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South Plainfield Rec Offering New Buddy Ball Basketball Program

August 13, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Registration is currently under way for the South Plainfield Recreation Buddy Ball Basketball Program. The free 6-week program, which will be held at the PAL with support from the borough’s Department of Recreation, will run in September and October. Experience is not necessary.

According to South Plainfield resident John Bentivenga, the Buddy ...

Jo-Ann’s Dance Studio Holding Registration for 41st Year

August 15, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Jo-Ann’s Dance Studio – The Performing Arts Centre, a staple in the South Plainfield community, is currently accepting registrations for 2018-2019; in-person registration will take place this week from 6 to 9 p.m. Registration will continue through September. 

Fall classes for the studio’s 41st year begin Sept. 10 and are held Monday through Friday ...

Budgeted, Referendum Projects Under Way in the South Plainfield School District

August 6, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – When classes resume Sept. 5, there will be many aesthetic and academic upgrades completed throughout the South Plainfield School District. Since the end of June, improvement projects as well as curriculum updates have been under way with funding provided through both the general budget and the March 2017 referendum.

“The South Plainfield School District ...

Southside Offering Summer Pasta and Drink Specials

August 8, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Throughout the summer, Southside Clam Bar & Restaurant will be offering special weekday pasta and drink specials. 

“The summer is a great time to take a break from cooking and barbecuing and let someone else handle the meals," said Southside owner Alexis Broehl. 

Every Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., the New Market ...

South Plainfield Under Flash Flood Warning Saturday Morning

August 11, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD , NJ — The area is under a flash flood warning until 11:15 a.m., the National Weather Service announced at 7:21 a.m. Saturday morning.

The warning was issued while strong thunderstorms rolled through the area this morning. Flashes of lightning and cracks of thunder woke sleeping residents around 7:00am.

Thunderstorms are expected to linger in the area until mid-day.

Girl Scout Troop #65131 Bronze Award Project Benefits South Side Dog Park

August 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Members of South Plainfield Girl Scout Troop #65131, with help from their siblings, parents and friends, including resident Kevin Flannery, built and installed a bench/planter at the South Side Dog Park last week. 

The troop is comprised of seven incoming Grant sixth graders with the project an effort put forth to earn their Girl Scout Bronze Award. Led ...

15th Annual Buddy Walk of South Plainfield Scheduled for October 6

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – NJ – Residents of South Plainfield and communities throughout central New Jersey will come together on Saturday, Oct. 6 for the 15th Annual Buddy Walk of South Plainfield. 

The rain or shine event will take place at Putnam Park. In addition to the walk, the family-friendly 2018 South Plainfield Buddy Walk will feature something for everyone, ...

South Plainfield Holds 2018 Safety Town Program, Graduation

August 19, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Nineteen South Plainfield children are the newest graduates of ‘Safety Town.’ The 2018 session ran from Aug. 6-17 at the PAL and provided 5- and 6-year olds the opportunity to learn valuable safety skills. During last Friday’s Safety Town ‘graduation,’ the children performed three songs and showcased their bike and ...

South Plainfield Library Trustees, Director Honored by Mayor, Council

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Trustees - past and present - of the South Plainfield Public Library Board, along with Director Linda Hansen, were recognized by Mayor Matt Anesh and the Borough Council this week. 

At the Aug. 13 public meeting, the mayor presented a plaque in honor of the library’s commitment to the community and the efforts made by Hansen and the board to revitalize ...

N.J. Rider Wins Grand Championship At USEF Pony Finals

August 19, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Riders from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania ventured to Kentucky for the 2018 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, a.k.a. "Pony Finals."

Samantha Takacs, 13, of Oldwick, N.J. and Galianna, Kim Wolf’s nine-year-old German Riding Pony mare earned the title of Overall Grand Green Hunter Champions for their performance throughout the ...

