Arts & Entertainment

Plainfield Mayor Mapp's Ninth Annual MLK Food Drive to Take Place Jan 14

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Saturday, Jan. 14th, Mayor Adrian O. Mapp and First Lady Amelia Mapp will open their home to Plainfield residents for the Ninth Annual MLK Food Drive and Potluck Celebration to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The festivities will take place from 6:00 pm to midnight.  Be sure to bring a potluck dish to share.

Both non-perishable food items and toiletries are being collected, and will be given to the Shiloh Baptist Church Food Pantry.

If you plan to attend, you can bring your donations to the party.  Not able to make it?  You can drop donations off prior to the event, and leave them on the front porch at 535 W. Eighth Street in Plainfield.

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The Best Sad Day

When you don’t have to adhere to a train schedule or work a nine to five job, it’s easier to make spontaneous vacation plans.

Since I was braving a trip back to Maine in June to mark one year since the accident, I decided to add an extra week to my excursion.  I would knock off two more states in my bucket list quest to hike a part of the Appalachian Trail in every state.

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Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

Freeholders Honor Elizabeth Police Officers Who Rescued Boy Struck By Train

July 22, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - Two city police officers who rescued a 13-year-old boy struck by a freight train were honored Thursday night by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Elizabeth Police Officers Eric Santiago Gora and Luciano Nicolas Porto responded to Franklin Street on May 11 to find the boy going into shock with an amputated leg.

“We have to also acknowledge that there are ...

Move Over Mary Lee: Great White Shark 'Hilton' Swims 60 Miles East of Atlantic City

July 23, 2017

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - The bookmakers may lay down odds that Great White Shark 'Hilton' won't get too close to the shore but you may want to do your own research and education about Great White Sharks before you dip your toe in the water. You will soon realize that the water is just fine because research and education is what Hilton is really all about. Any STEM ...

ESCNJ Fundraiser For Autism NJ Highest For Third Year In A Row

July 22, 2017

The final tally is in, and the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey’s (ESCNJ) 5th Annual Autism Awareness Swim & Play fundraiser on behalf of Autism New Jersey raised $16,879.91, leading the state for the third year in a row.

“Once again, many people worked extremely hard to make this fundraiser a success,” said Kate Dauphinee, coordinator of the event and ...

"Shall We Begin?" Winter Comes to Westeros on Game of Thrones

July 19, 2017

Considering Game of Thrones fans waited 448 days for the premiere of the shortest season to date, many were disappointed by the anticlimactic nature of Sunday’s episode. But the way I see it, Ed Sheeran cameo aside, the show writers did everything right: enemies were destroyed, crucial information was revealed and the stage was set for absolute chaos in Westeros.

For the first time ...

Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt and Co., 2013)

 

As a student of history, I don't know why I thought that reading Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard would be any more satisfying than their previous two publications, Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy. Having now finished the rapid read, I would put the O'Reilly/Dugard books in ...

'Skeleton Crew' hits home

UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages, in its quest for new, richly layered plays, is now presenting “Skeleton Crew” by Dominique Morrisseau.

The playwright had her play “Follow Me to Nellie’s” work shopped at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut several years ago. That was followed by s fine production at the Kean University ...