Giving Back

June 3, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In a show of support for the Class of 2020, residents and staff at JFK Hartwyck at Cedar Brook, a division of Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH), recently took part in the #Seniors4Seniors2020 social media campaign sponsored by the New Jersey Hospital Association.  The ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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To commemorate the 100th anniversary of women being granted the right to vote, South Plainfield 7th and 8th grade students, as well has high school students grades 9th through 12th are invited to submit an essay highlighting an activist who had a connection to New Jersey, and to explain the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Even though the doors of the South Plainfield Senior Center may be temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 quarantine, the center is working to help seniors and the community by making homemade masks.  On April 7, armed with material, elastic, scissors and fabric, the labor of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield School District last week announced two initiatives to honor all community members who are continuing to serve the public during the coronavirus crisis.  “We wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our frontline heroes and honor anyone and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Throughout the year, South Plainfield’s Social Services/Welfare Department works tirelessly to help residents in need and now, with the coronavirus pandemic sweeping through the borough, members of the community are turning to the department more than ever.  “With so many ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In effort to help the community and keep those in the front line out of harms way during the coronavirus crisis, Durham Pharmacy last week donated 500 face masks to the Borough of South Plainfield.  On March 20, South Plainfield Police Det. Lt. Wendell Born stopped by the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Jack Michael O'Shaughnessy has been named the 52nd Eagle Scout of Boy Scout Troop 309.  He celebrated with the troop, family, friends and local dignitaries at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on March 7 at Wesley Church in South Plainfield, where O'Shaughnessy was officially awarded ...

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Tom Cassio, lifetime resident of South Plainfield and co-owner of Twin City Pharmacy to be honored. The Rotary Club of the Plainfields has announced that Tom "Tommy" Cassio will receive the club's annual Service Above Self Award at its 21st Annual Wine Tasting Dinner. The event will be held at ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - The South Plainfield Elks hosted Pasta Night on the evening of Feb. 22 for the South Plainfield High School Music Department and the Persad Family at Elks Lodge #2298, located at 1254 New Market Ave.  With a packed house from open until close, the evening was considered a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Roosevelt Elementary School’s first Great Kindness Challenge promoted acts of kindness among the pre-K through fourth graders as well as raised awareness and money to help the animals affected by the Australian wildfires.  “The first Great Kindness Challenge was a huge ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Students – and staff – at Roosevelt Elementary recently took part in a week long, school wide kindness initiative. Organized by kindergarten teacher Mary Beth Basedow and held Feb. 3 through Feb. 7, Roosevelt's first Great Kindness Challenge featured assemblies, spirit days, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Borough of South Plainfield employees participated in the National Wear Red Day for Women on Friday, February 7, 2020. Wear Red Day is a national awareness movement initiated by the American Heart Association to highlight the number one cause of death among women: heart ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ - Elks Central District held their Annual Special Children Charity Ball on Feb. 1 at the Woodbridge Elks Lodge, 665 Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge.  The special guests of honor were Ambassador 17-year-old Brett Daniel Berardi, sponsored by Carteret Lodge, and Alternate Ambassador ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Members of the South Plainfield Senior Center were treated to a special breakfast last Saturday served up by three local businesses.  On the morning of Feb. 1, over 100 seniors attended the center’s monthly Super Saturday and had the opportunity to feast on a breakfast ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Last week's wrestling match between two Great Middlesex Conference (GMC) rivals resulted in a win for the home team and raised awareness and funds for a local organization. It also left the superintendent on the losing side with some pie on his face as part of a friendly ...

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Cap: courtesy of New Jersey American Water Danielle Kearsley of New Jersey American Water; Shanti Kantha-Murray, supervisor of science, arts, & applied technology for South Plainfield; and teacher Kathleen Benton. SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield High School Environmental club ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Plainfields Chapter of UNICO, together with other District X UNICO chapters, recently honored South Plainfield resident Joseph Vella as recipient of the organization’s prestigious Americanism Award. The honor, presented to individuals who have gone ‘above and beyond in ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – KC’s Korner hosted a fundraiser featuring Joe DiVita’s Steel Drum Duo on Jan. 18 to benefit the South Plainfield High School (SPHS) Music Boosters.  As snow covered streets turned slick and icy Saturday night, the mellow rhythm of the steel drum warmed up the packed house at ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Stevens Institute of Technology Freshman Wyatt Gerber has become the 51st Eagle Scout of Boy Scout Troop 309.  Gerber’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held on Jan. 11 at Wesley Church in South Plainfield where he was awarded the honored rank of Eagle Scout. “I feel ecstatic to ...

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        The time to apply is now!  High school seniors wishing to apply for the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship should obtain applications now from their school guidance office.  Submission deadline is Wednesday, March 4th, 2020.         To date, the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Fund, a fund of the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – As a kid growing up in the Bronx, when he wasn’t outside playing stickball or basketball, Eric Aronowitz could be found hanging out at the library with his friends. When he moved to South Plainfield in 1988, Aronowitz would visit the borough library occasionally, however, it ...

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