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Press Release & News Archive 2011


 



Christmas Tree Pick-up: The Department of Public Works will begin Christmas Tree pick-up on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. Christmas Trees will be picked up through the entire month of January. Please place your tree on the curb. Fall/Winter Leaf & Brush collection has ended. Please do not mix brush, leaves or any other type of debris with your Christmas Tree.
North Plainfield Police PBA Local # 85 Toy Drive: North Plainfield Police PBA Local #85.
263 Somerset St,
North Plainfield, NJ 07060.
908-769-2937.
Police Officer Daniel Conceicao, President.

The holiday season is in full swing which means it is time for the North Plainfield Police PBA Local # 85 toy drive. "We know the holiday season can be difficult for the less fortunate so we like to help out," said Officer Tim Boykoff. Officer Boykoff puts the toy drive together each year with the assistance of Cpl. Dennis Kardos. Each member of the department donates their time and effort in providing gifts for children of the community who may be less fortunate this holiday season.

In concert with Social Services, the police department identifies those who may be in need and reaches out to each family. 'We try to find out how old the kids are and what they may need and buy gifts for them. Each kid should have a present to open this time of year,' said Cpl. Dennis Kardos. According to union president, Dan Conceicao, the gifts will be distributed on Friday, December 23, 2011, to North Plainfield residents. Some of the toys will be given out at police headquarters and some will be taken to homes of the needy who do not have their own transportation. 'We hope we can bring a smile to each kid"s face,' said Conceicao.

For more information please call 908-769-2937.

Notice to Bidders: Notice to Bidders: Please be advised that the Borough of North Plainfield has issued Clarification No. 1 to its bid specifications for tree maintenance and removal services issued on November 15, 2011, and due on or before 10:00 AM on December 21, 2011. Said Clarification relates to the requirement for a Consent of Surety and Performance Bond. Copies of said Clarification No. 1 are being sent to all prospective bidders who have previously obtained bid specifications and can be obtained in the office of the Borough Clerk and/or the Borough Administrator, both located in Borough Hall, 263 Somerset Street, North Plainfield, New Jersey 07060 during normal business hours.
North Plainfield - Clarification No. 1 to bid specs. for tree maintenance and removal services: Notice to Bidders: Please be advised that the Borough of North Plainfield has issued Clarification No. 1 to its bid specifications for tree maintenance and removal services issued on November 15, 2011, and due on or before 10:00 AM on December 21, 2011. Said Clarification relates to the requirement for a Consent of Surety and Performance Bond. Copies of said Clarification No. 1 are being sent to all prospective bidders who have previously obtained bid specifications and can be obtained in the office of the Borough Clerk and/or the Borough Administrator, both located in Borough Hall, 263 Somerset Street, North Plainfield, New Jersey 07060 during normal business hours.
Drive on Thru! Prevent the Flu

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Next First Saturday Recycling Drop-off is Dec. 3 : BRIDGEWATER - The Somerset County Recycling Center , located at 40 Polhemus Lane , will be holding its next First Saturday of the Month Drop-off event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 3.

First Saturday drop-off events enable busy residents to recycle out-dated electronics, tires, clean textiles and usual curbside items in one fell swoop, as well as help people in the community who are less fortunate by donating food items for a local food bank.

As part of the program, residents can drop off up to eight tires - with or without rims, scrap metal, antifreeze and usual curbside materials, including chipboard items and plastic bottles and containers, marked #1 through #7. Chipboard includes gift, shoe, shirt and all retail boxes, as well as cereal, cookie, pasta, cake and cracker boxes, without the plastic liners. Also poster board and backing from writing pads are accepted.

Residents also have the option of disposing of clean dry textiles throughout the year by bringing textiles to scheduled Saturday drop-off events. Textiles include drapes, curtains, sheets, towels, belts, handbags, shoes (pairs), clean cloth and small stuffed animals. Textiles only will be accepted in a plastic bag.

Additionally, residents can drop off consumer electronics (e-waste). E-waste includes computers (CPUs), servers, monitors, terminals/CRTs, televisions, printers, fax machines, copiers, computer/laptop peripherals, telecommunication equipment (telephones, cellular phones, telephone mainframes), keyboards, mice, cables, wiring, circuit boards, modems, power supplies, laptops, docking stations, audio visual equipment, typewriters, VCRs, mainframe equipment and controllers, camcorders, CDs, DVDs, computer disks, diskettes, videotapes, cassette tapes, and rechargeable and button-cell batteries. Residents should individually bag each battery or tape each terminal to avoid short-circuiting of batteries.

