Giving Back

May 13, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 held their annual Mother’s Day brunch on May 9 with a twist this year. Instead of a sit-down breakfast with made-to-order eggs, the Elks offered a Mother’s Day Drive Up breakfast to go, hosted by Past Exalted Rulers, complete with scrambled ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In 1974, Peggy Regan-Monagle took on a position as a speech therapist with South Plainfield Schools and, for the past 46 years, has called the district home.  "I have loved every day spent in South Plainfield Schools," said Regan-Monagle. "It has been wonderful." A ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE), at a meeting last week, voted in favor of accepting nominations from the community for the naming of its administration building and press box. Following the executive session of the meeting, the nine-member board voted ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The dedication of a memorial bench and butterfly garden at John E. Riley Elementary School was held on May 4 for lifelong resident of South Plainfield, Patti Waters, who passed away on Jan. 7 from COVID-19. The memorial bench was donated by the South Plainfield High School (SPHS) ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Girl Scout Troop 65042 planted a weeping cherry tree in Willow Park on April 30 in remembrance of those in the community who passed away from COVID-19. Mayor Matthew Anesh, Councilwoman Christine Faustini, Councilman Derryck White, Library Director Linda Hansen, Library Board ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  In the fall of 1972, Willard Schulte took on a job with the South Plainfield School District and, this June, will retire following over 49 years as a physical education teacher. "I was going to retire last year; that was the plan, but then COVID hit and after putting in ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Three South Plainfield High School seniors recently teamed up to make a difference and promote positivity, while completing a class assignment and raising funds for a New Jersey-based non-profit.  For their senior project, Caitlin McConville, Johnny Padovano, and Marissa ...

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Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  – Gov.Phil Murphy today signed into law A-5444, which provides $35 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for restaurants throughout New Jersey. The bill provides aid to a particularly hard ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield High School (SPHS) Music Department “Pledge to Practice” fundraiser is closing on Mar. 31. Throughout the month of March, in honor of “Music in Our Schools Month,” the Tri-M Music National Honors Society has sponsored a Pledge to Practice fundraiser to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield High School Hall of Fame Committee is again  holding their search for candidates for induction into the SPHS Hall of Fame.  The Hall of Fame was established at South Plainfield High School to recognize outstanding graduates as leaders in their fields who ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The line of cars stretched back to Veteran’s Park on Mar. 17 for the South Plainfield Senior Center Drive-By Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration. The center was decorated festively for the occasion with Irish music filling the air. Members signed up ahead of time and for a $5 ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - Saint Joseph High School is hosting a 24-hour Giving Day event starting on Friday, March 19, the Feast of Saint Joseph. The event will be an interactive day filled with live broadcasts, video interviews and more according to organizers. Gifts provided on #SJGivingDay support the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Nearly a year since the closure of its doors, the South Plainfield Senior Center is going strong with more members than ever.  Staff attribute their success to the inventive events they continuously hold to keep resident seniors engaged. With continuous outreach to members ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Each month, the Edison Rotary Club recognizes the academic achievements of South Plainfield High School (SPHS) seniors based on their dedication and contribution to bettering the community in which they live. For March 2021, Kyle Griswold and Jelinda Montes have been named ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – In honor of “Music in Our Schools Month,” the South Plainfield High School (SPHS) Music Department is holding a “Pledge to Practice” fundraiser throughout the month of March. Sponsored by the Tri-M Music National Honors Society, the fundraiser will not only raise funds for ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Dave Joshi, a resident of South Plainfield for 37 years, was recently named a recipient of a 2020 New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award and will be recognized during a virtual ceremony at 1 p.m. on Feb. 21 (http://njgovernorsawards.com/2020ceremony/).  "I was very ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield Senior Center has launched birthday monthly drive-by parties. On Jan. 29, as seniors drove up to the back of the center, they were greeted with a banner, balloons, cupcakes, and treats. Normally, birthdays are celebrated in-person at the center, but they ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield Senior Center was at it again with another drive-by event for their members. On Jan. 22, members lined up in their cars to stop by the center for the first ever “Everything from Soup to…Crackers” drive-by. Seniors were given hot soup and tea, sweet treats, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Throughout the school year, South Plainfield Schools focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion and, in celebration of Black History Month, grade appropriate lessons are being incorporated into the curriculum this month. "Black History Month is an important time to learn, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Recipients of the Annual Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition were awarded certificates on Jan. 27 in front of the South Plainfield Middle School (SPMS). Out of 125 entries from SPMS, five eighth graders were selected by the VFW for their essays. This ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Throughout the school year, the Edison Rotary Club recognizes the academic achievements of South Plainfield High School (SPHS) seniors based on their dedication and contribution to bettering the community in which they live. For February 2021, the club has named Lee Maina and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - 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 10th, 2021. To date, the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Fund, a fund of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Matthew Anesh, a lifelong resident of South Plainfield who was sworn in to his first term as mayor back in 2011, was recently inducted into the New Jersey State League of Municipalities (NJLM) Mayor's Hall of Fame.  "It is an honor to be inducted to the NJLM Mayor's Hall ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD –The Head Custodian at South Plainfield High School (SPHS), Jeff Anderson, has devoted 23 years of his life to keeping South Plainfield Schools clean. What most do not know about this humble man is that he is an army veteran who risked his life to serve the United States of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – COVID-19 could not quarantine South Plainfield’s generosity as 1,000’s of gifts were dropped off at Borough Hall in support of South Plainfield’s 8th annual Toys for Tots campaign. “None of this would be possible without the outpouring of support from our community, its ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Continuing to find unique ways to engage South Plainfield seniors, the staff at the senior center organized their first Cocoa and Cookie Drive-by. After the parade of cars made their way past the back door to pick up mugs filled with goodies, members parked in the lot for a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A group of South Plainfield teens attending Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen recently set out to make the holidays a bit brighter for those in need. Looking to expand upon the philanthropic efforts taking place in their school, Keagan Edmondson, Jayden Hunter, and Rocco ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Grant School is looking to spread holiday cheer to the men and women serving in Armed Forces.  Through America's Adopt A Soldier initiative, Grant students – and their families and friends, too – are being asked to make a card or write a letter or note of encouragement for ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Roosevelt Elementary School Student Council is hosting a pajama drive to help families in need this holiday season. The effort kicked off on Nov. 30 and will run through Dec, 18 with all donations – new, with tags in sizes for preschoolers through adult – ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Through the South Plainfield Department of Social Services, efforts are being made to ensure the holidays are a little brighter for all borough families in need.  "This year, as we approach the holiday season, we are aware that things may be different for a lot of our ...

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