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May 15, 2022

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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Short Hills Avenue Bridge repairs could be finished within a month, according to Springfield Township Administrator John Bussiculo. Speaking at Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting, Bussiculo said, "I talked to the county today, they're looking at opening that bridge ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The ParkMobile app is active in parts of Springfield and will soon be implemented in Springfield parking lots and streets.  The app is a payment system in which drivers can pay for parking using their phones. With this new system, a driver can extend their parking time without ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Township Committee last week unanimously passed a bond ordinance to authorize various public improvements and the acquisition of new automotive vehicles and apparatus. The ordinance calls for the appropriation of $2,767,932 in federal funds received under the American ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Township administrator John Bussiculo provided an update on Springfield's two most prominent ongoing construction projects at Tuesday's Township Committee meeting. He said that the Saks Project continues to show more consistent progress and organization, but that the recently ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Brendan O’Reilly, the assistant director of Recreation in Springfield, received the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association (NJRPA) William D. Foelsch Rising Professional of the Year Award at the organization’s annual awards dinner on Tuesday, March 8. The award recognizes ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- During its first meeting since January, the Springfield Board of Adjustment Tuesday night heard from a traffic engineer on plans to replace the Barnes & Noble at the corner of Hillside Avenue and Route 22 West with a Chick-fil-A later this year. Several Hillside Avenue ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Springfield Public Library's targeted reopening date has been moved up. Once anticipated to remain closed until sometime in April, the library now has set Monday, March 14 as the day it expects to reopen its doors following massive flooding damage from Tropical Storm Ida ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- A public hearing has been scheduled for March 22 on a bond ordinance introduced by the Township Committee at its Tuesday, Feb. 22 meeting to appropriate $2,767,932 in federal funds received in the American Rescue Plan of 2021. Some of the improvements and upgrades that the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- As originally reported in TAPinto Springfield last year, the Motor Vehicle Commission's Springfield Agency will close the doors of its Center Street location for the final time this weekend. The MVC will be moving to a new facility at 271 Route 22 East on Monday, Feb. 28. For ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The long-dormant Sarah Bailey Civic Center property has been sold. The township will get $2.48 million from a redeveloper for the property at 30 Church Mall that used to serve as a senior center, among other purposes.  “This was a golden opportunity that we would probably ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Mike Disko, the director of Engineering in Springfield Township, provided an update on three downtown redevelopment sites to the Planning Board at its Zoom meeting Monday night. Disko updated the board members on progress at the Larkin Development, the Gomes property, and the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- By a 3-2 vote, the Springfield Township Committee approved a resolution that suspends the town's recently passed vaccine policy. The Township Committee held a special meeting Monday night, 20 days after approving and adopting a new vaccine policy on Jan. 11 that mandated that ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Springfield Public Library is getting closer to reopening. Township administrator John Bussiculo said, "The library is in very good shape at the moment," in his update to the Township Committee at its meeting Tuesday night. "The children's section has now been ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Township manager John Bussiculo gave a step-by-step accounting of all the repair and cleanup work being done at the Springfield Public Library in order for it to be ready for reopening in the spring. The library has been closed since incurring heavy flood damage during ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The township has sent a bill to the firm responsible for collecting recycling in the community. Giordano Companies did not make its scheduled curbside pickups on Springfield last Dec. 29, Township Manager John Bussiculo said at last week's Township Committee ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Township Committee this week unanimously adopted a resolution establishing a COVID-19 vaccine policy for municipal employees. Resolution 2022-51 mandates that township employees should either be vaccinated against COVID-19, or should be tested regularly for the virus if ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Alex Keiser took the oath of office to be sworn in as the township's mayor for 2022 at Tuesday night's reogranization meeting. Councilman Chris Weber, the mayor for 2021, will be the deputy mayor now. Democrats Keiser and Weber both won re-election to new three-year terms ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Township Committee held its last meeting of 2021 on Tuesday night. It was the final meeting for Chris Weber as mayor, although Weber was re-elected to the Township Committee and will remain part of the governing body in 2022. Committeeman Alex Keiser is expected to me ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Last week, TAPinto Springfield published an article on the timeline for completion of the Short Hills Avenue bridge project based on the statements of Township Administrator John Bussiculo at last week's Township Committee meeting. The township on Monday published a correction ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Township Administrator John Bussiculo provided progress reports at last Tuesday’s Township Committee meeting on two of the ongoing redevelopment projects in Springfield. The foundation of the garage at the "Saks Project”—construction of The Metropolitan apartments on the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The repairs to the Short Hills Avenue bridge could be completed by early next month, according to Township Administrator John Bussiculo. Speaking before the Springfield Township Committee at its Tuesday night meeting, Bussiculo said that the reconstruction could be nearing its ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The township's Planning Board has established a "buffer zone" of 200 feet for any new cannabis businesses that are launched in the municipality. The Township Committee voted, 4-1, earlier this year in favor of allowing recreational sale within Springfield. The ordinance reads ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Following the news that the Springfield Public Library may not reopen until next spring, Library Director Dale Spindel issued a letter to the public expressing regret at the timeline. The library has been closed since incurring significant damage from flooding during Tropical ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Barnes & Noble that has been a staple at the corner of Route 22 and Hillside Avenue in Springfield for close to 30 years may be demolished to make way for a fast-food restaurant. The Springfield Board of Adjustment Tuesday night heard a presentation from developers ...

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