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The Athlete of the Week: Jordan Lovett Girls’ Tennis

South Plainfield High School Girls’ Tennis Team continues to have a successful season.  Sophomore, Jordan Lovett has helped lead the Lady Tigers this year.  The team currently holds a 6-5 record. 

Jordan, who has played first singles since her freshman year, went 2-1 on the week. She was able to avenge a loss from earlier this season.  She defeat North ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield – Christine M. (Dahms) Sanbeg, 73, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 at ...
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South Plainfield – Louis Schuman, Jr., 81, died early Monday morning, October 2, 2017 at ...
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Letters to the Editor

Letter from Former Councilman Rusnak

October 19, 2017

Dear Editor,

As a former three term Councilman I know first hand the work and commitment it takes to serve the residents of the borough. I've watched Councilwoman Christine Faustini and Councilman Derryck White do just that. A lot of promises are made during the election season but often very few are kept. Faustini and White have kept their promises. Councilwoman Faustini's ...

Cassie Capparelli And Roberto Sayers Tell You Why They Want To Lead South Plainfield

October 19, 2017

The South Plainfield Democratic Candidates for Borough Council, Cassie Capparelli and Roberto Sayers, this week discussed the reasons why they want to serve the residents of South Plainfield as members of the Borough Council.

Cassie Capparelli stated, “As Roberto and I walk door-to-door, residents often ask us, ‘Why run for elected office and why get involved in ...

Hard Work Defines Derryck White

October 19, 2017

This week’s column is an interview with Council President Derryck White

Q: You have a reputation as being South Plainfield’s hardest working councilman. Why is that?

White: Everyone on the council works hard. I think the key is making sure that effort translates into results.  That’s accomplished by being an active participant in the community, listening and ...

Community Happenings

Elks To Host Breakfast for SPHS Field Hockey

October 4, 2017

The South Plainfield Elks will host a breakfast to benefit the SPHS Field Hockey Team on Sunday, October 22, from 8 am until noon.  The menu features eggs made to order, home fries, bacon, sausage, french toast, pancakes, toast, juice and coffee.  Prices are $7/Adults; $6/Seniors; $4/children ages 4-12, free for children under age 4.  Veterans also eat for free, courtesy of our ...

South Plainfield Girl Scouts Spend Weekend at Camp Lou Henry Hoover

October 6, 2017

The first day of autumn found the South Plainfield Girl Scout Community traveling to Camp Lou Henry Hoover in Newton, NJ. The Girl Scouts and their Leaders spent the weekend enjoying all that Camp Hoover has to offer, boating, archery, the Challenge Course, hiking and of course everyone’s favorite, making  S’mores.  The Community’s camporee theme this year was ...

Halloween Bash Planned for Senior Center

The Annual Halloween Party, a perennial favorite at the South Plainfield Senior Citizens Center, is planned for Friday, October 27 at 11:30 AM. Activities will include a parade of those in costumes, followed by a contest for best costumes, selected by the guests themselves. Music will be provided by DJ Mel, who is renowned for getting attendees on their feet to dance to such ghoulish tunes as ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, October 19, 5:00 PM

Dunellen High School, Dunellen

Italian Choir appearing in Dunellen's Founders ...

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, October 21, 10:00 AM

EyeKrafters Medical Optics, South Plainfield

Pawsome Trunk Show

Giving Back

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Sun, October 22, 8:00 AM

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Elks To Host Breakfast for SPHS Field Hockey

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Sun, October 22, 10:00 AM

Ocean Avenue at Second and Third Avenues, Belmar

Belmar Kite Festival

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Sat, October 28, 10:00 AM

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National Take Back Initiative on October 28th

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Sat, October 28, 7:00 PM

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Line Dancing with Silver Spurs

Columns

The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot

The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot (William Morrow, 2016)

Okay, so Meg Cabot is not high brow literature. However, she is a New York Times best-selling author who definitely has her finger on the pulse of life as a millennial. Best known for her Princess Diary books about an American commoner, Mia Thermopolis, who suddenly learns in her teens that she is the princess of Genovia, Cabot has made her ...

Bookmarks

Did you miss a movie that you wanted to see in the theaters and don’t want to pay to rent it or for the DVD?  Come to “Monday Night Movies” at the library.  It’s all the fun of a movie theater but none of the cost.  We are showing brand new releases every Monday night and we will be providing popcorn for all who attend. This week’s movie stars Diane ...

South Plainfield Knight of Columbus 2017 Knight & Family of the Year Winners

On October 4th The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 handed out their 2016-2017 End of Year Highest Council Awards. Grand Knight Joe McGeehan presented the 2017 South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Family of the Year Award to Joe and Lucille Rea and the Knight of the Year Award to Tom Frantz.

Joe Rea has been a member of the South Plainfield Knights for 46 years, he and ...

Johnny Four Fingers Week #6 NFL Picks

CALABASH. NC – The Four Finger man went 2-3 last week. Dallas, Cleveland and Houston all lost. At least the Yanks came from behind to advance. Juveyman went 2-3 and is 4-11 over the past three weeks. He is a big mulligan.

Speaking of behinds I’ve been getting heckled in a local supermarket by a Steeler and Ravens fan. I thought everyone down South was watching Nascar? Speaking of ...

Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield

The Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield hosted its annual Husbands/Guests Night on October 5th at 7:00 pm at the American Legion Hall.  President Diana Cotone welcomed members and guests, thirty-two in all, and invited them to savor the wonderful covered dish supper made by the hands of the Club’s own members.

President Cotone held a brief business meeting reviewing ...

Press Releases

Diegnan, Pinkin & Karabinchak Receive Backing of New Jersey First Responders

October 18, 2017

EDISON, NJ  - The 18th District Democratic team of State Senator Patrick Diegnan, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak Nancy has received the backing of the New Jersey’s police and firefighter unions for their upcoming election.  

In a joint announcement, the legislators in the 18th District were endorsed by the Professional Firefighters ...