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Plainfield Fire Chief Title in Jeopardy

July 15, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp’s proposal on July 9 to abolish the title of Fire Chief echoed a move about a decade ago to abolish the title of Police Chief.

It was in June 2007 that Police Chief Edward Santiago saw the plan on then-Public Safety Director Martin Hellwig’s Power Point presentation, with no prior warning that his job was on the line.

City Council passes resolution honoring Donald Van Blake

PLAINFIELD, NJ - At Monday's City Council meeting a resolution was approved honoring the life and legacy of Donald Van Blake who passed away on June 5, 2018 at the age of 96 years. 

The resolution reads:

COUNCILMANIC RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE & LEGACY OF DONALD VAN BLAKE

WHEREAS, The City Council of the City of Plainfield takes this moment to remember and honor ...

Plainfield Zoning Board Wants Traffic Study at Armory Site

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Traffic and parking loomed as concerns Wednesday when Plainfield’s Zoning Board discussed an expansion of programs at the former Armory building.

HOPES CAP Inc. sought approvals to increase the number of Early Head Start children and staff at the site, from 270 to 362 students and from 76 to 95 employees. Architect Adrian Melia described changes to the interior ...

Plainfield Restructuring Draws Suspicion

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield Charter Study Commission members challenged Mayor Adrian O. Mapp’s proposed expansion of city departments Monday, mainly because state legislation to change the charter had added language to allow for “confidential aides.”

The five-member elected commission held 35 meetings between December 11, 2012 and December 30, 2013 and interviewed 29 present ...

Senator Diegnan Calls it a "Big Step,"as Governor Murphy Signs Co-Sponsored Transgender Bill Into Law

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A bill signed into law by New Jersey’s governor last week means transgender residents can legally change their gender on their birth certificates.

The ‘Birth Certificate Bill’ - now known as the “Babs Siperstein Law’ - was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on July 2. Under the law, the registrar can now legally amend a certificate based on ...

Governor Murphy Signs Co-Sponsored Transgender Bill Into Law

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A bill signed into law by New Jersey’s governor last week means transgender residents can legally change their gender on their birth certificates.

The ‘Birth Certificate Bill’ - now known as the “Babs Siperstein Law’ - was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on July 2. Under the law, the registrar can now legally amend a certificate based on ...

Declaration of Independence – What is it?

The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow.

In a 2017 report Freedom House said that of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45%) were rated Free, 59 (30%) Partly Free, ...

A Q&A on “Plainfield Promise”

A Q&A on “Plainfield Promise”

In ​September 2016, Mayor Adrian O. Mapp ​wrote on his blog about  “Plainfield Promise,” a plan to support education and financial literacy​, similar to "Oakland Promise​." He ​spoke again of it in his 2017 State of the City Address, tracing his own educational journey and suggesting a ...

Former Plainfield Official Is New PMUA Director

PLAINFIELD, NJ – Eric Jackson, who served two Plainfield mayors before becoming mayor of Trenton, won unanimous approval Thursday to become executive director of the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority.

In a special meeting, PMUA Commissioners Robin Bright, Henry Robinson, Pedro Estevez, Michelle Graham Lyons and Board Chairman Miguel Edghill approved a one-year contract ...

Plainfield GOP Organizes, Seeks Members

Plainfield’s main political parties reorganize after the primary on alternate years, and for 2018 it was the GOP’s turn. William Michelson was again named chairman for a two-year term, and George Gore will serve as vice-chairman.

The committee saw a 25 percent increase, from eight members to ten, thanks to several write-ins. Only Michelson and Louise Colodne, representing Ward 2, ...

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Mayor Mapp:  Summer Youth Program

July 8, 2018

On Monday, July 9th, new faces will light up the offices in City Hall. Our Summer Youth program officially begins, and once again employees will have the opportunity to mentor a new group of young people.

 The Summer Youth program runs for six weeks every year and provides employment and valuable work experience for our young Plainfield residents between the ages of 14 to 21.

This year ...