Police & Fire

Dollar Tree Robbed by Men Wielding Knives

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two men brandishing carving knives and wearing ski masks robbed the Dollar Tree Store located in the Middlesex Mall on Hadley Road at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Thursday. The two suspects were wearing dark pants and dark sweatshirts. The men are described as being either white or Hispanic, between 20 and 25 years of age and both being approximately 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10.

A store clerk reported the men came through the doors brandishing carving knives and demanding cash.  The perpetrators fled with approximately $3,000 in cash and headed west through the parking lot.  

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Lloyd McNelly or Detective Sgt. Dan Hoppe of the South Plainfield Police Department at (908) 226-7660.

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The Athlete of the Week: Ashley Veliz Girls’ Lacrosse Midfield

Last week while GMC Team Tournaments were getting underway, a few conference awards were being finalized.  Senior Ashley Veliz was honored as an All-Conference Girls’ Lacrosse Player. Her aggressive style and hard work ensured her this distinction. 

On the season, Ashley leads the team with 43 goals on the season.  She also has the most ground balls for the team at ...

Obituaries

- May 22, 2017
Margaret K.  Barich nee Simicev, 83, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2017 at Arista Care in ...
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Sharon Beth Castoral, 73, of Neptune City, formerly of Jackson and Sea Girt, passed away on ...
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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor from Stephanie Bonanno

May 21, 2017

To the Editor

I would like to thank the people who helped with the Friends of the South Plainfield Library book sale. First off Chief Parker for letting us use the sign outside in front of Borough Hall. He had that sign going the next day after I emailed him the night before. Thank You so much. Thank You to Pat Gustafson, Eric, Phyllis, and Danielle Aronowitz and especially my husband Kenny ...

Letter Regarding the Tint Sprint & Wellness Fair

On Sunday April 23, 2017, South Plainfield High School's Boys and Girls Tennis Team and DECA chapter hosted the 2nd annual Tint Sprint & Wellness Fair here at South Plainfield HS! Beginning at Grant, the event was designed to be a day full of fun, friends, family, and fitness for the whole community. The event started with runners participating in the Kids’ Fun Run (ages 5-11) and ...

Timothy O'Leary Graduates from York College of Pennsylvania on May 13

May 15, 2017

YORK, PA -- Timothy O'Leary of South Plainfield graduated from York College of Pennsylvania on May 13. O'Leary earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management.

A private college located in south central Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,600 undergraduate students. The College ...

Community Happenings

Women’s Leadership Team Committee Host Speakers at SPMS

May 23, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Women's Leadership Team Committee began hosting female leader speakers 7 years ago, to the 7th and 8th grade young ladies.  The speakers inspire and promote the concept that all the young ladies can reach their career goals by following through with their education, their determination to overcome any challenges, and their ...

JFK Health Sponsors Health and Wellness Fair on May 17th

May 22, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield residents came out in full force to attend the Mayor’s Spring Health and Wellness Fair sponsored by JFK Health on May 17th.   Approximately 125 South Plainfield seniors and other residents benefited from a full array of services provided by JFK Health including Blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screenings, oral health screenings, ...

Kentucky Derby at the South Plainfield Senior Center

Senior Center director “Tree Olano” wanted to try a new theme for May 5… instead of the usual Cinco De Mayo luncheon….  She went with another favorite event  Kentucky Derby – DJ Mel was already on board and the menu was set!     120 Seniors enjoyed dinner rolls, tossed salad,  Brown Derby Sandwiches, Mint Julep ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, May 24, 6:00 PM

South Plainfield Public Library Multipurpose Room, South Plainfield

South Plainfield Girl Scouts Town-Wide ...

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Sat, June 3, 2:00 PM

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South Plainfield Public Library presents: ...

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Thu, June 8, 5:30 PM

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Meet the Democratic Council Candidates

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Sat, June 10, 1:00 PM

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South Plainfield Library Presents: Oldies but ...

Thu, June 22, 7:00 PM

The Yard @ College Avenue, New Brunswick

Jazz Night featuring The Tia Fuller Quartet

Arts & Entertainment

Columns

Diegnan Bill to Combat Opioid Abuse Among Student Athletes & Cheerleaders Advances

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  – Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. would require the Department of Education to develop an educational fact sheet for distribution to parents of student-athletes and cheerleaders concerning the use and misuse of prescription opioids cleared the Senate Education Committee.

“Each year, more Americans die from drug overdoses than in ...

Together: A Journey for Survival by Ann S. Arnold

Together: A Journey for Survival by Ann S. Arnold (Avalerion Books, 20160)

 

At the March meeting of the New Jersey Commission on the Holocaust, Mark Schonwetter, a survivor of the horrors of the 1930s and 40s, and his daughter, Ann S. Arnold, introduced the Commission to Ann's publication of her father's story, Together: A Journey for Survival. Arnold explained that she wanted ...

Bookmarks

Come join us at the library for Monday Night Movies!  On May 22 at 6:30 PM, we will be showing a new release based on a book of the same name by W. Bruce Cameron.  Starring Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, and Josh Gad, this movie follows one dog (voiced by Gad) as he goes through different dog lives.  If you cannot make it to our Monday night showing, it will also be shown on ...

2017~~4th Annual SP Football Clinic and Jr Combine

Dear Parents,

The SP Pop Warner Tigers is please to announce our 4th Annual Football Clinic and Jr Combine!  Each year, this program has grown to be a successful clinic, directed by some of the most dedicated Coaches in town. This program is designed for boys and girls ages 7-15, with no prior experience necessary to participate.

Children will be learning the basic fundamentals of ...

Press Releases

Middle School Music Department Excels at Showcase Music Festival

May 21, 2017

On Friday, May 12, members of the South Plainfield Middle School Music Department participated in the 2017 Music Showcase Festival.  The students performed exceptionally well and brought home 11 awards.  At this festival, the musical ensembles played for adjudication at the First Presbyterian Church and Bethlehem Catholic High School in Bethlehem, PA and then spent the rest of the day ...