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Cook to Springfield Patriot Chamber: Delays in Security Camera Videos Hamper Police Investigations

June 22, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Delays in delivery of security camera video from local bank branches are causing delays in police investigations, according to Springfield Township Chief of Police John Cook.

Cook was speaking in the course of his standard report on police activity to the Springfield Patriot Chamber of Commerce meeting on the morning of June 21, 2018 at Sofia’s Restaurant on Morris ...

Wreath Laying at Historic Cannon Ball House in Springfield Followed by Open House on Sunday

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield's Historic Cannon Ball House will be holding an Open House on Sunday, June 24 to commemorate the 238th anniversary of the Battle of Springfield.

Preceding the open house, members of the Sons of the American Revolution will lay a wreath in front of the house in honor of those who fought and died in this conflict.  The Battle of Springfield occurred on June ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of June 25: Summer Reading Program Begins at the Library & Township Committee Meeting

June 24, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Springfield schools start the first full week of their summer break.  The Springfield Free Public Library offers a summer reading program for students that will be in first to 12th grade next fall.  A reading log can be picked up in the Children’s Department of the Library.  Only one log will be given out per person. 

The Township Committee ...

Cook to Springfield Patriot Chamber: Delays in Security Camera Videos Hamper Police Investigations

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Delays in delivery of security camera video from local bank branches are causing delays in police investigations, according to Springfield Township Chief of Police John Cook.

Cook was speaking in the course of his standard report on police activity to the Springfield Patriot Chamber of Commerce meeting on the morning of June 21, 2018 at Sofia’s Restaurant on Morris ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of June 25: Summer Reading Program Begins at the Library & Township Committee Meeting

June 24, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Springfield schools start the first full week of their summer break.  The Springfield Free Public Library offers a summer reading program for students that will be in first to 12th grade next fall.  A reading log can be picked up in the Children’s Department of the Library.  Only one log will be given out per person. 

The Township Committee ...

Springfield School District to Implement Virtual Reality Technology in the Coming Year to Help with Bullying

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield School District will implement virtual reality as a tool to help with intervention in cases of harassment, intimidation and bullying (“HIB”) in the coming school year.

Prompted by Board President Scott Silverstein, Superintendent of Schools Michael Davino engaged in a 20-plus minute presentation at the June 18, 2018 Board of Education meeting at ...

Cook to Springfield Patriot Chamber: Delays in Security Camera Videos Hamper Police Investigations

June 22, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Delays in delivery of security camera video from local bank branches are causing delays in police investigations, according to Springfield Township Chief of Police John Cook.

Cook was speaking in the course of his standard report on police activity to the Springfield Patriot Chamber of Commerce meeting on the morning of June 21, 2018 at Sofia’s Restaurant on Morris ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of June 18: Jonathan Dayton Graduation, and Wreath Laying and Open House at Historic Cannon Ball House

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Tuesday is Graduation Day for the Jonathan Dayton High School Seniors.  Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

On Sunday, Springfield's Historic Cannon Ball House will be holding an Open House on Sunday, June 24 to commemorate the 238th anniversary of the Battle of Springfield.

Preceding the open house, members of the Sons of the American Revolution will lay ...

Millburn Girl Up Club Join Community to Host a Successful Fundraiser

June 19, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn High School (MHS) Girl Up Club is making a difference as they raised awareness, and $1500, with their most recent event, hosting a walk for the Global 5K Walk. Millburn High School students came together hosting the event on June 10 at the South Mountain Recreation Complex Waterfront. Over 40 member of the community came out to the walk and ...

Springfield’s Jonathan Dayton High School 2018 Senior Awards: Academic, Overall Achievement and Teacher of the Year

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On Thursday evening June 7, 2018, starting at 7 p.m. senior students and their proud parents packed the auditorium at Jonathan Dayton High School to witness the presentation of scholarships and awards to members of the senior class of Jonathan Dayton High School.

Jonathan Dayton Principal, Dr. Norman Francis, Jr. presided as master of ceremonies, announcing one by one ...

Cranford High Student Competes at U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifier

June 21, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS - Cranford soon-to-be senior Johnny Bush took his shot to qualify for a USGA championship on Wednesday.

Bush shot a 6-over-par 76 (38-38) to finish in a five-way tie for 21st place in a U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifier at the par 70, 6,558-yard Shackamaxon Country Club in nearby Scotch Plains.

65 golfers, including 54 from the Garden State, took a ...

Golf: Westfield’s Sean Taylor Earns Top Medalist Honors at US Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifier

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Playing in his first-ever USGA Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifier, Westfield High School senior and Rhode Island-bound Sean Taylor made the most of his stay on Wednesday.

Taylor was the only player to shoot under-par with a 1-under 69 (35-34), to take home individual medalist honors at the U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifier at the par 70, 6,558-yard Shackamaxon ...

Sports Betting Is Off And Running in New Jersey

OCEANPORT, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy officially ushered in sports betting in New Jersey when he made the initial wager at Monmouth Park  on June 14.

Governor Murphy, an avid soccer fan who has called ESPN’s “Sportscenter” his favorite show, placed the first bet  — $20 on Germany to win the World Cup. He also bet $20 on the N.J. Devils to ...

Linden Man Arrested After Explosion in Cranford

June 22, 2018

CRANFORD - On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7:06 p.m. the Cranford Police Department received
information that an explosion was heard in the area of Raritan Road and Summit Terrace. Through
a joint investigation with the Union County Prosecutor's Office and Linden Police Department, the
Cranford Police Department Detective Bureau identified a suspect through surveillance video ...

