Plainfield Top Stories

July 4, 2020

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Notice has been provided that the Plainfield Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Monday, July 6 at 5 p.m. Action will be taken at the meeting.  Access the Zoom meeting HERE. The meeting ID is 919 0014 7630, and password is 277330. Catch up here: What ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's Planning Board unanimously approved plans Thursday for a five-story mixed-use residential building at Park Avenue and West 6th Street, on the site of a former used car lot. The building, designed by Taylor Architecture & Design of North Plainfield, will include ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing on Thursday that he has extended New Jersey's public health emergency another 30 days due to the coronavirus, even though the spread of the disease has slowed significantly by many important measures. For instance, ...

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This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. After signing a stopgap budget into law Tuesday to keep the state open for another three ...

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Beachgoers seek normalcy after long lockdown, but not without misgivings about pandemic This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. On ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- At his daily COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the reopening schedule that continues tomorrow — with social distancing and face covering requirements in place — for the following businesses: Casinos, Outdoor amusement parks and water ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Despite an 8 p.m. start time, Plainfield's Board of Education had participants wait for two hours before they ended a Zoom meeting that never began. Similar to last week, a new link was published, and residents had to scramble to both find the link and hope they could access ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced today he signed a three-month $7.6 billion budget extension prompted by the coronavirus pandemic that allows the State to continue spending through September. Murphy said the three-month gap budget, which authorizes state spending through the extended ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A motorcycle accident in Plainfield occurred Monday evening at the intersection of East Second Street and Garfield Avenue, near Sanhoma Liquor. The male victim, whose condition is unknown at this point, was brought by ambulance to Milt Campbell Field. At the field, firefighters ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Although he planned to loosen restrictions on indoor dining in New Jersey on Thursday, July 2, Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press conference Monday that he will delay the reopening. He provided no timetable of when indoor dining -- even at reduced capacity -- ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Tensions were already high going into last Tuesday's Plainfield Board of Education meeting, thanks to an agenda that included cuts in key staff positions, and moves to make some full-time jobs part-time with a loss of benefits.The meeting started over an hour late — it was after 10 ...

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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. AMTRAK/NJT Portal North Bridge Moves Closer to Full Federal Funding Recall Alert: Children's Robitussin® Honey Cough and Chest Congestion DM ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (S2437) Friday which limits service fees charged to restaurants by third-party delivery applications and websites during state of emergencies. The legislation provides relief to restaurants across New Jersey that have faced excessive fees while ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Department of Education (DOE) Commissioner Dr. Lamont Repollet provided guidance for the reopening of schools in the fall during the governor's daily COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Friday, June 25.  "Today, we're releasing guidance regarding the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy defended the state’s new travel advisory amid questions of whether it lacks teeth and suggestions of whether it constitutes retaliation against states that had once imposed restrictions on northeastern states. The advisory, which was announced Wednesday in lockstep ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- While anyone who had driven along Route 22 in the past few weeks could see the evidence of an imminent opening, the new Chick-fil-A finally did so on Thursday, June 24, at the intersection of Terrill Road, the longtime home of Sears -- just walking distance from chicken franchise ...

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NEW JERSEY - A joint incoming travel advisory has been announced by New Jersey Governor Murphy, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont.  The joint incoming travel advisory states that individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Since 1995 Al and Jeans Inc., Center for Early Childhood Education, has been serving the greater City of Plainfield, New Jersey.  Currently licensed for 123 students, Al and Jeans held its Rising 4’s Moving on Ceremony for their 45 graduate prekindergarten students. Al and Jeans ...

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NEW JERSEY — The state is hiring more than 200 contact tracers as part of its ongoing fight against COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy announced at his press conference Wednesday afternoon. “There are more than 230 tracers being on-boarded,” Murphy said. This is in addition to the 900 tracers ...

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Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. During the coronavirus pandemic, lawmakers have taken action to address ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield’s Board of Education virtual meeting was pushed to a 9 p.m. start time on Tuesday, and yet, an hour later, some people were left staring at a screen that said the host will let you in soon, while others were seeing a message that the meeting was at its capacity of 300.

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UPDATE: The Board of Ed did not vote on the HR agenda late Tuesday night; there will be a special meeting on Monday, June 29. PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Board of Education's virtual Business Meeting will be held later than usual tonight, and the agenda includes controversial personnel ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Amusement park rides, water parks and playgrounds will re-open in time for July 4th weekend, with 50% capacity and other COVID-19 protocols. “It's just a coincidence that it's a scorcher outside today, but today we are announcing that outdoor amusement parks and water parks will be ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield’s Class of 2020 wrapped up its graduation day celebrations, with a parade organized by the City of Plainfield. The day began with two virtual ceremonies, one for Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies, or P.A.A.A.S., and one for Plainfield High ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A group of 2020 Plainfield graduates came together to release balloons to honor the memory of a classmate who should have shared their special day. Kayla Spooner succumbed to a disease she just could not overcome; however, members of her graduating class remembered both her and ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Coronavirus restrictions in place since mid-March in New Jersey continue to be peeled back amid Phase 2 of the state's economic recovery plan, and the state's efforts to combat the disease are proving so successful that New Jersey is one of four states in line to contain it, Governor ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — It certainly will not be a typical one due to COVID-19, but Monday, June 22, will be a busy day for Plainfield high school graduates. Virtual ceremonies for both Plainfield Academy for Arts and Advanced Studies, or P.A.A.A.S., and Plainfield High School students will take place ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that the Portal North Bridge replacement -- a key component of the broader Gateway Project that includes building a new trans-Hudson rail tunnel -- has officially moved forward into the engineering phase of the ...

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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. Plans to Honor Late Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson Do Not Include Renaming School, Super Says St. Bartholomew Academy in Scotch Plains "Claps ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield High School Principal Dion Roach sent a congratulatory message to graduating seniors. A virtual graduation is scheduled for Monday, June 22, with a P.A.A.A.S. ceremony streaming at 9 a.m., and Plainfield High School at 1 p.m. To the Plainfield High school class of ...

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