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Sat, June 22, 11:00 AM

Cedar Brook Park Shakespeare Garden, Plainfield

Plainfield Pride in the Park

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Add to My Calendar 06/22/2019 11:00am 06/22/2019 6:00pm America/New_York Plainfield Pride in the Park

Plainfield Pride closes with Plainfield Pride in the Park. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, colorful outfits and prepare to have a good time! This year includes Drag Queen Story Hour for the kids, games, prizes, food, a DJ and so much more! You don't want to miss this!

121-147 Randolph Road Plainfield, NJ 07060

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NJ Flavor’s Guide to New Jersey State and County Fairs

June 19, 2019

Wake up and smell the funnel cake — New Jersey’s state and county fairs have begun.

The big events, which take place all summer long around the state, began as a way for farmers to teach people about agriculture and show off horses and other animals. These days fair-goers can also enjoy rides, games, music and other types of live shows, contests and, of course, tons of great ...

School Leader who Champions Equity to Head Up College Achieve Central Charter School

June 20, 2019

Longtime educator Nadia Bennett brings over a decade of success in closing the achievement gap for students of color.

PLAINFIELD, N.J. – College Achieve Central Charter School has named as its new executive director, longtime principal and teacher Nadia Bennett, after conducting an extensive national search. Bennett brings over a decade of success in working at urban charter schools and ...

Injured Hiker at Pyramid Mtn. Rescued by Montville Fire Dept. & Six Other Agencies

June 18, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – A Wayne man found himself in the dark and unable to get back up and off an incline at Pyramid Mountain Sunday, and the result was a seven EMS-organization rescue effort at the park.

The 20-year-old hiker fell off a short cliff at the park at an overlook, and Park Police dispatch received his 9-1-1 call at approximately 9:15 p.m. June 16, according to Park Police spokesman ...

Rapps Pharmacy: How to tell the difference between allergies and a cold

Spring is in full swing. Trees and shrubs are blooming and grass is growing, and so are all of the allergens that can ruin your day.  But is it seasonal allergies or the common cold? Rapps, your local pharmacy expert, provides some helpful spring tips:

Around this time of year, people are prone to deal with both the common cold and seasonal allergies. Although the two share many common ...

Swashbuckling Reigns with Ken Ludwig’s ‘Three Musketeers’

MADISON, NJ – The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has opened its season with a dashing, madcap version of  Alexander Dumas’s  “The Three Musketeers.” Playwright Ken Ludwig has created a play for today’s audience, with contemporary touches and plenty of action.

The story, set in 1625 in Paris, brings a fourth musketeer into the mix as they challenge ...

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris (Grand Central, 2019)


Hannibal Lecter . . . Just the name sends chills down one’s spine. Lecter, who had a penchant for dining on human brains and “fava beans with a nice Chianti,” was first mentioned briefly in the 1981 novel The Red Dragon. However, Lecter takes center stage in the masterpiece of horror fiction, Silence of the Lambs, ...

Farewell, Herman Wouk

Farewell, Herman Wouk


The author of my favorite novels, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, Herman Wouk died at the age of 103 on May 17, 2019 at his home in Palm Springs, California.

As one of the warriors of the “greatest generation,”  Wouk enlisted in the Navy following the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and was assigned to the U.S.S. Zane, which ...

10% Happier by Dan Harris

10% Percent Happier by Dan Harris (Harper Collins, 2014)


My beloved sister-in-law, Betty Lenart, passed away last year. She faced death with a unique serenity, deeply dedicated to her Catholic faith. Each year Betty would go on a religious retreat, often located at the Jersey shore, where she would spend several days in silent meditation.  Sometimes I admit, I thought she was ...

The Weiss Sisters by Naomi Ragen

The Weiss Sisters by Naomi Ragen (MacMillan, 2013)


Naomi Ragen made her mark in the literary world with the wonderful novel, Sotah, published in 2001. Since then I have followed her career, reading every work. Ragen’s novels are generally about the complicated lives of Orthodox Jews and the decisions that plague some of them trying to balance a religious existence in a world ...

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone  by Lisa Jewell (Atria, 2017)


Then She Was Gone  by Lisa Jewell gets top marks in delivering the creep factor to those of us who like psychological thrillers that would have ended up being films directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Reminiscent of the classic The Collector by John Fowles, this haunting tale of a beloved daughter gone missing maintains its ...

Newark High School Principal Talks to Steve Adubato about His Mission to Improve Student Lives

June 19, 2019

NEW JERSEY--Newark Principal Akbar Cook was recently a guest on One-On-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the many innovative programs he has instituted at West Side High School in his mission to improve the lives of his students.

West Side High School is located in Newark’s troubled West Ward, one of the most statistically dangerous areas of the city. The school has suffered the ...