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South Plainfield girls lax rallies in second half, but falls 9-8 to Passaic Valley

May 22, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - With the spring sports season winding down, the South Plainfield High School girls lacrosse team took their home field for a match against Passaic Valley High School. The two squads squared off in a late-season matchup last year, and the Lady Tigers (7-11) edged out an 11-10 overtime win. The game was dubbed the "Golden Crosse" game, because the two teams agreed ...

Stanczak's Three Homers Power Tigers to GMC Finals and a Dominating 12-0 Victory over Rival Old Bridge

NORTH BRUNSWICK-One could be forgiven for expecting a close, razor thin matchup in today’s semifinal Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament game between South Plainfield High School and Old Bridge High School. After all, the last time the two teams met, in last year’s GMCT quarterfinals, Old Bridge (10-15) barely edged out a victory off an extra innings walk off run. Despite that ...

South Plainfield Public Library presents Discovering Natural NJ: From High Point to Cape May

May 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Sunday, June 3 at 2pm, the South Plainfield Public Library welcomes nature writer and naturalist Jim Peck who will show his photos and discuss beautiful and little known natural areas found all across our diverse state. He has traveled through NJ for the past 13 years exploring and writing the Trail Mix nature column for NJ Gannett papers. He has also visited 49 states ...

Still Dancing After All These Years - Jo-Ann's Dance Studio Celebrating Milestone Anniversary

May 22, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Jo-Ann's Dance Studio - The Performing Arts Centre will hold its 2018 recital next month, and this year's annual showcase will feature a special performance in honor of the studio's milestone anniversary.

"When I first opened the studio, I was hoping to be able to keep it going for a few years, and it's so hard to believe it's now been in ...

Kennedy Students Attend PTSO-Sponsored Carnival Day 

May 15, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Sunny skies and warm temperatures served as the perfect backdrop for Kennedy Elementary School’s first Carnival Day. Sponsored by the PTSO, the May 11 event featured fun activities for students in pre-K through fourth grade.  

“It is truly amazing to see the planning and hard work from all of the volunteers from the PTSO to put something like ...

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – It is currently up to the public to decide on the logo that will be grace the press box at South Plainfield’s Jost Field in time for opening day of the 2018 football season.

In April, the district announced its 'Tiger Logo Contest' and students in all seven buildings got to work designing artwork that incorporated a tiger and the words ...

Celebrate Official Start of Summer at KC’s Korner

May 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – KC’s Korner Restaurant and Tavern of South Plainfield is gearing up for the summer. The Oak Tree Road establishment will officially open of its outdoor patio on Friday, June 1. 

Throughout the summer, the outdoor dining area, including the raw seafood bar, will be open every Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 9 p.m. (weather ...

Funnel Cloud Appears over South Plainfield

May 15, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A line of heavy thunderstorms roared through South Plainfield this evening with a resident capturing a funnel cloud twisting down west and north of Spring Lake Park. The photo captures the funnel cloud which can be seen in the  left-hand side of the photo.

The photo captures a school bus driving by, and the South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department building. So far ...

Eagle Scout Project Brings New Play Equipment to Southside Dog Park

May 18, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Member of Boy Scout Troop 124, Sean Ramos, revealed his finished Eagle Project on Saturday, May 12th, at the Southside Dog Park.  Ramos and his team of helpers unveiled new canine play equipment meant to enrich the atmosphere of the Southside Dog Park while enabling Ramos to meet the final requirement to attain the rank of Eagle Scout.

“This was a personal ...

New Jersey State Motor Vehicle Commission Returns to South Plainfield

May 21, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A new state Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) opened its doors in South Plainfield on Monday, just one week shy of a year since the borough’s former agency closed its doors. The office, located at 5000 Hadley Road, will provide in-person services to residents of the borough and the surrounding communities six days a week. 

“I would like ...