In addition to First Saturday of the Month events, residents can drop off electronics at Newtech Recycling Inc., located at 600A Apgar Drive , Somerset 08873 , weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both drop-off opportunities are free. For more information about Newtech Recycling Inc. contact them at (732) 564-3110 or www.newtechrecycling.com.

No household hazardous waste will be accepted at First Saturday Drop-off events. The next Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off event will be March 24, 2012 in Bernards Township. For more information, contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at (908) 231-7031 or solidwaste@co.somerset.nj.us.

For a complete listing of recyclable items, recycling events and much more, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle or call the Somerset County Recycling Center at (732) 469-3363.

Residents wishing to help the needy during these difficult economic times can bring canned goods and non-perishable food donations to First Saturday Drop-off events. Items will be delivered to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County. Perishables and foods in glass containers are not accepted by food banks.

FEMA Recovery News - ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO REGISTER WITH FEMA FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE

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15 Minute Child Break Webinar

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS: NOTICE TO BIDDERS: PUBLIC NOTICE - Invitations are extended to bidders to bid for the following project: TREE MAINTENANCE AND REMOVAL SERVICES

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North Plainfield Volunteer Rescue Borough Report

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Notice to Bidders: NOTICE TO BIDDERS: PUBLIC NOTICE - Invitations are extended to bidders to bid for the following project: LEAF, GRASS AND BRUSH PICK-UP AND REMOVAL SERVICES

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Face of America

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Low Income Home Energy Assistance: Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) Program Now Accepting Applications

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FEMA Extends NJ Disaster Assistance Registration Deadline: FEMA EXTENDS NEW JERSEY DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE! If you had damages from Hurricane Irene, you now have until November 30th to register for disaster assistance.

There are three ways to register – go to www.disasterassistance.gov, m.fema.gov or call FEMA toll-free, 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Those with access or functional needs and who use a TTY may call 800-462-7585 or use 711 or Video Relay Service to call 800-621-3362. Telephone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET; multilingual operators are available.

Free Rabies Clinic: North Plainfield Free Rabies Clinic - Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Rescue Squad Building on Somerset Street - Open to all – Dogs/Cats - Please contain cats in carriers!
Scheduled leaf pickup modified: Scheduled leaf pickup has been modified due to the recent storm. Previously published calendar dates will not be followed. Pickups will be accomplished along with collection of storm debris. Leaf pickup will begin on Monday, November 7th and continue through December 13th. We are a week behind due to the storm and ask that all residents get their leaves out ASAP! Please pull storm related debris to the curb line for pickup. Do not block the roadway, fire hydrants or your neighbors’ driveways.

Please Note: There will be leaf drop off at the Harrington Avenue location behind West End School. Please drive up to gated area and follow instructions from there. The hours are 9:00 am thru 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 12th & November 19th. December dates for drop off will be Saturday, December 3rd, 10th, & 17th. Proof of residency will be required in order to drop off leaves. No commercial vehicles will be allowed. No out-of-town vehicles will be allowed. Identification will be required. PAPER BAGGED LEAVES ONLY WILL BE ACCEPTED.

First Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System: First Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System November 9 at 2pm EST

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Reporting Street Lights Remaining Out: Due to the recent storm related power outages throughout the borough many of our street lights remain out. We are asking our residents to assist us by calling to report any street light outages in their neighborhood. Please call one of the following numbers and leave as much information as possible regarding the location of the pole. A pole number would be a great help but not required.

Department of Public Works: (908) 769-2914
Mayor’s Office: (908) 769-2902
Thank you for your assistance!

Low-Cost & Free Immunization Clinics Availabl:

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Somerset County Freeholders to Honor Vietnam Era Veterans

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Memorial Day: Offices of the Borough of North Plainfield will be CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 30th in observance of Memorial Day

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Curbing Hunger food drive: For the 17th consecutive year, the Somerset County Board of Freeholders, in conjunction with the Food Bank Network of Somerset County, and Curbing Hunger Inc., will be conducting the Curbing Hunger food drive throughout Somerset County. Last year 49,000 pounds of food was collected. Donation bags are being distributed to all households during the month of May. Food donations will be collected at the curb on regularly scheduled recycling collection days from June 6 to July 1. Each household will have two opportunities to donate during the food drive.

