In The Schools

Kennedy School Pre-K Graduation

Credits: Debbie Boyle

At the PreK moving up program at Kennedy school the children sang the "goldfish song" and "let's go fly a kite " with scarves used as kites. Favorite things about each graduate were shared. They ended with their good bye song "skinnamarink"


Mrs. Cox gave each child a Pinwheel and Mrs. Foscolo read a poem:  Colors whirl as pinwheels spin, ice cream drips and makes us grin. We had lots of fun each day, we giggled, danced, jumped and played.  Colors whirl as pinwheels spin, enjoy your summer till we meet again.


 AM graduates:
 Carl Tan
Henry Prybella
Jake Prybella
 Amy Dang
 Charles Miller
 Victoria Conselina
 Rim Patel
 Jiya Patel

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PM graduates:
 Mason England
 Ryan Koell
 Sabastian Koell
Anthony Milano
 Joseph Milano
 Brandon Stoecker
Jeffrey Zhang
 Daija Nickerson

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The South Plainfield Girls’ Volleyball Team is always looking to compete against the best teams.  The Lady Tigers are continually improving as the season progresses while facing these tougher teams.  Last week the Girls’ Volleyball team shocked GMC Red Division opponent Perth Amboy.  The Panthers defeated the Lady Tigers twice in the preseason.  This was not the ...

Obituaries

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Letters to the Editor

Letter from Former Councilman Rusnak

October 19, 2017

Dear Editor,

As a former three term Councilman I know first hand the work and commitment it takes to serve the residents of the borough. I've watched Councilwoman Christine Faustini and Councilman Derryck White do just that. A lot of promises are made during the election season but often very few are kept. Faustini and White have kept their promises. Councilwoman Faustini's ...

Cassie Capparelli And Roberto Sayers Tell You Why They Want To Lead South Plainfield

October 19, 2017

The South Plainfield Democratic Candidates for Borough Council, Cassie Capparelli and Roberto Sayers, this week discussed the reasons why they want to serve the residents of South Plainfield as members of the Borough Council.

Cassie Capparelli stated, “As Roberto and I walk door-to-door, residents often ask us, ‘Why run for elected office and why get involved in ...

Hard Work Defines Derryck White

October 19, 2017

This week’s column is an interview with Council President Derryck White

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White: Everyone on the council works hard. I think the key is making sure that effort translates into results.  That’s accomplished by being an active participant in the community, listening and ...

Community Happenings

Cobra Baseball Tryouts Begin October 24 in South Plainfield

October 19, 2017

2018 Spring/Summer Tryouts for Cobras Baseball start Tuesday, October 24th for 14/15U at SPJBC located at 1140 Lorraine Avenue in South Plainfield.  According the their flyer, "they offer a competitive program at a competitive price.  We have little overhead costs which keeo our price affordable for you."

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Halloween Bash Planned for Senior Center

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Did you miss a movie that you wanted to see in the theaters and don’t want to pay to rent it or for the DVD?  Come to “Monday Night Movies” at the library.  It’s all the fun of a movie theater but none of the cost.  We are showing brand new releases every Monday night and we will be providing popcorn for all who attend. This week’s movie stars Diane ...

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 presents Special Citizens Drive Check

On October 17th The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 Grand Knight Joe McGeehan presented a $1,800 check to the Keystone Community. Each year the Knights of Columbus council raise money through their Special Citizens Drive.

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Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield

The Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield hosted its annual Husbands/Guests Night on October 5th at 7:00 pm at the American Legion Hall.  President Diana Cotone welcomed members and guests, thirty-two in all, and invited them to savor the wonderful covered dish supper made by the hands of the Club’s own members.

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Press Releases

April Bengivenga to seek 18th District Assembly seat

October 20, 2017

South Plainfield :  South Plainfield resident April Bengivenga has been tapped to run for the New Jersey Assembly in the 18th District.  April Bengivenga, a resident of South Plainfield for over 40 years, is a small business owner who is not a career politician.

“I decided to run for office because I believe I can bring some common sense to Trenton” said Bengivenga.