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South Plainfield Lady Tigers Rally to Defeat Metuchen 3-2

September 29, 2016

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It has been nothing but perfection for South Plainfield field hockey this season.

Thursday afternoon saw the girls move to a perfect 10-0 after a narrow and intense victory over the visiting Metuchen Bulldogs (4-4-2) by a score of 3-2.

Caity Hughes led the way for the Tigers with two goals and one assist. Nicole Zultowski scored the other goal. Emily Glutz and Maeve ...

South Plainfield Boys Soccer: Tigers Avenge Early Season Loss, Down North Brunswick 1-0

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – South Plainfield’s John Boyce soccer the Tigers’ lone goal and Tigers’ goalie Nick Hosein turned away all five North Brunswick Raiders shots to beat the Raiders 1-0. The victory avenges South Plainfield’s 2-0 loss earlier in the season to North Brunswick.

 “Boyce finally went to the far post and was able to convert Jacob’s ...

Free Home Organizing Advice Offered at the South Plainfield Library

October 1, 2016

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Do you need to get organized but you are not sure where to begin? Join bestselling author and organizing humorist Jamie Novak when she reveals her “3 Steps to Organize Your Home” even if you are a saver of stuff.   If you have an attic full of treasures, a garage filled with heirlooms instead of a car, a basement with your children’s toys and ...

Former South Plainfield Residents Jens and Erwin Velasquez Inducted into Freestyle Disc Hall of Fame

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In August 2016, four decades after winning their first World Frisbee Freestyle title, former South Plainfield residents Erwin and Jens Velasquez were inducted into the inducted into the Freestyle Disc Hall of Fame’s (FDHOF) inaugural class.

On Aug.29 1976, the Velasquez brothers won their first World Frisbee Freestyle title at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, ...

October 2 Fundraiser at KC’s Korner to Support Pet Foundation Established by Former South Plainfield Resident

September 27, 2016

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Over the past two years, the Murphee and Sugar Angel Foundation has been working to alleviate the financial strain on pet owners with critically ill cats and dogs. To do so, the organization holds fundraising events throughout the country with one planned locally at KC’s Korner on Oct. 2.

Founded by South Plainfield native Kate Caravella and San Francisco ...

Twin City Pharmacy of South Plainfield to Hold Customer Appreciation Day Sept. 28

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical, South Plainfield’s "modern pharmacy with old fashioned values," will hold a Customer Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the South Plainfield Senior Center.

The event will feature free hot dogs, chips, drinks and giveaways for the public as well as flu shot vaccinations. Twin City ...

South Plainfield BOE to Submit Bond Referendum Proposal to State

September 28, 2016

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Board of Education, at a public meeting held Sept. 21, voted 9-0 in favor of submitting a list of proposed projects to the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) for a possible bond referendum. South Plainfield’s proposal includes over 50 improvements and repair projects for most academic buildings as well as Jost Field, including a ...

South Plainfield Schools to Offer Ski Club as Part of School Program

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Fifteen years ago South Plainfield residents Paul Baldassare and Robert Breslau wanted to fill a need for the students of South Plainfield. Baldassare and Breslau established a Ski Club for the students of South Plainfield, with the support of the South Plainfield School District. This year the new Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Noreen Lishak, has ...

Deborah Boyle Seeking Re-Election to South Plainfield Board of Education

September 26, 2016

(Editor’s Note: Elections for the South Plainfield Board of Education will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8. This year, six candidates are vying for three open seats; incumbents Steve Bohn and Deborah Boyle are seeking re-election while incumbent Carol Byrne is not seeking another term. Former members Ernie 'Jim' Giannakis and Pio Pennisi along with newcomers Thomas Cassio and ...

Football Sunday Specials at Flanagan’s Family Restaurant & Pub

September 23, 2016

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Sunday football is back!! The best place for all the NFL action is Flanagan’s Family Restaurant & Pub.  Sunday Football Specials include 50% off burgers, 25% off Draft Beers, 25% off House Wines and a $6.00 kids menu.

Flanagan’s is an American/ Irish pub and restaurant located in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Enjoy Flanagan’s Pride of Ireland, ...

