Religions and Spirituality

May 13, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 held their annual Mother’s Day brunch on May 9 with a twist this year. Instead of a sit-down breakfast with made-to-order eggs, the Elks offered a Mother’s Day Drive Up breakfast to go, hosted by Past Exalted Rulers, complete with scrambled ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Around the world – and right here in the Borough of South Plainfield – Muslims are currently celebrating Ramadan. Taking place in 2021 from April 13 through May 12, the month-long spiritual event serves to bring those of the Islamic faith closer to God through fasting, ...

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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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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Somerset Patriots Chairman Emeritus, and chairman and CEO of Flemington Care & Truck Country, Steve Kalafer died Wednesday. "I was absolutely shocked and saddened today to hear about the passing of Steve Kalafer," Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench said in a statement ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Remembrances of “Ya gotta do something” and “Leave a mark that can't erase” described the life and legacy of Kenneth Armwood, Middlesex County Deputy Commissioner, East Brunswick’s Economic Development Officer, and long-time Piscataway resident on Monday. The late morning ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Holy Savior Academy (HSA) in South Plainfield has partnered with Get Movin' Inc. to host its second annual Storm Rise Up and Run Fitness Challenge. The goal of the month-long fundraising effort, which runs from April 1 to April 30, is to get members of the HSA community ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – February is Black History Month and, at South Plainfield High School (SPHS), classroom lessons, virtual assemblies, Tiger TV segments and more are taking place in an effort to increase awareness and recognize those who played a role in history.  "We planned to bring in a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Recipients of the Annual Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition were awarded certificates on Jan. 27 in front of the South Plainfield Middle School (SPMS). Out of 125 entries from SPMS, five eighth graders were selected by the VFW for their essays. This ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Lunar New Year marks the first new moon of the lunisolar calendars, traditional to many east Asian countries including China, Korea, and Vietnam and regulated by the cycles of the moon and sun. Lunar New Year will be celebrated this year on Friday, Feb. 12 and 2021 is the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Throughout February, the Grant School Guidance Department will be hosting a series of themed weeks in observance of Black History Month that will include inspirational  quotes, guest speakers, informative lessons and virtual games.  "What I like to remind people is that ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In Union Catholic's latest installment of Feature Friday, the spotlight shines on senior Bradley Young. Young, who lives in South Plainfield, is an Honor Roll student and a member of the basketball team at UC. Here is our Q and A with Young. Can you list all the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — TAPinto South Plainfield wishes everyone a joyous Kwanzaa. The Kwanzaa holiday is an annual celebration of African-American culture from December 26-January 1 that began in 1966. Kwanzaa recognizes seven core principles and culminates. The seven principals of Kwanzaa ...

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The Staff and Management of TAPinto South Plainfield wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas. This has been a challenging year for our country and our community, and we wish you peace and prosperity in 2021.  So, we leave you with these words written so long ago by John Lennon, and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ: Santa supporters everywhere are getting their jingle bells ready! The Christmas spirit around the world is alive and well! It will be heard in waves as time zones around the world celebrate! On December 24, believers around the world, whatever time zone they are in, at ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Although Hanukkah, “The Festival of Lights,” is considered a minor Jewish holiday, it is a popular celebration among Jewish families across America. In 2020, Hanukkah begins this evening and continues through the evening of Dec. 18. When the Greeks ruled what is now ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The time of Diwali is one of the most festive and beautiful times of the year. Diwali literally means "a row of lights." It is a time filled with light and love; a time when Indians all over the world rejoice. It is the darkest night of the darkest period, yet it is a ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Across the United States, November is recognized in the United States as National Adoption Month. For one Hasbrouck Heights Middle School teacher, Dana Regan, this especially hits home, as she wrote a children’s book, Amarylli’s Bunny: Where is She Now?, about her adopted ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a borough council meeting last week, South Plainfield Mayor Matt Anesh recognized October as Italian Heritage Month and, on Monday, the Plainfields' Chapter of UNICO held an intimate outdoor Columbus Day ceremony.  According to the proclamation made on Oct. 5, Italian ...

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     On October 4, the South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 held their officer installation, postponed from April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Local officers have officially served in their positions since mid-April, however the ritual of installation is important to the workings of the lodge and in ...

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Edison, NJ — Rose Angela Filippi and Paul Reuther, who live at Hackensack Meridian JFK Hartwyck at Edison Estates, never imagined that they would start a romance at the long-term care facility in Edison, NJ, fall in love and get married, and certainly not during a global pandemic.  But on ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Following a student-led Black Lives Matter protest back in June, a group of residents joined together to launch an effort to encourage the town and its residents to become more inclusive. The goal of the South Plainfield Black Alliance (SPBA), said a founding member, is for ...

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METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School has announced that John G. Nolan, Jr. will fill the role as president of the all boys Catholic high school following the departure of Justin Fleetwood this summer. In a letter to the Saint Joseph Community, John Langdon, Chairman, Board of Directors, ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - North Plainfield is mourning the loss of Dennis Passe. The North Plainfield Recreation Department posted on Friday: With tremendous sorrow, The North Plainfield Recreation Department announces the loss of Dennis Passe, our recreation director, on Thursday, September 24, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 held a Labor Day Weekend Social on September 5 from 2p.m. to 6p.m. at their lodge located at 1254 New Market Avenue.  Hamburgers, frankfurters, sausage and pepper sandwiches with all the trimmings, macaroni and potato salads, and ice ...

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The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 held its Installation of Officers for the 2020-2021 year at Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday August 18 th     The Installation was run by Chaplin Father John Paul Alvarado, District Deputy David Pinto and District Warden Steve ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Members of the Buddha's Light International Association - New Jersey Chapter(BLIA-NJ) on Aug. 11 donated more than two dozen backpacks filled with school supplies to the South Plainfield Department of Social Services. "We realize the difficulty and hardship more people may ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Members of Scotch Plains’ Italian American community are planning a march on Tuesday, July 21, at 6:00 p.m. from the Italian American Club (1976 Valley Ave., Scotch Plains) to the Municipal Building on Park Ave. in support of the Columbus monument. Three groups are helping to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Over the past four months, the McCriskin-Gustafson Family of Funeral Homes has been working to meet the community’s needs while, at the same time, adjusting to the ever-changing guidelines set forth by the state as a result of the current health care crisis.  “We are ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 saves the day for another local resident   Fellow Knights member Bill Butrico was contacted by local South Plainfield resident Nancy Parello, asking for help in donating and installing a wheel chair ramp for her ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At his daily press briefing June 9, Gov. Phil Murphy recognized and honored longtime South Plainfield resident Julian ‘Jules’ Rydarowski.  A 90-year-old United States Navy veteran and resident of the borough for 55 years, Mr. Rydarowski passed away on May 22 due to ...

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