Springfield Top Stories

June 2, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — This past week, as he had done for the past 40 years, Michael Graziano punched out for the day from his job at the Springfield Post Office. But this was no ordinary end of day for Graziano, who has spent decades in the United States Postal Service and was finally retiring after ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Even though the storefront in Echo Plaza is now closed to customers, Stew Leonard's Wines and Spirits made its mark in Springfield. For Blake Leonard, a sommelier and owner of the storefront, the decision to leave was not one that the company made of its own volition. In ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — With yesterday's announcement that in-person graduation ceremonies will be allowed starting in July, the path is now clear for Jonathan Dayton High School to potentially hold a ceremony, even if it will look wildly different from any other held in recent memory. While nothing ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Yesterday morning, with face masks affixed to their heads, the Township of Springfield held a Memorial Day Service unlike any in recent memory. Gone were the parade, hot dogs and large crowds gathered under a sweltering sun at Veterans Park, Mountain Avenue and Jonathan Dayton ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Bea Slater has lived an unparalleled life during her many decades in Springfield. It only made sense that even in a pandemic, she would have an unparalleled celebration for her birthday. With sirens blaring and shouts of happy birthday, members of the Springfield First ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — While there will be no parade this year, the Township of Springfield will still hold a ceremony for Memorial Day. According to Springfield mayor Chris Capodice, the Township will be having a short Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 25th at 10 am at Veterans Park. Those ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — After winning the first Foxy Award in program history at last year's ceremony, the members of the Jonathan Dayton High School drama program were back again, taking home one award out of six nominations at this year's virtual showcase of New Jersey High School theater. This ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — As part of a roadwork project, Union County will be performing milling and paving on Mountain Avenue from Briar Hill Circle to Caldwell Place, resulting in road closures for the next several days. The responsibility of paving Mountain Avenue falls to the county, because the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a pair of young Springfield residents are looking to brighten the days of their neighbors, one painted rock at a time. For Gianna Czerniak, a local resident and mother of five-year-old Mackenzie and four-year-old Logan, the project began ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — For the first time in several weeks, Springfield has reported new fatalities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In yesterday's email update to township residents, Springfield Mayor Christopher Capodice reported that two new COVID-19 related deaths in Springfield had been ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — After being selected as a finalist earlier this academic year, one Jonathan Dayton High School student was named among the many winners in a nationwide scholarship competition. Lillian Friedman is among the students chosen as one of the National Merit Scholarship winners ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — For nurses on the front lines fighting COVID-19, nights spent in hospitals away from their friends and family have become the norm. But at one hotel in Springfield, those nurses are the beneficiary of a project designed to provided them some comforts to make their home away ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In a press release this afternoon, the Archdiocese of Newark announced the consolidation and closure of 10 Catholic Schools in the region, including St. James the Apostle School in Springfield. Opened in 1952, St. James has served grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade for ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Springfield has now reached an important milestone in the fight against COVID-19, having gone a full week without a report of a new case. As of yesterday's update, Springfield had no new cases of COVID-19, keeping the town's total at 213 positive tests and 16 deaths. Union ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — As of yesterday afternoon, Springfield reached another major plateua, hitting its fifth day without any new COVID-19 cases. In yesterdays update, that fifth day of no new cases keeps the town's total at 213 positive tests and 16 deaths. Overall, Union County has 140 new ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — After months of positive tests and more than a dozen deaths, the past week marked a major step forward for the Township of Springfield. As of Sunday afternoon, for the fourth day in a row, Springfield had no new cases of COVID-19. The latest marks keep the town's total at 213 ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Following a trend first seen earlier this week, on Friday afternoon, Springfield reported its second consecutive day with no new cases of COVID-19. As of yesterday's email, the lack of new cases keeps the town's total at 213 positive tests and 16 deaths. Overall, Union ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Bulldog will be a Lion next season. Senior guard DJ Alicea, the all-time boys' basketball scorer in Jonathan Dayton High School history, has made his college decision. He will be attending Georgian Court University in Lakewood. “I picked Georgian Court because from the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Yesterday afternoon, as part of the regular announcements from the Township of Springfield, mayor Chris Capodice announced a major milestone in the fight against COVID-19. "As of this email Springfield had NO NEW cases of COVID-19, since the start of this pandemic, keeping our ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In an update yesterday afternoon Springfield Mayor Chris Capodice announced the death of four more Springfield residents from COVID-19. "It is with great sadness that we report that four residents have passed within the last few days," Capodice said. The victims were three ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County Prosecutors announced the arrest of a suspect this afternoon in connection with last month's robbery at a Bank of America on Morris Avenue in Springfield. Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Springfield Police Chief John Cook jointly announced the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Yesterday evening, the rest of the world was finally introduced to a young member of the Springfield community with a penchant for climbing and a personality a mile wide. Kaela Gerson, a local fifth grader at Sandmeier Elementary School finally had her episode of American Ninja ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Springfield Police Department announced the arrest of a suspected car thief on Facebook earlier this afternoon. The incident was a result of a police chase Sunday evening that started in Springfield, and went all the way to Westfield. According to the Springfield Police ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Later this week, Springfield resident and junior ninja warrior Kaela Gerson will make her long-awaited television debut. As previously reported by TAPinto Springfield, Gerson will become the second Springfield resident to compete on the show, joining Kira Hoffer, who competed ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – In an email update to twonship residents, Springfield Mayor Chris Capodice announced that test reporting in Springfield had uncovered a dozen additional deaths from COVID-19, commonly know as coronavirus. "Unfortunately, I am saddened to report that there have been 12 new ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — An afternoon of recognition for the life of a Springfield icon occurred on Tuesday, as members of the Springfield first responder community gathered for a salute to Officer Ronnie Mitnitsky, who passed away last week from coronavirus. Mitnitsky had been honored by the township ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In an effort to help them learn from some of the best the school had to offer, members of the Track and Field teams at Jonathan Dayton High School got the chance to ask questions of four recent alumni with distinguished Dayton careers in a digital forum. Caitlyn McTernan, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — For the cast and crew of this year's fall drama, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time," the aim is to build on last year's showing at the Montclair State Theatre Night Awards. The awards are meant to honor the best in high school and middle school plays across the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — For Springfield Resident Samantha Kestin, a chance connection through social media has turned into a project to help medical workers on the front lines battling COVID-19. Kestin spoke with TAPinto Springfield, and talked about her efforts to provide for medical workers have ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In an email update yesterday afternoon, Springfield mayor Chris Capodice announced the deaths of two more township residents from COVID-19. In the email, Capodice said that one man in his 40s and one woman in her 80s had both passed away within the last few days. Both ...

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