Press Release & News Archive 2010


North Plainfield Rescue Holiday Garage Sale/ Meet Santa...read more
Visiting Shanksville in the Rain Premiere ...read more
badge November 30th Arrest ...read more
County Recycling Calendar for December ...read more
Please be advised that the solar seminar announced for the December 9, 2010 Economic Development Committee has been postponed; representatives of PETRA SOLAR have advised that a new date for the seminar will shortly be established and announced. Despite the postponement of the seminar, the Economic Development Committee will convene their scheduled meeting on the evening of December 9th in the Community Center, 614 Greenbrook Road, North Plainfield at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to attend. It is anticipated that the solar seminar’s new date will be announced before year’s end.
Santa Comes to Town & Tree Lighting 2010 ...read more

The Tax Duplicate of the Borough of North Plainfield will be open for inspection by any taxpayer at the Tax Assessor’s office at Borough Hall, 263 Somerset St., on Monday, December 20, 2010 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12 noon.

Barbara A. Flaherty, CTA

Tax Assessor

Borough of North Plainfield

North Plainfield school tackles bullying ...read more
Somerset County Clerk's Office Cancels Evening Hours Before Holidays ...read more
NJLINCS Health Alert Network Public Health Advisory: Cholera in Haiti ...read more

Operation Secure Shred ...read more (Note: The time has been shortened to 9AM to 12PM)

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Donate Blood, Learn CPR: Saturday, November 6, 2010 Blood Drive 10:00AM - 3:00PM, CPR Classes 3:00PM - 6:00PM ...read more
Free Tire Drop-off Available to Somerset County Farmers, Residents November 15-19 in Hillsborough ...read more
Free rabies clinic for dogs and cats, Saturday, November 6th from 10:00 AM until 12:00 noon at the resque squad, 334 Somerset Street
The library will be closed on Tuesday November 2nd, for Staff Development. It will also be closed on Thursday November 11th for Veterans Day.
Blue Star Highway Clean-up Project ...read more
FEMA And American Red Cross Partnership Will Strengthen Mass Care During A Disaster ...read more
Somerset County to Participate in ‘The American Medicine Chest Challenge’ ...read more
November 13, 2010 Drive Thru Flu Clinic for Adult Somerset County residents ...read more
Volunteers Sought for County Civilian MRC ...read more
Family Health and Wellness Day - October 21st ...read more
TAKE NOTICE that the North Plainfield Borough Council Agenda Conference and Regular Meeting scheduled for October 25, 2010 at the North Plainfield Community Center have been cancelled.

TAKE NOTICE that the North Plainfield Board of Adjustment will conduct a Special Meeting on November 10, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the North Plainfield Community Center, 614 Greenbrook Road, North Plainfield. Topic of the Special Meeting of the Board of Adjustment is as follows: Sprint - 739-745

Route 22 The applicant proposes installation of new panel antennas and dish antennas on the existing monopole and new equipment inside the existing equipment shelter on site.

