants. As of Thursday night, the ...

N.J. COVID-19 Cases Rise to 26K, 15 Reported Deaths in Morris County

TRENTON, NJ – The total deaths in New Jersey from the coronavirus outbreak reached 537, Gov. Phil Murphy reported during his daily press conference this afternoon, in addition to highlighting some individuals who have succumbed to COVID-19.

Murphy reported 182 newly confirmed COVID-19 complication-related deaths.

There were 3,489 new positive tests in the state ...

Message from Chatham Borough Mayor Thad Kobylarz on Coronavirus: 'Social Distance as if Your Lives Depended on It'

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz made his second recorded message on the Coronavirus situation Wednesday, April 1, painting a grave picture of the pandemic but ending on a positive note: "We will get through this, I have no doubt."

Kobylarz said that Chatham Borough Council member Carolyn Dempsey and her husband, Brian, are self-isolating with fever symptoms. He ...

Chatham Chinese Association Donates Money & Masks to the Chatham Emergency Squad

The Chatham Chinese Association (CCA), a not-for-profit organization which is comprised of nearly 300 residents in Chatham and surrounding communities, has donated $1,500 to the Chatham Emergency Squad to help in its efforts to provide pre-hospital care to residents in need, especially during a state of National Emergency.

“The Chinese Community within Chatham really stepped up and ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Over 3.6K More COVID-19 Cases, 91 Deaths in NJ; Five in Morris County

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey reported an additional 3,649 positive cases of COVID-19 and at least 91 more deaths linked to the virus on Wednesday afternoon, maintaining the second-most cases in the country.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his daily press conference that the state now has at least 22,255 cases and at least 355 deaths.

Three deaths, and whether the novel coronavirus was ...

Chatham Twig Switches Gears to Get Needed Items to Child Life Specialist at Goryeb Children's Hospital

CHATHAM, NJ - If this was a normal year, members of the Chatham Twig, a branch of the Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center, would be decorating Goryeb Children's Hospital for special events in the pediatric playroom.

But this is no normal year and members of the Chatham Twig knew they had to do something to help during the Coronavirus pandemic - even if it had to ...

Chatham Coronavirus Cases Now at 25 with 77-Year-Old Chatham Borough Resident Infected; Latest Numbers: 12 in Borough, 13 in Township

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Health Officer reported a 77-year-old male had contracted the Coronavirus over the weekend, pushing the total reported cases for the Chathams at 25 through March 31.

According to Chatham Borough: Our Chatham Borough Health Officer was notified about one (1) additional adult resident that has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus over the weekend for a total ...

Library of the Chathams Launches '1,000 Masks Challenge' to Help Front-Line Workers; No Need to Leave Your Home to Pitch In

CHATHAM, NJ - The Library of the Chathams is offering to deliver materials so that Chatham residents can join the "1,000 Masks Challenge" by making masks for front-line workers during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Click here for details

No need to leave home thanks to Friends of the Library Book Sale funding and volunteers.

You will need tightly woven cotton material, thread ...

Chatham Resident is on the Front Line Feeding Health Care Workers, Supporting Local Businesses During Coronavirus Pandemic

CHATHAM, NJ - It started out as a germ of an idea and seemed to spread faster than any virus.

Just 10 days ago, Chatham resident Liz Bernich posted an idea on Facebook that she learned from a friend in Huntington, Long Island, about helping feed health care workers on the front lines of the Coronavirus pandemic. Today it is spreading across the country.

FLAG - the First Line ...

Chatham Coronavirus Reported Cases Now at 19; Chatham Township at 8 with Latest Case Friday, Chatham Borough at 11

CHATHAM, NJ - A reported case of Coronavirus in Chatham Township on Friday put the total of confirmed cases in the Chathams at 19.

The largest increase in Coronavirus cases in the Chathams was reported on Thursday with five adults testing positive in Chatham Borough and two more cases confirmed in Chatham Township.

That puts the Borough's confirmed cases at 11 and the Township at ...


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Free 45 Minute Barre Anywhere You Are Class with Chrissy Stanley

During this time of uncertainty and stress, The Chatham Club has put together several free workout videos that you can do from the comfort of your home with limited to no equipment.  

This week’s video features our personal trainer, Chrissy Stanley, B.S., NSCA, AFAA.  Chrissy is a Certified Personal Trainer through NSCA, as well as a Group Exercise instructor through AFAA, ...

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Library of the Chathams Update: Free Online Content for Your Enjoyment

Keep your books.  The library will remain closed until further notice.  During this time, we ask you not to return your books, movies and music.  For any items that you currently have checked out, no fines will be assessed until after we reopen.

Plenty of entertainment and enrichment through the library website 24/7 with your library ...

Taxes in the Time of Coronavirus

Amidst a pandemic, it’s hard to think of tax relief as much of a positive.  However, Congress and the IRS have given taxpayers a little less to worry about.  Like everything else, the situation is in flux. Here are current highlights:

Most 2019 non-corporate income tax returns, along with any balance due, are delayed until July 15.

First-quarter estimated payments ...

Coronavirus and the Markets

Use the Coronavirus sell off to do some bargain hunting.  

Here's why:

There's never been a sell off, for any reason, where the market did not recover and reach new highs. Of course, the length of recovery can be protracted.   Uncertainty now is no reason to flee stocks. The market outlook is always uncertain.

While the Coronavirus is bad, it generally is not ...

TAPinto Chatham Sees 24% Spike in Readership During March

April 2, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ – TAPinto Chatham, the only independent news operation dedicated solely to covering Chatham, set a single-month record for readership in March.

The 24% increase in readership is directly attributed to the news site’s COVID-19 coverage, as we continue to coordinate daily news reporting of how the virus is affecting the ...

Flags Across the Chathams

April 1, 2020

Dear Editor,

America has always been resilient. Knock us down and we always come back stronger, always. Despite the challenges we are collectively experiencing, this time will be no different. We’ve already seen examples of this resiliency around the country and in our own community.

We’ve heard stories of residents coming together to help and support others during a time where ...

Forget Vodka, for Now. NJ Distillery Helps Make Hand Sanitizer for Pandemic

April 2, 2020

CAPE MAY, NJ — With hand sanitizer in demand during the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, the makers of spirits are stepping up.

To do its part, Nauti Spirits Distillery in Cape May teamed up with Partners Pharmacy, which has a facility in Springfield, to make FDA-approved hand sanitizer instead of its usual vodka, rum and gin.

“We would like nothing better than to go back to ...


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Bertha “Baidzar” Elizabeth Barmakian, 96, a longtime Chatham resident and local artist, ...
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Perspective on the Pandemic from TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills Editor

April 2, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Matt Kass, Editor of TAPinto Millburn & Short Hills, spoke with TAPintoTV about how the communities he covers are dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“It’s too quiet outside, it’s too calm,” Kass said, about the current atmosphere in the community. “A lot of people are quietly on edge, there’s not a lot of ...