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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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