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

July 23, 2016

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 ...

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

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 ...

Chatham Township Police Chief Credits Neighborhood Watch for Arrest; Residential Burglaries 'Way Down'

CHATHAM, NJ - The neighborhood watch program on Candace Lane in the township was credited with helping make an arrest it was reported Thursday night at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee.

Chatham Township Police Chief Steven Hennelly came before the committee to talk about crime prevention and, in the process, pointed to a member of Candace Lane's Neighborhood Watch ...

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 ...

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

July 12, 2016

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 Sparks Dominate to Win "Summer Sizzler" Softball Tournament

UNION, NJ - The Chatham U12 Sparks softball team won the Summer Sizzler tournament held in Union over the weekend.

Pitcher Julia Yukniewicz and catcher Sara Iuzzolino teamed up to form the battery for the Sparks in the final game of the tournament.

Chatham finished with a 6-0 mark in the tournament, piling up 74 runs and allowing just two.

The Sparks travel to play the South Orange ...

Chatham Fireworks Culminate Fourth of July Despite Rain

July 4, 2016

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 ...

Chatham High Singers Excel in All-State Auditions

CHATHAM, NJ - Eleven Chatham High School musicians were recently accepted into the New Jersey Music Educators Association (NJMEA) All-State Choirs and the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education (NJAJE) Honors Jazz Choir.

The singers were prepared by and sponsored through the audition process by Choral Director Michelle Uhler.

Ten students attended competitive auditions on ...

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 ...

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

July 21, 2016

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 ...

Chatham's Southern Boulevard Kindergarten at 100 students; Could Cause Shift to Washington, Milton

CHATHAM, NJ - The kindergarten population at Southern Boulevard School has risen to 100 registered students, which could lead to some shifting of the population to Washington Avenue School or Milton Avenue School, according to Chatham Superintendent Dr. Michael LaSusa.

LaSusa reported at the regular meeting of the Chatham Board of Education on Monday night that of the 216 registered ...

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 ...

Smiley, Sardini Sworn in to Chatham Borough Junior Fireman's Auxiliary

June 27, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - The tradition continues to be passed down from family member to family member in the Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department.

The fast-growing Chatham Borough Junior Firemen's Auxiliary added its newest members, Sean Smiley and Drew Sardini, who were sworn in at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night.

Smiley, 17, is a third-generation ...

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

July 23, 2016

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 ...

Study: Gov. Christie School Funding Formula Would Cut Property Taxes in Chatham by More than $3,000

CHATHAM, NJ - Mayor Bruce Harris revealed how much Chatham Borough residents would see their property reduced if every student in New Jersey received the same state aid per student, Monday night at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting.

According to the plan put forth by Gov. Chris Christie to change the state-aid formula, districts would receive the same $6,599 per student in state ...

Gov. Christie's Freeze of Transportation Funds Threatens Chatham Borough Road Projects

CHATHAM, NJ - Repaving of Front Street and Lafayette Avenue could be in jeopardy because of Gov. Chris Christie's freeze of the state's Transportation Trust Fund projects, Vince DeNave, borough engineer, announced on Monday night at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting.

Christie signed an executive order to freeze the funds on July 1 when the state senate failed to take action ...

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 ...

Chatham Township Police Chief Credits Neighborhood Watch for Arrest; Residential Burglaries 'Way Down'

July 22, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - The neighborhood watch program on Candace Lane in the township was credited with helping make an arrest it was reported Thursday night at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee.

Chatham Township Police Chief Steven Hennelly came before the committee to talk about crime prevention and, in the process, pointed to a member of Candace Lane's Neighborhood Watch ...

Chatham Township Police: Land Rover Stolen from Owner's Driveway

CHATHAM, NJ - A May Drive resident reported to police the theft of his 2016 Land Rover on Sunday at 1:55 p.m. The vehicle was last seen in the owner’s driveway at 9:45 p.m. the previous night, unlocked with the key fob left inside.

Parked Vehicles Entered/Property Stolen

July 17 - A resident of Country Club Drive and a resident of Rolling Hill Drive ...

Chatham Borough Police Alert Residents to Burglaries on Broadview Terrace, Harvard Street

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Police Chief Phil Crosson, Jr., sent out an AlertChathamBorough message on Monday afternoon, warning residents of four motor vehicle burglaries reported on Broadview Terrace and Harvard Street.

"We would like to make residents aware that there have been four motor vehicle burglaries and one residential garage burglary that have been reported to the ...

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.  

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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 Township Police: Land Rover Stolen from Owner's Driveway

July 19, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - A May Drive resident reported to police the theft of his 2016 Land Rover on Sunday at 1:55 p.m. The vehicle was last seen in the owner’s driveway at 9:45 p.m. the previous night, unlocked with the key fob left inside.

Parked Vehicles Entered/Property Stolen

July 17 - A resident of Country Club Drive and a resident of Rolling Hill Drive ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC Member Explores the Impact of Wealthy New Jerseyan's exodus from NJ to Florida

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF/CGMA and Member of Livingston’s Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C., was recently highlighted by "NJBIZ" in an article entitled, “The Ripple Effect: Experts weigh impact of Tepper's exit from N.J. to Florida.”

The article is based on the million-dollar tax loss the state of New Jersey might face as a ...