South Plainfield Residents Clean Up at Fall Volunteer Litter Pickup Event

September 24, 2016

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -   About twenty-five children and adults came out on Saturday, September 17 to clear litter from the Highland Woods Environmental Education Reserve and surrounding roadsides.  Representatives of the Historical Society, Cub Scout Pack 224 and Boy Scout Troop 309 joined with other families and individuals to collect over twenty bags of plastic and paper litter, ...

Middlesex County Presents 4-H Open House 2016

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Middlesex County’s 4-H program or join one of the County’s many 4-H clubs, an exciting opportunity is coming up. The Middlesex County 4-H Open House will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the 4-H Youth Center, located at 645 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick.

Though typically thought of as an ...

Heroic Actions, Longtime Volunteerism Recognized at South Plainfield Borough Council Meeting

September 30, 2016

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Heroic actions, along with longtime volunteerism, were recognized earlier this week by the South Plainfield Borough Council and Fire Chief Thomas Scalera.

At a Sept. 26 meeting, friends and family gathered in borough hall as fellow residents, police officers, and fire department volunteers were presented with Life Saving Awards in recognition of their heroic rescue ...

SPHS Boys Soccer Team Clothing Drive on October 1st

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Boys Soccer Team is hosting a used clothing drive on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 in the Middle School parking lot from 8:00am – 3:00pm.  This is a great way to start the Fall Season by cleaning out your closets and also donating to the SPHS Boys Soccer team. 

Donations that are accepted are:

Clothing
Bedding
Stuffed ...

Christie, State Lawmakers Agree on Plan to Increase NJ Gas Tax 23 Cents Per Gallon

September 30, 2016

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Chris Christie has ventured where his predecessors never dared – he has agreed to a deal with the leaders of the state Senate and state Assembly to raise New Jersey’s gas tax 23 cents a gallon in order to fund the state’s depleted Transportation Trust Fund.

The last time New Jersey motorists experienced a hike in gas taxes was 1988.

A key part of ...

Alex Barletta Steps Down from Borough Council Due to Relocation

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Alex Barletta announced Monday evening that the Sept. 26 South Plainfield Borough Council meeting would be his last. Barletta, a councilman for the borough since 2011, and his family will be relocating to Lavallette, NJ at week’s end. The move will enable Barletta to be closer to his father and sister who reside in Manchester and Brick, ...

Hidden Dangers – Keeping Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Safe in the Community, School, and Home

September 18, 2016

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Parents of Autistic Children (POAC) will be having a free workshop at the South Plainfield Library on November 3, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The workshop will discuss how to keep children with autism and other developmental disabilities safe in the community, school and at home. POAC’s Hidden Dangers Program educates parents, family members, and ...

Fall Care for a Healthier, Better Looking Lawn

September 28, 2016

SOUTH  PLAINFIELD, NJ - As summer fades into fall it is time to help lawns recover from summer stress and prepare for the winter ahead.

Continue to mow your lawn as long as it continues to grow. Grow cool season grasses like bluegrass, fescue and ryegrass 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 inches tall.  Warm season grasses like bermudagrass, carpetgrass, centipedegrass and zoysia should be grown at ...

Add Some Eye Candy to Your Garden This Fall

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Shorten the winter season with the help of spring flowering bulbs that you plant in fall. These beauties often provide the first bit of color, fragrance and winter relief each year.

Look for new and unique ways to incorporate bulbs into your landscape. Create a seasonal water feature with a river of blue scillas and grape hyacinths meandering through the garden.

‘Sea of Blue Ribbon’ Campaign Raises Over $3,000 for South Plainfield Police Department

September 30, 2016

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – To date, over $3,000 has been raised through the ‘Sea of Blue Ribbon’ campaign and, at the Sept. 26 South Plainfield Borough Council meeting, residents Georgeann Cochrane and Brenda Gromek presented Police Chief James Parker with a check.

The ‘Sea of Blue Ribbon’ campaign is an effort to encourage homeowners and businesses to show ...

