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Wonder Announces its First Ever Student of the Year Awards; Chatham High 2022 Graduates Eligible

June 23, 2022

Wonder, a new home dining experience serving 22 towns in New Jersey, has announced its first ever Student of the Year awards. The company is currently accepting nominations for 2022 high school graduates that exemplify Wonder’s core values of mastery, compassion, and courage.

"These communities have been so welcoming to us,” Wonder Senior Director of Marketing, Raina ...

Chatham High Graduates Richman, Cashel, Sennett Will Serve Country in the Marines, Air Force and Military Academy

CHATHAM, NJ -- Three 2022 Chatham High graduates - Karen Cashel, Ezra Richman and Thomas Sennett, will move on to serve their country in the Air Force, the Marines and the U.S. Military Academy.

“I commend our students not only for their commitment to Chatham High School over the last four years but for the commitment they are choosing to make to our country," Darren Groh, Chatham ...

329 Seniors from the Class of 2022 Walk at Chatham High School's 34th Commencement Exercises Held in Mennen Arena

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- The Chatham Education Association provided parents with provisions for the 2022 Chatham High graduation ceremony on Saturday at Mennen Arena.

Tied plastic bags handed out by CEA members on the way inside the arena included:

Tissues for the tears; headphones to drown out any negative thoughts; Lifesavers to remind you of the sweet times; First aid kit for unexpected bumps ...

Chatham High School 2022 Graduation Returns to Mennen Arena Friday at 3 p.m.; CHS Graduation held at Cougar Field in 2021, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - This year's Chatham High School Graduation will be held at Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown. Last year’s graduation was held at Cougar Field and the year previous, 2020, the graduation was split into morning and afternoon sessions at Cougar Field to comply with state outdoor crowd size restrictions due to the pandemic

Graduation for the 330 members of the ...

Chatham Board of Education Talks About School Safety and Hears Disciplinary Report at Final BOE Meeting of the School Year

CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Board of Education discussed the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and announced it will be hiring Special Law Enforcement Officers (SLEOs) to be present at all Chatham Elementary Schools in the new school year at its final 2021-'22 meeting on Monday night.

According to Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa, the district is hiring SLEOs for its ...

Chatham High Principal Groh Leaves his 'Team' Behind to Build Another as the Superintendent of the Rumson-Fair Haven District

CHATHAM, NJ -- The part Darren Groh is going to miss the most about Chatham High is the people he worked with, the "team" he counted on during his 16 years as the CHS principal.

Groh, 51, is moving on to become the Superintendent of Schools in Rumson-Fair Haven after 18 years in Chatham, the first two as the high school vice-principal. Since Chatham Township and Chatham Borough ...

Chatham High Athletic Director Mo Abdelaziz Moving on to Become Mendham High Assistant Principal

CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham High's ever-present athletic director Mo Abdelaziz will be leaving the district at the end of the school year and taking an assistant principal's position at Mendham High School.

"The kids have been amazing," Abdelaziz said. "I sent out an email telling them to never stop looking for their spark, to go above and beyond and to not be afraid of ...

Chatham Township Mayor Felice Delivers Message on School Safety

CHATHAM, NJ -- Below is a message from Chatham Township Mayor Ashley Felice on school safety and the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, last week.

Each weekday morning, I drive my two young daughters to school. Like most parents, I’m incredibly thankful they can go to school in person, and forever will be after COVID forced us into a virtual learning environment a little over two years ...

Jack Tapper Announced as Chatham High Class of 2022 Valedictorian; Will Attend Cornell University

CHATHAM, NJ -- Jack Tapper has just been announced as Valedictorian for the Chatham High School Class of 2022.

“I found out in April, I was pretty surprised, they called me down to the office, so I really had no idea what to expect," Tapper said. "I thought I was in trouble for something because Mr. (Darren) Groh called me down to the office. But I was very ...


Summit College Club Honors College Scholarship Recipients

June 25, 2022

Lile Hall in Christ Church, Summit, was filled on Sunday afternoon, June 5, 2022, when the Summit College Club Foundation awarded six accomplished high school senior women from Summit and surrounding towns financial scholarships to aid the pursuit of their college dreams.  Recognition of these students through the awarding of college scholarships is an annual high point for the members of ...


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JCP&L, FirstEnergy Remind Public to Have a Safety-First Summer

With the Fourth of July fast approaching and the summer months upon us, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), and its parent company, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), are reminding the public to be cautious of potential electrical hazards associated with popular outdoor activities. Celebrating responsibly will help keep customers safe and the electricity flowing reliably this ...

Mount St. Mary Academy Euro Challenge Winners Visit European Delegation

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The victors of this year’s Euro Challenge competition – Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, Charlotte Jotz of Scotch Plains, and Akshaya Karanam of Woodbridge, Katie Ferris of Westfield, and Gwen Oakley of Maplewood – traveled to Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 13, where they were celebrated ...

What is the optimal amount of time to own a home before it’s a profitable investment?

So, what is the optimal amount of time to own a home before it’s a profitable investment? Earlier in the week, I asked this question. 50% of you said it was about 7 years, while the other 50% guessed it was roughly 10 years.

Let’s just say, if the “7-year itch” is also a thing in real estate, this timeline works out pretty darn well.

Although there is slightly ...

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Library Welcomes Diversity of the Chathams

In the past few months, Library of the Chathams has made a concerted effort to create an environment where everyone feels welcome. A taskforce put forth several measures to make the library even more open and welcoming to the community. Overdue fines for Chatham items are gone. Your library cards can now be renewed for ten years instead ...


Oct 1, 1929 - May 3, 2022
Thomas J. Mangan III, 92, of Chatham, NJ died peacefully on 5/3/22 after a long illness.  He ...
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Designer Thom Filicia Headlines Charity Event for Women’s Health

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — CWI.Design and other guests helped celebrate and fund the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation (CDBCF) Spring Luncheon. The May 5 event took place at Maplewood Country Club. Designer Thom Filicia headlined the event.

During the lunch program, guests heard from CDBCF President Becky Morano and other representatives of the organization. Morano talked about the ...

WATCH: Peapack Private Wealth's Dietze Examines Reasons for Second-Half Optimism

July 3, 2022

David Dietze, Managing Principal and Senior Portfolio Strategist at Peapack-Private Wealth Management, spoke live on BNN Bloomberg. David discussed his outlook on the market, and what stocks he sees the most opportunity in on pullback:

With Trust and Integrity, Peapack ...