Each Monday we welcome you back to the work week with a look at what to expect in the Chathams. From content you'll find on Patch as the week goes on to community activities, here's what you need to know this week:
1) You need to know about businesses in Chatham Township: Committee Member Laura Ali Nonnenmacher has gathered a collection of small township businesses—and is looking for more—to brainstorm on ways to increase local shopping and bring new business in from surrounding towns. We'll have more on this later this week.
2) You need to know about "M" districts: The Chatham Borough Planning Board will discuss possible redevelopment in the "M" zones in town, which are the industrial zones in town. Parts of River Road, Watchung Avenue and North Passaic Avenue are included in these zones, as well as Commerce Street.
3) You need to know about Recyclebank: Borough officials continue in their efforts to get every household in Chatham Borough registered for Recyclebank so the borough has the chance to win a $100,000 grant.
4) You need to know about your kid's English class: Three English teachers at Chatham Middle School take a new approach to reading for fun.