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Wardlaw-Hartridge Swimmers Named to All-Division Teams

March 20, 2017

EDISON, NJ -- Five varsity swimmers from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison were named to the Greater Middlesex Conference All-Division teams. Pictured, from left: Armaan Kapoor of Millburn, Zach Brown of South Plainfield, Logan D'Amore of Scotch Plains and Kelly Lawrence of Scotch Plains. (Not pictured: Jason Yin of Scotch Plains.)

Two W-H swim records were set in the pool this ...

Anthony Ashnault Becomes Rutgers' First Three-Time All-American, But Falls In Semifinals Of The 2017 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championships

ST. LOUIS, MO. -- Rutgers University wrestler and South Plainfield N.J. native Anthony Ashnault strives and works everyday for one goal -- a national title.

The school's first three-time All-American, Ashnault, the fifth-seed at 141-pounds, will have one more chance at that feat after falling in the semifinals for the second year in a row to top-seeded Dean Heil of Oklahoma State, this ...

South Plainfield’s Tom Cassio Named Elks' ‘Citizen of the Year’

March 24, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Lifelong resident Tom Cassio was recently named a ‘Citizen of the Year’ by the South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298. Cassio, who was nominated by Council President Derryck White, was one of 11 individuals honored at the fraternal organization’s 2017 Central District ‘Citizen of the Year’ dinner, which was hosted by the East Brunswick ...

Friends of the South Plainfield Public Library to Commemorate 55th Anniversary at March 23 Meeting

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Back on March 23, 1962, a small group gathered at Grant School for what was to be the first meeting of the Friends of the South Plainfield Public Library. This Thursday, the Friends will mark its 55th anniversary with a special meeting scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. in the library’s multipurpose room.

“We encourage residents to come to this ...

K&S Travel – Dedicated to Making Travel Dreams Come True

March 25, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – K&S Travel, a South Plainfield-based travel agency, offers personalized service with the goal of making ‘all clients’ travel dreams come true.’

Run by residents Nancylee and Ray Komoski, K&S Travel is dedicated to creating customized itineraries for cruises and European tours, family vacations and honeymoons and everything in between. In ...

Local Fare, Longevity Highlighted at 6th Annual Taste of South Plainfield

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –On the eve of winter storm Stella, approximately 250 borough residents ditched their snow boots, albeit temporarily, and gathered at the senior center for South Plainfield Business Association’s 6th Annual Taste of South Plainfield. 

The event, sponsored by the South Plainfield Business Association and held at the senior center, attracted a standing room ...

Take 2: Rescheduled School District Bond Referendum Vote March 28 in South Plainfield

March 27, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield School District’s bond referendum vote – postponed earlier this month – will, barring a freak spring snowstorm, take place tomorrow, Tuesday, March 28.

“It is important for the community to be involved in the voting process in order to pass this much-needed bond referendum,” Dr. Noreen Lishak, superintendent of ...

South Plainfield to Host Camp Invention 2017 at Riley School

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Registration is currently under way for Camp Invention, which will take place this July for the third consecutive year at South Plainfield’s Riley Elementary School. The ‘hands on’ camp, open to students entering kindergarten through sixth grade in the fall, will run Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Camp ...

Faustini & White Announce Campaign for Council

March 21, 2017

GOP Council members outline deep roots in the community and proven record of getting it done for South Plainfield taxpayers

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ --- With the unanimous support of the South Plainfield Republican Committee, Councilwoman Christine Noonan-Faustini and Council President Derryck White announce their candidacy for South Plainfield Borough Council. Their announcement comes after ...

Flanagan’s Family Restaurant and Pub Makes Offers South Plainfield Customers Can’t Refuse

March 14, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield’s own Flanagan’s Family Restaurant & Pub has a slew of new events, specials and menu items that they want you to know about. Located at 2501 Plainfield Avenue, Flanagan’s is at the heart of the town across the street from the library and municipality building and adjacent to Spring Lake Park.

Flanagan’s will be offering ...

Cub Scout Pack 207 Adopts the Highland Avenue Woods Environmental Education Reserve

March 22, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Brian Wilson, Den Leader in Cub Scout Pack 207, Franklin School, has signed an agreement with the South Plainfield Clean Business Association to adopt the Nature Center at the Highland Woods Nature Reserve.  The Pack, which has 55 members to draw on, will remove all litter from around the Nature Center, to keep the entranceway inviting.

Between ten and thirty cub ...

Mayor Anesh Sponsors Charity Snow Contest

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has declared a State of Emergency. South Plainfield and municipalities throughout the area have sent Nixle Alerts, Tweets, Reverse 911 Messages and Facebook posts about tomorrow's impending blizzard. The one clear message from all the announcements is get your car off the road and stay home.

Mayor Anesh, looking to add some ...

South Plainfield Elks Lodge Accepting Vocational Scholarship Applications

March 26, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield Elks #2298 will award six vocational scholarships to eligible students who plan to further their education in the vocational/technical field in 2017-2018.

