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Mon, January 21, 8:30 AM

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Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club 43rd ...

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Add to My Calendar 01/21/2019 8:30am 01/21/2019 11:30am America/New_York Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club 43rd Annual MLK Memorial Breakfast

The Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club will honor three residents at its 43rdAnnual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast.

The breakfast is the longest running tribute to Dr. King in New Jersey, and will held on Monday, Jan. 21 at Plainfield High School. The event will start at 8:30 a.m.

The guest speaker will be Nayaba Arinde, Editor of the Amsterdam News. Nayaba will ...

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Tue, January 22, 8:00 PM

Plainfield High School, Plainfield

Board of Education Business Meeting

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Add to My Calendar 01/22/2019 8:00pm 01/22/2019 9:30pm America/New_York Board of Education Business Meeting

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Thu, January 24, 6:30 PM

Plainfield High School, Plainfield

Open House: New Woodland Elementary School

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Add to My Calendar 01/24/2019 6:30pm 01/24/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Open House: New Woodland Elementary School

An open house event is being held by the State of New Jersey Schools Development Authority to inform the community about the new Woodland Elementary School. The school will be built at Central St. and East 7th St. on 13.28 acres that are owned by the Plainfield School District.

Residents will have the chance to provide feedback at the community forum, learn about the project's timeline, ...

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Star of ‘Cara’s Cucina’ to Host Groundwork Elizabeth Gala Feb. 27

February 16, 2019

Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.

A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban agriculture initiatives, youth programing and more.

“So ...

NJ Human Services Announces Investments to Combat Opioid Epidemic and Boost Recovery Supports

February 20, 2019

$1.4 million in awards; Programs for peer support, services to sustain recovery and alternatives to opioids

(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services has awarded nearly $1.4 million in grants for new addiction treatment programs focusing on peer recovery, intensive support for people dependent on opioids and alternatives to opioids for pain management for older ...

Another Baby Seal Comes Ashore on Belmar Beach

February 17, 2019

Baby seals are not as cute and friendly as they look, and they can bite. That’s why it’s important to stay at least 50 yards from a resting pup. Plus, it’s against federal regulations to touch them.

BELMAR, NJ — A baby harp seal came ashore on the Eighth Avenue beach Saturday, and because it appears healthy, should return to the ocean waters by itself, according to the ...

Winter Car Tips from Storm's Automotive in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Anthony Smith, Plainfield’s local vehicle expert at Storm’s Automotive, offers some winter tips to keep your car or truck running smoothly.

Test your battery before the cold finishes it off.
Warm your vehicle up for at least ten minutes on cold mornings if it has been stopped for at least three hours and the outside temperature is below 25 degrees.
If you do ...

Featured Business: Storm's Automotive

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Having car troubles, or just in the market for a new mechanic?  Keep it local and get to know Storm’s Automotive, located right here in the Queen City.

Anthony Smith, owner of Storm’s Automotive, opened his business in 2014 in his backyard, and later located it at 230 E. 3rd Street in Plainfield.  When asked why Plainfield, Smith responded that it is his ...

"My Very Own British Invasion" is short on plot

‘My Very Own British Invasion’ is short on plot, but long on rock

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a rollicking, rock and roll extravaganza in its premier production of  “My Very Own British Invasion.”

We start with a fast and furious tribute to the Beatles, like “I Saw Her Standing There” and move on to ...

Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher. (Hanover Square Press, 2018)

 

The point of view from which a novel is told influences the reader’s perception of events, until we decide whether or not to trust the narrator. I wouldn’t classify Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to ...

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. (Harper, 2018)

 

Twelve million civilians died in the death camps in Europe during World War II. Six million victims were of the Jewish faith; the other six millions were comprised of political prisoners, gypsies, homosexuals, Catholics, and the mentally and physically handicapped. For each of those 12 million people, extraordinary stories ...

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner. (Atria, 2014).

Jennifer Weiner has captured the angst and humiliation of a young mother who is trapped in a situation that many professionals in their 30s, 40s and 50s face. While balancing a demanding career with raising children and caring for aging parents, people develop a variety of coping mechanisms to help them deal with daily stress. The wiser and ...

Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Harper and Collins, 2018)

When I was a teenager, dancing in my room to “Dancin’ Machine” by the Jackson Five or “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang, my father would, on occasion, poke his head into my room and query, “What are you listening to?” I knew that I was in for “the lecture,” how young people ...

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama (Crown Publishers, 2018)

Becoming by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, is an autobiography that exudes the grace of a woman who exemplifies everything that a female can aspire to become in today’s world. Throughout the book, Obama follows the theme that she sets out in the early chapters; the theme of “becoming.”

The chapters are organized into ...

The Clean 20

The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation  by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)

 

Dr. Ian K. Smith has written a delightful and easy to digest new book, The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation. Unlike many diet books that are mired in technical language that become not only a bore but a chore to read, Smith’s writing style is not ...

Michael Torpey Discusses the Student Debt Crisis on One-on-One with Steve Adubato

February 20, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- A new game show on truTV called “Paid Off with Michael Torpey” offers relief from student debt to its winners. Actor and Host, Michael Torpey, appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss the very real problem of outstanding college loan debt and how his show attempts to tackle this issue.

The show features recent college grads with student loan debt who ...