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Sun, May 1, 12:00 AM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Live Baseball | Somerset Patriots (NYY) vs.

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Add to My Calendar 05/01/2022 12:00am 05/01/2022 4:00pm America/New_York Live Baseball | Somerset Patriots (NYY) vs. Portland Sea Dogs (BOS)

As the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate, the Somerset Patriots develop today’s top minor league talent into the pinstriped superstars of tomorrow for Major League Baseball’s winningest team.

Competing within the Double-A Northeast League, the Patriots play their home games at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ, where fans of all ages and levels of baseball fandom get to enjoy ...

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Tue, May 3, 12:00 AM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots Vs. NH Fisher Cats (TOR) | Live ...

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Add to My Calendar 05/03/2022 12:00am 05/03/2022 2:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots Vs. NH Fisher Cats (TOR) | Live Baseball

Game Highlight (2): 11:05 AM Day Game

Take an extended lunch break and enjoy some baseball during the day.

Game Highlight: STEM Education Day

Students will enjoy a fun, education day at the ballpark featuring several STEM activities throughout the game. | Presented By sanofi

Promotion: Topps Tuesday

Fans will receive a 2020 Bowman 5-Card Promo Pack. Featured in that year's ...

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Wed, May 4, 12:00 AM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots Vs. NH Fisher Cats (TOR)

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Add to My Calendar 05/04/2022 12:00am 05/07/2022 12:00am America/New_York Somerset Patriots Vs. NH Fisher Cats (TOR)

As the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate, the Somerset Patriots develop today’s top minor league talent into the pinstriped superstars of tomorrow for Major League Baseball’s winningest team.

Competing within the Double-A Eastern League, the Patriots play their home games at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ, where fans of all ages and levels of baseball fandom get to enjoy the ...

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Thu, May 5, 12:00 AM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots Vs. NH Fisher Cats (TOR)

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Add to My Calendar 05/05/2022 12:00am 05/08/2022 12:00am America/New_York Somerset Patriots Vs. NH Fisher Cats (TOR)

As the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate, the Somerset Patriots develop today’s top minor league talent into the pinstriped superstars of tomorrow for Major League Baseball’s winningest team.

Competing within the Double-A Eastern League, the Patriots play their home games at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ, where fans of all ages and levels of baseball fandom get to enjoy the ...

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Fri, May 6, 12:00 AM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots Vs. NH Fisher Cats (TOR)

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Add to My Calendar 05/06/2022 12:00am 05/09/2022 12:00am America/New_York Somerset Patriots Vs. NH Fisher Cats (TOR)

As the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate, the Somerset Patriots develop today’s top minor league talent into the pinstriped superstars of tomorrow for Major League Baseball’s winningest team.

Competing within the Double-A Eastern League, the Patriots play their home games at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ, where fans of all ages and levels of baseball fandom get to enjoy the ...

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Fri, May 6, 6:00 PM

South Plainfield

Mozzarella Class SOLD OUT - Mozzarella Available ...

Add to My Calendar 05/06/2022 6:00pm 05/06/2022 9:00pm America/New_York Mozzarella Class SOLD OUT - Mozzarella Available to Purchase!

KC's Korner - 100 Oak Tree Ave South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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Sat, May 7, 12:00 AM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots Vs. NH Fisher Cats (TOR)

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Add to My Calendar 05/07/2022 12:00am 05/10/2022 12:00am America/New_York Somerset Patriots Vs. NH Fisher Cats (TOR)

As the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate, the Somerset Patriots develop today’s top minor league talent into the pinstriped superstars of tomorrow for Major League Baseball’s winningest team.

Competing within the Double-A Eastern League, the Patriots play their home games at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ, where fans of all ages and levels of baseball fandom get to enjoy the ...

