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DelVecchio Repeats as Region Champ as South Plainfield Wrestling Advances Seven to AC

February 26, 2017

UNION -- It's hard to be perfect all of time, even for the South Plainfield High School wrestling team.

The finals and consolation finals of the Region 4 tournament didn’t exactly pan out the way the Tigers hoped or expected. In fact, they ended up going 1-6 in those matches. Even with that shortcoming though, the highly talented South Plainfield team was still able to advance ...

South Plainfield Wrestling Sends Seven Tigers to Region 4 Semifinals

UNION, N.J- Bill Pavlak, the head coach of South Plainfield High School’s wrestling team, thought his team’s groove was a little off during the Wednesday night opening round of the Region 4 wrestling tournament. Tonight, though almost everything seemed to go just smoothly for the Tigers. South Plainfield’s wrestlers showed up ready to compete during tonight’s quarterfinal ...

South Plainfield High School Drama Department to Present 'Legally Blonde' in April

February 20, 2017

(Editor's Note: Katelyn Borsos is a senior at South Plainfield High School and an intern for TAPinto South Plainfield.) 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield High School (SPHS) English teacher Christina Briskin is eagerly preparing for Legally Blonde.  The 2017 musical is Briskin’s seventh production since taking on the role of director of the school’s drama ...

Movies Being Shown at the South Plainfield Library in Celebration of Black History Month

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - In celebration of black history month, on Saturday, February 18th at 12:30pm and Saturday February 25th at 1pm the South Plainfield Public Library will be showing 2 movies that deal with the civil rights movement, Freedom Summer and The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306.  Freedom Summer will be shown on February 18th.  The film narrates the events of the 1964 ...

Cosmo 21 Celebrates Grand Opening

February 12, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ- As one of the newest additions to South Plainfield’s downtown area, Cosmo 21 Beauty Salon & Spa celebrated its grand opening on Saturday morning February 4th. Cosmo 21, located at 24 South Plainfield Avenue, is a he full service salon for both men and women of all ages. According to owner, Revathy Baskar Rao, Cosmo’s name stems from the idea that customers ...

South Plainfield High School Tiger Tech Reveals Robot for 2017 Season    

February 24, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield High School (SPHS) Tiger Tech Robotics Team #5624 is moving ‘full steam ahead’ and gearing up for upcoming 2017 competition season. For Tiger Tech, the 2017 Robotics competition season will begin next month.

This year’s game, FIRST STEAMWORKS, was revealed at a kick-off event in early January and, over the past six ...

South Plainfield High School Recognizes its 2017’s Gifted and Talented Inductees

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a special ceremony this week, 14 current South Plainfield High School (SPHS) students were officially inducted into the school’s Gifted and Talented program.

“I love this day because who we have here in front of us are really the best of the best at South Plainfield High School. We have leaders in academics, the arts, sports, and drama. You name ...

Sacred Heart Lenten Fish Dinners

February 22, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 and Sacred Heart Church, will again be sponsoring  Lenten Fish Dinners on March 3, March 10 March 17, March 24, March 31 & April 7

Dinners will be served in the Holy Savior Academy Cafeteria located at 149 South Plainfield Ave, South Plainfield, from 5PM to 7PM each Friday during Lent. 

The menu will ...

Save the Date for South Plainfield Spring Volunteer Litter Clean-up April 15

February 19, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Clean Communities Advisory Board has announced that a Borough-wide litter cleanup will be held on Saturday morning, April 15.  Volunteers can collect equipment and clean-up assignments at the municipal building at 2480 Plainfield Avenue from 9 to 10 a.m.  

Roadsides, parks, streams and vacant lots will be cleared of litter and trash ...

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

February 17, 2017

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, ...

Shirley W. Thompson to Receive Rotary Club Award

North Plainfield, NJ  — The Rotary Club of Plainfield-North Plainfield is pleased to announce that South Plainfield resident Shirley Weaver Thompson will receive the 2017 Service Above Self Award at the club’s 18th Annual Wine Tasting Dinner. The event will be held on April 5 at Giovanna’s Restaurant in Plainfield, and is a fundraiser for the club’s scholarship ...

