Plainfield Native Donates School Supplies for Local School Kids

August 18, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ –  No matter that Ms. Patricia A. Fields left Plainfield some time ago, she still returns home every year, at various times during the year, to provide donations to schools, community groups, agencies, families, and more.

Fields, a former executive, who through the Family Care Development Fund at AT&T and Lucent Technologies, provided millions of dollars to fund ...

History Cards for Kids...And Yes, Maybe Their Parents, Too

UNION COUNTY, NJ - So what do we tell the children?...about the past, that is.

After a successful pilot program at the Deserted Village last fall, Union County’s Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is rolling out a History Trading Card series for youngsters to learn more about the history of the people and events that shaped Union County -- and the country --we know ...

The College Application Process at Scotch Plains Public Library

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Lisa Bleich of College Bound Mentor will present What to Expect When You’re Applying, to help high school students and their families prepare for the college application process at the Scotch Plains Library on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Learn how to focus on your strengths and minimize stress and excessive time spent on the process. This interactive ...

Plainfield Board of Education Ballot Positions Announced

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The ballot positions for the Plainfield Board of Education seats have been determined.  There are six candidates vying for three three-year seats. 

Ballot positions are as follows:

Timothy A. Priano
Tera Phipps
Avania Richardson-Miller
William A. Contreras
Aisha Eustache
Harry M. Watson, Jr.

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August is Organ Donor Awareness Month, Plainfield Resident Honored

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Aug. 14th Plainfield City Council Joint Agenda Session opened with Vice President Barry Goode presenting a Councilmanic Resolution to resident and organ donor recipient Keath Edward Gerald, Jr. 

In 2012, Gerald was given the news by doctors that he needed both a heart and liver transplant to survive.  In 2015, he received the surgery he desperately needed through ...

U.S. Rep Lance Meets with Veterans at Union County College

CRANFORD – Congressman Leonard Lance visited Union County College’s Cranford campus and toured the Veterans Center with Union President Margaret M. McMenamin on Mon., July 31. Located in the Helen E. Chaney Student Services Center on the first floor of the Student Development Building, the Veterans Center is a new addition to the campus since the building opened in August ...

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: August 14-20

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Here's a look at what's on TAP this week in and around the city to learn more about Plainfield, NJ news and events.


The Neighborhood Health Services Corporation invites the public to celebrate National Health Center Week.  This year's theme is "Celebratng America's Health Centers:  The Key to Healthier ...

Plainfield Public School District: Name Our New School

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The State of New Jersey Schools Development Authority (NJSDA) has authorized the building of a new Plainfield Elementary School on the site of the current Woodland Avenue School, the Plainfield Public School District has announced.

The new K-5 elementary school will replace the existing Woodland and Cook Elementary Schools and educate approximately 756 students.  ...

Christie Signs Bateman Bill, Targets Food Waste in Schools

TRENTON, NJ - Two bills sponsored by Sen. Diane Allen (R-Burlington) and Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon) aimed at reducing waste are now law after they were signed by Gov. Chris Christie.

“Cutting back on waste at our schools and other institutions is a crucial part of getting more food to people who need it,” Allen said.

Ice Cream Social, Information Session at Plainfield High School

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Summer is winding down, and it's almost time for students to head back to school.  In preparation, members of the Plainfield community are invited to an Ice Cream Social to learn more about services that are available to help children succeed throughout the 2017-2018 school year.

Attendees will hear more about the variety of educational tools and programs of which ...

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Academy of Continuing Education for Adults with Disabilities Enrolling for Fall Semester

August 18, 2017

The Academy of Continuing Education (ACE) in Cranford is accepting applications for its August 28-October 20 semester. ACE offers adults with developmental or physical disabilities the opportunity to pursue continuing education as an alternative to traditional day programs.

"Adults with disabilities who have graduated from the public school system or specialized schools often have limited ...