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The Athlete of the Week Ria Soni Girls’ Spring Track

The South Plainfield High School Girls’ track team is off to a solid start to their 2017 season with a record of 3-0 and a strong showing at several relay meets. This past week, the Tigers rolled through divisional rivals Metuchen and Middlesex by the scores of 88-49 and 69-61. A big part of the success the Tigers have enjoyed has been due in a large part to the steadfast contributions of ...

Obituaries

John Robert Drake, 78, of South Plainfield, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2017 at ...
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Joan Jaghab, 65, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital ...
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Letters to the Editor

Knights of Columbus - Thank you

April 12, 2017

The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus recently completed the 2017 Lenten Fish Dinners at Holy Savior Academy School in South Plainfield. This is the 13th year the South Plainfield Knights of Columbus have been running these dinners.

Over the 6 weeks 1,300 fish dinners were sold with an average of over 216 people ordering dinners each week. All proceeds from this event go towards Sacred ...

Roemello Monroe of South Plainfield Presents Research at Higher Education Council of Berks County's Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conference

April 24, 2017

READING, PA -- Roemello Monroe, an Albright College junior business administration major from South Plainfield, N.J., presented research at the Higher Education Council of Berks County's 18th annual Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conference, held at Penn State Berks on April 22.

Monroe presented "Waste Management on Albright's Campus: An Analysis using the lens of ...

Community Happenings

South Plainfield Soccer Association Fundraiser Dinner at the Elks

April 22, 2017

Bring your appetite and come out to support the South Plainfield Soccer Association on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Elks located at 1254 New Market Avenue for a PASTA Dinner.

Meatballs, Sausage, Garlic Bread Salad, Dessert and PASTA!!  Adults $10.00, Seniors $8.00, Kids ages 5 to 12 $5.00 and kids under 5 eat FREE!  Veterans eat FREE with their ID, Courtesy ...

South Plainfield Mayor’s Wellness Health and Safety Fair

April 16, 2017

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, The Mayor’s Wellness Committee, in conjunction with JFK Health will sponsor South Plainfield Mayor’s Wellness Committee’s Health and Safety Fair.  The event will take place at the South Plainfield Senior Center from 10am to 2pm.

 

The health fair will include nurses, specialists, and educational information.  Screenings will ...

South Plainfield Middle School Battle of the Teams

April 12, 2017

The South Plainfield Middle School PTO hosted the annual Battle of The Teams on April 7, 2017.  Middle School Principal Roger Vroom, Assistant Principal Tamekia Grier-Dupiche, Teachers and Staff prepare the students for an exciting battle of the school teams, where they compete against each other in various events, including Penny Wars.  Principal Vroom stressed that while the ...

Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield Annual Fashion Show

April 21, 2017

The Suburban Woman's Club of South Plainfield held their annual Luncheon/Fashion Show on April 2 to a sold out audience.  The show was held at the South Plainfield Senior Center and included basket/gift raffles and 50/50. The luncheon was sponsored by Home Town Heros and McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals.  The successful event will benefit the New Jersey State Federation of ...

South Plainfield Police: "Residents Lock Your Car Doors"

The South Plainfield Police Department would like to remind residents to lock their motor vehicles at all times.  There has been several thefts from motor vehicles in the areas between Plainfield Ave and Kenyon Ave recently.  The actor(s) have entered unlocked vehicles during overnight hours to commit thefts.  Please do not leave valuables in plain view inside your vehicle.  ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, April 29, 9:00 AM

Mother Seton High School, Clark

Free STEM Day at Mother Seton For Girls in 6th, ...

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Sat, April 29, 10:00 AM

New Brunswick

Rutgers Day 2017 Coming Saturday, April 29

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Mon, May 1, 9:00 AM

South Plainfield

Are you Ready for Some Softball

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Thu, May 4, 7:00 PM

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Free Home Organizing Advice Offered at the South ...

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Fri, May 5, 7:15 PM

Our Lady of Fatima Gym, Piscataway

Designer Bag Bingo

Sat, May 6, 9:00 AM

American Legion Post 119, Dunellen

SPRING OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET & CRAFT SHOW

Arts & Entertainment

Columns

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca (St. Martin's Press, 2016)

At the turn of the 20th century, the thrilling, fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, had captured the imaginations of both British and American readers. In those days, when sleuthing as a career was a relatively new venture, the idea of a woman detective was preposterous.

Grace Humiston, who ...

Explorer the World of Cruising

In recent years the number of people choosing a cruise for their vacation has risen dramatically, and this trend is expected to continue. But the maze of ships can be overwhelming as there are cruises to just about every place on this planet. You can travel the American Rivers on steamboats discovering the history and culture of the Mississippi River or the Columbia River or the Islands off of ...

bookmarks

Come join us at the library for Monday Night Movies!  On April 24 at 6:30 PM, we will be showing an Academy Award nominated movie starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae.  Based on a true story, this movie follows Katherine Johnson (Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Monae) through some of their important contributions to NASA in the 1960s.  ...

Press Releases

South Plainfield Police Warn Residents of Virtual Kidnappings

April 26, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Police Department is alerting residents about a rising telephone scam called “virtual kidnappings.” 

It starts with a frantic phone call from an unfamiliar voice, claiming they kidnapped a family member or spouse.  The kidnappers then demand a ransom in exchange for your loved one’s release and tell you to wire the money ...