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Springfield Township Administrator: Next Date in Court on Gomes Project Action Will be in April

March 24, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- After a brief appearance in court two weeks ago, the legal action that Springfield Township is taking against the developer of the stalled Gomes Project is on hold until next month.

Speaking at the Township Committee meeting last week, township administrator John Bussiculo said, "The Gomes Project is still in the same location as it was. Nothing has changed. We ...

Springfield Township Committee Seeking Use of $1.18 Million for Capital Improvements

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Township Committee introduced an ordinance at its March 14 meeting to authorize various public improvements and to appropriate $1.18 million from the Capital Improvement Fund for the purchase of new, additional or replacement equipment and machinery.

The money would be used to make a down payment or fully fund appropriations, to authorize the issuance of bonds to finance ...

Springfield Ball Fields Getting Upgrades with Spring Coming

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Pitchers and catchers started working out this week, with full baseball and softball practices about to follow, and the township is readying local fields for the new season.

According to township administrator John Bussiculo, Ruby Field is undergoing several upgrades.

"The netting for the bleachers at Ruby will be installed on Friday (3/17)," Bussiculo told the ...

Springfield Superintendent Goldberg Expresses 'Gratitude' for Voters' Approval of Infrastructure Referendum

March 15, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Following voters' approval of the bond referendum for Springfield Public Schools to borrow funds for critical infrastructure upgrades, Dr. Rachel Goldberg, superintendent of schools, thanked the electorate for the decisive results of the election.

“On behalf of our district administration and the Board of Education, I would like to express our gratitude to the ...

Bond Referendum Passes to Fund Upgrades to Springfield Schools

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- With all 14 districts having reported their results, both questions on Springfield's bond referendum passed decisively in Tuesday's special election.

With the results in, but not officially certified yet by the Union County Clerk's office, almost 78 percent voted yes on Bond Proposal Question No. 1, and 71.5 percent voted yes on Bond Proposal Question No.

Springfield School Budget of $50.6M Introduced for 2023-24

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – A 2023-24 budget with total proposed expenditures of $50.617 million was introduced at the Springfield Board of Education meeting Monday night.

The budget recommended by Superintendent Dr. Rachel Goldberg was unveiled prior to Tuesday’s Special School Election referendum.

The 2023-24 budget, which will have a public hearing on April 24, includes $48.7 million ...

Dayton Girls Basketball Players Casey and Dillard Get All-Division Recognition

March 23, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Two members of the Dayton girls basketball team were named to the Union County Conference's All-Mountain Division First Team.

Sami Casey and Amiel Dillard of Dayton both were selected to the first team in a vote of the conference's coaches.

Casey, a senior forward, averaged 10.6 points and 8.5 rebounds and led the Bulldogs with 44 blocked shots. She also was ...

Springfield 8th-Grade Boys Basketball Team Wins JBL Championship

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Springfield 8th-Grade Boys Basketball Team won the JBL championship with a 47-33 victory over Bedminster Sunday at Oratory Prep in Summit.

Tyler Fuscaldo led Springfield with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Eytan Smillow had 14 points and controlled the pace of the game. Adrian Bernknopf had seven points and "played great interior defense," according to the ...

Girls Lacrosse to Become a Varsity Sport at Jonathan Dayton High School This Spring

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Dayton springs sports season will have a new look this year.

Springfield, say hello to girls lacrosse.

Under the tutelage of first-year head coach Jeff Kaesshaefer and assistant coach Ryan Huber, Dayton will play in the Colonial Conference (South Division), a division for newer teams. Other teams in the division include: Hoboken, Irvington, Newark East Side, ...

Springfield to Hold Townwide Garage Sale 3/18-19

March 13, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The 2023 Townwide Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19.  Sale hours will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Bulk Pick Up will follow on March 22. 

Registration is not required and there are no permit fees.

Participating households can fill out the form linked here to be included on a comprehensive listing ...

Scenes from the JCC of Central Jersey Special Needs Resource Fair

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- After a hiatus forced by COVID, the JCC of Central New Jersey (1391 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains) held its third annual Special Needs Resource Fair on Sunday, Feb. 26, in honor of Jewish Disabilities Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM).

The fair featured a wide variety of specialties: ABA services, adaptive programs (karate, aquatics, arts, etc.), ...

NJ Transit: Pedestrian Hit on Raritan Valley Line in Union County (Update)

March 26, 2023

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Riders on Raritan Valley Line were delayed due to a pedestrian fatally struck near Roselle Park Sunday morning, authorities said.

Six hours later, however, the train line was running on or close to schedule, according to NJ Transit.

Service along the Raritan Valley line was suspended in both directions between Cranford and Newark Penn Station, NJ Transit ...

Union Restaurant Owner Convicted of Sexual Offenses Against Minor

Union, NJ – A Union restaurant owner has been convicted of sexual offenses against a minor, according to Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel.

Following a jury trial before Union County Superior Court Judge Caulfield, Adam Yeung, 46, was convicted Tuesday on charges of third degree endangering the welfare of a child and fourth degree criminal sexual contact. The case was initiated ...

Wonder Planning to Open a Delivery-Centric Eatery in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — While the company is phasing out its on-truck kitchens, the app-based food service Wonder is planning a delivery-focused brick-and-mortar location in Westfield.

The food service aims to have its new location at 210 South Ave. West (near Central Ave.), the former location of a CVS pharmacy in Westfield, up and running in June, said Andrew Gasper, Wonder’s ...

