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Howell Nips South Plainfield 30-28

January 18, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Two of the top wrestling programs in New Jersey met on Thursday night and brought the intensity all the fans of both sides expected.

In a back and forth affair, the Howell Rebels (13-0, #3 NJ.com Top 20) used a late push to defeat the South Plainfield Tigers (17-2, #7 NJ.com Top 20) 30-28.

The Rebels won two more matches than the Tigers including one pinfall, one ...

Tigers Wrestling: Senior Night Special as South Plainfield Defeats Monroe 55-9

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Eleven seniors were honored before Wednesday night’s match and there was much to celebrate after the final whistle.

For each senior, five points were posted on the scoreboard as the South Plainfield Tigers (17-1, 5-0 GMC Red) defeated another division rival, the Monroe Falcons (10-2, 5-1 GMC Red) 55-9 in Anthony Cotoia Gymnasium.

The Tigers won 11 of 13 ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Offers Cold Weather Efficiency and Safety Tips

January 20, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – With the freezing temperatures upon us, experts state that several key factors play an important role in maintaining a warm and safe home throughout the long, cold winter. 

“Maintenance is keep when it comes to your home running safely and efficiently,” said Mike Iarrapino, owner of Edison Heating and Cooling. “Ensuring that your home is air ...

Board of Education Accepts Resignation of South Plainfield Teacher John Angeline 

January 15, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE), at a meeting last week, accepted and approved the resignation of high school English teacher John Angeline. 

The resignation, listed on the Jan. 9 Committee of the Whole agenda, was granted without discussion as a result of a letter Angelina submitted to the SPBOE in early January. 

A resident of the borough ...

South Plainfield High School’s Fall Athletes Recognized

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield High School athletes were recognized for their achievements in fall sports during the board of education’s Jan. 9 Committee of the Whole meeting. 

“We had a great fall sports season. Our students did a phenomenal job athletically and, more importantly, in representing our school and what it means to be from South Plainfield and ...

Look Up South Plainfield: Total Eclipse of Supermoon Visible Tonight

January 20, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Sunday night, January 20 at approximately 11:41 p.m. a total eclipse of the moon will be visible, weather permitting.  Because the moon will nearly be in perigee, or the closest to the earth in it’s orbit, it will be a “supermoon.”

According to Spaceweather.com, in perigee the moon appears nearly eight percent wider than the average full ...

Valentines for Veterans Initiative at the South Plainfield Library

January 18, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Public Library is seeking support from the community to spread some love to local veterans this Valentines Day. 

From now through the first week of February the library will be helping children make as well as collecting handmade Valentines Day cards for residents of the Menlo Park Veterans Memorial Home in ...

Roberto Sayers of South Plainfield Sworn in as Executive Member of NAACP

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  –  A resident of the borough for 12 years, Roberto Sayers first became involved with Metuchen-Edison Area Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) two years ago and, in late 2018, was elected to serve on its board. He was sworn in to a three-year term as an Executive Member during a Jan. 10 ...

Planning Board Hears Testimony from South Plainfield Fire, Environmental Experts

January 16, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a Jan. 8 meeting, the South Plainfield Planning Board resumed its hearing on M&M Realty Properties proposal for 1111 Durham Avenue. 

At this time, John Taikina, director of real estate development for M&M, presented a few minor changes to the plans – made at the request of the municipality – and testimonies from borough ...

South Plainfield Green Team Award Essay and Video Contest Winners

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield’s Green Team hosted a contest for all 5-6 grade students living or attending a school in South Plainfield requesting an essay on what sustainability means for South Plainfield and how can South Plainfield become a more sustainable community in 500-750 words and judged on content, grammar and spelling.

The contest for grade 7 through 12 consisted of ...

Middlesex County Offers Additional Flu Clinics

January 16, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the mid-way point of the winter season approaches, Middlesex County is offering additional clinics for residents to receive flu vaccinations.

“Preventions like vaccines keep us healthy during harsh winter weather, and ensure good health for our families and co-workers," Freeholder Director Ronald Rios said in a statement this week.

County officials cite ...

How to Brighten Your Home with Houseplants that Bloom

January 14, 2019

Brighten your indoor décor with plants that bloom. Whether growing traditional favorites, flowering tropical plants, or annuals moved inside for winter; their colorful flowers are sure to elicit smiles and months of enjoyment. Just provide the right growing conditions and sufficient light and you will be enjoying months of indoor color.

You may have enjoyed an initial burst of color ...

Tucker Johnson Honored with R. Bruce Duchossois Distinguished Trustee Award

January 20, 2019

WELLINGTON, Fla. — On Jan. 18, S. Tucker S. Johnson was presented with the 2019 R. Bruce Duchossois Distinguished Trustee Award during the USET Foundation’s Gold Medal Club Reception held at the International Polo Club in Wellington, Fla.

In 2015, the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation announced the creation of the award in honor and recognition of the late Bruce ...

Sheriff's Office Offers Close-up Look Through Academy

January 16, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Residents can once again get a close-up look at the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office through an eight-week Civilian Academy.

This academy is designed to show Middlesex County residents on the functions and duties of the sheriff’s office.

