Springfield News

October 20, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a simple, easy way for everyone to pitch in and help improve the environment. Residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other special waste by bringing these items to a free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event on ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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RIBBON CUTTING FOR MEISEL PARK TURF FIELD ON OCT. 22nd, 4 p.m., SPRINGFIELD SPRINGFIELD, NJ---The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will formally dedicate the Meisel Park turf field on Monday, October 22nd at 4 p.m in Springfield. The multi-use field was turfed and permanently striped ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents who work along and visit the Route 22 stretch from Union, through Kenilworth and Springfield to take advantage of the Route 22 Safety Shuttle. “Union County is committed to improving safety conditions, both for ...

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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 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved a contract award to the company ES&S to provide a new vote tabulation system for the Union County Board of Elections at its regular meeting on Thursday, October 11, 2018. The ExpressVote XL combines a touch screen ballot ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — What do Langston Hughes, Thomas Jefferson and the cellphone have in common? The answer is simple; they all have a connection to Union County. When Four Centuries In A Weekend returns Oct. 20 and 21, historic sites across the county will all have history cards celebrating people, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    ELIZABETH, NJ - A Union County jury has reached guilty verdicts on all 10 counts, including murder, against an Essex County man who killed a Rahway woman in her home a little less than three years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday.  Roberto Grillo, ...

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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 ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - With a building full of water-damaged police records on their hands, the Springfield Township committee has hired a part-time-employee to properly dispose of them. Retired Detective Lieutenant Judd Levinson, who served with the Springfield Police department from 1979 to 2017 ...

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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 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 27th annual Women of Excellence awards. The awards celebrate women who have made a powerful impact on life in Union County. “Today it is more important than ever to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months. Michelina Aichele, 29 of ...

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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 ...

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