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Holy Trinity School Chess Team Competes in Nationals

May 21, 2017

NASHVILLE, TN -- The Holy Trinity Chess Team competed in the Supernationals Chess Tournament held from  May 12-14, in Nashville, TN. Over 5500 K-12 players attended the event, representing over 1500 school teams from across the country. Players played in one of 25 sections based on their age and ability.  Four players from Holy Trinity competed in the seven round ...

Register Today for Summer Youth Programs at Union County College

CRANFORD, NJ – This summer the Office of Continuing Education at Union County College (UCC) is expanding its course offerings for youth ages 11 to 18. Classes are taught by NJ-certified teachers and subject matter experts that specialize in delivering high-quality youth programs. Classes begin the week of June 26 and run through August 17.

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Plainfield's Julio Olivo Speaks at Kean University Commencement

Union, N.J. – Kean University awarded 2,958 bachelor’s degrees on Thursday, May 18, at Newark’s Prudential Center. Actor, activist and educator Kal Penn, who portrays White House press secretary Seth Wright on the ABC television drama Designated Survivor, shared experiences from a life in film and politics with the graduates. Penn served as the Associate Director ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Middle School Robotics Team Battles High Schools

On Saturday, May 13, the Middle School Robotics Club from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, accompanied by Mrs. Jafri, participated in the Botball Tournament in Rahway. The team made up of sixth and seventh graders pulled their individual strengths together competing against high school teams, and finished with a ranking of sixth place out of 17 teams.      

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City of Plainfield to Host High School Students in “Youth Take Over”

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The City of Plainfield has joined with the GrassROOTS Community Foundation to host a “Youth Take Over” at City Hall. The one-day event serves to educate, promote civic engagement, and expose Plainfield High School students to career opportunities in public service.

The students will be taken to City Hall where they will meet the Mayor, have breakfast with their ...

New York Jets Muhammad Wilkerson to Visit Young Victim of Cancer at Stillman Elementary in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Muhammad Wilkerson, #96 on the NFL New York Jets team, and his mother will visit a young student, Keishla Pacheco, at Stillman School in Plainfield.

Pacheco wrote Wilkerson a letter letting him know she was suffering from cancer.  Wilkerson, for his part, will focus his visit on Pacheco and her fight instead of his own NFL career. 

Wilkerson's mom, who will be ...

'Plainfield Seniors-Living Healthy' Event Kicked Off Lifelong Plainfield Initiative

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The sun was shining at Plainfield Towers West for Plainfield Seniors-Living Healthy, the event held May 17 that launched Lifelong Plainfield, an initiative to designate the City of Plainfield as an age-friendly community.  The day's festivities were hosted by Springpoint Senior Living, the City of Plainfield and the United Way of Greater Union County.

Opening remarks ...

Plainfield Board of Ed Meeting May 16; Acting Superintendent Petition Circulated

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Plainfield Board of Education meeting will take place tonight at 8:00 pm, and it is generating additional interest as parents and residents voice their support for the Acting Superintendent of Plainfield Public Schools, Dr. Debra J. Sheard.

Sheard started her tenure as Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in October 2016.  She has been at the helm of the ...

Plainfield Brings "Safety Bug" Drunk Driving Simulator to High School to Prevent Underage Drinking and Driving

On Tuesday May 16, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., the City of Plainfield will run an underage drinking and driving prevention program featuring the Safety Bug Simulator at Plainfield High School. This program simulates an under the influence driving experience in order to educate the students on the dangers of driving while intoxicated. According to the CDC, 1 in 10 teens in high school drinks and drives.

Wardlaw-Hartridge School Captures Team Chess Title

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison captured first place at the St. Joseph’s Chess Tournament.   Sixth-grader Jack Silver of Rahway was tremendous and triumphed again as the best-rated chess player. Fifth-grader Hannah Malko of Clark was astonishing and came in second for the best-rated player just being edged out of first place by the slightest of margins by ...

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Holy Trinity School Chess Team Competes in Nationals

May 19, 2017

The Holy Trinity Chess Team competed in the Supernationals Chess Tournament held from  May 12-14, in Nashville, Tennessee. Over 5500 K-12 players attended the event, representing over 1500 school teams from across the country. Players played in one of 25 sections based on their age and ability.  Four players from Holy Trinity competed in the seven round ...