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Chatham Boys and Girls Swimmers Win Opener over Madison

December 2, 2016

WARREN, NJ - The Chatham girls and boys swimming teams each won respective season openers over Madison on Thursday night at the Morris Union Jointure Pool.

The Iizuka sisters - Alicia, Karen, Erica and Monica - all contributed as the Lady Cougars defeated Madison, 124-46. Each of the Iizukas swam a leg in winning the 200 medley relay in 1:54.16.

Individually for Chatham, Alicia Iizuka ...

Freshman Laferriere's Goal with 1:24 Showing Lifts Chatham Ice Hockey over Randolph

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Freshman center Alex Laferriere's shot deflected off a defenseman's stick and into the goal with 1:24 left in the third period, lifting Chatham to a 4-3 ice hockey victory over Randolph on Thursday night at Mennen Sports Arena.

Laferriere's first career varsity goal broke a 3-3 tie for Chatham (2-0) and was set up on a pass from senior Sam ...

Chatham Ice Hockey's Next Early Test is Randolph Thursday Night

CHATHAM, NJ - It may have only been the first game of the season, but Chatham ice hockey coach Brendon Herr began to see the potential of his young team in a gutsy 2-1 win over Kinnelon on Saturday.

After giving up the first goal, the Cougars played with veteran poise and scored two goals in the third period to complete the comeback. However, it was the defense that sparked the comeback with a ...

#AskHer Sparks First-Ever Mammograms

November 21, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System has launched the #AskHer Campaign to encourage women to have a mammogram and has established a dedicated phone number and website in conjunction with a campaign to remind women to make breast health a priority.

Atlantic Health System established a dedicated phone number, 1-844-343-3540 and web siteatlantichealth.org/askher, and added 1,200 ...

Chatham Girl Scouts Bring "Hands and Hearts" to ECLC

November 26, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Girl Scout Cadets Katie Caviness and Megan Alperowitz came up with the idea to make a "collage of kindness" for their Silver Award project and share it with the students at ECLC School.

The idea is that kind words can pick up someone having a bad day (see video). The hands in the collage represent a fear someone might have and the hearts ...

Passing PARCC Tests Required for Chatham High Graduation Starting in 2021

CHATHAM, NJ - The Class of 2021 will need to pass PARCC tests as a requirement for graduation, it was announced by Chatham High Principal Darren Groh on Monday night at the Chatham Board of Education meeting held at Washington Avenue School.

Groh and Chatham Middle School Principal Jill Gihorski presented the Program of Studies for their respective schools at the regular meeting of ...

Chatham Residents Express Concerns About Proposed Washington School Playground

CHATHAM, NJ - Residents in close proximity to Washington Avenue School took the occasion of the Chatham Board of Education meeting held at the school on Monday night to express concerns about the new playground that is in the planning stages.

So far, there has been $65,000 raised to fund the new playground at Washington Avenue School, but residents spoke to the board members about ...

Chatham Township Curbside Recycling to Remain on Bi-Weekly Basis

December 1, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - After exploring the costs of a weekly recycling pickup schedule, the Chatham Township Committee voted to approve a contract that keeps the current bi-weekly schedule in place at its regular meeting held Thursday night.

"We did ask the county to price it out for us and come up with a possible alternative to our every-other-week recycling," Karen Swartz, committee member, ...

Chatham Borough has Dec. 5 Meeting to Discuss Main Street Traffic with NJ DOT

CHATHAM, NJ - Robert Falzarano, borough administrator, announced on Monday night that the Borough of Chatham will send a "contingent" to Ewing for a meeting with the New Jersey Department of Transportation on Dec. 5 to discuss solutions to traffic congestion on Main Street.

Falzarano said at the regular meeting of the council that he, along with Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris, ...

Chatham Borough Council Hears of Problems, Solutions from Train Commuters

CHATHAM, NJ - At least one thing was cleared up about the ongoing battle for parking at the Chatham Train Station on Monday night at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting: There is a signed legal agreement between NJ Transit and Chatham Borough that sets aside half of the parking spaces for daily commuters, whether they are residents or not.

It had been erroneously stated at the Nov. 16 ...

Concord Singers Serenade Juniper Village Residents

November 30, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Concord Singers gave Juniper Village residents a preview of their scheduled Dec. 10 holiday concert on Monday night.

Concord Singers is a Summit-based women's community chorus directed by Christopher Titko and accompanied by Caroline Parody. The singers are all volunteer and meet Monday nights at Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit.

The Dec. 10 concert titled, The ...

