Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman to Hold Town Hall in Plainfield

February 26, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman will be holding a town hall discussion at the Plainfield Senior Center, and you're invited.

On Monday, March 6th, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm, you’ll hear about the legislative work Watson Coleman is doing in Congress on behalf of her constituents in New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District.

Congresswoman Watson Coleman, who ...

Plainfield's Mayor Mapp: DPW, Working for Every Resident

There are many things we take for granted when it comes to the smooth running of our city. When it snows we expect the roads to be cleared in an efficient and timely manner; we want decent roads to drive on, brush and leaves taken away, clean streets, etc.  All these functions are performed by one department.
Here in Plainfield, we are fortunate to have a very hardworking and ...

Rep. Lance Answers Questions on Trump's Border Wall, Education and the Free Press

Editor’s note: This is the third in our series reporting on Rep. Leonard Lance’s Town Hall, which he held Wednesday evening at Raritan Valley Community College. The first installment reported on the protestors outside of the Town Hall, and Lance’s responses to questions about the Affordable Care Act and funding Planned Parenthood. The second installment covered the issues of ...

Elected Officials Join Dozens Protesting Trump’s Immigration Policies in Elizabeth; 4 People Arrested

ELIZABETH, NJ – Dozens of protesters rallied in front of the Elizabeth Detention Center Thursday morning, in an event that culminated in four arrests in an overall peaceful demonstration sparked by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials’ attempt to arrest an Elizabeth woman, Feb. 17.

The four who were arrested, one of whom was carried out, staged a sit down in the road ...

Protesters Rally at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office Against Trump’s Immigration Policies

WESTFIELD, NJ — About 50 people gathered in front of Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office for 45 minutes Thursday to protest President Trump’s immigration policies. Among them were members of immigrants’ rights organization Make the Road, Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau and New York City Councilman Carlos Menchaca.

Demonstrators chanted “No hate, no ...

Lance Responds to Questions on Russia, Impeachment, Environment at Town Hall

BRANCHBURG, NJ – There was so much interest in Rep. Leonard Lance’s Town Hall yesterday that a second one has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday.

Lance said Raritan Valley Community College’s Nash Theater was chosen for each event because it’s the largest venue in his district. Saturday’s Town hall will be Lance’s 42nd such meeting since being elected to ...

UPDATED: Around Plainfield Weekend of Feb 24-26

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield, you're going to be busy this weekend.  Here is just a snapshot of workshops and events that will take place around town.

At Plainfield Public Schools:  The Black History Month Committee is hosting the last event on Friday, 5:00-9:00 pm at Plainfield High School in the auditorium and the cafeteria. The program includes student performances, vendors and ...

Westfield Homeowner Says Official Warned Her ‘Wall of Love’ Must Go

WESTFIELD, NJ — A sign reading “love trumps hate” posted by homeowners Valerie Latona and David Contract on their fence on Rahway Avenue have been ripped down, spray-painted, slashed and shot with what appears to be an Airsoft gun. Now it's in its third iteration since November after damaged signs were replaced, it's accompanied by a “wall ...

Immigration Workshop for Undocumented Students to be Held at Plainfield High School

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A forum for undocumented students will take place at Plainfield High School.

This free conference will bring together advocates from the Child Advocacy Clinic and the Immigrant Rights Clinic at Rutgers Law School, and Maria del Cid, a community representative who established the Del Cid Dreamer Scholarship.

Topics of discussion will include:

Changes in the law for ...

Immigration Raid Protest Scheduled for Today

ELIZABETH, NJ – Make the Road New Jersey is holding an emergency rally protesting the ICE raid that took place in Elizabeth on Friday, Feb. 17, at 5 p.m. beginning the Snyder Academy, 42 Broad Street, and continuing with a march up Elizabeth Avenue.

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Gov. Christie Signs Life-Saving Drug Addiction Reform, Ensuring Immediate Covered Treatment

February 26, 2017

TRENTON, NJ  - New Jersey now has America’s strongest addiction recovery reform program following the signing by Gov. Chris Christie of Senate bill S-3/A-3, a bi-partisan measure which requires health insurance coverage for treatment of substance abuse disease as well as providing a maximum limit of five days on initial opioid prescriptions, which ...