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Springfield Township Committee Hears First Reading for SPDSAIL Tax Exemption

November 9, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In the last official government meeting before ballots were cast, the Springfield Township Committee heard the first reading of an ordinance designed to help move downtown development forward.

After the Springfield Planning Board passed a resolution in their November meeting allowing SPDSAIL to begin construction at 226 Morris Ave., the Township Committee looked at ...

Weber, Keiser Win Election to Springfield Township Committee

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In the race for Springfield Township Committee, the Democratic Party ticket of Chris Weber and Alex Keiser won two seats. Weber received 3,478 votes, which secured him 29.56 percent of the vote. His running mate Keiser received 3,324 votes, good for 28.25 percent of the vote.

Keiser and Weber beat the Republican ticket of incumbent committeewoman ...

Freeholder Board Announce $38,000 in Grants to Springfield For Children's Recreation and Greening

Union County, NJ – Municipalities across Union County can look forward to improving recreation opportunities for youth and expanding their tree canopies, with the help of two countywide grant programs, the Kids Recreation Trust Fund and Greening Union County grant programs.

Both grant programs are awarded by the Freeholder Board through the Union County Open Space, Kids Recreation and ...

After School Activities Cancelled in Springfield Due to Inclement Weather

November 15, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Verified with the Superintendents Office of the Springfield Public Schools, all student after school activities have been cancelled today due to inclement weather.

Please visit http://www.springfieldschools.com for additional information.

Respectfully,

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Delia, Saha, Munoz Elected to Springfield Board of Education

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -  Anthony Delia, Paula Saha and Hector Munoz won the three open seats for Springfield's Board of Education. Delia, a former board president, received 2,123 votes, good for 26.27 percent of the electorate. Saha received 2,152 votes, which gave her 26.62 percent of voters. Munoz, the lone incumbent board member running received 1,969 votes, which gave him 24.36 ...

Weather Observers Wanted in Springfield: Become a Citizen-Scientist!

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is looking for volunteer weather observers in Springfield and surrounding areas. CoCoRaHS is a nationwide volunteer precipitation-observing network with over 15,000 active observers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Bahamas, and the US Virgin Islands, including over 250 in New Jersey. The NJ program is run ...

Springfield's Dayton Cross Country Teams Finishes Strong at County Championships

November 15, 2018

ELIZABETH - The 81st running of the Union County cross-country championships was held Wednesday, October 24th, at Warinanco Park in Elizabeth

The Jonathan Dayton Boosters Club of Jonathan Dayton High School, for the second year held its “Senior Day” celebration.  Jonathan Dayton seniors were honored. This set the stage for an excellent day of personal bests to ...

Dayton Boys Soccer Victory Over Palisades Park Takes Bulldogs to the Semis

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Dayton boys soccer team notched another shutout victory to its state title run Thursday.

Senior forward Chito Jaykwaan and junior forward/midfielder Jagger Kebea each scored two goals apiece to propel top-seeded Dayton to a 5-0 victory over eighth-seeded Palisades Park in the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 tournament on Mountain Avenue ...

Springfield's Dayton Boys Soccer Starts State Title Run

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Senior forward Chito Jaykwaan scored three goals with two assists and junior midfielder/forward Ian Drogowitz and junior forward/midfielder Jagger Kebea added two goals apiece to power top-seeded Dayton to a 12-0 victory over 16-seeded West Caldwell Tech in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 tournament in Springfield ...

A Call for Springfield Nominations for 2019 Union County Human Relations Commission Unity Achievement Awards

November 17, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Nominations are currently being sought for the prestigious 2019 Unity Achievement Awards, presented each year by the Union County Human Relations Commission (UCHRC) to individuals, organizations, and businesses that have distinguished themselves in the area of volunteerism, public service, and the promotion of human rights.  

Simply put, the Awards honor ...

Elizabeth Man Indicted for Fatal Assault in Parking Lot

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Union County grand jury has returned a three-count indictment against a local man accused of assaulting a livery driver in the parking lot of an Elizabeth coffee shop earlier this year, causing injuries that ultimately resulted in his death, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour announced Monday.

Emmanuel John, 32, of Elizabeth is charged with first-degree ...

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Info Session at the Union Public Library

The Union Public Library is doing its part to help people in our community connect to affordable health insurance. During the open enrollment period for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (Nov. 1 – Dec. 15, 2018), Union Public Library is taking steps to encourage enrollment in the health insurance Marketplace. Union Public Library and dozens of other public libraries and library systems ...

Houdaille Quarry Walk this Sunday, November 18

November 15, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Join with other community members on a guided tour of the Houdaille Quarry on Sunday, November 18 from 1-3 PM. Sponsored by the Springfield Environmental Commission, the quarry walk is a popular annual event that showcases this unspoiled natural area open to the public just one day each year. The Quarry, originally a vast lava flow from an ancient volcano, is now home to ...

