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Mayor's Wellness Corner

Caught on a Walk Series

Caught on a Walk - Melissa Loiacono and Friends

April 27, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Caught On A Walk program, sponsored by the Mayor’s Wellness Committee supports walking and healthy lifestyles in South Plainfield.  The program is designed to ...

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Letters to Editor

Letters to the Editor

The Secret Life of a Special Needs Mom

April 30, 2015

As we mark the end of Autism Awareness month, I would like to share the challenges that we, as parents, confront each day as we try to give our kids a better quality of life. As a newly-minted spec...

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In the Schools

In The Schools

South Plainfield Music Department News

April 26, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The students of the South Plainfield Music Department will be performing their spring concerts in the near future and they would love to share their talents with you.  A...

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Featured Business Listing

Community Announcements

19th Annual James and Doris Boyle Memorial Golf Tournament – June 6th

April 20, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The 19th Annual James and Doris Boyle Memorial Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, June 6, 2015.  It will be held on Heron Glen Golf Course at 110 State...

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Community Life

Community Life

Public Celebrations Committee Announces Labor Day Parade Theme: Celebrating Our Heritage

April 22, 2015

  SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Borough Public Celebrations Committee is excited to announce the 2015 Labor Day Parade Theme "Celebrating Our Heritage" honoring ...

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Today's Events


South Plainfield Library


  I hope you’ve been by the library and have seen the construction progress that’s been made. Watching the addition grow is very exciting, but every now and then it reaches a st...

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Cooking With Craig

Linguini with Green Onions, Lemon, and Pecorino

The great thing about pasta is that there are so many approaches. Further, the flavor profiles of individual dishes can range from very complex with lots of ingredients to very simple with just a f...

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Beth's Book Review

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

EDISON, NJ - On April 2, 1917 President Woodrow Wilson addressed Congress to announce that “The world must be made safe for democracy,” and thus decreed that the United States finally w...

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South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Holds 2015 Special Citizens Drive

The South Plainfield Knight of Columbus #6203 held their 2015 "Special Citizens Drive" from April 23rd through April 26th. Over $10,000 was collected during the 4 day event from canning a...

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


The PTSO of Kennedy Elementary School is hosting a wonderful event to raise funds – a Casino Night.  The event will be held on Saturday, May 9 at the Saint Stephen’s Orthodox Churc...

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Guest Column

What has the Rutgers Greek Life Ban Really Proved?

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It has been about two week since some Rutgers University administrators have placed a campus wide ban on all Greek life parties.  With plenty of sunshine filled days in ...

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Alleged Park Attacker Charged with Attempted Murder


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.