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 […]

Springfield dentist agrees to repay $250,000 to Medicaid

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — A Springfield dentist has agreed to repay $250,000 to Medicaid for improper billing during a 4 ½-year period, the state comptroller announced in an Oct. 12 release. Louis Tratenberg, who runs a practice in Springfield, will repay the money in seven installments through April, according to the settlement between the comptroller’s office and […]


Chris Capodice, Democrat Chris Capodice is a school administrator and has experience on Springfield’s Planning Board, Environmental Commission and Green Team. He has lived in Springfield for 11 years with his wife, Lisa, and two children, who both attend public schools. Capodice has volunteered in his children’s athletic programs, as well as the Girl Scouts and as a lector at St. James Church. […]

Springfield welcomes autumn with Fall Festival, 5K

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — From competitive running races to antique cars on display, Springfield will welcome the turn of the season Sunday, Oct. 1, with its annual Fall Festival and a brand new event. The Salute To Veterans inaugural 5K and 1-mile fun run will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. in honor of Union County […]

Nature Nick’s exotic animals visit Springfield Library

Nature Nick’s exotic animals visit Springfield Library

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Nicke “Nature Nick” Jacinto, known as News 12 Long Island’s resident animal expert, offers programs at schools, libraries, camps, fairs and parties, and has appeared on television shows such as Good Day NY! He visited Springfield Public Library on Thursday, June 29 to introduce some exotic animals. “The tawny owl is one of […]

Springfield residents, library patrons get to meet ‘The Modest Beekeeper’

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — What a buzz two Springfield residents have started at their community’s public library. The buzz is over “The Modest Beekeeper,” a documentary film Amefika Gray produced with P.J. Martin in the title role, tending to his hobby of 14 years. Gray and Martin, former Springfield Recreation Department co-workers, combined their interests in filmmaking […]