The program is conducted at the Middlesex County Fire Academy in Sayreville and begins March 14, from 7  to 9 ...

South Plainfield Police Search for Suspects in Krauszers Burglary

January 11, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Police are asking for the public’s help in capturing two male suspects in the burglary of Krauszers located at 488 Oak Tree Road. According to the police, at approximately 11:00pm on January 8, 2019 two male suspects forced entry into the Bollywood Dance Studio and then cut through the wall to enter Krauszers. The operation took over three ...

Procession of Fundraisers for Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade Continues

January 19, 2019

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Fundraisers on five more Sundays will highlight the countdown to the Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 3.

January 20: The Salty Whale with music by the Pat Roddy Band, 390 Main Street, Manasquan.
January 27: Bar Anticipation with music by The Snakes, 703 16th Avenue, Lake Como.
February 10: Marina Grille, 902 Route 35, ...

Someville: Luxury Apartments Open Alongside NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line

January 14, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough's inventory of commuter-friendly rental apartments continues to grow, with Monday's announcement that the 69-unit. four-story SOMA is ready to lease from its inventory of studio, one- and two-bedroom units, with monthly rents ranging from $1,550-$2,700.

Located at 110 South Bridge St., SOMA - an acronym for South of Main - is perched alongside the ...

Nuns Assigned to Immaculata Community to Leave Somerville after 61 Years

January 13, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will end their association with Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School after 61 years and will be reassigned to other responsibilities at the end of the school year.

The Sisters had met with Msgr. Seamus F. Brennan last month to inform him of their decision, which was based on numbers – too few ...

Family-Friendly Chocolate Festival Coming to New Jersey Jan. 27

January 19, 2019

Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramaus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival.

Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, ...

Middlesex County: Online Resources for Federal Government Workers

January 19, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Government workers everywhere are feeling the effects of the Federal government shutdown. Many have families to support and are uncertain about their financial situation during this time. Middlesex County wants to remind its residents that their County is ready to support them.  

“Our County and the Board of Chosen Freeholders have been supported by so ...

Woodbridge Priest Arrested and Charged with Sexual Assault

TRENTON, N.J. – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey today announced that a priest from Phillipsburg, N.J., has been arrested and charged with multiple criminal counts in the sexual assault of a child who was between the ages of 14 and 17.

The arrest constitutes the first criminal case filed by the New Jersey Clergy Abuse Task Force, which ...

Bound Brook Man Arrested for Distributing Child Pornography

January 17, 2019

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has led to the arrest of a Bound Brook man who has been charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the distribution of child pornography and 3rd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the possession of child pornography, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

Someville: Luxury Apartments Open Alongside NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough's inventory of commuter-friendly rental apartments continues to grow, with Monday's announcement that the 69-unit. four-story SOMA is ready to lease from its inventory of studio, one- and two-bedroom units, with monthly rents ranging from $1,550-$2,700.

Located at 110 South Bridge St., SOMA - an acronym for South of Main - is perched alongside the ...

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South Plainfield

The Athlete of the Week: Mackenzie O’Brien Girls’ Basketball Forward

The South Plainfield Basketball Girls’ team has been competing hard all season.  This past week the Lady Tigers won two of the three games they played. On Tuesday, South Plainfield defeated Woodbridge by a score of 57-52.  Then in another divisional game Saturday afternoon, the Lady Tigers defeated the Mustangs of John F. Kennedy 52-47.  South Plainfield has won four out of ...

The Athlete of the Week David Loniewski Wrestling

The South Plainfield Wrestling Team has had an impressive start to their season.  The Tigers won the Morris Knolls Tournament to open the season and have compiled an 8-1 dual meet record which ranks them 7th in the state of New Jersey.  They have also defeated multiple teams ranked in New Jersey’s top 20. This past weekend the team traveled to Newton for the Henry Boresch Duals in ...

Obituaries

Eileen K. Meyer, 93, a longtime former resident of South Plainfield, died on Tuesday, January 15, ...
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Letters to the Editor

Sign Sponsorship's Available at SPJBC

January 17, 2019

Dear Friend and Business Owner, 

            On Behalf of the South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club, SPJBC, we would like to ask for your support by becoming a Sign Sponsor. Your sign(s) will be displayed on the Ballpark’s Outfield Fences during the Baseball season for everyone’s viewing pleasure. Without the help of the ...

Letter from Council President Joe Wolak

Dear Editor,

On January 5th the Borough held its annual reorganization meeting. The meeting which includes some pomp and ceremony sets the course for the upcoming year. In the Mayor’s State of the Borough, Mayor Anesh discuss the accomplishments of the past, but more importantly discusses the future ahead.

At the reorganization meeting one of the first items of business is to select a ...

News from East Stroudsburg University - Fall 2018 Dean's List Announced

January 17, 2019

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA (01/15/2019)-- A total of 1,513 students have been named to the Dean's List at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) for the Fall 2018 semester of the 2018-2019 academic year, according to Joanne Bruno, J.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs. Students eligible for the Dean's List are those who have attained a 3.50 quality point average or ...

Community Happenings

Designer Bag Bingo - Roosevelt School - February 8, 2019 - Biggest Raffle Yet!

