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The Tabernacle Church

www.tabernacle.com

The Tabernacle Church’s vision is to train people to intentionally use their time, talent, and money to make a Christ impact in the world. Located at 1253 New Market Avenue in South Plainfiel...

French School of Music

www.frenchschoolofmusic.com

The French School of Music was established in 1927 by renowned concert pianist Yvonne Combe, together with Hélène Pfeiffer and Michelle Séguin, based on the principle that anyo...

Homefirst Interfaith Housing and Family Services

www.homefirstinc.org

Established in 1986 in Plainfield, NJ, Homefirst delivers comprehensive solutions to homelessness by providing transitional and permanent housing, homeless prevention assistance and ...

Hyacinth AIDS Foundation

www.hyacinth.org

Investors Bank

myinvestorsbank.com

New Jersey Youth Chorus

Plainfield Area YMCA

www.plainfieldymca.org

The Plainfield YMCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the Plainfield and surrounding communities in the areas of Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

Plainfield Rescue Squad, Inc.

The Plainfield Rescue Squad was established in 1950 by a group of volunteers for the purpose of providing Emergency Medical Services to the citizens of Plainfield, NJ.  We are a registered 501...

Rotary Club of Plainfield-North Plainfield

www.rotarypnp.org

The Rotary Club of Plainfield-North Plainfield has served our communities continuously since 1921. We are women and men who meet at lunch and serve the community through our projects and through pa...

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Newark Man Convicted in Elizabeth Armed Robbery-Turned-Shooting

August 11, 2018

A Union County jury has returned guilty verdicts on six counts filed against a local resident who attempted to rob and then shot a man outside an Elizabeth liquor store last year, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday.

Gary Jones, 45, of Newark was convicted on charges including first-degree robbery, two second-degree weapons offenses, third-degree assault with ...

One Boy Dead, One Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Stolen Car from Warren Township

August 6, 2018

WARREN, NJ –  A 14-year old boy died, and a 17-year old boy has been charged with vehicular homicide after a chase in a car stolen from Warren Township on Friday,  Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, Warren Township Chief of ...

Ecuador Independence Day Celebration to be Held in Plainfield

August 9, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Celebrate Ecuador's Independence Day Friday evening on the plaza in front of Plainfield's City Hall.

August 10, 1830 marks the country's Independence Day, and highlights the cultural diversity of the Ecuadorian people.  It is also known as El Primer Grito de Independence.

The Plainfield festivities on Aug. 10, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., will include a ...

Featured Business: Studio 15 Young Plainfield Entrepreneurs Expand Business Once More

“What you see behind me is a life-changing project for myself that I have been working on since January 2017, nearly two years, discreetly; not sharing much about it with anybody. I've had plenty of reasons to give up on this truck; I purchased it pretty much from the ground up from Rashine Mobile, another local city entrepreneur. The truck had no steering column, no computer; it ...

The Anatomy of Escape by Mike Blue

The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure by Mike Blue (Available on Amazon)

 

Imagine that you could just say, “Chuck it,” and walk away from the bonds that keep you tied to what Mike Blue, author of The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure, defines as the restrictive Work-Consume-Die cycle. To most of us, becoming what Blue terms “a ...

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little (Dog Ear Publishing, 2015)

 

Rich Little is a national treasure; a living encyclopedia of movie stars, comedians, and former presidents all wrapped into one dynamic package. Recently, my husband and I had the good fortune to see Little perform at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, where he has been doing his uncanny ...

Camino Island by John Grisham

Camino Island by John Grisham (Dell, 2017)

John Grisham is a very good story teller. His writing style is engaging, characters are usually well draw. But, somehow Camino Island, published in 2017, falls short of the rest of Grisham's work, and seems amateurish.

The novel begins with the heist of five precious manuscripts by F. Scott Fitzgerald from the Firestone Library at Princeton ...

Lucia, Lucia by Adriani Trigiani

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2003)

 

If a summer romance novel is what you are craving to read as you sit by the pool or beach, Adriana Trigiani's Lucia, Lucia is a perfect choice. Set in 1950 New York City, the novel is about a young woman, Lucia Sartori, who is determined to have a career and be able to support herself, an unusual choice for a girl who was ...

The Death of Koko the Gorilla

Koko's Kitten, Koko's Story, The Eduction of Koko all by Dr. Francine Patterson

 

Last night when I heard about the death of Koko, the lowland gorilla who was educated to communicate through American Sign Language by Dr. Francine Patterson, I went numb with grief. I have followed the life of Koko, her two gorilla companions, Michael and Ndume, as well as Dr. Patterson for forty ...