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Making Chatham History: Raadam, Logsdon Finish 10th and 11th at Boys Cross-Country Meet of Champions

November 18, 2017

HOLMDEL, NJ - Bo Raadam set a personal record at the venerable Holmdel Park course and senior classmate Colin Logsdon crossed five seconds later, giving Chatham a race to remember at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions on Saturday.

Raadam's time of 16:07 in the 5K race gave him 10th place and Logsdon's 16:12 time placed him 11th.

"For the first time in school ...

Chatham High has 10 Student-Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent to NCAA Division 1 Programs

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High had a wide range of student-athletes ink their names to NCAA Division 1 national letters of intent during the recent early signing period.

The 10 Chatham High athletes were recruited for six different sports, including Alice Kass, who signed to compete as an equestrian at the University of South Carolina.

Kass was joined by girls lacrosse players Tessa ...

Chatham Borough Council Introduces $385,000 Bond Ordinance to Replace Lum Turf; Chatham Township Opts Out

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council unanimously introduced a bond ordinance for $385,000 that will fund the replacement of the Lum Field Turf at its regular meeting on Monday night. The public hearing is set for Nov. 27.

According to Jim Lonergan, borough council member, Chatham Township has declined to participate in the funding. Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, and the Chatham ...

Aileen Flanagan Runs Seven Continents, 50 States, Battles Cancer and Keeps on Going

November 20, 2017

As a runner, Aileen Flanagan likes to set goals for herself. Sometimes they are quite challenging and long-term goals. Ten years ago, she decided to run a half-marathon on every continent. She completed that challenge in August with a race on King George Island off the coast of Antarctica.

“I’m very fortunate that I was able to do it,” thanks in part to frequent-flyer miles, ...

Aha Moment: Overlook Staff Develops New Insulin Management Device as Healthcare System Empowers Caregivers to Innovate

SUMMIT, NJ - A team comprised of two pharmacists, a pharmacy tech and a nurse at Overlook Medical Center were the collaborative brainchild behind the first innovation spawned by the Atlantic Health Advancements program, or AHa!, an initiative designed to be an innovation center and idea incubator that will inspire Atlantic Health System’s team of over 16,000 employees and 3,700 ...

Chatham Township is 26th Morris County Community to Become "Stigma Free"

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township became the 26th Morris County community to pass a resolution declaring the town to be  "Stigma-Free" at its last regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee.

The initiative aims to remove the stigma associated with mental illness and substance abuse disorders.

"We are proud to join with other Morris County towns in declaring ...

CHS Students Report to Chatham BOE on Growth of "Play Unified" Club that Joins Together with ECLC Students

November 21, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - One of the fastest growing clubs at Chatham High School is "Play Unified," which was originally known as "Teens Connecting with Teens" started by CHS graduate Olivia Perlmutter in 2011.

Play Unified President Olivia LeRoy and vice president Ritika Ramprasad reported on the club activities, which connect Chatham High students with ECLC students ...

Chatham High Singers Excel in All-State Chorus

CHATHAM, NJ - Six Chatham High School musicians recently performed with the New Jersey Music Educators Association (NJMEA) All-State Mixed Choir. The singers were prepared by and sponsored through the audition process by Chatham High School Choral Director Ken Bryson.

Students attended competitive auditions in April to audition for the highly selective choral ensemble. Seniors ...

Chatham High Marching Band Concludes Season with 4th Place at US Bands Group 2 Open Championships

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham High School Marching Band recently concluded its competitive season with a fourth place finish at the US Bands Group 2 Open Championships held at High Point Solutions Stadium at Rutgers University.

This year’s CHS Marching Band show, Land of the Free, was an inspiring show dedicated to American history and patriotism. The band’s first competition was in ...

Chatham Township Committee Will Need Supermajority Vote on Dec. 14 to Adopt Dixiedale Rezoning; Inconsistent with Master Plan

November 20, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Planning Board reviewed the ordinance that would rezone the Dixiedale Farm property on Monday night at its regular meeting and unanimously voted to recommend approval despite the fact that it is "inconsistent" with the township's Master Plan.

Because the rezoning from single-family to multi-family zoning is "inconsistent" with the ...