South Plainfield Police Prevent Suicide Attempt

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield Police Officer Lloyd McNelly along with Officers Parada and Alvarez have been credited with saving a young woman from a possible suicide attempt. The harrowing event took place back on September 20th on the Lakeview Avenue Overpass.

According to the police on September 20th, South Plainfield Police Officer Ken Parada observed a young female ...

Five Fall Festivals to Entertain This Weekend

September 29, 2016

TAPinto Travels Presents

October is the prime time to attend fall festivals within the North Jersey area. The weather is still warm to enjoy the outdoors with your entire family. Throughout the first weekend of October, you can travel across the state to attend events that celebrate the harvest season.

 

Lenape Day

One of the more unique cultural experiences occurs every ...

County’s EARTH Center Invites You To Garlic Growing Workshop

September 30, 2016

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -- The Rutgers Master Gardeners want to help you sharpen your food growing skills by offering a new gardening workshop called, “Growing Garlic in Your Garden.”

This free workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9 at the EARTH Center located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick.

The workshop will begin with an indoor ...

North Plainfield Band P-Funk North to Hold Album Release Party October 8

September 30, 2016

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – P-Funk North’s self-recorded and self-produced freshman album ‘Buds Won’t Break Your Heart’ will be released Oct. 8 and to celebrate a special live performance will take place at evening at 10th Street Live in Kenilworth.

"I'm really looking forward to the album release show,” said P-Funk North’s drummer Patrick ...

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Letters to the Editor

Letter from Cheryl Nagel-Smiley

October 1, 2016

Dear Editor,

     As the chairperson of the Community Relations Committee of the South Plainfield Public Library Board of Trustees, my committee has had a very busy year. With the planning of a reception for our donors, a grand opening, Dr. Seuss Day/Read Across America and the dedication of two rooms in honor of two women who were very much involved in the library, the ...

Letter from Debbie Boyle - BOE President Running for Re-election

Dear Editor

My name is Debbie Boyle and I have served on the South Plainfield Board of Education since 2007.  These years have been a "labor of love".  I am now running for re-election.  My sons and daughter graduated from South Plainfield and throughout the years have been given the tools for success by our District Teachers and Staff and enjoyed successful ...

Letter from Council President Bengivenga

Dear Editor,

 

Based on their last political press release, it is very apparent that Mr. Dean and Mr. Vesce just don’t understand how to read a budget or a property tax bill. They even falsely indicated when our team gained control of our local government, undoubtedly trying to blame us for the financial problems their party created. Our residents are smart enough to see through ...

Candidates Statements

Democratic Council Candidates Say It’s Time to Focus on Borough’s Infrastructure and Traffic Issues

September 29, 2016

The South Plainfield Democratic Candidates for Borough Council, Gary Vesce and Jon Dean, this week talked about the great need to focus on planned improvements to South Plainfield’s infrastructure – from road repairs to improvements to address the exploding traffic issue.

Gary Vesce stated, “As Jon and I continue to walk door-to-door, residents are quite concerned with the ...

Bartfalvi & Rusnak Will Continue to Attract New Businesses to South Plainfield

September 29, 2016

GOP Candidates proven record of stable tax rates, investments in roads and public works and coordination with businesses fosters a bright future for economic development

 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ--- Councilman Ray Rusnak and council candidate Stephanie Bartfalvi look forward to attracting even more businesses and the jobs they create to South Plainfield. This year, the grand opening of ...

Deborah Boyle Seeking Re-Election to South Plainfield Board of Education

September 26, 2016

(Editor’s Note: Elections for the South Plainfield Board of Education will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8. This year, six candidates are vying for three open seats; incumbents Steve Bohn and Deborah Boyle are seeking re-election while incumbent Carol Byrne is not seeking another term. Former members Ernie 'Jim' Giannakis and Pio Pennisi along with newcomers Thomas Cassio and ...

Steven Bohn Seeking Re-Election to South Plainfield Board of Education

(Editor’s Note: Elections for the South Plainfield Board of Education will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8. This year, six candidates are vying for three open seats; incumbents Steve Bohn and Deborah Boyle are seeking re-election while incumbent Carol Byrne is not seeking another term. Former member Ernie 'Jim' Giannakis and Pio Pennisi along with newcomers Thomas Cassio and Jennifer ...

