Letters to the Editor

November 21, 2018

Dear Friends, This year's annual Thanksgiving Food Drive was  phenomenal - our most  successful food drive yet!  We delivered a full minivan of food to FISH  on Tuesday, November 20th. On behalf of FISH and the homeless women and children who will benefit  from your generous donations, I ...

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Dear Editor, Now that the election is over and things have settled down, the three of us wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their support last week.  We were honored that so many people put their faith in us, and we will do our best to live up to your trust. It’s now time to come ...

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Letter to The Editor: The South Plainfield Borough Public Celebrations Committee hosted the 7th Annual Trunk or Treat.  The weather was very windy and sunny,  but brought out 125 South Plainfield children.  The South Plainfield Music Booster President Bob Rossow, booster parents for all your ...

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Dear Editor  Election Day is upon us and I am sure it is no surprise that I am supporting the Anesh, Bengivenga and Wolak team.  The main reason I am supporting Matt, Rob and Joe may surprise you, though.  Some of you reading this may conclude that my support is because of party affiliation, but ...

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Hello all- Please get out and vote tommorow. When voting for the board of education I would like to strongly urge everyone to vote for Chapman - Line J, Farinella - Line K and Seesselberg - Line L. I have had the opportunity to work with all the candidates during my term on the board and believe ...

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Although we have all been enjoying the unseasonably warm weather, we all know colder weather is coming.  The leaves are starting to drop quickly now.   Most of us have begun bagging leaves and will continue to do so for another few weeks.  Please don’t forget to remove leaves from storm drains ...

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November 5, 2018 To the Editor, The 2018 Democratic Party candidates for mayor (Sandy Doyon) and for Borough Council (Kristin Keefe and Sherri Zwerko) have proposed a plan for decreasing the excessive automobile and truck traffic and traffic jams that develop on almost every weekday afternoon in ...

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Dear South Plainfield Community, My name is Sharon Miller, and I am running for a 4th term on the South Plainfield Board of Education, LINE M, (BOE LINE 4). I would like to thank our community for your support and trust in me over the last 9 ½ years as a member of the BOE. I am seeking a 4th ...

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Dear Neighbors, Over the past few months we’ve been pushing hard to get out our message out about holding down taxes, bringing in businesses and investing more in our hometown.  We realize that during an election campaign, candidates will make all sorts of claims, and it’s difficult to cut ...

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To the Editor, Running for Mayor of South Plainfield has been an honor and a wonderful experience for me on so many levels. Kristine, Sherri, and I have had the opportunity to speak with and listen to what the members of our community want and care about in their day to day lives. As it turns ...

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Dear Friends, neighbors, fellow parents and taxpayers : It is hard to imagine that it has been three years already since I first asked for your confidence and vote  as a candidate for our Board of Education. Thankfully I received a lot of support and you elected me to serve our children and ...

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Dear Editor This years Board of Ed election has 4 candidates running. All are current or former members. I have sat on the board with all of them and can tell you honestly, to keep the District moving in the right direction and not drive out anymore Administrators, please vote lines J,K and L.

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Dear Editor, The team of Anesh, Bengivenga & Wolak continues to make progress on many fronts in South Plainfield. They have kept South Plainfield affordable by keeping municipal taxes under control, all while continuing improvements that make South Plainfield a great place to live and ...

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Dear Editor, There is no doubt in my mind that on November 6th I will be selecting Anesh, Bengivenga & Wolak to continue serving the peoples interests for another term.  Across the board South Plainfield is in better shape now then 6 years ago.  We have seen recreation program improvements, ...

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Dear Editor,   I call South Plainfield home but I was originally born and raised in Westfield. I wanted to write this letter to let the residents know how much I love my new hometown and how it is such a great community. I often hear a lot of people say they aren’t getting a lot for their ...

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Dear Editor,    During the past several months, I have been fortunate enough to meet so many of the residents of South Plainfield. I knew I had chosen the right town for my family the day we moved in, when our neighbors came over with fresh vegetables from their garden for us. Since living ...

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Editor, I watched the candidates’ debate last week and I must say it wasn’t even close. Mayer Anesh and his team had command of all the issues and the Democrats seemed totally unprepared. The Anesh team explained how they keep taxes in check, expand the parks, manage the borough and enhance ...

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To the Editor-                 I'm Bill Seesselberg, and I am on the ballot for re-election to the Board of Education.  My position on the ballot is Column "L".  This letter is being written as a candidate and sitting board member, and does not reflect the views of the entire ...

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Dear Editor, Two of the inane claims coming from a camp of two unionized teachers and their companion trying to be elected to the City Council are the following “People are being taxed out of South Plainfield, and we will put a stop to that” and “When Kristine (Keefe), Sheri (Zwerko) and I ...

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Dear Residents of South Plainfield, Friends, and Neighbors,   I am writing this letter in support of my husband, Mayor Matthew Anesh. Previously I have shared our story, we were both born and raised here in SP started dating just after high school, got married at Sacred Heart Church and ...

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Dear Editor,  I am very proud of the 12 years I spent on the South Plainfield Borough Council. I served as both Councilman and Council President. During my time on Council I worked together with my colleagues on projects that benefited all the residents of South Plainfield.  Towards the end ...

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Dear Neighbors, When I travel throughout New Jersey, I hear constantly about the opioid epidemic that is devastating our communities. More than 2,200 people died from drug overdoses in 2016, nearly a 40 percent increase in the death toll from the previous year. Thousands more individuals and ...

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A Letter to the Editor I am writing to you, the residents of Borough of South Plainfield, concerning a very important choice you will be facing next Tuesday, November 6;  that is, the selection of your municipal governing body.  Regardless of your political leanings and/or preferences, may I ...

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Dear Editor: The last several months have been some of the most enjoyable and fulfilling of my life.   Going door to door I had the pleasure of meeting residents from all parts of the borough.    Everyone was polite and patient.    I learned that regardless of political affiliation we have a lot ...

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On Friday October 26th, Kennedy School held its annual Halloween Trunk-or-Treat event.  Over 260 students and siblings attended dressed in everything from Unicorns to Giraffes and Super Heroes to Boba Fett!  We once again held the whole event was held outside, having quite the parking lot party! ...

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Dear Editor I am writing in response to something Councilman Bengivenga stated at the Debates on Wed., 10-24-2018.  He stated that the reason(s) why trucks are being directed into certain areas of South Plainfield is because of the GPS companies and he is correct!  I have been a truck driver ...

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Letter to the Editor: The South Plainfield Fall Mayor's Wellness and Fitness Health Fair hosted by St. Peter's University Hospital a member of Saint Peter's Healthcare System offers a variety of screenings, testings and medical information.  We appreciate Luis Ramos, manager of the Pediatric ...

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Dear Editor: Representing my home town in the state legislature for 16 years has given me the opportunity to work with outstanding members of both political parties.    From my experience effective leaders embody similar character traits.   First they care more about issues than ego.   They ...

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Dear Editor: This campaign season, a letter by a close personal friend of Mayoral Candidate Doyon tried to paint a picture of a candidate who Edison resident Mr. Massaro says “puts people before politics”.  Sorry Tony, I guess you’ve forgotten the letter signed by SPEA President Diana Joffe and ...

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Dear Editor,  I met Matthew Anesh many years ago when our children were in preschool.  He had a genuine concern for the direction of South Plainfield, a love of our residents and the perseverance to incite change.  After he won his first term on council I watched closely the positive changes ...

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