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DelVecchio and Suriano Win, but Rutgers Falls to Iowa 23-15

December 9, 2017

PISCATAWAY -- Wrestling is a sport where the athletes are tough, nasty, and egotistic in a way. They also say what’s on their minds no matter what.

Coming into Friday night’s dual meet between No. 7 Iowa and No. 16 Rutgers, there was a lack of respect from the Iowa side toward Rutgers. And after the Scarlet Knights won the first three matches of the night before a Rutgers Athletic ...

SPHS Bowling: Boys and Girls beat Bishop Ahr, Boys Undefeated Streak Continues

NROTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – The juggernaut known as the South Plainfield Boys Bowling Team took on Bishop Ahr (BGA) earlier today and continued their series of perfect winning all three games and the series by a pin count of 3,022 – 2,257. It was the Tigers fourth consecutive win of the season, but more importantly it was their fourth consecutive sweep. The Boys have yet to drop a game in ...

South Plainfield Students Spread Cheer to Show They Care

December 12, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Handmade inspirational and holiday cards created by students at John F. Kennedy and John E. Riley Elementary students will soon be on their way to hospitalized children throughout the United States.

Earlier this month, a character education initiative focusing on ‘caring’ and ‘kindness’ was launched at the two schools. “We really ...

Creative Kids Academy of South Plainfield Gearing up for 2018

December 8, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Creative Kids Academy (CKA) is currently giving tours for the 2018-2019 school year with registration set to begin Monday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. Located on Clinton Avenue, the preschool has spots available in its full- and half-day Pre-K program as well as its 3- and 4-year-old and 2- and 3-year-old classes. Additionally, as in the past, summer camp and ...

South Plainfield Marching Band’s Season Finale - A Thanksgiving Tradition

December 6, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD -- The South Plainfield Marching Band performed their 2017 show for the last time at the Thanksgiving Day Football game in North Plainfield on Nov. 23rd.  The day marked the seniors’ final high school marching band performance and was the finale to a season of accomplishment, victory, friendship and memories that will last a lifetime.

“I feel really good about ...

Spotlight on Stephanie Wolak, Member-Elect of the South Plainfield Board of Education

(Editor’s Note: TAPinto South Plainfield will be running featuring articles on Keith Both, Pio Pennisi, and Stephanie Wolak, the three newly-elected members of the South Plainfield Board of Education. Articles will be published in alphabetical order. Please note these exclusive interviews are property of TAPinto and can not be share or republished without the consent of ...

Ring in the New Year at Southside Clam Bar & Restaurant

December 11, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Say goodbye to 2017 and welcome in the new year with family and friends at South Plainfield's Southside Clam Bar & Restaurant.

“Overall, 2017 has been a great year for us and it is all thanks to our customers,” said Southside owner Alexis Broehl, a South Plainfield native who opened the New Market Avenue establishment earlier this year.

Cookie-Palooza: Butter Pecan Cookies

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - My grandmother loved butter - she cooked in nothing but, she was fond of melba toast lathered in the stuff, her favorite candy was butter crunch, her favorite cookie was a pecan sandy and her favorite ice cream was butter pecan.  So this year I went in search of a cookie that reminded me of my Grandma who passed away just a month shy of her 98th birthday.  ...

Austin Family Renews Adopt-A-Spot Contract

December 10, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Ms. Elizabeth Austin has renewed the Austin Family’s Adopt-A-Spot agreement with the South Plainfield Clean Business Association for the coming two years.  She and her son will continue to do monthly litter cleanups along Plainfield Avenue between Maple Avenue and the 7-11 at the corner of Sampton Avenue.

In renewing the contract, Ms. Austin noted that they ...

Seniors Meet the Mayor for Breakfast

December 3, 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 return of the motor vehicle offices to South Plainfield, speed tables, taxes, ...

Tackling Addiction: 2nd Annual Anti-Drug and Alcohol Conference Held in South Plainfield

December 7, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The 2nd Annual Anti-Drug and Alcohol Conference, sponsored by the South Plainfield Mayor’s Wellness Committee and held at the senior center, took place Dec. 5. Residents had the opportunity to ask questions as well as listen to testimonies from a panel of special guest speakers, including medical and legal professionals and those with first hand ...

Senate Bill Would End NJSPCA's Powers To Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws

December 11, 2017

A bill that would remove the law enforcement powers of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) will be up for a vote on Dec. 14 before the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Bill S3558, sponsored by Senator Ray Lesniak, Democrat from Union County, would call for the creation of a county prosecutor animal cruelty task force in each county, and for ...

