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Conlan Family Reunion Returns After Covid Delay; Conlans Settled in Chatham in 1866 on Watchung Avenue

August 14, 2022

NEW VERNON, NJ -- More than 100 members of the Conlan clan gathered recently for their family reunion, coming from as far away as California and Arizona for what had been an event held every presidential election year.

The Covid pandemic put the 2020 reunion on hold for the longtime Chatham family, which settled in a home they built on Watchung Avenue in 1866, according to Chatham Borough ...

Olivia Bary is Sworn in as Newest Member of Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department

CHATHAM,  NJ -- Olivia Bary has been sworn in as the newest member of the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department, it was announced by CTVFD President Richard Gentles.

"The fire service is like a family, and the longer I'm around the firehouse, the more that idea is solidified," Bary said. 

A 2022 Chatham High graduate, Bary joined the CTVFD's Junior ...

Summit Man Found Unresponsive Outside Train Station Passes Away

SUMMIT, NJ - A 35-year-old Summit man found unresponsive and lying on a bench outside the Summit train station has died, the City has announced.

The Summit Police Department responded to a report of an unconscious man at a bus stop outside the Summit train station at approximately 2:50 a.m. today (Aug. 12). Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive male lying on a bench and ...

Chatham Township Resident Comes to Chatham Township Committee About Broad Daylight Attempted Vehicle Theft

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. on Saturday afternoon.

"These individuals might be gang members who have ...

Summit Resident Stabbed Multiple Times During Sunday Night Altercation; Suspect Arrested After Brief Chase on Foot

SUMMIT, NJ - A 26-year-old Summit man is currently listed in critical condition after suffering multiple stab wounds during an altercation Sunday night, according to the Summit Police Department. The suspect was later captured and arrested after a brief foot chase.

The Summit Police Department, responding at 11:20 p.m. Sunday night (Aug. 7) to a report of a fight in ...

The Chathams Get Together for Annual 'National Night Out'; Chatham Borough's Sgt. Shivers: 'This is the best part of my job'

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 something like this every week," Shivers said. "Interacting ...

Chatham Township Law Enforcement 'National Night Out' Set for Colony Pool on Tuesday, Aug. 2

CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Township Police will hold their annual law enforcement "National Night Out" at the Colony Pool Club, 55 School Ave. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.

McGruff the Crime Dog will be there to greet children along with refreshments, police vehicles, fire trucks and the Chatham Emergency Squad. The entertainment includes a bounce house and a "Dunk a ...

Chatham Borough 'National Night Out' Set for Tuesday, Aug. 2 at Memorial Park behind the Library

CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Borough law enforcement's annual "National Night Out" is set for Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Park behind the Library of the Chathams.

The 2022 National Night Out will feature live music by Chatham artist Jacob Mathews, food trucks, giveaways and a chance to dunk a policeman in a water tank.

Chatham Township Committee Unanimously Approves Shehady as Full-Time Administrator; Had Been Serving as Interim Replacement

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 Hoffmann on a part-time basis, Shehady will be paid a yearly salary of $195,000, effective ...

Chatham Creates New Memories with Return of Chatham Fire Department Association's 68th Fourth of July Parade & Celebration

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 Chatham since the 1950s.

The holiday was capped at night by the return of the ...


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Summer Concert Series: A Look into Our Local Musicians

Only three more concerts left to wrap up the Concert Series season! This week we welcome Doug Monks and Rosewood for a night of cheer and lyrical joy.

Opening the concert is Doug Monks, a longtime Chatham resident whose creative and engaging music tells a story. He believes in the power of song to heal and rejuvenate the mind. This week's headliner, Rosewood, encapsulates the same passion ...

Serving Up Generosity, Goodwill and Grace at the Jersey Shore

Americans nationwide are feeling the pinch of inflation, but perhaps nowhere more than in our country’s underserved communities.

One such community is Asbury Park, New Jersey, located within FirstEnergy’s Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) service territory, where more than 22 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. In February 2022, the New Jersey ...

Sixty-One Mount Saint Mary Academy Students Named AP Scholars

WATCHUNG – Mount Saint Mary Academy is pleased to congratulate the 61 students recognized by the College Board as AP Scholars. The 2022 AP Exam results allowed 25 students to be named as AP Scholars with Distinction, 15 students were named as AP Scholars with Honors and 21 students were named as AP Scholars. 

The College Board recognizes AP Scholars with Distinction as those ...

Christmas in July at Weichert Realty

It was so much fun playing Santa with colleagues Stephanie Akers and Suzanne Perkins! It’s a totally different vibe in the summer when you pull up to these different foundations and deliver toys for the kids. All the employees are always so grateful that we are thinking of them now when donations are low. We dropped toys off at several organizations in the area; Catholic ...

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The Connection, Summit

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Weekly House of Dezign 5-Day Summer Camps for ...

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A Week at Library of the Chathams Monday, August 15 – Sunday, August 21, 2022

Summer Coding Camp will take place Monday through Saturday this week.  We are excited to welcome more than 90 children as well as 20 Chatham High School students who will lead this 6-day camp.  Taught by CS Base, the camp will include classes in Python, Scratch, App Development, Java, AI and Data Science, and Robotics.  The camp will also feature a series of virtual talks with ...

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health System sports ...

LISTEN: Peapack Private Wealth Management's Dietze Says Its 'Probably Time to Take Some Chips Off the Table'

August 13, 2022

Peapack Private Wealth Management Managing Principal and Senior Portfolio Strategist David Dietze spoke live on Bloomberg with Carol Massar and Katie Greifeld. Topic: With the market up some 14% since the June lows, is now the time to buy more stocks!


With Trust and Integrity, Peapack Private provides comprehensive financial, tax, ...