Plainfield News

October 16, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Borough Council and attendees of the governing body's meeting showed their support of our local, diverse community in a photo taken Monday evening. Students at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School have organized an event to address issues of hate and racism on Tuesday, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - If you want to vote in the General Election on Nov. 6 and are not yet registered, Tuesday, Oct. 16 is your last chance to do so.  The Plainfield City Clerk's office has scheduled expanded hours to accommodate last minute registrants. The City Clerk's office, located on the first ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Candidates on the “ballot” Monday included Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent and Swamp Thing, as Union County officials showed residents the workings of a new voting machine at the Town Hall. But this November, voters casting ballots in this undecided town in the hotly contested Seventh ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - An institution in town, the Plainfield Music Store has announced that it will be closing its doors for good.  The last day of business will be Saturday, Oct. 27. Founded in 1951, and currently owned by Plainfield local Victoria Griswold, a classically trained pianist, the store ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - According to the Plainfield Police Division, the life of 24-year old Shawn D. Murkey was tragically cut short when he rode a stolen dirt bike without a helmet or lights, and careened into a telephone pole on Oct. 11.  The bike had been reported stolen on Aug. 22 by a city ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union Planning Board heard a request Thursday night for a minor site variance for a change to the vacant Toys R Us building on Morris Avenue. Lease negotiations are currently underway for the 48,000 sq. ft. store at 1701 Morris Avenue to become the future home of a Burlington ...

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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. MONDAY Plainfield High School ninth graders and their parents will take part in a special reading event with Nic Stone, author of the book Dear ...

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Plainfield, NJ –  The Historical Society of Plainfield/Drake House Museum will participate in Union County’s “Four Centuries in a Weekend,” Oct. 20 and 21, from noon - 5 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a special performance by the New Jersey Field Music Group who will be performing fife and drum ...

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UPDATE:  The Passaic teen who went missing on Friday evening has been found safe! ELIZABETH, NJ - A Passaic teen went missing on Friday evening while attending an outing in the City of Elizabeth. Family members of Eliza Pabon 16, say she was last seen on Friday in the area of 7th Street and ...

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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: New Acting Fire Chief Appointed in Plainfield Scenes from the 8th Annual Plainfield Queen City Historic 5K Walk/Run for Life Plainfield's Planning Board Advances ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Despite some rain, the Plainfield Queen City 5K Run/Walk kicked off outside city hall on Saturday morning.  The high school band fired up the crowd, followed by a Zumba® warm-up for participants. Founder Darryl Clark said, "The registrations were excellent.  We actually got more ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Friday evening, a post on the city's official Facebook page announced the appointment of Deputy Chief Michael McCue to the position of Acting Fire Chief in Plainfield. The announcement came after now former Fire Chief Frank Tidwell shared on social media that he had been ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - After this season, the annual Thanksgiving Day football game between South Plainfield and North Plainfield will be no more. Due to the NJSIAA’s playoff schedule changes, a new “Bowl Game” was added to act as a group semifinal between two sectional title winners. Those ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Start your Saturday in Plainfield running a 5K around town, and after the sun sets, enjoy the sounds of Wagner at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church. The 8th Annual Plainfield-Queen City Historic 5K Walk/Run for Life is a USATF-sanctioned event that kicks off at 8 a.m. at city ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka today said he was unsure exactly when the chemical used to prevent lead from dissolving into pipes stopped working, but it will be fixed in about six to eight months. In the meantime, Baraka said the city will begin handing out water filters to homeowners ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed by one of several drivers who authorities say were drag racing on Stelton Road in Piscataway last Saturday,  Sohjah Powell-Warner, 21, of ...

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WACO, Texas — There was plenty of movement in the latest National Collegiate Equestrian Association Farnam Team Rankings as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee with local riders making an impact. As of Oct. 9, No. 1 Auburn remained on top of the coach's poll with Texas A&M sliding ...

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NEW JERSEY - The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding motorists to drive with extra caution and watch for deer during the mating season (the rut) as darkness arrives earlier. The rutting season runs from late October into mid-December. During this period deer are more apt to ...

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A bill that would provide $20 million to boost purses sits in committee EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands announced it would apply for 68 live racing dates for the 2019 and the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association is not happy about it. The track must submit its date requests ...

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UPDATE:  We're happy to report that Peewee's big adventure has come to an end, and he has been reunited with his family! PLAINFIELD, NJ - Peewee, a white and gray with black stripes kitten around five months old, was lost on Thursday, Oct. 11 near Hillside and Prospect avenues.  He was just ...

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STONE TAVERN, N.J. — ESDCTA and the Horse Park of New Jersey will present the 20th Annual Turkey Trot, a benefit fall pleasure ride on Nov. 18. The ride will be held rain or shine with start times between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Entries open on Nov. 3 and close on Nov. 11 if entering by mail or ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A resolution for $1.9 million for a new vote tabulation system by ES&S was approved at the first Union County Freeholders mobile meeting on Thursday, held in Plainfield's municipal court. Nicole DiRado, an administrator from the Office of the Board of Elections, said that ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- A zesty stew-like dish is in the spotlight on National Gumbo Day, observed annually on October 12. According to NationalCalendar.com, gumbo originated in southern Louisiana during the 18th century. The dish typically consists of a stock flavored with Cajun spices, meat or ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield High School ninth graders and their parents will take part in a special reading event on Monday, Oct 15 with Nic Stone.  Stone, author of the book Dear Martin, will meet with the freshman class in the auditorium at the high school, at 950 Park Ave., from 9 to 10:30 ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Combined driving competitors have gathered at The Horse Park of New Jersey for a shot at winning a national title at the Garden State Combined Driving Event (CDE) set to run Oct. 12 to 14. There are 21 entrants across six USEF Preliminary Combined Driving National Championship ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Freddy S. Garcia Jr. of Piscataway has been charged with the hit and run death of a popular New Brunswick High School vice-principal. Garcia, 21, has been arrested for causing the death of a pedestrian, the 49-year old vice-principal of New Brunswick High School, who was struck ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Units from the Plainfield Police Division responded to the 100 block of Stelle Ave. on Thursday at approximately 2:04 a.m. on the report of a motorcycle accident.  Upon arrival, police located a 24-year old male with life-threatening injuries.  Investigation revealed that the as ...

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GARWOOD, N.J. — The father of a young mustang trainer hopes to bring the Extreme Mustang Makeover back to New Jersey. Jerry Duffey, father of James, said there was talk by the Mustang Heritage Foundation in June at their Lexington event about holding a Makeover to New Jersey in 2019. However, on ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Charter school leaders and their advocates are gathering in Newark Thursday morning for their annual conference amid a new reality: the state's top elected official—unlike his predecessor—is not a strong supporter of the alternative public schools that have taken root over the last two ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Homeland Security Agents an U.S. Military Officials raided an Elizabeth business Wednesday morning seizing materials and leaving residents to wonder what exactly was happening. According to residents in the area, at approximately 8 a.m. agents from Homeland Security, U.S.

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