ADVISORY: Cooling Center Availabe at Plainfield YMCA July 20

July 20, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Nixle report has been issued by the Plainfield Police Division noting a Cooling Center is available today, July 20, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, and through the weekend (weather permitting), at the Plainfield Area YMCA, located at 518 Watchung Avenue, due to the extreme heat. Keep pets inside.

Plainfield Family Success Center to Host Community Picnic

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Family Success Center will host a community picnic event on Saturday, July 22nd.

The mission of the Plainfield Family Success Center, or PFSC, is to provide a holistic support system for individuals and families, providing access to needed and desired support services. The center's aim is to foster an environment that strengthens the community by empowering ...

Salvation Army of Plainfield to Hold Community Block Party

PLAINFIELD, NJ - New officers Lieutenants Dante and Monica Cox of the Salvation Army in Plainfield invite residents to enjoy a community block party.

"We would like to work as a team with local agencies to reach goals together. We have noticed that within view of our building lies many local agencies and we believe that if we were to network together, we could be a strong fighting ...

Saturday Scenes in Plainfield: July 15

PLAINFIELD, NJ - It was a busy Saturday here in Plainfield, and TAPinto Plainfield is here to share some photos with you. 

The day started at Danny's Bakery near the Plainfield train station with Ron Johnson of the Downtown Plainfield Alliance, a  grassroots, non-political and non-partisan organization whose goal is to foster growth in Downtown Plainfield.

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7 Things to do in Plainfield this Weekend: July 14-16

PLAINFIELD, NJ - School might be out, and summer vacations might be in full swing, but residents can still find something to do in and around Plainfield this weekend.

Friday, July 14

The Loving Story will be the feature film in the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield's Second Friday Film Series.  The documentary highlights the story of an interracial couple living in ...

Commemoration of Plainfield Rebellion's 50th Anniversary Planned for Saturday

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Anti-Violence Coalition group invites the public to its gathering this Saturday, July 15, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Plainfield Rebellion that lasted from July 14 to 17, 1967.

Saturday's event will include a discussion of the history of the Plainfield Rebellion, and where the city stands today.  Meet at the corner of West 4th Street and ...

'Coffee with a Cop' at Plainfield's The Coffee Box

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Division invites you to join officers for Coffee with a Cop this Saturday, July 15, at The Coffee Box.

Grab a cup of coffee or tea, a tasty pastry, and join the conversation.  This informal event will take place from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, and will give residents the chance to ask members of Plainfield's Police Division questions and voice ...

ADVISORY: Cooling Center Available at Plainfield YMCA on July 12


Due to the extreme heat, a Cooling Center is available from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Plainfield YMCA, located on 518 Watchung Avenue.

Please keep pets indoors as well.

Assemblyman Jerry Green Announces New Housing at Plainfield YMCA for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield YMCA is set to undergo construction that will create affordable housing for youth transitioning out of the foster care system, Assemblyman Jerry Green has announced.

A November 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Youth Transitioning from Foster Care:  Background and Federal Programs, notes that individuals transitioning out of foster care ...

Plainfield Recreation Department Offers Free Swimming Lessons; Registration Begins July 7

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Residents who want to learn how to swim can take advantage of free lessons being offered through the Plainfield Division of Parks & Recreation.

Sign up dates are July 7 to July 9 for lessons at the city's three community pools with instructors Greg Lowe and Jade Evans.  Youth lessons are being offered for children ages 6 to 15; adult classes are 16 years and ...

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I-78 Resurfacing Project Begins in Union and Essex Counties

July 10, 2017

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a resurfacing project along approximately 12 miles on I-78 local and express lanes that will require temporary overnight lane closures in Union and Essex Counties.

Beginning tonight at 8 p.m. Monday, July 10, until 6 a.m. the next day, and ...