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Sketches of Armed Suspects from Chatham Borough Jewelry Store Robbery Released

July 29, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Detailed artist renderings of two of the three suspects from Thursday's armed robbery at Crescent Jewelers in Chatham were released by authorities on Friday.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chatham Borough Police Chief Philip J.Crosson, Jr. confirm that an armed robbery occurred Thursday morning at Crescent Jewelers, located at 251 Main Street in ...

Chatham Jewelry Store Robbed: 'They put a gun to my head'

CHATHAM, NJ - Three armed black males robbed Crescent Jewelers at gunpoint on Main Street in Chatham just before noon on Thursday, making an escape in a gray or silver Jeep Cherokee, according to Chatham Borough Police.

"They put a gun to my head, duct-taped me and robbed," Joanne Prisco, one of the proprietors, said. "I was the only person there. I was only open ...

Plenty of Open Seats at Morning Chatham BOE $12 Million Referendum Forum; Vote Set for Sept. 27

CHATHAM, NJ - John Winters came to learn about how the $12 million Chatham BOE capital improvement referendum would affect his grandchildren attending Southern Boulevard School at the first of two information forums held Wednesday morning, July 27 at the Chatham Middle School Library Media Center.

To say that Winters received the full attention of Superintendent Dr. Michael ...

Chatham Police Charge Massachusetts Man with DWI

CHATHAM, NJ - On July 26 at approximately 2:50 a.m., Patrolman Wayne Shivers was on patrol when he observed a gray Honda go through a red light on Watchung Avenue at Washington Avenue. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and he eventually stopped it on Main Street near South Passaic Avenue.

The driver, Bruce Goodchild, age 69 of Arlington, Mass., exhibited signs of ...

Chatham Golfers Marshal the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol

July 26, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - They all left their golf clubs at home, but Chatham golfers are participating in the 2016 PGA Championship being held this week at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield.

Chatham residents Roy and Nancy Stepanian and Mark Shannon, all members of the Madison golf club, have volunteered their services as course marshals for the PGA championship.

Nancy Stepanian worked as a ...

Chatham Lacrosse Players Khan, Kology Help New Jersey Win Under Armour Title

BALTIMORE, MD - Keegan Khan and Kyle Kology represented Chatham on the New Jersey boys lacrosse team, which won the Highlight Division of the Under Armour Underclass Tournament over the holiday weekend.

New Jersey's 6-4 victory over Washington, D.C. in the final earned the Garden State its first championship in the 11-year history of the tournament. Khan contributed two ...

Chatham Gymnast Maroney Finalist with Madison Area YMCA Rosettes at Nationals; Proud Coach Battles Cancer at Home

MADISON, NJ - For 16 years, the Madison Area YMCA Rosettes gymnastics team has ranked in the top 10 YMCA gymnastics teams in the country, this year was no exception. 

However, it was the first time that Madison Area YMCA Gymnastics Director and Coach Ellen Gavin, who has led the Rosettes for almost 20 years, was not with her team at Nationals.

Gavin was unable to attend this year ...

Chatham Middle School Student Plays 'Wendy Jo' in Footloose Production

July 24, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Grace Petersen, a rising Chatham Middle School Eighth Grader, is playing the part of Wendy Jo in the Summit Playhouse production of Footloose.

The musical started on Friday, July 22 and runs through July 31 at the Summit Playhouse, 10 New England Ave., Summit. To purchase tickets online or for more information CLICK HERE.

 

Chatham Fireworks Culminate Fourth of July Despite Rain

CHATHAM, NJ - The rain kept the crowd from being as large as usual, but the World Champion Santore Brothers of Garden State Fireworks from Millington still came through with a Fourth of July show.

Chatham residents came armed with umbrellas and the fireworks show started earlier than advertised on Monday night at the Chatham Middle School.

The Santore Brothers got started around 8:50 ...

Independent Hose Company Lights up Chatham Fourth of July Parade

CHATHAM, NJ - The bad guys wearing prison outfits start the fire, the police chase them and Independent Hose Company puts out the fire - after roasting hot dogs in the flames.

