Government

January 25, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Shortly after Jerry Green announced that he would resign as chairman of Union County Democratic Committee, State Senator Nick Scutari issued a press release announcing his candidacy for the position and listed numerous endorsers, including Green, Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Wednesday, Plainfield's own Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee to focus on recovering from an illness.  A statement that was issued by Union County Democratic Committee Executive Director Nick Fixmer notes that Green ...

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LINDEN, NEW JERSEY — New Jersey State Senator Nicholas P. Scutari announced today that he is running for Union County Democratic Chairman with the backing of retiring Chairman Jerry Green who has suffered a recent illness. Former Chairman Jerry Green, who also serves as an Assemblyman in the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield’s Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend that the Zoning Board deny a variance for a proposed veterans’ home in the Van Wyck Brooks Historic District. The Zoning Board of Adjustment will consider the matter on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in City ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — From substitute teacher to congresswoman? Lisa Mandelblatt says, “Why not?” The Westfield resident has her sights set on Leonard Lance’s seat as District 7’s representative in Congress in the 2018 election. Born in Springfield, Mandelblatt has lived in Westfield 25 years. She has ...

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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: Bernice Paglia:  Plainfield Council Approvals Sought For Legal Contracts, Tax Appeals Bernice Paglia:  Plainfield Council Meetings in Court for 2018 Plainfield ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Between 1,500 and 2,000 people — including women, men and children — participated in the Second Annual Women’s March in Westfield Saturday, according to organizers. The event was one of many women’s marches around the country. “It was beyond all of our expectations,” Lee ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A roof garden and a fitness room are enticements at a proposed four-story building on Plainfield’s South Avenue, but the Planning Board wants to hear more about parking and accessibility. Testimony Thursday from attorney Joseph Paparo, site engineer Christopher Rosati, architect ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Revealing a number that seems to please no one locally, Mayor Al Smith and the Scotch Plains Council announced on Tuesday that the Township has settled on a figure of 598 units for its state-mandated affordable housing obligation. "Scotch Plains was among 300 municipalities ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Plainfield Zoning Board application for 12 apartments on South Avenue went off the rails Wednesday after a board member questioned the safety of four proposed ground floor units. The applicant, Villani Builders, aimed to replace a car wash at 820-836 South Avenue with the new ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - At Plainfield’s first City Council meeting for 2018, a council member and a resident spoke out against spending choices. After Public Safety Director Carl Riley explained the need for cleaning HVAC systems at police headquarters, Councilwoman Diane Toliver said the money - ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -All Plainfield City Council meetings for 2018, whether for agenda-fixing, regular or combined meetings, will be held in Municipal Court at 325 Watchung Avenue. Attendees must pass through a metal detector, which means removing belts and emptying pockets. Purses and bags will be ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Nineteen law firms need Plainfield City Council approval for initial fees totaling $385,000 at the governing body’s combined meeting on Tuesday, which also features a large tax reduction and proposed improvements to both police and fire buildings. The combined agenda-fixing and ...

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A bill that would remove the law enforcement powers of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) was approved by both the State Senate and Assembly on Jan. 8. Bill S3558, sponsored by Senator Ray Lesniak, Democrat from Union County, calls for the creation of a ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - An adaptive reuse project aims to breathe new life into the shuttered Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield.  The City Council recently approved a plan by Muhlenberg Urban Renewal, LLC, an affiliate of Bloomfield-based Community Healthcare Associates (CHA), to develop a 186,000 square ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Much of this week's news was focused on the bomb cyclone, and all of its ramifications, so in case you missed other TAPinto Plainfield news around town, you can catch up here. Reframe New Year’s Resolutions in 2018 at Plainfield Y Pay Heed To Plainfield 2018 Council ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Second Annual Women’s March in Westfield is planned for Jan. 20, organizers have announced. “Our chief purpose in having the march in town again this year is to inspire and empower our children, to teach them to have a voice and to use it to inspire change,” said Jessica ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield YMCA, at 518 Watchung Avenue, will be closed today due to the winter storm.  This affects membership and after school programs.  The shelter will still operate as a warming center. Additionally, all Plainfield Municipal Offices including City Hall are CLOSED ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ--Due to the freezing weather, the Union County Freeholder Board is announcing that the County of Union, through the efforts of the Department of Human Services, Sheriff’s Office and County Police, will be opening up warming centers in the lobbies at the following ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The annual reorganization meeting on New Year's Day, held at Plainfield High School, included Mayor Adrian O. Mapp taking the oath of office to begin his second term. The oath of office was administered by the Honorable Carl L. Marshall, CJMC Chief Municipal Court ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Residents who want to monitor and speak out at Plainfield City Council meetings may find challenges in the 2018 schedule. The trend to combined agenda-fixing and voting meetings will continue and there will be more Tuesday meetings due to Monday holidays. One change will help: ...

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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: Downtown Plainfield Alliance Receives Grant for North Avenue Historic District Street Signage Plainfield's Cresthaven Academy Charter School Collects 700+ Presents in ...

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The City of Plainfield is moving ahead with a deer management operation that will begin on January 1 and end on February 17, 2018. The operation comes in response to numerous and sustained complaints about hazardous driving conditions, health concerns stemming from Lyme disease and gardens being ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Monday January 1, 2018 at 12:00 p.m., the governing body of the City of Plainfield will hold a Reorganization Meeting. Mayor Adrian O. Mapp and newly elected members of the Plainfield City Council will be sworn in the auditorium at Plainfield High School, located at 950 Park ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The City of Plainfield's Tax Collector has confirmed that residents can prepay their 2018 property taxes.  The announcement states:  The City of Plainfield is accepting prepayment of 2018 property taxes.  For anyone interested, the City of Plainfield Tax Collector will accept ...

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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: Open Letter to Plainfield (NJ) Mayor and Council Plainfield Students Communicate with Students in Kenya Via Skype AAA Dec 18 Survey shows Gas Prices Continue to Drop ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – It’s back to the drawing board for the controversial Roselle Mind and Body Complex as the Union County freeholders this week pulled a plan to fund a big piece of the project. In their final meeting of the year, the freeholders removed from consideration the second reading of an ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The proposed expansion of two Plainfield historic districts will include talks with homeowners as well as formal hearings, Historic Preservation Commission members said Tuesday. Resident Allan Rosenberg raised questions about the scope of the proposed expansion at the HPC ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A program to limit Plainfield’s deer population in the city’s uninhabited 31-acre detention basin has drawn an animal rights group’s call to reject it. The City Council passed the measure on Dec. 11, allowing for archers to hunt deer during the state’s Winter Bow Season, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield Councilman Barry Goode was charged with driving while intoxicated after refusing to provide a breath sample on Dec. 9, according to a Plainfield Police report. Plainfield Police were called to the 900 block of Melrose Place on that Saturday evening to investigate a ...

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