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Another successful event for our local candidates held at the Ria Mar. Thank you to all for a wonderful evening.
09/09/2022

Another successful event for our local candidates held at the Ria Mar. Thank you to all for a wonderful evening.

Come join us as we celebrate our nation with our family picnic tomorrow, June 30, from 5pm to dusk at Grekoski Park. Hot...
06/29/2022

Come join us as we celebrate our nation with our family picnic tomorrow, June 30, from 5pm to dusk at Grekoski Park. Hot dogs, chips, Italian ices, and more! We hope to see all of our friends and neighbors there!

05/22/2022

Tired of power failures, brown water & potholes? Speak out at Monday’s Council Mtg, 7pm, 61 Main St.

COUNCIL MEETING RECAPMay 2, 2022TOPICSThe 2022 Municipal Budget, which you can view on the borough’s website, was the ma...
05/21/2022

COUNCIL MEETING RECAP
May 2, 2022

TOPICS
The 2022 Municipal Budget, which you can view on the borough’s website, was the main topic.

TAKEAWAYS
Councilwoman Julie Meira, the lone Democrat on the Council, asked tough questions about the budget and what it is lacking. She pointed out this budget has . . .

NO full-time Business Administrator
NO full-time Construction Official
NO money for roads
NO money for infrastructure or fixing the brown water issues

VOTES
The budget passed 4-2.

Councilwoman Julie Meira (D) - NO
Councilman Jason Oliveira (R) - NO
Councilwoman Donna Balazs (R) - YES
Councilman Peter Guindi (R) - YES
Councilman Jim Gurchensky (R) - YES
Council President Tony Ciulla (R) - YES

Recorded videos of the meeting can be viewed on the borough’s website. Next meeting is Monday, May 23. We encourage the public to attend and speak out on issues.

Kudos to Councilwoman Julie Meira for standing up for the residents of South River. But as the lone Democrat on the Coun...
05/10/2022

Kudos to Councilwoman Julie Meira for standing up for the residents of South River. But as the lone Democrat on the Council, she needs more votes to help steer this town in the right direction. That’s why it’s critical to elect Margaret Kenny and Emily Link to Council this year.

Julie’s full comments on her “no” vote on the budget: “This budget was created with no intention to resolve any concerns or issues our borough faces. Zero monies were put into roads or water main infrastructure. Our current road improvements are only done with DOT funds or county roads get improved by the county.

“This administration has also failed to listen to residents and local developers when they expressed the importance of having a full-time qualified construction official. Our construction department is crucial in developing and improving our borough.

“We are lacking the access of inspection availability with only part-time employees. The full-time position has not been filled since 2020. If this administration cared about the future of South River, they would be looking into more funding assistance for infrastructure.”

DEMOCRATS SELECT CANDIDATES FOR 2022 South River, New Jersey, April 26, 2022 — At its most recent committee meeting, the...
04/27/2022

DEMOCRATS SELECT CANDIDATES FOR 2022

South River, New Jersey, April 26, 2022 — At its most recent committee meeting, the South River Democratic Organization selected its candidates for South River Borough Council for 2022. The committee enthusiastically endorsed Margaret Kenny and Emily Link to run for the two available council seats.

“Margaret and Emily are two strong candidates with integrity who are not afraid to challenge the status quo. They will bring fresh ideas and perspectives on how to make South River a better place to live," said Tele Koukourdelis, Chairman of the South River Democratic Organization. “We are excited to help them get elected to Council where they can contribute to the work of Councilwoman Julie Meira, who is asking tough questions, demanding accountability, and representing the taxpayers’ best interests.”

Margaret Kenny has lived in South River for more than two decades. Since 2010, she has worked as an administrator at Children of America in East Brunswick. A graduate of Middlesex College, Margaret is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from New Jersey City University. Margaret has been an active leader and participant in the South River community for many years. She was a member of the South River Municipal Alliance, a South River Library trustee, PTA president at the South River Middle and High Schools, a South River Recreation baseball coach and advisory board member, a Cub Master for Pack 83, and a member of St. Stephen the Protomartyr Roman Catholic Church. She looks forward to using her experience to be a voice for the people on the South River Council.

