Piscataway Township Memorial Day Services and Parade

The Piscataway Township Memorial Day services and parade will be held on Monday, May 27th (rain or shine).  The schedule is as follows:

9 AM    Services @ Veterans Park – Possumtown Rd & Centennial Ave      

10 AM    Services @ American Legion Post 261 – 840 S Washington Ave       

11 AM   Parade - from Rock Ave & W 7th St to American Legion Post 261

Mon, May 27
9:00 am — 1:00 pm
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The Piscataway Township Memorial Day services and parade will be held on Monday, May 27th (rain or shine). The schedule is as follows:

9 AM Services @ Veterans Park – Possumtown Rd & Centennial Ave

10 AM Services @ American Legion Post 261 – 840 S Washington Ave

11 AM Parade - from Rock Ave & W 7th St to American Legion Post 261

Piscataway, NJ 08854

Piscataway Township

Piscataway, NJ 08854

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The Athlete of the Week: Mackenzie O’Brien Girls’ Volleyball Middle Hitter

Last week the South Plainfield Girls’ Volleyball Team won three matches.  The Lady Tigers defeated three GMC rivals.  They beat New Brunswick and Timothy Christian 2-0.  Then on Saturday overpowered Perth Amboy 2-0 during their Breast Cancer Awareness Match.  Senior captain, Mackenzie O’Brien has been an integral part of the success this season.

On the season, ...

The Athlete of the Week: Gabriel Mont Boys’ Soccer Forward

The South Plainfield Boys’ Soccer Team continues their winning ways while trying to secure a Blue Division Championship.  On the season the Boys’ Soccer team is currently 9-4.  The Tigers have wins over GMC rivals South Brunswick and are currently tied at the top of the division.  The team this year is led by senior captain Gabriel Mont.

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Letters to the Editor

Letter Endorsing the Anesh Team - Melanie Mott and Pete Smith

October 21, 2019

Dear Editor

Last year I wrote about how then Mayor Candidate Doyon and her team’s signs said in bold “elect democrats” on the top of the sign.

The 2018 sign spoke for itself. Remember in 2018, in her mind, the political party came first, and everything else secondary.  It was just a glimpse of who they would answer too. Not the people. The political party would be ...

Debbie Boyle for BOE

Dear Editor

  Debbie Boyle submitted an explanation and reasons for instituting the litigation relating to certain transgressions which she believed had taken place related to her service on the B.O.E. and the P.T.O. There was no name calling, and no attempt to diminish anyone. In fact, she did not even mention anyone by name or innuendo.   She also expressed her hope ...

Letter from Bill Seesselberg - Column G

To the voters of South Plainfield.

My name is Bill Seesselberg, and I am seeking to return to the board of education.  For information on my background and what I can bring to the board, or to contact me, please visit my website https://billseess.wixsite.com/2019boe.  I am proud of the work we accomplished when I was a member of the board, and the improvement in our schools and the ...

Letter to the Editor - Supporting Melanie Mott and Pete Smith

Each year, Mayor Anesh’s Team works diligently to keep South Plainfield the special and affordable community that we all call home.

To help keep all things heading in the right direction, we need to elect candidates that bring devotion, professionalism and communication skills to the position.

The right two people for job this year are Melanie Mott and Pete Smith.  Both have a ...

Letter from Ernie “Jim” Giannakis

I am writing this in response to Bogdan Fryszczyn’s letter from October 11th.

I would like to set the record straight…yes, my wife works for the District and has since July 2000, which is more than five years  before I even thought about running for the Board of Education, no help there. As far as my daughter, she too works for the District, however I was not on the Board ...

Letter from Ernie “Jim” Giannakis

While I serve as a member of the Board of Education, the following statements and opinions are made in my capacity as a private citizen, and not in my capacity as a Board member.  These statements are also not representative of the Board or its individual members, and solely represent my own personal opinions.

Dear Editor

I have sat on this Board for the better part of 14 years, and ...

Mott and Smith will continue Anesh teams focus on holding down taxes.

October 16, 2019

Saying results count, Mayor Anesh’s team this week urged residents to compare taxes under the Democrats to the results under local Republicans.

“Holding down taxes and spending is a key priority,” said Council Candidate Melanie Mott.  “Over the last decade, the mayor’s team kept taxes in check, with the local tax rate rising less than one percent. By ...

