Plainfield News

December 12, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - An ordinance up for second reading that would adopt a redevelopment plan for the busy section of South Avenue near Terrill Road designated as "in need" passed at Tuesday's Plainfield City Council meeting with a 6-1 vote. Second Ward Councilman Cory Storch, who voted against it, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Plainfield City Council resolution was presented to Diane Toliver on Tuesday for her dedicated service as the representative for the First Ward since 2015. Toliver also served as a liaison on a number of boards and commissions, including, but not limited to, the Plainfield ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Despite battling a brain tumor, Larry Lederman was on the microphone at the Meadowlands on Dec. 6 as the track kicked off its “Borrow Ken’s Binoculars” Thursdays as guest announcer. It was a great night for Lederman – and for the fans who love his style – given the fact ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A popular restaurant in the downtown that has been closed for about a year is preparing to reopen with a new menu and staff. Denise Telerico, a manager at Addams Tavern, said on Monday the establishment is tentatively anticipated to open Friday but has some preparations to make ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - Residents and their dogs were on hand as the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders officially cut the ribbon and opened the Warinanco Dog Park in Roselle this past Saturday. The new dog park is located behind the Warinanco Sports Center located at 1 Park Drive in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Police are investigating and an afternoon bank robbery that occurred on Elmora Ave. in Elizabeth.  According to a report for the Breaking News Network (BNN), police units were called in approximately 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon for a bank robbery at the Crown Bank located on ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced Tuesday that plans are moving forward for a group of three intersection safety improvement projects on East Front Street (County Road 620) and 7thAvenue (County Road 601) in the City of Plainfield. The work will include new ...

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UNION, NJ - Several Union Catholic students attended the sixth annual Union County Student Training Enrichment Program Summit on Friday at Kean University. Sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the day-long event invited high school students from throughout Union County to ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Little Annie is a miniature horse who helps children suffering from trauma. She also stars in Little Horse Big Medicine, which won a Winnie Award at the 2018 Equus Film Festival held in Brooklyn, N.Y.  from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. The story is told from Annie’s point of view as she ...

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA - On the morning of November 28th, 101 music students from South Plainfield High School boarded charter buses bound for Newark Airport to leave the chill of the Northeast behind for six days in Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  Bags packed and excitement mounting, the Marching ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Conagra Brands has announced that it will eliminate more than 300 positions out of its Parsippany location, which will be in addition to another 200 positions that will be eliminated out of Cherry Hill. This news comes shortly after Honeywell announced a week or so ago that it is ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A male victim was struck and has died as a result of his injuries from a motor vehicle accident on Monday evening. According to the Breaking News Network, at about 5:40 p.m. a motor vehicle accident took place at N. Wood Ave and Elizabeth Avenue. The incident is under ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Wintry temperatures are cool, but both a local Plainfield business and a non-profit group are providing resources for residents to keep warm. Employees at the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority are coming together to help local children keep their hands toasty this holiday ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A City of Plainfield advisory has been issued, alerting residents to a permanent two-way street, effective Tuesday, Dec. 11. Cleveland Ave. between Fourth St. and Fifth St. will become a permanent two-way street, as of 9 a.m. The advisory reminds residents traveling in the ...

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PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler. Housing huskies at the farm ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department would like to officially thank Cranford Post Office employee, Jennifer Goodwin, for her efforts in preventing two separate fraud cases within the Township of Cranford. Within a two-week span, Mrs. Goodwin intercepted two elderly Cranford residents at ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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PATERSON, NJ- On what would have been his 46th birthday friends and family of Paterson native Kenny Lira gathered with city officials on Sunday to officially dedicate the Paterson Train Station in his honor. Lira, 27 at the time, lost his life when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center's Twin ...

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UNION, NJ - Union firefighters responded to a car accident early Monday morning when a driver drove into a building at the intersection of Morris and Stuyvesant Avenues. At about 1:00 a.m., firefighters were called to a building in Union Center at Morris and Stuyvesant Avenues where a car had ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and events. TUESDAY City Council meets at 8 p.m. in Municipal Court, 325 Watchung Ave.  Download the agenda. Kid's Holiday Movie Week:  The Elf on the Shelf at ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The suspect that has caused an incident involving Linden Police Department, Union County SWAT and several other local officials Sunday afternoon is now in custody. According to authorities, the incident stemmed from an earlier situation at the Shoprite on West Edgar ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — Take A Wish has been named the New Jersey Sire Stakes Horse of the Year for 2018. The award, which is voted annually by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees, is based solely on performances in races for New Jersey-sired horses, including NJSS-sponsored races and other ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — A house fire early Sunday morning destroyed a home on Hillcrest Avenue and left one man dead.  The body of the man is believed to be the homeowner. Cranford Fire Chief Daniel Czeh called the body "unidentifiable" but investigators can use other methods such as dental records to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- David S. Blitzer, a co-owner of the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers, and Crystal Palace FC, will return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on December 11 for his induction into the school's Hall of Fame. A graduate of the class of 1987, Blitzer went on to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers student athletes this week gained recognition from the Big Ten Conference, with 86 Scarlet Knight players named to the Fall 2018 Academic All-Big Ten List. The total number of recognized fall sport athletes is a record for the university, topping the 84 students who ...

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MANASQUAN/CAPE MAY, NJ — The U.S. Coast Guard, with help from the Manasquan Fire Department, rescued three men and a dog from a sinking commercial fishing vessel in the Manasquan Inlet early this morning. The Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay reported that it received notification at 2 a.m. on ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Academy For The Arts and Advanced Studies, or PAAAS, will hold its annual winter concert on Thursday, and it will feature student performances in piano, jazz, vocal and dance. Admission is free, and all are welcome. DATE:  Thursday, Dec. 13 TIME:  6:30 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up. Scenes from the Plainfield Symphony House Tour and Holiday Boutique The Families Speak: Karidis and Caneiro Families Express Gratitude for Love and Support, Requesting ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A Newark couple was arrested and charged with animal cruelty for allegedly starving and neglecting a 6-month old, male pit bull puppy in their apartment.   Jose E. Martinez, 29, and his girlfriend Porchia Williams, 27, are accused of failing to feed the puppy on a regular basis, ...

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Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends. “This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she ...

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