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Beware of Jury Duty Scam

An identity-theft scam involving purported summonses for jury duty has resurfaced in Somerset County, according to Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano. In this scam, which was first reported in 2005, the criminal calls your home pretending to be a court official. The criminal informs you in a threatening manner that there is a warrant for your arrest because you failed to show for jury duty. ...read more


Cancer Awareness - Better Health Through Knowledge

Any Junior/Cadette/Senior Girl Scout and family - join the Girl Scouts of Washington Rock and health professionals on Tuesday, September 18th from 7-9pm at the North Plainfield Community Center as they share information on cancer prevention and early detection. ...read more


Somerset Street Improvements

On or about September 15, 2007 Somerset County will begin construction on Somerset Street between Mountain Avenue and Summit Avenue.  The project will consist of sidewalk and curb replacement, minor widening, and the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Somerset Street.  The existing traffic signal at Somerset Street and Greenbrook Road / Summit Avenue will also be replaced.  Construction is expected to be complete on or before November 21, 2007.  Questions should be directed to Joseph Fishinger of the Somerset County Engineer's office at 908-231-7024.


North Plainfield Property Tax Bills

North Plainfield Property Tax Bills will be mailed by the end of this week (08/24/2007). Residents should have them by Labor Day and will be due by September 21st.  Taxes not
paid by that date will accrue interest from August 1.

Page 1 of Mayor Allen's Letter ... Page 2 of Mayor Allen's Letter


Friends of the North Plainfield Library Car Wash/Bake Sale a Huge Success

Saturday, August 18 the Friends of the North Plainfield Library sponsored a car wash/bake sale to raise funds to benefit the Library. While teens from St. Joseph and the Library washed the cars in the parking lot, members of the Friends sold baked goods donated by other members to library patrons and those waiting for their cars. Used books were available free to anyone interested. The smiles of several very young patrons were payment enough for anyone. Every sector of the community participated including the businesses in the borough. The Latino Coalition presented the Friends with a generous check.


North Plainfield Rescue Squad Presents The Cast of Beatlemania ...read more

Somerset County Launches All-Hazards Mitigation Plan Web Site - Take the Online Citizen Survey

Somerset County residents can learn more about a comprehensive hazards-mitigation plan for the county and its 21 municipalities and also complete an online citizen questionnaire at www.co.somerset.nj.us/hazard/index.htm. ...read more


Open House/National Night Out

North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti is pleased to announce that the department's forth annual Open House/ National Night Out celebration.  A Public Safety vehicle expo will be held on Tuesday, August 7.  This year's event will take place from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm in the municipal lot across from the Municipal Building at 263 Somerset Street, North Plainfield.    ...read more


Beware of Email Scam Touting IRS Refund

The Somerset County Consumer Affairs Division and Somerset County Office on Aging are warning residents of an email scam that purports to come from the Internal Revenue Service. read more...


Take a look at the video of the 2007 North Plainfield 4th of July Parade.

A new 'Video Archive' menu has been added under the 'Town Events' menu on the left. Check back often for the latest North Plainfield videos.


Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Remediation, Upgrade & Closure Fund

Click here to read Governor Jon Corzine's letter to Mayor Janice Allen regarding this 'grant and loan program available to both homeowners and commercial property owners for funding remediation of contamination caused by laking underground storage tanks. '


Central Jersey towns earn efficiency grants

North Plainfield among group of local towns to receive a Sharing Available Resources Efficiently grant. Click here to read more of Laurie Levoy's article from the Courier News.


From the Friends of North Plainfield Library...

We are happy to announce that the Friends of the North Plainfield Library are alive and well!  We have regrouped and are planning the following activities: Clean-up and spruce-up of the Library Grounds on June 23rd from 8am - 11am. Volunteers needed. We are a small and growing group. Help us expand and evolve! Our plans include a brand new sign for the library, a beautification project for the grounds (ideas welcome!) as well as some improvements to the inside of our Library!

If you'd like to help the clean-up, future events, or support the Friends of the North Plainfield Library, please leave your name and contact information with a Librarian or email the Friends of the Library at friendsnorthplainfieldlibrary@yahoo.com.


Are you a member of a North Plainfield Board, Committee, Commission, Club, Association, or Organization?

To all North Plainfield Board, Committee, Commission, Club, Association, or Organization members - please take a look at your portion of this website and ensure all information is up-to-date, and report any inaccurate or obsolete information to the North Plainfield Webmaster. Thank you.


Water, Food Precautions After the Flood

The Somerset County Health Officers Association wants residents who have been affected by the flood to be aware of safety measures when it comes to food and water. ...read more


Flood Victims Cautioned About Disaster-Related Scams

Residents impacted by flooding following the recent nor'easter should be alert to potential scams and price gouging, Attorney General Stuart Rabner and Acting Consumer Affairs Director Stephen B. Nolan announced. ...read more


Veterans of New Jersey, re-entry to civilian life can be stressful for you and your family

Click here for further information on free, confidential service available to all Veterans.


Somerset County residents and businesses affected by the recent flooding

Somerset County residents and businesses affected by the recent flooding may register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for assistance.  Call 1-800-621-3362.

Click here for more information.


The Borough of North Plainfield Announces Code Online

The Borough of North Plainfield has announced that the North Plainfield Borough Code is now available on the Internet. Borough residents have unlimited electronic access to the codified Borough ordinances.

"The progressive North Plainfield governing body has provided the community with a very savvy e-technology tool" said Michelle Wood of Coded Systems.  Coded Systems provides the ordinance codification and publishing services for the Borough of North Plainfield and many surrounding municipalities. "With simple and expert searches and the ability to print the text, residents can save time and money with just a click. Whether it's a question on dog licensing or recycling, the answer can usually be found in the Code."

