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Springfield Boys Basketball: Ulizio Scores Season-high 27 Points to Lift Dayton in Win over Koinonia Saturday

January 22, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Dayton boys basketball team is starting to hit its stride at the right time.

Senior guard Nick Ulizio scored a season-high 27 points, draining four 3-pointers, and junior guard Antonio Salcfas added 21 points to lead Dayton to a come-from-behind 68-61 victory over Koinonia in Springfield.

Ulizio has scored in double figures in two straight and seven of his last eight ...

Springfield Girls Basketball: Loses in Overtime to Hoboken, 47-40

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Dayton girls basketball winning streak came to an end Friday in a 47-40 overtime loss to Hoboken, a North Jersey, Section 2 Group 1 rival.  Dayton is now 11-2.

The Bulldogs were led by sophomore forward Sayre Brandstatter’s 15 points.  She made three three point shots and six free throws.  She also pulled down four rebounds. 

Junior ...

Township of Springfield, NJ - The Week Ahead

January 22, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week includes a Township Committee meeting, a full slate of athletic activities and many activities at the library including building a rain garden in your own backyard.

Monday – January 23

5:30 p.m. - Boys Varsity Basketball at David Brearley HS

7:00 p.m. – Boys Varsity Wrestling at Waldick HS

TBD – Union County Tournament Coed ...

Good News Springfield: Mountain Avenue Bridge to be Completed Jan. 23-25

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - According to Township administrator Ziad Shehady “Final concrete pours are happening this week and everything should be cured by the weekend. The road is expected to open January 23 to 25.”  

This project is being done by Union County. After delays due to funding issues with the Transportation Trust Fund the project began November 14.

The Township website ...

Millburn Residents Produce Concert Featuring Timothy B. Schmit w/special guest Richie Furay

January 22, 2017

Two Legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Musicians Perform at Benefit Concert

On Tuesday May 9th, Nancy and David Stone of Millburn Township, and also owners of two downtown businesses, Nancy And David Fine Jewels & STYLE by Nancy And David are producing a concert with two legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Famers in their only U.S.A appearance together.

EAGLES & former POCO ...

JCC of Central New Jersey’s Youth Community Theater Presents Peter Pan Feb. 2-5

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The JCC of Central New Jersey’s Youth Community Theater Group, in its ninth year, will present Peter Pan on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7:00 p.m.and on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2:00 p.m. All performances are at Terrill Middle School, 1301 Terrill Road in Scotch Plains.

See 2nd – ...

A Conversation with Springfield Township's Business Administrator Ziad Shehady

January 16, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – In a meeting with Ziad Shehady, the Township’s Business Administrator, we discussed some of the issues for 2017.  Shehady was appointed Business Administrator in the Township of Springfield on September 14th following the resignation of the interim administrator who resigned in May.  Shehady was chosen by a vote of the Township Committee after working with ...

The Evergreen Delicatessen Closed

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Approximately a week ago the doors closed on the Evergreen Delicatessen. The new operators lasted less than a year.

The location suffers from a lack of parking and difficulty navigating a busy intersection.

But there is hope as a source thought a new business owner may be coming in March. 

Union County Clerk Hosts New Jersey Notary Training in Scotch Plains on March 3

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Notaries Public are invited to attend the next session of New Jersey Notary Training, an educational seminar for Notaries Public hosted by Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, together with Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, Esq., who will present the legal aspects of the functions of notaries public. Ms. Rajoppi will open the seminar and review the application process ...

Township of Springfield, NJ - The Week Ahead

January 22, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week includes a Township Committee meeting, a full slate of athletic activities and many activities at the library including building a rain garden in your own backyard.

Monday – January 23

5:30 p.m. - Boys Varsity Basketball at David Brearley HS

7:00 p.m. – Boys Varsity Wrestling at Waldick HS

TBD – Union County Tournament Coed ...

Mark Your Calendar for the 23rd Annual Hoops to End Homelessness January 28

ELIZABETH, NJ – Shake off the winter doldrums to aid a good cause Jan. 28 at the 23rd Annual Hoops to End Homelessness Basketball Classic to benefit the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless.

