South Plainfield News

November 19, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At the South Plainfield Board of Education’s Nov. 14 meeting, a group of Grant sixth graders became the teachers and provided those in attendance the opportunity to see – and hear – what they learned in the district’s new ‘Music Exploration Through Technology’ class.  “The ...

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It’s a jungle in there. Every window, surface and brightly lit corner is filled with decorative or edible greenery.  There is no doubt what to gift this person for the holidays. More of the same. A lack of outdoor growing space, limited growing seasons, and time constraints have many people ...

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Holy Savior Academy is having a Christmas Craft Fair on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 from 3 pm to 7 pm.  Buy unique Christmas gifts for your family and friends!  Handmade items, jewelry, clothing, and more will be available!  Free admission and parking, and food will be available for purchase.  Holy ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Not only are merchants in downtown Somerville rolling out the red carpet for Santa’s arrival, they’re sweeping off the welcome mat for visitors and shoppers this holiday season starting off with Small Business Saturday just two days after Thanksgiving. It's a magical time of the ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Annie is a little horse who helps troubled children who need to re-find joy in their lives.She also has a big dream, for her and her friends to have a permanent home. Annie is also the star of Little Horse, Big Medicine a short film that will be shown at the Equus Film ...

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Thomas Berry of South Plainfield has published his latest book, a historical novel entitled Gifts of the Gods: Iron and Bronze.  It is the first of a trilogy centering on the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece.              Berry has been working on this latest project for the past eight years ...

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Ava Lindsay UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival, presented by County Saddlery, remained unfazed by the northern winter storm and opened the Indoor ring to competitors early Friday morning at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro Md., for the first classes of MAEF ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Puleo International, a third generation family owned manufacturer and distributor of unique handcrafted holiday décor items is opening their doors to the public for their 14th Annual Christmas Sale. Puleo’s Warehouse sale rings in the holiday season much like Christmas music ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - South Plainfield High School’s DECA Chapter held their 2018 Induction Ceremony and Installation of Officers and Executive Board on the evening of November 6th at 6:30pm in the high school auditorium. “DECA is an international organization for emerging leaders in the areas of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Thursday's autumn snowstorm hit much harder than weather forecasts predicted, the worst of it when most people would be on the roads for the evening rush hour, said Rutgers University professor and state climatologist David Robinson. "The weather forecast was incorrect. I'm ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — NY Jets wide receiver, Quincy Enunwa will host a U.S. Marine Toys For Tots Holiday Toy Drive on Monday, Dec. 3 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.  Enunwa will meet and greet guests who bring a new unwrapped toy to donate. FOX5 Sportscaster Tina Cervasio will emcee ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Veterans from the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines were honored on Monday, November 12th at 9a.m. during the South Plainfield Middle School Veterans Day Assembly.  With patriotic music and inspiring speeches from local dignitaries, the ceremony was a powerful and ...

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HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — How far can an Appaloosa horse take you? For one New Jersey teen — all the way to the Czech Republic. Alexis Grogan, a high school senior from Hackettstown, N.J., has been an active member of the Appaloosa Horse Club since 2013. “This year through the club, I was selected ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It may have been frigid on Wednesday night, but the rivalry flared up at Frank R. Jost Field. The South Plainfield Tigers (6-5) defeated their bitter rival the North Plainfield Canucks (1-10) 40-0 in the hump day showdown. As much as the rivalry was a storyline, the ...

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ATTENTION: Potterheads! WizKids! GryffinDorks! Raconteur Radio's got a Potter mouth! Come Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter with Raconteur Radio's uniquely immersive, parody interpretation of The Goblet of Fire. Come in costume if you would like and experience the story in a whole new ...

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The Plainfields' Chapter of UNICO National will be holding its Annual Italian Pig Roast on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Scotch Plains Italian American Club.  Dinner includes antipasto, sufrite, hot peppers, salad, potatoes, vegetable, dessert, beer, wine & soda and, of course, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ- The National Weather Service has issued the following advisory for the South Plainfield area: Mixed precipitation is expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations up to one tenth of an inch expected. Mixed precipitation is expected from 10 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer recorded her 1,000th victory as the Scarlet Knights team Central Connecticut State 73-44 on Tuesday at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway.  Stringer, who is already enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Dozens of veterans from all branches of the United States Military attended Franklin Elementary School’s 25th annual Veterans Day program the morning of Nov. 13. This year’s program also featured a special tribute to the late Nancy Erickson, a former principal who established ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – High winds and a steady rain from a passing nor’easter couldn’t keep a group of fitness and weight loss enthusiasts from working out on Saturday, as The MAX Challenge of Piscataway celebrated its grand re-opening in town. The “Challengers”, along with some close friends and ...

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It will not take place on Turkey Day, but the rivalry will be renewed this season. The South Plainfield Tigers (5-5) will host the North Plainfield Canucks (1-9) on Wednesday evening at Frank R. Jost Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Tigers’ sectional title hopes ended this past ...

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EDISON, NJ - Wearing bright safety colored jerseys, and employing a bit of lightning and thunder at the plate, the South Plainfield Boro Boyz softball team defeated the Inglorious Batters last week 18-10 to advance to the semifinals of the Edison men’s softball league. The Boro Boyz softball ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — All equestrians know that life with horses can be an emotional roller coaster. Riders from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York rode that roller coaster all the way the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan, held Nov. 8-11 in Lexington, Ky. “With all the ups come some pretty ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Johnny Lombardi, aka "Gemini," is the comedic version of a one-man band. He can do it all – depending on his mood and the audience, Lombardi will kibitz with the crowd, fire off one-liners, dazzle with his magic or bring life to a family of sharp-tongued ventriloquist ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – For the third consecutive year, a large donation from the Buddha's Light International Association - New Jersey Chapter(BLIA-NJ) will benefit South Plainfield families in need this holiday season.  On Nov. 8, representatives with the borough-based temple arrived at the ...

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Make gift giving easy with unique green gifts that provide weeks and in some cases months and years of beauty. Plus, gifting easy-care blooming plants is an experiential gift that’s ideal for everyone, especially that person on your list who has everything. Gardeners as well as practical family ...

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Dear Friends, We are approaching the time of year when we very often count our blessings and think of ways we can share our good fortune with others.  We hope that you will consider sharing your blessings to help a family in need. The Garden State Chiropractic Society, a non-profit state ...

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TROY, N.Y-- This weekends' Journeymen Duals didn't exactly go as planned for the Rutgers University wrestling team, but the day was far from a complete wash. While the Scarlet Knights (4-1) finished the day with a surprising 1-1 split for their first loss of the season, the team's two stars, ...

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Edison, NJ - The Edison Police Department is advising residents that the Inman Avenue Rail crossing will be closed on or about November 15, 2018 thru November 18, 2018 for repairs. A Nixle alert was sent out on Friday November 9th announcing the upcoming closure. Commuters are advised to plan an ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Racing fans will be able to come out and visit with the richest Standardbred of all time, the great Foiled Again, on Saturday, Nov. 24. The veteran superstar will be posing for selfies in the Backyard during live racing and there will also be a special commemorative ...

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