SEASON RECAP: Dominance on the mound leads Tigers to mid-season turnaround and first GMC title in program history

June 16, 2018


It’s not about how you start, it’s about how you finish. It’s a bit of a cliched saying in the sports world, but it’s still undeniably true. The South Plainfield High School baseball team certainly showed that there’s truth behind that axiom during the 2018 spring sports season.

The Tigers (20-10) rallied back from early season setbacks and ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Awards Scholarships to Seniors

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto South Plainfield awarded four scholarships to college bound South Plainfield High School (SPHS) students who excelled both academically and athletically, while demonstrating superior sportsmanship.   The TAPinto Athlete of the Week Scholarships were presented to Jennifer Grasso, Joe Heilmann, Billy Keane and Ria Soni.  Sponsored by Edison Heating and ...

Christmas in July Coming to Downtown

June 17, 2018

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

South Plainfield’s sixth annual Christmas in July celebration will be held on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Rain date is July 29.)

Santa will officially open the event at 10 a.m. joined by the mayor and members of the council. As of presstime, more than 50 vendors have signed up.

The very popular race car track returns this year, with free ...

Local Organizations Award 162 Scholarships Totaling $121,050 to SPHS Students

June 14, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - In a tradition dating back to 1966, South Plainfield High School held their Annual Scholarship Awards Program on Monday June 4th.  Celebrating the accomplishments and achievements of the Class of 2018, 162 scholarships were awarded for a total of $121,050, for students excelling in athletics, academics, talents in the arts and service to the community, while ...

South Plainfield High School Athletes Honored for Spring Success

June 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Spring sport success was highlighted at the South Plainfield Board of Education’s June 13 Committee of the Whole meeting. 

At this time, family and friends gathered as dozens of the high school’s student athletes, along with their coaches and managers, were recognized by the board and district administrators for their accomplishments in ...

South Plainfield Seniors Recognized for Leadership, Actions

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Four South Plainfield High School (SPHS) students were recognized Tuesday for their actions and efforts for social justice. 

Tala Abdeljaber. Hailey Medina, Simran Modhera, and Jade Scotti, all members of the Class of 2018, each received $1,000 from the Ionracas Deontas fund for their support of gun control and school safety and for leading their ...

Announcing EcoCamp: A Girl Scout Workshop that Builds Young Environmental Specialists

June 9, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - EcoCamp is a weeklong set of summer workshops that will be held between June 25-June 30, 2018 at the South Plainfield library[1]. Targeted at elementary school students at Middlesex County, it aims to turn participants into young environmental specialists or earth advocates.  Since Middlesex county did not do very well as its neighboring counties on ...

South Plainfield Elks Celebrate Winners of Their Annual Special Needs Poster Contest

June 19, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 held a very special event for the winners of the statewide Elks Annual Poster Project on May 30th.  This year, 60 participants entered through the South Plainfield Elks Lodge and took home trophies, medals, certificates and cash prizes. 

“We are the Special Children’s Committee,” said Patrick Donnelly opening ...

Holy Savior’s 7th Annual 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk - A Success

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Blue skies and sunshine blessed the participants of Holy Savior’s 7th Annual 5k and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk on Saturday June 2nd as over 150 people took part in the event to raise funds for Holy Savior Academy, located at 149 South Plainfield Avenue in South Plainfield.

“Holy Savior Academy is truly part of the South Plainfield community, from ...

Gov. Murphy Still Wants Millionaire Tax, Won’t Say When He'll Sign Sports Betting, Weed Bills

June 8, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK - With a showdown on the state budget 22 days away, Gov. Phil Murphy today re-emphasized his call for a tax on the state’s wealthiest households and said he hopes avoid shutdown of state government.

“Do I still want a millionaire’s tax? The answer is ‘yes,’ “ Murphy said at a press conference at the John J Heldrich Center for Workforce ...

Grant School to Promote Anti-Bullying Initiatives, Awareness at June 21 Walk 

June 20, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – On the morning of June 21, the student body of Grant School will participate in a walk in support of anti-bullying and a positive school climate. The walk is being sponsored by Buddies Against Bullying, a student-driven after school club, and Girl School Troop 65016 with support from the Grant School PTO. 

“This message is so important because ...

Celebrate 2018 with Four Garden Honorees

June 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It’s a year-long celebration of flavor and beauty as we honor and grow the beet, coreopsis, calibrachoa and tulip. The National Garden Bureau (NGB) has declared 2018 the year of these garden mainstays. This non-profit’s goal is to inspire you to grow these and more plants in your gardens at home and work.