What has become a welcome staple of the annual Chatham parade was on display on Monday with the Independent Fire Hose company starting and putting out "house" fires along the parade route.

According to hose ...

News 12 New Jersey 'On the Road in Chatham' Hits Main Street

July 23, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Patrons cooling off inside Charley's Aunt on South Passaic Avenue in Chatham looked up from their beverages to see some very familiar scenes on the elevated TVs on Friday.

Just a few feet from the front door of the well-known Chatham establishment was the setting for News 12 New Jersey's "On the Road" series, which featured downtown Chatham Borough.

Residents ...

Plenty of Open Seats at Morning Chatham BOE $12 Million Referendum Forum; Vote Set for Sept. 27

July 27, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - John Winters came to learn about how the $12 million Chatham BOE capital improvement referendum would affect his grandchildren attending Southern Boulevard School at the first of two information forums held Wednesday morning, July 27 at the Chatham Middle School Library Media Center.

To say that Winters received the full attention of Superintendent Dr. Michael ...

Chatham BOE Offers Open Panel Discussion on $12 Million School Referendum at CMS Wednesday, July 27

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education will hold two special meetings - one in the morning and one in the evening - on Wednesday, July 27, to answer questions and discuss the $12 million capital improvement referendum that will be voted on in September.

Open panel discussions are set for 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the Chatham Middle School Library Media Center located at 480 Main ...

Parent Asks Chatham BOE to Consider Balancing Bias in History Curriculum; Questions Use of Howard Zinn Book

CHATHAM, NJ - A discussion of the supplemental history book "A People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn, was prompted by Chatham parent Libby Hilsenrath during the public portion of the Chatham Board of Education meeting held Monday night.

Hilsenrath researched the author's view on the book and offered that he was not an historian, but rather a writer with a ...

Chef Laird Holds "Beat Bobby Flay" Viewing Party at Chatham's Seranade

July 15, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ -  It took Chef James Laird nearly 20 years of cooking at Restaurant Serenade in Chatham to get his "15 minutes of fame."

Laird held a viewing party for family, friends and patrons at Serenade for his appearance on "Beat Bobby Flay," which aired on the Food Network 10 p.m. Thursday night.

Laird cooked with confidence during the show, ...

"Chatham Citizens" Raise Glasses and Funds at Twin Elephant to Fight Pilgrim Oil Pipeline

July 15, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham residents raised their glasses and opened their wallets at the Twin Elephant Brewing Company on Thursday night during a fundraiser geared toward stopping Pilgrim from building a crude oil pipeline through Chatham Borough and Chatham Township.

Members of Chatham Citizens Opposing the Oil Pipeline are taking a pro-active approach to protect ...

Two Chatham Neighbors Talk and Chatham Borough Google Maps Problem is Solved

July 26, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - A month ago, Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris lamented that he was having trouble getting in touch with someone at Google Maps about recognizing Chatham Borough addresses instead of identifying them all as Chatham Township.

All it took to solve the problem was for borough council president Jim Lonergan to notice a neighbor as he was backing out of his ...

Chatham Council Agrees to Go Forward with Road Projects at Emergency Meeting

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council decided to move forward with scheduled road projects despite Gov. Christie's recent freeze on state transportation trust fund expenditures on Monday night during a special emergency meeting of the council.

The council decided, without objection, to take what it portrayed as a "low risk" by moving forward with paving projects on ...

Chatham Borough Council Sets 'Special Emergency Meeting' for Monday, July 25

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council has scheduled a "Special Emergency Meeting" for 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 25, to discuss the status of two road projects affected by Gov. Chris Christie's freeze of Transportation Trust Fund expenditures.

The council plans to discuss the borough's options on the pending Lafayette Avenue and Front Street repaving projects ...

