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Dayton Boys Soccer Continues Solid Play Shutting Out Roselle 2-0

October 20, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ – The Jonathan Dayton boys soccer team won their second game in a row by a score of 2-0 beating Roselle High School in an away game.  Their season’s record is now 12-3-1 and their division record remains 4-2.

Senior Captain Anthony Nagy scored a goal and assisted on the other goal scored by Ian Dragowitz.  Jagger Kabea also provided an assist.  Dayton had ...

Dayton Girls Tennis Beats Rahway 5-0 and Lifts Season Record to 8-8

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Jonathan Dayton girls tennis team faced the Rahway High School Indians and won the match 5-0. 

The Bulldogs court one player Fabiana Suarez won her match 6-0, 6-0.  Melanie Schickler continued her strong play on court two and won 6-1, 6-0.  Jordan Engel turned in a strong match by also winning 6-1, 6-0.

First doubles senior Zoe Frei and junior ...

Complete Streets Construction Update

October 15, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Township issued a construction update on Friday regarding the ongoing work on the final portion of Phase 1 of Complete Streets,

The curbing for the pedestrian island and entrance feature has been formed and poured.

The following items are slated for next week:

Reconstruction if the northwest corner at the intersection of Douglas Street and Millburn Avenue.

Springfield NJ Calendar for Week of October 16: Township Committee Candidate Forum Wednesday

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week features Wednesday’s Candidate Forum for the Township Committee seat being contested by the incumbent Geri Ann Bujnowski (R), Chris Capodice (D) and Jeff Rosenberg (I).  The event takes place at Springfield Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It will be moderated by Dr. Gary Hecht.  We hope to see you there. 

The Board of Education meets ...

Thsi Weekend: See the Historic Cannon Ball House, Part of Union County’s 2017 Four Centuries in a Weekend

October 20, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Cannon Ball House will be open to the public as part of Union County’s 2016 Four Centuries in a Weekend event - http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/cultural-heritage-affairs/historic-sites-map/.  It is also only one of four times a year the Cannon Ball House is open.

The events are explained in a press release, “This year is the centennial of ...

Rich In History- Elizabeth Sites Share the Spotlight in County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend Event

ELIZABETH, NJ –Take a walk through history at Union County’s annual civic heritage event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History” on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, along with staff and volunteers at 35 historic ...

Springfield Zoning Board Meeting: 24 Hour Fitness Decides to Table Application Hoping for a Full Board at Next Meeting

October 18, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - 24 Hour Fitness is currently located on Rt. 22 East in Springfield. At last month's meeting representatives from RPG LLC presented plans for a new building for 24 Hour Fitness next door to their current operations at 75 Route 22 East. The owner of the property of the current 24 Hour Fitness site is HEC Holding Company.

The application for 24 Hour Fitness was tabled as ...

Christie, Booker, and Baraka show strong support for Newark to be next Amazon HQ

A bipartisan trinity of New Jersey politico firepower assembled in downtown Newark to shoot the first salvo needed to score a major economic triumph for New Jersey's largest city: the construction in Newark of the new corporate headquarters for Amazon, the world's largest online retailer.  

All three of the prime politicians in place inside Rutgers Business School on ...

Farmers Insurance Opens Office in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On Tuesday October 10 the Farmers Insurance office at 26 Millburn Avenue in Springfield officially opened. The ribbon was cut by Millburn Mayor Cheryl Burstein in a ceremony jointly organized by Millburn and Springfield Patriot Chambers of Commerce.

Rosa Rosales-Szulewski is the Manager and she has been with Farmers for three years after a long career in retail management ...

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark joins statewide hurricane relief effort for Puerto Rico

October 14, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark (HFHGN) has announced a partnership with “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” (NJ4PR), created by leaders of the state's Puerto Rican community in a statewide effort to help the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

More than half a million New Jerseyans claim Puerto Rican ancestry, with ...

Springfield Board of Health Announces Blood Pressure Screenings, Vaccinations

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—Hepatitis B and influenza vaccinations and blood pressure screenings have been scheduled by the Springfield Health Department, the township’s board of health announced at its meeting on Wednesday.

Although specific dates for Hepatitis B vaccinations have not yet been announced, the township health department has applied for state funding to cover vaccines for ...

Creating Future Leaders-Union County Launches Leadership Program with Non-Profit Consortium

ELIZABETH, NJ—The County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced the launch of the Non-Profit Consortium Leadership Fellows Institute. The consortium’s program has a goal to develop the next generation of informed, effective executives in the non-profit sector.

The program launched with its first class of 24 recruits from local non-profit organizations with a kick off event ...

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp to Host Annual Meadowfest Fall Festival

October 10, 2017

LONG VALLEY, NJ - While many families are busy concentrating on fall sports and pumpkin picking, Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is already getting ready for next summer by hosting its annual Meadowfest Fall Festival with the intention of catching up with existing campers and meet prospective camp families.

Owners/Directors Dan Millman and Mason Goldberg agreed that now is the best ...

