Government

August 18, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up: Plainfield’s Ecuadorians celebrate at flag raising ceremony 10th Annual School Supply Drive by Plainfield's Netherwood Heights Neighbors Underway Save the Date for ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Before people can enjoy a pedestrian mall for shopping and strolling Plainfield’s North Avenue by the main train station, vaults under the sidewalks must be secured. To that end, the City Council approved a $27,000 contract on Aug. 13 with Pennoni Associates for design work on ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's City Council meeting on Monday began with Mayor Adrian O. Mapp addressing council members, insisting the expansion of city departments will not add any additional costs to the city budget.  He also called objectors “purveyors of misinformation.” VIDEO:  Plainfield ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s town council officially approved the appointment of Westfield Police Captain Chris Battiloro to the role of acting police chief at its meeting Tuesday night. Related story: Westfield’s Mayor Speaks About Issues at Police Department David Wayman, who held the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - In remarks before Monday’s City Council meeting, Mayor Adrian O. Mapp insisted an expansion of city departments will not add costs as some residents have alleged. The city’s special 1968 charter specified three departments, but in state legislation passed by both houses on June ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Improvement Authority will hold a dedication ceremony for the Assemblyman Gerald B. Green Plaza at the former Park-Madison Building. According to the invite, "Family members, as well as Federal, State, County and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield nightclub owner Edison Garcia has approval for a downtown festival on Aug. 18 and 19, but with strict limits on music that in past years could be heard a mile away, according to some residents. Garcia received City Council permission last month to hold what he is ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - In a meeting that ran past midnight, Plainfield’s Zoning Board of Adjustment agreed to resume testimony on an early childhood program’s expansion on Oct. 3, with a new traffic study done while school is in session. HOPES CAP Inc. acquired the former Armory building at Leland ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield’s Historic Preservation Commission may vote approval in August to expand two historic districts. Commissioners have met with property owners in the Van Wyck Brooks and Netherwood Heights districts and held a town meeting to explain the proposed expansions. At its Aug.

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – The New Jersey General Assembly approved legislation, 77-0, Thursday sponsored by Jamel C. Holley, Linda Carter, James Kennedy and Annette Quijano to designate the portion of the State Highway Route 27 in Union County as “Jerry Green Memorial Highway” in honor of the life-long career ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill Friday that bars individuals under the age of 18 from marrying or entering a civil union. It was a major win for Fraidy Reiss, founder Westfield-based Unchained At Last, a nonprofit dedicated to helping women and girls in the US to escape or resist ...

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A proposal to put 58 new apartments on Plainfield’s old Elmwood Gardens site won unanimous Planning Board approval Thursday. PLAINFIELD, NJ - Attorney Brian Schwartz called on architect Stephen Schoch and engineer Greg Domalewski to describe the $17.5 million project and answer board questions, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield’s City Council chose Elton Armady Monday as appointee to the citywide at-large seat vacated by Rebecca Williams, now a Union County freeholder. He was sworn in by Mayor Adrian O. Mapp with his mother Carol, father Chiddy, and twin sister Becky at his side. Armady ...

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Here are a few of the activities happening in the City of Plainfield this week:  Monday Combined Regular City Council Meeting 7 pm at the Municipal Courthouse on Watching Avenue. Click here to view meeting agenda: See agenda  Plainfield Public Library: Band Lab from 4-5 pm for ages ...

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Plainfield’s June 18 City Council meeting agenda includes seven mayoral nominees to the newly-created Central Business District Advisory Board that will govern a management corporation for the Special Improvement District. Besides reflecting Plainfield’s well-known diversity, board members span ...

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Official results for the June 5 primary confirm the Plainfield City Council winners as Ashley Davis in the First Ward and Joylette Mills-Ransome for the Second & Third Ward at-large seat. Davis garnered 471 votes to 257 for incumbent Councilwoman Diane Toliver, while incumbent Mills-Ransome ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – Tuesday night, Members of the Historic Preservation Commission presented their proposal for expansion of 2 of Plainfield’s 6 historic neighborhoods.  Approximately 50 people attended the presentation at the duCret School of Art and were given an overview of the Commissions plan to ...

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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 news and events.  There's something for everyone! MONDAY TUESDAY PDCC meeting at 7 pm to select a nominees for the vacant City Council seat. Meeting will be held at ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - In case you missed it, here is a recap of this week's top news. Click on the links to get the entire stories: Things to do in Plainfield this weekend  PMUA seeking new Director  Primary Election Results: And the Winners are... Plainfield Rescue Squad hosts Open ...

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A Plainfield business owner’s wish to use his basement for slaughter of chickens, pigs, sheep and goats was denied Wednesday by the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Owner Vadrajan Naicken, who formerly operated a liquor store at the site on West Front Street near Clinton Avenue, appeared before the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield’s Zoning Board Of Adjustment unanimously agreed Wednesday to deny conversion of a Central Avenue mansion to veterans’ housing in the Van Wyck Brooks Historic District. Opponents and supporters have followed the case through six prior ZBA hearings, and others before ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders kicked off summer events on Saturday with Rhythm and Blues by the Brook, a free outdoor music festival held in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park. This year’s event included the American Legacy Mobile Truck Exhibit of African American ...

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