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The Athlete of the Week: Samuel Nieves Football Quarterback/Running Back/Corner Back

The South Plainfield Football team battled injuries and numbers all season but remained competitive.  The Tigers finished its season with a win in the annual North vs South game.  One of the leaders for South Plainfield this season was senior Samuel Nieves. 

Sam demonstrated that he was one of the better players in the conference.  For the season at quarterback Sam ...

The Athlete of the Week: Josiah Harvey Football Running Back/Linebacker

The South Plainfield Football team won its final game Friday night in its annual North vs South game.  The Tigers were impressive in their 54-41 win over rival North Plainfield.  South Plainfield was led by senior Josiah Harvey. 

Josiah had an outstanding game against North Plainfield.  He carried the ball twenty-one times for 238 yards while scoring three touch downs.

Meet Claas Ehlers: Three Questions with the Newest Member of the Overlook Medical Center Community Advisory Board

Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers has been appointed to the Community Advisory Board of Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, one of the region’s premier providers of health care and home to some of the state’s top physicians.

The board provides a way for the community to help guide Overlook’s development and support its efforts to provide exceptional care.

The Breakthrough Treatment Center - Leading the Fight Against Cancer: AtlantiCast Episode 30

On the latest AtlantiCast, see how the Breakthrough Treatment Center is helping Atlantic Health System lead in the fight against cancer, learn how you can access Atlantic Health System services from everywhere with Atlantic Anywhere, find out if your child has “text neck” and much more!



Bluffton, S.C. - Helen (Chwalyk) Costabile, 96, died on Monday, November 18, 2019 at Coastal ...
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Letters to the Editor

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

November 14, 2019

Dear Friends,

We are approaching the time of year when we very often count our
blessings and think of ways we can share our good fortune with others. 
We hope that you will consider sharing your blessings to help a family
in need.

The Garden State Chiropractic Society, a non-profit state organization,
is sponsoring a statewide food drive.  There will be offices throughout
the ...

Letter from Melanie Mott and Pete Smith

Now that the election is over and things have settled down, we wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their support last week. We are looking forward to serving the residents of South Plainfield, and we will remember why you elected us. South Plainfield deserves a local government that gets results. To that end, we will continue to work for an affordable South Plainfield, as well as one ...

The Governor and Senate President: Perfect Together??

The 1947 New Jersey Constitution gave our governor enormous power to nominate and appoint people to many state positions: From the Attorney General to all county prosecutors to Superior Court judges to the New Jersey Supreme Court to the Board of Public Utilities to members of Pine Barrens Commission, amongst many many others.  The New Jersey Governor has lots of nominatin' to ...

Community Happenings

Suburban Woman's Club Hosts Annual Theater Party

November 11, 2019

The Suburban Woman's Club will host its annual Theater Party on Sunday, December 15th at the Historic Edison Valley Playhouse. Tickets for "A Christmas Carol," beginning at 2:00 PM,

are $20.   For tickets please email

Spotswood Department Of Public Works Hiring

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Department of Public Works is seeking a full-time sanitation laborer. The union position comes with benefits and a starting salary of $32,469. Applications can be downloaded online and returned in person to Cate Leedy in the Spotswood Borough Administration Office or emailed to Interested candidates can view the full list of required duties online or ...


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 ...

Kaitlyn Faustini and Bryan Palacios were married August 3rd

Kaitlyn Faustini and Bryan Palacios were married August 3rd at Sacred Heart Church in South Plainfield in a beautiful bi-lingual ceremony officiated by Pastor John P. Alvarado.  Their reception was held at the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, NJ.

Faustini and Palacios are both 2014 graduates of South Plainfield High School. Kaitlyn is currently completing her Master’s ...

SPHS November Rotary Students of the Month

November 18, 2019

The monthly breakfast was held on November 13, 2019. This month’s recipients were Jordan Lovett and Anthony Laudani. Their profiles are below, pictured is Jordan Lovett, unfortunately Anthony Laudani was not able to attend the breakfast.

Jordan Lovett is a very well-rounded student-athlete. Since her freshman year, she has earned a varsity letter in both tennis and track. She also has ...

South Plainfield Celebrates Community While Honoring Local Veterans

November 15, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD - South Plainfield came together for a very special event celebrating the community on Nov. 9, sponsored by the South Plainfield Celebrations Committee.  The event kicked off with a salute to veterans service at the Monument Park Helicopter, after which the South Plainfield High School Marching Band led attendees over to Veterans Park for an afternoon of fun.

“It ...


Freeholder Director Rios Encourages Year-Long Support for Vets

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day.  At the first Armistice Day, on November 11, 1919, President Wilson stated:

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed ...


It will soon be Thanksgiving!  This means that the library will close early on Wednesday, November 27 at 6 PM.  The library will also be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29.  We will reopen our normal hours on Saturday, November 30 from 9 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, December 1 from 1:30 to 5 PM. 

Even though it’s a shorter week, there will still be ...

Elks Donate to Toys for Tots

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, the South Plainfield Elks Lodge No. 2298 donated to Toys for Tots.  This donation was made possible through the Veterans Committee.

Pictured from left to right is Margaret Williams, Lecturing Knight and Veterans Committee person, Christine Sauer, Exalted Ruler, reservists Joe and Nick and Veterans Committee Chair Brian Csobar. The lodge is also collecting ...

Press Releases

Morristown Medical Center Expands Cardiac Programs with International Expert

November 19, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, recognized nationally for its cardiac program, has expanded its Sports Cardiology and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) programs with the addition of Matthew Martinez, MD, FACC.

Dr. Martinez, medical director of Sports Cardiology at Atlantic Health System and co-director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy ...