From the Office of Mayor Matthew P. Anesh

March 30, 2020

South Plainfield– South Plainfield has been notified that eight individuals have tested positive for COVID-19. These eight residents bring the total number of positive cases to 38. The increasing cases are expected as the total number of positive cases throughout the State has increased. Please ...

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 All borough parks, including the South Side Dog Park will remain open for passive recreation from dawn to dusk until further notice. We encourage residents to practice social distancing. Intermittent closures are possible due to capacity issues. Spring Lake Park (county) remains open for passive ...

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South Plainfield– South Plainfield has been notified that a 61-year-old male resident has tested positive for COVID-19. We have been told the resident is now home and is under self-quarantine. Middlesex County and the State of New Jersey will continue to update the Borough when more ...

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South Plainfield– After consultation with Chief Parker, Administrator Cullen and members of the Borough Council I have decided to modify the Borough’s operations in an effort to better protect the public and municipal workers. Beginning 3/14/2020 the PAL facility and Library will be ...

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South Plainfield–The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rain for this Thursday, October 31st. As everyone knows October 31st (Halloween) is officially “Trick or Treat Day” in South Plainfield. There is No canceling Halloween, but after thoughtful consideration, with members of the ...

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South Plainfield–The Borough Council introduced a $30,965,809 spending plan last night that calls for a municipal tax increase of $59.75 for the average South Plainfield home owner in 2019. According to CFO/Administrator Glenn Cullen, the $30.9 million budget calls for $20,204,395 in taxes to ...

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Dear Neighbor This past year I had several residents ask how they could get involved with the Borough. Community involvement, at the local level, is tremendously rewarding and the most often fun. The Borough has an array of boards, commissions and committees.  There are some committees that ...

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South Plainfield– Last night the Borough Zoning Board granted an approval for Chick-fil-A to move into Middlesex Mall. The approval clears the way for a 5,000 square foot building including a drive thru to be built at the corner of Stelton Road and Hadley Road. “This will be a welcomed addition ...

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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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South Plainfield–The South Plainfield Community Pool has been a treasure to Borough residents since being built in the mid 60’s. The Pool, which at one time was privately owned, has been a source of recreational fun for generations. It is a source of summer relief for residents young and ...

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South Plainfield, NJ - On Monday evening the Borough Council hired two new police officers. These hiring’s will allow two additional police officers to be stationed at South Plainfield Public Schools and will supplement the already strong security measures enacted by the Board of Education and the ...

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South Plainfield, NJ - On Monday evening the Borough Council hired two new police officers. These hiring’s will allow two additional police officers to be stationed at South Plainfield Public Schools and will supplement the already strong security measures enacted by the Board of Education and the ...

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Dear Mayor: I would like to provide you with an update regarding the Motor Vehicle Commission’s (MVC) new, modernized South Plainfield Agency.  At this juncture, if we receive the Certificate of Occupancy on Friday, May 11, as expected, the anticipated “soft opening” to the public will be ...

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South Plainfield–A firms’ credit rating is typically the benchmark used to value the financial health of an organization. South Plainfield in the past has obtained favorable credit ratings, but the value of these ratings are not economically felt until an organization actually goes to the financial ...

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The Department of Public Works will have three separate crews performing tree and branch removal tomorrow March 17th.  All branches and twigs should be brought to the curb. Cleanup efforts will not be completed tomorrow. This will be an on-going effort to remove all debris from the Borough.

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –Tuesday evening Recreation Chairwoman Christine Faustini announced the South Plainfield Library has agreed to finance the further expansion of Willow Park. What makes the announcement so special, is the expansion will make Willow Park the first adaptive park in South ...

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South Plainfield received over two inches of rain this past weekend. Fortunately, Mother Nature has cooperated, and the precipitation was not of the frozen variety. Despite the rain, nothing could put a damper on South Plainfield’s spirit of helping those in need. On Saturday a few Borough ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Thank you to all of the residents that have braved the cold to come here for today’s Reorganization meeting. While I do not have the official tallies’, I would venture to guess this is the coldest reorganization in the Borough’s history. Although, today may be cold in ...

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Dear Residents: There is no better job than being Mayor of my hometown of South Plainfield. Last Saturday, was one of those days. I sit back and say how thankful I am, to you the residents and the town I call home. The morning started off with breakfast with the Mayor at the South Plainfield ...

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This Thursday I will be in the Pit, attending the annual Thanksgiving Day Football game. It is one of my favorite days of the year. The game and competition is fun, but what I find most important is the opportunity to see residents young, and old, come together as one large family. The victor of ...

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South Plainfield Mayor Matthew Anesh and the Mayor’s Wellness Committee will host their Annual Fall Health Fair in conjunction with St. Peter’s Healthcare System on Saturday, October 15h, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the South Plainfield Senior Center located at 90 Maple ...

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Thank you to the residents of this great borough for joining us today as we celebrate the annual reorganization of the governing body.  Thank you to Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno and Governor Donald DiFrancesco for joining us as you have for the last several years.  Today, we take an opportunity to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield has the second-lowest tax rate out of the county’s 25 towns, according to a report just released by the Middlesex County Board of Taxation.  The 2015 Abstract of Ratables, which is published annually, lists only Cranbury Township in the southern part of the ...

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Thank you for joining us today as we reorganize our local government, reflect on the challenges and triumphs of 2014, and look forward to the start of a new year.  I am honored to begin my second term as mayor of this great borough.  As I stated four years ago, you have my word that I will do ...

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The Mayor’s Wellness Committee, in conjunction with JFK Medical Center will sponsor the seminar entitled, Managing Stress So It Doesn’t Manage You: Dealing with the Winter Holidays and Other Stressors in Your Life.  This event will take place at the South Plainfield Senior Center on Wednesday, ...

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South Plainfield – According to Mayor Matt Anesh, the borough this week will begin sanitizing children’s park equipment, equipment at the PAL, and public areas in its buildings, all in an effort to make sure health issues being discussed nationally do not find their way to South ...

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As we all know, the end of the school year signals a milestone day for the seniors attending SPHS:  graduation. At times I remember my graduation like it was yesterday.  Other times, it seems centuries ago.  One of the things I most remember, though, is the feeling that I was starting a new ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - As Mayor of South Plainfield there are many situations that come about that may not grab headlines or much fanfare, but I find to be tremendously rewarding.  One of these items is the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign. When I was sworn into office in 2010, South Plainfield was ...

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Yesterday on my way home from work I saw a ground hog running near Putnam park.  I guess winter is just about over?  Punxsutawney Phil was right.  There were at least six more weeks of winter.  Anyway, I like everyone I talk to, am happy the winter of 2014 is coming to a close.  With young ...

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Welcome and thank you for joining us for the borough’s annual reorganization.  This year nearly sixty residents will take the oath of office and dedicate their time and effort to serve on a borough board or agency.  On behalf of the entire governing body, thank you for volunteering your time to ...

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