Giving Back

January 18, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Public Library is seeking support from the community to spread some love to local veterans this Valentines Day.  From now through the first week of February the library will be helping children make as well as collecting handmade Valentines Day cards ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  –  A resident of the borough for 12 years, Roberto Sayers first became involved with Metuchen-Edison Area Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) two years ago and, in late 2018, was elected to serve on its board. He was sworn in to a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ---The Plainfields’ Chapter of UNICO today announced that it will be sponsoring a monthly series of Italian and Italian-American movies to be shown—free to the public—at the South Plainfield Library. The first movie, "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" featuring Marcello ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Sunday January 27 at 2:00 PM at the South Plainfield Public Library, welcomes Ken Magos who will be joined by recurring guest co-host and expert Rich Veit for a brief presentation on the show for the South Plainfield Cultural Arts Commission.  Featured in the presentation ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – For the sixth consecutive year, the community’s generosity during the holiday season spanned to borough hall where Mayor Matthew Anesh’s office overflowed with donations in support of South Plainfield’s 6th annual Toys for Tots campaign. “None of this would be possible ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A generous donation by a South Plainfield-based corporation will enable the borough police department to expand its K-9 division.  At a borough council meeting Dec. 17, representatives from Alpha Assembly Solutions presented borough and police officials with a check for ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield resident Amanda Van Der Werf and her family are in need of community support and prayers. On Dec. 7, the Franklin Elementary School kindergartner suffered multiple strokes during open heart surgery and while doctors anticipate she will make a full recovery, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - A late morning brunch, festive tree lighting and menorah blessings filled the South Plainfield Senior Center with holiday joy on December 4th for their first ever Senior Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting. “The holiday season means so much to all of us,” said Tree Olano, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Thanksgiving week is always an exciting time in South Plainfield. Families come together to celebrate what they are thankful for. College students make the trek home to see family and friends after being away at school. The celebration of friends, however, is not limited to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – During the November 19th Council Meeting, Mayor Matthew P. Anesh proclaimed November 15, 2018 to be “World Pancreatic Cancer Day” in the Borough of South Plainfield.  With staggering statistics and facts about the growing numbers of pancreatic cancer victims, the proclamation ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – For the third consecutive year, a large donation from the Buddha's Light International Association - New Jersey Chapter(BLIA-NJ) will benefit South Plainfield families in need this holiday season.  On Nov. 8, representatives with the borough-based temple arrived at the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield Borough Hall once again will be the drop-off point for the annual Toys for Tots drive. The drop-off point will be at a box in Mayor Matthew Anesh’s office in Borough Hall. Toys can be dropped off now through Dec. 13. “Last year, we collected over 1000 toys ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Is it true the South Plainfield Center opened a bar this past Thursday? Yes a bar was opened, but it was not your typical bar. It was a burger bar and over 70 seniors were on hand to enjoy the festivities and chow down to the burgers off the grill. Senior Center Director ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Recycling Center has a new addition thanks to Lesly Mayta, who built a greenhouse made entirely out of two-liter bottles for her Girl Scout Silver Award, which is the second highest award Girl Scout Cadettes can earn.  The project was based on the mantra, ...

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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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