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Murphy: Childcare Centers, Summer Camps and Youth Sports Can Reopen; Targets June 12 for Return of Worship Services

May 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are:

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July ...

Chatham Township Committee Introduces Rezoning of Hillside Avenue; Officially Preserves Skate Park; Shows Group Home Plans

CHATHAM, NJ - In a virtual meeting that lasted more than four hours, the Chatham Township Committee introduced an ordinance to rezone 344 Hillside Avenue; officially preserved the area known as the Skate Park, and presented plans for affordable housing Group Homes on Thursday evening.

The rezoning of 344 Hillside Avenue will pave the way for the acquisition of land that will be turned into a ...

Presentation on Group Homes by Developer of Affordable Housing on the Agenda for Thursday Chatham Township Committee Meeting

CHATHAM, NJ - Developer Nouvelle Homes will present its plans for three Group Homes being proposed as part of Chatham Township's third-round obligation for affordable housing at the virtual committee meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28.

The five-hour virtual meeting on May 14 also dealt with affordable housing legislation and plans.

The agenda for the meeting ...

Borough of Chatham Council Holds Public Hearing on 2020 Budget; Chief Financial Officer: '2021 is going to be a challenge'

CHATHAM, NJ - The true financial effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on the Borough of Chatham Municipal Budget likely won't be known until next year, according to the assessment of Dave Hollberg, chief financial officer, during a public hearing on the 2020 budget Tuesday evening.

Hollberg highlighted the budget in a power-point presentation during the public hearing. A vote to adopt the ...

Chatham High Class of 2020 Allowed to Have 'In-Person' Graduation Ceremony Starting July 6; Possible Outdoor Venue Behind CHS

CHATHAM, NJ - At the May 11 Chatham Board of Education meeting, Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa held out hope that some sort of graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 could be held in July behind the high school.

That possibility moved closer to reality on Tuesday morning when Gov. Phil Murphy announced that "in-person" graduation ceremonies could be held in New Jersey, ...

Green Village Fire Department Honors Chatham's Fallen Heroes with Memorial Day Wreath Ceremony

GREEN VILLAGE, NJ - The Coronavirus pandemic didn't stop the Green Village Fire Department from holding its annual Memorial Day ceremony at the triangle on Monday morning.

Green Village Fire Chief Michael Zalis placed the wreath in honor of Chatham's own who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedoms.

Memorial Day Tribute from Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz

CHATHAM, NJ -  For 152 years now, our nation has set aside Memorial Day to pay solemn tribute to those brave souls in uniform who gave their last full measure of devotion for this country that we love.

And while this year the global coronavirus pandemic has brought much of public life in this state and nation to a standstill, with executive orders prescribing social distancing and ...

Chatham Township Planning Board Votes, 5-4, to Recommend Rezoning 344 Hillside for Group Home; Inconsistent with Master Plan

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Planning Board voted, 5-4, to recommend that the Chatham Township Committee rezone 344 Hillside Avenue, allowing for an affordable housing Group Home to be built on one of five lots during its 3 1/2-hour virtual meeting held Monday night.

Last year, the planning board denied the request by the same developer Sterling-Sun Homes to rezone the two ...

Chatham Township Committee Holds 5-Hour Virtual Meeting on Affordable Housing Measures; Developer Presentations Scheduled

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee held an unprecedented five-hour virtual meeting on Thursday evening with public commentary cut off by the mayor toward the end of the first of four public hearings related to affordable housing Group Homes and the 62-unit development planned for River Road.

Chatham Township Mayor Michael Kelly opened the virtual Zoom conference meeting, which ...

Chatham Township Mayor Kelly Apologizes for Affordable Housing Surveyors Who Did Not Wear Masks on Resident's Property

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Michael Kelly apologized to a Huron Drive resident for surveyors who did not wear facemasks while working on her property this week during the early portion of the virtual committee meeting held Thursday evening.

