The Athlete of the Week: Olivia Kapolka Girls’ Basketball Guard

The South Plainfield Girls’ Basketball team had a terrific week.  This past week the Lady Tigers won both games they played. On Thursday, South Plainfield defeated Woodbridge Academy by a score of 61-18.  Then in a non-divisional game of the week on Saturday morning, the Lady Tigers controlled the Farmers of Union 49-39.  This brought South Plainfield to 2-2 on the ...

The Athlete of the Week Joseph Oduro Boys’ Basketball

The Tigers basketball team was coming off a big win against East Brunswick before Christmas and were heading into their Holiday Tournament before they were ravaged by covid-19.  Joseph Oduro is the captain of the basketball team and this week he showed why he is fit for that role.  Playing without a few starters, Joseph played in both games and helped the Tigers get a big win against ...


Roseann M. Miller (nee Butterfield) passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 15, 2022, ...
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Community Happenings

Middlesex County Sheriff's Office to hold Ninth Annual Sheriff's Civilian Academy

January 18, 2022

Applications are now accepted for Spring of 2022

The Sheriff’s Office will hold an 8-week-long Sheriff’s Civilian Academy for residents of Middlesex County in the Spring of 2022. The Sheriff’s Civilian Academy is designed to educate Middlesex County residents on the various functions and duties of the Sheriff’s Office. Applications are being accepted now for the ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic--Walk-In, No Registration & No Appointment Necessary, Ages 5 to Adult


Open EVERY WEDNESDAY to the general public ( you don’t have to be a patient) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton from 7:30am to 3:30pm. COVID-19 vaccines & boosters (Pfizer, Moderna & J&J). Park in Lot D & enter @ Lakefront Tower entrance. Bring insurance ...

Curbside Recycling on 24-Hour Delay

Due to a severe Covid19-related manpower shortage, the Middlesex County Curbside Recycling Program is on a 24-hour delay this week.  The South Plainfield Thursday section is being picked up on Friday, and the Friday section is being picked up on Saturday. 


Saint Joseph Pins Woodbridge, 61-9, on Senior Night

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph wrestling continued its dominance on the mats with a 61-9 victory over visiting Woodbridge on Senior Night. After the match, head coach Michael Carbone discussed the impact of his seniors on the program:


Aidan Pierce
"Aidan has been a four-year starter for the Falcons but unfortunately had his season end early due to a shoulder injury. Aidan ...

Restaurants and Hotels: Where Are They Headed and What OPPORTUNITIES Do They Offer?

In this episode, you'll get fantastic insights about the future of restaurants and hotels-- at least over the next few years. Maybe even more importantly, you'll hear about the incredible number of OPPORTUNITIES the hospitality industry has to offer to anyone from students, to job and career seekers, to entrepreneurs and investors, particularly REAL ESTATE investors.

You'll hear ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, January 19, 6:00 PM

South Plainfield Free Public Library, South Plainfield

"Meet Dr. King" Program

Arts & Entertainment Education


Thu, January 20, 1:00 PM

South Plainfield

Blood Drive at Cedarcroft Bible Chapel

Fri, January 21, 10:30 AM

South Plainfield Free Public Library, South Plainfield

"Babytime" Program

Arts & Entertainment Education

Mon, January 24, 10:30 AM

South Plainfield Free Public Library, South Plainfield

"Toddler Time" Program

Arts & Entertainment Education

Mon, January 24, 3:30 PM

South Plainfield Free Public Library, South Plainfield

"Family Storytime" Program

Arts & Entertainment Education

Tue, January 25, 10:30 AM

South Plainfield Free Public Library, South Plainfield

"Toddler Time" Program

Arts & Entertainment Education


Legislation Designed to Ensure Safety of Students Traveling on School Buses Heads to Governor’s Desk

The final legislative piece of a three-bill package designed to ensure the safety of New Jersey students traveling on school buses is headed to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk to be signed into law.

The bill (S-3851), which Senators Joseph Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic) and Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. (D-Middlesex) sponsored, will create the Office of School Bus Safety in the Department of Education to ...

A Cornoranvirus Story, Some Guidelines, Some New Information

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 18, NEW JERSEY: Hello again everybody, and a happy and healthy New Year to you all. It has been some time since I last wrote an article here and a lot has transpired in the world since. The world continues to deal with COVID-19 and the rise of variants. We are still coming to terms with the loved ones and milestones lost to the pandemic. In the last two years we have ...

The Sailor's Bookshelf: 50 Books to know the Sea by Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

The Sailor’s Bookshelf: Fifty Books to Know the Sea by Admiral James Stavridis, USN (RET.) (Naval Institute Press, 2021).


The first review that I published with the tapinto franchise was entitled 50 Books That Went to War. That volume recounted the books that were popular with the men and women who served our country during World War II. The fascinating list of works, which ...

Autopsy by Patricia Cornwell

Autopsy by Patricia Cornwell. (William Morrow, 2021)


Harry Bosch. Tempe Brennan. Peter Decker. Lincoln Rhyme. Alex Cross. These are the fictional crime fighters that have captured my imagination for decades. Without a doubt, however, my favorite character in hard core detective literature is Dr. Kay Scarpetta, medical examiner, created by Patricia Cornwell. Scarpetta is a hard ...

Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners Outline 2022 Goals During Annual Reorganization Meeting

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners held their annual Reorganization meeting on Thursday evening, during which they reflected on the County’s efforts during 2021 and shared their vision for the future. That vision focuses on implementing their Destination 2040 strategic vision which outlines top priorities for the County that will ...


We are welcoming patrons back into the library—for specific purposes and limited amounts of time. The doors are now unlocked so patrons do not have to ring the doorbell to enter. There are some rules to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy.  With the rising infection rates, we are requesting patrons to wear a mask.  There are wipes and gloves available for those who would ...

TAPinto Recognizes Local Sites in Annual Awards

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is recognizing three of its local news sites for excellence in 2021.

"TAPinto's 2021 award winners best exemplify the characteristics that are key to success here at TAPinto:  a commitment to providing high-quality objective local news, a passion for entrepreneurship, and a dedication to teamwork," Michael Shapiro, Founder and CEO of ...

Press Releases

Atlantic Health System and Vouched Partner to Improve Digital Access to Health Care

January 18, 2022

Collaboration part of Atlantic Health System’s Venture Studio


MORRISTOWN, NJ – JANUARY 18, 2021 – Increased access and cybersecurity have never been more important to the delivery of care than in today’s health care environment. To help improve the patient experience while offering enhanced online safety, Atlantic Health System, a nationally recognized leader ...

Stanley, Benson & Timberlake Legislation Requiring Cancer Screening Coverage for Firefighters Enrolled in State Health Benefits Program Heads to Governor

TRENTON, NJ – With firefighters at greater risk of cancer than the general population due to their exposure to carcinogens on the job, a measure sponsored by Assembly Democrats Sterley Stanley (LD-18), Daniel Benson, and Britnee N. Timberlake would require certain health insurers to provide coverage for cancer screenings on behalf of firefighters. The legislation ...

Legislation to Improve Public Transportation Services for Disabled Community Heads to Governor’s Desk

Legislation designed to promote the ability of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities to travel independently is headed to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk to be signed into law.

The legislation (S-3442/A-5334), of which Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. and Assemblyman Sterley Stanley are primary sponsors, and of which Assemblyman Rob Karabinchak is a ...