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Sun, September 23, 9:00 AM

South Plainfield

Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale

Add to My Calendar 09/23/2018 9:00am 10/01/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy fantastic books at great prices at the Friends of the Library Book Sale, and that’s kind of the same thing. The Friends of the South Plainfield Library are their yearly book sale Saturday September 22 at 9am and going through Sunday September 30. This year’s donations include an exciting assortment of literary bargains. There will be ...

2484 Plainfield Avenue South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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Mon, September 24, 9:00 AM

South Plainfield

Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale

Add to My Calendar 09/24/2018 9:00am 10/02/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy fantastic books at great prices at the Friends of the Library Book Sale, and that’s kind of the same thing. The Friends of the South Plainfield Library are their yearly book sale Saturday September 22 at 9am and going through Sunday September 30. This year’s donations include an exciting assortment of literary bargains. There will be ...

2484 Plainfield Avenue South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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Tue, September 25, 9:00 AM

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Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale

Add to My Calendar 09/25/2018 9:00am 10/03/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy fantastic books at great prices at the Friends of the Library Book Sale, and that’s kind of the same thing. The Friends of the South Plainfield Library are their yearly book sale Saturday September 22 at 9am and going through Sunday September 30. This year’s donations include an exciting assortment of literary bargains. There will be ...

2484 Plainfield Avenue South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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Wed, September 26, 9:00 AM

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Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale

Add to My Calendar 09/26/2018 9:00am 10/04/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy fantastic books at great prices at the Friends of the Library Book Sale, and that’s kind of the same thing. The Friends of the South Plainfield Library are their yearly book sale Saturday September 22 at 9am and going through Sunday September 30. This year’s donations include an exciting assortment of literary bargains. There will be ...

2484 Plainfield Avenue South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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Thu, September 27, 9:00 AM

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Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale

Add to My Calendar 09/27/2018 9:00am 10/05/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy fantastic books at great prices at the Friends of the Library Book Sale, and that’s kind of the same thing. The Friends of the South Plainfield Library are their yearly book sale Saturday September 22 at 9am and going through Sunday September 30. This year’s donations include an exciting assortment of literary bargains. There will be ...

2484 Plainfield Avenue South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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Fri, September 28, 9:00 AM

South Plainfield

Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale

Add to My Calendar 09/28/2018 9:00am 10/06/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy fantastic books at great prices at the Friends of the Library Book Sale, and that’s kind of the same thing. The Friends of the South Plainfield Library are their yearly book sale Saturday September 22 at 9am and going through Sunday September 30. This year’s donations include an exciting assortment of literary bargains. There will be ...

2484 Plainfield Avenue South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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Sat, September 29, 9:00 AM

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Suburban Woman's Club to Host G&G Boutique Sale ...

Add to My Calendar 09/29/2018 9:00am 09/29/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Suburban Woman's Club to Host G&G Boutique Sale - Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018

The Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield will host the G&G Boutique fashion accessory sale on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9am to 3pm at the American Legion Hall, 243 Oak Tree Avenue, South Plainfield. Rain Date is September 30th. The new and gently used items include jewelry, handbags, scarves, leather goods, and various household sundry items. Proceeds from the sale benefit ...

American Legion - Oak Tree Avenue South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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Sat, September 29, 9:00 AM

South Plainfield

Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale

Add to My Calendar 09/29/2018 9:00am 10/07/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy fantastic books at great prices at the Friends of the Library Book Sale, and that’s kind of the same thing. The Friends of the South Plainfield Library are their yearly book sale Saturday September 22 at 9am and going through Sunday September 30. This year’s donations include an exciting assortment of literary bargains. There will be ...

2484 Plainfield Avenue South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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Sat, September 29, 11:00 AM

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2018 Tri-County History Fair

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Add to My Calendar 09/29/2018 11:00am 09/29/2018 3:00pm America/New_York 2018 Tri-County History Fair

The Plainfield Public Library is excited to announce the 2018 Tri-County History Fair for Middlesex, Somerset, and Union Counties. Join colleagues, friends, and neighbors for a fun day of historical discovery, resource sharing, raffles, and more. On Saturday, September 29th from 11 am to 3 pm, over twenty New Jersey history organizations, museums, and libraries will be exhibiting and promoting ...

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Sat, September 29, 4:00 PM

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Family Fall Fest Hosted by SPMS PTO at Veteran's ...

Add to My Calendar 09/29/2018 4:00pm 09/29/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Family Fall Fest Hosted by SPMS PTO at Veteran's Park (behind senior center)

Family Fall Festival hosted by the Middle School PTO (all proceeds will to the Middle School) Grab your favorite plaid shirt and join us for an evening of FUN for the whole family on September 29th from 4 pm to 9 om at Veteran's Park. Cost is $5.00 per person (2 & under free) Ticket presale will be announced, any questions please contact the PTO at pto.spmiddlleschool@gmail.com


Veteran's Park behind the Senior Center South Plainfield, NJ 07080

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The Athlete of the Week: Dondre Tate Football Running Back/Cornerback

The South Plainfield Football team won its home opener Friday night against Spotswood.  The Tigers were impressive in not letting up any points in their 13-0 win.  South Plainfield was led by senior Dondre Tate.  Dondre is trying to improve on last season.  He started the 2018 year with 8 rushes for 45 yards. He was also a leader on defense, making 6 tackles, one sack, one ...

The Athlete of the Week: Marc Giordano Boys’ Soccer Midfield

The South Plainfield Boys’ Soccer Team is looking to improve from last year with a group of veterans and newcomers.  On the season the Boys’ Soccer team is currently 3-1-1.  The Tigers have wins over GMC rivals South River and Carteret while also defeating out of division opponent Ridge.  The team this year is led by senior captain Marc Giordano.

