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Mon, September 20, 9:00 AM

Hub Stine Sports Complex, Plainfield

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Add to My Calendar 09/20/2021 9:00am 09/20/2021 7:00pm America/New_York Walk With Ease

Plainfield Division of Parks and Recreation offer the Arthritis Foundation's Walk with Ease program. This free walking program is for Active Older Adults.

Register on CommunityPass.net.

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Wed, September 22, 9:00 AM

Hub Stine Sports Complex, Plainfield

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Add to My Calendar 09/22/2021 9:00am 09/22/2021 7:00pm America/New_York Walk With Ease

Plainfield Division of Parks and Recreation offer the Arthritis Foundation's Walk with Ease program. This free walking program is for Active Older Adults.

Register on CommunityPass.net.

1410 Randolph Road Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Fri, September 24, 9:00 AM

Hub Stine Sports Complex, Plainfield

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Government

Add to My Calendar 09/24/2021 9:00am 09/24/2021 7:00pm America/New_York Walk With Ease

Plainfield Division of Parks and Recreation offer the Arthritis Foundation's Walk with Ease program. This free walking program is for Active Older Adults.

Register on CommunityPass.net.

1410 Randolph Road Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Fri, September 24, 10:00 AM

Zoom, Online

Tropical Storm Ida Recovery Resource Town Hall

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Add to My Calendar 09/24/2021 10:00am 09/24/2021 11:00am America/New_York Tropical Storm Ida Recovery Resource Town Hall

For those affected by Hurricane Ida, an online recovery resource town hall will be held Friday, Sept. 24 from 10-11 a.m.

Please register in advance: http://bit.ly/recoverytownhall


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Mon, September 27, 9:00 AM

Hub Stine Sports Complex, Plainfield

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Government

Add to My Calendar 09/27/2021 9:00am 09/27/2021 7:00pm America/New_York Walk With Ease

Plainfield Division of Parks and Recreation offer the Arthritis Foundation's Walk with Ease program. This free walking program is for Active Older Adults.

Register on CommunityPass.net.

1410 Randolph Road Plainfield, NJ 07060

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Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Embrace Spirit Week Themes

EDISON -- Students in all three divisions at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enjoyed a week of daily themes to celebrate Spirit Week from Oct. 4-8.

Upper School students engaged in a week of friendly competition and the seniors prevailed with the class championship in a narrow 160-140 victory over the juniors thanks to solid performances each day. Daily themes included Color Day ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Community Enjoys Return of Fall Fair and Homecoming Day

EDISON -- The community of parents, students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni and friends at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enjoyed fun, food and games as Fall Fair and Homecoming Day returned on Oct. 7 after a one-year hiatus.

This year’s event was held outdoors at the back of campus with volunteers from the Parents’ Association, Booster Club and W+H student body ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Named National Merit Scholar Semifinalist

EDISON -- The College Counseling Office at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison announced that senior Aarush Dharayan of Edison has been named a semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation was presented to Aarush, who is pictured with Dr. Bob Bowman of Scotch Plains, Upper School Head (left) and Andrew Webster of Edison, Head of School.

Aarush ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Upper School Fall Play Announces Cast List

EDISON -- The Performing Arts Department at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison announced the cast list for its fall play – These Shining Lives – with performances set for November 12-13 in the Berry Performing Arts Center.

Leading players include Rose Kassam of Scotch Plains as Catherine Donohue, Naischa Puri of Edison as Charlotte Purcell and Krishna Patel of Edison as ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Senior Earns College Board National Recognition

EDISON -- Feisal Kiiru of Edison, a senior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, is one of 32,000 students from across the country to earn academic honors from the College Board’s National Recognition Programs! These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students ...

How to Recycle Right in Union County

Recycling has been subject to statewide rules in New Jersey since 1987, but questions continually arise about recycling. The Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning wants to help residents learn the rules and “Recycle Right.” Here are answers to four of the most frequently asked questions we receive about recycling in Union County:

Q: What is ACCPTABLE in my curbside ...

New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

October 16, 2021

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

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...

There’s More Than One Way Cook a Pumpkin

Whether you’re hitting the pumpkin patch or shopping at the supermarket, you’re bound to find a bounty of pumpkins this time of year.

Ready to start cooking? Baking or steaming then pureeing your own pumpkin is a great way to get what you need for homemade pies, breads, soups and more.

Tip: Don’t use big, hollow Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins for cooking — they don’t ...

Saint Joseph High School Inducts the 2021 Class into its Athletics Hall of Fame

METUCHEN, NJ -- NBA superstar Karl-Anthony Towns and Brandon Bielak, a pitcher for the Houston Astros, were among the honorees for Saint Joseph High School's Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2021. The event was held at the Metuchen Golf and Country Club in Edison on Fri., Oct. 8.

The list of inductees included:

Craig Belunes ‘77 - Wrestling
Brandon ...

Saint Joseph High School Homecoming Game was held on Saturday, Oct. 9

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) welcomed alumni, family, and friends back to the campus to celebrate our third annual homecoming game.

Many Falcons returned to the flock, and their support helped that the varsity football team beat New Brunswick by score of 38-14. On the field, quarterback Christian Solino was 19-for-28 for 229 yards and 3 TDs and one INT. He ...

See the World through the Eyes of Union County Artists

October 22, 2021

Union County’s Senior Citizens Virtual Art Exhibit showcases artists age 60 and up.