The North Plainfield Borough Code can be accessed from the Borough's website under 'Quick Access' or at:
www.codedsystems.com/northplainfield.htm

Residents are invited to view the Borough Code online and enjoy the benefits offered by the latest in technology.


New North Plainfield Business Listings available under 'Quick Access'. Take a look here to find the phone number or address of a local business.

North Plainfield Police Department Accredited by CALEA

Mayor Janice G. Allen and Police Chief William G. Parenti announced today the North Plainfield Police Department has been Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA.)  "We are very proud of our Police Department and that North Plainfield has became the first Police Department in Somerset County and one of only sixteen in the State to receive this coveted recognition," Mayor Allen said. ...read more


Catch the CAT!

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Motor Vehicle versus Pedestrian crashes in North Plainfield cause for furthering Public Safety Education

Mayor Janice G. Allen is feeling very uneasy because there were four motor vehicle versus pedestrian crashes in North Plainfield so far this year.  She has asked Chief William Parenti to do a cause analysis on each crash to determine if there are preventative measures the Borough can embark upon, 

In an effort to reduce or prevent the likelihood of this trend continuing Mayor Allen pledged that the governing body will assist in whatever capacity necessary.  "While I am proud of our efforts in curtailing crime, we also must do all we can to help protect our citizens from the hazards of motor vehicle crashes and in particular pedestrian safety," the Mayor said.  ...read more


Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. coming to North Plainfield

North Plainfield Police Chief William G. Parenti announced today that a team of assessors administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive in the Borough on Sunday October 1, 2006.  The assessors will examine all components of the Police Department's policies, procedures, management, operations, and support services.  The accreditation program requires police agencies to comply with modern police standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services. read more...


North Plainfield Recreation 2007 Events

We are looking forward to our next season of recreational activities.  We are a growing town, so planning and participating in parks and recreational activities is crucial.  We need coaches for all youth programs.  As a coach or volunteer you will be assisting your community in a signficant and positive way.  If interested, contact Lou Gomez or Steve Novak at (908) 757-2376.

For an overview of what North Plainfield Recreation offers, check out an Activity Chart Overview for a list of activities offered for our Pre-K through 8th graders for the 2006-2007 year!

Click here to view the Recreation Commission's 2007 Registration Dates.

Somerset County Map Available

An updated road map of Somerset County with its 21 municipalities is available to members of the community, and individuals visiting or relocating to the area, with compliments of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders.  Read more here...


North Plainfield Police and Fire Department Awards

Congratulations to recipients of The following awards that were given out at the April 24th Council meeeting for our Police and Fire Departments.

Police Department

Fire Department


Volunteers needed for a Domestic Violence Response Team

The North Plainfield Police Department and the Resource Center for Women and Their Families are looking for Volunteers for a Domestic Violence Response Team.  The team members assist victims of Domestic Violence understand the process of healing.  Training is provided.  Anyone interested should contact me at 908-769-2970.

Sgt Russell Flynn

North Plainfield Police

Training Division


Beware of Jury Duty Scam

A new identity-theft scam has surfaced involving purported summonses for jury duty, according to Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano.

In this scam, the criminal calls your home pretending to be a court official. The criminal informs you in a threatening manner that there is a warrant for your arrest because you failed to show for jury duty. Continue...


Talent Bank Application

North Plainfield's quality of life is enhanced by many volunteers who give their time, effort, and ideas to the community.  It is the desire of Mayor Allen and the Borough Council that citizens become involved in community events and volunteer to serve on our various Boards, Committees and Commissions.  If you are interested in serving your community in this capacity, you are encouraged to complete the Talent Bank Application and send it to Mayor Allen's office.  It will be reviewed and kept on file for future consideration.  Please note that almost all Boards, Committees, and Commissions meet regularly and these meetings are open to the public - you are entitled and encouraged to attend these meetings.  Please contact the Clerk's office for an official schedule of meetings.


Energy Conservation Information from the Board of Public Utilities

Please click on the following links for information from the Board of Public Utilities on energy conservation and high energy prices...

http://www.njslom.org/BPU_letter_121405.pdf

http://www.njslom.org/five_tips_energy_bill.pdf

http://www.njslom.org/BPU_press_release.pdf


YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE FOR HOME IMPROVEMENTS!

Read this important information provided by Somerset County

Please click here to read the announcement from the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders.  The County is soliciting applications from low- and moderate-income residents to participate in the Somerset County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Rehabilitation Program.  Many types of repairs are covered in this program for qualified applicants.

As noted in the announcement, the County is particularly interested in receiving applications from North Plainfield homeowners.


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YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE PAYING YOUR ENERGY BILL!

Read this important information provided by PSE&G

There are programs available that may be of financial benefit to lower income residents, and Seniors who qualify based on income.  Qualified homeowners, AS WELL AS RENTERS, are eligible to participate.  As the weather turns colder and energy prices increase, Mayor Allen wants to make sure that every eligible resident takes advantage of these programs.  Please read on to see if you, a friend, or neighbor may qualify.  As much as 40% of those eligible don't apply for this assistance - don't be one of them! ...read more


Handyman Project

The mission of the Somerset County Handyman Project is to provide support services to enhance the quality of life for senior and physically disabled citizens of the County. The goal is to keep these residents living safe and independent lives in their own homes, allowing them to continue to be a viable part of the community. The Handyman Project utilizes the skills and talents of local volunteers.

More...

Click here for Handyman Project Application


Operation "15-45" Park and Walk Program

Chief William G. Parenti announced Operation "15-45" Park and Walk Program. "This initiative, which will have Police Officers walking a beat in North Plainfield is aimed at improving our visibility and accessibility and increasing public confidence in community-based policing." ...read more

 

 

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