Councilman Jon Dean and Council candidate Sandy Doyon - Why us?

October 16, 2019

            As Election Day approaches, Jon and Sandy want you to know the reasons why they are the best candidates for Borough Council. They have a long history of public service, both in their careers and their private lives. Jon and Sandy take the time to ask questions and gather information before making any decisions, because their main ...

New Jersey Transit A National Disgrace?

This week’s question is a continuation of last week’s on New Jersey infrastructure issues. 

New Jersey Transit has more than 2,000 buses and more than 700 trains, and there are more than 900,000 trips taken on NJ Transit every weekday. In total, passengers ride more than 3.5 billion miles per year on the system. In the past, Governor Murphy referred to NJ Transit as a ...

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Faustini and Bryan Palacios

October 14, 2019

Kaitlyn Faustini and Bryan Palacios were married August 3rd at Sacred Heart Church in South Plainfield in a beautiful bi-lingual ceremony officiated by Pastor John P. Alvarado.  Their reception was held at the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, NJ.

Faustini and Palacios are both 2014 graduates of South Plainfield High School. Kaitlyn is currently completing her Master’s ...

Community Happenings

South Plainfield Elks Distribute Dictionaries

October 21, 2019

On October 18, 2019, the South Plainfield Elks Lodge distributed dictionaries to 3rd graders at each of the elementary schools in South Plainfield. The Dictionary Project, is an annual event.  It was run by Debbie Czech PVP this year and volunteers from the lodge. The students enjoyed the presentation and their gift of knowledge,  a dictionary.

Summertime Renovations Improve Overall Learning Environment for Students at Saint Joseph

The Zenga Library and Media Center, Brother Clifford O’Neil, S.C. Hall, and the Campus Store were renovated over the summer as part of Saint Joe’s continuing efforts to offer the best possible learning environments for the students.

 A major change in the Media Center was the addition of the Economics Lab, which has a three flat-screen TV’s and a stock ticker that ...

35th South Plainfield High School Marching Band Competition - a Success!

October 19, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD - The South Plainfield High School Marching Band (S.P.H.S.) hosted the 35th S.P.H.S. Marching Band Competition on the afternoon of Oct. 6 at Frank R. Jost Field.  After a four-year hiatus, music filled the stadium once again as marching bands converged on the field, taking their turn in competition.  All proceeds from the event went to support the S.P.H.S. band, chorus ...

Suburban Woman’s Club Welcomes You

October 21, 2019

The Suburban Woman’s Club of South Plainfield is welcoming new members. Enjoy creative fund raisers, interesting activities while participating on standing committees, informative monthly programs, and share in the camaraderie of women whose efforts enhance the community. The club meets at 1:00 PM on the first Thursday of each month, September through June, at the ...


America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

America’s First Daughter  by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie (William Morrow, 2016)


Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, was a complicated man. The narrative of America’s First Daughter, told in the voice of Jefferson’s adoring daughter, Patsy, gives us Jefferson, the hero. However, as Patsy matures, she can’t deny that her ...


Come join us for Monday Night Movies on Monday, October 21 at 6:30 PM.  The latest release we are showing is a Disney live action remake that involves a street rat, a blue genie, and a magic carpet, to name a few characters. Please note that the doors do not open until 6:15 PM to give us time to finish setting up.  If you cannot make it to the Monday night showing, there is a second ...

Grow your Business Through Video on TAPinto

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Would your business or organization benefit from putting a video message in front of TAPinto readers? 

TAPinto can now offer advertisers the opportunity to promote their products, services, or message online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout the length of your contract.

The video will work on both desktop and mobile devices, and plays right from ...

 South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Annual Trivia Night

  South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Annual Trivia Night

Saturday, November 2nd 2019
Doors open at  6:30 PM
South Plainfield Senior Center 90 Maple Ave, South Plainfield, NJ 07080


Gather your table of party friends & join the fun!!!



Press Releases

Cub Scouts Pack 224 Welcomes First Girl

October 20, 2019

Under the leadership of Chris Piro (Cubmaster), Cub Scouts Pack 224 officially welcomed its first female Cub Scout, 2nd grader Emma Raphel (pictured front row, second from the left with some den leaders and some of the Pack 224 Scouts) at the October pack meeting at Riley School.  The Boy Scouts of America in 2019 changed its name to Scouts BSA, in an effort to respond to the drive to ...