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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Monday 25 January 2021
7:30PM
Cancelled - Council Meeting
Tuesday 26 January 2021
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Municipal Alliance - Youth Svcs Meeting
7:00PM - 8:00PM
George Washington's Winter Encampments And the Winning of American Independence
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday 27 January 2021
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Self-Care - Filling Up Your Cup
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Friday 29 January 2021
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Meet the Author: Ana Homayoun: Social Media Wellness (grades 6-12 and caregivers)
Sunday 31 January 2021
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Neighbors Feeding Neighbors
Monday 1 February 2021
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Rec Baseball/Softball Registration Begins
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A Black News Service for America: Presented by Dr. Lawrence Hogan
Tuesday 2 February 2021
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Manage Stress, Manage Your Heart Health
Wednesday 3 February 2021
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Board of Adjustment
7:30PM
Board of Education
Thursday 4 February 2021
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Frederick Douglass’s Relevance For the 21st Century’s Black Lives Matter Protests
Saturday 6 February 2021
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E-Waste Drop-off
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First Saturday Drop-off
Monday 8 February 2021
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Shade Tree Advisory Board
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Tuesday 9 February 2021
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The Civil Rights Movement and Organized Labor
Wednesday 10 February 2021
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Webinar Búsqueda de Empleo: Clases en línea para hispanohablantes
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Planning Board
Friday 12 February 2021
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Lincoln's Birthday - Borough Hall Closed
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Chinese New Year
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Lincoln: Our Most Inspirational President?
Sunday 14 February 2021
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Valentine's Day
Monday 15 February 2021
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Presidents Day
Tuesday 16 February 2021
7:30PM
Parks & Rec Meeting
Wednesday 17 February 2021
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Harriet Hemmings and the Pursuit of Happiness: The Story of Thomas Jefferson’s Enslaved Daughter
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
7:30PM
Board of Education
Thursday 18 February 2021
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Virtual Book Discussion Salon: "Educated" by Tara Westover
Saturday 20 February 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Food Bank Open Today
Monday 22 February 2021
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Tuesday 23 February 2021
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The World Changed, so Did the Music
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday 24 February 2021
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Planning Board
Thursday 25 February 2021
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Representative John Lewis Joins the Pantheon of Our Strong Black Ancestors
Friday 26 February 2021
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Saturday 27 February 2021
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Food Bank Open Today
Sunday 28 February 2021
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Neighbors Feeding Neighbors
Tuesday 2 March 2021
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Read Across America Day
Wednesday 3 March 2021
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Board of Adjustment
7:30PM
Board of Education
Thursday 4 March 2021
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Architectural Design Review Board
Friday 5 March 2021
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Employee Appreciation Day
Saturday 6 March 2021
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E-Waste Drop-off
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
Monday 8 March 2021
5:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Wednesday 10 March 2021
7:00PM
Planning Board
Sunday 14 March 2021
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Daylight Savings Time Starts!
Tuesday 16 March 2021
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Parks & Rec Meeting
7:30PM
Library Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday 17 March 2021
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St. Patrick's Day
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Board of Adjustment
7:30PM
Board of Education
Saturday 20 March 2021
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Spring Begins!
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Food Bank Open Today
Monday 22 March 2021
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Wednesday 24 March 2021
7:00PM
Planning Board
Saturday 27 March 2021
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Food Bank Open Today
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday 28 March 2021
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First Day Of Passover
12:30PM
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors
Tuesday 30 March 2021
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Thursday 1 April 2021
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Friday 2 April 2021
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Good Friday - Borough Hall Closed
Saturday 3 April 2021
8:00AM - 12:00PM
E-Waste Drop-off
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Easter Egg Hunt - Rain Date
Sunday 4 April 2021
All day
Last Day of Passover
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Easter
Tuesday 6 April 2021
All day
National Library Workers' Day
Wednesday 7 April 2021
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
7:30PM
Board of Education
Monday 12 April 2021
5:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Tuesday 13 April 2021
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Ramadan Starts
Wednesday 14 April 2021
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 15 April 2021
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Tax Day
Saturday 17 April 2021
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Food Bank Open Today
Tuesday 20 April 2021
7:30PM
Parks & Rec Meeting
Wednesday 21 April 2021
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Board of Adjustment
7:30PM
Board of Education

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