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Plainfield Shade Tree Commission Celebrates Arbor Day

April 28, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The sun peaked out just in time for the City of Plainfield’s Arbor Day celebration on the steps of the Plainfield YMCA, the 2017 recipient of this year’s plantings.  The celebration began at 11:00 am, with opening remarks and a reading of the Arbor Day Proclamation by Plainfield’s Mayor Adrian O. Mapp.

In addition to many residents and pre-school ...

Franklin Township: Middlesex County Freeholders Decide to Intervene on Williams/Transo Gas Compressor Station

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In response to calls from concerned citizens and environmental activists, the Middlesex County Freeholders recently announced they will file a motion to intervene on the controversial gas compressor station 206, which is proposed to be constructed in Franklin Township. 

"I have instructed the county counsel to proceed with the appropriate intervenor ...

Leaders Meet to Protest Proposed Elimination of Community Development Block Grants

ELIZABETH, NJ – Sheriff Joseph Cryan looked out from the podium at Saint Joseph’s Social Service Center on Division Street and declared, “The budget isn’t about the numbers. It’s about the people.”

The budget Cryan, who is currently running for state senator, is referring to is the proposed federal budget where President Trump is seeking to slash funding for ...

Plainfield: Muhlenberg Hospital Redevelopment Plan on Planning Board Agenda

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Planning Board will meet on Monday evening to discuss the JFK Muhlenberg Hospital Redevelopment Plan that was prepared by Heyer, Gruel & Associates of Red Bank, NJ.

In a public meeting in early March with members of the Joint Land Use boards, Carlos Sanchez, the Director of the Office of Economic Development, stated that in 2014 the land was declared an ...

Tax March, Community Unity Rally in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park Draws Crowd to Hear Local Politicians' Messages

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Coinciding with the Tax March in Washington, D.C., Plainfield was one of over 200 communities across the country that gathered to demand the release of President Trump's tax returns and a fair tax for all.

Maggie Savoca of Fanwood organized the event, held in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park, that highlighted civic engagement and showcased a variety of politicians adding ...

Tax March, Unity Rally in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Tax March & Community Unity Rally, initiated by Maggie Savoca, who had organized area residents to attend the Women's March in Washington, will take place on Saturday, April 15th in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park. 

The event is billed as a fun day of civic engagement, with a chance to learn about issues and how one can get involved.

In an email, Savoca ...

Union County Freeholder Meeting on April 13 Canceled

ELIZABETH - The Union County Freeholders meeting that was scheduled for tonight has been canceled.  An email has been sent out by the county, and it is noted on the website. 

Due to potential health and public safety issues caused by a water main break on Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth, tonight’s Union County Freeholder meeting has been canceled. The rescheduled date will be ...

County Clerk Issues Official List for Plainfield Primary Election Ballot

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The County Clerk's office has issued the official listing of candidates for Municipal offices of Plainfield Mayor, Council and City Committee that will be placed on the June 6, 2017 Primary Election Ballot.

MAYOR, FOUR-YEAR TERM

Adrian O. Mapp - Regular Democratic Organization of Union County
Dr. Henrilynn Davis Ibezim - Democratic Party Unity Candidates
Bridget ...

BREAKING: Union County Freeholders Chairman Offers Amended Watchung Reservation Resolution

UPDATED:  Tonight's meeting has been canceled due to a water main break. 

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, April 13th, and a resolution on mountain biking in Watchung Reservation is on the agenda.  Currently, bikes are not permitted.

A draft copy of the agenda has been uploaded to the Union County Freeholders website, ...

Four Plainfield Organizations Receive Grants from Union County

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Four Plainfield organizations have been selected to receive a grant from the Union County Local Arts Grant Program.  In all, there were 34 arts organizations selected.

Plainfield's recipients are The Senior Center, King's Daughter's Day School, the Plainfield Public Library, and the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra.

The full release ...

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Plainfield's Mayor Mapp: The Importance of Teachers

April 29, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - No one ever enters the teaching profession because they are promised big paydays and short workdays. In fact, it's pretty much a guarantee that it will be exactly the opposite. Day after day, month after month and year after year; there is a remarkable group of people who get up and go into classrooms all across our nation and they shape minds and change lives.

Was there ...