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Fri, January 18, 6:00 PM

Plainfield High School, Plainfield

Carefree Fridays: Bridging the Gap with Law ...

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Add to My Calendar 01/18/2019 6:00pm 01/18/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Carefree Fridays: Bridging the Gap with Law Enforcement & Our Community

There will be games, a contest, food and music. It's free for all high school students in Plainfield with a school I.D. There will also be a free prom ticket raffle.

Presented by Plainfield Police Division, the city of Plainfield, Plainfield's Division of Parks and Recreation, and Plainfield athletics.

950 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Sat, January 19, 1:00 PM

Hubbard Middle School, Plainfield

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity's MLK Celebration

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Add to My Calendar 01/19/2019 1:00pm 01/19/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Omega Psi Phi Fraternity's MLK Celebration

The Plainfield chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity will hold its annual MLK Celebration honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The family-friendly event's theme is "Humanity Tied Up in a Single Garment of Unity."

Winter clothing, books, and non-perishable food items are being collected by the Omicron Chi Chapter. For donations, and more information, ...

661 West 8th Street Plainfield, NJ 07063
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Sat, January 19, 6:00 PM

Plainfield

MLK Food Drive and Potluck Celebration

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Add to My Calendar 01/19/2019 6:00pm 01/19/2019 11:45pm America/New_York MLK Food Drive and Potluck Celebration

Mayor Adrian Mapp and First Lady Amelia Mapp invite you to their 11th Annual MLK Food Drive and Potluck Celebration.

Bring a potluck dish to share, and new, non-perishable food items that will be donated to Shiloh Baptist Church Food Pantry.

535 West 8th Street Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Mon, January 21, 8:30 AM

Plainfield

Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club 43rd ...

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Add to My Calendar 01/21/2019 8:30am 01/21/2019 11:30am America/New_York Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club 43rd Annual MLK Memorial Breakfast

The Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club will honor three residents at its 43rdAnnual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast.

The breakfast is the longest running tribute to Dr. King in New Jersey, and will held on Monday, Jan. 21 at Plainfield High School. The event will start at 8:30 a.m.

The guest speaker will be Nayaba Arinde, Editor of the Amsterdam News. Nayaba will ...

950 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Tue, January 22, 9:30 AM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Game Day with Plainfield First Responders

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Add to My Calendar 01/22/2019 9:30am 01/22/2019 3:30pm America/New_York Game Day with Plainfield First Responders

Join Plainfield's Police, Fire and Rescue Squad for a day of fun, laughs and unforgettable memories at the Back to School Game Day.

For students age 10 to 14 years old who will be provided breakfast, lunch and a snack.

800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Thu, January 24, 6:30 PM

Plainfield High School, Plainfield

Open House: New Woodland Elementary School

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Add to My Calendar 01/24/2019 6:30pm 01/24/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Open House: New Woodland Elementary School

n open house event is being held by the State of New Jersey Schools Development Authority to inform the community about the new Woodland Elementary School. The school will be built at Central St. and East 7th St. on 13.28 acres that are owned by the Plainfield School District.

Residents will have the chance to provide feedback at the community forum, learn about the project's timeline, ...

950 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Thu, January 24, 7:00 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Open House: Queen City Toastmasters Club

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Add to My Calendar 01/24/2019 7:00pm 01/24/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Open House: Queen City Toastmasters Club

Queen City Toastmasters Club (QCTM) will be hosting its annual open house in the Anne Louise Davis Room at the library.

They welcome all looking to improve their communication and leadership skills in all areas of their life through public speaking.

Join them to hear more about the focus of the club, meet the officers, members, and to hear great speeches.

Come a few minutes early to ...

800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060

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Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

January 14, 2019

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

MLB’s Milt Thompson Featured at Wardlaw+Hartridge Baseball Clinic

January 17, 2019

EDISON, NJ -- Join us for The Wardlaw+Hartridge School Baseball Clinic featuring former MLB player Milt Thompson. The clinic, which is being held Saturday, Feb. 9 at W+H, will run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The session will be open to students in grades 5-12 and will be held in Laidlaw Gym at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School at 1295 Inman Ave. in Edison.

During his 13 seasons in the Big ...

Garden State Film Festival Accepts 'One Last Cup', A Short Film by Busy Local Filmaker Christopher Boncimino

January 14, 2019

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - If he filmed an autobiography, Filmmaker Christopher Boncimino's might be titled "A Busy Man". His Short Film 'One Last Cup' was just accepted by the Garden State Film Festival. In addition, this Filmmaking student is part of the next generation of sci-fi programming with "Arthur Futuro". It is quite a story.

Christopher Boncimino is a ...

Plainfield: Aprende más sobre nuevo Woodland escuela primaria

January 12, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Un evento de apertura al público a cargo de la Autoridad de Desarrollo de
las Escuelas del Estado de Nueva Jersey para informar a la comunidad sobre la nueva escuela
primaria Woodland. La escuela será construida en la esquina de la East 7th St. y la Central St.
con una extensión de 13,28 acres que es de propiedad del Distrito Escolar de Plainfield.

Los ...

Featured Business: Storm's Automotive

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Having car troubles, or just in the market for a new mechanic?  Keep it local and get to know Storm’s Automotive, located right here in the Queen City.

Anthony Smith, owner of Storm’s Automotive, opened his business in 2014 in his backyard, and later located it at 230 E. 3rd Street in Plainfield.  When asked why Plainfield, Smith responded that it is his ...

Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Harper and Collins, 2018)

When I was a teenager, dancing in my room to “Dancin’ Machine” by the Jackson Five or “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang, my father would, on occasion, poke his head into my room and query, “What are you listening to?” I knew that I was in for “the lecture,” how young people ...

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama (Crown Publishers, 2018)

Becoming by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, is an autobiography that exudes the grace of a woman who exemplifies everything that a female can aspire to become in today’s world. Throughout the book, Obama follows the theme that she sets out in the early chapters; the theme of “becoming.”

The chapters are organized into ...

The Clean 20

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 ...

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin (Castle Point Books, 2018)

 

“What’s this book?” my friend, Linda, asked me picking up my new copy of Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by husband and wife writing team,  Bruce and Jeanne Lubin.

Linda was paging through the volume already and commenting on how interesting and helpful the book ...

All the Stars in the Heavens

All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani (Harper, 2015)

 

When I was a little girl, before there was colored television, sometimes I would watch a show where a beautiful, mature lady would enter a room through French doors, and greet her tv audience. The woman wore spectacular gowns that clung to her  curvy shape and sported big satin bows in the back. Her cheeks were like ...

The Real Lolita: the Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman (Harper Collins, 2018)

Who would have thought that the “nymphet” of Humbert Humbert’s perverted fantasies in the famous Vladimir Nabokov novel, Lolita, published in the United States in 1958, was influenced greatly by an infamous kidnapping case that took place in Camden, ...

Toxic Stress Causes Lifelong Adverse Effects on New Jersey’s Youngest and Most Vulnerable Children

January 11, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Dr. Arturo Brito was recently a guest on Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the effects of toxic stressors on children from the ages zero to three, and how New Jersey lawmakers are helping to combat this critical issue.

Toxic stressors, explained Dr. Brito, are those stressors that can be persistent, chronic and severe. Infants and young children exposed to ...