Chatham Businesswomen Open "Purple Aardvark" Gift Shop on Main Street

CHATHAM, NJ - The official opening wasn't until 10 a.m., but shoppers were waiting outside Chatham's newest addition to Main Street, the Purple Aardvark, when co-owner Carolyn Cherry arrived at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday.

"I opened up and made my first sale at 9:30 a.m.," Cherry said.

Cherry and business partner Sandy Casey are both longtime Chatham residents and the shop ...

"Bunch of Blarney" Wins Third Straight Chatham Education Foundation Trivia Night

They say things happen in threes. First, Cleveland breaks their 147 losing season curse when theCavelliers win the NBA championship…Second, after 108 years the Chicago Cubs win the World …and third A Bunch of Blarney continues its reign as Trivia Night champions winning the title three years in a row.

A Bunch of Blarney the grand prize winner once again at the 4th annual Chatham ...

Chatham Businesswomen Open "Purple Aardvark" Gift Shop on Main Street

November 26, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - The official opening wasn't until 10 a.m., but shoppers were waiting outside Chatham's newest addition to Main Street, the Purple Aardvark, when co-owner Carolyn Cherry arrived at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday.

"I opened up and made my first sale at 9:30 a.m.," Cherry said.

Cherry and business partner Sandy Casey are both longtime Chatham residents and the shop ...

Remembering 10 Years of the Chatham Farmers' Market

November 20, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - The beautiful fall weather on the final day of the Chatham Farmers' Market allowed its founder, Joe Mikulewicz, to bask in the sun Saturday when the 10th anniversary of the market was celebrated at the Chatham Train Station.

One of his first actions as an elected member of the Borough of Chatham Council was to bring a farmers' market to Chatham. It started ...

Chatham Receives $93K Grant from Morris County for Historic Riverside Trail

November 23, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough has received a $93,710 grant from the Morris County Construction Grant Program, which will be used to develop the "Historic Riverside Trail."

“We are very pleased to have been awarded this grant from the Morris County Park Commission," Len Resto, Chatham Borough Council member, said. "It will expand recreational opportunities for our ...

Chatham Township Resolutions on Skate Park, Affordable Housing on Agenda for Thursday Nov. 10 Committee Meeting

CHATHAM, NJ - There are two resolutions on the agenda for the Thursday, Nov. 10, Chatham Township Committee meeting that could lead to the rezoning of Dixieland Farms and the Chatham Skate Park for redevelopment associated with state Affordable Housing requirements.

The meeting agenda can be found HERE

Concord Singers Serenade Juniper Village Residents

November 30, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Concord Singers gave Juniper Village residents a preview of their scheduled Dec. 10 holiday concert on Monday night.

Concord Singers is a Summit-based women's community chorus directed by Christopher Titko and accompanied by Caroline Parody. The singers are all volunteer and meet Monday nights at Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit.

The Dec. 10 concert titled, The ...

Chatham Girl Scouts Bring "Hands and Hearts" to ECLC

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Girl Scout Cadets Katie Caviness and Megan Alperowitz came up with the idea to make a "collage of kindness" for their Silver Award project and share it with the students at ECLC School.

The idea is that kind words can pick up someone having a bad day (see video). The hands in the collage represent a fear someone might have and the hearts ...

Hayes Wins Chatham Turkey Trot; Race Raises Record $27,500

CHATHAM, NJ - Stuart Hayes was the first to cross the finish line in 17:11 and Julia Smith was the first woman to finish with a time of 21:16 in the eighth annual Chatham Turkey Trot 5K race held on Thanksgiving Day.

More than 950 runners came out for the 5K race and mile family fun run that raised $27,500. It was the most money raised in the race's history.

Since its inception in ...

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Chatham Borough Council can Eliminate the Waiting List for Train Station Parking Permits

November 22, 2016

To the Editor: 

To the 151 Chatham Borough residents who are on the waiting list for permit parking at the train station, which is a minimum of a 3-year wait, and also to Borough residents seeking daily parking spots that all seem to be gone by about 6:30 a.m: GOOD NEWS! Please attend the next Borough Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m., Borough Hall, third ...

Chatham Borough Tree Lighting at Library, 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

December 2, 2016

The fourth annual Chatham Borough Tree Lighting will take place 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Library of the Chathams.

Listen to the Chatham Grade 3 Children's Chorus and the Chatham Players Carolers as they greet a special visitor! Get a fun take-home craft from the library.

Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to the Chatham Toy Drive.

Enjoy a night out under the white lights with ...