Plainfield Top Stories

June 21, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Almost nine in 10 New Jerseyans consider the cost of housing to be a “very serious” (55 percent) or “somewhat serious” (32 percent) problem, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll in collaboration with the Housing and Community Development Network of New ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Check out what's on TAP in Plainfield this week, including graduation events for Seniors at P.A.A.A.S. and Plainfield High School, and a PRIDE flag raising event. BOARD OF EDUCATION A special meeting has been called, and action may be taken. According to the agenda, a ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — In case you missed any of the past week's news stories, here is your Week in Review. Click on the links below for the complete stories. NJ School Board Votes To Remove Names of All Holidays from Calendar Chief Academic Officer and Director of Queen City Academy Charter School ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD — Junior Celine-Jada Brown is bringing the gold back to Plainfield after a come- from-behind win at Saturday's NJSIAA State Meet of Champions. Brown came into the finals as the top seed, but she was behind by a couple inches going into the finals. "My final three jumps, they ...

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WARREN, NJ — Plainfield High School's Class of 2021 prom was held at The Forest Lodge in Warren on Friday, June 18. The event had been organized outdoors while the CDC was limiting indoor gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The location allowed students to have a wonderful sunset evening ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held its 138th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 18 on the front field. The Class of 2021 marched in to an ovation from the W+H community of parents, families, faculty, trustees and friends. The program began with the Star-Spangled Banner ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The City Council adopted a resolution to recognize June 2021 as Pride Month at its June 14 meeting. A Pride flag raising ceremony is now planned for Wednesday, June 23, at noon at Black Lives Matter Plaza, 515 Watchung Avenue. Most Pride events are held in June to commemorate ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Got Prom pics? Students and parents, submit them to be included in a story on TAPinto Plainfield! Email them to jpopper@tapinto.net. Deadline: 2 p.m. Friday, June 18. Things you can share: Are the pictures from the prom for Plainfield High School or PAAAS? Who's in the ...

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NEW JERSEY -- A new study by WalletHub ranks New Jersey as the Best State to Live In. The annual listing gave the Garden State high ranks for safety, education and healthcare, and quality of life. It ranked 49th in affordability, however. New Jersey edged Massachusetts for the top spot, while ...

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Free COVID-19 shots to be provided in local neighborhoods; door-to-door program to begin. The Union County Board of County Commissioners advises residents that the COVID-19 vaccine is now available at convenient pop-up clinics throughout the County, in addition to permanent sites in Elizabeth, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield Police Director Lisa Burgess has submitted her resignation, according to three sources with whom TAPinto Plainfield spoke on Tuesday. TAPinto Plainfield reached out by phone and email to City of Plainfield Business Administrator Abby Levenson for confirmation on the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield High School students participated Tuesday in a discussion led by K-12 Social Studies Supervisor Dr. Tristian Cox about voting rights.  Dr. Cox provided students with materials that outlined their rights as citizens and instructed them on how to register to vote. The ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A Hackensack Meridian Health EMS vehicle was involved in an accident with another vehicle at the intersection of Park Avenue and West Second Street in Plainfield on Tuesday evening. According to a Breaking News Network alert, the ambulance was on fire, and sand could be seen in ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Monday's council meeting covered a number of topics, but councilors spent the most time discussing the introduction of an ordinance to adopt the sixth amendment to the 197 Scattered Sites Redevelopment Plan. A number of residents in the Crescent Area Historic District are opposed ...

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BETHLEHEM, PA — Ashley Veliz of Plainfield has been made the Dean's List at Lehigh University for the Spring 2021 semester. Dean's List status is awarded to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses. For more than 150 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ — The U.S. Senate has confirmed Zahid Quraishi, a Fanwood native, to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey by a vote of 81-16. He is the first Muslim federal judge in our nation’s history. “Another barrier has been broken, and it has been broken in New ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Ms. Elizabeth Urquhart, who has spent her entire life in Plainfield and has helped shape the Queen City, celebrated her 90th birthday on Sunday. Family and friends gathered around tables filled with cupcakes, and a parade of friends and first responders honked and dropped off cards ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield Police units responded to the 100 block of Hillcrest Avenue around 12:58 a.m. Sunday on a ShotSpotter alert. After searching the area, officers were unable to locate a victim; however, a 29-year-old male called a few hours later to report that he had been shot on ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — In case you missed any of the past week's news stories, here is your Week in Review. Click on the links below for the complete stories. Seasonal Recipe: Make Our Quick Lemon-Basil Pesto Letter to the Editor: Why I Support the Re-election of Mayor Mapp Scenes from ...

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Scroll below for a town-by-town listing of vaccination rates. UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will use $450,000 in state funding to expand COVID-19 vaccine programs in Roselle, Plainfield and other areas with low vaccination rates, officials said this week. The Union County Board of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — In a series of meetings this week, residents offered feedback about making county facilities — from parks to offices and stables — more accessible to people with disabilities.  Individuals with accessibility concerns, parents of children with disabilities and staff members ...

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UNION COUNTY, -- The Union County Commissioners is reopening of The Model Railroad Club, Inc. on Saturday, June 12. The exhibit will be open to the public every Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center, located at 295 Jefferson Ave. in Union ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to identify a burglary suspect.  In the early morning of June 1st, 2021, a burglary was committed in the area of Maple Avenue.  The suspect was seen on video walking down Maple Ave with proceeds from ...

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A Juneteenth event sponsored by Tri-Fold Ministries will be held at duCret School of Art on Saturday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in 45 states. Enjoy arts, dance, poetry, jazz music, and more. There will also be vendors.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Unofficial results are in for Plainfield's primary election, with residents selecting Mayor Adrian O. Mapp — garnering 46.3% of the votes — to lead the city for a third term. The incumbent defeated Richard Wyatt, at 40.2%, by just 294 votes, despite significantly higher ...

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New Initiative Improves Rail Crossing Safety for Drivers Using Waze NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT is joining with the National Safety Council in recognizing National Safety Month during the month of June and is using this time of heightened awareness to promote a lifesaving partnership with Waze, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield Police were on site at Watchung Avenue and Franklin Place Monday evening due to shots fired. Units could be seen marking shell casings in the area. TAPinto Plainfield reached out to Police Director Lisa Burgess for comment, who said, "On Monday, June 7, 2021, at 8:40 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Sunday's plein air outdoor painting event, presented by the duCret School of Art and the Historical Society at the Drake House Museum, gave participants from Plainfield and beyond the option to paint at four locations. Executive Director Tim O'Connor said they planned the event ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — After a week filled with rain, it was a hot and sunny day on the plaza at City Hall. A resolution that was passed by the city council in August 2020 renamed the area as “Black Lives Matter Plaza," and on Saturday, Plainfield held a dedication ceremony that included the unveiling of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — In case you missed any of the past week's news stories, here is your Week in Review. Click on the links below for the complete stories. Vietnam Vets from Plainfield and Across Union County Honored at Ashbrook Golf Course Union County to Present Annual Women of Excellence ...

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