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Thu, May 25, 6:00 PM

New Covenant Church, Plainfield

Faith Leaders as Champions of Change

Education Health & Wellness

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Faith Leaders as Champions of Change: Addiction is not a Moral Failing, but an Illness

A two-part series workshop on drug addiction and the familiy.

Thursday, May 11th - 2.0 CEUs awarded
Thursday, May 25th - 2.0 CEUs awarded

Guest Presenter: Derrick Watkins, MSW

RSVP by May 4th to Paul Phillips at 908-753-3097.

225 East 7th Street Plainfield, NJ 07060

Thu, May 25, 6:30 PM

Shiloh Baptist Church, Plainfield

Plainfield Candidate Forum


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A Candidates Forum will take place at Shiloh Baptist Church on Thursday, March 25 at 6:30 pm.

Shiloh Baptist Church is located at 515 West Fourth Street in Plainfield.

515 West Fourth Street Plainfield, NJ 07060

Thu, May 25, 7:00 PM

Administration Building, Elizabeth

Union County Freeholders Regular Meeting


Add to My Calendar 05/25/2017 7:00pm 05/25/2017 8:30pm America/New_York Union County Freeholders Regular Meeting

Please note that meetings are regularly held on Thursday evenings. Agenda Setting Sessions and Regular Meetings are held at 7:00 pm in the Freeholders’ Meeting Room, Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, 6th Floor, Elizabeth, New Jersey, unless otherwise specified. In the event an Agenda Setting Session and Regular Meeting are held on the same night, the Agenda Setting Session ...

10 Elizabethtown Plaza Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Sunday Morning Worship

Sun, May 28, 10:45 AM

North Plainfield

Sunday Morning Worship

Religions And Spirituality

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NPBC is a diverse family of believers who delight in knowing Christ and making Him known. We endeavor to bring honor to God through diligent study of His Word and by the use of traditional and contemporary hymns and worship songs. We are a small church where you will be welcomed and loved. Join us this Sunday. We look forward to meeting you.

543 Rockview Ave. North Plainfield, NJ 07063

Mon, May 29, 10:00 AM

Plainfield City Hall, Plainfield

Plainfield Memorial Day Ceremony

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A Plainfield Memorial Day ceremony to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom.

515 Watchung Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060

Wed, May 31, 6:30 PM

Emerson School, Plainfield

Plainfield Municipal Candidates Forum


Add to My Calendar 05/31/2017 6:30pm 05/31/2017 8:30pm America/New_York Plainfield Municipal Candidates Forum

Plainfield Municipal Candidates Forum, organized by the League of Women Voters of Plainfield.

The forum will begin promptly at 6:30 pm with the mayoral candidates, followed by the city council candidates, and will end at 8:30 pm.

More info to follow when available.

305 Emerson Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
Meet Author Alex Bernstein

Wed, May 31, 7:30 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Meet Author Alex Bernstein

Arts & Entertainment Other

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Cranford resident Alex Bernstein will talk about his recently published memoir, Plrknib. In Plrknib, Alex Bernstein takes the “I’m with the band” vibe from Almost Famous and flips it into “I’m with the comics.” The author of Miserable Holiday Stories brings you back to 1980 to tell a coming-of-age story set in the breakneck world of stand-up comedy. At 16, ...

220 Walnut Avenue Cranford, NJ 07016

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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 Anniversary of the Heart

Over the course of the past week, life has presented a rollercoaster of emotions, from sadness and longing to inspiration and awe.  

I completed my last full day of work, and am officially laid off, hence sadness for not seeing colleague friends every day.  It’s a strange feeling to not have to be somewhere at nine o’clock each weekday.  The alarm still goes off each ...

Union County Freeholders Vote Not to Approve Mountain Biking Trails in Watchung Reservation

May 19, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted not to approve mountain biking trails proposed in the Watchung Reservation Master Plan at Thursday night’s meeting. The passing of Resolution 2017-412 effectively put an end to a months-long debate by county residents about the merits and hazards of creating mountain biking trails in the Watchung ...

Newark Airport Shuts Down Temporarily Due to Airplane Engine Fire

May 23, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – Newark Liberty International Airport shut down the airport at approximately 9:00 p.m. Tuesday evening due to an apparent engine fire of a plane as it was preparing for flight.  According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, emergency response teams are at the scene and no injuries have been reported.

According to news sources, the right engine of United ...

Mayoral Candidates’ Lack of Credibility

May 24, 2017

In the City of Plainfield, as we all know, there are four candidates campaigning and competing to be elected in the June 6 Primary Election for the right to advance to the General Elections for the Office of Mayor of the City of Plainfield.

One candidate is the incumbent, Mayor Adrian O Mapp.  Another candidate is, in my opinion, a little known resident seeking his first elected position ...

Free Model Railroad Event Coming to Union County

May 24, 2017

 Model train fans are in for a treat on June 10, when The Model Railroad Club, Inc. waives its usual Saturday admission fee and opens its doors from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a public viewing of its annual invitational operating session.

The nonprofit Railroad Club’s sprawling HO scale layout is noted throughout the region for intricate detail and historic portrayal.

The free entry ...

Plainfield's Swain Galleries Offers Unique Spring Gifts

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Swain Galleries, located in the heart of Plainfield, is fully stocked with new and exciting gift items just in time for Mother's Day, end of the school year's Teacher Appreciation Day, and Graduation, too.

On a recent visit, I found the most magical gift, a miniature display of a garden shed, complete with tools and gardening accessories made from tissue and ...

Together: A Journey for Survival by Ann S. Arnold

Together: A Journey for Survival by Ann S. Arnold (Avalerion Books, 20160)


At the March meeting of the New Jersey Commission on the Holocaust, Mark Schonwetter, a survivor of the horrors of the 1930s and 40s, and his daughter, Ann S. Arnold, introduced the Commission to Ann's publication of her father's story, Together: A Journey for Survival. Arnold explained that she wanted ...

Merchant of Venice Makes Memorable Opener at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – “The Merchant of Venice” has plenty to say about prejudice, suspision, money and cruelty.

Yet it has redeeming features as well, with Portia’s “quality of mercy” speech and Shylock’s insistence that Jews are individuals with feelings, thoughts and emotions as much as any other man or woman.  

Director Robert Cuccioli has gathered ...