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Plainfield ABC Board Suspends Three Liquor Establishments

September 19, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Alcoholic Beverage Control Board took disciplinary action at its meeting on Tuesday, suspending three liquor establishments for infractions.  It is the first time the board has taken such action since it was created by the city council in 2017.

Jersey Liquors, operating a bar at 440 Watchung Avenue, will have its license suspended for one day ...

Seminar for Entrepreneurs to be Held in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey Business Owners Alliance, a non-profit organization, will sponsor an event in Plainfield on Sept. 26 for entrepreneurs who want to start their own business.

Attendees will learn how to create a business plan, utilize social media, and learn about tools and resources.

The event is appropriate for both new business owners, and those looking to take their ...

New Development Hearing for Plainfield's South Avenue

PLAINFIELD, NJ - As a 212-unit, $52 million project nears completion on South Avenue, the Plainfield Planning Board has set a hearing on possible redevelopment of nine nearby properties extending to the city’s Terrill Road border.

The Planning Board will consider the matter at its meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall Library, 515 Watchung Ave. 

The properties ...

Blink Fitness, a FEEL GOOD EXPERIENCE™ in Downtown Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Blink Fitness officially opened on Thursday in downtown Plainfield, located just above Supremo Supermarket on Front Street.  Filled with eager staff in blue shirts, the designated “mood lifters” welcomed guests and prospective members. According to Blink, "We believe that exercise isn’t about looking good, it’s also about how it makes you feel.

Plainfield Mayor Questions Sign Ordinance

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Mayor Adrian O. Mapp is asking for a sign ordinance on the brink of final passage to be tabled, because of business owners’ objections and free speech issues.

The ordinance, prepared by the Planning Board, passed on first reading in August last month without comment from the administration. When the City Council agreed on Sept. 4 to move it to ...

Plainfield Planning Board Allows UCC Project Reduction

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Pleading higher than budgeted bid results, Union County College Facilities Director Robert Hogan asked the Plainfield Planning Board Thursday to approve a scaled-down plan for new facilities. While Hogan and the board traded vows of support for the Plainfield campus, the board insisted the money gap could be filled somehow, but Hogan stood his ground. Finally a board majority ...

New Plainfield Sign Ordinance Expected

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Thinking about a new sign for your Plainfield business, church or office? You might want to look at new guidelines for all types of signage, for awnings, walls, sidewalks, banners, windows and more. A revised sign ordinance will be considered at Tuesday’s (9/4) City Council agenda-fixing session, 7:30 p.m. in Municipal Court, 325 Watchung Ave. If moved to the agenda as ...

NJ Reentry Program Expands, Helping Woman, Minorities, Veterans

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Reentry, the program that former Gov. Jim McGreevey started to help recently released inmates obtain housing and employment, is now moving to assist a large segment of society with training for and placement in jobs in construction trades through a program called NJBuild.

At ceremonies Thursday marking the opening of the NJBuild office in New Brunswick, McGreevey said the ...

Plainfield Pedestrian Mall to Get Vault Closure, Sidewalk Repairs

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Before people can enjoy a pedestrian mall for shopping and strolling Plainfield’s North Avenue by the main train station, vaults under the sidewalks must be secured. To that end, the City Council approved a $27,000 contract on Aug. 13 with Pennoni Associates for design work on vault closure and sidewalk repair.

The city received a $594,000 grant from NJDOT last year for ...

Could NJ Surpass Nevada and Become the Top U.S. Sports Betting Market?

New Jersey’s Director of Gaming Enforcement says goal is to become top US sports betting market, but how realistic is that goal?

David Rebuck, the ever-optimistic Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, made a bold proclamation last week when he told Gambling Compliance [paywall] that his goal is for New Jersey to be the top sports betting market in ...


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Union County Freeholder Board Announces 100 New Positions Available in Food Service, Catering and Hospitality

August 28, 2018

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the professional staffing company Enjoy Your Party will hold a hiring event on Thursday, September 13 at the County’s Workforce Innovation Business Center for persons interested in applying for positions in the food service, hospitality and catering industries.

A total of 100 full-time, ...