AAA's November 13 Survey shows New Jersey gas prices up five cents

November 14, 2017

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - In it's weekly survey of gasoline prices, AAA reports that the average price of a gallon of gasoline in New Jersey is up five cents over last week. 

Today's average is $2.59. It is 11 cents higher than a month ago ($2.48) and 33 cents higher than this same time last year ($2.26).

Gas prices are on the rise throughout the region as well. The average price ...

Plainfield City Council Approves Ordinance to Amend S.I.D.

PLAINFIELD, NJ - An ordinance introduced at the Nov. 8 City Council meeting would amend the current relationship between the City of Plainfield and the Special Improvement District, or SID.

Corporation Counsel David Minchello explained that there is an assessment on every commercial and industrial property within the Special Improvement District.  

He said SID's annual budget ...

Plainfield's SSYC Wins Approval For New Building

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Plainfield institution with a 40-year record of serving young people won Planning Board approval Thursday to construct a new building on Plainfield Avenue.

Second Street Youth Center Foundation will vacate a three-story building on South Second Street for a new, one-level facility offering pre-school education and after-school care. Attorney Jong Sook Nee introduced ...

Free Services Available to Military Veterans from Union County Clerk

Union County, NJ--Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds military veterans who have filed their DD-214 papers that they can obtain a free proof of service ID card from the County Clerk’s main office in midtown Elizabeth or the annex office in Westfield. Veterans who have not yet filed their DD-214 papers can do so by bringing the original to the Elizabeth or Westfield office. There is no ...

Plainfield: Fig Tree Market to Hold Grand Opening Nov. 2

PLAINIFIELD, NJ - If you have driven down South Avenue in Plainfield recently, one particular sign may have caught your eye.

The Fig Tree Market, near the intersection at Leland Avenue, has a banner up noting a Grand Opening will take place on Nov. 2.  Excitement for the opening has been building among area residents. 

When TAPinto Plainfield talked to Owner David Oh in early ...

Plainfield's Mayor Adrian O. Mapp Joins Fanwood Mayor at Regional Economic Development Workshop

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr played host to the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority (NJRA)'s Creative Community Investments workshop attended by business administrators and economic development experts from across the state at the Carriage House on Thursday. 

The program highlighted Fanwood's award-winning downtown redevelopment endeavors that transformed ...

VIDEO: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Plainfield's RE/MAX Select, Formerly Sleepy Hollow Realtors

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Sleepy Hollow Realtors on South Avenue opened in 2004 with Joe Burris and John Nash at the helm, and was one of the leading real estate companies in the city. 

Fast forward to this year when the company was acquired, and it is now RE/MAX Select - The Sleepy Hollow Team.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday evening to mark the transition, with ...

Have an Opinion? Write TAPinto Plainfield a Letter to the Editor

PLAINFIELD, NJ - In a dynamic community like Plainfield, residents can share their opinions, offer grievances, or bestow praise on the subjects that matter most to them. TAPinto Plainfield welcomes letters to the editor.

The publication of Letters to the Editor is at the sole discretion of TAPinto LLC. Letters must be factually accurate and not defamatory. Anonymous letters will not be ...

Plainfield's UCC Campus Growing, Seeks Greater City Identity

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Union County College branch in Plainfield is growing, Facilities Director Robert Hogan said at Thursday's Planning Board meeting where Hogan and two architects discussed a new parking lot and future plans.

Hogan said the Plainfield campus has 690 students, ten more than last year and including 20 new full-time, first-time students, while other UCC campuses are ...

Plainfield Vision 2025 on Tuesday Night Centered on Workforce Development

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield Vision 2025 continued on Tuesday eveing, focusing on Workforce Development and Adult Training.

The five breakout sessions centered on five categories:  Mentoring, Youth, Vocational Skills/Training, Job Opportunities, and Re-entry.

Success would lead to more jobs and a booming downtown, participants said.  General community service ideas include ...

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Laurethea Kidd Named Acting Executive Director At Homefirst

November 14, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Board of Trustees at Homefirst Interfaith Housing & Family Services has named Lauretha Kidd the organization’s Acting Executive Director, it was announced today by Rev. Ron Thomas, Board President.

“Laurethea’s drive, strong leadership skills and 15-year background in leading social service organizations are impressive. We’re looking ...