Plainfield Board of Education Votes to Remove Colleague

March 21, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Members of the Plainfield Board of Education voted 6-2 in favor of removing colleague Dorien Hurtt from his position at Tuesday night's business meeting.  Carmencita Pile and Dr. Avonia Richardson-Miller voted against it.

Board President Richard Wyatt confirmed the action in a statement to TAPinto Plainfield on Wednesday, saying Hurtt missed four meetings in a row, ...

Community Empowerment Expo/ Health & Job Fair at Plainfield High School on Sat.

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Public School District, in partnership with the Greater Central Jersey Clergy Association (GCJCA), will host the 2018 Community Empowerment Expo/ Health & Job Fair on Saturday in the gymnasium at Plainfield High School.

This event will bring together employers, health providers, public service organizations and social agencies to provide free check-ups, ...

Sophomores Serve Up a Meal at the Plainfield YMCA Shelter

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Class of 2020 students at Plainfield High School took it upon themselves to "feed the city," serving food donated by local restaurants at the Plainfield YMCA shelter on Tuesday evening.

Sophomores Carlos Bennett and Icis Pryer came up with the idea, and talked to School Resource Officer Bernel Harrison about it.

Bennett said, "Growing up in Plainfield, ...

Union County Students to 'March for Our Lives' Saturday in Union

UNION, NJ – Students from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall on Saturday morning, March 24, in an anti-gun violence march.

Led by steering committee chairman Colin Sumner, the march, which has the support of Senator Joseph Cryan, Moms Demand Action, Union County Chapter, and the Union County Freeholders, is not aimed at taking away guns, but ...

UPDATED: The Week Ahead in Plainfield: Mar 19-25

PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield news and events.



Bilingual Storytime with Miss Jai in the Children's Room at 3:30 p.m. at the Plainfield Public Library, at 800 Park Ave.
The Board of Education business meeting will be held at 8 the cafeteria at the ...

Plainfield Week in Review: School Walkouts, 'No Parking' Problems, PMUA Rate Changes, 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:

Bernice Paglia:  Plainfield Authority To Adjust Sewer, Solid Waste Rates

Freeholder Bruce Bergen Appointed Chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition

Travels Spotlight - 25th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Continues ...

Plainfield Board of Ed Reviews Budget with Public After State Aid Revealed

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The amount of state aid that the Plainfield Public School district will receive was announced on Thursday, and the Board of Education held a special budget meeting to review the numbers with the public.

In opening remarks, Interim Superintendent Ronald Bolandi commended administrators, teachers and the student council for organizing well run programs for National School ...

Plainfield Students Participate in National School Walkout Day

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The students at Plainfield High School, Barack Obama Academy for Academic & Civic Development and Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies (PAAAS) participated in the National School Walkout on Wednesday in support of the Florida students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the gun protest movement.

"We are planning programs in the buildings, ...

NJ Assembly Panel Passes School Panic Alarm Bill

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation to require public elementary and secondary schools in New Jersey to install panic alarms and red emergency lights for use in security emergencies was approved Monday by an Assembly committee. It was sponsored by Assembly Democrats Ralph R. Caputo, Cleopatra Tucker, Annette Quijano, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Shavonda Sumter and Angela McKnight.

The bill ...

Plainfield Board of Ed to Hold Special Budget Meeting Thurs

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Board of Education will hold a special budget meeting that is open to the public this Thursday, March 15 at 8 p.m.

Business Administrator Gary Ottmann had given a presentation at the March 6 meeting detailing the state of the district's finances, and the challenges it faces.  He had said, "As you can see, in two years, the growth in our charter ...

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UC Tech Student Volunteers Put Fun and Games to Work for Special Needs Learners

March 21, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Earlier this month, a group of 51 students in grades 9 to 11 from the Teacher Education Academy at UC TECH staged an indoor carnival for special needs learners. More than 140 participants from the community attended the event and enjoyed plinko, corn hole, dance revolution, hula hoop activities, a DJ, prizes and more.

UC TECH is part of the Union County ...