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Jonathan Dayton Girls Varsity Tennis 2017 Season Preview

August 17, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Jonathan Dayton girls’ tennis team is looking to have another good season despite losing 13 seniors including three that played varsity tennis at third singles and first court doubles.  Coach Kaitlin Salmon said “We will miss last year’s players, but I believe this year’s players are up to the challenge.”

Coach Salmon said she is ...

10U Little League Troopers From Elizabeth Become Mid-Atlantic Baseball Champs

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elmora Youth Little League Troopers made team history Friday when they became Mid-Atlantic Regional champions, but fell short in gaining the top tournament title.

MORE: State Little League Champs in Elizabeth Need Help Getting to Regionals

The team’s wins come after an outpouring of financial and moral support which helped get them to the 9-10 Little League ...

Springfield Township Committee Meeting: Swearing in Two new Sergeants, Solar Eclipse Party at the Pool, Anthony Cioffi Honored

August 16, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - An overflow crowd of Police Officers and their families attended Tuesday night’s Township Committee meeting to watch Detective James Mirabile be sworn in to the rank of Police Sergeant along with Police Officer Ryan Westover who was also sworn in to the rank of Police Sergeant.

Police Chief John Cook congratulated both Sargeants and said,  ...

PSE&G Related Roadwork Schedule for Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - PSE&G starte their paving work on Monday August 14. The starting streets are as follows:

August 14:  Winfield, Edgewood and Adams Terrace
August 15:  Jefferson Terrace, Irwin Street and Remer Avenue
August 16:  Mapes Avenue, Kipling Avenue and Hillside Avenue
August 17:  Mountain Avenue with balance to follow.

PSG&E anticipates being in town ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park in Westfield Aug. 31 to Sept. 1

August 19, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ --Troupe of Friends and the Westfield Recreation Dept. will present three free performances of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 31, September 1 and 2 at 8:00 p.m. in Mindowaskin Park in downtown Westfield.

 

The play, directed by Joseph Penczak, follows the murderous path Macbeth carves out in order to become King of ...

Millburn Library Hosting Cultural Fridays This Fall

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Library is proud to present Cultural Fridays this fall.  Once a month on Friday afternoons a variety of shows, demonstrations, and performances will take place in the auditorium at 2:00 pm.

September 15 – Sinatra and Doo-Wop with A Touch of Class

This exciting retro musical performance takes places that Brooklyn Paramount.

Mark Your Calendars and Save Time and Stress with TSA Pre✓®, Come to Springfield

August 19, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - To show appreciation for clients and the local community, Keller Williams Midtown Direct Realty will proudly be hosting a TSA Pre✓® Mobile Enrollment Event beginning on August 23rd.

TSA Pre✓® can save hours for travelers and there are other perks too!

More details on TSA Pre✓® process and ID/documentation you must bring are ...

Mark Your Calendars and Save Time and Stress with TSA Pre✓®, Come to Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - To show appreciation for clients and the local community, Keller Williams Midtown Direct Realty will proudly be hosting a TSA Pre✓® Mobile Enrollment Event beginning on August 23rd.

TSA Pre✓® can save hours for travelers and there are other perks too!

More details on TSA Pre✓® process and ID/documentation you must bring are ...

Springfield Board of Education Approves $568,417 in Payments to Contractors for Building Renovation Projects

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—-With major building renovation projects continuing in preparation for next month’s opening of the township public schools, the board of education on Monday approved a host of payments to contractors involved in completing those projects.

The two largest payments approved, for renovations at Jonathan Dayton High School, included $299,190.63 for a second payment to ...

Summit's Family Promise Joins NJ Housing Advocates on 'The Hill'

August 19, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders from several Family Promise New Jersey Affiliates recently joined more than 450 affordable housing advocates in Washington, DC on for NJ Hill Day, imploring congress to take a stand against looming housing cuts. Directors Geleen Donovan (Union County), Kate Duggan (Bergen County), and Colleen Duerr (Hunterdon County) represented Family Promise in advocating for ...

Family of Fallen Police Officer from Somerville Will Benefit from Somerset Patriots Golf Tournament

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A portion of the proceeds raised by the Somerset Patriots during the team's 18th Annual Golf Classic at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station on Monday, Sept.11th will be donated to the family of fallen Summit police Det. Matthew Tarentino.

Tarentino, a lifelong resident of Somerville, was killed in a three-car collision on Route 78 May 30 while driving to ...

First Presbyterian Church of Cranford Seeks Volunteers and Donations for Operation Warm Heart

CRANFORD, NJ – The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford is seeking volunteers and donations for Operation Warm Heart.

