Military & Veterans

April 30, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Elm Avenue wends its way through the quiet solitude of the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street, with 19th and 20th-century gravestones and massive concrete monoliths off to each side of the packed dirt pathway. It is just one of many pathways that lead visitors to the final ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Joe Vella, a resident of South Plainfield for the past decade, turned 100-years young on April 22.  "It's kind of baffling in a way," Vella told TAPinto South Plainfield. "In one way, I tend to wonder how come I was so fortunate to arrive at this age when so many don't, ...

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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 - Phase 3 of the Hometown Heroes Banner Program has closed due to an overwhelming response. "We have reached capacity for this phase. Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting applications for phase 3 of our program,: stated Joe Sacco. "We appreciate the overwhelming interest ...

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What: Hometown Heroes Banner Program Phase 3 Accepting Applicants Starting Nov.12th Where:  Along Plainfield Ave. and Hamilton Blvd., South Plainfield, NJ Who: The Hometown Hero Banner Committee, Borough of South Plainfield, American Legion Chaumont Post 243, VFW Post 6763, Elks Lodge 2298, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Joe McVeigh grew up in Brooklyn and spent part of his summers in Keansburg.  As with several towns along the north end of the shore during those times, there was a ferry running between New York City and the boardwalk community.  He met my mom there, as her family also spent ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains is mourning local legend Malcolm E. Nettingham, a member of World War II's famed Tuskegee Airmen, who died on Monday evening just a few days before his 102nd birthday. He lived in town for almost a century and in 2014 was chosen to be the grand marshal of ...

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What: Hometown Heroes Banner Program Honorees Family Presentation Event Who: The Hometown Hero Banner Committee, Borough of South Plainfield, American Legion Chaumont Post 243, VFW Post 6763, Elks Lodge 2298, Joe Sacco When: August 15, 2020 at 10 a.m. Where:  Monument Park, Plainfield ...

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HOBOKEN - The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has announced the scheduled July 4th flyover of New York City and the Hudson River, as part of its "salute to the Great Cities of the American Revolution." Reportedly led by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the flyover will also consist of F-15 and ...

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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NJ - Rutgers University held a graduation ceremony for its 2020 class using virtual commencement videos on May 31, 2020. Current graduates were unable to attend an in-person graduation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current social distancing measures in place, so an ...

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