Some Union County Towns Experiencing Widespread Power Outages

January 12, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Township is experiencing a widespread power outage on Friday morning.

Orange Avenue School, Cranford High School and Bloomingdale Avenue School have lost power, according to updates on social media.

According to Lieutenant Ed Davenport of the CPD, partial power outages are a problem countywide.

Cranford Police are aware of the outage. TAPinto Cranford ...

Plainfield: Commemorations of the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Monday, Jan. 15 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; here's a look at some of the commemorations of the life of Dr. King in Plainfield.

On Saturday, Jan. 13, Mayor Adrian O. Mapp and First Lady Amelia Mapp will host the 10th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive in their home at 535 West 8th Street, starting at 6 p.m. 

Food and toiletry items that are ...

Emergency Gas Line Repair on Leland Ave. Near Cook School

PLAINFIELD, NJ - According to Plainfield Police on the scene Thursday evening, an emergency gas line repair has been made by PSE&G on Leland Ave. at Dorsey Pl. near Cook School.

Neighbor Jeff Robbins said he had smelled gas. 

Officials on the scene confirm the line has been repaired, but an additional truck is expected with materials to fill in the opening, and repairs are expected ...

Plainfield Week in Review: City and Board of Ed Reorgs, Arrest in New Year's Eve Stabbing, and More

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Much of this week's news was focused on the bomb cyclone, and all of its ramifications, so in case you missed other TAPinto Plainfield news around town, you can catch up here.

Reframe New Year’s Resolutions in 2018 at Plainfield Y

Pay Heed To Plainfield 2018 Council Schedule

Morristown's Washington's Headquarters Museum Eliminates Fees for ...

National Weather Service Issues Wind Chill Advisory for Plainfield Until Sunday, Jan 7

PLAINFIELD, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for portions of central New Jersey including Plainfield through Sunday, January 7th.

Wind chills are expected to range between zero to 15 below zero. 

The weather service stated these winds and temperatures can cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. People are encouraged to wear ...

Plainfield Closures, Delayed Openings for Friday, Jan. 5

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Due to the continuation of the extreme weather and cold temperatures, the Plainfield Public School District will be closed on Friday, Jan. 5.  All after-school programs are also canceled.




Cresthaven Academy and Queen City Academy Charter School will both be closed on Friday.





Additionally, ...

Prepare for Winter Storm and Possible Bomb Cyclone

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A winter storm warning is in effect for our area and most of New Jersey and parts of New York and Connecticut, the National Weather Service advised on Wednesday. 

Snow is expected to start late Wednesday evening and continue on Thursday. Projected snow totals are variable depending on how the system moves, but up to a foot of snow or more is ...

Happy New Year 2018 From TAPinto Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Happy New Year to everyone in Plainfield  TAPinto Plainfield is grateful for the support of everyone in town who has helped to build Plainfield's only daily free newspaper. 

We especially thank our advertisers, as it is their support that enables us to deliver all the news, content, and information on all the fantastic events in our town.  If you ...

Plainfield Week in Review: Deer Management to Start, City Reorg Meeting on New Year's Day, and More

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up:

Downtown Plainfield Alliance Receives Grant for North Avenue Historic District Street Signage

Plainfield's Cresthaven Academy Charter School Collects 700+ Presents in Toy Drive

Practice ACT to be Proctored at the Scotch Plains Public Library

Fire ...

Plainfield: In Search of Owner of Girl's Wallet

UPDATE:  The owner of the purse has been identified by her school Principal, and our Good Samaritan will drop it off when school is back in session next week!

PLAINFIELD, NJ - We need your help, Plainfield!  A girl's wallet was found in the parking lot at Family Dollar on South Avenue. 

If you know the owner, please email us at or send us a message on ...

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MLK Day of Service Discussions to be Held at Scotch Plains Public Library

January 11, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Social Justice Matters, Inc. (SJM) invites the public to attend two events to be held at Scotch Plains Public Library during the community-wide Scotch Plains-Fanwood Martin Luther King Day of Service on January 15, 2018. The library will be closed to normal business, and only open as the host site for the programs.

From noon to 1:30 p.m., SJM will present “MLK in ...