Springfield Township Committee Workshop Meeting Focus on Hiring Firefighters and Saks Fifth Avenue Property

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Monday evening at town hall, the Springfield Township Committee met for a workshop session agenda meeting. The purpose of the meeting was for discussion around the topics that would be appearing on the agenda for the township council meeting on Tuesday, June 12. Two of the major topics discussed at the meeting were the hiring of two probationary firefighters and a plan that the ...

Springfield Environmental Commission Discusses Recycling Policy Change at Monthly Meeting

June 20, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Monday June 18, the Springfield Environmental Commission got together for their monthly meeting. On the agenda were several topics including updates to the recycling protocols in town, a report on the emergence of an invasive species of insect, a recap of community cleanup day and a call for volunteers at the Cannon Ball House garden.

The new recycling policy that recently ...

Cranford Resident Rode His Bike Nearly 500 Miles during Annual Bike to Work Challenge

CRANFORD – Cranford resident Kent Lucas was one of 150 commuters who embraced a more sustainable commute by trading in his car keys for pedals during TransOptions’ annual Bike to Work Challenge.

Through TransOptions’ GoForGood app, riders tracked their bicycle commute trips and miles from May 1st through May 31st. Participants who joined the challenge were entered to win ...

Important Changes to Curbside Recycling

CRANFORD - Cranfordnj.org has published an article detailing the changes to curbside recycling, issued by Giordano Company Inc. 

According to the press release, "The recycling industry at this moment is currently undergoing many serious changes that are effecting curbside single stream collection. China has recently put a ban on 24 different types of plastics, and also put strict ...

Springfield Health Board Receives Proposed Form of Resident Health Survey

June 14, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield, NJ Board of Health received a first model of a community health assessment survey, as part of an initiative to assess the health needs of the Township, at its June 13, 2018 meeting.

Health officer Michael Fitzpatrick presented a community health assessment survey prepared and implemented for the Township of Bloomfield, which he proffered to the board as a ...

Cranford Resident Rode His Bike Nearly 500 Miles during Annual Bike to Work Challenge

CRANFORD – Cranford resident Kent Lucas was one of 150 commuters who embraced a more sustainable commute by trading in his car keys for pedals during TransOptions’ annual Bike to Work Challenge.

Through TransOptions’ GoForGood app, riders tracked their bicycle commute trips and miles from May 1st through May 31st. Participants who joined the challenge were entered to win ...

Cantor Jason M Rosenman will Serve Temple Sha'arey Shalom, Springfield

June 24, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Cantor Jason M. Rosenman will be serving as Cantor of Temple Sha’arey Shalom in Springfield beginning in July.  He is replacing Cantor Amy Daniels who has been with the temple since 1988 and is retiring.

He was ordained as a Cantor from the Hebrew Union College (HUC) -- Jewish Institute of Religion -- School of Sacred Music in 2002. Prior to his Cantorial studies, ...

Springfield on 'Pace' to Help Seniors

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield’s Zoning Board of Adjustment met Tuesday night and after some regular business, spent two hours hearing a single request for a Use/Bulk Variance. Holy Cross Lutheran Church is working with Lutheran Senior Healthcare, Inc. to bring a facility to Springfield to help Union County seniors. The church sees this potential partnership as an “extension to their ...

Cranford High Student Competes at U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifier

June 21, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS - Cranford soon-to-be senior Johnny Bush took his shot to qualify for a USGA championship on Wednesday.

Bush shot a 6-over-par 76 (38-38) to finish in a five-way tie for 21st place in a U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifier at the par 70, 6,558-yard Shackamaxon Country Club in nearby Scotch Plains.

65 golfers, including 54 from the Garden State, took a ...

Golf: Westfield’s Sean Taylor Earns Top Medalist Honors at US Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifier

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Playing in his first-ever USGA Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifier, Westfield High School senior and Rhode Island-bound Sean Taylor made the most of his stay on Wednesday.

Taylor was the only player to shoot under-par with a 1-under 69 (35-34), to take home individual medalist honors at the U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifier at the par 70, 6,558-yard Shackamaxon ...

Sports Betting Is Off And Running in New Jersey

OCEANPORT, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy officially ushered in sports betting in New Jersey when he made the initial wager at Monmouth Park  on June 14.

Governor Murphy, an avid soccer fan who has called ESPN’s “Sportscenter” his favorite show, placed the first bet  — $20 on Germany to win the World Cup. He also bet $20 on the N.J. Devils to ...

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Three School Buses Involved in Crash at Clark's ALJ High School

June 21, 2018

CLARK, NJ — Three buses collided in the Arthur L. Johnson High School parking lot around noon on Thursday in a chain-reaction crash. 

Students were on board at the time, according to Police Chief Pedro Matos. One driver and two students had minor injuries, Matos said.   

According to a Honeywell alert issued by the Clark Public School District, ...

Construction Update on Vauxhall Ave. Bridge, Chestnut St. Bridge and Morris Avenue Work

June 19, 2018

UNION, NJ – A CodeRed alert about road construction, the resulting congestion, and what can be expected, was sent to residents Tuesday morning.

The message said the work on these state roads is being performed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.  The message outlined the following work scheduled for June and July:

The Vauxhall Bridge over Route 22.  Work ...

Imagine Hosts Annual Breakfast Fundraiser

June 24, 2018

Nearly 350 guests attended Imagine’s 7th annual breakfast fundraiser, Seasons of Hope, on June 6th, 2018 at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains.  “We especially want to thank our breakfast sponsors -- our platinum sponsor Merck, our bronze sponsors ConnectOne Bank and Northfield Bank, the volunteers and donors that contributed to the breakfast” said Imagine Board ...

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