Union County Students to 'March for Our Lives' Saturday in Union

March 21, 2018

UNION, NJ – Students from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall on Saturday morning, March 24, in an anti-gun violence march.

Led by steering committee chairman Colin Sumner, the march, which has the support of Senator Joseph Cryan, Moms Demand Action, Union County Chapter, and the Union County Freeholders, is not aimed at taking away guns, but ...

Plainfield Week in Review: School Walkouts, 'No Parking' Problems, PMUA Rate Changes, 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:

Bernice Paglia:  Plainfield Authority To Adjust Sewer, Solid Waste Rates

Freeholder Bruce Bergen Appointed Chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition

Travels Spotlight - 25th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Continues ...

Plainfield Planning Board Session Brings Surprises

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Midway through testimony on changes to a major Plainfield Avenue project, the Planning Board heard a challenge to ownership of one of three lots involved.

Engineer Daniel S. Davies had just finished explaining changes to plans for a new early childhood education and after-school care facility when in public comment Jaime Abril said his parents believed they had purchased one ...

Plainfield Awarded Over $25K to Improve Playground Access for Children with Disabilities

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has awarded “Level the Playing Field” grants to all 21 municipalities within the county to improve playground access for children with disabilities.  Plainfield will receive over $25,000.

Level The Playing Field is a new grant program designed to help every municipality provide inclusive playgrounds to children ...

“No Parking” Signs Rile Plainfield Residents

PLAINFIELD, NJ - New “No Parking” signs in Plainfield neighborhoods are meant to ensure access of emergency vehicles, but residents said Monday they are affecting the personal safety of family members.

Willie Robinson said the new rules are “causing a hardship for residents” by forcing them to park remotely or get tickets.  He said his wife and daughter must ...

Plainfield Asking State Legislature Approval For Charter Change

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Four years after Plainfield unsuccessfully sought state approval for revisions to its special charter, the city will try again, for changes including dual office holding and a break from having only three departments.

A five-member Charter Study Commission was elected in November 2012 and conducted 29 meetings, including interviews with past mayors, administrators and other ...

Plainfield Council Presents Resolutions

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Resolutions were given to two groups at Monday's Plainfield City Council meeting.

Councilman Barry Goode presented one to the Plainfield Vikings Division 12 Dance Team for their many achievements, including their win as the 2017 American Youth Cheer Champions, Division 12 Dance.  They competed in Kissimmee, FL on Dec. 10.

See them perform at the People's ...

Freeholder Bruce Bergen Appointed Chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen has been appointed Chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition (RVRC), a rail transit advocacy group representing towns and counties along NJ TRANSIT's Raritan Valley line. Bergen replaces longtime RVRC chair Peter Palmer. 

The new chairman noted he would emphasize supporting Governor Phil Murphy’s goals of ...

Plainfield Week in Review: Winter Storm Cleanup, Deer Hunt Results, 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:

Bernice Paglia:  PSE&G Request, More on Plainfield City Council Agenda

Westfield Volunteer Baseball Coach Desperately Seeking Kidney Donor

Recipe of the Week- Citrus Steak Marinade

The Queen City Academy Hosts its Annual Read Across America ...

Think Summer: Plainfield Council Voting Monday For Fireworks

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Nor’easters notwithstanding, Plainfield glances ahead to July 4th with approval Monday of the annual fireworks display.

Garden State Fireworks, Inc. was the successful bidder for the 2018 show in Cedar Brook Park, promising 20,398 “shells, pieces, shots and effects” with 774 elements in the grand finale. The fireworks include “dancing ...

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NJ Assembly Democrats' Committees Meet Thurs, Green Sponsored 'Earned Sick Leave' Bill on Agenda

March 21, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – Equal pay for women, earned sick leave for New Jersey workers, three key gun safety bills, a bill package to address ongoing Trenton Water Works concerns, expanded medical marijuana, boosting the heat-and-eat program and protecting affordable health care highlight Thursday’s Assembly committee hearings.

Also on tap: clean wind energy, combating chronic student ...


March 17, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 16, 2018 – Despite her rhetoric, U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-12, failed Wednesday to deliver on her promise to make schools safer for our children.

The two-term congressperson was one of only 10 representatives that voted “nay” Wednesday afternoon on the STOP School Violence Act of 2018.

The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a ...