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Plainfield UNICO's Brian Piccolo Award winner

May 3, 2022

The Plainfield’s chapter of UNICO proudly presented its annual Brian Piccolo Award to Gabriella Vitabile (holding plaque) of South Plainfield! The award is given to high school student athletes of Italian-American heritage who exhibit the qualities modeled by Brian Piccolo in his life and career (courage, friendship, loyalty, teamwork, dedication, sense of humor and anti-bias).

L. to ...

17th Annual Tiger 24 - April 29th

The 17th Annual Tiger 24 will be held in the South Plainfield High School Gymnasium on Friday, April 29th.  There will be kid activities from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm which will include crafts, games and much more.  Children 10 and under are free with a paying adult.

SPHS students can participate in either Kanjam or cornhole starting at 6:30 pm.

Volleyball Tournaments start at 8:00 pm - ...

South Plainfield Resident Tom Berry Participated in Boston Marathon

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield resident Thomas Berry, 55, completed the 126th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2022.  25,000 athletes from every US state and 122 countries ran the famous 26.2 mile course from Hopkinton, MA into downtown Boston. 

This year's event also highlighted the 50th anniversary of women first being admitted to the race, when 8 ran in ...

“Outdoor” Free Rabies Clinic for Cats & Dogs

Date:        Saturday, May 14, 2022

Time:       9:00 a.m. thru 12:00 Noon

Location: South Plainfield Borough DPW Garage at the Corner of Spicer & Belmont Avenues 

Fees:         2022 pet licenses will be available payable by cash or check only. 

The fee is $15.00 for ...

Registration Now Open for South Plainfield Department of Rec Spring Programs 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Registration for spring sports offered through the South Plainfield Department of Recreation is now open and young residents will have the opportunity to try their hand at T-ball, teener ball, softball, lacrosse, and more. 

“We are continuing our efforts to offer programs that peak the interests of our local youth and are happy to bring back some ...

Sponsorships Available for Tee Off Against Hunger Benefiting Hands of Hope for the Community

EDISON, NJ - Hands of Hope for the Community will host an inaugural Tee Off Against Hunger fundraiser at Top Golf in Edison on April 24.

Company sponsorship opportunities, ranging from $500 to $1,500, for the event are still available. Please visit teeoffagainsthunger.us/sponsors to become a sponsor.

All proceeds from Tee Off Against Hunger will benefit Hands of Hope for the ...

10 Things to Know About Daylight Saving Time Before Springing Forward

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — March has arrived and thoughts have turned to spring.  One tried-and-true sign that the season of renewal and rebirth is around the corner is the start of Daylight Saving Time, which begins Sunday, March 13 at 2 a.m. 

Although some may miss the one-hour loss of sleep, most will welcome the extra hour of light in the evening hours. 

Here are some ...

2022 Lenten Fish Dinners - New Location

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council 6203, along with Sacred Heart Church and Our Lady of Czestochowa Church will be sponsoring their famous Lenten Fish Dinners.

 

The Fish dinners will be run during Lent on the following dates -  March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and April 1st and 8th.

 

As last year the Fish Dinners will be held as a DRIVE ...

Free Program – Learn to Control Blood Sugar

RAHWAY, NJ - RWJUH – Rahway along with the Gateway Family YMCA (Rahway) are offering a free six-week program to teach residents how to control blood sugar.  The classes will take place at the Gateway Family YMCA in Rahway at 1564 Irving Street in Rahway.

The class dates are March 10, 17, 24, 31 – April 7th and 14th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.  Light exercise and light lunch ...

“SOFTBALL - Learn It…Live It…Love It!” 

The spring 2022 recreation softball season is quickly approaching. All interested girls ranging from ages 7 to 13 are encouraged to join our Ponytail family. Whether you want to learn the game or are a skilled player, we welcome you.

Please note that registration ends March 7, 2022. You may still register after March 7, however, a late fee will be imposed. Opening Day has been scheduled for ...

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African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Home of the Week: 831 Grandview Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen ...

ICYMI: Bridging The Gap Interviews RZR News Founder

When you turn on the news, you see the same format, regardless of your channel preference. There are three people from one political affiliation screaming at a fourth person from the opposing party. No matter what that fourth person says, their view is dismissed. The minority voice is drowned out, so no one hears his/her point of view, while the majority viewpoint appears to present a more ...

