South Plainfield Top Stories

December 14, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The 2018 gymnastics season was a bittersweet one for Meredith Garofalo as it marked the end of her tenure as head coach of the South Plainfield High School Gymnastics Team.   “It’s been a good ride and I really enjoyed it.  I’ve had some great accomplishments and made ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Santa made a special stop at the South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 on Sunday, December 9th for the Elks’ Annual Breakfast with Santa.  Turnout was high with over 140 breakfast platters served throughout the morning, which began at 8a.m. and ended at noon.  “We always have ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The holidays are a time of giving and, throughout South Plainfield, various fundraising efforts are under way to make the season a little brighter for those in need.  Over at the library, a ‘giving tree’ featuring tags with ‘wish list’ items provided by the borough’s ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield resident Amanda Van Der Werf and her family are in need of community support and prayers. On Dec. 7, the Franklin Elementary School kindergartner suffered multiple strokes during open heart surgery and while doctors anticipate she will make a full recovery, ...

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA - On the morning of November 28th, 101 music students from South Plainfield High School boarded charter buses bound for Newark Airport to leave the chill of the Northeast behind for six days in Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  Bags packed and excitement mounting, the Marching ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A sitting member of the South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE) has initiated a lawsuit against more than a dozen residents, including current and former board colleagues.  In court documents obtained by TAPinto South Plainfield, borough residents Deborah and Robert ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - A late morning brunch, festive tree lighting and menorah blessings filled the South Plainfield Senior Center with holiday joy on December 4th for their first ever Senior Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting. “The holiday season means so much to all of us,” said Tree Olano, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Board of Education members, school administrators and parents of children of all ages came out for Parent Palooza on Tuesday, December 4th for a night of workshops at South Plainfield High School to help parents raise children in a very different world than they grew up in.  ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Land of fire and Ice! Iceland is a country of sharp contrasts. A place where fire and ice co-exist. Where dark winters are offset by the summer’s midnight sun. A country where insular existence has spurred a rich and vibrant culture. From a geological standpoint, Iceland is a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Back when he was a teenager, South Plainfield native Scott DelVecchio would cut his neighbors lawns on Elizabethtown Court to earn some extra money. Today, the small side business he established 36 years ago has grown into New Image Landscaping and Lawn Care, a year-round ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - During the Borough Council Meeting last night, Mayor Matthew Anesh proclaimed Tuesday, December 4, 2018 as “PKS Awareness Day” in the Borough of South Plainfield.  Accepting the proclamation with her family was nine-year-old Brianna Feeney, who has Pallister-Killian Syndrome ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Vito Nigro, 46, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge pleaded guilty to first degree aggravated manslaughter of his ex-wife Giorgina Nigro announced Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey. The brutal slaying took place back in July of 2015. The death of Giorgina Nigro ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Public Library kicked off the holiday season and welcomed a very special visitor this week as part of a collaborative effort with the South Plainfield Fire Department's Project Santa initiative.   Close to 100 children gathered in the multipurpose room ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Approximately two-dozen South Plainfield residents attended a planning board meeting last week pertaining to the residential development of the former Motorola site. The meeting, which last well over three hours, is the first of many that will be held on the application, with ...

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LAS VEGAS, NV - One of South Plainfield’s favorite sons has just put another major feather in the cap of his collegiate wrestling career. Rutgers wrestling standout Anthony Ashnault had big expectations entering the highly competitive Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas this weekend as the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - South Plainfield High School’s wrestling team has a well-established history of creating NCAA-caliber talent, and come next year, another Tiger will move on to a Division I team. On Thursday afternoon, South Plainfield wrestler Luke Niemeyer signed a letter of intent to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Excelling both on the mat and in the classroom has been the goal for David Loniewski throughout high school, and come next fall, he’ll be continuing that goal at an academically elite, Division I college. On Thursday afternoon, Loniewski, a South Plainfield High School ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Holy Savior Academy Drama Club held its annual Christmas play Nov. 28 with students in third through eighth grade taking the stage in a production of Ebenezer Scrooge's Christmas Carol. The evening also included the induction of seven students into the school’s chapter of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Students of the South Plainfield High School Marching Band, Choir and Orchestra came to school with their suitcases packed for Disney World early on the morning of Wednesday, November 28th.  The South Plainfield High School students will spend six days in Florida and perform ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Parent Palooza, South Plainfield’s first ever Parent Workshop Series will take place on Tuesday, December 4th from 6p.m. to 8p.m. at South Plainfield High School.  The free event will be a night of workshops created for parents to find ways to help support their child’s ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Drew Larsen, 11, and Adam Zaremba, 12, are a part of the Protec Ducks Peewee team who won the International Silver Sticks Peewee AA South Eastern Regional Championship on November 25. The tournament comprises twelve of the best teams in the area. The Protec Ducks came out on ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Saturday December 8 at 2pm, the South Plainfield Public Library welcomes vocalist and guitarist Ken Lelen who will perform Juke Joint Jive. Juke Joint Jive is concert that offers toe-tappin’ tunes that were jukebox favorites, radio hits and bandstand requests for jitter ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – Committees from both the state Senate and Assembly have approved a bill that, if approved by the full legislature, would set new, unprecedented regulation for adult possession, personal use, and sale of cannabis (marijuana) in New Jersey.  On Nov. 26, the NJ Cannabis Regulatory ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – During the November 19th Council Meeting, Mayor Matthew P. Anesh proclaimed November 15, 2018 to be “World Pancreatic Cancer Day” in the Borough of South Plainfield.  With staggering statistics and facts about the growing numbers of pancreatic cancer victims, the proclamation ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A demographic study of South Plainfield’s seven school buildings found that while enrollment appears to be leveling off, two large residential developments, combined with planned and future construction within borough overlay zones, will ‘impact’ district schools by ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Chants of ‘Pie Him! Pie Him! Pie Him!’ filled the gymnasium of Franklin Elementary School on Nov. 21 as students in pre-K through fourth grade gathered for a special ‘Pie the Principal’ assembly to kick off Thanksgiving break.   “’Pie the Principal; has become an event ...

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NEW JERSEY – Turkey or ham? Perhaps a turducken?    Whichever traditional centerpiece you go with this Thanksgiving, there’s a chance it wasn’t served during the first holiday dinner in 1621. Historians believe the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe shared lobster, rabbit, nuts, carrots, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – An application before the South Plainfield Planning Board pertaining to the residential development of the former Motorola property that was originally scheduled for a vote in September has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 27. Currently, M&M Realty Partners at ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. -- South Plainfield High School senior Chris Shine signed on the dotted line of his National Letter of Intent on Monday afternoon to play baseball at Seton Hall University. He will be a freshman with the Pirates and eligible to play starting in the 2020 season. “It’s a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Presto Printing, South Plainfield’s oldest downtown business, is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary.  “I consider myself honored and blessed to be able to have served this wonderful community for 40 years, said Presto Printing’s owner Rich DePinto. “I’ve been here ...

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