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Beefsteak Dinner

Fri, September 21, 7:00 PM

Garwood Knights of Columbus, Garwood

Beefsteak Dinner

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 09/21/2018 7:00pm 09/21/2018 11:00pm America/New_York Beefsteak Dinner

Come enjoy our Beefsteak Dinner on Friday, Sept. 21 from 7pm to 11pm! Entertainment, beverages, good food, raffles and 50/50 at the event. All proceeds to benefit the Plainfield Area Humane Society. Get your tickets today at pahs.booktix.com!

37 South Avenue Garwood, NJ 07027
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Sat, September 22, 8:00 AM

Plainfield

Flea Market

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/22/2018 8:00am 09/22/2018 1:00pm America/New_York Flea Market

Presented by Housing Authority of Plainfield, Richmond Towers and Joanne Hollis Gardens Resident Associations.

510/520 East Front Street Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Sat, September 22, 11:00 AM

duCret School of Art, Plainfield

Opening Reception - Paul Casale: Through His Eyes

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/22/2018 11:00am 09/22/2018 2:00pm America/New_York Opening Reception - Paul Casale: Through His Eyes

The Paul Casale: Through His Eyes retrospective will be at duCret School of Art from Sept. 17 to Oct. 5.

The opening reception will be held on Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A $3,000 scholarship will be awarded during the reception.

1030 Central Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
Jazz Jam Concert

Sat, September 22, 4:00 PM

Union Baptist Church, Elizabeth

Jazz Jam Concert

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/22/2018 4:00pm 09/22/2018 5:30pm America/New_York Jazz Jam Concert

Jazz Jam Concert

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Union Baptist Church, 1088 East Grand Street, Elizabeth, NJ (Lower Level)

Featuring: Alexis Morrast (Vocal Apollo Winner), James White (Saxophone) and James Gibbs (Trumpet)

Doors Open at 3:30 PM Ticket Donation $10.00

1088 East Grand Street Elizabeth, NJ 08901
Jazz Jam Concert

Sat, September 22, 4:00 PM

Union Baptist Church, Elizabeth

Jazz Jam Concert

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/22/2018 4:00pm 09/22/2018 5:30pm America/New_York Jazz Jam Concert

Jazz Jam Concert

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Union Baptist Church, 1088 East Grand Street, Elizabeth, NJ (Lower Level)

Featuring: Alexis Morrast (Vocal Apollo Winner), James White (Saxophone) and James Gibbs (Trumpet)

Doors Open at 3:30 PM Ticket Donation $10.00

1088 East Grand Street Elizabeth, NJ 08901
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Mon, September 24, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

September Bagels & Books @ the Scotch Plains ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Food & Drink Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 09/24/2018 10:00am 09/24/2018 11:00am America/New_York September Bagels & Books @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

On Monday, September 24 at 10 am, join library staff and other book lovers for an informal chat about books you’ve recently read and enjoyed. Librarians will not only share their latest favorites, but also clue you in to new and upcoming releases. This program is for adults. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Mon, September 24, 3:30 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Easy Reader Book Club with Ms. J.

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/24/2018 3:30pm 09/24/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Easy Reader Book Club with Ms. J.

In Room 2.

800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Wed, September 26, 4:00 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

"I Can" Storytime with Ms. T.

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/26/2018 4:00pm 09/26/2018 5:00pm America/New_York "I Can" Storytime with Ms. T.

Join in for stories of inspiration and music.

800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Wed, September 26, 6:00 PM

duCret School of Art, Plainfield

Seminar for New Entrepreneurs

Business & Finance

Add to My Calendar 09/26/2018 6:00pm 09/26/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Seminar for New Entrepreneurs

The New Jersey Business Owners Alliance, a non-profit organization, will sponsor an event for entrepreneurs who want to start their own business.

Attendees will learn how to create a business plan, utilize social media, and learn about tools and resources.

The event is appropriate for both new business owners, and those looking to take their business to the next level.

1030 Central Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
Union County Freeholders Agenda Setting Session & Regular Meeting

Thu, September 27, 7:00 PM

Elizabeth

Union County Freeholders Agenda Setting Session & ...

Government

Add to My Calendar 09/27/2018 7:00pm 09/27/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Union County Freeholders Agenda Setting Session & Regular Meeting

Please note that meetings are regularly held on Thursday evenings. Agenda Setting Sessions and Regular Meetings are held at 7:00pm 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, 6th Floor Elizabeth, NJ

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Community Helps Stuff-the-Truck with Diapers for Low-Income Families!

