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board in federal court to have their 9-year-old daughter’s class assignment changed after they said she was bullied has withdrawn the suit and removed their children from the school system, school officials announced last month.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 […]

Springfield gets cyberbullying primer at public forum

Springfield gets cyberbullying primer at public forum

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Children have been known to use electronic devices to bully or harass others as early as the third grade, a detective with the Union County Prosecutor’s Office told parents at a Springfield Town Hall forum on cyberbullying and internet safety Nov. 27. The relatively young age for using computers comes since technology is […]

Springfield bullying claims go before mediator

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Springfield school officials and a mother who claims her 9-year-old daughter has been bullied will go before a mediator to settle a widely publicized dispute over the girl’s fourth-grade class assignment. The two sides were ordered into mediation by U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi after Irina Spektor sued the district in federal […]

Springfield schools’ looping policy stirs parents

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — A bullying claim by the mother of 9-year-old student who has not attended her Springfield elementary school for almost six weeks has escalated to address the practice of “looping.” Concerned parents are questioning district policy regarding the elementary school placement protocol, which keeps teachers and students together as they progress from one grade […]

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