Giving Back

September 13, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham kids and their families have contributed more than $45,000 to rare cancer research through funds raised with the Sunshine Striders 1-Mile Fun Run and Chathamites are set to run again on Saturday, Sept. 29, when the fourth annual event is held. The event is free, with a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Joseph Shuster, a 13-year-old Chatham Middle School eighth-grader, raised $1,500 for 9/11 victims on Saturday. Shuster placed fourth in his age group in the Johnson & Johnson 9/11 Heroes 5K run. Also participating was his father, Brian Shuster, who is an employee of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.  

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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, ...

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Weichert Realtors in Chatham is hosting a Christmas in July event to benefit Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside. The office will be collecting toys from July 15 through the 31st. The office is open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All items must be new, with original packaging and ...

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Chatham Eagle Scout Collin Goldbach, in coordination with the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority, has designed and built American Flag disposal boxes to be located at key spots in the county, in an effort to call attention to proper methods of discarding old and worn Stars n’ ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris made sure that the members of the Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department knew that their service is appreciated when he addressed them at the firehouse on Wednesday morning. Harris made his remarks (see video below) during the traditional ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Fish & Game Club needed help replacing the cap on its 30-foot flag pole and Corey Duren and the Chatham Borough Fire Department came through on Tuesday afternoon. Using the situation as a training exercise, the Chatham Borough Fire Department set it us so that ...

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St. Patrick Parish in Chatham has sent Youth Ministry members to Rowlesburg, West Virginia for the 32nd year. This summertime mission to aid families in need began in 1986 following a flood that devastated the geographic area. It was started by three teenage parishioners and has continued ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - According to Borough of Chatham Council member Vicki Fife, one of the best kept secrets in town is the Chatham Woman's Club. "Most people in town are not even aware that there is a Woman's Club in Chatham, let alone that it is 100 years old," Fife said. "But like most women, they ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris and council members recognized volunteers during the Fishawack Festival with a ceremony held in front of the municipal building on Saturday. Council members in attendance included Peter Hoffman, Jim Collander, Vickie Fife and Bob ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Municipal Alliance Committee of the Chathams will once again cap the annual Fishawack Festival with a free movie for families under the stars: "Despicable Me 3." The movie will be shown on the Lum Front Field located across from the Chatham Train  Station parking, starting at ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Police Department joined in the efforts started by the Chatham Township Police four years ago when they joined the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for the first time on Friday. The run raises money for the New Jersey Special Olympics. Because of the expanded ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - When Margarita Murray (Dutton) makes a New Year's Resolution, she follows through and accomplishes it. Proof of a Murray resolution completed is coming to 242 Main Street in Chatham with the opening of "Pour HoMMe" - which translates from French to "For Men" with the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The third annual Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on the streets of Chatham this Friday, June 8. The Chatham Township Police have spearheaded the run that benefits the New Jersey Special Olympics with participation from Chatham High School faculty and students. This year, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Incoming senior class students Bradley Rindos and Sean Lee have been elected by their classmates at Chatham High School to represent the class of 2019, and serve as senior class president and vice president, respectively. The two also have in common that they serve as cadets for ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Carolyn Dempsey only had one "lump-in-the-throat" moment during her inspiring speech that kicked off the sixth annual Relay for Life at Haas Field on Saturday. It was when she told the story about why her daughter wanted to start a team for the relay two years ago. "I want to raise ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - R.J. Eager recalls the time five years ago when his good friend Jaime Pinaire talked him into running in a physically grueling Spartan race. "He said it was only eight miles and that I could walk if I wanted to," Eager said. "I had no idea what I was getting into." Eager isn't ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Longtime Chatham resident Fran Drew often comes before the Borough of Chatham Council during public commentary sessions with ideas such as reducing traffic on Main Street and putting power lines underground. She doesn't just talk, she volunteers to lead the effort. On Tuesday ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Three Chatham Girl Scouts came before the Borough of Chatham Council to present their plan to place home-made birdhouses around town. Mary Collins, Hannah Kajor and Tess Powers explained their silver award project, which received approval from the council at Tuesday's regular ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Michael Lemons of the Chatham Emergency Squad recently received the "EMS Excellence Award" at the 22nd Excellence in Emergency Medical Services banquet held at the Grand Summit Hotel. The annual award is given by the Overlook Medical Center, which is associated with the Atlantic ...

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Chatham High School has named senior Defne Selen its “Caring Student of the Year” for  2018. This award is given to a senior student who is an "unsung hero" and has not been otherwise recognized for the selfless work in devoting his or her time to those less fortunate.   Selen was chosen to ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Three Chatham High seniors - Amira Mouline, Crystal Yoon, and Grace Amend - were the recipients of scholarships on Friday at the annual awards luncheon of the Chatham Woman's Club. The Chatham Woman's Club is celebrating its 100th year of existence and co-president Terry ...

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TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV. As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Fire Department received a "Rescue High Lift Jack" donated by Jeff Zalis and Jeff Davis of Specialized Auto Craft at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night. The tool will be used to help extract auto accident victims. Davis, owner of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Members of the Chatham Emergency Squad in attendance at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting received a standing ovation from the mayor, council members and the public on Monday night. The Borough Council passed a resolution in honor of the Squad for the week of May 20-26, which ...

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