Mayor Kelly referenced a "Letter to the Editor" published on TAPinto Chatham that detailed the complaint made by resident Heather Foran ...

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Borough of Chatham Council to Hold Virtual Meeting Tuesday, May 26

May 25, 2020

The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Chatham will hold its Regular Meeting virtually on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (instead of 7:30 p.m.), Borough Hall in Council Chambers, 54 Fairmount Avenue, Chatham, New Jersey.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, measures were taken by the State of New Jersey to limit the spread of the virus via Executive Order No. 107 and through the ...

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Was Mayor Kelly bought and paid for by the Dixie-Dale Developer?

May 28, 2020

To the Editor:

The headline is harsh but it is what it seems. At last week's Planning Board meeting by a 5 to 4 vote (3 of the 5 being Mayor Kelly, Administrator Hoffman and Committeewoman Ewald – how convenient) voted to approve rezoning land, currently zoned for two lots on Hillside Avenue and subdividing it into five.

What makes this interesting is that back in November of ...

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A Week at the Library of the Chathams Monday, May 25 – Sunday, May 31, 2020

FEATURED DATABASES
History Research Center is a suite of five databases:  African-American History, American History, American Indian History, Ancient and Medieval History, and Modern World History.  These databases can be searched simultaneously or separately.  Each database offers maps and charts, primary sources, timelines of historical events, and videos.  They ...

A Week at the Library of the Chathams Monday, May 18 – Sunday, May 24, 2020

FOCUS ON:  LITERARY DATABASES

The library offers rich resources for students of literature.   Bloom’s Literature contains plot summaries, character descriptions, biographies and analyses by renowned scholar Harold Bloom, as well as an eBook shelf of works of classic literature.  Literary Reference Center  includes synopses and reviews and is highly ...

Consumer Defensive Stocks – A Safe Port in the Storm?

As the Coronavirus grips much of the world, global travel and commerce have come to a screeching halt.  The last thing people want to think about is getting on an airplane, checking into a hotel or spending money on the latest fashions.  They are concerned about sourcing food, cleaning supplies, and the holy grail – toilet paper. 

Investors have long been drawn to consumer ...

Financial Action Steps to Take Now

Covid-19 has us all feeling afraid and helpless.  Between health worries and economic uncertainty, it’s easy to feel as though there is nothing we can control.  However, just as we can shelter in place, social distance, and practice good hygiene, so there are concrete financial steps to take now to get us through this and position ourselves for Covid-19’s ...

Chatham High Senior Lamb Earns Girl Scout Gold Award for 'Encouraging Youth Voices in Political Activism' Project

May 26, 2020

Emily Lamb – Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient

Chatham High School

Project Title: Encouraging Youth Voices in Political Activism

Emily worked to increase the level of connection between high school students and the government. In order to do this, she created youth advisory positions on the Board of Education. Secondly, she encouraged youth voter participation by distributing voter ...

Was Mayor Kelly bought and paid for by the Dixie-Dale Developer?

May 28, 2020

To the Editor:

The headline is harsh but it is what it seems. At last week's Planning Board meeting by a 5 to 4 vote (3 of the 5 being Mayor Kelly, Administrator Hoffman and Committeewoman Ewald – how convenient) voted to approve rezoning land, currently zoned for two lots on Hillside Avenue and subdividing it into five.

What makes this interesting is that back in November of ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

May 28, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...

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Apr 18, 1939 - May 4, 2020
It is with our deepest regrets that we announce the passing of Stanislawa Z. Rosnowski M.D. on May ...
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Personal Chef Reinvents Business with a Nonprofit Program for Food Equity in New Jersey

May 29, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Personal Chef Nicolle Walker recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning TV program on News 12 Plus, to update host Stephanie Willoughby on her evolving business operations, which had to be adapted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Walker’s prior business model included working in people’s homes, as she and her staff cooked meals for busy families or ...