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September 16, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township is part of lawsuit that includes 12 other municipalities filed against Gov. Phil Murphy for his failure to appoint members to the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH). Joining Chatham Township in the suit to compel Murphy to reconstitute New Jersey's Council on ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Borough of Chatham Council introduced a $6 million bond ordinance to fund a "grant for the development and construction of affordable housing" at its regular meeting on Monday night. The ordinance, which is up for adoption on Oct. 11, will fund the construction of a 15-until, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Borough of Chatham Council is set to promote Lt. Ralph Colatrella to the rank of Captain and approve the hiring of Brian Stanton and William Mango as Class III Special Law Enforcement Officers at its regular meeting set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12. Colatrella will receive a ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Overcast skies and a light rain added to the somber tone of the 21st annual 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony held at Chatham Borough's Memorial Park on Sunday evening. Chatham residents gathered at the 9-11 Memorial on N. Passaic Avenue for the ceremony in honor of those lost in the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Two attempted home invasions in Madison and one in Chatham Borough were reported on Friday, a day after Chatham Borough and Chatham Township Police attended an "Auto Theft and Violent Crime Summit" held at the East Hanover Police Headquarters. According to the Chatham Borough ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Phil Perone grew up near Garden Park and like many other youngsters of his day spent a lot of time playing pickup basketball games. As an adult, he has dedicated countless hours to teaching and coaching the fledgling basketball players in Chatham. "I was the manager of the high ...

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Do you lock your car every time you leave it unattended? Especially in your driveway? If not, you are vulnerable.  In an instant, your car, along with your children or valuables inside, could be taken from right in front of your house. Leaving key fobs in unlocked cars, or even worse, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Township Police showed video footage of auto thefts in town during an hour presentation by Lt. Brad Hayworth and then answered questions from residents for more than an hour on Tuesday night in the municipal building at 58 Meyersville Rd. Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Superior Court Judge Stephan C. Hansbury ruled in favor of Chatham Borough in its decision to build 15 stand-alone affordable housing units at Post Office Plaza at a hearing held Thursday afternoon in the Morris County Courthouse. After listening to arguments from both ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- At a special meeting Monday evening, the Chatham Borough Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously approved a conditional use variance and several design waivers to clear the way for the owners of the popular River Grille to build a new bar and restaurant adjacent to the existing ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Board of Education is making an effort to alleviate parents' concerns about the new state health and physical education standards by being more transparent when it comes to the updated curriculum. That was the message from the BOE at its regular meeting on Monday ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Navy Ensign Sam Francis bought a ceremonial sword in 1964 when he became a Navy ROTC graduate at Yale University. Fifty-eight years later, Francis has bestowed the sword to Gavin Mayes, a 2018 Chatham High graduate and a recently commissioned Navy Ensign. The sword has been handed ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The hearing location and judge for Chatham Borough's affordable housing litigation, in which it is the defendant, has been moved to the Morris County Courthouse from Sussex County and will now be heard before Judge Stephen Hansbury instead of Judge Michael C. Gaus. Chatham Borough ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Mike Choi has replaced Celeste Fondaco on the Democratic ticket for Chatham Township Committee it was announced Monday by Phil Ankel, chair of the Chatham Township Democratic Committee. Choi is a member of the Chatham Township Planning Board and has lived in the township for more ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Dan Flynn, a resident of Edgewood Road in Chatham Township, came before the Chatham Township Committee on Tuesday night to voice his concerns about an attempt to steal a vehicle in his driveway while his wife and children were home. Flynn noted that the incident occurred at 2 p.m.

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Although the vote was tabled until the next meeting, it is looking more and more likely that the second comment period for the public will be returning to the Chatham Township Committee meetings. The Chatham Township Committee will vote on the amendment to its bylaws that will ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Borough will be defending itself in court against two plaintiffs - SV Joint Venture and the Fair Share Housing Center - before Superior Court Judge Michael C. Gaus on Aug. 25 at the Sussex County Courthouse. Chatham's affordable housing compliance hearing is also scheduled ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Wayne Shivers considers it one of the best days of the year. The Chatham Borough Police Sergeant stated that law enforcement's annual "National Night Out" held Tuesday evening behind the Library of the Chathams represented "the best part of my job." "I wish we could do ...

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After granting a full adjournment, Superior Court Judge Michael C. Gaus has set a 1:30 p.m. "Motion Hearing In-Person" on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at the Sussex County Courthouse in the matter of Borough of Chatham– Mt. Laurel Docket No.: MRS-L-1906-15. In its brief filed in Morristown in mid-June, SV ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- He already has a cool nickname: "Z". The Chatham Township Committee unanimously approved the hiring of Ziad Andrew Shehady as its full-time administrator at it regular meeting on Tuesday night. The interim administrator since he was appointed on May 24 to succeed Robert ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz included himself in his mayor's report on Covid-19. Mayor Kobylarz, attending the regular meeting of the Borough Council via Zoom on Monday Night, reported that there have been 2,023 cases in Chatham Borough since the start of the pandemic: ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Borough of Chatham Council and the Chatham Board of Education will each be holding separate meetings at the same time, 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 11. The Borough of Chatham Council is set to meet in Borough Hall at 54 Main St., and the Chatham BOE will hold its meeting in the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Fourth of July Parade returned for the first time in three years and it was like it never left. There was little to complain about on a beautiful, sunny day for a parade on Monday morning as people young and old got to celebrate Independence Day like it's been done in ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department returned to its pre-pandemic days with a pre-Fourth of July Parade inspection of department members and remarks by the chief and mayor on Monday morning. An unscheduled surprise for the firefighters was the return of the refurbished ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Township Committee discussed the creation of a "Pocket Park" on Shunpike Avenue in the "overflow" parking lot closest to Long Hill Chapel at its regular meeting on Tuesday night. Committee member Celeste Fondaco offered that the space could possibly be enhanced with ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution that authorizes the administration to offer Larry McCann the position of Chatham Township Recreation Director for a 90-day probationary period at a time to be determined at its busy regular meeting on Tuesday ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons feted retiring Chatham Traffic Safety Officer Roy E. George II, who officially retired after 25 years, 21 with the borough police department, at Monday night's council meeting. Gibbons makes remarks (see below) at the council meeting, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Margot Vallet-Sandre, a 7-year-old Washington Avenue School student, was announced as the winner of the Chatham Borough Shade Tree Commission's Arbor Day contest at the borough council meeting held Monday night. Chatham Borough Shade Tree Commission chair Colleen Truppo talks ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz and the six borough council members unanimously adopted a resolution to "condemn" the Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs vs. Jackson that was handed down on June 24. Council member Jocelyn Mathiasen moved to adopt the resolution (see below) that ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Borough of Chatham Council held a Special Meeting in order to discuss affordable housing litigation in an executive session before unanimously passing a resolution authorizing Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz to name Bergen County United Way the new redeveloper for Post Office Plaza on ...

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