The Plainfield Symphony 22nd Opening Concert | "Legends & A Pulitzer Prize"

The 102nd Season of the Plainfield Symphony begins October 2, 2021 at 7 pm with a much-awaited return to live performance. The program will introduce you to an American Pulitzer-Prize winning composer. It pairs much-loved works from two legends of the 19th Century – Johannes Brahms and Felix Mendelssohn. PSO’s own concertmaster, violinist Evelyn Estava will be featured under the baton of Maestro Charles Prince.

Musicians and audience must show proof of COVID vaccination to attend.  Please visit for current COVID Protocols put in place for the health and safety of all and to purchase tickets.

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Sat, October 02
7:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 10/02/2021 7:00pm America/New_York The Plainfield Symphony 22nd Opening Concert | "Legends & A Pulitzer Prize"

The 102nd Season of the Plainfield Symphony begins October 2, 2021 at 7 pm with a much-awaited return to live performance. The program will introduce you to an American Pulitzer-Prize winning composer. It pairs much-loved works from two legends of the 19th Century – Johannes Brahms and Felix Mendelssohn. PSO’s own concertmaster, violinist Evelyn Estava will be featured under the baton ...

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NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

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How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

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Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

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The Athlete of the Week: Amaiya-Rose Ransom Girls’ Gymnastics

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Athlete of the Week: Sarai Adams Girls’ Field Hockey Center Midfielder

The South Plainfield Field Hockey Team is once again having a very successful season.  The Lady Tigers are currently 8-3 on the season.  During this past week, South Plainfield went 3-1 winning three times over GMC rivals.  They defeated Piscataway twice and Monroe while falling to out of conference power Hillsborough.   Much of their success is due to the play of senior ...

Bengivenga & Wolak: “We’ll continue to ‘get it done’ with Infrastructure and Parks

October 14, 2021

Councilmen Rob Bengivenga and Joe Wolak, this week, announced how the Anesh Team has been working hard to improve the town’s parks and infrastructure. Something they say is one of the most important jobs of any municipal government.

“Local government is about maintaining our infrastructure and putting in place long-term plans so that it won’t cost us more in the long ...


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Senator Diegnan and Assemblymembers Karabinchak and Stanley have earned your vote

Amid a global pandemic, uncertain economic times, and weather-related disasters, Senator Patrick Diegnan, Assemblyman Rob Karabinchak, and Assemblyman Sterley Stanley are grateful more than ever to serve as your state legislators.

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Letters to the Editor

Donations to Social Services

October 14, 2021

The preachings of Shiridi Sai Baba is based on the mission to feed the hungry and to help the needy and to practice charity. 

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Donations of School Supplies to Jersey City Schools

The preachings of Shiridi Sai Baba teach helping the needy, feeding the hungry, charity and donating school supplies to those in need.  Regional Vice President Telugu Association of North America (TANA) NJ Vamsi Vasireddy donated multi back packs and school supplies to Chere Glover, Social Worker for Jersey City School District for those students in need.  Present were Uprenda ...

Community Happenings

Tiger Wrestling Registration

October 8, 2021

Time to Register for Tiger Wrestling           


Wrestling for boys and girls that meet age requirements: Kindergarten (must turn 5 by October 1, 2021) through 6th Grade.
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Mayor Anesh is Open for Suggestions on the Hours of Trick or Treating

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New Youth Cheer Programs Launched in South Plainfield

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Registration opened in June 2021 and resulted in an overwhelming turnout with 97 youth signing up for Sideline Cheer and 40 youth ...

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month; Candlelight Ceremony October 6 

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a council meeting Oct. 4, Mayor Matt Anesh proclaimed October 2021 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the borough and encouraged the community to ‘be part of the solution to end such violence.’  

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Best Future Job and Career Opportunities: Do You Know What They Are?

If that's of interest to you, your child, a grandchild, a friend, or someone else in your network, then listen to my guest expert, Ryan Farrell. Ryan is an economist with the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Ryan not only speaks about some of the fantastic FREE tools BLS offers to help you find out which jobs are projected to grow the most during this ...

Colleges: Where They Are, Where They're Going, Where to Go, and More!

What things have colleges and universities gotten right or wrong over the past few decades? How has and will COVID-19 affect them in the future? And what are some important things students-- younger or older-- need to consider when deciding on where to go to college and what to major in.  

My outstanding guest expert, Jeff Selingo, will discuss these topics and more. Jeff has written ...

Community Conversations: Mammograms Save Lives!

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Billy Summers by Stephen King

Billy Summers by Stephen King. (Scribner, 2021)


Remember Dexter? He was the self-appointed Angel of Death, whose father recognized Dexter’s innate compulsion to kill and trained his bizarre boy to murder only people who deserved to die. Stephen King’s latest hero, Billy Summers bears some resemblance to Dexter in that he is a hired assassin who will only take on contracts ...


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Email is Key to News Publishers Clawing Back Advertising Dollars from Social Media

Many news publishers are struggling to produce enough advertising dollars to be sustainable, with many now erecting paywalls or going the non-profit route to attempt to stay in business. However, publications would be wise to think about what advantages that they can bring to a potential advertiser that social media cannot offer. One such tool is email.

Any publisher who has stayed on top of ...

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

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Tips to Stretch Your Food Budget This Fall

When it comes to budgeting, living on a fixed income can be tricky—from monthly bills to healthcare to necessities (and leaving a little wiggle room for fun and social activities). Luckily, a few simple changes could make shopping for groceries less of a hassle each month.

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Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.



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Host a Frightfully Fun Horror Movie Bash With These Tips

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Steps to Minimize Your Chances of Developing Breast Cancer

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Press Releases

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Names Alan Lee Chief Operating Officer

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Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center to Begin $26 Million Emergency Department Expansion and Modernization

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Plenty of Screams for the LBI Region Halloween Scene

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