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Tri-County History Fair for Middlesex, Somerset, ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/28/2019 11:00am 09/28/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Tri-County History Fair for Middlesex, Somerset, and Union Counties

The Plainfield Public Library is excited to announce the fourth annual Tri-County History Fair for Middlesex, Somerset, and Union Counties. Join colleagues, friends, and neighbors for a fun day of historical discovery, resource sharing, raffles, and more. On Saturday, September 28th from 11 am to 3 pm, over 20 local history organizations, museums, and libraries will be exhibiting and promoting ...

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Athlete of the Week: Kourtney Scipio Girls’ Field Hockey Center Mid

The South Plainfield Field Hockey Team is once again off to a great start of their 2019 season.  The Lady tigers are currently undefeated this year.  During this past week, South Plainfield went 3-0 winning over GMC rivals Piscataway, East Brunswick and Old Bridge.   Much of their success is due to the play of senior captain Kourtney Scipio.

During the week, Kourtney had ...

Brain Surgery Breakthrough and Other News from Atlantic Health System

On this AtlantiCast, see how Atlantic Health System is breaking new ground when it comes to brain surgery, learn about a new clinical trial into the treatment of melanoma, find out how Overlook Medical Center is turning trash into treasure and making health care more environmentally friendly and much more!



Warren - Doris Petrella, 90, died Sunday, September 22, 2019, at BrightView in Warren. Born to ...
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Letters to the Editor

Letter Supporting Melanie Mott for Council

September 23, 2019

Dear Editor, 

I am excited to support my friend, Melanie Mott, for borough council.

I have known Melanie for many years, and she is definitely the right person for the job. As a mother of three children, she will be dedicated to expanding opportunities for our kids, while keeping a close eye on expenses. She will work alongside Mayor Anesh so that South Plainfield can continue to be ...

Letter to Editor from Councilwoman Faustini

Dear Editor,

This year Mayor Anesh has endorsed two great candidates to add to our team, Melanie Mott and Pete Smith.  

From getting to know our candidates, I can tell you they are impressive in both character and work ethic.   Melanie and Pete are full of innovative ideas and are willing to work hard to keep positive improvements on track in our hometown, while keeping ...

The Anesh team Will Keep Getting it Done with Mott and Smith

September 18, 2019

            South Plainfield – Saying that results count, Mayor Anesh and his team this week talk about how their platform will focus on keeping South Plainfield heading in the right direction.

  “Last year I said our goal is to have a team in place to continue to keep South Plainfield affordable, while investing more in ...

Jon Dean and Sandy Doyon - Team South Plainfield

September 18, 2019

South Plainfield is a wonderfully diverse community with residents who have many interests, beliefs, talents and opinions. That diversity strengthens the fabric of our borough, and provides our children with the opportunity to grow up respecting our differences. Artists can join art clubs, musicians can join music clubs, mothers of twins can join a twin mothers club, and so on. Many clubs for ...

Is it Time for New Jersey to 'Get in the Game', and Permanently Move Up Our Presidential Primary?

Each week former New Jersey State Assemblymen and former gubernatorial candidates John Wisniewski (Democrat) & Jack Ciattarelli (Republican) will tackle New Jersey's most pressing issues. This week: New Jersey's late Presidential Primary

On the Democratic side, there more than 20 candidates running for President -- there might be some very crowded state primaries. On ...

Ryan deGroot Enrolled as Largest First-Year Class at Lebanon Valley College

September 17, 2019

ANNVILLE, PA -- Ryan deGroot of South Plainfield, N.J., enrolled at Lebanon Valley College as part of its record-setting Class of 2023. The new class of 478 students, the most in the College's 153-year history, surpasses last year's record of 473 first-year students. In fall 2017, LVC opened with 466 first-year students, also a record at the time.

deGroot, a graduate of South ...

Community Happenings

South Plainfield’s Sujan Puar Jumps Ahead of the Competition in Senior Olympics

September 23, 2019

WOODBRIDGE, NJ – South Plainfield resident Sujan Puar once again came home with a lot of metal. Some was gold, some silver and some bronze. Puar does it all, and at this year’s New Jersey Senior Olympic games on September 7th and 8th he won gold swimming the backstroke, gold in the long jump and silver in the 50, 100 and 400 meter dashes.

“Sujan is just amazing,” said ...

Walk or Bike to School Day - October 2, 2019

September 23, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield School District will be participating in the  Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 2.  On this day the South Plainfield School District and South Plainfield Mayor Anesh urge residents to walk or bike to school.

The event is being sponsored by the Mayor’s Wellness Committee in conjunction with the Superintendent of Schools, ...

SPARC (South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club) Announcement

September 13, 2019

The South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club will be offering AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE STUDY CLASSES for the FCC amateur radio TECHNICIAN CLASS license. This class will consist of 8 weeks with one day each week in class and

Home study between classes.

Classes will be held at the CERT meeting room in the SOUTH PLAINFIELD COMMUNITY POLICE STATION located at the corner of New Market Ave. and ...

South Plainfield is looking to expand it CERT Team (Community Emergency Response Team)

The Borough of South Plainfield’s, Officer of Emergency Management, it currently looking to expand its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Application are available on the South Plainfield Borough website.

The (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact our community and educates them in basic disaster response skills. Some of ...


Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity (Flatiron Books, 2018)


The title of Liane Moriarity’s 2018 novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, is quite clever as it is a double entendre. The nine people who gather at Tranquillum House have never met before; they are, in fact, perfect strangers to one another. What is it that has inspired each of them to go on retreat, led by an enigmatic ...

POW/MIA Recognition Day

Our country is founded on the men and women who have fought and sacrificed for the freedom that we hold so dear. Of the millions of men and women who have served in our military forces, both past and present, 82,000 remain missing from various conflicts. Every September, we as a nation remember and honor these men and women and pay tribute to their families and their sacrifices during National ...


Monday Night Movies are on a brief hiatus due to the Friends of the South Plainfield Public Library Book Sale.  Monday Night Movies will resume Monday, October 7 at 6:30 PM.  We will be showing the newest release in the series with men in black suits who save the world from aliens; this stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, and Emma Thompson.

The Friends of the South ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis of TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro

The featured TAPinto franchisee for September 2019 is Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis of TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro.  The loss of the weekly newspapers in Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge motivated Faith, a communications professional and active community volunteer, to start TAPinto in her area.  

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Press Releases

NJ Human Services Continues Free Naloxone Efforts by Providing the Opioid Antidote to Homeless Shelters

September 18, 2019

Antidote can reverse opioid overdoses

(TRENTON) – NJ Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced today that the Department is delivering the opioid overdose antidote naloxone for free to participating shelters serving the homeless as part of the department’s ongoing efforts to get naloxone into as many hands as possible to help save lives.

“Nearly 1,200 doses of ...

Patriots Score Five in the 5th to Pace Win over Skeeters

September 11, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (21-37, 63-65) scored five runs in the fifth inning on Tuesday night to down the Sugar Land Skeeters (30-27, 65-62) 11-5 at TD Bank Ballpark.

Somerset got started in the first with an Olmo Rosario (1) solo home run. After the first two batters reached in the third, the Patriots added two more via a Scott Kelly RBI single and a Rosario ...