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A Festival of Lessons and Carols Sunday, December 17, 2017 St. James the Apostle Church 3:00 p.m.

Step away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and come to church to listen to the Christmas story as woven through the Old and New Testaments and expressed in beautiful Christmas Carols sung by St. James parish choirs.  All are welcome to experience this Christmas spirit-filled

Union County Public Libraries Join Together to Check Out Hunger in NJ

            Help check out hunger this holiday season with donations to a Food Drive being sponsored by the Libraries of Union County Consortium (LUCC). From November 27 - December 18, your local public library will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the New Jersey Community Food Bank and other local food pantries. Collection bins will be conveniently located at the public libraries and library staff will then route 100% of the donations to designated food banks.


            The Springfield Free Public Library is pleased to announce a return visit by Silk City, an acoustic bluegrass band with a sound as unique as its repertoire.  The performance is scheduled for 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 3, and will take place in the library's Palmer Museum.   Members of the band include Barry MItterhoff on mandolin, Danny Weiss on guitar and vocals,  and the North Carolina “roots” sound of Mary Olive’s  vocals.  This performance will also feature special guest Tom

Concerned Parents Converge on Springfield Board of Education Meeting to Discuss Bullying and Debate Looping

By Jesse Broome


On Monday, November 6, over 100 Springfield parents and residents gathered at Jonathan Dayton High School to attend the scheduled Board of Education meeting. Aside from regular agenda items such as student and staff recognition, Tree Top property update, and various reports, attendees converged on the meeting to examine how the Springfield Public Schools handles bullying and the practice of looping.

Downtown Redevelopment Update

While the Springfield Community Partnership or "BID" has been around for over six years, not all of its progress is easily seen.  Much work has been done by it's all volunteer Board since 2011.  Certainly the quarterly business promotions, monthly business spotlights in the Patriot Times, streetscape improvements, new directional signs and events are in the public eye.  They are easy to see but that's the tip of the iceberg.  Countless hours have been spent behind the scenes working on downtown redevelopment.