Molesky Shuts Down Skeeters, Patriots Halt Skid

August 16, 2018

SUGAR LAND, Texas- The Somerset Patriots (21-15, 56-43) rode an impressive Vince Molesky performance to a 2-0 win over the the Sugar Land Skeeters (24-11, 65-33) Wednesday night at Constellation Field.

Both teams were held off the scoreboard until the Patriots broke through with a two-out rally in the top of the fifth. Back-to-back two-out RBI singles from Mike Fransoso and Alfredo ...

Patriots Honor Former Seal Team VI Commander

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will welcome retired U.S. Navy Captain Ron Yeaw of SEAL Team VI to TD Bank Ballpark for the team’s game against the York Revolution scheduled for 7:05 pm on Friday, Aug.17th.

Yeaw will be the team’s special guest and will throw out a ceremonial first pitch before the game. He will also address the front office staff and the team ...

Couple Plots Murder of North Brunswick Woman; Hires Undercover Cop

August 19, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - In a crime that echoes television scripts, a man and woman were arrested in a conspiracy to commit the murder of the man's ex-wife, a resident of North Brunswick.  The person they hired for the job, however, was an undercover police officer.

According to a statement from Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director Robert Hubner of the ...

Butrico Graduates from United States Marine Corp Officer Candidate School

August 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Lifelong resident Charles Joseph Butrico graduated Aug. 11 from the United States Marine Corp Officer Candidate School in Quantico, VA and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. He is the son of South Plainfield natives Vincent and Maria Butrico. 

Butrico is a 2014 graduate of Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen and a 2018 graduate of Boston College where ...

South Plainfield’s Youth Learn What It Takes to Become Police Officers at the Junior Police Academy

August 16, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - The young cadets of South Plainfield’s Junior Police Academy were just feet away from a water rescue demonstration on August 7th at the Community Pool by the South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department as part of an intense five-day course that took place August 6th through 10th from 8am - 1pm, sponsored by the South Plainfield Police Athletic League.  The ...

South Plainfield Under Flash Flood Warning Saturday Morning

SOUTH PLAINFIELD , NJ — The area is under a flash flood warning until 11:15 a.m., the National Weather Service announced at 7:21 a.m. Saturday morning.

The warning was issued while strong thunderstorms rolled through the area this morning. Flashes of lightning and cracks of thunder woke sleeping residents around 7:00am.

Thunderstorms are expected to linger in the area until mid-day.

Mark Your Calendars for the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Ocean County Irish Festival in Manahawkin on Saturday September 8

August 19, 2018

STAFFORD, NJ - The Ocean County chapter of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh will again be hosting the Ocean County Irish Festival.  The event will again be held at the Manahawkin Lake Park in Manahawkin.  

The event takes place on one big day, Saturday, September 8.  Please mark your calendars to attend this incredible event.

The Ocean County Irish Festival is a ...

No Child Wet Behind: Help a Local Outreach Earn a $25K grant

August 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ:  The Central Jersey Diaper Bank has been selected as one of the Top 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grant program. The community outreach program of Congregation Anshe Emeth needs local people to rally behind the cause, by casting votes and to help them win one of 40 $25,000 grants.  

Just click on the ...

'Plays in Park' Brings in a Half a Ton of Food Donations

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County freeholders had one request of people attending stage productions during the annual Plays in the Park program: bring non-perishable foods to donate.

During those performances this year, the residents responded generously, the freeholders say, bringing in more than a half a ton of food.

"Over the course of three shows, 25 bins of food, which equals ...

Temporary Suspension Scheduled for Newark Airport Monorail Service

August 18, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - The train that connects passengers to terminals in Newark Airport will shut down from Saturday night to Sunday morning for maintenance.

The AirTrain Newark will close from 8 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday. The Port Authority will provide free shuttle buses between Newark Liberty International Airport’s rail link station,  Terminals A, B and C, and the P2, P3 ...

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Obituaries

Nicolena Carlucci “Lilly”, nee Tornincasa, age 90, of South Plainfield, died on Monday, ...
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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor from Wayne Grennier

August 16, 2018

Dear Editor and South Plainfield Residents & Friends:

HCT-NJ, (Hadley Communications Technologies – A New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation) would like to express a huge Thank You, to the many companies and individuals that helped make our Christmas In July-2018 appearance a success!  Also, a thank you, to the many visitors who took the time to visit and say hello to our ...