County Offers Weekday Recycling of Consumer Electronics ...read more
Calendar of Flu-Shot Clinics in October ...read more
Special Needs Registry Prepares People for Disasters ...read more
Adopt a Family - Help feed a needy Family this Thanksgiving ...read more
The Community Visiting Nurse Association of Somerville is offering a free health clinic for all non-insured children residing in North Plainfield from 0-18 years old. The clinic is open the last Wednesday of each month at the Vermeule Mansion . To make an appointment, dial 908-725-9355 and speak with Joanne.
scrollMayor Giordano Proclaims Halloween will be celebrated in the Borough of North Plainfield on October 31st. Door-to-door Trick or Treating shall begin no earlier than 2:00PM on this date and end no later than 8:00PM ...read more
North Plainfield is part of the Somerset County Journey to the Past Weekend. Come hear the history of North Plainfield at the Vermeule Mansion at Clinton Avenue and Greenbrook Road on Saturday, October 9th from 10:00 until 5:00; and on Sunday, October 10th from Noon until 5:00!
Open House conducted by the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services flyer 1 flyer 2
Fall Leaf Clean-Up Help Available to Elderly & Disabled Residents Sign Up by October 29th ...read more
The North Plainfield Fire Department celebrates Fire Prevention Week – October 2010 - “Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!” Please visit us at Fire Headquarters for our Open House on Saturday, October 9th between the hours of 10:00 am – 2:00 pm .
North Plainfield Marching Canucks at the Meadowlands October 2nd! ...read more
County Expands Recycling Program to Accept More Types of Plastic Bottles, Containers ...read more
NORTH PLAINFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY CLOSURE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2010. Due to ongoing renovations at the North Plainfield Memorial Library, it will be necessary to close the Library on Saturday, October 9, 2010. The Library will also be closed on Monday, October 11, 2010 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. The Library is expected to resume its normal hours of operation on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. We apologize for any inconvenience as the Borough continues to improve this facility for the long term benefit of its patrons.
Take Control of your Health Workshops ...read more
North Plainfield Family Health and Safety Day ...read more
Somerset County Police Chiefs Association President William G. Parenti announced receiving a $20 thousand grant award from Crime Stoppers of Somerset County. Chief Parenti said the grant would provide funding to purchase a variety of specialized equipment for County Law Enforcement Teams. The grant will provide funding for the purchase of an equipment decontamination system for use by all of the County Tactical Teams, upgrades to a “throw phone” for the County Crisis Negotiation Team, new uniforms for the SWAT team and for new masks and underwater photography equipment for the Dive Team. “This specialized equipment will improve the capability and effectiveness of the County Tactical Teams,” Chief Parenti said. ...read more
Volunteers Sought for Fall Leaf Clean-Up ...read more
The North Plainfield Library is looking for some Friends. If you are interested becoming a Friend of the North Plainfield Library, please attend our meet and greet on Friday, October 22nd at 7pm at the library. ...read more
Now is the time to prepare for a disaster ...read more
BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD SOMERSET COUNTY, NEW JERSEY - NOTICE TO BIDDERS - PUBLIC NOTICE - Invitations are extended to bidders to bid for the following project: LEAF AND GRASS REMOVAL SERVICES ...read more
County to Host Sen. Lautenberg’s Mobile Constituent Services Staff ...read more
You've read it, now shred it - Saturday, September 25th 2010 - 9AM - 11:30AM ...read more
September 22nd - Special Board of Adjustment Meeting - 7:30PM - Borough of North Plainfield Community Center - 614 Greenbrook Road ...see agenda
Saturday, September 25th from 10 am till 2 pm, it’s OPERATION TAKE BACK NJ at North Plainfield Police Headquarters. Bring your unused, unwanted and expired medicine for safe disposal! Info: www.operationtakebacknj.com
Receive $50 for Recycling your old Refrigerator through December 31, 2010! Please visit the following website to see if you qualify for a $50 incentive to recycle your old refrigerator/freezer under New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program – www.njcleanenergy.com/residential/programs/refrigerator-freezer-recycling-program More information about energy efficient appliances and incentives are linked from this page. Residents are reminded that old refrigerators are a safety hazard to young children. Doors should be removed from all unused refrigerators/freezers. Better yet, take this opportunity to recycle the unit!
9/11 Memorial Procession ...read more
North Plainfield's 'Soil Sisters' spruce up library ...read more
Public Health Advisory: Exposure to Confirmed Measles Case ...read more
North Plainfield Farmer's Market Festival - Saturday, September 18th - 9AM to 5PM - Municipal Parking Lot across from Borough Hall ...read more
Attention NORTH PLAINFIELD VOTERS Change of Polling Location for Districts 1 & 7 ...read more
Procter & Gamble Voluntarily Recalls Iams Brand Veterinary Formulas and Some Eukanuba Brand Dry Pet Foods ...read more
New Jersey Safe Haven Infant Protection ...read more
Somerset County Sheriff’s Office & Raritan Police Department To Offer “Back To School” Child Safety Seat Inspections ...read more
Click here to View the 2010 Approved North Plainfield Municipal Budget

Attention North Plainfield Property Owners

Property Tax Bills will be Arriving Shortly. Due to this year's schedule for the adoption of the municipal budget, the annual property tax bills have been delayed. Property tax bills will be arriving in your mail by mid-August. Please be assured that the grace period will be extended and this date will be indicated on your bill. Thank you for your patience.

