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Active Aging

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any culinary curiosity. Plus, the great thing about taking a virtual cooking class is you can learn to whip up meals from the comfort of your kitchen.

Alerts from South Plainfield Police Department

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Police Department would like to remind residents to lock their motor vehicles at all times.  There have been several thefts from motor vehicles throughout the State and in South Plainfield. These thefts typically are in vehicles that have been left unlocked. If you have a car alarm make sure it is set. There has even been an uptick in vehicle thefts. Don’t let a crook ruin your holidays. Do not leave valuables in plain view inside your vehicle.  Again, we cannot stress enough to ...

Beth's Book Review

Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power by Neal Gabler. (Yale  Univ. Press, 2016). Stephen Spielberg: A Life in Films by Molly Haskell. (Yale Univ. Press, 2017)   My family complains each year at holiday time that I am impossible to buy gifts for. This is true because, usually, if I want something, I purchase it myself. They ask me for lists, but even then, my suggestions are lame. However, this past holiday season, I found something that I really wanted.   Just in time for Chanukah, Jewish ...

Borough Notifications

The Borough of South Plainfield is looking for a part-time Groundskeeper to work at both the recycling center and at the Borough Compost. Candidates shall maintain a valid NJ driver’s license. Customer service or landscaping experience is preferred. Please send resume to: Borough of South Plainfield, 2480 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080. Attn: Alice Tempel atempel@southplainfieldnj.com.

Dad in the Box

“It's over Bill. I don’t do Windows.” And so, with a simple Ctl+Alt+Del over Twitter, the marriage of Bill and Melinda Gates has powered down. The wealthy, philanthropic tech couple sadly announced their union was “irretrievably broken.” I took this to mean they received a critical error message followed by the blue screen of death because their marital hard drive crashed and they had failed to back it up. After 27 years of marriage and 9 releases of Windows, their deprecated operating system is no ...

From the Office of Mayor Matthew P. Anesh

  South Plainfield:5 Middlesex County:159   Cumulative Cases: South Plainfield:2,094 Middlesex County: 64,059   Newly Reported Deaths: South Plainfield:1 Middlesex County:4   Cumulative Deaths: South Plainfield:54 Middlesex County:1,727   Information on County testing and registration dates as well as information about the saliva-based COVID-19 test can be found at the following link: ...

Health Matters

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations at: https://www.atlantichealth.org  

Home Sweet Home

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite spots in the house, all while sharing your love with a special person on this holiday. Decorate Using Her Favorites A great way to decorate your ...

News from Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios

  February is designated as American Heart Month to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke – the leading causes of death in the United States. More than 600,000 Americans die of heart disease each year, including people of all ages, genders, and races. Some of the main causes of heart disease are high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, alcohol, stress, and improper diet. Fortunately, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can reduce a person’s risk of heart disease. Educating the public about the ...

South Plainfield Library

It might only be May, but we’re counting down the days to summer. Yes, it’s almost that time of year again, and our Summer Reading Program is on the way. We’re gearing up for a season of exciting programs, prizes and personalized book recommendations. Keep an eye out for more details in the weeks to come. In the meantime, the library continues to be open in a limited capacity and all programming is currently happening online. You can visit our website to register for all upcoming events. Zoom links will be emailed out ...

SPHS Athlete of the Week

Last week while spring sports were getting underway, conference awards were being finalized for season three.  Junior Kshama Parekh was honored as an All-White Division Volleyball Player. Her aggressive style and hard work ensured her this distinction.  On the season, Kshama led the team with 87 kills during the shortened season.  She also had the most digs for the team at 62.  This helped lead the team to an excellent season making it all the way to the quarterfinals of the sectional championship.  One of her ...

Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield

This year has unfolded to reveal how vulnerable we can be against a tiny organism which has proven to be a formidable foe and highlighted the importance of the medical profession and those essential workers who keep our economy going.   But 2020 has also offered proof of the vital need of service organizations, especially those which support their local communities.  As an example, under the leadership of its president, Jane Rundella, the Suburban Woman’s Club of South Plainfield has continued its support of the community ...

TAPinto Insider

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best utilize it for my business?” SEO is the process of improving the quality and quantity of traffic to a website or a web page from a search ...

The Entertainer

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces with bold, fun accents this season. Here are seven easy and affordable ways to add pops of color that your guests (and you!) will love in every ...

The Falcon's Nest

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Brandon Bielak, a Sayreville native who played his high school baseball at St. Joseph High School (Metuchen), took the mound for the Houston Astros against the Yankees Tuesday evening in a hostile Yankee Stadium, where fans released their anger over Houston's sign-stealing scandal became public following the 2019 ALCS. Bielak had the thrill of pitching in the Bronx for the first time as a Major Leaguer, taking over in the 5th inning for former Cy Young winner Zack Greinke. However, it was a ...

Women's Wellness

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s irreversible. Sun-safe skincare is all about prevention! It’s crucial that you know how to protect your skin while enjoying time outside, so here are ...

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The Athlete of the Week: Kshama Parekh Girls’ Volleyball Outside Hitter

Last week while spring sports were getting underway, conference awards were being finalized for season three.  Junior Kshama Parekh was honored as an All-White Division Volleyball Player. Her aggressive style and hard work ensured her this distinction. 

On the season, Kshama led the team with 87 kills during the shortened season.  She also had the most digs for the team at ...

