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South Plainfield Softball Scores Early and Often in N2G3 Tournament First Round

May 18, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The third-seeded South Plainfield High School softball team brushed aside a minor early deficit to defeat 14th-seeded Warren Hills in five innings, 16-3, in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 state tournament on Tuesday in South Plainfield.

South Plainfield (18-5), which was in the Central Jersey, Group 2 bracket the last three years (four ...

South Plainfield Baseball Grinds, but Falls in GMCT to South Brunswick

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - In a rematch of a game just eight days ago with the same starting pitchers, the eighth-seeded South Plainfield High School baseball team fell 3-1 to ninth-seeded South Brunswick in the first round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament on Tuesday afternoon in South Plainfield.

Joey Tuttoilmondo was lights out in the win for the Vikings, who face top-seeded St.

Patriot's Randy Vasquez Named MiLB Eastern League Pitcher of the Week

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Minor League Baseball has announced that Somerset Patriots RHP Randy Vasquez has been named their Double-A Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for May 9-15.

Vasquez, the New York Yankees No. 16 prospect, pitched 5.2 scoreless and hitless innings on Friday, May 13 versus the Altoona Curve. He struck out five batters in a no decision.

For the season, Vasquez has a ...

SPHS Weekly Sports Recap: Softball Earns Big GMCT Win, Golf Competes at Sectionals


South Plainfield baseball went 1-2 on the week to move to 10-11 on the season.

After falling in seven-straight games, the Tigers finally defeated East Brunswick on Thursday, 3-1.

Tyler Balent pitched six innings and allowed just the one unearned run on two hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Ashton Donovan came on and got the save in the seventh, fanning two.

Balent also ...

Curve Stymies Batters with 19 Ks in 10-Inning Loss

ALTOONA, Pa. – The Altoona Curve (14-17) defeated the Somerset Patriots (19-11) by a score of 2-1 in 10 innings at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Friday evening.

In the 10th, Aaron Shackelford drove home Connor Scott on an infield single to win it for the Curve.

After an hour-long rain delay to start the game, both teams remained scoreless until the bottom of the seventh ...

South Plainfield HS Spring Sports Recap: GMC Relays, Boys Golf on Cusp on Division Title


South Plainfield baseball battled in a home-and-home to state-ranked St. Joseph (Metuchen) before losing a heartbreaker in extra winnings to Woodbridge this week.

The Tigers, who are 9-9, are on a bit of the slide as they’ve lost five games in a row. Nonetheless, South Brunswick and two games with East Brunswick are upcoming this week. Both teams are behind South Plainfield ...

Don Panzarella Notches Career Win No. 800 for South Plainfield HS softball

WOODBRIDGE, NJ - Donald Panzarella has been the head coach of the South Plainfield High School softball team for 41 years. Saturday, the state’s all-time winningest coach won his 800th career game with a 14-12 walk-off victory over Woodbridge under the lights at Ponytail Park on Senior Night.

“I just take it day by day and game by game. I enjoy what I do,” Panzarella told ...

SPHS Spring Sports Roundup: Boys Golf in 1st place, Softball Milestone, Penn Relays and more

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It was another action-packed week for South Plainfield High School spring sports. Read up on all the games and more below.


South Plainfield baseball went 2-2 on the week to move to 9-6 overall on the year.

The Tigers won both games of the home-and-home series on back-to-back days against Perth Amboy, 2-0, and 7-3, but fell to Johnson, 8-3, and J.P.

Iconic Coach Stringer Retires; Rutgers to Name Court in Her Honor

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – C. Vivian Stringer, a Rutgers icon, a trailblazer in women’s basketball and the first Black coach (man or woman) to reach 1,000 wins in Division I competition, has announced her retirement.

Stringer, who also coached at Cheyney State and Iowa during her Hall of Fame career, will officially retire Sept. 1.

In 50 years as a college coach, she amassed 1,055 ...

Spotswood Golf Falls To South Plainfield

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Spotswood High School golf team lost to South Plainfield High School on Wednesday 188-216. South Plainfield sits in second place in the Greater Middlesex Conference White Division behind undefeated Edison High School. Spotswood is in fifth place in the White Division with an overall record of 4-6. Sophomore Andrew Pearce continued to impress for Spotswood. Pearce has led ...


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NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Home of the Week: 831 Grandview Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen ...

Oh Mickey!

Disney has waded into the culture wars, openly opposing Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act. In response, the Florida Legislature is working to remove Disney’s special taxation status in Florida. Here is everything you need to know:

Reinforcing Parental Rights: The Parental Rights in Education Act is not, contrary to cries from the left, a bill banning the discussion ...

ICYMI: Bridging The Gap Interviews RZR News Founder

When you turn on the news, you see the same format, regardless of your channel preference. There are three people from one political affiliation screaming at a fourth person from the opposing party. No matter what that fourth person says, their view is dismissed. The minority voice is drowned out, so no one hears his/her point of view, while the majority viewpoint appears to present a more ...

