Plainfield Revives Popular Latino Festival

August 18, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A popular festival celebrating Central American Independence Day will return to Plainfield in September, with strict rules for noise and alcohol consumption to address residents’ complaints over past festivals.

Nightclub owner Edison Garcia received permission to hold the event in two city-owned parking lots behind his club, Faraones, on Sept. 16 and 17. Although he ...

Daily Parking Rates at Fanwood Train Station Will Rise in September

FANWOOD, NJ -- Daily parking rates at the Fanwood South Side Train Station parking lot will be increased to $6, effective Friday, Sept. 1.

If you have any questions about the rate hike, call Fanwood Borough Hall at 908-322-8236. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter ...

Frank Guzzo of Fanwood Honored for 42 Years of Service to Union County

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders congratulate Frank Guzzo of Fanwood on his retirement after 42 years of service with the county. For 27 years, he has served as Union County’s Director of the Department of Human Services.

Mr. Guzzo has lead the county’s largest government service unit with a staff over 800 and is the longest ...

Christie Administration Rejects New Federal Plan to Explore Waters Off New Jersey for Gas, Oil

TRENTON, NJ — The Christie administration has gone on the federal record opposing plans that would permit natural gas and oil exploration off the coast of New Jersey.

Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin submitted formal comments on August 16 to federal officials affirming the state’s “steadfast opposition to natural gas and oil exploration in ...

History Cards for Kids...And Yes, Maybe Their Parents, Too

UNION COUNTY, NJ - So what do we tell the children?...about the past, that is.

After a successful pilot program at the Deserted Village last fall, Union County’s Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is rolling out a History Trading Card series for youngsters to learn more about the history of the people and events that shaped Union County -- and the country --we know ...

City of Plainfield Seeks Manager for $7 Million Vehicle Fleet

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A fleet manager proposal that failed in 2015 despite a 26-page rationale is back and headed for final passage in September.

The Civil Service post called “Manager Motors” would place one person in charge of the city’s  fleet of 253 vehicles used by police, fire, public works and other staff, freeing up a police captain and fire lieutenant, among others, ...

Plainfield City Council Introduces Ordinances that Would Require New Permits

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Two ordinances up for first reading at the Aug. 14th Plainfield City Council meeting would require new permits to be obtained for film production companies and commercial landscapers.

The first ordinance introduced was MC 2017-27; it would require a permit for productions that want to film on location in the City of Plainfield.

Ordinance MC 2017-28 was then read.  It ...

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: August 14-20

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Here's a look at what's on TAP this week in and around the city to learn more about Plainfield, NJ news and events.


The Neighborhood Health Services Corporation invites the public to celebrate National Health Center Week.  This year's theme is "Celebratng America's Health Centers:  The Key to Healthier ...

Roselle Resident Questions Land Lease for Mind and Body Complex

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Roselle resident says that the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders guaranteed $59 million in bonds for a project that may not have a proper land lease.

Anthony Esposito, who formerly served on the Roselle Board of Education, has retained a lawyer who is preparing to challenge what he says are financial issues in the land lease for the Roselle Mind and Body Complex. The ...

Fanwood Development and Business Update: Young's Paint Property Sold

FANWOOD, NJ – Fanwood’s redevelopment consultant Liz Jeffery provided her monthly update to the Borough Council at its meeting on Monday evening.

Public plaza expansion: A construction contract was awarded to A Team Concrete in July. Construction of the pedestrian plaza behind the Martine Ave. stores will commence shortly.

Fanwood Crossing: Following the departure of the Bath ...

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Help with Daily Tasks is Available to Eligible Union County Residents

August 18, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents with permanent physical disabilities that they may be eligible for assistance under the Personal Assistance Services Program, a statewide program designed to foster independent living.

“The Personal Assistance Services Program has been making a meaningful difference in the lives of Union County residents for more than 30 ...

Mayor Adrian O. Mapp's Statement on the Tragedy in Charlottesville

August 14, 2017

First and foremost, my heart and my prayers go out to the victims in Charlottesville, and in particular, to the family of Heather Heyer, who was murdered for standing up against racism, antisemitism, and hate. This unconscionable act of domestic terrorism demands that those of us who reject bigotry not only condemn it, but that we take action. Those who traffic in racial hatred count on the ...