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to present the Union County 2021 Senior Citizens’ Virtual Art Exhibit, showcasing 125 original works created by residents aged 60 and above. The exhibit can be viewed on the Union County website at ucnj.org/senior-art.

“The Senior ...

How Are These Not Conflicts of Interest?

October 11, 2021

Dear Editor:

Over the past few years, I started taking a more active interest in the local government and its functioning that has led me to better understand the different roles and responsibilities of the town council members and the town administrators. As I continue to learn more, I think it is important to share what I learn with the community in order to keep everyone informed and allow ...

NJ Transit Conductor Assaulted After She Asked Man to Wear a Mask

October 20, 2021

GLEN ROCK, NJ — A Bronx man threatened an NJ Transit Train conductor with a knife Wednesday morning after she asked him to wear a mask, police said.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., a woman came into police headquarters reporting there was a disturbance on a New Jersey Transit train at the Bergen Line Train Station across from Borough Hall, police said. 

When police ...

Plainfield Public Schools to Hold K-5 Parent Curriculum Symposium / Las escuelas públicas de Plainfield llevarán a cabo un simposio sobre el plan de estudios para padres de K-5

October 19, 2021

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Public School District will host a virtual and in-person Curriculum Symposium for parents with students in Grades K-5 on Wednesday, October 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The event will provide an overview of the K-5 Curriculum and Title I materials the district has approved for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Instructional ...

Plainfield's Queen City Academy to Host La Fiesta Latina to Close Out Hispanic Heritage Month

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Queen City Academy Charter School (QCACS) will host “La Fiesta Latina,” a community-based event that will bring Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month to a close and celebrate the rich cultures, contributions, and people who represent the Hispanic and Latinx communities.

Queen City Academy has prided itself in providing culturally relative programs, events, and ...

What's on TAP this Week in Plainfield: October 11 - 17

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Check out what's on TAP in and around Plainfield this week, including election deadlines, another food truck event, Double Dutch, and more.

MONDAY — It's a holiday, so city offices and schools are closed, and there is no mail delivery or garbage pickup by PMUA. Banks are also closed.

TUESDAY

PMUA Committee Meeting — To see the agenda, and for ...

Don't Make These Common Small Business Marketing Mistakes

Hope you're sitting down for this one.  A 2021 report from Top Design Firms says 28% of small businesses don't have a website.

Of the 72% who have a website, maintaining it can be a full-time job all by itself. Customers have elevated expectations and the website has to match that.  Small business owners often don't have that time.  Forbes has some suggestions ...

Behind the Headlines: How a Text Message Led a TAPinto Franchisee to Get Answers for His Community

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The text message was straight and to the point.

“Hey they have all of our (expletive) and we can’t get it out.”

That certainly got John Mooney’s attention.

Then the TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood franchisee saw a post on Facebook and started asking some questions.

“They said ‘hey this is going on — we’re going to ...

Email is Key to News Publishers Clawing Back Advertising Dollars from Social Media

Many news publishers are struggling to produce enough advertising dollars to be sustainable, with many now erecting paywalls or going the non-profit route to attempt to stay in business. However, publications would be wise to think about what advantages that they can bring to a potential advertiser that social media cannot offer. One such tool is email.

Any publisher who has stayed on top of ...

How a Change of Plan Led TAPinto's Newest Franchisee to Stay in Princeton

PRINCETON, NJ -- Richard Rein had a 4-month plan.  He was going to work with a Princeton University professor, who was teaching a class on expository writing.  After that, head north.

“My original plan was to move to New York City where the action was,” Rein said.

That was nearly 4 decades ago.  He never left.

Today, Rein is still in ...

'Songs for a New World' Merges Rock, Ballads, Jazz

Millburn, NJ - Yes, Paper MIll Playhouse has now reopened with a dazzling production of “Songs for a New World.”  

There are plenty of precautions before entering the theatre, including masks for the audience, proof of vaccination and photo i.d. (probably a driver’s license.)  Still, it’s good to know all that going in, so there are no surprises ...

Billy Summers by Stephen King

Billy Summers by Stephen King. (Scribner, 2021)

 

Remember Dexter? He was the self-appointed Angel of Death, whose father recognized Dexter’s innate compulsion to kill and trained his bizarre boy to murder only people who deserved to die. Stephen King’s latest hero, Billy Summers bears some resemblance to Dexter in that he is a hired assassin who will only take on contracts ...

Sooley by John Grisham

Sooley by John Grisham (Doubleday, 2021)

 

Sooley, John Grisham’s latest novel, will haunt the reader long after the last page is closed. The main character, a seventeen year old boy from South Sudan, a  young country in Africa, is as charismatic and unforgettable as they come. Although the world from which he comes is cruel and unyielding, Samuel Sooleymon uses his passion ...

The Series of The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2016)

Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2017)

Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2018)

Anne of Kleve: The Princess in the Portrait by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2019)

Katheryn Howard: The Scandalous Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2020)

Katherine Parr: the Sixth ...

Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O'Farrell

Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O’Farrell (Vintage Books, 2020)

In a style reminiscent of the great American naturalist, Gene Stratton Porter, one of the most popular authors of the early 20th century, Maggie O’Farrell’s  expressions of the world around us are more like poetry rather than prose. One has the sense in reading this magical story of a woman linked to ...

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth (St. Martin’s Press, 2020)

 

The title of Sally Hepworth’s seventh novel, The Good Sister, is intriguing. How does one define a “good sister?” Is she one who is loyal, caring, and empathetic? Does she look after the welfare of her siblings, no matter what the cost  to her? Or, are we deceived sometimes, to think that the ...