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Dayton Hosts Belvidere in First Round of NJSIAA State Tournament Today

May 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The rain has gone away and it’s time for Dayton baseball to play.

Dayton, which has yet to play a full baseball game since a 1-0 road loss at Oratory on May 10, returns to historic Ruby Field as the eighth-seed and will face ninth-seeded Belvidere in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 tournament.

Dayton (9-6), which has lost two ...

Dayton Hosts Belvidere in First Round of NJSIAA State Tournament Today

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The rain has gone away and it’s time for Dayton baseball to play.

Dayton, which has yet to play a full baseball game since a 1-0 road loss at Oratory on May 10, returns to historic Ruby Field as the eighth-seed and will face ninth-seeded Belvidere in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 tournament.

Dayton (9-6), which has lost two ...

Congressman Lance To Hold Annual Service Academy Information Fair

May 21, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance, U.S. Representative for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, announced he will hold his annual Service Academy Information Fair high school students.

"I look forward to the Service Academy Information Fair every year and meeting the talented and poised young leaders from our district,” said Congressman Lance.

The annual ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of May 21: SSEP Science Exposition 2018 & Community Pool Opens

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Wednesday May 23, Jonathan Dayton High School will host the SSEP Science Exposition for 2018.  The will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Last year a total of 1,392 students participated in the program that involves a microgravity experiment.  The 2017 Exposition included “…a celebration of the district’s participation in Mission 11 of the ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of May 21: SSEP Science Exposition 2018 & Community Pool Opens

May 20, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Wednesday May 23, Jonathan Dayton High School will host the SSEP Science Exposition for 2018.  The will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Last year a total of 1,392 students participated in the program that involves a microgravity experiment.  The 2017 Exposition included “…a celebration of the district’s participation in Mission 11 of the ...

Overlook Medical Center Among Three Atlantic Health Hospitals Earning an 'A' Safety Grade from Blue-Ribbon Panel

May 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit is one of three Atlantic Health System hospitals that have earned the highest possible safety rating of "A" by The Leapfrog Group in its spring 2018 hospital safety grades.

Also earning an "A" grade were Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center

Overlook Medical Center’s ‘A’ rating ...

Special Springfield Planning Board Meeting Thursday, Saks Building Discussed

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The regularly held monthly Planning Board meeting included a special discussion on the Saks Fifth Avenue property along Millburn Avenue bordering Millburn.

A nearly two-decade long lawsuit has been dropped on this nine-acre property.   Experts believe this property has the potential to generate sizable revenue for Springfield and increase ...

Springfield Township Committee Meeting: Discussion of Construction Fencing, Second Look at Morris Avenue Light for Wawa

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Former Mayor Clara T. Harelik, real estate attorney, addressed the Township Committee on the Ordinance that was introduced on construction and renovation site safety fencing.

While she did see the need for more protection of construction sites, she said, “There are things in the ordinance that are not practical.”

She questioned when building a ...

Jonathan Dayton High Student Marissa Steiner of Springfield Wraps Up Final Year as Charity Walk Coordinator

May 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - It’s not every high school senior who can list six years of running a charity walk on their college application, but Marissa Steiner, an eighteen-year-old senior at Jonathan Dayton High School in Springfield, can do just that. Ms. Steiner is the co-chair of the Central/Northern New Jersey Promise Walk for Preeclampsia to benefit the mission of the ...

A.J. Perri Helping Veterans in Need - Again

TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV.

As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this summer.

"They fought for our country, and their families sacrificed," said ...

Registration Open for the 14th Annual Playball for Miracles and 2nd Annual Lou Kelly Memorial Matchup Charity Softball Tournament

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - The 14th Annual Playball for Miracles and 2nd Annual Lou Kelly Memorial Matchup will be held on Saturday, June 16 at Warinanco Park with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ local beneficiary, Children’s Specialized Hospital. 

The event is a is a one-pitch, slow pitch tournament with three divisions ...

Passion for Spices says 'Cheers to All the Moms!'

May 12, 2018

From May Fridel of Passion for Spices -

This spring’s warm weather is perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day by making tasty food and enjoying with family.  I am sure your mom will appreciate a thoughtful dinner set outside with a seasonal menu with exciting flavors.

