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South Plainfield Wrestling goes 2-2 at Virginia Duals

January 14, 2018

HAMPTON, VA-The South Plainfield High School wrestling team fell short in their semifinal and third place matches in the Virginia Duals tournament on Saturday to finish the weekend 2-2 at the highly competitive event.

The Tigers (12-3) earned their way to the semifinals of the  38th Virginia Duals’ National High School tournament  by defeating  Skyline High School (Va) and ...

South Plainfield Basketball: Lady Tigers Down Colonia 44-34

COLONIA, NJ – After losing three consecutive games to North Hunterdon, Sayreville and J.P. Stevens the Lady Tigers have been on the rebound. The Lady Tigers beat Iselin Kennedy on Thursday, and earlier today the Lady Tigers ripped down 50 rebounds to defeat Colonia 44-34.

The Tiger attack on the boards has been led by Lady Tiger Mackenzie O’Brien. After ripping down 28 rebounds ...

Spelling Bee Contest - January 23, 2018

January 14, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Suburban Woman's Club and the South Plainfield Cultural Arts Commission will host the fourth annual Spelling Bee Contest on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

The fourth annual Spelling Bee Contest will be open to all 4th and 5th grade students who attend any school in the Borough of South Plainfield, any student residing in South Plainfield attending a ...

Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Local News

January 17, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

South Plainfield Board of Education Committee Appointments Announced

January 13, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a meeting Jan. 10, South Plainfield Board of Education President Bill Seesselberg announced committee appointments for 2018.

"The committees for 2018 were set up to be efficient and productive, drawing on the experience, backgrounds, and ideas of the members of the board,” Seesselberg told TAPinto South Plainfield.

For 2018, committee appointments ...

South Plainfield BOE Reorganizes, Welcomes Three New Members

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Board of Education (BOE) held its annual reorganization meeting on Jan. 3. At this time, the three residents elected in November were officially sworn in and board officers for 2018 were selected.

 Interim Business Administrator/Board Secretary James Damato led the meeting followed by attorney Joe Roselle administering the oath of office ...

Wine Country’s Request to Relocate Approved by South Plainfield Borough Council

January 10, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Borough Council, at its first public meeting of 2018, granted Wine Country’s restriction request, allowing the beer-liquor-wine distributor the right to relocate from one area of the municipality to another. While the council’s 5-0 vote means Wine Country can move out of the Hadley Center and into the Maple Avenue shopping center, it ...

Thursday Curbside Recycling Section to Get a Do-Over

January 8, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A snow storm canceled recycling pickup in the Thursday section last week.

Due to frigid weather from Friday through Sunday, the makeup collection scheduled for January 6 was not completed successfully.  Therefore, the Thursday section will be picked up again on Thursday, January 11.

The next regular collection will be done as scheduled on ...

Applications Available for DeLeeuw Scholarship

January 16, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - High school seniors wishing to apply for the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship should obtain applications now from their school guidance office.  The scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000.  Deadline for submission of applications is Wednesday, March 7th, 2018.

Previous DeLeeuw scholarship recipients already in college are eligible to re-apply.  They must submit ...

Burst Pipe Causes Minimal Damage, Downtime to South Plainfield PAL

January 11, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  – Things were back to normal at the South Plainfield PAL building on Monday morning after a three-day closure due to a burst pipe.

In the early hours of Jan. 4, Department of Public Works employee Tommy Zazzara discovered the gym floor covered in water and called fellow borough employee Angelo Paradiso to come shut off the valve. Borough Administrator ...

South Plainfield Mourns Loss of Councilman and County Clerk Dennis Little

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Dennis Little a fixture of South Plainfield Republican politics and County Government passed away early Saturday morning after a long illness. Little’s passing was announced by South Plainfield Mayor Matthew P. Anesh during his annual Borough address to somber groans to those in attendance.

“Former South Plainfield Councilman and County Clerk Dennis ...

Muhlenberg Hospital Site Set for New Life

January 8, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - An adaptive reuse project aims to breathe new life into the shuttered Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield.  The City Council recently approved a plan by Muhlenberg Urban Renewal, LLC, an affiliate of Bloomfield-based Community Healthcare Associates (CHA), to develop a 186,000 square foot medical arts complex and 120 luxury residential apartments.  

Construction is ...

Prepare for Winter Storm and Possible Bomb Cyclone

January 3, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A winter storm warning is in effect for our area and most of New Jersey and parts of New York and Connecticut, the National Weather Service advised on Wednesday. 

Snow is expected to start late Wednesday evening and continue on Thursday. Projected snow totals are variable depending on how the system moves, but up to a foot of snow or more ...

Riders, shows honored by NJ Horse Shows Association

January 16, 2018

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Susan VanBlarcom and Samatha Whitley of Sommerfield Farm in Pittstown have been named New Jersey Horse Shows Association's 2017 Trainers of the Year. Derby Day by Briarwood Farm of Ringoes has been named the NJHSA Horse Show of the Year.
The awards were presented at the NJHSA's annual Night of Champions dinner Saturday, Jan. 13, in Morristown, N.J.

Trainers, ...

