Union County Chapter of Jamaica Organization of NJ Holds Flea Market

May 14, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Union County Chapter of the Jamaica Organization of New Jersey will hold a Trash 2 Treasure flea market event.

The sale will take place on Saturday, June 3rd from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at 615 Watchung Avenue, near the Salvation Army, in Plainfield.  Saturday, June 10th is reserved as a rain date.

Want a table?  Reserve your space for just $25; contact Charles ...

WWII Love Letter Finally Delivered After Westfield Moms Facebook Group Gets to Work

WESTFIELD, NJ — It was marked “return to sender.” Melissa Fahy, a sixth grade science teacher at Roosevelt Intermediate School, and her husband were doing extensive renovations on their home on Hazel Avenue this week when they came upon a 72-year-old letter hidden inside a stairwell.

It was Melissa Fahy’s father, in town to help the couple with the work, who ...

Visions of God Family Worship Church to Hold Community Yard Sale

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Visions of God Family Worship Church will be holding a community yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, June 10th.

Items being sold include furniture, antiques, kitchenware, clothing, plus so much more.

Vendors are welcome, and there is a non-refundable fee.  Members, $35 and non-members, $55.

Visions of God Family Worship Church is located at 350 Leland Avenue, and ...

Roselle Police Warn Residents to Beware of Person(s) Posing as NJ American Water Employees Looking for Leak in Your Home

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Police Dept. are warning residents today to beware of person(s) posing as NJ American Water employees asking to enter your home to look for a leak.

According to police, on May 8, police investigated a “Diversion Burglary” at a residence on the west side of the borough which occurred between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. 

Police say, ...

Plainfield Garden Club Opens 90th Season at Shakespeare Garden

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Wednesday, April 19th, members of the Plainfield Garden Club opened the Shakespeare Garden for its 90th season.

On a sunny and unseasonably warm morning, members arrived, tools in hand, for the garden’s spring cleaning.  Daffodils were already in bloom, while allium, lilies, and poppies were sprouting. So, unfortunately, were some early weeds. 'Tis the ...

Plainfield Board of Ed Adopts New Budget for Upcoming School Year

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Board of Education adopted a new budget on Monday evening at the high school for the 2017-2018 school year, and it includes an increase of tax levy for homeowners by 1.05% or $44.01 per year.

The Budget approved of $191,652,263 with an increase of $2,008,929 represents an increase of 1.05% or a $44.01 Tax increase on a home assessed at $108,400.

This increase ...

Union County Freeholder Board Awards “UC Means Green” Community Garden Grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Seven Elizabeth locations were chosen to receive a 2017 Union County Means Green Community Garden Grant, awarded by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The gardens will provide donations of fresh produce to those in need as well as education, recreation, civic service and social opportunities for gardeners and their communities.

The new round of funding follows ...

'Do Not Knock' Stickers Now Available in North Plainfield

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - "Do Not Knock" stickers are now available in North Plainfield. The Borough Council has adopted Ordinance No. 17-03 to provide residents relief from unwanted solicitations. It was enacted to provide North Plainfielders with a legal means to protect their privacy and to prevent unwanted disturbances at their place of residence.

Once the resident has ...

Tour Some of the Westfield Area’s Most Notable Homes Mother’s Day Weekend with the Friends of the NJFO (Video)

WESTFIELD, NJ — The selection has been made and the roster formalized for the Friends of the New Jersey Festival Orchetra’s 2017 Tour of Notable Homes, taking place Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This local springtime tradition started in 1984 to support the New Jersey Festival Orchestra (then known as the Westfield Symphony), based in Downtown Westfield.

“The ...

Home Sweet Homes, a Plainfield House Tour

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A springtime house tour of seven grand Plainfield homes will take place on Saturday, May 20th.

The "Home Sweet Homes Tour" will provide an opportunity to visit the private residences of some of Plainfield's most prestigious and beautiful homes.  The history, architecture and creative interiors of these stunning homes will surely not disappoint, with each ...

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Hannah Atkins Community Center, Plainfield

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Muoio, Lampitt, Chiaravalloti, Mukherji & Jimenez Bill to Expand Background Check Requirements for Family Day Cares Heading to Governor's Desk

May 25, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation Assembly Democrats Elizabeth Muoio, Pamela Lampitt, Nicholas Chiaravalloti, Raj Mukherji and Angelica Jimenez sponsored to require family day care providers to undergo criminal history record background checks received final legislative approval Thursday and now heads to the governor's desk. 

"It is imperative that anyone who has access to young children ...