Bettering Plainfield with the facts since 2005

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

National Night Out celebration set

2005 Celebration leaders Liz Urquhart, Linda Carter and Tiffany Wilson.
Plainfield's National Night Out celebration this year is set for Tuesday, August 2, after City Council granted a request for a sidewalk encroachment that was a 'walk-on' item at last night's Council business session.

The only discussion engendered was over the exact location of the sidewalks to be encroached, since the parameters were not mentioned in the flowery and effusive statement from the Robinson-Briggs administration that was slipped into the binder of last night's resolutions and ordinances.

Acting City Administrator Kochel clarified for the Council that the request was to close Watchung Avenue from East 5th Street to East 7th Street from 6 PM to 10 PM.

The annual 'taking a bite out of crime' evening, which features food, fun and entertainment at City Hall, was originally sponsored by longtime First Ward Councilwoman Liz Urquhart -- nearly twenty-five years ago, if memory serves me.

The event has been enthusiastically embraced by Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs over the course of her administration.

While she was a City Councilor, Freeholder Linda Carter worked every year to see that events came together. Carter told me last night that she is serving on the committee once again, though not chairing it this year, and that the organizers were hard at work.

An enthusiastic participant.


Tuesday, August 2
6:00 - 10:00 1 PM
City Hall Plaza

-- Dan Damon

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