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Springfield Township Committee Hears Second Reading of Abatement Ordinance, Swears in New Firefighter

November 28, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - When the new SPDSAIL building in downtown Springfield is constructed, it will be getting some tax help.

At the Springfield Township Committee meeting on Nov. 27, the committee unanimously approved the second reading of ordinance 2018-19, which paved the way for a 30-year tax abatement on the previously approved construction project at the corner of Morris ...

Springfield Schools Seeking Nominations for Educator of the Year

December 10, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The deadline is coming up fast to nominate a Springfield teacher for the Governor's Educator of the Year (GEOY) program.

In messages sent to parents over the last two days, Principals Dave Rennie of James Caldwell Elementary School, Michael Plias of Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary school and Timothy Kielty of Florence M. Gaudineer Middle School each ...

Springfield Principals Provide Update on Kinful Programs in District

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - As part of their presentations to the Springfield Board of Education (BOE), the principals at all five schools in the district provided updates on the efforts that had been made to integrate the Kinful program into the schools.

According to the Kinful website, the program is designed to improve student performance with a framework of social-emotional learning. In a ...

Springfield Board of Education Awards District Students in Holiday Art Contest

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At Monday night's school board meeting, the Springfield Board of Education took the time to honor students throughout the district for their artistic talent. The selected winners from each school were presented with framed copies of their work in front of friends and family who came out to see them honored.

School board president Scott Silverstein said that he always ...

Jonathan Dayton Girls Soccer: Four Players Receive Postseason County Honors

December 9, 2018

The county coaches took notice.

Four Dayton girls soccer players received postseason honors Tuesday at the Union County Girls Soccer Coaches Association’s 2018 All-Star Banquet, held at The Westwood in Garwood.

Sophomore Nicole Monaco received her second varsity letter and was named to the UCGSCA’s First Team in the Mountain Division after a second solid season in the defensive ...

Dayton Volleyball: Ginefra, Cordiero, Janker and Smith pick up post-season UCC honors

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - After an 11-14 fall campaign and a first round appearance in the NJSIAA Group 1 state tournament in October, the Dayton girls’ volleyball team collected some post-season awards last month, courtesy of the Union County Conference (UCC).

Senior opposite Ava Ginefra and junior outside hitter Rianna Cordiero earned All-UCC Valley Division team honors and junior outside ...

Springfield Sixth Grade Travel Basketball Team Wins Thanksgiving Tournament

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Over the Thanksgiving vacation, the sixth grade Springfield Minutemen boys travel basketball team competed in the fourth annual "Battle Of Springfield" Holiday Basketball Tournament.

The tournament, which was held in Springfield at the Jonathan Dayton high School Gymnasium consisted of four age groups from fifth through eighth grades. Each grade level ...

NJ Devils Co-Owner David Blitzer Will Return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School for Hall of Fame Induction

December 9, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- David S. Blitzer, a co-owner of the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers, and Crystal Palace FC, will return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on December 11 for his induction into the school's Hall of Fame.

A graduate of the class of 1987, Blitzer went on to study at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he ...

Summit Superintendent Details Steps District Has Taken Since Swastikas Appeared

SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter e-mailed to the parents and guardians of Summit Public School students, Superintendent of School June Chang has outlined steps the District has taken since swastikas were found -- within days of each other -- at both Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School and Summit High School.

The message began by stating that, "It is important to touch base with our ...

Suspect in Armed Robbery in Whole Foods Parking Lot Still at Large

UNION, NJ – An armed robbery in the parking lot of the Whole Foods in Union has police and Union County Crime Stoppers asking the public for help.

Police say that on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at about 8:00 p.m., a woman reported that as she was loading her bags in the trunk of her car at the Whole Foods at 2245 Springfield Avenue, a man approached her, displayed a handgun and demanded ...

Springfield's Jewish Community to Come Together for Hanukkah Celebration

December 7, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - As the Hanukkah Holiday winds down, the celebration is only beginning. On Saturday, Dec. 8, congregants from all the Jewish houses of worship in town will come together at Temple Sha'arey Shalom for a Hanukkah party.

Join guests from Sha'arey Shalom, Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, Congregation Israel and the Springfield Chabbad at an event that will ...

Holiday Celebration Lights Up Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ- Springfield residents ushered in the season on Wednesday evening at the annual Holiday Celebration hosted by the Springfield Recreation Department. Even the crisp weather did not deter hundreds of residents from coming out to Town Hall to enjoy the night’s activities.

Springfield Recreation Director Adam Lieb said this was his fifth holiday celebration so far, but ...

