Business & Finance

October 18, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The city's administration held a town hall with a panel of experts to discuss marijuana legislation and medical expansion regulations on Wednesday at Plainfield's Washington Community School. There are currently six treatment centers in New Jersey, in Bellmawr, Cranbury, Egg ...

Read more »

PLAINFIELD, NJ - An institution in town, the Plainfield Music Store has announced that it will be closing its doors for good.  The last day of business will be Saturday, Oct. 27. Founded in 1951, and currently owned by Plainfield local Victoria Griswold, a classically trained pianist, the store ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Dollar General has opened its doors in South Plainfield at their newest location, 138 South Plainfield Avenue.  The store prides itself on providing value to customers as a general store that carries high-quality, frequently used products at a lower price than traditional ...

Read more »

PLAINFIELD, NJ - After a busy section of South Avenue near Terrill Road was declared in need, and a redevelopment plan was ordered, Plainfield's Planning Board moved Thursday to advance the project to a vote by the City Council. There are 6.72 acres, for a total of nine parcels in the South ...

Read more »

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr was a featured panelist at the recent Governor’s Conference of Housing and Economic Development in Atlantic City, NJ. Mayor Mahr shared Fanwood’s success in attracting investment, new business and more housing options. The conference was organized to ...

Read more »

WATCHUNG, NJ -- Chick-fil-A restaurant would not confirm reports that it would open a new location at the shopping center being built at the former Sears at the intersection of Route 22 and Terrill Road. “We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new ...

Read more »

PLAINFIELD, NJ - At Plainfield's Zoning Board of Adjustments meeting on Wednesday the decision to approve the HOPES CAP ordinance to increase the number of students from 270 and staff to 76, to 362 and 95, respectively, was delayed yet again. HOPES had previously presented results from a traffic ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy and Surgical held its sixth annual Customer Appreciation Day on Oct. 2 at the South Plainfield Senior Center. During the event, which was attended by center members as well as community residents, featured free food, no-cost flu vaccines, and ...

Read more »

PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and events. MONDAY It's the Easy Reader Book Club with Ms. J. in the Children's Room at the Plainfield Public Library.  At 3:30 p.m., 800 Park Ave. An ...

Read more »

PLAINFIELD - Plainfield’s Planning Board agreed to declare a busy section of South Avenue “in need of redevelopment” Thursday, setting the stage for the governing body to order a redevelopment plan. Dubbed South Avenue East, the nine lots at South Avenue’s Terrill Road border are currently ...

Read more »

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, ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

NEW YORK, NY - Commuters into the Port Authority Bus terminal on Monday will be part of a pilot to test a new security system, one that will try an identify suicide vests and other improvised explosive devices, according to a release from the agency. The Port Authority will launch the pilot test ...

Read more »

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Municipal Utility Authority’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve Eric Jackson as Executive Director to succeed Daniel Mejias at its June board meeting. No stranger to Plainfield, Jackson served as Director of Public Works in two previous ...

Read more »

REGION, NJ — Off-peak, one-seat rides on the Raritan Valley Line to Penn Station New York will be temporarily discontinued starting Sept. 10, NJ TRANSIT announced Friday. Service is expected to resume in early 2019, the company said in its press release. The change comes as NJ TRANSIT continues ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — The quiet of a tree-lined Westfield neighborhood was interrupted by singing, chanting and banging at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday as dozens of protesters marched up Standish Avenue to the home of Maria Morris, a member of Wells Fargo’s board of directors. The group — immigrant families with ...

Read more »

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Over 40 residents turned out for the first community meeting hosted by the City of Plainfield and Community Healthcare Associates (CHA) the new owners of the former Muhlenberg Hospital site which closed earlier this month.  Glenn Domenick, VP of Development for CHA Partners and ...

Read more »

PLAINFIELD, NJ - PNC Bank previously located at the corner of 2nd and Park Ave, celebrated its new location at 211 W Front Street with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new state of the art branch offers a modern open concept design, differing from the more traditional bank branches and its former ...

Read more »

PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto Plainfield has one primary focus. You. It might not always look that way. After all, most of our articles aren't really about you, but things TAPinto editors think you care about. Such as what the county Freeholders are doing. What's happening in downtown Plainfield, ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters here. It’s one of two ordinances that were approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other ...

Read more »

Plans to open a Head Start program in the former Plainfield Armory date back several years, but now the provider is asking Zoning Board approval to expand. According to a legal notice, HOPES CAP Inc. wants to expand an Early Head Start School from 20 classrooms, 270 children and 76 staff members ...

Read more »

Featured Article As the new Muhlenberg project takes off and in its initial phase of development, the new owners Community Healthcare Associates (CHA) are inviting Plainfield community members and families to retrieve commemorative plaques that are currently displayed at the hospital. In a ...

Read more »