Travel

  • Everyone Needs a Coney Island Day Trip

    April 16, 2017

    Coney Island is one of those rare places that unites history with modernity, as well as quiet, residential life with the craziness of an amusement park overlooking a beach. Because of the contrasts, ...

  • Bored? How about Lake George?

    Thomas Jefferson once described Lake George as "without comparison, the most beautiful water I ever saw." This thirty two mile village with a lake by the same name is just over a three hour ...

  • Go to Peru, See Machu Piccu, Then Eat Your Way through the Rest of the Country

    They arrive by the plane load, wearing hiking boots, backpacks and headbands.  "Machu Piccu?," the Peruvian customs official asks wearily.  And off they go to one of the ...

  • New Jersey April 1-2 Weekend Events

    Although snow has recently fallen, the anticipation for outdoor activities has been building. Early spring offers a plethora of family-friendly events throughout the Northern New Jersey area. With ...

  • Explore the Caribbean Islands

    Tired of the endless cold, gray skies, and mundane work weeks? There's no better cure for the winter blahs than an exotic Caribbean getaway. Sugar white beaches as far as you can see. Sparkling ...

  • Sightseeing in Seattle

    SEATTLE, WA - In the summer of 2016, my husband and I traveled to Peru with five of our friends.  We hiked the Inca trail, with the end goal of basking in the beauty of Machu Picchu. The ...

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South Plainfield

The Athlete of the Week: Katherine Vill Softball Pitcher

The South Plainfield Softball Team had an exciting week of action where they played in the GMC and NJSIAA tournaments. The Lady Tigers got things rolling by defeating Spotswood 7-0 on Monday in the first round of the GMC Tournament.  On Wednesday they avenged one of their three losses of the season beating Bishop Ahr 3-0. This set up a meeting with Somerville on Thursday in the first round ...

Obituaries

Thomas V. Kildea, Jr., 80, of South Plainfield, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2017 at JFK ...
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- May 22, 2017
Margaret K.  Barich nee Simicev, 83, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2017 at Arista Care in ...
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Letters to the Editor

Ron Rios: County Addresses Pancreatic Cancer

May 25, 2017

Pancreatic Cancer is now the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths. It is predicted that by the year 2020, it will have moved to the second leading cause. It is called ‘silent killer’ because of how difficult it can be to diagnose until it is in its later stages. These factors, combined with the unknown cause of the disease, have led the medical community to call for greater ...

Letter to the Editor from Stephanie Bonanno

To the Editor

I would like to thank the people who helped with the Friends of the South Plainfield Library book sale. First off Chief Parker for letting us use the sign outside in front of Borough Hall. He had that sign going the next day after I emailed him the night before. Thank You so much. Thank You to Pat Gustafson, Eric, Phyllis, and Danielle Aronowitz and especially my husband Kenny ...

Timothy O'Leary Graduates from York College of Pennsylvania on May 13

May 15, 2017

YORK, PA -- Timothy O'Leary of South Plainfield graduated from York College of Pennsylvania on May 13. O'Leary earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management.

A private college located in south central Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,600 undergraduate students. The College ...

Community Happenings

Women’s Leadership Team Committee Host Speakers at SPMS

May 23, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Women's Leadership Team Committee began hosting female leader speakers 7 years ago, to the 7th and 8th grade young ladies.  The speakers inspire and promote the concept that all the young ladies can reach their career goals by following through with their education, their determination to overcome any challenges, and their ...

JFK Health Sponsors Health and Wellness Fair on May 17th

May 22, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield residents came out in full force to attend the Mayor’s Spring Health and Wellness Fair sponsored by JFK Health on May 17th.   Approximately 125 South Plainfield seniors and other residents benefited from a full array of services provided by JFK Health including Blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screenings, oral health screenings, ...

Kentucky Derby at the South Plainfield Senior Center

Senior Center director “Tree Olano” wanted to try a new theme for May 5… instead of the usual Cinco De Mayo luncheon….  She went with another favorite event  Kentucky Derby – DJ Mel was already on board and the menu was set!     120 Seniors enjoyed dinner rolls, tossed salad,  Brown Derby Sandwiches, Mint Julep ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, June 3, 2:00 PM

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South Plainfield Public Library presents: ...

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Meet the Democratic Council Candidates

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Sat, June 10, 1:00 PM

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South Plainfield Library Presents: Oldies but ...

Thu, June 22, 7:00 PM

The Yard @ College Avenue, New Brunswick

Jazz Night featuring The Tia Fuller Quartet

Arts & Entertainment

Columns

Diegnan Bill to Combat Opioid Abuse Among Student Athletes & Cheerleaders Advances

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  – Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. would require the Department of Education to develop an educational fact sheet for distribution to parents of student-athletes and cheerleaders concerning the use and misuse of prescription opioids cleared the Senate Education Committee.

“Each year, more Americans die from drug overdoses than in ...

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (Harper Collins, 2015)

Shauna Evans, a Special Education teacher at Schor Middle School in Piscataway, is guest writing Beth's Books this week. Evans, an avid reader, currently is working on her first novel in Young Adult fiction. A former columnist for the on-line magazine,“Examiner,” Evans covered the television show, ...

Bookmarks

Bookmarks (May 26, 2017)

By Eve Pasternak

The library will be closed on Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and was a time for decorating the graves of soldiers who died in the Civil War. Would you like to learn more about the Civil War and other times so many soldiers gave their lives?  The library is ...

Press Releases

Imagine recognizes talented young Artists

May 25, 2017

 

Katie Rao and Alex Fontz of South Plainfield High School received Certificates of Appreciation for their outstanding volunteer contribution of artwork at the new Imagine Center in Mountainside.  We will be forever grateful for their talent and unique expression for our memory tree murals that captured exactly what we hoped for to make our space warm, safe, nurturing and ...