Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The memorial was heavily damaged in Hurricane Sandy.
When Superstorm Sandy blew into town, it caused damage all over. One piece of the town hit hard was the 9/11 Memorial in Chatham Borough's Memorial Park. "A branch fell on the lights and punched the lights out," Dan Smith of the Chatham Borough 9/11 Memorial Advisory Committee said. "Two of the cables supporting the doves broke, so we have to restring those." The steel cables which held up the seven doves—one for each of the seven years that passed between the terrorist attacks and the year the memorial was built—were snapped back and forth over and over during the hurricane until they broke and the doves fell. The committee must restring those doves with new cable, and install new hardware to keep the cables in place. There was also wind …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Chatham Borough Councilmen Vicki Fife and Len Resto plan to submit Memorial Park to New Jersey's Great Places program.
Two members of the Chatham Borough Council have big plans for Memorial Park and Pool. Councilmen Vicki Fife and Len Resto are compiling an application to get the entire Memorial Park complex—from the municipal pool to the softball fields, from the 9/11 Memorial to the Library of the Chathams—named as a Great Public Space in New Jersey. Fife said, "For all the right reasons we think the whole complex, with the 9/11 Memorial and the Library [of the Chathams] and the rain garden and all of those things, make it this 'perfect storm' space right in the middle of Chatham Borough." Elements of the complex, including the 9/11 Memorial and the rain garden, were made possible through donations volunteer efforts and free labor. Others, such as the …
Monday, September 5, 2011
A closer look at how the 13 residents who perished in the terrorist attacks are honored.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Tom Salvas
Monday, September 5, 2011
Chatham Borough and Chatham Township lost 13 members of the community when the Twin Towers collapsed on 9/11. Four memorials pay tribute to the lives lost. These photographs portray the four local memorials: One in Memorial Park in Chatham Borough, one in Reasoner Park, one at the Chatham NJ Transit station and one at the Chatham Township Municipal Building. In the days leading up to Sept. 11, Chatham Patch will look at the lingering impact of 9/11 on the community. Tuesday—A look at Chatham resident and Lance Corporal Vincent Sullivan, who joined the U.S. Marines after 9/11 and died in Iraq in 2004, through the eyes of his widow. Also, Patch will take a closer look at the 9/11 curriculum the school district will be launching. …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The cross, which traveled through Chatham in July with its creator and a film crew, holds mementos from borough volunteers involved with the 9/11 Memorial.
Sculptor Jon Krawczyk’s journey of over 3,000 miles ends Thursday when his creation, a 500-pound, 14-foot cross remains of the World Trade Center, is installed at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Manhattan. The church was damaged in the terrorist on 9/11. As volunteers sifted through the rubble of the World Trade Centers, they found two steel beams forming a cross. Called the World Trade Center Cross or the Ground Zero Cross, it was placed on top of St. Peter’s. On Thursday the cross will be moved to the World Trade Center Memorial and Museum, and Krawczyk’s sculpture will take its place. A Morris County native, Krawczyk, 40, drove across the country with his sculpture in the bed of his pickup truck. Along with a documentary film crew …