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The Athlete of the Week: Deleaney Born Softball Centerfield

Last week South Plainfield’s Softball team finished an exciting season.  The team finished with an 18-6 record making it all the way to the NJSIAA Sectional Semifinals. Senior Deleaney Born has been a staple for the Lady Tigers since her freshman year. 

On the season, Deleaney leads the team with a .549 batting average.  This year she had 45 hits while scoring 42 ...

The Athlete of the Week Madison Geis Girls’ Lacrosse

The South Plainfield High School Girls’ Lacrosse team had one of their best seasons in school history. This past year, the Lady Tigers accumulated ten wins, which is the most ever for the program.  The team finished with a 10-6 record narrowly missing the state playoffs.  A huge part of the success for South Plainfield was due to the contributions of junior midfielder Madison ...

Obituaries

Clark – Gerald “Gerry” L. Hall, 87, died Sunday, June 13, 2021, at home in Clark ...
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Letters to the Editor

The South Plainfield Cultural Arts Commission- Update Hybrid Meetings!

June 16, 2021

BOROUGH OF SOUTH PLAINFIELD

CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION

UPDATED 6.15.2021

2021 SPCAC Meetings to be held at 7:30 PM virtually through zoom as well as in-person at the PAL:

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Community Happenings

South Plainfield Elks Presentations

June 13, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Elks supports the community through programs addressing the needs of veterans, youth and children with special needs.  New members are always welcome to join current members in fundraising and other activities throughout the year.

Upcoming activities include a Flea Market and Vendor Show on June 19 and a Father's Day Breakfast on June ...

South Plainfield Senior Center Opens In-Person Classes, Gym and Billiard Room

June 21, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield Senior Center is open today for in-person classes for the first time since March 2020. Center members who have pre-registered for classes will once again be able to meet inside the building. On July 7, the grand re-opening will take place with a celebration to commemorate the occasion and the center will be open for members to come ...

Fun in the Sun at the South Plainfield Community Pool

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – We asked for some photos of fun in the sun at the community pool, and you delivered. It is nearly impossible to discern which is cuter than the next. The Wading Pool seems to be where all the actions is at. After looking at the photos we think there may need to be some style points. Kane Miranda with the red hat can you get any more stylish? Were you dressed by your ...

Ribbon Cutting Officially Marks Completion of South Plainfield Community Pool 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD –On the morning of June 13, under an arch of balloons with the sun glistening off the newly renovated pool and the rumble of water tumbling down slides, the South Plainfield Community Pool was deemed officially complete. A ribbon cutting was held to commemorate the completion of the South Plainfield Community Pool and to celebrate the beginning of the 2021 summer ...

St. Joseph (Metuchen) Wins GMC County Tournament, 2-0, Thanks to Strong Pitching, and RBI Squeeze Play

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- St. Joseph (Metuchen) won the GMC Conference Championship over South Brunswick on Sunday, June 6, 2021 in East Brunswick. Andrew Goldan started and pitched 6 2/3 brilliant innings before being removed for reaching the 110 pitch limit. He gave up just two hits. Colin Leyner closed out the game with a strikeout for St. Joseph.

Jack Kern executed a squeeze ...

Anyone Like to Eat? Listen to What an Expert Says about Food Industry Trends

Hi everyone!

Please join me for Part I of this two-part Looking Forward episode with food industry expert, Dave Joachim. In Part I, Dave speaks about some of the latest trends in the food industry, including which foods are popular, dieting, food delivery services, and COVID 19's impact on food. Dave should know. He's authored, edited, or collaborated on more than ...

Want to Hear What an International Expert on Travel Has to Say About Travel Trends, Opportunities, and the Future?

Hi everyone. Are you or someone you care about a traveler? Then you'll definitely want to hear what syndicated travel columnist, author, and travel-consumer advocate, Christopher Elliott has to say in this episode of Looking Forward!

Chris provides expert insights on the big changes over time in the travel/hospitality industry, where things are now, and ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, June 23, 10:00 AM

Community Medical Center Auditorium, Toms River

Toms River Blood & Platelet Drive

Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Thu, June 24, 9:00 AM

https://www.wcecnj.org/wcecevents/, Chatham

How Small Businesses Can Prosper During Covid & ...

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Fri, June 25, 7:00 PM

South Plainfield

Cigar Night - Open to the Public

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Sat, June 26, 12:30 PM

East Jersey Old Town Village, Piscataway

New Jersey Historical Storytelling Festival

Arts & Entertainment

Mon, June 28, 11:00 AM

Rev. Ron Christian Community Wellness Center at NBIMC, Newark

Newark Beth Israel's Summer Meals Program

Health & Wellness

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We are welcoming patrons back into the library—for specific purposes and limited amounts of time. The doors are now unlocked so patrons do not have to ring the doorbell to enter. There are some rules to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy.  Everyone must wear a mask over their nose and mouth and maintain social distancing guidelines.  There are wipes and gloves available ...

Longtime Friends Spreading the News in Bordentown

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When longtime friends Elizabeth Meyers and Kristin Antonello saw that the greater Bordentown area was in need of a hyperlocal news outlet, they jumped at the opportunity to bring TAPinto into the community.

The two recognized Bordentown as a community that would benefit from a TAPinto site because there was no publication devoted only to local news.

“There was a ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

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Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Press Releases

National Blood Shortage: You Can Help by Donating

June 18, 2021

RWJBarnabas Health urges everyone to donate blood and other blood products such as platelets and plasma to overcome a national blood shortage. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing that was required to slow the spread of infections, there has been a significant drop in blood donations and the nation’s hospitals and blood centers are experiencing a severe blood ...

COVID-19: Prevention, Vaccinations, and Recovery for the Latino Community 

COVID-19: Prevention, Vaccinations, Treatments and Recovery for the Latino Community 

RWJBarnabas Health’s Northern Facilities will host a free webinar for the Latino community on June 22, featuring a panel of medical experts who will discuss the COVID-19 vaccine, prevention, treatment and recovery, addressing specific concerns with science-based information. 

The webinar, ...

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Heart Transplant Program Wishes a Happy Father’s Day to All the Dads

Heart transplant recipient Jerry Kubu looks forward to spending Father’s Day with his son and grandchildren.  He’s enjoying a new lease on life following his successful heart transplant surgery at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, after suffering for years with a heart with low ejection fraction, or EF, unable to pump sufficient blood to meet his body’s needs.