Roxbury Cops Nab Serial Con-Man After Foot Chase in Kenvil

October 16, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – A serial criminal, who convinced a 78-year-old Kenvil woman to give him more than $30,000 for roof repairs she didn’t get, was arrested last week by Roxbury police following a dramatic foot chase, police said.

The man, Sonny Stanley, 43, of Gutenberg, was charged with obstruction of the administration of law, resisting arrest and theft by deception, police ...

Cops Arrest 4 After Stolen Car Crashes Through Fence in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — UPDATED AT 12:15 p.m.

Around 7 a.m. Sunday morning, a stolen car left the roadway and crashed on the 1200 block of Central Avenue, according to Westfield Police Chief David Wayman. Four males excited the vehicle and fled on foot, he said.

Photos taken by the home's owner show that the car crashed through a fence and into the bushes.

The car was not being ...

Springfield Environmental Commission: Budget Being Drawn Up To Include Apiary,  Idling Ordinance Not Being Enforced

October 17, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Commission Chair Alyson Weber informed the Commission that she has just about completed the budget which will be submitted to the Township Business Administrator Ziad Shehady. It includes the cost of operating an apiary. For those not familiar with the term it signifies a place where bees are kept, a beehive.

Some frustration was expressed that signage has not been procured ...

Former Governor Whitman Honored at Great Swamp Watershed Gala Celebration

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman was the honored guest at the Great Swamp Watershed Association 2017 Gala Celebration held Thursday night at the Brooklake Country Club.

Chatham residents turned out for the fundraiser that supports the yearly budget of the association, which is "dedicated to protecting and improving the water resources of the ...

Springfield Township Committee Meeting: Debate over use of Chisholm for Candidates Forum, Parking Complaints at Irwin Park/Roessner Field  

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Deputy Mayor Maria Vassallo read a Proclamation for Breast Cancer Awareness month and relayed her personal experience with her Mother succumbing to breast cancer.  The Proclamation states, “It is the most common form of cancer among women and kills more women than any other cancer except lung cancer.”  A resolution was next passed in support of ...

Springfield Board of Health Narrows In on Grease Trap Regulations

October 12, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—Definitions of possible unacceptable grease discharge levels and possible penalties for violations in connection with regulation of grease traps in township business establishments were the focus of township board of health discussions at the board’s meeting on Wednesday.

Drawing upon rules he said came from the Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority, which covers ...

Springfield Board of Health Announces Blood Pressure Screenings, Vaccinations

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—Hepatitis B and influenza vaccinations and blood pressure screenings have been scheduled by the Springfield Health Department, the township’s board of health announced at its meeting on Wednesday.

Although specific dates for Hepatitis B vaccinations have not yet been announced, the township health department has applied for state funding to cover vaccines for ...

Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Oswego County, N.Y, more West Nile cases

According to the Equine Disease Communications Center website, New York is reporting a case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis and more cases of West Nile Virus.

According to the website:

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets confirmed a case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Oswego County. The horse was euthanized.

EEE causes inflammation of the brain tissue and has a ...

Rich In History- Elizabeth Sites Share the Spotlight in County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend Event

October 14, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ –Take a walk through history at Union County’s annual civic heritage event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History” on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, along with staff and volunteers at 35 historic ...

Bramnick Holds Q & A, Advises Cranford Residents Against 750 Walnut to Hire Legal Counsel

October 19, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-21) encouraged residents against high density housing developments to hire land use attorneys during Wednesday night’s forum.

Mayor Thomas Hannen Jr. and Commissioners Mary O’Connor and Andis Kalnins joined approximately 40 Cranford residents in the private room of Kilkenny House to discuss the issue, namely Hartz Mountain’s ...

Department of Justice: ISIS Sympathizer Arrested in Cranford, Plotting the "Next 9/11" with Two Accomplices

NEW YORK, NY – The Department of Justice released details of a thwarted terror plot to attack New York City during the summer of 2016 on Friday.

Three men, who were arrested in 2016 and 2017, planned to detonate bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and shoot civilians at concert venues in support of ISIS, according to the Department of Justice.

The three arrested ...

Roxbury Cops Nab Serial Con-Man After Foot Chase in Kenvil

October 16, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – A serial criminal, who convinced a 78-year-old Kenvil woman to give him more than $30,000 for roof repairs she didn’t get, was arrested last week by Roxbury police following a dramatic foot chase, police said.

The man, Sonny Stanley, 43, of Gutenberg, was charged with obstruction of the administration of law, resisting arrest and theft by deception, police ...

Cops Arrest 4 After Stolen Car Crashes Through Fence in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — UPDATED AT 12:15 p.m.

Around 7 a.m. Sunday morning, a stolen car left the roadway and crashed on the 1200 block of Central Avenue, according to Westfield Police Chief David Wayman. Four males excited the vehicle and fled on foot, he said.

Photos taken by the home's owner show that the car crashed through a fence and into the bushes.

The car was not being ...

Bramnick Holds Q & A, Advises Cranford Residents Against 750 Walnut to Hire Legal Counsel

October 19, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-21) encouraged residents against high density housing developments to hire land use attorneys during Wednesday night’s forum.

