Chatham Township Committee Honors Police Chief Hennelly for 31 Years of Service

August 16, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee honored Steven Hennelly, the recently retired township police chief on Thursday night with a resolution recognizing his 31 years of service.

Hennelly reflected on his law enforcement career in the video below

Hennelly had announced his retirement at the June 21 meeting of the Chatham Township Committee.

The 53-year-old ...

Chatham Borough Council Introduces Ordinance Allowing for an 'Off-Leash' Dog Area at Shepard Kollock Park

CHATHAM, NJ - An ordinance that will allow for the creation of an off-leash dog area at Shepard Kollock Park was passed unanimously on Monday night at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council.

The ordinance will be up for adoption on Sept. 11.

Council members Vicki Fife and Bob Weber had presented the idea at the July 9 council meeting.

A fence would separate the off-leash ...

Chatham Post Office Holds Open House for Residents; Urges Chatham Residents to Apply for Employment

CHATHAM, NJ - Keith Reid, post office operations manager for Northern New Jersey, offered that it would be beneficial if Chatham residents applied for openings at the post office on Wednesday during an open house held by the U.S. Postal Service.

"The advantage of someone local living in Chatham is that they already know the streets," Reid said. "There is a learning curve for new ...

Chatham Resident Asks Borough of Chatham Council to Proclaim Oct. 7, 2018, "Respect Life Day" in Chatham Borough

CHATHAM, NJ - Lisa Hart came before the Borough of Chatham Council during the public comment portion of the meeting on Monday night and asked the mayor and council to proclaim Oct. 7, 2018, as "Respect Life Day in Chatham Borough."

"I have learned recently that we have the ability to make public comments, I never really knew that," Hart, a Chatham Borough resident, said.

Chatham Borough Council Approves Study to Make River Road 'In Need of Redevelopment'; 340 Apartments a Possible Result

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council approved a resolution Monday night authorizing a preliminary study to designate River Road an "Area in Need of Redevelopment," which is the first step in a process that could lead to as many as 340 apartment units being built on four lots.

The resolution passed, 5-1, with council member Bob Weber voting no because of ...

Chatham Borough Identifies Three Builders for Post Office Plaza Revitalization; Detailed Plans Expected by Sept. 17

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council is asking that three developers submit detailed plans for the redevelopment of Post Office Plaza by Sept. 17, steering committee member Peter Hoffman announced on Monday in a written press release.

The steering committee will evaluate the plans and conduct a second round of interviews with the prospective developers in the first week of October.

Zagster Bike Sharing Now Available at Chatham's Loantaka Park; Includes Madison, Morris Township Park Locations

CHATHAM, NJ - Visitors to Loantaka Park in Chatham Township no longer have to transport bikes to the park if they wish to ride the scenic paths.

Loantaka now has Zagster bikes to use through an APP courtesy of "Morris Moves Bike Share" a program provided by the Loantaka Brook Reservation and the Morris County Park Commission.

"It's an interesting idea ...

Chatham Post Office to Host Open House for Residents Wednesday, August 15

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Post Office is inviting the Chatham community to an Open House set for Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 19 S. Passaic Ave. Chatham Borough.





Chatham Township Committee Votes to Seek Grants for Safe Routes to School Sidewalks, Transportation Enhancements

CHATHAM, NJ - At the urging of engineer John Ruschke, the Chatham Township Committee voted, 3-0, to seek Department of Transportation Grants for sidewalks and transportation enhancements at its regular meeting on Thursday night.

Ruschke asked the committee to move forward with the applications, pointing to the asphalt sidewalks in need of repair on the north side of Shunpike Road, which ...

Chatham Board of Education Reviews Snags in District Capital Improvement Projects; Signals Rise in Activity Fees to $150

CHATHAM, NJ -  A number of delays in the progress of capital improvement projects ongoing this summer were discussed on Monday night when the Chatham Board of Education held its regular meeting.

Peter Daquila, BOE administrator/secretary, reported on snags with the installation of "subpar" windows in the Milton Avenue School addition; the discovery of a buried 5,000-gallon oil ...

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