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JCC of Central NJ Receives Kean University Diversity Council's Fritz Jonach Upstander Award

May 7, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Diversity Council on Global Education and Citizenship at Kean University has recognized the JCC of Central NJ (JCC) as a 2021 Fritz Jonach Upstander award recipient for the agency-wide work it has done to ensure that the JCC – a community center in Scotch Plains, NJ – upholds their commitment to inclusion and diversity. 

The mission of the ...

Springfield Rallies for Black Lives Matter

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 rally was organized by the Springfield Unity Project, a non-profit ...

Arbor Day Tree Planting in Springfield

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 capable of living for centuries.

Pictured, left to right: Margaret ...

Springfield Rallies Against Anti-Asian Sentiment

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Residents of Springfield and nearby communities marched down Mountain Avenue on Tuesday evening in a show of solidarity against a recent surge of anti-Asian violence and rhetoric across the nation.

Afterwards, some 200 people assembled on the lawn of Springfield Town Hall, hoisting signs that read "Hate is a Virus" and "Stop Asian Hate." The rally ...

Easter Festivities Highlight Past Weekend in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Easter Bunny greeted children and their families on Saturday afternoon at the Recreation Department's Easter Bunny Meet & Greet. 

Families received free toy-filled eggs from the Springfield Recreation Department staff and were guided through pre-reserved timed photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. 

Summit Soundz and Party Maniacs provided DJ ...

Springfield Green Team Spearheads Townwide Cleanup Effort

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Alyson Weber Miller, chair of the Springfield Environmental Commission, wants to do something about the trash that’s accumulated during the COVID pandemic. And, she’s emotional about the subject.

“Over the past 12 months, trash has accumulated along curbs, paths, parking lots and fields throughout our town, and now we can see all the litter ...

New Auto Detail Center Cuts Ribbon for Springfield Grand Opening

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Springfield Mayor Chris Weber cut the ribbon to signal the grand opening of Detailing World at 901 Mountain Ave. on Saturday.

The store, which aims to be a one-stop source for professional auto detailing supplies, detailing equipment and car care accessories, has been operating since its soft open in January. 

Detailing World is owned by Larry Peotter. Pete ...

How to Report Potholes in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Winter has come to an end, but potholes may persist into the spring.

There are resources available for Springfield area drivers to report them to the proper agency.

“In order for repair crews to act quickly, we encourage drivers and pedestrians alike to learn how to report any pothole they come across, whether it’s a local street, a county road, or a ...

Summit Woman's Online Petition Asks Pharma Company for Access to Drug that Could Give Her 'Time'

SUMMIT, NJ — Wife and mother of three sons, Summit's Lisa Stockman-Mauriello is, in her own words, "fighting for my life and asking for your help." A change.org petition -- that has already garnered more than 15,000 signatures -- is seeking to persuade the CEO of a Cambridge, MA-based pharmaceutical company to give her access to a medicine that would assist ...

Springfield Weekly Recap; Battle Relief on the Building, Auer Honor and More

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Check out the weekly recap, with all the top local stories from the past week in Springfield, all in one place:

Battle of Springfield Relief Affixed to Development Project on Morris Ave.
Springfield Township Committee Honors Donald Auer for 50 Years of Membership With American Legion
Springfield Recreation Department Offering Socially Distanced Easter Bunny ...

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Tito Puente Jr. Brings the Latin Beat to Union County, May 22

May 13, 2021

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that Tito Puente Jr. and his 10-piece Latin band will be bringing their unique blend of salsa music and Latin rhythms to Kean University in Union Township at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22.

This event will also feature an opening act, a local 6 piece Latin and salsa band, the Mike Ramirez Band. 

The free drive-in ...

Peace of Mind: Your Life. Your Legacy

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Lifeguards Wanted at the Springfield Community Pool

Now hiring lifeguards for the Springfield Community Pool. Spend your summer in the sun, become a leader and make a difference in your community! Open to responsible candidates ages 15+. Applications are due by May 15, 2021.

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This position requires Lifeguard, CPR-PR & First-Aid certifications.Don't have your certifications yet? We are willing to ...

Voter Registration Deadline for 2021 Gubernatorial Primary is May 18

The Union County Board of Elections reminds residents that Tuesday, May 18 is the deadline for voter registration for the 2021 Primary Election. Voters who are registered in the Democratic and Republican parties will be able to vote in the Primary Election to choose their party’s nominee to run for Governor in the General Election, in addition to voting on local candidates.

Primary Day ...

Somerset Patriots Owner Steve Kalafer, 71, Dies; Philanthropist, Businessman, Friend to All

April 22, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from cancer at the age of 71.

A devout family man, he is survived by his wife, Suzanne; two sons ...

Community Conversations: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrates 25 Years of Building Healthier Communities

25 years after establishing one of the first integrated health care systems in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System has become a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, innovative health care.

Founded in 1996 through the merger of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, and soon after, the General Hospital Center at Passaic, Atlantic Health ...