Government

October 12, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Sid Gupta told the story about the heartbreak that hit him and his wife, Christine, the day they lost their child during pregnancy five years ago when the couple first moved to Chatham Township. Chatham Township Deputy Mayor Karen Swartz shared a similar experience some years back ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Christopher Slayton was elevated to the rank of Lieutenant by the Chatham Township Police Department and sworn into his new position on Thursday night at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee. Slayton's promotion filled the void left when Thomas Miller, who recently ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Council member Thad Kobylarz made a plea to Chatham Borough residents to make use of the Planetcivic survey on marijuana legislation at Tuesday night's borough council meeting. All Chatham Borough residents can to PLANETCIVIC and answer questions about your views on marijuana ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High junior Jacob Mahon was sworn in as a member of the Junior Firemen's Auxiliary Company of the Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department at Tuesday's borough council meeting.  

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CHATHAM, NJ - Council member Peter Hoffman, who sits on the Post Office Plaza steering committee, announced Tuesday night that prospective plans for the redevelopment of the plaza will be revealed at the Borough of Council meeting on Oct. 22. Hoffman responded to a question about the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Administrator Steve Williams announced that residents can now fill out a survey on their views about possible marijuana legalization state lawmakers are considering. Questions about marijuana shops and legalization can be found in the PlanetCivic survey provided by ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee unanimously introduced an amendment Thursday night at its regular meeting to include the prohibition of marijuana smoking and vaping in public. The ordinance would amend the "Smoking Prohibited" section of the township's police regulations. The ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Engineer John Ruschke revealed that a "fatburg," in this case a large mass of grease formed in the sewer system, was recently discovered in the area of Rolling Hill and Dale drives, it was reported at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee on Thursday ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee decided, 3-2, in favor of applying for a municipal grant that would help pay for the installation of a sidewalk on the west side of Fairmount Avenue - from Longwood Avenue to Southern Boulevard - in a vote taken at its regular meeting Thursday ...

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CHATHAM, NJ – The Chatham Emergency Squad, an all-volunteer organization providing medical assistance and transport to Chatham Borough and Chatham Township residents and its visitors 365 days a year, has unveiled a new website to showcase the depth and breadth of services provided in the Chatham ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The before and after photos pretty much say it all. With the help of Sarah W. Stanley, the signage and landscaping at Stanley Park on River Road have been vastly improved. Stanley was recognized with a resolution of appreciation for her "generous and thoughtful contribution" at the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Last January, John Pryor heard what he thought were the sounds of a washing machine running in his basement. Then he realized that the washing machine wasn't running and went to see what was making the sound. What he saw was raw sewage pouring into his basement from a toilet.

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CHATHAM, NJ - Curt Ritter is thankful that he doesn't know anyone personally who has taken their own life. That hardly matters, however, to the Chatham Township Mayor who has dedicated himself to doing all he can to prevent the tragedy of suicide. That was evident at the third annual "Out of the ...

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On September 13th, TransOptions recognized Chatham Borough with its 2018 New Jersey Smart Workplaces (NJSW) and Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) awards, as part of its annual recognition breakfast. TransOptions is an organization that delivers programs and services that improve mobility, the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Thomas Miller was sworn in as the 12th Chief in the history of the Chatham Township Police Department on Thursday night. Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons and his predecessor, former Chatham Township Police Chief Steven Hennelly were ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Engineer Vince DeNave explained the proactive moves made recently to improve traffic flow at the intersection of River Road and Watchung Avenue at Tuesday night's council meeting. "We've had an issue with traffic being able to make that right-hand turn onto ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Morris County Superior Judge Stuart A. Minkowitz ruled that a 1971 zoning board hearing had given 4 Watchung LLC the right to store 125 automobiles on its property, it was announced on Tuesday night by James Lott, borough attorney, at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Bob Weber warned that the state legislature and Gov. Phil Murphy are about to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state and urged fellow Borough of Council members to take action at Tuesday's regular meeting. Weber said that he was prompted to bring up the issue for ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Maureen Kelly and Christina Mott asked Chatham residents to take a pledge not to use pesticides on Saturday at the annual Sustainability Fair held in conjunction with the Chatham Farmers' Market in the train station parking lot. "We're asking people to go pesticide free by taking a ...

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CHATHAM, NJ – The Chatham Township Committee, in an effort to address resident concerns related to the limited parking options at area train stations, has launched an online survey to determine the interest for a privately-run commuter shuttle service to the Chatham Borough and Summit train ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough first responders and Morris County Hazmat personnel were called to deal with a small diesel fuel spill in Days Creek around noontime on Wednesday. According to Steve Williams, Chatham Borough Administrator, a "small amount of diesel fuel" was reported in Days ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education passed a resolution on Monday night, allowing for the additional $350,000 received in state aid to be used as part of the operating budget for teaching staff, security improvements and maintenance repairs. In the state budget signed by Gov. Phil ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported that the district is still considering school safety procedures for the upcoming school year, including possible armed Class III officers in every school. If the school district hired Class III offices for every school, LaSusa ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Board president Jill Critchley Weber forewarned Chatham Board of Education members about the impact on class size in the district if a proposal to redevelop River Road comes to fruition, she reported Monday night at the regular meeting of the BOE. At its last meeting, the Borough ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - It marked the last time that Jill Critchley Weber, Chatham BOE president, would call out: "Tom, are we ready?" The sign over the past three years that the Chatham Board of Education meeting was about to start came when Weber would call out to Tom Salvas in the back of the meeting ...

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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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