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. As the weather cooled down, the stories stayed hot.
All stories are listed in alphabetical order of the section table at the top of the site:
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT:
- A presentation on The Beatles 50 years ago brought a bt of Abbey Road to the library.
- The cast and crew began to prepare for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time at Jonathan Dayton.
BUSINESS AND FINANCE:
- Century 21 Norma Altman Realtors moved into their new office, While Springfield Orthodontics did the same.
- Springfield Hometown Heroes held a veteran's banner fundraiser to collect donations.
- Cannonball house opened its doors again for the fall program.
- Children donned their spookiest costumes for the Halloween event held by the Rec. Department.
- A pair of Dayton students were honored for being semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.
- The Jonathan Dayton Peer Leaders hosted Start With Hello Week to teach kindness and empathy.
- After 15 years, the BOE made the decision to not renew the contract of Superintendent Michael Davino.
- The Springfield Planning Board approved the Saks site plan.
POLICE AND FIRE:
- Springfield police apprehended two suspects accused of stealing packages.
- Two new firemen were sworn in at a township meeting.
- Firemen were also recognized for their work on stopping the Baltusrol fire.
- Marcos Vaz attained the rank of sergeant after being sworn in.
RELIGIONS AND SPIRITUALITY:
- The town held its inaugural Diwali party at the Chisholm Community Center.
- The 2009 state championship soccer team reunited for one night during the boys' soccer game.