The Athlete of the Week: Nicole Swatko Softball Pitcher/Designated Player

The South Plainfield Softball team is having a great run in their county tournament.  This week they beat the tenth seed Colonia 10-3 in the first round to set up a third meeting with division winner Metuchen.  The Lady Tigers won a tough 4-3 victory to advance to the semi-finals this coming Saturday.  Freshman Nicole Swatko has been a major contributor to the success this ...

The Athlete of the Week: Sydney Loiacono Spring Track Thrower

Senior Sydney Loiacono has started her 12th grade track season with fantastic results.  So far, Sydney, has broken all of last year’s personal bests, brought home medals at every weekend event, and topped the GMCs in the Discus Relay with teammates Madelynn and Catherine Pfeiffer.  Sydney continues to grow in her main event, shot put, as well as in the javelin and ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Girls Repeat as State Golf Champs

EDISON, NJ -- Consistency, depth and determination propelled the girls’ golf team at The Wardalw+Hartridge School in Edison to its second straight state team championship at Raritan Valley Country Club on May 16. After falling behind by a few strokes early, the Rams remained steady and did not panic as weather conditions began to deteriorate with a storm coming. Fueled by a balanced ...


South Plainfield – Joanne H. Nuber, 91, died Monday, May 16, 2022 at home in South ...
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Press Releases

Studies of the Future: Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

May 18, 2022

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, in Livingston, has been at the forefront of the treatment of breast cancer for decades. One way the hospital maintains its reputation as one of the best in the tri-state area is by participating in clinical trials, which are research studies that help determine if a new drug would be effective in treating a specific condition. In partnership with Rutgers ...

Summer is here and ready for a Memorable 2022 in the LBI Region

LBI Region, Nj - After a soggy Spring, everyone is looking to heat things up for Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of summer along the Jersey Coast. The weather is just one of many reasons to take a quick trip to 18 miles of beautiful beaches, scenic bays, and of course legendary Pinelands. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which operates a year-round visitor center in Ship ...

Jeff Works - South Plainfield, NJ: Launches New, Comprehensive Plan for Co-Working Experience

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., May 2022 – Jeff Works, a new, incredibly affordable co-working space for remote workers, recently opened its doors in South Plainfield, NJ with a flexible, convenient and affordable Hot Desk plan, all managed from your smart phone.  Now, the South Plainfield Hadley Center location announces the new Dedicated Desk plan. based on ...

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South Plainfield Resident Sujan Puar Brings Home the Silver

May 12, 2022

Sujan Puar resident of South Plainfield participated in the 2022 National Senior Games held in Fort Lauderdale Florida, May 10-May 12, 2022.  Sujan participated in the 80-84 age group.

He was awarded the following:

Silver Medal in 1500 Meter Race Walk

Silver Medal in 1500 Meter Power Walk

Silver Medal in 5 K Race Walk


Kenneth Welch graduates from University of the Cumberlands

May 19, 2022

WILLIAMSBURG, KY -- University of the Cumberlands would like to congratulate Kenneth Welch of Piscataway, NJ, on their graduation from Cumberlands! Kenneth completed their Master of Arts in Christian Studies.

University of the Cumberlands held commencement ceremonies recently to celebrate its newest graduates. Participants in this year's commencement ceremonies included graduates from 49 ...

Saint Joe's Salutatorian DaSilva: Campus 'Felt Like Home'

METUCHEN, NJ - The second that Matthew DaSilva stepped foot on the campus of Saint Joseph High School five years ago he immediately felt something special. From his first campus tour to his time as “Freshman for a Day,” DaSilva knew the choice was easy. He was going to spend the most formative years of his life at Saint Joe’s.

Sure there were other private schools in ...

Making The World Better Place for Nearly a BILLION People

Hi everyone. Today we’ll again discuss something that directly affects a significant percentage of the estimated 1.2 BILLION people around the world who have disabilities. If you are not one of these individuals, odds are they are one of your family members or friends.

I’m speaking about those who have “invisible” disabilities. In other words, they don’t use an ...

Part Time Position Available in the Borough of South Plainfield

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Part-time opportunity to be a paid member of South Plainfield’s Clean Neighborhood Program. As a Clean Neighborhood Program Aide you will be responsible for the removal of signs in the Borough right-of-way, garage sale signs from utility poles road debris and other assignments that help towards the beautification of South Plainfield. A self-starter, ...

The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...

Upcoming Events


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Roosevelt School PTO - Designer Handbag Bingo



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Sat, May 21, 12:00 AM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

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Marina Waterfront Park, Carteret

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TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

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Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)


Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator ...


Now that the weather has finally warmed up, we’re ready to celebrate Holi. Learn more about the Hindu festival of colors on Saturday, May 21 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. We’ll have colorful crafts, games and snacks for the whole family. Join us outside the library and prepare for messy fun. Advance registration is requested. 

We also have tons of children’s programming ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...