Plainfield News

August 18, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- For the second time in a weekend members of the Paterson Fire Department performed a successful rescue at the Great Falls. Click here for video. According to a Facebook post by Mayor Andre Sayegh, Paterson Firefighter Justin Angelica and members of Paterson Rescue 2 pulled a man ...

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A walk on a gray summer day was filled with maritime history in Fall River, Massachusetts.  Bicentennial Park Start at Bicentennial Park, which features an impressive replica Iwo Jima monument that overlooks the Taunton River.  The park pays homage to veterans, with names inscribed on bricks ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Students and parents are enjoying the last days of summer, while teachers are preparing lesson plans and organizing classrooms for the upcoming school year. TAPinto Plainfield is shining a spotlight on Plainfield teachers who need a little extra help in creating classrooms that ...

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 SOMERVILLE, NJ – Laura Gonzalez, of Paramus has been found guilty of 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault, a disorderly person’s offense.  The guilty verdicts were returned by a petit jury after a trial in New Jersey Superior Court before the Honorable Angela ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Before people can enjoy a pedestrian mall for shopping and strolling Plainfield’s North Avenue by the main train station, vaults under the sidewalks must be secured. To that end, the City Council approved a $27,000 contract on Aug. 13 with Pennoni Associates for design work on ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The train that connects passengers to terminals in Newark Airport will shut down from Saturday night to Sunday morning for maintenance. The AirTrain Newark will close from 8 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday. The Port Authority will provide free shuttle buses between Newark Liberty ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - There's something for everyone in Plainfield this weekend, from barbecues to games to sporting competitions. Where will we see you? It's a Family Fun Day at Hannah Atkins Park on Saturday starting at 11 a.m., sponsored by the Bridget Rivers Civic Association, Project Hope ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man was sentenced to a total of 148 years in state prison after being convicted for 60 crimes, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr. announced Thursday. Rasheed Powell, 43, was sentenced by state Superior Court Judge Robert Kirsch on who ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Public Library will be closed to the public for building maintenance next week. The library will be closed starting Tuesday, Aug. 21 and will reopen on Friday, Aug. 24. For more information, visit www.plainfieldlibrary.info.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Second Street Youth Center (SSYC) summer camp attendees will hold their Summer Showcase presentation as part of the camp's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program. According to a press release, "The SSYC summer camp keeps pace with continued ...

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Newark, NJ – In a press release, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced, that a Metuchen resident was arrested today for allegedly smuggling shipments of live protected scorpions, giant millipedes and other species that were mislabeled to avoid detection, including one package of millipedes that ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network, a non-profit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for those in need of a life-saving transplant, is throwing a National Minority Donor Awareness Kickball and Cookout event at Plainfield’s Milt Campbell ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - A program featuring a man dressed as a woman who sings, tells stories and does crafts with children is coming next week to the Rahway Train Station Plaza. The program, called Drag Queen Story Hour, is supposed to foster "awareness of gender diversity," as well as promote ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's City Council meeting on Monday began with Mayor Adrian O. Mapp addressing council members, insisting the expansion of city departments will not add any additional costs to the city budget.  He also called objectors “purveyors of misinformation.” VIDEO:  Plainfield ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s town council officially approved the appointment of Westfield Police Captain Chris Battiloro to the role of acting police chief at its meeting Tuesday night. Related story: Westfield’s Mayor Speaks About Issues at Police Department David Wayman, who held the ...

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UNION, NJ – The quick thinking and keen eye of a Union police officer led to the arrest of a Newark man Monday evening in Union Center. Lieutenant Robert Christie had just gotten off duty at about 6:00 p.m. on Monday when he observed a man in Union Center.  Christie thought the man looked like ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Mayor Shelley Brindle spoke about the Westfield Police Department during her update at Tuesday night’s town council meeting, saying that a car crash involving a police captain's daughter and the abrupt retirement of Chief David Wayman on Aug. 1 were unrelated, and that an ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting today at noon and continuing through 6 p.m. Thursday Aug. 16.  The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this time period.  A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination ...

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WARREN, NJ -  TD Bank in Warren Township was robbed on Saturday and police have released surveillance photos of a man sought in connection with the robbery in the hopes that someone will be able to identify him, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that 63 artists, historians and local non-profit organizations will receive funding through the 2018 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program. “The recipients of HEART Grants are a ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Summer is winding down, and Plainfield Public Schools will be back in session on Thursday, Sept. 6. Plainfield High School students and their parents are invited to attend a meet and greet event to meet the upcoming school year's administration team.  The session will take place ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - In remarks before Monday’s City Council meeting, Mayor Adrian O. Mapp insisted an expansion of city departments will not add costs as some residents have alleged. The city’s special 1968 charter specified three departments, but in state legislation passed by both houses on June ...

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TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer)appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Improvement Authority will hold a dedication ceremony for the Assemblyman Gerald B. Green Plaza at the former Park-Madison Building. According to the invite, "Family members, as well as Federal, State, County and ...

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New Jersey’s Director of Gaming Enforcement says goal is to become top US sports betting market, but how realistic is that goal? David Rebuck, the ever-optimistic Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, made a bold proclamation last week when he told Gambling ...

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Newark, NJ - Thirty-six passengers on a bus returning from an annual mayor’s picnic Saturday were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials said. Mayor Ras Baraka's fourth annual family reunion picnic event was held at ...

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GLADSTONE, N.J. — Competition at Monmouth at the Team begins Monday, Aug. 13 with pony classes, equitation competition and breeding classes. The show is being held at Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation, and runs through Aug. 20. Action gets underway 7 a.m. each ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Cardinals football coaches are planning a meet and greet session on Thursday, Aug 16 at the high school.   For more information, contact Varsity Head Football Coach Tucker by calling 908-917-0139 or emailing ctucker@plainfield.k12.nj.us.   Meet in the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Are you a Plainfield high school student who will play a sport this year?  Then schedule a free athletic physical at the Cardinal Health Center. Appointments with Dr. Powell can be scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by calling the Neighborhood Health ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Seniors, make plans to enjoy a summer soirée at Plainfield’s Hannah Atkins Pool before the swim season closes.  Join the party on Sunday, Aug. 26 from 3 to 7 p.m.     There will a bathing suit contest for Best Cover Up, Best Designed Bathing Suit, and Most Colorful Bathing ...

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