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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

South Plainfield Resident Tyler R. Roberson graduates from Becker College's Class of 2015

May 19, 2015

WORCESTER, MA -- The following resident(s) were part of Becker College's Class of 2015, which graduated during the college's 227th commencement ceremony, held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at ...

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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


South Plainfield Library


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

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.