Community Life

Muscle Cars Invade South Plainfield for Cruise Night

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Nostalgia was the theme for the night when over 50 classic cars invaded the town for Cruise Night at the American Legion on Friday.

Cars ranged from a 1947 Plymouth P15 Special Deluxe to a 1979 Porsche 928 and a 1939 Cadillac LaSalle.  Proceeds from the show went to the American Legion Women's Auxiliary.

Those who missed the show need not worry.  South Plainfield EMS will be holding its seventh annual car, truck, and bike show today (July 20) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Admission is free, with the event taking place at its headquarters on Plainfield Avenue. 

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The Athlete of the Week Joe Sacco Wrestling

The South Plainfield Wrestling Team had an exciting week of action where they faced some top competition in the state of New Jersey. The Tigers got things rolling by defeating Edison 51-21 on Wednesday and then Jackson Memorial 45-18 on Friday. On Saturday, the Tigers traveled to Newton high school to battle in the Henry Boresch Duals. They beat Mahwah in the opening round 51-18 and then followed ...

Letters to the Editor

Bail Reform Will Save Money

January 16, 2017

In response to “Local Law Enforcement Weight In on New Jersey’s New Bail Reform Laws”:

The article rightly states that the new law “will help nonviolent, poor people stuck in jail because they cannot afford bail while also stopping dangerous people who can pay their way out.”

A 2013 report found that 40% of individuals in New Jersey jails were there solely ...

Freeholder Director Rios: Public Safety Assessment Improves Defendant Processing

On Jan. 1, 2017 Criminal Justice Reform legislation went into effect in the State of New Jersey. This reform was established to change the procedure of setting bail as a condition of release. 

One feature of the Criminal Justice Reform, known as the Public Safety Assessment (PSA), is a risk assessment system that helps determine a defendant’s risk level including how likely it ...

Students Named to Middlesex County College Dean’s List

January 16, 2017

A total of 1,147 Students were named to the Dean’s at Middlesex County College for fall 2016. By town:

South Plainfield 

Amanda Scofi, Heather Scofi, Andrea Sierra, Jamie Donato, Johny Khalaf, Georgette Zegarra, Stefanie Melchiorre, Shenne Dugtong, Madison Faustini, Arleen Velasquez, Brittany Santos, Mecca Ali, John Meehan, Alejandra Aguilar, Matthew Maher, Preet Pinghlia, ...

Community Happenings

The South Plainfield Municipal Alliance Will Host a Parent Academy

January 16, 2017

ATTENTION ALL  9th GRADE PARENTS:

 Do you know what your child is doing?  Are you asking the right questions to find out? Join us, and we will help you learn how to talk to your child.

 We will be holding a Parent Academy for all current 9th grade parents.

 When: Thursday, February 2, 2017 7:00 pm

 Where: South Plainfield High School Information ...

Middle School Wrestling Update

January 18, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Congratulations to the Middle School Wrestlers for a full week of competing. The team wrestled seven matches in seven days winning five of the matches.

The Middle School team defeated a very tough Jackson Team 45-37 with the help from 8th graders, Anthony White, Nick Loniewski, Kenny Clevenger, Xavier Santos, and Julian Medina. Seventh graders Julian Irizarry and Bryce ...

Class of 2007 Reunion

January 14, 2017

Who: The Class of 2007, spouses, significant others and little ones!

Where: Forest Lodge 11 Reinman Rd. Warren, NJ

When: September 3rd 2017 11:30am-5pm

Why: Because Why Not It’s Been 10 years!

How Much: Adult ticket prices will be $70, but for a limited time there will be an early pay discount of $65 through January 31st.

What’s in the Box?: Forest Lodge will be the ...

Community Development Block Grant Public Hearing

A public hearing for the 2017 Community Development Block Grant has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the South Plainfield Municipal Building, 2480 Plainfield Avenue. The purpose of this hearing is to discuss projects to be considered for inclusion in the 2017 Community Development Block Grant Application. Public input on projects will be ...

News from the Senior Center

2017 Membership is underway -  $10.00 per year

January 18 – Sands Casino

January 23 – 9:45 a.m Medication Safety Program

January 24 – Adult Coloring – 9:30 – 11:30   Stay for Lunch

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February 2017

February 1 – Tropicana  Casino

February 7 – Adult Coloring 9:30 – 11:30  Stay for ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, January 18, 5:30 PM

ALL SEASON SPORTS ACADEMY, South Plainfield

Yoga with Kara Unal

Health & Wellness Sports

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Wed, January 18, 5:30 PM

ALL SEASON SPORTS ACADE7, South Plainfield

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Health & Wellness Sports

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Wed, January 18, 9:00 PM

ALL SEASON SPORTS ACADEMY, South Plainfield

OPEN GYM BASKETBALL

Sports

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Fri, January 20, 6:00 PM

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South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club (SPJBC) In ...

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Sat, January 21, 9:00 AM

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First Baptist Church Children's Clothing Drive

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Sat, January 21, 9:00 AM

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South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club (SPJBC) In ...

Columns

Falling by Jane Green

Falling by Jane Green (Berkley, 2016)

 

Every now and again I just love a mindless romance novel, and I've been a huge fan of Jane Green's since her first book, Jemima J: A Novel About Ugly Ducklings and Swans. Despite being classified as “chick lit,” the character and plot of Jemima J. has stayed with me for sixteen years after first reading it because the story ...

Bookmarks

Did you miss a movie that you wanted to see in the theaters and don’t want to pay to rent it or for the DVD?  Come to “Monday Night Movies” at the library.  It’s all the fun of a movie theater but none of the cost.  We are showing brand new releases every Monday night and we will be providing popcorn for all who attend. The next movie is January 23 and stars ...

The Mommy’s Review - Hidden Figures

The new movie Hidden Figures is now open in theaters nationwide, and I urge all parents out there to take your children to see it. It is a wonderful film with a wonderful message, not to mention a great endorsement of all things related to STEM.

Hidden Figures brings us to Langley, VA in the 1960s, just as NASA is preparing to launch its first Americans off of the planet and into the unknown.

South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club (SPJBC) In Person Registration Signups

The South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club (SPJBC) will be having In Person Registration Signups on Friday January 20th from 6-9pm and Saturday January 21st from 9am to 1pm at the SPJBC Clubhouse on Lorraine Ave

You can also sign your kids up online at the SPJBC Website:  http://www.leaguelineup.com/spjbc (online forms tab) or you can mail the form to SPJBC, PO Box 166, South Plainfield NJ ...

Press Releases

TAPinto Launches Free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android: Download it Today

January 17, 2017

TAPinto.net launched a free TAPinto App today for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application.  With this launch, TAPinto becomes one of the only local news publications in the country to have its own App.

The TAPinto App not only features news and events, but also enables readers to receive push notifications regarding ...