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Letters to Editor

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

March 30, 2015

Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan, Thank you so much for your continued support for our school district students and our students all over the State of New Jersey.  As Middlesex County School Boa...

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In the Schools

In The Schools

South Plainfield High School Student Council Luncheon

March 30, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield School District Superintendent Tom Gialanella hosted the South Plainfield High School Student Council luncheon and discussion on the student councils&...

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Featured Business Listing

Community Announcements

Help Find Peeps

March 30, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Help find Peeps. Peeps was lost near Pershing and Plainfield Ave. in South Plainfield. The tabby was last seen on 3/29/15. DSH female, approx. 5 years old, spayed. C...

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Community Life

Community Life

Citadel Cadet Robert Waldrop joins the Class of 2016 Summerall Guards

March 22, 2015

CHARLESTON, SC -- When they move, people stop to watch. Since 1932 The Citadel's Summerall Guards have provided precision drill performances and made appearances, representing the best of th...

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Today's Events

Mayor's Wellness Corner

Mayor's Wellness Corner

SOUTH PLAINFIELD’S ANNUAL FAMILY

March 23, 2015

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, The Mayor’s Wellness Committee, in conjunction with JFK Health Systems will sponsor South Plainfield’s Family Health and Fitness Fair.  The event will...

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Borough Council News.........

South Plainfield Borough Council News

Borough Council Meeting of March 16

March 17, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -There was second reading of ordinance #2018, an ordinance amending ordinance No. 1953 entitled “An ordinance of the Borough of South Plainfield, county of Middlesex, ...

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Columns

South Plainfield Library

Bookmarks

As most of you know, our children’s room closed a couple of weeks ago as part of our ongoing expansion of the library, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any kids books to chec...

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Health Tips from Doctors Express

Doctors Express – South Plainfield Put Health First

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - As spring nears, many of us fall back into habits we swore on the new year we wouldn’t do anymore. This is why the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds us of t...

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Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum

April Programs: Old Favorites (and New Ones!) at the Zimmerli Art Museum

New Brunswick, NJ – This April, the Zimmerli Art Museum offers new events and installations, in addition to recurring programs. Family favorites include Passport to Art, Music at the Museu...

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Senator Peter J. Barnes, III

BARNES-VITALE BILL TO PROTECT INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES RELOCATED FROM CLOSING DEVELOPMENTAL CENTERS ADVANCES

Legislation Would Require Individuals to be Placed within a 30-Mile Radius of Development Center  TRENTON – In response to the deaths of two North Jersey men who choked to death a...

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Guest Column

Awareness of Genetically Modified Organisms

The debate on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is more and more present every day.  GMOs are considered living organisms that do not occur in nature, but are genetically enhanced or mo...

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Pedestrian Killed Crossing New Brunswick Avenue

By DARLENE TEDESCO CULLEN

December 13, 2013 at 10:36 AM

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Last evening a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car while crossing New Brunswick Avenue between the Pepsi Plant and the 2105 Shopping Plaza located on New Brunswick Avenue.  Police have identified the victim as 62-year-old Maria Ruiz of Bergenfield. Ruiz was struck by a 2005 Toyota Corolla operated by Piyush Patel of Edison.

According to South Plainfield Police, Ruiz suffered multiple injuries and was transported via rescue squad to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where she died a short time later.

Police are still investigating the circumstances regarding the accident, but so far no charges have been filed against the driver. The vehicle has been impounded for further investigation. 

The accident occurred around 7 p.m. Thursday evening. New Brunswick Avenue was closed for a period of time last night as authorities investigated the accident scene.

South Plainfield Police Chief James Parker said, “This seems to be just a terrible accident, but we will continue to investigate the circumstances of what happened.” 

South Plainfield Mayor Matthew P. Anesh said, "My prayers and thoughts go out to the family of Maria Ruiz.  It appears this was just an accident, but the consequences could not be any worse.”

Anyone with additional information should contact Lieutenant David DeLair at (908) 226-7679 or Officer James McConville at (908) 226-7678.