Government

August 6, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - Tropical Storm Isaias knocked out power for thousands of Chatham Township residents on Tuesday, with approximately 2,300 residents losing power, according to a report from JCP&L on the township website. Huron Drive residents have been informed that work to restore power lines ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee approved three resolutions by 4-0 votes, moving the township closer to meeting its third round affordable housing obligation at its virtual meeting on Thursday evening. The first resolution amended the settlement agreement with the Fair Share Housing ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - A rolling stone might not gather moss, but a flat roof with stationary stones can lead to moss-clogged drains. That's the story that was told at the Chatham Township Committee virtual meeting held Thursday evening about Tropical Storm Fay, which flooded the municipal building at 58 ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Elected officials in Chatham Borough have been looking for ways to support local businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic and Connie Jesse, the owner of Inner Grace Dance, can attest to the results of that effort. Jesse had been frustrated by her efforts to secure a permit to run ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Michael Kelly reported in his message to residents on Friday that there have been a total of five new confirmed cases of Coronavirus over the past 29 days and that there have been no deaths resulting from the virus over the same period. The last reported ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee passed a resolution that could ultimately lead to an "Eminent Domain" expropriation of the Charlie Brown's Restaurant property at its virtual meeting held Thursday evening. Chatham Township is negotiating with the owners of the Charlie Brown's ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Resolutions that will move the Chatham Township Committee toward designating Charlie Brown's as the site for 62 affordable housing units will be on the agenda Thursday evening when the committee meets at 5:30 p.m. Also on the agenda is the adoption of an ordinance to rezone 344 ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Unofficial vote totals posted on the Morris County Primary election site show that current Chatham Township Mayor Michael Kelly is trailing in his bid to earn a spot on the Republican ticket this November. There two seats up for election on the Chatham Township Committee. The ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The overcast skies threatened to rain on Chatham's Fourth of July on Saturday but just as the "Alternate Route" Parade began, the sun came out as if on cue. In a sign of patriotic and community spirit, Chatham residents lined borough streets for the revised Independence Day ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - There was a sign along the "alternate route" Fourth of July Parade in Chatham on Saturday that said: "Emma Zapata for President". The sign underscored the popularity of the idea penned by the 12-year-old Chatham resident, who revived the annual Independence Day celebration with her ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough will be honoring its First Responders with a zig-zag route through borough streets, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday on the Fourth of July. Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz was able to revive Chatham's Independence Day tradition after receiving a letter from ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - For the third time since November, the Chatham Township Committee announced a site for the development of 62 affordable housing units - naming the Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill at 522 Southern Boulevard as the latest target - at its regular meeting on Thursday evening. Chatham ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Michael Kelly said that the township's affordable housing plans are "very much up in the air," and added that a consensus on "options" will be discussed during a Thursday afternoon executive session. Kelly made his statements on affordable housing when ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough will hold its 66th consecutive Fourth of July Parade, after all, thanks to a letter written to Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz by a 12-year-old resident. Mayor Kobylarz acknowledged the letter from Chatham Middle School student Emma Zapata and read it at the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council announced at its regular meeting on Monday night that the community pool at Memorial Park will not open this summer due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Steve Williams, the borough administrator, made the announcement in the video below. Williams also ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Toward the conclusion of the nearly five-hour virtual meeting of the Chatham Township Planning Board, the chairman of the township's Open Space advisory board said that the plan to construct 62 affordable housing units on River Road Ridge made a "Mockery of the Township's Master ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham businesses on Main Street seem to be surviving, but everyone is hoping to see more familiar faces on Monday, June 15 when all retail businesses will be allowed to open their doors and eateries can serve seated customers outside. Joe Baalbaki, owner of Chatham Bagel, said he ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - After hearing the developer's "conceptual" plan to build 62 affordable housing units on River Road, the Chatham Township Committee heard from residents who challenged the merits of the plan during a virtual meeting that lasted nearly six hours on Thursday. The meeting began at 5:30 ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The developer for the 62 affordable housing units proposed for two lots on River Road will present plans at the virtual meeting of the Chatham Township Committee, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11. The Chatham Township Committee also will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. Friday, June 12 ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council and Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz openly discussed the death of George Floyd and the mayor declared a "Zero Tolerance" policy for the police and borough employees at the regular meeting of the council on Monday evening. "I will not tolerate any act of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - As part of the easing of restrictions for restaurants and eateries now that the spread of Coronavirus has decreased, the Borough of Chatham Council will consider a resolution to waive the fees for "Sidewalk Dining Licenses" for the rest of 2020 at its meeting set for Monday ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz and Police Chief Brian Gibbons issued a joint statement on the death of George Floyd and pledged to hold a virtual town meeting on the subject in the near future. "In the coming days, we will announce a virtual town hall with members of the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - In a virtual meeting that lasted more than four hours, the Chatham Township Committee introduced an ordinance to rezone 344 Hillside Avenue; officially preserved the area known as the Skate Park, and presented plans for affordable housing Group Homes on Thursday evening. The ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Developer Nouvelle Homes will present its plans for three Group Homes being proposed as part of Chatham Township's third-round obligation for affordable housing at the virtual committee meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28. The five-hour virtual meeting on May 14 also dealt ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The true financial effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on the Borough of Chatham Municipal Budget likely won't be known until next year, according to the assessment of Dave Hollberg, chief financial officer, during a public hearing on the 2020 budget Tuesday evening. Hollberg ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - At the May 11 Chatham Board of Education meeting, Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa held out hope that some sort of graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 could be held in July behind the high school. That possibility moved closer to reality on Tuesday morning when Gov. Phil ...

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GREEN VILLAGE, NJ - The Coronavirus pandemic didn't stop the Green Village Fire Department from holding its annual Memorial Day ceremony at the triangle on Monday morning. Green Village Fire Chief Michael Zalis placed the wreath in honor of Chatham's own who gave the ultimate sacrifice in ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -  For 152 years now, our nation has set aside Memorial Day to pay solemn tribute to those brave souls in uniform who gave their last full measure of devotion for this country that we love. And while this year the global coronavirus pandemic has brought much of public life in this ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Planning Board voted, 5-4, to recommend that the Chatham Township Committee rezone 344 Hillside Avenue, allowing for an affordable housing Group Home to be built on one of five lots during its 3 1/2-hour virtual meeting held Monday night. Last year, the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee held an unprecedented five-hour virtual meeting on Thursday evening with public commentary cut off by the mayor toward the end of the first of four public hearings related to affordable housing Group Homes and the 62-unit development planned for River ...

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