FOSH 18th Annual Blessing of the Animals to be Held on Oct. 1

September 22, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Friends of Sleepy Hollow, or FOSH, will hold its 18th Annual Celebration of Animals event Leland Avenue Park at Cook School in Plainfield.

Join them on Sunday, Oct. 1st, starting at 1:30 pm,  with blessings starting at 2:00 pm.  Representatives of local religious and spiritual traditions will be available to offer blessings for all animals.  

Please ...

Plainfield Vision 2025: Initial Listening Session Draws Engaged Crowd

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield Vision 2025, the city-wide planning and community engagement initiative that will be used to create a blueprint for the future of the city, kicked off on Wednesday evening at Hubbard Middle School.  The theme of the night was Health, Human and Social needs. 

The session began with an explanation of the evening's activities by Facilitator Diane ...

Sabattis Saved: Boy Scouts' Adventure Camp to Remain Open After Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board Vote

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -- The Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board met on Monday, Sept. 18 in a special session to discuss the future operation of Sabattis Adventure Camp, which was threatened with closure.

After thorough and thoughtful discussion, the Board voted to continue Sabbatis camping activities through the end of the 2019 summer camping season. The Board ...

Plainfield Vision 2025 Kicks Off on Wednesday with a Focus on Health, Human & Social Needs

PLAINFIELD, NJ - You're invited to the first "listening session" for Plainfield Vision 2025 that will take place on Wednesday evening.  The comprehensive city-wide planning and community engagement initiative launched by Mayor Adrian O. Mapp will consist of a series of sessions taking place through October that will be used to create a roadmap for the city’s ...

Watching Tropical Storm Jose-Could Produce Rain, High Winds in the Garden State

ELIZABETH, NJ-New Jersey residents may want to check the weather to track the path of Tropical Storm Jose. A forecast map that was issued this morning by the National Hurricane Center has the state on the outer edges of its possible path.  Tropical Storm Jose could strengthen as it heads north through the Atlantic.

The system is still days away from its center being hundreds of miles off ...

Friday Night Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month to Take Place at Plainfield City Hall

PLAINFIELD, NJ - You're invited to join Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, the Plainfield City Council, and the Plainfield Advisory Commission on Hispanic Affairs (PACHA) for a celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.  Mes de la Herencia Hispana Ceremonia de Levantamiento de Banderas!

According to, the observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under ...

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: September 11-17

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Here's a look at what's on TAP this week in and around the city to learn more about Plainfield, NJ news and events.


The City of Plainfield will hold a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to observe the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  Read more.
Chair Fitness classes are on Mondays at the Plainfield YMCA, at 518 Watchung ...

Plainfield to Hold 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Monday, Mayor Adrian O. Mapp and the City of Plainfield are extending an invitation to all Plainfield residents to observe the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Gather at City Hall Plaza, located at 515 Watchung Avenue, at 8:30 a.m. for the city's commemoration ceremony.

Hurricane Irma Becomes Threat To East Coast

While it is still a number of days out for weather forecasters to analyze model guidance, Irma is currently a major hurricane and is expected to strengthen in the warm waters of the general NE Caribbean/Bahamas region.

Jonathan Carr, founder of Weather NJ, is recommending that New Jersey and surrounding areas begin implementing hurricane safety plans. The initial timing prediction for Irma on ...

City of Plainfield Shares Safety Tips for Back-to-School

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A new school year starts this week, and the City of Plainfield reminds everyone to slow down, and share the road with students, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

If You're Dropping Students Off

Don't double park; it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles
Don't load or unload children across the street from the school
Carpool to reduce the number of ...

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Union County PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic

September 18, 2017

Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen, Vice Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski, Christopher Hudak and Vernell Wright joined Rahway Mayor Samson Steinman, Kenilworth Councilman Peter Corvelli and Chris Scherm of the Human Rights Campaign at the Union County PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic, celebrating marriage equality in New Jersey at Rahway River Park in Rahway.

Freeholders Welcome 20+ LGBTQ Advocacy and Ally Groups to Union County’s Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to welcome more than twenty LGBTQ advocacy and ally organizations to the first Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic, celebrating marriage equality in New Jersey, this Saturday, September 16 at Rahway River Park in Rahway from Noon until 5:00 p.m.

“All families are invited to join LGBTQ family equality advocates and allies from ...

Former US Ambassador to Explore “Challenges for a New Leadership” in Union County’s Celebration of Hispanic Heritage

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that former US Ambassador to Uruguay Julissa Reynoso will present “Challenges for a New Leadership,” a free lecture and Q&A session that leads off National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations in Union County.

Challenges for a New Leadership is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27 in Room N4 of the Nomahegan ...