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Plainfield Week in Review: Salary Increases, Veterans Day, 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:

A Stroll Through Echo Lake Park

Franklin Township Police Officer Arrested by State Troopers for Armed Robbery

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HOPES CAP, Inc. to Further Adult Education in Plainfield.

"The Battle of the Badges" on the Ice at the New Warinanco Sports Center

Incident Surrounding Shooting by U.S. Marshal in Union Being Investigated

Learn How to Defend Against Cyber Bullies

Plainfield Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Return of Acclaimed Double Bassist in Rare Public Performance

Police, Raritan Twp. Family Seek Missing Hunterdon Central Graduate

Missing Person Aaron Watkins 10 years later Billboard to go live

Plainfield's Mapp, Mills-Ransome, Hockaday Projected Winners; Board of Ed Winners are Cox, Johnson, Richardson-Miller

Freeholder Kowalkski and human services leader Casey honored by Community Access Unlimited

Track and Field: Union Catholic's Amaya Chadwick Signs with Purdue

Rosa Wippich Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties New Providence Office

Police Announce Arrests in Drug and Firearms Distribution Ring

Hillsborough: Landmark Water Tower Along Route 206 Torn Down and Dismantled

Christmas Concert-The Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea at The Church of the Sacred Heart

Plainfield City Council Approves Ordinance to Amend S.I.D.

Bernice Paglia:  Plainfield Council Approves Raises For Mayor and Themselves

Rep. Watson Coleman Brings Department of Veterans Affairs to District for Conference & Resource Fair

Maxson Middle School’s “Pride Program” for Students

Paterson's Great Falls National Park Celebrates Birthday

NJ State Board of Education Member, Mary Beth Berry, Visits Queen City Academy Charter School

Local Scouts are Helping the Hungry

Plainfield Man Indicted for Sexual Assault of a Minor

Wardlaw + Hartridge Model UN Club Members Earn Recognition

Paralyzed After Accident, Westfield Man Completes Third NYC Marathon on Handcycle

SPOTLIGHT:  The Donald Van Blake Tennis & Education Foundation Winter Fundraiser & Dance Extravaganza

Pre-Order Plainfield's Netherwood Neighbors 2018 Calendar

Canadian Aquaculture Giant Gobbles Up Last American Bait Fish Grinder as Major Decision Looms

Calvary Baptist Church Celebrates its 120th Anniversary

Jersey City suspends Newark political consultant Linda Jumah after guilty plea

Fanwood Police Officer with Law Enforcement Team in Puerto Rico Finds Misery and Optimism

Volunteers Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for US Troops Deployed Overseas

(Video) Scenes from the Plainfield Veterans Day Ceremony

Plainfield's Mayor Mapp: Thank You

Found in Plainfield: Small Terrier Male Dog
 

 

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