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Zoning Board Selects New Leadership, Hears Two Cases

January 17, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Zoning Board of Adjustment met on Wednesday, beginning the meeting by selecting a new Chair for 2019.  Alex Ruiz was nominated, and members voted unanimously to install him; Mary Burgwinkle will serve as Vice Chair.

Nancy Gerald and Ryan Sears started new terms on the board, replacing D. Scott Belin, who was the board's last Chairman, and Rich ...

Bramnick Cancer Treatment Bill Goes Before Assembly Health Committee

TRENTON, NJ - A bill sponsored by Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick, Legislative District 21, prohibiting insurance companies from requiring pre-approvals for medical tests, treatments and prescriptions for cancer patients will be discussed in committee Thursday.

“Over the last decade patient healthcare has been taken away from doctors and put in the hands of insurance companies.

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: January 14-20

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


Easy Reader Book Club with Ms. J. in Room 2 at the Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave., at 4 p.m.
Girls basketball:  at New Providence, 7 p.m.
Bowling:  vs. Roselle Catholic, at Jersey Lanes in Linden at ...

WATCH: Plainfield City Council Reorganizes

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield City Council Annual Reorganization Meeting was held on Monday in Municipal Court, and the gallery was packed with residents, Union County Freeholders, and family members of those being sworn in. 

Municipal Clerk Abubakar “AJ” Jalloh  opened the meeting, followed by a salute to the flag with the Plainfield P.BA. Local #19 Honor Guard, and an ...

Plainfield Council Reorganization Meeting on Monday

PLAINFIELD, NJ – Plainfield residents are invited to attend the annual Council Reorganization meeting that will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, in Municipal Court.

During the meeting, the oath of office will be administered to Ashley Davis (Councilwoman, First Ward), Elton Armady (Councilman-At-Large, unexpired term), and Joylette Mills-Ransome (Councilwoman, Second and Third ...

Scenes from the City of Plainfield Anniversary Celebration

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A kickoff affair to celebrate a year-long series of events to commemorate the sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Plainfield in 1869, was held at City Hall on Saturday.  The building itself turns 100 years old.

The day was rainy, so those in attendance squeezed under a tent in the parking lot for the event.  Chelsea Young, a ...

City of Plainfield Reorganization Meeting on January 7

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The City of Plainfield reorganization meeting will be held in Municipal Court, located at 325 Watchung Ave., on Monday, Jan. 7.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.  An agenda is not yet posted; meeting agendas are typically posted on Friday evenings by the Municipal Clerk, so check here as the date nears.

Union County Government Hosts 163rd Annual Reorganization

Union County --Union County Government will hold its annual reorganization at the County Courthouse on Sunday, Jan. 6th, which begins at 12 p.m.

Those scheduled to be sworn into new terms include: Freeholder Alexander Mirabella, as well as two new Freeholders, Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded and Andrea Staten. Freeholder Rebecca Williams will also be sworn in to fill an unexpired term on the ...

“Let there be Light” Woodland Avenue Traffic Signal Activated

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The long awaited traffic light located at Woodland Avenue and Oak Tree Road was activated this past week. The signal, which will be synchronized with the lights at Oak Park Commons and Park Avenue, is expected to improve the safety of the difficult 3-way junction.

“This project had been in the works for a while, and, I’m glad that we were able to come ...

Governor Murphy Direct Appointments Include Plainfield Resident

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy filed direct appointments on Friday, and included Plainfield resident George Gore, who was appointed to the New Jersey Complete Count Commission, signed into law in August.  Its mission is to ensure the most accurate count of residents in the 2020 U.S. Census.

The commission, according to NJ Spotlight, will be made up of "a 27-member body that ...


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Speaker Coughlin to Attend Scotch Plains Council Meeting

January 14, 2019

(TRENTON) – Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) will attend the Scotch Plains Council meeting, making this his third stop during the month of January to take action against hunger.

Speaker Coughlin will partner with Mayor Al Smith to raise awareness about health and wellness in our state. Speaker Coughlin will discuss his anti-hunger bill package and will be joined by Assembly Members ...