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South Plainfield High School Hall Of Fame Candidates Selected

May 24, 2020

A “Hall of Fame” was established at South Plainfield High School to honor graduates for their achievements in academics, professional accomplishments, volunteer and community service, and government/military experience.

Acknowledging these successful candidates recognizes them as leaders in their fields and also provides current high school students with positive role models from ...

Field of Lights, Flags Displayed at South Plainfield Middle School 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At dusk on Thursday, the lawn of South Plainfield Middle School was transformed into a ‘field of lights,’ the flames from hundreds of candles illuminating three simple words – ‘Thank You Frontliners.’  The following morning, however, gone were the candles, replaced by hundreds of American Flags displayed in a field of red, ...

‘Light the Fight’ Event Rescheduled for Thursday, May 21st.

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield School District, in partnership with the borough, is asking the community to join together for a ‘Light the Fight’ event this Thursday. A ‘field of lights’ set up at the middle school lawn will pay tribute, celebrate, and thank all front line workers during this challenging time.

Last month, the borough council ...

Front Line Appreciation Spreads Through South Plainfield

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In just a little over two weeks, the South Plainfield chapter of FLAG – Front Line Appreciation Group – has garnered an outpouring of support from the community. To date, over $7,000 has been raised through monetary  donations and the sale of nearly 300 lawn signs, with proceeds going toward the purchase of meals for local front line ...

South Plainfield’s First Responders Honor AristaCare Nurses on National Nurse Appreciation Day with Parade and Pizza

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – South Plainfield Police, Fire Department and Emergency Management Services sounded their sirens as they paraded past the entryway of AristaCare at Cedar Oaks in South Plainfield on May 6 to honor staff on National Nurse Appreciation Day.  The staff was treated to lunch by the Police Department and Police Benevolent Association (PBA).  Nurses stood ...

South Plainfield Senior Center and Community Watch Over Town’s Senior Citizens

SOUTH PLAINFIELD –The South Plainfield Senior Center, local organizations and members of the community are taking care of South Plainfield’s senior citizens, making sure they are safe and know that they are not forgotten during the COVID-19 quarantine.  South Plainfield Senior Center staff members are keeping a vigilant watch over seniors with phone calls and care ...

Community Invited to Join Saint Joseph High School Students in Raising $19K for Frontline Heroes

METUCHEN, NJ – Saint Joseph High School’s Campus Ministry team is hosting a COVID-$19K fundraiser to raise money for the men and women on the front lines at JFK Medical Center. 

The students of the Campus Ministry team have set a goal of $19,000 to be used by the JFK Foundation for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other items that are needed by medical professionals to ...

Thousands of Face Masks Donated by South Plainfield-Based BLIA-NJ

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Over the past month, thousands of disposable and washable fabric face masks have made their way into the community with thousands more to be distributed this week, all courtesy of the South Plainfield-based Buddha's Light International Association - New Jersey Chapter (BLIA-NJ).

“The BLIA, which is composed of monastics and lay people, enacts ...

Cop's Compassion Caught on Camera

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – An act of kindness by a South Plainfield native went viral earlier this month, garnering him some unexpected fame in the Virginia town he serves.

 On April 11, Robert Sacks Jr., a member of South Plainfield High School’s Class of 2010, was on the day shift for the Lynchburg Police Department. While out on patrol, he drove around the back of a busy ...

Bill Seesselberg Elected South Plainfield Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler - Congrats to All New Officers

SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Bill Seesselberg has been elected by members of the South Plainfield Elks Lodge 2298 as Exalted Ruler for the upcoming fraternal year.  Seesselberg, along with 14 members of the lodge, are new the leadership team for the next year.  A formal Installation of Officers ceremony will take place when the COVID-19 quarantine is over and normal activities ...

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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.  ...