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Business Administrator David E. Hollod, P.E. has announced that Budget Hearings with Department Heads will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. in the second floor conference room at 263 Somerset Street, North Plainfield. The hearings are open to the public.
Drive on Thru! Prevent the Flu ...read more
SANTA COMES TO TOWN & TREE LIGHTING 2011 - Sunday, December 4th: 4-6pm Vermuele Community Center – 614 Greenbrook Rd. ...read more
Next First Saturday Recycling Drop-off is Dec. 3 ...read more
15 Minute Child Break Webinar ...read more
FEMA Recovery News - ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO REGISTER WITH FEMA FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE ...read more
North Plainfield Volunteer Rescue Borough Report ...read more
Face of America ...read more
Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) Program Now Accepting Applications ...read more
FEMA EXTENDS NEW JERSEY DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE! If you had damages from Hurricane Irene, you now have until November 30th to register for disaster assistance.

There are three ways to register – go to www.disasterassistance.gov, m.fema.gov or call FEMA toll-free, 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Those with access or functional needs and who use a TTY may call 800-462-7585 or use 711 or Video Relay Service to call 800-621-3362. Telephone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET; multilingual operators are available.

North Plainfield Free Rabies Clinic - Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Rescue Squad Building on Somerset Street - Open to all – Dogs/Cats - Please contain cats in carriers!
Scheduled leaf pickup has been modified due to the recent storm. Previously published calendar dates will not be followed. Pickups will be accomplished along with collection of storm debris. Leaf pickup will begin on Monday, November 7th and continue through December 13th. We are a week behind due to the storm and ask that all residents get their leaves out ASAP! Please pull storm related debris to the curb line for pickup. Do not block the roadway, fire hydrants or your neighbors’ driveways.

Please Note: There will be leaf drop off at the Harrington Avenue location behind West End School. Please drive up to gated area and follow instructions from there. The hours are 9:00 am thru 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 12th & November 19th. December dates for drop off will be Saturday, December 3rd, 10th, & 17th. Proof of residency will be required in order to drop off leaves. No commercial vehicles will be allowed. No out-of-town vehicles will be allowed. Identification will be required. PAPER BAGGED LEAVES ONLY WILL BE ACCEPTED.

First Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System November 9 at 2pm EST ...read more
Due to the recent storm related power outages throughout the borough many of our street lights remain out. We are asking our residents to assist us by calling to report any street light outages in their neighborhood. Please call one of the following numbers and leave as much information as possible regarding the location of the pole. A pole number would be a great help but not required.

Department of Public Works: (908) 769-2914
Mayor’s Office: (908) 769-2902
Thank you for your assistance!

Scheduled leaf pickup has been suspended until further notice due to the recent storm. Brush pick up will resume immediately! Please pull all storm related branches to the curb line and they will be picked up as soon as possible. DO NOT BLOCK THE ROADWAY, FIRE HYDRANTS OR ACCESS TO YOUR NEIGHBORS DRIVEWAYS! You can call the Public Works Department between the hours of 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM for further information at (908) 769-2914.
Halloween will be celebrated on the traditional 31 October date, with town-wide Trick or Treating taking place from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. by Mayoral Proclamation.
Upcoming Memorial Library Events:
  • Strategic Couponing, November 3, 7-8:30pm
  • Flu Season: Immune System Boosting Foods, November 15, 7-8pm
  • America's Story through Folk Songs with Spook Handy, November 19, 11am
  • Vegan Baking with Alana, November 22, 7-8:30pm
  • Healthy Gift-Giving: Homemade, Mindful, & Affordable Gifts, December 8, 7-8pm
  • Introduction to Yoga, December 14, 7:15-8:30pm

