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Plainfield Week in Review: School Walkouts, 'No Parking' Problems, PMUA Rate Changes, 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:


Bernice Paglia:  Plainfield Authority To Adjust Sewer, Solid Waste Rates

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Freeholder Bruce Bergen Appointed Chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition

Travels Spotlight - 25th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Continues Through May 28

Plainfield Board of Ed to Hold Special Budget Meeting Thurs

Plainfield Council Presents Resolutions



Union's Historical Society Hosts: "The History of Diners in New Jersey”

ParklandBuilding Meadow's Garden & Playground: A Father's Vision to Honor His Daughter

Lampitt, Mukherji, Green, Sumter & Wimberly Earned Sick Leave Bill Advances in Assembly

Bernice Paglia:  Plainfield Asking State Legislature Approval For Charter Change

Bernice Paglia:  “No Parking” Signs Rile Plainfield Residents

Plainfield School District to host "All City Music & Arts Festival”

WAYVE Teen Announces Grant Awards for Union County Non-Profits

NCNW Plainfield-ScotchPlains 19th Annual Jazz Brunch

NJ Assembly Panel Passes School Panic Alarm Bill

Grow a Bountiful Garden and Share with the Hungry

New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS

Coming Up on March 24Plainfield Rec Department Whisks Up Fun at its Easter Egg Hunt

Members of Brick City Brims charged for alleged roles in drug trafficking organization

Plainfield Students Participate in National School Walkout Day

Vainieri Huttle, Eustace, Pinkin & Jasey Bill to Solidify New Jersey’s Place as Leader in Transgender Civil Rights Advanced by Assembly Panel

Plainfield Preschool Admin Charged with Brandishing Knife at Students

Bernice Paglia:  Plainfield Authority Approves New Rates

Bayonne Police: Second Teen Arrested for Recent School Threats

Health Alert: Child with Measles Traveled to Newark Airport on March 12

Girls Helping Girls Period Donates to the YWCA of Union County

King Nahh Comes to Plainfield

Queen City Academy Charter School Participates in National School Walkout Day

Elise grew up in PlainfieldFairytale Marriage Proposal Takes Center Stage at St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Union County 4-H Club Reaches Out to Help after Hurricane Maria

Plainfield Board of Ed Reviews Budget with Public After State Aid Revealed

Plainfield Awarded Over $25K to Improve Playground Access for Children with Disabilities

Bernice Paglia:  Plainfield Planning Board Session Brings Surprises

Union County, N.J. Horse Farm Quarantined, 1st Case of EHM In State In ‘18

Rep. Watson Coleman Urges Support for Students Participating in Protests: Letter to Local School Officials Asks for Encouragement Rather Than Punishment

Celebrando el Mes de la Historia de la Mujer

Union County's March For Our Lives - County Wide March Planned

 

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