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Agent Spotlight: Phillip Migliaccio

Phillip “Phil” Migliaccio, Sales Associate in the Morristown office, is an award-winning Realtor! With over 30 years in the real estate business, Phil has assisted hundreds of clients in their journey to become proud homeowners. Their satisfaction leads to one of his greatest attributes; his large amount of repeat customers. And it’s not just his clients who love his ...

SP Surge Wins 2 Championships in One Week

SP Surge 8U Travel team played in USABL’s 8U division championship game on Tuesday, June 14th in Mountainside.  Surge ended the spring season with a 7-0 record with 2 games going unplayed due to weather and field conflicts. This put Surge in 2nd place behind Mountainside, who would have home field advantage. Ryan Vindman was strong on the mound to begin the game. He would pitch a no ...

ICYMI: Real Talk With Fernando Uribe Hosts Jersey City Councilwoman Amy DeGise

Last week on Real Talk With Fernando Uribe, Fernando welcomed Jersey City Councilwoman Amy DeGise to talk about issues in Hudson County, NJ, and other political hot button topics that affect New Jerseyans. 

Uribe and DeGise talk about Liberty State Park and the upgrades that are being planned to it. However, there is some hesitancy as the bill that was brought by Senator Stack is a bit ...

Bridging the Gap Co-Hosts Interview 16 Year Old Entrepreneur From Toms River NJ

There is nothing more American than running your own business, with your unique brand and style. Whether you are 16 or 116, having your own business is one of the single best sources of upward mobility in our society. Last week on Bridging the Gap with A.J. Mellilo and Steven Rumbolo, the co-hosts, sat down with Sarah Ahmed of Toms River East High School to discuss her business ...

Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Obituaries

Julie A. Meikle, 87, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at home in Pt. Pleasant Beach. Born ...
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Press Releases

Healthy Cooking Returns to RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness

June 30, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ  – Healthy cooking returns to the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center with a Sensational Summer Salad program held in the center’s newly remodeled demonstration kitchen.

The free program is July 19 from 6 pm to 7:30 and features Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes ...

An Evening At The Villa

Friday, July 8th, 6:30-11 PM, join us for “An Evening At The Villa” – an evening of cocktails, food stations, music, and fun! We would be honored if you will join us to celebrate the Queen City Promise scholarship program. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to the celebration, and consider a sponsorship to help QCP begin our journey to ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center Earns National Recognition from the American Heart Association for Efforts to Improve Stroke Treatment

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s (RWJUH) Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center has again earned the American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Advanced Therapy with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll recognition.

 

For stroke patients, this means RWJUH has met ...

Letters to the Editor

Kat Dean Memorial Blood Drive

June 27, 2022

Dear Editor,

 

On April 1st our community suffered the loss of a beautiful person, Kathryn Dean. I was fortunate enough to go to high school with Kat and get to know her personally over the years. She was a 2002 graduate of South Plainfield High School and an amazing wife and mother of three. She lived and raised her family in the same community that she grew up in. Like many others, ...

Kat Dean Memorial Blood Drive

Dear Editor,

On April 1st our community suffered the loss of a beautiful person, Kathryn Dean. I was fortunate enough to go to high school with Kat and get to know her personally over the years. She was a 2002 graduate of South Plainfield High School and an amazing wife and mother of three. She lived and raised her family in the same community that she grew up in. Like many others, her passing ...

Community Happenings

Updates from Plainfields Chapter of UNICO

June 21, 2022

The Plainfields Chapter of UNICO inducted three new members at a special swearing-in ceremony and dinner meeting recently. UNICO National 2nd Vice President Anthony Bengivenga  swore in the new members as District Governor Robert Bengivenga and Chapter President April Bengivenga witnessed the ceremony.

The newly inducted members on left are Alexis Ratti, Allison Kreiss and Matthew ...

Fireworks: What's Legal and What's Not in New Jersey and Safety Tips (VIDEO)

July 1, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Nearly three-quarters (73%) of all fireworks injuries were sustained during the 30-day period surrounding the Independence Day holiday, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

The most often injured body parts by fireworks are hands or fingers (28% of injuries), followed by legs (24%), eyes (19%), head (15%), trunk (10%) and arms ...

Milestones

Our Lady of Czestochowa Rosary Altar Society Award Scholarship

June 15, 2022

OLC Rosary Altar Society was pleased to award their $500 Scholarship this year to a well deserving and actively participating parish High School senior; Michael Niemeyer, who will be attending Middlesex County College. The award is based mainly on their essays, attendance, and activities in our parish. Below is Michael’s essay.

What OLC and the Catholic faith mean to ...

Fiona Ramdawar to Take Part in Envision's National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to STEM

South Plainfield, NJ – This summer, Fiona Ramdawar from South Plainfield, NJ will join outstanding elementary school students from across the state to take part in a unique academic and career oriented development experience, the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Pathways to STEM, taking place at Rider University.

 

NYLF Pathways to STEM is one of the Envision by ...

Opportunities for Job/Career Seekers, Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, Investors, etc. in NJ (and Elsewhere, Too!)

Today on Looking Forward, we’re going to focus on a communications medium that exists just about everywhere around the world: RADIO!!

In this episode, we’re going to learn about such things as podcasting and the Internet’s impact on the radio industry, how radio in the United States differs from radio elsewhere, and where radio’s future lies. Perhaps most importantly, ...

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back  by William D. LaRue (Chestnut Heights, 2021).

 

For true crime buffs, A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back by William D. LaRue, an award-winning journalist, is a ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, July 4, 7:05 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Bowie Baysox (BAL) Live ...

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Wed, July 6, 7:05 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Bowie Baysox (BAL) Live ...

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Thu, July 7, 7:05 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Bowie Baysox (BAL) Live ...

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Fri, July 8, 6:00 PM

South Plainfield

Clothing Drive - July 8

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Fri, July 8, 7:05 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Bowie Baysox (BAL) Live ...

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Sat, July 9, 7:05 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

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Bookmarks

Now that summer is in full swing, it’s the perfect time to plan some day trips around New Jersey.  The library has plenty of books on various getaway ideas that families can go on in and around New Jersey.  Summer is also a great time to take advantage of our very popular museum pass program.  Library patrons can come to the library and purchase discounted tickets for the ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Elks Donate to Fish Food Bank in Piscataway

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On June 8th 2022, the ENF Committee, headed by Eileen Uken, of the South Plainfield Elks Lodge No. 2298 were able to donate $2000 to the Fish Food Bank in Piscataway.

This donation was possible through the Spotlight Grant . Representatives of the Elks National Foundation Committee of the South Plainfield Lodge No. 2298, Margaret Williams, Loyal Knight, Eileen Uken, ENF ...