Emily Link grew up in Middlesex County and is a homeowner in South River. She works as an Office Services Manager in the Middlesex County Office of Planning. Prior to that, she worked in the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office as a Support Staff Supervisor. She graduated from the University of Hartford with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. She earned her Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) from Cambridge University International and has taught English as a second language in Thailand and Vietnam. She is looking forward to listening to the needs and concerns of all South River residents and finding workable solutions to address them.

“We need a team committed to looking out for the best interests of all of our residents and improving their quality of life,” said Chairman Koukourdelis. “We’re confident Margaret Kenny and Emily Link will be great representatives on the Council and be committed and dedicated public servants for all South River residents.”

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About the South River Democrats
The South River Democratic Organization represents the core values of democracy to best serve the residents of our Borough. We are committed to the premise that local government exists to improve the quality of life in South River and provide the highest quality of local services at the lowest possible taxpayer cost.

Press Contact

Tele Koukourdelis
Chairman
South River Democratic Org.
(732) 955-2165
[email protected]

03/07/2022

COUNCIL CANDIDATES WANTED
✅ Interested in making a difference?
✅ Passionate about improving this town?
✅ Tired of the status quo?
The South River Democratic Organization is accepting applicants for the Committee’s endorsement for the two Borough Council seats up for election this year. If interested, please contact Tele Koukourdelis at 732-955-2165 by Sat. March 12 for more information.

COUNCIL CANDIDATES WANTED✅ Interested in making a difference?✅ Passionate about improving this town?✅ Tired of the statu...
03/05/2022

COUNCIL CANDIDATES WANTED
✅ Interested in making a difference?
✅ Passionate about improving this town?
✅ Tired of the status quo?
The South River Democratic Organization is accepting applicants for the Committee’s endorsement for the two Borough Council seats up for election this year. If interested, please contact Tele Koukourdelis at 732-955-2165 by Sat. March 12 for more information.

02/08/2022

We hope everyone is enjoying the Winter and is staying safe and warm. With 2022 into its second month (can you believe it?), Our next Committee Meeting will be this Wednesday, February 9th, 7:00pm. Interested in getting involved with our party? Come join us! For further information please send us a message! Stay healthy!

Today, we remember one of our own, officer Sicnick. South River will never forget. Our thoughts are with the Sicknick fa...
01/06/2022

Today, we remember one of our own, officer Sicnick. South River will never forget. Our thoughts are with the Sicknick family.

We are also, very thankful that in a such small town, one of our local students has begun the process of installing a memorial garden in officer sicknicks name at one of our parks.

01/05/2022

Happy new year to all! We hope this year brings lots of health and happiness.

Looking to get involved? Want South River to grow and evolve in a better direction? Curious about about whats happening in town? First things first, try something new, attend a borough meeting. First regular meeting of the year is January 10th at 7pm at 61 main st, criminal justice building. Councilwoman Meira is our lone democrat on council. Cant attend a meeting? Watch the previous meetings on the borough webpage, or on tv 35. Form your own opinion on how things have been running in town. Are you happy with this administration?

Great night to kick off the vote to get Margaret Kenny & David Pizzuto on to South River’s Borough Council. Thank to eve...
11/02/2021

Great night to kick off the vote to get Margaret Kenny & David Pizzuto on to South River’s Borough Council. Thank to everyone who made the night a special one. Now it’s your turn. Get to the polls and vote Column A!!

Drop Boxes
11/02/2021
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Drop Boxes

All Middlesex County buildings will remain closed to the general public until further notice due to COVID-19. Only select County services are available on an appointment basis.

