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Plainfield and World War One

One hundred years ago on April 6, 1917, the United States formally entered World War One, the Great War, also known as "the War to end all wars.” The war’s impact on the City of Plainfield and surrounding area was huge.

Plainfield was a recruiting center, and many young men from the area joined the fight. The mode of transportation to duty assignments was by the railroad, and ...

An Evening with Friends of the East Coast Greenway

Only recently did I start this column, so let me take a quick moment to catch you up if you are new here.  I am writing this column to document my walking journey from New Jersey to Maine in 2018 along the East Coast Greenway, which runs 3,000 miles from Calais, ME, near the Canadian border, all the way to Key West in Florida. My walk will average around 450 miles.

I will travel on foot ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, April 29, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Practice ACT Testing at the Scotch Plains Public ...

Education

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Sat, April 29, 10:00 AM

UCC Congregational, Plainfield

Plainfield Workshop: Resources to Age in Place

Health & Wellness

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Sat, April 29, 12:00 PM

Plainfield YMCA, Plainfield

Plainfield YMCA Healthy Kids Day®

Health & Wellness

Rumors of Poisoned Animals Spread After Two Dead Deer Were Found in Kenilworth

April 24, 2017

KENILWORTH, NJ- Rumors of poisoned animals are spreading after a post in the Union County Lost Pets Facebook Group showed a photo of two dead deer on a Kenilworth street. The resident who posted the photo also claimed that there was a dead cat in the same area.

According to comments on the Facebook page, the animals were found on Michigan Avenue and the deer show no major signs of ...

Shark River Bridge to Remain Focus of Search for Remains of Sarah Stern

April 26, 2017

FREEHOLD, NJ — Investigators will continue to search the waters below the Route 35 bridge in Belmar, where it is believed Sarah Stern’s body was discarded after she was allegedly killed as part of a robbery plot by two longtime friends.

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni made that announcement on Monday, shortly after the indictment of Liam McAtasney for the murder ...

Newark Man Convicted of All Counts in Westfield Carjacking

April 27, 2017

A Union County jury has returned guilty verdicts against a man responsible for a daytime carjacking in Westfield a little more than three years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Thursday.

Lamar Randleman, 28, of Newark was convicted on charges of first-degree carjacking and third-degree theft following a two-and-a-half-week trial before state Superior Court Judge ...

Animal Husbandry

My wife and I are in disagreement.

 

She says she has trained our cat to sit on command.

 

I say the cat has trained her to dole out treats.

 

Unfortunately, like a good conspiracy theory, nothing can be definitively proved.  

 

“Sit!” she commands standing above our cat holding a small treat in her hand.  The treat has catnip in ...

The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg

The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Random House, 2016)

 

What happens to us when we die? Does everything stop and our bodies just turn to dust? Or do our souls continue to exist in some ethereal form? Are we able to see what happens to our loved ones; are we reunited with those who have gone before us? This is just one of several intriguing themes that the delightful Fannie ...