Business & Finance

May 23, 2020

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Director Valerie Jackson recently presented the 2020 budget for the Department of Economic Development to members of the City Council. She said boards and commissions such as the Planning Board, Zoning Board, Historic Preservation Commission, and Shade Tree fall under her ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority held a combined meeting on Tuesday, delivering the news to those on the phone that revenues for the past two months are "substantially down."  The strategy to reduce costs that includes furloughs, layoffs, and staff restructuring, was ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A message from Eric E. Jackson, the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority’s Executive Director, notes that the PMUA Committee Meeting, originally scheduled for Thursday, May 7, at 6:00 p.m. at the Authority's offices, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 12, at 6:00 p.m. The ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Public Library has added remote resources to help residents who have been economically impacted by COVID-19, including chats with employment assistance coaches, and online computer training. The library has added a service to its online chat reference feature on ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A message from the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority: Effective immediately, due to the Coronavirus, customers who exit their vehicles must wear and provide their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while dumping at the PERC Transfer Station.  The PMUA will no longer ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority held its combined Committee Meeting/Regular Meeting via teleconferencing on April 7. The shortened meeting lasted just over thirty minutes with department heads updating the commissioners with the PMUA’s activities since the outbreak of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority release states that until further notice, garbage and recycling are being collected together.  This is being implemented to minimize the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus, and a concern for the health of employees, customers, and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Municipal Utility Authority issued a revised schedule on Wednesday for garbage and recycling collections due to the state of emergency amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Starting Monday, March 23, PMUA is implementing the following service adjustments until ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Starting Monday families in the Plainfield Public Schools district who may need Internet service can apply for two free months of service with Comcast through its Internet Essentials program, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program for low-income ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Despite hours of expert testimony, the Plainfield Zoning Board of Adjustment’s only two applications required even more Wednesday night, and both were carried to future meetings. First up was Pontoon Properties, LLC’s proposal to erect a 12-unit apartment building behind an ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's Zoning Board will hear from South Second Street Realty LLC, at its meeting on Wednesday.  The entity is seeking preliminary and final site plan and use variance approval for issues including truck storage not associated with the main use of the building, parking, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Love it or not, the transformation of Plainfield’s South Avenue continued Wednesday with the official groundbreaking of a Wawa on properties that once included Giovanna's, the family-friendly restaurant that bid farewell to the Queen City after almost forty years. City officials ...

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  PLAINFIELD, NJ - Are you planning to open a business? Then you might be interested in a free workshop put on by the City of Plainfield that is coming up later this month. Learn the importance of having a business plan, a written document outlining goals, and how you can achieve them.  The ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Downtown Plainfield parking lots and buildings including the former Strand Theater are the latest properties to come under scrutiny for redevelopment. “Bottom line, surface parking lots are inefficient uses of valuable land in our downtown,” according to Planning Director Bill ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - According to the NJ Transit website, an alert issued at 11:33 p.m. Wednesday stated the Raritan Valley Line is currently suspended between Bound Brook and Plainfield due to a pedestrian fatality near Dunellen. Substitue bus service is being provided. Check NJTransit.com or ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority has rescheduled its Committee Meeting from Thursday, Jan. 9 to a joint meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. According to a notice, PMUA will conduct its normal business at this combined meeting, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — TAPinto Plainfield takes a look at our top stories on business and redevelopment projects that defined 2019 in the Queen City.  First up?  Interest in redevelopment overall. Plainfield Downtown Buzzing, What's Next? Plainfield Zoning Board to Hear from Applicant for ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Demolition is moving swiftly on South Ave. at the site of the former Giovanna’s restaurant.  Earlier in June the family-owned restaurant bid farewell after 36 years to many loyal customers who made it a point to visit before the final closing day. Known for its pickled onions and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Nov. 30 is Small Business Saturday®, a day when shopping small and locally can help make a difference for many small businesses in Plainfield this holiday season. Small Business Saturday® was created by American Express in 2010 to show appreciation for and to support small local ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A project approved nine years ago appeared to be taking off at last, but details could not be obtained this holiday week. Workers could be seen recently in the former PNC Bank, and today in ground floor space in two adjacent Park Avenue buildings. The dramatic leveling of the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — TAPinto Plainfield received a sneak peek at Wawa’s newest store.  Located nearby on Route 22, it provided a glimpse into what Plainfield residents can look forward to in the near future. With a formal ribbon cutting scheduled for Thursday, the North Plainfield site hosted a “Taste ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Municipal Utility Authority’s Board of Commissioners voted to approve an increase in the bulky waste fee, including mattresses, and the construction waste disposal fee at its business meeting on Thursday. After hearing from the authority’s accountant, Julius ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Phase II of the HOPES Early Childhood center was officially launched on Thursday following a ceremonial ribbon cutting. A large crowd of HOPES employees and board members, Plainfield city officials and administrators, and other supporters gathered outside for a flag raising and the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The City Council approved a budget Tuesday to support downtown and South Avenue business districts, made a further reduction to 197 troubled properties, and took other action to uplift the city. The Plainfield Central Business District Management Corporation proposed use of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The bright green bikes were introduced at a city council meeting in Plainfield back in March 2018.  A representative for the company noted that the Queen City would be the first municipality in New Jersey to utilize LimeBike, a bike share program that doesn't require docking ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A baker from Union City won approval Wednesday to pioneer development on Cleveland Avenue by adding three residential stories to a former auto repair building. Marcos Lascano Sr, plans to open a ground-floor bakery and coffee shop in the former Bradford’s Wreck-A-Mended ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Antoinette Brevard is getting ready for the Season of Sparkle in Plainfield, and she is rallying all businesses, residents, churches, schools and even car owners in town to make it happen. Starting Nov. 30, the Plainfield Business District will kick off the holiday season with ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The City of Plainfield officially welcomed its newest downtown establishment, Queen City Coffee Roasters, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday.  The business had a soft opening in September, and has been generating buzz ever since. Tucked into a corner on Court Place, the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A legal notice published on Thursday, Oct. 24 highlights an application for development of a bakery and coffee shop that will come before Plainfield's Zoning Board.  The business would be located on the first floor, and include an additional three floors of residential apartments ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Queen City Coffee Roasters, a new specialty coffee house and roastery, is doubling down on Plainfield’s future. “People have been talking about Plainfield’s potential for as long as I can remember… but instead of waiting around for it, my wife, Monica, and I want to be a part of ...

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