Plainfield Top Stories

January 21, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ – Students from Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies, or PAAAS, were winners in four categories at the statewide secondary school theatre festival and competition sponsored by the Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey (STANJ), in conjunction with the New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Plainfield boys basketball team beat Sayerville by a significant 30 points at Monday's 2019 Martin Luther King Classic held in New Brunswick.  The 77-47 win brings the Cardinals to a 6-7 record. Tyejuan Taylor scored a team high 19 points and 13 rebounds, and he had 5 ...

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Recycle Coach App, Homelessness Initiative, Summer Events among Topics Discussed at First Union County Freeholders Meeting of 2019 UNION COUNTY, NJ – All 21 municipalities in the county have submitted information to a cell phone application that tells homeowners when to take out the recycling, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was in Paterson for two hours at most. It was the third stop of a long day, and he was so exhausted he almost had to be propped up as he stood and spoke.  Still, 50 years later, those who were there remember the energy of his speech, and see it as a ...

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SPRINGFIELD, MA - The Plainfield Youth Empowerment for Success (Y.E.S.) basketball league took three travel teams this weekend to Springfield, MA to compete in the 10th annual Eastbay Presents Jr. HoopHall Championships, and two of the three teams won titles. Micah Gordon, son of Plainfield ...

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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 and the Plainfield Public School district will be closed. The Plainfield Area Club of Frontiers International ...

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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 News: Zoning Board Selects New Leadership, Hears Two Cases Plainfield's Planning Board Reorganizes for 2019 Hiring Event at Plainfield High School on ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Saturday members of the Plainfield Rescue Squad visited Masonic Stone Square Lodge #38, established in 1887 to dispense charity, promote family values and endeavor to significantly aid in the uplifting of humanity, to teach local youth and lodge elders Hands-Only ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies' Robotics Team, The Deceptibots, attended the First Tech Challenge Qualifier at the Liberty Science Center on Saturday, Jan. 12.  As the only robot to use a servo motor to optimize precision, the team's robot was able to ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency, effective at noon on Saturday, based on reports of impending Winter Storm Harper that is reportedly going to affect the Plainfield area. The National Weather Service (NWS) has predicted "total snow and sleet accumulations ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Planning Board held its first meeting of 2019, and reinstalled Ron Scott Bey as Board Chairman.  Horace Baldwin will serve as Vice Chair. There was only one application on Thursday's agenda, and the applicant, Anthony Flagg II, did not appear.  Flagg is seeking an ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Cardinals (6-6) fell to Union Catholic (9-2) at home on Thursday evening, 78-64. Tyejuan Taylor scored a team-high 19 points, and Jamarques Lawrence added 13 more for Plainfield Joshua Cordoba, who scored 8 points, had 14 rebounds; Taylor pulled down 7 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Zoning Board of Adjustment met on Wednesday, beginning the meeting by selecting a new Chair for 2019.  Alex Ruiz was nominated, and members voted unanimously to install him; Mary Burgwinkle will serve as Vice Chair. Nancy Gerald and Ryan Sears started new terms on ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Take a look at some upcoming events in Plainfield that will honor and remember the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Saturday, Jan. 19, Plainfield's Omicron Chi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity will hold its annual family-friendly event at Hubbard Middle School, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Board of Education met on Tuesday for its first Work & Study session of the new year after its reorganization.  But it wasn’t a typical meeting as board members dealt with RICE charges served on Plainfield Education Association President Eric Jones. Prior to ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - For Eduardo Flores, Valedictorian of the Class of 2019 at Plainfield High School, being admitted to Kean University on Monday as part of the school's “instant admissions” process is the perfect chance to get a head start on his selection for college this Fall. “It’s a great ...

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Warm up your winter with a celebration of music and community PLAINFIELD, NJ - As part of its mission to provide educational opportunities through youth and family-oriented concerts, the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will present its annual free family concert on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at ...

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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 Easy Reader Book Club with Ms. J. in Room 2 at the Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave., at 4 p.m. Girls basketball:  at New Providence, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Cardinals easily defeated the Rahway Indians at home on Saturday.  Natasha Dirati-Onyango had a game high 17 points, and 20 rebounds.  J’Daah Wyatt-Doyle contributed 15 points to the win. Uloma Nwaka had 6 points for Rahway, and Anissa Crumpton added 4 ...

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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 News: Scenes from the City of Plainfield Anniversary Celebration Free Sports Physicals for Students at Plainfield High School Plainfield Symphony 99th ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield took on the Blue Devils in Westfield on Friday, holding on to win 41-39.  The Cardinals are now 5-5. Tyejuan Taylor had a high of 11 points for the Cardinals.  Joshua Raymond added 8, and Joshua Cordoba contributed 6 points. Taylor pulled down 10 rebounds, and ...

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Three people who stood trial and were convicted for their roles in the fatal shooting of a Plainfield man in his home a little more than five years ago have been sentenced to a combined total of 140 years in state prison, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority commissioners assembled on Thursday for the first committee meeting of the new year.  One of the topics discussed was the recently implemented dual-stream system for collecting recyclable items, now in its second week. The first ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - You may recall that TAPinto Plainfield ran a series called Help a Plainfield Teacher before the school year began.  The articles had highlighted local teachers’ projects on Donorschoose.org. One of the projects that was featured was created by Shalonda Archibald, a Reading ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's boys basketball team fell to Union at home on Community Day, losing 63-47.  The Cardinals are now 5-4 this season. Tyejuan Taylor had 18 points, Jalil Lee contributed 9, and Joshua Cordoba added 8 points. Taylor also pulled down 13 rebounds, and Cordoba had ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority changed its recycling schedule in 2019, instituting a dual-stream recycling collection. What does that mean?  Weekly recycle collections by the PMUA will follow an alternating Wednesday schedule, with co-mingled bottles and cans ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The oath of office was issued on Monday to Plainfield's newly elected Board of Education members. Eric Andrews was administered the oath first for a one-year unexpired term. John C. Campbell took the oath for another three-year term with his wife, Wilma, by his side.  Emily ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield City Council Annual Reorganization Meeting was held on Monday in Municipal Court, and the gallery was packed with residents, Union County Freeholders, and family members of those being sworn in.  Municipal Clerk Abubakar “AJ” Jalloh  opened the meeting, followed ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – Plainfield residents are invited to attend the annual Council Reorganization meeting that will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, in Municipal Court. During the meeting, the oath of office will be administered to Ashley Davis (Councilwoman, First Ward), Elton Armady ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A kickoff affair to celebrate a year-long series of events to commemorate the sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Plainfield in 1869, was held at City Hall on Saturday.  The building itself turns 100 years old. The day was rainy, so those ...

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