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South Plainfield Tops Dunellen 41-27, Advances to First Round of GMCT

February 12, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield’s Julianne Ferraro and Mackenzie O’Brien each scored a game high 14 points, and the Lady Tigers sprinted out to 27-11 first half lead and went on to cruise past Dunellen 41-27. The victory advances the Lady Tigers to a first round match with fourth ranked South Brunswick in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament.

South ...

South Plainfield Wrestling Slams Rival Delsea to Three-Peat as Group 3 Champions

TOMS RIVER—From the very beginning of the season, the South Plainfield High School wrestling team made bringing home another state title their ultimate mission. The numerous hard matchups they endured this year didn’t certainly didn’t make reaching that goal easy, but the outcome of today’s Group 3 title match certainly made those rough days worth it.

A series of ...

Something Beautiful is Coming Your Way, Poetry Reading and Book Signing With Ms. Zey

February 10, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - In celebration of black history month, on Saturday, February 17 at 2pm, the South Plainfield Public Library welcomes author Zanzel Kathy Roach who will read selected poems from her book Something Beautiful and hold a book signing.  The poetry in this book holds truth. Laughter and tears stream into the issues of life like a tributary. There is hope. And so she ...

South Plainfield Launches Online Business Directory and Marketplace with LiveShopBuy

February 16, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Rising tech company LiveShopBuy held a South Plainfield Merchant Launch celebration on Tuesday, February 6th at NanKing Restaurant in South Plainfield.  The event commemorated the partnership between South Plainfield and LiveShopBuy in creating an online directory of all small businesses.  Once part of the directory, each business can post products on the ...

Kennedy School, Nurse Lapp to Be Featured on Upcoming NJTV Segment

February 13, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –Crews from the New Jersey Education Association’s (NJEA) cable series Classroom Close-up NJ recently spent the day at South Plainfield’s John F. Kennedy Elementary School.

Earlier this year, school nurse Sheryl Lapp was contacted by the cable television series for an upcoming segment on keeping kids healthy and safe in school and, on Jan. 25, filming and ...

U.S. Senate: Former Celgene CEO Bob Hugin Announces Republican Candidacy to Challenge Menendez

February 14, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Elks Club in Springfield on Tuesday was the setting for Bob Hugin of Summit to announce his candidacy as a Republican for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Bob Menendez.

The former CEO and Chairman of Celgene, Hugin resigned from the company on February 5 as executive chairman.  The crowd of over 100 was largely enthusiastic party ...

Winter Storm Watch Saturday

February 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for South Plainfield from Saturday evening through Sunday morning.

Heavy snow is possible with snow accumulations of three to six inches. The National Weather Service says travel may be difficult with the possibility of significant reductions in visibility.

The snow is expected to ...

South Plainfield 12U Titans Step up to the Plate to Help our Troops Overseas

February 14, 2018

MANVILLE, NJ – The South Plainfield 12U Titans Travel Baseball team is use to spending Saturday’s together. This time some wore baseball caps, and some jeans, but this time they were not all in complete uniform because they were there to assist in Operation Shoebox to help our beloved men and women in uniform serving overseas.

The event on February 10, was the 13th anniversary of ...

Mayor Anesh Proclaims Boy Scouts Week

February 14, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – South Plainfield Borough Hall was more crowded than usual at this month's council meeting. At first one might think it was a United Parcel Service (UPS) convention. As the courtroom and halls were packed with people donning brown. No it wasn’t a convention after all, it was Mayor Anesh’s annual proclamation for Boy Scouts Week Proclamation.

The ...

Borough Employees “Wear Red for Women”

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Borough of South Plainfield employees participated in the National Wear Red Day for Women on Friday, February 2, 2018. Wear Red Day is a national awareness movement initiated by the American Heart Association to highlight the number one cause of death among women: heart disease, stroke and all other cardiovascular diseases.

On Friday, many of the borough employees ...

Six NJ Hospital Groups Join Forces to Cut Health Care Costs

February 10, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Six New Jersey-based health care systems, including Atlantic Health System -- parent corporation of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- have  formed a consortium designed to reduce costs, expand access and enhance care for their employees.

Atlantic Health System, CentraState Healthcare System, Holy Name Medical Center, Hunterdon Healthcare, St.

Barn At Belmont Park Placed Under Quarantine

February 16, 2018

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Officials at the New York Racing Association and New York State Gaming Commission have placed Barn 10 at Belmont Park under quarantine after a suspected case of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM) developed in that barn. The quarantine is effective immediately.

The affected horse, a 4-year-old filly trained by Tom Albertrani, developed a fever on Feb. 12 and ...

Pinkin Bill Aims to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

February 13, 2018

TRENTON, NJ –   The number of domestic violence complaints in New Jersey has been growing.  A 2015 report from the state courts puts the number that year at 32,691, a 950-case increase from the previous year.  In 2016, there were 52 domestic violence-related deaths statewide.  East Brunswick's Assemblywoman is trying to do something to address this ...

