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June 15, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Jackson Gaffney, South Plainfield long distance runner, will attend Moravian University this fall. Moravian is a private institution and sixth oldest college in the United States, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The school’s cross-country team is a division III ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s two major hospitals are abandoning their plans to merge after the Federal Trade Commission moved to block the deal. RWJBarnabas Health and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, with hospitals less than one mile apart, issued a statement today, June 14, stating the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a council meeting held last week, Mayor Matt Anesh proclaimed June 2022 as PTSD Awareness Month in South Plainfield.  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which affects approximately 8 million adults in the United States annually, is a disorder in which a person has ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - American Legion post 243 held their installation ceremony Friday evening, June 3rd, to re-appoint Post commander Bob Bengivenga, as well as Vice Commander Jay Coppola, Vice Commander John McConville, and Vice Commander Lenny Rowland. Those in attendance included Daniel Dunn, ...

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Joseph Oduro, Sydney Loiacono, and the boys 4x100-meter relay highlighted South Plainfield High School’s track and field Group 3 performance on Friday and Saturday at Pennsauken High. Oduro came in second place in the triple jump with a leap of 46-00.50. That was good for fifth-best among all ...

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EDISON, NJ – The recent high temperatures mean summer is just around the corner and, according to Edison Heating and Cooling owner Mike Iarrapino, ensuring that air conditioning units are working safely and efficiently before the heat and humidity are here to stay is key to staying ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Powered by three Anthony Volpe RBI, the Somerset Patriots (35-20) blanked the Akron RubberDucks (31-25) by a final score of 6–0 before 7,891fans at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday night.   Volpe opened the scoring in the bottom of the third with an RBI double off of the left field ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – June is Pride Month and, at a council meeting held earlier this week, a proclamation was made by South Plainfield Mayor Matt Anesh.  The month-long celebration is held in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan; the first Pride march in New York City took place ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Members of South Plainfield High School’s (SPHS) Class of 2022 will be honored next month for their academic and athletic success, including four seniors who will each receive monetary awards from TAPinto South Plainfield.  TAPinto's awards are given in recognition of a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Spring sports are almost complete as graduation nears. South Plainfield High School baseball just recently wrapped up its 2022 season while spring track is coming to a close soon as well as the state meets are ongoing. Check out the latest happenings below. OUTDOOR ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Borough of South Plainfield, in a proclamation made by Mayor Matt Anesh during a meeting this week, will observe Juneteenth. A contraction of the words 'June Nineteenth,’ it will be celebrated this year throughout the state and the borough on Friday, June ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and free way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Back in March, the South Plainfield Women's Leadership Team launched its annual ‘Women’s History Month Essay Contest’ and, during the borough council’s June 6 meeting, 2022’s winners were announced.  “Every year since 2009 we hold this contest and choose a woman of ...

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CLARK, NJ – When Rosaura Valarezo was appointed interim principal of Riley Elementary School in August 2019, she never imagined that the short-term, temporary position would have her calling South Plainfield home until the end of the 2021-2022 school year.  “You get a phone call for an ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will host former Yankees second baseman Willie Randolph signing autographs at the Sunday, June 12 game at TD Bank Ballpark. The Patriots take on the Akron RubberDucks (Cleveland Guardians) at 1:05 pm with the ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ – Reservations are currently being accepted for a fall weekend retreat focused on mind, body, and soul.  The Hudson Valley Pilates and Yoga Retreat, set to take place Sept. 16 through Sept. 19, will be run by the Watchung-based Pilates Design Studio and the Jersey Shore -based Salt ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – TAPinto South Plainfield was named the 'Official Online Newspaper' of the South Plainfield Board of Education for the 2022-2023 school year in a resolution unanimously approved at a May 11 meeting. Designation of official newspapers is made annually and TAPinto has been ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – New Jersey State Department of Education (NJDOE), in a decision rendered Friday afternoon, will allow school districts in which buildings will be utilized as polling sites to offer virtual instruction on Primary Day, Tuesday, June 7. The decision was made by NJDOE due to the ...

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(Editor's Note: As of press time, the plan is for schools to be open with a police presence.TAPinto South Plainfield will update this article if anything changes or new information becomes available.)  SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Primary Day is Tuesday, June 7 and, this year, South Plainfield Schools ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  While she found sports challenging due to issues with her back, Joan Stasio has, since elementary school, had a knack for playing different instruments and singing. For nearly four decades, the Borough native has shared her talent and her passion with thousands of students ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A large crowd of well-wishers, including family, friends, borough leaders, and colleagues, gathered outside South Plainfield Police Headquarters last week as Detective Sergeant Garrett Cassio signed off for the last time. A lifelong resident, Cassio officially retired on May ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The vocal talents of more than three dozen South Plainfield students were showcased May 14 at the Central Jersey Music Educator Association's (CJMEA) Region II 2022 Treble and Mixed Choir Honors Festival. Held at Ocean Township High School, the event provided students from ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Rebecca Hollo, The South Plainfield Girls’ Soccer defender, will be starting her collegiate career at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Pennsylvania. For Hollo there is no break from soccer, “Fall is high school [soccer], winter is training, springs club, summers training,” ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  – Thirteen members of the borough's police and fire department were honored for their bravery and devotion to duty.  During a ceremony held May 18 at the Carteret Performing Arts Center, seven members of the South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department (SPVFD) along with six ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Auditions to become a member of the cast of the 2022 South Plainfield Summer Drama Workshop will be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, June 1-3rd, at the South Plainfield Middle School from 6-8 pm.  Callbacks will be Thursday, June 9th from 6-9 pm.  SPSDW’s 2022 show, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a public meeting May 11, the South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE) voted in favor of various district employee transfers and appointments as well as approved the appointment of three new educators for the 2022-2023 school year.  Last month, the SPBOE, by ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – When the 2021-2022 school year comes to an end, so will Annemarie Stoeckel's nearly 30-year tenure with the South Plainfield School District. Stoeckel, who has served as a high school English teacher, elementary technology teacher, and, for the past 12 years, as a supervisor, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a board of education meeting last week, four members of South Plainfield High School's Class of 2022 - Juan Amado, Erik Callejas, Bianca Valdeiglesias, and Edwin Veliz - were recognized for earning the New Jersey Department of Education's Seal of Biliteracy. To achieve ...

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(Editor's Note: This article is part of a series being published by TAPinto in an effort to provide Middlesex County residents with information on and about the services provided by the Office of the Surrogate.) MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Middlesex County Office of the Surrogate serves as the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Volunteers from PSE&G honored veterans with an American tradition at the South Plainfield Senior Center on May 20. Burgers and hot dogs on the grill with potato and macaroni salads and apple pie for dessert, were served to seniors, who danced the afternoon away to the Golden ...

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