Police & Fire

Top Stories


Armed Robbery at Krauszer’s on Oaktree Road in South Plainfield

April 23, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Thursday, April 22, 2021, at approximately 10:05 pm Officers from the South Plainfield Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting an armed robbery at the Krauszer’s food store located on Oaktree Road.

Upon arrival, an employee told officers that a male, approximately 25-30 years old, wearing all black clothing and a black face mask entered the store.  The ...

National Take Back Initiative

The South Plainfield Police Department and the DEA are coordinating the National Take Back Initiative, whereby unused, unwanted and expired medications can be surrendered by the public for safe destruction.  The event is scheduled for Saturday April 24th, 2021 between the hours of 10am and 2 pm. The collection point will be a drive up location at the rear of the Borough municipal building.

Sunday Marked the 10-Year Anniversary of Sara’s Law, Named in Memory of a Sayreville Resident

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- April 11 marked the 10-year anniversary of the signing of Sara’s Law, a next of kin emergency notification system created in memory of Sara Elizabeth Dubinin from Sayreville.

Sara’s Law is a voluntary, free state-wide Next-of-Kin Registry that allows residents to submit additional information, accessible by law enforcement officers in case of a ...

11 People in Middlesex, Union Counties Charged in Narcotics Distribution Ring

NEW JERSEY - Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone announced Wednesday that 11 people have been charged for their alleged involvement in a large-scale narcotics distribution ring that operated in Middlesex and Union counties.

The investigation was dubbed Operation The Price is Right by police.

On March 15, Terrence Barker, 37, of Edison was arrested and charged with first-degree ...


TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

The Athlete of the Week Anthony White Wrestling

The South Plainfield High School Wrestling Team competed in the NJSIAA State Wrestling Tournament at Phillipsburg High School this past weekend and had tremendous success.  The Tigers sent two wrestlers to the state tournament and both wrestlers placed in the top 8 of their weight class.  Junior, Jeffrey Jacome completed his great season by placing 4th in a very tough 106lb. weight ...

The Athlete of the Week Jeffrey Jacome Wrestling

The South Plainfield High School Wrestling Team competed in the newly named “North 2 Super Regional Wrestling Tournament” this past weekend and did quite well.  The Tigers qualified all 14 of their starting wrestlers into the tournament and had 11 of the 14 wrestlers get seeded in the top 16 of the tournament.  They would go on to qualify 3 of the wrestlers for the State ...


South Plainfield – William “Bill” David Lamastro, Sr., 62, died suddenly, Sunday, ...
Read more

Letters to the Editor

April is Health and Wellness and National Nutrition Month

April 27, 2021

Letter To The Editor:

April is Health and Wellness month and National Nutrition Month.  The following information is from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and also shared by Middlesex County.  This information is permitted for educational purposes.

1.  The only people with medical conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, need to eat healthfully.

A ...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor 4.22.2021 I am writing this letter in support of the two emails that were sent to Dr. Lishak, Superintendent of Schools and the 2020 Board of Education. On August 1, 2020 Emma Morin sent an email proposing that the press box at Jost Field be named after Bill Cochrane “the Voice of South Plainfield”. Emma received no response to her email and at the August 19, 2020 ...

Community Happenings

Elks Flea Market / Vendor Show

May 4, 2021


2021 SPHS PTOO Used Clothing Drive

South Plainfield HS PTO-O Clothing Drive May 1

The SPHS PTO-O is hosting a clothing drive on Saturday, May 1 from 10am to 3pm. Have you finished your spring-cleaning? This is a convenient way to get rid of your unwanted clothes and household items. A truck will be located in the back parking lot of South Plainfield High School. All new and used men, women and children’s clothing, ...

Save the Date - 2nd Annual Classic/Custom Car Show

Save the date! May 22nd—10AM to 4PM (rain date May 23rd) The 2nd Annual Classic/Custom Car Show, a Community Outreach Event to support SOUTH PLAINFIELD’S HISTORIC DOWNTOWN DISTRICT (South Plainfield Avenue & Old Hamilton Blvd. from Front St. to Church St.) All makes and models welcome $20.00 per entry. Trophies, door prizes, raffles, giveaways and DJ “Hot Rod ...

Girl Scout Troop 65042 Dedicates Tree to Honor Those Who Lost Their Lives Due to COVID-19

May 5, 2021

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 member Ray Rusnak, and parents were present to support the troop's efforts to recognize ...

Autistic South Plainfield Singer/Songwriter and TikTok Influencer, Cory Singer, Releases Newest Single and Video

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – South Plainfield’s own Cory Singer recently released the video for his single, “Someone,” a song he wrote about wanting to fall in love with someone who truly understands you. Singer is a singer-songwriter, musician, theater performer, and autism advocate. Diagnosed with autism at 4 years old, Singer knows the challenges. During the pandemic, the ...

2nd Annual Classic/Custom Car Show May 22nd—10AM to 4PM (rain date May 23rd)

2nd Annual Classic/Custom Car Show May 22nd—10AM to 4PM (rain date May 23rd)

This is a Community Outreach Event to support


South Plainfield Avenue & Old Hamilton Blvd. from Front St. to Church St.

Trophies, door prizes, raffles, giveaways and DJ “Hot Rod Mike”.

All makes and models ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, May 6, 4:30 PM

South Plainfield Public Library (via Zoom), South Plainfield

Zoom Zumba 4 Kids

Health & Wellness

Thu, May 6, 6:30 PM

Event in Online, New Brunswick

RU Ready to Garden Webcast returns for Spring of ...

Education Green Home & Garden


Sun, May 9, 8:00 AM

South Plainfield

Mother's Day to Go (Drive Up) at the Elks

Food & Drink


Mon, May 10, 7:00 PM

Clothing Drive, South Plainfield

Clothing Drive - June 12th and Drop offs on May ...


Thu, May 13, 4:30 PM

South Plainfield Public Library, South Plainfield

Korean Cooking with Mija

Food & Drink

Thu, May 13, 6:30 PM

Event in Online, New Brunswick

RU Ready to Garden Webcast returns for Spring of ...

Education Green Home & Garden


Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininty, and Power

Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power by Neal Gabler. (Yale 

Univ. Press, 2016).

Stephen Spielberg: A Life in Films by Molly Haskell. (Yale Univ. Press, 2017)


My family complains each year at holiday time that I am impossible to buy gifts for. This is true because, usually, if I want something, I purchase it myself. They ask me for lists, but even ...


Well, the weather has warmed up, the trees and flowers are blooming, and tissues are in high demand from allergy sufferers.  But, considering the past fourteen months, that’s a relatively minor concern.  So, here’s some news from South Plainfield Library to distract you further.
            First, a reminder that our ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

Press Releases

As hurricane season nears, IRS reminds people to prepare for natural disasters

May 4, 2021

WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone that May includes National Hurricane Preparedness Week and is also National Wildfire Awareness Month. Now is a good time to create or review emergency preparedness plans for surviving natural disasters.

In the last year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared major disasters following hurricanes, tropical storms, ...

PSE&G Update

South Plainfield, NJ - PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will be replacing services on Kenyon Avenue.

All gas main installations associated with this project are complete.

Other work activities may be seen on Field  Avenue near Firth Street and Clifford Street, Wadsworth Avenue near Field Avenue, Rahway Avenue near Plainfield Avenue, Marsh Place near ...

Community Medical Center Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

TOMS RIVER, NEW JERSEY, April 29, 2021 — Community Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Community Medical Center’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national ...