Shade Tree Commission

Minutes / agendas should be posted here, although 2019 information has not been posted as of this publication date.

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Wed, October 23
7:30 pm — 8:45 pm
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Minutes / agendas should be posted here, although 2019 information has not been posted as of this publication date.

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Plainfield, NJ 07060

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Recipe from the Farm: Erin Headley’s Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

November 9, 2019

John and Erin Headley operate a small cranberry bog deep in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. John works with the Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension in Washington Township, Burlington County, where researchers from Rutgers University work to combat pest and disease problems and study the many health benefits of cranberries.

Cranberries are a family ...

Harvest Time for Cranberries in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens

Growing cranberries is a family business in New Jersey, with a lifestyle that involves intense work during a growing season, nurturing plants and flooding fields for gathering fruit. Nobody knows this better than Bill Cutts, one of three generations of family members who are now reaping the harvest deep in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens.

The Cutts family has been farming blueberries and ...

Property Taxes in New Jersey: Still an Ongoing Issue

Over half of Garden State property tax bills go toward educating the state's nearly 1.4 million public school students.

The average New Jersey tax bill is $8,767. About 52.6% of that, or $4,610, is the taxes the local school district levies on homeowners and property owners, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

But the average taxpayers in some ...

Dragonfly presents Festival of One Acts: Short Plays by New Jersey Playwrights

November 11, 2019

Festival of One Acts:

Short Plays by New Jersey Playwrights

Presented by Dragonfly Multicultural Arts at duCret School of Art

Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center will present its first Festival of One Act Plays on Friday, November 22 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, November 23 at 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, November 24 at 3:00 p.m. at duCret School of Art in Plainfield. A reception and talk-back will ...

Por qué esta Cubana-Americana de primera generación apoya a los candidatos de la columna 1 BOE

November 1, 2019

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Cómo Cubana-Americano de primera generación que creció en Scotch Plains, siempre me sentí fuera de lugar en esa comunidad. Quería que mis hijas crecieran hablando español en casa, como lo hice yo, pero que vivan en un lugar que valore ese tipo de diversidad. Decidimos mudarnos a Plainfield porque nos encantó la abundante ...

On the Other Side of the Border

November 8, 2019

The children kept hugging us. They just wanted hugs. They wanted to be seen, to be loved, to feel safe. It’s odd — we teach our children to not talk to strangers, and yet when we entered the Shelter de Leona Vicario they ran to us, grabbed our hands, and wanted to play. My Spanish is limited and their English was non-existent, but they kept telling us their names and ...

Featured Business: Preparing for this Year's Flu Season at Rapps Pharmacy

About 40 million people contracted the flu during the 2018-2019 season, with up to 20.1 million medical visits, over 500,000 hospitalized, and up to 61,000 deaths related to the flu, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates.

With the fall flu season just getting started, healthcare providers are already warning of a severe flu season and many areas across the country ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Ed Barmakian of TAPinto Chatham

The featured TAPinto franchisee for November 2019 is Ed Barmakian of TAPinto Chatham.  Ed, a former veteran reporter and editor at The Star-Ledger and longtime Chatham resident, has been able to utilize his skills to create the go-to news source for the residents of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township, and a profitable business for himself.  

Q. Why did you want to ...

'A Doll's House Part 2' Makes Timeless Claims at Summit Playhouse

SUMMIT, NJ – You wouldn’t think a follow-up to Henrik Ibsen’s play about Nora Helmer in 19th century Norway would be especially relevant today.

But the smart, funny sequel by Lucas Hnath has much to say about marriage, the cost of independence, abandoning one’s family and other issues that ring true. When Nora insists that marriage won’t exist in 20 or 30 years, ...

'Romeo and Juliet' Stay Eternally Young at Shakespeare Theatre

No matter how often, or how rarely, you may have seen Shakespeare’s love letter to “Romeo and Juliet,” it still returns with blazing life, in the romantic balcony scene, in the hard lessons we learn about Capulets and Montagues and in the eternal flame of lives snuffed out too soon.

The production at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison has held audiences ...

America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

America’s First Daughter  by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie (William Morrow, 2016)

 

Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, was a complicated man. The narrative of America’s First Daughter, told in the voice of Jefferson’s adoring daughter, Patsy, gives us Jefferson, the hero. However, as Patsy matures, she can’t deny that her ...

Thou Shalt Not: A Drama by Thinkery and Verse

Thou Shalt Not - Production by Thinkery & Verse

 

On September 16, 1922, the bodies of an Episcopal priest, Edward Wheeler Hall and a member of his choir, Eleanor Reinhardt Mills, were discovered in a field near the New Brunswick-Franklin Township border. The bloody, butchered bodies obviously had been staged in the positions in which they were found. Torn love letters lay at the ...

Law and Disorder by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Law and Disorder by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker ( 2013)

 

The premise of Law and Disorder by John Douglas, long time FBI profiler and his long time writing partner, Mark Olshaker, is this, “Whenever theory supersedes evidence, and prejudice deposes rationalism, there can be no justice.” Throughout Law and Disorder Douglas cites cases in which he was involved as a ...

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity (Flatiron Books, 2018)

 

The title of Liane Moriarity’s 2018 novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, is quite clever as it is a double entendre. The nine people who gather at Tranquillum House have never met before; they are, in fact, perfect strangers to one another. What is it that has inspired each of them to go on retreat, led by an enigmatic ...

Bergen County Theater Company Features Arts Programs for Kids of All Ages

November 8, 2019

RIDGEWOOD, NJ — In the next installation of HomeGrown: Ridgewood, Host Stephanie Willoughby visits with staff and performers at Porch Light Productions, a theater company in Bergen County offering theater and related arts programs for students from kindergarten through college. 

Founded in 2005, Porch Light Productions features a wide range of programs, such as classes in acting ...