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Drake House Museum

(908) 755-5831 | 602 W Front Street | Plainfield, NJ 07060

Posted November 24, 2019

The mission of the Historical Society Of Plainfield is to present the history of Plainfield in ways that connect and inspire people to learn from the past.

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Vision for Newark Archdiocese: Accountability, Transparency, and Communication

Forward in Faith Together: Our Road Ahead was introduced this past fall by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, as the new vision for the Archdiocese after nearly three years of listening to concerns expressed by parishioners, clergy, religious, and other faithful inside and outside the Archdiocese.

This broad pastoral vision outlines the path forward in the wake of past ...

Vision for Newark Archdiocese: Pastoral Planning

There is a quote, popularly attributed to Henry Kissinger, that states: “If you don’t know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.”

This powerful statement speaks to the importance of having a plan and vision for the future. Too often, people and organizations drift with no end to their journey in mind, and then wonder why are aren’t getting ...

Jon Bon Jovi Opens JBJ Soul Kitchen at Rutgers Newark

January 22, 2020

This story first ran on TAPinto Newark.

NEWARK, NJ — Jon Bon Jovi and wife, Dorothea, have opened their first JBJ Soul Kitchen on a college campus at Rutgers University-Newark to address college students' struggles with food insecurity. 

The Rutgers University-Newark campus marks the third location in New Jersey for JBJ Soul Kitchens after a successful ...

Les Marmitons Men’s Cooking Club Serves Up Friendship, 5-Course Dinners in NJ

Wearing white chef’s jackets and toques, about 30 men are bustling about the professional kitchen. Under the guidance of a professional chef, they work in teams — elbowing through the door with octopus lightly charred from an outdoor fire, pulling pork loin from a sous vide bath, chopping and dicing and plating and laughing.

Soon they’ll be chatting together around round ...

Voter Registration Deadline for the 2020 Presidential Primary is May 12

January 23, 2020

The Union County Board of Elections reminds residents that May 12 is the deadline for voter registration for the 2020 Presidential primary. Primary Day will be on Tuesday, June 2.

Voters must be 18 years of age and citizens of the United States. Residents who are currently 17 and will turn 18 on or before Election Day may also register to vote.

Incarcerated persons are not eligible to vote, ...

NJ High School Junior is Semifinalist in NASA Rover Naming Contest

January 15, 2020

MILLBURN, NJ — For Millburn High School Junior Eli Nadell, the sky is the limit. After all, that's where Nadell hopes to potentially see a rover with his naming suggestion in 2020.

Nadell is one of 155 students across the U.S. who were chosen as semifinalists in the "Name the Rover" essay contest. Just one winner will be selected to win the grand prize. They will ...

La Academia de los Sábados del Distrito Escolar de Plainfield Ofrece Clases Gratuitas / Saturday Academy Offers Free Classes

January 18, 2020

PLAINFIELD, NJ - La Academia del Sábado del Distrito Escolar de Escuelas Públicas de Plainfield ofrece un programa gratuito de enriquecimiento los sábados para los estudiantes, sus padres y la comunidad de Plainfield.

Las clases comienzan el 8 de febrero de 2020 hasta el 9 de mayo de 2020 en Plainfield High School, 950 Park Avenue, de 10 a.m. a 12:00 p.m.

Descarga la ...

'Goodnight Nobody' Explores Emotional Terrain

PRINCETON, NJ - Three long-time friends gather at a cabin in the woods in this startling original play by Rachel Bonds. Borrowing from the children’s story, “Goodnight Moon,” the play explores the fraught lives of those trying to reconnect.

We learn that Nan is an artist, who one summer had an affair in the cabin, with Mara, Reggie’s mother. That immediately sets up ...

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2019)

 

“3rd September 2017

Dear Mr. Wrexham,

I know you don’t know me but please, please, please you have to help me.”

 

With this intriguing opening, Ruth Ware launches her fifth  novel, The Turn of the Key, a mystery reminiscent of Gothic novels in its sinister and dark tone. However, the novel is ...

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

 In my last review of Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates, I wrote that Ms. Oates had died last year.  Ms. Oates is alive and well. This is an error that needs correction, and apologies go to Ms. Oates for the error.

 

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory (Atria Books, 2019)

What separates Tidelands from other historical novels that Philippa Gregory has written, is that the heroine in ...

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (Dial Press, 2019)

On a road trip to Florida in 2000, my husband asked me what I was reading that was causing me to laugh out loud. “I am reading a new book by Sophie Kinsella called Confessions of a Shopaholic,” I replied. “Shauna gave it to me to read.” My 14-year-old daughter already had discerning taste in literature and I ...

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates (Harper Collins, 1995)

 

In the study of deviant behavior, there has been a continual debate over what causes people to be evil. Is it their upbringings by parents who abuse them? Or, are sociopaths just born bad? There are all kinds of arguments on both sides of the debate, and many works of literature probe the question. Was Charles Manson born bad, or did ...

New Jersey Security Consultant Offers Safety Seminars to the Community

January 21, 2020

PARSIPPANY, NJ -- Louis Valori spoke with TAPintoTV about his work presenting seminars on safety issues to the community. Valori is the Owner of The Valori Group, a private investigation and security consulting firm, and has a background in both the military and local law enforcement. 

“We live in a fast and furious world and I think that I’m just a tool to educate the ...