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Press Release – Residential Burglary

South Plainfield Police responded to a residential burglary which occurred on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, shortly before 1:00 PM to a home on Woodland Ave.  Access was gained to the home and electronic items and jewelry were stolen. A witness saw two black men 20's-30's dressed in all black, both wearing black hoods one carrying a large black duffel bag with red trim walking towards East Golf Ave. Anyone having information about this crime is asked to call Detective Joseph Glowacki at 908-226-7669 or Detective Sergeant ...

Amateur Radio Club (SPARC)

The Boy Scouts of America Amateur (Ham) Radio Station: K2BSA, is on the air during the 2017 National Scout Jamboree, July 18 to July 28, from the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia. The K2BSA operation will demonstrate Amateur Radio to several thousand Scouts and fulfill the Radio Merit Badge requirement for contacts (QSOs). Last Saturday, July 22, the South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club (SPARC) joined the fun. They operated from the gazebo in Spring Lake Park. Several contacts with Scouts at the Jamboree were made on the 20 and ...

Ask AristaCare...................

TO SEND A QUESTION, PLEASE MAIL OR EMAIL TO: ARISTACARE AT CEDAR OAKS, 1311 Durham Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080, Attn: Vimla Parboji or email Vimla directly at vparboji@aristacare.com Vimla will make sure the appropriate professional/specialist answers your question Q: While the warm weather is enjoyed by many it is crucial to stay protected and hydrated. Maria wrote in to get more information about HeatStroke symptoms and ways to treat someone who may be suffering from one.    A:  Maria a heatstroke takes ...

Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin to ensure homeowners who want to appeal their property taxes are aware of the appeal deadline was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie on Friday.  The bill came from an idea from a resident, who felt that the tax appeal information was not easily found on their property tax bill.  “This is a simple step that can go a long way in ensuring that homeowners who want to appeal their property taxes do not miss their opportunity to do so,” said ...

Beth's Book Review

The Garth Brooks Concert- Prudential Center, December 3, 2017 When the last child cries for a crust of bread When the last man dies for just words that he said, When there's shelter over the poorest head, We shall be free. My husband, Tom, and I stood on the platform at the Menlo Park train station, wearing our black cowboy hats and jeans, waiting for the train to the Prudential Center in Newark for our third Garth Brooks concert. “You guys going to the concert?” asked an attractive blonde woman wearing tooled ...

Borough Notifications

The Borough of South Plainfield is looking for a fulltime mechanics helper for the Department of Public Works. The mechanics’ helper will work under the supervision of DPW’s mechanic supervisor. Responsibilities shall include the repair, maintenance and servicing of various motor vehicles and construction equipment as well as various machines and tools utilized in Public Works. Two years of experience in maintenance and repairs of vehicles and a certificate as an automotive mechanic issued by the National Institute for ...

Dad in the Box

The other day I was talking to our cat . . .   Hmmm.  It says here that dogs are smarter than cats. What are you reading, Mad Magazine? No seriously, this article in the Times claims that a scientific study conducted at Vanderbilt University recently discovered that dogs have twice as many neurons as cats in the analytic part of their brains. Yeah, but they only use a quarter of them!  For god’s sake, they chase Frisbees and chew shoes!  How smart can they be? Well, according to the biological scientist ...

From the Editor

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From the Office of Mayor Matthew P. Anesh

Dear Residents: There is no better job than being Mayor of my hometown of South Plainfield. Last Saturday, was one of those days. I sit back and say how thankful I am, to you the residents and the town I call home. The morning started off with breakfast with the Mayor at the South Plainfield Senior Center. I am glad I had my coffee because everyone was wide awake. There were a number of items discussed such as taxes, speeding, traffic control devices and construction.  Breakfast with the Mayor is a great ...

Guest Column

Buriram, Thailand - English Camp. If you are an English teacher in Thailand, you have definitely heard or engaged in English Camp. If you are not a teacher in Thailand, English Camp is a day where students play in English activities created by the foreign teachers.  It is similar to a field day with a touch of craziness, pinch of language barrier obstacles, and a heaping tablespoon of love. To prepare for the impending pandemonium, I took a deep breath and abandoned rigid expectations. Since living in Thailand, I realized things ...

Health News You Can Use

A national poll of almost 1700 people age 50 - 80 conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan Institute for Health Care Policy found that only a third of them who take at least one prescription drug had talked to a health care professional about drug interactions in the previous two years. Among those taking six or more medications, less than half had talked with a health care professional about drug interactions. In addition, 60% see more than one physician, about 20% use more than one pharmacy and only 36% said their pharmacist ...

