ABC Supply Company Ribbon Cutting Ceremony a Part of City of Plainfield's Economic Renaissance

February 24, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The City of Plainfield celebrated on Friday by welcoming ABC Supply Co., Inc. to its new location within the city. 

ABC Supply Co., Inc. executives, New Jersey Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Leslie Anderson, and South Second Street Redevelopment Partners (J.G. Petrucci & Company and TD+Partners) joined Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, Plainfield City Council members ...

Shirley W. Thompson to Receive Rotary Club Award

North Plainfield, NJ  — The Rotary Club of Plainfield-North Plainfield is pleased to announce that South Plainfield resident Shirley Weaver Thompson will receive the 2017 Service Above Self Award at the club’s 18th Annual Wine Tasting Dinner. The event will be held on April 5 at Giovanna’s Restaurant in Plainfield, and is a fundraiser for the club’s scholarship ...

United Way Searches for Rising Star in Greater Union County

ELIZABETH, NJ--United Way of Greater Union County is searching for a Rising Star professional in Greater Union County, North Plainfield, or South Plainfield to be recognized at its 2017 Annual Celebration! An Evening of Inspiration, on June 15, at the Westwood in Garwood.

Anyone can nominate a young professional; however, the nominee must live and/or work in those areas, ...

Northfield Bank Foundation Donates $10,000 to Caring Contact Crisis Listening Line

NEW JERSEY -- Northfield Bank Foundation has provided a grant of $10,000 to crisis listening line Caring Contact to enable the hotline to expand its Save Our Youth Program. Save Our Youth is a program designed to raise awareness about teen suicide and increase resources to help teenagers in crisis. 

Caring Contact is an award-winning, volunteer-staffed caring and crisis hotline and ...

Plainfield Public Library Hiring Grant-Funded Part-Time Computer Lab Assistant

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Public Library is looking for a part-time Computer Lab Assistant with excellent technological and customer service skills to work in its Computer Lab.

Intermediate to advanced computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office 2010, Internet Explorer, and Firefox are required.

The selected employee will be supervising use of the computer lab, ...

Sears - Watchung Store and Auto Center Remain Open for Now, But Long-term Future Is in Question

WATCHUNG, NJ – Is it closing or not?

That is the question many local residents have been speculating as it relates to long-standing Sears storefront on 1640 Route 22 in Watchung and the neighboring Sears Auto Center.

Earlier this month, Sears Holdings issued a statement that the company would be closing 42 Sears stores and over 100 K-Mart stores this spring, including four locations ...

How to Get Hired in 2017

NEW JERSEY -- It’s a New Year and like the millions of other Americans, you may have resolved to eat healthier and improve exercising habits. Finding a new job also often ranks high on the "to do" list.

In fact, according to a new Career Builder survey, more than one-in-five workers (22 percent) are planning to change jobs in 2017. Further, that number is even higher for ...

Information Sought on Plainfield Youth-Based Organizations

PLAINFIELD, NJ - If you have attended any recent Plainfield public meetings, you may recall that some residents have noted a lack of a central location of available resources.  Now here is your chance to weigh in.

Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, the Plainfield City Council and the Division of Parks & Recreation are asking for your input as they compile a directory of youth services.

An ...

Free Tax Preparation Services Available to Plainfield Residents

PLAINFIELD, NJ - HOPES CAP, Inc. is offering free tax preparation services to members of the Plainfield community via the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which provides taxpayers with income tax returns at no cost.

HOPES CAP, Inc. administers social, educational and training services that help individuals overcome barriers and fight the causes of poverty.

Tax assistance ...

Foodtown Holds Information Session for New Jobs

ELIZABETH, NJ - Foodtown, which will open a new store in Elizabeth, is holding an Information Session to hire 50 full- and part-time employees, Jan. 25th, at 10 am in the Workforce Innovation Business Center at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, 651 Kapkowski Road, Elizabeth.  

Register at This event is open to Union County residents only.

For more ...

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Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for $30 Million Economic Development Project

February 23, 2017

On Friday, February 24, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, members of the Plainfield City Council, and ABC Supply Company executives will be joined by New Jersey Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Leslie Anderson and South Second Street Redevelopment Partners (J.G. Petrucci & Company and TD+Partners) to cut the ribbon on a new 44,000 square foot facility for ABC Supply Company, ...