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The Athlete of the Week: Deleaney Born Softball Centerfield

Last week South Plainfield’s Softball team finished an exciting season.  The team finished with an 18-6 record making it all the way to the NJSIAA Sectional Semifinals. Senior Deleaney Born has been a staple for the Lady Tigers since her freshman year. 

On the season, Deleaney leads the team with a .549 batting average.  This year she had 45 hits while scoring 42 ...

The Athlete of the Week Madison Geis Girls’ Lacrosse

The South Plainfield High School Girls’ Lacrosse team had one of their best seasons in school history. This past year, the Lady Tigers accumulated ten wins, which is the most ever for the program.  The team finished with a 10-6 record narrowly missing the state playoffs.  A huge part of the success for South Plainfield was due to the contributions of junior midfielder Madison ...


South Plainfield – Gregory J. Yanick, 62, passed away suddenly Thursday, June 17, 2021 at JFK ...
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Letters to the Editor

Girl Scout Silver Award Project Helps Students in Need

June 22, 2021

     Throughout my seven years in the South Plainfield Public Schools, I have seen teachers confront and embarrass students for their guardians’ inability to purchase them all of the requested school supplies. In addition, on multiple occasions I have seen teachers give students negative grades for not having these materials. The combination of the students’ inability ...

The South Plainfield Cultural Arts Commission- Update Hybrid Meetings!



UPDATED 6.15.2021

2021 SPCAC Meetings to be held at 7:30 PM virtually through zoom as well as in-person at the PAL:

January 19, 2021

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Community Happenings

South Plainfield Elks Presentations

June 13, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Elks supports the community through programs addressing the needs of veterans, youth and children with special needs.  New members are always welcome to join current members in fundraising and other activities throughout the year.

Upcoming activities include a Flea Market and Vendor Show on June 19 and a Father's Day Breakfast on June ...

South Plainfield Senior Center Opens In-Person Classes, Gym and Billiard Room

June 21, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield Senior Center is open today for in-person classes for the first time since March 2020. Center members who have pre-registered for classes will once again be able to meet inside the building. On July 7, the grand re-opening will take place with a celebration to commemorate the occasion and the center will be open for members to come ...

Fun in the Sun at the South Plainfield Community Pool

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – We asked for some photos of fun in the sun at the community pool, and you delivered. It is nearly impossible to discern which is cuter than the next. The Wading Pool seems to be where all the actions is at. After looking at the photos we think there may need to be some style points. Kane Miranda with the red hat can you get any more stylish? Were you dressed by your ...

Ribbon Cutting Officially Marks Completion of South Plainfield Community Pool 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD –On the morning of June 13, under an arch of balloons with the sun glistening off the newly renovated pool and the rumble of water tumbling down slides, the South Plainfield Community Pool was deemed officially complete. A ribbon cutting was held to commemorate the completion of the South Plainfield Community Pool and to celebrate the beginning of the 2021 summer ...

St. Joseph (Metuchen) Wins GMC County Tournament, 2-0, Thanks to Strong Pitching, and RBI Squeeze Play

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- St. Joseph (Metuchen) won the GMC Conference Championship over South Brunswick on Sunday, June 6, 2021 in East Brunswick. Andrew Goldan started and pitched 6 2/3 brilliant innings before being removed for reaching the 110 pitch limit. He gave up just two hits. Colin Leyner closed out the game with a strikeout for St. Joseph.

Jack Kern executed a squeeze ...

Anyone Like to Eat? Listen to What an Expert Says about Food Industry Trends

Hi everyone!

Please join me for Part I of this two-part Looking Forward episode with food industry expert, Dave Joachim. In Part I, Dave speaks about some of the latest trends in the food industry, including which foods are popular, dieting, food delivery services, and COVID 19's impact on food. Dave should know. He's authored, edited, or collaborated on more than ...

Want to Hear What an International Expert on Travel Has to Say About Travel Trends, Opportunities, and the Future?

Hi everyone. Are you or someone you care about a traveler? Then you'll definitely want to hear what syndicated travel columnist, author, and travel-consumer advocate, Christopher Elliott has to say in this episode of Looking Forward!

Chris provides expert insights on the big changes over time in the travel/hospitality industry, where things are now, and ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, June 24, 9:00 AM

https://www.wcecnj.org/wcecevents/, Chatham

How Small Businesses Can Prosper During Covid & ...

Business & Finance Other


Fri, June 25, 7:00 PM

South Plainfield

Cigar Night - Open to the Public


Sat, June 26, 12:30 PM

East Jersey Old Town Village, Piscataway

New Jersey Historical Storytelling Festival

Arts & Entertainment

Mon, June 28, 11:00 AM

Rev. Ron Christian Community Wellness Center at NBIMC, Newark

Newark Beth Israel's Summer Meals Program

Health & Wellness

Tue, June 29, 11:00 AM

Rev. Ron Christian Community Wellness Center at NBIMC, Newark

Newark Beth Israel's Summer Meals Program

Health & Wellness

Wed, June 30, 11:00 AM

Rev. Ron Christian Community Wellness Center at NBIMC, Newark

Newark Beth Israel's Summer Meals Program

Health & Wellness



We are welcoming patrons back into the library—for specific purposes and limited amounts of time. The doors are now unlocked so patrons do not have to ring the doorbell to enter. There are some rules to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy.  Everyone must wear a mask over their nose and mouth and maintain social distancing guidelines.  There are wipes and gloves available ...

Longtime Friends Spreading the News in Bordentown

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When longtime friends Elizabeth Meyers and Kristin Antonello saw that the greater Bordentown area was in need of a hyperlocal news outlet, they jumped at the opportunity to bring TAPinto into the community.

The two recognized Bordentown as a community that would benefit from a TAPinto site because there was no publication devoted only to local news.

“There was a ...

Feeling Nutty? Here’s Why You Should Add Nuts To Your Diet

Enjoying a wide variety of nuts has multiple health benefits. The crunchy, delicious snacks are a great source of protein, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. Nuts are naturally cholesterol-free and pack disease-fighting antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin E and magnesium.

A 2019 study published by the U.S. National Library of ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Festive Food: Red, White, and Blue for the Fourth

A Fourth of July gathering is the classic summer event – food, fun, and friends. This year, treat your guests to some festive new dishes highlighting the red, white, and blue we all associate with this special holiday.

Star Confetti Cookies

For a fun, easy dessert that you can pair with any main dish, try these cutout star cookies. The recipe has been tested to ensure that the cookies ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Press Releases

CentraState physician practices join Atlantic Health System physician network, as systems continue process toward co-ownership

June 22, 2021

MORRISTOWN / FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ – June 22, 2021 – Today, nearly 50 physicians and providers affiliated with CentraState Healthcare System joined Atlantic Health System’s multi-specialty physician network, Atlantic Medical Group, as part of the two health systems’ on-going efforts to create a co-owned framework for CentraState Healthcare System.

The synergy created by ...

National Blood Shortage: You Can Help by Donating

RWJBarnabas Health urges everyone to donate blood and other blood products such as platelets and plasma to overcome a national blood shortage. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing that was required to slow the spread of infections, there has been a significant drop in blood donations and the nation’s hospitals and blood centers are experiencing a severe blood ...

COVID-19: Prevention, Vaccinations, and Recovery for the Latino Community 

COVID-19: Prevention, Vaccinations, Treatments and Recovery for the Latino Community 

RWJBarnabas Health’s Northern Facilities will host a free webinar for the Latino community on June 22, featuring a panel of medical experts who will discuss the COVID-19 vaccine, prevention, treatment and recovery, addressing specific concerns with science-based information. 

The webinar, ...