Government

August 15, 2018

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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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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) designates the first week of May as ‘National Youth Week’ and in honor of this occasion Mayor Matt Anesh and the South Plainfield Borough Council recently recognized the efforts the fraternal organization and it’s junior ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - The new Department of Motor Vehicles Office in South Plainfield is scheduled to open May 14th at 5000 Hadley Road. Mayor Anesh received the official notification from B. Sue Fulton, the newly-sworn director of the state DMV announcing the opening. "I would like to thank ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield residents can expect no increase in the municipal portion of their tax bill after the Borough Council introduced a $29,765,468 spending plan Monday evening. “This is just the budget introduction, but I am pleased taxes are flat,” said South Plainfield ...

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The Borough is still in the middle of storm cleanup operations. Emergency crews and public work’s employees worked through the night and I want to thank them for their tireless efforts to keep everyone safe. The heavy snow knocked down tree limbs and power lines all over the Borough. At the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Woodland Avenue between Oak Tree Road and Maple Avenue is expected to be closed beginning Monday March 5th. Woodland Avenue is expected to be closed at least a week, but sections north of King Arthurs Court in Edison should be open to local traffic. Road closure signs began ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. — Mayor Anesh this past weekend got a little closer. No he didn’t lower his handicap in golf, and no he didn’t have an eagle. The Mayor got a little closer to qualifying for membership at the South Plainfield Senior Center as he hosted “Meet the Mayor” this past Saturday ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - At the Borough Council meeting Tuesday night,  Councilwoman Christine Faustini announced plans to build an inclusive playground in Willow Park funded by the South Plainfield Library.  Asking for the support of her fellow council members, Faustini described the project ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Former Gov. Jim McGreevey, who has made prisoner reentry programs his major focus, will be on hand tomorrow to open a new site on Livingston Avenue.  McGreevey runs the New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC), a nonprofit agency serving court-involved individuals. The opening ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – South Plainfield Borough Hall was more crowded than usual at this month's council meeting. At first one might think it was a United Parcel Service (UPS) convention. As the courtroom and halls were packed with people donning brown. No it wasn’t a convention after all, it was Mayor ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Borough of South Plainfield employees participated in the National Wear Red Day for Women on Friday, February 2, 2018. Wear Red Day is a national awareness movement initiated by the American Heart Association to highlight the number one cause of death among women: heart ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J.  – The Senior Center of South Plainfield, which traditionally has run its popular programs on Monday through Friday experimented on Saturday, January 27 by opening its doors from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. A fabulous breakfast buffet was served to those who attended the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State attorney general Gurbir Grewal is questioning a move by federal immigration agents yesterday to detain two Middlesex County residents as they were dropping their kids off at school. Grewal, in his letter to Kirstjen Nielsen, US Secretary of Homeland Security, said he had ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Library Board held its 2018 reorganization meeting earlier this month.   At the Jan. 9 meeting, the nine-member board unanimously elected Cheryl Nagel-Smiley as president as well as re-elected Gary Jones as vice president and Melissa Katsingris as ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  – Things were back to normal at the South Plainfield PAL building on Monday morning after a three-day closure due to a burst pipe. In the early hours of Jan. 4, Department of Public Works employee Tommy Zazzara discovered the gym floor covered in water and called fellow ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Dennis Little a fixture of South Plainfield Republican politics and County Government passed away early Saturday morning after a long illness. Little’s passing was announced by South Plainfield Mayor Matthew P. Anesh during his annual Borough address to somber groans to those ...

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