Those eligible for the lodge’s Bob and Antoinette Eckenstein Vocational Scholarship is available to students who, within one year of earning a high school diploma or a GED, plan to ...

Somerville: Memorial to Honor Legacy of "Ministerman" John Graf

SOMERVILLE. NJ - John Graf, Jr. was known for his ministry as much as his philanthropy and efforts to support good causes throughout Somerset County, including Somerset Treatment Services.

He worked with STS for over 20 years, helping to forge advocacy and support programs for those challenged by drug abuse and HIV issues.

Graf died March 6, 2016. He was 57.

STS is hoping to raise ...

Proclamations Made at South Plainfield Borough Council Meeting

March 24, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Several proclamations were made by Mayor Matt Anesh at the March 20 Borough Council meeting.

Anesh proclaimed March 19 through March 25, 2017 as National Poison Prevention Week in the borough and also proclaimed April 2017 as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Additionally, a proclamation acknowledging March as Women’s History Month was also ...

Borough of South Plainfield Building Department Hosts Third Annual Spring Homeowner’s Workshop

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Borough of South Plainfield Building Department hosted its third annual Spring Homeowner’s Workshop for borough residents on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Borough residents were lined up outside the South Plainfield Senior Center for the doors to open for workshop.

Residents had an opportunity to ask questions and receive information on spring home ...

Senior Center Adds Two New Programs to Their Schedule

March 18, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Senior Center, located at 90 Maple Avenue, is adding two new programs to the Center's already busy schedule.

The Senior Center is partnering with the Nursing Program of Kean University to sponsor an educational and support group for those people who have diabetes. Topics of discussion will include healthy habits, nutrition, stress ...

Master Gardeners Offer Workshop on “Successful Gardens in Small Spaces”

March 24, 2017

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -  – Warm weather is just around the corner, and soon it will be time to start planting fruits and vegetables. If you would like to grow fresh produce at home, but aren’t sure if you have enough room for planting, join the Master Gardeners of Middlesex County for an upcoming workshop titled, Successful Gardens in Small Spaces.

This FREE workshop is ...

Family Gardening Provides More Than a Bountiful Harvest

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Gardeners know digging, planting, harvesting and even viewing a garden is good for the mind, body and spirit. It improves strength and flexibility, lowers blood pressure and elevates our mood. And this is true for all members of the family from the very young to the more seasoned.

Plan on sharing these benefits with yours or a friend’s children, grandchildren, ...

Limited Number of Flags, Sponsorships Still Available for South Plainfield's May 2017 Field of Honor

March 22, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield’s inaugural Field of Honor is less than two months away and close to sold out. As of press time, 30 flags are still available for purchase. Additionally, sponsorships $500 and below can still be obtained.

Scheduled to take place Armed Forces Week 2017, the South Plainfield Field of Honor is being organized by resident Hannah Rhoads, 16, ...

Flag Orders, Sponsorships Being Accepted for South Plainfield's May 2017 Field of Honor

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield resident Hannah Rhoads, 16, with the backing of the Boyle Memorial Foundation, will host an inaugural Field of Honor in the borough during Armed Forces Week 2017 (May 14-20). Part of a national movement run by the non-profit Colonial Flag Foundation (CFF), the event will celebrate the United States and pay tribute to all servicemen and women, ...

Explore the Caribbean Islands

March 15, 2017

Tired of the endless cold, gray skies, and mundane work weeks? There's no better cure for the winter blahs than an exotic Caribbean getaway. Sugar white beaches as far as you can see. Sparkling blue waters that glisten in the sunlight with soft sounds of the waves hitting shore. Tropical gardens in all there splendor of color and flora. Perfect sunsets that paint the sky color of orange and ...

Piscataway Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

March 22, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Lawrence Lapczynski, 47, of Piscataway was arrested on Tuesday and charged with one count of possession of child pornography, announced police officials.

In a Wednesday release, Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey and Piscataway Police Chief, Scott Cartmell said Lapczynski was arrested and charged after investigators determined he had stored an undisclosed ...

Funeral Services Announced For South Brunswick Mayor Frank Gambatese

March 26, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Township officials have announced the funeral arrangements for Mayor Frank Gambatese who passed away Saturday morning.

According to an alert put out Sunday evening by officials, a viewing is scheduled from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and the funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday with both taking place at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church located at 10 Kingston Lane in ...

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South Plainfield

The Athlete of the Week Chelsea Alers Girls’ Bowling

The South Plainfield Girls’ Bowling Team finished another fantastic season.  The Lady Tigers have become one of the top bowling programs in the Greater Middlesex Conference.  The team finished with a record of 14-2-2.  The South Plainfield Girls’ Bowlers finished as the GMC Blue Division Champions and were Semifinalists of the GMC Conference Tournament.  At the end ...

Obituaries

Bernice Jeronowitz, 80, of South Plainfield, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2017 at JFK Haven ...
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- Mar 13, 2017
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Paulus J. Tuyp, passed away at his residence with his loving and ...
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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

March 22, 2017

Dear South Plainfield Residents and Businesses,

We, the Franklin Elementary School PTO, would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts – not only for the great support that you showed at our 22nd annual auction last Saturday, but for the support you have given us over the previous years.