Mayor Thomas Hannen Jr. and Commissioners Mary O’Connor and Andis Kalnins joined approximately 40 Cranford residents in the private room of Kilkenny House to discuss the issue, namely Hartz Mountain’s ...

Rich In History- Elizabeth Sites Share the Spotlight in County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend Event

ELIZABETH, NJ –Take a walk through history at Union County’s annual civic heritage event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History” on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, along with staff and volunteers at 35 historic ...

St. James the Apostle Church in Springfield launched a balloon Rosary

October 20, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - St. James the Apostle Church in Springfield launched a balloon Rosary from the church grounds on October 13, 2017, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Blessed Mother's visit to three shepherd children at Fátima, Portugal.

Those present were amazed to see the Rosary form into the shape of a heart as it ascended.

TAPintoSpringfield.net is ...

Fourth Annual Union County Day of Prayer Scheduled for Oct. 24 in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ - In the challenging time of racial and religious intolerance as displayed in Charlottesville, fevered anti-immigrant xenophobia and political discord of historic extremes there comes the balance of a nation pulling together to support the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

With this backdrop the Fourth Annual Union County "Day of Prayer and Reflection: Unifying ...

Dayton Boys Soccer Continues Solid Play Shutting Out Roselle 2-0

October 20, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ – The Jonathan Dayton boys soccer team won their second game in a row by a score of 2-0 beating Roselle High School in an away game.  Their season’s record is now 12-3-1 and their division record remains 4-2.

Senior Captain Anthony Nagy scored a goal and assisted on the other goal scored by Ian Dragowitz.  Jagger Kabea also provided an assist.  Dayton had ...

Dayton Girls Tennis Beats Rahway 5-0 and Lifts Season Record to 8-8

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Jonathan Dayton girls tennis team faced the Rahway High School Indians and won the match 5-0. 

The Bulldogs court one player Fabiana Suarez won her match 6-0, 6-0.  Melanie Schickler continued her strong play on court two and won 6-1, 6-0.  Jordan Engel turned in a strong match by also winning 6-1, 6-0.

First doubles senior Zoe Frei and junior ...

Dayton Boys Soccer Beats Roselle Park 2-0 on Senior Night

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Tuesday evening was Senior Night for the Jonathan Dayton boys soccer team and they played a game to remember beating Roselle Park High School 2-0 and taking their season’s record to 11-3-1 and their division record remains 4-2.

The Bulldogs were strong on defense allowing only four shots on goal and their senior goalie, Will Hodic, came away with his eighth ...

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Thsi Weekend: See the Historic Cannon Ball House, Part of Union County’s 2017 Four Centuries in a Weekend

October 20, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Cannon Ball House will be open to the public as part of Union County’s 2016 Four Centuries in a Weekend event - http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/cultural-heritage-affairs/historic-sites-map/.  It is also only one of four times a year the Cannon Ball House is open.

The events are explained in a press release, “This year is the centennial of ...

Lacey Rzeszowski's Grace, Power, Grit and Determination -- A Winning Formula

October 20, 2017

As the Co-Founder of The North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and its Executive Director for more 15 years, a current board member of Trinitas Hospital Foundation, a 30-year breast cancer survivor, and a neighbor to many of you, I am writing to ask for your vote for Lacey Rzeszowski to represent the communities of the 21st Legislative District in the state assembly. 

Not ...

Bea Slater, Springfield’s Grandmother of Rock n’ Roll

October 10, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Bea Slater has lived in Springfield for 65 years in the same house.  In that house, she and her late husband raised three children, helped found Temple Sha'arey Shalom, and made many friends.  Now 90 years old, Bea remains very active and still goes out almost every day to do daily chores and catch up with friends and family. 

A few weeks ago, her ...

Reducing Your Property Taxes: Politicians Make It Sound So Simple

October 16, 2017

If you listen to most political candidates, they will reduce taxes by large amounts, and they'll do it year after year. I may lose your vote by admitting this, but I will NOT promise to lower your taxes. However, I promise I will TRY.

As a Realtor that does a lot of business in town, I have a vested interest in keeping our property taxes manageable. While home prices are going up, Buyers ...

Partners in Awareness, Access and Action – Susan G. Komen North Jersey and City of Newark to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Newark on October 28

October 20, 2017

Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that it has forged an exciting new partnership with the City of Newark to present a free Women’s Wellness Expo. The inaugural Expo, to be held on Saturday, October 28, 10:00am-4:00pm at the JFK Recreation Center, will draw on resources from public, corporate and medical communities to raise awareness for breast health and healthy lifestyles, provide ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, October 21, 9:00 AM

South County Park, Lambertville

Flemington Speedway Historical Society Annual Car ...

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Sat, October 21, 5:30 PM

Livingston Avenue School, Cranford

Cranford PTA Family-Friendly Haunted House

Arts & Entertainment Education

Tue, October 24, 7:00 PM

Parish Community of St. Helen, Westfield

Fourth Annual Union County Day of Prayer

Religions And Spirituality