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Community Life

July 2, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Al Frazza, a local historian, has launched a website that is a comprehensive field guide to New Jersey’s Revolutionary War historic sites. RevolutionaryWarNewJersey.com features photographs and information for 650 Revolutionary War historic sites, located throughout towns in ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- March for our Lives Union/Springfield Chapter is hosting a march on Saturday, June 11. The event is intended to raise awareness about gun violence. Saturday's march, which will go from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., will begin at Springfield Town Hall, 100 Mountain Ave., and ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Springfield Free Public Library Board of Trustees has appointed Bonnie Lafazan as the library’s new assistant director. Lafazan is a lifelong learner and educator, library advocate for patrons and fellow librarians, and library manager with more than two decades of ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The ParkMobile app is active in parts of Springfield and will soon be implemented in Springfield parking lots and streets.  The app is a payment system in which drivers can pay for parking using their phones. With this new system, a driver can extend their parking time without ...

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UNION, NJ - After a two-year delay because of the pandemic and a two-week postponement due to rain, the 2022 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade hit the streets of Union on Saturday, in step with Irish tradition and community spirit. Thousands of visitors converged to enjoy the bands, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Brendan O’Reilly, the assistant director of Recreation in Springfield, received the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association (NJRPA) William D. Foelsch Rising Professional of the Year Award at the organization’s annual awards dinner on Tuesday, March 8. The award recognizes ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- As the grass turns green and the trees begin to leaf out, it’s time for Springfield’s Community Cleanup Day. Volunteers are welcome and needed on Sunday, April 10 beginning at 11 a.m. in Laurel, Smithfield, Alvin and Washington parks and the area surrounding the Community ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- There will be a new way for drivers to pay for metered parking in the township this spring. The ParkMobile app will soon be implemented in Springfield parking lots and streets.  ParkMobile is a contactless payment system in which drivers can pay for parking via their ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Dale Spindel, director of the Springfield Public Library, on Friday provided an update on the progress of remediation at the site. The library has been closed for the last four months after incurring heavy water damage as the result of flooding from Tropical Storm ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- About 1,000 residents were on hand Wednesday evening for the first public lighting ceremony of the township Christmas tree in two years. The Springfield community came together to light tree outside Town Hall. Last year's ceremony did not take place due to COVID ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The township has announced it will not place any restrictions on Halloween next weekend. The police will be closing down Tooker Avenue between Mountain Avenue and Lyons Place on Halloween. Auxiliary police will be posted at both ends of the closure to monitor traffic and allow ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Six weeks after closing due to flooding from Tropical Storm Ida, the Springfield Public Library's reopening is still indeterminate. In a public update released Thursday, library director Dale Spindel while virtual programs are proceeding, the library itself is not ready to ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — People who lost family members, colleagues and friends to COVID-19 gathered in Westfield Wednesday night at a memorial service hosted by the Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council. Mourners left flowers, sticky notes with names of the deceased and other symbols of ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Springfield Community Pool will remain closed for the rest of summer as a result of the damage from Tropical Storm Ida. Mayor Chris Weber confirmed that the extended exposure to flood waters that the pool pumps were subject to have rendered them unable to operate. "The ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Township Committee introduced the first reading of an ordinance at its regular meeting Wednesday night to re-establish and revise the policies and procedures of the township TV channel and how it operates. Committeeman Chris Capodice said that this has been in the works ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Jitney service will resume in the township beginning Monday, Aug. 16. Springfield offers a Park & Ride Jitney Service from the Springfield Community Pool parking lot at 44 Morrison Road to the NJ Transit Short Hills Train Station.  The daily fee is $3 per ride and ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — National Night Out is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 3 starting at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Jonathan Dayton High School. This event, which is free to attend, promotes police, fire and EMS partnerships to help make neighborhoods safer. A variety of food trucks will be ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Although he may not look like it, longtime Springfield resident William “Bill” Levidow recently celebrated his 100th birthday. In conjunction with the Springfield Senior Citizens Club, the Township Committee recognized his achievements on July 13.  Levidow was born on July 10, ...

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