Where in the World is David Brearley? Union County history trading cards are available at Four Centuries In A Weekend sites

October 21, 2017

Elizabeth, NJ--While you may still be searching for that lost Mookie Wilson or Bucky Dent card, children of all ages are invited to hunt down and collect Union County’s new History Trading Cards this weekend.

Historic sites across Union County that are celebrating the Four Centuries In A Weekend history event will have cards to give out, from Alexander Hamilton, who studied at Snyder ...

College Counseling Events Guide Students at Wardlaw + Hartridge

EDISON, NJ -- The College Counseling Office at The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison hosted two informative programs recently to assist Upper School students and parents with the admission process.

On Oct. 12, the Jump Start to College Program for freshmen, new sophomores and their parents provided an early glimpse of the college process. Attendees learned about what colleges are looking ...

Casino Night, Four Centuries, and more... Plainfield has Plenty on TAP this Weekend

PLAINFIELD, NJ - How will you spend this weekend in Plainfield?  Here are some ideas to help you make plans!


The Plainfield YMCA Casino Night Fundraiser starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church.  Learn more and Buy Tickets!

New to Plainfield?  The Plainfield Division of Parks and Recreation is hosting its first “New Resident ...

Social Media/Cyberbullying Workshop on Oct. 21 in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD - Bully Prevention Expert Caryl Lucas, a life coach and youth specialist, urges girls to curb the use of social media, which has been the platform for an alarming epidemic of depression, bullying incidents & violence among youth in New Jersey & New York. Instagram is one of the most detrimental social apps used by girls, she added.

“Students are spending an average of ...

Plainfield's UCC Campus Growing, Seeks Greater City Identity

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Union County College branch in Plainfield is growing, Facilities Director Robert Hogan said at Thursday's Planning Board meeting where Hogan and two architects discussed a new parking lot and future plans.

Hogan said the Plainfield campus has 690 students, ten more than last year and including 20 new full-time, first-time students, while other UCC campuses are ...

Students at Plainfield's Barlow School Support “National Walk Day”

PLAINFIELD, NJ – Students at Plainfield's Dewitt D. Barlow Elementary School were greeted as they walked to school on Wednesday, Oct. 18 by administrators and dignitaries in honor of “National Walk Day.”  The children took part in a nationwide celebration of more than 5,200 events in the United States celebrating the benefits of walking to school and living ...

PEA to Hold Community Forum Thursday Night

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Education Association, or PEA, is sponsoring a community forum entitled Re-Imagining PPS on Thursday evening.

The flier poses two questions:  "Are you concerned about the state of PPS?" and "Does the rate of turnover in our schools bother YOU?"

If you would like to offer feedback, stop by the BOE Administration Building at 1200 Myrtle ...

Enjoy Union County History Tour, “Four Centuries in a Weekend”

UNION COUNTY, NJ – History fans of all ages can enjoy Union County’s annual civic heritage event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History”; Saturday, Oct. 21, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 22, noon to 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders with the participation of staff and volunteers at ...

VIDEO: Scenes from Plainfield Student Performances at Latino Festival

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Public Schools Latino Festival took place at the high school on Saturday, Oct. 14, with performances by students across the district, as well as adult groups representing music from Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and more.  The festival was in partnership with the Plainfield Arts Council and the Latin American Cultural Association of Plainfield.

The day's ...

Lantern Cemetery Tour of Aging Tombstones on Tap  -- If You Dare

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ If your love of history is stronger than your fear of zombies, then mark Saturday, Oct. 21, in your calendar.

As part of the Four Centuries in a Weekend history event, the Rev. Chaz Hutchison, pastor of the Scotch Plains Baptist Church, will lead a lantern tour of one of the oldest cemeteries in the area. The tour starts at 5:30 p.m. and will run approximately one ...

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Union County College Foundation Gala Raised Funds for Student Scholarships

October 21, 2017

CRANFORD – The Union County College Foundation celebrated its Silver Anniversary Scholarship Gala on Oct. 13, 2017, at The Westwood in Garwood, NJ. The event raised more than $240,000 for scholarships for students, which will help further the core mission of the College, to provide students with an affordable, accessible, and quality education.

This year, the Foundation honored Sherry ...