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Stanczak Powers South Plainfield Past Piscataway 4-2

April 24, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Pitcher Jean Sapini grinded through seven innings and shortstop Mike Stanczak drilled a two run double to break a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the fifth inning to give the South Plainfield High School varsity baseball team a 4-2 victory over the Piscataway Chiefs Monday evening.

The victory improved the Tigers’ record to 9-3 overall and 5-2 within the GMC White ...

South Plainfield Softball: Lady Tigers Rally to Beat Woodbridge 5-3

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – They say good teams find a way to win, and that is just what the South Plainfield Lady Tigers did this afternoon rallying to beat the Woodbridge Barons 5-3. The Tigers once again received offensive punch from Jillian Holoboski who went 3-for-4 with a homerun, two RBIs and two runs scored and Camryn Schaeffer who was 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Offensive spark plug Caity ...

Holy Savior Academy to Present ‘Annie Jr.’ in May

April 26, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Rehearsals are currently under way for Holy Savior Academy 3rd Annual Spring Musical. This year’s production of Annie Jr. will be performed at the South Plainfield school on Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5.

“I am really excited about the talent in this show and the students’ commitment,” said Susan Loughlin, music teacher at Holy Savior ...

South Plainfield High School’s Winter Athletes, Teams Recognized

April 24, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Several of South Plainfield High School’s winter 2016-2017 athletes, along with their teams, were recognized at the board of education’s April 19 meeting. 

“I am very happy and excited to welcome our student athletes and recognize them for outstanding performance in winter sports for the 2016-17 season,” ...

Caleb Kuberiet, South Plainfield High School's Senior Class President

(Editor's Note: Katelyn Borsos is a senior at South Plainfield High School and an intern for TAPinto South Plainfield.) 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – During his high school career, Caleb Kuberiet served as class vice president for two years and, as a member of the Class of 2017, is currently senior class president. Through this position, Kuberiet is busy working with his fellow ...

Rockin for Autism Music Festival on April 29 Will Be a Food Fest, Too

April 23, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ -- To commemorate Autism Awareness Month, and raise awareness of and funds for autism related services, Fanwood will host the second annual Rockin’ For Autism on Saturday, April 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at LaGrande Park (Rain date April 30). 

This year's event features a wide variety of food and beverage vendors, each of which will donate ...

South Plainfield’s Community Clean Up Day 2017

April 21, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Volunteers armed with orange trash bags, gloves and other necessary items headed out on Saturday, April 15 for the South Plainfield Clean Communities Advisory Board’s annual Volunteer Litter Clean Up. Additionally, throughout the week, others headed, taking on assigned sections of the borough, and doing their part to make South Plainfield ...

Memorial Stone Dedication at the South Plainfield Public Library Saturday

April 20, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – On Saturday, April 22 – Earth Day – a memorial stone dedication ceremony in honor of the Fortunata ‘Fudgie’ Guidone – the late sister of longtime library clerk Eleanor Haines – will be held the South Plainfield Public Library.

The dedication, which is being made by Haines’ grandson Austin O’Neill in honor of his ...

South Plainfield Elks Motorcycle Committee to Hold Swap Meet May 20

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Elks #2298 Motorcycle Committee will hold a Motorcycle Swap Meet in May at the New Market Avenue lodge. Proceeds from the event will help the lodge continue its mission to send special needs children to Camp Moore.

“We held our first Motorcycle Swap Meet last November, at the end of riding season, and although it was a huge success ...

Grow Your Own Tropical Paradise in a Container or Garden

April 25, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Add an exciting new look to your garden, poolside, patio or deck with elephant ears.  These easy tropical plants have tall stems and giant leaves that measure up to two feet across. You can use them to create an instant focal point in the garden, screen an unwanted view, or extend a bold welcome at the front door.

Elephant ears can be grown in containers as well as ...

Birdsall Executive from New Brunswick Pleads Guilty, Faces Jail Time for Pay-to-Play

April 12, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A city resident and former executive of Birdsall Services Group, the engineering firm that closed in the wake of a sweeping pay-to-play scheme, will likely serve jail time.

James Johnston, 55, pleaded guilty today, April 12, to a fourth-degree charge of “making prohibited corporate political contributions” on behalf of Birdsall, according to the state ...

Redcom and DC Hospitality LLC Donate To South Plainfield Fire Department, Radio System Upgrades Expected to Enhance Coverage

April 23, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Fire Department received an $18,000 check this past Friday from South Plainfield’s newest hotel Woodsprings Extended Stay Hotel. The proceeds of the check are to be used for the purchase and installation of remote site repeater system.

South Plainfield Fire Marshal Joe Abbruzzese, Fire Commissioner Joseph Wolak and Council President ...

The 6 Best Dive Bars in New Brunswick

April 23, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Sometimes all you need is a cold pint of beer, a raggedy barstool and a good jukebox.

Sure, downtown New Brunswick’s chic bar and restaurant scene has few rivals in the area, or even the state. Where else can you hear jazz four nights a week, eat kangaroo or catch a first-rate theatrical performance?

Yet there’s something equally charming about a good ...

Knights Of Columbus Announce Annual Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest Winners

April 20, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Knights of Columbus, South Plainfield Council, #6203, awarded two first place prizes for their annual Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest.  Children in age groups 8-11 and 12-14 were given a choice to choose between Alcohol Awareness and Abuse or Drug Awareness and Abuse for the poster contest entry.   

In age group 8-11, Gabriella Cicenia won ...

High School, College Students Sought For County Youth Conservation Corps

April 23, 2017

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps, whose mission is to protect and preserve the more than 8,000 acres of Open Space owned and maintained by Middlesex County.

The County recognizes that these natural areas must always be guarded from misuse, polluters and the forces of nature, and needs help in keeping these ...

