Giving Back

POW/MIA Vigil to take Place in Metuchen Memorial Park

METUCHEN, NJ - There will be a POW/MIA Vigil on September 16th and 17th at the Metuchen Memorial Park located on Essex Avenue in Metuchen, NJ.  The vigil will continue for 24 straight hours. The vigil will start at 12 noon on Friday, September 16th. There will be an hourly candle lighting in remembrance of those that are still unaccounted for.

All veterans who served on active duty at any time during the period of Nov.1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location will also be honored. The vigil is to thank and honor the United States military veterans who served during the Vietnam War, in partnership with The United States of America Vietnam War 50th Commemoration.

If you know of anyone who has not received their Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin, please have them come and be honored publicly at any time during the vigil.

This event is sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Central Jersey Chapter 233.  The VVA is asking for residents to help spread the word about the vigil to remember these brave warriors who never came home. 

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South Plainfield

The Athlete of the Week: Zach DelVecchio Football Running Back/Linebacker

The South Plainfield Football team won its home opener Friday night against Perth Amboy.  The Tigers won in dominate fashion beating the Panthers by a score of 21-7.  South Plainfield was led by Junior Zach DelVecchio.  Zach hasn’t missed a beat from last season.  He started the 2017 year with 25 rushes for 165 yards and scored one touchdown. He was also a leader on ...

Obituaries

Blairstown – Nicholas DellaVentura, 86, died Thursday September 21, 2017 surrounded by his ...
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South Plainfield - Susan M. Sutton, 51, died Tuesday September 19, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson ...
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Letters to the Editor

Letter Endorsing Faustini and White for Council

September 18, 2017

To the Editor,

Results count.  That’s why I’ll be voting for Christine Faustini and Derryck White this year. 

I try to keep abreast of what’s going on, and I see lots of good things happening in South Plainfield.  Here are just a few:  the new library addition continues to be a great asset to our hometown, Willow Park is expanding, a new Southside dog ...

Cassie Capparelli And Roberto Sayers Say It’s Time To Finally Focus On Borough’s Traffic Issues

September 21, 2017

The South Plainfield Democratic Candidates for Borough Council, Cassie Capparelli and Roberto Sayers, this week talked about the great need to focus on South Plainfield’s exploding traffic issues.

Cassie Capparelli stated, “As Roberto and I continue to walk door-to-door, residents are quite concerned with the lack of any coherent plan forward to start addressing traffic ...

Faustini & White: We need to move South Plainfield forward

September 21, 2017

South Plainfield – Saying now is not the time to go backward, Council candidates Christine Faustini & Derryck White this week announce their team’s record of results and the forward-looking agenda they are running on.

Faustini and White are running as part of Mayor Matt Anesh’s team to keep South Plainfield moving forward.  “Our team has a forward-looking ...

Sierra Pasquarella, a South Plainfield, NJ Native, Enrolls in Belmont University's Largest Class Yet

September 21, 2017

NASHVILLE, TN -- Sierra Pasquarella, a South Plainfield, NJ (07080) native, enrolled at Belmont University this semester as part of the University's largest class yet. The school kicked off the year with a record-breaking enrollment for the 17th consecutive year with a total of 8,080 students, nearly triple the enrollment in 2000. As part of its Vision 2020 strategic plan, Belmont aims to hit ...

Community Happenings

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

September 19, 2017

Please join the South Plainfield Domestic Violence Team on October 3, 2017 at 6:15pm in Spring Lake Park for a candlelight walk in support of Domestic Violence victims.  Candles will be provided as well as information and giveaways. 

For further information please call 908-226-7628 or e-mail: mackerman@southplainfieldnj.com

Looking forward to having a great turnout.

Unveiling of New Scoreboard

September 20, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The district unveiled a new scoreboard that was so generously donated by Investors Bank, The South Plainfield Education Association, and The Athletic Booster Club at Friday night’s home opening game for the South Plainfield Tiger’s Football Team.  This beautiful scoreboard, in South Plainfield’s green and white team colors, is a much needed addition ...

