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Wed, April 24, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State in the ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 04/24/2019 12:00pm 04/25/2019 4:00am America/New_York Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State in the 1950s

Mid-Century New Jersey – The Garden State in the 1950s is a dynamic, new exhibit.

The postwar boom led to an atom-powered future of gleaming appliances and fast cars!

The influence of 50’s culture is still going strong today, with many roots in New Jersey.

1225 River Road Piscataway, NJ 08854
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Thu, April 25, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State in the ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 04/25/2019 12:00pm 04/26/2019 4:00am America/New_York Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State in the 1950s

Mid-Century New Jersey – The Garden State in the 1950s is a dynamic, new exhibit.

The postwar boom led to an atom-powered future of gleaming appliances and fast cars!

The influence of 50’s culture is still going strong today, with many roots in New Jersey.

1225 River Road Piscataway, NJ 08854
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Fri, April 26, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State in the ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 04/26/2019 12:00pm 04/27/2019 4:00am America/New_York Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State in the 1950s

Mid-Century New Jersey – The Garden State in the 1950s is a dynamic, new exhibit.

The postwar boom led to an atom-powered future of gleaming appliances and fast cars!

The influence of 50’s culture is still going strong today, with many roots in New Jersey.

1225 River Road Piscataway, NJ 08854
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Sun, April 28, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State in the ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 04/28/2019 12:00pm 04/29/2019 4:00am America/New_York Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State in the 1950s

Mid-Century New Jersey – The Garden State in the 1950s is a dynamic, new exhibit.

The postwar boom led to an atom-powered future of gleaming appliances and fast cars!

The influence of 50’s culture is still going strong today, with many roots in New Jersey.

1225 River Road Piscataway, NJ 08854

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Athlete of the Week: Sam Pullen Girls’ Track

Sam Pullen has had a tremendous senior season for the Girls’ Spring Track Team.  As a captain of the Lady Tigers’, Sam has walked away with a medal from every competition this season.  She has won gold at the individual level as well as on her relay teams.  Sam is best known for her jumping expertise and it has shown this spring.  In early May, Sam teamed up with ...

Athlete of the Week: Jillian Holoboski Softball Pitcher

The South Plainfield Softball Team has made it to the semi-finals of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament.  The Lady Tigers defeated Dunellen 4-0 in the opening round.  On Saturday, South Plainfield upset third seed Monroe 1-0 in the quarterfinals to set up a rematch against John F. Kennedy.  The success on the season is due in part to the pitching of senior Jillian ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield – Thomas Pisack, 72, died Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at home. Born in Wilkes ...
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Letters to the Editor

Letter from Debbie Boyle

May 23, 2019

Letter To The Editor

This year marks the 15th year of the Junior Journalist Creative Writing Program.  Charlie and Debbie Kurland, owners of HomeTown Heros,  approached Nancy Grennier of the South Plainfield Observer and suggested a Creative Writing program to benefit the students of South Plainfield.  The program would encourage creative writing skills in our schools,  ...

Middlesex County College's Democracy House Receives Awards

May 21, 2019

Volunteers in Action and the Bonner Leaders, two programs run by Democracy House at Middlesex County College, won six Jefferson Awards for Public Service on May 19. The awards, presented at the War Memorial in Trenton, were sponsored by the New Jersey Governor’s Office. The awards were for outstanding community service over the past year. From left, Vikas Matta (Woodbridge), Volunteers in ...

Community Happenings

South Plainfield High School Hall Of Fame Candidates Selected

May 19, 2019

A “Hall of Fame” was established at South Plainfield High School to honor graduates for their achievements in academics, professional accomplishments, volunteer & community service, and government/military experience.

Acknowledging these successful graduates recognizes them as leaders in their fields and also provides current high school students with positive role models from ...

South Plainfield High School Spring Concert Showcases Talents and Bids Farewell to Seniors

May 15, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD -  The halls of South Plainfield High School were filled with music on the evening of Tuesday, April 30th for the Annual Spring Concert.  Featuring the Jazz Band, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Concert Band, the performance highlighted the talented SPHS Music Department while bidding an emotional farewell to the music students in the ...

Holy Savior Academy Holds Annual Art Exhibition

May 22, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Holy Savior Academy held their Annual Art Show on Wednesday, May 16th and Thursday, May 17th from 5p.m. to 7p.m. in the school’s auditorium.  The free event featured a gallery of artistic works of students from preschool through eighth grade.

