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Springfield's Calendar for Week of September 25: Festival & Car Show and 5k & Fun Run on Sunday

September 24, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week ends with Springfield Patriot Chamber of Commerce’s Festival & Car Show on Sunday October 1.  The event goes from 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the rain date is October 15.  It will be in front of Town Hall.   To being Sunday, there will be a 5k and fun run benefitting veterans from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Also on Sunday is the first day of ...

Mountainside Council Expands Barnes Tract Redevelopment Area, But Only Partially

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The council delivered a welcomed “curveball” to residents who had come to the Tuesday, Sep. 19 council meeting to oppose the planned expansion of the Barnes Tract Redevelopment area. After the discussion, the council unanimously approved the revised resolution regarding the expansion.

Councilman Keith Turner explained that the subcommittee had met prior to ...

Township Superintendent Sees Springfield Students Doing Well in PAARC, But He’s Uncertain About Future Graduation Requirements

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—Springfield Superintendent of Schools Michael A. Davino gave township board of education members a“generic” rundown on recently-released PAARC Test data at the board’s meeting on Monday, saying he would go over the data in more detail with principals and supervisors later.

He noted that township students, as a whole did very well, often exceeding ...

Springfield’s Calendar for Week of September 18: Rosh Hashanah Starts at Sunset Wednesday

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Rosh Hashanah beings at sunset Wednesday September 20 and ends at nightfall on Friday, September 22.  Springfield schools are closed Thursday and Friday and no athletic events Wednesday through Friday. 

September’s Board of Education occurs Monday evening and on Tuesday morning there is a meeting of the Business Improvement District.

On Saturday, ...

Springfield Board of Health Seeks More Local Focus in Community Health Needs Assessment

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—A group of non-profit health organizations known as the North Jersey Health Collaborative has presented a 50-page “Community Health Needs Assessment” for Union County for 2016. The assessment was prepared for the group by the Center for Population Health Sciences at Atlantic Health System—the parent organization of Overlook Medical Center in Summit.

The ...

Pet Store Ordinance Brings Opposing Views on Pet Stores to the September 12, 2017 Township Committee Meeting

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Proponents and opponents to ordinance 2017-12 voiced their views on it at the September 12, 2017 Springfield, NJ Township Committee Meeting.

The ordinance, which was up for second reading at Tuesday’s meeting, sought to restrict the sources from which pet stores can obtain dogs and cats for retail sale. Under the ordinance, pet stores can only obtain cats and dogs from ...

Springfield's Calendar for Week of September 11; 9/11 Observance and Township Committee Meeting

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The school year has started, Jonathan Dayton’s PTSO meets Wednesday evening, there is an SAT Boot Camp Saturday and Sunday, and the athletic teams have full schedules.  Monday includes a Memorial Observance of 9/11 on its 16th anniversary at Springfield Town Hall. 

There is a Township Committee meeting Tuesday which will include a discussion of ...

Church Mall Project Application to Springfield Planning Board Continued to October Meeting

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Planning Board announced at the beginning of its September 6, 2017 meeting that the application of Veale Holdings, LLC for redevelopment of what is referred to as the Church Mall Project had been Continued to the October 4th meeting.

Board Attorney Alexander Fisher, who announced the continuance, further noted that the meeting might have its date changed, and ...

Township Administrator Shehady Represents Springfield at Meeting of Union County Towns

CLARK, NJ — Springfield Township Administrator Ziad Shehady was one of 18 representatives from Union County towns at a meeting of mayors and other representatives in Clark last week. The meeting, organized by Mayor Sal Bonaccorso of Clark and Mayor Coleen Mahr of Fanwood, was designed to bring local leadership together to discuss the affordable housing ...

Springfield's Calendar for Week of September 4: School Starts and BARK-A-QUE on Saturday

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This is Labor Day week and the Springfield Schools start a new year.  Jonathan Dayton’s teams start their regular season schedules after weeks of practice. 

Home for Good Dog Rescue holds its 7th Annual BARK-A-QUE & Dog Adoption Event.  This time the venue is Meisel Park.  During the entire week, “Springfield United for Hurricane ...

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Union County Offers Free Yoga and Wellness Class at Maskers Barn

September 10, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, through the County’s Office on Women, is presenting a free yoga, meditation class and emotional wellness event entitled “Union County Balancing the Scales of Your Life” on Friday evening, September 15, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Maskers Barn in the historic Deserted Village of the Watchung Reservation. The event is open to ages 16 and ...