Chatham Township is 26th Morris County Community to Become "Stigma Free"

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township became the 26th Morris County community to pass a resolution declaring the town to be  "Stigma-Free" at its last regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee.

The initiative aims to remove the stigma associated with mental illness and substance abuse disorders.

"We are proud to join with other Morris County towns in declaring ...

Chatham Borough Updated Vote Count Confirms Election Night Winners

CHATHAM, NJ - With 11 provisional ballots added to the vote, Chatham Borough updated its vote total from the Nov. 7 election, which confirmed the announced winners reported last Tuesday (See updated totals below).

Robert Weber and Thaddeus Kobylarz were the winners in the four-way race for two Borough of Chatham Council seats.

"I would like to thank the voters for the faith and ...

Chatham High Singers Excel in All-State Chorus

November 20, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Six Chatham High School musicians recently performed with the New Jersey Music Educators Association (NJMEA) All-State Mixed Choir. The singers were prepared by and sponsored through the audition process by Chatham High School Choral Director Ken Bryson.

Students attended competitive auditions in April to audition for the highly selective choral ensemble. Seniors ...

Chatham High Marching Band Concludes Season with 4th Place at US Bands Group 2 Open Championships

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham High School Marching Band recently concluded its competitive season with a fourth place finish at the US Bands Group 2 Open Championships held at High Point Solutions Stadium at Rutgers University.

This year’s CHS Marching Band show, Land of the Free, was an inspiring show dedicated to American history and patriotism. The band’s first competition was in ...

Award-Winning Documentary on Saving the Great Swamp Airs on NJTV Wednesday, Nov. 15

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham residents can set their DVRs to see the award-winning documentary, Saving the Great Swamp - The Battle to Defeat the Jetport"  at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 on NJTV when it makes its television premiere.

The documentary was shown to the public for the first time on Dec. 3, 2016 in the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown.

NJTV will also ...

Chatham Moving & Storage Among Businesses Honored at 25th Anniversary NJ Family Business of the Year Awards

November 15, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Fifteen family businesses from around the state were recently honored at the 25th Anniversary NJ Family Business of the Year Awards Luncheon held at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, hosted by the Rothman Institute in conjunction with sponsors Sobel & Co., LLC, Coughlin Duffy LLP, PNC Bank, Crystal Plaza, NJ Business and NJBIA.

During a ceremony on Oct. 25, the ...

Local Financial Planning Expert Reviews Proposed Tax Reform Plan: 'The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly'

SUMMIT, NJ - The Committee on Ways and Means -- the chief tax-writing committee of the United States House of Representatives --  dropped the first draft of the 2017 tax reform bill last week and is in the markup process and Claire E. Toth, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Point View Wealth Management in Summit, has offered her take on the details ...

Chatham Borough Updated Vote Count Confirms Election Night Winners

November 15, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - With 11 provisional ballots added to the vote, Chatham Borough updated its vote total from the Nov. 7 election, which confirmed the announced winners reported last Tuesday (See updated totals below).

Robert Weber and Thaddeus Kobylarz were the winners in the four-way race for two Borough of Chatham Council seats.

"I would like to thank the voters for the faith and ...

Chatham Township Committee Introduces Ordinances on Deer and Bear Hunting; Watershed Protection

November 9, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - In addition to moving forward with steps to rezone the Dixiedale Farm property for land use by multi-family homes, ordinances concerning bear and deer hunting, water service rates and watershed protection were also approved on first reading by the Chatham Township Committee on Wednesday night.

All ordinances introduced on Wednesday will be up for adoption at the Dec. 14 ...

CHS Students Report to Chatham BOE on Growth of "Play Unified" Club that Joins Together with ECLC Students

November 21, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - One of the fastest growing clubs at Chatham High School is "Play Unified," which was originally known as "Teens Connecting with Teens" started by CHS graduate Olivia Perlmutter in 2011.

Play Unified President Olivia LeRoy and vice president Ritika Ramprasad reported on the club activities, which connect Chatham High students with ECLC students ...

