Jobs “On the Spot” at Community Empowerment Expo in Plainfield

March 27, 2017

The Community Empowerment Expo that was held at Plainfield High School was a resounding success, with some attendees interviewing and getting job offers that same day.

The expo offered education information, career opportunities, health screenings and more.

The full release follows.

Plainfield, NJ – March 27, 2017 -  Over twenty people were offered Jobs - on the spot - at the ...

Plainfield Weekend Update: March 25-26

PLAINFIELD, NJ – No matter the time nor the day, you can find something to do in and around Plainfield this weekend, whether it's learning a bit of history, shopping for some baubles, or yelling, "BINGO!" for a good cause.

Here's a look at what's on tap. 

Saturday, March 25

Starting at 9:00 am, Dairy Queen of Plainfield will hold another bike ...

Small Business Tax Workshop on Tues, April 4 at Kean University (SBDC)

UNION, NJ -- The Small Business Development Center at Kean University (SBDC) is offering a “Small Business Tax” workshop on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Learn directly from the New Jersey Division of Taxation the various State tax-related responsibilities and how to handle them, directly for the N Division of Taxation. The workshop will provide tips and ...

Community Empowerment Expo at Plainfield High School

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield school district, in partnership with the Greater Central Jersey Clergy Association, will host a Community Empowerment Expo on Saturday, March 25th.

The event will include exhibitors specializing in job and career development, and the health and education fields.  Attendees will receive actionable information, and the expo will feature ...

Freeholder Board Offers New “Union County Kids Dig In” Garden Grants for Schools

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Young gardeners now can get their hands dirty with the new “Union County Kids Dig In” garden grant program for schools in Union County, sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Schools with students in grades pre-K through 12 are eligible to apply for a Union County Kids Dig In grant, which are funded through the Union County Open Space, ...

Westfield Girl Scouts Visit Plainfield YMCA Shelter Residents

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Girl Scout Troop 40879, from Holy Trinity School in Westfield, spent a Sunday afternoon on March 19th preparing a meal for the residents of the Plainfield YMCA shelter.  

Troop members prepared a homemade salad, baked ziti, meatballs, and oatmeal cinnamon cookies in advance of their visit.  The girls then served the residents the dinner they had prepared, accompanied ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Middle School Robotics Club Preps for Competition

NEW YORK, NY -- Robin Zhong of Edison, Faizah Naqvi of South Plainfield and Shiv Tickoo of Scotch Plains, Middle School Robotics Club members at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, attended a Botball robotics workshop in New York City on March 4.

"The workshop is really important for new programmers in the Robotics Club, like me.  It gave us a lot of information about the ...

Historical Society of Plainfield to Host Lecture, Book Signing on March 26

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Stop by the Drake House Museum on Sunday, March 26th when the Historical Society of Plainfield hosts a lecture and book signing with author Carol Simon Levin as Abigail Adams.

Levin's book, “Remembering The Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates,” is made up of lost stories about amazing American women.  

The lecture will take ...

Second Chance Job Training for Youth Ages 16-24 in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Area YMCA is accepting applications for its Second Chance program, an employment training initiative for out-of-school youth and young adults ages 16-24.

This free program is designed to help young people gain life skills and training that leads to gainful employment and career advancement.  It also provides assistance with GED preparation and testing, and ...

St. Peter’s Prep Sophomore Gives Back to the Plainfield Area YMCA Shelter

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Matthew Preite, Westfield resident and current sophomore at Saint Peter’s Prep, recently delivered baby supplies to the Plainfield Area YMCA’s emergency shelter. Preite’s impetus came out of a need to satisfy his service hours for his confirmation later this May.

After reaching out to church members and neighbors, the idea of collecting items such as baby ...

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"If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On! Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" Takes a Latin Twist in EB

March 26, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Shakespeare’s classic comedy Twelfth Night – with a twist -- will be presented Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31 and April 1, at 7 p.m. on the East Brunswick Campus of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools, 112 Rues Lane.


The production is directed by theater program instructor Maria Aladren and features students ...