Investor’s Bank to be honored

SPRINGFIELD — Investors Bank, one of the nation’s major financial institutions, will be honored by one of the nation’s major B’nai B’rith lodges on June 19 at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, Springfield, NJ. Kevin Cummings, president and chief executive officer of Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank will accept the prestigious annual International Citizenship and Civic Affairs Award […]

Springfield not giving county their fair share

SPRINGFIELD — Even though the county filed a complaint in court last year after the township failed to hand over their share of red-light camera fine revenue, the mayor is standing his ground. The county actually filed the complaint in February 2012 alleging that Springfield violated the state statute by withholding the money that is […]

Mine sweepers

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Boy Scout Troop 73 recently spent a weekend at the Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg for a troop outing. While the weather was somewhat cold, the boys were prepared and were able to camp, prepare and have meals outdoors, and also were given extensive tours of the mine grounds and museum. […]

Mayor wants to know the ‘timeline’ on turf field

SPRINGFIELD — Mayor David Amlen thinks a lot has not come to the surface about the land swap deal between the township and school board. The subject of contention is the nine-acre property near the intersection of Tree Top Drive and Skylark Road the school board agreed was a good swap if the township helped […]

Activist, blogger, journalist, whatever …

Watchdog takes the stand, tries to hide behind Shied law, as prosecutor hammers away

Activist, blogger, journalist, whatever …

After two grueling days on the stand, the decision of whether activist and blogger Tina Renna legally deserves protection under the New Jersey Shield Law for newspersons is in the hands of Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy. The two-day hearing took place after Renna refused multiple times to provide the Union County Prosecutor’s Office with […]

Rush to bond leaves Springfield ‘contaminated’

Rush to bond leaves Springfield ‘contaminated’

SPRINGFIELD — Although the long awaited high school turf field project is well underway, it appears the township ended up on the short end of the deal in more ways than one. Sources confirmed last week that revenue the township expected to make from the sale of property the school district was going to swap […]

Springfield brings back board of health

SPRINGFIELD — Tuesday the governing body was expected to change the status of the board of health. Again. “I feel that it’s in the best interest of the residents of Springfield for the Board of Health to be made up of public health professionals,” said Deputy Mayor Rich Huber in a statement published on the […]

Healthy, wealthy and wise in Union County

Individual health departments are becoming a rarity as communities look for shared savings

There was a time when towns in Union County had their own local health departments, but those days are coming to an end. Now municipalities are looking at whether the health needs of their community can be handled just as well by a regional health department. Increasing state-mandated services, reduced state aid, and the high […]

Letters to Santa show lasting effects of Sandy, economy

Santa Claus gets lots of letters, especially from kids in Union County. And there were countless letters this year that Santa’s elves shared with LocalSource, with many mentioning superstorm Sandy. Although taking this major storm in stride, most kids expressed concern that next time a hurricane hits, they would like their families to be better […]

Springfield Republicans ask for election recount

SPRINGFIELD — Residents will have to wait a little longer to find out whether the  Democrats actually won the election this year by a five-vote margin or if there could have been an error by the board of elections. On Friday, the Republican party decided to file for a recount in Superior Court, hoping this […]