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The Athlete of the Week: Jason Garwood Boys’ Soccer Center Back

The South Plainfield Boys’ Soccer team had a tremendous week.  The Tigers went undefeated with two wins, both over GMC Conference rivals.  The boys’ defeated Metuchen 1-0 and then went on to defeat St. Thomas Aquinas 10-0.  The Tigers start the season 2-0 for the year.  The team is led by junior captain Jason Garwood.

Jason’s defensive skills helped ...

STEVE BOHN SAYS IT'S TIME TO WORK TOGETHER TO ADDRESS TRUCKS & TRAFFIC

September 24, 2021

STEVE BOHN SAYS IT’S TIME TO WORK TOGETHER TO ADDRESS TRUCKS AND TRAFFIC Steve Bohn, Democratic candidate for borough council, top priority is to work with Mayor Anesh and the Republican majority to come up with solutions to items which must be given immediate attention.

On the top of his list is traffic, in particular truck traffic. “First let me congratulate Council member ...

Mayor Anesh urges voters to support Bengivenga and Wolak for Council

This week, Mayor Matthew P. Anesh urged voters to re-elect Rob Bengivenga and Joe Wolak to the borough council.  

“Rob and Joe have the work ethic and drive that brings value to our town,” said Anesh. “They are independent thinkers that will provide innovative ideas to keep South Plainfield heading in the right ...

Bengivenga & Wolak: “We’ll continue to ‘get it done’ for South Plainfield”

Saying that results count, Councilman Rob Bengivenga and Councilman Joe Wolak, kicked off their campaign, this week, by saying their platform will focus on how to keep South Plainfield heading in the right direction and continue to get it done for our hometown. 

Bengivenga is proud of the borough’s record, but said they are focused just as much on talking about the future.  ...

Obituaries

James B. McGarry, 87, died on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at home in South Plainfield. Born in ...
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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor - Thank you!

September 20, 2021

A Drop-Off Event happened this month was a success thanks to South Plainfield residents who came to support with relief supplies in response to Hurricane Ida . This event was organized by Girl Scout Sisters from Troop #65042 and Troop#65142 and Cub Scout brother from Pack 224. We do not have words to express how grateful we are to be part of this amazing community! we were able to ...

Field Hockey Team Car Wash

The South Plainfield Field Hockey Parent Association would like to thank the community for another successful car wash fundraiser held on Saturday, September 11, 2021.  The funds raised will help buy essential items for the team and will go towards senior scholarships.  Special thanks to the PAL for the use of their facilities, to Sal Severini and Dave Harper for providing and serving ...

Community Happenings

Who's Ready for a Parade?

Celebrate Fall!  The South Plainfield Labor Day Parade may have had to be postponed, but our town is ready to celebrate!  Remember that our annual parade will step off on September 25th at 12:30pm starting at the PAL and ending at the South Plainfield Middle School following the traditional route. Maple Avenue and Plainfield Road will close at 11:30am. The parade, which draws thousands ...

Candlelight Walk - Domestic Violence Team

Please join the South Plainfield Domestic Violence Response Team for a candlelight walk in Spring Lake Park on October 6, 2021 in support of domestic violence victims. 

The walk will begin at 6:30 pm.

Candles will be provided as well as literature and some giveaways. 

Please mark your calendars and come out for a lovely walk around the park in support of Domestic Violence ...

Sujan Puar Brings Home the Gold (again)

September 17, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Sujan Puar resident of South Plainfield participated in the NJ 2021 Senior Olympics held on September 10,11 &12 in the 75-79 age group.  He was awarded the following:

Gold Medal in 1500 Meter Run

Gold Medal in 800 Meter Run

Silver Medal in 1500 Meter Race Walk

Silver Medal in 50 Meter Dash

Karl Anthony Towns, Brandon Bielak Lead Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) Hall of Fame Class

METUCHEN, NJ -- NBA superstar Karl-Anthony Towns and Brandon Bielak, a current pitcher for the Houston Astros, are among the honorees for Saint Joseph High School's Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2021. A ceremony and dinner reception will take place at the Metuchen Golf and Country Club in Edison, NJ on Fri., Oct. 8 from 5 to 9 p.m.

The list of inductees includes:

Craig ...

We Are Family: How Have Families Changed? And What Are the Implications of That?

How have families both in the U.S. and elsewhere evolved and changed over the years. especially in the last few decades. And what implications does that have on your work, relationships, living arrangements, marriage, etc.? 

In Part 1 of this two-episode Looking ForwardTM series, we'll discuss these topics with my guest expert, Dr. Bahira Trask. In Part 2, Dr. Trask and I will discuss ...

Senior Living Communities: More and More It's About the Boomers

On today’s episode of Looking Forward, we’re going to focus on trends, opportunities, and the future of senior living communities. We’re also going to hear some great tips on how you or someone in your family can choose the right senior living community. When we discuss the topic of senior living, we’re more and more speaking about where the baby boomers live or want to ...

