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Battlehill Avenue House Fire Extinguished

15 Battlehill Avenue

Just before 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 13 a fire broke out at 15 Battlehill Avenue.  The Springfield Fire Department responded and was assisted by Millburn, Union, Summit and Westfield.  The Springfield Office of Emergency Management, Police Department and Fire Aid Squad were all on scene.  It took around 30 minutes to get the fire […]

Anonymous Springfield Patch Post Lambasts Fire Department

Springfield Fire Department

On February 19th, an anonymous poster by the name “Amanda P.” offered an opinion on fiscal responsibility regarding the Springfield Fire Department in what starts out as an innocent discussions and quickly turns into a 168-word rant. The piece begins by claiming “our Fire Department is a HUGE tax burden.” An examination of previous municipal […]

Fire Department Responds To High School

Jonathan Dayton High School

Around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, fire trucks from the Springfield Fire Department were at Jonathan Dayton High School responding to an unknown incident. Eyewitnesses report seeing three fire department vehicles on the scene. By 10:30 a.m., the matter seemed to be cleared up and fire crews were back in the firehouse. Springfield […]

First Aid Squad Installs New Officers For 2014

Springfield First Aid Squad

At the Township Committee regular meeting on Tuesday, January 14, the Springfield First Aid Squad announced the 2014 slate of officers for their volunteer organization.  The executive board members and field leaders were introduced and sworn in before officially taking office. For the third consecutive year, Elizabeth Fritzen will serve as the President and Kenneth Siletski […]

Saturday Afternoon Police Activity Leaves Residents Stumped

Springfield Police Department

Around 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 28th, Mountain Avenue near Henshaw Avenue came to a standstill as it quickly turned into a police scene according to eyewitness accounts.  Reports came in that traffic was disrupted as a result of a number of law enforcement vehicles parking along Mountain Avenue and then police officers were seen entering a […]

Springfield Police Arrest Investors Bank Robbery Suspects

Investors Bank on Morris Avenue

The following press release was provided by the Springfield Police Department: On 12/26/2013 Springfield police detectives arrested Avery Spotswood, age 43 of Newark, and charged him with the robbery at the Investor’s Savings Bank in Springfield that was committed on 12/18/2013. Police also arrested Quiama Harris, age 29 of Newark, charging her with aiding Spotswood […]

Morris Avenue Investors Bank Robbed

Investors Bank on Morris Avenue

The following press release was provided by the Springfield Police Department: On Wednesday 12/18/2013 at 12:48 pm, the Springfield Police Department was contacted by the Investor’s Savings Bank in Springfield reporting that a bank robbery had just occurred. The bank is located at 193 Morris Avenue which is at the intersection of Linden Avenue and […]

Woman Held Hostage At Springfield Gardens Escapes

Springfield Gardens

In response to requests made by Springfielder.com, Springfield Police Detective Lieutenant Judd Levenson has not provided any blotter information related to the incident.  This story is developing and will be updated as details are released. Eyewitness accounts tell of a mid-day tale of horror at the Springfield Gardens earlier this week.  On Tuesday, November 12 […]

Traffic Redirected On Morris Avenue, Maple Avenue and Meisel Avenue

New Jersey Department of Transportation Vehicle

Due to a commute-hour malfunction of the traffic signal on Morris Avenue at the intersection with Maple Avenue, detours have been set up along Meisel Avenue and Maple Avenue.  Because Morris Avenue is a state highway, New Jersey Department of Transportation crews have been dispatched.  They have set up their trucks along with signs and […]

Free Rabies Shots Offered

Free Rabies Shots Offered 2013

Have a pet that still needs a rabies shot?  The Township of Springfield announced the dates of the 2013-2014 Free Rabies Shot Clinics on their website.  The post explains, “The Madison Department of Health and the Springfield Board of Health are offering free rabies shots at four locations. Residents may go to any of the […]

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