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Amazon’s Career Choice program wins “Community Excellence” award

May 22, 2018

EDISON, NJ - Amazon’s Career Choice program recently received the “Community Excellence” award from the New Jersey Community College Consortium for its impact on the local community.

Steven Johnson, Amazon’s Director for Associate Development, was on hand to accept the award and lead a panel discussion on how the program provides trained, motivated employees for ...

Plainfield Week in Review: Board of Ed Fills Seat, Budget Passage, Bike Races, and more

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up:

Plainfield's Mayor Mapp: A Cultural Renaissance

Ashley Davis - Lessons From My Mother

Plainfield Settlement Coincides with Budget Passage

Postal Letter Carrier's Food Drive for Star Fish Food Pantry in Plainfield

Queen Latifah Delivers ...

Plainfield SID Changes Approved

PLAINFIELD, NJ - An ordinance to restructure management of Plainfield’s Special Improvement District won final City Council approval Monday and will take effect in June.

The vote was 5-1, with Councilwoman Diane Toliver voting “no” and Council President Charles McRae and members Joylette Mills-Ransome, Rebecca Williams, Steve Hockaday, Barry Goode voting “yes.” ...

Plainfield Week in Review: Possible Pedestrian Mall, Board of Ed Interviews, and More

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up:

Joylette Mills-Ransome: My Work as a Councilwoman

Bernice Paglia:  Site of Former Plainfield Businesses Up For Redevelopment Study

Meet Cameron E. Cox

Last weekend:  Scenes from a Weekend in Plainfield

Traffic Stop in Roselle Park ...

Access Self Storage Opens in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A warm welcome was extended on Friday to Access Self Storage, an 850-unit storage facility on South Avenue.  The site was formerly owned by the city of Plainfield as a result of a municipal lien prior to being purchased by the Lackland family.

The afternoon ribbon cutting ceremony marked the official opening for Access Self Storage in a building that was "built in ...

Plainfield Reveals Plans for Pedestrian Mall at Train Station

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp said Thursday a pedestrian mall at the city’s main train station would bring a “plethora of opportunities,” but merchants and landlords had questions about parking and other daily challenges.

Mapp envisioned people arriving by train to go to concerts, art festivals, restaurants and stores, saying Plainfield will become a venue ...

Fanwood Ladies Night Out 2018 on Thursday, June 7

FANWOOD,  NJ -- Ladies, on Thursday, June 7, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., come to the Plaza between Fanwood Crossing and Fanwood Crossing II Buildings on South Avenue in Fanwood (next to Mara's) and enjoy music, mingling and shopping to support our local merchants. The first 250 ladies to register will get a free goody bag.

 

"This year's event promises to be ...

Site of Former Plainfield Businesses Up For Redevelopment Study

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Plainfield tract that held two longtime businesses may be studied for new uses if the City Council agrees at Monday’s agenda-fixing session.

The meeting is 7:30 p.m. in Municipal Court, 325 Watchung Ave. Items moved to the agenda will be up for a vote at the regular meeting, 8 p.m. on May 14 in the same location.

Two nearly century-old businesses, Cozzoli Machine ...

Scotch Plains Farmers Market to Open 2018 Season on Sat, May 12

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Farmers Market will launch its 2018 season on Saturday, May 12 at the Municipal Building parking lot in downtown Scotch Plains.

"Our popular open-air market happens to be celebrating its 26th year, and promises to be one of the best again in the area," said organizers Jeff Stein and Lisa Mohn of the Scotch Plains Business + ...

Ordinance Requires Commercial Landscapers to Register to Work in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A letter from Carlos N. Sanchez, Plainfield's City Administrator, arrived in the mail on Tuesday, alerting residents to the fact that the city council has adopted an ordinance requiring landscapers doing business in town to be licensed. 

It was passed, the letter noted, to help reduce illegal dumping activities, and to aid in public safety efforts.

Residents should ...

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Offshore Drilling Endangers 2 National Parks in New Jersey

May 23, 2018

SPOILED PARKS: NEW REPORT SPOTLIGHTS THREAT OF TRUMP’S EXPANDED OFFSHORE DRILLING TO 68 COASTAL NATIONAL PARKS 

 Acadia, Fort Sumter, Everglades, Olympic National Parks and Others in 18 States at Risk; Huge Potential Impact Seen on $5.7 Billion in Coastal Park Economic Output, 84 Million Annual Visits, and 60,000 Jobs.

WASHINGTON, DC – The Trump ...