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Tour of Somerville, Oldest Bicycle Race in the USA Will Broadcast Live - Around the World – on Memorial Day

May 22, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Tour of Somerville, a tradition in bicycle racing since 1940, will be broadcast live on Memorial Day, the first time in 74 years of international competition that the signature race will be seen around the world in real time on several platforms, including YouTube and Twitch.

Cameras will be positioned at strategic locations throughout the race course in downtown ...

Dayton Softball Ends Regular Season with 9-7 Win over Benedictine Academy

ELIZABETH, NJ – Even though the state tournament season started Thursday for the Bulldogs, they had one more regular season game to play Friday against Benedictine Academy.  They traveled to Elizabeth and came away with a 9-7 win over Benedictine.  The win pushed the Bulldogs record for the season to 12.9.

Dayton jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning and added a ...

This Week in Township of Springfield, NJ: May 22-29

May 21, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week features the Jonathan Dayton High School Prom,  an athlete scholar dinner, several sectional tournament games, a Board of Ed Meeting, a Township Committee meeting, a two special book events at the Springfield Free Public Library. 

On Monday, former Springfield Mayor Joanne Rajoppi will talk about her book “Northern Women in the Aftermath of the ...

County to Resurface Central Avenue in Westfield and Clark

WESTFIELD/CLARK, NJ — Central Avenue from South Avenue to Barnes & Noble is on the county’s list of roads to be resurfaced this year, the board of freeholders has announced. The work will be conducted at night when possible, the county said, in order to minimize the need for detours during peak travel periods. 

The 2017 Road Resurfacing program will cost approximately $8.2 ...

Somerville: High School Actors Tackle Tough Social Issues to Benefit Their Peers

May 22, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Life is often tough and troubled for middle and high school students. Day-to-day routine in middle and high school classrooms and hallways is anything but.

Start with peer pressure.

Conflicts, crises, confrontation pop up like images in a slide show. Problems, incubate and fester; too often, young minds are ill-equipped for logic; instead, they are driven by ...

Rhythm and Blues by the Brook Outdoor Music Festival Returns Plainfield; Naughty by Nature to Headline

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The annual Rhythm and Blues by the Brook free music festival will return to Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield on Saturday, June 3.  The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all music fans to to a day filled with live music, children’s activities and much more.

“Rhythm and Blues by the Brook is our signature event that kicks off a whole series of free ...

Somerset Patriots Help Atlantic League Celebrate 20th Anniversary

May 20, 2017

On May 20, 1998, the first ever Atlantic League of Professional Baseball game was played at the Sandcastle in Atlantic City, New Jersey between the Atlantic City Surf and the Somerset Patriots. The newly founded six-team independent league had come to fruition after a three-year process that began when founder Frank Boulton was looking to move one of his minor league teams to the Long ...

Keller Williams Cuts the Ribbon, Springfield Office is Officially Open

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The new Keller Williams office was officially opened Thursday at 223 Mountain Avenue.

The principals of the office is operated in conjunction with two Keller Williams offices in Maplewood.  Reed Kean, Operating Partner, is joined by Andre Saraiva, the broker manager and Kathleen Nittolo, Team Leader/Manager. 

The Springfield office is home to ...

Career Networking Group: The Secret to an Effective Marketing Message

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  Does your “elevator pitch” grab the listener’s attention, leaving them wanting to know more about you? Many job seekers, and even consultants and business owners, miss the boat with their marketing messages, trying hard to inform the listener and finding that no one cares.

Developing an effective marketing message is one of the most important things ...

Tot Trot Set for June 4; Kids Run Benefits TryCAN Collaboration

May 21, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Junior Fortnightly Club's (SJFC) 39th Annual Tot Trot, a fun run for children ages 2 - 10 years of age, will be held on June 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Summit's Memorial Park.

The 2017 event will benefit the TryCAN Collaboration, a 501(c)(3) organization that offers a variety of recreation programs and events for youth with special needs as well as ...

