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This Week in the Township of Springfield, NJ

February 19, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week’s activities include a wine tasting on Tuesday hosted by Springfield’s Lions Club at Marco Polo Restaurant in Summit, a Board of Adjustment meeting, a Board of Health meeting, final season basketball games ahead of the NJSIAA sectional tournaments next week, and many activities at the library including a celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday ...

Springfield’s Dayton Coed Bowling Team Finishes Eighth in Group 1 NJSIAA Tournament of Champions

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The NJSIAA Tournament of Champions was held Friday at Bowlero Carolier Lanes in North Brunswick.  Forty teams qualified for the Tournament of Champions with ten teams coming from each group.  Dayton competed in Group 1 and finished eighth with a combined score of 2.678 or over 178 a game from each of the five bowlers. 

The Jonathan Dayton bowling team had ...

This Week in the Township of Springfield, NJ

February 19, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week’s activities include a wine tasting on Tuesday hosted by Springfield’s Lions Club at Marco Polo Restaurant in Summit, a Board of Adjustment meeting, a Board of Health meeting, final season basketball games ahead of the NJSIAA sectional tournaments next week, and many activities at the library including a celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday ...

Springfield's Cannon Hall House is Open to Public Sunday, a Letter from George Washington will be on Display

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Hit by a cannon ball, it survived the Revolutionary War.  Sunday, there is the Springfield Historical Society Open House at the Cannon Ball House. It will be open to the public from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  A letter written by George Washington letter from Springfield will be on display.

The Cannon Ball House was built, many believe, around 1760.  It ...

Springfield’s Jonathan Dayton Spring Musical is “Legally Blonde”

February 15, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Legally Blonde hits the Jonathan Dayton High School stage March 30-April 1 at 7 p.m. and April 2 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are going on sale soon and will be $12 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens (65+).

Ashley Bauers is directing the musical and has is a big cast to direct. In the Broadway musical there were over 30 parts.   Unlike the ...

The Springfield Free Public Library’s 1,000 Books to Read Before Kindergarten Program

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Thousand Books Before Kindergarten Program at the Springfield Free Public Library started in June and now has over 70 active participants.  

The program’s premise to introduce children to the benefits of reading a book or having a book read to them as soon as possible.  It is never too early. Any child from birth until the start of kindergarten may ...

Springfield BID Briefs Local Property Owners on Progress, Programs

February 11, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - “Bring residential downtown” was the key theme at the Springfield Business Improvement District’s Forum for area property owners, at Sofia’s Restaurant on Morris Avenue back on February 8th.

 “We had a lot of questions in regards to the Business Improvement District, and we thought that the best way to get the message through was to invite ...

The Go Fresh Market in Springfield has been Shuttered by Authorities

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On a visit to Echo Plaza in Springfield it was noticed that Go Fresh Market had not opened at 10 a.m. on Monday morning. On closer inspection it became obvious why the store was closed  and wouldn’t open any time soon. 

There was a posted notice on the door dated February 1, 2017 from Union County Court House.  It was an eviction notice for Eden ...

This Week in the Township of Springfield, NJ

February 19, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week’s activities include a wine tasting on Tuesday hosted by Springfield’s Lions Club at Marco Polo Restaurant in Summit, a Board of Adjustment meeting, a Board of Health meeting, final season basketball games ahead of the NJSIAA sectional tournaments next week, and many activities at the library including a celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday ...

Springfield Lions Club to Host a Wine Tasting on February 21 at Marco Polo Restaurant

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Lions Club of Springfield will hold a wine tasting at Marco Polo Restaurant in Summit, NJ on February 21.  The event will last from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  All net proceeds will be used to support projects of the Springfield Lions Foundation.

Projects are funded by the Lions Club Foundation and include serving the blind, sight preservation projects and ...

Bridges Outreach's Eighth Annual 'Teens Tackle Homelessness' Conference Held March 4

SUMMIT, NJ - An event that is created by and for high school students, Bridges Outreach will hold its 8th Annual 'Teen Tackle Homelessness' Conference on March 4 at Kent Place School.

