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Sun, September 8, 2:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Sunday Sounds: Danielle Illario @ Scotch Plains ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/08/2019 2:00pm 09/08/2019 3:15pm America/New_York Sunday Sounds: Danielle Illario @ Scotch Plains Public Library

​On Sunday, September 8 at 2 pm, local musician Danielle Illario will perform a selection of American Standard jazz, R&B, and hip-hop. Illario can be found performing across New York and New Jersey, including the Blue Note, Montclair Social Club, and the Capitol Theater. She has written and recorded for multiple artists and cites Nina Simone, Steely Dan, and Stevie Wonder as her top ...

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

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Evening Book Club @ the Scotch Plains Public ...

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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
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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
Annual Back to School Community Fair

Sat, September 14, 12:00 PM

St. John's Baptist Church, Scotch Plains

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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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Tue, September 17, 1:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Afternoon Book Club @ Scotch Plains Library: ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/17/2019 1:00pm 09/17/2019 2:00pm America/New_York Afternoon Book Club @ Scotch Plains Library: Pachinko

On Tuesday, September 17 at 1 pm, the Afternoon Book Club will meet at the Scotch Plains Public Library to discuss Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. No registration is required for this discussion.

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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Four Delicious Ways to Enjoy Local Squash this Fall

October 18, 2019

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 ...

New Jersey Date Night: Delightful Delis

Finding the perfect sandwich is almost as important as finding the perfect lunchtime date, and luckily New Jersey offers a plethora of options when it comes to delicatessens. The delis of the Garden State offer up a menu of the soups, sandwiches and black and white cookies that rival (and pehaps surpass) their New York counterparts. Making a date over pastrami is not only easy but also ...

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 ...

Union County RSVP Information Session to be Held October 29th

October 19, 2019

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Union County,

Seeking Volunteer Tutors  55+

Information Session to take place October 29, 2019  

Elizabeth, NJ – An information session for Volunteer Tutors will take place on Tuesday, October 29th,  2019,  12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, at the Jewish Family Service Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Avenue, Elizabeth, ...

Letter to the Editor

October 19, 2019

Dear Editor;

I just wanted to address an inaccurate email sent to you.  The Plainfield School Board supported its former interim superintendent with everything he wanted to do and it can be proven by going back and viewing all of the voting that transpired during his term.  The Interim could only work in the district for 2 years due to rules and regulations associated with ...

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 ...

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 ...

CUEED Celebrates a Decade of Success Supporting Entrepreneurs & Economic Development

October 18, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- Rutgers Business School’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) celebrated their 10th anniversary, bringing together elected officials, local vendors and leaders in the community to mark a decade of success. Held at Express Newark, the CUEED UnGala Experience also featured Q&A sessions about business topics and a marketplace showcasing the ...