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Union County Freeholders Approve Agreements on Oak Ridge Park Recreation Facilities, But Some Residents Object to Recreation Project Expansions

June 23, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ—An amended shared services agreement with the Union County Improvement Authority and a use and maintenance agreement with Union County College, both having to do with the Oak Ridge Park Project, were unanimously approved by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Thursday.

According to Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen of Springfield, the agreements would further ...

Jonathan Dayton High School 2017 Senior Awards: The Memorial Awards Part II

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Almost 20% of the awards given at Senior Awards night were memorial awards meant to award a student for specific endeavors at Jonathan Dayton High School while also helping keep the spirit of an individual alive.  This article is the second of two highlighting memorial awards.  Separate articles appeared highlighting the Academic and ...

Roxbury Man Wants Something Done About Unwanted Tossed Newspapers

June 25, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - Thanks to the Internet, print newspapers have been declining for a decade. There’s at least one Roxbury resident who won’t miss a method used by the struggling industry to stay afloat: The free sample paper thrown on front yards.

That person is Emil Ruesch of Landing. He came last week to a Roxbury Mayor and Council meeting and spoke his mind.

“I’m here ...

This Week in Springfield Township: June 26 to July 1

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week summer break begins in full.  The Community Pool is open and the Springfield’s Summer Concert series begins with The Vaughn’s on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of Town Hall.

There is a Township Committee meeting Tuesday evening and the Rotary Club meets over lunch Tuesday at McLynn’s Restaurant.   

On Wednesday ...

The Week in Review: Springfield Residents Honored, Microcap Stock Manipulation, Board of Ed Meeting and More

June 26, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Here are last week’s top stories.  Did you miss any?  Click on the headlines to catch up:

On Wednesday there is an Interfaith Solidarity Gathering at Springfield’s Temple Sha'arey Shalom

Bryce Forys and Colin McCormack, Two Springfield Students Participate in American Legion Jersey Boys State

Jeff Rosenberg Announces Candidacy for ...

This Week in Springfield Township: June 26 to July 1

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week summer break begins in full.  The Community Pool is open and the Springfield’s Summer Concert series begins with The Vaughn’s on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of Town Hall.

There is a Township Committee meeting Tuesday evening and the Rotary Club meets over lunch Tuesday at McLynn’s Restaurant.   

On Wednesday ...

Springfield Resident & TAPinto Summit Civic Affairs Reporter Bob Faszczewski Reelected to National Editorial Freelancers Organization Board

June 24, 2017

SPRiNGFIELD, NJ - Bob Faszczewski, who covers civic affairs -- including the Summit Common Council and the Board of Education -- for TAPinto Summit and serves as a freelance reporter for other, select TAPinto sites, has been elected to a second consecutive one-year term as an at-large member of the Board of Governors of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA).

The EFA, ...

Springfield “Summer Sound Bites’, This Summer’s Concert Schedule & Dining Deals

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Springfield’s summer concert series sponsored by the Springfield Business Improvement District (BID) starts Thursday June 29 and continues every other Thursday until August 24. 

All concerts will be held on the Town Hall Lawn from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Attendees are asked to bring their own blankets or chairs.  There is no charge and alcohol is ...

The Week of June 19 to 25 in Springfield, NJ

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week marks the end of the school year for the Springfield School system.  The Moving Up Ceremony for Florence M. Gaudineer School occurs Monday and the Jonathan Dayton Graduation occurs Tuesday at the Papermill Playhouse. 

Because of the Moving Up Ceremony, the Board of Education will hold its meeting at 4:30 p.m. Monday. The Chamber of Commerce ...

Jonathan Dayton High School 2017 Senior Awards: The Memorial Awards Part I

June 18, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Almost 20% of the awards given at Senior Awards night were memorial awards meant to award a student for specific endeavors at Jonathan Dayton High School while also helping keep the spirit of an individual alive.  This article is one of two highlighting memorial awards.  Separate articles appeared highlighting the Academic and Overall Achievement, Teacher of ...

Seafood Festival in the Pines to Benefit the Maximilian Foundation this Saturday from Noon to 6 p.m.

STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 is presenting the Seafood Festival in the Pines to benefit the Maximilian Foundation this Saturday, June 17 from 12 to 6 p.m.  There will be plenty of crabs, clams, a fish fry, fish tacos, scallops, hot dogs and more.  

From 1 to 3 p.m. Shorty Long and the Horns will provide entertainment.  The Dankstesr will perform from 4 to 6 p.m.

Jonathan Dayton High School 2017 Senior Awards from Community Groups and Alumni

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At Jonathan Dayton High School’s Senior Awards Night many of the scholarships and awards given were given by community organizations and alumni groups.  Separate articles appeared highlighting the teacher of the year and athletic awards.  Memorial awards and those for other achievements will be highlighted in other articles. 
 

Awards from Community ...

Springfield “Summer Sound Bites’, This Summer’s Concert Schedule & Dining Deals

June 20, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Springfield’s summer concert series sponsored by the Springfield Business Improvement District (BID) starts Thursday June 29 and continues every other Thursday until August 24. 

