Giving Back

August 9, 2018

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 -  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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - High school seniors wishing to apply for the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship should obtain applications now from their school guidance office.  The scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000.  Deadline for submission of applications is Wednesday, March 7th, 2018. Previous DeLeeuw ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two very special people took time out from their busy schedule in the North Pole last weekend to spend some time at Holy Savior Academy in South Plainfield. On Dec. 17, the Holy Savior Academy Family School Partnership (FSP) held its first ‘Breakfast with Santa’ ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – For the fifth consecutive year, the community’s generosity during the holiday season spanned to borough hall where Mayor Matt Anesh’s office overflowed with donations in support of South Plainfield’s 5th annual Toys for Tots campaign. “None of this would be possible ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. – The holidays are a time of giving and in South Plainfield various efforts have been under way to make the season a little brighter for those in need. “So many different people and groups stepped up this year – as they do every year - to help make the holidays a little ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Back in March, the South Plainfield Women's Leadership Team announced its annual ‘Women’s History Month Essay Contest’ and, during the borough council’s Nov. 20 meeting, this year’s winners were announced. Gregory Forbes, the first male to win the contest since its ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A fundraising effort spearheaded by the South Plainfield High School (SPHS) DECA Club and supported by the South Plainfield Elks #2298 helped make the Thanksgiving holiday a little ‘sweeter’ for local veterans, seniors, and residents in need. “This is just another way for ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In continuing its mission to give back to the community, members of the Buddha's Light International Association - New Jersey Chapter (BLIA-NJ) last week donated hundreds of much-needed items to South Plainfield’s Department of Social Services. “We believe in community ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Thanking South Plainfield recreation legends of the past, South Plainfield’s Michael Pellegrino humbly accepted South Plainfield’s highest volunteer recreation honor receiving the Cappy Award in front of a packed house of family and friends. “It is such an honor to receive ...

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