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS VEHICLES ...read more
Pedestrian Safety Eductation Enforcement Program...read more
Radio City Christmas Spectacular & NYC Shopping Trip: Sunday, December 18th. Limited tickets are available. Come see Rockefeller Center, FAO Schwartz and experience a day in the Big Apple! For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 908-756-0247, 908-769-2902 or email Rec@npmail.org.
The Annual Halloween Parade - Sunday October 23, 2011 - Parade starts at Stony Brook School - Register at 12:00. Parade starts at 1:00 pm - cost is free ...read more
TWO WEEKS LEFT TO REGISTER FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE WITH FEMA ...read more
American Veterans Traveling Tribute and Wall: Saturday, Oct. 15 – Military Service Day Honoring All Who Served ...read more
Winter Sports - Basketball and Wrestling Registration - October 24 - 26, November 9-11th from 7PM to 9PM at the Vermeule Community Center ...read more
Adopt-A-Family: Help Feed A Needy Family This Thanksgiving Families throughout Somerset County are struggling to make ends meet ...read more
Tax Letter from Mayor Michael Giordano Jr. ...read more
Somerset County “Operation Secure Shred” & Styrofoam/Metal Recycling event on Saturday October 22, 2011 9 AM – 1PM at the Green Brook Township Town Hall ...read more
Fall Leaf Clean-Up Help Available to Elderly & Disabled Residents ...read more
The I Can Foundation will be providing free tutoring for students in grades 6-12 at the North Plainfield Library. Come to the library on Wednesday, October 19th at 7pm to meet the I Can staff, learn about the program, and register your child for tutoring or to be a volunteer tutor. Light Refreshments will be served. For more information, or to RSVP, please email info@theICF3.org or call 732-789-9808. ...read more
This year, National Fire Prevention week is October 9th through the 15th. The theme is: “It’s Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire!” The North Plainfield Fire Department will be conducting an Open House at our fire headquarters on Saturday, Oct. 15th between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Please bring your family to our fire station that day, located at 8 Lincoln Place , adjacent to the Borough municipal building.
Somerset County Schedules Flu-Shot Clinics, Public-Awareness Campaign ...read more
American Veterans Traveling Tribute & Wall Coming to North Branch Park Oct. 13-16 ...read more
SCHOOL-BASED ENERGY CONSERVATION WORKSHOPS ...read more
The Department of Public Works will continue to pick up flood related bulk items until Friday, October 14th. Please call the Department of Public Works as soon as possible at (908) 769-2914 to schedule an appointment.
NORTH PLAINFIELD FAMILY HEALTH & SAFETY DAY - October 8th - 8AM to noon at the Senior Citizen / Community Center at the corner of Greenbrook Road & Clinton Ave. - Flu Shots available from 10 am– 12 noon - $5.00 charge per person - $5.00 (residents) / $10.00 (non-residents) - FREE (For Medicare Part B Recipients Only) ...read more
Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07), community leaders and officials with the North Plainfield Fire Department will hold a news conference on Wednesday, September 28, 2011. Lance’s news conference will begin at 11 a.m. at the North Plainfield Fire Department located at 8 Lincoln Place . Lance will announce a grant from the Department of Homeland Security in the amount of $229,528. Please RSVP to brad.myhre@mail.house.gov .
The Boy and Girl Scouts of America in North Plainfield will be holding their annual food drive on Saturday, November 12th. Please place a bag of non-perishable food on your door step visible from the road by 9:00 am or you may take your donations directly to the Vermeule Center that day between 9:00 am and noon. The food will go to North Plainfield's food bank for those in need.
The giant Yard Sale at Vermeule scheduled for Saturday, 24 September with a Sunday the 25th rain date has been cancelled for both dates. It has been determined that the Sunday rain date, even if the weather clears, cannot be used due to wet grounds. If an alternate future date can be established for the yard sale, announcement regarding same will be posted. We apologize for any sort of inconvenience this might have caused you.
TAKE NOTICE that the Sewer Usage Charge Board of Appeals of the Borough of North Plainfield will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room of Borough Hall, 236 Somerset Street, North Plainfield on Wednesday, September 28, 2011.
The North Plainfield Police Department Helps Promote Annual “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” ...read more
Residents Can Pick Up A Second Recycling Bucket for Free on Sept. 24 in Basking Ridge ...read more
The THIRTY THIRD ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZEN PICNIC will be held on Saturday, October 1st, 2011, rain or shine, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. at the SENIOR CITIZEN/COMMUNITY CENTER at 614 Greenbrook Road, North Plainfield.

The picnic is open to North Plainfield residents, 55 years of age or older, and will feature food, music, games and door prizes.

