Springfield Board of Education: 'Foxy' Award Nominations, Summer Enrichment & Camp Invention Hire

April 17, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Superintendent Michael Davino congratulated the cast and crew of the Fall production of Superior Donuts. They received three “Foxy” Award nominations.  The nominations are for Outstanding Achievement in Stage Combat, Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Drama, and Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Drama.

Springfield Calendar for Week of April 16: Board of Education Meeting & Great American Short Stories

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Springfield Board of Education will have its first meeting in about month on Monday.  

The library introduces a new program Friday, Great American Short Stories.  From the website:  The library will offer three free, non-credit classes on the American short story that will provide participating adults with the opportunity to explore 20th century ...

Jonathan Dayton High School Grows Branches Against Bullying

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Jonathan Dayton’s Springfield Leadership Program asks its participants to take on additional responsibilities while attending high school. 

Many help ease the transition of freshmen into high school life.  Juniors Julia Horowitz and Meital Oshri took on another responsibility, they are implementing the “Branches Against Bullying” campaign at ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of April 9: Dayton JV Lacrosse Opener & Township Committee Meeting

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Jonathan Dayton High School Bulldogs’ junior varsity team has its inaugural game Monday at home against Summit High School.

Monday evening the Township Committee holds its Workshop meeting and follows it Tuesday with the formal meeting.  Most of the activity should occur Monday.  

On Thursday, the Hadassah Annual Holocaust Memorial Commemoration ...

New Jersey Students Against Gun Violence Gather for Roundtable Discussion at Kean University

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Triggered by the Parkland High school shooting in Florida this past February, New Jersey high school students and public officials, including members of Governor Murphy’s administration, gathered together at Kean Universities roundtable to discuss the ongoing gun violence issue in their communities and in the United States.

The event was hosted by the Lesniak Institute ...

NJ Connect for Recovery Hosts Free Education Workshops for Families Coping with Substance Use Disorder

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - NJ Connect for Recovery (NJCR), a service of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ), is offering free family education workshops throughout New Jersey for families of loved ones coping with a substance use disorder.

The workshops are run by group facilitators over a series of 12 weeks and attendees can choose to attend some or all sessions. The ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of April 2: Dayton Spring Sports Season Starts & Municipal Budget Presentation is Given

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week is the schools’ spring break.  Because of the school days lost to snowy weather, students are expected to be in class April 2 and then commence their spring break. 

This week is also the start of the season for Dayton spring sports.  Golf, softball, baseball, tennis and track have their opening events this week.

On Saturday morning ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of March 26: Township Committee Presents Municipal Budget & ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week precedes the schools’ spring break.  Because of the school days lost to snowy weather, students are expected to be in class April 2 and then commence their spring break.  The original plan was for the break to start on Good Friday, March 30.  That is also the day Passover begins.

On Tuesday, the municipal budget will be presented at the ...

Scenes from Saturday's 'March for Our Lives' Event in Union

UNION, NJ – Over 500 students, parents, public officials, and activists marched and gathered in Union Saturday morning for the Union County ‘March for Our Lives’ event.  The student-led march, which called on the U.S. government for stricter gun laws and memorialized the 17 people killed in Parkland, Florida last month, was one of hundreds of March for Our ...

Union Catholic's McElroy Gives Back to St. James the Apostle School, his Alma Mater

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- James McElroy has always wanted to give back to his alma mater, Saint James the Apostle School in Springfield.

So when it came time for McElroy, who graduated from St. James in 2015, to do his Eagle Scout Service Project, the junior at Union Catholic had the chance he was looking for.

After getting in contact with Saint James Principal, Mrs. Caroline Ponterio, to ...

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Free Public Panel Will Explore Sexual Assault and Consent

April 20, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the public to attend a panel discussion on sexual assault and consent on Wednesday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. in Room N-4 at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford. The panel will feature a question and answer session.

The panel discussion is intended to raise awareness about sexual assault and consent in ...