Giving Back

October 11, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A new flag pole was installed and dedicated to the residents and staff of Keystone Community Living, Inc. on Sunday, October 7th. The flag pole, new landscaping and shrubbery were dedicated as part of a community service project that was led and completed by Ryan Carey ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The 15th Annual Buddy Walk of South Plainfield took place this past weekend at Putnam Park. Organized by borough residents Michelle and Keith Both, the family-friendly event not only promoted awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome but also raised money for ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Anyone traveling on Lakeview Avenue this past Sunday saw a group of students sprucing up the front of the South Plainfield Senior Center. This group of female volunteers were members of the South Plainfield Juniorettes. Unlike the movie Breakfast Club, where students spent ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Each November, approximately 50,000 people from all over the world lace up their running shoes and set out with a mission to complete the TCS New York City Marathon. This year’s event is planned for Sunday, Nov. 4 and among the thousands of participants will be South ...

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Honesdale, PA  - For over thirty years, as summer draws to a close, the drum roll of South Plainfield’s High School Marching Band can be heard echoing through the hillsides of rural Pennsylvania at Camp Cayuga in Honesdale.  This year, the S.P.H.S. Marching Band spent the week of August 27-31 at ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Honorary Grand Marshal of the 61st Annual Labor Day Parade, Joe Scrudato, posed for pictures with South Plainfield’s Public Celebration Committee and Council President Robert Bengivenga, Jr. on August 28th at Borough Hall.  Scrudato, nominated by Bengivenga, was chosen by the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Members of South Plainfield Girl Scout Troop #65131, with help from their siblings, parents and friends, including resident Kevin Flannery, built and installed a bench/planter at the South Side Dog Park last week.  The troop is comprised of seven incoming Grant sixth ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – NJ – Residents of South Plainfield and communities throughout central New Jersey will come together on Saturday, Oct. 6 for the 15th Annual Buddy Walk of South Plainfield.  The rain or shine event will take place at Putnam Park. In addition to the walk, the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Members of the Buddha's Light International Association - New Jersey Chapter(BLIA-NJ) this week donated two dozen backpacks filled with school supplies to the South Plainfield Department of Social Services.  “Education for us is very, very important. The goal of the school ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Police Department, with support from the South Plainfield Public Library, will hold an Emergency Services Show on Saturday, Aug. 4 (weather permitting) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veteran’s Park, which is located behind the senior center.  “This is the ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The second Lisa Del Negro Memorial Golf Outing will take place Thursday, Sept. 20. Scheduled to take place on the green at the Royce Brook Golf Club, the event will raise funds and awareness of suicide prevention and pay tribute to the late Lisa Del Negro of North Plainfield, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Years of service to the Boy Scouts and months of dedication to fulfill an Eagle Scout project came to fruition this week for South Plainfield resident Joseph Kelly.  A member of the Class of 2018 and Troop 207, Kelly compiled a ‘Wall of Fame’ at borough hall to recognize ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Ralph Errico, principal of Franklin Elementary School in South Plainfield and a resident of Edison Township, was inducted this week into the Babe Ruth League Middle Atlantic Region Hall of Fame.  Errico, who was nominated by Assistant State Baseball Commissioner Tony ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Elks Lodge #2298 presented four scholarships on June 14th during an Award Presentation that took place after their Flag Day Service.  The three recipients of the Gery Fantazir & Rose Napoliello Scholarship, receiving $1,000 each, were Rebecca Anne Dilley, Aubrey Marish ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Police Department will soon be able to strengthen its canine unit thanks to a generous donation from the Elks.  At the June 18 council meeting, members of the South Plainfield Elks #2298 presented Captain Matt Koep with a check for $5,000. The monies, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 held a very special event for the winners of the statewide Elks Annual Poster Project on May 30th.  This year, 60 participants entered through the South Plainfield Elks Lodge and took home trophies, medals, certificates and cash ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Blue skies and sunshine blessed the participants of Holy Savior’s 7th Annual 5k and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk on Saturday June 2nd as over 150 people took part in the event to raise funds for Holy Savior Academy, located at 149 South Plainfield Avenue in South ...

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(Editor’s Note: Melanie Rajpal, a resident of South Plainfield and student at Rowan University, is a summer 2018 intern for TAPinto South Plainfield. Her first assignment was to write a profile piece introducing herself to the community.)  SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Melanie Rajpal is a lifelong ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Member of Boy Scout Troop 124, Sean Ramos, revealed his finished Eagle Project on Saturday, May 12th, at the Southside Dog Park.  Ramos and his team of helpers unveiled new canine play equipment meant to enrich the atmosphere of the Southside Dog Park while enabling Ramos to ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - It may not have been the best day to be out on the links. It was cold, overcast and windy, but the weather didn't’t seem to be a factor as a near record number of people attended South Plainfield PBA 100’s 21st annual golf outing. The event which took place at the Metuchen Golf and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Dozens of South Plainfield High School’s (SPHS) athletes involved in winter sports were recognized for their achievement throughout the season at the board of education’s April 25 meeting.  “I have the pleasure of acknowledging and congratulating our players and coaches on ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD -- South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 held their annual Installation of Officers on Sunday April 8th during a ceremony at the Elks Lodge, located at 1254 New Market Ave.  Elks members had the opportunity to vote for the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, Trustees and Exalted ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD  - Three South Plainfield High School Juniors dedicate their time and talents to the South Plainfield Senior Center.  Taylor Santamaria, Catherine Delair, and Katalina Bedoya have used their creative skills to beautify the Center’s bulletin boards with the joy of the Spring ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD -  An Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony was held for South Plainfield High School Senior Douglas Veit on March 10th at Wesley Methodist Church as he officially became the 46th Boy Scout to join the ranks of Eagle Scout in Troop 309. “It’s an honor to be an Eagle Scout,” said ...

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CARTERET, NJ - Councilman Derryck White was awarded the South Plainfield Elks Lodge 2298 Citizen of the Year this past Sunday at a reception that took place at the Carteret Elks Lodge.  Recipients of the award must demonstrate outstanding examples of volunteerism and community outreach.  “It’s a ...

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South Plainfield, NJ – Thanks to the dedication and fundraising efforts of two local students, members of the South Plainfield Senior Center now have a fish tank to enjoy. Last summer, friends David Loniewski and Christopher Shine reached out to the center’s director Tree Olano to inquire about ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Joseph Kelly, a senior at South Plainfield High School and member of Boy Scout Troop 207, is seeking the community’s help to see his Eagle Scout project come to fruition. Kelly is looking to compile a ‘wall of fame’ honoring the men and women who have served as honorary ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – The South Plainfield 12U Titans Travel Baseball team is use to spending Saturday’s together. This time some wore baseball caps, and some jeans, but this time they were not all in complete uniform because they were there to assist in Operation Shoebox to help our beloved men and women ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD -- Marisa Rose Tufaro passed away at the age of 13 on Jan. 30, 2017 from a rare form cancer after complications from a heart transplant that was supposed to extend her life. Tufaro was born with a cardiac defect that required six open-heart surgeries. Tufaro was the daughter ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Wednesday, January 31st, the South Plainfield High School Tigers will take on the Old Bridge High School Knights in a charity match to benefit the Marisa Tufaro Foundation.  The Marisa Tufaro Foundation’s mission is to help children in need throughout the greater Middlesex ...

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