Badge Chief William G. Parenti announced this year’s National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. across the street from Police Headquarters 263 Somerset Street. ...read more
Take Notice that that the Borough Council of North Plainfield will conduct a Special Meeting on Monday morning, July 19, 2010, 8:15 a.m. in the upstairs Conference Room of the North Plainfield Municipal Building, 263 Somerset Street, North Plainfield for the following:


Official action is anticipated at this meeting. Click here for Agenda

Somerset County Park Commission Horticulture Department to host a Garden Party July 17, 2010 ...read more
Dealing with Heat related illness ...read more
PSE&G Installing Energy Efficient Lighting in North Plainfield ...read more
Farmers’ Market Starts July 10 Saturday’s between 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Somerset Street Parking Lot (Sponsored by the North Plainfield Economic Development Committee)
North Plainfield will celebrate its 125th birthday by honoring its former mayors in its annual Independence Day Parade. The parade, which begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 5th at the high school and runs west down Greenbrook Road to the community center, will feature Grand Marshals Steve Novak Jr., the Mayor from 1975 to 1988, Frank McArdle (1989-1992), Michael Haggerty (1993-1996) and Janice Allen (1997-2008). The parade, now the largest in Central Jersey , will feature 40 floats, bands and marchers. The day's festivities will conclude with the area's biggest fireworks display. Sponsored by VIP Honda of North Plainfield, the fireworks will take place at West End school on Greenbrook Road , starting at 7:30 with a performance by Hit and Run. The fireworks are free of charge, however, donations are welcome to help offset some of the costs. So, come on out and enjoy a fun-filled day and night with your friends and neighbors.
This year’s Independence Day Activities will be held on Monday, July 5. The annual parade will begin at 10:00 AM on Greenbrook Road . This year’s theme will be North Plainfield ’s 125th Anniversary and will feature our former Mayors, including Hon. Steven Novak as Grand Marshall. Evening festivities will be held at the West End School athletic field on Greenbrook Road beginning at 7:30 PM and concluding with Fireworks at approximately 9:00 PM.
Badge June 23rd Fatal Accident ...read more
Free Farmers Market Vouchers for Eligible Seniors ...read more
North Plainfield Borough's STEP (Summer Teen Evening Program) set to begin ...read more
County to Host Sen. Lautenberg's Mobile Constituent Services Staff ...read more
We have just received word that our Saturday music schedule at the North Plainfield Street Fair will include internationally known charttopping band, THE SMITHEREENS as the closing act at or about 3:00 p.m. Already on the bill are North Plainfield’s own Milan, the Watchung Ridge Bluegrass Band as well as a local Hip-Hop band and a Gospel Choir – a little something for everybody – admission is free, as always, and the food concessions are better’n’ever – DON’T MISS THE CHILI COOKOFF! - all kinds of hometown fun for one and all!
The federal Disaster Recovery Center in Bound Brook will close Friday, June 11. Residents still can register for flood-recovery help through July 1 at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
badge June 7th Arrest ...read more
The North Plainfield Lions Club will be holding its annual Chili Cook Off on Saturday June 12th. It is again being held at the North Plainfield Street Fair. Competition will be People’s Choice-style and no preparation need be done on-site.

The event will be a great way to spend the day and have the opportunity to sample the chili and vote for your favorite. As always, the atmosphere will be one of spirited, but fun competition with a backdrop of some terrific food. The culinary contest, along with the Street Fair, is fun for all ages.

Contestants will have the opportunity to prepare/bring their choice of chili; including red chili, chili verdi and vegetarian chili, etc, etc. There are trophies and cash prizes and booth decoration will also be judged! The Lions are looking for additional competitors, ranging from individuals to civic, scout and service groups and also police and fire departments. Those interested can obtain an entrance form and rules by contacting the chairman (Frank Stabile) at: 908-754-2754.

The proceeds from the Cook Off go to support the charitable endeavors of the North Plainfield Lions. These include scholarships and programs which are geared towards helping those with severe vision and hearing handicaps.

Come join the crowd for a fun-filled, fantastic afternoon and help the Lions help the blind!