September 20, 2018

North Plainfield, NJ – On Saturday, September 15, Moms Helping Moms Foundation held a fun, kid-friendly Stuff-the-Truck diaper drive at the New Providence Community Pool in honor of Diaper Need Awareness Week. The event, sponsored by North Plainfield Nissan, was a huge success with community members donating 8,200 diapers for low-income families.

The Mayor of New Providence, Al Morgan, ...

To the Plainfield City Council, on Charter Changes

September 10, 2018

Dear City Council Members:

I am writing to you in advance of the 9/11/18 final reading and public hearing on MC2018-22, the proposed ordinance amending the Municipal Code based on the changes made to Plainfield Charter (1968).  I have attached an exhibit showing my four “buckets” of concern about the amendments. As you know, I believe that they were inadequately presented and ...

Paterson Train Station to be Dedicated to City Resident Killed in 9-11 Terrorist Attack

September 10, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson resident Kenneth Patrick Lira reported to his job on the 107th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2011 like he had so many times before. Hours later he would be one of nearly 3,000 lives lost following the terrorist attack which brought both structures crashing down.

On Tuesday, local and New Jersey Transit officials will gather at ...

Featured Business: PNC Bank's Virtual Wallet® Program available at Plainfield Branches

PNC Bank, conveniently located in downtown Plainfield on Front Street, and on South Avenue near the Netherwood train station, offers both consumer and retail banking services to its customers.

PNC is ranked 9th on the list of largest banks in the United States by assets. It is the 5th largest bank by number of branches, 6th largest by deposits, and 4th largest in number of ATMs, and ...

'Age of Innocence' captures Wharton's 1870s New York

‘Age of Innocence’ captures Wharton’s 1870’s New York

By LIZ KEILL

PRINCETON, NJ – Leave it to author Edith Wharton to decode the lives of staid, wealthy New Yorkers as she does so hauntingly in her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “The Age of Innocence.”

Douglas McGrath adapted the novel for a stirring, 95-minute production at the McCarter Theatre ...

'Brick City' takes on high school angst

‘Brick City’ takes journey through high school angst

By LIZ KEILL

UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages at Kean University presents a new play by Nicole Pandolfo. “Brick City” is an exploration of two seniors in high school and their search for meaningful lives, while their teacher/mentor, Veronica, is also turning her life around.

There are a number of loose ends in ...

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin (Bantam, 2016)

 

Just a few months ago I published a Retro-Review of In Cold Blood, written by one of the greatest 20 century American authors, Truman Capote. For those of us who remember seeing the more than eccentric writer, who was chased by the demons of self-loathing his entire life, on late night television in the 1960s and 70s, ...

The Clean 20 by Ian K. Smith, M.D.

The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation  by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)

 

Dr. Ian K. Smith has written a delightful and easy to digest new book, The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation. Unlike many diet books that are mired in technical language that become not only a bore but a chore to read, Smith’s writing style is not ...

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham (Dell, 2018)

Three law students, Todd Lucero, Mark Frazier, and Zola Maal, are about to start their final semester of the not so prestigious Foggy Bottom Law School in Washington, D.C. However, the shocking suicide of their friend, Gordy, who has been driven to a very dark place by discoveries that he has uncovered during an investigation of Foggy Bottom, leads ...

Gods of Wood and Stone by Mark Dionno

Gods of Wood and Stone by Mark Dionno (Touchstone, 2018)

 

The two protagonists of Mark Dionno’s brilliant first novel are as different as two men could be in most facets of their lives. Joe Grudeck is a recently retired pro-baseball player, on his way to the Hall of Fame; Horace Mueller is a blacksmith who works at a village which re-enacts life in 19th century America. However, ...

The Outsider by Stephen King

The Outsider by Stephen King (Scribner’s, 2018)

He’s the Boogeyman who hides under your bed or in your closet when you are a child. Sometimes he lurks in the dark attic of your home, so it’s a place that you avoid at night. He is Big Foot who skulks the woods in Alaska, or he is Grendl, brought to his demise by Beowulf. He is the Golum, a monster in Jewish lore. He is the ...

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffen

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffen (Ballentine Books, 2018)

How much is “too much” to give our children when raising them today? When we buy them the latest pair of sneakers, a cell phone when they are ten years old, or give them an expensive car when they turn seventeen, what are we teaching them about the value of having to work for something they think that they want so that ...

ROI-NJ Celebrates One Year Anniversary Of Online And Print Publication

September 20, 2018

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ - Tom Bergeron, Editor and Chief Content Officer of ROI-NJ, speaks with TAPintoTV on the one-year anniversary of its launch. ROI-NJ (Return on Information, New Jersey) is a media company created to inform and connect businesses across the state.

"We're thrilled to celebrate the one-year anniversary of ROI-NJ. It's been a year, and we're stunned," ...