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Heilmann Captures Region 4 Title as South Plainfield Advances Six Wrestlers to State Tournament

February 25, 2018

UNION-- The withdrawal of Zach DelVecchio from the Region 4’s 220-pound bracket might have put a bit of a damper on South Plainfield High School’s start to the region tournament, but by the end of the competition, the Tigers had plenty of reasons to hold their heads high.

By the final matches, South Plainfield managed to put eight of their wrestlers in position to place in the ...

South Plainfield Wrestling Standout Zach DelVecchio Pulls out of Region Tournament with Injury

South Plainfield High School wrestling standout Zach DelVecchio has been pulled out of this weekend's Region 4 tournament due to health reasons, a report from Mycentraljersey.com says. 

According to the report, Delvecchio, the No. 13 ranked 220-pound wrestler in the country and No. 2 in the state by NJ.com, was diagnosed with mononucleosis and an enlarged spleen

Delvecchio was the ...

No Increase in South Plainfield Community Pool Fees for 2018 Season

February 20, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The lazy, hazy days of summer may feel a long way off – around 100 but who's counting – but in the Borough of South Plainfield, plans are already under way for the opening of the community pool.

At the borough’s Jan. 8 meeting, the council voted 5-0 in favor of over a dozen resolutions, including setting pool fees for the ...

Edison Heating and Cooling: Springtime is the Best Time for an A/C Upgrade

February 25, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The warm weather is, hopefully, just around the corner and, according to Edison Heating and Cooling owner Mike Iarrapino, now is the time to ensure that air condition units are working efficiently.  

“People who have systems over 15 years old should consider replacing them before the hot weather. You want to have your AC system checked and replaced ...

Tenured Teachers, Retiree Recognized at South Plainfield BOE Meeting

February 24, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At the South Plainfield Board of Education’s Feb. 21 meeting, two Roosevelt Elementary School teachers were awarded tenure and longtime employee with Sodexo was recognized for her years of service.

Roosevelt Principal Robert Diehl was on hand to present to tenure certificates to special education teacher Tara Martinetti and speech pathologist Chelsea Walsh ...

South Plainfield Students Planning to Walkout in Support of Safer Schools

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In the wake of last week’s tragic school shooting in Florida, students from across the country – including right here in South Plainfield – are joining together for change.

On Feb. 16, the non-profit organization Women’s March launched a Youth EMPOWER movement calling for a national school walkout and publicizing the event on social ...

U.S. Senate: Former Celgene CEO Bob Hugin Announces Republican Candidacy to Challenge Menendez

February 14, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Elks Club in Springfield on Tuesday was the setting for Bob Hugin of Summit to announce his candidacy as a Republican for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Bob Menendez.

The former CEO and Chairman of Celgene, Hugin resigned from the company on February 5 as executive chairman.  The crowd of over 100 was largely enthusiastic party ...

Grape Expectations Hosts Wine Tastings

February 22, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Grape Expectations, recognized as the oldest “Make Your Own Wine” establishment in Somerset County, will host wine tastings the next two weekends for those curious about wines made from grapes harvested in South Africa and Chile in South America.

Tastings are scheduled Saturday, Feb 24, from noon- 4p.m.; Friday, March 2 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 3 ...

Winter Storm Watch Saturday

February 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for South Plainfield from Saturday evening through Sunday morning.

Heavy snow is possible with snow accumulations of three to six inches. The National Weather Service says travel may be difficult with the possibility of significant reductions in visibility.

The snow is expected to ...

Bios, Photos of Past Labor Day Grand Marshals Needed for Eagle Scout Project

February 21, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Joseph Kelly, a senior at South Plainfield High School and member of Boy Scout Troop 207, is seeking the community’s help to see his Eagle Scout project come to fruition.

Kelly is looking to compile a ‘wall of fame’ honoring the men and women who have served as honorary grand marshals of the borough’s Labor Day Parade since 1961. The ...

South Plainfield 12U Titans Step up to the Plate to Help our Troops Overseas

MANVILLE, NJ – The South Plainfield 12U Titans Travel Baseball team is use to spending Saturday’s together. This time some wore baseball caps, and some jeans, but this time they were not all in complete uniform because they were there to assist in Operation Shoebox to help our beloved men and women in uniform serving overseas.

The event on February 10, was the 13th anniversary of ...

Councilwoman Faustini Announces Plans to Build Inclusive Playground in Willow Park

February 22, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - At the Borough Council meeting Tuesday night,  Councilwoman Christine Faustini announced plans to build an inclusive playground in Willow Park funded by the South Plainfield Library.  Asking for the support of her fellow council members, Faustini described the project details.  The inclusive playground is set to be installed behind the Library in Willow ...

New Brunswick Prisoner Reentry Site to Open Tomorrow

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Former Gov. Jim McGreevey, who has made prisoner reentry programs his major focus, will be on hand tomorrow to open a new site on Livingston Avenue. 

McGreevey runs the New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC), a nonprofit agency serving court-involved individuals. The opening is set for 11 a.m. at  57 Livingston Avenue, Unit 3, New Brunswick, N.J.

