Letters to the Editor

South Plainfield High School Music Boosters announces its first Super 50/50 Raffle fundraising event!

March 14, 2023

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - From now until April 27th, The SPSH Music Boosters parent group will be hosting a Super 50/50 Raffle.  There will be 3 levels of prizes awarded based on the proceeds raised.  One “Grand Prize” of 30% of the total sales, 2 (two) Second Prizes of 5% of the total sales followed by 10 (ten) 1% prizes.


The SPHS Music Boosters supports the Music ...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the editor

As someone who taught in the South Plainfield School district for 27 years, I know firsthand that the education of our children has always been a top priority for our borough.

With that in mind words can’t capture the joy I felt when I read the article about school funding in this Sunday’s newspaper.   Here is the quote: ”The biggest jackpot ...

Upcoming Events


Wed, March 22
06:00 PM — 07:00 PM

Behind Riley School near the playground - Walter Street side, South Plainfield

John E. Riley Annex Groundbreaking ...


Sat, March 25
09:00 AM — 03:00 PM

RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center, Hamilton

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital ...


Thu, March 30
06:00 PM — 08:00 PM

Berkeley College, Woodland Park

Interior Design Insights: An Evening ...


Fri, March 31
06:00 PM — 09:00 PM

Loaded Baked Potato Night, South Plainfield

Loaded Baked Potatoes & Karaoke at ELKS

Press Releases

Sahaja Yoga: Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

March 21, 2023


On March 21, 2023, hundreds of thousands of people around the world will celebrate the centennial of the birth of Nirmala Srivastava, better known to those who have been touched by her teachings as Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the creator of Sahaja Yoga. The celebrations will take place both online and at Sahaja Yoga Centers and will include curated recordings ...

18th Legislative District Schools to Receive Record $173 Million in Direct State Aid

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Public schools in New Jersey’s 18th Legislative District are slated to receive more than $173 million in direct aid under Gov. Phil Murphy's proposed fiscal year 2024 state budget.

The single-year record for school funding in the legislative district reflects a $49.113 million increase over the previous fiscal year, according to figures the New Jersey ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Awarded Third Consecutive Disease-Specific Care Certification For Bariatric Surgery From The Joint Commission

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Bariatric Surgery Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and ...


An Ocean of Collected Souls by Stephen Grand

An Ocean of Collected Souls by Stephen Grand. CHB Media, 2023.


The year is 1966. Picture a girl, 15 years of age with black hair, parted in the middle, tumbling to her waist. Today she is to meet a young man who is in college already, studying mathematics. She does not realize that this brilliant and very funny fellow will have a profound and enduring impact on her life. She is too ...

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus


Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday, 2023)


In reading Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus, which has just hit the top of the New York Times Best Seller List in the Fiction Category, I was reminded of “Fractured Fairy Tales,” which was a segment on the Rocky and Bullwinkle Cartoon Show which aired from 1959-1965. Fractured fairy tales are parodies ...

Home of the Week: 50 Coachman Drive S Freehold, NJ 07728

Come see 50 Coachman Drive S in Freehold; and don’t miss the open house 3/18 1-3pm. As you walk into this center hall colonial, you’ll step into the foyer with the eat-in kitchen right ahead of you. Inside you’ll find cherry cabinets, double electric oven, a gas range, and a new refrigerator. To the left of the foyer is the family room with a fireplace and to the right, are your ...

Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Meet Union Catholic's Allison Lestarchick

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

Here is our Q and A with Lestarchick -   

Faculty/Staff Member: 
Allison Lestarchick

Years of service at Union Catholic?
11 years

All current positions at UC?
Director of Parent Relations, Main Office Administrative ...

Union Catholic Inducted 66 Students Into The World Language National Honor Society

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic hosted its World Language National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Thursday night.

The following Union Catholic students have met all the requirements set forth by the World Language National Honor Society for their respective language of study:


Nevaeh Aaron
Joseph Attalla

Josefine ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Seventh Graders Win Odyssey of the Mind Competition

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison entered two Middle School teams into the Odyssey of the Mind regional competition, held on Saturday, February 25.

The seventh grade team of Rehan Ali of Carteret, Japjeev Singh of Edison, Joshua Simeonidis of Scotch Plains, Joy Patel of Iselin and Arshi Goel of Edison captured first place and will move on to the state competition in Princeton on ...

Saint Joseph High School Edison Rotary Seniors of the Month - March 2023

Saint Joseph High School is proud to congratulate Tyler Andersen and Aidan Dul as the Edison Rotary Seniors of the Month for March 2023. 


Tyler Andersen is a senior at Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen. He attended Immaculate Conception School in Spotswood where he has been an altar server since 4th grade and will end this summer after 9 years of this Catholic service to the ...

Help Wanted - South Plainfield Recycling Center

HELP WANTED P/T South Plainfield Recycling Complex. Outdoor work helping residents, grounds keeping and litter patrol.  7-19 hours/week; varies weekly and seasonally. Call the Recycling Coordinator at 908-226-7621 or email atempel@southplainfieldnj.com to inquire and apply. 

Community Happenings

Milltown's Michelin Field/Park Getting Safety Upgrades and Makeover

March 20, 2023

MILL TOWN, NJ - Michelin Field has a long history in the borough. It is one of nine parks and recreation spaces available in Milltown, dating back to 1917. The field was originally constructed so that Michelin factory workers would have a place to play baseball. Over the years, it's become a popular spot for borough kids to play pickup games and practice. Michelin Field also hosts Spotswood ...

Woodbridge’s 49th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade Marches into Memory

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — New Jersey’s biggest and best St. Patrick’s Day Parade has rolled into our collective memories after rolling through town with hours of fanfare on Sunday.

With help from its sponsor, the Woodbridge American-Irish Association, and from Mayor John E. McCormac, TAPinto Woodbridge-Carteret is pleased to present some terrific photos from the 49th annual community ...

More Columns


The end of March is fast approaching and soon we’ll be another month through the year. Regular library hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. We continue to offer curbside services for those interested.

Tax Forms are still available at the library. Please be advised there are only Federal ...

Looking Forward

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

Do you think the fact that people are living longer is creating global opportunities? Well, you betcha! I forecasted this years ago in my book, "Successful Marketing to the 50+ Consumer" (Prentice-Hall).

As you'll hear from my guest ...

School Safety and Security Task Force bill to be considered for vote on Senate and Assembly floors

Senator Patrick Diegnan’s legislation creating a “School Safety and Security Task Force” in New Jersey to ensure a safe learning environment for students and school employees will be considered for a vote on the floor of both houses.

Following the lead of the Senate Education Committee, which unanimously advanced the legislation five months ago, the Assembly ...

TAPinto Launches Local News and Digital Marketing Platform in Hanover Township, New Jersey

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ — There's more local news for Morris County residents, with the launch of TAPinto Hanover Township.

Laura Ali is the owner and publisher of the new TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform, which started providing local news to the community in February. It is the 10th TAPinto site in Morris County.

Ali said local leaders reached out to her, saying ...