The celebration starts with the tulip, a symbol of ...

Emerging Athletes Program Underway At Centenary, Auditors Welcome

June 18, 2018

LONG VALLEY, N.J.— The fourth of 10 Regional Training Sessions for the 2018 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program got underway on June 18 at Centenary University’s equestrian center in Long Valley, N.J.

Olympian Joe Fargis is leading the clinic with 24 riders participating with Colleen Reed providing stable management education throughout the five-day ...

Patriots Waste Endy Chavez Grand Slam in Loss to Barnstormers

June 19, 2018

LANCASTER, PA - The Somerset Patriots (27-20) dropped Monday night’s series-opener 13-6 to the Lancaster Barnstormers (31-15) at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

Aaron Dudley (2) got the Patriots on the scoreboard first in the top of the second inning with a solo home run over the right field fence. Lancaster responded in the bottom of the fourth with a pair of solo home runs from Trayvon ...

Bees Rally in Late Innings to Beat Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The New Britain Bees (21-25) defeated the Somerset Patriots (26-19) 7-5 before a season-high 7,606 fans at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday evening.

The Patriots took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a double by Danny Dorn.

The Bees took the lead with three runs in the top of the third inning on an RBI single by Reid Brignac and a two-run double by Jason ...

Have you seen this person?

June 7, 2018

Missing Person - Gary Asuncion

Last ping on his phone was from South Plainfield.  If you have seen him or have any information regarding his whereabouts please contact the Franklin Township Police at 856-694-1414.

Thousands Expected in Hillsborough for Sourland Music Festival

June 19, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Sourland Music Festival will be held Saturday, June 23 from 3-10 p.m. at the Hillsborough Golf & Country Club at 146 Wertsville Road, rain or shine, to benefit the Sourland Conservancy.

Discounted advance-sale tickets are available online only, Children under 12 are admitted free.

“We’ve got a really powerful lineup of the region’s most ...

Plainfield YMCA Building to be Sold at Public Auction on August 1

June 12, 2018

Union County, NJ . - AuctionAdvisors announced that it has been engaged by the Plainfield YMCA’s Board of Directors to commence an accelerated marketing campaign, which will culminate in the public auction sale of the YMCA’s building located at 518 Watchung Avenue, in downtown Plainfield, New Jersey.

Since 1923 the Plainfield YMCA has called this building home, but like so many ...

South Plainfield Elks Honor Students of the Month

June 18, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Tuesday, June 12, the South Plainfield Elks honored the winners of the Grant School Character Education Monthly Pillars.  The students and their families were treated to a pasta dinner cooked and served by the Elks Youth Activities Committee and the students were given Junior Citizen of the Month Certificates.

The winners were as follows: 

Caring – ...

Couple Netted $8M from Fake Uggs, Designer Bags, Prosecutor Says

June 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Plainsboro couple could face charges of of selling counterfeit designer shoes and handbags, netting $8 million and sending $3 million to people in China, authorities said today.

Yan Shi, 36, and her husband, Weiping Liu, 40, were arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree money laundering and second-degree conspiracy to violate the New Jersey Trademark ...

Discussing the Business of the Future: Marijuana

NEW BRUNSWICK - There were lawyers, bankers, CPAs and hopeful future entrepreneurs, all meeting in New Brunswick and talking about one business: the legal sale of marijuana.

The gathering of the New Jersey Cannabusiness Association at the Blackthorn restaurant in New Brunswick on Wednesday attracted a diverse crowd, with some dressed in neat blue jeans and others in suits and ties.

Among ...

Bateman Helps Students Achieve Success; Bog Turtle Designated State Reptile

June 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset/Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex) and inspired by students from Princeton designating the endangered bog turtle as the New Jersey State Reptile has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

“I am so proud of the successful effort of students at Riverside Elementary and their teacher, Mark Eastburn, to ...

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Letters to the Editor

Letter from Scott Miller

June 18, 2018

Dear Editor,

There has been a lot of paving going around our town lately!  And I must say, it is such a fine sight to see all the Water Company work come to an end with this final phase of road resurfacing.  It should be noted that while the Water Company is in fact completing the work, a lot of thanks need to go out to Mayor Anesh, Council President Bengivenga and Councilman ...

Community Happenings

South Plainfield Jr. Baseball - Father's Day Classic

June 14, 2018

It's that time of year again for the SPJBC's 10th Annual Father's Day Classic Tournament.  Featuring a Round Robin format for 2018 that includes the following:

~Every team guaranteed at  least 4 games (weather permitting)

~Team Awards for 1st & 2nd Place Playoff Winners

~Maximum 5 Teams per age group

Saturday, Sunday & Monday June 16-18, ...

