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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

South Plainfield Resident Honored at Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J.—Centenary University recognized 20 students, as well as an advisor and the University’s Health Services office, at the annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony on April 23. The ceremony celebrated outstanding contributions to the University and surrounding communities. Kayla Morales, a South Plainfield resident was awarded "Remote Student of the Year" at ...

South Plainfield Elks Install 2022-2023 Officers

METUCHEN – South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 held an installation ceremony for officers of the 2022-2023 lodge year. The Elks South Plainfield Lodge is being renovated due to extensive flood damage it suffered from Hurricane Ida in September 2021, but will reopen soon. The installation ceremony was held at Metuchen Lodge #1914.

The newly installed officers are Exalted Ruler Bill ...

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 ...

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 ...

St. Patrick's Day Parade Guide for New Jersey

NEW JERSEY -- When the COVID spread across America in early March 2020, it wreaked havoc on the “St. Patrick’s Season” for both 2020 and 2021. Not only did the pandemic put the kibosh New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the largest in the world on March 17, but it also led to the cancellation of other parades across the country. New Jersey, with a ...

Clark Family Hosts Olympic Curling Hopefuls from Kenya

CLARK, NJ – A Clark family recently opened their home to two Olympic hopefuls from Kenya.

On Jan. 20, Haggai Odhiambo Zuma and Laventer Oguta, members of Kenya's first-ever curling team, boarded a plane and traveled more than 7,000 miles for a month-long stay focused around training at the Plainfield Curling Club. 

Zuma and Laventer split their time between two host ...

Have You Seen Kelly, Plainfield? Missing Since Feb. 9

PLAINFIELD, NJ — A Plainfield family is still searching for Kelly, a cute tan and white Morkie weighing approximately 6-lbs and wearing a black collar, who got out of her home on the 1300 block of Park Ave. near the South End Parkway. She has not been seen since around 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9.

Kelly is well-loved, and is an emotional companion for an 85-year-old family member with ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Named Borough's Official Electronic News Source 6th Year in a Row 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – During a Jan. 3 reorganization meeting, the Borough of South Plainfield once again unanimously approved, through a  resolution (22-24), the designation of TAPinto as its 'official electronic news source.' 2022 marks the sixth consecutive year the online daily newspaper has garnered this distinction. 

"We are delighted ...

South Plainfield Wrestling Club Alumni Night

Happy Holidays to our South Plainfield Wrestling Fans!

We hope this article finds you and your family well. We are reaching out to inform you after a long year of no spectators allowed at the SPHS wrestling matches, we will resume with a normal wrestling season!

On January 22, 2022, The SPHS wrestling team will be battling Southern High School at 1 pm at home. Prior to the varsity ...

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New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

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 ...

The Bag Ban- Best of Intentions

On November 4, 2020, Governor Murphy instituted a ban on single-use bags and styrofoam containers with the support of the majority of the state legislature. The ban went into effect at restaurants and grocery stores as of May 4, 2022.  As a result, customers either need to use reusable bags or carry their items loose to and from the checkout line. New Jersey is the first state in the country ...

Oh Mickey!

Disney has waded into the culture wars, openly opposing Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act. In response, the Florida Legislature is working to remove Disney’s special taxation status in Florida. Here is everything you need to know:


Reinforcing Parental Rights: The Parental Rights in Education Act is not, contrary to cries from the left, a bill banning the discussion ...

The Athlete of the Week: Nicole Swatko Softball Pitcher/Designated Player

The South Plainfield Softball team is having a great run in their county tournament.  This week they beat the tenth seed Colonia 10-3 in the first round to set up a third meeting with division winner Metuchen.  The Lady Tigers won a tough 4-3 victory to advance to the semi-finals this coming Saturday.  Freshman Nicole Swatko has been a major contributor to the success this ...

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 ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Announces Class Officers for 2022-2023

EDISON, NJ -- Annie Gu of Edison, a junior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, will lead the student body as senior class president in the 2022-2023 school year after winning the Student Council election. Annie, who took over the leadership from outgoing president Shiv Tickoo of Scotch Plains earlier this month, will be joined by Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway and Adam Eisdorfer of ...

Obituaries

Nohemy Zamora, 86 passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at ...
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Press Releases

Studies of the Future: Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

May 18, 2022

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, in Livingston, has been at the forefront of the treatment of breast cancer for decades. One way the hospital maintains its reputation as one of the best in the tri-state area is by participating in clinical trials, which are research studies that help determine if a new drug would be effective in treating a specific condition. In partnership with Rutgers ...

Summer is here and ready for a Memorable 2022 in the LBI Region

LBI Region, Nj - After a soggy Spring, everyone is looking to heat things up for Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of summer along the Jersey Coast. The weather is just one of many reasons to take a quick trip to 18 miles of beautiful beaches, scenic bays, and of course legendary Pinelands. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which operates a year-round visitor center in Ship ...

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

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 ...

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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

Milestones

Kenneth Welch graduates from University of the Cumberlands

May 19, 2022

WILLIAMSBURG, KY -- University of the Cumberlands would like to congratulate Kenneth Welch of Piscataway, NJ, on their graduation from Cumberlands! Kenneth completed their Master of Arts in Christian Studies.

University of the Cumberlands held commencement ceremonies recently to celebrate its newest graduates. Participants in this year's commencement ceremonies included graduates from 49 ...

Saint Joe's Valedictorian Credits Extracurricular Activities for His Academic Success

METUCHEN, NJ -- There was very little doubt in Aayush Agnihotri’s mind when it came to choosing where he wanted to attend high school. Aside from the wide array of academic offerings and extracurricular activities, there was a deeper connection to Saint Joseph High School that only a select few understand - the legacy connection. 

After seeing his older brother, Aniket (Saint ...

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 ...

Part Time Position Available in the Borough of South Plainfield

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Part-time opportunity to be a paid member of South Plainfield’s Clean Neighborhood Program. As a Clean Neighborhood Program Aide you will be responsible for the removal of signs in the Borough right-of-way, garage sale signs from utility poles road debris and other assignments that help towards the beautification of South Plainfield. A self-starter, ...

The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...

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Columns

Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)

 

Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator ...

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Now that the weather has finally warmed up, we’re ready to celebrate Holi. Learn more about the Hindu festival of colors on Saturday, May 21 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. We’ll have colorful crafts, games and snacks for the whole family. Join us outside the library and prepare for messy fun. Advance registration is requested. 

We also have tons of children’s programming ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...