The Business of the City: Miscellaneous

Monday, November 5, 2012


Hi, everyone,

This is an update for Monday, November 5

More areas in Plainfield have had power restored, although we still have several thousand to go, out of 19,000 subscribers. Please see the previous post for information you should share with anyone who still does not have electricity.

As we were going door-to-door today with FEMA and emergency shelter information, we were on a street where some neighbors were in the process of cutting into a huge tree with lots of downed wires, etc. They had taped off with electrical tape what they thought were dead wires, thinking it was safe, and were using chain saws on the huge tree. We informed them that what they were doing was very dangerous. A PSE&G worker was electrocuted yesterday when BACKFEED electrified a wire. He is in intensive care. Certainly, it's frustrating to still see trees blocking some areas, but it is better to wait for it to be done--even the pros can be injured.

Per Municipal Clerk AJ, please go to your regular polling site on Tuesday, November 6. The polls are open from 6:00 am - 8:00 pm. Generators will be supplied to any polling station still without power on Tuesday. If there are any changes, you will be notified at your regular polling site. 

Also, you can STILL VOTE by going to the Union County Clerk's Offices in Elizabeth and in Westfield--they will be open TODAY, Monday, November 5 until 4:00 pm. The Westfield satellite office is on North Avenue in Westfield--right across from the Westfield Diner.

Union County residents who have been displaced OUTSIDE the county may vote by email or fax. Click on the link below:

All best,



  1. Rebecca...
    LIVE WIRES laying on the ground at the corner of West 8th and Madison...
    Plainfield Police Dept: DIDN'T CARE
    Plainfield Fire Dept: DIDN'T CARE

    ... PSE&G kept the continuous lie of " That sound awfully dangerous, we'll send someone to look at them immediately ( myself alone, 5 phone calls since last Thursday )
    ... Plainfield Police Department and Plainfield Fire Department: "You have to understand we're kind of busy"

  2. Rob--I was over that way on Sunday, and then again today--didn't see them--are they still there?? You called 911 and they didn't come? Other folks have called in similar things, and they said the authorities came immediately--jeez! Hopefully they have been moved--I will call it in.

  3. I had to call for an ambulance late Monday night, and two Plainfield policemen came immediately, followed quickly by the Plainfield Rescue Squad. Bravo to all!