Letters to the Editor

September 23, 2018

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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Dear Editor,    Despite the fact that I am not currently a resident of South Plainfield, I do and always have considered South Plainfield to be my hometown since my family moved here in 1963. During my years as a teacher and the Principal of South Plainfield High School, I had the great ...

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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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