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Plainfield Public Schools Job Fair / Feria de empleo de las escuelas públicas de Plainfield

May 12, 2021

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Public Schools district is holding a virtual job fair for middle and high school teaching positions for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.

The event will be held on Wednesday, May 19, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. To see a list of available positions, and to start an application, click here.

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VFW Patriot Path Honors Two St. Bartholomew Academy Students in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bartholomew Academy eighth-grade students Justin Klein and Anthony Kwiatkowski were honored for their participation in the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest.

On Friday, May 7, 2021, Joseph McCourt of VFW Memorial Post 10122 in Scotch Plains-Fanwood, the chairman of the contest, presented the students with a Certificate of ...

Plainfield Resident to Graduate from East Stroudsburg University

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA — Plainfield resident Ibrahim Helm will be among the 979 students who will receive degrees from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania at four separate commencement ceremonies for each of the university colleges on May 7 and May 8. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremonies will take place at Eiler-Martin Stadium in order to follow CDC guidelines and social ...

Gov. Murphy Says Only 16 School Districts Are Still All Remote, Reports on COVID and Vaccination Numbers

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Murphy reported during his COVID briefing on Wednesday that effective May 19, the state will lift the prohibition on interstate indoor youth competitions. Additionally, he said that only 16 school districts are still all remote. 

"We continue to work to see every school return to in-person instruction. At the beginning of March, 142 districts were ...

Plainfield High School's Class of 2021 Eaton Brown Jr. to Become Buffalo State Bengal

Eaton Brown Jr. will graduate from Plainfield High School next month, and he has committed to continuing his studies at SUNY Buffalo State. Starting this Fall, he will major in Criminal Justice, and he will also continue his football journey, this time as a Bengal.

TAPinto Plainfield congratulates Eaton and the entire Class of 2021 at both Plainfield High School and PAAAS, and wishes ...

Kean Univ. to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Students Returning in Fall 2021

UNION, NJ – All Kean University students must receive the COVID-19 vaccine before the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester, according to a message on their website from University President Lamont O. Repollet.

By August 31, 2021, all Kean students must submit a vaccination record to the University that shows they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Repollet said the vast ...

Plainfield's PAAAS Class of 2021's Etbaal Hernandez Cuapio Will Attend Texas Christian University

Etbaal Hernandez Cuapio, a senior at the Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies, or PAAAS, has made the decision to attend Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX, in the Fall. Founded in 1873, the school includes "diversity, equity and inclusion" in its core curriculum.

Etbaal will major in Biology, with Pre-Med.

TAPinto Plainfield congratulates Etbaal ...

Plainfield High School Class of 2021’s Daron Montgomery Headed to Dean College on Presidential Scholarship

Daron Montgomery will graduate from Plainfield High School next month, and will attend Dean College, a private, residential college "grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations." Located in Franklin, Massachusetts, the college has been around since 1865.

Daron will be attending Dean College on a ...

Plainfield's PAAAS Class of 2021's Kenya Irving is Headed to Rutgers University-Newark

Kenya Irving will graduate from the Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies (PAAAS.) next month, and will attend Rutgers University-Newark in the Fall where she will major in Psychology. She is also a Rutgers Upward Bound scholar.

TAPinto Plainfield congratulates Kenya and the entire Class of 2021 at both PAAAS and Plainfield High School, and extends best wishes for every ...

Calling All Plainfield, PAAAS Class of 2021 Parents: Send Us Your Decision Day Photos

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Calling all Plainfield High School and P.A.A.A.S. Class of 2021 parents: Send us your Decision Day photos because we're publishing Decision Day photos for everyone in town to see.

Send the photos, student's name, school, and any other information you'd like to share with the community to jpopper@tapinto.net.

We'll accept photos through May ...

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Plainfield High School Teen Parenting Program Parents Day

May 9, 2021

Reconnecting Students after Long Absence from In-person Meetings

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield High School Teen Parenting Program held its first-ever socially distant Parents Day to reconnect students with their classmates after a long absence from in-person meetings. 

“After such a challenging year, we were so excited to bring our virtual and in-person students together ...

