Springfield News

December 16, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Before assuming office, the man who will represent the seventh congressional district in New Jersey stopped by locally for a town hall with his new constituents. Incoming representative Tom Malinowski, who will be starting on Jan. 3, 2019, spoke in front of a crowd of about 150 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County authorities today announced that another Edison police officer was arrested, this time for destroying evidence he believed would be used in an investigation. Nicholas Lunetta, 31, of Scotch Plains, was charged with one count of tampering with evidence and one ...

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Springfield, NJ—Chisolm Community Center was bustling Thursday evening as more than 200 volunteers worked rigorously to pack just over 50,000 healthy meals in about two and a half hours for Rise Against Hunger, an organization that distributes meals to those who are less fortunate. Managed by ...

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MILLBURN, NJ – The majority of the board members of the Downtown Millburn Development Alliance (DMDA) voted last night to dissolve the organization during a regularly scheduled board meeting. The unexpected announcement comes only a month after the Millburn Township Committee approved the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - As part of the Rise Against Hunger volunteer food packing drive, members of the Springfield community came together to pack over 50,000 meals. The event, which was held in the gym of the Chisholm Community Center was co-sponsored by Rise Against Hunger, an organization that ...

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UNION, NJ – Family, friends, public officials and colleagues came together at a retirement celebration for long time Union resident, former Union mayor and Superintendent of the Union County Vocational-Technical School, Peter Capodice. Capodice, 67, joined the Union County Vocational-Technical ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Jonathan Dayton High School ice hockey team kept up its winning ways last night with another impressive 8-1 victory over the Edison High School Eagles.  The Bulldogs have now won four straight games to improve their season record to 4-2. Dayton Bulldog fans at the Warinanco ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - As the holiday season kicks into high gear, the joy of Christmas cheer will be spread to children in need. The Springfield Helping Other People Endure (HOPE) toy drive ran through Dec. 10 and collected toys for those in need. The drive was run by Dr. Gary Hecht, who is a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Authorities investigating a hit-and-run that claimed the life of a pedestrian in Elizabeth on Thanksgiving night have identified the type of vehicle involved and are now asking the public for information in an effort to help solve the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A.

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ - First-year head coach Brian P. Hayes and assistant coaches Jordan Fabi and Michael O’Brien have the Jonathan Dayton High School ice hockey team firing on all cylinders, as the squad picked up its third victory in a row with a dominant 9-3 win over Lacey High School. Dayton’s ...

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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 ...

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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.

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In the aftermath of the Pittsburgh shooting and the vigils the followed, Springfield's Jewish leaders realized they could not just come together as one community in bad times. If they were going to build a stronger bridge between the different branches of the faith in town, there ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - For the first night of Hanukkah, the Jewish community in Springfield gathered for the lighting of a giant hanukkiah at Veterans memorial park. This was the fifth year the event had taken place in the park, and the sixth year total for the event. Rabbi Mendy ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Freeholder Rebecca Williams presented a resolution to Jennifer Popper of Plainfield on Wednesday, Nov. 28, congratulating her on walking over 800 miles from Union County to Maine over the summer to honor her late husband, Michael, and to raise awareness of the East ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - As part of the festivities at the December open house, the Springfield Historical Society got into the holiday spirit. Visitors to the event not only got to hear about the history of the house and the town during revolutionary times, but in the spirit of the season, the house ...

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