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Video: Leonard Lance On North Plainfield Zip Code

By NA RUDY

June 14, 2014 at 5:38 PM

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- At the rededication of the Blue Star Memorial Drive Congressman Leonard Lance reiterated his support for a zip code for North Plainfield.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFyrcfkBJZE&feature=youtu.be

North Plainfield shares four zip codes with the City of Plainfield despite the fact that the two are separate municipalities in different counties.  The combined zip codes result in North Plainfield residents receiving jury summonses for Union County when they live in Somerset County and are ineligible to serve.  Plainfield schools spend money unnecessarily to print and mail extra newsletters that are mailed to North Plainfield families that cannot attend Plainfield schools.  Internet stores and GPS regularly confuse the two communities and send purchases and people to the wrong addresses.

“It’s very confusing, and problematic for the residents and businesses of North Plainfield,” said the Congressman in April, not in this video.  “I will shepherd the request through the Post Office process and vigorously support it.”