South Plainfield 12U Titans Step up to the Plate to Help our Troops Overseas

February 14, 2018

MANVILLE, NJ – The South Plainfield 12U Titans Travel Baseball team is use to spending Saturday’s together. This time some wore baseball caps, and some jeans, but this time they were not all in complete uniform because they were there to assist in Operation Shoebox to help our beloved men and women in uniform serving overseas.

The event on February 10, was the 13th anniversary of ...

Overnight Carjacking at the Scotchwood Diner on Rte. 22 in Scotch Plains

February 14, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Police are searching for the suspects who carjacked a vehicle in the parking lot of the Scotchwood Diner (1928 Route 22) in Scotch Plains just before 1:00 a.m. today, according to Breaking News Network (BNN).

Police arrived and were told that two male suspects, who reportedly did not display a weapon, took a white Toyota Camry from the victim and then sped away ...

Chemical Accident Sends Three to Area Hospital

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Three people were sent to area hospitals earlier today after a chemical exposure event at Genewiz. According to the Breaking New Network rescue units responded to 126 Corporate Blvd at 2:30pm on the report of injuries from chemical exposure. A total of nine people were exposed with three being sent to area hospitals as a precaution.

Genewiz a biotech leader ...

Combined 45th Class Reunion

February 7, 2018

Combined 45th Class Reunion for Classes from 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1975 on October 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ. Music will be performed by Black Rose. Cost is $80.00 per person

Make checks payable to SPHS Reunion – Mail checks to SPHS 45th Reunion c/o Sue Romeri 2300 Selene Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 or pay using Venmo.com @sphs45threunion

Questions ...

The Moretti Team Earns NJAR Platinum Sales, Chairman Awards in 2017

February 9, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Moretti Team was recently recognized by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services for its sales in 2017.

Earlier this month, Team Leader Guy Moretti received the 2017 Chairman’s Circle Platinum Level Sales Award, one of Berkshire Hathaway’s most prestigious designations given to the top 1 percent of sales agents nationally.  Additionally, ...

Saint Peter's Fights Against Fatal Cardiac Arrests on the Playing Field

February 16, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - On a particular Tuesday evening, Jim Fisher stood in front of a group of coaches and doctors at the newly ​-​ renovated, start-of-the-art simulation center at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick.

Jim’s son, Sean, died in Aug ​just​ 2008, as a result of an undetected heart defect. He was just about to turn 13. The two and their family are ...

East Brunswick Business Owner Sues to Stop New Hotel Going Up in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -The owners of an East Brunswick hotel are suing to halt the construction of another such establishment a few miles away in New Brunswick.

Shan & Dylan LLC, who own a Comfort Suites just off Route 18, filed suit in an effort to press the New Brunswick Planning Board to rescind its approval of the four-story hotel, which ​was issued in November.

That proposal calls for ...

Mahr Calls for Voting Machines at Union County Democratic Committee Meeting on Feb. 21

February 14, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Acting Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC), Colleen Mahr, is calling for the use of voting machines at the February 21 county committee meeting that will determine the next Chair of the UCDC. 

The February 21 meeting will begin at 7:00 and take place at the Grand Centurion in Clark. Mahr is the Acting Chair of the County Committee and ...

Travels’ Pick 2 For 1 Valentine’s Day Special on Comedy and Music Tickets at the Wellmont

February 14, 2018

TAPintoTravels - We seldom post these deals last minute, but it seems to good to miss.  It’s even better that a number of great events are at the Wellmont in Montclair.

Here are our picks to take your significant other out for a night on the town:

The Muscial Box - a Genesis tribute band is performing decades worth of the band’s vast repertoire.  They ...

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South Plainfield

The Athlete of the Week Joe Sacco Wrestling

The South Plainfield Wrestling Team finished their dual meet season with a deceiving 20-7 record.  This past week saw the Tigers defeat Ewing (69-4), Bordentown Regional (49-9), and Ocean Township (54-6) to win the Central Jersey Group III Sectional Championship.  This advanced South Plainfield to the Group III State Championships yet again.  The wrestling team defeated Voorhees ...

The Athlete of the Week: Alyzah Ziga Co-ed Swimming

This past week South Plainfield’s Co-ed Swim Team finished their season.  The team was competitive in most meets, many times competing against bigger schools.  Junior Alyzah Ziga was an integral part of the Tiger’s Swim Team.

On Friday 2/2, Alyzah scored a total of 8 points against Linden with a 1st place in the 200 Individual Medley with a time of 2:29.55 and in 1st ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield - Mary E. Ridilla, 96,  passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the ...
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Letters to the Editor

Middle School Student Council - Thank You!

February 16, 2018

The South Plainfield Middle School Student Council would like to express our thanks for the support of local businesses and organizations in our fundraising efforts.  A spaghetti dinner was hosted by the South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 on January 13th.  Mrs. Sharon Reuter and members of her Youth Committee and kitchen crew provided dinner for family, friends and staff of South ...

South Plainfield Residents  Named to Fall 2017 Dean's List at Seton Hall University

February 13, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -- Seton Hall University is pleased to announce the following students who qualified for Fall 2017 Dean's list and to congratulate them for their outstanding academic achievements:

Brooke Barry, Lindsay Celentano, Cj Dudek, Kaitlyn Faustini, Christopher McNeil,  Meagan Praul,  

Kyle Russell, Matthew Taco Bravo and Tomasz ...

Community Happenings

Pre-Ticket Sale for Holy Savior Academy’s 4th Annual Spring Splendor Tricky Tray

February 7, 2018

Holy Savior Academy is hosting its Spring Splendor Tricky Tray Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the school.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are limited and will be sold at Holy Savior Academy, 149 South Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield on Friday, February 9, 2016 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (cash or checks)

BYOB and food- Admission $ 25 per person includes:  ...

South Plainfield BOE Names Samuel Fierra Head of Guidance

February 8, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Board of Education announced Feb. 8 that Sam Fierra had been appointed director of guidance for the South Plainfield School District.

Fierra previously served as interim director of guidance South Plainfield before being permanently appointed to the position in January, replacing Elaine Gallo who retired after serving as director for 10 years.

Holy Savior Academy hosts appreciation luncheon for Deanery Pastors

February 16, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The students and Board of Limited Jurisdiction of Holy Savior Academy (HSA), South Plainfield hosted a special luncheon to honor and celebrate the Pastors of twelve local Catholic churches that sponsor the school.  

The event was held at HSA on Tuesday February 13 and included a festive lunch featuring a home-cooked meal prepared by members of ...

Holy Savior Academy Cheer Competition

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Holy Savior Academy’s cheerleading squad is on winning streak.  Competing at the Biddy Level in the CCCANJ League, the girls took 1st place in the first two competitions of this cheer season. The 12 girl squad competed in the Immaculate Conception and the St. Mary’s competitions and came out on top beating fellow Catholic Schools, Immaculate ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, February 18, 1:00 PM

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Open House 171 New York Avenue South Plainfield

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Tue, February 20, 7:30 PM

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SPCAC Meeting

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Fri, February 23, 5:00 PM

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The Sacred Heart Lenten Fish Dinners

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Sat, February 24, 8:00 AM

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Meet the Mayor at the Senior Center

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Sat, February 24, 2:00 PM

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The Children’s March being shown at the South ...

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Sat, February 24, 7:00 PM

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Night at the Races - Tricky Tray

Columns

Diegnan Bill Allowing Municipalities To Authorize Parking Authorities As Redevelopment Entity Now Law

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick Diegnan to allow municipalities to authorize a parking authority as a redevelopment entity is now law.

“We know that smart redevelopment can help to revitalize areas within a town or city, but we have to make sure that municipalities have the flexibility to undertake projects in the most effective way,” said ...

South Plainfield: A Heart for Giving

South Plainfield received over two inches of rain this past weekend. Fortunately, Mother Nature has cooperated, and the precipitation was not of the frozen variety. Despite the rain, nothing could put a damper on South Plainfield’s spirit of helping those in need.

On Saturday a few Borough employees and I had the opportunity to deliver funds that have been raised for a family that has ...

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper with Danny Pellegrino (St. Martin's Press, 2017)

It's hard to go on a serious diet, one on which you expect to be successful and maintain a loss. Fortunately, in his new book Super Carb Diet, Bob Harper has given the weight watching world a sensible new diet plan to help achieve a healthy weight.

Harper, host of NBC's popular show The Biggest Loser, ...

Bookmarks

Tax forms are here!  The IRS has sent us printed copies of some of the most commonly used forms and instruction books.  We will continue putting them out as long as our supply lasts.  If you need other forms, we have them available for copying or you can print them out from IRS.gov.  Look on our website for more tax-related links.

The library will be closed on Sunday, ...

Knights Of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest

All young people ages 8 through 14 are invited to participate in the 2018 Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest sponsored by the South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203.  Students that attend any schools in South Plainfield are welcomed to participate.  Students are encouraged to develop an original poster and slogan idea designed to discourage their ...

Suburban Woman’s Club Hosts Bert Baron of WCTC-AM Talk Radio

Bert Baron, the well-known WCTC AM radio morning talk show host, was the guest speaker at the February 1st Suburban Woman’s Club meeting at the South Plainfield American Legion Hall, attended by 22 members. 

With the same upbeat, conversational style Mr. Baron uses on his morning show, he recounted his love for radio from early childhood, his dream to someday have his own show, and ...

Press Releases

New Brunswick/Middlesex County Reentry Site Opens

February 14, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC), a nonprofit agency serving court-involved individuals, is pleased to announce the grand opening a new reentry site in Middlesex County on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at 11 a.m. The office is located at 57 Livingston Avenue, Unit 3, New Brunswick, N.J. 08901. Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin will offer remarks and cut ...