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:

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BUSINESS AND FINANCE:

COMMUNITY LIFE:

EDUCATION:

GOVERNMENT:

POLICE AND FIRE:

RELIGIONS AND SPIRITUALITY:

SPORTS: