TOP LOCAL NEWS

South Plainfield 9U Baseball Team Completes Remarkable Season

August 8, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Junior Baseball Clubs' 9-year-old-and-under summer travel baseball team, completed their most successful season to date on July 30 with a third-place finish in the Mid-Atlantic regionals.

The 9U Tigers successfully defended their Northern New Jersey State title against Basking Ridge on July 19. The game took place at the South Plainfield ...

Calvin Gross Named South Plainfield’s 2017 Labor Day Parade Grand Marshal

August 18, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield will host its 60th Annual Labor Day Parade on Monday, Sept. 4 and, for 2017, the eight-member Public Celebrations Committee has selected Calvin Gross as Grand Marshal.

“I feel blessed. This is great and a big surprise,” Gross told TAPinto South Plainfield, adding that he had no idea his wife of 43, Joan Robinson Gross, was nominating ...

Landmark Watchung Sears on Route 22 Set to Close on Sept. 17

August 10, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ -- Shoppers have until September 17 to make their final purchases from the landmark Sears store on Route 22 East at Terrill Road, according to employees at the store this morning. Signs both inside and outside the store promote Sears' going-out-of-business sales. 

In January, Sears announced a number of story closings, and it appeared for a time that the local ...

South Plainfield School District Moving Forward with Budgeted, Bonded Projects

August 14, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – School may not resume for another month but in the South Plainfield School District the summer months have been busy ones for improvement projects and repair. Funding of these projects is through both the general budget and the recently approved referendum.

"I am excited to begin the projects throughout the district.  We are working at a feverish pace to ...

NJ Poison Center Reports Increase in Wild Mushroom Poisoning

August 9, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Poison Center at Rutgers NJ Medical Center is reporting a sharp increase in wild mushroom poisoning, with 15 cases reported statewide since July 24.There has been a wide range in the ages of those affected, from 15 months to 75. 

The center warns against ingesting wild mushrooms, whether growing in your garden, on your lawn or in the wild.Several of these cases ...

Jersey Fresh Summer Vegetable Gazpacho

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Gazpacho screams summer time.  Made with the freshest vegetables available during the peak of Summer, this chilled soup packs a flavorful punch and is very, very healthy. 

There are really no rules with Gazpacho. You can keep it chunky or puree it until silky smooth. I think the key to success with this dish is to use the very freshest ingredients you ...

County to host “Magnificent Monarch Migration” Event at East Jersey Old Town Village in Piscataway

August 8, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Have you ever stopped to admire the beauty of a butterfly?

One of the most recognizable species, the orange and black monarch, is preparing for an epic migration, and according to a news release, Middlesex County can give you an up-close look at this natural phenomenon.

Every year millions of monarchs take part in this long journey. As host of a Monarch Waystation, ...

ACME Fundraiser Raises Close to $800 for Senior Center Breakfast Program

August 16, 2017

 SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A six-hour fundraising event sponsored by ACME last weekend will greatly benefit the South Plainfield Senior Center for weeks to come.

On Aug. 12, the Oak Tree Road supermarket ran a fundraiser to help raise money for the center’s senior breakfast program. At the end of the day, $765 was raised and used to purchase three carts full of ...

ACME Fundraiser Saturday to Benefit the South Plainfield Senior Center Breakfast Program

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Senior Center and ACME Supermarket will team up this weekend for a special fundraising event.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, the Oak Tree Road supermarket will offer food, including a hot dog cart, as well as giveaways and raffle baskets. All donations from the event will benefit the Senior Center Breakfast Program.

“Our ...

Councilman Bengivenga to Meet with Conrail Officials

August 17, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Councilman Robert Bengivenga Jr. is scheduled to meet with Conrail officials today to review the rail crossings and discuss possible repairs to the roadways.  According to Bengivenga he has spoken to Conrail a number of times over the past week. “Conrail has been eager to meet, and they seem interested in understanding what problems are taking place at the ...

Councilwoman Faustini Proposes Adaptive Swing for Willow Park

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Councilwoman Christine Faustini has proposed that an adaptive swing be installed at Willow Park. According to Faustini, there are no swings at any of the parks in town that are specifically designed to accommodate children in wheelchairs or with any special physical needs.

“I would like to give credit to eight year-old Grace Ann Farrell, who ...

Durham Pharmacy – With You…For You…Always

August 15, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Durham Pharmacy, conveniently located in South Plainfield Durham Plaza, is committed to going ‘above and beyond’,’ offering customer’s one-on-one and personalized attention for all their medical needs.

“We get a lot of foot traffic, but want the community to know that we are here to service all of South Plainfield,” said ...

NJ Not In The Dark Historically For Aug. 21 Eclipse

August 15, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The United States will be experiencing a solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, which New Jerseyans can view partially– if the weather cooperates.

If you lived in one of the 14 states the eclipse is crossing with its 70-mile wide path, you’d be all set.

But if you utilize safety glasses to view the event between 1:23 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and most especially at ...

Edison: Heavy Rain, Flash Floods, Create Route 1 Commuting Mess (WITH VIDEO)

August 6, 2017

EDISON, NJ – Heavy rain during afternoon storms Wednesday gave commuters heading home on Route 1 south a real headache.

The busy roadway was flooded out around 5:30 p.m., stranding at least eight motorists trying to make it home from work.

Career firefighter Tim Castleton was off duty in his Jeep and stopped to help three of the drivers get out of their floating cars.

“It ...

Woodstock In Williamsburg Returns to Brooklyn September 9

August 9, 2017

BROOKLYN, NY - Woodstock in Williamsburg returns to the penthouse terrace in Brooklyn September 9. The benefit for Woodstock Farm Sanctuary includes a cocktail part and vegan food set against the backdrop of New York City.

Ethan Ciment and Michael Suchman, The Vegan Mos are  hosting. VIP guests will receive a signed copy of their 'NYC Vegan' cookbook along ...

Knights of Columbus Announce Scholarships Awards

August 11, 2017

The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 handed out their annual Scholarship Awards. Over $2,500 was given out to the worthy children of Knights Members and their Youth Former Columbian Squires .

This money was raised from the Knights of Columbus Fundraising activities throughout the year. 

Chairman of the Scholarship Committee Gerry Butrico and Grand Knight Joe McGeehan ...

Former Edison Police Officer Facing More Charges

August 17, 2017

EDISON, NJ – Former police officer Michael Dotro is facing even more charges after allegedly tampering with a witness in one of the criminal cases pending against him, prosecutors said Thursday.

In a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, officials said Dotro, 40, of Manalapan, is now charged with witness tampering and conspiracy to commit witness tampering ...

Residents Gather for Vigil against Racism and Hate at Piscataway Park

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Nearly 100 area residents and visitors came together to stand against bigotry and prejudice at a vigil held at Perrine Park on Rivercrest Drive in Piscataway Monday night. The “Vigil against Racism and Hate” event was one of many organized in communities around New Jersey and the nation in the aftermath of last weekend’s domestic terror attack in ...

Before Trump Broke Up Biz Council, Johnson & Johnson CEO Resigned

August 16, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The head of Johnson & Johnson decided to step down from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council today, prior to its disbandment, according to the company.

Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of the New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, announced his exit in a statement, following reports published yesterday, Aug. 15., which said he planned to remain ...

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Obituaries

South Plainfield – Louis V. Gambacort, Jr., 71, died Sunday August 13, 2017 at Robert Wood ...
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South Plainfield – Ruth McArthur, 87, died Monday, August 14, 2017 after a lengthy ...
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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor from Chief James Parker

August 8, 2017

Dear Residents,

Last week the Borough held its fourth annual National Night Out, and I must say it was the best. An event like this can only work by having plenty of volunteers and community support.  Thankfully, we had both.

The South Plainfield Police Department received hundreds of donations from citizens and businesses to be used towards the National Night Out event. Volunteers put ...

South Plainfield High School Graduate Angelica Smith Earns Dean's Award at Colgate University

August 13, 2017

HAMILTON, NY -- Colgate University Class of 2017 member Angelica Smith, from South Plainfield, NJ (07080), has earned the spring 2017 Dean's Award for academic excellence.

The Dean's Award at Colgate is awarded to students with a 3.3 or higher term average.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by its commitment to global ...

Community Happenings

Class of 2007 Reunion

August 8, 2017

Who: The Class of 2007, spouses, significant others and little ones!

Where: Forest Lodge 11 Reinman Rd. Warren, NJ

When: September 3rd 2017 11:30am-5pm

Why: Because Why Not It’s Been 10 years!

How Much: Adult ticket prices will be $70, but for a limited time there will be an early pay discount of $65 through January 31st.

What’s in the Box?: Forest ...

Starts Sunday in East Brunswick: 79th Annual Middlesex County Fair

August 6, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK,  NJ - The 79th annual Middlesex County Fair will be held from August 7th-13th at 655 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick. The fair runs from 5-11 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. on Sunday.

The fair is a fun time for all ages with a multitude of rides, entertainment, games, and much more! The entertainment includes The Pork Chop Review animal ...

Senior Trips

Back by popular demand!     South Plainfield Senior Center Presents

Grounds For Sculpture  On Wednesday, September 27

Bus leaves the senior center at 9:30   - return is 3:00 p.m. apprx.

$60.00 p/p  includes admission,  lunch and transportation

Must sign up at the center 908-754-1047

Upcoming Events

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Sat, August 19, 9:00 AM

South Plainfield

Garage Sale Saturday - 1459 Tooz Place

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Sun, August 20, 2:00 PM

Indian Queen Tavern - East Jersey Old Town Village, Piscataway

“Magnificent Monarch” Migration

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Sun, August 20, 2:00 PM

Middlesex

Open House 12 Douglass Lane Middlesex NJ

Real Estate

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Thu, August 24, 7:00 PM

Columbus Park Extension Gazebo, Piscataway

Piscataway Summer Concert Series

Arts & Entertainment

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Fri, August 25, 5:30 PM

Dunellen Defender Fire Company #1, Dunellen

Pasta Dinner for Joey

Giving Back Police & Fire

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Thu, August 31, 7:00 PM

Columbus Park Extension Gazebo, Piscataway

Piscataway Summer Concert Series

Arts & Entertainment

Columns

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2015)

Think Hitchcock. Think old-fashioned psychological thriller. Think good writing. If you have read and loved The Woman in Cabin 10, Ware's most recent novel, you will enjoy her first publication, In a Dark, Dark Wood.

Leonora Shaw, a crime writer, awakens, bruised and befuddled in a hospital bed. Frightened and confused, Nora tries ...

Bookmarks

ECLIPSE UPDATE: On August 21 there will be an eclipse of the sun.  It will be partially visible in South Plainfield from 1:22 pm until 4:01 pm.  NEVER look at the sun directly.  For instructions on safe methods of view, click here  ; more information can be found here.

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You know summer is drawing to a close when books checked out won't be due until ...

Press Releases

Traffic Safety Service, LLC Now Offers The World’s Only Speed Dependent Crash Attenuators

August 16, 2017

The Smart Cushion Innovations Crash Cushion (Model SCI100GM) is creating a stir in the traffic safety industry. The SCI100GM is revolutionary as it is the only one of its kind: a speed dependent crash cushion that adjusts it’s stopping force based on the speed and weight of the crashing vehicle, and does not reach maximum stopping force unless the colliding vehicle is traveling at the ...