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Springfield Student Approached by Stranger in Vehicle

May 24, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Springfield Police Department is investigating a suspicious act that occurred Tuesday morning.

A student reported that while walking to school in the area of Newbrook Lane, a white middle-aged male, driving a newer white sports sedan with a New Jersey license plate, stopped and asked them if they wanted a ride. The student refused, and the male drove ...

Springfield Police Blotter May 1-15

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Cases that the Springfield Police Department handled in the first 15 days of this month:

May 3 – A 25-year-old Union woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of East Orange as a result of a motor vehicle stop on Route 22.

May 5 – A 20-year-old Elizabeth woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Roselle as a result of a motor vehicle stop on ...

Summit F.D.: One Reported Fatality in Route 24 Crash That Involved Tractor Trailer, Five Vehicles

SUMMIT, NJ - One person has died, and another victim was flown by Medevac helicopter to an area trauma center after a mid-afternoon crash on Eastbound Route 24 near Milemarker 9, according to the City of Summit Fire Department (SFD).

The SFD, at approximately 2 p.m. today, responded to a report of a multiple vehicle accident on Route 24 East near Milemarker 9.

Major Accident Results in Closure of Eastbound Route 24 at Milemarker 9

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department (SPD) has notified residents that Eastbound Route 24 is closed "for the next several hours" due to a major accident that involved a tractor trailer and an unknown number of vehicles which occurred just after 2 p.m. at Milemarker 9.

The full SPD Nixle message, sent at 3:23 p.m., states:

"SUMMIT POLICE DEPT: ...

Woman Barricaded with Firearm in Meadowbrook Court Residence in Summit; SWAT Unit on Scene

SUMMIT, NJ -- An "emotionally disturbed adult" has barricaded herself in a residence on Meadowbrook Court in Summit. Sources have confirmed to TAPinto Summit that the individual is a female and is in possession of a firearm. Summit Police have ordered residents in the nearby area to shelter in place and a safety perimeter has been established.

A crisis response negotiator ...

Springfield Police Alert Residents to Donation Scam

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Detectives with the Springfield Police Department are investigating an incident in which someone identifying himself as "Officer Bob" called and went to a business to solicit money on behalf of the police department.  

"Our officers do not call up asking for money and we do not go door to door to collect money," the Springfield P.D. posted in a ...

Springfield Police Blotter, April 16-30

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Here are cases that the Springfield Police Department handled between April 16 and April 30:

April 24 – A 51-year-old Newark man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence as a result of a motor vehicle stop on Route 22.
April 29 – Officers on routine patrol observed a vehicle being operated without headlights on Springfield Avenue and effected ...

Two Suspects Sought Following Shooting of Springfield Man Outside Hillside Bar

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside Police have charged two men following a shooting early Wednesday morning at Tanky's Bar & Grill on Long Avenue. One of the men — who was shot — is recovering in the hospital.  They're actively looking for the other man, as they're in the process of identifying a third shooter.

Police say three men got into a gunfight outside the ...

Summit Police Arrest Pair of Suspects in Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft

SUMMIT, NJ - Two suspects are in custody, arrested for the attempted theft of a motor vehicle in Summit Thursday according to the City of Summit Police Department.

At 4:49 p.m., a resident on Middle Avenue called the Summit Police and reported observing two suspects pulling car door handles on Washington Avenue. The suspects ultimately made entry to a vehicle, but did not take ...

Springfield Police Blotter, April 1-15

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- On April 7, a Springfield police officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle traveling north in the south bound lane of Springfield Avenue and effected a motor vehicle stop.  

An investigation on scene determined the vehicle was stolen out of Newark. The driver, a 48-year-old Newark man, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, possession of suspected ...

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Enjoy Union County Parks, the Zero Waste Way

Visitors to Union County parks this summer can give their outdoor gatherings a zero waste makeover by using washable or recyclable picnic gear including plates, cups, utensils and tablecloths.

“Cutting down on single-use paper or plastic items in our parks is a simple way to help the environment while enjoying the outdoors with friends and family,” said Union County Commissioner ...

New Jersey Primary 2022, Once Again the Competition is Limited

May 22, 2022

The vote-by-mail primary ballots are distributed by the Union County Clerk’s office.  Once again, as in most years, there are very few selections available on the ballots.  New Jersey has a semi-closed primary system.  This means that a voter generally must be registered with a party to vote in that party’s primary.  An unaffiliated voter can ...

New Jersey Primary 2022, Another Failed Attempt at Democracy

The vote-by-mail primary ballots are distributed by the Union County Clerk’s office.  We are now participating in one more meaningless primary process across most municipalities in New Jersey.  

 

Only 20% of the primary election races across the county have a choice.  That means that in 80% of those ballots we now have, there is no selection to be ...

Enjoy Union County Parks, the Zero Waste Way

May 26, 2022

Visitors to Union County parks this summer can give their outdoor gatherings a zero waste makeover by using washable or recyclable picnic gear including plates, cups, utensils and tablecloths.

“Cutting down on single-use paper or plastic items in our parks is a simple way to help the environment while enjoying the outdoors with friends and family,” said Union County Commissioner ...

A Memorial Day Message

May 26, 2022

As Memorial Day approaches, our thoughts turn to those in our Union County community who made the ultimate sacrifice, and gave their lives in the service of our country.

Each year, the Commissioner Board honors their memory by distributing thousands of American flags to veterans’ groups and civic organizations. Together, we visit cemeteries across Union County to ensure ...

Come to the Free “Native Plant Swap and Shop,” June 9

Union County residents can come to the free “Native Plant Swap and Shop” event on Thursday evening, June 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and trade harmful, invasive plants from their yard for up to three colorful native varieties that attract butterflies and other pollinators, free of charge. More native plants will also be available for purchase at the event.

The Native Plant Swap ...

A Statement from the Union County Board of County Commissioners

“The Union County Board of County Commissioners share our sentiments of sorrow and sadness over yesterday’s unspeakable tragedy in the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. It is extremely difficult to comprehend the horrible and violent actions of people, and even more so when directed at - what should be - a safe space. Violence on this scale at a school is almost impossible to ...

New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

May 26, 2022

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...

Acting Attorney General Calls for Increased Law Enforcement Presence at New Jersey Schools

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that we live in a country where children are shot just for going to school. My ...

New Jersey Drivers Are Paying More than $4.75 a Gallon to Fill Up, on Average

NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours.

But the price didn't go down, either.

AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 cents higher than last month and $1.71 higher than this time last ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, June 1, 7:00 PM

Springfield

Township Committee Workshop Meeting

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Sun, June 5, 10:00 AM

The Park , Berkeley Heights

Summit Challenge

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Sun, June 5, 1:00 PM

Calvary Episcopal Church, Summit

3rd Annual Calvary Oyster Roast

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Fri, June 17, 4:00 PM

CDC Theatre, Cranford

A Bronx Tale at CDC Theatre

Community Conversations: A Healthy Holiday Weekend

This weekend marks the third Memorial Day holiday since the pandemic started, but we’re in a much different place than in previous years. On this Community Conversation, Jason Kessler, MD, section chief of Infectious Disease at Morristown Medical Center, will share the latest information on how to gather safely, provide an update on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, and tell you what you ...