Mother’s Day Starter: Peppery Kerala Shrimp with Curried Mayo

INGREDIENTS:
1 lb. raw shrimp, cleaned ...

Registration Open for the 14th Annual Playball for Miracles and 2nd Annual Lou Kelly Memorial Matchup Charity Softball Tournament

May 18, 2018

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - The 14th Annual Playball for Miracles and 2nd Annual Lou Kelly Memorial Matchup will be held on Saturday, June 16 at Warinanco Park with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ local beneficiary, Children’s Specialized Hospital. 

The event is a is a one-pitch, slow pitch tournament with three divisions ...

Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Pedestrian in North Plainfield

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  A 58-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver early Tuesday morning on Watchung Ave.

The incident occurred at 1 a.m. as the victim, identified as Jose Humberto Burgos, a resident of Plainfield, was crossing the street, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Burgos was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University ...

Cyclist Hit by Pickup Truck in Westfield Tuesday Morning

WESTFIELD, NJ — A woman riding a bicycle was struck by a pickup truck at the corner of North Chestnut Street and Kimball Avenue Tuesday morning around 10 a.m.

A neighbor who was inside his house at the time said he heard a woman scream loudly. He ran outside, saw that she’d been hit and called 9-1-1, he said.

Police responded in under a minute, he said, and soon the ...

Make a Difference Today – Join the Green Brook Park Special Cleanup Event

May 7, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Looking for a chance to pitch in for the environment? Come to a special volunteer event with the Union County Adopt-a-Park program and members of the North Plainfield Shade Tree Advisory Board on Saturday, May 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, and help clean up a section of Green Brook Park.

Green Brook is part of the Union County Parks system, and it's located in ...

Overlook Medical Center Among Three Atlantic Health Hospitals Earning an 'A' Safety Grade from Blue-Ribbon Panel

May 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit is one of three Atlantic Health System hospitals that have earned the highest possible safety rating of "A" by The Leapfrog Group in its spring 2018 hospital safety grades.

Also earning an "A" grade were Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center

Overlook Medical Center’s ‘A’ rating ...

Adult Health Screening & CMP Blood Testing for Springfield Residents

MADISON, NJ – The Madison Health Department is offering various types of important health screening at no charge to members of the communities it serves, including Springfield. 

Included are CMP-comprehensive metabolic profile fasting blood analysis.  This includes total cholesterol, HDL and LDL; CBC and other blood components.

Also offered are blood pressure checks, ...

Springfield Board of Health Asks: Do We Need to Change and Evolve

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At Wednesday’s Public Health meeting, the public health nurse reported that no Springfield residents had availed themselves of a free woman’s health screening opportunity. Chair Dr. Bielory then questioned why no one in Springfield used the service. “Do we need to change and evolve? We have been doing the same thing for the last 40 years. Are we ...

Registration Open for the 14th Annual Playball for Miracles and 2nd Annual Lou Kelly Memorial Matchup Charity Softball Tournament

May 18, 2018

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - The 14th Annual Playball for Miracles and 2nd Annual Lou Kelly Memorial Matchup will be held on Saturday, June 16 at Warinanco Park with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ local beneficiary, Children’s Specialized Hospital. 

The event is a is a one-pitch, slow pitch tournament with three divisions ...

Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Pedestrian in North Plainfield

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  A 58-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver early Tuesday morning on Watchung Ave.

The incident occurred at 1 a.m. as the victim, identified as Jose Humberto Burgos, a resident of Plainfield, was crossing the street, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Burgos was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University ...

Cyclist Hit by Pickup Truck in Westfield Tuesday Morning

WESTFIELD, NJ — A woman riding a bicycle was struck by a pickup truck at the corner of North Chestnut Street and Kimball Avenue Tuesday morning around 10 a.m.

A neighbor who was inside his house at the time said he heard a woman scream loudly. He ran outside, saw that she’d been hit and called 9-1-1, he said.

Police responded in under a minute, he said, and soon the ...

Special Springfield Planning Board Meeting Thursday, Saks Building Discussed

May 18, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The regularly held monthly Planning Board meeting included a special discussion on the Saks Fifth Avenue property along Millburn Avenue bordering Millburn.

