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Donation to Food Pantries by So. Plainfield Elks Lodge No. 2298

May 10, 2020

On April 26, 2020, the South Plainfield Elks Lodge No. 2298 was proud to present through their ENF Committee, chaired by Eileen Uken money to two local food pantries.  The Lodge was able to make this donation using their Gratitude Grant obtained through the Grand Lodge ENF Program.  The recipients St. Stephen Lutheran Church and Sacred Heart Social Concerns, each received a $1,000 ...

From the Office of the Superintendent - Noreen Lishak

Please join us on Friday, May 1, at 7:00pm, from the comfort of your own home for the South Plainfield School District’s livestreamed Spring Athlete Recognition Event. Our South Plainfield Spring athletes trained hard to make the baseball, softball, golf, lacrosse, track, and tennis teams. In honor of these students, the Jost Field lights will shine brightly while coaches proudly read ...

Guess Who is Coming to Town?

Councilwoman Christine Faustini announced at the April 6th Council Meeting to be on the lookout for a white furry creature, he calls himself the “Easter Bunny”.

He will be on a South Plainfield EMS vehicle or a Fire Truck.  The Easter Bunny will be visiting our neighborhoods on Saturday, April 11th - Franklin and Kennedy School area between the hours of 10am and 12pm. He will ...

Updates from Twin City Pharmacy

Twin City Pharmacy will remain open operating with our normal business hours (M-F 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-5pm). Deemed an essential business during this Covid 19 pandemic, we have a responsibility to continue to serve our community including our retail, hospice and home care clientele. We are however tweaking our intake protocol to best keep our customers and staff out of harms way.

South Plainfield High School Baseball Team Used Clothing Drive Canceled

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - In accordance with the South Plainfield School District closure, the South Plainfield School District Business Office has sent notification that all facility use requests for all schools, including fields and parking lots, are canceled until the school district has returned.  The South Plainfield High School Baseball Team's used clothing and accessory drive ...

Board of Education Meeting Closed to Public - March 18th

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the March 18, 2020, South Plainfield Board of Education meeting will not be physically open to the public. This is to ensure we follow best practices for social distancing.  The March board meeting will be live streamed on the South Plainfield School District  website  (www.spboe.org)  under the ...

Message from Holy Savior Academy

Due to concerns over the Corona virus, Holy Savior Academy will be closed as of March 16th. Please check your email and website for further instructions regarding virtual learning and assignments. Students will be bringing home all their books and assignment packets today. If absent, please pick up on Monday from 8-10 am in the office. Prayers for all those afflicted and for a speedy ...

Community Meeting for Middle School Principal Search

The South Plainfield School District is seeking your input on the South Plainfield Middle School principal search process at an upcoming community meeting. Your feedback will help us create a shared vision of priorities for the South Plainfield Middle School principal candidate and will significantly shape the applicant criteria.

Please join us on Tuesday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. for the ...

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Coronavirus Pandemic Adds to the Admiration as Hospital Honors Local EMS Members

Overlook Medical Center celebrated the work of the dedicated EMS first responders throughout the communities it serves with awards, gifts and other recognition as part of the national EMS Week, May 18–22.

“The first responders throughout our region have been our steadfast partners through the height of the pandemic, and their collaboration in caring for our patients during this ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield, NJ – Robert S. Harrison, known to many as Bob, passed away at the age of 83 ...
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Letters to the Editor

MCSBA Unsung Hero Recognition Event

May 28, 2020

Letter to the Editor:

The Middlesex County School Boards Association and Association of School Administrators hosted the 34th Annual Student Recognition in-person Program honoring Outstanding Juniors and Seniors in the Middlesex County High Schools in 2019, with over 400 attendants.  The program began 34 years ago headed by Mark Finkelstein who is presently the Superintendent at Middlesex ...

Boyle Memorial Foundation: COVID19 Donations Update

Letter To The Editor

The Boyle Memorial Foundation and Shirley Thompson continue to partner to help the South Plainfield Families in need and continue to help raise funds for our frontline workers, especially at a time of uncertainty amid the COVID19 pandemic.  Monetary donations are being accepted via check or Venmo at this time due to “Social Distancing”  constraints ...

Community Happenings

Middlesex County Unsung Hero Program Honors South Plainfield High School Students Olivia Olano and Drew Rachwal for Selfless Acts at School and in the Community

May 27, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – South Plainfield High School (SPHS) students Olivia Olano and Andrew “Drew” Rachwal were chosen as 2020 Middlesex County Unsung Hero award recipients.  For 35 years, the Middlesex County School Boards Association along with Middlesex County Association of School Administrators have recognized high school juniors and seniors who make outstanding ...

Middlesex County Unsung Hero Program Honors South Plainfield High School Students Olivia Olano and Drew Rachwal for Selfless Acts at School and in the Community

May 27, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – South Plainfield High School (SPHS) students Olivia Olano and Andrew “Drew” Rachwal were chosen as 2020 Middlesex County Unsung Hero award recipients.  For 35 years, the Middlesex County School Boards Association along with Middlesex County Association of School Administrators have recognized high school juniors and seniors who make outstanding ...

Hometown Hero Program Honors Veterans with Banners Lining Plainfield Ave. and Hamilton Blvd.

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – To honor and recognize those who have proudly served and died in combat for the United States of America, the Hometown Hero Banner Committee has mounted banners along Plainfield Avenue to honor the fallen heroes.  The endeavor was implemented in September 2019 by the Borough of South Plainfield, in partnership with American Legion Chaumont Post 243, VFW ...

Memorial Day Salute - South Plainfield Council Asks Residents to Take a Collective Pause to Honor Veterans on Monday at 10a.m.

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – During the May 18 Council meeting, Councilman Derryck White proposed that South Plainfield residents stand outside their homes on Monday, May 25 at 10a.m. to honor veterans in their own way.  White suggested reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and playing or singing the Star-Spangled Banner.  Those who cannot go outside are asked to take a moment of ...

News from Recreation

Spring 2020 Recreation Program Refunds:
For those who replied to the email request, refund checks will be mailed out tomorrow!
Thank you for your patience 😁

If you did not receive an email OR did not reply yet, please email us at recsupport@southplainfieldnj.com

Columns

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)

 

A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...

Bookmarks

Well, here in the Garden State, we’re slightly less locked down than we have been over the past few weeks.  And, while the South Plainfield Library building remains closed, our staff is still pretty active on your behalf.  We’re still able to provide services (like e-books, library cards and databases) and present programs for our patrons, if only via technology.  (And ...

Press Releases

South Plainfield Debutante Seeks Public's Help With Fundraiser

May 29, 2020

       During this Pandemic, I understand first hand how important it is to help others. Just last week, my mother and I donated masks to Menlo Park Veterans Home for the essential workers because this is what we need to do , help one another. I am currently seeking assistance in my fundraising efforts.

I am Alexis Robinson, and I am a senior at South Plainfield High ...

New Jersey to Launch Online Grocery Shopping for SNAP Recipients

(TRENTON) –  New Jerseyans enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to use their benefits to order groceries online starting next week.  Online shopping will be available through Amazon and participating Walmarts, ShopRites and The Fresh Grocers.

NJ SNAP recipients will be able to use their benefits card to order groceries from ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...