This was one of the most successful auctions in our history and it would not have been ...

Letter from Councilwoman Christine Faustini

Dear Neighbors,

As a mother and resident with four children, two of which are attending college, I understand the difficulties South Plainfield families face to live within a budget and do more with less every day.  As expenses are increasing all around us, one has to fight to continue to find savings to make ends meet.  Sometimes this means waiting to make purchases and being sure ...

Students Named to Dean's and Honors Lists at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham and Teaneck Campuses

March 12, 2017

MADISON, NJ - Students at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus and Teaneck Campus have been named to the Dean's and Honors Lists for the Fall 2016 semester.

Daria Approvato of South Plainfield, NJ, has been named to the Honors List. To qualify for the Honor's List, a student must carry a 3.5 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a ...

Community Happenings

South Plainfield Recreation and Police Department Host Annual Easter Egg Hunt

March 24, 2017

The South Plainfield Recreation Department and Police Department will be hosting the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15th at 2:00 p.m. at the PAL Memorial Field.

All residents’ ages 1-10 are welcome, please bring a bag for your eggs and don’t forget your camera to takes pictures with the Easter Bunny and/or in a real police vehicle.

For more information visit ...

Pictures from Grandparents Day at Riley School

March 25, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Pictures from Grandparents Day at Riley School.

Free Yoga Classes at the South Plainfield Library

March 19, 2017

Cristine Iannitto- Cancela, a Certified Yoga Instructor, will conduct Free Chair Yoga classes sponsored by The South Plainfield Library to be held at the South Plainfield Public Library located at 2484 Plainfield Ave. Thursday evening classes are scheduled for March 23, April 13, June 22 and July 13 from 7-8 PM.  Chair yoga one of the gentlest forms of yoga that is practiced sitting on a ...

Borough Budget Hearings



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April 10, 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm Boro Hall


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Assessing/Zoning
Mary Frances Hildebrandt


Fire Official
Joe Abbruzzese


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Upcoming Events

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Wed, March 29, 6:00 PM

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Grill Cheese Night at the Elks

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Fri, March 31, 5:00 PM

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Sacred Heart Lenten Fish Dinners

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Sun, April 2, 2:00 PM

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Suburban Woman's Club Luncheon/Fashion Show April ...

Thu, April 6, 7:00 PM

Westergard Library, Piscataway

Trivia Night

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Fri, April 7, 7:00 PM

Westmount Country Club, Woodland Park

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Mark its 20th ...

Giving Back

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Sun, April 9, 8:00 AM

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South Plainfield Annual Palm Sunday Breakfast

Columns

Diegnan Pilot Program to Increase Security at Non-Profits Under Threat Passes Committee

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  – Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan aimed at increasing security at New Jersey’s nonprofit organizations deemed high-risk targets of threats  was approved by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

“We know that individuals, with great animus, are looking to endanger our friends and neighbors for who they are, what they ...

Without Mercy by Jefferson Bass

Without Mercy: A Body Farm Novel by Jefferson Bass (Harper Collins, 2016)

In James Patterson's Master Class, an online course which I recommend highly to aspiring authors, Patterson talks about the validity of writing with a partner. Patterson notes several well respected creative teams like Lennon and McCartney, Simon and Garfunkle, and explains that combining the creative juices of two ...

Bookmarks

Well, Friday is St. Patrick’s Day.  And that night you may decide to settle in to watch the parade, followed by “The Quiet Man” and (for those of us of a certain age) maybe some Dennis Day music.  But could you please spare a moment to check on upcoming events at South Plainfield Library?

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South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Keystone Community Saint Patrick's Lunch

The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council 6203 held their annual Keystone Special Citizens Community Lunch at the Holy Savior Academy on March 11th. Every Month Father John Alvarado from Sacred Heart Church holds a special Mass for the Mentally Challenged residents from the Keystone Community as well as other residents from Middlesex County.  This month’s theme was St ...

News from Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield

The Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield met on March 2nd at the American Legion Hall, Oak Tree Road. After opening ceremonies, Grace Bertucci and Orvie Hoffman were thanked for hosting this month. Business items included Orvie Hoffman, Corresponding Secretary, reporting that a letter was received from the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs confirming that Jean Popik, ...

Comedy Night - Tickets on Sale Now

The South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club is hosting a Comedy Night on April 22nd at the South Plainfield Senior Center starting at 7pm

Comedians Jimmy Palumbo and Joe Matarese will be entertaining residents to a great show.

Tickets are $30, some food will be provided, BYOB and any snacks. Show will be for ages +21 and up.

For tickets please contact Joe Scrudato – 908-406-5920

Press Releases

“Go Teal” With Middlesex County to Raise Awareness of Sexual Violence

March 26, 2017

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - This April, members of the Middlesex County community and partners of the Middlesex County Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition will show their support for survivors of sexual violence and raise awareness about the importance of prevention by “going teal.”

Sexual violence impacts people from all walks of life: Statistics reveal that 1 in 4 females and 1 in 6 ...