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Plainfield, Edison, Scotch Plains and South Plainfield Mayors to Recreate "X Marks the Spot" Photo on May 23

May 22, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield shares a common four corner boundary with neighboring towns, one of the few in New Jersey.  Located on Woodland Avenue near Sprague Avenue, it is where north-south and east-west divide four towns and separate Middlesex and Union Counties.

On Tuesday, May 23, Mayor Adrian O. Mapp of Plainfield, Mayor Thomas Lankey of Edison, Mayor Al Smith of Scotch Plains, and ...

Community Coordinated Child Care Honors the Other Mother, the Child Care Provider

RAHWAY, NJ – Paulina Galấn Olguin, the coordinator for Grow New Jersey Kids and a Family Child Care specialist, recited The Ode to Day Care, “Little children come to me for hugs and books and such. I care for all their simple needs and I also fix them lunch. I pick up toys, I mop their spills and often dry their tears. I change their diapers, settle fights, and kiss away their tears.

Union County Gubernatorial Candidates Forum Held in Springfield: “To Build a Thriving New Jersey”

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Union County Gubernatorial Candidates Forum held at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Springfield on April 25 focused on affordable housing.  The event was called “The Union County Candidates and Community Leader’s Forum to Build a Thriving New Jersey”.

All gubernatorial candidates were invited to speak or send a representative. The ...

Bear Breaks Into Beehives in Mountainside Yard - Twice

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Bear sightings in New Jersey in the spring are pretty common, but what do you do when the bear drops by your yard and turns over your beehives?

If you are in the know or the beehives belong to Mickey the Beekeeper, you call him. Last year the local, third-generation beekeeper rescued 10,000 bees who were swarming. 

Three weeks ago, he helped a Mountainside ...

The New Providence Alliance Shines a Spotlight On Parental Consequences of Teen Drinking with New Slogan

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - This past February, the New Providence Alliance to Prevent Alcohol and Drug Abuse held a school-wide search for a slogan. The idea was for students to come up with a brief, creative slogan or tagline to spread awareness and encourage an end to underage drinking. The winner was to receive an award of one hundred dollars. They received over 40 entries, and out of the ...

Chatham Resident says Moms Appearing on Fox News Made Chatham 'A Global Target'

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough resident Tracey Tango read a letter of thanks after the Borough of Chatham Council passed a "Welcoming" resolution on Monday night, but followed up with a counter-point to council member Peter Hoffman's statement, by asserting that two Chatham moms appearing on Fox News last month had made Chatham a "global target."

Chatham mothers ...

Long Hill's Country Farms Reports Armed Robbery, Police Seek Suspect

MILLINGTON, NJ - The Long Hill Township Police Department is actively investigating an armed robbery, they posted in their Facebook page.

The Country Farms convenience store located at 87 Division Avenue Millington, was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday at approximately 8:20 pm, police said.

The armed suspect is described as a male, Caucasian, approximately 5’9” tall, thin ...

'Great Swamp Experience' Permanent Exhibit Opened This Week At EEC Ribbon Cutting in Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ever since the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established by an act of US Congress in 1960 after a group of local activitists rallied to protect the land from development, the native habitat for hundreds of species of birds and other plants and living creatures has been also been a living classroom for learning about the environment.

Free permanent ...

Urban Legends Exposed: City-Dwelling Peregrine Falcons Offer a “Rare Wildlife Reality Show” in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Thanks to a new partnership between the Union County Freeholder Board and the nonprofit Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, students, scientists and other wildlife enthusiasts all over the world will have more opportunities to study a pair of rare peregrine falcons that have made their nest on the roof of the historic 17-story Union County Courthouse Tower, ...

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