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Borough of Chatham Council Votes to Keep Marijuana Smoke Away from Summer Concert Series Set for Thursdays Starting July 22

May 11, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- The Borough of Chatham Council unanimously adopted an ordinance that amends its code and prohibits the smoking of marijuana in its "parks, playgrounds and recreation areas" at its regular Zoom meeting held Monday evening.

The stated purpose of the amended ordinance is to "clarify that smoking of any substance in such areas is prohibited."

Soon ...

Chatham High Grad Mayes Elected President of Student Body for Rutgers University; Ran on 'Turning Our House into Our Home'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - No one who knows Gavin Mayes should be surprised to hear that the Chatham resident was recently elected as the president of the 30,000 student body for Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

"I've always kind of gotten involved in student government," Mayes said. "At a young age, I saw an opportunity to make changes. My campaign slogan was 'Turn ...

Chatham Borough Mayor Announces Plan to Build Two New Basketball Courts at Garden Park; Graziano Hired as New Police Officer

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz announced that the borough will be building two regulation-size basketball courts at Garden Park during the regular Zoom meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday night.

The mayor said the courts will be ready for use sometime in June.

The council also brought its contingent of full-time police officers back to 20 with the ...

Chatham Township Committee Votes to Allow for 10:30 AM Starting Times for Sunday Rec Games; Sets Colony Pool Fees for 2021

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee gave unanimous approval for 10:30 a.m. starting times for Sunday recreation team games at its regular meeting on Thursday night.

In a separate measure, the committee introduced an ordinance that raises the family membership fee for Colony Pool from $500 to $550 for the 2021 season. 

Peter McNally of the Chatham Recreation Advisory Committee ...

Chatham Township Reaches Agreement to Buy Charlie Brown's Property from Kronos Holdings for $4.8 Million; 62 Units Set for AH

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township and Kronos Holdings, LLC, have agreed on a sale price for 522 Southern Boulevard, more commonly known as the Charlie Brown's property, for $4.8 million.

The agreement was reached on Thursday afternoon before the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee and paves the way for the completion of the township's litigated third round element of ...

Chatham Township Mayor Ness Declines to Run for Re-Election; Endorses former Republican Committee Member Abbott for Her Seat

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Tracy Ness announced Monday that she has decided not to run for a second three-year term and said that she is endorsing former committee member Kathy Abbott to replace her as a member of the committee.

"My decision not to run again for Chatham Township Committee was made easier knowing that Kathy Abbott will be running for election for the ...

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CWI.Design Hosts Watercolor Fundraising Event for Connie Dwyer Breast Center Foundation

Children have not been the only people learning online during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Social media is full of photos and stories about how-to classes that people have taken during the past 13 months — knitting, wine-making, canning and painting come to mind. The group experience is still there and the students are safe, at a remote location. 

Recently a group of novice watercolor ...

A Week at the Library of the Chathams Monday, May 10 – Sunday, May 16, 2021

Outdoor Book Sale!

Saturday, May 15, from 10 am to 4 pm on the library lawn

Inspired by the success of the first outdoor book sale that was held in April, Friends of the Library are planning an even bigger sale.  They will offer a huge selection of children’s books, as well as paperback beach reads and cookbooks.  Fun for the whole family – stock up on your summer ...

A Week at the Library of the Chathams Monday, May 3 – Sunday, May 9, 2021

Take-Home Craft: I Heart Pizza Slice Pillow

Who likes pizza? We do!  Along with Sew It! Workshop, we have created a fun take-home craft kit for children ages 7 & up.  The kit includes everything you will need to make your own pizza slice pillow (except for scissors). There is a $5.00 materials fee per kit. When you reserve and pay for the supplies, you will receive ...

529 Educational Distributions -- How to Break Open the Piggybank

Congratulations -- you and your child have both done your parts. You’ve saved diligently in a 529 account, building tax-free money to pay for education.  Your child has studied hard and been accepted to a school where she’ll thrive. Now what? How do you connect the dots between that 529 account and paying the cost of your child’s education with tax-free ...

Chatham Science Supervisor Crawford, CHS Senior Boyd Talk Climate Change on National Public Radio's 'Here and Now'

May 11, 2021

Chatham Science Supervisor, Kristen Crawford, and CHS senior, Naomi Boyd took to
the national airwaves to discuss climate change last Friday with Tonya Mosley, host of National Public Radio’s broadcast “Here & Now''.

Mosley interviewed Crawford and Boyd about how the School District of the Chathams has integrated climate change into our curriculum. This year ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

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NJ Dentist and his Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

April 28, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others in the community, and how he came to recognize her unique talents.

DalBon realized Olivia was ...

Chatham Borough Police: Mercedes-Benz Stolen from North Hillside Resident's Driveway; Key Fob Left in Vehicle

May 7, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- On May 5th, 2021 at approximately 5 p.m., officers from the Chatham Borough Police Department responded to a North Hillside Avenue address on the report of a stolen motor vehicle.

The victim advised the police that her 2020 Mercedes-Benz was parked, unlocked in the driveway. She told police she received a security alert from Mercedes-Benz and then looked out the window and ...