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Chatham BOE: "Renegade" Soccer League Using Haas, Cougar on Sundays

August 30, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education discussed possible action it could take at its regular meeting on Monday night to prevent a "renegade" men's soccer league from playing games at Haas and Cougar fields on Sunday mornings.

According to board president Jill Critchley Weber, a men's soccer league has been playing games at Haas and Cougar fields during ...

Chatham Schools Set Another Student Enrollment Record for 2016-17

CHATHAM, NJ - Despite predictions of a decline in enrollment, the School District of the Chathams will enter the new school year with a record student enrollment for the second straight year, it was announced at the regular meeting of the board of education on Monday night.

Chatham Superintendent Dr. Michael LaSusa reported to the board that as of Monday there were 4,200 students enrolled in ...

Lafayette Avenue in Chatham Borough Closed Tuesday, Wednesday for Paving

CHATHAM, NJ - Lafayette Avenue in Chatham Borough will be closed to through traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30 and Wednesday, Aug. 31, according an AlertChathamBorough message from the police department.

The road will be closed from Main Street to Watchung Avenue/Shunpike Road for two days to complete repaving of the street. Paving will start at Main Street.

 

Political Sign Repeatedly Stolen From Chatham Borough Front Lawn

CHATHAM, NJ - Add the theft of political signs to the list of vehicles and property stolen from Chatham residents this summer.

Chatham Borough homeowners Dan and Libby Hilsenrath of 37 Weston Ave. reported to the police on Sunday that their "Trump" for president sign had been stolen from their front yard. It was the fourth time a Trump sign had been taken from their ...

Chatham BOE: "Renegade" Soccer League Using Haas, Cougar on Sundays

August 30, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education discussed possible action it could take at its regular meeting on Monday night to prevent a "renegade" men's soccer league from playing games at Haas and Cougar fields on Sunday mornings.

According to board president Jill Critchley Weber, a men's soccer league has been playing games at Haas and Cougar fields during ...

Blydenburgh, Chatham Seek Fourth Straight Morris County Girls Tennis Championship

CHATHAM, NJ - Scarlett Blydenburgh didn't have a choice after she stepped on a tennis ball and turned her ankle last January. She was forced to watch tennis, not play it.

The standout Chatham senior has recovered from three sprained ligaments in time to lead the Lady Cougars into the 2016 girls tennis season. Chatham coach James Cai said the ankle injury helped make Blydenburgh a ...

Chatham Football Plans to Learn from West Morris Scrimmage

CHATHAM, NJ - It wasn't what happened during Chatham's football scrimmage against West Morris on Friday at Cougar Field that's important. It's how much the Cougars learn from it.

Peter Taylor caught three touchdown passes for West Morris and Chatham did not find its way into the end zone. But it will be considered a very productive scrimmage for the Cougars if they can ...

Krincek Earns Gold with "Chatham: Tomorrow is Today" Documentary Film

August 18, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Earning gold is a term normally associated with athletes, especially now that the Summer Olympic Games are front-and-center in Rio.

An argument could be made that Chatham teenager Kelly Krincek deserves an elevated position and a medal ceremony after the premiere of her well-received documentary film Chatham: Tomorrow is Today, at the Chatham Library on ...

Chatham's Salvas Recalls his "16 Days of Glory" as an Olympic Photographer

CHATHAM, NJ - If it's a memorable photo from the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, there's a good chance Chatham's Tom Salvas was right there when it was taken.

That's because he was right there, snapping photos of the behind-the-scenes interviews conducted by Bud Greenspan in his documentary film "16 Days of Glory."

The memories have been rushing ...

Chatham BOE: "Renegade" Soccer League Using Haas, Cougar on Sundays

August 30, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education discussed possible action it could take at its regular meeting on Monday night to prevent a "renegade" men's soccer league from playing games at Haas and Cougar fields on Sunday mornings.

According to board president Jill Critchley Weber, a men's soccer league has been playing games at Haas and Cougar fields during ...

