South Plainfield Top Stories

May 10, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE), at a meeting last week, voted in favor of accepting nominations from the community for the naming of its administration building and press box. Following the executive session of the meeting, the nine-member board voted ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A virtual ceremony celebrating the charter of the recently established Key Club of South Plainfield High School (SPHS) took place April 29. The newly chartered chapter, which is  sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Edison, was the idea of SPHS junior Rohan Gupta who, during the ...

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South Plainfield Elks #2298 will be hosting their annual Mother's Day Breakfast "TO GO" this year due to the pandemic. The Drive-Up event is hosted by the Past Exalted Rulers and will be held on Mother's Day - Sunday, May 9th, 2021. Drive-up Hours will be 8:00am - 12 Noon.  The cost of the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a Committee of the Whole meeting last week, the South Plainfield Board of Education adopted, by a vote of 9-0, its operating budget for the 2021-2022 school year. Passage authorizes the district to submit the $70,605,543 spending plan to the Middlesex County Superintendent ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The dedication of a memorial bench and butterfly garden at John E. Riley Elementary School was held on May 4 for lifelong resident of South Plainfield, Patti Waters, who passed away on Jan. 7 from COVID-19. The memorial bench was donated by the South Plainfield High School (SPHS) ...

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EDISON, NJ – Greg Tufaro, a lifelong Edison resident and award-winning journalist with more than three decades of experience, has recently traded his press pass for a state ID. Last month, Tufaro embarked on a new chapter in his professional career, taking on the role as chief of staff for Senator ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Beginning Friday, May 7, indoor bar seating across New Jersey may resume, with some restrictions, and, in the coming weeks, capacity limits for indoor dining will be lifted. On a local level, these relaxed restrictions come as very good news to Walter Kurilew, owner of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Girl Scout Troop 65042 planted a weeping cherry tree in Willow Park on April 30 in remembrance of those in the community who passed away from COVID-19. Mayor Matthew Anesh, Councilwoman Christine Faustini, Councilman Derryck White, Library Director Linda Hansen, Library Board ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – South Plainfield’s own Cory Singer recently released the video for his single, “Someone,” a song he wrote about wanting to fall in love with someone who truly understands you. Singer is a singer-songwriter, musician, theater performer, and autism advocate. Diagnosed with autism ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical, located at 1708 Park Avenue in South Plainfield, has resumed scheduling patients for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Same day appointments may also be available while supplies last.  Twin City is currently administering ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Borough Council, at an April 19 meeting, introduced its 2021 municipal budget. For 2021, the borough is proposing a $32,519,621 spending plan, which will be presented to the public during a meeting planned for Monday, June 7.  The proposed spending ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Summer is almost here and throughout the community cleanup projects – both indoor and out - are in full force, making now just as good of a time as any to rent a dumpster.  "Spring is a great time to clear out any unwanted items and debris, inside or outside of your ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Throughout the school year, the Edison Rotary Club recognizes the academic achievements of South Plainfield High School (SPHS) seniors based on their dedication and contribution to bettering the community in which they live.  For May 2021, Jileah DeNapoli and Jayden Grimes ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  In the fall of 1972, Willard Schulte took on a job with the South Plainfield School District and, this June, will retire following over 49 years as a physical education teacher. "I was going to retire last year; that was the plan, but then COVID hit and after putting in ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield PEACE Committee has been busy over recent months fulfilling its mission to ensure that the needs of all students in terms of equality, inclusion, and representation are being met.  Formed last spring, the PEACE Committee - an acronym for 'positivity, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield High School varsity baseball team opened its busy week with back-to-back wins. South Plainfield defeated Montgomery, 6-1, at home on Monday while it beat New Brunswick on the road on Tuesday, 10-0. The Tigers are now 5-1 on the season and 4-0 within ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised its masking guidance for fully vaccinated Americans on Tuesday, April 27. The new public health recommendations outlined instances in which fully vaccinated individuals can forgo wearing a mask. This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – In the spirit of finding inventive ways to engage students with fun and educational activities, the South Plainfield Middle School held a virtual video and art challenge. Two winners were selected for their outstanding creativity, Ella Kloby entered a compilation of her best ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Five in a row. The South Plainfield High School varsity softball team defeated Iselin Kennedy, 8-2, on Tuesday afternoon in South Plainfield. The win is the Tigers’ (5-1) fifth in a row since a season-opening loss to Old Bridge. South Plainfield is also now atop the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Katie Stilo, a culinary producer/food stylist for NBC's TODAY show and native of South Plainfield, is joining forces with Clark-based MozzArepas to provide her much-sought after desserts to the residents of the Garden State.  Beginning this Thursday, April 29, Stilo's ...

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LONG HILL, NJ - The South Plainfield 12U Tigers (White) won their game in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to a walk-off triple at the end of the game to topple Long Hill.  The game was tied at three with the Tigers batting in the bottom of the seventh when Makenzie Harris tripled on a 0-1 count, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The wrestling legacy at South Plainfield High is alive and well.   Anthony White became the latest in a long line of individuals to capture a state crown when the talented senior earned the 145-pound title at the NJSIAA Wresting Championships at Phillipsburg High on ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The hope is that players can have short memories after suffering a defeat.   The South Plainfield High baseball team made sure that was exactly the case less than 24 hours after absorbing its first loss of the 2021 season.   After dropping a 2-0 decision to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The offense of the South Plainfield high softball team continued to stay red-hot for the third straight game as the Tigers registered an 18-0 five-inning victory on Saturday morning on the road in Carteret.   South Plainfield improved to 3-1 on the season after ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Around the world – and right here in the Borough of South Plainfield – Muslims are currently celebrating Ramadan. Taking place in 2021 from April 13 through May 12, the month-long spiritual event serves to bring those of the Islamic faith closer to God through fasting, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield High School football has been down in recent years, but senior John Padovano signed to play football at Long Island University Post on Thursday. The Sharks are a Division-I team located in Brookville, N.Y. “When I went to look at the school, I loved the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Joe Vella, a resident of South Plainfield for the past decade, turned 100-years young on April 22.  "It's kind of baffling in a way," Vella told TAPinto South Plainfield. "In one way, I tend to wonder how come I was so fortunate to arrive at this age when so many don't, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Scott Gleichenhaus has been very pleased with the effort his South Plainfield High baseball team has given in its first two games.   Especially his starting pitchers.   "The mentality we want is that you finish what you started," said Gleichenhaus. "And both ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Borough Council, at a meeting April 19, approved a resolution for the remaining of a municipal parcel in memory of the late Peter G, Barnes, III, a former senator and assemblyman as well as New Jersey Superior Court Judge.  Resolution 21-148, which was ...

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