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School Security, Teens Remembered Top Local News

Mendham-Chester Patch celebrated a birthday, new citizen volunteer program and Chester appoints a new board of education member.

As the January draws to a close, governing bodies and boards of education set some final pieces of the puzzle in place for 2013.  Check out our top stories below!

Schools Enhance Security – Is It Enough?

Nearby Mt. Olive is one vote away from authorizing paid, armed security in their school district. We want to know if this is something you think our schools should consider.

Column: Happy Birthday Mendham-Chester Patch!

Your favorite hyperlocal news site and community hub celebrated its first birthday! Come on in and have a piece of cake and celebrate.

School's IB Program Draws Global Interest

The West Morris Regional School District’s IB program caught the eye of folks visiting from Japan.

Budd Lake Teens Memorialized With Sign

A sign was erected on the shore of Budd Lake in memory of the two teens who died there two weeks ago.

Chester Names New Board of Education Member

After a series of interviews, the Chester Consolidated School Board chose a replacement for Laura Fishman, who resigned at the end of December with a year left on her term.

Rockefeller Tree to be Made Into Morris Homes

The Rockefeller Christmas Tree taken from the home of Joseph Balku in Flanders is being repurposed as raw materials for the Morris chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Mendham Wants Residents To Help in Emergencies

The Mendhams are launching a program where citizens can train to help out officials during emergencies. No experience is needed and training is free.

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