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Plainfield Week in Review: Historic District Expansion, Easter Activities, March For Our Lives Protests, 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:

Plainfield's Easter Egg Hunt at Cedar Brook Park

#MarchForOurLives

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Plainfield: Scenes from the Community Empowerment Expo

Protecting the Dreamers: Congresswoman Explains "No" Vote on Spending Bill

Save This Travel Date - The Asbury Park Music and Film Festival - April 27 - 29

Statement by Governor Phil Murphy on March for Our Lives and Pending Gun Safety Measures in the New Jersey Legislature



Hindu Community Calls for Closure of All New Jersey Schools on Diwali

Union Catholic's Shaun Keating Honored for Excellence in VFW Democracy Audio Essay Competition

Union County Offers Free History Grant Writing Workshop

New Jersey Charter Schools Come Together in Advocacy for Parent Action Day

Latino Action Network Applauds New Jersey State Senate for Passage of Financial Aid Legislation for Dreamers

Lampitt, Mukherji, Green, Sumter & Wimberly Earned Sick Leave Bill Clears the Assembly

Historical Moments that Shape Our Thinking About Race and Religion at Temple Sholom on April 18

Learn the Art of Henna at the Plainfield Public Library

Neighborhood Health Services Corp. Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

Neighborhood Health Services Corporation goes blue for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

VIDEO: Heavy Fire on Arlington Ave. in Plainfield

Bernice PagliaPlainfield HPC Plans Meetings on District Expansions

Guest ColumnWhy People Should Visit Black Churches and Black People Should Welcome Them

Spend Spring Break with Plainfield's First Responders

Union County Freeholders Support Transgender People, Recognize Transgender Day of Visibility

Rail Coalition Reaffirms One-Seat Ride Commitment to/from NYC

“ASK” for Information about Senior Services in Union County

Local Fishing Areas to be Stocked for April Season Opening

Harmonious Gardening Seminar Tues. Apr. 10th at 7:00 PM

Weekend Travel Idea - Go to the New York Auto Show for Awesome Family Friendly Activities

Darryl Strawberry Brings Anti-Drug Message to Scotch Plains

Applications for Plainfield's Summer Youth Employment Program Available April 9

Neighborhood Health Services Corporation (NHSC) GANA EL RECONOCIMIENTO NACIONAL PARA LA ATENDENCIA DEL PACIENTE

Plays-in-the-Park Announces Auditions for Summer 2018 Shows

Bill to Prohibit Children Under 12 From Tackle Football Advances in State Assembly

An Easter Message from Plainfield's Mayor Adrian O. Mapp

N.Y. & N.J. Riders Lead U.S Representatives At Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final Paris

Plainfield Shut-In Council, Firefighters Distribute Easter Cheer to Housebound Residents

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment Awards Three Seats to 2019 NHC

Hillary Clinton Visits Rutgers to Talk Politics and Women

"Eggs-actly" What They Need: Easter Bunny Delivers Socks for US Troops Overseas

Rockin' for Autism Music Festival Set for Saturday, April 14

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Union County Honored for History Projects

July 18, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that two national achievement recognitions for history projects have been presented to the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a division of the Department of Parks and Recreation.

“Union County is rich in history, and this Freeholder Board is committed to engaging the public with programs and ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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

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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

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The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2005)

            The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani, a New York Times best selling author, was recommended to me by a young woman who actually came from the town of Roseto, Pennsylvania, the place where the novel is set. “The author did such a wonderful job of describing how the town actually is,” said the young lady.