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Demolition Completed at Nissan World of Springfield Site on Route 22

August 11, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The building housing the Nissan World business on Route 22 West has been demolished.

The Springfield Planning Board in June granted a 60-day extension on the demolition of the building in preparation for the sale of the franchise to Integrity LLC, whose owner, Michael Ianelli, is retaining the land. 

According to Planning Board chairman Jeff Tiger, Nissan World came ...

Springfield Planning Board Approves Route 22 Marijuana Dispensary

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Springfield Planning Board on Monday night approved an application for the township's first marijuana dispensary.

Story Dispensary of Springfield, LLC would open at 130 Route 22, to fill a vacancy in a multi-tenant space that also houses Advance Auto Parts and Touka, a Japanese hibachi restaurant. 

Dumpsters will be maintained by the proprietor of the ...

Springfield Resident Receives White Coat at Geisinger Commowealth School of Medicine Ceremony

August 18, 2022

SCRANTON, Pa. -- Jeswin Chethalan of Springfield was among the 116 incoming medical students who received a white coat at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine's 14th annual ceremony welcoming the Class of 2026.

The future doctors participated in a ceremony, held in common with virtually every other medical school in the nation, designed to introduce them to the profession.

Students ...

Springfield Residents Among Those Named to FDU-Florham Dean's List

FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- Four Springfield residents were among those named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2022 semester at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus.

Anthony Rajoppi, Emily Adamkowski, Ryan Sickinger of Springfield and Alexis Gomes of Springfield were named to the Dean's List.

To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must carry a 3.2 or better ...

Springfield Residents Graduate from Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University

MADISON, NJ -- Seven residents of Springfield were among the more than 2,400 Fairleigh Dickinson students from the Florham campus who received degrees in commencement exercises last spring.

Graduating students from Springfield were: 

Caitlin Gibson

Magelende Paviera

Marie Juline Cherubin 

Joseph Kastner

Emily Sickinger

Anthony Rajoppi

Jacob Thompson

FDU ...

Springfield Recreation Department Announces Aug. Calendar for Residents 55+

July 29, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Summer activities and trips continue for Springfield residents ages 55 and older.

The Springfield Recreation Department’s August calendar includes poker, dominos, rummikub and mahjong; indoor open-play pickleball (free annual registration required); bingo (treats sponsored by Arbor Terrace Mountainside on Wednesday, August 31); “Shape Up with ...

Van Crashes on Garden State Parkway After Woman Falls from Moving Vehicle

August 15, 2022

UNION, NJ – After a woman fell from a minivan as it traveled on the Garden State Parkway Saturday morning, the van then crossed several lanes before crashing into the median and shutting down the Parkway for some time.

The accident, at mile marker 140.7 south, occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. It was reported that the minivan had some mechanical problems and then a female ...

Summit Man Found Unresponsive Outside Train Station Passes Away

SUMMIT, NJ -- A 35-year-old Summit man found unresponsive and lying on a bench outside the Summit train station has died, the city has announced.

The Summit Police Department responded to a report of an unconscious man at a bus stop outside the Summit train station at approximately 2:50 a.m. Friday. Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive male lying on a bench and immediately ...

Man Stabbed Multiple Times During Altercation in Summit Sunday Night

SUMMIT, NJ - A 26-year-old Summit man is currently listed in critical condition after suffering multiple stab wounds during an altercation Sunday night, according to the Summit Police Department. The suspect was later captured and arrested after a brief foot chase.

The Summit Police Department, responding at 11:20 p.m. Aug. 7 to a report of a fight in progress outside ...

E-Street Band Legend to Perform in Concert in Union County

August 19, 2022

CLARK, NJ -- Max Weinberg, the drummer in the legendary E Street Band, will be headlining a concert in Union County next month.

The Fall Concert on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Oak Ridge Park in Clark will include Weinberg, a longtime member of Bruce Springsteen's backing band,  The Smithereens and  Ray Andersen’s Bowie & Beyond.

Admission is free.

Springfield Celebrates National Night Out

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The township came out in forces to observe National Night Out Tuesday evening on the grounds of Jonathan Dayton High School.

Residents has access to explore the police, fire, EMS, OEM and Department of Public Works vehicles. 

Food trucks and refreshments were available to all, and Twice Heard provided live music with its second concert in Springfield in the last four ...

Springfield's National Night Out Set for Tuesday, Aug. 2

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Springfield’s National Night Out which will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 2 starting at 6 p.m. in the Jonathan Dayton High School parking lot.

The event is a community-building campaign for residents to get out and meet the members of the Springfield Police and Fire Departments and is free to attend.

Residents will also get the chance to explore the ...

Springfield Police Investigate Credit Card Thefts and Fraud

August 17, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- These are the cases the Springfield Police Department handled in the first two weeks of August:

August 1 – On July 17, officers were dispatched to a Springfield Avenue apartment complex on a report of criminal mischief. A follow-up investigation by Detective Bureau personnel led to the identification of three adult suspects. A 19-year-old Springfield man, and a ...

Springfield Police Seek Owner of Lost Pup

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Do you recognize this pup?

The small dog pictured was found on Golf Oval wearing a pink collar.

Anyone who recognizes the dog can contact the Springfield Police Department at (973) 376-0400.

