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An email about Denny Stadium

An email about Denny Stadium

Christmas comes to South River !

Christmas comes to South River !


Due to the bad weather forcasted for this weekend, the tree lighting has been moved to tomorrow Thursday 11/30


The South River Food Bank typically sees an increased need for assistance this time of the year. In order to help them continue to assist residents in need, the South River Police Department is hosting a “Cram the Cruiser” food drive to help keep their shelves stocked.

Donations of non-perishable food items can be dropped off in the collection bin in the lobby of South River Police Headquarters (61 Main Street) from now until December 20th.

Suggested items for donation include: peanut butter, jelly, pasta, canned tuna, meals in a can (soup, stew, chili), pork & beans, canned vegetables, cereal, pasta sauce, baking mixes, canned meats, meal mixes (hamburger helper etc.), nuts, rice-a-roni, trail mixes, oatmeal, cereal, granola bars, sugar, powdered milk, and any packaged, non-perishable food items.

If you can’t make our food drive but would like to support the South River Food Bank, donations can be dropped off at the South River Food Bank (98 Jackson Street) during the following times:

- Saturdays: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
- Tuesdays: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
- Tuesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
- Wednesdays: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

For safety reasons, they are unable to accept donations left outside of the building at any other time.

For additional information, the South River Food Bank can be reached at 732-238-3020.

Great service! Great fellowship!

Great service! Great fellowship!


Singers at the Ecumenical Service


Due to water main break repairs taking in the area of Constitution Way and Congress Lane, area residents may experience low water pressure and/or discolored water. In addition, residents in the immediate area may lose water service during the repair process. Repairs will begin shortly and are anticipated to be completed this evening.

While repairs are being made, the area will be subject to road closures. Motorists are requested to avoid the area, if possible.

Running your cold water for several minutes as well as flushing your toilets once or twice may clear up any discoloration in some cases. If experiencing discolored water, avoid doing laundry until the color returns to normal.

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South River Public Works

The notices have gone out. This is at Congress and Constitution.

The notices have gone out. This is at Congress and Constitution.


Please see the changes below for garbage and recycling collection for the Thanksgiving Holiday.


(NEW DATE!) Due to Friday night's rainy weather forecast, this event has been changed to Thursday, November 30th beginning at 6:30 PM.

This year's tree lighting, hosted by South River Recreation, takes place on Friday, December 1st beginning at 6:30 PM. Join us at Dailey's Pond Park (Prospect Street) as our beautiful tree shines for the first time this holiday season. Plenty of fun is planned!

South River's best kept secret is right around the corner!  Hope to see you there!

South River's best kept secret is right around the corner! Hope to see you there!


A few Halloween safety tips from SRPD! Head over to for additional tips. We hope you all have a safe and fun Halloween!

The usual curfew for Mischief Night and Halloween .

The usual curfew for Mischief Night and Halloween .

The South River Seniors enjoying breakfast for dinner Halloween party

The South River Seniors enjoying breakfast for dinner Halloween party


Rabies alert!

Had the honor of addressing Lead Foundation Global, a young peoples environmental group.

Had the honor of addressing Lead Foundation Global, a young peoples environmental group.


South River's 2023 fall hydrant flushing program runs from October 16th until November 2nd.

To find out when the area of South River you reside in will be affected, visit or the following link:

During hydrant flushing, there may be a decrease in water pressure as well as a discoloration in the water. This is not harmful and will not affect the safety of the water for drinking and sanitation purposes. If discoloration occurs, run your cold water for several minutes and flush your toilets once or twice to clear your lines. All residents are urged not to do laundry while hydrant flushing is taking place in their neighborhood.

Attending the support Israel rally

Attending the support Israel rally


Yardwaste will not be collected on Monday, October 9th in observance of Columbus Day.

Please follow the guidelines below for the collection of yardwaste.

Coffee with a Cop in full swing at Recanto Do Xiru, 56 Ferry Street, from 8 am to 10 am.

Coffee with a Cop in full swing at Recanto Do Xiru, 56 Ferry Street, from 8 am to 10 am.


The vote-by-mail ballots have been mailed and most have received their ballots. I would like to make three points about the ballot.
Ma*****na Question—This question is non-binding, meaning the Council is not bound by the decision of the voters. Think of it as an opinion poll—but an important opinion poll: do voters favor ma*****na retail shops in South River?
Denny Stadium Question—This concerns the high school stadium and playing field. The question is whether the cost of a new stadium and a synthetic turf field be paid for through a bond.
Finally, as you may be aware, I am not running for mayor as I did not win the primary. Some voters have said that they are going to write me in. Please don’t. To continue the good work the Republicans are doing, I am asking everyone to vote column B, especially for mayor and council. We have seen what happens when the other party takes control, and we don’t want that to happen again. Vote column B.
There is another reason to vote Column B. It is a way of sending a message to the Democrats, in general, that the way they are running things is not good. For example, on the national level, whether you favor the present immigration wave or not, the fact that so many are coming into this country without any plan for handling them speaks to a level of incompetence that is breathtaking. And the wave will affect South River eventually.
On the state level, the Democrats are fighting to stop parents from being “informed when their children ask for transgender or non-binary accommodations. A Monmouth poll showed a majority of Jerseyans believe middle and high schools should notify parents.” (The Star Ledger, 9/17/23) The parents are going to have to deal with the consequences of the State’s actions. They should know what is going on.
It is important to vote. If you don’t send a message, then no one in power will listen. Vote Column B.


