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 ...

Springfield's Cannon Ball House is Open to Public Sunday, Letters from George Washington and Herbert Hoover will be on Display

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Hit by a cannon ball, it survived the Revolutionary War.  Sunday, there is the Springfield Historical Society Open House at the Cannon Ball House. It will be open to the public from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  

In honor of it being Presidents’ Day weekend, two samples of presidential penmanship will be displayed. One is a letter that George ...

"Reefer Madness" Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Springfield Township Committee Meeting: Ordinance to Ban Dogs Overturned

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The meeting began with two Township Committee members in attendance.  They were Mayor Rich Huber and Maria Vassallo. Diane Stampoulos and Erica DuBois were sick and Chris Capodice had a teacher’s conference. Announcements were made including the notification that the free rabies clinic would occur on Saturday February 24 from 10 a.m. - noon at Chisholm ...

Springfield Township Committee Workshop Session Monday Night

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Starting in January a monthly workshop meeting was established by the newly configured Township Committee. The workshop session is the Monday before the second Tuesday of the month. At Monday’s session all department heads were available for a more freewheeling discussion of Township matters.

A few decisions were made such as sending a ...

Rep. Leonard Lance Fields Questions on Russian Sanctions, Electoral College, DACA Reform in 46th Town Hall in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With Bridgewater Township Police prepared outside the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School for potential protestors, Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7, held his 46th town hall meeting Saturday, fielding questions from constituents about his thoughts on the relevance of the electoral college, sanctions on Russia and immigration reform.

Only two protestors made an appearance as people ...

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 ...

Congressman Hosts Town Hall in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) will host his 46th in-person town hall meeting on Saturday, Feb. 10 beginning at 9 am at Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School, 128 Merriwood Road.

During the town hall meeting, Lance will take questions on the important issues facing Congress and the American people.  Lance will discuss government funding, ...

Springfield Planning Board Memorializes Church Mall Project, Recommends Ordinance to Require Construction Fencing

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At Monday's Planning Board meeting a combination of other meetings and new appointments made it possible for one vote to pass the resolution approving the Church Mall Project.  Jerry Fernandez was the sole vote to move, second and approve the project that was continued from 2017. The composition of the Planning Board changed with the turnover of a new Mayor, Rich ...

Six Arrested, Including Clergy, at ‘Clean Dream’ Sit-In at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office

WESTFIELD, NJ — Six protesters, including four clergy members, who were  holding a sit-in at Congressman Leonard Lance’s office in Westfield to support “Dreamers” were arrested Monday, according to Westfield police.

The Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev. John Rogers of First Congregational Church in Montclair, Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of B’nai Keshet in Montclair, ...

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Passport Fees Set to Increase this Spring: Plan Ahead to Avoid Paying More

February 13, 2018

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises Union County residents that the US Department of State is raising the Passport Execution Fee from $25.00 to $35.00 on April 2. The fee is mandated by the Department of State. It applies to passport applications that are submitted to an authorized agent, including a US Post Office, County Clerk or other government office.

Passport applications submitted ...