During the ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield – Joseph J. Archutowski, 91, died Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Robert Wood ...
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Letters to the Editor

Letter from April Bengivenga - Stop the Attacks!

September 23, 2018

When Matt Anesh and my son, Rob Bengivenga, first ran for council, it was a campaign based on facts and records.  My son was elected and that is where that ended. Since then, when Rob is up for reelection, the Democrats do not run on facts and results but rather attack my family. 

 It’s known that when a person chooses to run for office, he or she may be subject ...

Anesh, Bengivenga & Wolak get the job done, while the democrats just talk

September 20, 2018

            South Plainfield – This week Mayor Anesh and his team discuss how the Democrats are once again talking about their plans, but actions speak louder than words.

            Mayor Matt Anesh, along with Council President Rob Bengivenga and Councilman Joe Wolak, want to ...

Democratic Candidates Say It’s Time To Stop Runaway Spending And Borrowing

September 20, 2018

Democrats Sandy Doyon, Kristine Keefe and Sherri Zwerko this week focused on the millions of dollars borrowed each year by the Republican Mayor and Council to pay for everyday expenses and the need to put the Borough on a pay-as-you-go spending system.

Mayoral Candidate Sandy Doyon said, “Since the Republicans gained control of the Borough Council, the municipal tax rate has increased ...

South Plainfield Resident Sujan Puar Participates in NJ Senior Olympics

September 17, 2018

The 2018 New Jersey Senior Olympic Games were held on September 7, 8th and 9th in Woodbridge, New Jersey.  Sujan S Puar, a South Plainfield resident and member of the South Plainfield Senior Center participated in the games.  Sujan was awarded the following medals:

Swimming – 100 yards backstroke – Gold Medal

400 Meter Run – Gold Medal

200 Meter Run - Silver ...

Community Happenings

Sai Datta Peetham - Back pack donations

September 13, 2018

Sai Datta Peetham (SDP) was founded by Mr. Raghu Sankaramanchi in March 2014.  The Peetham is founded based on the preachings of Shiridi Sai Baba.  When Saint Sai Baba was alive, his principals were collated in a book "Sai Satcharitra", based on SDP's main mission to feed the hungry and to help the needy.  Donating the school supplies to the children is a gesture of ...

Suburban Woman's Club to Host G&G Boutique Sale - Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018

September 10, 2018

The Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield will host the G&G Boutique fashion accessory sale on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9am to 3pm at the American Legion Hall, 243 Oak Tree Avenue, South Plainfield.  Rain Date is September 30th. The new and gently used items include jewelry, handbags, scarves, leather goods, and various household sundry items.  Proceeds from the ...

Help Wanted - Part Time Laborer

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.

South Plainfield Senior Center to Offer New 'Gracefully Made' Craft Program

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 ...

Columns

Diegnan Bill Would Authorize Special Combat Action Badge License Plates Clears Committee

(South Plainfield) – Legislation sponsored by Senate Transportation Chair Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. that would authorize special Combat Action Badge license plates cleared the Senate Transportation Committee.  The license plate would display the words, “Combat Action Badge” and the Combat Action Badge emblem.

 

“It is of the highest honor to serve our country ...

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin (Bantam, 2016)

 

Just a few months ago I published a Retro-Review of In Cold Blood, written by one of the greatest 20 century American authors, Truman Capote. For those of us who remember seeing the more than eccentric writer, who was chased by the demons of self-loathing his entire life, on late night television in the 1960s and 70s, ...

Bookmarks

The Friends of the Library are having their annual book sale. It starts Saturday, September 22 and continues through the 30th.  You’ll find histories and mysteries, cookbooks and children’s books, best-sellers and classics.  Come Saturday for the largest selection and come back later in the week for rock-bottom prices. 

On Saturday, the books are accompanied by a ...

Suburban Woman’s Club Kicks Off Its 2018-2019 Year With a CASA Presentation

Imagine being a motherless child with no one to help you maneuver through a complicated foster care system.  It must be frightening, to say the least.  CASA, a volunteer-based organization founded in 1977 by a family court judge, advocates for New Jersey abused and neglected children to place them in foster homes and give them a more stable childhood.  At its September 6th meeting, ...

Press Releases

Girl Scout Troop 65388 Silver Award Projects

September 22, 2018

Over the course of several months, four girls from Girl Scout Troop 65388 have been working to obtain their Silver Award. The girls split into groups of two and picked an issue they wanted to address in the community.

One group wanted to address the increasing dependence that today's youth has on electronic devices such as their phones. They organized a collection drive and asked for ...

Colder Weather is Coming – The Top Ten Reasons to Maintain Your Furnace (or Boiler!)

As summer winds down and kids head back to school, most of us in New Jersey begin looking forward to fall. With the promise of cooler autumn evenings, campfires, s’mores, and all things ‘Pumpkin Spice,’ it can be easy for home maintenance tasks to go undone.

Here at A.J. Perri, we would like to remind you that winter is coming, and now is the best time to get your ...

World-Class Vocal Groups Mentor Young Singers at Jersey Harmony Explosion

September 21, 2018

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - This year's Jersey Harmony Explosion, a festival where professional acapella and barbershop performers bring their talents and expertise to aspiring singers, was hosted at James Caldwell High School in West Caldwell, NJ.

"I loved hearing all the barbershop quartets sing for us. I found that was completely inspiring," said Christina Freeman, a participant ...