All concerts will be held on the Town Hall Lawn from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Attendees are asked to bring their own blankets or chairs.  There is no charge and alcohol is ...

Seafood Festival in the Pines to Benefit the Maximilian Foundation this Saturday from Noon to 6 p.m.

STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 is presenting the Seafood Festival in the Pines to benefit the Maximilian Foundation this Saturday, June 17 from 12 to 6 p.m.  There will be plenty of crabs, clams, a fish fry, fish tacos, scallops, hot dogs and more.  

From 1 to 3 p.m. Shorty Long and the Horns will provide entertainment.  The Dankstesr will perform from 4 to 6 p.m.

The Township of Springfield Farmer’s Market is Back at a New Location

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Springfield Farmer’s Market has a new location this summer.  It is on the front lawn of the Springfield Free Public Library.  Starting July 3, it will be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays.  A satellite farm stand will be at the Community Pool.

Country Stand of Oxford, New Jersey will return with selections of fruits, vegetables, and baked ...

Roxbury Amateur Radio Expert Readies for Weekend of Roughing It

June 24, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - A Roxbury based group of amateur (“ham”) radio operators is looking for new members and its founder is inviting the public to participate in this weekend’s American Radio Relay League Field Day to get a taste of things at their worst.

 At the event, amateur radio operators will stay outdoors and work around the clock to set up field radio communication ...

June 13 Springfield Township Committee Meeting: Bond Ordinance Approved for Community Pool

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - It was Civics Day at Tuesday’s 2 p.m. Township Committee meeting.  Seventh grade students from Florence M. Gaudineer School shadowed Township officials all day and participated in the Township Committee meeting.  They were able to sit on the dais with elected officials, read prepared statements and participate in other activities.

Robert Barranger ...

Homicide Task Force in Roselle on Report of Two Deaths

ROSELLE, NJ — The Union County Homicide Task Force has responded to the 900 block of Chestnut Street in Roselle on a report of two deaths, according to a tweet posted by Union County Police Tuesday just after 3 p.m.

TAPinto Roselle/Roselle Park will have more details as they become available. 

Expert Gardeners Share Tips on Growing a Successful Vegetable Garden

June 14, 2017

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County are on a mission to help gardens flourish all over Union County, and this summer they are offering a free Vegetable Garden Series of classes and garden tours available to all gardeners from beginner to expert. The series is held in the Union County Demonstration Garden.

The Demonstration Garden, located in Union County’s Watchung Reservation ...

Milentijevic Family recognized as Springfield Healthy Family

June 19, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On June 14 at the Springfield Board of Health meeting the Milentijeciv Family was recognized for their participating in “The Springfield Health Family Challenge.”

This was a six week program held every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Miesel Park. Each week the family received health education from Dr. Lisa Stettner Glennon, participated in yoga, and walked ...

Springfield June 14 Board of Health Meeting: Milentijevic Family gets Certificate of Achievement and Community Pool Discussion

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On Wednesday June 14, Springfield’s Board of Health Director’s held a meeting in the Firehouse where several important topics were discussed. The topics that were covered ranged from individual and family health, to health safety assurance and awareness regarding our township’s residents.

This meeting began with the Milentijevic family receiving a ...

Expert Gardeners Share Tips on Growing a Successful Vegetable Garden

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County are on a mission to help gardens flourish all over Union County, and this summer they are offering a free Vegetable Garden Series of classes and garden tours available to all gardeners from beginner to expert. The series is held in the Union County Demonstration Garden.

The Demonstration Garden, located in Union County’s Watchung Reservation ...

Springfield Board of Adjustment June 20 Meeting: Four Approvals & One Denial

June 22, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On Tuesday June 20, Springfield’s Board of Zoning Adjustment met in Town Hall to discuss and evaluate several variance requests. These requests were brought before the board by five different town residents to be granted approval for a specific property expansion.

The property expansions included a lot coverage variance to add on a patio, a front yard variance of a ...

"Surf the Sidewalk"in Surf City Opens Up Saturday

SURF CITY - The newly formed Surf City Business Cooperative will kick off a special event that will be held throughout the summer called “Surf The Sidewalk."  The initial event will be this Saturday June 17.

The cooperative will hold the event every Friday through December. The group seeks to promote and stimulate tourism and commerce in Surf City.  The group has great ...

Expert Gardeners Share Tips on Growing a Successful Vegetable Garden

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County are on a mission to help gardens flourish all over Union County, and this summer they are offering a free Vegetable Garden Series of classes and garden tours available to all gardeners from beginner to expert. The series is held in the Union County Demonstration Garden.

The Demonstration Garden, located in Union County’s Watchung Reservation ...

The Week in Review: Springfield Residents Honored, Microcap Stock Manipulation, Board of Ed Meeting and More

June 26, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Here are last week’s top stories.  Did you miss any?  Click on the headlines to catch up:

On Wednesday there is an Interfaith Solidarity Gathering at Springfield’s Temple Sha'arey Shalom

Bryce Forys and Colin McCormack, Two Springfield Students Participate in American Legion Jersey Boys State

Jeff Rosenberg Announces Candidacy for ...