Be on the Lookout

The South Plainfield Police Department is investigating a suspicious incident that occurred on Ritter Avenue today at approximately 2:40pm. The incident involved a Hispanic male approaching a juvenile female. The Hispanic male is described as approximately 25-35yo and operating a black vehicle, which may be a Honda Civic manufactured between 2000-2005.

Contact Det. Craig Magnani ...

Mechanic – Full Time – Borough Of South Plainfield

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS.  Salary Range:  $56,800-$74,300.  Work Week:  Monday through Friday as scheduled.  Work Week Hours:  7:00 am to 3:30 pm as scheduled.  Under direction performs varied mechanical work involved in the repair, maintenance, and servicing of motor vehicles and/or construction equipment working with various machines and hand tools common to ...

Senior News: Meatball Monday is back

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - September 21, 2021, the seniors celebrated the infamous meatball Monday!

74 seniors arrived at the center with songs of an “Italian Movie” playing in the background.      The seniors dined on delicious meatballs from Rodolfo’s complete with roll, and Parmesan cheese

The laughter and chatter was comforting to so ...

Community Conversations: Back to School

Children have headed back into the classroom, so be sure to check out this Community Conversation with pediatrician Walter Rosenfeld, MD, chair of Pediatrics at Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health for Atlantic Health System, who shares what parents need to know as their kids return to in-person learning, how we’re helping make schools safer and the ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, September 29, 6:00 PM

RWJ University Hospital Rahway, Rahway

RWJ Rahway Annual Meeting for the Community

Health & Wellness

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Sat, October 2, 9:00 AM

Clark Public Library, Clark

Outdoor Vendor and Craft Fair

Other

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Sat, October 2, 7:00 PM

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield

The Plainfield Symphony 22nd Opening Concert | ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Wed, October 6, 6:30 PM

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Domestic Violence Candelight Walk October 6th

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Wed, October 6, 6:30 PM

South Plainfield

Domestic Violence Candelight Walk October 6th

Columns

Sooley by John Grisham

Sooley by John Grisham (Doubleday, 2021)

 

Sooley, John Grisham’s latest novel, will haunt the reader long after the last page is closed. The main character, a seventeen year old boy from South Sudan, a  young country in Africa, is as charismatic and unforgettable as they come. Although the world from which he comes is cruel and unyielding, Samuel Sooleymon uses his passion ...

Bookmarks

Time for some news from South Plainfield Library:
            First, due to the rescheduled, belated Labor Day festivities, the Library will be closed Saturday (Sept. 25th).  We’ll re-open the following Monday, once they’ve removed the shrapnel from the ...

South Plainfield Knight of Columbus 2021 Fall Mums Sale

The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 have been hard at work with one of their biggest fundraisers of the year. There Fall Mums Sale.

 

This fundraiser was started 18 years ago by Gerry Butrico. This year $5,748 was raised which goes to the Knights Charity & Scholarship Fund. One of the Knights of Columbus's principles is Charity; this Charity fund is used ...

Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

As we get older, staying active can feel like it comes with a price—muscle and joint pain. But there are low-impact cardio alternatives that can keep you feeling fit and flexible without aggravating sensitive knees or hips!

 

This list of nine low-impact cardio exercises exemplifies best practices for staying fit.

 

Benefits of Cardio

You may have given up on ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Grandparent’s Day With Loved Ones

Grandparent’s Day is on Sept. 12, and it’s the perfect time to start planning a celebration! Although Mother’s Day and Father’s Day tend to get the most attention, taking time to show appreciation for grandparents is an important way to acknowledge the pivotal role they play in our lives. Here are 10 easy ways to show the grandparents in your life just how much you ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Must-Have Products to Build Your Basic Skincare Routine

There are literally hundreds of products available when it comes to skincare, and choosing what to use (and when) can feel overwhelming. The good news? There’s nothing wrong with beginning a small, simple skincare routine without feeling pressured to include all of the newest products. Ultimately, the best skincare routine is one that you’ll actually stick with, so choose the products ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...

Elevate Your Space with These 10 Quick Decorating Ideas

Feeling like your home’s interior decorating needs an upgrade, but not ready to commit a lot of time and money? There are plenty of simple additions or replacements that make a significant impact on the look and feel of the most-used rooms in your house.

Here’s a list of inexpensive items you can use to elevate your indoor space and tips on how they affect your home’s ...

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...

Press Releases

TAPinto Presents "Back to School" Magic Show Featuring Magic Bob, September 23

September 22, 2021

Don't miss TAPinto's "Back to School" virtual magic show with Magic Bob!  The free event will take place on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Atlantic Health's Children's Hospital.

 

Registration is required to attend.  To ...

Senator Diegnan Bills Signed into Law

Governor Phil Murphy last week signed into law an eight-bill package designed to ensure the safety and well-being of New Jersey veterans and those who care for them in the midst of a public health crisis.

During the pandemic’s onset, COVID-19 claimed the lives of 192 residents and two staff members at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park in Edison and the Paramus Veterans ...