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May 28, 2022

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Randi Little, a resident of Springfield, N.J., was recently initiated into the Loyola University Maryland Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. The Society welcomed 1,971 new initiates from 78 universities during April 2022. Students initiated ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Springfield Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday. At 10 a.m., the day's activities will begin with a ceremony at Veterans Park honoring U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the armed forces. The parade will follow the ceremony. The march ends at ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Short Hills Avenue Bridge has been reopened to pedestrians, and access for vehicle traffic is soon to follow. According to township administrator John Bussiculo speaking at Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting, "In the next week or so, they should be completely ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Rather than field more private bids for renovations to the flood-damaged Hershey Building, the township has finalized plans to handle the repairs itself. During Tropical Storm Ida, the Hershey Building at 22 Mountain Ave. was flooded. The building serves as the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Springfield Police Department is investigating a suspicious act that occurred Tuesday morning. A student reported that while walking to school in the area of Newbrook Lane, a white middle-aged male, driving a newer white sports sedan with a New Jersey license plate, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Springfield Thunder 3rd-5th grade softball team capped off an undefeated 10-0 season with a 17-0 shutout victory over Notre Dame of Mountainside on Monday night. Coached by Brian Brendell, Thunder started out strong, scoring seven runs in the first two innings. Pitchers ...

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NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours. But the price didn't go down, either. AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 ...

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UNION, NJ -- The county run has come to an end for the Dayton Bulldogs baseball team. Junior Ryan Jaros had three hits, including a triple, with four RBI to power top-seeded Cranford to a 12-2 victory over 11th-seeded Dayton in the final of the Union County Tournament Monday at Kean University’s ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Cases that the Springfield Police Department handled in the first 15 days of this month: May 3 – A 25-year-old Union woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of East Orange as a result of a motor vehicle stop on Route 22. May 5 – A 20-year-old Elizabeth woman was ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- When the Dayton baseball team took the field on opening day against Cranford on April 4, it's hard to imagine that too many of those in attendance would have been willing to predict that the matchup would serve as a preview of the 2022 Union County Tournament championship ...

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UNION, NJ -- Brady Rosenstock's cramping legs were not going to keep him from the ultimate prize. Rosenstock fought though the stabbing pain in both calves to score from second on Frank Dasti's tie-breaking single in the top of the seventh inning, then Dasti, a freshman, came on to get the save ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Springfield Free Public Library Board of Trustees has appointed Bonnie Lafazan as the library’s new assistant director. Lafazan is a lifelong learner and educator, library advocate for patrons and fellow librarians, and library manager with more than two decades of ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The heat is on. With temperatures expected to soar, Westfield will be under a heat advisory Saturday from noon until 8 p.m., the National Weather Service said. Heat index values of up to 100 degrees are expected, it said. The National Weather Service offers the following ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - One person has died, and another victim was flown by Medevac helicopter to an area trauma center after a mid-afternoon crash on Eastbound Route 24 near Milemarker 9, according to the City of Summit Fire Department (SFD). The SFD, at approximately 2 p.m. today, responded to a report ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- The 11th-seeded Dayton baseball team pulled off one of the most stunning upsets of the season with a 4-1 victory over third-seeded Gov. Livingston in the quarterfinal round of the Union County Tournament on Wednesday. The Bulldogs (11-6-1) scored three runs in the first ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- The Dayton softball team racked up 16 hits and defeated Wood-Ridge, 15-9, in the first round of the Section 2, Group 1 state tournament on Tuesday. Kate Buckley knocked in four runs with a triple and a double, and Meghan Kreinberg went 2-for-3 with three RBI for the Bulldogs ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Detectives with the Springfield Police Department are investigating an incident in which someone identifying himself as "Officer Bob" called and went to a business to solicit money on behalf of the police department.   "Our officers do not call up asking for money and we do ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- At last week's Board of Education meeting, Springfield Schools Superintendent Rachel Goldberg revealed some of the findings in the annual New Jersey Department of Education 2020-21 School Performance Reports. Enrollment in Springfield public schools declined from 2,229 in ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Springfield resident Claudia Reines will graduate on May 21 from the Governor’s STEM Scholars, a program of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey. Reines is one of 95 New Jersey high school and college students to complete the year-long program, which provides a ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The township recently received a grant from Union County for $60,000 for infrastructural municipal aid to be used toward the 2022 paving program. According to Township Administrator John Bussiculo, speaking at last week's Township Committee meeting, the paving program for this ...

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CLARK, NJ -- The Dayton baseball team scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning to erase a one-run deficit and went on to defeat A.L. Johnson, 8-3, in the first round of the Union County Tournament on Saturday. The Bulldogs, seeded 11th, will play at third-seeded Gov. Livingston in the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- After receiving four different bids from developers for renovation of the Hershey Building property on Morris Avenue, the township has decided to change course. "All four bids were rejected because they were extremely above what our threshold was for the bids," Township ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The township is no longer collecting vegetated waste at the curbs of residences. Those collections ceased at the beginning of May. Residents must now take their waste to the Springfield pool. All debris must be contained in biodegradable bags. Plastic bags will not be ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The Dayton baseball team scored five runs in the sixth inning to rally for a 13-10 victory over Plainfield on Thursday. Tommy DeSarno went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs batted in and three runs scored for the Bulldogs (9-6-1), who led, 12-9, after their five-run ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ -- Tonino Cigars opened its doors on Millburn Ave. with a soft opening sponsored by Explore Millburn/Short Hills in February and a ribbon-cutting in March sponsored by the Millburn/Short Hills Chamber of Commerce. In the few months since establishing the lounge, local aficionados ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Township Committee voted unanimously in favor of adopting the proposed 2022 municipal budget at its meeting on Tuesday, May 10. The budget represents a rise of 0.6 percent in total appropriations over the 2021 budget. The total budget for 2022 will be $36.362 million, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Dayton boys tennis team extended its winning streak to nine games with 5-0 victories over Elizabeth and Linden on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. Alan Ostrovsky has turned in a strong effort at first singles for Dayton (10-1), including easy victories on Monday and ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Dayton baseball team built a seven-run lead after three innings and went on to post a 12-2 baseball victory over Linden on Monday. Frank Dasti went 2-for-2 with three RBI and Justin Teixeira had two hits and two RBI for the Bulldogs (8-6-1), who led, 8-1, after three ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Gas prices in Springfield and throughout New Jersey have reached their highest point this year. Gas prices rose more than 26 cents per gallon, to an average of $4.465/gallon, statewide in the last week. In Springfield, according to gasbuddy.com, the lowest price for a ...

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UNION, NJ – Union resident and Union High School Student Assistance Counselor Jill Hall was awarded the 2022 Union County Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year award at the Union County LACADA Volunteer Recognition Dinner earlier this week. “I think that volunteer work remains a critical part ...

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