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Plainfield Week in Review: FACE Corp, NJSIAA, HPC

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

Rutgers-Led Study: Inner Ear Stem Cells May Someday Restore Hearing, But Could Increase Cancer Risk

Support the Downtown on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25

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Meet the FACE Corp/P.A.L. of Plainfield

Grants for Home Repair Available Through Plainfield Office of Community Development

Young Entrepreneurs Academy Accepting Applications

Save the Date: Plainfield's Holiday Lights Celebration, Featuring Community Choir, Santa, Dec. 1

Plainfield Mayoral Rematch Shows Same Outcome

Laurethea Kidd Named Acting Executive Director At Homefirst

Signups for Plainfield Men's Winter Basketball League Underway

Comfort Food: The Fabulous Beekman Boys Macaroni and Cheese With Mushrooms and Kale Recipe

Free Advanced Arts Courses Available for Plainfield Middle and High School Students

Plainfield HPC Plans Historic District Expansion - a bonus guide now in the article: 8 Benefits of Adding a Historic District

Education Leaders from China Visit Union County College

NJSIAA Tackles Gender Identity, Drone Technology with New Policies

Teens Spruce up Union County’s “Floating Wetlands” in Watchung Reservation

UC's Clark-Washington of Plainfield, Samuels Lee, Surles and Wilson Chosen as N.J. Rising Scholars

Holiday Craft Fair at duCret in Plainfield

Plainfield’s Waldy Arias Signs National Letter of Intent with Campbell University

Wardlaw + Hartridge Baseball Clinic Features Former MLB Player

Feeding the Needy: Wardlaw + Hartridge Students Provide Food to Hands of Hope

MissionCleanWater Founder to Hold Talk at The Coffee Box in Plainfield

Wardlaw + Hartridge Students Gain Insight at STEM Workshop

Wardlaw + Hartridge Community Joins Interfaith RISE Walkathon

ADVISORY: Plainfield Area Street Paving, Plan Alternate Routes Starting Monday, Nov. 20

Holiday Craft Event, Tree Lighting at Plainfield's Drake House Museum

Plainfield High School Blood Drive a Success

Homefirst Raises $35K at Annual Evening of Thanks; Recognizes 2 Teens, 2 Organizations for Exemplary Service

Plainfield's Olvin Ivan Trochèz Wins Latest Leg of CAMO® Screw Off!™ Competition

 

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Another shopping season is upon us here in Plainfield and shops downtown are open for business. Plainfield has a unique mix of mom-and-pop stores that offer trendy name brand clothes and shoes that compete with mall traffic and Cyber Monday deals, perfect for anyone looking for a bargain. The importance of spending locally has never been more critical as retailers and restaurants struggle to ...

A Stroll Through Echo Lake Park

This past Sunday, I joined the Freewalkers for its Stroll & Roll walking event.  Freewalkers Yohana Maria and Risa Olinsky organized the festivities, now in its second year. 

The walk, designed to be family-friendly, and for people of all ages and abilities, began in Echo Lake Park, another gem in the Union County Park system.  The four-mile round trip trek also cut ...

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Mon, December 11, 4:00 PM

Hannah Atkins Community Center, Plainfield

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Mon, December 11, 7:00 PM

Municipal Court, Plainfield

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Tue, December 12, 4:00 PM

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North Plainfield School District Must Pay Ex-Employee It Fired for Missing End of School Year

December 11, 2017

TRENTON – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division on Civil Rights announced today that the North Plainfield public school district has paid a former employee $35,000 to resolve allegations it engaged in disability-based discrimination by firing her for “job abandonment” after she missed the last three weeks of a school year due to gallbladder surgery.

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Absurd and Outrageous

December 9, 2017

Dear Mayor Mapp and Members of the Plainfield City Council,

When I first heard about the resolution awarding yourselves raises I thought the magnanimity was over the top but, generally, that salary increases of some amount were warranted.  Not so anymore!

I received a copy of the agenda yesterday and nearly blew a gasket as I was reading the resolution awarding $396,000 to Yates as a ...

Panel Discussion in Sparta: School Consolidation Complex and Costly

December 8, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A large crowd filled the Sparta High School media center on Wednesday to hear a panel discussion about school consolidation.  More than 150 people attended the event sponsored by New Jersey School Boards’ Association, according to Ray Pinney, Director of Member Engagement.

The through discussion of topic hit both sides of the issue.  “Some say it is a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – If anyone can portray God, it must be Kathleen Turner. Local theatre goers are fortunate indeed, to have the throaty, stage smart Turner in our midst.

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When the last child cries for a crust of bread

When the last man dies for just words that he said,

When there's shelter over the poorest head,

We shall be free.

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