Plainfield Top Stories

November 16, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Welcome to the weekend!  Here's a look at things to do in Plainfield, from holiday craft fairs, to music by bands and a symphony, and more.  Where will we see you?   SATURDAY The Emerson Theater Group is holding its 2nd Annual Pre-Holiday Bazzar / Flea Market, featuring ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one woman for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Friends and Families of the Plainfield Bands will present their inaugural Battle of the Bands event on Saturday, and you're invited.  All of the proceeds benefit the Plainfield High School Marching Band. The organizers are made up of individuals that provide support and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – Local authorities are dealing with the season's first snow, and forecasters are warning that up to 7 inches could fall across the region into Thursday evening, A National Weather Service winter storm warning, in effect until 10 p.m., predicts accumulations of 5 to 7 inches of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Public School district has announced that all Thursday after school programs and activities have been canceled. Additionally, Cresthaven Academy will have an early dismissal at 12:45 p.m.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield High School senior Toran Smith on Wednesday signed his letter of intent to attend Coppin State University in Baltimore, MD. Smith said, "I am happy for the support that my mother, my father, my brother, my sister, my coach have given me. I am just glad that you have ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Save the date for Dairy Queen's final bike and helmet giveaway of the year for those in need.  This Plainfield event is always popular, and bikes go quickly.  Owners Donna and Rich Albanese say the work is rewarding.  "The smiles and lives we touch are too numerous to count.  ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets. New Jersey State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 32 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - According to the American Red Cross, a decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with holiday activities and travel.  A blood drive will be held at Plainfield High School on Friday, Nov. 16 to help keep blood supplies strong. The drive ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's City Council will hold a public hearing on deer management, according to an email sent by the City Clerk on Monday.  The notice states that interested persons will be given an opportunity at the Nov. 19 combined council meeting to voice their concerns on deer ...

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The fatal shooting that took place in Plainfield Sunday evening is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced on Monday. The victim has been identified as 45-year-old Benjamin Nord of Plainfield. Plainfield Police Division patrol units responding to a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A Plainfield man died Saturday night from injuries sustained during a motorcycle crash on Blackwells Mills Road near Van Cleef Road, according to police.  George Garrett, a 35-year-old man from Plainfield, was determined to be the victim, according to police.  The Franklin ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - According to a report from the Breaking News Network (BNN), county sheriffs and the homicide squad had responded to a shooting on the 400 block of Liberty St. in Plainfield on Sunday evening. The shooting victim, according to BNN, sustained multiple gun shot wounds, and was ...

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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 The Plainfield Public Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.  The City of Plainfield will be also be ...

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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. Give Thanks for Good Health by Giving Blood or Platelets at Plainfield High School Union County Honors and Remembers Those Who Served for Veterans Day Sneak Peek at ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Zoning Board delivered a final decision on the HOPES application to expand its previously approved project that would increase the number of classrooms to house students from 20 with 270 children and 76 staff members, to 26 classrooms with 362 children and 95 staff ...

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PLAINFIELD, N.J. --  Shaun Keating, a senior at Union Catholic and Plainfield resident was honored at the school for receiving a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program. The Thursday ceremony included an opening prayer that Keating wrote and delivered during the fifth ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - There is a bevy of activities - dinner and dancing, art, wildlife, and more -  from which to choose this weekend in and around Plainfield.  Where will we see you? FRIDAY 11/9 A Domestic Violence Awareness presentation by the Union County Rape Crisis Center, the Union County ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's First Unitarian Society is supporting the Plainfield Musical Club with producing the 2018 Scholarship Benefit Concert at the historic church. Celebrating its 126th year of remarkable music making, the Plainfield Musical Club will present a lively concert of ...

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A 38-year-old Plainfield woman has been sentenced to five years of probation and will be barred for life from ever again owning, breeding, or selling pets in New Jersey following her admission of neglect that led to the deaths of multiple puppies in her care, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The City of Plainfield will hold its Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11. Residents, city officials and veterans will gather at Plainfield City Hall, 515 Watchung Ave., at 10:30 a.m. In Union County, resources are available for Veterans through the Heroes Success ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Historical Society of Plainfield will host a lecture entitled “Let’s Talk Quilts” on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Drake House Museum.   The talk will be given by Susan Jerome, Collections Manager at the University of Rhode Island Textile and Costume ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Unofficial results are in for Plainfield for the 2018 General Election, with residents casting their votes for Elton Armady, Joylette Mills-Ransome, and Ashley Davis for City Council seats.  The Children First slate swept the race for seats on the school board. Armady beat out ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout New Jersey for today’s General Election.  Plainfield voters will cast votes in statewide and county races, and will select new City Council members, three 3-year term Board of Education members and one person for a 1-year ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Department of Justice will have a close eye on polling places in Union County on Tuesday. The Civil Rights Division will “monitor compliance with the federal voting rights laws by deploying personnel” to polling places within the county, according to a ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The League of Women Voters of Plainfield held its candidate forum on Tuesday at Emerson Community School.  Elton Armady and Ronald Johnson, Jr., the candidates for Councilman-At-Large, answered questions from the audience first via the LWV moderator, followed by those running for a ...

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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 VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!  Find your polling place.  View a sample ballot.  See election results.  What Is Public Question No. 1? The Union County ...

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PROGRAM TO FEATURE WORLD PREMIERE OF JOSEPH BEER’S ‘TRIPTYCH’ THE GERSHWIN SONGBOOK – RICHARD GLAZIER, RON RAINES AND REBECCA FAULKENBERRY, GUEST SOLOISTS  PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Plainfield Symphony once again brings Broadway to Plainfield in the upcoming concert, “The Gershwin ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - It’s time to fall back as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend.  TAPinto reminds readers to turn their clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. This adjustment typically takes place automatically on smartphones, computers, and tablets. Those with ...

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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. Local Elections: Union County Clerk Offers Extra Opening for Vote-By-Mail on Saturday, November 3 Vote-by-Mail Breaking Records in Union County Plainfield School ...

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