How The Affordable Housing Act Can Change Your Town

No matter where you live in New Jersey, you may have heard some rumblings about “Affordable Housing” lately.  What is everyone talking about? Here is some quick background, and insight on what it might mean to you and your town.

Here is the basic background:


1985 the Fair Housing Act was passed.  The premise of this legislation is that municipalities have a ...

The Athlete of the Week: Sydney Loiacono Spring Track Thrower

Senior Sydney Loiacono has started her 12th grade track season with fantastic results.  So far, Sydney, has broken all of last year’s personal bests, brought home medals at every weekend event, and topped the GMCs in the Discus Relay with teammates Madelynn and Catherine Pfeiffer.  Sydney continues to grow in her main event, shot put, as well as in the javelin and ...

The Athlete of the Week: Madelynn Pfeiffer Spring Track Thrower

Spring Track is moving on into the toughest part of the season and Junior Madelynn Pfeiffer keeps bringing home gold medals.  Madelynn, and her relay partner Sydney Loiacono, are both currently ranked in the top ten in Middlesex County in both the discus and the shot put. 

Just this weekend, the paired teamed up to take home two gold medals against some fantastic competition at the ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Seniors Earn GMC Sportsmanship Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Athletes and teams from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison often receive recognition for outstanding sportsmanship. Earlier this spring, W+H seniors Zain Zaidi of Edison and Izabel Korycki of Colonia represented the school at the 21st Annual Greater Middlesex Conference Sportsmanship Banquet.

Zain and Izabel were selected as the W+H recipients and honored along with ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield – Kathleen “Kathy” Lamastro, 62, died, Sunday May 15, ...
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Press Releases

Jeff Works - South Plainfield, NJ: Launches New, Comprehensive Plan for Co-Working Experience

May 17, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., May 2022 – Jeff Works, a new, incredibly affordable co-working space for remote workers, recently opened its doors in South Plainfield, NJ with a flexible, convenient and affordable Hot Desk plan, all managed from your smart phone.  Now, the South Plainfield Hadley Center location announces the new Dedicated Desk plan. based on ...

Overlook Medical Center looks “Ahead” to hospital’s future at campaign kickoff

SUMMIT, NJ – MAY 6, 2022 – The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, kicked off a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future excellence.

The campaign, Overlook Ahead, will help to financially ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ – May 10, 2022 – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Safety is the ...

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Community Happenings

Plainfield UNICO's Brian Piccolo Award winner

May 3, 2022

The Plainfield’s chapter of UNICO proudly presented its annual Brian Piccolo Award to Gabriella Vitabile (holding plaque) of South Plainfield! The award is given to high school student athletes of Italian-American heritage who exhibit the qualities modeled by Brian Piccolo in his life and career (courage, friendship, loyalty, teamwork, dedication, sense of humor and anti-bias).

L. to ...

South Plainfield Resident Sujan Puar Brings Home the Silver

May 12, 2022

Sujan Puar resident of South Plainfield participated in the 2022 National Senior Games held in Fort Lauderdale Florida, May 10-May 12, 2022.  Sujan participated in the 80-84 age group.

He was awarded the following:

Silver Medal in 1500 Meter Race Walk

Silver Medal in 1500 Meter Power Walk

Silver Medal in 5 K Race Walk

Saint Joe's Salutatorian DaSilva: Campus 'Felt Like Home'

METUCHEN, NJ - The second that Matthew DaSilva stepped foot on the campus of Saint Joseph High School five years ago he immediately felt something special. From his first campus tour to his time as “Freshman for a Day,” DaSilva knew the choice was easy. He was going to spend the most formative years of his life at Saint Joe’s.

Sure there were other private schools in ...

Making The World Better Place for Nearly a BILLION People

Hi everyone. Today we’ll again discuss something that directly affects a significant percentage of the estimated 1.2 BILLION people around the world who have disabilities. If you are not one of these individuals, odds are they are one of your family members or friends.

I’m speaking about those who have “invisible” disabilities. In other words, they don’t use an ...

Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

Columns

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We’ve got a pretty big bunch of news from South Plainfield Library this week, so let’s get right to it:
            First, just a reminder about our updated operating hours.  We’re now open from 10 am-8 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays; 10 am-6 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays, and 11 am-3 pm on Saturdays.  ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...