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Plainfield City Council to Hold Public Hearing on Deer Management

November 12, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's City Council will hold a public hearing on deer management, according to an email sent by the City Clerk on Monday.  The notice states that interested persons will be given an opportunity at the Nov. 19 combined council meeting to voice their concerns on deer management throughout Plainfield.   

Results from a Union County deer control ...

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: November 12-18

PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and events.


The Plainfield Public Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.  The City of Plainfield will be also be closed.


The school board will hold a work and study session, meeting in the ...

HOPES CAP Inc. and Landmark Developers North Ave project gets ZBA approval

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Zoning Board delivered a final decision on the HOPES application to expand its previously approved project that would increase the number of classrooms to house students from 20 with 270 children and 76 staff members, to 26 classrooms with 362 children and 95 staff members.

In July, issues related to traffic had derailed a hearing because board members ...

Armady Tops Johnson, Incumbents Sweep Board of Ed in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Unofficial results are in for Plainfield for the 2018 General Election, with residents casting their votes for Elton Armady, Joylette Mills-Ransome, and Ashley Davis for City Council seats.  The Children First slate swept the race for seats on the school board.

Armady beat out Ronald Johnson, Jr., 7,788 votes to 1,829, in what Mayor Adrian O. Mapp called a failed ...

Plainfield LWV Forum: Meet Councilman-at-Large Candidates Armady and Johnson

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The League of Women Voters of Plainfield held its Candidate Forum on Tuesday at Emerson Community School, featuring two individuals who are running for Councilman-at-Large, and nine of the candidates who are running for seats on the Board of Education.

After opening statements by Elton Armady and Ronald Johnson, Jr., LWV Moderator Dawn Clark asked the council candidates ...

Scotch Plains Councilwoman Rose Checchio Loses Her Battle with Breast Cancer

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains is morning the passing of Councilwoman Rose Checchio, who died on Sunday following a long battle with breast cancer. 

Rose Checchio was elected to the Council along with John Del Sordi in November 2014 following a contentious campaign battle. She was named Deputy Mayor by former Mayor Kevin Glover in 2015 and served as liaison to the ...

Talk of Expungement, Licensing, and more at Plainfield Marijuana Legislation Town Hall

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 Harbor, Montclair, Secaucus and Woodbridge.  In July the New Jersey Department of ...

Watson Coleman Leads Congressional Call for Mnuchin to Cancel Saudi Arabia Trip

WASHINGTON, DC — In a letter sent today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) led 11 members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin  to cancel plans to attend Saudi Arabia’s Future Investment Initiative conference in light of concerns that the Saudi government is responsible for the alleged murder of journalist Jamal ...

Plainfield's City Council Removes South Ave. East Redevelopment Plan from Consent Agenda

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Tuesday's City Council meeting began by recognizing a Plainfield institution, and led to a resolution being removed from the consent agenda after comment by a resident. 

The meeting kicked off with Ann Swain and her family's Swain Galleries being honored "as a contributor, promoter, and treasurer of art" since 1868.  The gallery, located at 703 ...

Plainfield Town Hall on Marijuana Legislation Scheduled

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A town hall meeting is scheduled for Oct. 17 by the Plainfield administration to discuss potential marijuana legislation.  Residents are encouraged to ask questions and share their opinions with government officials and cannabis industry specialists at the event.

Panelists will include:

Scott Rudder, President of New Jersey CannaBusiness Association
Robert Russo, ...


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Mikie Sherrill Claims Decisive, Historic Win in NJ-11

November 7, 2018

First Time Candidate Built Powerful Movement for Change

Victory Brought Together Voters From Both Parties in Historically Republican District

“Now is the time for our country to come together.”


Parsippany, NJ -- Speaking in front of a packed house of more than 2,000 supporters, Navy veteran, federal prosecutor, mother of four, and first time candidate Mikie Sherrill ...

Politics as Usual in Plainfield

November 8, 2018

Plainfield election is over, and it would appear that it will remain politics as usual.   The council remains one mind and the school board plods along with the incumbents.   Mayor Mapp's statement of, "....a failed experiment...."   (to have an alternative for a council seat) was puzzling.

I thank this candidate, as well as the independent ...