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Tue, August 27, 7:30 PM

Plainfield

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Government

Add to My Calendar 08/27/2019 7:30pm 08/27/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Meeting minutes and agendas.

More on the Historic Preservation Commission HERE.

515 Watchung Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Wed, August 28, 6:00 PM

Plainfield High School Cafeteria, Plainfield

Meet & Greet with Superintendent Dr. Diana ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 08/28/2019 6:00pm 08/28/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Meet & Greet with Superintendent Dr. Diana Mitchell

Meet the new Superintendent of Schools.

6:00 p.m. - Refreshments and the PAAAS Jazz Band
7:00 p.m. - Greetings from the Plainfield Board of Education
7:15 p.m. - Remarks from Dr. Diana Mitchell

950 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Thu, August 29, 6:30 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Mozart, Scherzos & More with the Woodland String ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 08/29/2019 6:30pm 08/29/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Mozart, Scherzos & More with the Woodland String Quartet @ Scotch Plains Public Library

The Woodland String Quartet will perform their 49th annual Mozart and More concert at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Thursday August 29 at 6:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Mozart, Scherzos and More.” The program is anchored by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Divertimento in D major, Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4, Antonio ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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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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Tue, September 3, 7:00 PM

Municipal Court, Plainfield

City Council Agenda Fixing Session

Government

Add to My Calendar 09/03/2019 7:00pm 09/03/2019 8:30pm America/New_York City Council Agenda Fixing Session

Check HERE for agenda, usually available the Friday prior to the meeting.

325 Watchung Ave Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Wed, September 4, 7:00 PM

City Hall Library, Plainfield

Plainfield Zoning Board Meeting

Government

Add to My Calendar 09/04/2019 7:00pm 09/04/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Plainfield Zoning Board Meeting

Minutes/agendas should be posted here, although as of this publication, the city website has not uploaded information for 2019.

515 Watchung Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Thu, September 5, 7:30 PM

City Hall Library, Plainfield

Plainfield Planning Board Meeting

Government

Add to My Calendar 09/05/2019 7:30pm 09/05/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Plainfield Planning Board Meeting

Minutes and agendas are supposed to be available to the public here.

515 Watchung 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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Mon, September 9, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Bagels & Books at the Scotch Plains Public Library

Arts & Entertainment Education Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 09/09/2019 10:00am 09/09/2019 11:00am America/New_York Bagels & Books at the Scotch Plains Public Library

​On Monday, September 9 at 10 am, the library will host Bagels & Books, where book-lovers share their recent reading experiences with other bibliophiles and pick up suggestions for future reading. Light refreshments will be served and registration is required.

To register, go to www.scotlib.org, email library@scotlib.org, call (908) 322-5007 x 204 or stop by the Reference Desk

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Mon, September 9, 7:00 PM

Municipal Court, Plainfield

City Council Regular Meeting

Government

Add to My Calendar 09/09/2019 7:00pm 09/09/2019 8:30pm America/New_York City Council Regular Meeting

Check HERE for agenda, usually available the Friday prior to the meeting.

325 Watchung Ave Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Mon, September 9, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Evening Book Club @ the Scotch Plains Public ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/09/2019 7:00pm 09/09/2019 8:15pm America/New_York Evening Book Club @ the Scotch Plains Public Library

​On Monday, September 9 at 7 pm, the Evening Book Club will discuss Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. The club is always looking for new members, so if you’ve read this compelling story, stop by and share your thoughts.

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Are You Experienced? The Making of Jimi Hendrix

Mon, September 9, 7:00 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Are You Experienced? The Making of Jimi Hendrix

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 09/09/2019 7:00pm 09/09/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Are You Experienced? The Making of Jimi Hendrix

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes Jimi Hendrix as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.” Hendrix expanded the range and vocabulary of the electric guitar into areas no musician had ever ventured before. Travel with Sixties Rock Historian Vinnie Bruno along Jimi’s road to superstardom: beginning with his early days as a band member on the ...

220 Walnut Ave. Cranford, NJ 07016
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Tue, September 10, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Blood Pressure Checks at the Scotch Plains Public ...

Education Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 09/10/2019 10:00am 09/10/2019 12:00pm America/New_York Blood Pressure Checks at the Scotch Plains Public Library

​Stay heart healthy! The township nurse will be available at the Scotch Plains Public Library for blood pressure checks on Tuesday, September 10 from 10:00am until noon. No registration is required.

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Tue, September 10, 8:00 PM

Plainfield High School Conference Room, Plainfield

Board of Education Work & Study Meeting

Education

Add to My Calendar 09/10/2019 8:00pm 09/10/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Board of Education Work & Study Meeting

Work & Study session in the Plainfield High School conference room.

Dates are subject to change. Check here.