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum

New Brunswick, NJ – There’s a new presence on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick: Walking Man, a permanent outdoor installation by internationally renowned sculptor – and longtime South Brunswick, New Jersey, resident – George Segal. You can find the single bronze figure in stride at the refurbished northwest corner of George and Hamilton Streets, where it appears headed toward the museum’s entrance. “Creative Expression and the Human Experience is an integrating theme of ...

Johnny Four Fingers Weekly NFL Picks

CALABASH, NC – So much for my good Thanksgiving. I was horrible last week. I went 1-4. My only win was Miami and no one watched that game anyway. A guy Andy emailed me to say my picks were late. That has been the least of my problems. I’m not sure what the technical difficulties may be, but the bigger issue is my picks have stunk. I’m in Jersey now for the holidays, so my picks should be better. Its a dog weekend. This is the first week of the playoffs for most fantasy teams. Good luck to the winners. WEEK #14 NFL ...

K & S Travel

In recent years the number of people choosing a cruise for their vacation has risen dramatically, and this trend is expected to continue. But the maze of ships can be overwhelming as there are cruises to just about every place on this planet. You can travel the American Rivers on steamboats discovering the history and culture of the Mississippi River or the Columbia River or the Islands off of New England Islands and more. Travel to Europe on a River Cruise that stops at small towns, villages, castles and fairytale hamlets alone the way.

Keys to Wellness

Sibin is a 23 year old pharmacy student at Rutgers Pharmacy School. He is in his fourth and final year of schooling and has many exciting plans ahead of him. When we sat down with his to chat he was really excited to talk about the future, but was not a huge fan of his picture being taken. Q: Why did you want to become a pharmacist? A: I wanted to become a pharmacist so I would be closer to the chemistry and pharmacology medication that are given to patients. Q: What have you learned from being at Twin City? A: I have learned how much ...

Know Your Nest

Don’t miss this weekend’s 2017 Weihnachtsmarkt: 16th Annual Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market at Lake Mohawk in Sparta!   Ranked as “One of the Top Ten Things to Do in December in the State”, this market offers 100+ vendors selling beautifully-crafted and unique gifts; delicious food & drink; live entertainment (from folk dancers to carolers to chainsaw wood carving); a pony ride & petting zoo; and, of course, St. Nicholas himself! Booths fill the Lake Mohawk Country Club and authentic wooden vendor ...

News from South Plainfield Eagles

Dear Parents, The SP Pop Warner Tigers is please to announce our 4th Annual Football Clinic and Jr Combine!  Each year, this program has grown to be a successful clinic, directed by some of the most dedicated Coaches in town. This program is designed for boys and girls ages 7-15, with no prior experience necessary to participate. Children will be learning the basic fundamentals of football in a fun, relaxed and safe environment.  The clinic will take place at the Frank Jost Field, located behind the PAL.  Don't ...

News from Tri County Chamber of Commerce

SOMERSET, NJ - May 3, 2016 - The Tri-County Chamber of Commerce met at the Stage House Tavern, located at 1719 Amwell Road in Somerset, NJ, this past Tuesday.  The TCCOC organizes luncheons every month as an opportunity for members and those considering membership to network.  “The luncheons and events are a great way to promote local businesses, giving them more exposure to many local business owners throughout the area,” said President of the TCCOC and Assistant Vice President of Investor’s Bank in South ...

Real Estate Talk

You’ve probably heard that, when it comes to real estate, it is all about location, location, location.  That’s not necessarily true.  You can’t change where home is located.  You DO have control over what price you list it for sale.  When it comes right down to it, proper pricing is key to selling any home. One of the biggest mistakes a homeowner makes when trying to sell their property is pricing it too high.  A buyer doesn’t care that you spent $50,000 updating your kitchen or ...

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’ Bowling Team continues from their success of last season.  Coming off a Blue Division Title, and having many bowlers returning, The South Plainfield Boys’ Bowling Team has high standards for the season.  The team started off the year by defeating South River 4-0 on Friday, December 1, 2017.  The Tigers then traveled up to Bergen Catholic High School to compete for the first time in the Tom Irwin Memorial Crusader Classic.  The Tigers wound up winning the entire tournament in the ...

Senator Patrick J. Diegnan

(HIGHLAND PARK) – Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. today visited Highland Park Middle School officials to highlight a state program to support students who struggle to overcome print-related disabilities, such as dyslexia and visual impairments.  As a direct result of Senator Diegnan’ s work to create this innovative collaboration between the state education department, local school districts, and Learning Ally more than almost 9,000 New Jersey students have gained access to the tools they need to succeed in school. These ...

Senior Corner

            As we move into colder weather, indoor activities for recreation and education are being planned at the South Plainfield Senior Center, 90 Maple Avenue, South Plainfield.             The Side Pockets, the Center's fabulous billiards team, initiates their season on Thursday, November 2. at 10:00 am. Their first match of the season is a home game, but the Side Pockets will be away for the rest of the ...

