Letters to the Editor

August 16, 2018

Dear Editor and South Plainfield Residents & Friends: HCT-NJ, (Hadley Communications Technologies – A New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation) would like to express a huge Thank You, to the many companies and individuals that helped make our Christmas In July-2018 appearance a success!  Also, a ...

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To the editor:    On behalf of the South Plainfield Police Department, I wanted to take a moment to recognize those that were instrumental to the success of the South Plainfield Junior Police Academy (SPJPA) that was held August 6-10, 2018.  The 5th and 6th-grade SPJPA cadets spent the first four ...

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The 2018 National Night Out brought the community of South Plainfield together once again.  The National Night Out Committee began in 2016 formulated by Police Chief James Parker, which now consists of Christine Faustini, Councilwoman and Liaison to Public Celebrations, Linda Hansen, Library ...

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While serving as the principal at Kennedy School, I had the privilege of working with a lot of wonderful teachers. Mrs. Doyon was one of those teachers. Sandy's leadership abilities made this group of teachers special in that they became a family, who showed love and caring to the children they ...

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Dear Editor, My name is Gurnoor Tucker and I graduated from J.P. Stevens High School in Edison, NJ in 2014. Kristine Keefe was my teacher and mentor for Advanced Placement Spanish during my senior year. Today, I am honored to write in support for her campaign for South Plainfield Borough ...

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On May 21, 2018 the senior center hosted its first ever Vietnam Presentation. Joe Belardo and Paul Fusco tell their story about two young New Jersey boys who go off the the Vietnam War in 1967 and 1968. The senior center had over 100 attendees.   This presentation is an eye opening ...

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Dear Editor, I believe it is important that elected officials and those running for office let the voters know their position on important issues. The morally indefensible policy of separating children from their parents without a plan to reunite these families has led to unimaginable ...

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Dear Editor: I'd like to thank Library Director Linda Hansen, Library Board President Cheryl Nagel-Smiley, my colleagues on the Library Board of Trustees, Councilwoman Christine Faustini, the Recreation Commission and all of those that supported the building of Willow Park's new inclusive play ...

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Dear Editor,  A big congratulations to the South Plainfield High School 2018 graduating class. The next step in life will be a big one. Some will enter the United States military, others college and a number will immediately start their working careers.  Remember all of the lessons learned at ...

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Tyler is one of many athletes from South Plainfield who competed in this year's State Games, held at the college of New Jersey. This was Tyler's third year competing, but the first year where Tyler won a gold medal in, in both the long jump and mini javelin. We are proud of all the athletes who ...

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Dear Editor, There has been a lot of paving going around our town lately!  And I must say, it is such a fine sight to see all the Water Company work come to an end with this final phase of road resurfacing.  It should be noted that while the Water Company is in fact completing the work, a lot of ...

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To the Editor We have been attending classes and functions at the senior center for several years.  We love the facility, the staff and especially Tree Olano. Life becomes so hectic and busy we forget to thank the folks that make a difference.  It is our pleasure to express our admiration for ...

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Letter to the Editor: The South Plainfield Holy Savior 5K Family Walk/Run took place on Saturday, June 2, 2018.  The committee consisted of Principal Woodburn, Doreen Pustizzi, Nicola Barrett, Jim Corry, Debbie Metz and myself.  Committee members Doreen Pustizzi, Nicola Barrett and I began ...

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Dear friends, In order to promote vegetarian diet in our community, Buddha’s Light international Association New Jersey chapter (BLIA-NJ) cordially invited Venerable Man Deng to lecture about the history of vegetarianism and the benefit of adopting a vegetarian diet. The presentation entitled ...

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To the Editor;           I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank the faculty, staff, and Mr. Kevin Hajduk our principal, for their hard work and commitment to make our Kennedy School “Variety Show 2018” a wonderful success. Producing this show is a labor of love, and the ...

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Letter to the Editor: I am the Middlesex County School Board President, and also a member of the NJSSBA Finance Committee, which includes representation to the 25 towns that are part of Middlesex County.  Over the past year, Christopher Jones, who is the New Jersey State School Boards ...

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Good Luck to All the Athletes competing on June 9 and 10 at teh College of New Jersey.

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The infamous “Senior Gardens” is a huge part of the senior center .  The vegetables are all planted and ready for a fruitful harvest! I wanted to extend a “thank you” the following people who made this happen: The  Department of Public Works – Kristina Nieradka for taking my many calls with ...

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In responding to the letter to the editor submitted by Mr. Cochrane, President of the South Plainfield Recreation Commission, first I want to say that there are many wonderful programs for the youth of the borough. I applaud the hard work of many who have developed a variety of programs for our ...

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My name is Bill Cochrane and I am President of the South Plainfield Recreation Commission. A press release from Borough Council Candidate Kristine Keefe has recently come to our attention. In her press release Ms. Keefe states and I quote “Over the last eight years virtually nothing has been done ...

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Dear Friends, As you know, the South Plainfield Mayor’s Wellness Committee is responsible for developing, planning and organizing programs designed to help the Borough attain and maintain the “Healthy Town” designation from the State of New Jersey.     As part of the committee’s continuing ...

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I attended the Board of Education meeting on January 24 and it turned out that our new Superintendent, Dr. Lishak and our interim Business Administrator, James Damato are doing a very good job. Not only did the budget come in under cap last year, which hasn’t happened as long as I can remember, but ...

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As another year comes to a close, the South Plainfield Social Services has again, had a very successful “Adopt a Family for the Holiday” program.  As a new director, I am in complete awe over the generosity and kindness of our South Plainfield residents.  Together, this community helped provide ...

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This morning I was the Corner Deli on Hamilton Street, stopping for a cup of coffee. I left the car running and closed the door gently without locking it, knowing I would soon be out with my cup and on my way to work. You can guess the rest:  Somehow the latch snapped and I was locked out of my ...

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Letter to the Editor: I would like to thank Joe Scrudato and the South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Squires for all their volunteer work that they have always given to South Plainfield.  Many organizations have always called on the Squires for their help whether it is the Mayor's Wellness ...

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Letter To The Editor: South Plainfield Mayor Matt Anesh and the Mayor's Wellness Committee hosted the 2nd annual Anti Drug and Alcohol Conference at the South Plainfield Senior Center on December 5, 2017.  "Dr. " Nick Sottiriou and I began contacting a panel of guest speakers, who would be able ...

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To the Editor, I want to take the time to sincerely thank the residents of South Plainfield for the time they took to listen to my initiatives and gave me a vote of confidence in the 2017 election for Borough Council. As you know, I started this campaign putting forth my integrity, honesty and ...

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The South Plainfield Public Celebrations Committee and the South Plainfield Cultural Arts Commission would like to thank all the residents and guests who attended the First Annual Holiday Caroling Event in Monument Park at the lighted tree next to the Helicopter.  We served Hot Chocolate prepared ...

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The Senior Center Director Mrs. Tree Olano wanted to thank the Acme for supporting the Senior breakfast program for the past 18 months and invited them for a special cake and kind words on Tuesday, November 28.  We are so grateful for their commitment to our Senior Breakfast program.    Our ...

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Dear Editor, The two of us would like to thank the people of South Plainfield for their support.  We were honored that so many people put their faith in us, and we will do our best to live up to your trust. We also want to thank our volunteers, who are the best volunteers around.  From making ...

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