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Sun, September 1, 12:00 PM

Plainfield High School, Plainfield

Back to School Store with Freedom Church

Education Giving Back Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 09/01/2019 12:00pm 09/01/2019 2:00pm America/New_York Back to School Store with Freedom Church

Need school supplies? Don’t worry, we got you covered for FREE at Freedom Church! Sept 1, we’re turning Plainfield High School into a Back to School Store. Come get what you need! FREE Bookbags, Pens, Folders, Notebooks, Pampers, Groceries, Feminine Hygiene Products, Toothpaste & more.

Photo ID required.

From 12 to 2 p.m. Doors open at 10 a.m.

950 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Fri, September 6, 12:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/06/2019 12:00pm 09/06/2019 2:00pm America/New_York Friday Films @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

Join fellow movie lovers at the Scotch Plains Public Library each Friday at noon for Friday Films.

September 6: The Public (PG-13, 122 min)

An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.

September 13: What Men Want (R, 117 min)

A female sports agent who is struggling ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Literary Cafe

Sat, September 7, 10:15 AM

Michael Maziekien, Cranford

Literary Cafe

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/07/2019 10:15am 09/07/2019 11:15am America/New_York Literary Cafe

​The Literary Café continues this fall! The format is simple: Tell the other members of the group about a book you’ve recently read. The books can be new or old, fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary. There is no required reading, and you will have the opportunity to learn about books recommended by other group members. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends ...

224 Walnut Avenue Cranford, NJ 07016
Literary Cafe

Sat, September 7, 10:15 AM

Cranford Public Library, Cranford

Literary Cafe

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/07/2019 10:15am 09/07/2019 11:15am America/New_York Literary Cafe

​The Literary Café continues this fall! The format is simple: Tell the other members of the group about a book you’ve recently read. The books can be new or old, fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary. There is no required reading, and you will have the opportunity to learn about books recommended by other group members. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends ...

224 Walnut Avenue Cranford, NJ 07016
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Sat, September 7, 12:00 PM

The Mount Olive Baptist Church, Plainfield

Back to School Supply Giveaway

Community Calendar Education

Add to My Calendar 09/07/2019 12:00pm 09/07/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Back to School Supply Giveaway

The Mount Olive Baptist Church is holding a back to school giveaway, while supplies last.

216 Liberty Street Plainfield, NJ 07060

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Video: Cardinal Tobin Shares Vision for Newark Archdiocese

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. recently shared his pastoral vision, Forward in Faith Together: Our Road Ahead, for the future of the Archdiocese of Newark at four Archdiocesan parishes. The vision is based on six key pillars and resulted from nearly three years of listening to parishioners, clergy, religious, and other faithful.

The pastoral vision, which maps out the future of the ...

Cardinal Tobin Shares Vision for Newark Archdiocese

“You’ve got to have a foundation to continue to heal as Christ heals,” Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., said as he presented Forward in Faith Together: Our Road Ahead, his vision for the Archdiocese of Newark, at one of the four presentations throughout the Archdiocese of Newark in October.

Attended by members of the parish community and clergy, the town hall meetings were ...

She Lost Part of Her Leg. That Didn’t Stop this NJ Soul Food Chef

December 9, 2019

BelleJohns’ Soul Food has found success over the past few years, but things would be different if chef and owner Jewel Domino had believed what her doctors told her a year ago.

Last November, she was hit by a drunk driver, which resulted in her losing the bottom half of her left leg, Domino said. After many surgeries, she learned to manage her pain and walk with a prosthetic. And she did ...

Make Our Decadent Homemade Hot Chocolate

It takes just three ingredients and a few minutes to whip together this rich, creamy milk chocolate treat, perfect for a winter day.

Tip: A serrated knife will make quick work of chopping up a milk chocolate bar. We recommend using high-quality chocolate for a smooth, creamy drink. Milk chocolate chips won’t melt as easily as wafers or bars, but they’ll do in a ...

Lame-Duck Session in New Jersey: What Can They Get Done? 

The period of time between Election Day in early November, and when a new Governor or new legislators take the oath of office in January is often fraught with many twists and turns. In the middle of lots of holiday festivities, there's a rush to try to get stuff done.

Congress in 1933, passed the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, as President Hoover was leaving the White House, and newly ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge First Graders Learn from Real Meteorologists 

December 11, 2019

EDISON, NJ -- The first graders began their unit studying weather and learned from two meteorologists during a recent Skype session in the Center for Global Learning. The students connected with Tim Brice from the National Weather Service in El Paso and Jonathan O’Brien, who works in Mount Holly, NJ.  

They talked about what meteorologists do and tools they use to forecast ...

Fallen Jersey City Police Detective Had Bayonne Roots

December 10, 2019

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals, killed in the line of duty on Tuesday, was a Bayonne native, according to two people who shared their memories of the respected law enforcement official with TAPinto Bayonne.

“He was the nicest guy,” Carissa Golomb said. “He always made everyone laugh.”

Seals, 39, is survived by his wife and five ...

Featured Business: Rapps Pharmacy offers Medicare Open Enrollment Information

The open enrollment deadline for Medicare is quickly approaching and Rapps Pharmacy, a locally owned full service neighborhood pharmacy in Plainfield, can help patients navigate all of their options. In addition to the traditional pharmacy services, Rapps offers Medicare Part D counseling and provides this useful information from Medicare.gov:

Navigating Medicare

If you're over 65 ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Elizabeth Clee of TAPinto Clark

The featured TAPinto franchisee for December 2019 is Elizabeth Clee of TAPinto Clark.  Elizabeth, a former Human Resources corporate warrior, has used her corporate background and business experience to create her own successful, profitable business while giving back to the community at the same time. 

Q. Why did you want to franchise your  TAPinto site? What caused ...

'A Christmas Carol' Reverberates at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ - When the spirited production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” begins, you’re inclined to think it’s a comedic take on grouchy Ebenezer Scrooge. But we soon see that the Neil Barlett adaptation of the tale does dwell on the dark side. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has more than done justice to this familiar tale.

Dickens had a way of ...

'Cinderella' Shimmers at Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ - The story of Cinderella and her prince seems to have ongoing appeal for all ages. The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical glitters and shines with strong voices and sharp choreography by Joann M. Hunter. Director Mark Hoebee has brought a loving, affectionate touch to this production. Artistic Director Mark S.Hoebee brings affectionate insights to this production,

The play leans ...

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates (Harper Collins, 1995)

 

In the study of deviant behavior, there has been a continual debate over what causes people to be evil. Is it their upbringings by parents who abuse them? Or, are sociopaths just born bad? There are all kinds of arguments on both sides of the debate, and many works of literature probe the question. Was Charles Manson born bad, or did ...

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 ...

Millennial Councilwoman Encourages Younger Generations to Get Involved in Local Government

December 10, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with Crystal Pruitt, Councilwoman of Franklin Township, at the 2019 New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference. Pruitt is currently the youngest person on the Franklin Township Council, and we spoke with her about her background, goals, and advice for millennials who want to get more politically active. 

Pruitt, who is also Chief of Staff for ...