Springfield Man Charged In Microcap Stock Manipulation Scheme

NEWARK, NJ – Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced that the owner of a purported business consulting firm was arrested Wednesday for operating a $1.1 million scheme that artificially inflated the stock price of a publicly traded company he controlled.

According to the announcement, Springfield resident, James Farinella, 46, is charged with one count of securities ...

Roxbury Amateur Radio Expert Readies for Weekend of Roughing It

June 24, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - A Roxbury based group of amateur (“ham”) radio operators is looking for new members and its founder is inviting the public to participate in this weekend’s American Radio Relay League Field Day to get a taste of things at their worst.

 At the event, amateur radio operators will stay outdoors and work around the clock to set up field radio communication ...

June 13 Springfield Township Committee Meeting: Bond Ordinance Approved for Community Pool

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - It was Civics Day at Tuesday’s 2 p.m. Township Committee meeting.  Seventh grade students from Florence M. Gaudineer School shadowed Township officials all day and participated in the Township Committee meeting.  They were able to sit on the dais with elected officials, read prepared statements and participate in other activities.

Robert Barranger ...

Homicide Task Force in Roselle on Report of Two Deaths

ROSELLE, NJ — The Union County Homicide Task Force has responded to the 900 block of Chestnut Street in Roselle on a report of two deaths, according to a tweet posted by Union County Police Tuesday just after 3 p.m.

TAPinto Roselle/Roselle Park will have more details as they become available. 

The Week in Review: Springfield Residents Honored, Microcap Stock Manipulation, Board of Ed Meeting and More

June 26, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Here are last week’s top stories.  Did you miss any?  Click on the headlines to catch up:

On Wednesday there is an Interfaith Solidarity Gathering at Springfield’s Temple Sha'arey Shalom

Bryce Forys and Colin McCormack, Two Springfield Students Participate in American Legion Jersey Boys State

Jeff Rosenberg Announces Candidacy for ...

On Wednesday there is an Interfaith Solidarity Gathering at Springfield’s Temple Sha'arey Shalom

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On Wednesday, June 28 at 5 p.m. at Temple Sha'arey Shalom, Springfield, NJ the Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council, religious and community leaders, and people of conscience will gather together to sing, pray, read sacred scripture, and reflect on the power of interfaith solidarity.

According to the organizers, "This event is in part a response to the ...

The Living Rosary at Springfield's St. James the Apostle Church

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Parishioners from St. James the Apostle Church in Springfield came together Tuesday, June 13 to form a living rosary in the church.

The prayer service was organized by parishioner, Geri Bujnowski in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s visit to the children of Fatima. Over 70 people participated in the living rosary, reciting the prayers in seven ...

Union County Freeholders Approve Agreements on Oak Ridge Park Recreation Facilities, But Some Residents Object to Recreation Project Expansions

June 23, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ—An amended shared services agreement with the Union County Improvement Authority and a use and maintenance agreement with Union County College, both having to do with the Oak Ridge Park Project, were unanimously approved by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Thursday.

According to Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen of Springfield, the agreements would further ...

Jonathan Dayton High School 2017 Senior Awards: The Memorial Awards Part II

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Almost 20% of the awards given at Senior Awards night were memorial awards meant to award a student for specific endeavors at Jonathan Dayton High School while also helping keep the spirit of an individual alive.  This article is the second of two highlighting memorial awards.  Separate articles appeared highlighting the Academic and ...

Jonathan Dayton High School 2017 Senior Awards: The Memorial Awards Part I

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Almost 20% of the awards given at Senior Awards night were memorial awards meant to award a student for specific endeavors at Jonathan Dayton High School while also helping keep the spirit of an individual alive.  This article is one of two highlighting memorial awards.  Separate articles appeared highlighting the Academic and Overall Achievement, Teacher of ...

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Union County Honors Brigadeer General Edward Crystal of Scotch Plains

June 23, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen, Vice Chair Sergio Granados and Freeholder Alexander Mirabella on Thursday presented Edward J. Chrystal, Jr of Scotch Plains with a resolution congratulating him on his promotion to Brigadier General in the New Jersey National Guard.

They were joined by General Chrystal’s wife Georgette.

Brigadier ...

In the Meadowlands, New Jersey Must Protect Migrating Birds

June 23, 2017

With ongoing construction in the Meadowlands in recent decades, an unanticipated cost has become more and more apparent - an alarming number of bird deaths.

The Meadowlands attracts tens of thousands of birds each year representing more than 200 species, as it offers a diversity of habitats and sits in the Atlantic Flyway, a major migration corridor for many different birds, from raptors to ...

Saint James the Apostle School Third Trimester Honor Roll

June 23, 2017

Congratulations to the Saint James students who made Honor Roll for the Third Trimester!

First Honors

Grade 4 – Jayson Gbologa, Emmanuelle Jules, Julia Landicho and Aiden Ricketts 
Grade 5 – Jorge Cubero, Jamie Jules, Brian Pareja, Ethan Pinho and Daniel Rueda 
Grade 6 – Adam Cordeiro and Georgiana Tillinghast
Grade 7 – Yvonne ...

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