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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hot time in the old town Wednesday night?

Bessie! Where are you when we need you?
(Get a load of that backup group.)

There'll be a hot time in the old town Wednesday night. The question is, which old town -- Plainfield or Mountainside?

Some folks will gather at PNC's main branch at Park Avenue and Second Street to share in the Chamber of Commerce's Taste of Plainfield event, which gets under way at 6:30 PM.

On tap will be delicious samples of specialties from around the world prepared by Plainfield restaurateurs. The event is free and the public is invited.

Paking is available in the bank parking lot on West 2nd Street, just past Ted's Appliance-a-rama.

While that event is taking place, members of Plainfield's Democratic City Committee will be gathering with representatives of other Union County communities at L'Affaire in Mountainside to select a replacement for former Assemblyman Joe Cryan, who stepped down the first of the year in order to become Union County Sheriff.

Though UCDC chair Assemblyman Jerry Green has said he is open to considering anyone who is interested, the only name that seems to be floated is that of Roselle mayor Jamel Holley, a protégé of Elizabeth's Sen. Ray Lesniak.

So, which town will see the real hot time?

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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