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Support the Downtown on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25

Another shopping season is upon us here in Plainfield and shops downtown are open for business. Plainfield has a unique mix of mom-and-pop stores that offer trendy name brand clothes and shoes that compete with mall traffic and Cyber Monday deals, perfect for anyone looking for a bargain. The importance of spending locally has never been more critical as retailers and restaurants struggle to ...

A Stroll Through Echo Lake Park

This past Sunday, I joined the Freewalkers for its Stroll & Roll walking event.  Freewalkers Yohana Maria and Risa Olinsky organized the festivities, now in its second year. 

The walk, designed to be family-friendly, and for people of all ages and abilities, began in Echo Lake Park, another gem in the Union County Park system.  The four-mile round trip trek also cut ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, November 21, 4:00 PM

Hannah Atkins Community Center, Plainfield

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Tue, November 21, 8:00 PM

Plainfield High School, Plainfield

Plainfield Board of Education Business Meeting

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Wed, November 22, 4:00 PM

Hannah Atkins Community Center, Plainfield

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Watson Coleman Statement On Trump Administration Ending Temporary Protected Status for 60,000 Haitians

November 21, 2017

EWING, NJ — Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision on ending the Temporary Protected Status of 60,000 Haitians:

 

“The failure to renew the Temporary Protected Status of some 60,000 human lives is a further continuation of the downward spiral of indecent leadership ...

Canadian Aquaculture Giant Gobbles Up Last American Bait Fish Grinder as Major Decision Looms

November 10, 2017

In case you haven’t heard, a multinational fish farming company (Cooke Inc.) has made a deal to purchase Omega Protein Inc. and take them into the private sector. While the ink is not dry on this deal, it is obvious that the American fishing community will not be part of this new portfolio. There is no doubt that new, private ownership will continue to disregard the needs of the ecosystem ...

Body Discovered at Flemington Walmart Store

November 21, 2017

RARITAN TWP., NJ – The body of a man found in a bathroom at the Walmart store here was that of a store employee, Raritan Township Police Captain Kevin Donovan said Tuesday.

The man had a medical issue, Donovan said, and appears to have died from natural causes.

The man had been working in the store earlier in the day on Monday, Nov. 20,  Donovan said. When he did not return home ...

Affordable Housing Program Helps Older Americans Make The Rent

November 10, 2017

While Barbara Ross’s income places her below the poverty line, she isn’t one of the nearly 2 million households with older adults in dire need of affordable housing. Thanks to a little-known federal program, Ross, 64, is able to afford a one-bedroom apartment in Plainfield, N.J.

Through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) “Section 202 Supportive ...

The Two Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman

The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman (St. Martins Griffin, 2016)

 

Author Lynda Cohen Loigman states, “The Two-Family House is a story I thought about for at least ten years before I ever wrote a word. I spent countless hours over a full decade thinking about how Rose, Helen, Abe, and Mort would behave in difficult situations, and how they would feel when faced with ...