Plainfield Councilman Issued Alcohol Related Motor Vehicle Summons

December 15, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield Councilman Barry Goode was charged with driving while intoxicated after refusing to provide a breath sample on Dec. 9, according to a Plainfield Police report.

Plainfield Police were called to the 900 block of Melrose Place on that Saturday evening to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving a possibly intoxicated driver.

On the scene, officers noted that ...

Plainfield SID Ordinance Passes, Will Become City-Controlled

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield City Council voted in favor of an ordinance on Monday evening that would bring the Special Improvement District, or SID, under the control of the city.

It will replace the current SID with an appointed Central Business District Management Corporation, with members appointed by the mayor, and an advisory board made up of business owners.

In public comment, ...

Plainfield Mayor Gets $75,000, Up From $35,000

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Despite raucous protests, the Plainfield City Council approved increasing Mayor Adrian O. Mapp's salary to $75,000 when he starts a new four-year term in January.

Protests began after the salary ordinance passed on first reading in November, the day after Mapp won re-election over independent challenger Mustapha Muhammad. Opponents of the measure began organizing on social ...

Plainfield Launches Deer Management Program​

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield City Council has approved a new deer management program that aims to enable natural regeneration of a hardwood forest, minimize damage to residential landscaping, and lower the number of deer-related motor vehicle accidents in neighborhoods near the Cushing Road Detention Basin.

Residents have experienced loss of their shrubs and gardens and are encountering ...

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: Dec 11-17

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


The last City Council meeting of 2017 will take place at 7:00 p.m. in Municipal Court, 325 Watchung Avenue.  Download the agenda.

MORE:  Plainfield Council Approves Raises For Mayor and ...

Plainfield Week in Review: Raises, State of the School District, and More

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up:

Bernice Paglia:  Plainfield Cabinet Salaries A Mixed Bag

Academy of Continuing Education for adults with disabilities enrolling for January classes

Rutgers suffers "data breach" of 1,700 students' info

Plainfield's Mayor ...

Plainfield Demolition Saga Now Includes Settlement

PLAINFIELD, NJ -The Plainfield City Council will be asked Monday to approve a $396,000 settlement with Yates Real Estate for breach of contract in a March 2015 demolition on North Avenue.

Yates Real Estate was the the successful bidder with $250,000 to demolish the remains of a building at 117-125 North Avenue that was damaged in a December 2011 fire. After it was partially demolished, owner ...

Planning Board Grants Waivers For Muhlenberg Project

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A team of expert witnesses won Planning Board approvals Thursday for 120 apartments and a medical arts complex on the site of a shuttered hospital, but not before objections from residents.

City activist Nancy Piwowar, who is also president of the Historical Society of Plainfield, deplored the partial destruction of the former Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center to make way for ...

Plainfield SID Faces Replacement

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Holiday issue of “Positively Plainfield” just hit city mailboxes with an invitation to board the Santa Trolley, but also a warning that the Special Improvement District group that promotes such events may be voted out of existence on Dec. 11.

Nimrod Webb had just been re-elected president of the organization in November, when he spoke out against an ordinance ...

Plainfield Residents Meet to Discuss Administration Raises on Dec. 11 City Council Agenda

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A group of local residents organized an open meeting at the Plainfield Public Library to discuss the proposed raises for the Mayor and council members that will be on the agenda at the Dec. 11 City Council meeting.

A Facebook event laid out how the meeting would run in advance: 

The only ground rules I suggest are to keep the comments and meeting civil and succinct, ...

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Upcoming Events

Tue, December 19, 7:30 PM

City Hall Library, Plainfield

Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission ...



Thu, December 21, 7:30 PM

City Hall Library, Plainfield

Plainfield Planning Board Meeting


New Jersey Greets Governor-Elect Murphy With Cautious Optimism

December 15, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – New Jerseyans see a glimmer of hope for the Garden State following Phil Murphy’s gubernatorial victory in November, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

After an increasingly pessimistic outlook about the state for the past two years, residents have slightly reversed course: while 60 percent believe New Jersey is still going off on the wrong ...

Absurd and Outrageous

December 9, 2017

Dear Mayor Mapp and Members of the Plainfield City Council,

When I first heard about the resolution awarding yourselves raises I thought the magnanimity was over the top but, generally, that salary increases of some amount were warranted.  Not so anymore!

I received a copy of the agenda yesterday and nearly blew a gasket as I was reading the resolution awarding $396,000 to Yates as a ...