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August 8, 2022

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed three bills, S-891/A-1557, S-902/A-1559, and A-1556/S-901, which will protect New Jersey consumers from predatory financial practices. These new laws include measures that will toughen New Jersey’s antitrust laws, stated the Governor's Office. "New ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Members of the Plainfield Planning Board memorialized five resolutions at its Thursday meeting. One of these included an approved resolution to not deem Grace Episcopal Church as an area in need of redevelopment following it's no vote at the board's July 7 meeting. Attorney ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Property taxes for the third quarter were scheduled to be paid by August 1st; however, due to the late release of the tax bills, the due date is now September 7th, according to information posted on the City of Plainfield's website and social media pages on Wednesday. The bills ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) was arrested on Tuesday afternoon during a protest outside the United States Supreme Court opposing their recent decision that overturns the Roe vs. Wade precedent on reproductive rights. A tweet posted by Watson Coleman's staff said ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Council members voted 5-2 Monday in favor of an ordinance on first reading for the City of Plainfield to purchase the 512-524 Watchung Avenue property that includes the former Plainfield YMCA building. The fair market value of the property has been assessed at almost $5.2 million, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The last item on Monday's city council agenda may generate the most comments from the public. An ordinance enacted in December 2002 established Plainfield Historic Preservation regulations and defined the duties and responsibilities of the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC).

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Thursday's vote by planning board members fell short to recommend to the city council that the study area at Block 837, Lot 1 should be deemed an area in need of redevelopment. The results of a preliminary investigation for an area in need of redevelopment determination for the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  Governor Murphy signed bill A4401 which provides a one-year waiver of certain MVC fees for driver licenses and non-driver identifcation cards. The bill was signed into law on June 30, 2022. The fees being waved include:  the renewal of a non-driver identification card ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Planning Board will hold hearings on non-condemnation areas in need of redevelopment at its July 21 meeting, according to public notices. One hearing will clarify and correct certain information contained in the initial study discussed at the board's April 7 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield City Council members will vote on ordinances and resolutions at a special meeting Thursday, June 30, to dissolve the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority, assume the services provided by the Authority, vote on an amendment of salaries and wages, and vote to appoint ...

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In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a New York law requiring people to demonstrate a particular need in order to get a permit to carry a handgun in public, Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today announced a directive clarifying requirements for carrying firearms ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A published public notice informs that the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority will conduct a special meeting on Monday, June 27, at 6 p.m. It is also posted on the authority's website. Three items to be discussed in executive session, according to the notice, include ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield’s Planning Board voted Thursday, June 16, to recommend to the City Council that the area made up of Block 713, Lots 1 through 5, should be deemed an area in need of redevelopment. The council authorized the Planning Board to conduct a non-condemnation study for the area ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The statement came after the votes were counted and projected winners in November's General Election were announced. Taking most off guard, Plainfield's Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, the projected winner in the mayoral race who would assume a third term, told those at election headquarters ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy wants New Jersey homeowners and renters to receive nearly $2 billion in direct tax relief this year and in the years moving forward. At a gathering in South Brunswick's municipal complex, Murphy declared "promises kept" as he unfurled his plan to provide ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Citizens’ Budget Advisory Committee reported Monday to Plainfield council members on its city budget recommendations. CBAC Chair Robin Bright presented the findings. She said while the committee was brought in late in the process compared to previous years, the members were ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The League of Women Voters of Plainfield held a forum in advance of the June 7 Primary Election to educate the residents of Plainfield on the candidates who are running, and the issues for which they stand in relation to the community. Robert Graham and Regina Lynn Lowery seek the ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey families are facing difficulties in obtaining baby formula due to an ongoing national shortage. One Plainfield store has it in stock (as of publication), but you will have to ask for it as it's in a cordoned off area. An employee at Fine Fare located at 1405 South Avenue ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Debby Hall, of Scotch Plains, carried a sign that says, “Our daughters and granddaughters must have the same rights as we did.” Hall, 57, was among several hundred who turned out in Mindowaskin Park Saturday for the “We Won’t Go Back Rally” protesting the U.S. Supreme Court’s ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners following a public hearing Thursday adopted a $​​513.7 million budget, which does not increase the county-wide tax levy. While the spending plan comes with an average tax decrease of $28 for county homeowners, the impact varies by municipality ...

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CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12. He was 93. Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's council members will vote on resolution 190-22 to authorize the planning board to conduct an area in need of redevelopment investigation for the Grace Episcopal Church property identified on tax maps as Block 837, Lot 1, known as 117-127 E. 7th Street to determine if ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Finance Department Director Ron West gave his last budget presentation Tuesday for Plainfield before he retires. Council members expressed their appreciation for his work after his thorough review of the budget, where he broke down goals that were put in place eight years ago, last ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's council members will vote on resolution 195-22 to urge the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to revoke the Park Hotel's residential health care facility license. It notes the facility has been operating "in a negligent and hardhearted manner and in violation ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Budget deliberations for the Health & Social Services department, headed by Director Shep Brown, were before Plainfield's City Council Tuesday. Almost half (45%) of the department is funded by grants, and 1.8% of the municipal budget, according to the director. "I continue ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – Plainfield's Zoning Board unanimously approved Wednesday a new two-story apartment building by developer Front Street Development 1, LLC, that will include eight units. The existing site contains a vacant building and is adjacent to the Plainfield Senior Citizens Center. Parking ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Director of Economic Development Valerie Jackson took council members through her budget presentation Tuesday, starting off by saying, "You often hear us talk about that there is more than $1 billion in private investment in the City of Plainfield, and that is a true statement." It ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Planning Board will hold a hearing "for minor subdivision and preliminary and final site plan approval" later this month, according to a legal notice. The Applicant (development partners JG Petrucci, Inc./TD+ Partners, Inc.) wishes to construct a two-story ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – The City of Plainfield was awarded $135,000 by the Union County Board of County Commissioners for the 2022 Union County Infrastructure and Municipal Aid grant program at its Thursday meeting. The Commissioners awarded a total of $1,500,000.00 to the County’s twenty-one ...

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