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Plainfield Week in Review: FACE Corp, NJSIAA, HPC

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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:

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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Union County College Foundation’s 3rd “Close the Gap” Campaign Surpasses Goal

July 17, 2018

CRANFORD – With over 150 guests and volunteers in attendance, the Union County College Foundation surpassed their goal and raised nearly $55,000 at their 3rd Annual Close the Gap Campaign cocktail reception. Held on July 11, in the Richel Student Commons at the College’s Cranford campus, this campaign was developed by a small group of dedicated community volunteers to support the ...

Plainfield BOE Member on Naming of the New School

July 12, 2018

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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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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)

 

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The Death of Koko the Gorilla

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

 

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The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

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

 

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When the Men Go Off to War by Victoria Kelly

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