11/01/2021

Candidates David Pizzuto & Margaret Kenny were part of the MCDO's Get out the Vote Rally! A great reminder to all of our South River residents to make sure your voice is heard on Nov. 2. Column A all the way!

Margaret is in District 1 and Dave is in District 12 getting out the vote (and possibly accepting candy)! Come out and s...
10/31/2021

Margaret is in District 1 and Dave is in District 12 getting out the vote (and possibly accepting candy)! Come out and say hello on this beautiful South River Sunday.

Dave and the fam are in District 2 today, getting out the vote! Hope you can pop out and say hi! Let’s go Column A on No...
10/30/2021

Dave and the fam are in District 2 today, getting out the vote! Hope you can pop out and say hi! Let’s go Column A on Nov. 2!!!

10/30/2021

Election Day 2021 is just a few days away! If you are voting by mail, remember to return your Vote by Mail Ballot. If you are voting early, there are two days left for early voting. If you are voting on Election Day, polls are open 6 am until 8 pm on Tuesday, November 2nd. Vote for the Middlesex County Column A Democratic Team!

https://mcdonj.org/voting-central/

10/29/2021

Pop quiz time! Get to know South River Council candidate Dave Pizzuto a little better as he answers 9 of our burning questions!

Be sure to vote Column A to elect Margaret Kenny and Dave Pizzuto to council.

10/29/2021

This is fun! Get to know South River Council candidate Margaret Kenny a little better as she answers our 9-question rapid-fire pop quiz!

Be sure to vote Column A to elect Margaret Kenny and Dave Pizzuto to council.

South River: Join us this Sunday at the Portuguese Club for our pre-Election Day rally and kickoff reception from 5-7pm....
10/28/2021

South River: Join us this Sunday at the Portuguese Club for our pre-Election Day rally and kickoff reception from 5-7pm. Free food and refreshments and a chance to meet and greet each other and our candidates as we get ready for Election Day and putting people over politics! we look forward to seeing you there!

10/27/2021

Margaret Kenny is one of South River's biggest boosters. You can bet if she is elected she will be advocating for us at all levels of government to get funding we can use to make our town an even better place. Listen to Margaret as she shares what she most loves about our little town.

10/26/2021

Dave Pizzuto will bring his decades of leadership skills and his curiosity for learning more about the issues we face in South River to his job on the Borough Council if elected. You can count on Dave to put politics aside and focus on the people and what's best for South River.

Be sure to vote Column A to elect Margaret Kenny and Dave Pizzuto to council.

10/25/2021

Hear from South River Council candidate Margaret Kenny on what "People Over Politics" means to her.

Vote Column A to elect Margaret Kenny and Dave Pizzuto to council to put you, the people, first!

10/24/2021

Dave Pizzuto has the smarts and the energy to make sure South River is headed in the right direction. Level-headed and willing to ask tough questions, Dave is the voice we need on the Borough Council. He and Margaret Kenny can be trusted to make the decisions that will move this town forward and make it a more vibrant, thriving, fiscally responsible community.

Be sure to vote Column A to elect Margaret Kenny and Dave Pizzuto to council.

10/24/2021

2021 GOTV Bus Tour in support of the COLUMN A Democratic Team

Sponsored and hosted by the Middlesex County Democratic Organization and the Middlesex County Young Democrats.

Event will be streamed via Facebook Live and YouTube.

Paid for by the Middlesex County Young Democrats. 1050 George Street, Apt 4-J, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Sun is out and we are loving District 11 on this Saturday! Great people, friends old and new to work hard for.  Come say...
10/23/2021

Sun is out and we are loving District 11 on this Saturday! Great people, friends old and new to work hard for. Come say hi!

10/23/2021

If you know Margaret Kenny, you know she's the real deal. She's always willing to lend a helping hand and she is 100% committed to listening to and representing YOUR concerns if elected to the South River Borough Council.

Be sure to vote Column A to elect Margaret Kenny and Dave Pizzuto to council.

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South River, NJ
08882

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