Skyzone Trampoline Park

Creator Of The World's First All-Walled Trampoline Playing Court Is Coming To Town   SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first all-walled trampoline playing court, announces its newest Park’s Opening on Saturday, December 19, 2015 with the Grand Opening on Saturday, January 9, 2016 in South Plainfield, N.J.  Sky Zone South Plainfield will become Middlesex County’s first trampoline park with 40,000 square feet of space in a climate controlled facility. We welcome the ...

South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club

The South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club has been busy the past 6 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 youths who played at the baseball club (Matt Cassio, Justin Culver, Nick DellaSala, Dominic Faustini, Bill Keane, Nick Loniewski, Ryan Massatt, Jack Scrudato, Dylan Silverstein Mike Stanzcak, Braydon Tankiewicz, Niko Vasquez and last but not ...

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203

The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus, Council #6203 held their annual Trivia Night Fundraiser at the South Plainfield Senior Center on November 4th. Twelve teams and over 80 people attended this fundraiser and over $2,000 was raised and proceeds will be donated to the Middlesex County Make A Wish Foundation. The Teams were asked 10 questions from 10 categories and whichever team answers the most questions correctly, that team wins. The “Renegades” won their 5th trivia night title in 13 years with a winning score of 60 ...

South Plainfield Library

When people discuss the social and economic shifts of recent years, they describe the growth of the “sharing economy.”  If you don’t need a car full-time, you can share ownership and use a Zipcar whenever you need to drive. If you aren’t using your spare bedroom, you can rent it out via AirBnB.  Use of resources is shared, often using the Internet to facilitate. Libraries are the original shared economy.  You don’t need to own every book on your “To Be Read” list—you can borrow ...

South Plainfield Ponytail on the Diamond

The South Plainfield 12U Tigers Softball Team, Knocked off the #1seed in the Semi final game at the East Brunswick Softball Tournament this Past Sunday. The Tigers who were the 4 seed after pool play had to beat the 5 Seed South Amboy before meeting up with the #1seed  Undefeated Hamilton Hurricanes in the Semi Final Matchup. It was a Great game.  The Tiger's Bats exploded giving them a 10 nothing 4 inning victory over the Hurricanes moving them to the Tigers into the Championship Game vs Sparta.  The Tigers were right in ...

Spotlight on Business

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Delicious Cravings opened last month at 2325 Plainfield Avenue – just across from CVS and next door to Mohn’s Florist – and, on Saturday, June 13, will hold its grand opening. Run by Veronica Ruiz, a member of South Plainfield High School’s Class of 2011 and a graduate of Rutgers University, Delicious Cravings serves up more than a dozen flavors of all natural frozen yogurt, including fat free and no sugar added options, as well as milk shakes, bubble tea and smoothies and also serves hot dogs ...

Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield

The Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield began celebrating the holiday season on December 3rd with its annual Theater Party at the Historical Edison Valley Playhouse.  At a sold-out performance, the audience was treated to “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” a delightful and heartwarming musical. Continuing with the holiday spirit, the Club donated to “Boatsie’s Boxes,” Christmas stockings filled with delicious treats and personal items which are sent to servicemen and women overseas by the ...

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The Falcon's Nest

The Saint Joseph High School Umoja Club celebrated Black History Month through researching lesser-known African-American leaders. In doing so, the students gained a deeper understanding of these people and the important contributions that they have made in our country.   The students reflected on how certain African-American leaders influenced them and the impression that these leaders made on them as high school students. A display board of information was created by the club for the entire school community to enhance their ...

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 ...

The Real Estate Corner

The Moretti Team Welcome the opportunity to answer any questions regarding real estate and market trends. Here is a Market Update in South Plainfield by Guy Moretti    

The World According to Greg...................

Whether it is flag football or the NFL, people whose mathematical specialties reside in the areas of risk/reward analyses, game theory, and other related disciplines continue to be aghast that American football has implemented a paucity of irrefutable analyses into their decision-making processes. Instead, many coaches tend to pass on an archaic approach with very little variation down the line, either through time or various levels of play.  A dramatic exception to this is Coach Kevin Kelley’s highly-successful Pulaski Academy ...

investorsBank Economic Outlook

The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates twice this year and could do so again in December.  But the economy is hardly booming along and inflation remains tame.  Are the central bankers crazy?  No!  They simply are trying to add some monetary policy arrows to their largely empty quiver. The near collapse of the world financial system in 2008, forced the Fed to take extraordinary action.  Typically, when a recession hits, the Central Bank lowers short-term interest rates by cutting the funds rate.  This ...

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