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Plainfield is located in southeastern New Jersey. The city has been nicknamed "The Queen City" and has the motto "Town of a Hundred Millionaires." The area was settled by Quakers in the late seventeenth century and was incorporated in 1869. The city is known in music history as the birthplace of P-funk. Notable residents have included author Judy Blume, actor Benjamin Brown, musician George Clinton (Parliament-Funkadelic), actress Mary McCormack (Murder One, The West Wing, In Plain Sight), and banjo musician Fred Van Eps.

Population: 47829
Local Newspapers: South Plainfield Observer
Local Sports Teams: MetroStars New Jersey Devils New Jersey Gladiators New Jersey Nets
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Towns/Cities near plainfield, new jersey : Scotch Plains Mountainside Westfield Watchung Dunellen Garwood Cranford

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Heroin deaths skyrocketing in Union County - Blame the drug that killed Prince

Despite a million-dollar ad campaign by the governor, compassionate attention by law enforcement and healthcare professionals, and mounting public awareness - the heroin epidemic keeps getting worse. As of the end of May, 34 people had died of an overdose in the county.

Charge Anywhere powers Mobile Payment Platform for AZUL in the Dominican Republic

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. Charge Anywhere, a financial technology solutions leader, and AZUL, a payment brand of Servicios Digitales Popular, a subsidiary of Grupo Popular, have announced that AZUL recently launched AZUL GO!, a mobile payment acceptance application utilizing Charge Anywhere's mPOS platform to merchants in the Dominican Republic.A "Charge Anywhere has deep expertise in deploying Chip and PIN EMV technology and we are excited to partner with AZUL to bring mobile EMV mPOS solutions to merchants in the Dominican Republic ," commented Paul Sabella , CEO of Charge Anywhere.

Craps cheater at Sands Bethlehem faces 54 charges, cops say

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is seen in June 2013 on South Side Bethlehem. In the foreground is an ore crane that had been used by the former Bethlehem Steel Corp., prior to the company's bankruptcy and site's redevelopment.

Teacher's license suspended for man after sex assault charges

SOUTH PLAINFIELD -- The state Department of Education has suspended teaching certificates for a township man who was indicted on charges he sexually assaulted a boy for nearly three years. The department's State Board of Examiners on June 15 ordered the suspension of teaching certificates for high school English teacher John Q. Angeline, who was indicted by a grand jury in September 2015 on charges of aggravated criminal sexual contact, criminal sexual contact, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Authorities requesting assistance from public in solving Plainfield homicide

Investigators are requesting assistance from the public in identifying and locating a suspect or suspects in a homicide that took place last month in Plainfield. Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park's office released two surveillance video clips depicting the vehicle used in the commission of the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Anthony Henry.

Cops want you to watch this fatal drive-by shooting, then call them with tips

PLAINFIELD -- The red Honda Civic is seen slowing to a stop on a dark city street and gunshots flash from the passenger's side window as a gunman fires towards a storefront doorway. Union County authorities Thursday released a video showing the car used in the fatal May 2 shooting of 27-year-old man Anthony Henry of Plainfield.

Town rallies behind man who lost everything in Piscataway fire

The 47-year-old Dunellen volunteer firefighter was found laying on his lawn, his Hopkinson Avenue home completely flattened after his Piscataway home exploded on the morning of June 11 . But friends and family in the community are helping restart his life.

'Practical joke' sends Plainfield man to jail

Plainfield man guilty of conspiring to rob McDonald's A Plainfield man was found guilty of conspiring to rob McDonald's Check out this story on Put a face to the new names you've been seeing in the pages of the Courier News, Home News Tribune and on SCOTCH PLAINS - A Plainfield man, who said his actions were a "practical joke," has been found guilty of conspiring to rob McDonald's on Route 22. After a two-week trial in Union County Superior Court, Thomas H. Outland, 49, was found guilty of second-degree conspiracy to commit robbery and fourth-degree possession of an imitation firearm.

