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July 3, 2022

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Police Department is advising residents that on Monday, July 4, East Front Street will be closed from Leland Avenue to Madison Avenue in both directions from 8 am to approximately 2 pm for the Fourth of July Parade. Emergency no parking signs have been placed on East ...

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HAMILTON, NJ — Plainfield resident Jack Virgo was named as a medalist for the 2022 New Jersey State Governor's Jefferson Award. The awards are a partnership between The NJ Governor’s Office of Volunteerism, NJ Advance Media, The NJ Governor’s Advisory Council on Volunteerism, and the NJ Volunteer ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — In case you missed any of the past week's news stories, here is your Plainfield Week in Review. Click on the links below for the complete stories. FDA Says Parents Should Not Use Baby Neck Floats Due to Risk of Injury or Death VIDEO: Teen Police Chief, First Aid Squad ...

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RARITAN BAY, NJ -- Nearly three-quarters (73%) of all fireworks injuries were sustained during the 30-day period surrounding the Independence Day holiday, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The most often injured body parts by fireworks are hands or fingers (28% of ...

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NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer. The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Police Division issued an advisory Thursday to alert residents about an uptick, citywide, in vehicle entries due to unlocked car doors. Police remind residents to lock vehicle doors at all times, and to remove any valuable items from view.

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has authorized $95,000 to resolve claims that a prisoner at the county’s since closed jail was kept from exercising his faith and harassed because of his Muslim religion. Last week, the commissioners approved the settlement on the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield City Council members will vote on ordinances and resolutions at a special meeting Thursday, June 30, to dissolve the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority, assume the services provided by the Authority, vote on an amendment of salaries and wages, and vote to appoint ...

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TRENTON, NJ — When thinking of the future for businesses in New Jersey, Michele Siekerka is confident and hopeful. "I’m always a glass half full person and very optimistic," Siekerka, the President and CEO of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) said. "I believe for every ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Fourth of July typically means a day of parades, barbecues, music and fireworks. In Plainfield, here's how to enjoy some of these activities. The annual parade will kick off at 10 a.m. on East Front Street at Netherwood Avenue on Monday, July 4, and proceed to Park ...

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TRENTON, NJ — It's a big week for Tom Bracken and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. "This is a week that's been building since the beginning of COVID," Bracken, the organization's President and CEO said. "This is the week where we'll know what kind of resources will be allocated to really ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Parents and guardians, the Plainfield Public Schools district is offering summer camp programs for the following sports, as well as band camp. Most camps begin next week, but wrestling is up and running. Some camps require registration, others don't. Reach out to the coaches for ...

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NEW JERSEY - A museum with ties to George Washington gets federal funding for restoration. Also, a town staple is set to close its doors after 10 years. Plus, a town awards scholarships to students and a 4-year-old runs a lemonade stand for charity. TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist. "We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies 9th commencement ceremony was held Saturday for the graduating Class of 2022 at Hub Stine sports complex. Graduates could be seen dancing up to receive their diplomas, and on the way back to their seats, too. “I remain ...

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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. Plainfield Man Found Guilty in 2015 Robbery of Scotch Plains McDonald’s Plainfield's PMUA to Hold Special Meeting Union County Parks ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The 152nd commencement ceremony was held Saturday for the Plainfield High School graduating Class of 2022 at Hub Stine sports complex. The bleachers were overflowing, filled with friends and family members cheering on the graduates. School board President Josely Castro ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A published public notice informs that the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority will conduct a special meeting on Monday, June 27, at 6 p.m. It is also posted on the authority's website. Three items to be discussed in executive session, according to the notice, include ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Public notices reveal two applications that are expected to appear on the Plainfield Planning Board's July 7 agenda. The board will consider whether to recommend to Plainfield's City Council that the property identified as 117-27 E. 7th Street, or Block 837 / Lot 1 and the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield seniors are set to graduate on Friday, June 24, at Hub Stine Field. The ceremony for PAAAS students will begin at 1 p.m. Can't make it? You can watch the livestream here. Plainfield High School students are set to graduate at 6 p.m. A livestream will be available ...

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RED BANK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced back-to-school supplies will be tax-free in New Jersey from August 27 to September 5. Murphy, Senate President Nicholas Scutari (D - District 22) and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D - District 19) announced at an event in Red Bank the agreement was ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — An event marking Pride Month and the opening of Tëmike Park, the county’s new inclusive playground and park area within Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield, was subject to dozens of offensive comments on the county’s Facebook page. The offending comments, which were initially ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The Senate Education Committee has approved a bill that would change the state law concerning graduation proficiency requirements in New Jersey. S2349 is sponsored by Sen. Shirley Turner (D - District 15) and Sen. Patrick Diegnan (D - District 18). The COVID-19 pandemic is a major ...

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LOUDONVILLE, NY — Plainfield's Comfort Babayemi was named to the Siena College Dean's List for the Spring 2022 semester. A student's grade point average for the semester must be between 3.5 and 3.89 to be named to the Dean's List. Founded in 1937, Siena College is a private, Catholic Franciscan, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers University campuses statewide will prohibit the use of all tobacco products—both indoors and outdoors—starting on Jan. 1, 2023. The university will join eight other Big Ten universities that do not allow smoking, e-cigarette use, smokeless tobacco use or other tobacco ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield’s Planning Board voted Thursday, June 16, to recommend to the City Council that the area made up of Block 713, Lots 1 through 5, should be deemed an area in need of redevelopment. The council authorized the Planning Board to conduct a non-condemnation study for the area ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Some years ago, I was covering an anti-tax rally with demonstrators holding up placards damning the New Jersey politicians and policies that they believed were responsible for their high local property taxes. “Down With Big Government!” “Give Us Back Our Money.” “Trenton is a $$$ ...

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ATHENS, OH — Derrick Washington of Plainfield graduated with a MSAA Athletic Administration from Ohio University's College of Business in the spring 2022. More than 4,400 students graduated with bachelor's, master's or doctorate degrees from Ohio University for spring semester 2022. Ohio ...

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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. VIDEO: 'ARRIVE Together' Program Expands, Community Festival Returns, Track Team Wins State Championship and Ice Cream Eating Contest Saint ...

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