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Springfield H.S. Seniors Taking SATs Are 11% Above NJ State Average

May 17, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- At last week's Board of Education meeting, Springfield Schools Superintendent Rachel Goldberg revealed some of the findings in the annual New Jersey Department of Education 2020-21 School Performance Reports.

Enrollment in Springfield public schools declined from 2,229 in 2018-19 to 2,164 in 2020-21.

The five-year cohort graduation rate at Jonathan Dayton High school ...

Springfield Student to Graduate from New Jersey STEM Program

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Springfield resident Claudia Reines will graduate on May 21 from the Governor’s STEM Scholars, a program of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey.

Reines is one of 95 New Jersey high school and college students to complete the year-long program, which provides a 360-degre view of New Jersey’s STEM economy through conferences, lab ...

Students from Springfield Inducted into Business Honor Society at Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. -- Two residents of Springfield, N.J. were among the 48 University of Scranton students inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honor society.

Kevin Duffy of Springfield, a junior pursuing an accounting degree; and Victoria Gainey of Springfield, a graduate student pursuing a Master of Business Administration in accounting degree, both were inducted.

To be ...

U.S. News Announces Its 2022 'Best High Schools' List. Find Out Where Jonathan Dayton Ranks

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Jonathan Dayton High School was rated No. 89 in New Jersey by U.S. News on Apr. 26. 

Students at JDHS have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. U.S. News reported that the high school's AP® participation rate is 64%. The total minority enrollment is 49%, and 14% of students are economically disadvantaged.

The U.S. News ...

Springfield BOE Cites Science Teacher Ornavitz, Announces Details of Summer Enrichment Program

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- At Monday night’s Springfield Board of Education meeting, information about the 2022 Summer Enrichment program was announced with a brochure of classes for students going into grades 1-8. 

Retiring science teacher Irene Ornavitz was cited during the meeting by Superintendent Rachel Goldberg. Ornavitz headed the Future Medical Careers Club at Jonathan Dayton High ...

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Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

New Jersey Primary 2022, Another Failed Attempt at Democracy

May 13, 2022

The vote-by-mail primary ballots are distributed by the Union County Clerk’s office.  We are now participating in one more meaningless primary process across most municipalities in New Jersey.  

 

Only 20% of the primary election races across the county have a choice.  That means that in 80% of those ballots we now have, there is no selection to be ...

Reminder: To Receive a $300 Stipend as a Union County Poll Worker, Apply Today

May 20, 2022

Union County residents who are interested in assisting voters at polling locations on Election Day this year can apply to become official poll workers. Poll workers will earn $300 for the day, starting at 5:15 a.m. through the close of the polls at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 7.

“Poll workers are there to answer questions and help voters understand how to cast their ballots.

Union County Clerk Offers Saturday Hours for Voters to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot in Person

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that the County Clerk’s Elections Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for extended hours on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for anyone seeking to obtain a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the 2022 Primary Election. The extended hours are offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed.

The Primary Election will be held on ...

Cantor's Concert

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The JCC of Central NJ Community Came Together on Sunday, May 15

Scotch Plains – Community came together in the JCC parking lot on Sunday, May 15!  Our Big Day Out member appreciation event was the first time in over two years that the whole JCC community gathered together! The weather was perfect as more than 1,200 adults and children came to enjoy the day, be with friends and celebrate a strong JCC community committed to the inclusion of all ...

Here Are the 13 Dispensaries in New Jersey Legally Selling Cannabis to the Public

May 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Starting in April, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older were able to legally purchase recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide.

According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:

North Jersey:

Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, ...

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The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...