Springfield Week in Review
A look back at the notable goings on in the township in recent days.
An Essex County jury convicted Springfield resident Keevin David, 20, of murdering 18-year-old Tyrell Coleman of Orange in January, 2011. Assistant Prosecutor Portia Downing, who tried the case, said David shot Coleman while Coleman was walking home from high school. The motive for the shooting was not clear. David faces 30 years to life.
A van burst into flames on route 22 in Union near the Springfield border shortly after 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25. No one was hurt in the single car accident. An officer for the Union fire department said the driver reported that the late model white Nissan caught fire for no apparent reason. The driver was not injured in the incident and the accident did not involve other cars.
A 33-year-old Springfield woman was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 22 in a Millburn Wendy's parking lot after passing out in her car with prescription pills and crack cocaine paraphernalia, Millburn Police said.
At the Springfield Township Committee meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Committee voted to re-form the township's autonomous Board of Health. With the vote, the board of health will once again be an appointed board of residents able to make recommendations and take actions indepently of the Township Committee. This marks a change from how the board operated in the later parts of 2012, when officials changed the Board of Health from an autonomous board to one composed of Township Committee members and residents.