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Press Release & News Archive 2017

New Veteran Exemption on your Income Taxes

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North Plainfield Government Energy Aggregation Program Update

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North Plainfield Lions Club Wishes to Brighten Christmas for Children

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Extended Leaf Pickup

Due to the unusually late leaf fall this season, our DPW will be continuing leaf pickup throughout the entire Borough, through the end of the year.

There will be no set schedule for these additional pickups, but rest assured the leaves will be removed in due course.


Homestead Benefit Deadline

Just a friendly reminder that the due date for the 2015 Homestead Benefit is November 30, 2017. We encourage anyone who has not yet filed their application to please do so ASAP.
If anyone needs an application, assistance with filing, or just to verify receipt, they may visit our office at 75 Veterans Memorial Dr. Somerville, NJ 08876 (M-F, 8:30-4:30).

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Library Renovations Have Begun!

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Annual Tree Lighting and Santa Comes To Town

Come celebrate two Annual North Plainfield traditions together.
The annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Santa Comes to Town.
Everyone is invited to join us at Vermeule for Santa's arrival on 11/26/2017 at 4 pm.
Holiday music, balloon caricatures, hot chocolate, cookies, other refreshments, and more!
Mayor Giordano will celebrate the holiday season by lighting the tree.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

The Borough wishes all a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Free Thanksgiving Dinner
11/18/17 - 1pm - 3pm
Watchung Avenue Presbyterian Church - 170 Watchung Ave, North Plainfield
Sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
Volunteers and Donations needed!

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Veterans Day Ceremony

American Legion Ball-Kirsch Post 265 will conduct a short Veterans Day Ceremony at Memorial Park on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11:00 AM . The public is invited to attend.


No Shave November

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Free Rabies Clinic 11/18/17

Free Rabies Clinic 11/18/17
10am-12pm.
Sponsored by The North Plainfield Health Office.
North Plainfield Firehouse - 8 Lincoln Place


Somerset County Clerk's Office Extends Hours for Mail-In Ballot Voters

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Change Your Clock - Change Your Battery

North Plainfield Senior citizens can have their smoke detectors checked and the batteries replaced by the North Plainfield Fire Department. Schedule an appointment by calling the NPFD at: 908 769-2935.

Do you have a File Of Life? Get information at folife.org or contact the NP Fire Department.


Smoke Alarms Save Lives!

11/4/17 10am till 2pm.

Phase 1 of The Red Cross Home Fire Campaign

The North Plainfield Fire Department and the Red Cross will be canvassing residences in the down town area of North Plainfield, checking and installing new smoke alarms at no cost to borough residents.

Please see the maps below that show the Phase 1 covered areas. If you miss this event, please call the NP Fire Department to schedule a visit.

And don't forget... Seniors can call the NP Fire Department anytime to schedule an appointment to have smoke alarms and batteries checked or replaced.

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Get Election Information You Need

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Free Pancake Breakfast

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Krausche Field Track and Field Construction

The Track and Field, located at North Plainfield High School's lower Krausche field, will be off limits with gates locked due to construction from Sunday, 10/22 through Tuesday, 10/24. Thank you for your cooperation.


Notice of Intent - Ambulance

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Operation Take Back

Drop of your prescription medications for disposal, this Saturday October 28, 2017 at North Plainfield Police Headquarters Lobby 263 Somerset Street between the hours of 10 A.M. and 2 P.M.

NO HYPODERMIC SYRINGES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Event

October 25th at 12:30apm across the street from the Borough Hall

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Free Pancake Breakfast

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Music at the Mansion - World Cultural Music Program

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Come To The Mayor's Annual Senior Picnic!

October 7th - 12 noon to 4pm
At The North Plainfield Community Center
614 Greenbrook Road
Admission only $1.00!
Tickets available at The Borough hall or at the door.


Trick-Or-Treat!

Door to door Trick-or-Treating will be On Halloween - Tues. Oct. 31st beginning at 3pm and ending at 8pm.


Fall Leaf Cleanup Help Available

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Halloween Parade 10/29

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Pollworkers needed for General Election 2017

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Seasonal Flu Shot Clinic

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October is Fire Prevention Month

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Somerset County's Drive Thru Flu Clinic - Saturday, 10/14

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NJAW Service renewal Project 2017

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Car Nutz Car Show

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2017 Tri-County History Fair

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Medicare & Medications Made Affordable

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Disability Services Fair

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Know the Bear Facts

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Somerset County 4-H Fair

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Helping Hands 2017

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Memorialization of Terms of an Agreement Reached between Borough of North Plainfield and Fair Share Housing Center

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Notice of Fairness Hearing

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Community Day

Starting at 4pm at West End School. Free bounce houses and face painting for all children. Community Day will feature two live bands (The Barbara Harley Band and The Jersey Shades) leading to a fantastic firework display. Community Day will also have food and beverage vendors on site with refreshments for sale.

There will be table vendors located on Greenbrook Road selling an assortment of products.

Rain Date: July 9th: Same time and location


4th of July Parade

Parade starts at 10:00 AM

Parade Route: Starting at West End School, down Greenbrook Road, right onto Somerset Street, finishing at Borough Hall.


North Plainfield Farmers Market

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Farmers Market Vouchers for Eligible Seniors

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Yard Waste Collection Service

Recently we have been unable to collect yard waste from a number of residents because the material left out for collection was mixed together. The North Plainfield Department of Public Works cannot accept mixed material when picking up grass - grass pick up can only contain grass. Brush, branches, and leaves may not be included. Our Transfer Station has been informed by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection not to accept our trucks if they contain mixed material. Please separate grass and non-grass material from your containers and we will pick it up at the next scheduled pick up. Please be advised that grass and brush are picked up on separate days as indicated in the Borough Collection Calendar which is available at Borough Hall, the Library and the Vermeule Center, as well as the Borough Website We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please call 908-769-2914.
Thank you.


