11th Annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure

Be BOLD. Be FEARLESS. Be MORE (THAN PINK). Join 2018 Honorary Race Chair Steven M. Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City, at Liberty State Park for the 11th Annual Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure, locally presented by ShopRite and Xfinity. WABC-TV Eyewitness News reporter Anthony Johnson will be the official MC for this family-friendly Race Day that includes an official USATF Timed 5K Run, 5K Fun Walk, Wellness Village sponsored by CarePoint Health, and Kids Zone. Survivors and  Forever Fighters are a focus with an exclusive Survivor Tent sponsored by Local Survivor Sponsor RWJBarnabas Health, Survivor Procession and Ceremony, special commemorative race medal, and more! There will be exciting entertainment and activities to keep the whole family engaged. Register now and be part of the cure!

The Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure is generously sponsored by Local Presenting Sponsors ShopRite and Xfinity; Platinum Sponsor TAPinto, Local Survivor Sponsor RWJBarnabas Health; Official Transportation Sponsor NY Waterway; Wellness Village Sponsor CarePoint Health; Gold Sponsors BERGEN Magazine and Morris/Essex Health & Life; Silver Sponsors Atlantic Health System, BD/BARD, Eight O’ Clock Coffee, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, NJ.com/The Star-Ledger and PSE&G; Bronze Sponsors Newport Centre-a Simon Mall, Novartis and Pfizer; Official Team Sponsor RPM Raceway, and Social Media Sponsor Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Contact Information
  1. 9082772904
  2. race@komennorthjersey.org
Sun, May 06
7:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Be BOLD. Be FEARLESS. Be MORE (THAN PINK). Join 2018 Honorary Race Chair Steven M. Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City, at Liberty State Park for the 11th Annual Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure, locally presented by ShopRite and Xfinity. WABC-TV Eyewitness News reporter Anthony Johnson will be the official MC for this family-friendly Race Day that includes an official USATF Timed 5K Run, 5K Fun ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Obituaries

Edison - Charles P. Miller, 73, died Saturday, September 22, 2018 at JFK Medical Center in Edison, ...
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Letters to the Editor

Letter from Karen Gigantino Supporting Mayor Anesh and his team

September 26, 2018

Dear Editor:

I am writing to voice my support for Mayor Anesh and his team.  Matt, Rob and Joe really work for all of us here in South Plainfield.  Their devotion to making South Plainfield a great place to live just cannot be matched.  Just turn to any of their social media pages to see… The Anesh Team is everywhere!  From local events at the senior center, to ...

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

National Take Back Initiative

September 25, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Police Department and the DEA are coordinating the National Take Back Initiative, whereby unused, unwanted and expired medications can be surrendered by the public for safe destruction.  The event is scheduled for Saturday October 27, 2018 between the hours of 10am and 2 pm. The collection point will be the South Plainfield Courtroom located within ...

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 ...

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.

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

Did you miss a movie that you wanted to see in the theaters and don’t want to pay to rent it or for the DVD? Come to “Monday Night Movies” at the library.  It’s all the fun of a movie theater but none of the cost.  We are showing brand new releases every Monday night and we will be providing popcorn for all who attend. The next movie is Monday October 1.  ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Anna Sandler and Fred Smith of TAPinto SOMA

This issue of TAPinto Featured Franchisee highlights TAPinto South Orange and Maplewood with the site's owner Fred Smith and lead editor Anna Sandler. Check out the interview to find out how owning and operating a TAPinto site came at the most opportune time for these NJ residents.
 
Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?
I first joined TAPinto in 2014 as a sales and ...

Press Releases

South Plainfield to Participate in “Operation Clear Track” During Rail Safety Week

September 24, 2018

On Tuesday, September 25 during the Rail Safety Week (RSW), September 23-29, New Jersey Operation Lifesaver, the nonprofit rail safety education organization, will join with Amtrak and more than 500 local, state, federal and railroad law enforcement departments for "Operation Clear Track" to raise awareness and enforce railroad grade crossing ...

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 ...