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Planning Board to Hear Durham Avenue Housing Application November 27

November 20, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – An application before the South Plainfield Planning Board pertaining to the residential development of the former Motorola property that was originally scheduled for a vote in September has been rescheduled for November 27th.

Currently, M&M Realty Partners at South Plainfield, LLC is seeking ‘preliminary and final site plan approval’ ...


Somerset, NJ – Walter Heda, 72, known to many as “Chief,” passed away with his ...
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Eduardo J. “Eddie” Perez, 61, of Piscataway, NJ passed away peacefully on Sunday August ...
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GOYA Foods and Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Partner to Launch the GOYA "Cooking with Care" Patch Program

November 18, 2018

JERSEY CITY - Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, partners with Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) to spearhead the launch of a statewide Goya Cooking With Care patch program. 

Goya is the first global company to establish and design a Girl Scouts patch with GSHNJ.  The sponsorship also includes financial support and a donation of ...

M PoWeR Arts Presents A Christmas Play "Black Nativity" by Langston Hughes

Plainfield, NJ December 2018 -- Award-winning international director of film and stage, Onyx Keesha, produces Langston Hughes gospel play "Black Nativity" this holiday season at the Parish Hall Theater located at the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield. Under the direction of the acclaimed director, Danielle Tucker- the amazing cast is filled with local talent ages 7-75. This ...

Rutgers Law School in Camden Gets Boost from Archer Law

CAMDEN, NJ— A gift from a local law firm will help students in the Minority Student Program at Rutgers Law School in Camden learn inside and outside of the classroom, helping to continue to promote diversity in the legal field.

The Haddonfield-based firm Archer Law has pledged $100,000 over five years to support new initiatives that include offering a first-year student scholarship ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, November 22, 12:00 PM

Zion 'Tabernacle of Praise' in Callard Hall, Piscataway

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Giving Back


Fri, November 30, 3:00 PM

Craft Show, South Plainfied

Holy Savior Christmas Craft Fair

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Thu, December 6, 8:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

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Fri, January 11, 8:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick


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Youth Minister Guilty of Sexual Contact with Girl in Hillsborough

November 20, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A youth minister at a Franklin Township church has been convicted of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl in his Hillsborough home.

A Superior Court jury found Shawn Butler, 52, guilty of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey.

During his trial that ...

All Inked Up and No Place To Go

I want a tattoo.  I am old enough to hang reading glasses around my neck and I want a tattoo. 


The question I keep asking myself is, why?  After a lifetime ignoring my skin, why now would I want to turn some weatherworn patch of scratches and scars it into an album cover?  This is not an easy thing to answer.  It delves deep within the psyche and brings up ...

Confidence is the Result of Experience

Most people say, “When I feel more confident, then I’ll…”  But confidence is not the starting point.  Confidence is the result of experience.  When you take action, plowing through the resistance, anxiety and fear of what lies ahead, that is how you build your confidence and your self-esteem.
Every one of us has experienced resistance around doing ...

Seasonal Recipe: Bourbon Yam Soufflé with Pecan and Bacon Streusel Topping

November 19, 2018

Jenni Preziotti-Gamble, one of the founders of the Watsessing Park Conservancy in Essex County, shared her recipe for a Bourbon Yam Soufflé with TAPinto Bloomfield a couple of years ago, and editors can’t stop talking about it.

This recipe tied for “Best Side” in the People of Bloomfield’s Best Thanksgiving Competition in 2016. Preziotti-Gamble said ...