Chatham Gymnast Maroney Finalist with Madison Area YMCA Rosettes at Nationals; Proud Coach Battles Cancer at Home

July 12, 2016

MADISON, NJ - For 16 years, the Madison Area YMCA Rosettes gymnastics team has ranked in the top 10 YMCA gymnastics teams in the country, this year was no exception. 

However, it was the first time that Madison Area YMCA Gymnastics Director and Coach Ellen Gavin, who has led the Rosettes for almost 20 years, was not with her team at Nationals.

Gavin was unable to attend this year ...

Chatham Township Residents Raising Funds for Legal Battle Against AT&T Cell Antennas

July 16, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township residents have hired legal counsel to represent them in New Jersey Appellate Court, adding their voice to Chatham Township's appeal against a Superior Court ruling that would allow AT&T to put cell antennas on the Buxton Road NJ American Water Tower.

The Chatham Township Zoning Board of Adjustment originally denied the variances ...

Sketches of Armed Suspects from Chatham Borough Jewelry Store Robbery Released

July 29, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Detailed artist renderings of two of the three suspects from Thursday's armed robbery at Crescent Jewelers in Chatham were released by authorities on Friday.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chatham Borough Police Chief Philip J.Crosson, Jr. confirm that an armed robbery occurred Thursday morning at Crescent Jewelers, located at 251 Main Street in ...

Chatham Jewelry Store Robbed: 'They put a gun to my head'

CHATHAM, NJ - Three armed black males robbed Crescent Jewelers at gunpoint on Main Street in Chatham just before noon on Thursday, making an escape in a gray or silver Jeep Cherokee, according to Chatham Borough Police.

"They put a gun to my head, duct-taped me and robbed," Joanne Prisco, one of the proprietors, said. "I was the only person there. I was only open ...

Chatham Police Charge Massachusetts Man with DWI

CHATHAM, NJ - On July 26 at approximately 2:50 a.m., Patrolman Wayne Shivers was on patrol when he observed a gray Honda go through a red light on Watchung Avenue at Washington Avenue. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and he eventually stopped it on Main Street near South Passaic Avenue.

The driver, Bruce Goodchild, age 69 of Arlington, Mass., exhibited signs of ...

St. Patrick Church Asks Chatham Borough Council to Approve Handicap Parking on Washington Ave

July 12, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Jim Connelly, on behalf of St. Patrick Parish, asked the Borough of Chatham Council to consider designating two handicap parking spaces on Washington Avenue at the regular meeting of the council Monday night.

According to Connelly, two handicapped designated spaces on the east side of Washington Avenue would provide easy access to a side door of the church for ...

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Healthcare Stocks Under Pressure: Opportunity Knocking?

Healthcare care stocks had been one of the best performing sectors for years, but that performance came to a halt last year as concerns in the sector have moved into the spotlight. The issues pressuring the stocks are not new, yet the worries have been further ignited by increased attention from the media and from politicians on the campaign trail.  

Controls over drug pricing are ...

Finding Community

On a recent Friday morning at the Madison Area YMCA, Betty Dickson Dudderar has finished her workout in the Fitness Center. She now peers out the windows of the lobby to see if her friend Ann Cascino is driving into the parking lot.

At about 9:15 a.m., she recognizes Ann’s silver Avalon pulling into a handicapped-accessible parking space. Ann has arthritis and has ...

Chatham BOE Proposes Funding Option for School Improvements

July 3, 2016

To the Editor:

A few weeks after public school students return to class, Chatham residents will have an opportunity to vote on a proposed $15 million school bond referendum. The September 27th vote closely follows a $24.8 million referendum that was defeated by borough and township voters in April 2015.

The decision to accept or reject an additional multi-year debt obligation ...

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Chatham Police Charge Massachusetts Man with DWI

July 27, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - On July 26 at approximately 2:50 a.m., Patrolman Wayne Shivers was on patrol when he observed a gray Honda go through a red light on Watchung Avenue at Washington Avenue. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and he eventually stopped it on Main Street near South Passaic Avenue.

The driver, Bruce Goodchild, age 69 of Arlington, Mass., exhibited signs of ...