Tickets may be purchased at the North Plainfield Mayor’s Office: Municipal Building - 263 Somerset Street, North Plainfield for $1.00 each.

Tickets will also be available at the Senior Citizen's meetings at the Vermeule Community Center, 614 Greenbrook Road, North Plainfield, NJ 07060.

Upcoming Library Events:
Health & Wellness Information Exp, Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 5-6:30 pm. Sponsored by Somerset County Dept. of Health, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, EmPoWER Somerset .

Meditation Program, Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Learn a meditation practice that only takes 12-18 minutes daily that may help you enhance clarity, improve health, and heighten your focus and energy.

Antique Appraisal with Alan Snyder, Saturday, October 1, 10 am - 12 pm.

An Evening of Music with Barbara Harley & Al Lind, Monday, October 3, 7-8 pm

Cholesterol Screening provided by Overlook Hospital staff in their mobile health center, Thursday, Oct. 13, 10 am - 12 pm.

US POSTAL SERVICE COMMUNITY MEETING: POSSIBLE CLOSING OF THE NORTH PLAINFIELD BRANCH OF THE US POSTAL SERVICE

Wednesday, September 21st
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
East End School
Community Room
170 Oneida Avenue
North Plainfield ...read more

Beware of Scams after a Flood ...read more
Deadline Extended to Sept. 21 to Apply for Storm-Related Food Benefits...read more
Prepare Now For A Disaster-September is National Preparedness Month ...read more
FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Now Open in Somerville ...read more
Were you or someone you know affected by Hurricane Irene? Following is a list of resources and services that are available. ...read more
Somerset County 4-H will be providing free clothing to families affected by the recent flooding.   The 4-H Center gym at 310 Milltown Road, Bridgewater will be open for donations and distribution on:

  Thursday, Sept 8         9am - 1pm & 6pm - 9pm
Friday, Sept. 9             9am - 1pm & 6pm - 9pm
Saturday, Sept 10       9am - 1pm & 6pm - 9pm

During these times people can drop off clothes, or pick up what they need.   We are also looking for donations as well as volunteers to help sort and organize clothes.   If you are in need, please stop by.   If you would like to volunteer, please come to help.    Please share this information with anyone you know who may be in need, or who wishes to help those in need.

Storm Victims Can Apply for SNAP Food Benefits - A one-time payment for food assistance is available for Somerset County residents affected by Hurricane Irene. Applications are being accepted through Sept. 15. ...read more
Invitation to Bid - Malcolm Avenue and Manning Avenue ...read more
DEP OFFERS TIPS ON DISPOSING TRASH IN AFTERMATH OF IRENE ...read more
State Health Department Opens Call Center for Public Health Concerns in Aftermath of Hurricane Irene, Flooding and Power Outages ...read more
ADDITIONAL HANDICAP PARKING SPACE NOW AVAILABLE IN FRONT OF BOROUGH HALL - The Borough Council recently adopted an ordinance creating a handicap parking space in front of Borough Hall at 263 Somerset Street (westerly side). This space is the most southerly one on the block and nearest the crosswalk at Race Street. It has been officially signed and is now available for public use. The handicap space in the parking lot across the street also remains available for public use – this space is located nearest to the corner of Somerset and Race Streets.
Hurricane Recovery On-line Resources - The following websites may be useful for you in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene:


Limited quantities of Red Cross Home Clean-Up Kits have been delivered and are now available to North Plainfield Flood Victims. Kits can be picked up at Fire Headquarters located at 8 Lincoln Place between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM.
Somerset County Public Health Advisories:


Somerset County Gets Federal Disaster Declaration ...read more
Flood Recovery Information Provided by PSE&G:

Flood Recovery Information (Spanish)


Hurricane Irene Business Recovery Assistance ...read more
After a Hurricane or Flood: Cleanup of Flood Water ...read more
Flood Cleanup: Avoiding Indoor Air Quality Problems ...read more
Key Facts - Hurricane and Flood Recovery ...read more
Flood Victims - How to Avoid Disaster Related Scams ...read more
Flood Guidelines for North Plainfield Residents ...read more
EMERGENCY EVACUATION SHELTER WILL BE LOCATED AT: North Plainfield High School - 34 Wilson Avenue - In the MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM. The Middle School Gym is located at the South End of the Building closest to Greenbrook Road and is accessible from both the front and rear parking lots.

