Letters to the Editor

October 15, 2018

The South Plainfield Knight of Columbus Council #6203 held their very successful 2018 Sacred Heart Lenten Fish Dinners last Lenten Season. The Knights made $7,250 profit from the 6 weeks the Fish Dinners ran. On October 2nd the South Plainfield Knights of Columbus handed out the proceeds from ...

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Dear Editor: I am a teacher at Kennedy School and have been a resident of South Plainfield for most of my life.  I remember growing up and having such pride in the town that I lived in.  The park's summer programs were stronger for the children, small businesses thrived, and we had town spirit.  ...

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Dear Editor,  This past weekend I visited the new Dollar General and I was pleasantly surprised. It isn’t a dollar store at all and represents a nice addition to our downtown. To top things off I saw the announcement from Mayor Anesh that Ulta is coming to town. This is a great store and will be ...

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Dear Editor, I have followed many campaigns and I must say that I am very impressed by the efforts of the Democratic Candidates for Mayor and Council. Sandy Doyon, Kristine Keefe and Sherri Zwerko have put forth a detailed plan to really improve our borough. Rather than running on platitudes and ...

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 Dear Editor,  Joe Wolak is one of the best candidates I’ve seen run for public office in a long time. He’ll definitely have my vote.  It’s obvious Joe takes public service seriously.   But even knowing that,  I was surprised to hear that Joe attended council meetings for over two years so ...

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Dear Editor: My late husband Michael loved South Plainfield and he loved being Mayor.    When I drive around town I now more than ever appreciate all he was able to accomplish to make our borough a wonderful place to live and raise a family.   Michael’s biggest accomplishment was working with ...

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To the Editor Once again, The Friends of The South Plainfield Library had their Fall Book and Bake Sale. I would like to thank everyone who helped make this a success. To all the people who donated books and the volunteers who baked the goods for our Book and Bake Sale. If it weren’t for you ...

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Dear Editor, I think it’s important that if you want to be Mayor, you should at least attend meetings so that you know how everything works before you decide to run for any office. When you don’t do that, you end up talking with a lot of misinformation. Here are just a few examples of how the ...

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To the Editor:   I am writing this letter in support of Kristine Keefe, candidate for the South Plainfield town council.  I have known Kristine for 18 years as a close colleague at J.P. Stevens High School, in Edison.  She is an extremely intelligent, capable, responsible woman who evaluates ...

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To the Editor, Results count.  That’s why I’ll be voting for Anesh, Bengivenga and Wolak this year.   I try to keep abreast of what’s going on, and I see lots of good things happening in South Plainfield. Here are just a few:  The library addition, the Southside Dog Park, Willow ...

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Dear Editor Mayor Anesh and his team have a track record of great results, but most importantly they have a record of being involved with our local government prior to running for office. In fact, everyone currently on the council, both democrats and republicans have served time on some kind of ...

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Dear Editor: I am writing to voice my support for Mayor Anesh and his team.  Matt, Rob and Joe really work for all of us here in South Plainfield.  Their devotion to making South Plainfield a great place to live just cannot be matched.  Just turn to any of their social media pages to see… The ...

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Dear Editor: I live off Clinton Avenue, not far from Holy Redeemer.    It is not uncommon for it to take me 20 minutes to get on 287.   If I have to drive down Sampton Avenue, the traffic stops at the light if someone is trying to make a left onto Plainfield Avenue.  The other day I had to turn ...

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When Matt Anesh and my son, Rob Bengivenga, first ran for council, it was a campaign based on facts and records.  My son was elected and that is where that ended. Since then, when Rob is up for reelection, the Democrats do not run on facts and results but rather attack my family.   It’s known ...

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Dear Editor: I must respond to the insulting letter in last week’s paper from a Republican councilman.    After a couple of paragraphs, where he basically pointed out how wonderful he is, the letter writer criticized Kristine Keefe and Sherri Zwerko for not paying their political dues.   He ...