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Wins DAR Good Citizen Award

EDISON, NJ-- Taliyah Williams of Rahway, 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, ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Scholars Deliver Capstone Presentations

EDISON, NJ-- Twelve seniors in the Class of 2021 at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison shared their research and findings on a variety of pertinent topics in last week’s Capstone presentations in the Center for Global Learning. This project, a requirement to graduate with the Global Scholars Program diploma, involves many components including a written paper, action research ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Participate in Read-a-thon

EDISON, NJ-- Lower School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison capped a three-week read-a-thon in April with some impressive numbers. The students logged 20,438 minutes of total reading. Fourth-grader Josh Culver of Colonia led all students with 1,368 minutes, which is nearly one full day! Total donations reached $4,130 and the proceeds will go toward a fund to diversify Lower ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Enjoy Middle School Spirit Week

EDISON,NJ-- Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison are celebrating their own divisional Spirit Week from May 3-7. Students are having a blast embracing daily themes to begin the home stretch of this unprecedented school year in style.

The week kicked off with Match a Friend Monday on which students joined up to four friends with matching outfits. Teachers joined the ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Release Butterflies in Garden

EDISON, NJ-- The Junior Kindergarten class at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison concluded its lifecycle unit by releasing their Painted Lady butterflies in the Lower School garden on April 28. Early Childhood students learned about the lifecycles of ladybugs, chickens, frogs and the butterfly. 

“We received our butterflies as caterpillars and watched them form chrysalis as they ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Wins Golf Course Design Contest

EDISON, NJ-- Claire Lu of Edison, a freshman at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, captured the essence of her signature sport to win the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) Great Junior Golf Design Challenge of 2021. She designed a par-5 hole and named it hOle. Claire’s design was selected as the best of more than 85 designs sent in, and she is recognized as the top ...

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Fri, May 14, 9:00 AM

Hub Stine Sports Complex, Plainfield

Walk With Ease

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Sat, May 15, 9:00 AM

duCret School of Art, Plainfield

Flea Market & Collectible Fair at duCret School ...

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Sat, May 15, 10:00 AM

Burger King Parking Lot, Plainfield

Plainfield Rescue Squad: Blood Pressure Screenings

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New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

Sayreville's Brandon Bielak, Saint Joseph HS Grad, Pitches Against the Yankees

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Brandon Bielak, a Sayreville native who played his high school baseball at St. Joseph High School (Metuchen), took the mound for the Houston Astros against the Yankees Tuesday evening in a hostile Yankee Stadium, where fans released their anger over Houston's sign-stealing scandal became public following the 2019 ALCS.

Bielak had the thrill of ...

Military Appreciation Month in Union County

May 12, 2021

May is Military Appreciation and the Union County Board of Commissioners is committed to connecting our veterans and military families with helpful services.

Over the past year, we have expanded our outreach with several new programs.

We now have designated parking spaces at of our County facilities, for all Union County Veterans who display a Union County Veterans parking placard in their ...

Central Jersey Temple Faces Allegations of Human Trafficking, Forced Labor & Abuse in Workers' Class Action Lawsuit

May 12, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Federal law enforcement officials descended on the BAPS Temple in Robbinsville on Tuesday to execute court orders on the property where workers say they were victims of human trafficking and labor abuse. Six plaintiffs have filed the lawsuit on behalf of approximately 200 other Indian nationals who claim they were forced labor and faced ...

Plainfield Public Schools Job Fair / Feria de empleo de las escuelas públicas de Plainfield

May 12, 2021

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Public Schools district is holding a virtual job fair for middle and high school teaching positions for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.

The event will be held on Wednesday, May 19, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. To see a list of available positions, and to start an application, click here.

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The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininty, and Power

Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power by Neal Gabler. (Yale 

Univ. Press, 2016).

Stephen Spielberg: A Life in Films by Molly Haskell. (Yale Univ. Press, 2017)

 

My family complains each year at holiday time that I am impossible to buy gifts for. This is true because, usually, if I want something, I purchase it myself. They ask me for lists, but even ...

The Persian Always Meows Twice

The Persian Always Meows Twice: A Cat Groomer Mystery by Eileen Watkins.        (available on Amazon).

 

        Cassie McGlone needs to start over, escape from an abusive ex-boyfriend, and establish a business of her own. An independent woman, Cassie moves to Chadwick, New Jersey (a fictional town somewhere near Morristown) ...

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Press, 2021)

 

We can’t quibble that Kristin Hannah is one of the most respected authors on the contemporary scene. Her new book, The Four Winds, is number 1 on the New York Times Book Review. Hannah is a wonderful storyteller, who frequently uses the theme of the importance of family in our lives, which is a universal theme, ...

Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside his Cult, and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties by Dianne Lake and Deborah Herman

Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties by Dianne Lake and Deborah Herman. (Harper Collins, 2017).

 

I am skeptical of the true crime genre because so much of it is poorly written and sells for its sensationalistic value rather than its literary worth. The only decent book that I have read about Charles Manson and ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...