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Amazon Officially Announces Pick For HQ2

November 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon today announced its picks (yes plural) for its second headquarters, and it wasn’t Newark.

The corporate giant selected Long Island City and Arlington, Va. for the company's new headquarters. The company also selected Nashville for a new operations center, which will handle fulfillment and transportation.

Newark was one of 20 finalists named by the company ...

HOPES CAP Inc. and Landmark Developers North Ave project gets ZBA approval

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Zoning Board delivered a final decision on the HOPES application to expand its previously approved project that would increase the number of classrooms to house students from 20 with 270 children and 76 staff members, to 26 classrooms with 362 children and 95 staff members.

In July, issues related to traffic had derailed a hearing because board members ...

NJ Assembly Republicans Implore Democrats to Consider Refunds for Stranded NJ Transit Commuters

TRENTON, NJ – N.J. Transit riders have faced incessant delays and poor service over the course of the year, and that has led many to come to the same conclusion as some Republican lawmakers: commuters deserve refunds.

“New Jersey Transit needs to be held accountable,” said Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (R-Morris).  “The problems seem to be getting worse ...

Castle Bootery Didn't ‘Lose its Lease,’ Westfield Property Owners Write

WESTFIELD, NJ — Andrew Calcagno of Flatiron Realty LLC, the new property owner of 50-52 Elm Street in Downtown Westfield — where Castle Bootery is located — said he was surprised to learn in an email announcement Friday that the 70-year-old children’s shoe store would close at the end of December.

Castle Bootery in Westfield Closing Shop After 70 ...

Castle Bootery in Westfield Closing Shop After 70 Years

WESTFIELD, NJ – A children's shoe store has lost its foothold in on Elm Street.

The Castle Bootery announced Friday it is leaving its location at 52 Elm St., after about 70 years in Downtown Westfield. The announcement said the retailer lost its lease and will be closing on Dec. 30.

Eric Graff, who has owned the shop for the last 28 of the store’s years, said he ...

The Plainfield Music Store Bids Farewell to Downtown Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - It was a bittersweet rainy Saturday at the Plainfield Music Store, which held its final day of sales. Customers combed through the shelves of sheet music to scoop up treasures at deep discounts, a sale that had been announced a few weeks ago.

After 25 years of ownership, Victoria Griswold decided earlier this year to sell the building that houses the music store, offices on ...

Scenes from a Fall Expo in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The fall expo event for entrepreneurs that was held at Plainfield's duCret School of Art on Thursday was a success, according to organizers, with over 150 people in attendance.

The event was created with two goals in mind - to connect businesses, and to educate the community on services and businesses in and near Plainfield. 

Speakers were also on hand.  ...

Westfield’s Lord & Taylor Makes The Cut, as Others Axed

WESTFIELD, NJ – A high-end department store that earlier this year announced it would close 10 locations  will keep its store on North Avenue West, the mayor said.

Mayor Shelley Brindle told that customers "voted with their feet" by increasing their visits to the store. If the retailer had left, it would have been a significant hit to the downtown, ...

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: October 22-28

PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and events.


Girls tennis:  home match at 4 p.m. vs. Union HS.
Girls soccer: away match vs. Rahway at 4 p.m.
Boys soccer: away at Westfield, 4 p.m.
Easy Reader Book Club with Ms. J. at the Plainfield Public Library, from 4 to ...

Talk of Expungement, Licensing, and more at Plainfield Marijuana Legislation Town Hall

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The city's administration held a town hall with a panel of experts to discuss marijuana legislation and medical expansion regulations on Wednesday at Plainfield's Washington Community School.

There are currently six treatment centers in New Jersey, in Bellmawr, Cranbury, Egg Harbor, Montclair, Secaucus and Woodbridge.  In July the New Jersey Department of ...


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Lyft Names Plainfield Native Eric Plummer as New Jersey State Market Manager

November 12, 2018

(NEW JERSEY) November 12, 2018 - Lyft, whose mission is to improve people's lives with the world's best transportation, has named Eric Plummer as Market Manager of its New Jersey State operations. Plummer will oversee all local operations across the state of New Jersey, including market growth, marketing initiatives, driver and passenger connections and service ...