From the Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission:

Weather conditions permitting, the Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission will be conducting mosquito control treatment (spraying via trucks) to control and reduce mosquitoes that can spread viruses (like West Nile Virus) and/or minimize nuisance mosquitoes to tolerable levels, in the following area.

Municipality: South River
Application Date and Time: Monday, October 2, 2023, 6:30 PM to 11:59 PM.
Rain Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Mosquito Control Product: Etofenprox (Zenivex ® E4-RTU, EPA # 2724-807)
Location/Boundaries: Areas south of Johnson Pl/Prentice Ave
Check here to see if you are located in the: Mosquito Spray Zone/Map.

For information about UltraLow Volume spraying of approved insecticides using truck mounted sprayers, please review the CDC Website: What You Need to Know About Truck Spraying.

For current information on all spray applications in Middlesex County, please review the Commission's Mosquito Spray Schedule.

For the complete Public Spray Notice, please click here.

What can residents do to reduce exposure?
Please note, neither the USEPA nor the CDC requires relocating or taking special precautions during spraying. However, any possible exposure risk can be reduced by following some sensible actions: (1) Pay attention to notices about mosquito spraying found through newspapers, websites, automated telephone messages or notices distributed by municipal, county or state agencies. (2) Stay indoors during spraying with doors/windows closed and with air conditioners turned off to outside air. The EPA recommends that people remain indoors for at least one-hour after mosquito spraying to allow the spray to settle and dissipate. (3) Plan your activities to limit time spent outside during spray operations. Cover outside items like furniture and grills before the spraying takes place. Bring pets and items like pet food dishes and children’s toys indoors. Rinse any uncovered items left outside during spraying. (4) Consult your doctor or local Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222, if you think you have a reaction to the insecticide spray.

You are receiving this notice because you have indicated in the past that you would like to be notified by e-mail regarding any mosquito control spray operations in and around your area (or within 3 miles of your address if a beekeeper). If for any reason, you no longer wish to receive these notifications, you may respond to this e-mail requesting so.

Superintendent (NJDEP CPA License )
Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission
200 Parsonage Road
Edison, NJ 08837
Phone: (732) 549-0665

And everyone brace yourselves: EVERYONE will have brown water.

And everyone brace yourselves: EVERYONE will have brown water.

While the firefighters are breaking windows, the laddies auxiliary are ready for action. Go team!  Neither rain, nor sno...

While the firefighters are breaking windows, the laddies auxiliary are ready for action. Go team! Neither rain, nor snow: firefighters are ready!


Fighting back hard against stubborn fire


Stay off of Main Street


Mid Day Friday update: Hi Everyone! No major changes with the forecast, so we wanted to take this opportunity to offer a few reminders ahead of our impactful weather this weekend:

1. First and foremost, be sure to stay tuned to the latest forecast and have ways to receive weather watches and warnings. Follow , weather radio, TV and radio stations, and/or your favorite trusted source for weather information throughout the weekend. This is true for everyone, but especially if you have any travel or outdoor plans this weekend!

2. Especially for those within the wind advisory or high wind warning area, take the opportunity today to secure any loose objects outdoors before the winds increase early Saturday morning! This includes trampolines, patio furniture, and trash/recycle cans.

3. If traveling within the area covered by the wind advisory or high wind warning area, use caution when driving, especially if you are driving a high profile vehicle on a northwest to southeast oriented road (winds will be coming from the northeast during the strongest of the wind speeds)

4. For those of you in areas prone to tidal and coastal flooding, move objects and vehicles out of low lying areas prone to tidal/coastal flooding. Clear out these low lying areas today ahead of the impactful high tides especially late Saturday.

5. Stay out of the dangerous surf! Whether going to the beach or wanting to go out on a boat, the surf and wave action will be very rough over the next few days. This will lead to a high risk for rip currents, potential for beach erosion, and potential to capsize or damage vessels.


Strong gusty winds are forecast for late tonight into Saturday, peaking during the mid-morning to early afternoon hours. The strongest gusts will be restricted to the immediate coast (some localized spots there could gust near 60 mph). These winds will be accompanied by periods of rain.


Please see updated information.

Go Rams! 🐏


Recently, our department has received numerous complaints from residents regarding prohibited vehicles parking on South River streets. We'd like to remind our residents that the following vehicles are prohibited from parking on Borough streets at all times (South River Borough Ordinance # 193-5.2).

- Commercial vehicles over 20 feet long, 7 feet wide, or 8 feet in height
- Commercial vehicles with a registered weight over 4 tons
- Vehicles with 3 or more axles
- Cabs, tractors, or trailers
- Commercial tow trucks
- Campers or recreational vehicles
- Unregistered vehicles or vehicles in disrepair

In order to educate and remind residents, officers will be issuing warnings to vehicles found to be in violation until October 22nd. Following that, vehicles in violation will be subject to receiving summonses.

Please note that exemptions exist for the following.

- Vehicles in the course of making deliveries to adjacent residences

- Vehicles used in conjunction with the rendering of services requested by an adjacent resident while said services are being rendered

- Vehicles used for maintenance or repair of public utilities or other construction within the public right-of-way while said is in progress




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