Entrance Form
Rules & Information
Information Packet Page 1 Page 2
Schedule of Events
Cookoff Awards
North Plainfield's 2010 Street Fair - We are getting prepared for our 2010 Street Fair and we want you to join us! The fair will be held on Saturday, June 12th, from noon until 5pm. Our fair draws thousands of people from throughout Central New Jersey for an afternoon of games, shopping, food and fun and has been an annual event for close to 30 years. Additionally, the North Plainfield Lions Club will again be hosting their very successful, delicious, annual Chili Cook Off Competition in conjunction with the fair! Finally, as always we will have live music and entertainment throughout the day too. ...read more

Street Fair Application (due May 28th)

Exhibitor Information/Rules

Car Nutz Car Club Annual car show is being held at St Lukes Church, 300 Clinton Ave in North Plainfield, NJ. Registration opens at 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Registration fee: In advance $15.00 - Day of Show $20.00. Music provided by ? Food & Beverages to be sold ? Free Donuts & Coffee for registered vehicles. Many Trophies awarded in Multiple catagories. Advance registration forms mustr be received by May ? Make checks payable to: ? and mail to Neil Gary 584 Greenbrook Rd, No. Plainfield, NJ 07060. For more information cantact Neil Gary @ 908-418-2125 or Allen Bender @ 908- 229-7088. Rain Date is June 12. If both dates are rained out then the show will be cancelled and the registration fee will become a donation. Registration Form
North Plainfield High School and Middle School would like to invite the North Plainfield community to our annual Canuckapoolza on Friday, June 11th, 2010. Canuckapoolza is an event for people of all ages to come together at Lower Kraushe field at North Plainfield High School. Enjoy an evening of live music, great food from vendors throughout North Plainfield, a dunk tank, numerous activities for the kids, and much more. A $5 donation will be asked to benefit members of the armed services serving overseas. Visit our website for more information. http://teacherin.edu.glogster.com/canuckapoolza/
A public auction will be held by the North Plainfield Police Dept. on the Internet commencing July 15, 2010 on the website www.propertyroom.com to auction various equipment no longer in use by the Police Dept. pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-36 to the highest bidder.
Help Curb Hunger - Bring canned food to TD Bank Ball Park on June 7th from 5:30 - 7:00PM - get discount tickets
June is 'Curbing Hunger Month' - please put canned food donations at the curb on your recycling days
Congressman Leonard Lance and North Plainfield community leaders and fire officials will hold a news conference on Monday, May 24 to announce federal funds for the department. Lance’s news conference will begin at 10 a.m., Monday, May 24 at the North Plainfield Fire Department located at 8 Lincoln Place.
Watch for Those ‘Curbing Hunger’ Bags ...read more
scroll Mayor Michael Giordano has announced Memorial Day exercises to be held in North Plainfield on May 31st. ...read more
A FEMA team will be at the Home Depot, 400 Promenade Blvd., Bridgewater, May 10-15 to provide information about flood-mitigation measures that can reduce damage to homes, businesses and property from future flooding. ...read more
PUBLIC NOTICE: The County of Somerset will conduct a public hearing on the Senior Citizen and Disabled Resident Transportation Assistance Program on June 15, 2010 at 11:00am in the Engineering Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the County Administration Building, 20 Grove Street, Somerville, NJ. ...read more
Prevent Identity Theft by Shredding ...read more
Public Input Sought for Needs Survey ...read more
Open Your Door to a Better Community ...read more in English | ...read more in Spanish
Door-to-door Non-Response Follow-up Begins May 1st ...read more
A free seminar on how to "Re-Green Your Home" will take place on Friday, April 30th at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.at Birdsall Bath & Design, 993 Rt. 22 West. The seminar, which is open to the public, will cover affordable ways to have a cost-efficient home. It will be presented by Patrick LaCorte, an architect, and Patricia Gaylor, an interior designer. Please call Patti Whelan at Birdsall for more information and to register at 908 753-8181.
North Plainfield veterans' groups to "retire" old flags ...read more
Clean Our Town Green Our Brook ...read more
Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest disaster loans to homeowners and renters as well as businesses ...read more
New Jersey's laws on Fireworks ...read more
Vehicle Sales Notice ...read more
Mold can be a danger after flooding ...read more
Police Youth Week will run from July 26 - 30. ...read more
FEMA has opened a Disaster Recovery Center at the Somerset County Facilities & Services Building, 80 E. High St., Somerville . It is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. click here for details
The Borough Council of North Plainfield will hold a Special Meeting on April 5, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the North Plainfield Community Center, 614 Greenbrook Road, North Plainfield, NJ., concerning PRESENTATION OF THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET.
21 Saves Lives ...read more
IMPORTANT US CENSUS INFORMATION NOTICE: Mayor Giordano would like to share the following information which came to his office about the US Census. A number of residents have called indicating that they have been assigned a “ Plainfield ” address on their form. As explained in the following message from the US Census, residents need not worry about such a designation and should make every effort to complete and return their forms. This will ensure that an accurate count is done in the most efficient manner. Residents are reminded that US Census Representatives have scheduled office hours at Borough Hall over the next month (see article below). ...read more
Disposal of Flood Damaged Items: If you have experienced a loss of personal items due to this week’s flooding please call 908-769-2914 to inquire about assistance in their removal from your curbside. The Borough will be making appointments on a limited basis to assist in their removal. Only flood-damaged items will be accepted.
Help Prevent the Spread of Mumps ...read more
Preparedness Guides from the Somerset County Health Department including Flood Cleanup ...read more
US Census 2010
NJ Census 2010
US Census Representatives Coming to Borough Hall: Please note that officials from the US Census Bureau will be temporarily staffing an information table in the Municipal Building lobby across from the Finance Office. Census personnel will be here to answer questions and distribute materials about the 2010 Census.

