Springfield Top Stories

March 21, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In a new push for greater plastic recycling, the Springfield Environmental Commission and Green Team are working to offer more alternatives for recycling in town with the goal of protecting the environment. The environmental commission and green team have partnered with The ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In the wake of the Christchurch shootings that left 50 members of New Zealand's Muslim community dead, residents of every religious stripe came together for an evening of healing and hope. Approximately 130 people were in attendance at the Candle Light Vigil for Peace, a ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The quick thinking of an off-duty Springfield Police Officer was instrumental in capturing a suspect. According to a post on the Springfield Police Department Facebook page, Officer Luis Brito was off-duty and heading into work earlier today, (March 19) when he spotted a man ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The new playground equipment at James Caldwell School has taken another major step closer to being a reality. This past Friday, on March 15, the teachers of Caldwell played the Springfield Fire and Police Department in a fundraising game at the Jonathan Dayton high school ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - As they are across the nation during the month of March, local officials -- including Springfield Police Chief John Cook -- are taking part in the 'Meals on Wheels America' campaign, raising awareness for isolation and poor nutrition among older Americans. Joining Cook are three ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Free Public Library is pleased to host “What Are Opioids?” a program to be presented by the Springfield Board of Health in the library’s Palmer Museum at 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 4.  In recent years, the state of New Jersey has been particularly hard hit by ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - As a run-up to the festivities celebrating the 225th Anniversary of Springfield's Founding, the Township of Springfield will be closing off several streets for two days this upcoming June. The measure was announced as a resolution at the township committee meeting and will ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At Tuesday night's meeting, the Springfield Township Committee took the chance to officially honor a long-time township employee one last time before his departure. Sam Mardini, who has been with the township since 1993, was presented with a plaque honoring him for more than ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In honor of March being dedicated as American Red Cross Month, Mayor Erica Dubois read a proclamation on behalf of the township committee, thanking the organization for all their work in various fields, including disaster relief efforts. The proclamation noted that throughout ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Sarah Rodrick's Girl Scout Gold Award Project involved fitness and mobility. Therefore, it only made sense that the culmination of her project would be a gift that would allow the next generation to remain fit and healthy. Mid-Tuesday afternoon, Rodrick stopped by the Chisholm ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On Jan. 23, 2005 four New York City Firefighters died in two incidents that have collectively become known as "Black Sunday." In the deadliest of the two, six firefighters were forced to jump from an upper floor when flames became too hot to bear. Four of them had no harness and ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At the scheduled monthly planning board meeting, the board heard from one applicant looking to move forward with a site plan. KAR Realty LLC made an application for bulk variances on the property located at 35 Brown Avenue in Springfield. After hearing the testimony from KAR ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Often described as the most influential rabbi in America, David Saperstein has worn many hats. He has had a distinguished career, serving as a former director and chief legal counsel for the Religous Action Center, the lobbying arm of the Reform Jewish Movement. Additionally, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - As part of a new initiative, Stigma-Free Springfield is looking for mentors who can help students in the third fourth and fifth grade through their own experiences. The goal of the program is to connect students in those grades with mentors at the high school and college ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - According to the Springfield Police Department, on March 7, at around 4:00 p.m., officers responded to a report of a possible burglary in progress. A resident in the area contacted the police after being alerted by his housekeeper that a group of unknown men had walked through ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The following is the Springfield Police blotter for the month of February. On Feb. 5, Springfield Police were notified by Pennsylvania State Police of a fugitive possibly employed in this jurisdiction. Officers responded to a business on Route 22 and took a 23-year-old Iselin ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In response to complaints from township residents, Springfield will be looking into cases of mail tampering. The common complaint from residents is that mail has been delivered in what appears to be an already opened state, with valuables missing from inside the cards. Some of ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Planning Board will meet on Wednesday, March 6 for their regularly-scheduled monthly meeting. The meeting will take place at the Springfield Municipal Building from 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. According to the township website, the planning board is in charge of ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – In a new ranking from Niche.com, Springfield has been ranked as the 87th best place to live in New Jersey. Niche.com included Springfield in its “2019 Best Places to Live” rankings released Monday. The designation also includes a rank of eighth place on the Union County list.

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NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. – New Providence did it to the Bulldogs again. Senior Dylan Bedder’s offensive rebound and layup with seven seconds remaining lifted second-seeded and rival New Providence to a 60-58 come-from-behind victory over sixth-seeded and upstart Dayton Saturday in the semifinals of ...

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WEEHAWKEN, NJ – So close. Junior Marie Eid’s put-back off senior Nicole Molano’s three-point attempt at the buzzer lifted top-seeded Weehawken to a 39-37 victory over 12th-seeded Dayton Saturday in the semifinals of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 tournament. Senior guard Sayre ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield resident and Jonathan Dayton High School Senior Sarah Rodrick is on a mission to get young girls healthy. In order to do this, she has held a series of exercise programs. The programs are part of her drive towards a Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor a Girl ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In response to an alleged threat of violence reported in the Springfield School District, both the district and the Springfield Police Department have responded with statements assuring residents that the situation has been handled. While details around the incident are vague, ...

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DUNELLEN, NJ – The Dayton boys basketball team is playing with a lot of confidence right now and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Two nights after scoring his 1,000th career point, junior guard DJ Alicea poured in 30 points and senior guard Jaykwaan Chito added 11 to lift sixth-seeded ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - The Dayton girls basketball team has saved its best for when it counts the most. Senior forward Caitlynn McTernan poured in 20 points, 18 on six 3-pointers, and senior guard Sayre Brandstatter added 17 with two 3-pointers, six assists and five steals to lead 12th-seeded Dayton ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - This week, the Springfield Township Committee Officially Accepted the resignation of two long-time township officials. Township Engineer Sam Mardini and Police Captain William Cieri both announced their retirement, with the township committee accepting their resignation in two ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - For Marc and Lauren Weissberg, their daily routine is like many other families in town. Making sure breakfast is eaten, clothes are put on and backpacks are ready before the couple sends their sons Holden and Reid out the door for school. Add in baby Jonas, and things can get ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Dayton girls basketball team had momentum going into the state tournament and after Tuesday’s first round has momentum coming out. Junior forward Michelle Bellino scored a game-high 17 points with four blocks and senior forward Caitlynn McTernan added 13 points, hitting ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Junior guard DJ Alicea not only moved up Dayton’s all-time scoring list Tuesday night, but he also helped his team move on in the state tournament. Alicea poured in a game-high 29 points, including his 1,000th career point in the first quarter and 17 in the decisive fourth, to ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At Monday's Springfield Board of Education (BOE) meeting, the board members heard from a group of Springfield residents, parents and library specialists advocating for what they say is a needed increase in the number of media specialists in the district. The group is advocating ...

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