Community Life

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — As the Easter holiday draws closer, the Springfield Recreation department is offering families a safe, socially-distanced photo opportunity with a familiar, fuzzy holiday face. The recreation department will be offering meet and greets with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, Apr. 3, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — At Tuesday night's Springfield Township Committee meeting, the committee took time to honor a pillar of the community for his unwavering dedication to service. Donald Auer, a Springfield resident of many decades has been with American Legion Post 228 as a member for fifty ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Check out the Springfield Weekly Recap, with all the top local stories from Springfield in one place; Springfield Officials on Hand for Groundbreaking Ceremony at Former Saks Site History Made for Springfield Fire Department, as First Female Firefighter Sworn ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Check out the weekly recap, featuring the top local stories from Springfield in once place: Springfield Township Committee Enters into Shared Services Agreement with BOE for Ruby Field Netting Springfield Girls Basketball: Del Duca, Wood Lead Dayton to Sixth Straight ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Public Library is joining forces with the Springfield Public Library to bring a series of four virtual writing classes to their patrons. Each workshop will be led by instructors from the Writers Circle. The Writers Circle is an organization offering creating writing ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Check out the weekly recap, with the top local stories from the past week in one place; Springfield Surpasses 1000 Cumulative COVID Cases Since Pandemic's Start Springfield Girls Basketball: Dayton Continues Winning Ways With Victory Over Brearley Springfield Girls ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Check out the Springfield weekly recap, with all the top local stories from the past week: One New Death, Two Dozen New Cases in Latest Springfield COVID Figures Springfield Library Among Recipients of Union County HEART Grant from Board of Commissioners Baltusrol ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gas up your snowblowers again!  For all those that simply hate the winter, apologies from mother nature are in order. For those who love the snow, this is a week you have dreamed about for a decade.  For the second time in a week, a significant to major snowstorm seems poised ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced recently that 60 artists, historians and local non-profit organizations will receive funding through the 2021 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) grant program. As part of the list of ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Matt Wilson, Baltusrol Golf Club’s director of instruction, has been honored as one of Golf Digest Magazine’s 2021-2022 Best Young Teachers in America. The 35-year-old Wilson joined the Baltusrol Golf Club staff in April 2020 after serving as a coach of Golf Canada’s Junior ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Ahead of the Winter storm that will impact Springfield and the greater local area, the Township of Springfield has released a post with information about how to handle the situation over the next 24-48 hours. The infromation from that post can be found below: ON BEHALF OF ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Check out the weekly recap, with all the top local Springfield stories in one place: Springfield Township Committee Hears Update on Development at Downtown, Saks Sites Springfield Ice Hockey: Mignone Nets Hat Trick in Dayton's Loss to Newark East Side Friday Springfield ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The end of another week means a new weekly recap full of local stories. Check them all out in one place right here: Springfield Ice Hockey; Dayton Looks Ahead After Dropping Opener Former Jonathan Dayton High School Assistant Principal Passes Away Springfield Eighth ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Local residents are mourning the loss of former Jonathan Dayton High School Assistant Principal Manuel Pereira, who passed away on Jan. 17. Pereira, 78, a Westfield resident, was born on April 26, 1942, in Palmerton, Pennsylvania. He met his wife Elaine in 1963, marrying her in ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Springfield residents are mourning one of their own, following the passing of town native and long-time resident David Mitchell. Mitchell, 65, passed away Thursday afternoon, leading to a flood of condolences from those who knew him best, along with town residents and other ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Beginning on Saturday, Jan. 23, the JCC will stream three extraordinary films that explore the relationship between the Jewish and Black communities. These true stories illuminate the Jewish-Black alliances that helped shape the Civil Rights Movement. “As a community agency, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Catch up on the weekly recap, with all the top local stories in one place. In this week's edition, new COVID deaths, an open letter to Dayton students and their parents and a chance meeting with the new mayor. COVID-19 Springfield Sees Two New COVID Deaths, More New Cases in ...

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NEW JERSEY – United Van Lines has released the company’s 44th Annual National Migration Study, revealing in 2020, Americans continued to move westbound and southbound – and the COVID-19 pandemic factored into and accelerated many of those decisions to move. According to the study, which tracks ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Catch up with the major local stories from the past week in Springfield, all in one place. Springfield Government Reorganizes; Weber Sworn in as Mayor, Keiser in as Deputy Mayor Springfield Finishes 2020 with 700+ Cumulative COVID Cases

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — As another year draws to a close in Springfield it's time to once again turn back and reflect on the year that was; 2020. In the finals months of the year, November and December, Springfield went through an election, and the first major snowstorm of the season rolled ...

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