Springfield Board of Adjustment Meeting: New 24 Hour Fitness Building Application Continued, New House Approved for Congregation of Israel

September 20, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - 24 Hour Fitness is currently located on Rt. 22 East in Springfield. An application Tuesday night from representatives of RPG LLC exhibited plans for a new building for 24 Hour Fitness next door to the current operation at 75 Route 22 East.  The owner of the property of the current 24 Hour Fitness site is HEC Holding Company.  

The Colonial Motel is ...

Springfield’s Calendar for Week of September 18: Rosh Hashanah Starts at Sunset Wednesday

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Rosh Hashanah beings at sunset Wednesday September 20 and ends at nightfall on Friday, September 22.  Springfield schools are closed Thursday and Friday and no athletic events Wednesday through Friday. 

September’s Board of Education occurs Monday evening and on Tuesday morning there is a meeting of the Business Improvement District.

On Saturday, ...

Documentary and Celebration of Rabbi Joachim Prinz, Faith Leader and Civil Rights Activist, Sept. 17 at Temple Sholom

Joachim Prinz was a prominent Newark rabbi, a refugee from Hitler’s Germany, and a Civil Rights activist, who was an organizer of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington.  Rabbi Prinz marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as an ally.

On Sunday, Sept. 17, Social Justice Matters, Inc., in partnership with R Squared Productions and Temple Sholom (1925 Lake ...

Blessing of the Rosary Garden at St. James in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The congregation of St. James the Apostle Church in Springfield, which has been commemorating the 100- year anniversary of the Blessed Mother’s visits to Fatima with Living Rosaries on the anniversary dates, recently created a Rosary Garden near the entrance to the church. Rev. Joseph F. Barbone, the church’s pastor, blessed the Rosary Garden on Saturday ...

'Stand with Charlottesville' Vigil in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield's "Stand with Charlottesville" vigil was held on the lawn of Temple Sha’arey Shalom Thursday night.  An estimated crowd of over 70 adults and children began the evening by singing "America the Beautiful". The purpose of the vigil according to the press release was to “Stand up for the rights nof Americans who believe ...

'We are One' Gathering in Springfield Thursday Evening

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -  At 8 p.m. Thursday, there will be a gathering on the lawn of Temple Sha'arey Shalom.  The purpose of the gathering is " stand up for the rights of Americans who believe that race, color and religious background should be celebrated and to stand together against hate and bigotry of any kind."

Parents are encouraged to bring their children.

Seeking to Light the Way to a Better Tomorrow, Summit Unites in Vigil for Charlottesville

SUMMIT, NJ - Bringing a small, but powerful, light to combat the darkness of the previous 72 hours that descended on the Virginia city, the Summit Interfaith Council held 'Lights of Love for Charlottesville', a candlelight vigil which attracted a large crowd to the lawn fronting The Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary.

Charlottesville was the site of a August 12 "Unite the ...

'Lights of Love for Charlottesville': Christ Church Hosts 'Vigil for Peace' Aug. 14

SUMMIT, NJ - In a program that will see "little candles of love lit to combat the torches of hate," The Summit Interfaith Council will host 'Lights of Love for Charlottesville,' a "vigil for peace," August 14, from 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. at Christ Church in Summit.

The Virginia city was the site of a August 12 "Unite the Right" ...

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Fourth Annual Union County Day of Prayer

September 23, 2017

In the challenging time of racial and religious intolerance as displayed in Charlottesville, fevered anti-immigrant xenophobia and political discord of historic extremes there comes the balance of a nation pulling together to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

With this backdrop the Fourth Annual Union County "Day of Prayer and Reflection: Unifying Our Community through Prayer" ...