Operation Warm Heart is a program developed by the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, which helps find emergency housing for individuals in Union County from December to March. The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford chapter provides goods and services to these ...

Passion for Spices Summer Camp Week in Springfield

August 8, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - May Fridel, the Author, Owner and CEO of “Passion for Spices” runs a summer camp for children interested in learning to cook.

May Fridel is author of a recently released cookbook on Indian cooking and last week she held her first week of summer camp at the Knights of Columbus in Springfield.  Children ages six through the teen years were encouraged to enroll ...

Video: Keep Kids Safe on Snap Chat with Help from Union County Sheriff's Office 

August 18, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Parents and kids all over are using the app “Snap Chat,” but are you sure it’s safe? Did you know that there are features in the app that allow someone to follow you or your kids? It’s called “Snap Map” and it allows users friends to see their exact location. 

Snap Chat can be fun when used with caution, according to experts, ...

Springfield Township Committee Meeting: Swearing in Two new Sergeants, Solar Eclipse Party at the Pool, Anthony Cioffi Honored

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - An overflow crowd of Police Officers and their families attended Tuesday night’s Township Committee meeting to watch Detective James Mirabile be sworn in to the rank of Police Sergeant along with Police Officer Ryan Westover who was also sworn in to the rank of Police Sergeant.

Police Chief John Cook congratulated both Sargeants and said,  ...

Family of Fallen Police Officer from Somerville Will Benefit from Somerset Patriots Golf Tournament

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A portion of the proceeds raised by the Somerset Patriots during the team's 18th Annual Golf Classic at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station on Monday, Sept.11th will be donated to the family of fallen Summit police Det. Matthew Tarentino.

Tarentino, a lifelong resident of Somerville, was killed in a three-car collision on Route 78 May 30 while driving to ...

Safety Tips for Monday's Solar Eclipse

August 16, 2017

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits Monday's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979.  Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers.  Kevin Schindler, Planetarium Associate and Technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offered TAP and its readers some expert advice.

"Never look ...

USA Mental Health First Aid Training is Springfield on September 9, Register by August 22

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Mental Health First Aid Training will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Chisholm Community Center at 100 South Springfield Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081.  The program fee of $45 includes course materials and a light lunch, and is payable online with Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.  A minimum of ten participants is required ...

Springfield Board of Health Pursues $20,000 Grant to Promote Healthier Eating, Active Lifestyles; Summit Hill Apartments Pool Faces Health Department Scrutiny

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—The Springfield Board of Health, in conjunction with the township, and possibly the board of education, is pursuing a grant of $20,000 over two years to help establish programs for healthier eating and living and a more active lifestyle among Springfield residents.

Township grants writer Nealon Isaacs, appearing at the health board’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, ...

Springfield Board of Adjustment: Addressing Requested Housing Variances

August 16, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – There were two applications for housing related variances at Tuesday’s Board of Adjustment meeting.  One was approved with revisions and the other required additional work to be completed and was given a continuance for the next meeting.

Application #2017-14 from Angela and Larry Molinelli of 33 Redwood Road asking for a front yard variance for a fence was ...

Top Leaders of Heroin Mills Plead Guilty

August 15, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ –  The top two leaders of a criminal enterprise caught with millions of dollars’ worth of heroin and two fully functional, high-volume heroin mills operating in Union and Linden nearly three years ago have pleaded guilty in the case, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced.

William Camino, 38, and his second-in-command, Yakin “Yaya” ...

Video: Keep Kids Safe on Snap Chat with Help from Union County Sheriff's Office 

August 18, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Parents and kids all over are using the app “Snap Chat,” but are you sure it’s safe? Did you know that there are features in the app that allow someone to follow you or your kids? It’s called “Snap Map” and it allows users friends to see their exact location. 

Snap Chat can be fun when used with caution, according to experts, ...

Springfield Township Committee Meeting: Swearing in Two new Sergeants, Solar Eclipse Party at the Pool, Anthony Cioffi Honored

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - An overflow crowd of Police Officers and their families attended Tuesday night’s Township Committee meeting to watch Detective James Mirabile be sworn in to the rank of Police Sergeant along with Police Officer Ryan Westover who was also sworn in to the rank of Police Sergeant.

Police Chief John Cook congratulated both Sargeants and said,  ...

Family of Fallen Police Officer from Somerville Will Benefit from Somerset Patriots Golf Tournament

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A portion of the proceeds raised by the Somerset Patriots during the team's 18th Annual Golf Classic at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station on Monday, Sept.11th will be donated to the family of fallen Summit police Det. Matthew Tarentino.

Tarentino, a lifelong resident of Somerville, was killed in a three-car collision on Route 78 May 30 while driving to ...

