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Jonathan Dayton Baseball Loses Wild One, 11-9, at Rahway Monday

April 25, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - After a season-opening seven-game win streak, the Dayton baseball team has dropped its last two games.

Junior Adam Wuest had three singles with an RBI and junior Jeffrey Carrier added two hits, including a double, with two RBI and two runs scored to pace Dayton in a wild 11-9 loss at Rahway on Monday.

Leading 4-2 after the top of the fourth inning, Rahway erupted for seven ...

Jonathan Dayton Golf Beats Roselle and Plainfield Monday to 10-2 for Season

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Jonathan Dayton golf team bounced back Monday besting two other teams at the difficult back nine of Baltusrol’s Upper Course.  Course conditions were made more difficult because "...the third cut of the rough has grown very thick and punishes the unlucky players finding their way there", according to Coach Dave Campbell.  The Bulldogs ...

Affordable Housing Plan Approved at Springfield Township Committee Meeting

April 22, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At the most recent Springfield Township Committee meeting Affordable Housing Attorney Bruce Bergen explained the final step in getting Springfield Township’s Affordable Housing Plan approved. He summarized by noting that this approval brings Springfield into compliance with the Court.

The final step started with an ordinance that amended the Affordable Housing ...

This Week in Township of Springfield, NJ: April 24-30

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Some of the activities to highlight this week are two on Monday.  They are Springfield Rotary Club hosting its annual “Taste of the Towns” and the Board of Ed meeting will review next year’s budget.  On Wednesday, the library hosts the annual “Holocaust Remembrance”.   Finally, the Union County Tournaments for baseball and ...

Congressman Lance Visits Paper Mill Playhouse's 'Theatre for Everyone' Program

April 22, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - On Monday afternoon, April 17, the weekly class held in the Black Box Theatre at the Paper Mill Playhouse had a special visitor: Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-7). Lance was there to observe the direct impact of National Endowment of Arts (NEA) funding for the "Theatre for Everyone" program, which provides classes to students ages 7 to 18 with all types of ...

This Week in Township of Springfield, NJ: April 24-30

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Some of the activities to highlight this week are two on Monday.  They are Springfield Rotary Club hosting its annual “Taste of the Towns” and the Board of Ed meeting will review next year’s budget.  On Wednesday, the library hosts the annual “Holocaust Remembrance”.   Finally, the Union County Tournaments for baseball and ...

Monday April 24 Springfield Rotary Presents 'Taste of the Towns'

April 22, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Rotary Club is holding our annual TASTE OF THE TOWNS fund raising event this year at the recently opened Springfield Gardens Hilton hotel, on Rt. 22 west bound in Springfield.  The event will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Past events have been a tremendous success, with both vendors and attendees enjoying the ...

Register Now for the 5th Annual Union County Women Mean Business Networking Seminar

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Registration for the Fifth annual Union County Women Mean Business networking seminar is now open.

The event, which is sponsored by Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, will take place Wednesday, May 17, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at The Clubhouse at Galloping Hill, at Union County’s Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth. Since 2013, hundreds of Union ...

Monday April 24 Springfield Rotary Presents 'Taste of the Towns'

April 22, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Rotary Club is holding our annual TASTE OF THE TOWNS fund raising event this year at the recently opened Springfield Gardens Hilton hotel, on Rt. 22 west bound in Springfield.  The event will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Past events have been a tremendous success, with both vendors and attendees enjoying the ...

Springfield's 'Clean Community Day' is this Sunday

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - “Clean Communities Day” is on Sunday, April 23  from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.. The Commission said volunteers are still needed to clean up the various parks in Springfield. The Department of Public Works will drop off supplies such as trash bags, gloves and pickers for use by the volunteers. If you want to volunteer just show up.

"Come and join us even ...

More Than 1,000 Expected to Participate in Greta’s Run in Westfield Sunday

WESTFIELD, NJ — Greta’s Run, a 5K run, walk, roll and fundraiser for people of all abilities organized in memory of Greta Schoenemann takes place this Sunday at Roosevelt Intermediate School.

Online registration ends Friday at 11:59 p.m. The entry fee is $30.

Greta was Westfield High School freshman in 2002 when she died from injuries after a large tree branch fell on her ...