Former Firefighter Found Guilty in Sex Crimes Spree Across Middlesex County

January 3, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former fire commissioner for Franklin Township could spend as many as 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a sex crimes spree, authorities announced on January 3.

Thomas Canales, 39 of Franklin Township, was found guilty of seven counts by a jury, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to a statement from Middlesex County ...

Couple Injured in East Hendricks House Fire

January 14, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – An elderly man and woman were each injured as a fast-moving house fire swept through their East Hendricks Boulevard home. South Plainfield Fire units responded to an active structure fire at the 400 block of East Hendricks Boulevard a little after 6:00 pm Sunday evening. According to neighbors at the scene the elderly couple who live at the ...

South Plainfield Police Release Photo of Suspected Vehicle Used in Amboy Ave Home Burglary

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, shortly after 10:30 AM, the South Plainfield Police responded to an Amboy Avenue residence on a report of a home burglary.  According to police, access was gained to the home and electronics and jewelry were stolen.
 

Police said a witness saw a white male, dark hair, thin, approximately 6’0” – ...

What You Need to Know Before You Sell Your Home

January 7, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. – Homeowners need to be aware of a tightening of municipal permitting regulations when selling a home, stated Guy Moretti, Broker/Salesperson with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services NJ Properties. According to Moretti, by state statue, al home sales are required to have smoke detectors, carbon dioxide detectors and a fire extinguisher in the home before the sale.  ...

New Brunswick, Highland Park, Rutgers, Use Art to Team Up Against Hate

January 10, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hate incidents across the country have been on the rise in the past year, and New Brunswick has been no exception.

That’s why city officials will be partnering with ​the Borough of ​Highland Park and the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, for a month-long arts project meant to promote peace, love and understanding.

“Windows of ...

New Starbucks, Luxury Apartments Coming to US 1 South in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A new Starbucks on ​Route 1 South ​could​ be the crown jewel of an ambitious redevelopment in the works, known as The Edge at Raritan Heights.

The 2,000​-​square​-​foot drive thr​u​ Starbucks is expected to open in the summer and construction is already underway, according to a spokesperson for the ​international ​coffee franchise.

The Edge at Raritan ...

Somerville Art Gallery Hosts "Through the Winter Static"

January 16, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The opening reception for "Through the Winter Static," a group exhibition at Gallery on Division will be held Thursday, Jan. 18 from 6-9 p.m. at the gallery, 15B Division St. There will be live music and refreshments.

The gallery features the works of Kirsten Bowen, venetian fresco, and Laurel Oswald Clark, charcoal on view through Feb. 24.

Robin Cairl, gallery ...

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South Plainfield

The Athlete of the Week: Giovanni Dudley Boys’ Basketball

The South Plainfield Boys’ Basketball team is continually improving throughout the season.  The Tigers finished as runner-ups at the 9th Annual Anthony Cotoia Holiday Basketball Tournament. They then pushed one of the better teams in the GMC, Bishop Ahr, losing close, by a score of 66-74.  Things came together for South Plainfield on Saturday, as they knocked off GMC White ...

The Athlete of the Week Anthony White Wrestling

The South Plainfield Wrestling Team continues to be one of the better programs in the state of New Jersey. This week’s competition put the Tigers at 6-1 losing to the #8 state ranked team, Seton Hall Prep, while beating Pingry and Group II State Champions Delaware Valley.  South Plainfield is currently # 12 in the State of New Jersey. A key part of the Tigers’ success this week ...

Obituaries

Thomas P. Nichuck, 62, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Born in Plainfield to ...
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Letters to the Editor

Thank you from Heather Barry

January 9, 2018

As another year comes to a close, the South Plainfield Social Services has again, had a very successful “Adopt a Family for the Holiday” program.  As a new director, I am in complete awe over the generosity and kindness of our South Plainfield residents.  Together, this community helped provide food and gifts for over 80 South Plainfield families in need. 

Every ...

South Plainfield Resident Named to East Stroudsburg University's Fall 2017 Dean's List

January 16, 2018

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA -- A total of 1,555 students have been named to the Dean's List at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) for the Fall 2017 semester of the 2017-2018 academic year, according to Joanne Bruno, J.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs. The following local students made the list:

Cody O'Connor of South Plainfield, NJ, a Senior majoring in ...

Community Happenings

Gambling Trifecta Planned at Senior Center

January 14, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Senior Center is planning a two day adult recreational trip to Mount Airy Casino, the Sands in Bethlehem, and Mohegan Sun on March 7th and 8th. The package includes a deluxe motor coach leaving from the door of the Center at 90 Maple Avenue with overnight accommodations at Mount Airy Casino. The cost of the trip is $240 per person, double room ...

South Plainfield Cultural Arts holding 2018 Talent Showcase

January 9, 2018

The South Plainfield Cultural Arts Commission is hosting our 10th annual talent showcase for the residents of South Plainfield. We will have auditions on February 3rd and 11th from 2-5PM at Wesley Methodist Church on Plainfield Avenue. The showcase will be March 4th at 4 PM at Wesley Methodist Church.

