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Giving Back

June 28, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Elks Lodge #2298 celebrated Flag Day and presented recipients of the 2021 – 2022 scholarships on June 14. Boy Scout Troop 125 partook in the Elks’ Flag Day ceremony held before the scholarship presentation. Any high school senior who is a child, stepchild, grandchild, or step ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Borough residents will now have the opportunity to seek after-hours support from the department of social services thanks to a partnership with the South Plainfield Public Library.  According to Director Linda Hansen, the South Plainfield Library’s Board of Trustees has ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A vintage Bell Telephone booth dating back to the 1940s and most likely used by railroad passengers traveling in and out of South Plainfield now has a new home at borough hall.  Earlier this month, Ashish Shukla, owner of Paul’s Stationary, reached out to borough officials ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - American Legion post 243 held their installation ceremony Friday evening, June 3rd, to re-appoint Post commander Bob Bengivenga, as well as Vice Commander Jay Coppola, Vice Commander John McConville, and Vice Commander Lenny Rowland. Those in attendance included Daniel Dunn, ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen, which has been a steadfast supporter of The Marisa Tufaro Foundation since its inception, will host the nonprofit’s Tournament of Roses Parade Charity Walk and Food Drive on July 18. The event will take place three days before the Bellamy and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Members of South Plainfield High School’s (SPHS) Class of 2022 will be honored next month for their academic and athletic success, including four seniors who will each receive monetary awards from TAPinto South Plainfield.  TAPinto's awards are given in recognition of a ...

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RAHWAY, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway now has a garden honoring Everett Duchin of Colonia, a beloved hospital patient. “When we first discussed it, it was going to be a bench and tree,” joked Everett’s brother Eric of South Plainfield. Everett’s immediate family, together ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Alliance for Diversity and Equity of South Plainfield (The Alliance) has partnered with Jersey Cares to coordinate a “First Night Kit Program” drive and need your help Jersey Cares, a non-profit organization established in 1993 to address community-identified needs, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Volunteers from PSE&G honored veterans with an American tradition at the South Plainfield Senior Center on May 20. Burgers and hot dogs on the grill with potato and macaroni salads and apple pie for dessert, were served to seniors, who danced the afternoon away to the Golden ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Throughout the United States, the American Legion celebrates 'National Poppy Day' annually on the Friday before Memorial Day.  At council meeting held last week, Mayor Matt Anesh proclaimed Friday, May 27 as 'National Poppy Day' in the borough and called upon 'all ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Every year, Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey recognizes the dedicated volunteers who make Girl Scouting possible. To receive the Dedicated Leader Award, the leader must have completed their fifth year of service, exhibit continued outstanding performance in leading their ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Recognizing the need to address staff fatigue, anxiety and stress after caring for hundreds of patients during four waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) has dedicated a special respite and rejuvenation room to support its Nursing Team ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A blood and platelet drive in memory of Kathryn Dean will take place next month in South Plainfield. Organized by resident Joe Sorrentino, the blood drive will be take place at John F. Kennedy Elementary School on Thursday, June 16.  'Kat,' as she was affectionately known ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Each year, the Elks Special Children's Committee selects four ambassadors and four alternate ambassadors from around the state to represent the special needs children and families the Elks help through service and charitable initiatives.  For 2022-2023, South Plainfield ...

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EDISON, NJ – Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in the 2022 Marion & Norman Tanzman Foundation and Partlow Insurance Agency Lakeview 5K. All proceeds from the event, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 4 in and around Edison's Roosevelt Park, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Dan Erhardt, a former resident of South Plainfield and graduate of Montclair State University (MSU), was recently honored by his alma mater.  During a ceremony held April 28, Erhardt, who currently serves principal of a Somerset-based special needs school, was named the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The grandfather of two former Franklin Elementary School students, Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. is quite familiar with the school-community’s giving spirit. As a result, Diegnan was not at all surprised to learn the school’s student council and staff would turn South ...

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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 ...

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(Editor's Note: Due to the inclement weather, the Tiger Farms outdoor market planned for today, Wednesday, April 6, has been rescheduled for Friday, April 8. Hours of operation will remain the same.)  SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield School District's Tiger Farms outdoor market is ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – After months of planning, collecting donations, and event preparations, the South Plainfield Girl Scout Community’s 2022 Town-Wide Service Project wrapped up last week with hundreds of 'basic needs kits' donated to area food pantries, the South Plainfield Department of Social ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – When South Plainfield native Jeff Praul learned that Russia had invaded Ukraine, he immediately felt the need to help.  "My heart was heavy the entire day. It's 2022, and I just didn’t think a country as established as Russia would really try disturbing another ...

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EDISON, NJ - Dozens of high school golfers will join The Marisa Tufaro Foundation in taking a swing at alleviating food insecurity. In addition to participating in the Tee Off Against Hunger on April 24 at Top Golf in Edison, some of the 60 boys and girls golfers from the Greater Middlesex ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield's 2022 Field of Honor, hosted by the SPC Ryan Rhoads Memorial Foundation, will take place in May at Monument Park.  The Field of Honor is a part of a national movement run by the non-profit Colonial Flag Foundation through which dozen of American flags ...

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The Westfield Chapter of the National Society Daughters of The American Revolution (DAR) held a ceremony at the high school on March 9th to award Jenna Slover as South Plainfield High School’s DAR Good Citizen. Barbara Benko, Westfield Chapter Regent, and Lisa Kane, Westfield Chapter Registrar, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Through a collaborative effort, South Plainfield will honor residents who lost their lives to COVID-19. In the coming months, a monument will be erected at Putnam Park and a brick pathway will serve as a way for family and friends to reflect and pay tribute.  The idea for ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – More than a dozen Girl Scouts representing troops from South Plainfield were in attendance at a recent council meeting in which Mayor Matt Anesh recognized the organization's 110th anniversary and officially proclaimed March 12 as 'Girl Scout Day' in the borough.  "Girl ...

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(Editor's Note: This article is the first in a series being published by TAPinto to provide Middlesex County residents with information on and about the services provided by the Arts Institute of Middlesex County.) MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Arts Institute of Middlesex County, formed in early ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Roberto Sayers of South Plainfield was recently recognized for his dedication and commitment to the Edison Job Corps Academy and its students and, at a ceremony held Feb. 24, was presented with a 'Community Achievement Award.'  "Roberto has been a great mentor to our ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A virtual ceremony was held Feb. 20 in celebration of local Girl Scouts who recently earned High Awards. During the Zoom event, a dozen South Plainfield Girl Scouts were honored with the Bronze Award and three others received the Silver Award. During the ceremony, six ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Friends of the South Plainfield Public Library recently ran a Valentine's Day tea cup gift set fundraiser that, in a short time, raised over $500 to support library programs and services.  Back in the fall of 2019, the Friends hosted an in-person fundraiser tea at the ...

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