Monday April 24 Springfield Rotary Presents 'Taste of the Towns'

April 22, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Rotary Club is holding our annual TASTE OF THE TOWNS fund raising event this year at the recently opened Springfield Gardens Hilton hotel, on Rt. 22 west bound in Springfield.  The event will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Past events have been a tremendous success, with both vendors and attendees enjoying the ...

Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale Returns to Union County May 21

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A rainy spring is setting the stage for a promising summer growing season, and gardening enthusiasts can stock up on plants, seedlings and other supplies at the 28th annual Master Gardeners of Union County Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale.

The Spring Garden Fair takes place this year on Sunday May 21, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Union County ...

Easter Fire in Vauxhall

April 16, 2017

UNION, NJ – A two alarm Easter day fire occurred at just after 1:30 p.m. at 26 Farrington Street in the Vauxhall section of Union.

Mutual aid from nearby Maplewood, Springfield and Millburn fire departments was provided.  Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio said the cause of the fire is still unknown.  He said the residents were home at the time of the fire, but they were not ...

Union County College Foundation to Establish Law Enforcement Scholarship Fund

CRANFORD – One of the new campaigns for the Union County College Foundation is to establish the Union County College Law Enforcement Scholarship Fund. Once endowed, this scholarship will provide financial support for active and retired police officers and their children.

Police officers are a vital part of the safety and well-being of the towns of Union County. The College is the top ...

Two Die Following Early Morning Home Fire in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Two people died and a third is in critical condition following a fire at at a home on Orion Road in Berkeley Heights Thursday morning.

The first call came into police at 12:47 a.m. from a neighbor reporting the smell of smoke in  area. While police and firefighters were on their way to the fire, a second 9-1-1 caller said there was a structure fire at 104 ...

Springfield's 'Clean Community Day' is this Sunday

April 21, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - “Clean Communities Day” is on Sunday, April 23  from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.. The Commission said volunteers are still needed to clean up the various parks in Springfield. The Department of Public Works will drop off supplies such as trash bags, gloves and pickers for use by the volunteers. If you want to volunteer just show up.

"Come and join us even ...

Springfield Environmental Commission April 17 Meeting: Getting Ready for Earth Day

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - “Clean Communities Day” is on Sunday, April 23  from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.. The Commission said volunteers are still needed to clean up the various parks in Springfield. The Department of Public Works will drop off supplies such as trash bags, gloves and pickers for use by the volunteers. Please contact the Environmental Commission if you are able to ...

Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale Returns to Union County May 21

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A rainy spring is setting the stage for a promising summer growing season, and gardening enthusiasts can stock up on plants, seedlings and other supplies at the 28th annual Master Gardeners of Union County Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale.

The Spring Garden Fair takes place this year on Sunday May 21, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Union County ...

More Than 1,000 Expected to Participate in Greta’s Run in Westfield Sunday

April 20, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Greta’s Run, a 5K run, walk, roll and fundraiser for people of all abilities organized in memory of Greta Schoenemann takes place this Sunday at Roosevelt Intermediate School.

Online registration ends Friday at 11:59 p.m. The entry fee is $30.

Greta was Westfield High School freshman in 2002 when she died from injuries after a large tree branch fell on her ...

Something Special Starts in May: 'Springfield’s Healthy Family Challenge'

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Springfield Board of Health Department came up with something special for Springfield families.  It is offering Springfield’s Healthy Family Challenge for the first time.  All that is required is your attendance and willingness to participate with a goal of developing some simple healthier habits leading to a happier and healthier life.

The Challenge ...

Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale Returns to Union County May 21

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A rainy spring is setting the stage for a promising summer growing season, and gardening enthusiasts can stock up on plants, seedlings and other supplies at the 28th annual Master Gardeners of Union County Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale.

The Spring Garden Fair takes place this year on Sunday May 21, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Union County ...

Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale Returns to Union County May 21

April 14, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A rainy spring is setting the stage for a promising summer growing season, and gardening enthusiasts can stock up on plants, seedlings and other supplies at the 28th annual Master Gardeners of Union County Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale.

The Spring Garden Fair takes place this year on Sunday May 21, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Union County ...

Genocide Remembered with Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

April 13, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plain Public Library invites the public two events marking April’s Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day and The Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust (DRVH). Offered as part of the library’s Voices from the Margins series, the programs are:

A Journey to Life: Armenia. April 22 through May 5. Opening reception on Saturday, April 22 from ...

Easter Fire in Vauxhall

April 16, 2017

UNION, NJ – A two alarm Easter day fire occurred at just after 1:30 p.m. at 26 Farrington Street in the Vauxhall section of Union.

