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Heilmann Named Most Outstanding Wrestler as South Plainfield Wins 34th Consecutive District Title

February 18, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The streak just keeps getting on longer. South Plainfield High School’s run of dominance in district wrestling tournaments spans over three decades, and on Saturday, at the 2018 District 14 tournament in South Plainfield’s home gym, that historic run was extended. The Tigers picked up nine individual titles en-route to winning their 34th straight ...

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

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 ...

No Increase in South Plainfield Community Pool Fees for 2018 Season

February 20, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The lazy, hazy days of summer may feel a long way off – around 100 but who's counting – but in the Borough of South Plainfield, plans are already under way for the opening of the community pool.

At the borough’s Jan. 8 meeting, the council voted 5-0 in favor of over a dozen resolutions, including setting pool fees for the ...

K&S Travel – Dedicated to Making Travel Dreams Come True

February 19, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – K&S Travel, a South Plainfield-based travel agency, offers personalized service with the goal of making ‘all clients’ travel dreams come true.’

Run by residents Nancylee and Ray Komoski, K&S Travel is dedicated to creating customized itineraries for cruises and European tours, family vacations and honeymoons and everything in between. In ...

South Plainfield Superintendent Issues Letter in Aftermath of Florida School Shooting

February 20, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield Superintendent of Schools Dr. Noreen Lishak issued a letter to parents, guardians and faculty this past weekend discussing the terrible shooting at Douglas High School. The letter discusses the precautions and drills currently performed in the School District and what steps should be taken in the event someone observes suspicious or unusual activity.

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

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 ...

Bios, Photos of Past Labor Day Grand Marshals Needed for Eagle Scout Project

February 21, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Joseph Kelly, a senior at South Plainfield High School and member of Boy Scout Troop 207, is seeking the community’s help to see his Eagle Scout project come to fruition.

Kelly is looking to compile a ‘wall of fame’ honoring the men and women who have served as honorary grand marshals of the borough’s Labor Day Parade since 1961. The ...

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

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 ...

New Brunswick Prisoner Reentry Site to Open Tomorrow

February 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Former Gov. Jim McGreevey, who has made prisoner reentry programs his major focus, will be on hand tomorrow to open a new site on Livingston Avenue. 

McGreevey runs the New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC), a nonprofit agency serving court-involved individuals. The opening is set for 11 a.m. at  57 Livingston Avenue, Unit 3, New Brunswick, N.J.

Mayor Anesh Proclaims Boy Scouts Week

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 ...

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.

Davis Wins 6 Races In One Day At Aqueduct

February 19, 2018

Journeyman jockey Dylan Davis became the winter riding star at Aqueduct when he won six races on the Feb. 18 card, five of those in succession, and took the lead in the jockey standings with 30 wins for the season.

The son of former rider Robbie Davis became the first rider to win six on a card in New York since Hall of Fame rider Javier Castellano posted that number on Nov. 9, 2013 at the Big ...

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 ...

NJ Festival Orchestra Presents ‘Madama Butterfly’ in Westfield March 3

February 21, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Soloists from the New York Metropolitan Opera and beyond will join the New Jersey Festival Orchestra to present the opera “Madama Butterfly,” Puccini’s enduring tale of love, honor, betrayal and sacrifice on March 3, at 7 p.m. in Westfield

The concert will be presented with supertitles, costumes, staging and design by Maria ...

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, ...

Valeski: Placing Police Officers in Schools was Planned for Two Years

February 20, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In the midst of a media firestorm today, Dr. Victor Valeski, East Brunswick Superintendent of Schools, fielded questions from local and national journalists regarding the placement of armed police officers inside each of the district's K-12 buildings.  The move seemed to many as a "knee-jerk" reaction to the fear generated by the massacre of ...

East Brunswick Rabbi Charged with Engaging in Prostitution with a Child

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Aryeh Goodman, 35, the rabbi from the  East Brunswick Chabad Learning Center has been charged with one count of engaging in prostitution with a child and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.  He was one of thirty men charged with having sex with the teenager over a four-week period.

According to the New Jersey Jewish News, Goodman ...

Somerville Grieves Over Death of Jerome Gonzalez, a Modern-Day Renaissance Man

February 20, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Jerome Luiz Gonzalez, a devoted father, artist, author and the heart and soul of the burgeoning downtown arts community, died early Saturday morning, Feb. 17 pursuing another one of his passions, competing in an endurance race in North Carolina.

A 1992 graduate of Somerville High School and a resident of Bridgewater, he was 44.

The obituary provided by Cusick Funeral Home, ...

Save the Date - the New York Auto Show - MAR 30 – APR 8

February 19, 2018

TAPintoTravels - The New York International Auto Show is only a month away.  This has been a New York tradition, since 1900.  

Visitors come from all around world to enjoy the premier auto event.  For the TAPinto community, it is just a local trip across the rivers.

TAPintoTravels was there last year and we will provide coverage this year. Visit here for the ...

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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

South Plainfield Middle School Student Council Thanks Supporters

February 21, 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:  ...

Volleyball Fundraiser for the Eggert Family on March 11, 2018

February 18, 2018

WHAT:

Two divisions, Co-Ed High School and Co-Ed adult

Guaranteed two games per team

Double Elimination

8 people per team

 

COST:

High School teams = $50 per team

Adult Teams = $100 per team

12 Teams Max for each division

Please mail checks to 1107 Worth Drive, South Plainfield NJ 07080

High school - please submit your teams and payment to Justin ...

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 ...

Bios, Photos of Past Labor Day Grand Marshals Needed for Eagle Scout Project

February 21, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Joseph Kelly, a senior at South Plainfield High School and member of Boy Scout Troop 207, is seeking the community’s help to see his Eagle Scout project come to fruition.

Kelly is looking to compile a ‘wall of fame’ honoring the men and women who have served as honorary grand marshals of the borough’s Labor Day Parade since 1961. The ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, February 22, 12:00 PM

American Legion, South Plainfield

Boy Scout Troop 207 Spaghetti Dinner

Food & Drink

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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

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Sun, February 25, 1:00 PM

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Open House 171 New York Avenue South Plainfield

Real Estate

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

What, February is nearly over already?  No doubt you were just getting used to it.  So, before March arrives like the proverbial lion, let’s look at upcoming events at South Plainfield Library:

            With a couple of additions and one cancellation, we’ve got a usual slate of children’s programs next ...

Press Releases

John Kormendy - First Exalted Ruler Honored

February 21, 2018

Recently the South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 gathered together to celebrate and honor John Kormendy.

After more than 60 years in the area, he has decided to relocate to Michigan to be closer to his daughter.

Mr. Kormendy was one of the founding members and our first Exalted Ruler.  For the past  55 years the

Lodge has been in South Plainfield, he has been very active in many ...