If you need a ride please call: 908.769.2937

Hurricane Irene: Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed. www.ready.gov
September is National Preparedness Month ...read more
North Plainfield Health & Wellness Information Expo!!! ...read more
UPDATE - POSSIBLE CLOSING OF THE NORTH PLAINFIELD BRANCH OF THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE.

Please note that the community meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, August 30 is being re-scheduled to a date (to be determined) in September. It is anticipated that the Postal Service will be issuing a direct mailing announcing the meeting. We will post the information on this website as soon as the new date is set.

All North Plainfielders are URGED TO ATTEND! YOUR OPINION IS ESSENTIAL SO THAT THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE CAN DETERMINE HOW IMPORTANT THIS BRANCH IS TO OUR TOWN!

YOU ARE INVITED! The annual STEP Picnic hosted by the Municipal Alliance committee and Youth Services Commission will take place this coming Tuesday, August 16 at 5:00 pm at Stony Brook Elementary School.
North Plainfield Farmers Market Festival - Saturday, August 20th - 9am - 5pm ...read more
Deadline Extended to Sept. 1 To Register for Vietnam Era Medal ...read more
Somerset Country 4H Fair Begins August 10th ...read more
North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti announced that members of the North Plainfield Police Department participated in the fourteenth annual PSE&G Teterboro Airport 5K run and took first place honors in the Emergency Services Team Category. ...read more
Municipal Engineering Contract Awarded ...read more
North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti is pleased to announce that the department’s eight annual National Night Out celebration and Public Safety Vehicle expo will be held on Tuesday, August 2. ...read more
July 13 Police Press Release ...read more
It's the Somerset Street Summer Car Cruise in downtown North Plainfield on MONDAY, JULY 18TH from 6:00 until 9:00 P.M. with a rain date of JULY 19TH. The Summer Car Cruise runs on Somerset Street in North Plainfield from Park Place to Race Street, with Deejay Entertainment, trophies and food available and us hosted by the Kar Nutz Car Club. For further details , call Dan at 908-616-3574. This free event is sponsored by the North Plainfield Mayor's Special Events Committee.
July 11 Police Press Release ...read more
Senior Centers offer Cool Respite on Hot Summer Days ...read more
Borough of North Plainfield: Notice of Contracts Rewarded ...read more

4th of July Festivities:

Monday, July 4th, 2011 – The 10th Annual 4th of July Parade will be taking a new route this year! ...click here for Parade Route Flyer... The parade will begin at 10:00 AM, Monday, July 4th starting at (NPHS) Wilson Avenue –turning left onto Greenbrook Road heading East – turning right onto Somerset Street – continuing Southbound along Somerset Street – turning right onto Craig Place and ending at Craig Place by the Borough Parking Lot (located next to Scarpa Funeral Home). For Parade Applications or more information please call (908) 769-2902.

Saturday, July 9, 2011 Concert & Fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 9th at the West End School Field located on Greenbrook Road. Festivities will begin with a concert at 7:00 PM with Fireworks to follow at dusk.

Borough offices will be closed for Independence Day Monday, July 4th, 2011.


North Plainfield Farmers' Market Opens for the Season ...read more
New Program Provides Rental Assistance ...read more
Summer Teen Evening Program (STEP) set to begin on Tuesday, June 28th ...read more

Some events around our town:

Thursday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m. a free concert with Matthew Fishtyen will be held at the North Plainfield Library, 6 Rockview Ave. Matthew's style includes jazz, blues, ragtime and rock. For more information call 908-755-7909.

Thursday, July 7 at 7:00 p.m. a free program on Native vs. Invasive Plants presented by Members of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Somerset and Hunterdon Counties . North Plainfield Library, 6 Rockview Ave. For more information call 908-755-7909.

Friday, July 15 at 1:00 p.m. a free program called Relax, Renew & Rejuvenate with Jillian Keller, registered yoga teacher, will teach simple ways to release stress and take care of the body by using yoga exercises designed to be performed in a chair. All abilities are welcome. North Plainfield Library, 6 Rockview Ave. For more information call 908-755-7909.

July 27 at 7:00 p.m. a free program called Eating Organically on a Budget presented by Mona Laru, certified organic nutrition and wellness coach. North Plainfield Library, 6 Rockview Ave. For more information call 908-755-7909.


