Government

October 18, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The city's administration held a town hall with a panel of experts to discuss marijuana legislation and medical expansion regulations on Wednesday at Plainfield's Washington Community School. There are currently six treatment centers in New Jersey, in Bellmawr, Cranbury, Egg ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — In a letter sent today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) led 11 members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin  to cancel plans to attend Saudi Arabia’s Future Investment Initiative conference in light of concerns that the Saudi ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Tuesday's City Council meeting began by recognizing a Plainfield institution, and led to a resolution being removed from the consent agenda after comment by a resident.  The meeting kicked off with Ann Swain and her family's Swain Galleries being honored "as a contributor, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A town hall meeting is scheduled for Oct. 17 by the Plainfield administration to discuss potential marijuana legislation.  Residents are encouraged to ask questions and share their opinions with government officials and cannabis industry specialists at the event. Panelists will ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A 14-year Plainfield quandary over use of city space in the former Tepper’s building may soon be resolved with its sale. According to an ordinance up for first reading Tuesday, a request for condo fees led to a deal for sale of the 17,000-square-foot space for $225,000 to ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - After a busy section of South Avenue near Terrill Road was declared in need, and a redevelopment plan was ordered, Plainfield's Planning Board moved Thursday to advance the project to a vote by the City Council. There are 6.72 acres, for a total of nine parcels in the South ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr was a featured panelist at the recent Governor’s Conference of Housing and Economic Development in Atlantic City, NJ. Mayor Mahr shared Fanwood’s success in attracting investment, new business and more housing options. The conference was organized to ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka came out in support of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker after President Donald Trump said the former mayor “ran Newark, New Jersey into the ground.” Booker, a Democrat, was Newark's mayor from 2006 to 2013. He is currently a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that has ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - At Plainfield's Zoning Board of Adjustments meeting on Wednesday the decision to approve the HOPES CAP ordinance to increase the number of students from 270 and staff to 76, to 362 and 95, respectively, was delayed yet again. HOPES had previously presented results from a traffic ...

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WASHINGTON, DC  — In an effort to incentivize corporate practices that will grow wages for those below the C-suite, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) today introduced the Employee Profit-Sharing Encouragement Act, legislation that would require companies with more than $25 million in ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and events. MONDAY The Plainfield Public Schools district website gets a new look today.  Users may experience some disruptions in service. Girls tennis:  a ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A union member mouthed the words “thank you” yesterday as cheers erupted in the boardroom where Port Authority commissioners passed a $19 minimum wage for workers at the agency’s three major airports. “Let me say clearly and bluntly: these new wage levels are essential to the safe, ...

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Bills Discussed During Press Conference at Community FoodBank in Hillside; Legislation Aims to Help Over One Million Residents Facing Food Insecurity TRENTON, NJ – Building on the promise to strengthen food security in New Jersey, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin Monday discussed the hunger gap ...

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PLAINFIELD - Plainfield’s Planning Board agreed to declare a busy section of South Avenue “in need of redevelopment” Thursday, setting the stage for the governing body to order a redevelopment plan. Dubbed South Avenue East, the nine lots at South Avenue’s Terrill Road border are currently ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Despite Wednesday's heat, a crowd gathered at Second Street Youth Center (SSYC), the innovative new early childhood education and community youth center featuring 14 state-of-the-art classrooms, a playground, and a 1,000 square foot aquaponic urban farm and agricultural education ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Alcoholic Beverage Control Board took disciplinary action at its meeting on Tuesday, suspending three liquor establishments for infractions.  It is the first time the board has taken such action since it was created by the city council in 2017. Jersey Liquors, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - For the second year in a row, Plainfield’s auditors found only one item needing improvement. “I am very pleased with the audit report. It reflects the result of all the hard work of the entire team here in the City to strengthen our financial affairs,” Finance Director Ron West ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and events. MONDAY Storytime with Ms. Rosa at 6 p.m. at the Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave. Boys soccer:  a home game vs. Central HS-Newark, at 4 p.m.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - As a 212-unit, $52 million project nears completion on South Avenue, the Plainfield Planning Board has set a hearing on possible redevelopment of nine nearby properties extending to the city’s Terrill Road border. The Planning Board will consider the matter at its meeting on ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps. The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Over objections from residents Tuesday, the Plainfield City Council tabled a sign ordinance and passed a charter change ordinance that will add four new departments and possibly seven “confidential secretaries.” Planning Board member Sean McKenna attempted to speak on the sign ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez joined with Rep. Frank Pallone today at Mt. Zion AME Church in the city to press their objections to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the Republicans senators in favor of his confirmation. Booker, a member of the Senate ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Mayor Adrian O. Mapp is asking for a sign ordinance on the brink of final passage to be tabled, because of business owners’ objections and free speech issues. The ordinance, prepared by the Planning Board, passed on first reading in August last month without comment ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and events. MONDAY Code Combat continues at the library, 800 Park Ave., for 9-17 year olds.  In the Computer Lab, from 4 to 5 p.m.  For more info, call Andrew ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - It was a veritable who's who in New Jersey politics on Saturday in Plainfield at the dedication ceremony for the Gerald B. Green Plaza, the large-scale public and private redevelopment project totaling 26,000 square feet.  "It was a $30 million project that was developed in ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Just hours after bullets took the lives of two local residents, and left one more critically injured, and following a weekend which saw a total of nine people suffering from gunshot wounds across the city, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez visited Paterson City Hall on Monday to speak out ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and events. MONDAY The Coffee Box presents Labor Day Coffee Sippin' Jazz with the GBP Band.  At 1359 South Ave., from 12 to 2 p.m. Check out the back-to-school ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Assemblywoman Linda Carter has confirmed the appointment of Abubakar “AJ” Jalloh as her Chief of Staff, effective immediately.  Jalloh will remain as Plainfield City Clerk and will serve as Chief of Staff on a “Part-Time” basis, according to Carter. Jalloh, who previously served ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - In case you missed it, here is a recap of this week's top news. Catch up by clicking on the links. Plainfield Man Arrested in Connection With Attempted Sexual Assault in Bridgewater, According to Prosecutor Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS Swimmer:  Belmar Lifeguard Rescues Beached ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Historic Preservation Commission recommended the approval of the expansion of two Plainfield historic districts on Tuesday.  Both Van Wyck Brooks and Netherwood Heights would be affected. Despite a handful of public meetings that were previously held and stories in news ...

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