Clerk's Office Courtesy Hours

During Borough Hall Friday Summer Hours, the Clerk's Office will remain open by appointment from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Please call 908-769-2910 if you wish to obtain GARAGE SALE PERMITS, NOTARY SERVICES, Other miscellaneous Clerk's Office services during these Friday Summertime Hours.


Somerset County Clerk's Office Extends Hours for Voters

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Memorial Day Events

Memorial Day events in North Plainfield for May 29th will commence at 9:00am At the Vermeule Cemetery. The Fire Bell Ceremony at Lincoln Place and Somerset Street is at 9:30am, the Brook Avenue Cemetery Ceremony is at 10:00am. The World War II Monument Ceremony at Memorial Library takes place at 10:30am. The 11:00am 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 public is invited and encouraged to attend. In the event of rain, activities will be cancelled.


Borough Hall Summer Hours

Borough Hall Summer Hours between May 30th and September 1st are:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am - 1:30pm


Somerset County Shuttle Service Connects North Plainfield & RVCC Starting May 30

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Pollworker class dates for new workers May 2017

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Clean Community Day Cancelled

North Plainfield Clean Community Day scheduled for Saturday May 6th has been cancelled due to Weather conditions and will not be rescheduled


Do Not Knock Registry Request Form

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Operation Take Back

On April 29, 2017 the North Plainfield Police will participate in "Operation Take Back".

If you have expired or unused prescription drugs you would like dispose of bring them to the lobby of the North Plainfield Police Department between 10 AM and 2 PM Saturday April 29, 2017 and drop them off.

NO HYPODERMIC SYRINGES WILL BE ACCEPTED!!

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New Jersey American Water - Pipe Cleaning and Lining Project - West End/Clinton Ave. Area

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Poll Workers Needed

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Hydrant Flush

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Valley National Bank Shredding Event

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Somerset County Clerk's Office Will Offer Saturday Hours for Passports

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New Jersey American Water investing more than $617,000 for Rock Avenue Project

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Rental Assistance Available to Somerset County Residents

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New Jersey American Water investing $660,000 for Norwood Avenue Project

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New Jersey American Water investing more than $1.1 Million for Greenbrook Road and West End Project

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New Jersey American Water investing $160,000 for Parkview Avenue Project

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Winter Storm Local Update

This is Mayor Michael Giordano with a message for North Plainfield Residents concerning the upcoming winter storm. The latest National Weather Service forecast is predicting 18-24 inches of snow and winds up to 40 MPH. This will be a dangerous and crippling snowstorm. Your cooperation is essential to ensure safety for yourself, your family and our emergency service providers.

Today is the time to prepare for the storm:

  • Make sure you have enough food, clothing and shelter.
  • Address the needs of elderly, disabled, and underage family members, neighbors and friends.
  • Fill up your car's gas tank
  • Secure an off street location to park your car.
  • Charge your cell phones.
  • Make note of emergency telephone numbers.

The Borough is making emergency preparations as follows:

During/after the storm:


North Plainfield's Public Works, Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services will remain on duty through the duration of the storm. They are counting on your cooperation!


A Woman's Story: A Celebration of Culture

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Borough of North Plainfield Mental Health Stigma-Free Zone Launch Event

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Be Smart

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St. Baldrick's event

Our St. Baldrick's event is scheduled for March 18th at 1pm in fire headquarters.
14th Annual event hosted by the North Plainfield Firefighters benefitting the St. Baldrick's Foundation
Volunteer Shavee's go bald in support of kids who lose their hair to cancer treatments
Over $30,000 raised this year so far; over $1 million raised in North Plainfield since 2004. All proceeds benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation mission to conquer kids cancers.
Registration opens at noon, event begins at 1pm
Event is open to the public and family friendly
Special Guest speakers & honored kids
Crayon collection; bring an 8 pack of clean Crayola crayons to the event in honor of Taylor "Iron Man" Barta who passed away last year, one day after our event.
Silent auction; great prizes will be available.
Unique event T-shirts for sale.
Link to our event; https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/NorthPlainfieldFire2017


Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast

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North Plainfield Community Black History Month Celebration

North Plainfield Community Black History Month Celebration
Sunday February 19, 2017
4:00 P.M.
North Plainfield Community Center, 614 Green Brook Road

Participating Individuals/Local Organizations include the following:
Mayor Michael Giordano, Jr
Councilwoman Keiona R. Miller
North Plainfield Chief of Police, William Parenti
Somerset County Democratic Black Caucus
The Paul Robeson Inc.
North Plainfield Girl Scouts
North Plainfield Optimist Club
North Plainfield High School
Talented individuals from the local community
and North Plainfield local church groups

The Honorary Keynote Speaker will be Bishop Donald Hilliard Jr, preacher, author, professor and Senior Pastor of Cathedral International.
Also addressing the audience will be Pastor Seth Kaper- Dale, author, activist and Pastor of the Reformed Church of Highland Park.
The program is sponsored in part by the Somerset County Black Caucus.


Free Flu Shots Available to Somerset County Residents Age 18 and Older

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New Jersey American Water Improvements in North Plainfield

Please click here for an important message from New Jersey American Water about water service improvements in North Plainfield


Music at the Mansion

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Public Notice - 2017 Tax Duplicate of the Borough of North Plainfield

The 2017 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 Street, North Plainfield, NJ on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Barbara A. Flaherty, CTA
Tax Assessor
Borough of North Plainfield


Recycling Pickup Delays Due to Holiday, High Volume

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