Butrico Graduates from United States Marine Corp Officer Candidate School

August 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Lifelong resident Charles Joseph Butrico graduated Aug. 11 from the United States Marine Corp Officer Candidate School in Quantico, VA and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. He is the son of South Plainfield natives Vincent and Maria Butrico. 

Butrico is a 2014 graduate of Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen and a 2018 graduate of Boston College where ...

Community Happenings

South Plainfield: Celebrate Your Furry Friend on National Dog Day

August 11, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Did you know August 26 is National Dog Day?

Want to show all of South Plainfield that yours is the cutest, best, funniest, or sweetest dog?  Send Tapinto South Plainfield a picture of your dog(s) with his/her name(s) and your name.  We’ll publish all the great photos on Aug. 26 to celebrate our best friends!

Pay tribute to the pet ...

September Line Up at the Senior Center

September Line Up at the Senior Center

September 4th  - 9:30 Coloring

September 5 – Resorts Casino – Atlantic City    $25.00 p/p

September 6 – Book Club 11:00 a.m.

September 10th Medicare Program 11:30 a.m.

September 10 – Woodloch Pines Trip

September 15 – ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, August 21, 7:00 PM

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Sugar Land Skeeters vs. Somerset Patriots

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Wed, August 22, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Sugar Land Skeeters vs. Somerset Patriots

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Thu, August 23, 7:00 PM

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Sugar Land Skeeters vs. Somerset Patriots

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Tue, August 28, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Road Warriors vs. Somerset Patriots

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Wed, August 29, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Road Warriors vs. Somerset Patriots

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Columns

Mayor Anesh Announces Plans for Community Pool

South Plainfield–The South Plainfield Community Pool has been a treasure to Borough residents since being built in the mid 60’s. The Pool, which at one time was privately owned, has been a source of recreational fun for generations. It is a source of summer relief for residents young and old.

 Much like the library, prior to the addition, the pool is dated and in need of ...

The Outsider by Stephen King

The Outsider by Stephen King (Scribner’s, 2018)

He’s the Boogeyman who hides under your bed or in your closet when you are a child. Sometimes he lurks in the dark attic of your home, so it’s a place that you avoid at night. He is Big Foot who skulks the woods in Alaska, or he is Grendl, brought to his demise by Beowulf. He is the Golum, a monster in Jewish lore. He is the ...

Bookmarks

Come join us Monday, August 13 at 6:30 PM for Monday Night Movies.  This week’s selection is a horror drama starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.  Their characters are husband and wife, and they are trying to protect their family from monsters with super sensitive hearing.  It is rated PG-13.  If you cannot make it to the Monday night showing, there is a second ...

South Plainfield Knight of Columbus 2018 Knight & Family of the Year Winners

On August 11th the South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 handed out their 2017-2018 End of Year Highest Council Awards.

Past Grand Knight Joe McGeehan and Current Grand Knight Joe Wilkowski presented the 2018 South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Family of the Year Award to Joe and Theresa Bielinski and the Knight of the Year Award to Lenny ...

Press Releases

Mayor Anesh Announces Plan for Community Pool

August 14, 2018

South Plainfield–The South Plainfield Community Pool has been a treasure to Borough residents since being built in the mid 60’s. The Pool, which at one time was privately owned, has been a source of recreational fun for generations. It is a source of summer relief for residents young and old.

 Much like the library, prior to the addition, the pool is dated and in need of ...

The Importance of Sump Pumps

Living on the Jersey Shore and servicing our thousands of customers here, at A.J. Perri we’re all too familiar with basement flooding. Studies show that up to 95% of all basements may experience a water problem at some point – and that something as simple as a sump pump could have helped to prevent it.

It only takes one inch of water in your home to lead to hours of cleanup and ...