Springfield Free Public Library Announces Maker’s Day Events

March 9, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Springfield Free Public Library is holding its first Maker’s Day event March 24-25.  

Some activities require registration. The festivities will end with an open making session beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. Participants will have the chance to stamp a maker passport at stations with LEGO activities, straw connectors, Sphero robots and ...

Cryan to Serve as Grand Marshal of Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade

UNION, NJ – State Senator Joseph Cryan has been named grand marshal of the 2023 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which steps off on Saturday, March 11, at 1 p.m. Cryan will lead hundreds of marchers down Morris Avenue in Union. 

"I am grateful to the Union County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade for the honor of being the Grand Marshal this ...

Have Coffee with a Cop on Thursday

March 26, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Springfield Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop on Thursday, March 30.

Have a cup and conversation from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. that morning at Halo Roasters.

The event is a chance for residents to ask questions, voice their concerns and get to know the police officers in their neighborhood.

No appointment is needed. Residents can stop by 228 ...

Springfield Police Report Multiple Burglaries to Vehicles Since Wednesday

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- In the overnight/early morning hours of Wednesday into Thursday, Springfield police reported that several motor-vehicle burglaries took place.

"Each burglary was a vehicle with the doors unsecured. As a reminder, always lock your vehicles when left unattended for any period of time, no matter how short," Springfield police said in a statement.

Police ...

Springfield Police Charge Man with $94K+ in Fraudulent Purchases

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Springfield Police took a report last month of a business victimized by more than $94,000 in fradulent purchases.

On Feb. 7, police said that the purchases totaled $94,810.00 from a business on South Springfield Avenue.

As a result of a Detective Bureau investigation, a 37-year-old man from Broken Arrow, Okla. was charged with Theft by Deception.

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Springfield Township Administrator: Next Date in Court on Gomes Project Action Will be in April

March 24, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- After a brief appearance in court two weeks ago, the legal action that Springfield Township is taking against the developer of the stalled Gomes Project is on hold until next month.

Speaking at the Township Committee meeting last week, township administrator John Bussiculo said, "The Gomes Project is still in the same location as it was. Nothing has changed. We ... Releases 2023 ‘Best Places to Live’ Rankings; Find Out Where Springfield Ranks

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Real estate website released its 2023 ranking of Best Places to Live in New Jersey this week, and gave Springfield an overall grade of A+ in its evaluation.

Springfield was ranked No. 7 in Union County. Berkeley Heights was the No. 1 town in Union County, according to

Statewide, Springfield was ranked 68th of all the municipalities in New ...

Gas Prices Drop in Springfield and Statewide

February 27, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The average price for a gallon of gas in New Jersey is $3.20 as of Monday, Feb. 27, dropping seven cents since last week ($3.27).

Monday's average gas price is down 25 cents from a month ago ($3.45), and 45 cents less than last this day last year ($3.65).

In Springfield, CITGO on Hillside Avenue and GasRama on Morris Avenue were both ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Proposes Record $53.1 Billion Budget for Fiscal Year 2024

February 28, 2023

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy says his $53.1 billion proposed budget is all about the future of New Jersey and its residents.

"It is a budget designed with a singular purpose, to continue building the Next New Jersey," Murphy said Tuesday in Trenton.

Murphy says the budget offers real solutions for New Jerseyans who have been struggling for the past few ...

Spring Cleaning and Recycling Tips for Union County Residents

The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites all residents to bring their spring cleaning recyclables to countywide drop-off events. These countywide events provide a free, convenient way to clear out personal documents for secure shredding and recycling, unwanted metal items for resource recovery, and household chemicals, smoke detectors and many other potentially dangerous products ...

Thoughts on the March 14 Referendum

March 10, 2023

My name is Jeff Tiger and I am the chair of the Springfield Township Planning Board and, along with my wife, proud parents of two children who attend Springfield Public Schools. As you are aware, the school district is holding a bond referendum to make necessary improvements and upgrades to its five buildings. From the perspective of a Planning Board member, I understand the need to maintain and ...

Support for March 14 Bond Referendum in Springfield

My husband Dan and I moved to Springfield 18 years ago when our oldest son was 1. He has since graduated and we now have one son at JDHS and another at FMG. We are probably one of the few families in town whose children have attended every school in the district, including both TLS and JCS. As an active parent in the district, I personally have been in the trenches of each and every school--the ...

Identify & Accurately Diagnose Brain Trauma

March 24, 2023

“I am so happy I am partially aware of how this injury(that wasn’t even my fault) will affect my health today, and in the next 15 years” Said by NO ONE

Never before have accident victims had access to traumatic brain injury detection, and treatment at their local Chiropractors office.  Conditions such as concussions, ADD/ADHD, Depression/anxiety, chronic pain due to ...

Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss, and Camp Yachad are joining forces to support community members in need.

Scotch Plains - Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, located in Mountainside, NJ, is a grief support center for children, young adults and families coping with the death of a parent, sibling or child. Imagine provides free peer grief support year-round for as long as is needed.  Imagine’s mission is to create safe spaces where those who are grieving can share their stories and know ...

Regarding the March 14 Referendum Vote

While I am currently the President of the Springfield Board of Education, I am sharing my thoughts as a parent, homeowner and private citizen of this community. My comments are not authorized by or written on behalf of the Board of Education. 

I first joined the school board in 2018 because I believe every one of us can play a part in strengthening our community. We all do that every day ...

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