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Join Plainfield City Councilman Barry Goode for a Saturday storytime.
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  2. 9087571111 x129
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Sat, March 14
12:00 pm — 12:30 pm
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Join Plainfield City Councilman Barry Goode for a Saturday storytime.

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

April 2, 2020

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 ...

Get Inspired by this Quarantine Collection of Virtual Classes

This story first ran on TAPinto South Plainfield.

After just a few days of being home and unable to report to her job at the Today Show, South Plainfield resident Katie Stilo took to social media, launching an Instagram page designed to bring culinary professionals — and amateur cooks — together, virtually. 

A culinary producer and food stylist for the NBC morning ...

Union County COVID-19 Test Center to Surpass 3K Tests Since Opening

April 3, 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County COVID-19 Center will surpass its 3,000th test today since opening approximately two weeks ago on March 23rd.

The facility is located at Kean University in Union and is managed through Union County, and is staffed by medical personnel, volunteers, first responders and Union County employees. Testing is free.

"This is a milestone, given all the ...

NJ Man Cited for Hosting 47 People at "Corona Party"

March 29, 2020

EWING, NJ -- A 54-year-old Ewing Township man faces multiple citations after hosting a "Corona Party" Friday evening in violation of the State's temporary ban on gatherings during the on-going COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic announced Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri.    He and Ewing Police Chief John P. Stemler III reported the man was issued two ...

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

April 2, 2020

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 ...

Mayor Mapp: 89 Positive Cases of Coronavirus in Plainfield, Says City Could Face Budget Shortfall

PLAINFIELD, NJ — A recorded message by Mayor Adrian O. Mapp in a robocall Tuesday evening cited the latest number of coronavirus cases in Plainfield, and included a message about an upcoming special meeting on the budget.

As of Tuesday evening, the mayor said, there are 89 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, and 119 individuals who are under quarantine.  The cases affect residents ...

Plainfield Police: State of Emergency, Respect Stay at Home Order / Estado de emergencia, Respeto Orden de quedarse en casa

PLAINFIELD, NJ - An alert from the Plainfield Police Department was issued Tuesday morning to remind residents of the current State of Emergency and Stay at Home Order issued by Governor Phil Murphy due to the COVID-19.

Only essential personnel or those conducting essential business should go out. Everyone else is reminded to stay home for your health and ...

44 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Plainfield; 72 Quarantined / 44 Casos Confirmados en Plainfield; 72 En Cuarentena

PLAINFIELD, NJ — According to the administration, Plainfield now has 44 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, up from 35 on Friday.  Per the city, this is in addition to 72 people who are quarantined.

The patients range in age from 16 to 96-years-old.

According to Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, there are two City of Plainfield employees who have tested positive. On Friday, he ...

Alcalde Mapp: 32 Casos Confirmados de Coronavirus en Plainfield; Quédense en Casa

PLAINFIELD, NJ - una actualización del Jueves 26 de Marzo, del alcalde Adrian O. El mapp
indica que en la actualidad hay 32 casos confirmados de COVID-19 en Plainfield. El alcalde
Mapp dijo, "Tristemente uno de nuestros más valientes, un bombero, es uno de los que han dado
positivo, hay un segundo caso confirmado en Hubbard Middle School, y un tercero está
pendiente ...

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, ...

Perspective on the Pandemic from TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills Editor

April 2, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Matt Kass, Editor of TAPinto Millburn & Short Hills, spoke with TAPintoTV about how the communities he covers are dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“It’s too quiet outside, it’s too calm,” Kass said, about the current atmosphere in the community. “A lot of people are quietly on edge, there’s not a lot of ...