Government

October 19, 2018

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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Mayor Matthew Anesh officially proclaimed July 22nd, to be recognized as “Parents Day” in the Borough of South Plainfield at the July 9th Council Meeting. “No job presents greater challenges, presents broader responsibilities, promises or more profound rewards than ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A bill signed into law by New Jersey’s governor last week means transgender residents can legally change their gender on their birth certificates. The ‘Birth Certificate Bill’ - now known as the “Babs Siperstein Law’ - was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on July 2. Under the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Children of all ages and abilities filled the Willow Park Inclusive Playground at 6:30pm on June 20th for a special Storytime and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  Located behind the South Plainfield Public Library, the Willow Park Inclusive Playground is now open thanks to a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Friends, family, and fellow officers gathered at borough hall Monday night to support the promotion of four longstanding members of the South Plainfield Police Department (SPPD) and the hiring of two new officers.  During the June 18 meeting, Daniel Noonan was promoted to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - With a showdown on the state budget 22 days away, Gov. Phil Murphy today re-emphasized his call for a tax on the state’s wealthiest households and said he hopes avoid shutdown of state government. “Do I still want a millionaire’s tax? The answer is ‘yes,’ “ Murphy said at a press ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - National Police Week has been designated as May 13 through May 19th by President Donald Trump and Congress in efforts to recognize those who protect citizens across the country.  The Borough of South Plainfield has decided to extend the observance through May 26th. “We’re ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  - Coach Don Panzarella was honored with a proclamation at Monday’s Borough Council meeting for making New Jersey state history with a record number of wins throughout his 37-year career as Head Varsity Softball Coach for South Plainfield High School. “The Borough of South ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Mayor Matthew Anesh has officially proclaimed May 20th through May 26th as Emergency Medical Services Week.  Encouraging South Plainfield residents to observe the week with programs, ceremonies and activities, Anesh emphasized the importance of honoring the service and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Borough Council adopted its 2018 Budget Monday evening with all four republicans voting yes, and the two democrats voting no. The $29,767,468 spending plan calls for a flat municipal tax rate for South Plainfield residents and businesses. South ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A new state Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) opened its doors in South Plainfield on Monday, just one week shy of a year since the borough’s former agency closed its doors. The office, located at 5000 Hadley Road, will provide in-person services to residents of the borough and ...

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NEWARK, NJ —Gov. Phil Murphy on May 9 signed the DREAM Act, a bill created by Congress allowing undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children the ability to obtain legal status and apply for state financial aid assistance. With the legislation., New Jersey joins nine other states ...

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