Seniors Meet the Mayor for Breakfast

February 24, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield Seniors attended “Meet the Mayor” at the South Plainfield Senior Center this past Saturday for breakfast and got the opportunity to ask the Mayor questions about the Borough. The event, which lasted nearly two hours, covered an array of topics regarding the school board referendum, speeding issues, taxes, low income housing, adding ...

South Plainfield Building Department Hosting Spring Homeowner’s Workshop on March 9th

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Borough of South Plainfield Building Department will be hosting its Annual Spring Homeowner’s Workshop for borough residents on Thursday, March 9, 2017.  The workshop will be held at the South Plainfield Senior Center Building located at 90 Maple Avenue between 6:00 and 9:00 pm.

Residents will have an opportunity to ask questions and receive ...

Grow a High Yield Vegetable Garden This Season

February 16, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Spend less time and money while growing a bounty of flavorful vegetables this growing season. Increase your harvest, even in small garden spaces, with proper planning and easy care, high yielding vegetables.

A productive garden starts with a plan, but choosing the best vegetables to grow and where to plant them can be overwhelming.

You can break out the graph paper ...

For Black History Month, Local Group Honors Middlesex Sheriff

February 25, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Mildred S. Scott, Middlesex County’s sheriff, has received a law-enforcement ambassador award from a New Brunswick-based group focused on diversity.

The American Conference on Diversity chose Scott, who was elected sheriff in 2011, for her long career in law enforcement and accomplishments as sheriff, according to the group. She will be honored in April during ...

Former South Plainfield EMT Charged in Child Porn Investigation

February 24, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Zachary Motta, 22, of the Iselin section of Woodbridge Township, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and possession of child pornography.

According to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director Robert Hubner of the Woodbridge Police Department, Motta was arrested today and charged with exchanging sexually explicit messages with a ...

South Plainfield Promotes Officer Shaun Clifford

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Borough Council on Monday promoted Police Detective Shaun Clifford to Sergeant, replacing Sergeant James Foran who retired last December.

Sergeant Shaun Clifford is a thirteen year veteran of the South Plainfield Police Department. After graduating from the Somerset County Police Academy, Clifford began his law enforcement career as a patrolman. Clifford was ...

Alaska the Last Frontier. Discover the Majestic Beauty of our Largest and 49th State.

February 16, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Traveling in Alaska is like traveling in no other place on earth. Alaska has its own time zone. It is four hours earlier than the East Coast of the United States, one hour earlier than the West Coast of the United States. You can explore Alaska by cruise ship, air or driving.  Once there you can take the Alaska Railroad to discover the beauty and what Alaska has to ...

Cops Identify New Brunswick Man Killed Near His Home

February 26, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The man who was stabbed early this morning was killed just steps from the safety of his home, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Authorities have identified the victim as Enrique Perez Galindo, 29, of New Brunswick. He was pronounced dead at his Hamilton Street apartment at 2:39 a.m. today, Feb. 25.

“No arrests have been made, but ...

Somerset Patriots National Anthem Auditions Set For Saturday, March 11th

February 22, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, along with Magic 98.3 FM and WCTC 1450 AM will host National Anthem Auditions on March 11 from 12:00 Noon to 4:00  p.m. at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. 

The event will be a fundraiser designed to benefit Operation Shoebox New Jersey, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to collecting donated supplies to ship care packages to U.S.

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The Athlete of the Week Joshua Ward Boys’ Winter Track

Since winning both the Blue Division Relay and Blue Division Individual Championships the Boys’ Winter Track team has still been busy competing.  The team competed in both the Sectional Championships and Group II Championships.  The team continues to have success largely in part of returning senior Pole Vaulter Joshua Ward.

South Plainfield Senior entered winter ...

Obituaries

Fords – Raymond Vincent Wentzheimer, 65, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 20 Born in ...
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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Carol R. Osterberg passed away at her home surrounded by her family on ...
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South Plainfield, NJ – Brian Evans, 53, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at JFK ...
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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

February 24, 2017

Letter to the Editor:

In honor of Black History Month, Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, who wanted to inspire the South Plainfield Middle School students,  invited them to a screening of the movie "Hidden Figures".  The untold story of three African-American women who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. Space Program,  Dorothy Johnson ...

