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Candidate Statement: Chris Weber and Alex Keiser for Springfield Township Committee

October 20, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - With a tremendous infusion of grassroots energy, spurred by the divisive state of our national politics, Chris Weber and Alex Keiser’s 2018 campaign for Springfield Township Committee has knocked on more than 2,500 doors and received donations from 75 individual contributors – a sign of new energy permeating local Springfield politics. 

“I’m ...

Candidates Statement: Maria Vassallo and Jerry Fernandez For Springfield Township Committee

Springfield, NJ - Springfield Council Candidates Maria Vassallo and Jerry Fernandez are formally launching a ground-breaking plan to transform the way they will represent Springfield residents on the Springfield Township Committee. 

They believe in…

Bringing transparency to public office
Being accountable and responsive to our constituents
Tapping into the collective ...

Springfield Township Candidates Forum Set for Oct. 22

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Before voters got to the polls in November, the candidates on the ballot for the Springfield Township Committee will get to make their case directly to the public at a candidates forum.

The forum, which will be held Oct 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the municipal building, is being sponsored by the Springfield Patriot Chamber of Commerce. Each of the four candidates will have the ...

Springfield Free Public Library Announces November Adult Programs

October 12, 2018

SPRINGFIELD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY – ADULT DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS - NOVEMBER 2018
All programs are free and open to the public. For additional information, call the Library at (973)376-4930 or see the Library’s website: www.sfplnj.org.

 

BOOK DISCUSSIONS AND BOOK TALKS

Thursday, November 1st at 7:00 pm – The Really Good Book Discussion Group will ...

Union County Announces Grant Program Promoting STEM-Based Education for County Students

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to announce the offering of a new grant program aimed at promoting STEM-based education for county students. The STEM Scholars Grant, which was developed by Freeholder Christopher Hudak, is part of Chairman Sergio Granados’ “Moving Union County Forward-Plant A Seed” initiative.

“The Board of ...

Parents Raise Student Safety Concerns at Springfield BOE Meeting

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In the open public comment session, multiple Springfield parents made their voices heard and requested a remedy to what they say is a major problem at Walton School on Mountain Avenue at the recent board of education meeting.

Their issue stems from the crowded morning drop-off and pickup situations, where lines of cars snake out around the parking lot and onto Mountain Avenue ...

Steve Forbert performs at the Jewish Community Center of Central NJ on Saturday, October 27

October 11, 2018

Folk-rocker Steve Forbert will perform songs spanning a career of more than forty years at the JCC of Central New Jersey in Scotch Plains on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8:00 p.m.  Rocker Lisa Bouchelle, who frequently performs at venues all along the Jersey shore, will open the show.

Advance tickets are $27 and can be purchased at www.jccnj.org or by calling 908-889-8800, x253.  The ...

'Joker' Filming in Newark Will Close These Roads

NEWARK, NJ - Filming for “Joker,” a movie that tells the backstory of the popular Batman villain, is coming to Newark in about a week.

Crews will be on hand from Oct. 13 to 16, and a number of road closures and parking restrictions are expected around Downtown during that time.

The movie is scheduled to be released next year and stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. It’s ...

The 14th Annual Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ Begins on Oct. 10

WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ is pleased to present five films this fall at the Rialto NewVision Theatre, 250 East Broad Street in Westfield. Screenings begin October 10 and run through November 13. All films start at 7:30 p.m.

The fall series begins with Itzhak on Wednesday, Oct. 10. This cinematic portrait examines the life and music of Itzhak Perlman, ...

Springfield Halloween Spooktacular

October 20, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield children are invited to dress up in their most creative costumes and participate in other ghoulish activities at the annual Halloween Spooktacular, sponsored by the Springfield Recreation Department, on Sunday, October 28, 2018, from 1:00-3:00 pm, at the Chisholm Community Center, 100 South Springfield Avenue.

The event is free. A flyer with more ...

Springfield 'Ninja' Kira Hoffer Chosen to Compete in Inaugural Season of ANW Jr.

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Kira Hoffer's dad Ben remembers the first time he knew his daughter had a penchant for climbing. At the age of four, young Kira would scoot hand over hand up the side of the A-frame swing in the park near her family home. After making it to the top, she would swing across the top bar with her hands, repeating the task again and again.

Now, Kira, a ...

Springfield Environmental Commission Announce Date for Quarry Walk

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Environmental Commission invites the community to the 2018 Houdaille Quarry Walk, which will take place from 1 p.m to 3 p.m. on November 18, 2018.  

“This is a once a year event. There is no public access to the Quarry except on this day," said Alyson Miller, Chair of the event. "We get to visit a completely natural, ...

Reminder: Turn In Unwanted Guns at Union County Gun Buyback Event

October 21, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that they can anonymously turn in unwanted guns in their possession at either of two locations on Saturday, October 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The two locations are the Macedonia Baptist Church at 1251 Fairmount Avenue in Elizabeth and the Visions of God Family Worship Church at 350 Leland Avenue in Plainfield.

Residents ...