Gov. Murphy Signs DREAM Act Into Law

NEWARK, NJ —Gov. Phil Murphy on May 9 signed the DREAM Act, a bill created by Congress allowing undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children the ability to obtain legal status and apply for state financial aid assistance. With the legislation., New Jersey joins nine other states nationally to make both tuition and financial aid ...

When Pain Limits Your Lifestyle: Cornerstone Gets You Moving

May 21, 2018

CLARK, NJ - Dr. David De La Fuente was a junior in high school when he decided on his future; after his anatomy teacher introduced him to sports medicine “instantly I thought, ‘That’s what I want to do.’”  Many years of schooling, hands on experiences and training under the best osteopaths in the world lead De La Fuente to his goal of earning his Doctorate ...

The Art of Waterwise Gardening

May 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Making a few changes in your garden care can yield great benefits.  Less time and water wasted means more time for you to relax or entertain friends and family in your beautiful landscape.  Water is critical throughout the life of a plant, but deciding when and how much water to provide each plant can be a bit overwhelming. Make this task easier and conserve ...

The Meadowlands' Jeff Gural To Talk Sports Betting On May 18 Broadcast

May 16, 2018

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Meadowlands chairman Jeff Gural will talk about what lies ahead for Garden State bettors Friday night, May 18 as the Big M prepares to take action on professional and college sports in the coming weeks.

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with New Jersey and ruled that sports betting is now legal across the country.

Gural will be interviewed by ...

Patriots Shut Down Ducks' 9th-Inning Rally

May 20, 2018

 

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots (13-6) defeated the Long Island Ducks (12-9) 5-4 before 6,022 fans at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday afternoon.

The Patriots took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning on an error that allowed Alex Castellanos to score.

Somerset extended the lead with three runs in the bottom of the third inning on an RBI single by ...

Ducks Thrive Against Patriots in Fog-Shrouded Game

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Long Island Ducks (12-8) defeated the Somerset Patriots (12-6) 6-2 at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday night.

The Ducks took an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an RBI double by Lew Ford, a sacrifice fly by David Washington, and an RBI single by Wilkin Castillo.

The Patriots cut the lead with two runs in the bottom of the second inning on a double ...

Sex-Offender Sentenced for Crimes in Edison, Highland Park, New Brunswick, and North Brunswick

May 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  After attacking a woman and three children during the spring and summer of 2016, a local man has been convicted and sentenced for sex crimes in Middlesex County.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a 40-year old man from Franklin Township has been sentenced to serve 17 ½ years in a New Jersey state prison for the sexual crimes ...

Police Investigate Rabbit "Tale"

May 11, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield Police are investigating an incident of ‘theft by deception’ involving the Plainfield Animal Hospital. 

According to the incident report filed by Officer Justin Melanson and obtained by TAPinto, residents of South Plainfield took their pet rabbit to the Park Avenue animal hospital on April 4 to be euthanized due ...

Belmar Mayor’s Pardoning of Lobster Will Kick Off New Jersey Seafood Festival

May 17, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — With the start of the New Jersey Seafood Festival tomorrow, Belmar Mayor Brian Magovern wants to show a lobster some love.

At 3:30 p.m. on May 18, he will kick off the annual three-day event by pardoning “Lucky Larry the Lobster” on the Fifth Avenue beach and then releasing it into the ocean … hopefully.

“In my power as mayor, I want to pardon a ...

The Inclusion Center Provides Transition and Training for Autistic Young Adults

May 21, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Autistic students in  East Brunswick have the benefit of an expansive program of services and support both within the school system and from community resources.  What happens, though, to those young adults who "age out" or graduate from high schools and still require direction and training?  The Inclusion Center of East Brunswick may provide the link ...

Prom Dresses Given Away With a Message to High School Students

NEW BRUNSWICK - City high school students preparing from their prom are being offered free prom dresses that will be given away on Thursday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

The dresses will be available starting at 5 p.m., city officials announced today.

