North Plainfield Borough Council Meeting – June 23 and July 14, 2014 (video)

September 4th NPPCR meeting

The next NPCCR meeting will be held on Thursday, September 4 at 7:00 PM at the North Plainfield Community Center, 614 Greenbrook Rd.

Our guest speaker will be Carmine DeFalco, President of FinCredit of Marlboro.

Mr. DeFalco will talk to us about the “Go Shopping, Save on your Property Taxes Program” that is now in operation in Marlboro, Highland Park, Voorhees, West Orange, Pequannock, Bayonne, and soon to be operating in Hillsborough. The program involves getting property tax credits when shopping at participating merchants.

The North Plainfield Mayor & Council, Economic Development Committee, and the Business Association have been invited to this meeting.  Considering North Plainfield has the highest municipal tax rate in Somerset County, it is important to give serious consideration to any program  that has the potential to reduce our property taxes.

All business owners in North Plainfield are encouraged to attend this meeting.

NPCCR Founders

Recent Vehicle Burglaries

North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti announced that Borough Police Officers have made three arrests in the past day solving 10 different car burglaries throughout the borough. Unfortunately “as fast as we investigate these incidents and make arrests, it seems someone else will begin breaking into cars” Chief Parenti said.

We want to assure our residents of our effort to combat car burglaries.  The North Plainfield Patrol Division has stepped up patrols to include the use of unmarked vehicles, and plain clothed detectives.   In addition, Our Detectives are conducting following up investigation on each incident.

Don’t become a victim of “Cherry picking”  Cherry-Picking is the practice of miscreants walking through randomly chosen neighborhoods and checking vehicles in order to identify those that are left unlocked.  Once a thief locates an unlocked car he or she will enter the vehicle and remove any items of value.  However, if an item of value is observed the thief will break the window to seal the item.

There are several things you can do to make your car a less attractive target.  The simplest is not to leave valuables in your car and always lock and secure it.  Most of the crimes reported the thief’s took laptop computers, jewelry, small electronic devices and purses or wallets with cash in them.  When parking your car in the warm weather of summer, don’t be tempted to leave the car windows down.  If the windows are down, the door locks are not helpful.

Chief Parenti said, the public is our best ally in fighting this type of crime.  Please call the police if you see any suspicious activity.   

 

If you know any North Plainfield Youth that might benefit from this program please have them show up at the North Plainfield Middle School gym any Tuesday or Thursday  6:00 to 9:00 PM.

North Plainfield Police Department                                                                                                              STEP Program                                                                                                                                   Chief William Parenti                                                                                                                                June 26, 2014

North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti is pleased to announce that the Borough’s STEP, (Summer Teen Evening Program), began on Tuesday, June 24, at the North Plainfield Middle School gymnasium at 34 Wilson Avenue.   The program will run from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. On Tuesdays and Thursdays till August 14. The program allows borough youth to gather in a safe and secure environment for pickup basketball games, and conversation; refreshments are also provided. Funding for the program is provided by the Municipal Alliance and the Youth Services Commission.  Volunteers and personnel from the Board of Education and the Police Department are always present. This year will be the program’s 15th year in operation and is a huge success.  “We usually have between 50 and 60, it’s a great example of community organizations and the Borough’s youth coming together”, Chief Parenti said. The program culminates on the last night, August 14, which will be a barbecue style picnic.  All borough teens are welcome to attend.

North Plainfield Borough Council Meetings – May 12 and June 9, 2014 (video)

North Plainfield Borough Council Meeting – April 28, 2014 (video)

North Plainfield Borough Council Meeting – March 24, April 14 2014 (video)