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Obituaries

Doris M. Massaro 81, passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017 in the comfort of her daughter’s ...
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Gordon Glydar Williams, age 78, passed away at his home in South Plainfield on May 28, 2017. He was ...
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Letters to the Editor

Letter to Editor - Councilman Dean & Vesce Should Report on Recycling

June 16, 2017

Dear Editor,

I have attended nearly every council meeting over the past few years. At this year’s reorganization meeting, each councilperson was given a committee to chair. Councilmen Dean & Vesce were assigned to be the chairs of the recycling & environmental committees of the borough council. 

However, when Councilmen Dean & Vesce attend council meetings, they ...

Letter to the Editor from Linda Dashuta

     Having been one of this year’s recipients for the South Plainfield High School Hall of Fame award, I would like to express my gratitude. My sincere thanks goes to the Hall of Fame Selection Committee who felt that I am worthy of the award, Gina Solazzo and Darlene Cullen, 2 dear friends for nominating me without my knowledge, and the Boyle Foundation and Education ...

Middlesex County College Students Named to Dean’s List

June 13, 2017

A total of 1086 students were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 semester at Middlesex County College from South Plainfield:

Yesenia Alvarez, Jamie Donato, Shenne Dugtong, Johny Khalaf, Kasey Walsh, Georgette Zegarra, Sara Abdeljaber, Alejandra Aguilar, Mary Bach, Wesley Bowe, Jenna Calderone, Alyssa Capone, Gabriela Castillo, Brian Csobor, Brian Cullen, Hayley Dow, ...

Community Happenings

Middlesex County Senior Artists Invited To Participate in Annual Show

June 20, 2017

​The Middlesex County Office of Aging and Disabled Services’ annual juried Senior Citizen Art Contest & Exhibition is scheduled for July 17 through Aug. 10 at The Studio Art Gallery at Middlesex County College’s Performing Arts Center, 2600 Woodbridge Ave. in Edison.

Any artist, age 60 or over, may submit one entry completed within the past three years to the Middlesex County ...

South Plainfield Middle School PTO Host Annual 8th Grade Dinner Dance and 7th Grade Pool Party

June 20, 2017

The South Plainfield Middle School PTO hosted the annual 8th grade dinner dance on June 2, 2017, from 6 pm to 9 pm, at the South Plainfield High School.  All 8th grade students were welcomed to attend, with Principal Roger Vroom's permission.

 The students were given a five minute presentation by the South Plainfield High School Robotic Team and witnessed the ...

UNICO Awards Scholarships to South Plainfield Students

June 14, 2017

The Plainfields' Chapter of UNICO recently awarded South Plainfield High School seniors with generous scholarships at their awards ceremony at Giovanna's Restaurant in Plainfield, NJ. All recipients also signed up to become youth members of the chapter. l. to r. Gina Bengivenga; Tommy Licato; Nick Pezzolla; Christian Butrico; Nicole Genser and Anjali D'Amiano.

Senior Golf Team Update

The Senior Golf League had a huge group on Tuesday June 20.

22 Golfers gathered from South Plainfield, Clark and Edison to enjoy another day on the links.

R. Timbrell took the prize and lead with a score of 34!     Looks like he’s the one to beat!

Scores for the team are listed below.

 

Lloyd ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, June 24, 10:00 AM

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SPARC – ARRL FIELD DAY SCHEDULE

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Sat, June 24, 2:00 PM

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South Plainfield Public Library presents: Pickets ...

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Sun, June 25, 10:00 AM

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SPARC – ARRL FIELD DAY SCHEDULE

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Sun, June 25, 1:00 PM

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Open House 2032 Linden Avenue South Plainfield

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Sun, June 25, 1:00 PM

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Open House 15 Mead Avenue Middlesex, NJ

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Sun, June 25, 1:00 PM

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Open House 2911 Park Avenue South Plainfield

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Columns

Diegnan-Vitale Bill to Combat Opioid Abuse Among Student Athletes & Cheerleaders Clears Senate

TRENTON – The Senate approved today legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. and Senate Health Chairman Joseph F. Vitale that would require the Department of Education to develop an educational fact sheet for distribution to parents of student-athletes and cheerleaders concerning the use and misuse of prescription opioids.

The bill, S-2402, requires the Commissioner of ...

Keeping Sam by Joanne Phillips

Keeping Sam by Joanne Phillips (Mirrorball Books, 2015)

 

I belong to a great on-line book service called Bookbub, which daily sends a list of very inexpensive and free titles to download on the Kindle. A lot of the books are junk, but some are classics, and a few give an introduction to an author with whom I am unfamiliar, and sometimes very pleased to find. Such is the case with ...

Bookmarks

Summer reading is coming!!  Sign-up for our annual summer reading program (children, young adult and adult), entitled “Build a Better World” will begin Monday June 26 and will continue throughout the summer.  The first day of check-in for all the programs is Monday July 3rd. 

When you need a break from outside on those hot summer days in July and August check out two ...

SPARC TO Receive Proclamation from Mayor and Council

The Borough of South Plainfield will be issuing the South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club a Proclamation at Borough Hall, on June 19,2017 at 7 PM.

The Proclamation is honoring the annual ARRL Amateur Radio Week, June 19th through June 25th and the amateur radio operators nationwide for their public service to the community, county and state in which they live. SPARC members are affiliated with ...

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus 4th Degree 2017 Annual Luncheon for Veterans

The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Bishop Charles P Greco Assembly #2147 held there annual luncheon on June 10th for over 30 Veterans from the Menlo Park Veterans Home who served in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam War’s.

Every year the Knights celebrate all that the Veterans have given back to the United States for our undying freedom.

The Veterans were served a ...

Suburban Woman Support Scholarships and Local Organizations

The Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield held a regular meeting on May 4th at the American Legion Hall, Oak Tree Rd., South Plainfield.  Officers and committee chairs reported on various ongoing projects and business items were discussed.  The members then proceeded to vote on the disbursement of monies raised during the past season of fundraising as reported by Treasurer Lucy ...

Press Releases

Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to Witness History as Battle of Short Hills Unfolds at Oak Ridge Park in Clark

June 23, 2017

Union County residents and visitors can partake in a once-in-a-lifetime experience this Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25 at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, when hundreds of uniformed men, women and children stage a re-enactment to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the 1777 Battle of Short Hills.

The two-day event covers everything from dramatic clashes with British regulars to the everyday ...