New Jersey HomeKeeper Program

The New Jersey Housing Mortgage Finance Agency has announced the New Jersey HomeKeeper program funded thru a grant from United States Treasury's Hardest Hit Fund. The Homekeeper Program offers financial help to homeowners who are in danger of losing their home as a direct result of unemployment or underemployment. New Jersey HomeKeeper provides assistance in the form of a second mortgage loan, repayable only if the homeowner sells, refinances, transfers or ceases to occupy the subject property within 10 years from the date of the assistance loan. New Jersey HomeKeeper loan proceeds may be used to cover arrearages and/or an approved amount of the homeowner's monthly mortgage payment, including property taxes, property insurance, and mortgage insurance. Housing Counseling is also provided to prospective applicants at no cost. Eligible homeowners may receive financial assistance of up to $48,000.00 for a period not to exceed 24 months. www.njhomekeeper.gov toll-free HomeKeeper call center (855)-NJ-KEEP-1


Low-Cost & Free Immunization Clinics Available ...read more
Offices of the Borough of North Plainfield will be CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 30th in observance of Memorial Day. Memorial Day events in North Plainfield for May 30th will commence at 9:00 A.M. at the Vermeule cemetery. The fire bell ceremony at Lincoln Place and Somerset Street takes place at 9:30 A.M., The Brook Avenue cemetery ceremony is at 10:00 A.M. While the World War II Monument ceremony at the Library takes place at 10:30 A.M. Finally, the 11:00 A.M. exercises will be in Memorial Park at Willow and Myrtle Avenues. Participants will include Storr Richie Post 506, VFW; Ball Kirch Post 265, AMERICAN LEGION; The School Community; Girl and Boy Scouts and Civic Organizations. The plublic is invited and encouraged to attend.
Somerset County Freeholders to Honor Vietnam Era Veterans ...read more

For the 17th consecutive year, the Somerset County Board of Freeholders, in conjunction with the Food Bank Network of Somerset County, and Curbing Hunger Inc., will be conducting the Curbing Hunger food drive throughout Somerset County. Last year 49,000 pounds of food was collected.
Donation bags are being distributed to all households during the month of May. Food donations will be collected at the curb on regularly scheduled recycling collection days from June 6 to July 1. Each household will have two opportunities to donate during the food drive.


Free "Take Control of your Health" Workshops ...read more
Hunger Never Takes a Vacation ...read more
Roll Up Uour Sleeves to Clean Our Town - North Plainfield’s Annual Clean the Town/Green the Brook will take place on Saturday, May 7th ...read more

Attention All North Plainfield voters:

In response to State law, voting districts in North Plainfield have been re-drawn. A majority of our registered voters will be going to the same polling places where they have voted before, even though they may have been assigned a new district number.

For those affected by the re-drawn districts, be sure to examine your sample ballot carefully regarding your district number and assigned polling place. Polls will open at 3:00 p.m., WEDNESDAY, April 27th and will remain open until 9:00 p.m. The four polling places in North Plainfield, East End School , Stony Brook School , West End School and Church of the Holy Cross all remain open as usual.

View Voting Districts Map


On Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 PM, the Fleetwood Museum and Friends of Vermeule Mansion, will present a free concert by pianist, Victoria Griswold. This will be the fourth in the series, Music at the Mansion held in the restored twenty-six room Mansion, at 614 Greenbrook Road, North Plainfield. Light refreshments will follow. ...read more

We are getting prepared for our 2011 Street Fair and we want you to join us! The fair will be held on Saturday, June 11th, from noon until 5pm. Our long-time, annual fair draws people from throughout the area for an afternoon of games, shopping, food and fun. Additionally, the North Plainfield Lions Club will again be hosting their annual charity Chili Cook Off Competition at the fair! As always we will have live music and entertainment throughout the day too. ...read more

Exhibitor Information & Rules

Application ( DUE May 27, 2011)


North Plainfield Parks & Recreation announces Camp Offerings for Summer of 2011 ...read more
Residents Can Pick Up A Second Recycling Bucket for Free on April 16 ...read more
New Jersey American Water Announces New Programs for Low-Income Customers ...read more

The 2011 Adopted Municipal Budget is now available online under Quicklinks on the homepage or may be viewed by clicking on the appropriate link below.

