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Stephon Receives the Gift of Sight

July 18, 2018

Plainfield, NJ -  A few weeks ago TAPInto Plainfield reported on Stephon Roach, a 10 yr old Plainfield resident who was diagnosed at the age of 6 months with Optic Nerve Hyploplasia (ONH), an underdevelopment of the optic nerve in one or both eyes. ONH results in vision loss at varying levels, visual field impairment and color vision loss and is the leading cause of blindness in ...

Plainfield part of successful Prisoner Re-Entry Program in Union County

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Union County is providing a valuable successful model proving to improve and reform national policies on incarceration. The local Reconnections prisoner re-entry program in Plainfield and Elizabeth, funded in part by the Freeholder Board, has helped hundreds of formerly incarcerated individuals adjust back to life in the community.

The Reconnections program provides ...

The Week Ahead (July 16 – July 21)

Here is what’s on Tap in the Queen City this week:

Summer Reading Registration at the Library continues.

Free Summer Food while school is out is available for children 18 and younger from June 25 to August 17 at the following locations:

Hannah Atkins Playground
Rushmore Playground
Seidler Field

Snack at 3 pm and Dinner at 6 pm

Monday

Summer Camp continues at ...

City Council passes resolution honoring Donald Van Blake

PLAINFIELD, NJ - At Monday's City Council meeting a resolution was approved honoring the life and legacy of Donald Van Blake who passed away on June 5, 2018 at the age of 96 years. 

The resolution reads:

COUNCILMANIC RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE & LEGACY OF DONALD VAN BLAKE

WHEREAS, The City Council of the City of Plainfield takes this moment to remember and honor ...

New stop signs at Randolph and Kenyon Ave

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Division would like to advise all residents that on Friday, July 13th, two new stop signs will be installed on Randolph Road at the intersection of Kenyon Avenue making this location a multi-stop intersection. Please approach this area with caution.

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: July 9 - July 14

Here is what’s on Tap in the Queen City this week July 9th to July14th:

Free Summer Food while school is out is available for children 18 and younger from June 25 to August 17 at the following locations:

Hannah Atkins Playground
Rushmore Playground
Seidler Field

Snack at 3 pm and Dinner at 6 pm

Monday

Summer Camp begins at Cedarbrook School located at 1049 Central ...

Muhlenberg honors legacy by offering commemorative items to community members

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As the new Muhlenberg project takes off and in its initial phase of development, the new owners Community Healthcare Associates (CHA) are inviting Plainfield community members and families to retrieve commemorative plaques that are currently displayed at the hospital. In a public letter issued by CHA:

Dear Valued Community Members,

As you may already be aware, our firm, ...

Scenes from Plainfield's July 4th celebrations

The Plainfield community turned out to enjoy this years' Queen City's July 4th celebrations. Enjoy these scenes from the City of Plainfield Annual Parade and concert at Cedarbrook Park.

Photo credits: Photography by Azumi

Have you seen Nike?

PLAINFIELD,NJ - Little "Nike" was lost on July 4th around 4 pm from the 300 block of Hillcrest Avenue, when a family member noticed the door was accidentally left open. Nike is an un-neutered 2 yr old male Yorkie and is not wearing a collar or tags.

Please call (973)868-5939 ASAP if you have seen him. 

A star studded line up for Plainfield’s July 4th celebrations!

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The festivities will begin on Wednesday at 10 am with the Annual July 4th Parade which will include over 74 groups of marching bands, Plainfield officials and floats celebrating the theme of Plainfield’s  Arts, Culture, and Community. This year’s Parade will be led by Grand Marshall Wendell Craig Woods, a local 20 yr Plainfield resident. Mr. Woods has had many ...

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Union County Hosts Events and Programs for Special Needs Residents

July 19, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a series of programs and events throughout the summer and fall for residents with special needs and their families, coordinated through the new Office for People with Special Needs in collaboration with community partners.

“Union County is committed to providing every resident with more opportunities to enjoy activities ...

Step Up and Build a Stronger Union County

Union County residents who are seeking a meaningful, high-impact way to volunteer in their community can sign up as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties.

The organization is currently seeking volunteer mentors for its best-known program, Community Based Mentoring. The program involves individual mentoring with a local child or teen, age 6 to 18, with a ...

Union County Honored for History Projects

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that two national achievement recognitions for history projects have been presented to the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a division of the Department of Parks and Recreation.

“Union County is rich in history, and this Freeholder Board is committed to engaging the public with programs and ...

Cruising with Autism on the Seas

Cruising Autism on the Seas is a partnership and collaboration between Cruise Planners, Autism Friendly Escapes and WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do!. WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do is a non-profit 5013c, organization that supports families that have autistic and special needs children through advocacy, social play dates, resources, workshops, community support, seminars and ...