Government

December 19, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Mayor Matt Anesh and the South Plainfield Borough Council announced at a Dec. 17 meeting that the Community Pool will not open for the 2019 season. Borough officials state that repairs and renovations estimated to cost between $1.5 and $2 million are needed and that ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Six new officers, each with longstanding ties to the community and families in law enforcement, were officially sworn in as the newest members of the South Plainfield Police Department this week.  “I don't recall, over the last 10 years or so, ever having six new officers ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The holidays are a time of giving and, throughout South Plainfield, various fundraising efforts are under way to make the season a little brighter for those in need.  Over at the library, a ‘giving tree’ featuring tags with ‘wish list’ items provided by the borough’s ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - During the Borough Council Meeting last night, Mayor Matthew Anesh proclaimed Tuesday, December 4, 2018 as “PKS Awareness Day” in the Borough of South Plainfield.  Accepting the proclamation with her family was nine-year-old Brianna Feeney, who has Pallister-Killian Syndrome ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Approximately two-dozen South Plainfield residents attended a planning board meeting last week pertaining to the residential development of the former Motorola site. The meeting, which last well over three hours, is the first of many that will be held on the application, with ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – Committees from both the state Senate and Assembly have approved a bill that, if approved by the full legislature, would set new, unprecedented regulation for adult possession, personal use, and sale of cannabis (marijuana) in New Jersey.  On Nov. 26, the NJ Cannabis Regulatory ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – An application before the South Plainfield Planning Board pertaining to the residential development of the former Motorola property that was originally scheduled for a vote in September has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 27. Currently, M&M Realty Partners at ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Months of political sparring in the form of campaign literature and online debates came to a head Tuesday night. On Election Day 2018, thousands of residents took to the polls, returning all three Republican incumbents to the South Plainfield governing body. South ...

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Mayor Matthew Anesh (R) 4806 Sandy Doyon (D)  3336 Council Bengivenga  (R )  4579 Wolak (R ) 4510 Keefe (D) 3520 Zwerko (D) 3390 Board of Education Doug Chapman 3184 John Farinella  3110 Bill Seesselberg  2522 Sharon Miller  2879 These are the unofficial ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – It’s almost Election Day.  Do you know who and what is on the ballot in South Plainfield? Here’s a breakdown: United States Senator: Column A           Robert Menendez,  Democrat  Column B           Bob Hugin, Republican Column C           Tricia Flanagan, New ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Close to 150 residents came out for the 2018 ‘Meet the Candidates Night’ held Oct. 24. Co-sponsored by the South Plainfield Business Association and the South Plainfield Observer and held at the senior center,the debate-style event provided the two candidates for mayor and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Mayor Matthew Anesh instated the 2018 Mischief Night and Halloween Proclamation during the October 15th Council Meeting.  The proclamation was instituted to ensure the safety of all residents of South Plainfield while enabling the community to have an enjoyable ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  Rainy skies did not deter the community from coming out in droves for the South Plainfield Library’s Third Annual Fall Festival on October 13th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, located at 2484 Plainfield Avenue.  The event was free and featured pumpkin decorating, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A large and dedicated group of South Plainfield residents and members of South Plainfield’s Domestic Violence Response Team (SPDVRT), held their fourth annual Candlelight vigil at Spring Lake Park. The event which included a candlelight walk around Spring Lake Park was to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Woodland Avenue between Oak Tree Road and Maple Avenue is expected to be closed from 7:00am to 3:30pm beginning Monday October 1st. The announcement was made last week by Middlesex County Project Engineer CME and Associates. The closure is expected to last at least two weeks.

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Earlier this month, 26 members of the South Plainfield Senior Center packed their bags and headed north for a five-day getaway in the Pocono Mountains.  From Sept. 10 through Sept. 14, members vacationed at Woodloch Pines, an all-inclusive resort located on Pennsylvania’s ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A new electronic sign was installed last week in front of the South Plainfield Senior Center. The sign, according to the center’s director Tree Olano, will be updated weekly to provide current and prospective members with information on weekly and special events.  “The new ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield’s American Legion held a 9/11 Remembrance Service that vividly detailed the events of September 11, 2001.  The service took place at American Legion Chaumont Post 243 on Oak Tree Avenue.  Guest speakers recounted acts of bravery and heroism during the tragic ...

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EDISON, NJ – Long-serving local and state public servant Peter Barnes II passed away today.  Barnes served his country, state, district and the Township of East Brunswick the past 71 years.  Middlesex County Democratic Chairman Kevin McCabe today issued the following statement on the passing of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Thousands of residents braved the heat Monday to watch and march in South Plainfield’s 61st Annual Labor Day Parade.  The theme of this year’s parade was ‘Family’ and the Sept. 3 event began with the 28th Annual 5K Race and 1.5-Mile Family Fun Fitness Walk. At 10 a.m., ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Borough of South Plainfield held a parade in 1957 as a small event for the community. "On Saturday, September 7, 1957 the community joined together to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Fire Department. It was a grand and well-received celebration that perhaps gave ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A beautification project featuring banners welcoming residents and passersby to the borough began last week.  On Aug. 23, members of the South Plainfield Department of Public Works (DPW) erected dozens of white banners bearing the words ‘Welcome to South Plainfield’ and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – This summer, the Borough of South Plainfield welcomed four high school students as interns. Residents Julianna Fushetti, Jenny Giannakis, Rjun Patel, and Alexis Russo spent much of July and August working in various departments within the municipality, gaining professional ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Nineteen South Plainfield children are the newest graduates of ‘Safety Town.’ The 2018 session ran from Aug. 6-17 at the PAL and provided 5- and 6-year olds the opportunity to learn valuable safety skills. During last Friday’s Safety Town ‘graduation,’ the children performed ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Trustees - past and present - of the South Plainfield Public Library Board, along with Director Linda Hansen, were recognized by Mayor Matt Anesh and the Borough Council this week.  At the Aug. 13 public meeting, the mayor presented a plaque in honor of the library’s ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield will host its 61st Annual Labor Day Parade on Monday, Sept. 3 and, for 2018, the borough’s Public Celebrations Committee has selected Joe Scrudato as the Honorary Grand Marshal.Scrudato, who was nominated by Council President Robert Bengivenga, Jr., has ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A brief downpour didn't dampen the turnout Tuesday evening as hundreds of residents joined together with South Plainfield agencies, businesses, and community groups for the borough’s 5th Annual National Night Out (NNO).  NNO, which was held Aug. 7 in the parking lot behind ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Clinton Avenue Extension will be closed beginning Monday August 6th for rail crossing repairs. A Nixle Alert sent out by the Borough indicated the rail work would last all week long. Variable message board signs announcing the railroad closing have popped up in a number ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A bill passed in New Jersey Senate last month may have many opting to use reusable bags at the supermarket, drug store, and other retailers.  Bill A3267, if signed by Gov. Phil Murphy, would impose a 5-cent fee on single-use bags in chains or any store with retail space ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield Chief of Police James Parker was reappointed and sworn in for a second 3 year term as the South Plainfield Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Coordinator at the July 9th Council Meeting.  Mayor Matthew Anesh also swore in Deputy OEM Coordinators Captain ...

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