Springfield Week in Review
A look back at the notable goings on in the township in recent days.
The Springfield Farmers market opened for business on Monday, July 2, with returning businesses as well as new vendors. The market will be open every week on Mondays from noon to 6 p.m in July and August at the Dayton parking lot. The market moves to Ruby Park when school reopens in September. In addition to farmers' market staples like fruit and vegetables, Springfield residents can pick up barbecue and other specialty food and food items.
In a formal ceremony, Springfield firefighters David Maas and Michael Mastroeni were sworn in as Captains at the Township Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 26 Township Committee meeting. Both veteran firefighters were joined by their families in the ceremony. Officially, they had been promoted earlier in the month. Their appointment follows the recent promotion ofCarlo Palumbo to Deputy Chief.
As it has been in years past, Springfield's 2012 4th of July celebration was big. With the holiday in the middle of the week, thousands people gathered to Meisel field over the course of the evening for fireworks, live music and child-friendly features like petting zoos and more. Musical acts Barbara Harris and the Toys and the 1910 Fruitgum Co. enthralled the crowd with their music and, despite forcasts of rain, the explosive fireworks display went off without a hitch.
A Millburn teenager was in critical condition Thursday after she was struck by the car of a Springfield couple rushing their baby to the hospital. Millburn's first aid squad transported the teenager to University Hospital in Newark, where she is in critical but stable condition, Millburn Police Capt. Michael Palardy said. The 18-year-old, who will be a senior at Millburn High School in the fall, was hit in front of the Haagen-Dazs on Millburn Ave. at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday.