South Plainfield Top Stories

May 30, 2020

The Environmental Commission will distribute free tree seedlings to South Plainfield residents on May 31 as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. This program helps communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy and subsequent storms.   From 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. on ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a virtual board of education meeting held last week, 13 South Plainfield High School (SPHS) seniors were honored for earning the Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal, which is recognized by the New Jersey State Department of Education, certifies that a student is proficient in ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The announcement many high school seniors throughout the Garden State have been hoping for was rendered Tuesday with Governor Phil Murphy announcing that in-person graduation ceremonies, with restrictions, may take place after July 6.  “To the Class of 2020: Beginning July ...

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A man and a woman were under arrest in the Borough of South Plainfield, accused of scamming an elderly woman from Memphis, TN, and authorities are again warning residents to be wary of such schemes. Police say the victim received a phone call on Thursday, May 21st, 2020, from a man who said the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – South Plainfield High School (SPHS) students Olivia Olano and Andrew “Drew” Rachwal were chosen as 2020 Middlesex County Unsung Hero award recipients.  For 35 years, the Middlesex County School Boards Association along with Middlesex County Association of School Administrators have ...

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NEW JERSEY — Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tue., May 26, that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders. The ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The announcement everyone pretty much expected was rendered on May 4, with Governor Phil Murphy officially canceling in-person instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  While safety is of utmost concern, the decision to continue virtual learning through ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – To honor and recognize those who have proudly served and died in combat for the United States of America, the Hometown Hero Banner Committee has mounted banners along Plainfield Avenue to honor the fallen heroes.  The endeavor was implemented in September 2019 by the Borough of ...

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A “Hall of Fame” was established at South Plainfield High School to honor graduates for their achievements in academics, professional accomplishments, volunteer and community service, and government/military experience. Acknowledging these successful candidates recognizes them as leaders in ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At dusk on Thursday, the lawn of South Plainfield Middle School was transformed into a ‘field of lights,’ the flames from hundreds of candles illuminating three simple words – ‘Thank You Frontliners.’  The following morning, however, gone were the candles, replaced by ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – This summer will mark a year that resident Anthony Louise and his family have been fostering Sarge, an approximately 15-year-old red nose Pit Bull left for dead in a vacant South Plainfield apartment. Since taking the canine in last July, the Louise family has opened up their ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – During the May 18 Council meeting, Councilman Derryck White proposed that South Plainfield residents stand outside their homes on Monday, May 25 at 10a.m. to honor veterans in their own way.  White suggested reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and playing or singing the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – An initiative, launched on social media this past weekend, aims to recognize members of South Plainfield High School’s (SPHS) Class of 2020.  On May 17, resident Jennifer Carter (Grajko), a special education middle school teacher in the Edison School District, took to ...

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Hackensack Meridian JFK Medical Center celebrates its 1,000th COVID discharge! Patient Dora Cardona from South Plainfield spent 10 days at JFK Medical Center located in Edison, NJ  

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TRENTON, NJ – William “Bill” Frink was among three New Jersey COVID-19 casualties remembered by Governor Phil Murphy during his May 16 news briefing.  Frink passed away on May 3 due to COVID-19 complications.  Frink was a lifelong South Plainfield resident, ever loyal to his community.   “We ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield School District, in partnership with the borough, is asking the community to join together for a ‘Light the Fight’ event this Thursday. A ‘field of lights’ set up at the middle school lawn will pay tribute, celebrate, and thank all front line workers ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Dozens of South Plainfield High School’s senior athletes were recognized for their accomplishments in winter sports during the board of education’s May 13 virtual meeting. “I want to thank the board of ed for continuing to recognize the accomplishments of our students, ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ – As the fight against COVID-19 continues, businesses such as the Pilates Design Studio remain closed. In an effort to help clients, owner Danielle Conner has been providing online group classes three days a week and private sessions everyday and is sharing some helpful drills to help ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the continuation of virtual learning, the South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE), at a virtual meeting on May 13, revised and approved changes to the calendar for the current school year.  As a result of the change, virtual learning ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In just a little over two weeks, the South Plainfield chapter of FLAG – Front Line Appreciation Group – has garnered an outpouring of support from the community. To date, over $7,000 has been raised through monetary  donations and the sale of nearly 300 lawn signs, with ...

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Editor's Note - This event has been postponed due to Governor's Murphy Executive Order 107.  The South Plainfield School District will continue to collect candles.  The event will be re-scheduled as soon as the EO has been amended or lifted. SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield School ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a virtual Committee of the Whole meeting held May 6, the South Plainfield Board of Education approved, by a vote of 9-0 its 2020-2021 spending plan. “This budget was built with the direction of the board and they had certain items that they wanted to ensure were covered ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- During his daily COVID-19 press conference on Monday, May 11, Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ State Police Col. Patrick Callahan attempted to clarify some confusion following publication of a letter Callahan sent to school administrators concerning high school graduations ceremonies and car ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield-based Kobo Products, Inc., a powder and dispersion company that manufacturers and distributes cosmetic and personal care raw materials, has been switching gears a bit the past few months in an effort to help fellow New Jerseyans and the fight against ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. -- Danielle McParland, a South Plainfield High School senior, will continue her athletic and academic career at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). McParland recently announced that she will attend the Ewing-based university to cheer and major in math education. “TCNJ has ...

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Commemorations to honor mothers and motherhood have been happening for centuries and can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans who paid homage to their mother goddesses. Today, tributes to mothers occur all around the world at different times of the year, but the American version of ...

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EDISON, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Health this week celebrated the full recovery and discharge of its 5,000th COVID-19 patient across its network of 17 hospitals. On the afternoon of May 5, doctors, nurses, and medical personnel lined the halls of JFK Medical Center in Edison and the theme from ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – South Plainfield Police, Fire Department and Emergency Management Services sounded their sirens as they paraded past the entryway of AristaCare at Cedar Oaks in South Plainfield on May 6 to honor staff on National Nurse Appreciation Day.  The staff was treated to lunch by the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield School District, in partnership with the borough, is asking the community to join together for a ‘Light the Fight’ event next Thursday. A ‘field of lights’ set up at the middle school lawn will pay tribute, celebrate, and thank all front line workers ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – While the state announced this past weekend that many medical centers are seeing the rate of COVID-19-related hospitalizations decrease, slightly, health care workers on the front line feel the transition from ‘crisis care’ to ‘standard measures’ is still a long way ...

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