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Letters to Editor

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor from Mayor Matthew P. Anesh

July 7, 2015

Dear Editor,   At the last council meeting, I had a chance to make a key mayoral appointment when I chose Police Chief Jim Parker to be our town’s next Emergency Management ...

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Community Announcements

Frank and Angie Cullen Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary

July 7, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield residents Frank and Angie Cullen celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 4th in front of a crowd of family, friends and well-wishers. The ...

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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

South Plainfield High School Project Graduation

July 7, 2015

 The South Plainfield High School Class of 2015 Project Graduation celebration was held at the Metuchen Community Sports Center on June 19. Students were required to arrive between 10 and 10:30 ...

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Featured Business Listing

Community Life

Today's Events


South Plainfield Library


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...................


BASEBALL Former outfielder Lou Piniella hit 102 career home runs, making Piniella the only player in Major League history with 100+ career home runs and no multi-homer games on his resume. On ...

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News from Assemblyman Diegnan

Assemblyman Diegnan Bill to Restrict Use of Standardized Testing for Young Students in NJ Schools Heads to Gov’s Desk

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan and Democratic colleagues to prohibit the administration of commercially developed standardized assessments to students in grades ...

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Lost and Found Pets

Pedestrian Killed Crossing New Brunswick Avenue


December 13, 2013 at 10:36 AM

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Last evening a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car while crossing New Brunswick Avenue between the Pepsi Plant and the 2105 Shopping Plaza located on New Brunswick Avenue.  Police have identified the victim as 62-year-old Maria Ruiz of Bergenfield. Ruiz was struck by a 2005 Toyota Corolla operated by Piyush Patel of Edison.

According to South Plainfield Police, Ruiz suffered multiple injuries and was transported via rescue squad to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where she died a short time later.

Police are still investigating the circumstances regarding the accident, but so far no charges have been filed against the driver. The vehicle has been impounded for further investigation. 

The accident occurred around 7 p.m. Thursday evening. New Brunswick Avenue was closed for a period of time last night as authorities investigated the accident scene.

South Plainfield Police Chief James Parker said, “This seems to be just a terrible accident, but we will continue to investigate the circumstances of what happened.” 

South Plainfield Mayor Matthew P. Anesh said, "My prayers and thoughts go out to the family of Maria Ruiz.  It appears this was just an accident, but the consequences could not be any worse.”

Anyone with additional information should contact Lieutenant David DeLair at (908) 226-7679 or Officer James McConville at (908) 226-7678.

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