2011 Adopted Municipal Budget


First Saturday Drop-off of Month for used electronics, tires, textiles, scrap metal and more!...read more
Learn How To Make ‘Black Gold’ at Composting Workshop ...read more
Notice to Bidders: Invitations are extended to bidders to bid for the following project: TREE MAINTENANCE AND REMOVAL SERVICES ...read more
Notice of Public Sale of Surplus Vehicles ...read more
Invitation to Bid: Rockview Avenue Roadway Improvements - NJDOT 2009 ...read more

The 2008, 2009, and 2010 Adopted Municipal Budgets are now available online under Quicklinks on the homepage or may be viewed by clicking on the appropriate link below.

2008 Adopted Municipal Budget

2009 Adopted Municipal Budget

2010 Adopted Municipal Budget


Bulk Waste Collection Registration Application is not available on Borough Forms page taking effect March 21, 2011

8th Annual North Plainfield Firefighters St. Baldrick’s Day Event - Saturday, March 19th @ 3 PM at the North Plainfield Firehouse

St. Baldrick’s Day began as a challenge among friends and has grown into the world’s largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for childhood cancer research with thousands of volunteers shaving their heads in solidarity for children with cancer. St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

Register online at: www.stbaldricks.org/events/northplainfieldfirefighters


County Recycling Calendar for March - 1st Saturday & Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off ...read more
Learn about backyard composting ...read more

NOTICE TO BIDDERS - Invitations are extended to bidders to bid for the following project: LEAF, GRASS AND BRUSH PICK-UP AND REMOVAL SERVICES ...read more

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Important Update from New Jersey American Water: As part of our annual distribution system (pipeline) maintenance program, New Jersey American Water will be temporarily changing its water treatment process at the Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road surface water treatment plants from a chloramine (combined) residual to a free chlorine residual. The change will take place beginning Monday, February 14, 2011 and will continue until mid-April. During this time period, customers may notice an increase in the taste and smell of chlorine in the water. This is normal and will only be temporary while we complete this annual system maintenance. As always, we will continue to monitor the water quality to ensure the service we deliver meets or is better than federal and state drinking water standards. Below is a short Q&A on the temporary switch. ...read more
MUSIC at the MANSION continues on Sunday afternoon, February 20, with a Jazz performance by Jim Pellegrino and his trio. Jim has an extensive background in music performing and teaching. His resume includes Broadway shows, jazz clubs, orchestras, and jazz festivals. Among the notables that Jim has played with are Rosemary Clooney, the Temptations, Pattie Paige, Harry Leahey, Frank Foster, and Jimmy Heath. Please join us for this FREE performance at the beautiful Vermeule Mansion, 614 Greenbrook Road, North Plainfield, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 3:00 PM.
NOTICE TO ALL BOROUGH RESIDENTS REGARDING MAIL DELIVERY: It has come to our attention that some of our residents are not receiving daily mail delivery from the US Postal Service because of the snow and ice conditions on roads that do not have sidewalks. We have been working closely with Congressman Lance’s Office to rectify this situation. If you are not receiving your mail please contact the Mayor’s Office at (908) 769-2902.
Avenue of Flags - Honor a local veteran, family member, friend, organization, or business by purchasing a flag. ...read more
Utility Bill Assistance Programs ...read more
January 2011 Declared as Radon Action Month ...read more
The Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Application ...read more
Oil Tank Awareness Makes Good Sense ...read more
Notice of Pending Ordinance ... read pending ordinance
WELLS ROAD SANITARY SEWER REPLACEMENT - NOTICE TO BIDDERS: Sealed bids for the above named Contract, which includes the replacement of an existing sanitary sewer pipeline on Wells Road within the Borough of North Plainfield, Somerset County, New Jersey ("Owner"), will be received at the Clerk’s Office within Borough Hall, 263 Somerset Street, North Plainfield, New Jersey 07060 on February 8, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time, at which time they will be publicly unsealed and the contents publicly announced. ... read more
Municipal Stormwater Regulation ... read more
Military Family Nights Program ... read more
College Admissions Classes Being Offered at the 4-H Center ... read more
The Biennial Organizational Meeting will be held on Saturday afternoon, January 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in our Community Center at 614 Greenbrook Road. ...see Agenda