Atlantic Health System Safe Care: “Laura’s Story”

When Laura and her husband were ready to have their second child, they were relieved to see the team at Atlantic Health System was prepared to deliver calm, exceptional care, even during the pandemic. Learn more at



Kathryn Hyduk, 89, died Thursday, July 2, 2020 at the Foothill Acres Nursing Home in ...
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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

July 6, 2020

Dear Editor


National Anthem

“And the rockets red glare the bombs bursting in air”....a peaceful introduction? Hardly. “Our flag “was still there” In its fourth verse It is alleged that it also contains racism, elitism and sexism. Apparently the anthem was written to proclaim that Old Glory was still flying. These expressions while dynamic ...

Community Happenings

Plainfields' UNICO Celebrate Scholars

July 7, 2020

Plainfields' UNICO members Debbie Boyle, Francesca Rosa Merendino, Chapter President Bob Bengivenga, John G DeAndrea and Anthony Bengivenga of Westfield UNICO and District X UNICO Governor, celebrated the graduations of Julianne Ferraro, who is going to Rowan University, and Joseph Walker, who is going to Moravian University. Both are South Plainfield seniors and both ...

The Countdown Begins for the South Plainfield Chick-fil-A August Grand Opening

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The much-anticipated opening of Chick-fil-A in South Plainfield is set for late August. Owner William Bridges says the restaurant will hire between 80 and 100 employees.   Ground for construction of the popular eatery was first broken in late November 2019 at 4801 Stelton Road in South Plainfield.  The 5,000 square foot restaurant will be ...

Warplanes to Conduct Flyover Along the Hudson River on July 4th

July 4, 2020

HOBOKEN - The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has announced the scheduled July 4th flyover of New York City and the Hudson River, as part of its "salute to the Great Cities of the American Revolution."

Reportedly led by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the flyover will also consist of F-15 and F-22 fighters U.S. Marine Corps F-35 fighters, as well as USAF B-1, B-2, and B-52 ...

Upcoming Events


Wed, July 22, 12:30 PM

South Plainfield

Drive Thru Cook out


Fri, July 31, 10:00 AM

South Plainfield

Shredding Day - Berkshire Hathaway


The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni

The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni (William Morris/Harper Collins, 2020)

In writing a contemporary novel in the Gothic tradition, it is impossible not to compare aspects of great Gothic novels that have come before. The excellent, new book, The Ancestor, by Danielle Trussoni fits the description of a Neo-Gothic. However, drawing comparisons between previously written novels is half the fun ...


Hello, all!  As the state begins to open back up, the South Plainfield Public Library is working to provide everyone with materials and services.  Please make sure to check the website at or our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information. 

Curbside pickup started July 1.  If you are a South Plainfield resident with a South Plainfield library ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Kathy Cryan of TAPinto Union

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of July 2020 is Kathy Cryan, who owns and operates TAPinto Union.  With a background in business, Cryan has amassed a very large readership, routinely breaking 150,000 pageviews per month with more than 3,500 residents subscribed to the free daily newsletter and almost 5,000 followers on Facebook, while building a profitable online ...

Press Releases

2020 General Election Policies

July 8, 2020

TAPinto is a network of more than 80 award-winning objective online local news sites. While we accept Letters to the Editor, we do not have an Editorial Page and do not provide our opinion on any elections or issues.  We do not endorse candidates.

Like hardcopy newspaper, television, radio and other media, TAPinto provides opportunities for candidates to advertise.  Such advertising ...

New Chief Development Officer Named by No. 1 Hospital in New Jersey

Morristown, New Jersey– Jennifer Smith has been named chief development officer for the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, which supports both Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital with $20 million in philanthropy annually. Smith will join the Foundation on August 10.
Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, president for Morristown ...

Ciccone Sworn in as Middlesex County Prosecutor

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Yolanda Ciccone, of Metuchen, the former Assignment Judge of Somerset County, was sworn in today as Prosecutor of Middlesex County during a brief ceremony officiated by retired Judge and former Prosecutor Alan A. Rockoff.

 In June 2020, Governor Phil Murphy nominated Yolanda Ciccone to be the Prosecutor of Middlesex County. She was confirmed by the Senate on ...