News & Events
National Poison Prevention Week Video Contest
The New Jersey Poison Control Center is happy to announce the first annual National Poison Prevention Week Video Contest. This contest is open to all New Jersey residents from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Please see the attached flyer for the official contest rules.
Chatham Community Beekeeping Club Meeting Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 11:30 am Chatham Borough Hall
The Chatham Community Beekeeping Club will be meeting on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 11:30 am at Chatham Borough Hall (54 Fairmount Avenue). The members will be discussing their plans for 2019. This is a great opportunity for those interested in learning about beekeeping and about our community bee yard. No prior beekeeping experience is required to attend the meeting. Because Borough Hall is closed on weekends, please come to the Police entrance. Please be on time or early, because one of the club members will need to open the door for you. If you have any questions, please send an email to email@example.com.
The deadline has been extended for Post Office Plaza Survey
In hopes of allowing for more community participation in the ongoing Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Plan initiative, we are extending the deadline of all surveys related to this initiative until January 30, 2019. Please take a few moments to complete the survey. Please share with anyone you believe might be interested in this project. We are eager to hear from as many Chatham Borough residents as possible!
Chatham NJ 07928 Postal Customers
Residents experiencing inconsistencies or problems with mail delivery in Chatham Borough can contact the United States Postal Service Northern NJ District consumer affairs hotline at 732-819-3260 to assist them. Due to the high volume of package inquires, customers may leave a detailed message if they are not able to speak to someone live.
Flu Shot Reminder (pdf)
Although the Borough is not hosting a flu shot clinic this year due to a significant decrease in participation over the last few years, the Board of Health would like to remind all residents to get their annual flu shot as soon as possible. Flu shots are now conveniently available and easily accessible at many places in and around Chatham, and it only takes a few minutes. Need help finding a flu shot location - check out the "Flu Shot Finder" search engine at www.westfieldnj.gov/health. If you are homebound or uninsured you may contact the Westfield Health Department at (908) 789-4070 to arrange for a flu shot at no cost. The Board of Health wishes everyone a healthy, flu-free season.
Morris County Sheriff Warns Residents of a Continuing Phone Scam (pdf)
The Morris County Sheriff is advising residents to be aware of a continuing phone scam with callers posing as Sheriff's officers asking for immediate payment of an outstanding debt. The Sheriff’s Office never solicits payments and personal information over the phone. Learn more about the recent scam calls and how to protect yourself.
New Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Planning Survey
In response to the many comments that were received at the November 28th Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Planning Public Workshop held at the Library of the Chathams, a new online survey is now available that allows Borough residents an opportunity to provide their input and thoughts on the architecture and style of buildings that they would like to be considered in the planning of the redevelopment project. Please take a few moments to complete the survey and feel free to leave additional comments.
Chatham Borough Achieves Sustainable Jersey Silver-Level Certification and is Awarded the Sustainable Jersey Champion Award (pdf)
Chatham Borough has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey certification - and is one of only 11 New Jersey municipalities that have attained certification at the silver level in 2018. Chatham Borough also received the Sustainable Jersey Champion Award! Congratulations also to Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Madison Borough and the Tri-Town 55+ Rides for Seniors Program in being awarded Sustainable Jersey's 2018 Collaboration Award!
Chatham Borough Launches SeeClickFix, a Digital Request Reporting System for Residents (pdf)
Residents can now report neighborhood issues they see like needed pothole repairs, street tree hazards, drainage issues and more - with photos, videos, and descriptions - using the "Report a Concern" button on the Borough’s website or through the free SeeClickFix mobile app for Android or iOS. Once a concern is reported, residents will be kept informed on the progress. SeeClickFix makes it easier to report concerns in our community.
Beginning Sunday, October 14th, select NJ Transit trains will be temporarily discontinued or have origin and destination changes (pdf)
Schedule adjustments will impact customers along the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, Morris & Essex Lines, Montclair-Boonton, and Main and Bergen County Lines.To proactively address the potential service adjustment impacts, NJ TRANSIT will offer a 10% discount on all NJ TRANSIT rail tickets and passes for travel in November, December and January while the mandated Positive Train Control hardware installation is completed.
Letter from Mayors Representing Communities and Train Stations served by the NJ Transit Morris and Essex Line (pdf)
Mayor Bruce A. Harris along with mayors representing 18 municipalities served by NJ Transit's Morris and Essex Line are urging immediate action to improve the experience of tens of thousands of constituents and customers using NJ Transit rail service.
Morris County has moved to a new emergency alert system called AlertMorris. In our town, it is called AlertChathamBorough (pdf)
With AlertChathamBorough, you can receive emergency alerts by email, text, phone, or whatever method of communication you prefer. If you were a member of the County’s old notification system, Everbridge, your information was forwarded to AlertChathamBorough. But we ask that you register again, so we are sure to have captured everyone in the new system.
View Chatham Borough’s Preliminary Flood Hazard Data
The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing the public an early look at a home or community’s projected risk to flood hazards. FEMA’s Preliminary Insurance Rate Map webpage is geared towards homeowners and community officials who want to understand how their current effective Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) may change when the preliminary data becomes effective. Prior to the FIRM becoming effective, stakeholders are provided a 90-day appeal period in which they can appeal.
NJ Safe Care Cam Program Expanded to Help Ensure the Safety of Elderly and Disabled New Jersayans (pdf)
The growth of our senior population has led to significant increases in the demand for both in-home and nursing home caregivers. The Safe Care Cam program, made possible by the NJ Office of the Attorney General Division of Consumer Affairs, will loan a hidden micro-camera, free of charge, to provide families with peace of mind that their loved ones are being cared for properly, or provide proof that immediate protective intervention is necessary.
Rides for Seniors Transportation Assistance Program (pdf)
The Tri-Town 55+ Coalition has launched a new “Rides for Seniors” pilot program to help residents 65 years of age and older living in the Chathams and Madison schedule transportation for medical appointments, errands, or pleasure. The Tri-Town 55+ Coalition will subsidize each one-way trip, up to 15 miles, at a cost of only $5. Registration is now open and easy to do by phone or online.
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