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The Athlete of the Week Thomas Renna Wrestling

The South Plainfield High School Wrestling Team won their sixth consecutive sectional title this past Friday as they defeated Rumson – Fair Haven 42-30 in front of a packed house in Anthony Cotoia Gymnasium.  The Tigers traveled down to the State Group Tournament on Sunday where they fell to the Eagles of West Deptford concluding their dual meet season.  Overall the Tigers ...

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 ...

Community Members, Family Foundation Mark American Heart Month with $2.5 Million Donation to Gagnon Cardiovascular Center Expansion

As individuals and organizations across the nation gather to raise awareness of heart disease during American Heart Month, Thomas P. and Sally Mac Mahon and Ken and Claudia Silverman have marked the occasion by giving $1.5 and $1 million, respectively, to further expand the largest cardiovascular program in the state — Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. The ...

Atlantic Health System and CentraState Healthcare System Announce Clinical Affiliation

Partnership Enhances Community Health Care Quality and Access

Atlantic Health System and CentraState Healthcare System today announced a clinical affiliation that will provide enhanced access to high-quality specialty health care services to the communities of central Jersey. The affiliation will accelerate the growth of CentraState’s oncology and neuroscience programs through linkages ...


South Plainfield – Michael J. Slover, 63, died Sunday, February 24, 2020 at Robert Wood ...
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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor from the SPJBC

February 24, 2020

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 ...

Letter to the Editor from Samantha Kaczmarczyk

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 ...

Community Happenings

19th Amendment Centennial Essay Contest

February 24, 2020

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of women being granted the right to vote, South Plainfield 7th and 8th grade students, as well has high school students grades 9th through 12th are invited to submit an essay highlighting an activist who had a connection to New Jersey, and to explain the importance of his or her role to the ratification of the 19th Amendment.


Grades 7th and 8th ...

12th Annual Blood Drive Held on February 4, 2020

February 25, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Borough Mayor’s Wellness Committee in conjunction with the South Plainfield High School student council and advisor Tony Encinas , hosted our 12th annual blood drive on February 4, 2020, at the South Plainfield High School auditorium, sponsored by the New Jersey /New York Blood Centers.  The blood drive was open to all residents and donors ...

South Plainfield Residents Join the Annual Polar Bear Plunge

February 25, 2020

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - They did it.  South Plainfield  residents took the drive down the shore and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday in support of Special Olympics New Jersey at the Annual Polar Bear Plunge. 

For some it was the first time and for others it is an annual outing with family, friends and neighbors.  No matter the amount of times, it is certain ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Wants to Know: Who is Taking the Polar Bear Plunge Today?

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – The weather is supposed to be warmer today in New Jersey, and an anticipated 7,500 people are planning to take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean as part of the annual Polar Bear Plunge.  According to organizers the annual event is the largest fundraising event for the Specials Olympics New Jersey.  

If you live in South Plainfield and are ...

South Plainfield and Edison Police Departments Requesting Public’s Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspect

The South Plainfield Police Department, along with the Edison Police Department, are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who has been connected to a rash of commercial burglaries. The incidents have occurred over the past year near the Route 287 corridor.  The suspect is described as a black male, between 30 - 40 years of age, 6’0” - ...


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 ...


Did you miss a movie that you wanted to see in the theaters and don’t want to pay to rent it or for the DVD? Come to “Monday Night Movies” at the library.  It’s all the fun of a movie theater but none of the cost.  We are showing brand new releases every Monday night and we will be providing popcorn for all who attend. Please note that the doors for the movie ...

Press Releases

Updates from PSE & G

February 25, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - PSE&G has announced that new gas mains have been installed on Clifford St., Tompkins Ave., Field Ave., and S. Central Ave., and that installation work is continuing on Field Ave., Grant Ave., Leeds Dr., and O’Donohue Ave.

Further installation work by PSE&G crews is slated for Baker Ave., Conklin Dr., Mahar Ave., Anna Pl., Delekas Ave., Field Ave., Thomas ...

The Harlem Wizards are Back in Town

Roosevelt Elementary School, with the help of Kennedy, Riley, Franklin and Grant Schools proudly present our 3rd annual Harlem Wizards event!

Please come out and watch our own South Plainfield Teaching Tigers play against the Harlem Wizards.  The SP Teaching Tigers will feature the following superstars:

Roosevelt: Dr. Goman, Mr. Bertram, Ms. Lair, Mr. Gerardi, Ms. Maroulis, Mrs.

Affordable Energy for New Jersey Coalition Launches with Support of Business, Labor, Civic and Energy Interests

In response to the recently released New Jersey Energy Master Plan (EMP), representatives of labor, energy, business and civic groups have come together to launch Affordable Energy for New Jersey.  The Coalition will work to ensure New Jersey residents continue to have safe, reliable and affordable choices to meet their energy needs.

“The EMP’s emphasis on a move to complete ...