They will be establishing regular hours beginning Friday, March 19 and running through Monday, April 19. Their hours will be as follows:

Monday 10:00am – 1:00pm

Tuesday 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am – 1:00pm

Thursday 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Friday 12:00pm – 3:00pm

The Census has set an objective to improve North Plainfield ’s response rate and is providing this as an extra means of outreach to our residents. Please direct all Census inquiries to the personnel at the information table during the times noted above and encourage your friends, families and neighbors to participate fully in the 2010 Census.

Ballpark Community Box Available to Nonprofits ...read more
Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area – Management Plan and Workshops ...read more
PSE&G to install pole-attached solar energy units in North Plainfield ...read more
2010 Community Connections Workshop Schedule ...click here
Take a look at the Warrenbrook Senior Center's Daily Activities and Special Events for February 2010.
Somerset County Consumer Protection Division Consumer Alert - Beware Potential Frauds when donating to Haiti Relief Efforts ...read more
Helpful Links for Survivors of the Haiti Earthquake ...read more
Police Badge Information needed in January 19th shooting ...read more
HOMEOWNERS – Things You Should Consider ...read more
PSE&G’s Solar 4 All™ Program: Pole-Attached Solar Installations in Your Area ...read more
Get help from the New Jersey State Library - New Jersey Librarians Help Residents Through Tough Economic Times ...read more
The Somerset County Health Department, in conjunction with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, once again recognizes January as Radon Action Month by offering reduced-cost radon testing kits to all Somerset County residents and employees. Kits are available, on a first-come, first-served basis, for $5.00 and may be picked up at the Health Department office, located at 27 Warren Street, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ...read more
The 2nd Annual Basketball Festival is scheduled for Saturday, January 30th 6PM - 8PM at the NPHS. We are looking to incorporate Rec, Travel, Middle School & High Schools Team in this event. Please spread the word so that gym is full of basketball enthusiasts. We have DJ A-Plus, Bungee Hoops, LiL Hoops for the Kids. We are also having team challenges; such as 3 point shoot out, 2 Ball, dribbling races & mummy basketball race.
Scroll "Happy New Year to all the Borough residents and to all my colleagues on the Council" from Mayor Michael Giordano Jr. ...read more
FREE Flu Vaccinations Available to the Public on January 30th from Noon to 3PM at the North Plainfield Middle School on Wilson Avenue ...read more
Take a look at the Warrenbrook Senior Center's Daily Activities and Special Events for January 2010.
Screening of the “No Impact Man” documentary, eco-activities for children, eco-discussion for adults, and a light potluck meal to share! Sunday January 10th from 3:00PM to 6:30PM. ...read more