Plainfield's Planning Board Hears Details on '1000 North Avenue' Project

July 21, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Planning Board members heard details Thursday (July 20) on how a vacant warehouse on North Avenue will be replaced with a new, five-story mixed-use building with stores, a restaurant and 120 apartments around a central courtyard.

The project, dubbed “1000 North Avenue,” is just west of the north-side parking lot for the Netherwood Train Station and will face ...

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PMUA Responds to Plainfield City Council Questions, Concerns

PLAINFIELD, NJ - In its Joint Agenda Session on Monday, July 10, the Plainfield City Council pressed Daniel Mejias, Executive Director, and CFO Duane Young of the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority for an explanation of its rates for Plainfield residents, and requested a cost analysis between the city and other municipalities it currently services.

President and Councilwoman-at-Large ...

Gateway Hudson River Tunnel Project Inches Ahead

WASHINGTON --The draft text of the fiscal year 2018 U.S. Department of Transportation Appropriations Act includes $900 million in new funding for the Gateway Hudson River train tunnel project.

Tens of thousands of commuters on the Raritan Valley Line, including Plainfield and Netherwood, will benefit from the project, with fewer delays and a smoother ride into and back from ...

Scenes from the Opening of the Fanwood Grille

FANWOOD, NJ -- The long-awaited opening of the new Fanwood Grille occurred on Friday, July 7, with a full menu for breakfast and lunch and a staff eagerly awaiting new customers.

The Fanwood Grille, at the space occupied for many years by the Fanwood Corner Store at 34 South Martine Avenue, is owned by John Mooney, publisher of the, and run by Paul Watterson, ...

Amtrak Summer Repair Work Starts Monday

NEW YORK, NY – In light of the pending Amtrak summer repair work at Penn Station, New York, and the summer service changes to accommodate the upgrades, Steven H. Santoro, Executive Director at NJ Transit has issued a statement that reads, in part:

“If you haven’t done so already, I strongly advise taking some time over the next few days to ...

Hartz Mountain Announces Location for July 13 Meeting in Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ – Hartz Mountain has scheduled a July 13 meeting in the former Bank of America offices at 750 Walnut Ave.

The meeting is open to the public and will be led by representatives from Hartz Mountain and its development team. Read more about it here.

The meeting’s location is scheduled on the property that the company wishes to rezone in order to develop 905 apartment ...

Fanwood Grille Set to Open on Friday, July 7 in Downtown Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ – The old Fanwood Corner Store will experience a reincarnation of sorts when the long-awaited Fanwood Grille opens at 34 S. Martine Ave. in Fanwood opens on Friday, July 7.

The menu, which is now available online, features items from traditional breakfast favorites such as omelets and Belgian waffles to lunch dishes including hot dogs and hamburgers with tasty ...

Closing of Colorado Cafe in Watchung Stuns Patrons; Redeem Gift Certificates, Save Photos Before it's too Late

WATCHUNG, NJ - The Colorado Cafe has a new message on its Facebook page Wednesday addressing outstanding gift certificates and alerting patrons to save photos before the Facebook page is terminated. The Colorado Cafe, a local landmark at 154 Bonnie Burn Rd. closed its doors, according to a posting on the Facebook page on July 4.


The new message ...

Westfield Rialto Theater and Cranford Theatre Purchased by New Vision Theatres

WESTFIELD, NJ – Movie lovers can expect to see some upgrades to the Westfield Rialto Theater and Cranford Theatre after their recent acquisition by New Vision Theatres, a corporation that purchases and maintains community movie theaters throughout the country.

Both movie theaters were owned by Carmike Cinemas. In 2016, AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. purchased Carmike ...

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July 11, 2017

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