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Sat, August 17

Ruth Fellowship Ministries, Plainfield

Plainfield High School Gospel Choir Reunion c/o ...

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Add to My Calendar 08/17/2019 12:00am 08/18/2019 12:00am America/New_York Plainfield High School Gospel Choir Reunion c/o 80's-90's

We are in the planning process phase of this event. If anyone has ever participated in the PHS-Gospel Choir between the years of 1980-1999 and would like to participate in this reunion event, please complete the event form located here.

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Tue, August 20, 6:30 PM

Plainfield High School Cafeteria, Plainfield

Plainfield Board of Education Business Meeting

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Add to My Calendar 08/20/2019 6:30pm 08/20/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Plainfield Board of Education Business Meeting

The Plainfield Board of Education will hold a business meeting in the cafeteria at Plainfield High School. Action will be taken on recommendations by the superintendent, Dr. Diana Mitchell, and on Human Resources, Curriculum & Instruction, Finance, Policy, and Facilities & Grounds.

Download the agenda.

950 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060

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How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds this Halloween

October 22, 2019

Carving Jack-o’-lanterns? Save your pumpkin seeds for a tasty snack.

To get started, preheat the oven to 325°F. Scoop the seeds out of your pumpkin and place them in a colander in the sink. Separate the seeds as much as you can from any goo, then rinse them clean. Pat them dry.

On a baking sheet with sides, toss the seeds with oil to coat. Season with salt and pepper or, ...

Four Delicious Ways to Enjoy Local Squash this Fall

It’s squash season! So now that you’ve just picked up a bunch of beautiful autumn squash, what do you do with it?

First, don’t refrigerate hard squashes unless they’re peeled or cut. Instead, keep them in a cool, dry place. They’ll last about a month.

Then try one of these yummy ideas:

Roasted delicata squash is a fast side dish, especially because you ...

Does Rutgers Pay Too Much to Fired Coaches, Athletic Directors, and Academic Administrators?

Does Rutgers pay too much to fired coaches, athletic directors, and academic administrators? 

Everyone loves a good college football game. Last season (2018), the Rutgers Scarlet Knights record in the Big Ten Conference was a dismal 1-11. And this year does not look much better. Yeah, Rutgers is in the same league with some heavy hitters like Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan. But, ...

New Jersey Transit A National Disgrace?

This week’s question is a continuation of last week’s on New Jersey infrastructure issues. 

New Jersey Transit has more than 2,000 buses and more than 700 trains, and there are more than 900,000 trips taken on NJ Transit every weekday. In total, passengers ride more than 3.5 billion miles per year on the system. In the past, Governor Murphy referred to NJ Transit as a ...

Stories of the Rising Seas: Best-selling Author Jon Gertner Returns to the Scotch Plains Library to Discuss The Ice at the End of the World

October 23, 2019

​On Thursday, November 7 at 7 pm, Jon Gertner returns to the Scotch Plains Public Library to discuss his latest book, The Ice at the End of the World​. Gertner explains how the work in Greenland, aided by an evolving array of technological tools, has led to a deepening understanding of our natural world and our current climate crisis. The story of Greenland’s ice sheet—the ...

Time to Reform Plainfield’s Public Schools

October 23, 2019

Dear Editor,

As four-year residents of Plainfield, my wife and I have been pleasantly surprised by the lively, diverse community that flourishes here. The downtown bustles with activity, businesses are moving in, and there are events to attend every week.

A fly exists in the ointment, however — the public schools. You hear people say it all the time: “I would think about moving ...

Plainfield Rescue Squad: Save the Date for the 2nd Annual Haunted Squad Halloween Event

October 12, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Join the Cadets and Explorers of the Plainfield Rescue Squad for the 2nd Annual Haunted Squad, a two-day Halloween event. 

(Watch the Plainfield Rescue Squad's promo video at the end of the article.)

The Explorer Program is for those 10 to 15 years old who maintain optimal grades in school.  Program participants can take CPR/First Aid ...

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 ...

'Chasing Rainbows' at Paper Mill Explores Garland's Early Career

MILLBURN, NJ  - Judy Garland has made an amazing comeback, with both this charming musical at Paper Mill Playhouse and the new film starring Renee Zellweger. It’s also the anniversary of ‘The Wizard of Oz,” a film that never seems to lose its appeal. Garland’s early career is the focus of “Chasing Rainbows, The Road to Oz.”

Ruby Rakos is a sound choice ...

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 ...

Real Housewives of NJ’s Joe Gorga Offers House-Flipping Tips on One-on-One

October 23, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Viewers might best know Joe Gorga, husband of Melissa Gorga and brother to Teresa Guidice, from his stint on Real Housewives of New Jersey, yet these days, he can mostly be found scouring properties in New Jersey’s very hot real estate market. 

Besides his other property investments, Gorga is also a “house-flipper,” meaning someone who buys an undermarket ...