Springfield Top Stories

August 15, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Township Committee gathered for their August meeting on Tuesday at Town Hall yesterday evening. On the agenda were ordinances codifying pool room rental pricing, the handling of evaluations by the former Township Administrator and commendations for several members ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Monday evening, Jonathan Dayton High School was host to two events. While Gary Lewis and The Playboys performed in the auditorium, the Springfield School Board convened for their August meeting in the media center.  The major announcement at the meeting came when school board ...

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Newark, NJ - Thirty-six passengers on a bus returning from an annual mayor’s picnic Saturday were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials said. Mayor Ras Baraka's fourth annual family reunion picnic event was held at ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the 2018 Union County Library Grant awards for 20 public, municipal libraries in Union County. The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming. “Our ...

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SPRINGFIELD, N.J.-A scheduled campaign speech by Vice President Mike Pence was supposed to be held at Baltusrol Golf Club on Friday, August 10, but was moved at the last minute to the Trump Bedminster course. The speech was in support of Jay Webber, who is running against Mikie Sherrill for the ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7. A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - A familiar face is back around town in Millburn, as Commander Jonathan Sym of the US Navy and the Managing Editor for TAPinto Millburn returned from a year-long deployment. In July 2017, Sym embarked on orders based in Baumholder, Germany to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel which ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ  – Heavy rains downed several power lines and street lights near the corner of Morris Turnpike and South Terrace in Short Hills. The incident occurred this morning when heavy rains damaged the poles. At approximately 5:55 am a band of heavy rain combined with 12 mph winds with gusts ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation will celebrate National Night Out this year with “Family Fun & Flix, the free summer entertainment and film series, and a display of police and emergency vehicles. The event will take place ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – TAPinto Springfield is pleased to announce a new Managing Editor joining the team. Jonathan Sym takes over management of the hyperlocal news service from Chip and Ellen Dickson, formerly of Summit, NJ. The Dickson’s launched TAPinto Springfield in October 2016 and sold their ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Sunday August 5, Springfield will celebrate First Responder Day at the Springfield Community Pool.  Springfield’s first responders come from the Springfield Police Department, the Springfield Fire Department and the Springfield First Aid Squad.  The event is an opportunity ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Matthew A. Clarke, the secretary and business administrator (BA) of the Springfield Board of Education has been named President of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO) for the 2018-2019 school year. The New Jersey Association of School Business ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Every Tuesday, at Springfield’s Spirit Eatery & Social Drinks on Morris Ave., the Springfield Rotarians take over the back room and meet to enjoy some comradery among neighbors – but more importantly, to discuss ways they can help those around them. The Rotary is a global ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Saturday July 28 at the Springfield Free Public Library, young children and their parents got an up close at a wide variety of animals, insects, reptiles and amphibians. Zoo Jersey, a company that runs animal programs throughout the tristate area was on hand to show the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - For the past eight years local gardeners without viable space at their own residences have enjoyed harvesting their homegrown produce at the Adler - Heitbridle Springfield Community Gardens. Located on Wabeno Avenue near the corner of Mountain Avenue and Patriot Park, the 21 plots ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - What do you get when you take 6,000 cyclists from 41 states and seven countries, and put them in a two-day charity bike ride across Massachusetts? The answer is the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), an event that has been going on since 1980. Since its founding by Billy Starr, the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Sunday August 5, Springfield’s Recreation Department will host First Responders’ Day at the Community Pool from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Wednesday 7:00 p.m., the Library presents Wild West:  The Mystery of the Golden Piano presented by ScienceTellers. From the Library’s ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Joseph Cardinal Tobin, archbishop of Newark, celebrated a special mass at Saint James the Apostle Church in Springfield on July 21, 2018 to mark the 95th anniversary of the parish and the 65thanniversary of Saint James the Apostle School. In his homily, Cardinal Tobin commended ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Storm U12 Girls Softball team had a chance to play for a championship as they faced off against a squad from Kenilworth at the Jonathan Dayton High School turf field complex on Thursday July 26. Playing in a one game winner-takes-all format, the second-seeded ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A special Township Committee meeting was called for Friday evening at 5 p.m.  On the agenda, were only two items. The first was a resolution authorizing an agreement for membership in the North Jersey Wastewater Cooperative System (NJWCPS) and the second was to authorize the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Tree-Oh took to the lawn in front of Town Hall on July 26 to perform the second of Springfield’s Sound Bites concert series. The band is comprised of lead vocalist Lisa Kasdan, guitarist Adam Kestin and Conrad Erdt on the keyboard. The group also has a local flavor, as Kestin is a ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ –Caitlynn McTernan will be a senior at Jonathan Dayton High School in September.  Right now, she is focused on completing her Girl Scout Gold Award Project.  The Girl Scout Gold Award Webpage says, “The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award in the world for ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Tuesday evening’s Zoning of Board of Adjustment lasted two and a half hours with a packed agenda. For most of the meeting, about two hours, the Board heard from the Lutheran Senior Healthcare (639 Mountain Ave.), which came before the Board last month with variance requests for ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At graduation, on June 8, 2018 and on the last day of school, June 18, 2018, Springfield’s Saint James the Apostle School students in Grades 4 through 8 were honored for their academic achievements of the third trimester and for the school year.   FIRST HONORS – ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Hudson Shakespeare Company will perform "All’s Well that Ends Well" at the Springfield Free Public Library Monday, July 23, at 7:00 p,m,. The performance will take place in the Donald B. Palmer Museum and is free and open to all members of the general public. From the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Monday the Springfield Free Public Library hosts the Hudson Shakespeare Company for a performance of All’s Well that Ends Well at 7:00 PM. The performance will take place in the Donald B. Palmer Museum and is free and open to all members of the general public. On Saturday, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Find a way. Just find a way to grind and maybe an opportunity will present itself. 16-year-old and seventh-seed Michael Thorbjornsen of Wellesley, Mass. did just that on Saturday afternoon as he edged fellow 16-year-old and good friend 12th-seeded Akshay Bhatia of Wake Forest, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Summer is in full swing, and that means the return of the summer reading program at the Springfield Public Library. Teen and Emerging Technologies librarian Alice Chunn and Children’s Librarian Brianne Mintz sat down for an interview about the reading program and answered some ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - As provided by the United States Golf Association, meet the finalists for Saturday’s 36-hole matchup at the 71st annual USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Baltusrol Golf Course’s Upper Course in Springfield. 1st 18 holes begin at 7 a.m. EDT: Akshay Bhatia, 16, of Wake ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - What a difference a day makes. Thursday’s round of 32, 16 scores Friday’s quarterfinal matchups (Quarterfinal winners advance to the afternoon semifinals, starting at 12:18 p.m. EDT) After the top nine and 13 of the first 14 seeds advanced to the round of 32 Wednesday, ...

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