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Heartbreaking Finish in Overtime for Chatham Ice Hockey in State Tournament

February 23, 2017

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Chatham goalie Jamie Boles was just about ready to go back into the game when a grimace of pain crossed his face. That grimace had nothing to do with his tight groin, but with the fact that on the ice Middletown North had just scored a power-play goal to tie the game in the third period.

Boles returned to the ice seconds later and finished the final game of his Chatham ...

Hawk Allstate Chatham Athlete of the Week: Mac Bredahl

CHATHAM, NJ - Timothy Mac Bredahl never thinks about how tall he is when he's on the basketball court for Chatham, except when he's trying to use it to his advantage.

"I've always been the shortest one, so I've gotten used to it," he said. "I've learned how to play and use it to my advantage in weird ways. For example, when I'm dribbling the ...

Chatham Girls Swim Team Gets Another Shot at Ocean City in State Final on Sunday at TCNJ

WAYNE, NJ - Before she stepped up on the starting block to swim the 100 breaststroke, Jackie Crater waved frantically to her mother in the stands to make sure she was watching.

The Chatham senior was swimming an event she rarely swims for the Lady Cougar team and she had to promise coach Frank DiGiacomo she wouldn't get injured swimming it. Mom got to see Crater chop three seconds off ...

Chatham's Lafayette Avenue Could be Shut Down for Water Main Replacement

February 17, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - While school is closed next week, NJ American Water Co. will try to complete as much work as possible in replacing the water main on Lafayette Avenue in the township, which could result in a complete closure of the road, according to Chatham Township Police Chief Steven Hennelly.

"They want to close it altogether for the week school is out," Hennelly said. "We ...

Chatham Cancer Survivor Will Cody Receives Game Ball from Seton Hall Men's Basketball Team After OT Win

February 9, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - At Wednesday night’s Seton Hall-Providence men’s basketball game at Prudential Center, Seton Hall had a special guest join the team as an honorary captain: 13-year-old Will Cody of Chatham, who has been battling leukemia since March 2016.

Cody participated in pregame warmups, was in the locker room with the team, presented the game ball to the officials, sat ...

Chatham Superintendent Reports HIB Incidents are Up; Expounds on Religious Curriculum

February 22, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael LaSusa addressed the number of investigations into HIB (Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying) and detailed the religious curriculum in the Superintendent's Newsletter: February 2017 made available to parents in the district on Tuesday afternoon.

LaSusa had been questioned by parents about the emphasis of Islam ...

Chatham Middle School Moms Appear on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to Talk About Emphasis of Islam in Class

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham moms Libby Hilsenrath and Nancy Gayer made their case about the Chatham Middle School's 7th Grade "World Cultures and Geography" class on national television's "Tucker Carlson Tonight" show, which aired on the Fox News Channel 9 p.m. Monday night.

The Chatham residents told how they questioned the emphasis on Islam in the class at the ...

Township Committee Members Defend Chatham Parents Right to Question BOE on Curriculum

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Committee member Kevin Sullivan and Deputy Mayor Karen Swartz spoke in defense of Chatham parents, citing their rights to question Chatham Board of Education members and the superintendent about what is being taught in the district.

Sullivan and Swartz were the only committee members to speak on the subject at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee ...

Residents Seek Snow Removal Law, Return of SBS Camp at Chatham Township Committee Meeting

February 21, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Residents asked for a snow removal ordinance and the reinstatement of the Southern Boulevard School Summer Camp last Thursday during the public portion of the Chatham Township Committee meeting.

The Chatham Township Committee members gave various reasons why it was not receptive to either request. 

Overlook Road resident Doug Booth pointed to the Lafayette sidewalks ...

Chatham Middle School Moms Appear on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to Talk About Emphasis of Islam in Class

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham moms Libby Hilsenrath and Nancy Gayer made their case about the Chatham Middle School's 7th Grade "World Cultures and Geography" class on national television's "Tucker Carlson Tonight" show, which aired on the Fox News Channel 9 p.m. Monday night.

The Chatham residents told how they questioned the emphasis on Islam in the class at the ...

Chatham Township Introduces Municipal Budget; Open Space Tax Lowered to Half Cent

CHATHAM, NJ - For the fourth straight year, there will be no increase in the tax rate for residents in the Chatham Township Municipal Budget, introduced on Thursday night by administrator Thomas Ciccarone at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee.

The municipal budget will be up for adoption on March 23.

The budget passed, 5-0, and, after two votes, the Open Space Tax was set ...

Chatham Middle School Moms Appear on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to Talk About Emphasis of Islam in Class

February 20, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham moms Libby Hilsenrath and Nancy Gayer made their case about the Chatham Middle School's 7th Grade "World Cultures and Geography" class on national television's "Tucker Carlson Tonight" show, which aired on the Fox News Channel 9 p.m. Monday night.

The Chatham residents told how they questioned the emphasis on Islam in the class at the ...

Chatham Borough Seeks "Sustainable Jersey" Grant for Kelley's Pond; New Sunday Liquor Sale Time Adopted

February 13, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council authorized an application for $20,000 in "Sustainable Jersey" grant funds that would go toward improving the condition of Kelley's Pond at its regular meeting on Monday night.

The resolution asks for an "Invertebrate Conservation Management Demonstration Project at Brookside Grove and Kelley's Pond..." Brookside ...

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The IRS Isn’t Calling

Receiving mail with the IRS listed in the envelope’s upper left corner induces fear in most people. Receiving a phone call with the IRS listed on caller ID is even scarier. Fear can cause you to act before you think—many people fall for criminal scams out of fear. Don’t be one of them.

Bottom line: The IRS does not phone taxpayers or communicate via email. The IRS does not ...

Parents' Concerns Off Base

February 11, 2017

To the Editor,

At the BOE meeting this week a group of organized Chatham residents addressed their concerns to the board regarding curriculum in the middle school. Essentially, they suggested that the school board was promoting the teachings of Islam and giving Christianity and Judaism short shrift. They believe that the 7th grade history class curriculum was putting too much ...

Why the Y: Three Y Centers Serve Three Generations

The Kirby bus, as it is affectionately called, pulls up to the Madison Area YMCA’s Family Center. The kids on the bus have just taken a short ride from the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center on East Street to do their sports, swimming, gymnastics, performing arts or enrichment classes. Five-year-old John Patrick Connolly, who is in the Young 5s program, hops off the bus and follows a line ...

Chatham Senior Center Announces March Programs

February 23, 2017

Senior Services of the Chathams announces its March programs held at the Senior Center at 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham.  For more information or to register, please call 973.635.4565.

FREE TAX AID – Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Feb. 16 – Apr. 13. Trained AARP volunteers will complete tax returns and submit them electronically.  Will also do tenant rebate and ...