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
"Sensory Saturday" Program

Sat, May 7, 1:00 PM

South Plainfield Free Public Library, South Plainfield

"Sensory Saturday" Program

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Add to My Calendar 05/07/2022 1:00pm 05/07/2022 2:00pm America/New_York "Sensory Saturday" Program

South Plainfield Public Library will present the "Sensory Saturday" program "Spring Has Sprung" on Saturday, May 7th, at 12:00 pm. In this sensory-friendly, audience participation program, facilitator Michele Traina will lead participants in guided role play, acting, and movement-based exercises. There will also be a craft activity after the performance. While the program ...

2484 Plainfield Ave. South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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Sat, May 7, 8:00 PM

Brook Arts Center , Bound Brook

Comedian Mike Marino, NJ's Bad Boy of Comedy

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Add to My Calendar 05/07/2022 8:00pm 05/07/2022 10:00pm America/New_York Comedian Mike Marino, NJ's Bad Boy of Comedy

Comedian Mike Marino, who is affectionately known to millions of his fans worldwide as New Jersey’s Bad Boy takes the stage for an evening of hilarious comedy on Saturday, May 7, at the Brook Arts Center. Marino has a tongue like a razor and a heart of gold. He has performed in every major comedy club, theatre, casino, and event center from New York to Los Angeles and around the world. His ...

10 Hamilton Street Bound Brook, NJ 08805
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Sun, May 8, 12:00 AM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots Vs. NH Fisher Cats (TOR) | Live ...

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Add to My Calendar 05/08/2022 12:00am America/New_York Somerset Patriots Vs. NH Fisher Cats (TOR) | Live Baseball

As the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate, the Somerset Patriots develop today’s top minor league talent into the pinstriped superstars of tomorrow for Major League Baseball’s winningest team.

Competing within the Double-A Eastern League, the Patriots play their home games at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ, where fans of all ages and levels of baseball fandom get to enjoy the ...

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
"Defining Autism" Program

Tue, May 10, 6:00 PM

South Plainfield Free Public Library, South Plainfield

"Defining Autism" Program

Education

Add to My Calendar 05/10/2022 6:00pm 05/10/2022 7:00pm America/New_York "Defining Autism" Program

The program "Defining Autism" will be presented at South Plainfield Public Library on Tuesday, May 10th, at 6 pm. Author/speaker Dr. Kerry Magro will speak about his experience growing up with autism, and how he became an advocate for disability awareness. This is a virtual program, presented via Zoom. Pre-registration is required. Log-in details will be available upon ...

www.southplainfield.lib.nj.us South Plainfield, NJ 07080
"Sensory Social Hour" Program

Fri, May 13, 4:00 PM

South plainfield Free Public Library, South Plainfield

"Sensory Social Hour" Program

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Add to My Calendar 05/13/2022 4:00pm 05/13/2022 5:00pm America/New_York "Sensory Social Hour" Program

South Plainfield Public Library will host a “Sensory Social Hour” program on Friday, May 13th, at 4 pm. This is a drop-in program designed to allow those with special needs to socialize in a sensory-friendly environment. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is requested.

South Plainfield Free Public Library is located in the South Plainfield ...

2484 Plainfield Ave. South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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Sat, May 14, 11:00 AM

Asian Food Market, Piscataway

Community Wellness Day

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 05/14/2022 11:00am 05/14/2022 2:00pm America/New_York Community Wellness Day

A Community Wellness Day in Piscataway is being hosted by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in conjunction with Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

1339 Centennial Ave. Piscataway, NJ 08854
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Sat, May 14, 3:00 PM

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South Plainfield Girl Scouts Present - Kids ...

Add to My Calendar 05/14/2022 3:00pm 05/14/2022 7:00pm America/New_York South Plainfield Girl Scouts Present - Kids Market and Fun Day

South Plainfield Girl Scout Community Presents - Kids Market & Fun Day

Limited Space ~ Registration & Waiver Required - See page two for details (click link)

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Rain or Shine (event will be indoors if it rains)

South Plainfield kids Ages 5-17 can register to sell at our ...

Franklin School - 1000 Franklin Ave South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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Tue, May 17, 12:00 AM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots Vs. Reading Fightin' Phils ...