 

All talents and ages are welcome to audition for the show. If you have any ...

Amboy Avenue Burglary Suspects Arrested

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Three men have been arrested in connection to the recent residential burglary, which occurred on Amboy Avenue on January 2nd, 2018.

The arrest of Anthony Laeyt, 33, of Manville, NJ, Albert Tomaszfski, 30, of Manville, NJ, and Kenneth Lewis, 26, of Plainfield, NJ, was conducted by the South Plainfield Police Department Detective Division, along with assistance of a local ...

South Plainfield Municipal Court Clerk – Part-time

South Plainfield Municipal Court Clerk – Part-time – The Borough of South Plainfield is looking for a part-time clerk to work in the Municipal Court Office.   Responsibilities shall include but are not limited to answering phones, data entry, processing payments, maintaining files and handling walk-in inquiries.

Successful candidates should possess experience in customer ...

Baby, It's Cold Outside, But It's Warm in the Senior Center

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, Nj - It may be cold outside, but at 90 Maple Avenue, the Senior Citizens Center of South Plainfield, the seniors are toasty and very busy. While golf and walks in the park are far off for now, the group is enjoying all kinds of celebrations, starting with a Brunch and Karaoke on Thursday, January 19 at 11:00 am.

January 23, 11:30 am is set for the date to celebrate ...

Upcoming Events

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Designer Bag Bingo, South Plainfield

Designer Bag Bingo - SPHS Baseball Parents ...

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Sun, January 21, 1:00 PM

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Open House 312 Elissa Court, South Plainfield, NJ

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Sat, February 3, 2:00 PM

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Thu, February 8, 8:00 AM

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11th Annual Blood drive - Feb 6, 2018

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Fri, February 9, 6:30 PM

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Designer Bag Bingo - Roosevelt PTO's Annual Event

Sun, February 11, 2:00 PM

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Columns

Vitale & Diegnan Bill to Combat Opioid Crisis Goes to Governor

TRENTON – The Senate and Assembly today gave final approval to legislation sponsored by Senate Health Chairman Joseph F. Vitale and Senator Patrick Diegnan Jr. to strengthen New Jersey’s laws in order to combat the opioid crisis in the state. The bill now goes to the governor’s desk.

 

“New Jersey has taken forceful action to combat the opioid epidemic. This ...

State of South Plainfield 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Thank you to all of the residents that have braved the cold to come here for today’s Reorganization meeting. While I do not have the official tallies’, I would venture to guess this is the coldest reorganization in the Borough’s history.

Although, today may be cold in temperature, South Plainfield is always warm to my heart and to the hearts of all that ...

Maisie Dobbs by Jacquelline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (Soho Press, 2003)

In the song “The Schuyler Sisters” from the Broadway musical Hamilton, sister Angelica sings, “ I've been reading 'Common Sense' by Thomas Paine. So men say that I'm intense or I'm insane, You want a revolution? I wanna a revelation . . .” because she and her sisters are “looking for a mind ...

Bookmarks

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, the library will be closed Sunday, January 14 and Monday, January 15. 

Please join us for a special Black History Month presentation about Dr. King on Saturday, February 3 at 2:00 pm. Martin Luther King was one of the world's greatest orators, as well as a pastor, activist, and humanitarian. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his work ...

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 - Handicap Ramp Built

Reggie and Sheila Willis from 1707 Grant Ave in South Plainfield life is a little bit easier today. On December 30th in 12 degree temperature and a heavy morning snow storm, the South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203, the Woodbridge Knights of Columbus Council #857 and members of the American Irish Organization joined together to come to the aid of a resident in dire need.

Reggie ...

Mark Zuckerberg Should Be Concerned About His Legacy; Punishing Legitimate Media Organizations and Small Businesses Isn’t the Answer; Regulation Is

Facebook recently announced it will be changing its feed and algorithms so that news from publishers and posts from businesses will be relegated in favor of posts about your neighbor’s cat. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is making these changes because he is concerned about his legacy and that of the company he founded. If ...

Accepting Yourself

It is the beginning of January, which means college applications are due.

 

This is the time where high school seniors all across the country place their academic souls on the line and compete for spots in colleges and universities that reject more students than they accept.  

 

And so, as a public service to all of these smart and talented kids who spent their ...

SPJBC in Person Registration

The South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club (SPJBC) will be having In Person Registration Signups on Friday January 19th from 6-9pm and Saturday January 20st from 9am to 1pm at the SPJBC Clubhouse on Lorraine Ave

You can also sign your kids up online at the SPJBC Website:  http://www.leaguelineup.com/spjbc (online forms tab) or you can mail the form to SPJBC, PO Box 166, South Plainfield NJ ...

Press Releases

Silent Key

January 17, 2018

The South Plainfield Radio Amateur Radio Club (SPARC) was informed that

Vincent (Vinnie) Lobosco, KC2IZK passed away on January 13th at Overlook Hospital after a short illness.

Vinnie was an active member of SPARC and an asset to the club. Vinnie was a very active amateur radio operator having also, belonged to Raritan Valley Radio Club, Tri-County Radio Club, New Jersey Antique Radio Club ...