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Plainfield Week in Review: Dudley House, UCDC Endorsements, State of the City, and more

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up:

Letter to the EditorIs It Time For PMUA To Clean House?

Yamakaitis endorses Mayor Colleen Mahr for Chair and 
Mayor Armstead for Vice Chair

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Bernice PagliaPlainfield City Council Votes Monday on Cabinet, Vet Home Contract

Union County Freeholder Board offers Grants for Community Gardens

Mahr Calls for Voting Machines at Feb. 21 UCDC Vote for New Chair

Passport Fees Set to Increase this Spring: Plan Ahead to Avoid Paying More

No One Is More Qualified and Capable to be Our Next Democratic Committee Chair Than Colleen Mahr

Plainfield Students Named to Fall 2017 Dean's List at Seton Hall University

Bernice PagliaPlainfield Council Approves Dudley House Contract

Colleen Mahr Is The Leader Our Party Needs

Keep Our Local Governments as Clean as Possible

Plainfield City Council Wrap Up: Feb. 12

Bernice PagliaPlainfield Municipal Utilities Authority Reorganizes

Hillside Council President Don DeAugustine Endorses Senator Nick Scutari for Union County Chairman

Letter to the EditorI attended my first Plainfield, NJ (Union County) council meeting

At Westfield High School, Student Says ‘It’s Almost Normal to Juul Here’

Ten 2018 Olympians Trained at New Jersey Skating Rink

New Brunswick/Middlesex County Reentry Site Opens

U.S. Senate: Former Celgene CEO Bob Hugin Announces Republican Candidacy to Challenge Menendez

Plainfield: Black History Month Events Continue into Second Half of February

How to Talk with Kids About the Florida Shooting

Letter to the EditorLow-Income Families Who Need Safe Cribs Have No Where to Go

Olympic Spirit at Wardlaw + Hartridge

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Earn Scholarship Finalist Standing

Assembly Dem Bill Package to Keep Sexual Predators Out of Schools, Teach Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention to Students Approved by Assembly

A Celebration of Black History- Honoring the Past. Inspiring the Future in North Plainfield

VIDEO: Plainfield Mayor Mapp Delivers State of the City Address

Wardlaw+Hartridge Senior Signs National Letter of Intent

Plainfield Symphony Presents “Shostakovich: A Light from the Darkness”

Third Defendant Charged in Connection with 2016 Plainfield Murder

 

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Shakespeare in the Park Returns to Union County Sunday, July 22

July 20, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the return of Shakespeare in the Park this weekend. The performance will be presented on Sunday, July 22 at 12:30 p.m. at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield.

The Shrew Mechanicals Troupe from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present an hour long performance of “Shakespeare Gumbo,” a stirring collection of ...

Plainfield BOE Member on Naming of the New School

July 12, 2018

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – I, Carmencita Pile, an elected Plainfield School Board member presented this during the Plainfield School Board monthly business meeting to the public and to the board after being recognized by Plainfield School Board President Mr. Richard Wyatt.

On Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 12:10PM an email was sent from the Plainfield School District's Postmaster that ...

Residents Taking Action Against White Supremacist Fliers Found Around Bridgewater, Bedminster, Other Local Areas

July 17, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents of Bridgewater, Somerville, Morristown and surrounding communities are mobilizing for action after they found posters around town promoting Identity Evropa, which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has labeled a white supremacist group.

According to Bridgewater resident Stacey Friedlander, a member of the “Not In Our Town – Bridgewater/Raritan” ...

La Guerra contra los Inmigrantes- Cuando es Demasiado?

July 15, 2018

"Primero, vinieron por los comunistas, y yo no hable- por que no era comunista.

Después, vinieron por los sindicalistas, y yo no hable- por que no era sindicalista.

Después, vinieron por los judíos, y yo no hable- por que no era judío. 

Después, vinieron por mí- y no hubo nadie para hablar por mí."

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Mayor Mapp:  El Programa de Verano de los Jóvenes

El lunes, 9 de julio, nuevas caras alumbraran las oficinas de la Alcaldía. Nuestro Programa de Verano de los Jóvenes por fin comienza, y otra vez los empleados tendrán la oportunidad de ser mentores de un nuevo grupo de jóvenes.

El Programa de Verano de los Jóvenes corre por seis semanas todos los años y les da la oportunidad de empleo y experiencia a ...

Featured Business: Studio 15 Young Plainfield Entrepreneurs Expand Business Once More

“What you see behind me is a life-changing project for myself that I have been working on since January 2017, nearly two years, discreetly; not sharing much about it with anybody. I've had plenty of reasons to give up on this truck; I purchased it pretty much from the ground up from Rashine Mobile, another local city entrepreneur. The truck had no steering column, no computer; it ...

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little (Dog Ear Publishing, 2015)

 

Rich Little is a national treasure; a living encyclopedia of movie stars, comedians, and former presidents all wrapped into one dynamic package. Recently, my husband and I had the good fortune to see Little perform at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, where he has been doing his uncanny ...

Lucia, Lucia by Adriani Trigiani

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2003)

 

If a summer romance novel is what you are craving to read as you sit by the pool or beach, Adriana Trigiani's Lucia, Lucia is a perfect choice. Set in 1950 New York City, the novel is about a young woman, Lucia Sartori, who is determined to have a career and be able to support herself, an unusual choice for a girl who was ...

The Anatomy of Escape by Mike Blue

The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure by Mike Blue (Available on Amazon)

 

Imagine that you could just say, “Chuck it,” and walk away from the bonds that keep you tied to what Mike Blue, author of The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure, defines as the restrictive Work-Consume-Die cycle. To most of us, becoming what Blue terms “a ...

The Death of Koko the Gorilla

Koko's Kitten, Koko's Story, The Eduction of Koko all by Dr. Francine Patterson

 

Last night when I heard about the death of Koko, the lowland gorilla who was educated to communicate through American Sign Language by Dr. Francine Patterson, I went numb with grief. I have followed the life of Koko, her two gorilla companions, Michael and Ndume, as well as Dr. Patterson for forty ...

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (William Morrow, 2018)

 

A friend, whose opinion on literature I respect greatly, reported to me recently that she had just finished reading A.J. Finn's debut novel, The Woman in the Window. Of it she said, “I wish I hadn't finished it,” which I interpreted to mean, “It was so good I'm sorry that I finished it.” ...

When the Men Go Off to War by Victoria Kelly

When the Men Go Off to War by Victoria Kelly (Naval Institute Press, 2015)

Victoria Kelly's first published volume of poetry, When the Men Go Off to War, is a wonder in that poems can be written so beautifully about the subject of war. Each poem is a jewel, polished and colorful, glittering with elegant imagery, and rich in emotional wallop. The book, divided into three sections, ...