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Add to My Calendar 05/17/2022 12:00am 05/17/2022 9:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots Vs. Reading Fightin' Phils (PHI) | Live Baseball

Promotion: Topps Tuesday

Fans will receive a 2020 Bowman 5-Card Promo Pack. Featured in that year's set are Anthony Volpe and Jasson Dominguez's 1st Bowman cards. | First 1,000 Fans

Game Highlight (2): Educators Appreciation Night

Educators of the Year from Somerset and Union County schools will be honored before the game.

Game Highlight: Martial Arts Night

Enjoy pre-game ...

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Tue, May 17, 5:45 PM

South Plainfield

South Plainfield Education Foundation - Fundraiser

Add to My Calendar 05/17/2022 5:45pm 05/17/2022 9:45pm America/New_York South Plainfield Education Foundation - Fundraiser

St. Stephen Orthodox Church - 609 Lane Avenue South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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Tue, May 17, 6:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots Vs. Reading Fightin' Phils ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/17/2022 6:00pm 05/17/2022 9:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots Vs. Reading Fightin' Phils (PHI) | Live Baseball

Promotion: Topps Tuesday

Fans will receive a 2020 Bowman 5-Card Promo Pack. Featured in that year's set are Anthony Volpe and Jasson Dominguez's 1st Bowman cards. | First 1,000 Fans

Game Highlight (2): Educators Appreciation Night

Educators of the Year from Somerset and Union County schools will be honored before the game.

Game Highlight: Martial Arts Night

Enjoy pre-game ...

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Tue, May 17, 6:00 PM

South Plainfield

9th Annual South Plainfield District Art Festival

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Add to My Calendar 05/17/2022 6:00pm 05/17/2022 8:00pm America/New_York 9th Annual South Plainfield District Art Festival

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 9th Annual South Plainfield District Art Festival. After a two-year hiatus, we are back in-person! We will once again be showcasing the incredible talent of our K-12 students and several of our interactive art installations, created collaboratively with staff and students.

When: Tuesday, May 17th - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Gymnasium at the Leonard A. Tobias Administration Building, 125 Jackson Avenue South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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Wed, May 18, 12:00 AM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Reading Fightin Phils (PHI) ...

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Add to My Calendar 05/18/2022 12:00am America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. Reading Fightin Phils (PHI) Live Baseball

Game Highlight: 11:05 AM Day Game

Take an extended lunch break and enjoy some baseball during the day.

Game Highlight: Baseball Bingo

Enjoy the game and win great prizes playing Baseball Bingo. | Presented By RWJBarnabas Health | All Fans

Game Highlight: STEM Education Day

Students will enjoy a fun, education day at the ballpark featuring several STEM activities throughout ...

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Wed, May 18, 6:00 PM

South Plainfield

9th Annual South Plainfield District Art Festival

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Add to My Calendar 05/18/2022 6:00pm 05/18/2022 8:00pm America/New_York 9th Annual South Plainfield District Art Festival

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 9th Annual South Plainfield District Art Festival. After a two-year hiatus, we are back in-person! We will once again be showcasing the incredible talent of our K-12 students and several of our interactive art installations, created collaboratively with staff and students.

When: Tuesday, May 17th - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Wednesday, May 18th- ...

Gymnasium at the Leonard A. Tobias Administration Building, 125 Jackson Avenue South Plainfield, NJ 07080

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African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Home of the Week: 831 Grandview Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen ...

ICYMI: Bridging The Gap Interviews RZR News Founder

When you turn on the news, you see the same format, regardless of your channel preference. There are three people from one political affiliation screaming at a fourth person from the opposing party. No matter what that fourth person says, their view is dismissed. The minority voice is drowned out, so no one hears his/her point of view, while the majority viewpoint appears to present a more ...

How The Affordable Housing Act Can Change Your Town

No matter where you live in New Jersey, you may have heard some rumblings about “Affordable Housing” lately.  What is everyone talking about? Here is some quick background, and insight on what it might mean to you and your town.

