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Mayor's Wellness Corner

Mayor's Wellness Corner

South Plainfield’s Annual Family Health and Fitness Fair on May 16

April 12, 2015

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

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Caught on a Walk Series

Caught On a Walk - Sandi Smith & Ryan Yannetta

April 15, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Caught on a Walk program, sponsored by the Mayor’s Wellness Committee supports walking and healthy lifestyles in South Plainfield.  The program is designed ...

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Letters to Editor

Letters to the Editor

American Red Cross Honors Volunteers During National Volunteer Week April 12-18

April 8, 2015

To The Editor: The American Red Cross North Jersey Region is honoring its volunteers and the work they do in the community during National Volunteer Week, April 12-18. Volunteers are t...

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In the Schools

In The Schools

John F. Kennedy School to hold 2nd Annual “A Night at the Casino”

April 12, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -John F. Kennedy Elementary School will be hosting a fun and unique fundraiser, their 2nd Annual “A Night at the Casino”.  The event will be held on Saturda...

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Featured Business Listing

Community Announcements

Amateur 'HAM' Radio Club Participating in “Rookie Roundup” on April 19th

April 17, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club (SPARC) will be participating in the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) "ROOKIE ROUNDUP” Amateur Radio operating contest...

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Community Life

Community Life

Registration is Now Open for the 2015 Football and Cheer Season

April 8, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - There will be an open house on Saturday, April 18th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and on Thursday, May 21st from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Eagles Football Field for reg...

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Today's Events

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

South Plainfield Borough Council News

April 2015 Proclamations Made at Borough Council Meeting

April 7, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - At Monday’s Borough Council meeting, Mayor Matt Anesh proclaimed April as both National Autism Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month and noted that &lsq...

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South Plainfield Library


Hello everyone! Our storytimes and crafts for children are continuing on their new schedule, and will be held in the Court Room at Borough Hall next door to the library. Storytimes and crafts fo...

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Jeffrey Strauss, Esq.

Is Arbitration Eroding Consumer Rights?

The concept of a ‘jury by peers’ was one of the cornerstones of the U.S. Constitution.  The concept of third party resolution, or arbitration, has also been historically used to...

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The Real Estate Corner

Social Security Benefits Information Session - Hosted by the Moretti Team

Moretti Team to host Social Security Benefits Information Session On Saturday May 2, 2015 at 10:00 am The Moretti Team will host a Social Security Information Session at Berkshire Hatha...

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Health Tips from Doctors Express

Spring Cleaning for a Healthier Home

Spring has arrived, and it’s time for a little spring cleaning! A clean home is one way to embrace the season and focus on your health at the same time. It’s easy to blame spring pol...

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Beth's Book Review

Calling All Tudor Fans: The Marriage Game by Alison Weir

England has had two famous and effective queens; both named Elizabeth, who ruled the island nation for over 50 years. The irony of the success of Queen Elizabeth I was the long held belief among...

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Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum

Zimmerli Installs Recent Acquisition, Walking Man by George Segal

New Brunswick, NJ – There’s a new presence on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick: Walking Man, a permanent outdoor installation by internationally renow...

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South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club

South Plainfield Junior Baseball Opening Day 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club (SPJBC) had its opening day parade and ceremony on April 11, 2015. Despite one of the worst winters in a generation, the ba...

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Pedestrian Killed Crossing New Brunswick Avenue


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.