PHOTO COVERAGE: Springfield Holiday Celebration Photo Gallery

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - As a kick off to the holiday season, Springfield held their holiday celebration and tree lighting on the front lawn of Springfield Town Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Despite the cold temperatures, a good crowd turned up for the games, events and the chance to take pictures with Santa Claus and Elsa from Frozen.

The event kicked off the holiday season and brought several notable ...

Broadway's Biggest Stars to Perform at Millburn's Paper Mill Playhouse

December 2, 2018

 

MILLBURN, NJ -  Broadway’s best will come together for the holidays to support the second annual Broadway Beats Hunger performance at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey on December 10 at 7 p.m. All proceeds raised will go directly to Summit Medical Group Foundation and Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s joint ...

Chamber Music for The Rohingya Refugees at Christ Church in Short Hills

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Music for Life International and Christ Church in Short Hills present An Afternoon of Chamber Music for The Rohingya Refugees  at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 9th, 2018. This concert will be a prelude event to a major humanitarian concert at Carnegie Hall on January 28, 2019 called Beethoven For The Rohingya. Internationally-acclaimed artists - ...

Millburn's Winter Walk Postponed to Sunday, Nov. 25

MILLBURN, NJ - Due to anticipated inclement weather this afternoon, the Winter Walk is postponed to Sunday, Nov. 25 @ 4:00 p.m.

 

Springfield Police Blotter: Nov. 15 to Nov. 30, 2018

December 4, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Per the Springfield Police Department, below is the blotter for the second half of the month of November.

-On Nov. 17, a 29-year-old East Orange woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after the vehicle she was operating was observed driving erratically on Morris Avenue.

-On Nov. 22, a 59-year-old Newark man was arrested and charged with ...

Students Evacuated from Springfield's Walton School Due to Smell of Smoke

Dear Walton Parents/Guardians,

This afternoon, all staff and students evacuated Walton school at 2:45 p.m. due to the smell of smoke from a transformer in my office. The Springfield Fire Department were called, and they responded immediately and attended to the issue.  All students and staff evacuated safely while the Fire Department were able to investigate.  

Once we were ...

PrimoHoagies of Springfield Holds Grand Re-Opening on Route 22

November 28, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The PrimoHoagies shop on Route 22 is under new management. As part of the grand re-opening ceremonies for the store, new franchisee Chris Amico was joined by PrimoHoagies CEO Rocco Fiorentino and Vice President of Operations for Franchising Eric Bonner for a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Along with PrimoHoagies, Amico also owns Capital Motor Cars, a car ...

Swastika and KKK Graffiti Found in Classroom at Millburn Middle School

December 10, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - In an email addressed to parents in the Millburn School District, School Superintendent Dr. Christine Burton sent out an email noting that that swastikas and the letters KKK had recently been found etched into a desk in a sixth grade classroom.

This incident follows the discovery of similar markings at two schools in Summit.

Writing to parents, Burton also linked a ...

Charges Filed Against Driver That Left Clark Resident Michael Sot in Critical Condition Sunday

EWING, NJ –  Charges have been brought against David Lamar, a 22 year old from West Windsor, NJ after the head on collision Sunday evening which sent Clark’s Michael Sot, 20 and five others to the hospital with critical injuries. 

Police said Lamar was traveling southbound on Pennington Road when his vehicle crossed over the double yellow lines striking Sot’s ...

Fatal Pedestrian Incident in Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ – Millburn Police Captain Michael Mulligan confirmed a press release from the Essex County Prosecutors office in regards to a fatal pedestrian incident that occurred in downtown Millburn last night.

Millburn Police Chief Brian Gilfedder and the Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today the launch of an ...

Shop Rite Supermarkets Recall Improperly Labeled Chicken

December 8, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Shop Rite supermarkets has announced a recall of several raw chicken products that were mislabeled for sale. There are eight Shop Rite locations affected by the recall in Union County, Including stores in Springfield, Union, Clark and Garwood.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the ...

Goryeb Children's Hospital Designated Nation's First Pediatric Center of Excellence for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

MORRISTOWN, NJ– Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital announced it is the first hospital in the country to be designated as a Pediatric Center of Excellence for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) by the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation.

“At present, there is no drug therapy for patients with CMT, which can be worrying and frustrating for CMT patients ...

Great American Smokeout Day in New Jersey

On Great American Smokeout Day, New Jersey Department of Human Services Urges Smokers to Get Help Quitting

Commissioner Johnson Notes New Medicaid Cessation Benefits Available Under the Murphy Administration

Department to Also Survey Mental Health Providers on Tobacco Cessation and Education Efforts

TRENTON – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson commemorated ...