Here is the basic background:


1985 the Fair Housing Act was passed.  The premise of this legislation is that municipalities have a ...

The Athlete of the Week: Sydney Loiacono Spring Track Thrower

Senior Sydney Loiacono has started her 12th grade track season with fantastic results.  So far, Sydney, has broken all of last year’s personal bests, brought home medals at every weekend event, and topped the GMCs in the Discus Relay with teammates Madelynn and Catherine Pfeiffer.  Sydney continues to grow in her main event, shot put, as well as in the javelin and ...

The Athlete of the Week: Madelynn Pfeiffer Spring Track Thrower

Spring Track is moving on into the toughest part of the season and Junior Madelynn Pfeiffer keeps bringing home gold medals.  Madelynn, and her relay partner Sydney Loiacono, are both currently ranked in the top ten in Middlesex County in both the discus and the shot put. 

Just this weekend, the paired teamed up to take home two gold medals against some fantastic competition at the ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Seniors Earn GMC Sportsmanship Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Athletes and teams from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison often receive recognition for outstanding sportsmanship. Earlier this spring, W+H seniors Zain Zaidi of Edison and Izabel Korycki of Colonia represented the school at the 21st Annual Greater Middlesex Conference Sportsmanship Banquet.

Zain and Izabel were selected as the W+H recipients and honored along with ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield – Kathleen “Kathy” Lamastro, 62, died, Sunday May 15, 2021 in ...
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Press Releases

Overlook Medical Center looks “Ahead” to hospital’s future at campaign kickoff

May 11, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ – MAY 6, 2022 – The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, kicked off a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future excellence.

The campaign, Overlook Ahead, will help to financially ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ – May 10, 2022 – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Safety is the ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Receives Approval to Perform Non-Emergent Angioplasties

HAMILTON, NJ - As part of a system-wide initiative to increase access to a comprehensive range of essential cardiac care for residents throughout New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has secured approval from the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) to perform elective, or non-emergent, angioplasty procedures. This approval will ...

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Community Happenings

Plainfield UNICO's Brian Piccolo Award winner

May 3, 2022

The Plainfield’s chapter of UNICO proudly presented its annual Brian Piccolo Award to Gabriella Vitabile (holding plaque) of South Plainfield! The award is given to high school student athletes of Italian-American heritage who exhibit the qualities modeled by Brian Piccolo in his life and career (courage, friendship, loyalty, teamwork, dedication, sense of humor and anti-bias).

L. to ...

South Plainfield Resident Sujan Puar Brings Home the Silver

May 12, 2022

Sujan Puar resident of South Plainfield participated in the 2022 National Senior Games held in Fort Lauderdale Florida, May 10-May 12, 2022.  Sujan participated in the 80-84 age group.

He was awarded the following:

Silver Medal in 1500 Meter Race Walk

Silver Medal in 1500 Meter Power Walk

Silver Medal in 5 K Race Walk

Saint Joe's Salutatorian DaSilva: Campus 'Felt Like Home'

METUCHEN, NJ - The second that Matthew DaSilva stepped foot on the campus of Saint Joseph High School five years ago he immediately felt something special. From his first campus tour to his time as “Freshman for a Day,” DaSilva knew the choice was easy. He was going to spend the most formative years of his life at Saint Joe’s.

Sure there were other private schools in ...

If This Isn't You....

Hi everyone. Today we’ll be discussing something that directly affects a significant percentage of the estimated 1.2 BILLION people around the world who have disabilities. ff you are not one of these individuals, odds are they are one of your family members or friends.

I’m speaking about those who have “invisible” disabilities. In other words, they don’t use an ...

Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

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We’ve got a pretty big bunch of news from South Plainfield Library this week, so let’s get right to it:
            First, just a reminder about our updated operating hours.  We’re now open from 10 am-8 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays; 10 am-6 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays, and 11 am-3 pm on Saturdays.  ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...