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The Best Sad Day

When you don’t have to adhere to a train schedule or work a nine to five job, it’s easier to make spontaneous vacation plans.

Since I was braving a trip back to Maine in June to mark one year since the accident, I decided to add an extra week to my excursion.  I would knock off two more states in my bucket list quest to hike a part of the Appalachian Trail in every state.

Upcoming Events

Sun, July 23, 10:45 AM

North Plainfield

Sunday Morning Worship

Religions And Spirituality

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Mon, July 24, 4:00 PM

Hannah Atkins Community Center, Plainfield

Homework Helper

Education

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Tue, July 25, 3:00 PM

The Salvation Army, Plainfield

Salvation Army Community Block Party

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

Just Add Water

July 23, 2017

Abigail Rubino, daughter of Summit Common Councilman Robert Rubino, checks out the Hilltop City's newest downtown art project -- a City logo that magically appears only when it rains.

 

The science behind the 'now you see it' Summit brand is courtesy of a hydrophobic paint coating that allows -- in this case -- the City of Summit logo to come to ...

Move Over Mary Lee: Great White Shark 'Hilton' Swims 60 Miles East of Atlantic City

July 23, 2017

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - The bookmakers may lay down odds that Great White Shark 'Hilton' won't get too close to the shore but you may want to do your own research and education about Great White Sharks before you dip your toe in the water. You will soon realize that the water is just fine because research and education is what Hilton is really all about. Any STEM ...

Plainfield Mayor Mapp: What Do We Owe Our Residents?

July 23, 2017

The stewardship of this great city is not something that myself or the members of my administration take lightly. Every single day, every action taken is with the best interest of our residents at the forefront of our minds.

Every department, every division performs tasks which in isolation may seem like random everyday mundane tasks but when taken as a whole they add up to an organization ...

"Shall We Begin?" Winter Comes to Westeros on Game of Thrones

July 19, 2017

Considering Game of Thrones fans waited 448 days for the premiere of the shortest season to date, many were disappointed by the anticlimactic nature of Sunday’s episode. But the way I see it, Ed Sheeran cameo aside, the show writers did everything right: enemies were destroyed, crucial information was revealed and the stage was set for absolute chaos in Westeros.

For the first time ...

Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt and Co., 2013)

 

As a student of history, I don't know why I thought that reading Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard would be any more satisfying than their previous two publications, Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy. Having now finished the rapid read, I would put the O'Reilly/Dugard books in ...

'Skeleton Crew' hits home

UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages, in its quest for new, richly layered plays, is now presenting “Skeleton Crew” by Dominique Morrisseau.

The playwright had her play “Follow Me to Nellie’s” work shopped at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut several years ago. That was followed by s fine production at the Kean University ...