Chatham Schools Set Another Student Enrollment Record for 2016-17

CHATHAM, NJ - Despite predictions of a decline in enrollment, the School District of the Chathams will enter the new school year with a record student enrollment for the second straight year, it was announced at the regular meeting of the board of education on Monday night.

Chatham Superintendent Dr. Michael LaSusa reported to the board that as of Monday there were 4,200 students enrolled in ...

Chatham High Repeats as No. 1-Ranked Public High School by NJ Monthly

CHATHAM, NJ - The most impressive part is that some of the methodology changed and Chatham High still ranked as the No. 1 public school in New Jersey, according to New Jersey Monthly magazine, which recently published its 2016 top 100 public high school rankings.

New Jersey Monthly uses Department of Education statistics to rate the top public schools in New Jersey every two years, selecting ...

Former Miss New Jersey, Baklava, Yoga, Lunch Kits at Chatham Farmers' Market

August 27, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Outdoor Yoga, a visit from a former Miss New Jersey and homemade baklava were some of the highlights at the Chatham Farmers' Market on Saturday.

Siobhan Wright, the manager of Powerflow Yoga on Main Street, held a class on the grass near the Farmers' Market, where 2005 Miss New Jersey USA Sylvia Pogorzelski Birnbaum and her family stopped by from Long Island to ...

Chatham's Fear the Gear Guest Speaker at Robotics Workshop

August 24, 2016

NEWARK, NJ - Over 130 robotics enthusiasts gathered at Newark’s NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology) for a day long robotics workshop on Saturday, Aug. 20.

Topics included team skills aimed mostly at coaches, Java programming, robotics hardware, beginning and advanced design.

Chatham team members Paul Malatesta and Peter Dawson sat in on an advanced robotics design session while ...

Krincek Earns Gold with "Chatham: Tomorrow is Today" Documentary Film

CHATHAM, NJ - Earning gold is a term normally associated with athletes, especially now that the Summer Olympic Games are front-and-center in Rio.

An argument could be made that Chatham teenager Kelly Krincek deserves an elevated position and a medal ceremony after the premiere of her well-received documentary film Chatham: Tomorrow is Today, at the Chatham Library on ...

Chatham EMT Brown Receives Excellence Award from Overlook

CHATHAM – Tim Brown, a member of the Chatham Emergency Squad, has received the 2016 EMT Excellence Award from the Overlook Medical Center of Summit.

“When it comes to responding to calls and patient care, Tim can truly be said to be the squad’s MVP,”  Rich Crater, Chatham Emergency Squad Chief, said. 

Because of the demands of Brown’s “day ...

Lafayette Avenue in Chatham Borough Closed Tuesday, Wednesday for Paving

August 29, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Lafayette Avenue in Chatham Borough will be closed to through traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30 and Wednesday, Aug. 31, according an AlertChathamBorough message from the police department.

The road will be closed from Main Street to Watchung Avenue/Shunpike Road for two days to complete repaving of the street. Paving will start at Main Street.

 

Political Sign Repeatedly Stolen From Chatham Borough Front Lawn

CHATHAM, NJ - Add the theft of political signs to the list of vehicles and property stolen from Chatham residents this summer.

Chatham Borough homeowners Dan and Libby Hilsenrath of 37 Weston Ave. reported to the police on Sunday that their "Trump" for president sign had been stolen from their front yard. It was the fourth time a Trump sign had been taken from their ...

100-year-old Lundt: Chatham Township is "The Best Place in the World to Live"

CHATHAM, NJ - Everywhere she looked, Alice Lundt noticed something she had put in place at the Chatham Township Municipal Building before her retirement, even the peach-colored chairs that adorn the meeting room.

"I really did love working for the township," Lundt said at the Thursday meeting of the Chatham Township Committee. "I just had to stick around for one reason and ...

West Orange Man Sought in Chatham Jewelry Store Armed Robbery Now in Custody

August 13, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Raiys Grimes, 35, of West Orange, who had an arrest warrant issued for him in relation to the July 28 armed robbery of Crescent Jewelers in Chatham, turned himself in to authorities on Friday.

