Government

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.        

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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, ...

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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" ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The School District of the Chathams will receive $350,000 in additional state aid, it was announced on Monday night by Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa at the regular meeting of the Board of Education. LaSusa noted that the budget deal struck between Gov. Phil Murphy and ...

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Chatham Eagle Scout Collin Goldbach, in coordination with the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority, has designed and built American Flag disposal boxes to be located at key spots in the county, in an effort to call attention to proper methods of discarding old and worn Stars n’ ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Council members Bob Weber and Vicki Fife made a presentation that proposed putting up a 400-foot-long fence that would create an area where dogs could roam "unleashed" at Sheppard Kollock Park on Monday night at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council. The ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -  Chatham residents found ways to beat the oppressive heat on Wednesday when the 64th annual Fourth of July Parade was held on Main Street. Squirt guns, fans, umbrellas and fire hoses all came in handy as Chatham turned out for the Independence Day celebration, which began at 9:15 ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris made sure that the members of the Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department knew that their service is appreciated when he addressed them at the firehouse on Wednesday morning. Harris made his remarks (see video below) during the traditional ...

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One of the most exciting projects underway in Chatham Borough is the formulation of a plan to redevelop Post Office Plaza. On June 5, after months of investigation and analysis, including two community visioning sessions, focus groups with various stakeholders, surveys and public discussions at ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - As a former Air Force Captain, Chatham's Tom Salvas makes a point of attending the Green Village Memorial Day ceremonies. This year, Salvas captured the most "Patriotic" photo in Morris County when he snapped Rudy Savoie playing "Taps" at the May 28 event held at the Green Village ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Parade Chairman, Deputy Chief Jeffrey Fricke has formally announced the details of this year’s Fourth of July festivities. The Chatham Fire Department Association will once again host the annual parade and the fireworks display. The day will begin with the flag raising and fire ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Administrator Steve Williams announced that Chatham Borough has received a Safety Incentive Award from the Morris County Joint Insurance Fund and that the police department gained a license plate reader from a county homeland security grant. Williams revealed (see video below) at ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough will spend approximately $20,000 more than originally slated so that a top layer of sole rubber can be used on the new Revolution turf in an attempt to allay any fears of "toxic tire rubber" being installed at Lum Field this month. Vince DeNave, Chatham Borough ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - In case there is a need for rapid emergency transport and care for trauma patients, Chatham showed it was ready on Monday night with a successful landing of a NorthSTAR medevac helicopter on the Chatham Middle School oval. Tim Brown, a paramedic flight nurse and a member of the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Despite no additional feedback from residents, the Chatham Township Committee voted 4-0 Thursday night to adopt an ordinance that will add stop signs at the end of Highland Avenue at Hall Road, and at the end of Hall Road at Wynwood Road. The township committee, also voted to pass ...

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LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - Chatham is being represented by Collin Goldbach, Aedan Joel, Sean Lee, Ryan Mulligan, Bradley Rindos and Quinten Tomaro this week as part of 883 rising seniors at the 73rd American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS) being held at Rider University. All six of the Chatham ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The more information provided, the quicker and more tailored the response to emergencies will be. That was the message Chatham Borough Police Captain Brian Gibbons gave during his presentation of the new Smart911 system coming to borough residents at the regular meeting of the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Lum Field, adjacent to the ECLC school, is closed to the public due to renovation. In November, the Borough of Chatham Council adopted a bond ordinance to cover the $385,000 cost of the turf replacement. The original turf was installed in 2006. The recreation trust fund provided ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - According to Borough of Chatham Council member Vicki Fife, one of the best kept secrets in town is the Chatham Woman's Club. "Most people in town are not even aware that there is a Woman's Club in Chatham, let alone that it is 100 years old," Fife said. "But like most women, they ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris and council members recognized volunteers during the Fishawack Festival with a ceremony held in front of the municipal building on Saturday. Council members in attendance included Peter Hoffman, Jim Collander, Vickie Fife and Bob ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - There were no surprises in the Chathams on Tuesday when primary voters went to the polls to determine matchups for the November elections. In Chatham Borough, Republican incumbents Peter Hoffman and Len Resto will face Democrat challengers Jill Strickler and Carolyn Dempsey for the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - In a lineup that included Senator Bob Menendez and Parsippany Mayor Michael Soriano, the unquestioned drawing card at the Morris County Democrats rally held Saturday at the Chatham Gazebo was 11th Congressional District Candidate Mikie Sherrill. Chatham Township resident Shala ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township received the largest Safe Routes to School Grant in the state in 2014 of $578,000 to install sidewalks on Lafayette Avenue and Spring Street. The work has yet to start. John Ruschke, the township engineer, announced that the plan to install the sidewalks is still ...

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