South Plainfield Blood Drive - Urgent Need for Donors!

Urgent Need! Please make an appointment to give blood at Cedarcroft Bible Chapel on Thursday, July 29th between 1pm-7pm. To make an appointment, you can visit www.nybc.org/donate or text 732-616-8736. Appointments encouraged, Walk-ins welcome if social distancing can be maintained. Please help spread the word

Contact Information
  1. Shauna Lynch
  2. 7326168736
  3. slynch@nybc.org
Thu, July 29
1:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 07/29/2021 1:00pm 07/29/2021 7:00pm America/New_York South Plainfield Blood Drive - Urgent Need for Donors!

Urgent Need! Please make an appointment to give blood at Cedarcroft Bible Chapel on Thursday, July 29th between 1pm-7pm. To make an appointment, you can visit www.nybc.org/donate or text 732-616-8736. Appointments encouraged, Walk-ins welcome if social distancing can be maintained. Please help spread the word

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1715 Kenyon Ave
South Plainfield, NJ 07080

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Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

The Athlete of the Week: Jason Garwood Boys’ Soccer Center Back

The South Plainfield Boys’ Soccer team had a tremendous week.  The Tigers went undefeated with two wins, both over GMC Conference rivals.  The boys’ defeated Metuchen 1-0 and then went on to defeat St. Thomas Aquinas 10-0.  The Tigers start the season 2-0 for the year.  The team is led by junior captain Jason Garwood.

Jason’s defensive skills helped ...

The Athlete of the Week: Damian Mbeele Football Wide Receiver / Defensive Back

The South Plainfield Football Team record currently stands at 1-1.  The Tigers showed heart and played with determination in their tough loss to North Plainfield.  Senior Damian Mbeele has been a staple for the Tigers this season.

Damian has been a leader for the South Plainfield Football Tigers this year. He's an unselfish player that always puts the team first. He is a two-way ...

Bengivenga & Wolak: “We’ll continue to ‘get it done’ for South Plainfield”

September 15, 2021

Saying that results count, Councilman Rob Bengivenga and Councilman Joe Wolak, kicked off their campaign, this week, by saying their platform will focus on how to keep South Plainfield heading in the right direction and continue to get it done for our hometown. 

Bengivenga is proud of the borough’s record, but said they are focused just as much on talking about the future.  ...

Bengivenga Wolak Issue Statement Regarding Ida.

The remnants of Hurricane Ida caused record flooding, widespread damage, and rescues that we have never experienced in South Plainfield.

“It is devastating to see the widespread damage that Hurricane Ida has caused from Louisiana to South Plainfield,” commented Councilman Rob Bengivenga.

“Roads that never flooded looked like rivers. Unfortunately, many of our homes, cars ...

Obituaries

Olga M. Zampella, 83, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at home. Born and raised in ...
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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor - Thank you!

September 20, 2021

A Drop-Off Event happened this month was a success thanks to South Plainfield residents who came to support with relief supplies in response to Hurricane Ida . This event was organized by Girl Scout Sisters from Troop #65042 and Troop#65142 and Cub Scout brother from Pack 224. We do not have words to express how grateful we are to be part of this amazing community! we were able to ...

Field Hockey Team Car Wash

The South Plainfield Field Hockey Parent Association would like to thank the community for another successful car wash fundraiser held on Saturday, September 11, 2021.  The funds raised will help buy essential items for the team and will go towards senior scholarships.  Special thanks to the PAL for the use of their facilities, to Sal Severini and Dave Harper for providing and serving ...

Community Happenings

Who's Ready for a Parade?

September 21, 2021

Celebrate Fall!  The South Plainfield Labor Day Parade may have had to be postponed, but our town is ready to celebrate!  Remember that our annual parade will step off on September 25th at 12:30pm starting at the PAL and ending at the South Plainfield Middle School following the traditional route. Maple Avenue and Plainfield Road will close at 11:30am. The parade, which draws thousands ...

Candlelight Walk - Domestic Violence Team

Please join the South Plainfield Domestic Violence Response Team for a candlelight walk in Spring Lake Park on October 6, 2021 in support of domestic violence victims. 

The walk will begin at 6:30 pm.

Candles will be provided as well as literature and some giveaways. 

Please mark your calendars and come out for a lovely walk around the park in support of Domestic Violence ...

Throughout South Plainfield, Fundraising Efforts Launched to Help the Elks 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – For nearly 60 years, the South Plainfield Elks #2298 has been serving the borough, its residents, children, and veterans. Now, the fraternal organization dedicated to helping those in the community in need finds itself in need of help. 

Tropical Storm Ida wreaked havoc throughout the borough, and the Elks lodge, which is located on New Market Avenue, did ...

Sujan Puar Brings Home the Gold (again)

September 17, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Sujan Puar resident of South Plainfield participated in the NJ 2021 Senior Olympics held on September 10,11 &12 in the 75-79 age group.  He was awarded the following:

Gold Medal in 1500 Meter Run

Gold Medal in 800 Meter Run

Silver Medal in 1500 Meter Race Walk

Silver Medal in 50 Meter Dash

We Are Family: How Have Families Changed? And What Are the Implications of That?