Six NJ Hospital Groups Join Forces to Cut Health Care Costs

February 10, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Six New Jersey-based health care systems, including Atlantic Health System -- parent corporation of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- have  formed a consortium designed to reduce costs, expand access and enhance care for their employees.

Atlantic Health System, CentraState Healthcare System, Holy Name Medical Center, Hunterdon Healthcare, St.

Davis Wins 6 Races In One Day At Aqueduct

February 19, 2018

Journeyman jockey Dylan Davis became the winter riding star at Aqueduct when he won six races on the Feb. 18 card, five of those in succession, and took the lead in the jockey standings with 30 wins for the season.

The son of former rider Robbie Davis became the first rider to win six on a card in New York since Hall of Fame rider Javier Castellano posted that number on Nov. 9, 2013 at the Big ...

Pinkin Bill Aims to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

February 13, 2018

TRENTON, NJ –   The number of domestic violence complaints in New Jersey has been growing.  A 2015 report from the state courts puts the number that year at 32,691, a 950-case increase from the previous year.  In 2016, there were 52 domestic violence-related deaths statewide.  East Brunswick's Assemblywoman is trying to do something to address this ...

Sen. Bateman Launches "Socks for Soldiers" Drive

February 22, 2018

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman and his colleague Kristin M. Corrado. (R-Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Morris),  have launched a “Socks for Soldiers” drive to collect one of the most requested items by United States troops serving around the world.

“Our heroes at home and abroad need our help to stay warm and comfortable,” said ...

Overnight Carjacking at the Scotchwood Diner on Rte. 22 in Scotch Plains

February 14, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Police are searching for the suspects who carjacked a vehicle in the parking lot of the Scotchwood Diner (1928 Route 22) in Scotch Plains just before 1:00 a.m. today, according to Breaking News Network (BNN).

Police arrived and were told that two male suspects, who reportedly did not display a weapon, took a white Toyota Camry from the victim and then sped away ...

NJ Festival Orchestra Presents ‘Madama Butterfly’ in Westfield March 3

February 21, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Soloists from the New York Metropolitan Opera and beyond will join the New Jersey Festival Orchestra to present the opera “Madama Butterfly,” Puccini’s enduring tale of love, honor, betrayal and sacrifice on March 3, at 7 p.m. in Westfield

The concert will be presented with supertitles, costumes, staging and design by Maria ...

Fast Break Buddy Ball Game This Saturday is a Slam Dunk for Fun

February 22, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Join East Brunswick's Fast Break Buddy Ball Team on Saturday, February 24 at 2:00 at Churchill Junior High School for their 11th Annual Findlay Urban Game Day in a celebration of mentoring, partnership, ability, and some great basketball.

Fast Break Buddy Ball gives our Buddies (players) a chance to enjoy the spotlight and showcase their newly learned skills, ...

Valeski: Placing Police Officers in Schools was Planned for Two Years

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In the midst of a media firestorm today, Dr. Victor Valeski, East Brunswick Superintendent of Schools, fielded questions from local and national journalists regarding the placement of armed police officers inside each of the district's K-12 buildings.  The move seemed to many as a "knee-jerk" reaction to the fear generated by the massacre of ...

Somerville Grieves Over Death of Jerome Gonzalez, a Modern-Day Renaissance Man

February 20, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Jerome Luiz Gonzalez, a devoted father, artist, author and the heart and soul of the burgeoning downtown arts community, died early Saturday morning, Feb. 17 pursuing another one of his passions, competing in an endurance race in North Carolina.

A 1992 graduate of Somerville High School and a resident of Bridgewater, he was 44.

The obituary provided by Cusick Funeral Home, ...

EarthCam Shares Live Webcam Views of Seaside Heights Polar Bear Plunge

February 23, 2018

TAPintoTravels - If you saw our article, you know about the Polar Bear Plunge this Saturday to support the Special Olympics.  If you cannot be there, but want to see the festivities, this press release tells you how you can.

WHAT: Tomorrow, February 24 from 9am-1pm ET, thousands of people will make a mad dash into the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean just off the ...

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South Plainfield

The Athlete of the Week Marc Giordano Wrestling

The South Plainfield Wrestling Team continues to have a very successful season.  The team not only won a Group III State Championship for the third consecutive year, but they also won a state record 34th consecutive District Championship.  The top three wrestlers will go on to compete in Union in the Regions for the opportunity to wrestle in Atlantic City for an individual state ...

The Athlete of the Week Joe Sacco Wrestling

The South Plainfield Wrestling Team finished their dual meet season with a deceiving 20-7 record.  This past week saw the Tigers defeat Ewing (69-4), Bordentown Regional (49-9), and Ocean Township (54-6) to win the Central Jersey Group III Sectional Championship.  This advanced South Plainfield to the Group III State Championships yet again.  The wrestling team defeated Voorhees ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield – Jean Louise Walter, 84, died suddenly Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at JFK ...
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Letters to the Editor

South Plainfield Middle School Student Council Thanks Supporters

February 21, 2018

The South Plainfield Middle School Student Council would like to express our thanks for the support of local businesses and organizations in our fundraising efforts.  A spaghetti dinner was hosted by the South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 on January 13th.  Mrs. Sharon Reuter and members of her Youth Committee and kitchen crew provided dinner for family, friends and staff of South ...

