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The Athlete of the Week: Ian McCoid Boys’ Basketball

The South Plainfield Boys’ Basketball team is starting to find their groove as the season progresses.  The Tigers have won three of their last four games. They knocked of division rival Spotswood by a score of 67-65 in overtime to revenge an earlier season loss.  Then they went on to defeat White Division foe John F. Kennedy 67-61 on Friday.  The Tigers are led by senior ...

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

The South Plainfield Basketball Girls’ team has been competing hard all season.  This past week the Lady Tigers won two of the three games they played. On Tuesday, South Plainfield defeated Woodbridge by a score of 57-52.  Then in another divisional game Saturday afternoon, the Lady Tigers defeated the Mustangs of John F. Kennedy 52-47.  South Plainfield has won four out of ...

Obituaries

Eileen K. Meyer, 93, a longtime former resident of South Plainfield, died on Tuesday, January 15, ...
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Letters to the Editor

Sign Sponsorship's Available at SPJBC

January 17, 2019

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 help of the ...

Letter from Council President Joe Wolak

Dear Editor,

On January 5th the Borough held its annual reorganization meeting. The meeting which includes some pomp and ceremony sets the course for the upcoming year. In the Mayor’s State of the Borough, Mayor Anesh discuss the accomplishments of the past, but more importantly discusses the future ahead.

At the reorganization meeting one of the first items of business is to select a ...

Local Residents Named to The University of Scranton Fall 2018 Dean’s List

January 22, 2019

SCRANTON, PA -- Local residents were among nearly 1,600 students named to The University of Scranton's Dean's List for the 2018 fall semester. The Dean's List recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the semester to make the Dean's List.

The students are:

Emily N.

Community Happenings

South Plainfield Republican Organization Seeking Candidates for 2019 election

January 21, 2019

The South Plainfield Republican Organization is seeking two council candidates for the 2019 election.  You must be a resident of South Plainfield and 18 years or older.  If interested, please send resume no later than March 1, 2019 to the South Plainfield Republican Organization, P.O. Box 371, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 or email it to chairspgop@aol.com.

GMC Winter Track Championships

January 14, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Make room on the banners and prepare the walls, the Boys and Girls Winter Track Teams are Blue Division Champs.  A week after dominating the small schools' competition at the Greater Middlesex Conference Relays, your Tigers defeated them on an individual level at the GMC Championships. 

For the ladies, this is back to back division titles.  ...

Blood Drive at Sacred Heart on Feb 3

January 23, 2019

Blood mobile will be at Sacred Heart parking lot on February 3,2019. 
9:00am to 1:00pm.  Please come and give the gift of life!

Questions: call Joan Bechtle 908-755-8493

Columns

Diegnan Resolution to Establish the ‘NJ Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Task Force’ Clears Committee

TRENTON – A resolution sponsored by Senate Transportation Chair Patrick Diegnan, Jr., which would establish the “New Jersey Autonomous Vehicle Task Force,” (task force) cleared the Senate Transportation Committee.

“The engineering and development of autonomous vehicle technology is well-underway in a majority of other states” said Senator Diegnan ...

Assemblywoman Pinkin - Government Shut Down

“As we continue to experience the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, I believe it is critical our community comes together to support one another. Following today’s press release by Congressman Frank Pallone Jr and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, along with a variety of local representatives, state & federal workers, we would like to follow in the footsteps of the ...

Assemblywoman Pinkin - Government Shut Down

“As we continue to experience the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, I believe it is critical our community comes together to support one another. Following today’s press release by Congressman Frank Pallone Jr and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, along with a variety of local representatives, state & federal workers, we would like to follow in the footsteps of the ...

A Message from Assemblywoman Pinkin

As we continue to experience the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, I believe it is critical our community comes together to support one another. If you are aware of any additional resources within LD18 or Middlesex County, please share so that we may help do our part in spreading the word and taking care of our neighbors.

If you are a federal worker you may apply for unemployment ...

Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Harper and Collins, 2018)

When I was a teenager, dancing in my room to “Dancin’ Machine” by the Jackson Five or “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang, my father would, on occasion, poke his head into my room and query, “What are you listening to?” I knew that I was in for “the lecture,” how young people ...

Bookmarks

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.  This week’s movie stars Ryan ...

Sign Sponsorships Available

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 help of the ...

Press Releases

Caring Contact Crisis Hotline Training

January 23, 2019

Have you ever been told you are a good listener? Do you have a yearning to really make a difference?  Caring Contact will be offering its 95th volunteer listening training March 12 through June 18. Training will run once a week from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., plus one full weekend, June 8 and 9, and will be held at the Temple Beth Or, 111 Valley Road, Clark, NJ.

Participants ...