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Sat, August 18, 12:00 PM

Plainfield

Community Health and Wellness Fair

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 08/18/2018 12:00pm 08/18/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Community Health and Wellness Fair

Come out to this free Health and Wellness Fair. There will be free blood pressure screenings, blood glucose and cholesterol screenings, hearing screenings, BMI screenings, education on diabetes, prenatal and postnatal care, nutrition, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, Zumba with a certified instructor and more...

1003 West 4th Street Plainfield, NJ 07063

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Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey Seeks Volunteers for Statewide Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day Initiative

August 16, 2018

MILLBURN — The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is looking for volunteers throughout the state to help spread awareness of the dangers of prescription opioids and actions that can be taken to protect families and communities from addiction as part of the third annual Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day on Saturday, Oct. 6. 

In 2016 — the most recent year with complete data ...

One Boy Dead, One Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Stolen Car from Warren Township

August 6, 2018

WARREN, NJ –  A 14-year old boy died, and a 17-year old boy has been charged with vehicular homicide after a chase in a car stolen from Warren Township on Friday,  Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, Warren Township Chief of ...

Ecuador Independence Day Celebration to be Held in Plainfield

August 9, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Celebrate Ecuador's Independence Day Friday evening on the plaza in front of Plainfield's City Hall.

August 10, 1830 marks the country's Independence Day, and highlights the cultural diversity of the Ecuadorian people.  It is also known as El Primer Grito de Independence.

The Plainfield festivities on Aug. 10, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., will include a ...

Featured Business: Studio 15 Young Plainfield Entrepreneurs Expand Business Once More

“What you see behind me is a life-changing project for myself that I have been working on since January 2017, nearly two years, discreetly; not sharing much about it with anybody. I've had plenty of reasons to give up on this truck; I purchased it pretty much from the ground up from Rashine Mobile, another local city entrepreneur. The truck had no steering column, no computer; it ...

The Anatomy of Escape by Mike Blue

The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure by Mike Blue (Available on Amazon)

 

Imagine that you could just say, “Chuck it,” and walk away from the bonds that keep you tied to what Mike Blue, author of The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure, defines as the restrictive Work-Consume-Die cycle. To most of us, becoming what Blue terms “a ...

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little (Dog Ear Publishing, 2015)

 

Rich Little is a national treasure; a living encyclopedia of movie stars, comedians, and former presidents all wrapped into one dynamic package. Recently, my husband and I had the good fortune to see Little perform at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, where he has been doing his uncanny ...

Camino Island by John Grisham

Camino Island by John Grisham (Dell, 2017)

John Grisham is a very good story teller. His writing style is engaging, characters are usually well draw. But, somehow Camino Island, published in 2017, falls short of the rest of Grisham's work, and seems amateurish.

The novel begins with the heist of five precious manuscripts by F. Scott Fitzgerald from the Firestone Library at Princeton ...

Lucia, Lucia by Adriani Trigiani

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2003)

 

If a summer romance novel is what you are craving to read as you sit by the pool or beach, Adriana Trigiani's Lucia, Lucia is a perfect choice. Set in 1950 New York City, the novel is about a young woman, Lucia Sartori, who is determined to have a career and be able to support herself, an unusual choice for a girl who was ...

The Death of Koko the Gorilla

Koko's Kitten, Koko's Story, The Eduction of Koko all by Dr. Francine Patterson

 

Last night when I heard about the death of Koko, the lowland gorilla who was educated to communicate through American Sign Language by Dr. Francine Patterson, I went numb with grief. I have followed the life of Koko, her two gorilla companions, Michael and Ndume, as well as Dr. Patterson for forty ...