“Fighting for Respect,” a Two-Part Series about Boxing, presented at Springfield Public Library

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Public Library will present “Fighting for Respect: Jewish and African American Experiences in the Sport of Boxing” a series to be presented on two consecutive Sundays, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27 at 1:30 p.m. in the library’s Donald B. Palmer Museum. Arguably the most individualistic of sports, boxing has long served as […]

Springfield Public Library to host Medicare lecture on Oct. 30

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Free Public Library is presenting “MedicareAssist. Making Medicare Understandable,” a lecture by Mary Jeanne Cullen on Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. Cullen will discuss topics that cover the full spectrum of Medical, Dental and Vision benefits for Medicare clients. Cullen has been in the benefits and insurance business for the past 14 years. […]

B’nai Brith in Union County celebrates 170th birthday

SPRINGFIELD –Mark Samuel Ross, the president of the Tri-State Region of B’nai B’rith recently announced the Gov. Chris Christie will be issuing a Special Letter Of Commendation to B’nai B’rith for its 170th birthday. B’nai Brith will also be receiving a commendatory joint resolution of the NJ Legislature, sponsored by Sen. Thomas Kean Jr. and […]

Coalition on Family Caregiving to present seminar on POLST

SUMMIT – The Coalition on Family Caregiving invites the public to attend their second Fall “Living Well Series” program titled “Understanding POLST (Practitioner Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment)” on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at Springfield Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. Dr. Jeanne Kerwin, manager of the Ethics and Palliative Care Program at […]

Documentaries series continues at Springfield Library

The Springfield Free Public Library will screen four more award-winning documentaries on alternate Wednesday evenings this fall. The next film will be screened on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. and is titled “Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey,” 1993, rated PG, 83 minutes. This documentary is about Leon Theremin, the inventor of the first electronic synthesizer […]

Springfield woman’s son charged with siphoning $170,000 from her IRA fund

UNION COUNTY — A Wisconsin man has been charged with siphoning more than $170,000 out of his widowed mother’s individual retirement account fund over the course of approximately seven years, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Tuesday. Robert Blabolil, 54, formerly of Fanwood, is charged with second-degree theft. He was arrested late last […]

End-of-life care discussed at Springfield Library

The Springfield Free Public Library will offer a presentation on “Practitioner Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment” to inform members of the public about how recently passed legislation in New Jersey provides for better protection of patient preferences for end-of-life care. The program will take place from 6:00 to 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in […]

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