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Dear Editor   How can Democratic candidates for council Keefe and Zwerko believe they are entitled to be on the borough council when they have never volunteered or helped out with any borough events? Well I guess the best way to answer this is to just ask them a few simple ...

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Dear Editor: I have been fortunate to have lived my entire life in South Plainfield.  My father’s family, the Capparelli’s and my mother’s family, the Massaro’s, always believed that an essential part of life is giving back to the community.  Sandy Doyon embodies that spirit, which makes our ...

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Dear Editor Two weeks ago I wrote a letter questioning why Mayoral Candidate Doyon’s signs first discuss their party affiliation before the candidates. In particular, I wrote that the signs say “Elect Democrats” before listing their names and this was after they spent the summer saying they put ...

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Dear Editor - I have known Sandy Doyon on a personal and a professional level for most of my adult life. She is a colleague and a friend, so, yes, I am biased. In my personal and professional relationships, I place great deal of value on skills, credibility, and integrity.  Sandy Doyon ...

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Dear editor, I am very proud of my record while on the Council.  In the past three years that I have been on Council taxes have been kept in check, the library has been built, Willow Park has been completely redone, the Suburban Bus Company property cleaned up and the South Side Dog Park ...

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Dear Editor:   As we look to elect our next Mayor and the majority on the borough council, I am reminded that South Plainfield is a close knit community.  Sandy Doyon epitomizes the spirit of our town.   As a teacher at Kennedy School for more than 25 years, Sandy has been inspirational and ...

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Dear Editor, I love the South Plainfield Library, I love Willow Park, I love the new welcome banners,  I love the Southside Dog Park, I love all the roads getting paved.  I love that we have been able to see all this done while South Plainfield’s Municipal taxes have remained flat for two ...

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I would like to thank the South Plainfield Mayor and Council for giving the Public Celebrations Committee the tools to operate the Labor Day Parade along with CFO Glenn Cullen.  Using verbal communication prevents any misunderstandings and helps promote a pleasant environment.   Police Chief ...

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To All South Plainfield Residents, I just wanted to say “THANK YOU” to Rob Bengivenga, Jr for nominating me and the Public Celebrations Committee for voting me the 2018 Labor Day Parade Grand Marshall!!!!!! I love South Plainfield very much and I would do anything to help anyone in it. I grew ...

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Dear Editor, Mayor Matt Anesh has done a wonderful job representing the town and the residents of South Plainfield.  He has earned another term.  Having served as Councilman, Matt gained valuable experience working with the department of Public Works as well as the Public Safety committee.  ...

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Dear Editor It’s that time of the year. Political signs are popping up around town. Usually, the signs list the candidates name, but the sign for Mayor Candidate Doyon and her team I find particularly curious. Instead of listing Ms. Doyon first, it says in bold “elect democrats” on the top of ...

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Sen. John McCain passed away on Aug. 25, 2018 from a battle with brain cancer. Sen. McCain will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, which is an honor that has been bestowed on only 31 people in the past 166 years. It is an honor that is well deserved for a true patriot of the United States.  Sen.

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With a backdrop of perfect weather, on Saturday June 9, we held our 15th annual sold out COACHES Care golf classic, at Heron Glen Golf Course.   It’s hard to believe that it has been 15 years but each year brings its own rewards and challenges.  There are many people that make this event something ...

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On Monday, September 3rd ,the Borough will be holding its 61st annual Labor Day Parade and celebration. The Parade is the best in New Jersey. It attracts people from all over and has been a source of pride and excitement for anyone in town. In the evening there is a beautiful firework display over ...

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A message to the voters of South Plainfield:    Allow me to take a moment to tell you more about your future councilwoman-Kristine Keefe. As Kristine’s direct supervisor for almost ten years I can tell you first hand that she is one of the most dedicated educators that I’ve had the pleasure ...

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