950 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Wed, September 11, 7:00 PM

Plainfield City Hall, Plainfield

Alcoholic Beverage Control Board

Government

Add to My Calendar 09/11/2019 7:00pm 09/11/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Alcoholic Beverage Control Board

All documents pertaining to the meetings are available for public inspection at the City Clerk office, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. For further assistance, call David Graves, Chairman, at 908-753-3222


515 Watchung Ave. Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Sat, September 14, 11:00 AM

Warinanco Sports Center, Roselle

6th Annual Independent Authors Book Expo

Arts & Entertainment Education Other

Add to My Calendar 09/14/2019 11:00am 09/14/2019 5:00pm America/New_York 6th Annual Independent Authors Book Expo

We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Independent Authors Book Experience Book Expo, which will be held at the Warinanco Sports Center on September 14, 2019 between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

For the past five years, the Independent Authors Book Expo has provided an unparalleled venue for book lovers, authors, and vendors to all comingle in a wonderful, intimate event space, joined together by ...

1 Park Drive Roselle, NJ 07203
Annual Back to School Community Fair

Sat, September 14, 12:00 PM

St. John's Baptist Church, Scotch Plains

Annual Back to School Community Fair

Education Food & Drink Giving Back Health & Wellness Police & Fire

Add to My Calendar 09/14/2019 12:00pm 09/14/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Annual Back to School Community Fair

Serving Our Community!

The Outreach Ministry is excited to serve our community; we will be hosting our 11th Annual Back to School Community Fair. This is an outdoor event that will be held in the church parking lot on Saturday, September 14, 2019; from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM. The purpose of the fair is to assist children and families in pursuit of educational, health and social services ...

2387 Morse Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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New Jersey Date Night: Get Lost in the Game at These Sports Bars

November 13, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Cheering on the home team is more fun when there’s two of you. And with football, basketball and hockey in full swing, there’s practically something happening every night.

It may not be possible for you and your date to go to every live game, but luckily our state offers a plethora of sports ...

Recipe from the Farm: Erin Headley’s Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

John and Erin Headley operate a small cranberry bog deep in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. John works with the Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension in Washington Township, Burlington County, where researchers from Rutgers University work to combat pest and disease problems and study the many health benefits of cranberries.

Cranberries are a family ...

Property Taxes in New Jersey: Still an Ongoing Issue

Over half of Garden State property tax bills go toward educating the state's nearly 1.4 million public school students.

The average New Jersey tax bill is $8,767. About 52.6% of that, or $4,610, is the taxes the local school district levies on homeowners and property owners, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

But the average taxpayers in some ...

Fire Safety Tips for Union County Residents

November 15, 2019

With the arrival of colder weather and the fast-approaching holiday season, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents to protect themselves, their families and their guests by following basic fire safety guidelines.

“During this time of year there tends to be a greater use of candles, open fires, and other sources of fire,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane ...

Por qué esta Cubana-Americana de primera generación apoya a los candidatos de la columna 1 BOE

November 1, 2019

Estimado editor:

Cómo Cubana-Americano de primera generación que creció en Scotch Plains, siempre me sentí fuera de lugar en esa comunidad. Quería que mis hijas crecieran hablando español en casa, como lo hice yo, pero que vivan en un lugar que valore ese tipo de diversidad. Decidimos mudarnos a Plainfield porque nos encantó la abundante ...

Mussels 'As Big as Dinner Plates' Removed From Former Hunterdon Farm

November 14, 2019

FRANKLIN TWP., NJ — Years ago, tiny “hitchhikers” went unnoticed in a tank of live carp shipped from China to a fish farm here.

The hitchhikers were the larvae of Chinese pond mussels (Sinanodonta woodiana). These highly invasive mussels have spread across Europe, but had not been documented in the U.S. until a discovery at the Huey farm on Joe Ent Road here in ...

On the Other Side of the Border

November 8, 2019

The children kept hugging us. They just wanted hugs. They wanted to be seen, to be loved, to feel safe. It’s odd — we teach our children to not talk to strangers, and yet when we entered the Shelter de Leona Vicario they ran to us, grabbed our hands, and wanted to play. My Spanish is limited and their English was non-existent, but they kept telling us their names and ...

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 ...

'A Doll's House Part 2' Makes Timeless Claims at Summit Playhouse

SUMMIT, NJ – You wouldn’t think a follow-up to Henrik Ibsen’s play about Nora Helmer in 19th century Norway would be especially relevant today.

But the smart, funny sequel by Lucas Hnath has much to say about marriage, the cost of independence, abandoning one’s family and other issues that ring true. When Nora insists that marriage won’t exist in 20 or 30 years, ...

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 ...

HomeGrown Discovers Ridgewood NJ Hot Spot, Steel Wheel Tavern, on the Right Track

November 15, 2019

RIDGEWOOD, NJ -- In the current episode of HomeGrown, Host Stephanie Willoughby met with Glenn Carlough, Co-Owner of Steel Wheel Tavern, located just steps from the Ridgewood Train Station. The establishment recently celebrated their three year anniversary and regularly hosts community events, live music and a dance party every Saturday. 

Being so close to the train station has inspired ...