Government

December 15, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Friday December 14th was move out day for Congressman Frelinghuysen. As the final pieces of furniture and belongings came out of the Congressional office on Schuyler Place in Morristown, demonstrators entered the building.  Like most Fridays of the past two years, the day was ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — In Scotch Plains, the municipality budgeted $30,000 to pay its mayor and Township Council this year. In Cranford, the municipality budgeted $15,000 to pay its Township Committee for its service in 2018. In Mountainside, the Borough Council budgeted $12,000 for its own salaries ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to accept the legacy gift of the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield property located at 724 Park Ave.  Mayor Adrian O. Mapp also presented members of the congregation with a proclamation to celebrate FUSP. FUSP is the oldest ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Mayor Adrian O. Mapp presented a proclamation to Vicky Griswold at Tuesday's City Council meeting in recognition of her contributions to The Plainfield Music Store.  Founded in 1951 by Irving Rydberg, Griswold had taken over as owner in 1994.  The downtown business closed last ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - An ordinance up for second reading that would adopt a redevelopment plan for the busy section of South Avenue near Terrill Road designated as "in need" passed at Tuesday's Plainfield City Council meeting with a 6-1 vote. Second Ward Councilman Cory Storch, who voted against it, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Plainfield City Council resolution was presented to Diane Toliver on Tuesday for her dedicated service as the representative for the First Ward since 2015. Toliver also served as a liaison on a number of boards and commissions, including, but not limited to, the Plainfield ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced Tuesday that plans are moving forward for a group of three intersection safety improvement projects on East Front Street (County Road 620) and 7thAvenue (County Road 601) in the City of Plainfield. The work will include new ...

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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. TUESDAY City Council meets at 8 p.m. in Municipal Court, 325 Watchung Ave.  Download the agenda. Kid's Holiday Movie Week:  The Elf on the Shelf at ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Businesses and residents in the Plainfield downtown area will see a lot of activity come the new year.  Representatives from PSE&G appeared before the City Council on Dec. 4 to give a brief presentation on the proposed soil remediation project that is slated to begin. The ...

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President Donald J. Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush.  Some key U.S. Postal Service operations will be affected. A statement from the USPS® notes that regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - As the year comes to a close, TAPinto Plainfield caught up with Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, to talk about unfinished business for this year, and to learn about initiatives for 2019.   How would you reflect back on 2018?  And what are your administration's initiatives for ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission honored author John Grady and carpenter Michael Sylvester Tuesday (Nov. 27) for their contributions to preservation in the city. Grady, who with the late Dorothe Pollard co-authored “Images of America Plainfield” and “Plainfield, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A salary ordinance for Plainfield’s Zoning Officer and two other titles won initial approval on Nov. 19, with final passage possible in December.  The other titles are for an Economic Development assistant and a “Secretary” which Mayor Adrian O. Mapp said is the confidential ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - This week's City Council meeting included a public hearing on deer management.  Prior to hearing from residents, Council President Charles McRae stated that there is no program currently planned in Plainfield. The council had approved a deer control program that took place in ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Three Plainfield City Council seats were on the 2018 general election ballot, one due to the passing of Assemblyman Gerald B. Green and a resulting series of changes.  Green was replaced in the Assembly by former Freeholder Linda Carter, who in turn was replaced on the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's City Council will hold a public hearing on deer management, according to an email sent by the City Clerk on Monday.  The notice states that interested persons will be given an opportunity at the Nov. 19 combined council meeting to voice their concerns on deer ...

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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 Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.  The City of Plainfield will be also be ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Zoning Board delivered a final decision on the HOPES application to expand its previously approved project that would increase the number of classrooms to house students from 20 with 270 children and 76 staff members, to 26 classrooms with 362 children and 95 staff ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Unofficial results are in for Plainfield for the 2018 General Election, with residents casting their votes for Elton Armady, Joylette Mills-Ransome, and Ashley Davis for City Council seats.  The Children First slate swept the race for seats on the school board. Armady beat out ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The League of Women Voters of Plainfield held its Candidate Forum on Tuesday at Emerson Community School, featuring two individuals who are running for Councilman-at-Large, and nine of the candidates who are running for seats on the Board of Education. After opening statements ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains is morning the passing of Councilwoman Rose Checchio, who died on Sunday following a long battle with breast cancer.  Rose Checchio was elected to the Council along with John Del Sordi in November 2014 following a contentious campaign battle.

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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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