Mutual aid from nearby Maplewood, Springfield and Millburn fire departments was provided.  Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio said the cause of the fire is still unknown.  He said the residents were home at the time of the fire, but they were not ...

Union County College Foundation to Establish Law Enforcement Scholarship Fund

CRANFORD – One of the new campaigns for the Union County College Foundation is to establish the Union County College Law Enforcement Scholarship Fund. Once endowed, this scholarship will provide financial support for active and retired police officers and their children.

Police officers are a vital part of the safety and well-being of the towns of Union County. The College is the top ...

Two Die Following Early Morning Home Fire in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Two people died and a third is in critical condition following a fire at at a home on Orion Road in Berkeley Heights Thursday morning.

The first call came into police at 12:47 a.m. from a neighbor reporting the smell of smoke in  area. While police and firefighters were on their way to the fire, a second 9-1-1 caller said there was a structure fire at 104 ...

Cardinal to Hold Mass, Town Hall at St. James the Apostle

April 15, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Joseph Cardinal Tobin, newly installed Archbishop of Newark, will celebrate a mass of the deanery for the six parishes of Deanery 22 on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., at St. James the Apostle Church, 45 South Springfield Ave Springfield. In addition to St. James, St. Rose of Lima in Short Hills, Our Lady of Peace in New Providence, Our Lady of Lourdes in Mountainside, Little ...

Jonathan Dayton Baseball Loses Wild One, 11-9, at Rahway Monday

April 25, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - After a season-opening seven-game win streak, the Dayton baseball team has dropped its last two games.

Junior Adam Wuest had three singles with an RBI and junior Jeffrey Carrier added two hits, including a double, with two RBI and two runs scored to pace Dayton in a wild 11-9 loss at Rahway on Monday.

Leading 4-2 after the top of the fourth inning, Rahway erupted for seven ...

Jonathan Dayton Golf Beats Roselle and Plainfield Monday to 10-2 for Season

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Jonathan Dayton golf team bounced back Monday besting two other teams at the difficult back nine of Baltusrol’s Upper Course.  Course conditions were made more difficult because "...the third cut of the rough has grown very thick and punishes the unlucky players finding their way there", according to Coach Dave Campbell.  The Bulldogs ...

Strong Showing as Jonathan Dayton Softball Beats Brearley 7-1

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Jonathan Dayton softball team turned in one of their most complete games of the season and beat David Brearley Bears 7-1.  The Bulldogs are now 6-2 on the season and 3-2 in their league, UCC - Mountain .

Coach Pamela De La Llave said, “We were very aggressive at the plate and solid in the field.  When you have both of those things happening at the same ...

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Debate Over Bike Trails in Watchung Reservation Continue at Union County Freeholders Meeting

April 21, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ — Debate about the possible addition of trails for mountain biking in Watchung Reservation continued at Thursday night’s Union County Freeholders meeting. The county had asked for input regarding the trails in February, which sparked an outpouring of people into the subsequent board meetings.

A resolution regarding mountain biking had appeared on the agenda for ...

Forgotten Soldiers: Why Congress Must Authorize an Emergency Expansion of the Afghan SIV Program

April 21, 2017

Congressional inaction to authorize visas for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program has recently resulted in America breaking its promise of safety to thousands of Afghan interpreters and aides who risked their lives to assist US troops and diplomates. Such short-sighted policy undermines both our moral and national security imperatives.  It is morally reprehensible to abandon already ...

Looking for Love? Try the New Brunswick Jazz Project

April 20, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Mike Bond was so emotional he could barely say the words.

After playing a set on the piano for the New Brunswick Jazz Project, he calmed down for a few minutes and prepared for the big moment. He started by singing a jazz standard called “A Beautiful Friendship,” a tune he practiced all week, even though it had long been the anthem of his relationship.

Temple Sha'arey Shalom, Springfield, NJ Commemoration Of Yom HaShoah

April 24, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Friday night, April 21, Temple Sha'arey Shalom of Springfield, NJ commemorated Yom HaShoah. Rabbi Stephen Fuchs, our guest speaker was mesmerizing, tying the text of the Torah portion with his father's own story as a Holocaust survivor and Rabbi Fuchs own experiences as a present day speaker in Germany. Rabbi Fuchs has educated smaller churches in Germany about ...

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