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Wed, August 21, 7:30 PM

City Hall, 2nd Floor Conf. Room, Plainfield

Shade Tree Commission

Government Green

Add to My Calendar 08/21/2019 7:30pm 08/21/2019 8:45pm America/New_York Shade Tree Commission

Minutes / agendas should be posted here, although 2019 information has not been posted as of this publication date.

515 Watchung Avenue 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 ...

Make Our Decadent Homemade Hot Chocolate

December 5, 2019

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 ...

New Jersey Date Night: Our Favorite Pizza Places

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

The weekend after Thanksgiving, treat your date to a second helping of pie. Pizza, that is.

After so many days, the last thing anyone wants is another turkey sandwich with a side of leftovers. The flavors of Thanksgiving are amazing, but they’re not supposed to last forever. You and your date ...

Thanksgiving: A Day to Be Thankful for What We Have in New Jersey 

In the 1620s, Pilgrims arrived in the New World seeking sanctuary from the religious persecution they experienced in England. The small number of Pilgrims established s colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts. 

The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest, which the Pilgrims celebrated with Native Americans, who helped them pass the last winter by giving them ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, December 8, 1:30 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

Gingerbread Sunday

Arts & Entertainment

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Sun, December 8, 2:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Amani Presents "Nat King Cole Celebrates the ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Home & Garden

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Mon, December 9, 3:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

2020 Census Job Fair at the Scotch Plains Public ...

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Plainfield's Mayor Mapp: We Must Commit to Finding Long Term Solutions to Homelessness

December 8, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ — In a previous op-ed, I spoke about the challenge faced by many cities with increasing numbers of people experiencing homelessness. New York City has devised an underhanded way to deal with its homeless population. They provide rent for one year, a one-way ticket, and shuttle them off to a New Jersey municipality.

This program, called the Special One Time Assistance ...

Toys ‘R’ Us Returns, Opens First Location at Garden State Plaza

November 28, 2019

PARAMUS, NJ — After a year and a half off the market, beloved toy chain Toys 'R' Us has made a comeback in Paramus.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at New Jersey’s largest mall -- the first location in the U.S. The opening comes just 48 hours before the biggest shopping event of the season, Black ...

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 ...

'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 ...

Meadowlands Environmentalist Hackensack Riverkeeper Transforms Polluted NJ Industrial Sites

December 6, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, TAPintoTV spoke with Captain Bill Sheehan of Hackensack Riverkeeper, about his organization and their efforts to revitalize the Hackensack River Watershed. 

Among its missions, Hacksensack Riverkeeper collaborates with planners to ensure that land use decisions reflect science and adhere to all ...