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Alerts from South Plainfield Police Department

The South Plainfield Police Department is accepting applications for Per-Diem Police Dispatcher.  The following are the minimum requirements for applicants: Must be at least 18 years of age Must have a High School diploma or GED Must be certified in 9-1-1, EMD and CPR Must pass a background check and a computerized Dispatch test Must be able to multi-task while using Police, Fire, and EMS Radios, telephones, and computers Must be able to work on an as needed basis to fill vacant shifts including nights, weekends, and ...

Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin

TOMS RIVER, NJ – The Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee met jointly with the Senate Environment and Energy Committee on Thursday at the Toms River Municipal Complex Building to discuss single-use plastics and plastic waste, the harmful effects they have on the environment and how New Jersey can minimize and eventually end our reliance on single-use plastic items.             “Each day, Americans use 500 million plastic straws, and each year, Americans use ...

Beth's Book Review

The Liberators: America’s Witnesses to the Holocaust by Michael Hirsh (Bantom Books, 2010)   “It was bad. It was very, very bad,” said Jay Dakelman, a medic with the 3rd Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. He was describing to me the first moment that he stepped into a concentration camp, somewhere in Germany, during the final months of World War II. Jay Dakelman, who ended the war with the rank of corporal, was my father. Since my great-grandmother was Russian, the only language that she had ever ...

Borough Notifications

HELP WANTED Part-time outdoor labor, South Plainfield Recycling Complex & parks litter control, weekly hours vary. Experience with heavy equipment a plus. Contact Recycling Coordinator atempel@southplainfieldnj.com or 908-226-7621. EOE.

Dad in the Box

Let me ask you something.   If you had a couple hundred thousand dollars lying around, like in a penny jar or something, would you spend it on a trip to outer space knowing that it could potentially end, let’s say, not well?   Uber rich guys like Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson are betting customers will.  At least customers with a few hundred large to burn.  They are rapidly building commercial space programs to give money-is-no-object thrill seekers willing to sign a Hold Harmless Waiver the ultimate ...

From the Office of Mayor Matthew P. Anesh

South Plainfield– Last night the Borough Zoning Board granted an approval for Chick-fil-A to move into Middlesex Mall. The approval clears the way for a 5,000 square foot building including a drive thru to be built at the corner of Stelton Road and Hadley Road. “This will be a welcomed addition to South Plainfield,” said Mayor Matt Anesh. “Economic Development Chairman Derryck White has been working for nearly a year to make this happen and I know the residents will be thrilled.”In recent weeks it’s no ...

Health News You Can Use

Research published this week in the journal Circulation, reported findings of a 34 year study on over 100,000 people found five modifiable lifestyle       behaviors associated with a 14 year longer life expectancy in women and a 12 year long life expectancy in men at age 50. The health behaviors related to longer life included never smoking, eating a healthy diet, maintaining a normal weight, drinking alcohol in moderation or not at all, and getting more than 3.5 hours a week of moderate to vigorous activity. The ...

Holy Savior Academy News

Holy Savior Academy will be hosting its 2nd Annual Designer Bag Bingo on Saturday 10/13.   There will be 10 Bingo Games, small basket raffle and a 50/50.  For each bingo game, you will be given 3 chances to win!  “Last year was a tremendous success and we are looking forward to building on that momentum, “ says Cindy Trunell, co-chair of the event. “Our bags are from top designers such as Marc Jacobs, Coach, and Michael Kors and have retail values ranging from $198 to $450”, according to ...

Kevin's Corner

Last time we checked, it was barely the beginning of summer, and now it’s already autumn. How did your air conditioner hold up over the past few months?  If you skipped having your system maintained in the spring or summer, it’s important make sure it’s still in good shape now so you can stay comfortable next season. The number one cause of air conditioning and heating failure is dirt. To keep the system clean change your air filters at least every three months, ideally every month. Additionally, have a qualified ...

Know Your Nest

In today’s real estate market, with low inventory dominating the conversation in many areas of the country, Team Nest Builder knows it can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. In a recent realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time homebuyers can take to help carry their excitement of buying a home throughout the whole process. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Before You Start Your ...

Senator Patrick J. Diegnan

South Plainfield -- Senator Patrick Diegnan said that the findings of the NJ Transit audit confirm the need for passage of comprehensive reform legislation to make NJ Transit more responsive, transparent and accountable to the hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans who ride their trains and buses every day. Senator Weinberg (D-Bergen) and Assemblyman McKeon (D-Middlesex), the sponsors of NJ Transit reform legislation that has passed the Senate and is awaiting Assembly action, and Senator Diegnan (D-Middlesex), who chairs the Senate ...

Senior Corner

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Senior Center later this month will launch a new craft program for its members. The ‘Gracefully Made’ program, which will be held at 10 a.m. every other Tuesday beginning Sept. 25, is free and will be run by longtime member Grace McGinnis.  “Grace is a craft guru and so super creative,” said the Tree Olano, the center’s director. “She can make something out of nothing and I am really excited to see what our seniors create.” “I ...

South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club

The South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club will be once again running our highly successful Fall Instructional league. It will run for 6 weeks every Monday from 6pm to 7pm starting from Monday September 10th until Monday October 15th. The League will be run at Field #1 located at the South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club on Lorraine Ave (Field #1 is the first field on your left as you come down Lorraine Ave) This is the same road going towards the Soccer and Pop Warner Fields and the Recycling Center This is a great ...

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203

The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 have been hard at work with one of their biggest fundraisers of the year. The Knights of Columbus Fall Mums Sale. This fundraiser was started 15 years ago by Gerry Butrico and this year $3,200 was raised from this year’s mum’s sale which goes to the Knights Charity Fund. One of the Knights of Columbus's principles is Charity; this Charity fund is used to support local residents who have charitable needs, over the past 15 years over $60,000 have been raised. In ...

South Plainfield Library

Halloween is coming – are you getting scared?  If you’re frightened you won’t find the right costume or create the best decorations, have no fear.  Your library will help you!  If it’s ghosts you’re afraid of—watch Ghostbusters. We’ve got both the Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy versions. Whether you want to make a costume for children (try Dazzling Disguises and Clever Costumes by Angela Wilkes) or your dog (Bow wow WOW! : fetching costumes for your fabulous dog  by Cathie ...

SPHS Athlete of the Week

The South Plainfield Field Hockey Team had a huge week going into the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament.  The Lady Tigers rolled off four straight wins including a first round conference tournament win.  This helped raise their season record to 12-5.  Much of this success is due to the play of senior center forward Lauren Zultowski. On the season, Lauren has eight goals and five assists.  Last week alone she scored four goals.  Lauren came up with the winning stroke in a 2-1 win over Old Bridge on ...

Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield

On October 4th forty Suburban Woman’s Club members and their guests celebrated the fall season with their annual Husbands/Guests dinner at the American Legion Hall in South Plainfield.   Husbands and guests were delighted with the delicious dishes and desserts offered by members and were entertained with music of the 70s, 80s and 90s thanks to The World of Rock Trio.  President Diana Cotone welcomed everyone to this wonderful evening and thanked Hospitality Chair Diana Gallo and her committee for organizing the ...

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The Mommy's Review

I love Halloween! It’s one of my favorite holidays, especially since there is so much to do, and it’s so much fun for the kids. I also love that you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Sure, you could go to the store and buy brand-new costumes and decorate your house like crazy, but it’s also a holiday you can do on a budget. Secondhand costumes purchased from Facebook swap groups? Check. Dollar store decorations? You betcha. Hitting up the free local trick-or-treating events? You can bet all of your Fun Size M&Ms ...

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