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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 ...

At Creative Kids Academy, Focus is on Social and Academic Development

August 3, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Summer might be in full swing, but back to school is just around the corner and at Creative Kids Academy (CKA) plans are already under way for September. The Clinton Avenue preschool will welcome students back on Sept. 5 and a few full- and half-day spots are still available. 

CKA offers a Pre-K program as well as 3- and 4-year-old and 2- and ...

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 Library Trustees, Director Honored by Mayor, Council

August 15, 2018

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 ...

Joe Scrudato Named Honorary Grand Marshal for 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield will host its 61st Annual Labor Day Parade on Monday, Sept. 3 and, for 2018, the borough’s Public Celebrations Committee has selected Joe Scrudato as the Honorary Grand Marshal.Scrudato, who was nominated by Council President Robert Bengivenga, Jr., has resided in the borough for 24 years. 

“This is such an honor and a ...

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 ...

Plainfield Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Armed Crime Spree

August 8, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A Plainfield man has been sentenced to 204 months in prison for robbing seven banks, and attempting to rob an eighth bank while brandishing a firearm, committing one carjacking and attempting to commit three additional carjackings, and taking a hostage at gunpoint while fleeing, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Marlon Peek, 42, previously pleaded guilty before U.S.

Patriots Honor Former Seal Team VI Commander

August 16, 2018

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 ...

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.

Branson, MO: Country Fun in the Ozarks

August 10, 2018

BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go:

Table Rock Lake

This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for fishing, boating and swimming. 

Showboat Branson Belle offers ...

New Brunswick Spending $882K for New Park

August 16, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City leaders Tuesday approved a contract to build a new park at a cost of more than $882,000, an amount previously seen as above the estimated price tag for the project.

Council members approved a $882,756.25 contract with A-Tech Concrete Company of Edison to construct a park on Welton Street.

Last month the city rejected a slightly higher bid of $897,316.25 from the ...

Piscataway Native Elijah Barnwell Switches to Defense in ‘Unselfish Move’ for Rutgers Football

PISCATAWAY, NJ – At the start of training camp for the Rutgers football team at the beginning of August, there were a few notable position changes. But none were more eye opening and drastic than redshirt freshman Elijah Barnwell switching from offense to defense, from running back to linebacker.

Barnwell, a Piscataway native and Class of 2017 Piscataway High School graduate, was slated ...

State Commisssioner Champions Food Assistance, Slams Proposed Aid Cuts

August 14, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the city's summer farmer's market got a visit from a state commissioner Tuesday who trumpeted not only what was being sold but how it was sold to promote the federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) former known as food stamps.

"I'm really excited how our SNAP program is combined with these farmer's markets to make sure people ...

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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 ...

Christopher Marrone Graduates from Sherman College and Opens Chiropractic Office

August 14, 2018

Christopher A. Marrone, 2010 graduate of South Plainfield High School, 2014 graduate of Rutgers University and 2018 graduate of Sherman College of Chiropractic, has opened a chiropractic office at 45 River Road, Suite 1 in Summit. As a student, Dr. Marrone won multiple awards and served on a mission trip to Haiti. He is very excited to take his skills and experience into ...

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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Fri, August 17, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

York Revolution vs. Somerset Patriots

Arts & Entertainment Sports

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Sun, August 19, 5:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

York Revolution vs. Somerset Patriots

Arts & Entertainment Sports

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Tue, August 21, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Sugar Land Skeeters vs. Somerset Patriots

Arts & Entertainment Sports

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Wed, August 22, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Sugar Land Skeeters vs. Somerset Patriots

Arts & Entertainment Sports

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Thu, August 23, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Sugar Land Skeeters vs. Somerset Patriots

Arts & Entertainment Sports

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Tue, August 28, 7:00 PM

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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 ...

Bookmarks

As summer passes quickly by, and we prepare for autumn (or Holiday shopping season, whichever comes first), let’s look at news from South Plainfield Library:

            First, be advised that we’ll be closed on Sunday, September 2nd, and Monday, September 3rd, in observance of Labor Day.

You’ll find our listings of ...

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 ...

Common HVAC Home Inspection Problems

The heating and cooling system is one of the most important systems in a home, which is why the home inspection may include a detailed exam of this equipment. Here are common problems homeowners encounter:

Filters:If filters aren’t changed regularly, air flow can become blocked, causing problems with heating and cooling functions.
Leaks:Any leak can be a precursor to a larger ...