“I have been collecting the students’ art work all throughout the year,” said Holy Savior Art Teacher ...

Holy Savior Academy Honors Mary at May Crowning 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Holy Savior Academy held its annual May Crowning, a traditional Roman Catholic ritual honoring Mary as ‘the Queen of Heaven and Earth,’ on May 16.  

“May is the Month of Mary, our Mother. Our May Crowning is a way for our students and staff to honor Mary, our Mother, and to pray to her for Jesus’ blessings on all ...

Sujan Puar Awarded 1st Place Gold Medal

May 21, 2019

Sujan Puar participated in the 2019 Rutgers Unite Half Marathon on April 14, 2019. He was awarded 1st place Gold Medal with a time of 2.26 in age group 75 plus.

Monthly Military Veterans’ Social Club to Take Place at South Plainfield Senior Center

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A new social group for members who have served the United States will begin next month at the South Plainfield Senior Center. 

The Military Veterans’ Social Club, which will meet every first Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. beginning June 4, is open to all senior center members, male or female, who served in any branch of the Armed Forces during combat or ...

Columns

Pinkin works to prevent backlog of untested sexual assault examination kits

TRENTON, NJ  – The full Assembly on Thursday approved legislation, 75-0, sponsored by Assembly Members Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Nancy Pinkin to conduct a study of untested sexual assault exam kits in the state to get clarity on the policies and procedures that regulate the testing, and what can be done differently to prevent backlog of untested sexual assault examination ...

Bookmarks

One again, there’s something of a disparity.  In astronomical and geophysical terms, summer won’t be starting for about a month.  In popular terms, it gets started Friday afternoon at around 5:00 or so.  We’ll leave it up to you which interpretation to recognize.  Meanwhile here’s news from South Plainfield ...

Karabinchak, Reynolds-Jackson Bill Creating Anti-Bullying Task Force Clears Assembly

TRENTON, NJ –To ensure anti-bullying laws in New Jersey are successful in protecting students, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Robert Karabinchak and Verlina Reynolds-Jackson to establish an anti-bullying task force to evaluate current law was approved by the full Assembly, 75-0.

          “I’m very proud that ...

Mother's Day at the Elks

On Sunday May 12, 2019, the PER Association of the South Plainfield Elks Lodge No. 2298 hosted their annual Mother's Day Breakfast. Every Mom received a carnation. The lodge was mobbed and the breakfast was delicious. It was a ray of sunshine for many local residents who came out and enjoyed breakfast and some Mother's Day Cheer.

Knights of Columbus Announce their Poster Winners

Knights Of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness Contest Winners Announced at their May 7, 2019 meeting:

The Knights of Columbus, South Plainfield Council, #6203, awarded first place prizes for their annual Substance Abuse Awareness Contest to four winners, Sophia Colucci, Nicole Swatko, Tyson Crudup and Jerry Shang on the evening of May 7, 2019 at the Knights of Columbus Columbian Hall. Each ...

Press Releases

Somerset Patriots, Kalafer Dealerships Co-Sponsor Tour of Somerville

May 24, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have teamed up with Flemington Car & Truck Country Family of Brands, Clinton Honda and Land Rover Princeton to sponsor the Tour of Somerville Bike Race this Memorial Day Weekend.

The Tour of Somerville is the oldest and most prestigious race in North America and an annual Memorial Day Weekend tradition since 1940. The event brings tens of ...

Lead Slips Away from Patriots

May 24, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Sugar Land Skeeters (18-10) defeated the Somerset Patriots (16-10) 4-3 at TD Bank Ballpark on Thursday evening.

The Patriots took a 2-0 lead in bottom of the fifth inning on RBI singles by Will Kengor and Ramon Flores.

Then Somerset extended the lead to 3-0 when Flores struck again with an RBI base hit in the bottom of the seventh inning.

David Kubiak pitched ...

Patriots Lose First Half of Day-Night Doubleheader

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Sugar Land Skeeters (17-9) shut out the Somerset Patriots (15-9) 2-0 at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday in the afternoon game of the day-night doubleheader.

The Skeeters took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a Cody Stanley RBI single.

Sugar Land added a run to the lead in the top of the fourth inning on an RBI base hit by Albert Cordero ...