NJ State Bicycle Championships Event Returns to Plainfield

April 23, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey State Bicycle Championships will return to Plainfield's Queen City for a second year, with races on Sunday, May 7th that leave from City Hall.

All levels can participate, from professional cyclists to amateur riders.  A public safety challenge will include Plainfield police, firemen and other public safety officials, and juniors and kids will be able to ...

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The Athlete of the Week Ria Soni Girls’ Spring Track

The South Plainfield High School Girls’ track team is off to a solid start to their 2017 season with a record of 3-0 and a strong showing at several relay meets. This past week, the Tigers rolled through divisional rivals Metuchen and Middlesex by the scores of 88-49 and 69-61. A big part of the success the Tigers have enjoyed has been due in a large part to the steadfast contributions of ...

Obituaries

John Robert Drake, 78, of South Plainfield, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2017 at ...
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Joan Jaghab, 65, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital ...
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Letters to the Editor

Knights of Columbus - Thank you

April 12, 2017

The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus recently completed the 2017 Lenten Fish Dinners at Holy Savior Academy School in South Plainfield. This is the 13th year the South Plainfield Knights of Columbus have been running these dinners.

Over the 6 weeks 1,300 fish dinners were sold with an average of over 216 people ordering dinners each week. All proceeds from this event go towards Sacred ...

Roemello Monroe of South Plainfield Presents Research at Higher Education Council of Berks County's Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conference

April 24, 2017

READING, PA -- Roemello Monroe, an Albright College junior business administration major from South Plainfield, N.J., presented research at the Higher Education Council of Berks County's 18th annual Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conference, held at Penn State Berks on April 22.

Monroe presented "Waste Management on Albright's Campus: An Analysis using the lens of ...

Community Happenings

South Plainfield Soccer Association Fundraiser Dinner at the Elks

April 22, 2017

Bring your appetite and come out to support the South Plainfield Soccer Association on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Elks located at 1254 New Market Avenue for a PASTA Dinner.

Meatballs, Sausage, Garlic Bread Salad, Dessert and PASTA!!  Adults $10.00, Seniors $8.00, Kids ages 5 to 12 $5.00 and kids under 5 eat FREE!  Veterans eat FREE with their ID, Courtesy ...

South Plainfield Mayor’s Wellness Health and Safety Fair

April 16, 2017

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, The Mayor’s Wellness Committee, in conjunction with JFK Health will sponsor South Plainfield Mayor’s Wellness Committee’s Health and Safety Fair.  The event will take place at the South Plainfield Senior Center from 10am to 2pm.

 

The health fair will include nurses, specialists, and educational information.  Screenings will ...

South Plainfield Middle School Battle of the Teams

April 12, 2017

The South Plainfield Middle School PTO hosted the annual Battle of The Teams on April 7, 2017.  Middle School Principal Roger Vroom, Assistant Principal Tamekia Grier-Dupiche, Teachers and Staff prepare the students for an exciting battle of the school teams, where they compete against each other in various events, including Penny Wars.  Principal Vroom stressed that while the ...

Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield Annual Fashion Show

April 21, 2017

The Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield held their annual Luncheon/Fashion Show on April 2 to a sold out audience.  The show was held at the South Plainfield Senior Center and included basket/gift raffles and 50/50. The luncheon was sponsored by Home Town Heros and McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals.  The successful event will benefit the New Jersey State Federation of ...

South Plainfield Police: "Residents Lock Your Car Doors"

The South Plainfield Police Department would like to remind residents to lock their motor vehicles at all times.  There has been several thefts from motor vehicles in the areas between Plainfield Ave and Kenyon Ave recently.  The actor(s) have entered unlocked vehicles during overnight hours to commit thefts.  Please do not leave valuables in plain view inside your vehicle.  ...

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Sat, April 29, 9:00 AM

Mother Seton High School, Clark

Free STEM Day at Mother Seton For Girls in 6th, ...

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Sat, April 29, 10:00 AM

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Rutgers Day 2017 Coming Saturday, April 29

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Mon, May 1, 9:00 AM

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Are you Ready for Some Softball

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Thu, May 4, 7:00 PM

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Free Home Organizing Advice Offered at the South ...

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Fri, May 5, 7:15 PM

Our Lady of Fatima Gym, Piscataway

Designer Bag Bingo

Sat, May 6, 9:00 AM

American Legion Post 119, Dunellen

SPRING OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET & CRAFT SHOW

Arts & Entertainment

Columns

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca (St. Martin's Press, 2016)

At the turn of the 20th century, the thrilling, fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, had captured the imaginations of both British and American readers. In those days, when sleuthing as a career was a relatively new venture, the idea of a woman detective was preposterous.

Grace Humiston, who ...

Explorer the World of Cruising

In recent years the number of people choosing a cruise for their vacation has risen dramatically, and this trend is expected to continue. But the maze of ships can be overwhelming as there are cruises to just about every place on this planet. You can travel the American Rivers on steamboats discovering the history and culture of the Mississippi River or the Columbia River or the Islands off of ...

bookmarks

Come join us at the library for Monday Night Movies!  On April 24 at 6:30 PM, we will be showing an Academy Award nominated movie starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae.  Based on a true story, this movie follows Katherine Johnson (Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Monae) through some of their important contributions to NASA in the 1960s.  ...

Press Releases

New Program Prepares Special Needs Students For Employment

April 26, 2017

New Program Prepares Special Needs Students For Employment

 PISCATAWAY-- “Greetings Galore & More,” another Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) effort to meet its commitment to prepare special needs students for the workforce, was recently launched at its Bright Beginnings Learning Center Secondary (BBLC-Secondary) school.

Through “Greetings ...