Community Coordinated Child Care Honors the Other Mother, the Child Care Provider

RAHWAY, NJ – Paulina Galấn Olguin, the coordinator for Grow New Jersey Kids and a Family Child Care specialist, recited The Ode to Day Care, “Little children come to me for hugs and books and such. I care for all their simple needs and I also fix them lunch. I pick up toys, I mop their spills and often dry their tears. I change their diapers, settle fights, and kiss away their tears.

Saint James the Apostle Church in Springfield Hosts Union County Deanery Mass

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – In a beautiful night service Tuesday, His Eminence Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, the Archbishop of Newark celebrated a Deanery Mass at Saint James the Apostle hosted by Reverend Joseph E. Barbone, Pastor of Saint James.

Parish priests from Little Flower of Berkeley Heights, Our Lady of Lourdes of Mountainside, Our Lady of Peace of New Providence, St. Rose of Lima of ...

Wednesday Night at the Springfield Free Public Library, Don’t Throw Out That Leftover Matzo!

May 15, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., the Springfield Free Public Library will host Chef Kirschner for a program titled, Don’t Throw Out That Leftover Matzo!

According to the library’s website “…Mr. Kirschner will focus on some of the more innovative recipes found in the cookbook, including matzo spanakopita, matzo spaetzel, and matzo tiramisu. Michele ...

Gavin Seaver, Age 12, Missing from East Brunswick

May 20, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a missing 12 year old boy. The missing boy, Gavin Seaver is 5’5” weighing approximately 120 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a #11 Misfits baseball shirt, dark colored shorts, white Nike sneakers along with a black Adidas ...

Long Blue Line of Police Cyclists Stretches Through Somerville; Police Unity Tour Heads to Nation’s Capital to Honor Fallen Officers

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vitorio Spadea, along with hundreds of police officers from scores of police agencies throughout New Jersey rode into town Tuesday, May 9 on their way to Washington, DC where they will join with police from across the country to honor their brothers killed in the line of duty.

Spadea normally rides with fellow Somerville police officer Tim Franks ...

Springfield Environmental Commission Meeting May 15, 2017

May 16, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A record number of volunteers worked on Clean Communities Day according to Allyson Miller Chair of the Environmental Commission.  She said 114 volunteers registered, but more than that had volunteered. 

She said she was particularly pleased with the addition of Sandmeier field as a clean up site. Even though it is Board of Education property and not a park, it ...

Babies Born at Mountainside Medical Center on May 12 to Receive Commemorative Yogi Berra Baby Hats

May 11, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - All babies born on May 12 at participating NJ hospitals will get a special treat in honor of baseball legend Yogi Berra.

May 12 would have been Berra's 92nd birthday. To honor this special day, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center is donating to area hospitals a selection of Yogi Berra Museum baby hats, along with free Museum memberships for the families of ...

Let's Rock This Chair: Saying No to Ageism and Yes to Aging

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Ashton Applewhite, a celebrated speaker, author and TED 2017 participant, will speak on May 20 at the Springfield Free Public Library about her book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.

Applewhite is a leading spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age. In 2016, she joined PBS' Next Avenue annual list ...

2017 Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure Set for May 21

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Nearly 2,000 people are expected when the 2017 Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure is held at Liberty State Park in Jersey City on Sunday, May 21.

The race is partially sponsored by TAPinto.net.

The Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure’s official Master of Ceremonies will be WABC-TV Eyewitness News reporter Anthony Johnson, who has been a member of the the ...

Shop for a Cause at the 28th Annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale, May 21

May 18, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Calling all Union County gardeners to grab their wagons and head out to the 28th Annual Union County Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale Sunday, May 21, rain or shine, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Demonstration Garden complex at the Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside. 

The Spring Garden Fair, which is a project of the Rutgers ...

Springfield’s Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, Special Screening of ‘The Freedom to Marry’ Documentary on June 4

May 17, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Sunday June 4, Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael (TBAY) “…is thrilled to support a special screening of The Freedom to Marry”.  A film described as “…the new, highly acclaimed documentary that tells the story of how love won nationwide.” 

