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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Plainfield High School

January 17, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Martin Luther King, Jr. 41st Annual Memorial Breakfast took place at Plainfield High School on the morning of the observed holiday.  The Plainfield Public Schools and Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club co-sponsored event featured keynote speaker Lawrence Hamm, civil rights activist and humanitarian.  The full release follows:

The message today to ...

Plainfield Public Library Adult Literacy Tutor Training Program to Begin in February

PLAINFIELD, NJ - This summer will mark the Adult Literacy Department’s 25th anniversary at the Plainfield Public Library. 

Through the years, the program has helped over 5,000 adults to learn English and to read and write, to adjust to life in a new country, to obtain a high school diploma, and to find employment.  Participants have also become citizens, and have learned to ...

Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club to Recognize Plainfield Public Schools Students, Staff and Community Members

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club wll be on hand at Plainfield High School Monday, Jan. 16th to recognize area students, staff and community members on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Recognition of Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club Scholarship recipients, as well as the presentation of community awards and more will take place.

For more information, ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Middle School Students Excel at Math Competition

EDISON, NJ -- Neither snow nor rain could stop nine Middle School students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison from participating in the eleventh annual St. Joseph's Mathematics Competition. They competed against nearly 250 other students from 20 other schools. Awards are bestowed on the top 10 schools and our team took eighth place!

Congratulations to seventh graders Shreya Dharayan ...

Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Open to Plainfield Area Students

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Adele DeLeeuw was a well-known author of children's books, a prominent Plainfield resident and champion of the city, and someone who took a special interest in young people.

Later in her life, DeLeeuw had no immediate survivors, so she set aside a portion of her estate for a scholarship program to be administered by the Plainfield Foundation.  She stipulated in her ...

Union County Clerk Hosts New Jersey Notary Training

Notaries Public are invited to attend the next session of New Jersey Notary Training, an educational seminar for Notaries Public hosted by Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, together with Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, Esq., who will present the legal aspects of the functions of notaries public.

Ms. Rajoppi will open the seminar and review the application process for ...

New Jersey Mom Wins Awards for Book on Special Education Law

WESTFIELD, NJ — Greer Gurland, a legal expert and mom of five children with special needs in Westfield public schools, was honored with four 2016 Human Relations Indie Book Awards for her book, "How to Advocate Successfully for Your Child: What Every Parent Should Know About Special Education Law" (Amazon Books).

Her book won Outstanding Human Relations Advocacy Indie ...

Dr. Barbara Gaba of Union County College Named President of Atlantic Cape Community College

CRANFORD, NJ – Dr. Barbara Gaba, Union County College (UCC) Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of the Elizabeth Campus, has been named the next President of Atlantic Cape Community College. 

Since 2002, Dr. Gaba has served as Provost and Associate VP at UCC. She is responsible for the overall operations of the College’s campus in Elizabeth. As ...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations in Plainfield Area

PLAINFIELD, NJ – In the United States, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday observed on the third Monday of January each year to pay tribute to the achievements of the non-violent Civil Rights leader and spokesperson, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  In and around Plainfield, there are events that aim to honor his memory:

The Plainfield Area NAACP will hold its Dr.

New Year, New Career: Become a Certified Personal Trainer in Six Weeks through Union County College

CRANFORD, NJ – The Office of Continuing Education at Union County College is offering the Personal Trainer National Certification beginning on January 14, 2017. 

In just six weeks, a student can become a certified personal trainer. The class is held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays from January 14 to February 18. This combination lecture and hands-on program ...

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South Brunswick's Viking Closet Seeks Gently Used Prom and Semi-Formal Dresses

January 16, 2017

South Brunswick High School Viking Closet’s 6th Annual Prom Dress Drive

January 4th thru February 11th 2017

Every girl wants to have a perfect prom, one filled with wonderful memories.  She wants to go to prom in the dress of her dreams and feel like a princess for the evening.   The Viking Closet wants to make this dream a reality for all high school girls.   ...

South Brunswick's Viking Closet Seeks Gently Used Prom and Semi-Formal Dresses

January 16, 2017

South Brunswick High School Viking Closet’s 6th Annual Prom Dress Drive

January 4th thru February 11th 2017

Every girl wants to have a perfect prom, one filled with wonderful memories.  She wants to go to prom in the dress of her dreams and feel like a princess for the evening.   The Viking Closet wants to make this dream a reality for all high school girls.   ...