Monday, May 13, 2013
Car crashed into large rock after owner reached in to take keys out of ignition.
A car owner was transported to Morristown Medical Center with injuries Sunday after police said she was rolled over by her own car on River Road. Sgt. Robert Scheetz, Ptl. Scott Herchick and Ptl. Anthony LoPorto responded to the Chatham Township road around 6:30 p.m. where the car crashed into a large rock, according to Chatham Township Police Lt. Maureen Kazaba. The owner of the car, who Kazaba did not name, had reached into the car to take out the keys that were in the ignition as the car was parked on a steep driveway. The car was still running at the time and began to roll down the driveway. Kazaba said the owner had held on to the car as it struck the rock, but it then overturned, rolling over her. Eventually, Kazaba said, the car …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Chatham Township Police say to avoid River Road Friday.
Chatham Township Police advised residents to avoid River Road between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday. According to a Nixle alert from the township police, there will be utility work conducted long River Road Friday during those hours. River Road will be closed from 622 River Rd. to Fairmount Avenue. 622 River Rd. is about 1,500 ft. north of the intersection with Fairmount Avenue.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Changes could also come to other industrial districts in Chatham Borough.
Residents, business tenants and land owners could soon see changes to the area along River Road in Chatham Borough. "We have riverfront property down there, which is extremely valuable," Councilman James Collander said in the Nov. 26 Chatham Borough Council meeting. "We're not getting our full use out of that. The area between River Road and the Passaic River from Watchung Avenue to Stanley Park is one of the borough's "M" districts, that is, parts of town zoned for industrial businesses. Other M districts include the north side of Watchung Avenue east of the rail overpass, including Commerce Street, and the lots along North Passaic Avenue north of Rutgers Street. Many of these areas have various businesses and residences which were …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Chatham Township Committee approved the temporary cell tower at Esternay Field by a vote of 4-1.
A contract for a temporary cell tower was approved by the Chatham Township Committee by a vote of 4-1 at their Thursday meeting. "The contract is for two years," Attorney Carl Woodward said, with two possible six-month extensions. Because the field is part of the township's Open Space inventory, the state Department of Environmental Protection will not allow a cell tower to remain in the field for more than three years. The tower will be located in Esternay Field where a children's playground is currently located. As part of the contract, T-Mobile will replace the playground with new equipment when the tower is taken down. T-Mobile initially proposed and was the sole bidder for the tower. Engineers from T-Mobile told the committee at a …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Chatham Borough Police and firefighters responded to the scene.
River Road was closed at Lackawanna Court Friday when a car accident occurred shortly before 10 a.m. Patrolman Brian Maher investigated the two-car accident at 9:53 a.m. Maher found a 2004 Honda driven by Justine Beaumont, 25, of Chatham, was driving south when she lost control of the car and crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic, police said. Beaumont's car struck a 2003 GMC driven by Judith Borsellino, 68 of Berkeley Heights, according to police. The Chatham Borough Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene and closed off River Road to motor vehicle traffic. Both vehicles were towed from the scene and Beaumont was issued a summons for careless driving, police said.