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July 1, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Nearly three-quarters (73%) of all fireworks injuries were sustained during the 30-day period surrounding the Independence Day holiday, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The most often injured body parts by fireworks are hands or fingers (28% ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - She’s covered the news of South Plainfield, and now she’s achieved a headline of her own. The South Plainfield Public Celebrations Committee has selected local volunteer and businesswoman Darlene Tedesco-Cullen as Honorary Grand Marshal for the 63rd annual Labor Day ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – During a South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE) meeting held June 22, more than two dozen employees who retired over the past year were honored for their service to the district.  Following a video tribute in which the retirees were acknowledged for their years of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE), at a meeting June 22, approved an internal administrative transfer naming Dr. Robert Goman the new principal of Grant School, effective July 15.  Goman, who previously served as the building’s assistant principal for two ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Elks Lodge #2298 celebrated Flag Day and presented recipients of the 2021 – 2022 scholarships on June 14. Boy Scout Troop 125 partook in the Elks’ Flag Day ceremony held before the scholarship presentation. Any high school senior who is a child, stepchild, grandchild, or step ...

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TRENTON, NJ–  A group of South Plainfield High School (SPHS) students were recently honored for their second-place win in the 2021-2022 NJ Student Climate Challenge . Through the New Jersey Student Climate Challenge, SPHS students Gerrolin Beauzille, Vishan Budhan, Salma Egebally, Dylan ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Public Library is gearing up for its 2022 Summer Reading Program. Open to all ages, including those who read and those who can be read to, the program will kick off June 27 and run through Aug. 20. This year’s theme is ‘Oceans of Possibilities’ and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Borough residents will now have the opportunity to seek after-hours support from the department of social services thanks to a partnership with the South Plainfield Public Library.  According to Director Linda Hansen, the South Plainfield Library’s Board of Trustees has ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Senior track star Jeremy Burrell has committed to attend Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ to run for the Broncs and study business. “More specifically, I'm interested in healthcare administration, management, and human resources,” explained J. Burrell. The school ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - South Plainfield High School has won two track and field NJSIAA Meet of Champions gold medals on the girls side, but none for the boys. That is until this past Saturday when senior Joseph Oduro won the triple jump with a leap of 48-01.75 at Franklin High School in ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – After sharing her love for physical education and sports with South Plainfield students for nearly four decades, Lisa Murray officially retired at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.  A lifelong resident of Green Brook, Murray earned a bachelor’s of science degree in ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At the South Plainfield Board of Education’s June 15 meeting, dozens of student athletes, along with their coaches, were recognized for their accomplishments in winter sports.  During a video presentation, Athletic Director Kevin McCann stated that, for the winter 2022 ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Taylor Parajon, a native of South Plainfield, has been matched with a local residency program and, beginning July 5, Parajon will complete a year of postgraduate training with JFK University Medical Center.  “This next year will provide me the experience to see where I ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A vintage Bell Telephone booth dating back to the 1940s and most likely used by railroad passengers traveling in and out of South Plainfield now has a new home at borough hall.  Earlier this month, Ashish Shukla, owner of Paul’s Stationary, reached out to borough officials ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – For 27 years, lifelong resident Sandy Doyon has been teaching at the school she herself attended as a child. She will officially retire this year and, on June 17, will spend her last day in the classroom.  “I woke up a couple weeks ago at four o’clock in the morning and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – After 41 years as a physical education/health teacher and coach – 37 spent in South Plainfield -  William Pavlak will be retiring at the end of the current school year.  “I have enjoyed teaching and coaching students from South Plainfield…but I want to do other things,” ...

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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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