Chatham Borough Council Introduces 'Tree Protection' Ordinance; Keeps Vine Street Cut-Thru in Paper Street Vacation

May 16, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council unanimously introduced a seven-page "Tree Protection" ordinance Monday at its regular meeting.

The stated purpose of the ordinance, which will be up for adoption on May 29, is to "...preserve trees within the Borough while recognizing the rights of property owners to make the most beneficial use of their property and the need to ...

Chatham Emergency Squad Recognized with Resolution for Emergency Medical Services Week; Davis Family Donates $300

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 is National Emergency Services Week.

In addition to the resolution, Jeff Davis (see ...

Chatham Township Committee Plans Ordinance That Would Add Stop Signs to Highland Avenue and Hall Road; Hall and Wynwood

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee plans to go forward with the recommendation of Police Chief Steven Hennelly and introduce an ordinance that will add stop signs at two intersections in the township.

The decision was made after a discussion Thursday at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee, where a consensus was made to draw up an ordinance that would add ...

Chatham Volunteers and Department of Public Works Show that a Spring Day Can Be Worth 1,000 Trees

CHATHAM, NJ -  The Troop 8 Boy Scouts delayed the start of a planned camping trip to join in the volunteer effort at Riverside Trail on Saturday.

It was that kind of spirit that brought about 100 volunteers together to plant 1,000 trees and shrubs along the Riverside Trail. The grant to supply the trees was funded by the Nature Conservancy and Roots to River Sustainable Jersey ...

Chatham Superintendent: School District Could Receive More Aid as Result of Standoff Between Gov. Murphy and Sweeney

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported that the current budget standoff between Gov. Phil Murphy and Senate President Stephen Sweeney could eventually benefit Chatham when the budget is passed by the June 30 deadline.

The subject came up on Monday night when the School District of the Chathams adopted its budget for the 2018-2019 school ...

Chatham BOE Resists 'Max the Tax' with 3.48 Percent Increase; Psychologist Added to High School, No Second Question

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education unanimously adopted its 2018-2019 school budget, which represents a 3.48 percent increase, up from the 3.28 percent announced at its April 16 meeting and below the maximum 3.62 percent allowed by the state, at its regular meeting on Monday night.

The one major change made since the April 16 meeting was the addition of a school psychologist for the ...

Chatham Township Committee Unanimously Adopts Tree Ordinance; Designed to Save Trees at Construction Planning Stage

CHATHAM, NJ - In response to complaints from residents about the wholesale clearing of healthy trees during new home construction, the Chatham Township Committee unanimously adopted a tree management ordinance Thursday at its regular meeting.

Woodlawn Drive residents had come before the township committee in January to complain that the "aesthetics" of their neighborhood was being ...

Chatham Police Report: Traffic on Main Street Has Been Reduced by More Than 1,300 Cars Per Day by Route 24 Message Sign

CHATHAM, NJ - Council member James Collander said that a message traffic sign on Route 24 West is having a positive impact on the Main Street traffic in Chatham, according to his traffic safety report Monday at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting.

"We believe, looking at the past and these numbers, it indicates the sign is having an effect in causing fewer vehicles ...

Chatham Residents Ask Borough of Chatham Council for Tennis Court Improvements, Access

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of Chatham residents, including the high school's jayvee coach, Brenda Beebe, came before the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday to urge moves to improve the public tennis facilities and to free up access to the courts at the Chatham Middle School.

Residents responded during the public portion of the meeting to a previously passed resolution calling for the ...

Chatham Conducts Walkability Audit on Main Street; Report on Potential Hazards Forthcoming

CHATHAM, NJ - They took photos, notes and answered questions on clipboards.

Led by Lisa Leone, the Safe Routes to School Coordinator for Trans Options, members of the community conducted an Urban Track Walkability Audit of Main Street in Chatham on Monday morning. A report on the findings will be forthcoming.

Members representing the Tri-Town 55-Plus Coalition, Chatham Community Services, ...

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Marijuana: Decriminalize? Legalize?

May 16, 2018

Get informed as this issue makes it way through our State Legislature. The League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence & Summit is sponsoring a discussion on Marijuana for Monday, May 21st at 7:30pm at the De Corso Center, 15 East 4th Street in New Providence.  

The presenters are Dianna Houenou, Policy Counsel for the NJ ACLU, Sergeant ...