Local Student on Dean's Commendation List at Gettysburg College

February 23, 2018

GETTYSBURG, PA -- Gettysburg College students take pride in their work, and we are likewise proud to announce their recent academic achievements.

Gettysburg College students with a quality point average in the range of 3.300 to 3.599 for a semester's work are placed on the Deans' Commendation List. The following students from your area have been placed on the Fall 2017 ...

Community Happenings

Harlem Wizards are Coming to Town!

February 23, 2018

The Harlem Wizards are coming to town to play against the SP Teaching Tigers (team made up of SP Educators) on 3/24 at 6 pm at the South Plainfield Middle School.  Buy tickets online @ harlemwizards.com. See flyer for prices

Special halftime performance by Pop Warner National Cheer Champions as well as a special cheer performance from some teachers!

Volleyball Fundraiser for the Eggert Family on March 11, 2018

February 18, 2018

WHAT:

Two divisions, Co-Ed High School and Co-Ed adult

Guaranteed two games per team

Double Elimination

8 people per team

 

COST:

High School teams = $50 per team

Adult Teams = $100 per team

12 Teams Max for each division

Please mail checks to 1107 Worth Drive, South Plainfield NJ 07080

High school - please submit your teams and payment to Justin ...

Holy Savior Academy hosts appreciation luncheon for Deanery Pastors

February 16, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The students and Board of Limited Jurisdiction of Holy Savior Academy (HSA), South Plainfield hosted a special luncheon to honor and celebrate the Pastors of twelve local Catholic churches that sponsor the school.  

The event was held at HSA on Tuesday February 13 and included a festive lunch featuring a home-cooked meal prepared by members of ...

Holy Savior Academy Cheer Competition

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Holy Savior Academy’s cheerleading squad is on winning streak.  Competing at the Biddy Level in the CCCANJ League, the girls took 1st place in the first two competitions of this cheer season. The 12 girl squad competed in the Immaculate Conception and the St. Mary’s competitions and came out on top beating fellow Catholic Schools, Immaculate ...

Bios, Photos of Past Labor Day Grand Marshals Needed for Eagle Scout Project

February 21, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Joseph Kelly, a senior at South Plainfield High School and member of Boy Scout Troop 207, is seeking the community’s help to see his Eagle Scout project come to fruition.

Kelly is looking to compile a ‘wall of fame’ honoring the men and women who have served as honorary grand marshals of the borough’s Labor Day Parade since 1961. The ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, February 25, 1:00 PM

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Open House 312 Elissa Court South Plainfield

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Sun, February 25, 1:00 PM

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Open House 171 New York Avenue South Plainfield

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Wed, February 28, 6:30 PM

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SEPAC Meeting on Feb 28th

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Fri, March 2, 5:00 PM

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The Sacred Heart Lenten Fish Dinners

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Fri, March 9, 5:00 PM

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The Sacred Heart Lenten Fish Dinners

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Sun, March 11, 2:00 PM

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South Plainfield Public Library presents ...

Columns

Diegnan: Computer Science Now Required in New Jersey Schools

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick Diegnan to require school districts to offer course in computer science and Department of Education to adopt changes to NJ Student Learning Standards in computer science has been signed into law.

“To flourish in tomorrow’s digital economy and society, our children should be learning computer science,” said ...

South Plainfield: A Heart for Giving

South Plainfield received over two inches of rain this past weekend. Fortunately, Mother Nature has cooperated, and the precipitation was not of the frozen variety. Despite the rain, nothing could put a damper on South Plainfield’s spirit of helping those in need.

On Saturday a few Borough employees and I had the opportunity to deliver funds that have been raised for a family that has ...

Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb

Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb (Altria, 2015)

 

Years later, after the tragedy, someone remembered the Dumb Supper and what had happened there. That was the cause of it, they said, because the ritual wasn't a game after all. It really was magic, but magic has rules, and she broke them. Even when they call it a 'senseless tragedy,' people always try to find a ...

Bookmarks

What, February is nearly over already?  No doubt you were just getting used to it.  So, before March arrives like the proverbial lion, let’s look at upcoming events at South Plainfield Library:

            With a couple of additions and one cancellation, we’ve got a usual slate of children’s programs next ...

Press Releases

South Plainfield Democrats Reaching Out To Those Interested In Running For Mayor Or Borough Council

February 24, 2018

It is important that everyone be given a voice in the future of our great borough. With that in mind the South Plainfield Democrat Organization is opening up the selection process to anyone who is considering becoming Mayor or a member of the Borough Council. The only requirement is that you must be 18 years of age and live in town. Municipal Chair Bill Tankiewicz summed up the selection process ...