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Plainfield and World War One

One hundred years ago on April 6, 1917, the United States formally entered World War One, the Great War, also known as "the War to end all wars.” The war’s impact on the City of Plainfield and surrounding area was huge.

Plainfield was a recruiting center, and many young men from the area joined the fight. The mode of transportation to duty assignments was by the railroad, and ...

An Evening with Friends of the East Coast Greenway

Only recently did I start this column, so let me take a quick moment to catch you up if you are new here.  I am writing this column to document my walking journey from New Jersey to Maine in 2018 along the East Coast Greenway, which runs 3,000 miles from Calais, ME, near the Canadian border, all the way to Key West in Florida. My walk will average around 450 miles.

I will travel on foot ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, April 27, 12:00 PM

St. Francis Episcopal Church, Dunellen

Family & Friends CPR Instruction

Education Health & Wellness

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Thu, April 27, 7:00 PM

Administration Building, Elizabeth

Union County Freeholders Regular Meeting

Government

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Fri, April 28, 7:00 PM

duCret School of Art, Plainfield

Annual Spring Student Art Show & Sale

Arts & Entertainment Education

Rumors of Poisoned Animals Spread After Two Dead Deer Were Found in Kenilworth

April 24, 2017

KENILWORTH, NJ- Rumors of poisoned animals are spreading after a post in the Union County Lost Pets Facebook Group showed a photo of two dead deer on a Kenilworth street. The resident who posted the photo also claimed that there was a dead cat in the same area.

According to comments on the Facebook page, the animals were found on Michigan Avenue and the deer show no major signs of ...

Shark River Bridge to Remain Focus of Search for Remains of Sarah Stern

April 26, 2017

FREEHOLD, NJ — Investigators will continue to search the waters below the Route 35 bridge in Belmar, where it is believed Sarah Stern’s body was discarded after she was allegedly killed as part of a robbery plot by two longtime friends.

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni made that announcement on Monday, shortly after the indictment of Liam McAtasney for the murder ...

Union County Officials Hold Press Conference in Support of Community Development Block Grants

April 26, 2017

Union County Freeholder Vice Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholders Angel G. Estrada and Bette Jane Kowalski joined Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, Union County Manager Alfred Faella, Union County Sheriff Joe Cryan, Assemblyman Jamel Holley and Assemblywoman Annett Quijano at a press conference regarding possible harmful cuts to Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) by the federal ...

Good Egg Hunting

Here lies Dad In The Box.  He was a good egg.

 

I probably should have greater aspirations in life, but I suppose there are far worse ways to be remembered.   

 

Being a good egg an old fashioned, aw-shucks kind of way of saying someone is a kind-hearted person.  Maybe even honorable or generous.  At the very least, still within a likeable sell-by ...

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca (St. Martin's Press, 2016)

At the turn of the 20th century, the thrilling, fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, had captured the imaginations of both British and American readers. In those days, when sleuthing as a career was a relatively new venture, the idea of a woman detective was preposterous.

Grace Humiston, who ...