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Mavis Discount Tire Grand Opening May 23rd in South Plainfield

May 20, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Mavis Discount Tire announces a Grand Opening Event on Saturday, May 23rd from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. They are located at 6801 Hadley Road in South Plainfield, NJ, next to ...

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Mayor's Wellness Corner

Mayor's Wellness Corner

JFK Health Sponsors South Plainfield’s Spring Health and Fitness Fair

May 21, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Senior Center looked more like JFK Medical Center, as residents lined-up to participate in the Mayor’s Wellness Committee’s Spring ...

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Letters to Editor

In the Schools

In The Schools

Roosevelt School Hosts Annual Spelling Bee

May 20, 2015

Roosevelt Elementary School Spelling Bee winners with their trophies: Bottom row (kneeling - left to right): Pranshu Suyal, Devin Awer, Eva Sharma, Sameera Patoliya, Veda Ganesan, Jayden ...

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Featured Business Listing

Community Announcements

Washington College Salutes Class of 2015 Graduate Sarah Roibal

May 22, 2015

CHESTERTOWN, MD (05/21/2015)(readMedia)-- On Saturday, May 16, 2015, Washington College held its 232nd commencement ceremonies. Sarah Roibal of S. Plainfield, NJ graduated with a BS in biology and ...

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Community Life

Community Life

First Baptist Church Adopts Church Street

May 18, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Church Trustee Joseph Cabanas, on behalf of the First Baptist Church of South Plainfield, has signed an agreement with the South Plainfield Clean Business Association to ...

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Today's Events

Columns

South Plainfield Library

Bookmarks

As most of you know, our children’s room closed as part of our ongoing expansion of the library, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any kids books to checkout.  We do have a ...

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Jeffrey Strauss, Esq.

Timing is Everything

As a personal injury and malpractice lawyer, I have found that timing is everything.  When it comes to personal injury in particular, there are very specific time limitations in terms of when ...

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Cooking With Craig

Roasted Portobello Mushrooms with Spinach, Cream Cheese, and Sage

I thought I would stick with another easy vegetable recipe this week.  Like last week, this recipe is both delicious and easy to make.  It’s versatile as you can play with the ...

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Health Tips from Doctors Express

Listeria in the News

You may be taking a break from some of your favorite snacks lately, due to recent concerns over listeria bacteria in food products.  A food-borne, bacterial infection most often passed ...

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Beth's Book Review

The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed

EDISON, NJ - I have been a true crime “junkie” since Truman Capote published the first “non-fiction novel,” the incomparable In Cold Blood in 1965. For seven years Capote ...

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South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203

Knights Of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness Contest Winners Announced

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Tuesday night, May 19, 2015, prior to the bi-monthly meeting of the Knights of Columbus, South Plainfield Council, #6203, the first place winners of the Substance Abuse ...

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News from Assemblyman Diegnan

Teacher Appreciation Week

As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, we should all take time to acknowledge the great contributions educators make in classrooms and communities.  Our state is fortunate to be ...

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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.