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Plainfield Week in Review: Winter Storm Cleanup, Deer Hunt Results, 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:  PSE&G Request, More on Plainfield City Council Agenda

Westfield Volunteer Baseball Coach Desperately Seeking Kidney Donor

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Recipe of the Week- Citrus Steak Marinade

The Queen City Academy Hosts its Annual Read Across America Day

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Wins Shakespeare Recitation

Science Stars at Wardlaw + Hartridge

Wardlaw+Hartridge Hosting INDIE Film Festival March 10

Plainfield Library's March Calendar of Events in the Children's Room

Bernice Paglia:  See Results of Controversial Plainfield Deer Hunt

Plainfield Man Sentenced to Over 27 Years for Fatal Shooting of Innocent Bystander

Applications Being Accepted For NJ College Prep Event

Bernice Paglia:  LimeBike “Smart Mobility” Coming To Plainfield

Sincere Malone Breaks Plainfield High School 100-Yard Breaststroke Record

Plainfield Public Schools Announce 2018 Science Fair Winners

Plainfield School District Financial Overview at Tues. Board of Ed Meeting

Junior League's Career Closet Celebrates Women's History Month

Union County Young Dems Host Forum on Immigration Issues

"Arts in the Schools Month'‘ Shines Bright Spotlight on New Jersey as National Leader in Arts Education

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Native Will Climb Mount Everest, Raise Money for Childhood Cancer Research

Distrito escolar de Plainfield anuncia ganadores de Feria de las Ciencias

Things to do in Plainfield This Weekend: Mar 9-11

Mountain Biking in Watchung Reservation Revisited at Freeholders Meeting

Reminder: There is Still Time to Volunteer with the Union County Rape Crisis Center

Darby Road to Host Fifth Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival

Students Encouraged To Apply For AQHA Media Internships

Bernice Paglia:  Think Summer: Plainfield Council Voting Monday For Fireworks

 

And of course, winter storms and cleanup were a big part of the news in Plainfield this past week.

Nor’easter Closes Roadways and Paralyzes Much of New Jersey

Almost 1K Without Power in Plainfield

Updated: Snowstorm Recovery Continues in Plainfield

City of Plainfield: Winter Storm Quinn Cleanup Update

 

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June 21, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds income-eligible senior residents age 60 and over that they can apply for a total of $25 in free vouchers to purchase fresh produce. The vouchers may be used only at Farmer’s Markets in Union County that display a yellow and black WIC sign.

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June 9, 2018

Dear Editor:

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North Plainfield Mom Maggie Grabko Gets Life-Saving Liver Transplant, Warren Fundraiser Set for Sunday

June 18, 2018

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June 17, 2018

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Meet Toran Smith: Union County All Star

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When the Men Go Off to War by Victoria Kelly

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