Resident Asks Chatham Township Committee to Amend Ordinance to Include "Pet on Pet" Attacks

May 26, 2017

CHATHAM,  NJ - Resident Michael Neibert came before the Chatham Township Committee, asking for an amended ordinance that would allow him to protect his dog from repeated attacks from a neighbor's German Shepherd. 

Neibert, a resident of Parkview Road, told the committee during the public portion of the meeting held Thursday night that he cannot walk his rescue ...

Chatham Township Passes Resolution to Extend Vernon Grove Affordable Housing Controls for 72 Units

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee passed a resolution, approving a settlement agreement with the Vernon Grove Condominium Association that will extend the township's Affordable Housing controls on 72 units for the next 30 years, at its regular meeting held Thursday night.

In exchange for the Affordable Housing controls over the 72 Vernon Grove units, Albert Cruz, township ...

Chatham Borough Designates Post Office Plaza 'In Need of Redevelopment'; Community Forum Set for June 15 at CMS

CHATHAM, NJ - At its Monday meeting, the Chatham Borough Council unanimously voted by resolution to designate Post Office Plaza as “an area in need of redevelopment.”

The Planning Board recommended the designation, and on June 15 the borough will hold a forum, at 7 p.m. at the Chatham Middle School, to get community input on the project. The resolution specifies that the ...

Candidates for Chatham Township Committee Discuss Issues at Forum

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township resident Tracy Ness came to hear the candidates for Chatham Township Committee speak and said: "I'm looking for change."

Ness feels that the township has "lost its sense or community" and would benefit from more open discussion on issues between the Township Committee and residents.

Ness and others in attendance on Tuesday night ...

Chatham Preschool Shifting to Milton; 7 Sections of Third Grade at Southern Boulevard School

CHATHAM, NJ - All preschool programs in the district will be shifted to Milton Avenue School in order to accommodate the large third-grade population at Southern Boulevard School, it was reported by Chatham Superintendent Dr. Michael LaSusa on Monday night at the regular meeting of the Chatham Board of Education.

Currently, there are 150 second-grade students at SBS and LaSusa has decided to ...

Chatham Resident, Council Member Resto Talks About NJ Transit on "Another Thing"

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham resident Len Resto, president of the New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers, recently appeared on "Another Thing" with Larry Mendte on "Me TV."

Len Resto in the first of two parts on "Another Thing"

Part two of "Another Thing," with an appearance by Chatham's Len Resto


Chatham Township Deputy Mayor Karen Swartz Recovering from Surgery

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Deputy Mayor Karen Swartz publicly commented on recent abdominal surgery that will keep her "sidelined for two weeks."

The successful surgery to remove a benign ovarian cyst was performed Monday.  

The cyst was discovered in a regular medical check up earlier this Spring. The invasive removal of the fast-growing, but non-cancerous cyst was ...

Mayor Harris Votes to Break Tie on Chatham Borough Council Resolution to Repaint Traffic Box

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris broke a rare 3-3 tie at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night, approving a resolution that calls for painting the traffic box at the corner of Fairmount and Watchung avenues back to its original grey color.

But the deciding vote did not end the discussion on the project put forth by the Public Arts Council of Chatham ...

Maurer Set to Step Down from Chatham Township Committee; Moving Out of State

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Committee member John Maurer announced Friday that he will be resigning from his position in "late summer." The longtime Chatham Township resident and his family are moving to Raleigh, North Carolina.

"I have a great job which entails frequent, weekly business travel and a relocation to Raleigh allows me to travel quite a bit less than my ...

Law Center Makes OPRA Request of Chatham BOE Regarding Teaching of Islam: BOE Says it Won't Change Curriculum

CHATHAM, NJ - On a night the Chatham Board of Education unanimously passed its 2017-'18 budget, it was revealed that the Thomas More Law Center has made an OPRA (Open Public Records Act) request for emails and other documents regarding the teaching of Islam in the district.

"The district has, by law, 10 days to respond once it's received," Peter ...

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