Chatham Moving & Storage Among Businesses Honored at 25th Anniversary NJ Family Business of the Year Awards

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Fifteen family businesses from around the state were recently honored at the 25th Anniversary NJ Family Business of the Year Awards Luncheon held at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, hosted by the Rothman Institute in conjunction with sponsors Sobel & Co., LLC, Coughlin Duffy LLP, PNC Bank, Crystal Plaza, NJ Business and NJBIA.

During a ceremony on Oct. 25, the ...

Senior Services Center of the Chathams Holds Thanksgiving Luncheon; Key Club Supplies the Pies

CHATHAM, NJ - More than 85 seniors sat down to a Thanksgiving luncheon offered at the Senior Services Center of the Chathams on Wednesday.

 The event was funded by Lantern Hill of New Providence. The Chatham High School Key Club supported the effort by providing 25 pies for the Thanksgiving dessert.

 

 

Chatham Borough Council is in Favor of Exploring Transition to Cul-de-sac for Hillside Avenue

November 14, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - There was no formal vote at the meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday night, but Chatham Borough residents have convinced the council it should consider the option of making Hillside Avenue into a Cul-de-sac.

Hillside Avenue and Woods Lane residents appealed to the council during the public portion of the meeting, asking for help in relieving traffic concerns about ...

Chatham Township Committee Unanimously Votes to Rezone Dixiedale Farm from Single-Family to Multi-Family

CHATHAM, NJ - In a scene that was characterized as "very unusual" by planner Michael Tobia, the potential developers of the Dixiedale Farm property gave a second presentation on its "conceptual plan" to build 54 townhomes on the 30-acre tract at the Chatham Township Committee meeting held Wednesday night.

After a lengthy discussion, which mirrored the same concerns ...

Chatham Borough Council Will Recognize Stanley Congregational Church for its 150th Year in Chatham

November 12, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - George Shepard Page came to Chatham in 1867 and bought hundreds of acres of land, which he named "Stanley."

That same year, the businessman built Hillside Mission Sabbath School on Hillside Avenue, followed by the permanent building named Stanley Hall in 1871. Two years later, the Stanley Church and Society were founded.

On Monday night, the Borough of Chatham ...

Veterans Honored in Green Village Ceremony: "Freedom isn't Free"

GREEN VILLAGE, NJ - Janet Doherty, who led the Green Village Fire Department's Veterans Day Ceremony, closed with an admonition.

"Never, ever take our freedom for granted because our freedom isn't free," Doherty said.

Chatham Township and Green Village residents gathered at the "Triangle" in honor of Veterans Day. The Cub Scout Pack 24, Den 1 opened the ...

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SPOTLIGHT ON: FEATURED DATABASE

By Mary Kennedy

Our Books and Authors database is offering a new way to browse for your next great book to read.  It allows you to get creative by combining plot elements such as character, subject, location and time period to produce a fancy Venn diagram illustration to accompany your specialized list of reading suggestions.  With ...

In Praise of Chatham’s Main Street

November 17, 2017

To the Editor:

Could Chatham Borough’s Main Street commercial district be better? Of course, it could. But upon reflection, I’m amazed at how good it is!  

It’s cheerful and incredibly convenient. I’ve never failed to find parking behind the Post Office, which is such a short walk to the main strip. My family uses at least six of the restaurants ...

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Be Aware of Pancreatic Cancer’s Warning Signs

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and nationally renowned gastrointestinal (GI) cancer physician-scientist Angela Alistar, MD thinks it is critical that everyone learn how to recognize the warning signs of this aggressive cancer. Dr. Alistar is medical director of GI medical oncology at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center of Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 007

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll see how Atlantic Health System is driving innovation and finding new ways to solve tomorrow’s health care challenges, find out how a near tragedy on the tennis courts was averted thanks to some world-class training and technology at Chilton Medical Center and meet the 70 cancer doctors you need to know about – plus much ...

Chatham Residents Can Weigh in on Morris County Strategic Plan in Survey or Public Forum Nov. 29

November 20, 2017

Chatham residents can fill out a survey or attend a public forum to give their opinion on how the Morris County Board of Freeholders should create a new strategic plan for the county.

Board of Freeholders is creating a new Morris County Strategic Plan to develop key goals and guiding principles for county government over the next decade, and we want your help in determining ...