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The Week Ahead in Plainfield: Candidates Forum, and more

May 15, 2022

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Check out what's on TAP in Plainfield this week, including the League of Women Voters of Plainfield candidate forum, a job seeker hiring event, and more.

MONDAY

Baseball: away at Roselle Park 4 p.m.
It's the 47th National EMS Week! According to NAEMT, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week in 1974 to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work ...

Plainfield Girl Meets, Thanks First Responders Who Helped Save Her Life (Video)

PLAINFIELD, NJ — One year ago, 8-year-old Alivia was severely burned by a candle, and had to be transported via a State Police Medevac from Plainfield High School to St. Barnabas Hospital. A year later, the Revan family stopped by the Plainfield Rescue Squad bearing pizza to thank those who helped her that day.

Cacheca Hoff, a life member of the Plainfield Rescue Squad who was working as ...

Happy Mother's Day!

NEW JERSEY: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY FROM TAPinto! Commemorations to honor mothers and motherhood have been happening for centuries and can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans who paid homage to their mother goddesses. Today, tributes to mothers occur all around the world at different times of the year, but the American version of Mother's Day was started in May, 1908 by a woman ...

Plainfield Week in Review: Budgets, Park Hotel, Road Closures, 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. Be sure to check out Now in New Jersey and News Around New Jersey - weekdays!

Plainfield Park Hotel on Monday's City Council Agenda

Murphy Administration Launches 'Outside, Together!' Environmental Initiative ...

Plainfield Week in Review: Budget Talks, Fire Prevention, Air Force JROTC Military Ball, 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. Be sure to check out Now in New Jersey and News Around New Jersey - weekdays!

Plainfield’s PAAAS, Barack Obama Green Charter School, Rank High on U.S. News 2022 ‘Best High Schools’ List

Union Superintendent ...

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: Budget Talks and more

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Check out what's on TAP in Plainfield this week, including budget talks, a student showcase, a booster seat check, and more.

MONDAY

Budget Deliberation: Fire, Communications & Technology - The budgets for the Fire Department and the Department of Communications & Technology will be introduced to the Plainfield City Council. Join the virtual meeting at 7 ...

Plainfield Week in Review: Easter, Budget Deliberations Begin, 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. Be sure to check out Now in New Jersey and News Around New Jersey - weekdays!

How to Stop Spotted Lanternflies From Hatching in Union County This Spring

Spring Reveals Pair of 'Hidden Gems' at Summit Arboretum ...

Slide Show: A Saturday in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Despite a gray start to the day, the sun came out Saturday for events around Plainfield that included history lessons, a health fair and a ribbon cutting for an organization that advocates and provides support for children with autism and their families.

Friends of Olmsted Parks of the Plainfields, a new organization established to advocate for the preservation of ...

Local Group Celebrates Plainfield's Olmsted Roots on His 200th Birthday Anniversary

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The 200th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted's birth on April 26 is being celebrated in 2022, and the National Association for Olmsted Parks invites you join the party. Olmsted is credited with creating the landscape architecture profession, and his famous designs include sites like New York City's Central Park and the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. But did you ...

Scenes from Easter Fun in Plainfield, Part II

PLAINFIELD, NJ — It's Easter fun in Plainfield, part two. We may have put the horse before the cart... or the chicken before the Easter egg... because we received more photos from egg hunts around town.

Previously we shared photos from the fun had by all at the Plainfield Rescue Squad event, organized by the squad's cadets. There was an egg hunt with 400 eggs placed on the lawn, ...

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Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Girls Repeat as State Golf Champs

EDISON, NJ -- Consistency, depth and determination propelled the girls’ golf team at The Wardalw+Hartridge School in Edison to its second straight state team championship at Raritan Valley Country Club on May 16. After falling behind by a few strokes early, the Rams remained steady and did not panic as weather conditions began to deteriorate with a storm coming. Fueled by a balanced ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Young Students Lead Entertaining Journey at Concert

EDISON, NJ -- Students in Pre-K through Grade 1 at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison took the audience on a safari, through a book and to a farm during Tuesday’s entertaining Early Childhood Spring Concert. 

Lower School music teacher Shannon Sari’s students shared stories and songs about animals through performances of Pole, Pole by Ella Jenkins, assorted ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Receives DAR Good Citizen Award

EDISON, NJ -- Gurinder Singh of Carteret, a senior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, was among three local high school seniors to receive Good Citizen Awards from The Westfield Chapter of The Daughters of The American Revolution (DAR).

Each school selected one Good Citizen from their senior class based on Dependability (truthfulness, loyalty, punctuality), Service (cooperation, ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, May 21, 12:30 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Teen Video Game Party!

Arts & Entertainment

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Mon, May 23, 11:00 AM

Hub Stine Complex, Plainfield

Dedication of the Milt Campbell Track & Field

Education Sports

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Mon, May 23, 7:00 PM

Zoom, Plainfield

Budget Deliberation: CBAC Recommendations, more

Government

Saint Joe's Salutatorian DaSilva: Campus 'Felt Like Home'

METUCHEN, NJ - The second that Matthew DaSilva stepped foot on the campus of Saint Joseph High School five years ago he immediately felt something special. From his first campus tour to his time as “Freshman for a Day,” DaSilva knew the choice was easy. He was going to spend the most formative years of his life at Saint Joe’s.

Sure there were other private schools in ...

Union County Clerk Offers Saturday Hours for Voters to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot in Person

May 18, 2022

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that the County Clerk’s Elections Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for extended hours on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for anyone seeking to obtain a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the 2022 Primary Election. The extended hours are offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed.

The Primary Election will be held on ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

May 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Plainfield Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023 School Year / Matriculas de Kindergarden

May 9, 2022

PLAINFIELD, NJ — It’s that time of year again, when all current Plainfield pre-kindergarten students must be registered for kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year. A mass registration day will be held Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Administration Building, 1200 Myrtle Avenue. Parents, it is important to register your child early so he or she will have a placement ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)

 

Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator ...

Longbourne by Jo Baker

Longbourne by Jo Baker. (Vintage, 2013)

 

Fancy that. Longbourne’s publishing date is exactly 200 years after that of its “predecessor,” Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen, author of six novels including Pride and Prejudice, was born in Hampshire, England in 1775; yet the themes and characters of her works remain as contemporary as if they were written today. In fact, ...

Funny Farm: Mu Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals by Laurie Zaleski

Funny Farm: My Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals by Laurie Zaleski. 

St. Martin’s Press, 2021.

 

Pandemic. Russia invades the Ukraine. Gas going up to $6.00 a gallon. Everywhere we turn, we are bombarded with bad news. However, if you are seeking a little recreational reading to provide a respite from the stress of daily life, pick up a copy of the remarkable book, ...

Two Truths and a Lie by Ellen McGarrahan

Two Truths and a Lie: A Murder, A Private Investigator, and Her Search for Justice.  Ellen McGarrahan. Random House, 2021.

 

“The electric chair faced the witnesses, and as we watched Jesse, Jesse was watching us. Beneath his shaved scalp his dark eyes burned. He was starting to look at the witness in the front row, one by one, I realized. He was going to stare right into ...