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Short Hills Ave. Bridge About to Reopen

May 26, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Short Hills Avenue Bridge has been reopened to pedestrians, and access for vehicle traffic is soon to follow.

According to township administrator John Bussiculo speaking at Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting, "In the next week or so, they should be completely done."

The bridge closed last July in preparation for repairs, which have caused traffic ...

Hershey Building Renovation Plans on Mountain Ave. Finalized

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Rather than field more private bids for renovations to the flood-damaged Hershey Building, the township has finalized plans to handle the repairs itself.

During Tropical Storm Ida, the Hershey Building at 22 Mountain Ave. was flooded.

The building serves as the administrative offices for the Department of Public Works and storage for large machinery. The garage received ...

$170K in Grants Will Go Toward Several Springfield Paving Projects

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The township recently received a grant from Union County for $60,000 for infrastructural municipal aid to be used toward the 2022 paving program.

According to Township Administrator John Bussiculo, speaking at last week's Township Committee meeting, the paving program for this year will include new surfaces for Wilson Road, Rose Avenue, High Point ...

Springfield Rejects Outside Bids to Renovate Hershey Building Property

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- After receiving four different bids from developers for renovation of the Hershey Building property on Morris Avenue, the township has decided to change course.

"All four bids were rejected because they were extremely above what our threshold was for the bids," Township Administrator John Bussiculo said at Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting. "We ...

Springfield Township Committee Votes to Adopt 2022 Municipal Budget

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Township Committee voted unanimously in favor of adopting the proposed 2022 municipal budget at its meeting on Tuesday, May 10.

The budget represents a rise of 0.6 percent in total appropriations over the 2021 budget. The total budget for 2022 will be $36.362 million, compared to $36.146 million last year, an increase of $216,102.

The local tax per ...

Springfield Board of Adjustment Delays Decision on Chick-fil-A Until June 21

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The application to build a Chick-fil-A restaurant on the site of the current Barnes & Noble bookstore on the corner of Hillside Avenue and Route 22 West has been carried to the next Springfield Board of Adjustment meeting on June 21.

The board met on April 27 and heard more testimony from representatives of the applicant, who intends to have the Barnes & Noble ...

Floor & Decor Store Proposed for Route 22 in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Springfield Planning Board on Monday night heard a proposal for a new Floor & Decor carpet and flooring store on Route 22 West.

The store would replace the Macy's Furniture & Mattress Gallery, the former Goodwill store and the site of Chinese Restaurant Cathay 22 at 114, 124 and 128 Highway 22 West.

The lots would be consolidated and the current ...

Springfield Township Engineers to Exlpore Park Improvements

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The township is investigating ways that its parks can be upgraded in the coming months.

In his Township Administrator's report during this week's Township Committee meeting, John Bussiculo said, "One of our engineers is looking at all of our parks to see if there's some upgrades and some work we can do. We were also at Veterans Park this week, and we bought ...

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Enjoy Union County Parks, the Zero Waste Way

Visitors to Union County parks this summer can give their outdoor gatherings a zero waste makeover by using washable or recyclable picnic gear including plates, cups, utensils and tablecloths.

“Cutting down on single-use paper or plastic items in our parks is a simple way to help the environment while enjoying the outdoors with friends and family,” said Union County Commissioner ...

New Jersey Primary 2022, Once Again the Competition is Limited

May 22, 2022

The vote-by-mail primary ballots are distributed by the Union County Clerk’s office.  Once again, as in most years, there are very few selections available on the ballots.  New Jersey has a semi-closed primary system.  This means that a voter generally must be registered with a party to vote in that party’s primary.  An unaffiliated voter can ...

New Jersey Primary 2022, Another Failed Attempt at Democracy

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 ...

Enjoy Union County Parks, the Zero Waste Way

May 26, 2022

Visitors to Union County parks this summer can give their outdoor gatherings a zero waste makeover by using washable or recyclable picnic gear including plates, cups, utensils and tablecloths.

“Cutting down on single-use paper or plastic items in our parks is a simple way to help the environment while enjoying the outdoors with friends and family,” said Union County Commissioner ...

A Memorial Day Message

May 26, 2022

As Memorial Day approaches, our thoughts turn to those in our Union County community who made the ultimate sacrifice, and gave their lives in the service of our country.

Each year, the Commissioner Board honors their memory by distributing thousands of American flags to veterans’ groups and civic organizations. Together, we visit cemeteries across Union County to ensure ...

Come to the Free “Native Plant Swap and Shop,” June 9

Union County residents can come to the free “Native Plant Swap and Shop” event on Thursday evening, June 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and trade harmful, invasive plants from their yard for up to three colorful native varieties that attract butterflies and other pollinators, free of charge. More native plants will also be available for purchase at the event.

The Native Plant Swap ...

A Statement from the Union County Board of County Commissioners

“The Union County Board of County Commissioners share our sentiments of sorrow and sadness over yesterday’s unspeakable tragedy in the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. It is extremely difficult to comprehend the horrible and violent actions of people, and even more so when directed at - what should be - a safe space. Violence on this scale at a school is almost impossible to ...

New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

May 26, 2022

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...

Acting Attorney General Calls for Increased Law Enforcement Presence at New Jersey Schools

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that we live in a country where children are shot just for going to school. My ...

New Jersey Drivers Are Paying More than $4.75 a Gallon to Fill Up, on Average

NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours.

But the price didn't go down, either.

AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 cents higher than last month and $1.71 higher than this time last ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, June 1, 7:00 PM

Springfield

Township Committee Workshop Meeting

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Sun, June 5, 10:00 AM

The Park , Berkeley Heights

Summit Challenge

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Sun, June 5, 1:00 PM

Calvary Episcopal Church, Summit

3rd Annual Calvary Oyster Roast

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Fri, June 17, 4:00 PM

CDC Theatre, Cranford

A Bronx Tale at CDC Theatre

Community Conversations: A Healthy Holiday Weekend

This weekend marks the third Memorial Day holiday since the pandemic started, but we’re in a much different place than in previous years. On this Community Conversation, Jason Kessler, MD, section chief of Infectious Disease at Morristown Medical Center, will share the latest information on how to gather safely, provide an update on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, and tell you what you ...