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Letters to Editor

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor from Gary Vesce

June 30, 2015

Dear Editor: The replacement of Michael Zushma as Emergency Management Coordinator is an example of politics at its worst.  At the June 22nd council meeting I, along with other members of the ...

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Obituaries

Obituaries

Theresa D. “Aunt Tessie” ( Butrico ) DiSesso

June 27, 2015

South Plainfield - Theresa D. “Aunt Tessie” ( Butrico ) DiSesso, 100, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June, 25, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Born and raised in South ...

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Community Announcements

South Plainfield Hiring Part-Time 911 Operators

June 28, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Police Department is seeking per diem personnel for the Communications Division.  The candidate must have the following: * a high school diploma or ...

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Press Releases

Governor Chris Christie May Announce Bid for Presidency at Livingston High School on Tuesday

June 29, 2015

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Media outlets are reporting that Gov. Chris Christie will be making official his bid for the Presidency with an announcement at Livingston High School, his alma mater, on ...

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Mayor's Wellness Corner

Caught on a Walk Series

Caught On a Walk - Frank Gianneschi

June 18, 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 to ...

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In the Schools

In The Schools

Health Care Fair Held for School District Employees

July 2, 2015

  The South Plainfield School District Health Care Brokers Integrity Consulting Group, Health Care Provider Horizon Blue Cross/ Blue Shield and the South Plainfield Mayor's Wellness ...

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Featured Business Listing

Community Life

Community Life

Summer Drama Workshop Hosting Community Yard Sale on July 11th

June 22, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield Summer Drama Workshop will be holding a community yard sale at South Plainfield Middle School July 11th starting at 9am until 2pm  Anyone interested in ...

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Today's Events

South Plainfield Borough Council News

Mayor Anesh Proclaims Amateur Radio Week – June 22-28

June 24, 2015

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - At the Mayor and Council Meeting on Monday, Mayor Matthew Anesh proclaimed the week of June 22 Amateur Radio Week.  The proclamation explained amateur radio operators are ...

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Columns

South Plainfield Library

Bookmarks

To celebrate the 239th anniversary of the United States, the Library will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4.  Do you have questions about US history?  Suppose you want to ...

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Jeffrey Strauss, Esq.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a very complex subject.  In simple terms, malpractice occurs when a health professional performs their job in a way that contradicts generally accepted medical practice ...

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Cooking With Craig

Grandma Thiebaud’s Cinnamon Rolls

One of the fondest memories I have growing up is making cinnamon rolls with my Grandma Thiebaud and my sister.  My Grandma would make the dough, roll it out, and make a simple filling out of ...

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Health Tips from Doctors Express

Skin Cancer Prevention

Skin cancer is a preventable cancer, meaning lifestyle and behavior changes, diet and exercise can impact your chances of developing this disease. Here are some of your best bets in the lifestyle and ...

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Beth's Book Review

The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills

As the date of the much anticipated Go Set a Watchman approaches, interest has been renewed in the reclusive, and now very frail, 88 year old, Harper Lee. The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper ...

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Lost in Suburbia®

Getting Under My Skin

“What do you think this is?” my husband asked me, pointing to his elbow. “That is your elbow,” I stated matter-of-factly. “No, these red spots,” he ...

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The World According to Greg...................

SPORTS FACTS YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE KNOWN

I had a severe case of writer’s block, so I decided to do what I do best;  come up with some sports trivia that’s a little out of the mainstream and/or something that you just cannot ...

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News from Assemblyman Diegnan

Diegnan Bill to Promote Biliteracy among N.J. Students Advanced by Assembly

TRENTON, NJ – Bi-Partisan Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. and legislative colleagues to honor New Jersey students who achieve literacy in more than one world ...

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Lost and Found Pets

DOT Says Piscataway Can Keep Red Light Cameras for Now

By BOB JONES

November 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM

TRENTON, NJ - Despite a bipartisan plea from South Plainfield’s mayor and council, the state Department of Transportation said this week it would not require Piscataway to take down its red light cameras along South Plainfield’s border.

In a Nov. 7 letter, Assistant DOT Commissioner Anthony J. Attanasio said that Piscataway’s cameras are part of a five-year pilot program and that data from the intersections is needed so the department can “make sound safety recommendations to the Governor and State Legislature” about whether the program should continue.

According to Attanasio, while accidents may be up in South Plainfield, this is not the norm elsewhere. 

“South Plainfield’s experience of increasing crash data during the first year of (red light cameras) is not unique; however, it is not the norm either,” said Attanasio.  “Based on past data, (red light camera) locations as a group show across-the-board decreases in right angle, rear-end and total crashes.”

But South Plainfield Mayor Matthew Anesh remained unconvinced. “We’re seeing more accidents, plain and simple,” the mayor said. “They make the roads less safe.  It’s about money, not safety.”

Anesh said he’ll continue to fight to get the cameras removed, and he urged residents to write the DOT and state legislature.  “The five-year pilot ends in 2014.  People need to let their legislators know that they are against this program and that it should be shelved.”   

In the meantime, Anesh said he will be consulting with the borough’s lawyers to see if there is anything else that can be done about the cameras that affect South Plainfield residents.  “If there is something we can do, we’ll do it,” Anesh said.     

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