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Kennedy Second Graders Take Virtual Trip to Disney World 

June 1, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Disney World may not be reopening until mid-July, but a group of Kennedy Elementary students recently took a virtual trip to the ‘most magical place on earth’ from the safety of their home. 

On the evening of May 21, second graders in Kathleen Wharton’s class logged onto their devices and, as a class, toured the famed Orlando theme ...

Jessica LaCross and Jason Crudup – May’s Edison Rotary Students of the Month

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Jessica LaCross is a senior at South Plainfield High School and plans to continue her education at Rutgers University with an intended major in cell biology and neuroscience. She is active in the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and her youth group. She has volunteered around the community and traveled to the Dominican Republic to help rebuild poor ...

Middlesex County Unsung Hero Program Honors South Plainfield High School Students Olivia Olano and Drew Rachwal for Selfless Acts at School and in the Community

TRENTON, NJ – South Plainfield High School (SPHS) students Olivia Olano and Andrew “Drew” Rachwal were chosen as 2020 Middlesex County Unsung Hero award recipients.  For 35 years, the Middlesex County School Boards Association along with Middlesex County Association of School Administrators have recognized high school juniors and seniors who make outstanding ...

NJ Graduations Can Start July 6, Ceremonies May be Split for Social Distancing

NEW JERSEY — Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tue., May 26, that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders.

The graduation ceremonies, Murphy said, will be permitted to begin July 6 as long as they ...

From the South Plainfield Middle School Staff

With this being Teacher Appreciation Week, the staff at the South Plainfield Middle School wanted to take some time out to show our appreciation to all our new staff members, “YOU”.

As parents you are playing a big role in making virtual learning work, we wanted to let you know that we could not do this without you.

Please enjoy this video created with You in ...

Homeschooling Children With Special Needs During COVID-19 Quarantine - Parents Speak Candidly About the Challenges and Realizations 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD - With the myriad of life changes that have been cast upon the world of late by the mysterious COVID-19 virus, educating children at home has been one of the many challenges facing parents and educators.  With only a week's notice, most educational institutions across the country transitioned to virtual learning.  On March 16, most students logged onto their ...

Holy Savior Academy Embraces Virtual Learning

SOUTH PLAINFIELD - On March 16, Holy Savior Academy (HSA) closed their building, located at 149 S Plainfield Avenue, however, school would remain in session as HSA educators found inventive ways to teach online.  The school officially moved to virtual learning on March 18 to comply with the state's COVID-19 quarantine guidelines and for the safety of HSA's faculty and 160 ...

South Plainfield Residents Sound Off, Unite for School District’s ‘Roar’ Campaign 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – On the evening of March 27, the South Plainfield community united – separately, of course – to show their Tiger Pride. 

At 8:15 p.m., residents of all ages took to their front porches, back yards, front lawns, and driveways to let out their best tiger impersonations for the school district’s ‘United We Roar’ fundraising ...

South Plainfield High School DECA Students Achieve Honors at Annual Atlantic City Competition

Atlantic City, NJ - Eighteen members of the South Plainfield High School DECA Chapter competed at the Annual New Jersey State Career Development Conference (SCDC) in Atlantic City March 2-5.  The students prepared for months to compete against peers from all over New Jersey, and several students earned honors.  DECA, Distributive Education Clubs of America, gives high school students ...

Updated Information from Dr. Noreen Lishak -School District's Announces 'United We Roar' Community Event

The South Plainfield School District is sponsoring “United We Roar” in an effort to unify our community during this health crisis.

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/south-plainfield/sections/education/articles/school-district-s-announces-united-we-roar-community-event-and-fundraising-initiative

Listed below is the information for the “United We Roar” event scheduled for ...

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Community Conversation: Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe This Summer

Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health at Atlantic Health System sat down recently for a Facebook Live where he shared some important information for parents about what they need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.

 

Obituaries

Denise Rose Walker, 70, passed away on May 26, 2020, due to a stroke.    Born in ...
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Letters to the Editor

Message from Bishop James F Checchio

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MCSBA Unsung Hero Recognition Event

Letter to the Editor:

The Middlesex County School Boards Association and Association of School Administrators hosted the 34th Annual Student Recognition in-person Program honoring Outstanding Juniors and Seniors in the Middlesex County High Schools in 2019, with over 400 attendants.  The program began 34 years ago headed by Mark Finkelstein who is presently the Superintendent at Middlesex ...

Community Happenings

Kennedy Second Graders Take Virtual Trip to Disney World 

June 1, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Disney World may not be reopening until mid-July, but a group of Kennedy Elementary students recently took a virtual trip to the ‘most magical place on earth’ from the safety of their home. 

On the evening of May 21, second graders in Kathleen Wharton’s class logged onto their devices and, as a class, toured the famed Orlando theme ...

Middlesex County Unsung Hero Program Honors South Plainfield High School Students Olivia Olano and Drew Rachwal for Selfless Acts at School and in the Community

May 27, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – South Plainfield High School (SPHS) students Olivia Olano and Andrew “Drew” Rachwal were chosen as 2020 Middlesex County Unsung Hero award recipients.  For 35 years, the Middlesex County School Boards Association along with Middlesex County Association of School Administrators have recognized high school juniors and seniors who make outstanding ...

Hometown Hero Program Honors Veterans with Banners Lining Plainfield Ave. and Hamilton Blvd.

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – To honor and recognize those who have proudly served and died in combat for the United States of America, the Hometown Hero Banner Committee has mounted banners along Plainfield Avenue to honor the fallen heroes.  The endeavor was implemented in September 2019 by the Borough of South Plainfield, in partnership with American Legion Chaumont Post 243, VFW ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, June 13

Barnes and Noble in Menlo Park Mall , Edison

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Barnes and Noble in Menlo Park Mall , Edison

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Barnes and Noble in Menlo Park Mall , Edison

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Barnes and Noble in Menlo Park Mall , Edison

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Wed, June 17

Barnes and Noble in Menlo Park Mall , Edison

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Barnes and Noble in Menlo Park Mall , Edison

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Columns

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)

 

A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...

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Hi all!  It’s hard to believe that it’s June already, but here we are!  Hopefully, everyone has been staying safe and healthy.  Even though the South Plainfield Public Library is still closed, it doesn’t mean you can’t see us (virtually, of course) for some fun programs.  We have a full schedule in June, so hopefully you can join us.

Storytimes for ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...

Press Releases

Senator Diegnan recognizes the South Plainfield High School Seniors who were presented the official State Seal of Biliteracy .

June 3, 2020

Our hometown Senator Patrick Diegnan sends his congratulations to South Plainfield seniors  Kaylee Basantes-Lllerena, Liesl Co, Adrian Dominguez, Rafael Estrella, Julianne Ferraro, Nicole Freire, Jessica LaCross, Nicole Lujan, Gabriel Mont, Skylar Negron, Monica Paiz-Che, Saulio Quinchia, and Kevin Veliz for being awarded the State Seal of Biliteracy. The State Seal of Biliteracy recognizes ...

South Plainfield Debutante Seeks Public's Help With Fundraiser

       During this Pandemic, I understand first hand how important it is to help others. Just last week, my mother and I donated masks to Menlo Park Veterans Home for the essential workers because this is what we need to do , help one another. I am currently seeking assistance in my fundraising efforts.

I am Alexis Robinson, and I am a senior at South Plainfield High ...