Food Network star teaches classes in Summit and Springfield

SUMMIT, NJ — Samantha Kestin is a former professional cake decorator who currently teaches classes to teens and tweens in Springfield and Summit. The classes take place once a week at the community center. The six-week course introduces students to baking, decorating and candy making. “We made emoji cakes in Summit during our first week’s class,” […]

Springfield firefighters receive award

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — At the Township Committee meeting on Feb. 28, Springfield Fire Department Chief Carlo Palumbo honored firefighters Sal Cocuzza, Daniel Royland, Tim Hydock and Joe Cowper with a CPR Recognition Award for their lifesaving efforts during a response to an emergency call from a Springfield resident. “The patient was in cardiac arrest and stopped […]

Springfield students, parents learn about online safety

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — On Thursday, Feb. 23, Detective Dawn Correia from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office visited Jonathan Dayton High School in Springfield to educate students and parents about online safety. An assembly was held during the day for students and parents were invited to attend the presentation during the evening. “We have a very good […]

Rain garden presentation at Springfield Library

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — A rain garden presentation by landscape architect Tobiah Horton and Marian Glenn, of the Rahway River Watershed Association, took place at the Springfield Library on Thursday, Jan. 26. The benefits of rain gardens, which include flood prevention, water purification, erosion prevention and water conservation, were discussed as well as their construction — a […]

Springfield teen participates in Miami Marathon

Springfield teen participates in Miami Marathon

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Joseph Volfman, 17, of Springfield joined 30,000 others at the Miami Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 29. Volfman didn’t walk or run during the 26.2 mile course; instead he used a handcycle designed specifically for him to travel the roadways filled with tropical sights and sounds. Volfman, who attends Jonathan Dayton High School, joined […]

Team Weissberg raises awareness, support for rare genetic disorder

Team Weissberg raises awareness, support for rare genetic disorder

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Weissberg family of Springfield consists of Marc, Lauren, Reid and Holden. They refer to themselves as Team Weissberg. Together, they support their 3-year-old son Holden and others with dup15q syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes an individual to have extra genetic material from chromosome 15, causing a variety of symptoms, from […]


 WHAT IS GOVERNOR CHRISTIE TRYING TO HIDE? For over 100 years, governments and businesses in the U.S. have been required to inform the public about vital matters like government contract bids, variance applications, sub-division variance applications, foreclosures, sales of government property, government contract bids, and municipal tax sales. But this week, Gov. Chris Christie and […]

Students’ experiments in Springfield could go to space

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — One science experiment will be selected from Springfield to be launched at the International Space Station in 2017 as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. Students at the elementary level will be fully immersed in a scientific experiment that will begin in the planning stage and conclude at the experimental stage. They […]

Poe performance held at Springfield Library

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Residents of Springfield and the surrounding area gathered at Springfield Public Library for Hudson Shakespeare Company’s performance of “Tales of Edgar Allan Poe” on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. The audience was a diverse crowd of men and women of all ages. It was recommended for adults and children over the age […]

Positions filled, projects ongoing in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — On July 10, Springfield’s township administrator Ed Fanning retired from his position after 15 years of service. Springfield’s Deputy Township Clerk MaryEllen Brennan told LocalSource that Township Clerk Linda Donnelly temporarily filled the role until three weeks ago, when Ziad Shehady was hired to fill the position. Donnelly informed LocalSource that she was […]