All interested students are advised to call RSVP ahead of time by calling (908) 420-8603.

As part of the program, the ...

Tour of Somerville Weekend: Quarter-Mile Sprints Add High-Speed Dynamic

May 20, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The grand daddy of ‘em  all, the 75-year-old Tour of Somerville 50-mile bicycle race, anchors a weekend of world class cycling in Bound Brook and downtown Somerville May 24-28, with a new event added Sunday night to draw more spectators downtown.

Spectators this year will see an additional day of racing beginning with the Bound Brook Criterium on ...

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South Plainfield

The Athlete of the Week Christopher Shine Baseball

The South Plainfield High School baseball team is continuing to have a successful 2018 season with a record of 15-9. This past week, the Tigers went 4-0 beating out of conference foes North Hunterdon, Montgomery, and Bernards.  They finished the week with a win in the first round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament, over Carteret.   A major contributor to South ...

The Athlete of the Week: Jillian Holoboski Softball Pitcher

The South Plainfield Softball Team had an exciting week of action where the team saw Coach Panzarella break the all-time win total in NJ. The Lady Tigers got things rolling by defeating John F. Kennedy 3-2 on Monday.  South Plainfield then traveled to Perth Amboy for a night double header and crushed the Panthers 14-0.  On Wednesday they beat Colonia 5-1. The competition for the week ...

Holy Savior Cheerleading Squad Takes Season by 'Storm'

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Holy Savior Academy’s (HSA) ‘Biddy’ Cheerleading Squad, the Storm,  recently completed their 2017-2018 season with a first place win in their division at Cheerfest. Held May 12 at Six Flags Great Adventure, the annual multi-state competition featured teams from throughout New Jersey. 

“This cheer season has been such an ...

Obituaries

Mario Guido Abbruzzese, 70, died on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at St. Peter’s University ...
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Letters to the Editor

Recreation Commission President Responds to Council Candidate Keefe

May 18, 2018

My name is Bill Cochrane and I am President of the South Plainfield Recreation Commission. A press release from Borough Council Candidate Kristine Keefe has recently come to our attention. In her press release Ms. Keefe states and I quote “Over the last eight years virtually nothing has been done to improve our parks and recreation program.” When this was brought to our attention at ...

Colin Berry and Cody Decker Earn Bachelor Degrees from Rowan University

May 18, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Colin Berry and Cody Decker, both of South Plainfield, received Bachelor degrees from Rowan University last week during commencement exercises.  Both young men are 2014 graduates of South Plainfield High School.  

 

Berry earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing and was awarded to the Deans List for the fifth time.  He served as ...

Community Happenings

JOHN E. RILEY’S 1ST ANNUAL FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

May 12, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 11AM to 5PM, the John E. Riley PTSO (JER PTSO) will be hosting its first ever Food Truck Festival!

 

Come out for a good time while supporting a good cause! Proceeds from this event will go to replacing the 2 broken playground structures at John E. Riley Elementary School costing approximately $80,000. 11+ food trucks including ...

Holy Savior Cheerleading Squad Takes Season by 'Storm'

May 21, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Holy Savior Academy’s (HSA) ‘Biddy’ Cheerleading Squad, the Storm,  recently completed their 2017-2018 season with a first place win in their division at Cheerfest. Held May 12 at Six Flags Great Adventure, the annual multi-state competition featured teams from throughout New Jersey. 

“This cheer season has been such an ...

Holy Savior Academy to Hold 7th Annual 5K Run & Family Walk in June

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Calling all runners and walkers! Holy Savior Academy will hold its 7th Annual 5K Run and 1 Mile Family Walk on Saturday, June 2. Proceeds from this year’s family-friendly event will benefit the school’s academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs.

“Holy Savior Academy’s annual 5K offers the school an opportunity to provide other ...

