Government

May 15, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The proposed budget for 2021 was finalized at the Springfield Township Committee meeting Tuesday night.  Deputy Mayor Alex Keiser, head of the Budget Committee, emphasized the challenges faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic so far and made sure the committee continued to keep ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Two Union County commissioners were in town Thursday morning to present township leaders with a check. Union County recently awarded the Township of Springfield the $60,000 Union County Infrastructure Grant. County Commissioners Bette Jane Kowalski and Kimberley Palmieri Mouded ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — The eastern section of Lenape Park will be closing next month in order for dam repairs to take place, the Union County Board of Commissioners and the Union County Parks Department announced this week. The purpose of the dam is to regulate the flow of water into Cranford during ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Motor Vehicle Commission's Springfield Agency is planning to move out of its present location on Center Street into a new space on Route 22. Springfield Township Administrator John Bussiculo made the announcement during his report at this week's Township Committee meeting, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will be borrowing up to $120 million for the planning, design and building of a new county government complex in Elizabeth. Officials have said the new complex at 61-99 West Grand St. will save money on rent the county pays for existing office space, but legal ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The township has been awarded grants valued at $60,000 from the Union County Commissioners. The funds will be directed toward the paving of several streets throughougt Springfield in 2021. In all, the Union County Board of Commissioners made awards to 21 municipalities as ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated.  "Today, everyone who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey, ages 16+, is now eligible to be vaccinated" Gov. Phil Murphy said during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Monday afternoon. "At this time, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Township Committee this week approved the 2021 budget for the Springfield Community Partnership after hearing presentations from Beth Lippman, executuve director of the Business Improvement District, and Mike Scalera, co-chair of the Springfield BID. "Our largest expense is ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Springfield Township Committee will be presenting the 2021 municipal budget at its meeting Tuesday night, April 13. The budget will be among the resolutions introduced, that will also include the appointment of Erin McNany as Chisholm Playground Camp Director in the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners will provide $16.75 million to the Union County Improvement Authority to plan and design a new county government complex in Elizabeth. The county is still in negotiations to select a developer for the project. The two buildings are planned for ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1. The state’s phased vaccination roll ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Springfield Township Committee last week approved the hiring of a public information officer, a new position in the township. Tamara Vega will hold the position, working on a part-time basis for 10 hours per week. Her responsibilities will include dispensing pertinent ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Springfield Township Committee passed resolutions last week approving the promotion of two police officers. Emmett Badai has been promoted to the rank of Sixth Class Patrol Officer, and Hope N. Arthur has been promoted to the rank of Eighth Class Patrol Officer in the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and that 1,473,409 New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated during press briefing today where he also reported a list of updates to citizens about the state’s evolving COVID-19 measures as ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — County manager Edward Oatman did not directly answer questions about the potential closure of the Union County Jail in Elizabeth Thursday, despite pressure from community leaders who spoke on behalf of inmates, employees and their families. Commissioner Chairman Alexander ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Friday that the state will expand vaccine eligibility to include people 55 and over starting April 5. The following groups are eligible for vaccination once the expansion is in effect: Age 55+ Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Township Committee approved an agreement with the Summit Area YMCA to operate the Springfield Community Pool this summer at its meeting earlier this week. “We had a year to get this together, and we did. Everybody is going to be pleasantly surprised once you see the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his press briefing on Monday that he doesn't expect to loosen any more COVID-19 restrictions because of the recent rise in variant strains of the disease. On March 19, the state of New Jersey expanded capacity at indoor businesses, such as restaurants and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In words that had to be music ot the ears of restaurateurs and other indoor business owners, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that effective Friday, March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — At Tuesday night's Springfield Township Committee meeting, the committee took time to honor a pillar of the community for his unwavering dedication to service. Donald Auer, a Springfield resident of many decades has been with American Legion Post 228 as a member for fifty ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Anyone planning a wedding can expand the guest list now, following Gov. Phil Murphy's COVID press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday, when he announced that wedding receptions may proceed at 35% of a venue’s indoor capacity (up to 150 persons) and up to 150 people outdoors. Indoor ...

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Gov. Announces Two Initiatives: Opportunity Meets Innovation Challenge Grants ($28.5 Million) and Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program ($1 Million) TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced that $29.5 million in federal funding will be available to New ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual budget address on Tuesday by outlining a Fiscal Year 2022 Budget (FY2022) that includes investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient. The governor said that he was proud to unveil this budget, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy provided during his COVID press briefing on Wednesday some positive news about testing sites and vaccinations. He said the 1,758,979 total vaccine doses (1,192,364 first doses, and 566,441 second doses) have been administered as of this morning.  He also was proud ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In a Facebook post across multiple residents' forum pages on Sunday, Springfield Mayor Chris Weber shared an update on redevelopment, as well as new projects the township will look to undertake in the coming months. REDEVELOPMENT In his post, Weber updated residents on a ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ —At last week's meeting, the Springfield Township Committee voted to enter into a shared services agreement with the board of education (BOE) for the installation of protective netting at Ruby Field. The agreement comes following extensive repairs to the field, with the netting ...

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