Springfield Rotary Club Seeks Volunteers for December Food Packing Drive

December 1, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m., join the Springfield Rotary Club and Rise Against Hunger for a volunteer food packing drive. Volunteers age six and up are requested to help pack tens of thousands of meals to help feed the hungry and less fortunate. The event will take place at the Chisholm Community Center in Springfield.

Rise against hunger is an organization that ...

Springfield Rotary Club Holds Thanksgiving Food Drive

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In this season of giving, the Springfield Rotary Club is all about sharing the love and kindness. In its 8th year, the Thanksgiving turkey drop is an annual tradition for the community service and philanthropy organization.

As part of their charitable initiatives, on Thursday, Nov. 22, the Rotarians were able to donate 20 turkeys with all the trimmings to needy ...

Toys for Springfield Kids Drive Collecting Donations Through Dec. 10

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The eighth annual toys for Springfield Kids Toy Drive is underway.

The event, which is sponsored by Springfield Helping Other People Endure (HOPE) accepts donations of new, unwrapped and unused toys for boys and girls. Financial donations or gift cards for the event can be mailed to or dropped off at Hecht Chiropractic, located at 201 Mountain Ave. Springfield, ...

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Letter: Oppose NJ Redistricting Amendment

December 2, 2018

To The Editor:

NJ legislative leaders are supporting a horrible amendment to the NJ Constitution, a purely political proposal to increase the ability of politicians to choose their voters. It would also embed the two-party system into the New Jersey Constitution, a blatant attempt to weaken third parties like the Green and Libertarian parties.

New Jersey would be much better ...

Free Election Date Calendar Highlights Arts and Sciences in Union County

December 10, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi is pleased to announce that the free 2019 Election Date Calendar is now available. The new Arts & Sciences in Union County calendar provides all important dates and deadlines for the 2019 election cycle, along with full page illustrations highlighting history-making people, places and milestones in Union County.

“From Paul Robeson to ...

Springfield Free Public Library Lunchtime Film Series Continues On Dec. 17

Springfield Free Public Library will show Kedi (2016) as part of its lunchtime film series on Monday, December 17th. Additional films will be shown on Wednesday, Jan. 2 and Monday, Jan.14. Admission is FREE. Screenings start at 1:00 pm. 

For more information, stop by the library or call (973) 376-4930. Springfield Free Public Library is located at 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield ...

New Dog Park, Model Trains, Ice Skating and More in Union County Parks this Weekend

Chilly but bright and dry weather is expected to draw many visitors to Union County parks this weekend. As always there is something for everyone to enjoy, highlighted by the celebratory opening of Union County’s new Warinanco Dog Park.

“We are constantly looking for new opportunities for our residents and visitors to participate in community recreation, and the new Warinanco Dog ...

Just “ASK” for Information About Senior Services in Union County

Union County residents seeking information about services for seniors age 60 and older can visit one-on-one with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging, at five convenient locations in December as part of the ASK – Aging Services Kiosk program.

“The ASK program improves access to personal guidance and expert assistance for seniors, by bringing ...

Swastika and KKK Graffiti Found in Classroom at Millburn Middle School

December 10, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - In an email addressed to parents in the Millburn School District, School Superintendent Dr. Christine Burton sent out an email noting that that swastikas and the letters KKK had recently been found etched into a desk in a sixth grade classroom.

This incident follows the discovery of similar markings at two schools in Summit.

Writing to parents, Burton also linked a ...

Charges Filed Against Driver That Left Clark Resident Michael Sot in Critical Condition Sunday

EWING, NJ –  Charges have been brought against David Lamar, a 22 year old from West Windsor, NJ after the head on collision Sunday evening which sent Clark’s Michael Sot, 20 and five others to the hospital with critical injuries. 

Police said Lamar was traveling southbound on Pennington Road when his vehicle crossed over the double yellow lines striking Sot’s ...

Fatal Pedestrian Incident in Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ – Millburn Police Captain Michael Mulligan confirmed a press release from the Essex County Prosecutors office in regards to a fatal pedestrian incident that occurred in downtown Millburn last night.

Millburn Police Chief Brian Gilfedder and the Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today the launch of an ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, December 13, 6:30 PM

Chisolm Community Center, Springfield

Volunteer Food Packing Drive at Chisholm ...

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Thu, December 13, 8:00 PM

Par440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

Latin Night at Par440

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

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Sat, December 15, 11:00 AM

The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills

Fourth Annual Hot Chocolate Hike Weekend at the ...

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