Clothing Drive (Used) to Support SPHS Boy Soccer Team

September 19, 2017

The South Plainfield Boys Soccer Team is hosting a used clothing drive on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. through Saturday, October 1, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Middle School parking lot.  Clean out your closets and help the SPHS Soccer Team by donating your used clothes.

List of acceptable items:

Clothing
Bedding
Stuffed ...

National Take Back Initiative on October 28th

The South Plainfield Police Department and the DEA are coordinating the National Take Back Initiative, whereby unused, unwanted and expired medications can be surrendered by the public for safe destruction.  The event is scheduled for Saturday October 28, 2017 between the hours of 10am and 2 pm. The collection point will be the South Plainfield Courtroom located within Borough Hall.

Part Time Position

WANTED P/T: So Plfd Boro Clean Neighborhood Program Aide to remove illegal signs from public ROW; clear litter from storm drain grates 10 hrs/wk  908-226-7621

Upcoming Events

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Sat, September 23, 2:00 PM

The Metlar-Bodine House Museum, Piscataway

The Wreck of The Broker: The Story of New ...

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Sat, September 23, 5:00 PM

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Art and Photography Showcase

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Sun, September 24, 1:00 PM

South Plainfield

Open House 712 Maple Avenue South Plainfield

Real Estate

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Sun, September 24, 1:00 PM

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Open House 229 Sprague Avenue, South Plainfield, ...

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Wed, September 27, 9:30 AM

Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton

SP Senior Center - Grounds for Sculpture Trip

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Wed, September 27, 4:00 PM

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SPHS Basketball Fundraiser at Chipotle

Columns

Diegnan Bill to Strengthen Protections for a Person’s Digital Assets Signed into Law

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Legislation Senator Patrick Diegnan sponsored to help residents secure their digital assets under the same fiduciary that protects their tangible assets was signed into law by Governor Christie today.

 

“Extending a fiduciary’s powers to account for email, social media accounts, online banking accounts, and bitcoins safeguards those digital ...

The Lost Girls by Heather Young

The Lost Girls by Heather Young (Harper Collins, 2016)

 

Heather Young, in her debut novel, The Lost Girls, has proven her talent as a word weaver. She acknowledges in the afterword that this book took her a long time to write, and as one reads the stunning prose, it is obvious that Young was focused on making every word count. The result of her labor is a magnificent, beautifully told ...

Bookmarks

Happy first day of Fall!  We will be kicking off the start of the new season with the Friends of the Library Book Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, September 23.  The bake sale is only for the first day of the book sale, starting at 9 AM, but the book sale will continue all week until Saturday, September 30.  Stop by and see the collection of books, DVDs, and CDs that you will be ...

Johnny Four Fingers Week #2 NFL Picks

CALABASH, NC – The first week of the year is never easy, but I must admit after Sunday I was starting to think I need to spend less time on the golf course and more time watching film. Minny came through big on Monday night to put the Four Finger man at 2-3. Not a great start, but hey, even the Pats had a bad week. Buffalo and Minnesota were my winners, the Redskins, Texans and 49ers came ...

Suburban Woman’s Club Begins Its 2017-2018 Year

The Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield held its first meeting for the 2017-2018 year on September 7th at 2:00 pm at the American Legion Hall.  President Diana Cotone thanked Diana Gallo and Lucy Hudson, this month's hostesses, for providing delicious refreshments.  

President Cotone asked for the minutes of the previous meeting as well as the Treasurer's report.

Press Releases

Honoring Old Glory at Elks Central Jersey District Flag Retirement Ceremony

September 21, 2017

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ-- ​ Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios participated in the 2017 District-Wide Flag Retirement Ceremony for the Central New Jersey District of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

“When people gather to respectfully retire a flag, their tribute extends from the flag to our nation, and from our nation to our fellow Americans,” Rios said ...