Thursday, March 17, 2011
Man faces up to 10 years in prison for charges including assault and resisting arrest.
An East Orange man faces up to 10 years in prison for leading police in a violent chase with a stolen car on rte 22 in Springfield and Mountainside in 2009. According to a report from the Union County Prosecutor’s office, a police officer in Mountainside saw 31-year-old Ricardo Sudlow inside a car parked in the driveway of an unoccupied home under construction. When the officer approached, Sudlow reportedly sped away, steering the car onto Rte. 22 East near New Providence Road. The original officer gave chase, and was joined by two other police cruisers on Rte. 22. Sudlow crashed into one of the cruisers, then lost control of the car. He hit a curb and flipped the car upside down. Following the crash, Sudlow got out of the car and ran …
Monday, July 26, 2010
Route 22 retail stores part of new study examining North Jersey’s major highways.
Springfield is part of a recent survey that outlines the vacancy rate for retail space in North Jersey. Conducted by Old Bridge real estate firm R.J. Brunelli & Company, the study reveals that Union county's rate has increased to 8 percent. The number is up from last year's 6.6 percent. Issued this April, the overall report focused on the vacancy rate in retail properties along North Jersey's six major shopping highways. Included among them were stretches in Morris, Bergen, Essex, Somerset, Passaic, and Union counties. The reason for Union county's increase, the study claims, is due to the closing or downsizing of many "big-box" retail chains such as Circuit City, Office Depot, a 43,000 square foot Pathmark in North Plainfield, and the …
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Construction set to begin on Springfield's newest development.
Springfield's newest housing project, tentatively referred to as Springfield Gardens, will be a major undertaking. It is set to be built by Oakwood Homes Inc., a housing construction company based in Mountainside. The proposed homes will be on the westbound side of Route 22 at Mountain Avenue and Schaffernorth Place, near the Holiday Inn. A long-time builder of single-family dwellings, Oakwood submitted their initial building application to the Township's Planning Board on Nov. 8, 2008. Their goal is to build a total of 253 units. The property will be subdivided into 16 lots. Of those, 15 will be single-family homes with residential lots. There will also be a lot for 238 multi-family units. Under the AH-17 Zoning District Regulations, …
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
The Stew Leonards Wine Store is planned for Rte. 22 shopping center.
Earlier this year, Patch reporter Lois Cantwell looked into rumblings that a Stew Leonard's Wine store would be coming to Springfield. At the time, Patch was unable to get official word that the store was coming. Well, the official word is out now. According to an article in the real estate Web site Globe St., the Connecticut-based food and liquor store has signed a lease with the owners of Echo Plaza, Levin Management Corp. Read the full story: Stew Leonard's Signs Echo Plaza Lease
Monday, January 25, 2010
When good cars go bad.
My car is starting to drive me crazy. And at this point, it's a very short drive. I've recently paid it off, and from the moment I sent in that last payment, it's been celebrating its lurch towards adulthood by thinking up ways to mess with my head. First, in a gesture that seemed a tad hostile even to me at the time, the battery kicked the bucket in the middle of a raging snowstorm. Oh, I know what you're thinking; "Deb, that's bound to happen. Car batteries have a finite life." And you'd be right. But when I've driven uneventfully in a functioning car to my child's Springfield elementary school, the ideal situation as far as I understand it, is to be able to drive home just as uneventfully in a car that continues to be functional. …