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Lady Tigers' hitters show big in 11-1 victory over Carteret

April 29, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD- Coming off their first loss of the season, and with pivotal games looming in the upcoming week, the South Plainfield High School softball team seemed to be in need of a big win when they hosted Carteret on their home field earlier today.

When they needed it most, the Lady Tigers’ hitters came through with a stellar performance, possibly one of their best of the season.

South Plainfield Tigers Rally to Beat Middlesex 6-4

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield High School varsity baseball team went toe to toe with the previously once defeated Middlesex Blue Jays and responded to a four run rally in the top of the fourth with a five run rally of their own in the bottom of the same inning to earn a 6-4 victory at home Friday afternoon.

Tigers Pitcher Roberto Gonzalez struggled to find the strike zone and was ...

South Plainfield Girl Scouts Holding May Registration Events

April 28, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Through Girl Scouts, your daughter will learn by doing, make new friends, learn about nature, explore the arts, and learn about herself and the world she lives in.

South Plainfield Girl Scouts will hold its 2017-2018 Town-Wide Registration Night on Wednesday, May 24. Set to take place in the South Plainfield Library’s Multipurpose Room from 6 to 8 p.m., the ...

James Joyner, South Plainfield High School Student Council President

April 28, 2017

(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 South Plainfield High School (SPHS) career, senior James Joyner served as class secretary for three years and is currently Student Council President.

Although it is often difficult to create common ground between everyone, Joyner said ...

South Plainfield High School’s Winter Athletes, Teams Recognized

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,” ...

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 ...

A Memorable Day and Dedication for “Fudgie" A Beloved Aunt and Sister

April 27, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield Library Staff, local leaders and family members all descended on the sidewalk behind the Library as Austin O’Neill, grandson of longtime Library Clerk Eleanor Haines presented a dedication stone for Haines’ late sister Fortunata ‘Fudgie’ Guidone.

“Fudgie” was remembered, by O’Neill, for being a good sport ...

Give Blood for Sal

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – TAPinto South Plainfield has received a number of requests of how people can help Sal Esposito. Sal a lifelong resident known for lending a helping hand to anyone in need, is in need himself. Our beloved Sal was diagnosed leukemia. Family and friends throughout South Plainfield are lining up to donate blood tomorrow at Robert Wood University Hospital

Blood donations ...

South Plainfield School District Releases Drinking Water Test Results

April 28, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield School District, in an effort to protect the community and be in compliance with Department of Health regulations, recently conducted lead testing of the school’s drinking water. The results of the water sampling were received by the district in January and released to the public last week.

Through a plumbing profile conducted for ...

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 ...

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 ...

Edison: Thief Steals Good Samaritan’s Laptop While He Rescues Unconscious Woman From Train Tracks

April 28, 2017

EDISON, NJ –  The old saying “no good deed goes unpunished” proved true for a Piscataway man Friday morning when, after rushing in to save a woman who fainted and fell on the train tracks, he came back to find that someone stole his backpack, containing his computer.

“This theft, perpetrated in the midst of such a selfless good deed, is nothing less than appalling ...

High School, College Students Sought For County Youth Conservation Corps

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 ...

It's Rutgers Day on All Three Campuses April 29

April 27, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers Day, Rutgers University’s annual welcome and show-and-tell for New Jersey residents of all ages, will take place Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on the New Brunswick, Newark and Camden campuses.

The annual event offers more than 600 free performances, demonstrations and interactive activities. Last year, a record crowd of more than 100,000 ...

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South Plainfield

The Athlete of the Week Christopher Shine Baseball

The South Plainfield High School baseball team is off to an outstanding start to their 2017 season with a record of 8-3. This past week, the Tigers finished 3-1 splitting with division rival North Brunswick, and beating top notch North Hunterdon and the #9 team in the State of New Jersey Milburn. A huge part of the success the Tigers had this week, let alone the season, has been the consistent ...

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

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 ...

Middle School Music Students Play at Somerset Patriots’ Game

April 27, 2017

It was a beautiful spring evening and all one could hear was the crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd, and the sound of a finely tuned band and chorus as the South Plainfield Middle School Music Department performed the opening night of baseball at the Somerset Patriots vs. Landcaster Barnstormers baseball game April 21.  The concert band played the National Anthem and the chorus ...

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.  ...

Upcoming Events

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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

New Brunswick

Rutgers Day 2017 Coming Saturday, April 29

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Mon, May 1, 9:00 AM

South Plainfield

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

The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg

The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Random House, 2016)

 

What happens to us when we die? Does everything stop and our bodies just turn to dust? Or do our souls continue to exist in some ethereal form? Are we able to see what happens to our loved ones; are we reunited with those who have gone before us? This is just one of several intriguing themes that the delightful Fannie ...

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

South Plainfield Volunteer Litter Cleanup Week a Big Success

April 27, 2017

During the week of April 15-22, South Plainfield citizens came together to shake off winter and welcome spring.  This year marks the 30th anniversary of the New Jersey Clean Communities Act.  South Plainfield has received a grant every year to fund the many aspects of the Borough’s litter prevention programs.  Volunteer Litter Cleanup Week is a signature event in South ...