Government

January 17, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Citing its centralized location, easy access to highways and proximity to the Somerville train station, New Jersey Rep.Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has opened a temporary district office in Somerville at 58 E. Main St. to handle constituent needs. The flagship District Office will be ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Tom Malinowski, representing Springfield in the 7th District of New Jersey joined more than sixty members of Congress and called on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to prioritize policies that will help tackle the opioid ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At the first full township committee meeting of 2019, the committee members accepted the retirement of a long time township employee and expanded upon the recycling schedule in town. Michael Quick, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Springfield was commended by new and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - At the annual reorganization meeting for the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Sunday, three new members joined the board and another was sworn in for his eighth consecutive term. Long time freeholder Alexander Mirabella won election to the board. He was joined by ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In their first official order of business in the new year, the Springfield Township Committee looked over the arrangements for various legal counsels in the township for the 2019 calendar year. Kraig Dowd was retained as Township Attorney for 2019. The committee also retained ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - As part of the annual reorganization process, the Springfield Township Committee welcomed two new members to the dais and swore in a new mayor. Along with the members of the township committee, several guests were in attendance. State Senator Tom Kean Jr. was at the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The meeting dates for the Springfield Township Committee in the first quarter of 2019 (Jan.-Mar.) are listed below. Meeting dates are subject to postponement or cancellation and any changes to the above schedule will be noted. All meetings will take place in the second floor ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At the final town hall meeting of 2018 on Tuesday evening, Mayor Richard Huber recognized three people for their excellence in serving the township. Township employee Jennifer Sherman was awarded for her efforts in updating the Emergency Operation Plan (EOP). She compiled ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At the December meeting of the planning board, a public hearing was held to advance the town's case for designating the former Saks Fifth Avenue property an area in need of redevelopment. The property, which is officially classified as block 101, lots one, 34, 35 and 36 sits ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At yesterday's Springfield Board of Education (BOE) meeting, two outgoing board members were seen out with pomp and circumstance. Board members Jacki Shanes and Robin Cornelison ended their tenures on the board. Shanes has been a fixture in the position for decades. Each board ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Before assuming office, the man who will represent the seventh congressional district in New Jersey stopped by locally for a town hall with his new constituents. Incoming representative Tom Malinowski, who will be starting on Jan. 3, 2019, spoke in front of a crowd of about 150 ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - When the new SPDSAIL building in downtown Springfield is constructed, it will be getting some tax help. At the Springfield Township Committee meeting on Nov. 27, the committee unanimously approved the second reading of ordinance 2018-19, which paved the way for a 30-year tax ...

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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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