Springfield Calendar for Week of February 19: Girls Basketball Senior Night and Springfield’s Rich Black History

February 18, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Tuesday night is Senior Night for the girls varsity basketball team.  The five seniors on this 18-3 Bulldogs’ team are Captains Amanda Lau and Nicolette Angelo, Melanie Schickler, Zoe Frei, and Gabriella Petruzzella.

Thursday night at the Chisholm Community Center is a program that introduces “The Square”.  The specific program ties into ...

Union Teachers to Rally on Rare Disease Awareness Day in Support of Dup15q Syndrome, Cioffi's in Springfield has a Raffle to Show Support

UNION, NJ – February 28th is Rare Disease Awareness Day and teachers in Union are pitching in by wearing jeans and a blue shirt and donating $5 to '“RARE” your BLUE for Dup15q' Day.

Union High School Counselor Lauren Weissberg is sponsoring the district-wide dress down day in support of the Dup15q Alliance and her son Holden, who is diagnosed with the rare genetic ...

Springfield Board of Health Meeting: Walton School Mold Investigation and Grease Trap Ordinance

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Valentine’s Day Board of Health meeting dealt with a number of issues including the mold issues in two classrooms at Edward V. Walton Early Childhood Center. The health officer Michael Fitzpatrick presented a report on the incident. He stated that he received four complaints from parents within 24 hours in mid January.  The issue arose December ...

At Westfield High School, Student Says ‘It’s Almost Normal to Juul Here’

Editor’s note: This story about the rise in teen e-cigarette use, written by Westfield High School student Greta Frontero, originally ran in the Jan. 8 edition of WHS student newspaper Hi’s Eye.

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 12th-grade Westfield High School female said she doesn’t bring her Juul to school, but will use someone else’s if the opportunity ...

Springfield Student Named National Merit Finalist

SUMMIT, NJ - Oratory Prep is proud to announce that Springfield's Senior Isaac Russell has been named a Finalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition.  He is one of three Oratory students to get the honor.

For Issac, it started with a test in the fall of 2016.

Now, he is a senior at Oratory Preparatory School and has advanced to the finalist level of the National ...

Springfield Board of Education Initial Budget Presentations Suggest Flat Budget and Modest Increase in School Population

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The principals of every public school in Springfield made their first presentation to the Board of Education on the 2018-2019 budgets.  These presentations precede later ones that may be adjusted pending Governor Murphy’s proposed budget.  The public hearing for the schools’ budgets should occur on April 30.

The common theme was to “sustain ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of February 12: UCT Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments, Weinberg in Individual Tournament of Champions

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The week includes a Board of Education meeting and a Township Committee meeting. 

Jonathan Dayton girls basketball plays a first round game against Summit High School in the first round of the Union County Tournament.  The game will be played at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Jonathan Dayton High School.

Senior Evan Weinberg competes in the state’s Individual ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of February 5: AARP Tax Help, Planning Board Meeting and Hockey Tournament

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week there is a Planning Board meeting on Wednesday.   Also, the Jonathan Dayt0n hockey team has a first-round match against East Side High School at the Barnabus Health Hockey House next to the Prudential Center on Wednesday.

AARP tax volunteers will be at the Springfield Free Public Library Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for those needing some ...

Springfield Genius Academy in Springfield Opens To a Joyous Traditional Chinese Celebration

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield Genius Academy celebrated their ribbon cutting event on Saturday with many dignitaries in attendance. Mayor Rich Huber did the honors and Township Committee members Erica DuBois and Chris Capodice were in attendance. The Springfield Patriot Chamber was represented by Co-Chair Mike Scalera and Networking Vice-President Elliot Merkin.

This Chinese ...

Freeholder Board Offers Free Scholarships to Attend Union County College

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Freeholders have announced that eligible students may attend Union County College (UCC) tuition-free through the Freeholder Scholars Program. The next round of scholarships applies to the 2018-19 academic year.

“A college education should be available to any qualified student regardless of their family income, and upon graduation they should ...

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Sixteen at-risk youth celebrate one year of stability and new beginning

February 15, 2018

Young people living within New Jersey's child welfare system face daunting odds – often moving from foster family to group home to support program yet never finding their place, sometimes traveling with their belongings in a plastic garbage bag.

"The analogy is not lost on them," said Tanya Johnson, senior assistant executive director, youth services, at the nonprofit ...