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Springfield Receives $10,000 in Forestry Grants from NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection

September 20, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - The Department of Environmental Protection is awarding nearly $400,000 in grants to 20 municipalities and two counties to promote the stewardship of urban and community trees and forests.

"Trees and forests are important to us on so many levels, providing habitat for wildlife, cleaning the air we breathe, providing shade, contributing to a healthier environment and improving ...

Springfield Township Committee Approves Environmental Cleanup and Police Equipment Ordinances, Sets Pricing for Pool Room Rental

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Township Committee passed two major resolutions and a second reading that set a contract for environmental testing at the firehouse, to allow the Springfield Police Department to apply for a grant and to codify pricing for the multipurpose space in the new pool house.

Environmental testing will take place at the fire house, which had been ...

Springfield Mayor Huber to Honor Victims of 9/11 at Township Ceremony

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The community of Springfield Township will gather at Town Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 8:30 a.m. to commemorate and honor victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Police, Fire, Township staff and others will gather for a short ceremony followed by a wreath laying at the Memorial Community Gardens on Wabeno Ave.

Later that day, Mayor Richard Huber will read the ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 20, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

Springfield School Board Discuss Student Performance Goals, District Construction Projects

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Board of Education met for the first time in the school year on Monday, Sept. 17. Two key topics were discussed; defining Quantitative and Qualitative Criteria that the board will adopt moving forward in the school year and updates on various construction and renovation projects throughout the district.

Quantitative and qualitative goals ...

Jonathan Dayton Ranked No. 122 Best High School By New Jersey Monthly Magazine

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Jonathan Dayton continues to maintain its top 50% ranking of top public high schools in New Jersey but slipped in New Jersey Monthly Magazine's September 2018 rankings. The magazine ranked Jonathan Dayton High School 122 overall of schools surveyed in it's biennial rankings, which represents a drop of 19 places from 2016.

Compared to other Union County ...

Radio City Rockettes Coming To Millburn!

September 8, 2018

NEW YORK CITY - Before rehearsals begin for the 2018 Christmas Spectacular, the Radio City Rockettes will visit six local tri-state area libraries to engage with fans and families. One of their visits will be to the Millburn Free Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 3:30 p.m. The visits are free and open to the public.

During the one-hour visit to ...

Union County World War I Film Festival, Free Admission

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents and visitors to the 2018 Union County World War I Film Festival at the Linden Public Library from September 7 to November 2. Admission is free of charge.

“Remembering our past is the best way to ensure that we make progress in the future,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “Many motion pictures have been ...

Renowned Musician Carlos Alomar Featured Speaker in Union County Hispanic Heritage Event

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that world renowned guitarist, composer, arranger and teacher Carlos Alomar will be the featured speaker for “Excellence in All We Do,” a free Hispanic Heritage Month event on Tuesday, October 2, at 11:00 a.m., at the Sidney F. Lessner Building located at the Union County College campus in ...

Springfield Township Commemorates Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks; Mayor Huber Reads Proclamation

September 12, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Mayor Richard Huber, with the members of Springfield's Township Committee in attendance, read a proclamation commemorating the 17thanniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks and establishing Sept. 11, 2018 as a National Day of Service.

The attacks in 2001 involved the hijacking of airplanes by terrorists who flew them into the North and South Towers of the World Trade ...

Explore Your World: Summit Library Launches Free Minicourses for Adults

SUMMIT, NJ - School is in session, but there is no reason for the kids to be the only ones to experience the fun of learning, especially when that learning involves no homework.

That's because, beginning September 14, the Summit Free Public Library is debuting a series of minicourses that enable adults to 'Explore Your World'. The eclectic series starts with 'Our ...

Union County Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to participate in the Fall Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. This event is free of charge and runs from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

“This is a wonderful way to celebrate the last days of warmer weather in our parks,” said Freeholder ...

This Week in Dayton Athletics

September 16, 2018

Bulldogs sport wrap up and upcoming games schedule:

BOYS SOCCER: After a season-opening 4-1 home loss to neighbor Union on Thursday, Dayton hit the road and erupted for a 6-0 victory over winless Bogota on Friday. David Tjan had one goal with an assist, Elie Kapengut dished out two assists and Chito Jay Kvan, Patrick Machado, Ian Drogowitz, Dillon ...

Dayton Girls Tennis: Young Squad Looks To Take Next Step

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - After a transition season a year ago, the Dayton Girls Tennis team is looking to take a step forward as the 2018 season draws near.

Dayton (9-11), which lost three straight and five of its last 11 matches to end last year, graduated 11 players in 2016 and had a lot of junior varsity players fill those missing varsity spots in 2017. Entering this season with the graduated ...

New York Jets Announce New Multi-Level Partnership with Marvel Entertainment

FLORHAM PARK, N.J-The New York Jets have announced a new partnership with Marvel Entertainment. The deal will include various Marvel themed features for fans at MetLife Stadium throughout the season.

“We are excited to announce our new partnership with Marvel Entertainment,” said Jets President Neil Glat.  “We are always looking for creative, new experiences and ideas ...

Four Arrested in Aug. 23 Millburn Medical Center Robbery

September 12, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ — Millburn Police confirmed the arrest of four people involved in the armed robbery of the Associates in Primary Care P.A. offices that took place on August 23, 2018.

According to The Millburn Police Department Tommy Ware, 58, Terrell Keeling, 43, Terrence Worthy, 51, and Jessica Greene, 29, all  from Newark, have been charged ...

Springfield Police Chief John Cook and Union County Police Chiefs to Host Risk Mitigation Panel

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield Police Chief John Cook, also President of The Union County Police Chiefs Association (UCPCA), announced that they will host a panel discussion on police professional liability and employment practices litigation threats. 

Police officers and other law enforcement personnel could potentially be exposed to several areas of lawsuits. Under state ...

Union Township Tax Preparer Charged With Stealing From Three Clients

ELIZABETH, NJ - A tax preparer formerly based out of Union Township has been charged with stealing more than $17,000 from three different clients over the course of less than a year, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Union Police Director Daniel Zieser jointly announced Thursday. 

Joseph K. Batts, 49, of Elkridge, Maryland is charged with one count of third-degree ...

Springfield Drivers Will No Longer See Exact Change Lanes on Major Toll Plazas

September 17, 2018

BARNEGAT, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps.

The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County and Toms River and Barnegat in Ocean County, will be removed and ...

Police Identify Union Man as Pedestrian Struck and Killed on Route 22 Monday Night

UNION, NJ – A Union man was killed Monday night as he attempted to cross eastbound lanes of Route 22 near the intersection of Greeley Avenue South, according to police.

Noor Hussain suffered numerous injuries as a result of the accident.  He was transported to University Hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.  No age for Hussain was available.  Police say ...

Three NJ Mayors Won't Support Recreational Marijuana Unless Demands Are Met

NEWARK, NJ - Mayors from some of the largest cities in New Jersey today warned that recreational marijuana dispensaries wouldn’t be welcomed in their boundaries unless people with marijuana convictions were released from jail and their records get expunged.

MORE: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Could Soon Come to Newark

Mayor Ras Baraka, Jersey City Mayor  Steve Fulop and ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders

September 16, 2018

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders

All are welcome at this “women-focused” event with activities for the whole family!

The mission of October’s perennial National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has ...

Madison Health Dept. Announce Free Influenza Immunizations for Springfield Residents and Other Communities

Seasonal influenza (FLU) immunizations will be administered by the Madison

Health Department to Madison, Chatham Township, Springfield and Cranford residents on the following dates and at the following locations:


Tuesday, Oct 16

3:30- 6:00pm

Cranford Community Center

220 Walnut Ave., ...

Community Day & Health Fair

Family Promise, the Summit-based national nonprofit leader addressing family homelessness, will host its fourth Community Day & Health Fair in conjunction with Overlook Family Medicine at St. Paul’s Calvary United Church of God in Union. Free blood pressure, diabetes, vision, and hearing screenings, as well as nutritious foods, raffles, and giveaways will be offered all ...

Springfield Nominations Sought for Prestigious Union County Award

September 14, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Nominations are currently being sought for the prestigious 2019 Unity Achievement Awards, presented each year by the Union County Human Relations Commission (UCHRC) to individuals, organizations, and businesses that have distinguished themselves in the areas of volunteerism, public service, and the promotion of human rights.  

Simply put, the Awards honor ...

It's Almost Time to 'Get Naked in the 'Wood:' 4th Annual Bob Miller Oysterfest for Melanoma Awareness is This Saturday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 4th Annual Bob Miller Oysterfest for Melanoma Awareness will be held this Saturday, September 15, at The Woodland (60 Woodland Road) from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event was designed to raise funds for cancer research and awareness, as well as provide financial support to families facing an unexpected medical crises, according to event organizers.

With it's ...

Heroes for Children 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk To Benefit Victims of Child Abuse

On Saturday, September 15th, the New Jersey Children's Alliance, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to improving access to quality, comprehensive services to victims of child abuse, will host their 5th Annual Heroes for Children 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk at the Clipper Pavilion in the Turtleback Zoo complex in West Orange. The USATF-Certified 5K begins at 9am, with medals awarded to ...

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MS-13 Member Admits to Killing Union County Man

September 20, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Somerset County man has admitted to fatally shooting a Plainfield resident in 2011, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Tuesday. 

Jose Romero-Aguirre, a.k.a. “Coñejo,” 32, a North Plainfield resident and member of the Plainfield Locos Salvatrucha (PLS) clique of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang, pleaded guilty to a charge ...

Chatham Mayor Seeks Support of Springfield Residents

September 18, 2018

Dear  TAPinto Springfield Editor:

Over the years, as Mayor of Chatham Township I have made a concerted effort to increase awareness of suicide prevention. My interest in doing so stems from my early days on the Committee when I learned of a young Chatham Township father who died by suicide. While I did not know the individual, I committed myself, with the support of the Township ...

Springfield Drivers Will No Longer See Exact Change Lanes on Major Toll Plazas

September 17, 2018

BARNEGAT, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps.

The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County and Toms River and Barnegat in Ocean County, will be removed and ...

Eugene Lieber Presents At Millburn Library: Brexit One Year Later

September 19, 2018

The Millburn Free Public Library is pleased to present Eugene Lieber, who will be lecturing on Brexit and Other Ultra-Nationalistic Movements in Today's Europe, on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7:00pm. His discussion will on focus on an unbiased look at Brexit, one year later: who is for it, and who is against it. His lecture will also concentrate on the significance of Brexit as part of a ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, September 22, 10:00 AM

Echo Lake Park, Mountainside

Fall Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs

Arts & Entertainment


Sat, September 22, 8:00 PM

Par440 Restaurant & Bar, Short Hills

Ray Cetrell at Par440

Arts & Entertainment