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Holy Trinity School Chess Team Competes in Nationals

2nd grader, Chris Spencer, placed 19th out of 222 players during recent Supernational Chess Tournament.

The Holy Trinity Chess Team competed in the Supernationals Chess Tournament held from  May 12-14, in Nashville, Tennessee. Over 5500 K-12 players attended the event, representing over 1500 school teams from across the country. Players played in one of 25 sections based on their age and ability.  Four players from Holy Trinity competed in the seven round tournament. 

Chris Spencer, a 2nd grader, finished in 19th place out of 222 players in the K-5 Under 1200 section.  Angelika Demetrick, a 7th grader, finished with 4 wins in the K-8 Under 750 section. 8th grader Sebastian Agasino ended with 3.5 points for the tournament in the K-9 Under 1250 section. Andrew Demetrick, a 2nd grader, ended with 3 wins in the K-3 Under 700 section.  This was the second straight year that Holy Trinity School has competed in the U.S. National Chess Championships. 

Since 1916, Holy Trinity School has provided a quality Catholic education to Westfield and the surrounding communities. A 2011 National Blue Ribbon and a Middle States accredited school, its mission is to educate students to actualize their full, individual potential both spiritually and academically.

 

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Plainfield and World War One

One hundred years ago on April 6, 1917, the United States formally entered World War One, the Great War, also known as "the War to end all wars.” The war’s impact on the City of Plainfield and surrounding area was huge.

Plainfield was a recruiting center, and many young men from the area joined the fight. The mode of transportation to duty assignments was by the railroad, and ...

An Anniversary of the Heart

Over the course of the past week, life has presented a rollercoaster of emotions, from sadness and longing to inspiration and awe.  

I completed my last full day of work, and am officially laid off, hence sadness for not seeing colleague friends every day.  It’s a strange feeling to not have to be somewhere at nine o’clock each weekday.  The alarm still goes off each ...

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Kerry Benn, a Legal News Editor from Springfield, to Compete on JEOPARDY! May 30

May 26, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Kerry Benn, a legal news editor from Springfield, N.J., will compete on JEOPARDY, America’s Favorite Quiz Show®, Tuesday May 30.

You can watch Benn compete on JEOPARDY on NBC at 7:00 p.m.  Also, please check your local listing for additional information or visit Jeopardy.com.

From the press release - JEOPARDY!, America’s Favorite Quiz Show®, and ...

Newark Airport Shuts Down Temporarily Due to Airplane Engine Fire

May 23, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – Newark Liberty International Airport shut down the airport at approximately 9:00 p.m. Tuesday evening due to an apparent engine fire of a plane as it was preparing for flight.  According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, emergency response teams are at the scene and no injuries have been reported.

According to news sources, the right engine of United ...

Mayoral Candidates’ Lack of Credibility

May 24, 2017

In the City of Plainfield, as we all know, there are four candidates campaigning and competing to be elected in the June 6 Primary Election for the right to advance to the General Elections for the Office of Mayor of the City of Plainfield.

One candidate is the incumbent, Mayor Adrian O Mapp.  Another candidate is, in my opinion, a little known resident seeking his first elected position ...

Plainfield: Fight Terrorism Through Unity

May 26, 2017

This past week the world witnessed yet another horrific act of senseless violence. Twenty-two (22) lives lost without reason; and for those touched by this tragedy, there was an ebbing of innocence as they were forever changed.

As with many acts of mass violence, there seem to be more questions than answers, and apparently, no one to hold accountable as evidence suggests the perpetrator was ...

Plainfield's Swain Galleries Offers Unique Spring Gifts

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Swain Galleries, located in the heart of Plainfield, is fully stocked with new and exciting gift items just in time for Mother's Day, end of the school year's Teacher Appreciation Day, and Graduation, too.

On a recent visit, I found the most magical gift, a miniature display of a garden shed, complete with tools and gardening accessories made from tissue and ...

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (Harper Collins, 2015)

Shauna Evans, a Special Education teacher at Schor Middle School in Piscataway, is guest writing Beth's Books this week. Evans, an avid reader, currently is working on her first novel in Young Adult fiction. A former columnist for the on-line magazine,“Examiner,” Evans covered the television show, ...

Merchant of Venice Makes Memorable Opener at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – “The Merchant of Venice” has plenty to say about prejudice, suspision, money and cruelty.

Yet it has redeeming features as well, with Portia’s “quality of mercy” speech and Shylock’s insistence that Jews are individuals with feelings, thoughts and emotions as much as any other man or woman.  

Director Robert Cuccioli has gathered ...