Government

May 27, 2020

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The final department to present its 2020 budget was Communications and Technology, headed up by Jazz Clayton-Hunt.  At the May 20 meeting, she said 2020 has not gone the way her department anticipated due to COVID-19; however, she added her team moved very quickly once the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — As the Memorial Day weekend comes to a close, the Plainfield administration has announced there are 2,083 positive COVID-19 cases.  While there are no cases reported today, there are 95 fatalities in the Queen City. There was one fatality reported Sunday, a female, 92-years-old, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Director Valerie Jackson recently presented the 2020 budget for the Department of Economic Development to members of the City Council. She said boards and commissions such as the Planning Board, Zoning Board, Historic Preservation Commission, and Shade Tree fall under her ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Shep Brown, Plainfield's Director of Health & Social Services, took City Council members through his department's 2020 budget on Wednesday, and outlined accomplishments and goals. Brown oversees the Health Division, Community Development, Plainfield Action Services, and the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — COVID-19, according to the administration's Wednesday update, has claimed the lives of 78 Plainfield residents in total.  That's five more announced since just one day ago. The announcement stated the coronavirus has taken: 37-year-old Caucasian female 40-year-old ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield coronavirus cases, according to Mayor Adrian O. Mapp's daily report, stands at 2,047. A more devastating point to note is that 73 lives have been lost in the Queen City. An 88-year-old Hispanic woman has died, according to Tuesday's report. The Mayor's newsletter on ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — City Council members met virtually Monday for a combined agenda meeting. Talks centered on a non-condemnation study that includes four parking lots, and the redrawing of FEMA flood maps that stemmed from discussions to expand a contract for Remington & Vernick Engineers.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — According to the daily report from the administration, three more Plainfield residents have lost their lives as a result of the coronavirus. The number of positive COVID-19 cases in town stands at 2,023, with 2,681 self-quarantined. The reported total of those Plainfield ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's Mayor Adrian O. Mapp held another virtual session Thursday for residents, with this week's online meeting featuring inspirational words from local spiritual leaders. The Mayor opened the talk with the news that the total number of residents who have been lost to ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Council members heard from three Plainfield division heads at Wednesday's budget deliberation session. Fire Director Kenneth Childress reviewed his department's finances and goals, and Oren Dabney, Director of Public Works, broke down the divisions that fall under his purview.  ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The coronavirus has claimed two more Plainfield residents according to the press release from the Mayor's office on Monday, two Hispanic males, 74-years-old and 58-years-old. Read the Mayor's full release: As of Monday, May 11, 2020, the number of positive COVID-19 cases in ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Zoning Board of Adjustments met virtually Wednesday to conduct its business as in-person April meetings were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite many technical difficulties, board members were able to hear from two applicants and vote on their ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plan to attend some online meetings this week to stay informed on what's going on in the Queen City.  Here's a rundown for you. TUESDAY PMUA -The PMUA Committee Meeting, originally scheduled for Thursday, May 7, at 6:00 p.m. at the Authority's offices, has been rescheduled ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Members of Plainfield’s City Council held their first municipal operating budget deliberation session Wednesday, hearing from Police Director Lisa Burgess, and Director Valerie Jackson of the Department of Economic Development. The Zoom platform that was used gave residents an ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Tuesday evening's mayor's office update on coronavirus cases in Plainfield included the news that three more residents have succumbed to COVID-19.  The total number of fatalities due to the virus now stands at 51. Those most recently lost include a 64-year-old Hispanic female, and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Forty-seven Plainfield residents had succumbed to COVID-19 by the end of April; the first loss of life this month is a 29-year-old Hispanic male, according to Mayor Adrian O. Mapp's Monday update. The report also noted the number of positive cases in town stands at 1,734, with ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plan to attend some online meetings this week to stay informed on what's going on in the Queen City.  A Board of Education special meeting will focus on the school board budget, and deliberations begin for two divisions of city government. Another meeting has been scheduled to ...

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today announced his Department will allocate $685 million in COVID-19 relief funding to help low-income Americans residing in public housing.  New Jersey will receive an allocation of $23,302,088.  The funding, made ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — In Mayor Adrian O. Mapp's online weekly update on Wednesday, he noted the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Plainfield has reached 1,490; he also announced there are new fatalities.  There was an additional data point in the usual reporting: there are 719 residents who have ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Mayor Adrian O. Mapp's daily briefing noted on Tuesday there are five more deaths in Plainfield attributed to COVID-19, bringing the total to 37 lost lives in the Queen City. The losses include two African American females, 93-years-old, and 96-years-old; one Caucasian female ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield administration reported 1,108 positive COVID-19 coronavirus cases as of Tuesday, with 1,324 self-quarantined.  The number of deaths has not changed, and stands at 22.   Mayor Adrian O. Mapp will hold another Facebook Live session on Wednesday, April 22, at ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Cases of COVID-19 in Plainfield continue to rise, now standing at 940 people who have tested positive for the coronavirus disease.  Another person has been lost to the coronavirus, bringing the total number of fatalities to 22 in the Queen City, according to data provided by the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — An update from the administration on Thursday indicates positive COVID-19 cases in Plainfield are up to 694, ranging in age from 24-days-old to 96-years-old.  Cases are up 543 percent since the beginning of the month.  Another two persons have been lost, Hispanic males age ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Mayor Adrian O. Mapp held another Facebook Live town hall Wednesday, citing the latest coronavirus statistics, stating a testing site is coming to town, and noting the creation of a COVID-19 relief fund.  The representative(s) from the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority who ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Mayor Adrian O. Mapp released data on the number of COVID-19 cases in Plainfield on Tuesday. There are currently 591 cases, with news of two new fatalities, a 72-year-old male, and a 74-year-old female. According to live updates on covid19.nj.gov, Union County positive cases ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield City Council held a virtual Combined Agenda Fixing Session/Regular Meeting on Monday despite an earlier decision to postpone its April meetings. All seven members were in attendance on the GoToMeeting, and Mayor Adrian O. Mapp made opening remarks on the introduction ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A robocall from Plainfield's Mayor Adrian O. Mapp on Monday indicates his administration is seeking active and retired doctors and nurses to staff a COVID-19 testing site in the Queen City. As of Sunday, April 12, there were 504 positive cases in Plainfield, with an additional ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's City Council members will hold a Combined Agenda Fixing Session/Regular Meeting via video conference on Monday at 7 p.m. The agenda includes the Department of Finance's resolution (R 161-20) to introduce the 2020 Plainfield Municipal Budget in the amount of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Plainfield has risen to 472, and a 37-year-old male has died, according to Mayor Adrian O. Mapp's update on Saturday. There are an additional 586 individuals who are self-quarantined as a result of exposure to the virus. Those ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Positive COVID-19 cases are up to 433 in Plainfield as of Friday, according to Mayor Adrian O. Mapp's latest update.  That's an increase of over 300 percent since the beginning of April.  There are also an additional 545 individuals self-quarantined as a result of exposure to the ...

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