A nearly two-decade long lawsuit has been dropped on this nine-acre property.   Experts believe this property has the potential to generate sizable revenue for Springfield and increase ...

Springfield Board of Adjustments Meeting: Several Variances Approved

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Six of nine members of the Board of Adjustments were present at Tuesday night’s regular Board of Adjustments meeting. With the absence of Chairman Anthony Fonseca, the meeting was conducted by Vice-Chairman Greg Roth.

First on the agenda was to approve two resolutions of which the applications were heard and discussed at a previous meeting. The first was for Vianer ...

Somerville Approves 40-Acre Transit Village with Route 206 Gateway

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset Station, an expansive Transit Village featuring apartments, townhouses, retail stores and a community center alongside the NJ Transit Raritan Valley line - with an interior roadway providing access to Route 206 - was given site plan and subdivision approvals by the Planning Board following a 3 ½-hour meeting Wednesday night.

The final application is based ...

'Inside, We Are All the Same': Holocaust Survivor Urges OKS Students to Embrace Compassion, Respect

May 21, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Hidden and separated from her sisters for years in an effort to survive the Holocaust, Maud Dahme -- one of countless 'hidden children' rescued -- implored fifth- and sixth-grade students at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child to be respectful of one another.

“It shouldn’t matter whether you speak with an accent or if you come from a different ...

Dayton Hosts Belvidere in First Round of NJSIAA State Tournament Today

May 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The rain has gone away and it’s time for Dayton baseball to play.

Dayton, which has yet to play a full baseball game since a 1-0 road loss at Oratory on May 10, returns to historic Ruby Field as the eighth-seed and will face ninth-seeded Belvidere in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 tournament.

Dayton (9-6), which has lost two ...

Dayton Hosts Belvidere in First Round of NJSIAA State Tournament Today

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The rain has gone away and it’s time for Dayton baseball to play.

Dayton, which has yet to play a full baseball game since a 1-0 road loss at Oratory on May 10, returns to historic Ruby Field as the eighth-seed and will face ninth-seeded Belvidere in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 tournament.

Dayton (9-6), which has lost two ...

Springfield’s Dayton Golf Hopes to Rebound against Roselle Park after Loss to Glen Ridge

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Bulldogs are about to play their last golf match of the season against Roselle Park today at Galloping Hill.  If the win, they will be 8-8 for the season.

On Thursday, the Bulldogs traveled to the Glen Ridge Country Club and played the Ridgers enjoyed their home course advantage.  They won 178-212.

The Ridgers averaged 46.5 strokes a golfer and the ...

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Fallout Continues from Lawsuit Against Mountainside; Police Chief on Administrative Leave

May 20, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Police Chief Allan Attanasio is the latest member of the police department to suffer repercussions from a complaint filed against the borough on May 11.  Attanasio, who is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, was “placed on administrative leave,” on Thursday by Borough Administrator and former Police Chief James Debbie, said  Lt. Joseph ...

Memorial Day Service

May 11, 2018

To the residents of Springfield:

Memorial Day was established in 1868 specifically to honor those who had lost their lives in service to their country in the Civil War. It customarily now honors all our war dead from that date on. The township memorials are located on the green at the Municipal Building. Until fairly recently, the annual Memorial Day parade began with a service on the green, ...

Lawson-Muhammad Apologizes For 'Irrational Response' To Police Altercation; School Board President Supports Her

May 17, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -  A day after video surfaced of her altercation with a South Orange police officer -- in which she used profanity, threatened to go to the village president and called the police chief “a skinhead cop” -- South Orange Maplewood School Board member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad issued an apology in which she called her behavior “uncharacteristic” and ...

Bee Day at Hanson Park!!

May 19, 2018

Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Saturday, June 23rd for Bee Day at Hanson Park!  At 2:00 PM Grant Stiles from Stiles Honey will be sharing his knowledge of bees with his presentation, “Fundamentals of Beekeeping and the Importance of Honey Bees in Our Society.”  Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy the beautiful surroundings as Mr. Stiles answers all of your ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, May 25, 8:00 PM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Open Mic Night

Arts & Entertainment

Wed, May 30, 6:15 PM

Millburn High School (Back grass fields), Millburn

Millburn Color Run

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back Other