Kara Podlovits Named to Dean's List at Loyola University Maryland

February 22, 2017

BALTIMORE, MD -- Loyola University Maryland has announced the members of its fall 2016 Dean's List. In order to qualify for the Dean's List at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum QPA of at least 3.500 for the term, provided that, in the term they have successfully completed courses totaling a minimum of 15 credits.

Kara Podlovits, class of 2019 from South Plainfield

Established ...

Community Happenings

Sensory Storytime Being Offered at the South Plainfield Library

February 19, 2017

This program is designed to be an inclusive event for preschool-young adult aged individuals with special needs.Sensory story time will be presented in a way to make participants more comfortable than they might be at a standard story time.

SPHS Senior Scott Riccardi named 2017 National Merit Scholarship Finalist

February 22, 2017

Scott Riccardi, a South Plainfield High School senior, has been named a 2017 National Merit Scholarship Finalist.  Scott is among the top 1% of the 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT(r)).  In addition, Scott presently has a 4.7/4 GPA, is taking 5 AP classes, and involved in ...

Sacred Heart Lenten Fish Dinners

February 22, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 and Sacred Heart Church, will again be sponsoring  Lenten Fish Dinners on March 3, March 10 March 17, March 24, March 31 & April 7

Dinners will be served in the Holy Savior Academy Cafeteria located at 149 South Plainfield Ave, South Plainfield, from 5PM to 7PM each Friday during Lent. 

The menu will ...

Borough Looking for Full Time Clerk/Cashier

Department of Tax Collection – The Borough of South Plainfield is looking for an experienced fulltime Cashier/Clerical Staff to handle tax and sewer billings for the Borough of South Plainfield. The ideal candidate should have strong customer service and clerical/organizational skills. Task will include handling cash and processing tax and sewer bills. Running of various closing reports, ...

Upcoming Events

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All you can eat breakfast - SPMS Student Council ...

Sun, February 26, 1:00 PM

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Open House in Westfield

Home & Garden Real Estate

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Sun, February 26, 2:00 PM

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Auditions for 9th Annual Talent Showcase

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Sun, February 26, 3:30 PM

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Special Needs Sensory Storytime at the Library

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Mon, February 27, 12:00 PM

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Fri, March 3, 5:00 PM

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Columns

I Loved Her at the Movies by Robert J. Wagner and Scott Eyman

I Loved Her at the Movies: Memories of Hollywood’s Legendary Actresses by Robert J. Wagner with Scott Eyman (Viking, 2016)

 

I Loved Her at the Movies, by veteran actor Robert J. Wagner, begins with his first encounter with a major screen star, Norma Shearer. At the age of eight, Wagner was a school mate of Irving Thalberg, Jr., Shearer’s son. One notable weekend Thalberg ...

Bookmarks

Monday Night Movies are back!  Come join us on February 27 at 6:30 PM as we show our next selection. Starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, Monday night’s movie is based on the real-life story of interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving as they fight for their right to be married during the 1950s and 1960s.  This historical drama will also be shown on Wednesday, March 1 at ...

Suburban Women and the Ladies of Liberty Hall

The regular monthly meeting of the Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield was held February 2nd at the American Legion Hall, Oak Tree Road.  Thank you to hostesses Diane Gallo and Orvie Hoffman. All officers reports were delivered followed by updates from Committee Chairs on their various ongoing projects. Discussions included the third annual South Plainfield Spelling Bee which is ...

Press Releases

Five Wrestlers Advance to Semis at NCAA East Region

February 24, 2017

NEW YORK, NY - The New York University wrestling team completed day one of the 2017 NCAA Division III East Regional on February 24 at Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount, VA. The two-day event is being hosted by Ferrum College.

Nine of NYU's 10 wrestlers are still alive and have a chance to qualify for the upcoming NCAA Division III Championships. Five of those are in the ...