Springfield Public Schools to have March 14 bond referendum

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Springfield Public Schools board of education will ask the community to vote on Tuesday, March 14, on a $32.9 million bond referendum that would fund vital infrastructure upgrades, building repairs and renovations, and safety and security updates. State aid that is available only through a voter-approved bond referendum would cover 33 […]

Mental Health Association offers free virtual webinar series for Black History Month

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s community education department will offer a free virtual webinar series in honor of Black History Month in February. The four presentations highlight different aspects of support around mental health in the black community. Each interactive, one-hour session will be offered twice via Zoom — on […]

Photography on exhibit in the Donald B. Palmer Museum

Photography on exhibit in the Donald B. Palmer Museum

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Selecting a theme for a photography exhibit of her work as she coasts toward the finish line of life is challenging, said photographer Barbara Wirkus of her work on exhibit during library hours in the Donald B. Palmer Museum of the Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave. in Springfield, through the […]

School board candidates square off in upcoming election

UNION COUNTY — In addition to state, county and local municipal elections, Tuesday, Nov. 8, will also see Board of Education candidates square off and seek votes. Although many of the candidates have catchy slogans, in much the same manner as their cohorts on municipal councils and committees, the key element missing for BOE candidates […]

Election season roars to life in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — With Election Day less than a week away, the entire state is looking toward the midterm election. In Union County, it is the county clerk’s office that is involved in much of the preparatory work, and a key element is security. “We do coordinate with the municipal clerks who are responsible […]

Springfield parish kicks off centennial year with joyful celebration, new pastor

Springfield parish kicks off centennial year with joyful celebration, new pastor

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The parish community of St. James the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Springfield kicked off its centennial anniversary year with a celebration on Sunday, Sept. 18, that featured the installation of its new pastor. The festivities began at Mass when Bishop Elias R. Lorenzo, the Archdiocese of Newark’s auxiliary bishop for Union […]