Morris County Superior Court Judge Ira Cohen set his bail at $200,000. Grimes and Michael Reed, 46, of Newark, have been charged with the armed robbery. A gun and some of the ...

One Man in Custody, Another at Large in Armed Robbery of Chatham Jewelers; Estimated "$700,000" Taken

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Newark resident Michael Reed is in custody while Raiys Grimes of West Orange is still at large in connection with the July 28 armed robbery of Chatham's Crescent Jewelers it was announced Tuesday by the Morris County Prosecutor's office.

Convicted felon Reed, 46, is charged with being one of three males who conspired to commit the robbery. Reed and ...

Newark Man Charged with Armed Robbery of Chatham Crescent Jewelers; Bail Set at $250,000

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Newark resident Michael Reed was arrested and charged on Monday in Morris County Superior Court with the July 28 robbery of Chatham's Crescent Jewelers, where more than $75,000 worth of jewelry was reportedly taken at gunpoint.

Morris County Superior Court Judge Paul W. Armstrong set bail at $250,000. Two other suspects are still at large.

Reed, 46, is ...

Lafayette Avenue in Chatham Borough Closed Tuesday, Wednesday for Paving

August 29, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Lafayette Avenue in Chatham Borough will be closed to through traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30 and Wednesday, Aug. 31, according an AlertChathamBorough message from the police department.

The road will be closed from Main Street to Watchung Avenue/Shunpike Road for two days to complete repaving of the street. Paving will start at Main Street.

 

Chatham Township Police Report Mercedes-Benz Stolen

CHATHAM, NJ - On Sunday, Aug. 21 a 2016 Mercedes-Benz was stolen from a Plymouth Drive residence sometime in the overnight hours.

The theft was reported after the owner discovered the vehicle missing later that morning. A key fob for the vehicle had been left in another unlocked vehicle in the driveway. This case remains under investigation.

Thefts from Parked Vehicles

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11 Vehicle-Related Burglaries Reported in Chatham, Madison Saturday Night

MADISON, NJ - Chatham Township and Madison Borough experienced a total of 11 burglaries to automobiles on Saturday night, Aug. 20, according Lt. John Miscia of the Madison Police Department. 

The burglaries ranged from GPS systems, to cash, wallets, credit cards and tech equipment left inside vehicles.

All incidents of reported motor vehicle break-ins took place Saturday ...

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Professors Simon, Rufino to Speak at Library of the Chathams

Dr. Douglas W. Simon, professor emeritus of political science specializing in international affairs at Drew University and a two-time recipient of the Drew’s Distinguished Teaching Award, will present a four-part series of lectures concerning the issues of American foreign policy on Tuesdays, Sept. 13, 20, 27, and Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at Library of ...

Redefining Emerging Markets

For the past 15 years, the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) had been given the most hype as emerging markets. These four nations carried the global economy, particularly when the US housing bubble burst in 2008. However, today only one BRIC stands as emerging, India.

China has already emerged as the second largest economy in the world. China’s economy is projected to ...

Small Acts of Kindness that Make a Lasting Impact

“Matt, Matt! Look!” said a small group of 5- and 6-year-old Camp Wantago campers as they jockeyed for position to push their paper ice skates suspended on pipe cleaners toward Matt’s face. “That’s beautiful. Good job!” said Matt.

After handing over their “Winter in Summer” projects, the children start moving to the play area. Matt stays with a ...

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Chatham Borough Police Arrest Two Suspects for Burglary; Computer Snatched

August 15, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Police made two arrests on Sunday afternoon after two suspicious males were reported in the area of Weston and Van Doren avenues.

On Sunday, Aug. 14 at approximately 3 p.m., patrols responded to the area of Van Doren Avenue near Weston Avenue on a report of two suspicious males who were seen entering a garage on Van Doren. Sergeant Daryle Kelly ...