Community Happenings

SPHS Boys Soccer Team Clothing Drive on October 1st

September 23, 2016

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Boys Soccer Team is hosting a used clothing drive on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 in the Middle School parking lot from 8:00am – 3:00pm.  This is a great way to start the Fall Season by cleaning out your closets and also donating to the SPHS Boys Soccer team. 

Donations that are accepted are:

Clothing
Bedding
Stuffed ...

Mayor’s Wellness Annual Fall Health Fair

September 21, 2016

South Plainfield Mayor Matthew Anesh and the Mayor’s Wellness Committee will host their Annual Fall Health Fair in conjunction with St. Peter’s Healthcare System on Saturday, October 15h, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the South Plainfield Senior Center located at 90 Maple Avenue.

AristraCare at Cedar Oaks in South Plainfield will host 100 Free flu shots for adults and ...

SDP, Community Organization, Donates Backpacks to Students in South Plainfield

September 17, 2016

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – This year Sai Datta Peethan (SDP), an organization whose mission is to help the poor, is dedicating its efforts to help school children by furnishing school supplies, including backpacks, to those who are unable to attain them. Founded on the principles set forth by Shirdi Sai Baba, “Spend money in charity and be munificent,” Raghu Sankaramanchi ...

Seniors Take a Day Trip to Grounds for Sculpture

September 30, 2016

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Approximately 38 South Plainfield Seniors recently visited the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey.  They walked around the gardens for 4 hours viewing the lovely sculptures and gardens.  They took a break and enjoyed lunch at the Peacock Café consisting of gourmet sandwiches, fruit and ice cold water.

"The seniors enjoyed the artwork and ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, October 1, 9:00 AM

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Elks Soccer Shoot Scheduled for Saturday, October ...

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Pokemon Go at South Plainfield Library

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Sun, October 2, 9:00 AM

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Columns

Woman of God by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Woman of God by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown, and Co., 2016)

 

Woman of God by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro is destined to stir controversy and heated debate as it tackles reform in the Catholic Church in the 21st century. Those who are dedicated to the traditional beliefs of the Catholic Church, that only men can serve as ordained priests and they must remain ...

Bookmarks

There are so many things happening at the library in the next few weeks, I won’t be able to fit them all in one column! Go to our website (southplainfield.lib.nj.us) to see the full schedule, or better yet, come in and sign up for all of them!

Just a reminder:  please don’t come in October 9 or 10. The library will be closed in observance of Columbus Day.

Millions of people ...

Mayor’s Wellness Annual Fall Health Fair

South Plainfield Mayor Matthew Anesh and the Mayor’s Wellness Committee will host their Annual Fall Health Fair in conjunction with St. Peter’s Healthcare System on Saturday, October 15h, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the South Plainfield Senior Center located at 90 Maple Avenue.

AristraCare at Cedar Oaks in South Plainfield will host 100 Free flu shots for adults and ...

Falls Can Be Fatal For Older Adults

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on September 22, 2016 in conjunction with the 9th Annual National Council on Aging Falls Prevention Day,  showed that 29 million falls occurred in older adults in 2014 causing 7 million injuries resulting in 27,000 deaths.

For a summary of the report go to: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/313064.php

For the ...

Message from Jennifer Currao

Dear Parents, Coaches and Board Members,

Thank you so much for your help yesterday for our 1st Home Game of the season.  Without your help, we would not be to make our home games so successful.  With that being said, I am sending out the link for our next home game, scheduled for Sunday, October 2 at the Frank Jost Field (located behind the PAL).  PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN ...

Press Releases

McWane Plumbing Group Opens New Distribution Warehouse in New Jersey

October 1, 2016

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – McWane Plumbing Group (a McWane, Inc. Company) is proud to announce the opening of a new distribution warehouse facility in South Plainfield, NJ. This new warehouse distribution facility will allow McWane Plumbing Group to better serve east coast customers by providing shorter shipping times as well as increasing inventory and product availability for ...