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FALL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BEGINS AT THE SPRINGFIELD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Fall International Film Festival begins at the Springfield Free Public Library on Thursday, October 12th. The library will screen Tanna (2015) at 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. Tanna  was a 2017 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Film. It is an Australian-Ni-Vanuatu film set on the island of Tanna in the South Pacific. This remote island is covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano. A young girl breaks off an arranged marriage to run away with her lover, setting off a war that threatens their future.

Springfield remembers Sept. 11, 2001

Members of Springfield Emergency Medical Services, Fire Department, Police Departmnet and Office of Emergency Management, along with many other township officials and staff, joined members of the public to remember and pay tribute to those that lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Moments of silence and a ringing of a bell commemorated the times airliners struck the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, after which a memorial wreath was laid at and proclamation presented by Deputy Mayor Maria Vassallo.

Photographs by Ziad Andrew Shehady

Hobby Lobby is Open!

On Monday, Labor Day, Hobby Lobby cut the ribbon to officially open their new Springfield location on Route 22 East Bound.  On hand representing the Township of Springfield was Township Committeewoman Geri Bujinowski and Gennifer and Xavier Abraham represented the Springfield Patriot Chamber of Commerce.

Springfield Unites to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

The Township is working towards gathering supplies and monetary donations to help those in need from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey.  Please see the attached flyer on how and where to donate.  Cash donations will be handled by Springfield HOPE, a 501c3 not for Profit Corporation.  HOPE, working together with the Township, will identify various organizations to receive the monetary donations it receives.  Organizations that funnel most of the funds thru to victims will receive priority.

Township Committee Presents Anthony Cioffi with a Certificate of Achievement

At the August 15th Township Committee meeting,  Anthony Cioffi was presented a Certificate of Achievement by the Township of Springfield for his outstanding football career with Jonathan Dayton High School, Rutgers University and now with the Oakland Raiders.  Anthony was unable to attend due to his work with the Oakland Raiders, but his family was there to accept this honor for him.  His cousin, Joey Cioffi read the following remarks on Anthony’s behalf:

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