Elizabeth Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty

ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth woman has been charged with animal cruelty for neglecting two of her pet dogs before recently surrendering them to a local shelter, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday. 

Maritza Acevedo, 45, is charged with two counts of fourth-degree animal cruelty. 

On Thursday, September 27, Acevedo turned over a pair of ...

One Suspect Nabbed, One on the Loose After Home Depot Robbery

UNION, NJ – A shoplifting incident at the Home Depot on Route 22 turned into a wild foot pursuit and search for an armed suspect through the swamp and woods near Kawameeh Middle School Tuesday evening.  The search required the assistance of a Union County K-9 unit, the County Police and a State Police helicopter team.

Union police report that at just after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, two ...

Springfield's Dayton Boys Cross Country Team Capture Union County Title

October 20, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The drought is over for the Dayton boys cross-country team.

Dayton edged Linden, 27-30, Tuesday at Oak Ridge Park in Clark to capture its first Union County Conference-Valley Division title since 1985.

To say Dayton stepped up in the meet is an understatement.

Six of the seven boys set personal records, highlighted by sophomore Daniel Birkman-Galao, who was ...

Dayton Girls Soccer Snap Six-Game Losing Streak with Win Over Linden

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Freshman forward Gabby Palermo scored a first-half goal and senior midfielder Carina Servello, sophomore midfielder Eliana McNamee and sophomore forward Ali Pinho each added scores in the second half to power Dayton to a 4-1 home victory over Linden last Saturday.

Dayton (1-6-1), which is coming off a 10-10-1 season a year ago and a ...

Boys Soccer: Mulligan Late Goal Not Enough for Pioneers to Comeback Against Dayton

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In the highly-competitive Mountain Division of the Union County Boys Soccer Conference, it appears that parity is king.

"Everyone has just about beaten everyone else and I think that's a good thing," said New Providence head coach Craig Barclay. "Its good to be challenged in every game and so far both teams playing have had a chance to win."

On ...

Police Say Driver of Overturned Car Fell Asleep Causing Partial Route 22 Closure

October 2, 2018

UNION, NJ – Police have said a 50-year old man from Irvington was behind the wheel of the car that overturned Monday morning on Route 22 east.

The accident occurred at about 6:45 a.m. Monday morning when the driver ran off the road and struck a utility pole on Route 22 at the intersection of Michigan Avenue.  The vehicle slid for over 200 feet before coming to rest in the right lane ...

Springfield Resident Charged with Promoting Prostitution in Westfield Massage Parlor

ELIZABETH, NJ - The managers of four Westfield massage parlors were arrested this week and charged with offering clients sexual acts for cash, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and acting Westfield Police Chief Christopher Battiloro jointly announced Friday. 

Qingxia Zhu, 28, of Westfield, Jing Liu, 53, of Linden, Xiaoman Zhang, 56, of Watchung, and Michelle X. Gao, ...

Plans in Place for Burlington Coat Factory Move to Vacant Toys R Us Store

October 15, 2018

UNION, NJ – The Union Planning Board heard a request Thursday night for a minor site variance for a change to the vacant Toys R Us building on Morris Avenue.

Lease negotiations are currently underway for the 48,000 sq. ft. store at 1701 Morris Avenue to become the future home of a Burlington Coat Factory store.  The location is in the Lowe's Shopping Center, home to Toys R ...

Why some Small Businesses Still Don't Have Websites

MILLBURN, NJ - Websites are so common place that you would assume every small business has at least one. However, a recent survey by CNBC revealed that almost 50% of small businesses have declined to claim this piece of the digital marketplace.

Why? It comes down to three basic reasons:

If It Ain’t Broke… — Some business owners feel that they are just fine doing ...

Springfield Rotarians Partner to End Hunger

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - For the second year in a row, The Rotary Club of Springfield is partnering with Rise Against Hunger to help combat the global problem caused by a lack of food. According to the group's website, Rise Against Hunger is a non-profit organization that provides food and aid to people in the developing world who need it the most.

During last year's campaign, 150 ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Promotes Awareness and Access at Women's Wellness Expo

October 20, 2018

WAYNE, NJ — The Susan G. Komen North Jersey promotes local community awareness and access to high quality breast cancer care at the 2018 Women's Wellness Expo.

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Executive Director Kelly E. Nagle spoke to TAPinto TV staff at the event, which took place at Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne, New Jersey.

"Komen's mission is to save lives ...

Third Annual Lincoln of Wayne Car and Bike Show Raises Money For First Responders

WAYNE, NJ - The third-annual Lincoln of Wayne Black Label Car & Bike show raised money for first responders including the Wayne Fire Department, Wayne EMS and the Wayne PBA.

"Every event we put on over the course of the year is always a fundraiser, so today we raise money for the community that supports us all year long.. that's our first responders," said Lincoln of Wayne ...

One Suspect Nabbed, One on the Loose After Home Depot Robbery

October 20, 2018

UNION, NJ – A shoplifting incident at the Home Depot on Route 22 turned into a wild foot pursuit and search for an armed suspect through the swamp and woods near Kawameeh Middle School Tuesday evening.  The search required the assistance of a Union County K-9 unit, the County Police and a State Police helicopter team.

