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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

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin (Castle Point Books, 2018)   “What’s this book?” my friend, Linda, asked me picking up my new copy of Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by husband and wife writing team,  Bruce and Jeanne Lubin. Linda was paging through the volume already and commenting on how interesting and helpful the book seemed to be. “I’m going to stop on my way home and pick up a copy of this,” she announced, and she did exactly that. Linda’s ...

Borough Notifications

Legal Notice The annual 2019 Reorganization Meeting of the South Plainfield Mayor and Council has been scheduled for Saturday, January 5, 2019 beginning at 12:00 noon at Borough Hall located at 2480 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080, action may be taken.  Amy Antonides, RMC/CMC/CMR Municipal Clerk

Dad in the Box

As part of my continuing education series on things I know nothing about but will explain anyway, I think it is time to tackle dryer repair. As we all know, a dryer is a big heavy metal thing with buttons and knobs that dries clothes.  This is not to be confused with a washing machine which is also a big heavy metal thing with buttons and knobs that washes clothes.  It is easy to confuse the two. They look alike. Anyway, let's say one day you fill your dryer with damp clothes, turn it on, and nothing happens.  It is ...

From the Office of Mayor Matthew P. Anesh

Dear Neighbor This past year I had several residents ask how they could get involved with the Borough. Community involvement, at the local level, is tremendously rewarding and the most often fun. The Borough has an array of boards, commissions and committees.  There are some committees that require little commitment and others that require more.  The best way to know how things works is to get involved. Borough boards and committees run from Planning and Zoning to Recreation, Public Celebrations, and Health advisory.  In ...

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

With everyone home for the holidays, the extra bodies, shower use, and cooking power in your home can really bring up the heat. While that’s nice for your heating bill, it may cause unwanted ventilation issues in your home. Kitchen Remember a few tips for keeping smoke out of your eyes and steam from coming out your ears while your kitchen works overtime: Use the hood fan to reduce all the steam rolling off your boiling stovetop items.  Open windows to create a freshening airflow. If you need more draft ...

Know Your Nest

‘Tis the season, and twinkling holiday lights abound!  Here, Team Nest Builder shares 5 Northern New Jersey spots, from family homes to stadium shows, to take in light displays and enjoy some festive family fun: Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show 94 Championship Place, Augusta Load up the car and head to this one-mile long, drive-through show featuring amazing displays set to joyful holiday music. More than two million lights brighten your night, including nativity scenes, twinkling snowflakes, skating penguins, and ...

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 has been busy the past 7 weeks with their Annual Fall Baseball clinic for 5, 6, 7 and 8 year old players that played in C League and Tee ball last year. Run by the South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club Board Members, Travel & Club Coaches and the following High School players who as youths played at the baseball club (Matt Cassio, Justin and Jake Jones, Nick Loniewski, Rob Gonzalez, Ryan Massett and Chris and Brandon Shine) Over 50 youth players signed up and performed many drills to teach ...

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On November 30th AT&T employees & South Plainfield Knights of Columbus members went to the Menlo Park Veterans Home and supported our Veterans. A great time was had by everyone who attended, the AT&T & Knights Volunteers helped transport the Veterans from their rooms, helped them play bingo, then sat and talked to them and then transported them back to their rooms after the Bingo games were over. The AT&T & Knights Volunteers showed there true compassion to our Veterans as they donated ...

South Plainfield Library

Come join us for Monday Night Movies!  On Monday, December 17 at 6:30 PM, we will be showing the new release based on Laura Hillenbrand’s novel Unbroken.  This movie continues where the first one left off, following Louis Zamperini after he returns home from years of torture during World War II.  If you cannot make it to the Monday night showing, there is a second screening on Wednesday, December 19 at 12:30 PM. Don’t forget to stop by the library this weekend!  Join Ms. Stella on Sunday, December 16 at 2:30 ...

SPHS Athlete of the Week

With the beginning of the Competition Cheer season underway, Brianna Slover was honored as South Plainfield High School’s first All-State recipient from the NJCDCA. As stated at the awards breakfast this past Sunday, only the best of the best get chosen. With over 50 applicants, Brianna was one out of the 24 recipients in the state to receive this honor. To qualify elite skills in the areas of tumbling, stunting, and jumps are required. Brianna began her Competition Cheerleading career as a freshman at SPHS. During her time on the ...

Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield

One thousand seven hundred and twenty-three servicemen and women stationed far from our country’s shores will receive Boatsie’s Boxes from members of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs. You may well ask what are Boatsie’s Boxes.  These oddly named boxes aren’t boxes at all.  In 2004 Gail “Boatsie” Van Vranken received a letter from her son stationed in Afghanistan saying that there was a great shortage of personal items for the troops -- and that is how this charitable ...

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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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