Hillsborough: "Santa's Elves" Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

December 3, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough, joined by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, recruited hundreds of "elves" to help assemble 1,500 Christmas and holiday gift packages for shipment to US troops overseas during the Rotary's VI annual packing event at the Hillsborough YMCA Saturday.

"Operation Santa's Elves" received a big boost from shoppers at ACME ...

Don't Miss These Garden State Holiday Light Delights

December 9, 2017

NEW JERSEY - There are so many fun, family-friendly holiday activities it’s hard to pack them all in. However, if you’re looking for something simple that’s a throwback to your own childhood, make time to see these fabulous light displays that really get folks in the holiday mood.

Jenkinson’s Sea of Lights - Summer isn’t the only time to hit the boardwalk in ...

Holy Savior Academy Presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

December 10, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  -  Holy Savior Academy in South Plainfield presented their fall production of Barbara Robinson’s classic story, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, on December 1st.  The cast and crew featured 65 performers from the school’s Drama Club from third through eighth grades.

“I think the kids did a fantastic job,” said Eva Tripodi, Enrichment ...

State unveils $1.3 million grant to Rutgers opioid treatment program

December 12, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ - ​Solutions to the state's opiod crisis has landed in the lap of Rutgers University. ​The ​university's ​New Jersey Healthcare Development Center ​is being armed with $1.3 million to launch a statewide Certified A​l​cohol and Drug Counselor apprenticeship program​, in the latest effort to battle opiod addiction.​

With the ​state ​grant, the ...

Four Middlesex Attorneys Nominated to Judicial Positions

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Chris Christie on Monday announced he was nominating four Middlesex County attorneys to judicial appointments, the latest in a wave of appointments made by the  governor.

Patrick Bradshaw, a partner in the New Brunswick-based Kelso & Bradshaw firm, was nominated as a Superior Court judge in Middlesex County.

Bradshaw’s partner, Thomas Kelso, is ...

Raritan Valley Line Suspended After Freight Train Derailment

December 8, 2017

UNION, NJ - A freight train derailed in Union at about 2:15 p.m. this afternoon. 

Preliminary details indicate that the train derailed past the Union Train Station.  According to Township of Union Business Administrator, the freight train contained 141 cars.  Eight were involved in the derailment.  Information on the contents of the freight cars is not yet ...

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South Plainfield

The Athlete of the Week: Shaun Boffard Boys’ Bowling

The South Plainfield Boys’ Bowling Team continues from their success of last season.  Coming off a Blue Division Title, and having many bowlers returning, The South Plainfield Boys’ Bowling Team has high standards for the season.  The team started off the year by defeating South River 4-0 on Friday, December 1, 2017.  The Tigers then traveled up to Bergen Catholic High ...

Investors Bank October 2017 Fed Normalization Process

The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates twice this year and could do so again in December.  But the economy is hardly booming along and inflation remains tame.  Are the central bankers crazy?  No!  They simply are trying to add some monetary policy arrows to their largely empty quiver.

The near collapse of the world financial system in 2008, forced the Fed to take ...

Obituaries

Dorothy J. Gaspari, 90, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at home.  Born in ...
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Letters to the Editor

Letter to Editor from Roberto Sayers

December 11, 2017

To the Editor,

I want to take the time to sincerely thank the residents of South Plainfield for the time they took to listen to my initiatives and gave me a vote of confidence in the 2017 election for Borough Council. As you know, I started this campaign putting forth my integrity, honesty and willingness to bring my experience and knowledge of government as an addition to the administration ...

Community Happenings

Plainfields' UNICO Hosts Annual Pig Roast, Honors Founding Member Renato Biribin

December 5, 2017

The Plainfield's Chapter of UNICO once again hosted its annual Pig Roast fundraiser at the Italian Club in Scotch Plains. This year, the chapter honored its founding member, Renato Biribin, a resident of South Plainfield, who is planning to retire this year after six decades of service to the community. The Pig Roast also realized a record setting attendance this year, as those on hand ...

South Plainfield Students Spread Cheer to Show They Care

December 12, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Handmade inspirational and holiday cards created by students at John F. Kennedy and John E. Riley Elementary students will soon be on their way to hospitalized children throughout the United States.

Earlier this month, a character education initiative focusing on ‘caring’ and ‘kindness’ was launched at the two schools. “We really ...

Holy Savior Academy Presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

December 10, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  -  Holy Savior Academy in South Plainfield presented their fall production of Barbara Robinson’s classic story, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, on December 1st.  The cast and crew featured 65 performers from the school’s Drama Club from third through eighth grades.

“I think the kids did a fantastic job,” said Eva Tripodi, Enrichment ...

