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Springfield School District gets A Gift From Governor Murphy

July 19, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Governor Murphy has added over $400 million dollars to almost 400 different local school district budgets. More than 150 districts, however, will be losing money received from direct state aid.

Springfield is among the winners.

For the 2018-2019 school year, we will receive an additional $447,349. In hard totals, this is an increase from last year’s $1,499,206 to ...

New Ordinance Leads to Discussion at Springfield Township Committee Meeting

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield residents showed up to the Township Committee meeting looking to discuss a new ordinance up for a vote Tuesday.

Ordinance 2018-12, which was passed at the meeting after public discussion, will amend the town’s general ordinance sub-section regarding construction and renovation site safety and fencing. The new ordinance places responsibility in the hands of ...

Township Committee Looks To Hire New Staff, Announces Measures to Curb Invasive Insect

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - July 16 at the monthly Township Committee Workshop meeting, Springfield’s Township Committee laid out the agenda for the rest of July. Among the topics on the docket were the hiring of new staffers at the pool and a change in fireworks for next year.

In a push to add new and substitute camp staffers at the Springfield Community Pool, Springfield will be looking to hire ...

Hot Summer Days Have Not Slowed Down Springfield’s Environmental Commission

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Monday night’s Environmental Commission was packed with interesting items and issues:

Ø  Ash Bores are a type of Beetle that have come over from Japan and have been seen in Pennsylvania.  They were recently found in Montclair and S. Orange, and soon to be in Springfield. These insects will attack and eat Ash trees to the point that they will ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of July 16: Board of Education Meeting and Township Committee Meeting

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Springfield’s Board of Education and Township Committee meet this week. 

For all other activities, please look at the calendar.

Monday – July 16

8:00 a.m. Junior Police Academy Week

1:00 p.m. Water Aerobics at Community Pool (adults)

6:00 p.m. Joint Board of Education Township Committee at JDHS

7:00 p.m. Workshop Township Committee ...

Springfield’s Summer Concert Series Kicked Off on Thursday with a Performance from Barbara Harris and Bob Marino

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Under clear evening skies on the front lawn of the Springfield Town Hall, Marino went first and performed a medley of songs including hits from Frank Sinatra and other artists of the time. Harris followed as the headliner and performed throwback songs from all different genres, including the hit single “A Lover’s Concerto” from her time with the “The ...

Farmer's Market Brings Fresh Produce, Unique Snacks To Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Farmer’s Market is back for another year. The event, which runs every Monday from July through October is being held this year on the front lawn of the Springfield Public Library. The farmer’s market is open each week from 11 a.m. to six p.m.

Martin Schwartz was one of the vendors at the farmer’s market. He and Raquel Gemer are co-owners of ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of July 9: Saving the Great Swamp Film and World Cup Final Viewing Party

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Springfield’s Senior Citizen Club Thursday meeting will include a showing of the film Saving the Great Swamp:  Battle to Defeat the Jetport.  According to the film’s website, the film “…is a new one-hour documentary about the events, people and politics behind the struggle to preserve a rural area of New Jersey between 1959 and 1968. The ...

Springfield BID's Concert Series Brings Four Concerts to Springfield over the Next Two Months starting Thursday

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield residents looking for a way to spend their summer nights will have a returning musical option over the next few months. Now in its fifth year, the Springfield business Improvement District (BID) Concert series kicks off on Thursday July 12 with bi-weekly performances on the lawn in front of Town Hall.

All concerts in the series are scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.

Springfield's Meisel Field Turf Project Almost Complete

SPRINGFIELD, N.J.- Over the last several weeks, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders have started construction on a new turf surface at Meisel Field. Freeholder Bruce Bergen talked with TAPinto and answered questions about the project.

In a phone interview, Bergen, who is also a Springfield resident said that the decision to turf the field came as part of a larger plan to turf multiple ...

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Local people with disabilities measure success and shortcomings of Americans with Disabilities Act

July 20, 2018

Local people with disabilities this month are lauding progress made since enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 28 years ago, but also point to the remaining distance between where they stand today and equal access to all sectors of the community.

Signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990, the ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals based on ...

Jersey Central Power & Light Announces Program to Enhance Reliability for Electric Customers

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) filed a four-year infrastructure plan today with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) aimed at enhancing the reliability and resiliency of its distribution system against severe weather and reducing the frequency and duration of power outages.

JCP&L Reliability Plus includes about $400 million in targeted investments ...