Murder suspect remains in custody as police search for body of Cranford victim

UNION – Suspect Matthew Ballister III remained in the county jail this morning on $2 million bail but has refused to tell police where he dumped the slain body of his Cranford girlfriend, April Wyckoff. According to police sources, more than 100 law enforcement officers along with the Hudson County K-9 Unit, U.S. Park Police […]

Fire Safety

SPRINGFIELD — First-grader Mikey, from E.V. Walton Elementary School in Springfield, stops to smile with Springfield Firefighter Irwin Heinrich during an assembly on fire safety and prevention.

Springfield’s Calderone School of Music head guitar instructor wins grand prize in Jam-Off

SPRINGFIELD — Stephen Urban, faculty member at The Calderone School of Music, recently completed his first full band studio track, which is now creating a buzz online. Urban is the head guitar instructor at CSM’s Springfield location and also teaches in East Hanover. His compositional prowess and technical skills on banjo and harmonica, along with […]

E.V. Walton in Springfield has busy week

SPRINGFIELD — It was a busy week at E.V. Walton Elementary School in Springfield with 2 Fire Safety programs and a School Spirit Assembly. 1st Grader Mikey, from E.V. Walton Elementary School in Springfield, stops to smile with Springfield Firefighter Irwin Heinrich during an assembly on fire safety and prevention. Springfield Kindergartener Giuseppe “Joey” Cocuzza […]

“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 […]

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