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The Athlete of the Week: Mackenzie O’Brien Girls’ Basketball Forward

The South Plainfield Girls’ Basketball team is starting to peak at the right time of the season.  This past week the Lady Tigers won all three games they played. On Tuesday, South Plainfield defeated Woodbridge by a score of 57-36.  Thursday the Lady Tigers had a rematch against North Brunswick.  This time South Plainfield dominated them 45-24.  Then in another ...

The Athlete of the Week JJ Giordano Wrestling

The South Plainfield High School Wrestling Team is gearing up for a run in the NJSIAA Team Tournament as they look to win their sixth consecutive Sectional title which would extend the school record of consecutive sectional titles.  The Tigers enter the tournament as the number 1 seed and will start the Tournament off on Monday February 10th with a home dual meet against rival North ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Spot for 12th Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

Atlantic Health System is leading the way in delivering innovative, high-quality health care in an award-winning workplace that cares for patients and caregivers alike.  For the 12th consecutive year, Atlantic Health System was once again named to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number #89 on the prestigious list.

“Our 17,000 talented team ...

Taking a Moment: How a Sock Donation Rolled Up Into an Experience with Somerset County’s Working Poor and Homeless

It was right around noon on Friday, Jan. 17, and the three ladies in the kitchen worked as quickly as they could to prepare before clients would begin filing through the rear doors of Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville, looking for a hot meal.

The Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, also known as SHIP, has been serving meals to anyone who needs one since 1984. It has served ...


South Plainfield – Joan Abbott, 90, passed away Thursday February 13, 2020 at Robert Wood ...
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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor from Samantha Kaczmarczyk

February 16, 2020

I would like to start by saying thank you to all of you for your support and donations. I am pleased to announce that we have met our goal for the diabetic alert dog. We couldn’t have done this without the support from all who have donated. So, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We truly appreciate everything this community and beyond for all your help and prayers. We can’t even ...

Middlesex County School Board Team: Meeting with Senator Diegnan

Senator Patrick Diegnan, 18th Legislative District met with the Middlesex County School Board Team, on January 31, 2020,  IPPresident Debbie Boyle, Vice President Secretary Sharon Miller, Lisa Manz parent advocate for various policies put into place by the State of New Jersey affecting school districts and Christopher Jones, New Jersey State School Board Association Government ...

Community Happenings

South Plainfield High School Hall Of Fame Is Seeking Nominees

February 11, 2020

The South Plainfield High School Hall of Fame Committee is again holding their search for candidates for induction into the SPHS Hall of Fame.  The Hall of Fame was established at South Plainfield High School to recognize outstanding graduates as leaders in their fields who could serve as role models for current and future students.

 Candidates will be evaluated on the following ...

The Sacred Heart Lenten Fish Dinners



 The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 and Sacred Heart Church, will again be sponsoring their world-famous Lenten Fish Dinners on February 28 th, March 6 th, March 13 th, March 20 th, March 27 th and April 3 rd  


 Dinners will be served in the ...

Anesh Proclaims Jan. 25 Lunar New Year

February 8, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD - At the Jan. 27 council meeting, Mayor Matthew Anesh proclaimed Jan. 25, 2020 as Lunar New Year, urging South Plainfield residents to join in the Chinese New Year celebration.  Several Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA-NJ) attended the council meeting and Anesh wished everyone a healthy and prosperous new year.

Anesh and several council members had ...


Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

Chaos: Charles Manson the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. John 

O’Neill and Dan Piepenbring  (New York: Little Brown, 2019).

It took me three weeks to read Chaos:Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. Although fascinating, with its detailed analysis of the true motives for the Manson crimes in Los Angeles, 1969, the prose was dense and a ...

Residents Invited To Meet Freeholder Director Ron Rios At 7:00 Pm On February 25th

Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ron Rios will be the guest speaker at the meeting of the South Plainfield Democratic Organization on Tuesday February 25th.    The meeting will be held at Sherbans Diner and will start at 7:00 pm.   The public is welcome to attend.

Democratic Chair Vinnie Buttiglieri commented: “We are looking forward to talking with ...


Happy Valentine’s Day!  Looking for other ideas for how to spend Valentine’s Day?  Check out one of our romance or romcom movies, grab a cookbook to get some recipes to surprise your sweetheart with, or even check out some of our craft books to give you some ideas for a one-of-kind Valentine’s Day gift.  Ask the library staff- we will help point you in the right ...

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus - Installed Wheel Chair Lift

The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 saves the day for a local resident


Fellow Knights member Gerry Butrico was contacted by local South Plainfield resident Nancy Guarraci, asking for help assembling and installing a wheel chair lift that she purchased for her husband who is wheelchair bound.


The Knights sprang into action and took on the task and ...

Press Releases

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Announces Award Honorees Robert C. Garrett, Amparo Aguirre and LAX for the Cure

February 18, 2020

Susan G. Komen® North Jersey today announced its Pink Tie Party honorees to be recognized during the March 21st event being held at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Jersey City. For over twenty years, Susan G. Komen North Jersey has helped those who can’t pay for treatments, worked to ensure that all people get the care they need, fought for the rights of patients with policy ...