All right, Jefferson, let’s get better acquainted!

We, at The Jefferson Chronicle want to be sure you, our community and readers, are aware of who we are, what our mission is, and how you can contact us, post your events, and advertise your business on our information platform.

Based on feedback from residents, businesses, and community leaders, we want to provide more information about The Chronicle and how everyone can be a part of this venture. Working together through a partnership between The Chronicle and our community, Jefferson’s news, sports, stories, local happenings, and businesses will be visible townwide.

Who we are

The Jefferson Chronicle is Jefferson Township’s only dedicated news and local features platform, with coverage spanning the Oak Ridge to Lake Hopatcong sections of our great community. Our writers, columnists, and editors are here to serve you, our community, in providing high-quality local news, sports, lifestyle, and event reporting.

We are not a social media platform. We are a news-oriented platform that is regularly updated, often with breaking news about our township.

When Aim Jefferson ceased publishing in November 2016, residents, businesses, and the community-at-large were left without direct coverage of local news, government, schools, community events, sports, and other topics of interest. Businesses and service providers were left without a dedicated resource to market their companies to residents.

The void was short-lived. Immediately following the demise of Aim, local resident and entrepreneur Kevin L. Pattky, Jr. founded The Jefferson Chronicle and is currently serving as president and editor-in-chief. Within two months, he had assembled an experienced staff of writers, columnists, and editors to guide the platform toward its mission of being “from the community, for the community.”  The staff and a board of advisors continue this mission, working with the community to provide for Jefferson Township residents and businesses.

How to contact us

We are interested in you. We’re looking to report on what our community is talking and wondering about.

Submit your news tips, story ideas, photos, and press releases to Our editors review all submissions and will contact you for further information if needed.

To email a staff member directly, click here, and then click on a name.

How to post events with us

We know there are many events going on in Jefferson day-to-day and we want our community to know about them all. So, we made it easy for the event promoter and attendees.

Post your events at, once on the page, click the blue ‘Post Your Event‘  button. Repeat for each event you’re posting. Events are promoted platform wide and weekly in our e-mail digest.

How to advertise with us

We would not exist if it weren’t for the support of our great advertisers. Advertising supports our newsroom, so we can support our community. Local news matters — and so does reaching your local community. From Oak Ridge to Lake Hopatcong, we reach all of Jefferson Township.

To learn about our website and e-mail display advertising options available, call 973-384-1799 or e-mail

We look forward to hearing from you, and working with you Jefferson Township — and we thank you for your support and your readership.

The Jefferson Chronicle Team

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