The South Plainfield "Autism Awareness" Event

May 8, 2018

The South Plainfield Mayor’s Wellness Committee and the South Plainfield Public Library in conjunction with community volunteers hosted the Borough’s first Autism Awareness event at the South Plainfield Public Library on Sunday April 29, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. This “Afternoon of Awareness” was designed to help connect parents with important resources in order to help ...

Plainfield Animal Hospital

On Friday, April 20th, 2018, a South Plainfield resident responded to South Plainfield Police Department to report a fraudulent incident which occurred at Plainfield Animal Hospital, located at 2201 Park Ave, South Plainfield, NJ.  According to the victim, on April 4th, 2018, she and her husband brought their   family pet rabbit to the animal hospital to be euthanized due to the ...

Staying Fit at the Senior Center

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Staying fit and getting plenty of good exercise is a high priority at the South Plainfield Senior Center, located at 90 Maple Avenue in South Plainfield. Classes on health issues and a wide range of physical exercise are available almost daily.

The Walking Group meets every Friday, weather permitting, starting on May 18 and going through October. Participants meet at the ...

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Columns

Diegnan & Ruiz Bill to Establish Grant Program to Develop Dual Language Immersion Programs Advances

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. and Senate Education Chair M. Teresa Ruiz to establish a grant program for school districts and charter schools to develop dual language immersion programs was released from the Senate Education Committee today.

 

“The best way for a student to excel in a foreign language is an immersion program,” said ...

South Plainfield Motor Vehicle Office Tentatively Scheduled to Open May 21st

Dear Mayor:

I would like to provide you with an update regarding the Motor Vehicle Commission’s (MVC) new, modernized South Plainfield Agency.  At this juncture, if we receive the Certificate of Occupancy on Friday, May 11, as expected, the anticipated “soft opening” to the public will be Monday, May 21, 2018. 

We will schedule a ceremonial ribbon cutting shortly ...

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's Press, 2018)

            What is the “final frontier” on the Earth's surface? Many people would say Alaska, the 49th state, which was added to the United States fifty years ago. Once one has traveled to that remote land, it is impossible to forget the magnificence of the terrain and beasts. Floating by ship in Glacier Bay, surrounded by ...

Bookmarks

And here is (ACHOO!!) some more (ACHOO!!) news from (COUGH!!) South Plainfield Library:

            First, our previously-postponed Holi program, celebrating the Indian festival of colors, has been postponed again.  Due to predicted inclement weather, it has been rescheduled to Saturday, July 21st, from 11AM to 1PM.  Let’s ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Steve Lenox of TAPinto Paterson

This week's feature will focus on TAPinto Paterson's franchisee, Steve Lenox. Find out how the current owner of a public affairs firm went from a former State Director for Senator Frank Lautenberg to a proud TAPinto franchisee for New Jersey's third largest city.

 

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in September, ...

Suburban Woman’s Club Welcomes You

The Suburban Woman’s Club of South Plainfield is welcoming new members. Enjoy creative fund raisers, interesting activities while participating on standing committees, informative monthly programs, and the camaraderie of women whose efforts enhance the community. The club meets at 1:00 PM on the first Thursday of each month, September through June, at the American ...

Suburban Woman’s Club Has A Successful Fundraising Year!

After what can easily be described as a successful fund-raising year, The Suburban Woman’s Club of South Plainfield met on May 3rd at the American Legion Hall in South Plainfield to decide how to allocate the funds that were raised.  President Diana Cotone called the meeting to order and thanked April Bengivenga and Joyce Dieterle for the delicious refreshments provided.

The ...

Press Releases

Middle School Music Department wins 17 Trophies at the Showcase Music Festival

May 21, 2018

On Friday, May 11, members of the South Plainfield Middle School Music Department participated in the 2018 Music Showcase Festival.  The students performed exceptionally well and brought home 17 awards.  At this festival, the musical ensembles played for adjudication at the First Presbyterian Church and Bethlehem Catholic High School in Bethlehem, PA and then spent the rest of the day ...