Get ready to hoop it up with Tameka Dixon, former WNBA player from Westfield, who will tip off the girls’ game. Dixon was selected in the first round of the 1997 WNBA draft by the Los ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day "Vigil for Peace" and His Connection to Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Rabbi Mark Mallach of Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael convened the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Remembrance in Township Hall this year as he has done in many previous years. This event continues to be sponsored by the Interfaith Clergy Council. Proclamations recognizing the significance of the day were read on behalf of the Township by Deputy Mayor Vassallo, and on behalf of the Union ...

Fire at Short Hills Village Club Under Control

January 20, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – There was a fire at the Short Hills Club Village complex around noon.  The situation is under control. 

According to Fire Chief Columbo the fire damaged four units but because of smoke and other issues, eight units had to be evacuated. Fortunately, no one was injured but unfortunately 16 people were displaced. 

At 2 p.m. the Union County Fire ...

Scotch Plains JCC Deemed Safe After Bomb Threat

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey was closed for a short time after preschool began there Wednesday morning due to a bomb threat. A bomb squad swept the building for explosives and no bomb was found, according to Lt. Jeff Briel of the Scotch Plains Police Department.

“This is another in a series of bomb threats to JCCs up and down the ...

Springfield Township Committee Meeting January 10

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This was the first meeting of Mayor Stampoulos’s tenure and it was a short one.  The meeting started on a very positive note with the swearing in of the 2017 Officers of Springfield First Aid Squad.

After the officers were sworn in by the Mayor, President Elizabeth Fritzen of the squad made some comments.  She noted that Springfield’s First Aid ...

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

January 21, 2017

LONG VALLEY, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is inviting all prospective camp families to attend one of three upcoming Open House events, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Jan. 22, Feb. 5 or 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 ...

Volunteers Brave Icy Blast to Build Home for Butterflies

A group of Union County Adopt-a-Park volunteers went far, far beyond the call of duty last weekend, when they came together in freezing cold weather to work on a new butterfly meadow in the County’s Watchung Reservation.

The large, half-acre site is located near the grounds of the Trailside Nature and Science Center, at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside.

“Every year ...

Springfield Board of Health Reorganization Meeting – January 11

January 13, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – At the annual Board of Health Reorg meeting Dr. Bielory welcomed back all reappointed members. He then took nominations for Chair and Vice Chair. Dr. Bielory and Vice Chair Harris were nominated and reappointed unanimously.

Health officer Michael Fitzpatrick announced that the Health Department will now have an office on the second floor of the Municipal Building ...

New Jersey Wins Under Lance Mental Health Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. ---  Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced that New Jersey has been selected to participate in a demonstration program to expand access to community mental health services and strengthen the quality of care for those living with mental and behavioral health issues. The demonstration program was created under Lance’s Excellence in Mental Health Act, ...

Volunteers Brave Icy Blast to Build Home for Butterflies

January 10, 2017

A group of Union County Adopt-a-Park volunteers went far, far beyond the call of duty last weekend, when they came together in freezing cold weather to work on a new butterfly meadow in the County’s Watchung Reservation.

The large, half-acre site is located near the grounds of the Trailside Nature and Science Center, at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside.

“Every year ...

Fire at Short Hills Village Club Under Control

January 20, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – There was a fire at the Short Hills Club Village complex around noon.  The situation is under control. 

According to Fire Chief Columbo the fire damaged four units but because of smoke and other issues, eight units had to be evacuated. Fortunately, no one was injured but unfortunately 16 people were displaced. 

At 2 p.m. the Union County Fire ...

Scotch Plains JCC Deemed Safe After Bomb Threat

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey was closed for a short time after preschool began there Wednesday morning due to a bomb threat. A bomb squad swept the building for explosives and no bomb was found, according to Lt. Jeff Briel of the Scotch Plains Police Department.

“This is another in a series of bomb threats to JCCs up and down the ...

Springfield Township Committee Meeting January 10

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This was the first meeting of Mayor Stampoulos’s tenure and it was a short one.  The meeting started on a very positive note with the swearing in of the 2017 Officers of Springfield First Aid Squad.