The Athlete of the Week Anthony White Wrestling

The South Plainfield High School Wrestling Team competed in the NJSIAA State Wrestling Tournament at Phillipsburg High School this past weekend and had tremendous success.  The Tigers sent two wrestlers to the state tournament and both wrestlers placed in the top 8 of their weight class.  Junior, Jeffrey Jacome completed his great season by placing 4th in a very tough 106lb. weight ...

Obituaries

Richard Stoeckel, 68, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021 in the Haven Hospice at JFK Medical Center ...
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Letters to the Editor

Community Happenings

Mother's Day Breakfast "To Go" Today!

May 9, 2021

South Plainfield Elks #2298 will be hosting their annual Mother's Day Breakfast "TO GO" this year due to the pandemic.
The Drive-Up event is hosted by the Past Exalted Rulers and will be held on Mother's Day - Sunday, May 9th, 2021. Drive-up Hours will be 8:00am - 12 Noon. 
The cost of the breakfast is one price only - $8 and will include the following ...

2021 SPHS PTOO Used Clothing Drive

South Plainfield HS PTO-O Clothing Drive May 1

The SPHS PTO-O is hosting a clothing drive on Saturday, May 1 from 10am to 3pm. Have you finished your spring-cleaning? This is a convenient way to get rid of your unwanted clothes and household items. A truck will be located in the back parking lot of South Plainfield High School. All new and used men, women and children’s clothing, ...

Girl Scout Troop 65042 Dedicates Tree to Honor Those Who Lost Their Lives Due to COVID-19

May 5, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Girl Scout Troop 65042 planted a weeping cherry tree in Willow Park on April 30 in remembrance of those in the community who passed away from COVID-19. Mayor Matthew Anesh, Councilwoman Christine Faustini, Councilman Derryck White, Library Director Linda Hansen, Library Board member Ray Rusnak, and parents were present to support the troop's efforts to recognize ...

Autistic South Plainfield Singer/Songwriter and TikTok Influencer, Cory Singer, Releases Newest Single and Video

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – South Plainfield’s own Cory Singer recently released the video for his single, “Someone,” a song he wrote about wanting to fall in love with someone who truly understands you. Singer is a singer-songwriter, musician, theater performer, and autism advocate. Diagnosed with autism at 4 years old, Singer knows the challenges. During the pandemic, the ...

Sayreville's Brandon Bielak, Saint Joseph HS Grad, Pitches Against the Yankees

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Brandon Bielak, a Sayreville native who played his high school baseball at St. Joseph High School (Metuchen), took the mound for the Houston Astros against the Yankees Tuesday evening in a hostile Yankee Stadium, where fans released their anger over Houston's sign-stealing scandal became public following the 2019 ALCS.

Bielak had the thrill of ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, May 13, 11:00 AM

The Beth Greenhouse, Newark

Seedling & Plant Sale

Home & Garden

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Thu, May 13, 4:30 PM

South Plainfield Public Library, South Plainfield

Korean Cooking with Mija

Food & Drink

Thu, May 13, 6:30 PM

Event in Online, New Brunswick

RU Ready to Garden Webcast returns for Spring of ...

Education Green Home & Garden

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Tue, May 18, 1:00 PM

Wesley United Methodist Church, South Plainfield

South Plainfield Blood Drive - Urgent Need for ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Thu, May 20, 6:30 PM

Event in Online, New Brunswick

RU Ready to Garden Webcast returns for Spring of ...

Education Green Home & Garden

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Sat, May 22, 10:00 AM

South Plainfield

2nd Annual Classic/Custom Car Show May 22nd—10AM ...

Columns

Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininty, and Power

Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power by Neal Gabler. (Yale 

Univ. Press, 2016).

Stephen Spielberg: A Life in Films by Molly Haskell. (Yale Univ. Press, 2017)

 

My family complains each year at holiday time that I am impossible to buy gifts for. This is true because, usually, if I want something, I purchase it myself. They ask me for lists, but even ...

Bookmarks

It might only be May, but we’re counting down the days to summer. Yes, it’s almost that time of year again, and our Summer Reading Program is on the way. We’re gearing up for a season of exciting programs, prizes and personalized book recommendations. Keep an eye out for more details in the weeks to come.

In the meantime, the library continues to be open in a limited capacity ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Press Releases

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Participates in Virtual Symposium on Maternal Health and Perinatal Safety

May 12, 2021

Newark NJ (May 12, 2021)- Experts from the Women’s Health Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBI) will participate in the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey’s 3rd Annual Maternal Health and Perinatal Safety Symposium on Thursday, May 13, from 8:15am – 1:30pm.

NBI’s virtual booth will include information about the hospital’s ...

RWJ Rahway Opens Newly Renovated Medical/Surgical Unit

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway opened its newly renovated 3E with a host of patient-focused amenities that include a family lounge and nourishment station for visitors, flat screen TVs in each room, large bathrooms and in-room work stations for the clinical staff to keep them close to the bedside.  

The new unit, whose renovation was halted during the Covid-19 ...

Diabetes Friendly Meals

So many people with diabetes tell us that they don't know what to eat. Or that they restrict foods like fruit or vegetables from their diets. Or they are tired of making different meals for the family. 

We think we can help. Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator Diane Weeks will be showing you some simple and delicious meals that are so good, everyone will love them.  This ...