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Wed, February 26, 3:30 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Family Movie: Pride

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 02/26/2020 3:30pm 02/26/2020 5:15pm America/New_York Family Movie: Pride

Based on the true story of inner city Philadelphia swim coach Jim Ellis. The story revolves around Ellis' fight to build a swim team in one of Philly's toughest neighborhoods in the 1970s.

800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060

Thu, February 27, 4:00 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Arduino Projects

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 02/27/2020 4:00pm 02/27/2020 5:00pm America/New_York Arduino Projects

Limited places are available for 4 weeks of FREE workshops exploring programming and electronics using Arduino computers.

Get practical experience of building computer-controlled electronic projects!

Registration is required! Contact Andrew Eason at 908-757-1111 x139 or to register.

800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060

Sat, February 29, 10:30 AM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Dismantling the Racism Machine

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 02/29/2020 10:30am 02/29/2020 12:00pm America/New_York Dismantling the Racism Machine

What are some key myths that white people are taught that perpetuate systemic racism? There is a false but popular belief that race, including whiteness, is biological when it’s actually an invention, an idea that was created during colonial America. Exploring the concepts from Karen’s new book Dismantling the Racism Machine: A Manual and Toolbox, participants will look at how the ...

800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060

Sat, February 29, 4:00 PM

Shiloh Baptist Church, Plainfield

Jazz in the Sanctuary - Shiloh Baptist Church

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 02/29/2020 4:00pm 02/29/2020 6:00pm America/New_York Jazz in the Sanctuary - Shiloh Baptist Church

A sincere THANK YOU to those who attended JAZZ IN THE SANCTUARY during the 2019 season. We sincerely appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you as we open the 2020 season. We invite you to join us as we kickoff the new season with performances by acclaimed drummer Vince Ector and his trio, and Plainfield’s own PAAAS Jazz Ensemble.

Vince Ector is an accomplished musician ...

515 West Fourth Street Plainfield, NJ 07060

Mon, March 2, 3:30 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Dr. Seuss' Birthday Party

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/02/2020 3:30pm 03/02/2020 4:30pm America/New_York Dr. Seuss' Birthday Party

Join us for Dr. Seuss stories, cupcakes, and fun in honor of Theodore Geisel.

800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060

Tue, March 3, 1:00 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Kid's Movie: Horton Hears a Who

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/03/2020 1:00pm 03/03/2020 3:00pm America/New_York Kid's Movie: Horton Hears a Who

Join us for Horton Hears a Who! Part of Dr. Seuss Week!

800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060

Tue, March 3, 7:00 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Adults Craft Too!

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/03/2020 7:00pm 03/03/2020 8:30pm America/New_York Adults Craft Too!

Join us on the first Tuesday of the month for "Adults Craft Too"! Each month we will do a new project using the Library's "Creative Bug" subscription. Each attendee will go home with a completed craft.

All supplies will be provided and the program is FREE and open to the public. Due to limited space the program will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis for the ...

800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060

Wed, March 4, 1:00 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Kid's Movie: The Lorax

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/04/2020 1:00pm 03/04/2020 3:00pm America/New_York Kid's Movie: The Lorax

Join us for "The Lorax", part of Dr. Seuss Week!

800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060

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To Cope with Coronavirus, NJ Farmers Markets Turn to Technology

April 8, 2020

With social distancing rules in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, some New Jersey farmers markets have found a new way to serve their vendors and customers.

The Metuchen Farmers Market just launched an online service so that customers can buy produce, meat, prepared foods and other locally produced items that they would normally buy from vendors ...

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

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 ...

Union County Board of Elections Advises on New Primary Election Date

April 8, 2020

New Jersey Primary Election will be held on July 7, 2020.

Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado reminds Union County voters, and elected officials, that the June 2 Primary Election has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 7, by order of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. The new date will also impact deadlines leading up to Election Day.

Governor Murphy announced the new ...

Two Counts Against Hembree Sitting on BOE

April 8, 2020

Dear Editor,

As a former member of the Plainfield Board of Education and a close follower of the board’s actions, I was surprised to say the least at the recent swearing-in ceremony for Willie Pat Hembree.

Ms. Hembree won her seat last November by a margin of only 13 votes, but she won fair and square. Or so I thought.

I have since discovered two things. The first is that Ms.

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 ...