After the officers were sworn in by the Mayor, President Elizabeth Fritzen of the squad made some comments.  She noted that Springfield’s First Aid ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day "Vigil for Peace" and His Connection to Springfield

January 16, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Rabbi Mark Mallach of Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael convened the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Remembrance in Township Hall this year as he has done in many previous years. This event continues to be sponsored by the Interfaith Clergy Council. Proclamations recognizing the significance of the day were read on behalf of the Township by Deputy Mayor Vassallo, and on behalf of the Union ...

Township of Springfield, NJ - The Week Ahead

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The first full week of the year includes the MLK Day “Vigil for Peace”, discussing Nietzsche, the Board of Adjustment Reorganization meeting, cake and baking lessons, a full slate of athletic activities and many activities at the library.

Monday – January 16

12:00 p.m. – The Springfield Interfaith Clergy Council Annual Martin Luther King, Jr.

Springfield Boys Basketball: Ulizio Scores Season-high 27 Points to Lift Dayton in Win over Koinonia Saturday

January 22, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Dayton boys basketball team is starting to hit its stride at the right time.

Senior guard Nick Ulizio scored a season-high 27 points, draining four 3-pointers, and junior guard Antonio Salcfas added 21 points to lead Dayton to a come-from-behind 68-61 victory over Koinonia in Springfield.

Ulizio has scored in double figures in two straight and seven of his last eight ...

Springfield Girls Basketball: Loses in Overtime to Hoboken, 47-40

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Dayton girls basketball winning streak came to an end Friday in a 47-40 overtime loss to Hoboken, a North Jersey, Section 2 Group 1 rival.  Dayton is now 11-2.

The Bulldogs were led by sophomore forward Sayre Brandstatter’s 15 points.  She made three three point shots and six free throws.  She also pulled down four rebounds. 

Junior ...

Springfield Boys Basketball: Dayton upends Brearley, 69-53, with Hot First Quarter

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Finally, a convincing start to a game the Dayton boys basketball team can build on.

Senior guard Nick Ulizio scored a game-high 20 points, including 12 in the second half, and junior guard Antonio Salcfas added 14 points to lead Dayton to a 69-53 victory over rival Brearley in Springfield.

Senior guard Joe Kastner had 13 points with three 3-pointers, senior guard Matt ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A Gmail phishing* attack has been perpetuated on millions of users in which the hacker sends you a fake email with an attachment that appears to come from one of your friends. Clicking on the attachment takes you to a replica of a Gmail login page. Once you enter your login and password, your email account is successfully hacked.

A single step authentication, i.e., using ...

Free Public Wi-Fi in Union County Parks and Facilities

January 18, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that free public Wi-Fi access is available now in 6 new parks throughout the county. There are now a total of 11 county parks and facilities that offer free Wi-Fi.

“We are committed to ensuring that our recreation facilities are up to date and welcoming to a broad range of activities.” said ...

The Working Man Conned

January 22, 2017

The changing of the guard is now complete, and America has entered an era of uncertainty with dark threats to our existing democratic institutions which were built by strong willed men and women over a period of almost three centuries.

A real testing of our moral courage is before us, and we the people will be challenged every single day like never before in our history. This new era of ...

Women’s March in Westfield Attracts Thousands

January 22, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — People of every age, gender and ethnic background from around New Jersey gathered in Westfield Saturday for a “sister” march of the Women’s March on Washington.

Organizer Lydia Kaplan estimated that thousands of people participated.

“It was over and above my expectations,” said Kaplan, who earlier in the week had expected 100 to 200 ...

Temple Sha'arey Shalom Students Create Wimpels

January 22, 2017

Michelle Goldman and her son Nate Goldman of Springfield work together to create a Torah binder or "wimpel" at Temple Sha'arey Shalom, Springfield, Religious School's annual fourth grade Wimpel Workshop. The children, working with their parents, create wimpels that are customized for them, including their Hebrew names, Jewish symbols and blessings and symbols of their current ...

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