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Plainfield Week in Review: YMCA Achievers, Waldy Arias Honored, Fire Displaces Netherwood Family & 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:

Aha Moment: Overlook Staff Develops New Insulin Management Device as Healthcare System Empowers Caregivers to Innovate

Plainfield Resident at Pingry Performs in School Play

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Man Dies after Falling 60 Feet at Piscataway Construction Site

Scotch Plains Mom Raises $60K for Metastatic Breast Cancer Research

Try this Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe From Caprial Pence instead of Pumpkin Pie this holiday season

Celebrate the Season at Warinanco Park, Dec. 3



Irish pub to replace Old Bay restaurant in New Brunswick, following final farewell in December

Three Defendants Sentenced to Nearly 70 Years for Violent Scrap Metal Yard Robbery

Community Agency FACT Joins Plainfield Schools’ Donation Drive for Victims of Recent Disasters

Scotch Plains Public Library to Host Harry Potter Events for Teens in December

Spotlight on Norman Rockwell at Scotch Plains Public Library Gallery

Watson Coleman Statement On Trump Administration Ending Temporary Protected Status for 60,000 Haitians

Body Discovered at Flemington Walmart Store

What’s Happening at Holy Savior Academy

Plainfield Board of Ed Honors Arias, Talks Charter Schools, and More

Waldy Arias Honored by Plainfield BOE

Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall Brings Opioid Discussion to Union County

Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Panel of Influential NJ Legislators

YMCA Achievers Learn About the Gift of a Lifetime in Plainfield

Football: Westfield Tops Plainfield in 37-7 Win on Thanksgiving

Shop to Support Plainfield Symphony Orchestra at Holiday Boutique Dec 2

Arboretum's Silver Anniversary Holiday House Tour Set for Dec. 7

Cranford Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association Establishes Endowed Scholarship with Union County College Foundation

Plainfield State of the District on Dec 7; Public Invited to Attend

Plainfield's Washington Community School to Hold Book Fair, Requests Donations

Plainfield's Mayor Mapp: A Season of Giving

Fire Breaks Out on Denmark Road in Plainfield's Netherwood Heights

Have You Seen Bella?

Watch: Hundreds Run in Westfield’s 34th Annual Turkey Trot - Plainfield residents participated

 

Also Coming Up This Week:

MissionCleanWater Founder to Hold Talk at The Coffee Box in Plainfield

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

Celebrate the Holidays with Sound, Light, Model Trains and Family Fun

 

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Go Take a Walk

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Holy Savior Academy Presents ‘The Sound of Music,’ Eighth Graders Inducted into Thespian Society 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Holy Savior Academy's Drama Club performed 'Getting to Know: The Sound of Music' on May 3 and May 4. 

Holy Savior Academy's Drama Club just finished its fourth year and has performed six shows. The Drama Club is run under the direction of Susan Loughlin, Daneile Micale and Eva Tripodi. This year’s production, which featured a cast ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Students Present Shakespeare Plays

May 19, 2018

EDISON, NJ -- Seventh and eighth graders at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison successfully staged three of William Shakespeare's classic plays in the school’s amphitheater on May 10-11.

Two sections of seventh graders kicked off the festivities with performances of Macbeth on May 10. One group of eighth graders staged Julius Caesar in the morning on May 11 and another group ...

Hillsborough Man Sentenced for Bribing Doctors in $100M Test Referral Scheme

May 20, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – Five individuals including a Hillsborough resident  were sentenced Friday for bribing doctors in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running and elaborate scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, its president and numerous associates, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

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May 11, 2018

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MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage.

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