Tickets for the movie are $5 and can be bought online or at TBAY.  TBAY’s address ...

Gavin Seaver, Age 12, Missing from East Brunswick

May 20, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a missing 12 year old boy. The missing boy, Gavin Seaver is 5’5” weighing approximately 120 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a #11 Misfits baseball shirt, dark colored shorts, white Nike sneakers along with a black Adidas ...

Long Blue Line of Police Cyclists Stretches Through Somerville; Police Unity Tour Heads to Nation’s Capital to Honor Fallen Officers

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vitorio Spadea, along with hundreds of police officers from scores of police agencies throughout New Jersey rode into town Tuesday, May 9 on their way to Washington, DC where they will join with police from across the country to honor their brothers killed in the line of duty.

Spadea normally rides with fellow Somerville police officer Tim Franks ...

Springfield Board of Adjustment Meeting May 16, 2017

May 17, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - It was a light agenda for Tuesday’s meeting chaired by Anthony Fonseca.  Four resolutions were approved allowing a front yard variance for a fence, two side yard variances for additions and a side yard and lot coverage variances for a fence and patio.

One new application was granted for a 15 foot by 20 foot patio at 34 Cottler Avenue. Zoning Board member ...

Tour of Somerville, Oldest Bicycle Race in the USA Will Broadcast Live - Around the World – on Memorial Day

May 22, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Tour of Somerville, a tradition in bicycle racing since 1940, will be broadcast live on Memorial Day, the first time in 74 years of international competition that the signature race will be seen around the world in real time on several platforms, including YouTube and Twitch.

Cameras will be positioned at strategic locations throughout the race course in downtown ...

Dayton Softball Ends Regular Season with 9-7 Win over Benedictine Academy

ELIZABETH, NJ – Even though the state tournament season started Thursday for the Bulldogs, they had one more regular season game to play Friday against Benedictine Academy.  They traveled to Elizabeth and came away with a 9-7 win over Benedictine.  The win pushed the Bulldogs record for the season to 12.9.

Dayton jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning and added a ...

Dayton Baseball Starts State Season Monday vs. Somerset Tech

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The new season starts Monday.

Top-seeded Dayton begins its quest for a third sectional baseball title as it hosts 16th-seeded Somerset Tech in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 state tournament at historic Ruby Field in Springfield.

First pitch is set for 4 p.m., with the winner advancing to Thursday’s quarterfinals to face the winner ...

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Union County Freeholders Vote Not to Approve Mountain Biking Trails in Watchung Reservation

May 20, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted not to approve mountain biking trails proposed in the Watchung Reservation Master Plan at Thursday night’s meeting. The passing of Resolution 2017-412 effectively put an end to a months-long debate by county residents about the merits and hazards of creating mountain biking trails in the Watchung ...

Participate in Relay for Life of Rahway, June 3rd

May 14, 2017

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, volunteers from the American Cancer Society will be joining forces with Union County and surrounding communities to take steps toward a common goal: the elimination of human suffering caused by cancer. Relay For Life of Rahway is a 12-hour event that will take place at the new Rahway River Park Stadium, from 12 noon until 11 pm.

The American Cancer Society is ...

Sun Shines on Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure as Thousands Participate at Liberty State Park

May 22, 2017

JERSEY CITY, NJ — "This is my fight song; take back my life song." Katy Perry's version of Rachel Platten's "Fight Song" anthem blared across Liberty State Park Sunday morning as thousands of women and men gathered to participate in the tenth annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure. Perry's lyrics did indeed apply to the many breast ...

Cat Lost on Springfield Ave in Westfield

May 22, 2017

Nyla escaped out of a harness Sunday morning on Springfield Avenue by Westfield Vet Group. She crossed the road and went through the dentist office parking lot across from Westfield Vet Group into a residential section.

Contact Brianne at Westfield Vet Group at 908-232-1048 if found or take her there. 

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