Springfield OKs developer fee for sewage

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The local Township Committee unanimously voted to charge developers a $1.45 per gallon fee for sewage flow for new construction projects in an effort to offset costs for the township. The fee approved at the June 25 meeting is similar to the rate Springfield is charge to purchase flow rights form Garwood. […]

Springfield adopts township record $33 million budget

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Township Committee voted unanimously at its May 14 meeting to adopt a $33 million municipal budget, which includes a $69 tax increase for the average homeowner. It was the largest budget in the township’s history, according to Committeeman Alex Keiser, who presented the spending plan at the meeting, exceeding last year’s […]

Saks redevelopment plan gets OK

Saks redevelopment plan gets OK

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Township Committee unanimously adopted a redevelopment plan for the former Saks Fifth Avenue site at a special meeting on May 7, clearing the way for the decaying site to be transformed into residential, retail and dining units. The 9.7-acre site located at 90 Millburn Ave. has been vacant for nearly three […]

Springfield Saks redevelopment plan gets initial OK

Springfield Saks redevelopment plan gets initial OK

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Plans to renovate the former Saks Fifth Avenue site on Millburn Avenue are moving forward as the Township Committee voted unanimously at its April 23 meeting to introduce an ordinance to redevelop the property. The 9.7-acre site located at 90 Millburn Ave. that has been vacant for more than 20 years since […]

Springfield parents press school board for media specialists

Springfield parents press school board for media specialists

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Bonnie Lafazan, who has two boys in the local school system, thinks her middle school son is being shortchanged. As a librarian, she is beside herself that none of the district’s five other schools, besides Jonathan Dayton High School, has a certified media specialist. “This is a disservice and a disappointment, and […]

DuBois chosen mayor of all-Dem Springfield committee

DuBois chosen mayor of all-Dem Springfield committee

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Mayor Erica DuBois says having an all-Democratic Township Committee won’t be an issue for Springfield. “I’m sure that everyone is going to be concerned about this,” DuBois, who was chosen as the township’s fifth female mayor at the Jan. 1 reorganization meeting, said in a Jan. 2 phone interview. “We’re all going […]

Springfield gives final approval for downtown project PILOT

Springfield gives final approval for downtown project PILOT

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Township Committee unanimously approved a 30-year tax abatement for a redevelopment project on Morris Avenue at its Nov. 27 meeting, agreeing to the first payment in lieu of taxes for the downtown area. The property is to house 24 residential apartments above retail space at 226 Morris Ave., at the corner […]

Experts issue warning: beware of ‘zombie trees’

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — They may look alive, but they’re dead. And due to recent super storms in New Jersey, they’re all around Union County. “Zombie trees,” as they’re referred to by arborists, are trees that may look healthy but now have defects. With winter approaching, and the heavy wet snow with it, tree experts recommend […]

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