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Plainfield: Fall into Autumn

September 22, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ -  It's official.  Today marks the start of the Fall season, and soon enough, the leaves will change and colors will pop, to the delight of leaf peepers.

What better way to mark the start of the autumnal season than to visit a park.  National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone on this day, known as National ...

City of Plainfield Recognizes Green Ribbon Week

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The city of Plainfield partnered with the GrassROOTS Community Foundation for Green Ribbon Week to promote positive mental health among local youth.

Green Ribbon Week is the mental health and social action initiative of the GrassROOTS SuperGirls.

The aim is to encourage healthy behaviors that can prevent and reduce risk factors for depression and suicide.  According to ...

Plainfield: Meet Hometown Hero Airman Samuel Alexander Frye Jr.

As the need for military service members increases, the amount of Americans enlisting is decreasing.  A 2015 Pew Research Center study revealed how the number of active-duty forces had fallen from 2,065,597 in the nineties to 1,340,533.

This, in conjunction with the amount of citizens within the U.S. armed forces’ target age range of 17-24 being rendered ineligible due to physical, ...

Plainfield Week in Review: Blink Ribbon Cutting, Residents Arrested in Narcotics Investigation, and more

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up:

Plainfield Mayor Questions Sign Ordinance

To the Plainfield City Council, on Charter Changes

Union County to Host Rutgers HIV Prevention Community Forum

Booker, Menendez Condemn Supreme Court Nominee at New Brunswick Church

Piscataway Man Sentenced ...

Plainfield’s Martinez to be Honored at County’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Five local leaders honored for community achievement

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites the community to join the County’s first Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Sunday, September 23rd, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street in Rahway. The Freeholder Board is partnering with the City of Rahway for the event, which is ...

Plainfield Week in Review: Jalloh Named Chief of Staff, UCC Project Reduction, Green Plaza Dedication, and more

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up:

Plainfield's Jalloh Named Carter Chief of Staff

Green Brook Multi-Use Trail Contract Extension on Plainfield Council Agenda

NJ Reentry Program Expands, Helping Woman, Minorities, Veterans

New Plainfield Sign Ordinance ...

September 11th Remembrance Ceremonies

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Mayor Adrian O. Mapp invites residents to a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. 

The ceremony will be held on the plaza at city hall, 515 Watchung Ave. at 8:30 a.m.

Additionally, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the community to honor the memory of the 60 Union County residents who perished ...

New Fountain Installed at Plainfield's Leland Park

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A trip through Leland Park included the usual wildlife sightings, including deer, ducks and egrets (or are they herons?).  But it was hard to miss the new addition, a fountain spraying a cascade of water in the pond near the school.

Jim Spear said, "On behalf of the Netherwood neighborhood, I'd like to thank the Board of Education for following through with the ...

RSVP for the Fall 2018 New Residents Tour of Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Division of Parks and Recreation is once again hosting its New Residents Bus Tour, and it will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21.  The semi-annual guided tour highlights recreational amenities and points of historical interest around the city for those who are new to town.

The event starts at 11:00 a.m., with the bus departing from the parking lot at city hall, ...

History of Labor Day

NATIONAL -- Labor Day, the first Monday in September, was created by the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. 

The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to pass a Labor Day law was Oregon on Feb. 21, 1887. Later that year, New ...


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