Government

May 16, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Human Relations Committee proposal to sponsor an essay contest inspired by Juneteenth. It is open to all South Plainfield residents in grades 7 -12. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, June 9th. See below for more information.  Background Juneteenth ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield Senior Center held a drive-thru Mother’s Day brunch on the morning of May 7. With a line of cars stretching into the back parking lot, attendees drove past the back door of the center to pick up their Mother’s Day goodies while senior center staff and ...

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EDISON, NJ – Greg Tufaro, a lifelong Edison resident and award-winning journalist with more than three decades of experience, has recently traded his press pass for a state ID. Last month, Tufaro embarked on a new chapter in his professional career, taking on the role as chief of staff for Senator ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Borough Council, at an April 19 meeting, introduced its 2021 municipal budget. For 2021, the borough is proposing a $32,519,621 spending plan, which will be presented to the public during a meeting planned for Monday, June 7.  The proposed spending ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Beginning today, walk-in vaccinations are open to all New Jerseyans age 16+ at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, April 29. Walk-up vaccinations are now available at the Middlesex County ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Borough Council, at a meeting April 19, approved a resolution for the remaining of a municipal parcel in memory of the late Peter G, Barnes, III, a former senator and assemblyman as well as New Jersey Superior Court Judge.  Resolution 21-148, which was ...

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Governor Murphy has declared that the bear hunt is over. Many representatives in the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly disagree with his position. Where does the public stand? SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ — In 2014 Pedals the black bear became famous for sauntering upright through suburbs in northwest ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Borough Council, at a virtual meeting April 5, introduced an ordinance that, if approved upon second reading, would establish regulations for the planting, growing, and/or containment of bamboo within the municipality.  Ordinance 2200, which was ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In 1970, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness and, for the past 51 years, April has been designated as National Autism Awareness Month.  In an effort to recognize those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), South Plainfield Mayor Matt ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – National Library Week is a time to celebrate our nation's libraries, the contributions of library workers, and promote library use and support. This year, National Library Week is being celebrated from April 4 through April 10 and, locally, Mayor Matt Anesh, at a recent ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Throughout the borough, crews are busy making improvements to three South Plainfield parks. The projects, taking place at Putnam, Cotton Street, and Shadyside parks, are part of the borough's multi-year park improvement plan and include the construction of new basketball ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway and South Plainfield leaders are in shock this morning with the passing of Kenny Armwood, first elected to the Piscataway School Board as a 19-year-old and who rose up the political ranks to the Township Council and then to what was called the Middlesex County Board of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Borough of South Plainfield is slated to receive a little over $2.362 million in much-needed COVID-19 relief funds through the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act. "The money will provide some financial relief to the municipality and residents of South Plainfield," ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Friday that the State will expand vaccine eligibility to include people 55 and over starting April 5. The following groups are eligible for vaccination once the expansion is in effect: Age 55+ Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and ...

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin providing nationwide financial assistance for funeral expenses, in an amount up to $9,000 per funeral, for deaths related to the coronavirus to help ease some financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. The policy was finalized ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Installation of a pedestrian hybrid beacon (PHB) on Maple Avenue in South Plainfield, just across from the entrance to Spring Lake Park and adjacent to the PAL and pool, is currently under way.  A PHB, according to the US. Department of Transportation Federal Highway ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Roberto Sayers, a resident of South Plainfield, was honored by Middlesex County Board of Commissioners at a Feb. 18 meeting. At this time, the county, in recognition of Black History Month, paid tribute to Sayers as a Black Union Leader and recognized him for his professional ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday that the state of New Jersey has now administered over 3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, with a current total of 3,007,152.   "In just two weeks, we’ve delivered another 1,000,000 shots into arms," Murphy said. "We’re vaccinating New Jerseyans as ...

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NEW JERSEY - Daylight Saving Time lovers rejoice. It is time to once again spring those clocks ahead one hour. Of course, the added daylight comes at a price; that lost hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time officially begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 14 and lasts until Sunday, November 7. The ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Since welcoming borough children back last August, the South Plainfield Department of Recreation has been focused on providing new and safe programs for the community's youth.  The department, said Director Elizabeth Yarus, has expanded its program offerings and, last ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Nearly a year since the closure of its doors, the South Plainfield Senior Center is going strong with more members than ever.  Staff attribute their success to the inventive events they continuously hold to keep resident seniors engaged. With continuous outreach to members ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Roberto Sayers, a resident for approximately 15 years, was recently named the chair of the borough's newly formed Human Relations Committee (HRC).  "I am honored to be part of the South Plainfield Human Relations Committee," said Sayers, extending thanks to his fellow ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – March is 'Women's History Month' and, at a virtual meeting earlier this week, Mayor Matt Anesh proclaimed as such in the Borough of South Plainfield.  “Women of every race, class and ethnic background have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of our ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Throughout the United States, 'Read Across America,' the annual reading motivation and awareness program, is celebrated annually on March 2 and, at a borough council meeting this week, Mayor Anesh proclaimed March 2021 as 'Read Across America' Month in South ...

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EDISON, NJ — Former Edison Council President Peter J. Barnes III died last night at the age of 64. Barnes spent 11 years on the council before and running for State Assembly for the 18th district. He served in the General Assembly from 2007 to 2014 and the Senate from 2014 to 2016. In April ...

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NEW JERSEY — Around midday Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana-use and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. The legislation will allow for adults to legally possess as much as six ounces of marijuana and mean relief for ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – In efforts to continue to keep residents engaged and in good health during COVID restrictions, many South Plainfield community organizations have gone virtual. At the Council meeting on Feb. 15, several virtual events and activities were announced. The Mayor’s Wellness Committee ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield Senior Center has launched birthday monthly drive-by parties. On Jan. 29, as seniors drove up to the back of the center, they were greeted with a banner, balloons, cupcakes, and treats. Normally, birthdays are celebrated in-person at the center, but they ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy emerged from his self-quarantine Tuesday wearing not one but two face masks. Last week, despite testing negative for COVID-19, the governor entered a self-quarantine when a family member confirmed they had contracted the virus. His office said he was entering a ...

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