The Borough of North Plainfield was settled by dutch families before the American Revolution. Among them were the Vermeule and Cadmus families. You will find many members of these families buried both in the cemetery behind Vermeule Mansion and in the cemetery on Brook Avenue. These families were just two of the handful that received 1,200 acres apiece from the ridge of "first mountain" downward from King George of England. Some of these homes still exist--among them the Vermeule Mansion, which serves as the current-day community center.

Long before it was called "North Plainfield", our town was referred to as "Blue Hills" and was a part of Warren Township. In 1872, North Plainfield Township was incorporated and included current-day North Plainfield, Watchung and Green Brook.

North Plainfield, a 2.9 square mile area at the base of New Jersey’s Watchung Mountains, was originally a cluster of farms. Steady growth as a commuter center began with the extension of the Central Jersey Railroad and continued with the advent of motorized transportation. Just twenty-three miles from Manhattan, the borough retains many small-town qualities yet is convenient to Routes 22, 78, and 287, contemporary roads to diversified employment opportunities.

Tree-lined streets, the Washington Park Historic District, Green Acres parklands, sports and playground facilities, a 4H center, Vermeule Arts Center, and a Senior Citizens Center are among the attributes which lend to North Plainfield’s self-description as "A Proud Community." The central businesses continue to utilize a Main Street New Jersey grant to foster economic growth, and the numerous enterprises along Route 22 form the primary commercial sectors.

The 2000 census figures place North Plainfield’s diverse population at 21,103. Residents of North Plainfield’s single family homes, multi-unit dwellings, and modern apartment complexes benefit from extensive borough-sponsored recreation, youth services, and cultural affairs opportunities. Local churches, community organizations, and service clubs offer many events which celebrate the blend of cultures common to the region.

Proximity to New York City, New Brunswick, Trenton, and Princeton affords easy access to major museums, concerts, theater, and sports events. Area colleges and universities also enrich the options for higher education. Somerset County Park System facilities, Sandy Hook State Park, and the Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge Center cater to a wide range of outdoor interests.

North Plainfield is 2.9 square miles in size and has a population of 21,936 residents (per the 2010 census).

 
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Tuesday 24 November 2020
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Municipal Alliance/Youth Services Meeting
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Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday 25 November 2020
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Historic Houses for Contemporary Lives
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Board of Adjustment
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Board of Education
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Navigating the FAFSA
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Free Rabies Clinic
Sunday 6 December 2020
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Tree Lighting and Santa Comes to Town
Monday 7 December 2020
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Remembering Pearl Harbor
Tuesday 8 December 2020
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Email 101 for the Job Seeker
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Seasonal Mocktails The Art of Non-Alcoholic Mixology
Wednesday 9 December 2020
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Christmas Lights of New York City
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 10 December 2020
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1st Day of Chanukah
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Lunch ‘N Learn with the Doctors: Lung Cancer
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Virtual Book Discussion Salon: "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine
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Economic Development Committee Meeting
Saturday 12 December 2020
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Andrew Carnegie: Man of Steel, Heart of Gold
Monday 14 December 2020
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Shade Tree Commission
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Healthy Holidays
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 15 December 2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Executive Presence in a Two-Dimensional World
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday 16 December 2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Songs of the Season: Performed by Robin Greenstein
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
7:30PM
Board of Education
Thursday 17 December 2020
12:00PM - 5:30PM
RWJ Blood Drive
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The Wizard of Oz: A Staged Radio Play
Friday 18 December 2020
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Barre Fusion
Saturday 19 December 2020
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Keeping the Christmas Spirit in the Victorian Era and Now
7:00PM
Operation Back Pack Benefit Concert
Monday 21 December 2020
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Wednesday 23 December 2020
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Planning Board
Thursday 24 December 2020
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CHRISTMAS EVE - Borough Hall Closed
Friday 25 December 2020
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Saturday 26 December 2020
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Thursday 31 December 2020
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NEW YEAR'S EVE - Borough Hall Closed
Friday 1 January 2021
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NEW YEAR'S DAY - Borough Hall Closed
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Council Reorganization Meeting
Wednesday 6 January 2021
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
7:30PM
Board of Education
Thursday 7 January 2021
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Monday 11 January 2021
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Council Meeting
Wednesday 13 January 2021
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Planning Board
Saturday 16 January 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Food Bank Open today
Monday 18 January 2021
All day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Borough Hall and Schools Closed
Tuesday 19 January 2021
7:30PM
Library Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday 20 January 2021
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Inauguration Day
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
7:30PM
Board of Education
Thursday 21 January 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Virtual Book Discussion Salon: "The Eyre Affair" by Jasper Fforde
Saturday 23 January 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Food Bank Open today
Monday 25 January 2021
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Tuesday 26 January 2021
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday 27 January 2021
7:00PM
Planning Board
Tuesday 2 February 2021
All day
Groundhog Day
Wednesday 3 February 2021
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
7:30PM
Board of Education
Thursday 4 February 2021
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Rosa Parks Day
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Monday 8 February 2021
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Wednesday 10 February 2021
7:00PM
Planning Board
Friday 12 February 2021
All day
Lincoln's Birthday - Borough Hall Closed
All day
Chinese New Year
Sunday 14 February 2021
All day
Valentine's Day
Monday 15 February 2021
All day
Presidents Day
Wednesday 17 February 2021
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
7:30PM
Board of Education
Thursday 18 February 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Virtual Book Discussion Salon: "Educated" by Tara Westover

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