Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: The Middlesex County School Boards Association and Association of School Administrators hosted the 34th Annual Student Recognition in-person Program honoring Outstanding Juniors and Seniors in the Middlesex County High Schools in 2019, with over 400 attendants.  The program ...

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Letter To The Editor The Boyle Memorial Foundation and Shirley Thompson continue to partner to help the South Plainfield Families in need and continue to help raise funds for our frontline workers, especially at a time of uncertainty amid the COVID19 pandemic.  Monetary donations are being ...

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Dear Editor: In my decades as an educator and school administrator, I’m hard pressed to find a situation as challenging as what we face related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last few months have been painful on many levels, from the heartbreaking loss of life to the millions who have suffered ...

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The State of New Jersey School Boards Legislation Team met on Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Trenton virtually.  Mandates, Bills and Laws continue to be issued and changed on a daily basis.   The Legislation Team and the State of New Jersey School Boards Finance Committee, which met on Tuesday May 12, ...

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On this past Friday, Kennedy School completed our first Calendar Raffle event.  Between March and May, 30 baskets were raffled off with a total retail value of over $10,000!  Many of these wonderful prize baskets were donated by Kennedy families, businesses and our teachers and staff.  Several ...

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Decisive action is required locally for our people and our town to properly recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. South Plainfield has been hit particularly hard. We require an aggressive and all-inclusive response to ensure the future health of our residents as well as the economic and cultural ...

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Letter to the Editor: New Jersey School Boards Association continues to meet with challenges in unprecedented times that change on a daily basis, we continue to find new ways to meet, stay educated and use virtual tools such as Zoom, Webex and Podcasts .  The Governmental Teams continue to meet ...

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Dear Editor: Resolve Community Counseling Center, the nonprofit mental health center of Scotch Plains, has been providing mental health and addictions services for close to 50 years. This has been our journey adjusting to the Covid-19 era.  Just a few months ago, clients and counselors were ...

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My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Brother Priests, Deacons and Seminarians, Faithful Consecrated Women and Men Religious,   I write to you with great hope and confidence that God is close to us in these very difficult days. We ...

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Dear South Plainfield Residents, During the first week of being quarantined Sal Severini, a South Plainfield resident and small local business owner (essential, front line worker) was already asking himself what he could do to help others during this difficult time within his community.

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Lucy Petruni, a friend and volunteer at the Sai Datta Peetham, the Hindu Temple in South Plainfield, who has helped me with backpacks and school supplies for students in need of assistance for the past six years, and Rao G Desu, M.S; R.Ph, of Carepoint Pharmacy in Piscataway, NJ. reached out with ...

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The Boyle Memorial Foundation, with heartfelt thanks,  truly appreciate the donations for our South Plainfield Residents with food insecurities during the Covid19 pandemic.  Many residents lost their jobs, many are single household parents with children and families with terminally ill students.

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The Boyle family would like to thank the two young ladies who found our little Shih Tzu last week .   Reese squeezed  underneath the gate and went on a little adventure.   I jumped in my car asked neighbors if they saw her,  drove around the Manning Avenue area.  I arrived back home to find two ...

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Dear Editor: As South Plainfield continues our journey into these concerning, historic and unprecedented times, I would just like to express a word of thanks to our community leaders. Without any previously prescribed procedures or policies in place, they stepped up and into the uncharted waters, ...

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Dear Parents and Students, I hope this letter finds all of you, and your families, safe and healthy.  As I am sure you all know by now, the Governor of the State of New Jersey, has mandated that all businesses such as ours be closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus.  That being ...

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  Dear Valued Patient: During this time of growing concern, we believe it is our role and responsibility to prioritize the health and well-being of our patients and employees. Like you, we are closely following the news and monitoring the coronavirus updates. We are committed to continuing the ...

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Dear Parishioner, As you are aware, we are in unprecedented times with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and there is no set ending. This unknown has a major impact on the operations of the Feast of Saint Anthony scheduled for June 2 – 6, 2020. We have to consider the safety and well-being of ...

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Letter to the Editor: The meeting of the State NJSBA Legislation and Finance Committee took place on March 7, 2020, in Trenton.  The following discussions took place during this meeting with regards to Bills and Policies: The School Funding Formula is determined by variables which include the ...

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Dear Editor, I began my freshman year of high school in 1999. Everyone remembers the pressures of being a young person in high school trying to deal with fitting in, the introduction of hormones, and figuring out whom they are and who they want to be.  I was not a big fan of school or ...

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We are in the beginning phase of an unprecedented time during our lifetime and it is certainly going to give us challenges. There is no playbook to fallback to in order to see what has and hasn’t worked in the past. Uncharted waters.   As you know, the South Plainfield School District has ...

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Twenty years ago in the SPJBC Phil Aiello clubhouse, the executive board while shepherding the club for the coming season, made a decision to give back to the surrounding community.  It was at that time, COACHES Care was founded.   We came up with the acronym for the word Coach, (Coaches Offering  ...

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