Speakers will include teens from Covenant House and the Emergency Residency Program at the Newark YMCA who have experienced homelessness. In addition, interactive workshops will illustrate what ...

Traffic Alert for I-78

February 9, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – A traffic alert has been issued for Route 78 in Springfield.

All Eastbound express lanes of I-78 are closed in Springfield due to a jack-knifed tractor trailer.

No further information is available at this time.

Prospective Camp Families Are Invited to Two Meadowbrook Country Day Camp Open House Events

February 6, 2017

LONG VALLEY, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is inviting all prospective camp families to attend one of an upcoming Open House event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 5.

Attendees will meet the on-site owners/directors George Stein and Dan Millman as well as the camp’s leadership team members. They will also learn about the camp’s programs, be able to ask questions and ...

Springfield Board of Health to Health Officer: Information, Please

February 13, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Board of Health pressed incoming health officer Michael Fitzpatrick for details surrounding finances, as well as dissemination of information to the public, during the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting on February 8th 2017.

Fitzpatrick, who is providing health officer services to the Township under a shared services agreement with Madison, is new to ...

Traffic Alert for I-78

February 9, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – A traffic alert has been issued for Route 78 in Springfield.

All Eastbound express lanes of I-78 are closed in Springfield due to a jack-knifed tractor trailer.

No further information is available at this time.

Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains Will Host Annual Comedy Night on Sat, Feb. 25

February 10, 2017

Scotch Plains, NJ – Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains will host its annual Night of Comedy on Saturday, Feb. 25. The event is open to the public and will feature nationally known stand-up comedian Steve Marshall, who has appeared on numerous shows on NBC,CBS and the Food Network. 

Marshall will entertain the crowd with stories from his childhood growing up in Brooklyn ...

This Week in the Township of Springfield, NJ

February 19, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week’s activities include a wine tasting on Tuesday hosted by Springfield’s Lions Club at Marco Polo Restaurant in Summit, a Board of Adjustment meeting, a Board of Health meeting, final season basketball games ahead of the NJSIAA sectional tournaments next week, and many activities at the library including a celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday ...

Springfield’s Dayton Coed Bowling Team Finishes Eighth in Group 1 NJSIAA Tournament of Champions

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The NJSIAA Tournament of Champions was held Friday at Bowlero Carolier Lanes in North Brunswick.  Forty teams qualified for the Tournament of Champions with ten teams coming from each group.  Dayton competed in Group 1 and finished eighth with a combined score of 2.678 or over 178 a game from each of the five bowlers. 

The Jonathan Dayton bowling team had ...

Springfield Girls Basketball: 16 Winning Seasons in a Row despite Loss to Woodbridge

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Jonathan Dayton Girls played their second consecutive game against a group 4 high school team and again lost a tough one.  This time they lost to Woodbridge High School 61-53.  After the game Coach Rennie said, “I told the girls in the locker room these two losses were against two really good teams. I told them I am really pleased with the effort, ...

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County Officials unveil new signage at the Watchung Reservation

February 18, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In an effort to raise public awareness of the role Union County played in the War for Independence, new signage was installed at the Deserted Village in Watchung Reservation.

A press release from Sebastian D’Elia, Communications Director for Union County stated that Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen was joined by officials from the Crossroads of the American Revolution ...

Lance: White House Reopens for Public Tours

February 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced that the White House Visitors Office will resume public tours of the White House on March 7th.

“Every year many families from New Jersey travel to visit our Nation’s Capital and enjoy the historic monuments, scenery and national treasurers that Washington, D.C. has to offer.  I am pleased the Trump ...

Free Yoga and Wellness Class Offered in Celebration of Women’s History Month

February 19, 2017

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders through the Department of Human Services Union County Office on Women the is presenting a free yoga class and wellness event, “Empowering Union County Women to Go Out and Make History” on Friday evening, March 3, at Maskers Barn in the historic Deserted Village of Feltville. The event is open ...

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