Springfield scores new field for soccer, football lacrosse

Springfield scores new field for soccer, football lacrosse

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The boys’ soccer practice usually starts with stretching and other warm-up exercises, not a full sprint in game uniforms. Yet the Jonathan Dayton High School JV team began their afternoon practice a little differently Monday, Oct. 22, running through a dedication banner to mark the official opening of a new multi-use artificial […]

Springfield committee hopefuls queried on national issues

Springfield committee hopefuls queried on national issues

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Candidates for Township Committee were forced away from local issues at an Oct. 22 candidates’ forum, answering questions on national matters instead of the more usual local topics of budgets and taxes. Republican incumbent Maria Vassallo and running mate Jerry Fernandez faced off against Democratic challengers Chris Weber and Alex Keiser, each […]

Rare pain conditions pushes Springfield junior

Rare pain conditions pushes Springfield junior

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Ashley Campos, 15, spent most nights sobbing. Even the slightest touch of her shirt on her back brought intense pain. Anthony and Mary Jo Campos could only console their daughter. Little sister Jenna was scared and confused. In time, the pain spread and intensified. “I remember screaming for my mom because my […]

Springfield eyes housing, commercial mix for Saks site

Springfield eyes housing, commercial mix for Saks site

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The township has taken another step toward redeveloping the former Saks Fifth Avenue site on Millburn Avenue that has been vacant since the upscale department store moved out more than 20 years ago. The Springfield Township Committee voted unanimously at its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 25 to authorize the Planning Board to conduct […]

Springfield man preserves family histories

Springfield man preserves family histories

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – There was the baker whose cheesecakes were so delicious, Frank Sinatra would order them by the case. There also was the furniture maker who used his guile and engineering skills to stay alive during the Holocaust. And even more, there was the entrepreneur who rubbed elbows with Hollywood royalty such as Liza […]

Springfield family drops suit over bullying, ‘looping’

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — A family who sued the school board in federal court to have their 9-year-old daughter’s class assignment changed after they said she was bullied has withdrawn the suit and removed their children from the school system, school officials announced last month. The development in the highly publicized case, which highlighted the practice […]

Democratic candidates forum starts with withdrawal

Democratic candidates forum starts with withdrawal

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Democrat who had outraised her closest opponent by more than $130,000 in a bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance with $300,000 of her own money withdrew as she faced six foes in her party’s candidates forum on Feb. 7. Springfield native and Westfield resident Lisa Mandelbatt took the microphone as […]

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