Plainfield Top Stories

September 24, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Besides being able to vote for school board, City Council and other candidates, all those registered by Oct. 16 can have their say on one public question that benefits schools. The general election is Nov. 6. Public Question No. 1 is called “Securing Our Children’s Future Bond ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Division has issued an advisory for Tuesday, Sept. 25.  Residents should expect road closures and delays due to road construction and paving from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The affected locations include: Bergen Street Halsey Street McDowell Street Manson ...

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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 It's the Easy Reader Book Club with Ms. J. in the Children's Room at the Plainfield Public Library.  At 3:30 p.m., 800 Park Ave. An ...

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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:   In Plainfield News Plainfield: Meet Hometown Hero Airman Samuel Alexander Frye Jr. Audit Finds Plainfield Fiscally Fit Seminar for Entrepreneurs to be ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -  It's official.  Today marks the start of the Fall season, and soon enough, the leaves will change and colors will pop, to the delight of leaf peepers. What better way to mark the start of the autumnal season than to visit a park.  National Park Service sites that charge an ...

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PLAINFIELD - Lace up those sneakers, the 8th Annual Plainfield-Queen City Historic 5K Walk/Run for Life event is set for Saturday, Oct. 13, and registration is open.  The USATF-sanctioned event kicks off at 8 a.m. at city hall.  The one-mile walk will start at 9 a.m., and the certified 5K ...

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PLAINFIELD - Plainfield’s Planning Board agreed to declare a busy section of South Avenue “in need of redevelopment” Thursday, setting the stage for the governing body to order a redevelopment plan. Dubbed South Avenue East, the nine lots at South Avenue’s Terrill Road border are currently ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's duCret School of Art presents Paul Casale: Through His Eyes, a retrospective of work by the illustrator and fine artist, in a show that will run through Oct. 5. An opening reception that will feature the artist's work will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Despite Wednesday's heat, a crowd gathered at Second Street Youth Center (SSYC), the innovative new early childhood education and community youth center featuring 14 state-of-the-art classrooms, a playground, and a 1,000 square foot aquaponic urban farm and agricultural education ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Alcoholic Beverage Control Board took disciplinary action at its meeting on Tuesday, suspending three liquor establishments for infractions.  It is the first time the board has taken such action since it was created by the city council in 2017. Jersey Liquors, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A Somerset County man has admitted to fatally shooting a 22 year-old Plainfield resident, Andres Chach, in 2011, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced on Tuesday. Jose Romero-Aguirre, a.k.a. “Coñejo,” 32, a North Plainfield resident and member of the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - For the second year in a row, Plainfield’s auditors found only one item needing improvement. “I am very pleased with the audit report. It reflects the result of all the hard work of the entire team here in the City to strengthen our financial affairs,” Finance Director Ron West ...

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As the need for military service members increases, the amount of Americans enlisting is decreasing.  A 2015 Pew Research Center study revealed how the number of active-duty forces had fallen from 2,065,597 in the nineties to 1,340,533. This, in conjunction with the amount of citizens within the ...

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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 Storytime with Ms. Rosa at 6 p.m. at the Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave. Boys soccer:  a home game vs. Central HS-Newark, at 4 p.m.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - As a 212-unit, $52 million project nears completion on South Avenue, the Plainfield Planning Board has set a hearing on possible redevelopment of nine nearby properties extending to the city’s Terrill Road border. The Planning Board will consider the matter at its meeting on ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Cardinals football team had trouble moving the ball in the team's home opening game against the visiting Union Farmers. Union scored three touchdowns in the first quarter, and another in the second.  Isaiah Stewart (2) scored two touchdowns, and Jalen Carter ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Members of the Phoenix Academy preschool's kiddie soccer team played their final game of the season. Anita Fultz, Director and Owner, said kiddie soccer is "a great enrichment program for our students." Phoenix Academy is located at 1353 South Avenue.  For more information, ...

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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: Plainfield Mayor Questions Sign Ordinance To the Plainfield City Council, on Charter Changes Union County to Host Rutgers HIV Prevention Community Forum Booker, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - There is something for everyone in Plainfield on this upcoming Saturday.  Root for the Cardinals at their home opener game, learn about different cultures at the Hispanic Heritage Month event at the library, and more. Start your day with Queen City Pride, and give back to your ...

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Five local leaders honored for community achievement The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites the community to join the County’s first Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Sunday, September 23rd, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – A 24-year-old Mountainside resident is in critical condition at University Medical Center in Newark after being struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 22 in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 9. Police gave the following account of the incident: At about 1:09 a.m.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Blink Fitness officially opened on Thursday in downtown Plainfield, located just above Supremo Supermarket on Front Street.  Filled with eager staff in blue shirts, the designated “mood lifters” welcomed guests and prospective members. According to Blink, "We believe that exercise ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Education postponed a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before it was set to vote on the plan. The decision put off the vote was a setback to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Two Plainfield residents, Brenda L. Gilbert and Ronald Johnson, Jr., had met the Sept. 4 deadline for Independent candidates to submit new nomination petitions to fill a vacancy for the general election. But the County Clerk's office received a timely challenge to Gilbert’s ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Over objections from residents Tuesday, the Plainfield City Council tabled a sign ordinance and passed a charter change ordinance that will add four new departments and possibly seven “confidential secretaries.” Planning Board member Sean McKenna attempted to speak on the sign ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - It has been seventeen years since the September 11th terrorist attacks, and the occasion was marked in Plainfield at city hall with residents, first responders and members of the administration. Councilman-at-large Elton Armady led the remembrance ceremony that was interspersed ...

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A long-term joint investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Narcotics Strike Force and the FBI Newark Hybrid Task Force has yielded 19 arrests, the seizure of thousands of doses of heroin, and the dismantling of two heroin mills operating in Elizabeth and Plainfield, acting Union County Prosecutor ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and an event to heighten awareness among residents about the need to get tested will be held on the plaza at Plainfield City Hall. Lenny Cathcart, the event organizer, spoke at the Aug. 13 city council meeting, and asked the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Mayor Adrian O. Mapp is asking for a sign ordinance on the brink of final passage to be tabled, because of business owners’ objections and free speech issues. The ordinance, prepared by the Planning Board, passed on first reading in August last month without comment ...

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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 Code Combat continues at the library, 800 Park Ave., for 9-17 year olds.  In the Computer Lab, from 4 to 5 p.m.  For more info, call Andrew ...

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