Springfield Board of Adjustment: Addressing Requested Housing Variances

August 16, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – There were two applications for housing related variances at Tuesday’s Board of Adjustment meeting.  One was approved with revisions and the other required additional work to be completed and was given a continuance for the next meeting.

Application #2017-14 from Angela and Larry Molinelli of 33 Redwood Road asking for a front yard variance for a fence was ...

PSE&G Related Roadwork Schedule for Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - PSE&G starte their paving work on Monday August 14. The starting streets are as follows:

August 14:  Winfield, Edgewood and Adams Terrace
August 15:  Jefferson Terrace, Irwin Street and Remer Avenue
August 16:  Mapes Avenue, Kipling Avenue and Hillside Avenue
August 17:  Mountain Avenue with balance to follow.

PSG&E anticipates being in town ...

'Stand with Charlottesville' Vigil in Springfield

August 17, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield's "Stand with Charlottesville" vigil was held on the lawn of Temple Sha’arey Shalom Thursday night.  An estimated crowd of over 70 adults and children began the evening by singing "America the Beautiful". The purpose of the vigil according to the press release was to “Stand up for the rights nof Americans who believe ...

'We are One' Gathering in Springfield Thursday Evening

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -  At 8 p.m. Thursday, there will be a gathering on the lawn of Temple Sha'arey Shalom.  The purpose of the gathering is "...to stand up for the rights of Americans who believe that race, color and religious background should be celebrated and to stand together against hate and bigotry of any kind."

Parents are encouraged to bring their children.

Seeking to Light the Way to a Better Tomorrow, Summit Unites in Vigil for Charlottesville

SUMMIT, NJ - Bringing a small, but powerful, light to combat the darkness of the previous 72 hours that descended on the Virginia city, the Summit Interfaith Council held 'Lights of Love for Charlottesville', a candlelight vigil which attracted a large crowd to the lawn fronting The Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary.

Charlottesville was the site of a August 12 "Unite the ...

Jonathan Dayton Girls Varsity Tennis 2017 Season Preview

August 17, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Jonathan Dayton girls’ tennis team is looking to have another good season despite losing 13 seniors including three that played varsity tennis at third singles and first court doubles.  Coach Kaitlin Salmon said “We will miss last year’s players, but I believe this year’s players are up to the challenge.”

Coach Salmon said she is ...

10U Little League Troopers From Elizabeth Become Mid-Atlantic Baseball Champs

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elmora Youth Little League Troopers made team history Friday when they became Mid-Atlantic Regional champions, but fell short in gaining the top tournament title.

MORE: State Little League Champs in Elizabeth Need Help Getting to Regionals

The team’s wins come after an outpouring of financial and moral support which helped get them to the 9-10 Little League ...

Springfield Comes Out to Support and Show Pride for Anthony Cioffi

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Over 100 people gathered just outside Jonathan Dayton’s Turf Field Monday night to wish one of Springfield’s own good vibes, best wishes, and continued success.

Dayton High School and Rutgers University alum Anthony Cioffi made his professional football debut for the Oakland Raiders in the second half last Saturday night against the Arizona Cardinals and the town ...

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Cranford Township Committee Release Statement Regarding 750 Walnut Avenue

August 16, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ - During last night's meeting, the Cranford Township Committee prepared a written statement regarding 750 Walnut Avenue that was read by township attorney Ryan J. Cooper.

The full statement can be read below:

​The Township Committee is carefully considering Hartz’s request to designate 750 Walnut Avenue as an area in need of redevelopment. Since last ...

Mark Your Calendars and Save Time and Stress with TSA Pre✓®, Come to Springfield

August 19, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - To show appreciation for clients and the local community, Keller Williams Midtown Direct Realty will proudly be hosting a TSA Pre✓® Mobile Enrollment Event beginning on August 23rd.

TSA Pre✓® can save hours for travelers and there are other perks too!

More details on TSA Pre✓® process and ID/documentation you must bring are ...

Freeholders Fail to Protect Roselle Taxpayers

August 11, 2017

Dear Editor,

The residents of Roselle are in for a rude awakening when the Democratic town council along with the BOE finally lowers the boom on the taxpayer’s wallets. Ground has already been broken for former Mayor Jamel Holley’s early learning and community center, the $50 million “Mind and Body Complex”. The proposed complex is the largest project that the UC ...

For a Fun Volunteer Activity, Join the Master Tree Stewards

August 18, 2017

If you are looking for an enjoyable volunteer opportunity that puts you in touch with nature and helps “grow” environmental awareness in Union County, join the Master Tree Stewards of Union County.

Master Tree Stewards train each fall by participating in guided walks at nature preserves in the Union County area. Each spring they fan out across Union County to share their knowledge ...

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