How have families both in the U.S. and elsewhere evolved and changed over the years. especially in the last few decades. And what implications does that have on your work, relationships, living arrangements, marriage, etc.? 

In Part 1 of this two-episode Looking ForwardTM series, we'll discuss these topics with my guest expert, Dr. Bahira Trask. In Part 2, Dr. Trask and I will discuss ...

Senior Living Communities: More and More It's About the Boomers

On today’s episode of Looking Forward, we’re going to focus on trends, opportunities, and the future of senior living communities. We’re also going to hear some great tips on how you or someone in your family can choose the right senior living community. When we discuss the topic of senior living, we’re more and more speaking about where the baby boomers live or want to ...

South Plainfield Recycling Groundskeeper

South Plainfield Recycling Groundskeeper – The Borough of South Plainfield is looking for a full-time and part-time Groundskeeper to work at both the recycling center and at the Borough Compost.

Candidates shall maintain a valid NJ driver’s license. Customer service or landscaping experience is preferred. Please send resume to: Borough of South Plainfield, 2480 Plainfield Avenue, ...

Morristown Medical Center Surgeons 1st in U.S. to Use Minimally Invasive Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) With Advanced Imaging for Flexible Scoliosis Correction

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center fellowship-trained scoliosis surgeon Jason E. Lowenstein, MD, leads the only surgical team in New Jersey to use a new, FDA-approved tethering system for minimally invasive scoliosis surgery that provides for flexible spinal deformity correction and faster healing. The team is also the first in the nation to use a new type of portable CT ...

Columns

Tropical Storm Ida Clean Up

South Plainfield – The Borough is currently picking up debris from Tropical Storm Ida. All debris needs to be brought to the curb before Saturday September 18, 2021. The Borough urges residents to call the Department of Public Works at 908-755-2187 to make an appointment and get on the pickup list. The Borough has contracted with a waste hauler that will be picking up debris on Saturday ...

The Series of The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2016)

Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2017)

Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2018)

Anne of Kleve: The Princess in the Portrait by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2019)

Katheryn Howard: The Scandalous Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2020)

Katherine Parr: the Sixth ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Fall Flavors: Cooking With the Season’s Bounty

With spring and summer on their way out, it’s time to start looking ahead to fall, and one of the best parts of this time of year is cooking with all the great seasonal fruits and vegetables that thrive in these cooler months.

If you’re unsure what’s in season in September or don’t know what to do with the piles of produce-lining grocery store shelves, look no further.

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Say Goodbye to Summer With a Blowout Bash

As summer wraps up, it’s tempting to transition to cozy fall gatherings right away, but don’t move too quickly! Having a “goodbye summer” party is a great way to celebrate the last fresh, vibrant colors, sounds, and flavors of summer with your friends and family. So pull out the last of your summer décor and try these tips for making the most of your final summer ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...

5 Tasty, Healthy Food and Wine Pairings

Light salad or grilled salmon make for delicious dishes perfect for the warm evenings of summer. Plus, those long summer days leave even more time for designing the ideal dinner. The hardest part may not be collecting the recipes or the cooking—and definitely not the eating—but rather finding the perfect wine to drink along with it!

If you’re looking to wow a partner, family, ...

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...

Prep Your Home for Winter With These Easy Fall Tasks

There’s nothing quite like the weather in autumn. With the heat of summer finally breaking, it’s time to start enjoying more time outdoors and keep the windows open. With favorable weather, it’s easy to forget the cold and dark nights of winter looming ahead.

Luckily, there are several steps you can take during the fall to help prepare your home for the harsh conditions of ...

Press Releases

Senator Diegnan Bills Signed into Law

September 20, 2021

Governor Phil Murphy last week signed into law an eight-bill package designed to ensure the safety and well-being of New Jersey veterans and those who care for them in the midst of a public health crisis.

During the pandemic’s onset, COVID-19 claimed the lives of 192 residents and two staff members at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park in Edison and the Paramus Veterans ...

RWJ PHysical Therapy Scotch Plains Moves to RWJ Rahway & Carteret

Due to damage from Hurricane Ida, Physical Therapy at RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center in Scotch Plains has moved to RWJ Rahway Hospital and the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center in Carteret.

“While we remediate and rebuild, our patients can continue to receive great care and treatment with our therapists,” said Jennifer Soares, Manager of Physical Therapy at the ...

RWJ PHysical Therapy Scotch Plains Moves to RWJ Rahway & Carteret

Due to damage from Hurricane Ida, Physical Therapy at RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center in Scotch Plains has moved to RWJ Rahway Hospital and the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center in Carteret.

“While we remediate and rebuild, our patients can continue to receive great care and treatment with our therapists,” said Jennifer Soares, Manager of Physical Therapy at the ...