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Plainfield Awarded Union County Infrastructure Grant

May 26, 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Freeholders Infrastructure Grant program will fund various projects throughout the County, including parks, sewage drainage, road resurfacing and signage. In all, the Freeholders made awards to 21 municipalities as part of the sixth annual Union County Infrastructure Grant program, funding projects aimed at spurring economic development growth, and ...

May 25: Plainfield Coronavirus Update

PLAINFIELD, NJ — As the Memorial Day weekend comes to a close, the Plainfield administration has announced there are 2,083 positive COVID-19 cases.  While there are no cases reported today, there are 95 fatalities in the Queen City.

There was one fatality reported Sunday, a female, 92-years-old, of undetermined ethnicity. On Friday, there were five deaths reported: a Hispanic male, ...

Plainfield Coronavirus Cases: 73 Lives Lost / Coronavirus: 73 vidas perdidas

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield coronavirus cases, according to Mayor Adrian O. Mapp's daily report, stands at 2,047. A more devastating point to note is that 73 lives have been lost in the Queen City.

An 88-year-old Hispanic woman has died, according to Tuesday's report. The Mayor's newsletter on Monday noted there were another five lives lost, including a 50-year-old Hispanic ...

Plainfield Week in Review: Coronavirus Cases, Non-Profits Feed the City, Budget Deliberations

PLAINFIELD, NJ — In case you missed any of the past week's news stories, here is your Week in Review. Click on the links below for the complete stories.

Plainfield Zoning Board Meets Virtually, Approves Applications

Giamarese Farms: Create a Victory Garden During the War on COVID-19

Treasury, IRS release latest state-by-state Economic Impact Payment ...

Coronavirus Claims Two More in Plainfield / Coronavirus reclama dos más en Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The coronavirus has claimed two more Plainfield residents according to the press release from the Mayor's office on Monday, two Hispanic males, 74-years-old and 58-years-old.

Read the Mayor's full release:

As of Monday, May 11, 2020, the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Plainfield now stands at one thousand, nine hundred and twenty-one (1921) within the ages of ...

Meet One of Plainfield's COVID-19 Survivors

PLAINFIELD, NJ — There has been a lot of reporting on the numbers of COVID-19 cases in Plainfield, as well as the number of lives lost.  It's not always a pretty picture.  It's time to meet someone who has lived through — and has survived — the coronavirus.

What types of symptoms were you experiencing that made you seek out a doctor?

I had been coughing ...

Coronavirus: Gov. Murphy Unveils 6-Point Plan for Reopening NJ; No Timetable for Lifting Social Distancing Restrictions

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy during his daily press conference on Monday, April 27, announced his vision, “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health,” to restart New Jersey and put the state on the road to recovery.

Gov. Murphy outlined six key principles and benchmarks to guide the process for restoring the state’s economic health ...

Blue Angels and Thunderbirds to Fly Over Northern NJ

NEWARK, NJ – In a salute to frontline COVID-19 responders, the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds, the U.S. Navy and Air Force trick fighter jet squadrons, will be making a joint flyover near the George Washington Bridge on Tuesday, April 28, the squads announced on Twitter Monday.

A formation of six F-16C/D Fighting Falcon and six F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft will conduct these ...

Plainfield Week in Review: Councilman's $5M Suit, Coronavirus Cases, and more

PLAINFIELD, NJ — In case you missed any of the past week's news stories, here is your Week in Review. Click on the links below for the complete stories.

Petition Started Aiming to Have NJ State Parks Reopened

New Brunswick Native Persichilli Leads Battle Against COVID-19

Plainfield Bar Owner Charged with Violating Executive Order

Plainfield Coronavirus Cases Nearing ...

Plainfield Area Local Agencies Benefit From Food Distribution Partnership with United Way

PLAINFIELD, NJ — One of the ripple effects of COVID-19 that is being felt in local communities is an increase in food insecurity due to sudden job losses and school closures. On Monday, several Plainfield non-profits benefited from a partnership between the Union County Freeholder Board, Sheriff Peter Corvelli and his team, the United Way of Greater Union County, and Amazon ...

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Students Share Talents in Show

EDISON, NJ -- Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison provided a wonderful hour of entertainment in last week’s Rising Stars Talent and Variety Show. The event, which was live-streamed on Vimeo and Facebook Live, included vocal, instrumental and dance performances.

Among the show’s many highlights were a piano vocal by Julia Machado (pictured) of ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Band Members Perform in Virtual Concert

EDISON, NJ -- Fourth and fifth grade musicians at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison shared their talents in a virtual format in an entertaining Lower School Instrumental Concert. Under the direction of instructor Mr. Matt Bergman, students performed a variety of short pieces at home on flute, trumpet, clarinet, trombone, saxophone euphonium and ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Excited for ‘Karma’ HBO Series

EDISON, NJ -- Wardlaw+Hartridge student Jack Silver of Rahway must feel almost as if he’s won the lottery. Well, at least the HBO version of it.

