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Surprising Benefits of the Virtual Visit

When Atlantic Health System put telehealth into effect to help control the spread of COVID-19, I thought, I’m going to hate it. I felt strongly that there’s no substitute for in-person visits, and expected that trying to communicate using video apps would be cumbersome. So I was surprised to find that there are some real benefits to virtual medicine.

I noticed, for example, a ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield, NJ – Julian Cornelius Rydarowski, 90, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020, at ...
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Letters to the Editor

Boyle Memorial Foundation: COVID19 Donations Update

May 25, 2020

Letter To The Editor

The Boyle Memorial Foundation and Shirley Thompson continue to partner to help the South Plainfield Families in need and continue to help raise funds for our frontline workers, especially at a time of uncertainty amid the COVID19 pandemic.  Monetary donations are being accepted via check or Venmo at this time due to “Social Distancing”  constraints ...

How We Return to High School Sports in New Jersey

Dear Editor:

In my decades as an educator and school administrator, I’m hard pressed to find a situation as challenging as what we face related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last few months have been painful on many levels, from the heartbreaking loss of life to the millions who have suffered emotional and economic loss. It’s been a harrowing time for everyone.

For our students, ...

Community Happenings

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

May 26, 2020

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 ...

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

May 25, 2020

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 ...

Memorial Day Salute - South Plainfield Council Asks Residents to Take a Collective Pause to Honor Veterans on Monday at 10a.m.

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – During the May 18 Council meeting, Councilman Derryck White proposed that South Plainfield residents stand outside their homes on Monday, May 25 at 10a.m. to honor veterans in their own way.  White suggested reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and playing or singing the Star-Spangled Banner.  Those who cannot go outside are asked to take a moment of ...

Governor Murphy Honors William "Bill" Frink, Remembering the Greatness of a Humble Man Who Will Be Greatly Missed

TRENTON, NJ – William “Bill” Frink was among three New Jersey COVID-19 casualties remembered by Governor Phil Murphy during his May 16 news briefing.  Frink passed away on May 3 due to COVID-19 complications.  Frink was a lifelong South Plainfield resident, ever loyal to his community.  

“We remember William ‘Bill’ Frank Jr., a ...

News from Recreation

Spring 2020 Recreation Program Refunds:
For those who replied to the email request, refund checks will be mailed out tomorrow!
Thank you for your patience 😁

If you did not receive an email OR did not reply yet, please email us at recsupport@southplainfieldnj.com

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 ...

bookmarks

The South Plainfield Public Library is still closed until further notice, but just because we’re closed, it doesn’t mean you can’t still access some of our great resources.  For our online databases, you will need a library barcode number (which is on the back of your library card) and a pin number (which is usually the last four digits of your phone number that you gave us ...

Press Releases

South Plainfield Debutante seeks Public's Help With Fundraiser

May 25, 2020

       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. I am currently seeking assistance in my fundraising efforts.

I am Alexis Robinson, and I am a senior at South Plainfield High School. I know first hand that during this Pandemic we need ...

New Jersey to Launch Online Grocery Shopping for SNAP Recipients

(TRENTON) –  New Jerseyans enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to use their benefits to order groceries online starting next week.  Online shopping will be available through Amazon and participating Walmarts, ShopRites and The Fresh Grocers.

NJ SNAP recipients will be able to use their benefits card to order groceries from ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...