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Plainfield Park Hotel on Monday's City Council Agenda

May 6, 2022

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 of multiple state regulations, which are designed to ensure that the residents of ...

Zoning Board Approves 2-Story Apartment Building Next to Plainfield Senior Center

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 and tenant storage issues that were brought up by board members at last month's meeting ...

Budget 2022: Plainfield Department of Economic Development

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 was also discussed publicly that the director will be leaving her position, but ...

May 19: Plainfield Planning Board Talks Koinonia Academy

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 multipurpose educational center, and a single-story multipurpose educational annex to the ...

Notes from Plainfield’s April 2022 Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Outside of applications on Tuesday's agenda, Plainfield's Historic Preservation Commission members discussed a resignation, solar panels (they are against them in the historic districts), bringing back HPC awards and redevelopment issues. The hearing for a Certificate of Appropriateness (HPC 2022-13) for the city's planned pedestrian mall was moved to next ...

Plainfield Planning Board Approves Two Redevelopment Studies Thursday

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's planning board members unanimously approved two non-condemnation studies Thursday; the studies determine if the identified areas need to be redeveloped. The first set of preliminary investigation results were on the West End Industrial Corridor. The second reviewed the results of the 200-216 Garfield Avenue investigation.

Steven Martini of the Nishuane ...

Council to Vote on Resolution for Redevelopment Study that Includes Park Hotel, Plainfield Performing Arts Center

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's city council members will vote on resolution 167-22 to instruct the planning board to conduct a preliminary investigation of certain parcels on Park Avenue and West 7th Street to learn if the identified areas constitute a non-condemnation area in need of redevelopment. The parcels, located on block 713, include the sites of the Park Hotel boarding home and ...

Netherwood Flats Mixed-Use Redevelopment Reaches Key Milestone

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Netherwood Flats, a mixed-use redevelopment project at 829 South Ave. in Plainfield, is a four-story, transit-oriented complex that will comprise 70 luxury apartments, 4,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and a 70-plus-space lower parking deck. Its location will offer residents convenient access to New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley rail line via the ...

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Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Girls Repeat as State Golf Champs

EDISON, NJ -- Consistency, depth and determination propelled the girls’ golf team at The Wardalw+Hartridge School in Edison to its second straight state team championship at Raritan Valley Country Club on May 16. After falling behind by a few strokes early, the Rams remained steady and did not panic as weather conditions began to deteriorate with a storm coming. Fueled by a balanced ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Young Students Lead Entertaining Journey at Concert

EDISON, NJ -- Students in Pre-K through Grade 1 at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison took the audience on a safari, through a book and to a farm during Tuesday’s entertaining Early Childhood Spring Concert. 

Lower School music teacher Shannon Sari’s students shared stories and songs about animals through performances of Pole, Pole by Ella Jenkins, assorted ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Receives DAR Good Citizen Award

EDISON, NJ -- Gurinder Singh of Carteret, a senior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, was among three local high school seniors to receive Good Citizen Awards from The Westfield Chapter of The Daughters of The American Revolution (DAR).

Each school selected one Good Citizen from their senior class based on Dependability (truthfulness, loyalty, punctuality), Service (cooperation, ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, May 21, 12:30 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Teen Video Game Party!

Arts & Entertainment

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Mon, May 23, 11:00 AM

Hub Stine Complex, Plainfield

Dedication of the Milt Campbell Track & Field

Education Sports

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Mon, May 23, 7:00 PM

Zoom, Plainfield

Budget Deliberation: CBAC Recommendations, more

Government

Saint Joe's Salutatorian DaSilva: Campus 'Felt Like Home'

METUCHEN, NJ - The second that Matthew DaSilva stepped foot on the campus of Saint Joseph High School five years ago he immediately felt something special. From his first campus tour to his time as “Freshman for a Day,” DaSilva knew the choice was easy. He was going to spend the most formative years of his life at Saint Joe’s.

Sure there were other private schools in ...

Union County Clerk Offers Saturday Hours for Voters to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot in Person

May 18, 2022

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that the County Clerk’s Elections Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for extended hours on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for anyone seeking to obtain a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the 2022 Primary Election. The extended hours are offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed.

The Primary Election will be held on ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

May 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Plainfield Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023 School Year / Matriculas de Kindergarden

May 9, 2022

PLAINFIELD, NJ — It’s that time of year again, when all current Plainfield pre-kindergarten students must be registered for kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year. A mass registration day will be held Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Administration Building, 1200 Myrtle Avenue. Parents, it is important to register your child early so he or she will have a placement ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)

 

Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator ...

Longbourne by Jo Baker

Longbourne by Jo Baker. (Vintage, 2013)

 

Fancy that. Longbourne’s publishing date is exactly 200 years after that of its “predecessor,” Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen, author of six novels including Pride and Prejudice, was born in Hampshire, England in 1775; yet the themes and characters of her works remain as contemporary as if they were written today. In fact, ...

Funny Farm: Mu Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals by Laurie Zaleski

Funny Farm: My Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals by Laurie Zaleski. 

St. Martin’s Press, 2021.

 

Pandemic. Russia invades the Ukraine. Gas going up to $6.00 a gallon. Everywhere we turn, we are bombarded with bad news. However, if you are seeking a little recreational reading to provide a respite from the stress of daily life, pick up a copy of the remarkable book, ...

Two Truths and a Lie by Ellen McGarrahan

Two Truths and a Lie: A Murder, A Private Investigator, and Her Search for Justice.  Ellen McGarrahan. Random House, 2021.

 

“The electric chair faced the witnesses, and as we watched Jesse, Jesse was watching us. Beneath his shaved scalp his dark eyes burned. He was starting to look at the witness in the front row, one by one, I realized. He was going to stare right into ...