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Letters to Editor

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor from Councilman Rusnak

July 6, 2015

Dear Editor,   At the Council meeting on June 22 the Mayor appointed a new OEM team for the borough. Before I go any further I would like to thank the previous team for their years of ...

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Obituaries

Community Announcements

South Plainfield Hiring Part-Time 911 Operators

June 28, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Police Department is seeking per diem personnel for the Communications Division.  The candidate must have the following: * a high school diploma or ...

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Press Releases

Free performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Rutgers Gardens

July 6, 2015

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ:- reThink Theatrical presents its very first production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream on July 6–10 at 6 p.m. and Sat., July 25 at 2 p.m. at the Rutgers Gardens, 112 Ryders ...

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Mayor's Wellness Corner

In the Schools

In The Schools

Tint Sprint 5K & Wellness Fair Set for Sept. 27

July 6, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield High School’s DECA (Distributive Education Club of America) & Tennis Organizations, partnered with the South Plainfield Mayor’s Wellness ...

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Columns

South Plainfield Library

Bookmarks

As we prepare to celebrate the birthday of our country (and, with 239 candles, we’re gonna need a bigger cake), let’s take a moment for some news from South Plainfield Library: First ...

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Jeffrey Strauss, Esq.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a very complex subject.  In simple terms, malpractice occurs when a health professional performs their job in a way that contradicts generally accepted medical practice ...

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Cooking With Craig

Grandma Thiebaud’s Cinnamon Rolls

One of the fondest memories I have growing up is making cinnamon rolls with my Grandma Thiebaud and my sister.  My Grandma would make the dough, roll it out, and make a simple filling out of ...

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Beth's Book Review

The Breaking Point: A Body Farm Novel by Jefferson Bass

If you are a Patricia Cornwell or Kathy Reichs fan and you haven't yet read the works of the writing duo known as Jefferson Bass, you will be a happy camper as you check out the nine books in the ...

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Lost in Suburbia®

Getting Under My Skin

“What do you think this is?” my husband asked me, pointing to his elbow. “That is your elbow,” I stated matter-of-factly. “No, these red spots,” he ...

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The World According to Greg...................

SPORTS FACTS YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE KNOWN

I had a severe case of writer’s block, so I decided to do what I do best;  come up with some sports trivia that’s a little out of the mainstream and/or something that you just cannot ...

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News from Assemblyman Diegnan

Diegnan Bill to Promote Biliteracy among N.J. Students Advanced by Assembly

TRENTON, NJ – Bi-Partisan Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. and legislative colleagues to honor New Jersey students who achieve literacy in more than one world ...

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Lost and Found Pets

Alleged Park Attacker Charged with Attempted Murder

By THE ALTERNATIVE PRESS OF SOUTH PLAINFIELD STAFF

August 5, 2013 at 3:08 PM

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Police today charged 21-year-old David Smith of South Plainfield with attempted murder for allegedly attacking another man with a steak knife in Spring Lake Park on Friday.

According to police reports, off-duty police Sergeant John McConville was visiting a resident on Daniel Street when a neighbor told him two men were fighting in the park. According to the neighbor, one of the men was screaming for help, saying that someone was trying to kill him.

McConville and South Plainfield resident Robert DelPaoli ran into the park, where they saw the men on the ground, with one repeatedly punching the other in the head.

When McConville approached, the man on top tried to flee, but McConville subdued him with DelPaoli’s help.

Police later located a glove and steak knife used during the attack.

DelPaoli provided first aid to the victim, who was bleeding from stab wounds to his face and neck.

According to police, they don’t believe the attack was random, as the two men knew one another.

Smith is currently in jail awaiting bail, which will be set on Monday afternoon.

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