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Tue, February 18
6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
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950 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060

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950 Park Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060

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‘Freshening’: One Tip for Making a Creative, Small Passover Seder

April 6, 2020

This story first ran on TAPinto East Brunswick.

How does a family have a Passover seder, usually a big event with a sumptuous table, games for kids, shared readings and lots of sweet wine, when practicing social distancing? Most of us are at home now, in small family groups, by ourselves or alone during this festival. Even the profit Elijah may be hesitant to come to the door, no ...

Forget Vodka, for Now. NJ Distillery Helps Make Hand Sanitizer for Pandemic

CAPE MAY, NJ — With hand sanitizer in demand during the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, the makers of spirits are stepping up.

To do its part, Nauti Spirits Distillery in Cape May teamed up with Partners Pharmacy, which has a facility in Springfield, to make FDA-approved hand sanitizer instead of its usual vodka, rum and gin.

“We would like nothing better than to go back to ...

Op-Ed: Energy Efficiencies Should Benefit All New Jerseyans, Not Just the More Affluent

April 7, 2020

We need a clear strategy to share the benefits of lower energy bills, reduced pollution with all residents.

In these challenging times, we cannot help but think about the impact of this pandemic on those who already struggle to make ends meet. Those who had challenges paying their utilities bills will struggle further as those bills will likely increase beyond their means due to the ...

City of Plainfield Projected Budget Shortfall

April 6, 2020

Dear Editor and Citizens of Plainfield:

In this trying and dangerous time, I wish health and safety to all of the citizens of Plainfield and all of our elected and other government officials. I hope that everyone will abide by social distancing and the other restrictions that the City has put into place.

Unfortunately, running the City and life itself cannot come to a complete halt during ...

Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh Tests Positive for Coronavirus

April 7, 2020

PATERSON, NJ- Mayor Andre Sayegh has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced in a statement Tuesday.

Saying that he was not suffering from a fever or cough, and that he doesn’t know where he contracted it, he is now fully quarantined in his home. His wife, Farahanna, has also been tested and Sayegh said they would closely monitor their three children. 

“I encourage all ...

Plainfield Coronavirus Cases Climb, Parks Are Closed / Los casos de coronavirus de Plainfield suben, los parques están cerrados

April 7, 2020

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Mayor Adrian O. Mapp's Tuesday update on COVID-19 indicates the number of cases in Plainfield continue to climb, up to 296 from 251 on Monday. Four more individuals have succumbed to the virus, bringing the total to nine.

The losses include a 43-year-old male, a 58-year-old male, a 56-year-old female, and an 86-year-old female.

There are an additional 307 ...

Plainfield Schools Superintendent Message on Spring Break, Food Distribution, and More / Superintendente de Plainfield Schools en vacaciones de primavera, distribución de alimentos y más

PLAINFIELD, NJ — In an open letter to parents, students, teachers and community members, Plainfield Board of Education Superintendent Dr. Diana Mitchell expressed thanks for the patience and support of the students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter also outlined the schedule for Spring Break, and the remainder of April until further direction is provided by the state.

The ...

Plainfield PMUA Operating on Modified Schedule / PMUA Operando en Horario Modificado

PLAINFIELD, NJ — A Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority release states that until further notice, garbage and recycling are being collected together.  This is being implemented to minimize the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus, and a concern for the health of employees, customers, and the community at large.

Recycling items include paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and ...

Plainfield Coronavirus Cases at 221 / Doscientos Veintiuno Casos Confirmados del COVID-19 en Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ — An update from Mayor Adrian O. Mapp on Sunday indicated there are now 221 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Plainfield, up from 184 in just a day.  An additional 247 persons are quarantined as a result of exposure to the coronavirus.

According to live updates on, the total number of cases in New Jersey stands at 37,505, with 917 deaths.  There are ...

Mayor Mapp: 124 Plainfield Cases of Coronavirus, 2 More Deaths / 124 Casos de COVID-19 Confirmados, 2 Fallecimientos Adicionales

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's number of positive COVID-19 cases have increased to 124, up from 108, as of Thursday, and there are two more people who have succumbed to the virus.  Mayor Adrian O. Mapp said there are an additional 137 persons who are quarantined due to exposure to the virus. Four Plainfield Police officers are among those confirmed with the virus.

The two new ...

3 Employees in Plainfield School District Test Positive for Coronavirus / 3 empleados en el distrito escolar dan positivo

PLAINFIELD, NJ — A letter from the Plainfield Public Schools Superintendent was sent to staff, students, and parents on Tuesday to inform them that three new employee COVID-19 cases have been identified.  Dr. Diana Mitchell said the employees work at Plainfield High School, Barlow Elementary, and Cook School.

The announcement came shortly after the Mayor Adrian O. Mapp gave an ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Professors Rich and Anne Lee of TAPinto Greater Olean

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of April 2020 are journalism professors Rich and Anne Lee from St. Bonaventure University, who, together with their students, operate TAPinto Greater Olean.  TAPinto Greater Olean is owned by St. Bonaventure University's Jandoli School of Communication.

Q. Why did you want to franchise a TAPinto site? 

We were familiar ...

The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant (Inkubator Books, 2020)

 Recently I was at a doctor’s appointment and my physician asked if I had read anything good lately. Then she offered a tip to read The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant. 

The Good Neighbor starts off with an intriguing Prologue. In fact, the first line of the novel reads, “There was so much blood. It wasn’t ...

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown, 2018)


Who is “the perfect couple”in Elin Hilderbrand’s novel The Perfect Couple. Is it Greer Garrison Winbury, famous mystery author, and her husband, Tag, the owners of the Summerland estate on Nantucket? Is it the Winbury’s son, Benji and his beautiful fiancé, Celeste Otis? Is it Celeste’s ...

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham  (Doubleday, 2015)


Quirky lawyers as protagonists make for fun reading if they are three-dimensional and believable. Take Mickey Haller, “the Lincoln lawyer,” from Michael Connelly’s series. Haller, a defender of bottom feeders like drug lords, bicycle gang members, and drunk drivers, uses his Lincoln Town car as his law office. In ...

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

Chaos: Charles Manson the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. John 

O’Neill and Dan Piepenbring  (New York: Little Brown, 2019).

It took me three weeks to read Chaos:Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. Although fascinating, with its detailed analysis of the true motives for the Manson crimes in Los Angeles, 1969, the prose was dense and a ...

Retro Review: Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

Retro Review:

Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk (Doubleday, 1955)

A coming of age story, set in 1933, Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk is a novel that still speaks to us. Written in 1955, Wouk’s strengths are in his character development, themes, and elegant prose. What is especially unusual about Marjorie Morningstar is that the author portrays the fanciful young protagonist, ...

Celebrated Music Photographer Elliott Landy Reflects on the Beginnings of his Legendary Career

April 4, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ & WOODSTOCK, NY -- Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV spoke with celebrated photographer Elliott Landy via video conference from his home in Woodstock, New York. Landy, who was the official photographer of the 1969 Woodstock music festival, has a new project in the works, a book of photographs called Contacting The Band, a collection of portraits depicting the musicians, The ...