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The Athlete of the Week Jacob DelVecchio Wrestling

The South Plainfield High School Wrestling Team completed their dual meet portion of the season this past weekend in Toms River.  The Tigers entered the week as the top seed in the Central Jersey Group II Sectional Tournament and dominated their way through to win their 16th Sectional Title.  In the quarterfinals they defeated Metuchen High School 78-0. In the semi-finals the Tigers ...

The Athlete of the Week: Anna Gnapp Girls’ Basketball Guard

The South Plainfield Girls’ Basketball team continues to battle throughout the season.  Again this past week the Lady Tigers won two of the three games they played. On Tuesday, South Plainfield defeated New Brunswick by a score of 54-19.  Then in another White Division game Thursday evening, the Lady Tigers defeated the Barrons of Woodbridge 51-19.  South Plainfield is ...


Phyllis DeFrancesco, 99, died on Sunday, February 10, 2019 in the Center For Hospice and Palliative ...
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Letters to the Editor

Celebrating Black History Month

February 11, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - February is Black History Month, when America takes time to honor and remember great African-Americans, and their role in shaping America’s history.

Carter Woodson, an African-American historian, first established Black History Week in 1926 during the second week of February. He chose this specific week to honor African-Americans because President Abraham Lincoln, ...

Remembering Mike Alvarez

On behalf of the South Plainfield Police Athletic League, I would like to offer my condolences to the Alvarez family.  Mike Alvarez was a special human being, the type of man that made you a better person just by knowing him. Whenever the Police Athletic League was preparing to have a fundraiser or special event, I would get a phone call from Mike: “Christopher, Mike Alvarez. What do ...

Community Happenings

Sign Sponsorship's Available at SPJBC

February 13, 2019

Dear Friend and Business Owner, 

            On Behalf of the South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club, SPJBC, we would like to ask for your support by becoming a Sign Sponsor. Your sign(s) will be displayed on the Ballpark’s Outfield Fences during the Baseball season for everyone’s viewing pleasure. Without the help of the ...

National Random Acts of Kindness Week

February 9, 2019

For National Random Acts of Kindness Week, the SPHS Peer Leaders and TigerRAK club have joined together for events during that week which include T-Shirt sale with profits being donated to various charitable organizations.  The shirts are available in multiple colors with profits from each color shirt going to the designated specific cause represented by that color (see below for ...

Elks To Host Annual Breakfast To Benefit Girl Scouts

February 19, 2019

The South Plainfield Elks will host their 12th Annual Girl Scout Breakfast in conjunction with the South Plainfield Girl Scout Community on Sunday, March 3, from 8 am until noon.  The menu features eggs made to order, home fries, bacon, sausage, french toast, pancakes, toast, juice and coffee.  Prices are $7/Adults; $6/Seniors; $4/children ages 5-12, free for children under age 5.  ...


Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher. (Hanover Square Press, 2018)


The point of view from which a novel is told influences the reader’s perception of events, until we decide whether or not to trust the narrator. I wouldn’t classify Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to ...


Time for some mid-February news from South Plainfield Library:

First, be advised the Library will be closed on Sunday and Monday in observance of Presidents’ Day.

            Let’s run down our Children’s programming for this weekend and next week:
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Karabinchak Introduces “Porch Pirate” Bill to Crack Down on Theft of Delivery Packages

TRENTON, NJ -  – In 2017, 25.9 million Americans had a holiday package stolen from their front porch or doorstep—more than the 23.5 million porch thefts reported in 2015. The number of package thefts occurring across the nation continues to rise with each passing year.

To combat these thefts, which are most popular during the holiday season, Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak ...

Press Releases

NJ Human Services Announces Investments to Combat Opioid Epidemic and Boost Recovery Supports

February 19, 2019

$1.4 million in awards; Programs for peer support, services to sustain recovery and alternatives to opioids

(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services has awarded nearly $1.4 million in grants for new addiction treatment programs focusing on peer recovery, intensive support for people dependent on opioids and alternatives to opioids for pain management for older ...