Springfield Top Stories

May 17, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Following the Center of Disease Control’s (CDC) approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children as young as 12 years old, Springfield Schools announced that the district is partnering up with Rite Aid to offer eligible Springfield residents and employees the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Saturday was a day of several near-monumental baseball upsets in first round of the Union County Tournament. Dayton was involved in one of those near-misses. The ninth-seeded Bulldogs fell behind, 9-1, after three innings on the road against eighth-seeded Elizabeth. Dayton's ...

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TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed. As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The proposed budget for 2021 was finalized at the Springfield Township Committee meeting Tuesday night.  Deputy Mayor Alex Keiser, head of the Budget Committee, emphasized the challenges faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic so far and made sure the committee continued to keep ...

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NEWTON, NJ — The Jonathan Dayton Bulldogs made history on the golf course at Newton Country Club on Monday by becoming the first golf team from the school since 1965 to win a sectional golf championship. The Bulldogs won the North 2, Group 1 championship on the challenging Newton course, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Jesse Thompson pitched a two-hitter to lift Dayton to a 5-0 softball victory over Union Catholic on Thursday. Kaya Mahy went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI for the Bulldogs (4-8) who scored four runs in the second inning to take a 5-0 lead. Thompson struck out eight ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Two Union County commissioners were in town Thursday morning to present township leaders with a check. Union County recently awarded the Township of Springfield the $60,000 Union County Infrastructure Grant. County Commissioners Bette Jane Kowalski and Kimberley Palmieri Mouded ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Both the Dayton boys and girls track teams are currently sitting in second place after the first day of the Union County Conference Championships.  The Dayton boys are four points behind Roselle Park, and girls are four points behind Plainfield. Senior Laila Davis, who ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally.  In Union County, the price at the pump has hit ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — The city of Summit reported that police are investigating a report of an attempted sexual assault perpetrated by an unidentified suspect posing as an Uber driver who was transporting the victim from New York City to Pennsylvania. The driver, described as a white male with a beard, ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Dayton scored eight goals in the first quarter on its way to a 13-6 boys lacrosse victory over Passaic Tech on Monday. Elijah Smith scored three goals and assisted on one, and Justin Carrier also connected for three goals for the Bulldogs (6-3), who led, 10-3, at the half. Ethan ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Dayton softball team scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to add some insurance to an eventual 6-3 victory over Scotch Plains-Fanwood Monday afternoon. Nicole Cataldo went 2-for-3 with two RBI for the Bulldogs (3-7), who had a 3-2 lead going to the bottom of ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15. Murphy added that the New Jersey Dept. of Health is currently finalizing ...

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BLUFFTON, S.C. — Madison Riley of Springfield, N.J. has been named as the recipient of the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) Graduate in English Education Outstanding Student of the Year Award. Riley is a senior in USCB's Class of 2021. She also was a Fall 2020 President's List ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Voters will have a choice to vote by mail or in-person in the June 8 primary election, but drop boxes are here to stay, county officials said. Whichever way voters decide to cast their votes, the registration deadline is May 18. Since Gov. Phil Murphy announced the primary ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Florence M Gaudineer Springfield Middle School baseball team remained undefeated after a 14-4 victory over Watchung on Friday. Chris Rodrigues and Nate Goldman combined to pitch the complete game for Springfield, which is now 7-0. Frankie Dasti reached base all four ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Dayton baseball team withstood a four-run rally in the top of the seventh inning to hang on for an 8-7 victory over Linden on Friday. Justin Teixeira drove in three runs with a single and a double for the Bulldogs (6-3), who scored three runs in the third inning to open a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Union County will expand its Emergency Services Regional Dispatch Center in Westfield, allowing more towns the option to use its services for fire, EMS, mutual aid and first responders.  At Thursday’s virtual Board of County Commissioners meeting, commissioners awarded a $3.28 ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ — Senior left-hander Tommy DeSarno pitched a no-hitter and the Dayton baseball team defeated Brearley, 4-0, Thursday afternoon. DeSarno struck out seven batters, walked two and threw 110 pitches. He has allowed just four hits and two earned runs in 16 1/3 innings this season, ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — The eastern section of Lenape Park will be closing next month in order for dam repairs to take place, the Union County Board of Commissioners and the Union County Parks Department announced this week. The purpose of the dam is to regulate the flow of water into Cranford during ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Dayton boys lacrosse team overwhelmed Weehawken with 10 goals in the first quarter en route to a 20-0 victory on Tuesday. Joseph Parente finished with six goals for the Bulldogs (4-2), who led, 16-0, at halftime. Joseph Grzybowski scored three goals and several players ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Residents of Springfield marched from Veterans Memorial Park to Springfield Town Hall on Friday, April 30 in support of the Black Lives Latter movement. More than 75 people gathered on the lawn of town hall holding signs that read "Say Their Names” and "I Can’t Breathe.” The ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — While Union County enters into a five-year agreement to send the inmates from the county jail in Elizabeth to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, Elizabeth-based activist Salaam Ismial says the fight to challenge the move is not over. His organization, the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Dayton softball team erupted for eight runs in the fifth inning and went on to a 12-2 victory over Union Catholic on Tuesday. Kaya Mahy hit a home run, drove in two runs and scored three runs, and Natalie Mignone went 3-for-4 with three RBI for the Bulldogs (2-6), who took ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — Oratory scored two runs in the first inning and two runs in the third on its way to a 6-3 baseball victory over Dayton on Monday. Brady Rosenstock singled and drove in one run for Dayton (4-3), which tied the game, 2-2, with a run in the third before Oratory scored twice in the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — When U.S. News & World Report, considered the “global authority in education rankings,” unveiled the 2021 Best High Schools ranking last week, Jonathan Dayton High School was named No. 116 in New Jersey. Its overall scorecard grade according to the study is 84.11. Dayton ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners and the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board recently announced the winners in the annual Arbor Day Poetry Contest last week. Two fifth-graders from Springfield were among those receiving recognition. Taylor Tripet of Thelma ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Springfield Township Committee, Springfield Environmental Commission Green Team, Public Works and the NJ Tree Recovery Campaign all participated in an Arbor Day Tree Planting and tree seedling giveaway at Chisholm Community Center Friday. The planted White Oak tree is ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Logan Solomine and Brady Rosenstock combined on a four-hitter to lift Dayton to a 9-2 baseball victory over Union Catholic on Friday. Solomine pitched 6 2/3 innings, struck out seven batters, walked two and allowed three hits before Rosenstock came on to finish the game after ...

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