Jury convicts man who tried to rob a McDonalds where he used to work

ELIZABETH -- A jury convicted a Plainfield man Tuesday for a botched 2014 robbery attempt at a McDonald fast-food restaurant in Scotch Plains where he had previously worked. Thomas Outland, 49, was convicted of second-degree conspiracy to commit robbery and fourth-degree possession of an imitation firearm, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park said in a statement.

The Daily Rundown, Monday, June 19

The Daily Rundown, Monday, June 19 What's happening and what you need to know in Central Jersey Check out this story on Crystal Marsh , newly named assistant principal of Edison Intermediate School in Westfield, is congratulated by Dr. Matt Bolton, the school's principal, following the Board of Education's unanimous approval of Marsh's appointment. At its public meeting June 13, the Westfield Board of Education approved the appointment of Crystal Marsh as Assistant Principal of Edison Intermediate School effective Monday, July 17. She will fill the position held by Mary Asfendis, who recently was appointed Principal of Roosevelt Intermediate School following the retirement of Stewart Carey.

A decade after he went missing, search for Plainfield man goes on

Watkins, then 18, apparently parked his Jeep Wrangler on the shoulder of the Garden State Parkway's Driscoll Bridge on the evening of Nov. 11, 2007. Police initially believed he jumped , but his body has not been found.

Man arrested in Guatemala charged with 2007a

Man arrested in Guatemala charged with 2007 Plainfield murder Man arrested in Guatemala charged with 2007 Plainfield murder Check out this story on A man who was arrested in Guatemala last year after being featured on "America's Most Wanted" was charged with the 2007 murder of a man in Plainfield. Welder "Dario" Morente Dubon, 31, formerly of Plainfield, was charged with murder in a Union County four-count indictment that the grand jury returned Friday.

EVENT: Alexis Morrast Sings: Summer Solstice Concert at Rutgers Gardens

The New Brunswick Jazz Project kicks off summer Wednesday June 21 with Showtime at the Apollo Winner, 16 year old vocalist Alexis Morrast in the beautiful, lush Roy DeBoer Evergreen Garden at Rutgers Gardens. The New Brunswick Jazz Project kicks off summer with two back to back outdoor events on Wednesday June 21 with the Second Annual Summer Solstice Jazz and Wine Concert, in conjunction with Rutgers Gardens .

Aide threatened to leave dementia patient 'on the floor all night,' takes plea deal

A former home health aide at a senior living community was sentenced to probation and community service after hidden camera footage obtained by the resident's family showed her refuse to help the patient who had fallen on the floor. Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino said 59-year-old Carla Caraballo, 59, a Louisiana resident who formerly lived in Plainfield, pleaded guilty to third-degree neglect of an elderly or disabled person after the family provided the video to the Denville Police Department.

Health aide caught on hidden camera pleads guilty to neglect

A home health aide captured on hidden camera abusing an Alzheimer's patient last year has pleaded guilty to neglect. State authorities say 59-year-old Carla Caraballo was sentenced to a year of probation after she entered her plea Monday.

Unacceptable! Poor N.J. schools close because of heat wave | Opinion

Thermometers are rising and more than 20,000 students in public schools in Plainfield , Trenton , and other districts throughout the state are being sent home early over the next two days. With the pressure of finals in the air, many students and school employees also have to contend with rising classrooms temperatures.

D'Annunzio & Sons Taps HD Lifts From Stertil-Koni Lifting Systems

The Stertil-Koni ECOLIFT provides wheels-free lifting via an ultra shallow, full-rise in-ground and axle engaging vehicle lift. East Coast-based heavy construction company D'Annunzio & Sons has selected heavy duty lifting systems from Stertil-Koni for its recently completed maintenance shop, which adjoins its new corporate offices located in South Plainfield, N.J. The new, classic brick building for D'Annunzio features a modern maintenance shop with approximately 7,500 sq.

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