Man Stabbed Multiple Times During Altercation in Summit Sunday Night

SUMMIT, NJ - A 26-year-old Summit man is currently listed in critical condition after suffering multiple stab wounds during an altercation Sunday night, according to the Summit Police Department. The suspect was later captured and arrested after a brief foot chase.

The Summit Police Department, responding at 11:20 p.m. Aug. 7 to a report of a fight in progress outside ...

Make Your Own Flavored Vinegar at the Springfield Library

August 13, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Capture summer's bounty for your pantry in a 90-minute hands-on workshop Aug. 22 at the Springfield Library.

Every participant will make their own bottle of herbal vinegar. Herbal vinegar can be used in salad dressings, marinades, pickling, velveting, gravlax, sushi rice, all kinds of refreshing summer drinks, and even for dessert (think grilled peaches with ...

Springfield Planning Board Approves Route 22 Marijuana Dispensary

August 10, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Springfield Planning Board on Monday night approved an application for the township's first marijuana dispensary.

Story Dispensary of Springfield, LLC would open at 130 Route 22, to fill a vacancy in a multi-tenant space that also houses Advance Auto Parts and Touka, a Japanese hibachi restaurant. 

Dumpsters will be maintained by the proprietor of the ...

Springfield Gas Prices Are Below the NJ Statewide Average

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in New Jersey has fallen 12 cents in the last week, according to AAA.

The average in New Jersey is $4.45 per gallon as of July 26. A week ago, it was $4.57. A month ago it was $4.92. A year ago this week the average in New Jersey was $3.18.

In Springfield, drivers can find gas for less than the average statewide price.

Action on Chick-fil-A Proposal at Barnes & Noble Site Delayed Now Until September

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Already delayed several times, the hearing on the Chick-fil-A application before the Springfield Board of Adjustment now has been put off for another two months.

Action on the proposal for the drive-thru fast food restaurant at Hillside Avenue and Route 22 West on the site of the Barnes & Noble was scheduled for Thursday evening's regular Board of Adjustment ...

Carjacking at Wawa in Maplewood Thursday Morning

August 11, 2022

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul has advised the community about a carjacking they were advised of on a 911 call at about 4:30 a.m. The incident occurred in the Wawa Parking Lot located at 1511 Springfield Ave.

The caller was the male victim (who is 72 years old) and he reported that upon exiting the Wawa store and walking to his vehicle, and unknown male ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

Portal Bridge Project Between Newark, New York Breaks Ground

KEARNY, NJ — Construction of a new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City moved one step closer to reality Monday when New Jersey officials and transit leaders broke ground on the new project.

The project is part of the larger Gateway Program, which is aimed to double rail service for New York City-bound commuters.

“Safe, reliable, and ...

COVID-19 Test Mandate Ends for Unvaccinated Teachers, Child Care Workers & State Workers in New Jersey

August 15, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Monday lifting requirements that school employees, child care workers and state employees who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19 must undergo regular testing.

Executive Order 302 applies to school districts and child care settings immediately and to state contractors as of September 1, 2022.

The decision follows updates ...

Christine Todd Whitman:  A Former Governor in the Present Tense, Staying Relevant 

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ — Former Governors of New Jersey have a tendency to mimic what General Douglas MacArthur said in his farewell address, that “old soldiers never die, they just fade away.”

The New Jersey State Constitution doesn’t allow Governors to be elected forever, limiting them to two terms. So, past Governors generally go into a world of big ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

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New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

What You can do to Help Afghanistan

July 29, 2022

Between June 22 and June 24, 2022, two large earthquakes devastated Afghanistan. Approximately 1,000 people were killed and nearly 10,000 houses were destroyed. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/how-to-help-victims-of-the-earthquake-in-afghanistan. The international community has worked to help Afghan citizens, with The United States and South Korea allocating funds to help with recovery, while ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes Chief Health System Officer

August 17, 2022

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Scott Leighty, FACHE, Executive Vice President, Chief Health System Officer.  An experienced leader in hospital performance and strategic growth, Leighty will lend his talents to the health system’s unwavering efforts to ensure extraordinary care and experiences for patients and their families.

Leighty will bring a ...

Plainfield Symphony Orchestra Announces its 103rd Season

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of our acclaimed music director Charles Prince, invites you to share in a musical journey as we explore old favorites, discover new works and experience pieces from near and far, real and imaginary.

The 103rd season opens on October 15, 2022, with “Once Upon a Time,” showcasing two works from the imaginary ...

Three Atlantic Health System Hospitals Receive Five-Star Rating by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Updated Hospital Quality Star Rating

Atlantic Health System announced today that three of its hospitals recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest ranking offered by the federal agency. Collectively, Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center and Newton Medical Center account for three of New Jersey’s only four hospitals to achieve this ...

Carjacking at Wawa in Maplewood Thursday Morning

August 11, 2022

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul has advised the community about a carjacking they were advised of on a 911 call at about 4:30 a.m. The incident occurred in the Wawa Parking Lot located at 1511 Springfield Ave.

The caller was the male victim (who is 72 years old) and he reported that upon exiting the Wawa store and walking to his vehicle, and unknown male ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

Portal Bridge Project Between Newark, New York Breaks Ground

KEARNY, NJ — Construction of a new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City moved one step closer to reality Monday when New Jersey officials and transit leaders broke ground on the new project.

The project is part of the larger Gateway Program, which is aimed to double rail service for New York City-bound commuters.

“Safe, reliable, and ...

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