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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 ...

Beth's Book Review

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffen (Ballentine Books, 2018) How much is “too much” to give our children when raising them today? When we buy them the latest pair of sneakers, a cell phone when they are ten years old, or give them an expensive car when they turn seventeen, what are we teaching them about the value of having to work for something they think that they want so that they can keep up with the latest trends and be seen as “cool” with their peers? And speaking of values, when teens spend all of their spare ...

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

I am an artist.  It says so on my T-shirt. My colorful shirt, which significantly inflates my position in life, confers great status.  For one, it announces that I am a musical performer at the up and coming Montclair Jazz Festival.  This separates me from the thousands of other festival goers who only get to enjoy a great day of music, not play it.   More importantly, wearing my Artist T-shirt allows me access backstage where I can securely store my tarnished trombone while I also volunteer at the beer garden tent ...

From the Office of Mayor Matthew P. Anesh

South Plainfield–The South Plainfield Community Pool has been a treasure to Borough residents since being built in the mid 60’s. The Pool, which at one time was privately owned, has been a source of recreational fun for generations. It is a source of summer relief for residents young and old.  Much like the library, prior to the addition, the pool is dated and in need of repair. Administration after Administration have tried to make small modest improvements, but the Pool is now in need of major improvements and a summer ...

Guest Column

In New Jersey, segregation is a cultural issue that demands the immediate attention of Christians. Nearly 87 percent of Christian churches in the U.S. are either made up of only white, or only African-American parishioners. When we worship in the comfortable bubble of segregation, we miss the opportunity for racial reconciliation, as mandated by Jesus: "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." John ...

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 ...

Johnny Four Fingers Weekly NFL Picks

CALABASH, NC – The Four Finger man was on vacation last week and somehow my picks didn’t make it so the TAP Coaching Staff called an audible. My ghost writing backup submitted the Week 16 picks. He is no Garoppolo, but he didn’t do too bad. Anyway, he wanted the Saints, but called a push, and lost the Jets by ½. He called the Seahawk win, but blew everything else. I’m still holding to my preseason Super Bowl pick. The Chiefs Win. Happy New Year’s everyone. Here are my picks for week #17. WEEK #17 NFL ...

Kevin's Corner

The heating and cooling system is one of the most important systems in a home, which is why the home inspection may include a detailed exam of this equipment. Here are common problems homeowners encounter: Filters:If filters aren’t changed regularly, air flow can become blocked, causing problems with heating and cooling functions. Leaks:Any leak can be a precursor to a larger problem, like a cracked heat exchanger, which converts fuel to heat. If the exchanger breaks, it can release dangerous gas into the air. A leak in the ...

Know Your Nest

Thinking of finding a New Jersey home and commuting to work in New York City? Here, Team Nest Builder offers an evaluation of 5 methods of making the commute--read on to get moving! Follow the PATH Fast and cheap, the PATH Subway connects Newark, Hoboken and Jersey City to Manhattan Midtown and the World Trade Center. With stops at 9th, 14th, 23rd and 33rd St, it’s super convenient to hop off and amble to your office, or jump on the subway. It runs 24/7, making those late nights at the office a little easier. All rides are $2.75 ...

Reunion Corner

Reunion on October 27, 2018 at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ starting at 6:00 pm. Cost is $80.00 per person, buffet dinner and cash bar. Hotel accommodations with special group rate are available at the Crown Plaza Edison which is located across the street from the Pines Manor. There will be a shuttle service for the hotel guests. For more information regarding the hotel call 732-287-3500. Please make checks payable to SPHS Reunion and mail them to: Sue Romeri 2300 Selene Avenue South Plainfield, NJ 07080 Questions regarding ...

SPHS Athlete of the Week

The South Plainfield Boys’ Spring Track has continued to be one of the most successful programs for the Spring Athletic Season.  The Boys’ have been dominate in the Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division for the last few years.  After being decimated by graduation, the Tigers were not sure what the season would hold.  South Plainfield once again won the Blue Division Championship.  A lot of this success is due to the consistency of senior captain, Alejandro Garcia. Last week marked a big week in the ...

Senator Patrick J. Diegnan

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  – Senator Patrick Diegnan today hailed the start of an $881,550 New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) funded project for improvements and paving work along Hadley Road in South Plainfield. “Improved roads in South Plainfield will benefit residents and businesses”, said Senator Diegnan (D-Middlesex). “I want to thank the Governor Murphy administration for acting quickly earlier in the year and providing this NJDOT grant to promote public safety, create jobs, enhance New ...

Senior Corner

September Line Up at the Senior Center September 4th  - 9:30 Coloring September 5 – Resorts Casino – Atlantic City    $25.00 p/p September 6 – Book Club 11:00 a.m. September 10th Medicare Program 11:30 a.m. September 10 – Woodloch Pines Trip September 15 – Super Saturday  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 September 17 – Tuscany,  Italy Trip Presentation  10:45 a.m. September 17 – ...

South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club

The South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club (SPJBC) will be having In Person Registration Signups on Friday January 19th from 6-9pm and Saturday January 20st from 9am to 1pm at the SPJBC Clubhouse on Lorraine Ave You can also sign your kids up online at the SPJBC Website:  http://www.leaguelineup.com/spjbc (online forms tab) or you can mail the form to SPJBC, PO Box 166, South Plainfield NJ 07080 Children 6 – 18 can sign up to play next season.  Your child must be 6 years old before September 30th or be in 1st Grade to be ...

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203

On August 11th the South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 handed out their 2017-2018 End of Year Highest Council Awards. Past Grand Knight Joe McGeehan and Current Grand Knight Joe Wilkowski presented the 2018 South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Family of the Year Award to Joe and Theresa Bielinski and the Knight of the Year Award to Lenny Kleczkowski.                          Joe Bielinski has ...

South Plainfield Library

Come join us Monday, August 13 at 6:30 PM for Monday Night Movies.  This week’s selection is a horror drama starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.  Their characters are husband and wife, and they are trying to protect their family from monsters with super sensitive hearing.  It is rated PG-13.  If you cannot make it to the Monday night showing, there is a second screening on Wednesday, August 15 at 12:30 PM. On Saturday, August 11 at 10 AM and Tuesday, August 14 at 2 PM, join Ms. Mija for a Special Needs Sensory ...

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The Hyperlocal Consultant

Facebook recently announced it will be changing its feed and algorithms so that news from publishers and posts from businesses will be relegated in favor of posts about your neighbor’s cat.  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is making these changes because he is concerned about his legacy and that of the company he founded. If Mark Zuckerberg is truly worried about his legacy and that of Facebook, casting legitimate news publishers and businesses into the abyss will only further tarnish ...

The Mommy's Review

Corre, no camines (that’s “run, don’t walk!”) to see Coco, the newest animated feature film from Pixar Animation Studios/Disney. This beautiful movie is something that families will cherish seeing together. Like Moana last year, I took my family (ages 7 to 70+) to see Coco over Thanksgiving weekend, and everyone was delighted by the splendor of this wonderful cinematic experience. Coco tells the story of a young boy named Miguel who yearns to be a musician, although he comes from a long line of shoemakers who not ...

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