Family Promise's Ehlers Named CEO, Bradshaw Chief Impact Officer as Nonprofit's Footprint, Impact Grows

November 19, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Reflecting the growth and national scope of Summit-based Family Promise, two of the organization's senior executives -- Claas Ehlers and Cara Bradshaw -- have received elevated titles. Ehlers, formerly president, is now the Chief Executive Officer while Bradshaw, previously Director of Development, is now Chief Impact Officer.

Family Promise, founded in the ...

2017 Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Monday at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The annual Springfield Interfaith Clergy Association Thanksgiving Service takes place on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael (60 Temple Drive).

The evening’s program will feature Combined Congregational Choirs and the Springfield Children’s Community Choir, and prayers of Thanksgiving and Praise.

This year donations are requested ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of November 13: NJSIAA Group 1 Boys Soccer Championship and Dayton Fall Drama

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week features Tuesday’s NJSIAA Group 1 Championship semifinal game with Jonathan Dayton High School facing Pompton Lakes High School.  This is the second year in a row Dayton made it to the NJSIAA Group 1 Championship. 

On Wednesdy the annual Bulldog Auction will be held at the High School.

On Monday, the Township Committee will have its first ...

Jonathan Dayton High School PTSO Bulldog Basket Auction is Wednesday November 15 at 6 PM

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The annual Bulldog Auction will be on Wednesday, November 15 at Jonathan Dayton High School.  You buy tickets for a table tickets at a cost of $80 for a table of eight or you can buy an individual ticket for $10. 

The proceeds from the auction support the Jonathan Dayton High School PTSO and Project Graduation for the Class of 2018.

The baskets being ...

Volunteers Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for US Troops Deployed Overseas

MANVILLE, NJ – More than 500 volunteers, young and old, helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,500 personal care packages during the XIII annual Military Appreciation packing event held in conjunction with Veterans Day.

The event was held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave.

It took only two hours to build the boxes, pack the bags, assemble the boxes, ...

Springfield Honors and Celebrates Its Veterans

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Township of Springfield honored and celebrated the service of our veterans with an observance ceremony held Saturday November 11 at Veterans Memorial Park.   The program involved town veterans, officials and local students

Township Committeewoman Geri Ann Bujnowski said of the event, “What a great turnout of veterans and spectators this morning at ...

Family Promise 'Fall Fling' Gala Brings 'Roaring Twenties' to Summit, Nets $250,000

SUMMIT, NJ - Family Promise’s annual Fall Fling, which supports the organization's mission to mobilize communities and empower families experiencing homelessness into sustainable independence, has generated $250,000 for the Summit-based national nonprofit.

Nadim Ahmed, President of the Hematology & Oncology Franchise for Celgene and a new member of the Family ...

Springfield Board of Health Approves $1,278.09 in Expenditures, Discusses Tweaking of Proposed Grease Trap Ordinance

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—After reviewing and approving a number of reports by health department staff, the township health department on Wednesday approved a total of $1,278.09 from invoices and additional expenditures.

The invoices included $600 for FRA (Fluorescent Rabies Antibody) treatment in animals and $285.81 for the health department’s expenses in connection with the Rutgers ...

Caring Contact Trains Teens at St. Bart's to Help Other Teens in Crisis

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Perhaps no one understands what a teenager in crisis is experiencing better than another teenager. That is why crisis listening line Caring Contact has introduced new training – Teens Helping Teens: Building Confidence and Awareness.

Caring Contact introduced the new training recently to a group of high school teens at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch ...

Summit Historical Society Holiday Boutique Unwrapped Nov. 16

SUMMIT, NJ - As the Hilltop City approaches 'The Season of Giving', The Summit Historical Society is giving residents the opportunity to get a head start on their holiday shopping when -- prior to Thanksgiving -- they host the Society's Annual Holiday Boutique November 16.

Two sessions, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and the ever-popular 'Carter House by Candlelight' ...

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Annual Turkey Drive To Help Provide For New Jersey's Hungry

November 17, 2017

HILLSIDE, NJ – Close to 300,000 New Jersey children face hunger every day. Many of their families don’t have the means to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner – turkey, stuffing and all. To ensure food-insecure people across the state have what they need to share a holiday meal, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey has been purchasing thousands of turkeys and will gather even ...

Parting Advice from Four Decades on the Front Lines of Local News

November 12, 2017

In February 1978 I walked into the office of The Rahway News-Record and Clark Patriot to begin what I thought was to be a short-term job stepping stone. 

Instead, it turned out to be a nearly 40-year odyssey in local journalism—including the last eight—overwhelmingly great—years with The Alternative Press (TapInto.Net).

I have decided it is time to spend more time in ...