Palmer Museum WWI Exhibit Opening to Include Program on Role of State During Great War

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Donald B. Palmer Museum of the Springfield Free Public Library will hold an opening reception from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, to welcome the public to a new exhibit, “Over There and Over Here: Springfield, New Jersey and the World during the Great War.” As a special event, the reception will feature a lecture about New ...

Vibrant, Powerful Artwork by Union County Youth on Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery

November 5, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present artworks from the 2018 Union County Teen Arts Touring Exhibit, on display at the Freeholders Gallery from November 1, 2018 through January 3, 2019.

The gallery is located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building at 10 Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth. The exhibit is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 ...

“Love Wins” Documentary Screening in Recognition of LGBTQ History Month

Union County, NJ –The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to join Union County College for a special screening of “Love Wins” followed by a discussion with filmmaker Robin Kampf, and “Love Wins” co-stars Jan Moore and Emily Sonnessa.

The event, free and open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, November 6 at 12:00 P.M. at Union County College, ...

Create New Holiday Memories with Sound, Light, Model Trains and Family Fun

A favorite Union County tradition returns this year with the annual Holiday Sound and Light Show hosted by The Model Railroad Club.

The centerpiece of this festive extravaganza is the club’s sprawling, meticulously detailed HO scale layout at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center, located in a mixed-use area of Union County’s Lenape Park off Route 22 East in Union ...

Springfield Police Officers Battle Cancer During 'No Shave November'

October 30, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Police Department is looking a bit different this November. Many of the officers will be putting down razors to raise funding and awareness for cancer research, treatment and prevention through the "No-Shave November" campaign. By growing beards, we hope to grow awareness about what you can do prevent cancer and help those who are ...

Springfield Police Assist in Vehicle Pursuit of Wanted Kidnapper

LIVINGSTON, NJ ­– Livingston police officers became involved in a car chase on Saturday afternoon during which the suspect vehicle struck an LPD vehicle prior to disappearing into Millburn. Police later learned that the driver of the vehicle had been wanted for kidnapping.

According to Livingston police, a radio broadcast came to them from the Essex County Sheriff's ...

Springfield Policemen's Benevolent Association Hosts Golf Outing

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - On Monday Oct. 15, The Springfield PBA Local #76 hosted their golf outing at Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough NJ.  Despite some threatening weather forecasts, golfers showed up ready for a full day on the course.  The rain held off and participants enjoyed a fine day of golf. After 18 holes, guests enjoyed dinner and drinks while taking part in a tricky tray ...

Springfield's James Farinella Pleads Guilty to Stock Manipulation Scheme in U.S. District Court

November 4, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. – The owner of a purported business consulting firm today admitted operating a $1.1 million scheme that artificially inflated the stock price of a publicly traded company he controlled, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. 

James Farinella, 52, of Springfield, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton federal court to one ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Says Facebook's Latest Earnings are a 'Top-line Growth Story'

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live from the NYSE on CNBC with instant reaction to Facebook's earnings:

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For over 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive financial ...

Point View's Dietze Talks Tech's Drop and GE's Dividend Cut

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze. live on Fox Business discussing the outlook for tech stocks and GE:

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For over 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive ...

NJ Assembly Republicans Implore Democrats to Consider Refunds for Stranded NJ Transit Commuters

November 9, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – N.J. Transit riders have faced incessant delays and poor service over the course of the year, and that has led many to come to the same conclusion as some Republican lawmakers: commuters deserve refunds.

“New Jersey Transit needs to be held accountable,” said Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (R-Morris).  “The problems seem to be getting worse ...

Hillsborough Man Charged in Multiple Bank Robberies








 








 

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 52-year-old Hillsborough man has been charged with at least three bank robberies in central New Jersey over the past month, and may face additional charges as a police investigation continues in adjoining counties and ...

Medicare Info Session @ Union Public Library

November 15, 2018

UNION - The Union Public Library will host a Medicare information session on Tuesday, November 27th at 12 pm. Medicare Open Enrollment for 2019 will take place October 15th through December 7th. A SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Providers) representative from SAGE Eldercare will be in the library to answer questions about upcoming changes to next year’s plans. SHIP Counselors ...

'Take A Hike Day' Springfield!

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The American Hiking Society established Take A Hike Day, each year falling on Nov. 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature. 

Freewalkers, a non-profit walking group, is challenging people to collectively hike 1,000 miles or more this Saturday to observe Take A Hike Day, and you're invited.

Locally, Freewalkers ...