A freshman at Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, Silver was chosen to participate along with 15 other contestants from around the country out of approximately 12,000 applicants to appear in the HBO Max original series Karma, set to begin ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Share Work at Virtual Art Show

EDISON, NJ -- Lower School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison shared their artwork in a virtual format last week and provided enjoyment for the W+H community. Congratulations to Mrs. Sue Howard, Lower School art teacher, for capturing images of work from all students in her division. Works presented included self-portraits, clay tiles, samplers, paintings and mixed ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Share Work at Virtual Art Show

EDISON, NJ -- Lower School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison shared their artwork in a virtual format last week and provided enjoyment for the W+H community. Congratulations to Mrs. Sue Howard, Lower School art teacher, for capturing images of work from all students in her division. Works presented included self-portraits, clay tiles, samplers, paintings and mixed ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Seniors Named GMC Scholar-Athletes

EDISON, NJ -- Sydney Johnson of Piscataway and Ricardo Garces of North Brunswick, seniors at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, have achieved excellence in the classroom and on the athletic fields during their scholastic  careers. Sydney and Ricardo were recognized for their consistent performance in both areas by being named the school’s GMC Scholar Athlete award ...

Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Union County Freeholders Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

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NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

May 23, 2020

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...

NJ Bars Still Closed, but Now You Can Get That Cocktail to Go

NEW JERSEY — Bars and restaurants with liquor licenses in the Garden State have been able to sell alcohol in its original containers during the COVID-19 crisis. Now, thanks to legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy before the weekend, they can sell mixed drinks for pick up and delivery, too.

Craft distilleries, which operate under a different kind of license, can also sell ...

LWV to Host Virtual Forum for Council Candidates

May 27, 2020

The League of Women Voters of the Plainfield Area will host a forum on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, for candidates running for Plainfield City Council in the July 7 primary election. The purpose of the forum is to enable voters to hear the candidates discuss why they’re running and which issues matter most to them.

Three candidates are running at-large: Robert K. Graham, Steve G.

It's Time, Governor Murphy

May 25, 2020

It's Time Governor Murphy

Governor, it's time. It's time to step up and out of the box. It's time to be bold but more importantly it's time to be empathetic, sensitive and reasonable. There has been much talk about listening to the data and science and about letting the data and science guide us through this public health crisis. Well, it's time to really listen.

If ...

Gym Owners Defy Murphy Closure Order for Second Day 

May 19, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — A Bellmawr gym was cited for a second time Tuesday after violating Gov. Phil Murphy's executive order barring certain businesses from opening their doors during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Atilis Gym has drawn mixed reactions for its owners Ian Smith and Frank Trumbetti — who thanked protestors for their support in the parking lot ...

Plainfield Coronavirus Cases: 73 Lives Lost / Coronavirus: 73 vidas perdidas

May 19, 2020

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield coronavirus cases, according to Mayor Adrian O. Mapp's daily report, stands at 2,047. A more devastating point to note is that 73 lives have been lost in the Queen City.

An 88-year-old Hispanic woman has died, according to Tuesday's report. The Mayor's newsletter on Monday noted there were another five lives lost, including a 50-year-old Hispanic ...

Plainfield Public Schools Family Success Center And Teen Parenting Program Held A Diaper Distribution Event For School Families to Assist Them During The COVID-19 Pandemic

May 8, 2020 - At a time when money and diapers are at a premium and hoping to ease the anxiety of the teen parents and the families they serve, the Plainfield Public Schools Family Success Center and the Plainfield High School Teen Parenting program held a diaper distribution event to assist the families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The diapers were donated by the organization Moms Helping ...

Opinion: Visiting a Re-Opened Mall in Georgia Gave Me a Glimpse of NJ’s Future

May 20, 2020

In the not-so-distant future, our corona-closed world will gradually re-open, allowing New Jersians the freedom to shop out, to dine in and to basically do anything that’s not based in our living rooms. 

To most the liberation may seem like the end of World War II and in many ways it is, but there are some catches to this re-opening; changes in protocols and attitudes that will make ...

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)

 

A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant (Inkubator Books, 2020)

 Recently I was at a doctor’s appointment and my physician asked if I had read anything good lately. Then she offered a tip to read The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant. 

The Good Neighbor starts off with an intriguing Prologue. In fact, the first line of the novel reads, “There was so much blood. It wasn’t ...

Food for Thought by Mark Vogel

Food for Thought: Food History & Science Cooking Techniques  by Mark Vogel.   ( 2020).

Are you suffering from cabin fever, having  been on “lockdown” for a week, facing a future of being housebound for who knows how long? I have a suggestion to help you pass the time in a productive and interesting way, learn fun facts about food, and sample new recipes. Purchase ...

The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant (Inkubator Books, 2020)

 Recently I was at a doctor’s appointment and my physician asked if I had read anything good lately. Then she offered a tip to read The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant. 

The Good Neighbor starts off with an intriguing Prologue. In fact, the first line of the novel reads, “There was so much blood. It wasn’t ...

NJ Restaurant Creates Blueprint to Reopen Safely When Pandemic Regulations Relax

May 27, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with Rocco Petriello, General Manager of the Grain & Cane Restaurant, to learn how they have adapted to serve their customers during the pandemic and their developing plans for returning to business once New Jersey enters into a new phase of reopening. 

Grain & Cane focuses on homestyle cuisine with American influences. Now that the ...