January 14, 2019

Designer Bag Bingo - Roosevelt School - Friday, February 8, 2019

Tickets - $25.00 per ticket (must be 18 to enter) ONLY BINGO IN  TOWN TO GIVE 3 BOARDS PER TICKET!

Doors Open at 6:30 pm - Bingo starts at 7:15 pm

Purchase tickets online today!!! https://rooseveltschooldesignerbagbingo2019.eventbrite.com

Questions?  Please contact Terri Moretti at 631-741-1206  or ...

GMC Winter Track Championships

January 14, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Make room on the banners and prepare the walls, the Boys and Girls Winter Track Teams are Blue Division Champs.  A week after dominating the small schools' competition at the Greater Middlesex Conference Relays, your Tigers defeated them on an individual level at the GMC Championships. 

For the ladies, this is back to back division titles.  ...

Holy Savior Academy to Celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2019 

January 9, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Holy Savior Academy (HSA) of South Plainfield will join with schools throughout the country on Sunday, Jan. 27 to kickoff the official start of Catholic Schools Weeks 2019. 

According to Carol Woodburn, principal of the preK-3 through eighth grade Middlebrook Deanery Catholic School, the focus of the week long celebration, held annually during the last ...

Holy Savior Offering Super 50/50 Raffle for Tuition Assistance

The Holy Savior Academy Board of Limited Jurisdiction is holding a SUPER 50/50 Raffle with proceeds going toward Tuition Assistance.   “We know that Catholic Education can be a financial challenge,” said Melissa Katsingris, Chairperson of the Marketing Committee and parent of a student at HSA.  “We are blessed to have such a diverse and dedicated group of students ...

Dee Stavyas Inducted into Suburban Woman's Club

January 7, 2019

President Diana Cotone inducting new member Dee Stavyas in Suburban Woman's Club

The South Plainfield School District Public Referendum Reporting Committee

The South Plainfield School District is looking for applicants to serve on the Referendum Public Reporting Committee.  As a member of the committee you will attend meetings to discuss the progress of the referendum projects throughout the district and report the information to the public during a public Board of Education meeting.  All interested applicants must submit a cover letter ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, February 5, 8:00 AM

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Blood Donation Drive - February 5th

Tue, February 5, 7:00 PM

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Fri, February 8, 6:30 PM

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Roosevelt School's Designer Bag Bingo - February ...

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Sun, February 10, 2:00 PM

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 @ 2pm

Tue, February 19, 7:30 PM

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South Plainfield Cultural Arts Commission Meetin

Tue, March 5, 7:00 PM

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Columns

Diegnan Resolution to Establish the ‘NJ Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Task Force’ Clears Committee

TRENTON – A resolution sponsored by Senate Transportation Chair Patrick Diegnan, Jr., which would establish the “New Jersey Autonomous Vehicle Task Force,” (task force) cleared the Senate Transportation Committee.

“The engineering and development of autonomous vehicle technology is well-underway in a majority of other states” said Senator Diegnan ...

Assemblywoman Pinkin - Government Shut Down

“As we continue to experience the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, I believe it is critical our community comes together to support one another. Following today’s press release by Congressman Frank Pallone Jr and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, along with a variety of local representatives, state & federal workers, we would like to follow in the footsteps of the ...

Assemblywoman Pinkin - Government Shut Down

“As we continue to experience the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, I believe it is critical our community comes together to support one another. Following today’s press release by Congressman Frank Pallone Jr and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, along with a variety of local representatives, state & federal workers, we would like to follow in the footsteps of the ...

A Message from Assemblywoman Pinkin

As we continue to experience the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, I believe it is critical our community comes together to support one another. If you are aware of any additional resources within LD18 or Middlesex County, please share so that we may help do our part in spreading the word and taking care of our neighbors.

If you are a federal worker you may apply for unemployment ...

Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Harper and Collins, 2018)

When I was a teenager, dancing in my room to “Dancin’ Machine” by the Jackson Five or “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang, my father would, on occasion, poke his head into my room and query, “What are you listening to?” I knew that I was in for “the lecture,” how young people ...

Bookmarks

The library will be closed on Sunday, January 20 and Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Come in any day we are open to find movies and books about Dr. King, his work, and the history of the civil rights movement in the United States.

All the usual story times will be meeting the rest of the week: stories and a craft for children ages 3 to 6 at 10:30 am on Tuesday ...

Sign Sponsorships Available

Dear Friend and Business Owner, 

            On Behalf of the South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club, SPJBC, we would like to ask for your support by becoming a Sign Sponsor. Your sign(s) will be displayed on the Ballpark’s Outfield Fences during the Baseball season for everyone’s viewing pleasure. Without the help of the ...

Press Releases

FFA Student Salads Popular With Staff

January 18, 2019

 

PISCATAWAY – Salads made by Future Foundations Academy (FFA) students have become a popular lunchtime choice on the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey’s (ESCNJ) Piscataway campus.

A school for higher functioning students ages 13-21 with Autism Spectrum Disorders, staff has been placing approximately 100 orders, costing $5 each, on days the salads are ...