Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Two towns in Union County, including the No. 2 ranked Summit, are among the top 10 “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” according to New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September edition. The survey, conducted by Leflein Associates, an independent research firm based in Ringwood considered home values, property taxes, crime rate, school performance and a […]

Last days of Restaurant Week in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Come taste all the delicious food Plainfield has to offer during the city’s Restaurant Week, which runs through Aug. 18. Today, Thursday, Aug. 15, from 5 to 9 p.m., enjoy Banda Sensacional at Tradiciones de Mi Pueblo Restaurant, 307 Park Ave. in Plainfield. Dinner specials are available and it is BYOB. Be […]

County launches opioid addiction hotline program

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Officials have launched a new program — Helping Hands 365 — that features a 24/7 hotline connecting addicts with peers who have achieved sobriety in an effort to reduce opioid-related overdoses in the county. More than 130 county residents died of such overdoses in 2018. Prevention Links, a local nonprofit organization […]

Annual environmental fair offers science, learning along with music, food and fun

Annual environmental fair offers science, learning along with music, food and fun

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Hundreds enjoyed free food, music and sunny skies, all while learning a little more about their environmental footprint during the 18th annual Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority Environmental Fair on Saturday, Sept. 9. “Today’s just a day to give back to the community and bring the community together,” PMUA Executive Director Daniel Mejias […]


 WHAT IS GOVERNOR CHRISTIE TRYING TO HIDE? For over 100 years, governments and businesses in the U.S. have been required to inform the public about vital matters like government contract bids, variance applications, sub-division variance applications, foreclosures, sales of government property, government contract bids, and municipal tax sales. But this week, Gov. Chris Christie and […]

Plainfield public safety rally aims to find solutions

PLAINFIELD, NJ — On Friday, July 8, a public safety rally was held at 7 p.m. in response to the recent shootings in the city. The rally was titled, “Finding Solutions” and it was arranged by Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp. Other attendees included Public Safety Director Carl Riley, representatives of Plainfield’s educators and representatives from […]

Eight arrested, $500,000 in narcotics seized as result of investigation

ELIZABETH, NJ — Eight people have been arrested and large quantities of illegal narcotics and cash have been seized as the result of an intensive and fast-moving investigation into drug trafficking in the area, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced. Several search warrants executed in multiple towns Friday night resulted in the seizure of approximately […]

Plainfield man sentenced to 40 years for killing his mother

ELIZABETH, NJ — A Plainfield man has been sentenced to 40 years in state prison for beating his mother to death in the home they shared a little more than three years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced. John Quackenbush, 47, was sentenced Friday morning by state Superior Court Judge Regina Caulfield. In February […]

Habitat for Humanity to hold a five-home dedication ceremony in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plainfield and Middlesex County invites the public to join their dedication ceremony for the completion of five new single-family homes on Sunday, March 13, at 3 p.m. at 908 West Seventh Street in Plainfield. The project — Habitat Village at West 7th Street — is Habitat of Greater Plainfield & Middlesex County’s largest effort to date. The five new […]