Bishop James Checchio visited Holy Savior Academy

Bishop James Checchio visited Holy Savior Academy on Tuesday November 28th.  Bishop Checchio was the main celebrant of the school mass held at The Church of the Sacred Heart.  This Mass also coincided with the 8th Grade Ring Ceremony.

Bishop Checchio spoke to the students, families and friends in attendance about “Thanking God first.”  He also spoke directly to the ...

The South Plainfield Lions Club Celebrates 70 Years of Service

December 6, 2017

As we all begin to reflect on another year past, your South Plainfield Lions Club continues to serve the community.  This year, we are helping over 100 families through FISH enjoy meals for the holidays.  

This year alone, we have provided over 1000 pounds of vegetables to local soup kitchens.  This ensures that those in need can continue to receive meals throughout the ...

Press Release – Residential Burglary

South Plainfield Police responded to a residential burglary which occurred on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, shortly before 1:00 PM to a home on Woodland Ave.  Access was gained to the home and electronic items and jewelry were stolen.
A witness saw two black men 20's-30's dressed in all black, both wearing black hoods one carrying a large black duffel bag with red trim walking ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, December 16, 11:00 AM

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PSE&G Seminar at Impact Church on New Market ...

Sat, December 16, 5:00 PM

Wesley United Methodist Church , South Plainfield

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Open House 712 Maple Avenue South Plainfield, NJ

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Columns

A Winter Saturday in South Plainfield

Dear Residents:

There is no better job than being Mayor of my hometown of South Plainfield. Last Saturday, was one of those days. I sit back and say how thankful I am, to you the residents and the town I call home.

The morning started off with breakfast with the Mayor at the South Plainfield Senior Center. I am glad I had my coffee because everyone was wide awake. There ...

Garth Brooks Concert

The Garth Brooks Concert- Prudential Center, December 3, 2017

When the last child cries for a crust of bread

When the last man dies for just words that he said,

When there's shelter over the poorest head,

We shall be free.

My husband, Tom, and I stood on the platform at the Menlo Park train station, wearing our black cowboy hats and jeans, waiting for the train to the ...

Bookmarks

Come join us at the library for Monday Night Movies!  On December 18 at 6:30 PM, we will be showing a new romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, and Nat Wolff.  Witherspoon plays a single mother who allows three young men to move into her house; let the antics ensue.   If you cannot make it to our Monday night showing, it will also be shown ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Westfield's Jackie Lieberman

This week's feature will focus on TAPintoWestfield franchisee, Jackie Lieberman. Find out what makes TAPintoWestfield.net different than the competition, what she did before coming onto TAPinto.net and how an inexperienced sales person became one of TAPinto's most successful franchisee's. 

 

When did you join TAPinto.net?:

I started as a freelance reporter in 2011 ...

Mayday, Mayday! English Camp 101

Buriram, Thailand - English Camp. If you are an English teacher in Thailand, you have definitely heard or engaged in English Camp. If you are not a teacher in Thailand, English Camp is a day where students play in English activities created by the foreign teachers.  It is similar to a field day with a touch of craziness, pinch of language barrier obstacles, and a heaping tablespoon of ...

The Thought that Counts

The other day I was talking to our cat . . .  

Hmmm.  It says here that dogs are smarter than cats.

What are you reading, Mad Magazine?

No seriously, this article in the Times claims that a scientific study conducted at Vanderbilt University recently discovered that dogs have twice as many neurons as cats in the analytic part of their brains.

Yeah, but they only use a ...

Johnny Four Fingers Week #14 NFL Picks

CALABASH, NC – So much for my good Thanksgiving. I was horrible last week. I went 1-4. My only win was Miami and no one watched that game anyway. A guy Andy emailed me to say my picks were late. That has been the least of my problems. I’m not sure what the technical difficulties may be, but the bigger issue is my picks have stunk.

I’m in Jersey now for the holidays, so my ...

Suburban Woman’s Club Rings in the Holidays!

The Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield began celebrating the holiday season on December 3rd with its annual Theater Party at the Historical Edison Valley Playhouse.  At a sold-out performance, the audience was treated to “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” a delightful and heartwarming musical.

Continuing with the holiday spirit, the Club donated to ...

Press Releases

Middle School Students Perform with Holiday Percussion

December 9, 2017

Woodbridge, NJ-Two South Plainfield Middle School Band Students performed with the Holiday Percussion Ensemble on Sunday, December 3.  Dylan Coon and Matthew Zegarra performed on an assortment of percussion instruments with the ensemble during their 2:00 pm performance.  The students worked very hard to prepare their parts and played excellently during the concert.  The group ...