Government

November 9, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In the last official government meeting before ballots were cast, the Springfield Township Committee heard the first reading of an ordinance designed to help move downtown development forward. After the Springfield Planning Board passed a resolution in their November meeting ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In the race for Springfield Township Committee, the Democratic Party ticket of Chris Weber and Alex Keiser won two seats. Weber received 3,478 votes, which secured him 29.56 percent of the vote. His running mate Keiser received 3,324 votes, good for 28.25 percent of the ...

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Union County, NJ – Municipalities across Union County can look forward to improving recreation opportunities for youth and expanding their tree canopies, with the help of two countywide grant programs, the Kids Recreation Trust Fund and Greening Union County grant programs. Both grant programs ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In a continuation of business from the October meeting that was postponed due to time, the Springfield Planning Board approved an application from SPDSAIL for a preliminary and final site plan on the corner of Church Mall and Morris Avenue. For SPDSAIL owner Charlie Larkin, the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Last week, the Springfield Environmental Commission and Green Team met with 17 representatives from other Union County towns’ Environmental and Green Teams to explore the formation of a Regional Environmental Hub under the auspices of Sustainable Jersey. Springfield, Summit, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - After months of planning and construction, the new turf field at Meisel Park is ready for action. Monday afternoon, several members of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders met to dedicate the new turf field. The field is lined for football, soccer and lacrosse games and ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - With a tremendous infusion of grassroots energy, spurred by the divisive state of our national politics, Chris Weber and Alex Keiser’s 2018 campaign for Springfield Township Committee has knocked on more than 2,500 doors and received donations from 75 individual contributors – a ...

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Springfield, NJ - Springfield Council Candidates Maria Vassallo and Jerry Fernandez are formally launching a ground-breaking plan to transform the way they will represent Springfield residents on the Springfield Township Committee.  They believe in… Bringing transparency to public ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Before voters got to the polls in November, the candidates on the ballot for the Springfield Township Committee will get to make their case directly to the public at a candidates forum. The forum, which will be held Oct 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the municipal building, is being ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - With a building full of water-damaged police records on their hands, the Springfield Township committee has hired a part-time-employee to properly dispose of them. Retired Detective Lieutenant Judd Levinson, who served with the Springfield Police department from 1979 to 2017 ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Four Springfield postal carriers will be honored for their 30+ years of accident-free service by the National Safety Council. The prestigious Million Mile Award will be presented to Letter Carriers James Birch, Jose Cabrales, Rich Castore and Sheila Pierce. The award recognizes ...

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SPRINGFIELD, N.J.-An extraordinarily long planning board meeting led to the temporary rescheduling of the discussion on a planned property at 226 Morris Ave. The mixed-use residential and commercial property would be located at the corner of Morris Avenue and Church mall, next to the historic First ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Two candidates for Springfield Township Committee, Chris Weber and Alex Keiser, have pledged to run a positive campaign based strictly on the issues and to oppose and reject engaging in negative campaigning and personal attacks. In a joint statement sent to TAPinto Springfield, ...

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that Vote-by-Mail ballots will be available in the County Clerk’s Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield starting on Monday, October 1st to registered voters who wish to cast their vote by mail ballot for the 2018 General Election. Election Day 2018 is ...

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  SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Township Committee met for their regularly scheduled meeting tonight. In a relatively quick session, there were still several major pieces of business to attend to. During the resolution section of the meeting, resolution 2018-246 was passed by a unanimous ...

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Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood  Control announced the State of New Jersey agreement to continue its work with the US Army Corps of Engineers to finalize a plan for  upstream Rahway River storage to mitigate flooding in Millburn to Rahway. Additionally the Congress in the FY 2019 budget ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The Department of Environmental Protection is awarding nearly $400,000 in grants to 20 municipalities and two counties to promote the stewardship of urban and community trees and forests. "Trees and forests are important to us on so many levels, providing habitat for wildlife, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Township Committee passed two major resolutions and a second reading that set a contract for environmental testing at the firehouse, to allow the Springfield Police Department to apply for a grant and to codify pricing for the multipurpose space in the new pool ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The community of Springfield Township will gather at Town Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 8:30 a.m. to commemorate and honor victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Police, Fire, Township staff and others will gather for a short ceremony followed by a wreath laying at the Memorial ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - While New Jersey lurches toward legalizing recreational marijuana, one Newark lawmaker is leading the conversation against it.  State Sen. Ron Rice (D-Essex), who on Monday hosted a town hall in Hillside, believes the current legalization bill would lead to more foreclosures in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Criminal charges have been dropped against six people, including four clergy members, who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6  at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office, according to Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz of B’nai Abraham in Livingston. Dantowitz, ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Senator John McCain, who died at the age of 81, is remembered as a courageous Naval Aviator, a conservative maverick and a politician respected by both Republicans and Democrats. The six-term Senator from Arizona was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor last July and on Friday ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) secured passage in the U.S. House of his legislation, H.R. 2815, that would designate the U.S. Post Office at 30 East Street in Raritan, New Jersey, as the "Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone Post Office."  In a speech before colleagues in the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Township Committee gathered for their August meeting on Tuesday at Town Hall yesterday evening. On the agenda were ordinances codifying pool room rental pricing, the handling of evaluations by the former Township Administrator and commendations for several members ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A special Township Committee meeting was called for Friday evening at 5 p.m.  On the agenda, were only two items. The first was a resolution authorizing an agreement for membership in the North Jersey Wastewater Cooperative System (NJWCPS) and the second was to authorize the ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ - Five mayors from northern and central New Jersey today called for passage of a state law permitting immigrants to get driver's licenses even if they are undocumented, saying it boosts public safety as well as the economy. "This is important for every resident for a better life ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Monday the Springfield Free Public Library hosts the Hudson Shakespeare Company for a performance of All’s Well that Ends Well at 7:00 PM. The performance will take place in the Donald B. Palmer Museum and is free and open to all members of the general public. On Saturday, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield residents showed up to the Township Committee meeting looking to discuss a new ordinance up for a vote Tuesday. Ordinance 2018-12, which was passed at the meeting after public discussion, will amend the town’s general ordinance sub-section regarding construction and ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - July 16 at the monthly Township Committee Workshop meeting, Springfield’s Township Committee laid out the agenda for the rest of July. Among the topics on the docket were the hiring of new staffers at the pool and a change in fireworks for next year. In a push to add new and ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Each year the Board of Education and the Township Committee get together for a joint meeting. The purpose is to discuss how to best utilize shared resources.Monday night focused on the need for Resource Officers at our schools. Mayor Huber, after discussing it for many years, ...

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