Union police report that at just after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, two ...

Murphy Administration Announces $38 Million Investment in Quality Infant and Child Care & Support for Working Families

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson on Tuesday announced $38 million in new investments in child care to help more families find services they need and to advance quality child care.

“Children are the foundation of our state’s future, and strong childhood development and early learning ...

TAPinto Freelance Reporter Killed While Walking on Route 10

RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto.net sites and the Daily Record, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said.

The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, said Randolph police  Lt. Christopher Guiliani said that the Ireland,  26, of Randolph, was struck and killed by Victor Retana, 30, ...

Food Recall: FRESH TO YOU, Breaded Chicken Tenders w/ BBQ Sauce

October 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Canteen/Convenco, a Middletown, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,778 pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken tender products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain milk (whey), a known allergen, that was not ...

Passenger Who Flew to Newark Could Have Exposed Others to Measles: Health Officials

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles.

Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the airport, the department said. The person, whose name was not released, may have traveled ...

Atlantic Health System Partners with TGen, Origin to Improve Access to Innovative Cancer Therapies

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Cancer is a disease that touches virtually everyone in some sort of way throughout their lifetime, with more than 1.5 million new cases diagnosed in the United States every year, according to the Center for Disease Control. Those who have endured the fight against the disease that claims the lives of half a million Americans every year know how much of a strain ...

New Jersey Conference will Convene over 550 Leaders from Non-Profits, Business and Philanthropy

October 20, 2018

The Center for Non-Profits, New Jersey’s umbrella organization for the charitable community will convene over 550 attendees for the largest annual gathering of non-profit leaders and allies, at its 2018 New Jersey Non-Profit Conference, Raising the Voices of Our Communities, Wednesday, December 5 at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, New Jersey.

This ...

RWJBarnabas and Lakewood BlueClaws Bring Baseball Back to Puerto Rican Community

LOIZA, PUERTO RICO — RWJBarnabas Health and the Lakewood BlueClaws minor league baseball team recently brought baseball back to young athletes in Puerto Rico by hosting an equipment drive at First Energy Park after collecting dozens of baseball bats, balls, gloves, helmets, hats and clothing.

Over a span of several weeks, the equipment was brought to the small ...

McNany Foundation to Hold Fundraiser in Springfield

SUMMIT, NJ - The fourth annual McNany Charitable Foundation corporate fundraiser -- supporting the Foundation's charitable initiatives -- will be held October 18, from 6 - 9 p.m., at Spirit Eatery & Social Drinks in Springfield.

The McNany Charitable Foundation provides support for:

High School and Secondary Education Scholarship Award ...

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Cuts and Conversation at Kris' Barber Shop in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - When I returned from my overseas deployment in August, I asked my wife if she knew of a good barber. I was used to getting a regular military cut and trim every couple of weeks on the base and wanted to maintain that without paying too much. She recommended Kris' in Springfield, said she took my nine-year old son there. I wasn't really happy with my barber in ...

Opportunities Following Dow’s Wild Ride

October 21, 2018

Investors just experienced a volatile week, the worst since March, as the Dow plunged over 1300 points on Wednesday and Thursday.

Instead of bonds being the answer to shaky markets, they were the culprit.  Yields on US Treasuries rose to levels not seen in seven years, with the 10 year Treasury briefly touching 3.24%, as investors sold off bonds.   The much-ballyhooed propensity ...

Friends of Union Public Library Film Showing: American Carny

The Friends of the Union Public Library are hosting a showing of the film American Carny: True Tales from the Circus Sideshow on Thursday, November 1st at 7 p.m.  The film is a documentary of the world of circus freaks, fire eaters, human blockheads, magicians, contortionists, professional lunatics, and much, much more.  The film will be followed by complimentary refreshments at the ...

One Suspect Nabbed, One on the Loose After Home Depot Robbery

October 20, 2018

UNION, NJ – A shoplifting incident at the Home Depot on Route 22 turned into a wild foot pursuit and search for an armed suspect through the swamp and woods near Kawameeh Middle School Tuesday evening.  The search required the assistance of a Union County K-9 unit, the County Police and a State Police helicopter team.

Union police report that at just after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, two ...

Murphy Administration Announces $38 Million Investment in Quality Infant and Child Care & Support for Working Families

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson on Tuesday announced $38 million in new investments in child care to help more families find services they need and to advance quality child care.

“Children are the foundation of our state’s future, and strong childhood development and early learning ...

TAPinto Freelance Reporter Killed While Walking on Route 10

RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto.net sites and the Daily Record, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said.

The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, said Randolph police  Lt. Christopher Guiliani said that the Ireland,  26, of Randolph, was struck and killed by Victor Retana, 30, ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, October 22, 1:00 PM

Springfield Free Public Library, Springfield

Springfield Public Library Film Series: Victoria ...

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Mon, October 22, 4:00 PM

Meisel Park, Springfield

Meisel Turf Field Dedication

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Mon, October 22, 7:00 PM

Municipal Building, Springfield

Springfield Candidates Forum