Government

September 14, 2018

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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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Springfield’s Board of Education and Township Committee meet this week.  For all other activities, please look at the calendar. Monday – July 16 8:00 a.m. Junior Police Academy Week 1:00 p.m. Water Aerobics at Community Pool (adults) 6:00 p.m. Joint Board of ...

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The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow. In a 2017 report Freedom ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Springfield’s Senior Citizen Club Thursday meeting will include a showing of the film Saving the Great Swamp:  Battle to Defeat the Jetport.  According to the film’s website, the film “…is a new one-hour documentary about the events, people and politics behind the struggle to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Planning Board heard a proposal for a three-story mixed-use development on South Avenue at Westfield Avenue at its meeting Monday night.  The location is close to Springfield.  “Circle Plaza of Westfield,” located near the traffic circle and across the street from ...

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The Red Bank Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a talented professional librarian to serve as Library Director. Red Bank is home to 12,206 residents within 2 square miles in central New Jersey’s Monmouth County. It is a diverse community with a strong commitment to education, the arts, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – During Tuesday’s Township Committee meeting, two new firefighters were sworn in.  They are Lawrence Chan and Michael Ridge. Family and friends of the two newest of Springfield’s Bravest, were on hand to watch the ceremony. In greeting the two new firefighters into the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At the town council meeting on June 26, former governor Richard Codey was on hand to present new signs to the township. The signs read “Springfield is a stigma-free town”.  They are part of a campaign from the Codey Fund for Mental Health to break down barriers when talking about ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Springfield schools start the first full week of their summer break.  The Springfield Free Public Library offers a summer reading program for students that will be in first to 12th grade next fall.  A reading log can be picked up in the Children’s Department of the Library.  Only ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Delays in delivery of security camera video from local bank branches are causing delays in police investigations, according to Springfield Township Chief of Police John Cook. Cook was speaking in the course of his standard report on police activity to the Springfield Patriot ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Last week’s Township Meeting was meant to be held as a daytime event in honor of Civics Day. Middle School students were going to attend. However, Committee members canceled at the last minute for personal reasons and the meeting/event was called off. After proper notification, a ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield Township Committee will hold a Special Session tonight, Monday June 18, at 6:00 p.m.  It will cover most of the business that was to be covered in the meeting that was canceled and supposed to occur last Tuesday Tuesday June 12 at 2:00 p.m.     Here is the agenda ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Tuesday is Graduation Day for the Jonathan Dayton High School Seniors.  Congratulations to the Class of 2018! On Sunday, Springfield's Historic Cannon Ball House will be holding an Open House on Sunday, June 24 to commemorate the 238th anniversary of the Battle of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time. “We are ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Monday evening at town hall, the Springfield Township Committee met for a workshop session agenda meeting. The purpose of the meeting was for discussion around the topics that would be appearing on the agenda for the township council meeting on Tuesday, June 12. Two of the major ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Springfield will hold its first townwide garage sale the weekend of June 16 & 17.  Sale hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  receive awards and scholarships.  The sale is being done prior to the quarterly bulk garage pickups on June 20-21.  Registration is not required and ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Thursday June 7, Jonathan Dayton High School will hold the annual Senior Class Awards in the auditorium of the high school.  Many seniors will receive awards and scholarships. On Monday, June 4, the Board of Education will have its first meeting since May 14.  The ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - For the first time in 55 years, Springfield residents have a new Community Pool Facility. And Mother Nature gave the Township a spectacular day for the event.  The pool was open to all residents for the first time this season. A sunny, 90 degree day, allowed quite a few of our ...

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