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The Athlete of the Week: Danielle McParland Competition Cheer

With the beginning of the Competition Cheer season underway, Danielle McParland began her last season with a bang. On December 8th, Danielle was awarded and selected by the New Jersey Cheerleading and Dance Coaches Association (NJCDCA) to become a recipient and member of the NJCDCA All-State team. As stated at the awards breakfast, “Only the best of the best get chosen.” With over 50 ...

The Athlete of the Week: Lauren Hutchison Girls’ Soccer Striker

The Girls’ Soccer team had a successful season.  This year the team recorded seven wins and qualified for the NJSIAA State Tournament. Junior Lauren Hutchison was honored after the season finished as an All Blue Division Girls’ Soccer Player for the second straight year.  Her work ethic and aggressiveness helped her secure this honor. 

During the season, Lauren was a ...

Three Atlantic Health System Hospitals Get Top Honors for Prudent Antibiotic Use, Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance

Three of Atlantic Health System’s hospitals – Overlook, Morristown and Chilton medical centers – recently received the Gold Award in the first New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) Antimicrobial Stewardship Recognition Program (ASRP).

The Gold Award is the highest level of recognition in the program, which acknowledges local health care facilities’ efforts to enhance ...

Atlantic Health System President & CEO Recognized as One of the Nation’s Most Influential Leaders in Health Care

Brian Gragnolati highest ranked health system executive in New Jersey by Modern Healthcare


In recognition of his commitment to expanding patient access to the highest quality health care providing national leadership through his chairmanship at the American Hospital Association, Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO of Atlantic Health System, was recently named to Modern ...


Dr. Kenneth P. May, 70 of Westfield, died Tuesday December 10, 2019 after a brief illness.
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Letters to the Editor

Lame-Duck Session in New Jersey: What Can They Get Done? 

The period of time between Election Day in early November, and when a new Governor or new legislators take the oath of office in January is often fraught with many twists and turns. In the middle of lots of holiday festivities, there's a rush to try to get stuff done.

Congress in 1933, passed the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, as President Hoover was leaving the White House, and newly ...

Community Happenings

NJ Clean Energy Program at Senior Center on Dec. 7th

December 5, 2019

Join the Green Team at the South Plainfield Senior Center on Saturday, December 7 for the South Plainfield Mayors Wellness Committee Blood Drive from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 A representative from New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program will be on hand in the morning to discuss Home Performance with ENERGY STAR and how you can increase the comfort, health and safety of your home in ...

South Plainfield Celebrates the Holidays!

South Plainfield Celebrates the Holidays!

The South Plainfield Public Celebrations Committee is pleased to announce our annual Holiday Caroling Event in front of Borough Hall on Saturday, December 7th, from 3:30-5:30pm.

The event will feature Caroling, Hot Cocoa and Cookies as well as a few surprises.

Join the committee for pictures with Santa and listen as ‘Lil Asmar plays is ...


Ryan deGroot Represents Lebanon Valley College at Programming Competition

November 19, 2019

ANNVILLE, PA (11/14/2019)-- Ryan deGroot of South Plainfield, N.J., is one of nine Lebanon Valley College who recently competed at the Mid-Atlantic regional Collegiate Programming Contest at Wilkes University.

deGroot, a graduate of South Plainfield High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in computer and data science at LVC.

At the competition, the students worked in teams of three ...

DECA Members Attend Council Meeting to Commemorate National DECA Month

December 7, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - At the Nov. 18th Council Meeting, Mayor Matthew Anesh proclaimed November “National DECA Month.”  DECA, or Distributive Education Clubs of America, gives high school students experience in the areas of marketing, finance, hospitality and management, preparing the students to become the future leaders of America.

“Having November proclaimed ...

Elks Lodge #2298 Donates $4,000 for Diabetic Alert Dog for South Plainfield Resident Samantha Kaczmarczyk

December 5, 2019

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD -  South Plainfield resident Samantha Kaczmarczyk was presented with a check for $4,000 from Elks Lodge #2298 on Nov. 19, which brings her halfway to ...


Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates (Harper Collins, 1995)


In the study of deviant behavior, there has been a continual debate over what causes people to be evil. Is it their upbringings by parents who abuse them? Or, are sociopaths just born bad? There are all kinds of arguments on both sides of the debate, and many works of literature probe the question. Was Charles Manson born bad, or did ...


With any luck, you can spare a few minutes from buying presents, putting up decorations, searching for a parking space, using the ATM, addressing & mailing cards (how old-fashioned!), and taking your kids to the next showing of “Frozen II” to look at news from South Plainfield Library:
            First, just a reminder that ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Elizabeth Clee of TAPinto Clark

The featured TAPinto franchisee for December 2019 is Elizabeth Clee of TAPinto Clark.  Elizabeth, a former Human Resources corporate warrior, has used her corporate background and business experience to create her own successful, profitable business while giving back to the community at the same time. 

Q. Why did you want to franchise your  TAPinto site? What caused ...

Press Releases

Moody’s, S&P again mark Atlantic Health System highly on financial strength

December 11, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ – DECEMBER 2019 – Credit rating agencies Moody’s and Standard &Poor’s (“S&P”) recently reaffirmed Atlantic Health System with some of the agencies’ highest marks for independent health care systems in New Jersey, both agencies highlighting Atlantic Health System’s continued strong financial performance.

For a third year in ...