Riley Griffin, Athlete of the Week

Riley Griffin, a Captain of the SPHS Competition Cheer Team, kicked off her last season receiving a prestigious award. On February 1st, Riley was awarded and selected by the New Jersey Cheerleading and Dance Coaches Association (NJCDCA) to become a recipient and member of the NJCDCA All-State team. As stated in the application, “Only the best of the best gets chosen.” With over 60 ...

Senior - Winter Track and Field Athlete – John Michael Tan

No one knows Jost Field’s shot-put circle like John Tan.  Over the summer and through the fall for the last number of years, John has been in the back left corner of the football field, doing drills, gaining strength, and working on his form, to prepare himself for his senior year of Track and Field.  John is currently one of the best throwers in Middlesex County,  proving ...

Letters to the Editor

New Jersey State School Boards Association Certificates of Appreciation

February 3, 2023

Letter To The Editor:


We would like to thank the New Jersey State School Boards Association for the Certificates of Appreciation honoring our Mother, Debbie Boyle, for all her unselfish efforts and many contributions.  It states that she has worked hard and contributed much as a member of the School Finance Committee and those contributions are reflected in the Association's ...

Girl Scout Troop #65167 Used Clothing and Accessory Drive

The South Plainfield Girl Scout Troop #65167 hosted a Used Clothing and Accessory Drive on January 14 and 15, 2023.  Thank you to Leaders Nina Rohrer & Debbie Pfeifer, and girl scouts Kay Rohrer, Genevieve Pope, Sarah Westgate, Bridget Sylvester, and Lexi Kolenski. They worked the entire weekend, unloading bags from the many cars and then loaded the bags into the truck.

Thank you to ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, February 10
06:00 PM — 10:30 PM

Designer Bag Bingo, South Plainfield

Designer Bag Bingo - February 10th


Sun, February 12
11:30 AM — 12:30 PM

Still We Rise: St. Francis' Church ...


Wed, February 15
06:30 PM — 08:30 PM

Transfer Open House


Wed, February 15
06:30 PM — 08:30 PM

Information Session: Master of Science ...

Press Releases

North Brunswick Train Station Achieves Key Design Milestone

February 7, 2023

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) has achieved a significant design milestone with formal approval by NJ TRANSIT of 10% of the concept design. With this announcement of progress, the MCIA is unveiling a North Brunswick Train Station project webpage to inform community stakeholders of the progress and activities around its development. The URL ...

Hersh Children’s Center at Overlook Medical Center marks 1st anniversary

SUMMIT, NJ – FEBRUARY 2023 – The Hersh Children’s Center, located at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, marked its first anniversary of providing pediatric emergency and inpatient services in one convenient, family-friendly space.

Following completion in late 2021, the 12,000 square-foot center opened in January 2022, combining the Meri and Sol Barer ...

Health Alert: Wind Chill and Frostbite Advisory

NEW JERSEY - After enjoying above average temperatures for much of January, the region is about to experience the coldest weather of the year with an arctic blast sending the thermometer plunging across New Jersey and New York today.. 


Temperatures are forecasted to plummet during the day on Friday with winds gusting up to 40 mph. Friday’s overnight temperatures will range ...


Verity by Colleen Hoover

Verity by Colleen Hoover. (Grand Central Publishing, 2018.


By her own admission, Verity is a departure from the romance novels for which Colleen Hoover had earned her standing as a New York Times best selling author. She was skeptical while writing the novel that her loyal readers would reject the psychological thriller that she was penning. However, the novel has been a huge ...

Home of the Week: 30 Old Farmhouse Rd Long Hill Twp., NJ 07946

Check out 30 Old Farmhouse Road in Long Hill, with an open house this Sunday  2/5 from 2-4 pm. This home provides one-level living in spades with 13 rooms, including 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths. The centerpiece is the chef’s kitchen with a breakfast bar, center island, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. Right off the kitchen is the family room with a gas fireplace and ...

Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Meet Union Catholic's Chiara Duane

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In our latest installment of Faculty/Staff Spotlight we shine the spotlight on Union Catholic's Chiara Duane.

Here is our Q and A with Duane:

Faculty Member: 
Chiara Duane

Years of service at Union Catholic:
Six years

Current positions:
I am the Planned Giving Officer Assistant.

Graduated from Dunellen High School in 2003.  ...

Sinclair Powell Is Making Her Impact Felt at Union Catholic

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  This week, Union Catholic shines the spotlight on sophomore Sinclair Powell, resident of the African American Cultural Appreciation Club, a member of the track and field team, and an honor roll student.

What do you enjoy the most about being the President of the African American Cultural Appreciation Club?
What I enjoy most about being the President ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Celebrate Lunar New Year

Students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison celebrated Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rabbit, with a series of events last week. The festivities kicked off with a group dance in the AP Room during lunch on Jan. 26 to “The Coolest National Wind,” a must-dance at every year’s W+H Lunar New Year celebration. After the dance, senior Chinese language students David ...

Community Development Block Grant Public Hearing

A public hearing for the 2023 Community Development Block Grant has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 2023 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 2023 Community Development Block Grant Application.


Public input on projects ...

Community Happenings

NJ Flags at Half-Mast for Sayreville's Eunice Dwumfour

February 7, 2023

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy today ordered all New Jersey flags fly at half-staff at all state buildings and municipal facilities on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, to honor and remember Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour.

“It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of Eunice Dwumfour,” said Gov. Murphy. “Her death is a tragic loss for ...

Help fight food insecurity in Middlesex County this February with REPLENISH’s “Have a Heart” giving calendar

WHAT: In honor of Valentine’s Day this month, get involved to help REPLENISH collect non-perishable food items for Middlesex County families and residents in need of food assistance. You can download and print our “Have a Heart” daily giving calendar to help remind yourself or family to collect a food item each day of the month in February for donation to neighbors in ...

More Columns


Well, that’s one month done and eleven more to go.  Sooner than you might expect, March will be on the horizon.  But, in the relatively brief time that we have February here, let’s look at a big bunch of upcoming events at South Plainfield Library.
            First, just a reminder that we’ll be closed on Monday, ...

Looking Forward

Hello, TAPinto reader and Looking Forward: Opportunities for Job, Career, Business, and Investment Seekers listener! 

Are you a new or small business looking to minimize your costs, increase your business, and get referrals from other businesses in your community? Or maybe you’re a bigger business—or even a conglomerate—looking to reduce your excess ...

Mental Wellness Check-In with Kids

Childhood isn’t always a carefree time. School-age children, adolescents and teens can feel stress and anxiety, too. The recent pandemic has made things worse for many children. One study found that nearly one-third of high schoolers felt more unhappy or depressed than normal in the spring of 2020. Even as restrictions have waned, the toll on kids’ mental health ...

Diegnan Bill Addressing Transportation Barriers For Persons With Autism, Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities Signed Into Law

Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law a bill that enhances the ability of persons on the autism spectrum and with intellectual and developmental disabilities to travel independently.

The legislation, sponsored by Senator Patrick Diegnan, requires the New Jersey Department of Transportation to implement a Complete Streets policy of planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation for ...

Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios: Monthly Column February – American Heart Month


February is the perfect time to focus on the heart, and not just because of Valentine’s Day. Since 1964, the month of February has been designated as American Heart Month.

Established by a request from Congress and signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, American Heart Month is designed to raise awareness regarding the ways in which a healthy lifestyle can help ...