Project SEARCH at Overlook Medical Center Holds Open House Dec. 12

SUMMIT, NJ - The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center which, since launching in 2016, has seen 15 out of 18 interns securing competitive employment in the community, will be hosting an open house event for prospective students and families on December 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m, at the hospital.

Attendees wil learn more about one of New ...

Union County Seeking Volunteers in Springfield

November 17, 2018

For more than 30 years, Union County residents have gained personal growth through community service as volunteers with the Union County Rape Crisis Center. New volunteers are welcome to join now and receive a free training course that qualifies them to serve with the Rape Crisis Center as confidential advocates for victims of sexual violence.

The Rape Crisis Center began in 1984 as a ...

Springfield Hometown Heroes Group Raise Money for Veteran Banners

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - How does a town honor its veterans? If Springfield has any say, the answer involves putting up banners recognizing citizens in town who fought in wars from the American revolution all the way up through the war on terror.

The banners are currently located on Mountain Avenue near the intersection with S. Springfield Avenue, and in Veteran's Memorial Park, at the ...

Taste Of Operation Warm Heart Garners Over $2,000 To Support Winter Homeless Shelter

ELIZABETH, NJ - Though the rain came down in sheets on Sat, Oct 27th due to incoming Tropical Storm Oscar, that did not dampen the spirits of the patrons of the 4th annual Taste of Operation Warm Heart, a fundraiser to benefit the emergency winter sheltering program for the homeless, run by the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless (ECHH).

“Operation Warm Heart is a ...

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Springfield Resident Critical of Township Committee Candidate

November 4, 2018

To the Editor of Tap Into Springfield

I feel compelled in the view of the current campaign for the Township Committee and the positions taken by Mr. Jerry Fernandez at the Candidates’ Forum last week to offer a few comments from both my experience as a former member of the Township Committee who served with him, as a former candidate and as a resident and voter as well.

Mr. Fernandez ...

Township Committee Candidate Provides Goals for Springfield

Dear TAPinto Springfield Editor,

As a life-long Springfield resident educated in our great public schools, my decision to run for Township Committee was based foremost in my desire to give back to a community that has given me so much. We live in a terrific town that has infinite possibilities, needing only vision and a commitment to increased communication and transparency, safe streets and a ...

Point View's Dietze Takes The Mic as Guest Host of 'Passage to Profits'

November 17, 2018

Big thanks to Richard Gearhart and Elizabeth Gearhart of Gearhart Law and hosts of 'Passage to Profits' for an opportunity to serve as guest host on their show focusing on three entrepreneurs and their plans to grow.

Catch the show on WOR 710 on the AM dial this Sunday at 8 pm EST and on the iHeart app starting next Monday.

David Dietze is the Founder, President ...

Springfield Library Partners with Local Hospitals to Improve Health Literacy

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Free Public Library, as part of the Libraries of Union County Consortium (LUCC), has partnered with the Overlook Medical Center and the Morristown Medical Center libraries in a pilot program to provide resources to help improve health and health literacy in the community.  

Library card holders are now able to check out Health Literacy Tote Bags ...

Point View's Claire Toth Details How to 'Rewrite Your Financial Future' at SAGE Nov. 15

SUMMIT, NJ - Claire Toth, Point View Wealth Management Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will present 'Rewrite Your Financial Future With Clarity' November 15, beginning at 6 p.m., at SAGE Eldercare.

Life changes like divorce, job loss, and widowhood can be financially challenging and isolating. Those contending with a life change are invited to hear ...

NJAWBO Annual Holiday Dinner & Expo for Women Business Owners November 29 at The Bethwood in Totowa

The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) Annual Statewide Holiday Dinner and Expo will take place on November 29 at The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa, New Jersey 07512, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. This festive holiday networking event provides an opportunity for women business owners (and those who would like to do business with them) to celebrate the season; ...

NJ Assembly Republicans Implore Democrats to Consider Refunds for Stranded NJ Transit Commuters

November 9, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – N.J. Transit riders have faced incessant delays and poor service over the course of the year, and that has led many to come to the same conclusion as some Republican lawmakers: commuters deserve refunds.

“New Jersey Transit needs to be held accountable,” said Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (R-Morris).  “The problems seem to be getting worse ...

Hillsborough Man Charged in Multiple Bank Robberies








 








 

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 52-year-old Hillsborough man has been charged with at least three bank robberies in central New Jersey over the past month, and may face additional charges as a police investigation continues in adjoining counties and ...

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Sun, November 18, 1:00 PM

Springfield Free Public Library, Springfield

Palmer Museum WWI Exhibit Opening Reception and ...

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Mon, November 19, 7:00 PM

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Springfield

Springfield Interfaith Community Thanksgiving ...

Giving Back

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Sun, November 25, 11:00 AM

The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills

Monthly Guided Hike at the Cora Hartshorn ...

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