SPRINGFIELD, NJ — As the calendar year comes to a close, it's time to take a look back at all the best stories from the past year in Springfield. In the heat of summer, the news kept rolling.
All stories are listed in alphabetical order of the section table at the top of the site:
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT:
- Springfield's annual Summer concert series kicked off in July with Barbara Harris and Bob Marino.
- The Francis sisters performed the American and Canadian National Anthems before a race at Meadowlands Park.
BUSINESS AND FINANCE:
- Demolition began on the Lyons Building in downtown Springfield.About a week later, the building was fully demolished.
- In a joyous occasion for donut-lovers in town, Krispy Kreme cut the ribbon on its newest location, on Rt. 22 in Springfield.
- Crosswalk flags were rolled out around town as a way to help pedestrians safely cross certain streets.
- Even with no fireworks, the Springfield Pool provided a cool Fourth of July.
- Former residents of the Springfield Square returned for their biannual reunion.
- Springfield businessman Paul Marzella found his luck at the World Series of Poker, with a deep run in the tournament.
- National Night Out brought the community to Meisel Field for a variety of fun activities.
- A tornado made its way across town, touching down near Rt. 22.
- Long-time businessman and resident Terry Alan Bucksar passed away in August.
- The inaugural PBA cornhole tournament took place at Spirit on Morris Avenue.
- Springfield students presented on spaceflight at a national conference.
- The Springfield Pool hosted a charity pie event in late July.
POLICE AND FIRE:
- Springfield first responders battled a fire at Baltusrol Golf Club over the summer.
- The annual Springfield Police Academy had a visit from a state police helicopter.
- One Springfield family ended up hosting a member of the '69 Miracle Mets team in their home during the squad's reunion weekend.