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South Plainfield 8U White Tigers Doubleheader Win Over Metuchen

May 5, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield 8U White Tigers Softball team played a doubleheader in Metuchen on Sunday, May 2 winning both games and outscoring their opponents 16-0 and 15-3 making their current season record 8-1-1.

Game 1: The Tigers came out strong in the first two innings with base hits and doubles from Leah Botti, Gia Salvatore, and Carly Stevens scoring Ava Charnecky, Emily ...

8U South Plainfield Tigers Off to an Amazing Start

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Let me introduce the South Plainfield 8U Tiger Baseball:  Noah Angeles, Aaryan Arora, Maxwell Dennis, Logan Healy, Ryan Hoppe, Derek Oller, Will Orcutt, Ryan Rennie, Nicholas Riccardo, Blake Richkus, Mason Rizk and Nicholas Teal.  These amazing boys are coached by their equally amazing coaches: Head Coach, Scott Oller, and his assistants Jason Teal, Matt Rennie, ...

South Plainfield HS Baseball Sweep Edison, widens GMC-White lead

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield High School varsity baseball expanded its Greater Middlesex Conference - White Division by topping Edison in a two-game home and away series.

South Plainfield, winners of five in a row, is 7-1 overall and 6-0 within the division. Edison is now 5-2 overall and 4-2 in the division. Both teams entered the matchups atop the standings at 4-0 in the ...

South Plainfield Baseball Posts Two More Wins, Critical Games Coming up

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield High School varsity baseball team opened its busy week with back-to-back wins.

South Plainfield defeated Montgomery, 6-1, at home on Monday while it beat New Brunswick on the road on Tuesday, 10-0.

The Tigers are now 5-1 on the season and 4-0 within the Greater Middlesex Conference - White Division thanks to their second triumph over the ...

SPHS Softball Uses Big Second Inning to Top Iselin Kennedy to Take GMC-White lead

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Five in a row.

The South Plainfield High School varsity softball team defeated Iselin Kennedy, 8-2, on Tuesday afternoon in South Plainfield.

The win is the Tigers’ (5-1) fifth in a row since a season-opening loss to Old Bridge. South Plainfield is also now atop the Greater Middlesex Conference - White Division standings at 3-0. Iselin is 4-2 overall and 3-1 ...

Anthony White Becomes Latest South Plainfield State Wrestling Champion

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The wrestling legacy at South Plainfield High is alive and well.


Anthony White became the latest in a long line of individuals to capture a state crown when the talented senior earned the 145-pound title at the NJSIAA Wresting Championships at Phillipsburg High on Saturday evening.


White, who defeated top-seeded Simon Ruiz, 6-5, in the finals, is ...

South Plainfield Tigers Bounce Back From First Loss With Big Win

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The hope is that players can have short memories after suffering a defeat.


The South Plainfield High baseball team made sure that was exactly the case less than 24 hours after absorbing its first loss of the 2021 season.


After dropping a 2-0 decision to Millburn on Friday night, the Tigers bounced back with a easy 27-1, five-inning victory on ...

Powerful Offense, Precision Pitching Pace South Plainfield Softball to 3-1 Start

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The offense of the South Plainfield high softball team continued to stay red-hot for the third straight game as the Tigers registered an 18-0 five-inning victory on Saturday morning on the road in Carteret.


South Plainfield improved to 3-1 on the season after defeating New Brunswick (24-0 in four innings) on Tuesday and Piscataway (26-0 in four innings) on ...

South Plainfield High School Senior John Padovano Signs with Long Island University Post football

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield High School football has been down in recent years, but senior John Padovano signed to play football at Long Island University Post on Thursday.

The Sharks are a Division-I team located in Brookville, N.Y.

“When I went to look at the school, I loved the area that it was in and everyone that was on campus was very welcoming,” Padovano ...

Strong Starting Pitching, Timely Hitting Power South Plainfield Baseball To Early Season Success

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Scott Gleichenhaus has been very pleased with the effort his South Plainfield High baseball team has given in its first two games.


Especially his starting pitchers.


"The mentality we want is that you finish what you started," said Gleichenhaus. "And both pitchers have done just that."


On Monday afternoon, senior ...


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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 ...


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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 ...

Joseph Behr Earns 2021 Hampshire Honor Society Recognition

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced its members of the 2021 Hampshire Honor Society on Wednesday, April 14, and senior defensive back Joseph Behr, a Sayreville native, who played his high school football at St. Joseph (Metuchen), was among the names receiving the honor from across all divisions of football.

Behr was among ...

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 ...

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 ...