South Plainfield Elks Honor Students of the Month

June 18, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Tuesday, June 12, the South Plainfield Elks honored the winners of the Grant School Character Education Monthly Pillars.  The students and their families were treated to a pasta dinner cooked and served by the Elks Youth Activities Committee and the students were given Junior Citizen of the Month Certificates.

The winners were as follows: 

Caring – ...

Holy Savior Academy’s Championship Cheerleaders Seek Funds for New Equipment

June 18, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Holy Savior Academy Cheerleading Squad has kicked off a fundraiser to generate $5,500 for the purchase of much-needed equipment, such as new tumble mats, sound equipment, and more for the award-winning squad.

“The group of twelve girls range from 1st through 4th grades,” said parent Marybeth Parache, who is heading up efforts to raise funds.  ...

Plainfields' UNICO Participates in Student Exchange with Italian High School

June 18, 2018

Two students from the South Plainfield High School Italian Language Class were recently sponsored by Plainfield's UNICO & the Gian Maria Mazzola Foundation of Italy to attend the Liceo Betty Ambiveri (High School) in Presezzo, Italy from May 26 to June 3, 2018.  Gian Maria Mazzola was a member of a runners club from Italy who ran in several NY Marathons and his club was hosted in ...

Road Closures - June 14, 2018

Today's road closures in South Plainfield due to road resurfacing -

Old Hamilton Blvd, Church Street and South Plainfield Avenue between Front Street and Old Hamilton Blvd.

New Market between Pitt Street and Hancock Street will be down to one lane most of the day for resurfacing. Expect minor delays. (Nixle A7BQY)

Upcoming Events

Fri, June 22, 7:30 PM

Crossroads, Garwood

Benefit Concert

Giving Back


Sat, June 23, 2:00 PM

South Plainfield

SPARC Reaching Out


Sat, June 23, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Southern Maryland Blue ...


Sun, June 24, 1:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Southern Maryland Blue ...


Weinberg, Diegnan Bill to Establish University-Based Consortium on Media Innovation Advances

TRENTON –A bill sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Patrick Diegnan that would establish a state university-based consortium to advance research in the field of media and technology was passed from the Senate Higher Education Committee today.

“The state’s traditional newspaper market has been upended by changes in ...

South Plainfield and SP BOE Working Together to Strengthen School Security

South Plainfield, NJ - On Monday evening the Borough Council hired two new police officers. These hiring’s will allow two additional police officers to be stationed at South Plainfield Public Schools and will supplement the already strong security measures enacted by the Board of Education and the South Plainfield Police.

The hired officers are part of an interlocal agreement ...

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (William Morrow, 2018)


A friend, whose opinion on literature I respect greatly, reported to me recently that she had just finished reading A.J. Finn's debut novel, The Woman in the Window. Of it she said, “I wish I hadn't finished it,” which I interpreted to mean, “It was so good I'm sorry that I finished it.” ...


The South Plainfield Public Library will be open this Sunday, June 24 from 1:30 PM – 5 PM.  This is the last Sunday the library will be open until September.  During July and August, the library will be closed on Sundays, but the rest of the hours during the week will remain the same.

Come join us Monday, June 25 at 6:30 PM for Monday Night Movies.  The selection this week ...

Suburban Woman’s Club Ends Its Year with a Big Banquet

Our country has a long and rich history of service clubs contributing to the growth of their communities but there have been signs in the past two decades that interest in these groups is waning.  Not so at Suburban Woman’s Club of South Plainfield.  Thanks to the efforts of Membership Chair Grace Bertucci, this past year seven new members joined this relatively small group of ...

Press Releases

Plainfields' UNICO Honors Area High School Students With Scholarships

June 16, 2018

At their annual Scholarship Awards Banquet on May 23, 2018, The Plainfields' Chapter of UNICO National honored 6 area high school seniors with scholarship grants of $1,000 each.  The high schools represented in this prestigious yearly scholarship program  South Plainfield, J.P. Stevens, Bishop Ahr, Piscataway, and  Middlesex High Schools. The recipients were the following ...

Cool Ways to Save Money This Summer

As the summer temperatures rise, home cooling costs rise as well. But there are ways to help save money without sweating the heat:

To increase your cooling system’s efficiency by as much as 20%, get it checked out for summer.  A technician will clean the condenser, make sure you have the optimal amount of refrigerant, and ensure the airflow over the coil is ...