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Plainfield Recycling Changes Dominate PMUA Board Meeting

January 10, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority commissioners assembled on Thursday for the first committee meeting of the new year.  One of the topics discussed was the recently implemented dual-stream system for collecting recyclable items, now in its second week.

The first collection of plastics and bottles occurred on Jan. 2, and according to Executive Director Eric ...

World Trade Center PATH Station to Begin Weekend Closures

NEW YORK, NY - Getting into New York City on the weekends just continues to get harder.  With the approach to the Lincoln Tunnel under construction as part of a multi-year project, mass transit would be the advisable way to get to downtown NY.  Until now.

Beginning Saturday, Jan. 5, PATH’s World Trade Center Station will be closed on weekends for the next two years – ...

Law Requiring Financial Literacy Education Signed Into Law

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation written to teach students about the importance of money management at a young age, and championed by Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, was signed into law by Acting Governor Sheila Oliver on Thursday. The new law (A-1414) would direct the State Board of Education to require school districts to incorporate financial literacy instruction into the curriculum for students ...

Bristol-Myers Squibb Buying Celgene for $74B; Deal's Future Effect on Corporate Footprint of Summit's Second-Largest Employer Unknown

NEW YORK CITY, NJ - Celgene Corporation, the global biotechnology company based in Summit that discovers, develops and commercializes medicines for cancer and inflammatory disorders, is set to be acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb in a cash and stock deal valued at approximately $74 billion.

The transaction is subject to approval by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Celgene shareholders and the ...

After 98 Years, Flemington Furs is Going Out of Business

FLEMINGTON, NJ -  One of Hunterdon’s most storied and iconic stores is closing up shop and going out of business. Flemington Furs announced its closing in a letter to its customers.

“After 98 years of being a family held business, we will be closing our doors and liquidating our entire inventory,” the letter states. It also promotes the store’s “final ...

2018 Year in Review: Plainfield Business and Development

PLAINFIELD, NJ – TAPinto Plainfield takes a look at our top stories on business and development projects that defined 2018 in the City of Plainfield.  First up?  Muhlenberg.

The City Council's approval of a plan by Muhlenberg Urban Renewal, LLC, an affiliate of Bloomfield-based Community Healthcare Associates (CHA), to develop a 186,000 square-foot medical arts complex with ...

AAA: More Than 2.7 Million New Jerseyans Will Travel During The Holiday Season

A record-breaking 112.5 million expected to travel nationwide

FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- AAA forecasts one-third of Americans (nearly 112.5 million) – including more than 2.7 million New Jerseyans – will travel 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays. The record-breaking travelers taking to the roads, rails, air and waterways represents an increase of 4.4 percent over ...

Medical Marijuana Industry Set to Bring Green to Paterson

PATERSON, NJ- New Jersey’s growing medical marijuana industry is set to plant roots in Paterson in the new year.

According to a statement released by the New Jersey Department of Health, Green Thumb Industries Inc. (GTI), a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company, has been selected as one of only six businesses selected to apply for permits to open new medical marijuana ...

VIDEO: The Plainfield Music Store's Vicky Griswold Recognized at Council Meeting

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Mayor Adrian O. Mapp presented a proclamation to Vicky Griswold at Tuesday's City Council meeting in recognition of her contributions to The Plainfield Music Store.  Founded in 1951 by Irving Rydberg, Griswold had taken over as owner in 1994.  The downtown business closed last month.

The proclamation, read by Chief of Staff Jazz Clayton-Hunt, stated Griswold is ...

New Project to Bring Manufacturing to Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Zoning Board unanimously approved the application filed by Brooklyn-based Carts Foodservice Equipment company on Wednesday after being presented with the project details by the company’s owner and its representatives.

Carts, a family owned and operated business in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn, NY, is a leader in the food services industry with over 25 ...


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Queen City Toastmasters Club Open House

January 4, 2019

Queen City Toastmasters Club (QCTM) will be hosting their annual open house on January 24, 2019, at the Plainfield Library, Anne Louise Davis Room, from 7-8:30 pm.  We welcome all looking to improve their communication and leadership skills in all areas of their life through public speaking.  Join them to hear more about the focus of the club, meet the officers, members, and to hear ...