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Arts & Entertainment

'Song for Coretta' This Weekend at Plainfield H.S.

April 28, 2016

PLAINFIELD, NJ - An all-female cast from Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies (PAAAS) will present, “A Song for Coretta,” by Pearl Cleage this weekend.  The play,

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Business & Finance

TAP into B.I.G. Entrepreneurial Women Series: Jessica Humphreys White, B.I.G. Westfield/Scotch Plains

April 22, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ - Jessica White feels most comfortable when she is helping others.  A native of Westfield, she attended Westfield High School and went on to study at Rutgers and Kean ...

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Giving Back

Heavy Rain and Chilling Temps No Match for Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure 2016

May 2, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Cooler than normal Spring weather and relentless morning showers today did not stop the thousands of participants in the ninth annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the ...

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Freeholder Board Approves 2016 Road Resurfacing Program

April 26, 2016

PLAINFIELD, NJ – It’s a sure sign of spring when the county roads are getting repaved, and this year 19.4 miles are getting a facelift, all part of an annual series of road resurfacing ...

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Home & Garden

Grand Plainfield Homes Open to the Public for NJFO’s Tour of Notable Homes

April 29, 2016

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Friends of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, based in Westfield, are gearing up for their annual Tour of Notable Homes on May 7, Saturday of Mother’s Day Weekend.

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Health & Wellness

Donating Blood Helps Save Lives in the Emergency Room

May 1, 2016

May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with ...

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Celebrate Earth Day in Union County

April 22, 2016

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County residents and visitors who are looking for Earth Day activities can find a range of events this weekend, including the annual Wild Earth Fest celebration at the ...

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Law & Justice

Plainfield Man Arrested in Drug Trafficking Investigation

May 3, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ - A 37-year-old Plainfield resident is one of eight people who have been arrested after $500,000 in narcotics were seized in a drug trafficking investigation in the area. Martin ...

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Religions and Spirituality

Medical Aid in Dying Discussion Hosted by Atheists of Plainfield

April 21, 2016

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The option of medical aid in dying was the featured topic at a presentation given by Compassion & Choices at a meeting of the Atheists of Plainfield last night at the First ...

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Plainfield Baseball Team Stays Competitive After Hot Start

May 4, 2016

PLAINFIELD, NJ - After winning six of its first seven games, the Plainfield varsity baseball team hit a slump when the schedule got tougher. But the Cardinals, currently 8-7, have remained ...

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Letters to the Editor

Speaking Out on Tax Fairness

April 19, 2016

“We agree that New Jersey needs to have tax fairness, but this means a fairer system for all taxpayers. As we know, New Jersey has among the highest taxes in the nation—income, property,

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Dad in the Box

Driving Aloud

My sixteen-year-old twins are worried that I am going to yell at them in the car. Given that they are both new drivers with learner's permits, this a probably a reasonable assumption. But I ...

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Your Family Matters

It’s Not Your Job to Make Sure Your Kids are Happy

I love Pharrell Williams’ song “Because I’m Happy”. It’s an upbeat, catchy tune, and you have to love the videos of all those people dancing. But… in real ...

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Lost in Suburbia®

It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s Super Mom

“Hey, Honey,” shouted my husband from the bedroom. “Have you seen my shoes?” “Yes,” I shouted back.  “They’re under the dining room ...

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Beth's Book Review

The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro

The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro (Algonquin Books, 2015) Each year April is the month dedicated to remembrance of the 12 million victims of the European Holocaust. The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro is a ...

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Liz on Theatre

Philadelphia Offers Host of Quirky Theatrical Gems

PHILDELPHIA - When the American Theatre Critics Association met in Philadelphia during the month of April, there was plenty of food for thought and discussion revolving around some absorbing,

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