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June 2022 Primary Election: Four File for Two Plainfield Council Seats

April 6, 2022

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield voters will elect two candidates for a four-year term in the June 7, 2022, Primary Election to represent the First Ward, and fill the At-Large Second and Third Wards council seat. Four people submitted petitions that were due Monday, April 4, Plainfield's City Clerk Abubakar Jalloh confirmed Tuesday.

First Ward Councilwoman Ashley Davis revealed she would ...

Here’s How Congressional, Local Redistricting Impacts Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Voters in several Union County towns will have new choices of representatives in the upcoming primary and general elections this year due to an updated state congressional map based on the results of the 2020 census.

The new assignments represent the congressional districts in which Union County municipalities will vote in the 2022 elections. The candidates ...

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LWV invita al público a un seminario web con candidatos al Consejo de Plainfield

May 13, 2022

La Liga de Mujeres Votantes del Área de Plainfield organizará un seminario web de Facebook Live @LWVPlfdNJ el jueves 19 de mayo de 2022, a las 7 p.m., para que  los candidatos al Concejo Municipal  respondan preguntas del  público.

Como organización no partidista  de mujeres y hombres, la LWV no apoya ni se opone a candidatos o partidos ...

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Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Girls Repeat as Sectional Golf Champions

EDISON, NJ -- The girls’ golf team at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison continued its march to perfection by repeating as Central Jersey sectional champions Monday at Stanton Ridge Golf and Country Club.

W+H defeated runner-up Bridgewater-Raritan by 24 strokes in the sectionals. Sophomores Sarah Shao of Green Brook and Claire Lu of Edison each shot 77 to finish tied for third ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Receives RPI Medal

EDISON, NJ -- Sarah Honan, Co-Director of College Counseling at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, presented the RPI Medal to Loveleen Sindhar of Carteret at the Upper School meeting this week. 

RPI Medal recipients must be ranked within the top 10 percent of their class, excel in advanced math and science courses, have completed chemistry, biology, lab-based physics, and at ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Provide Wonderful Music at Spring Concert

EDISON, NJ -- Students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison provided a wonderful 90 minutes of musical entertainment at last Thursday’s Upper School Spring Concert in the Berry Performing Arts Center. Four ensembles performed a variety of complex pieces, many of which featured vocal and instrumental solos.

The Concert Band and Jazz Band played flawlessly under the direction of ...

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Education

Saint Joe's Students Take Time for Fun, Games with Special Needs 'Friends'

METUCHEN, NJ - A typical high school-aged boy is not one to step out of their comfort zone. They typically don’t stay late after school to volunteer their time and they definitely don’t parade around a room singing Christmas carols and dressing up as Santa Claus with their closest friends.

Thomas Freda and the rest of the students that participate in the popular Saint Joseph High ...

Saint Joe's Names Class of 2022 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

METUCHEN, NJ - Congratulations are in order for two members of the Saint Joseph High School Class of 2022.

Following four years of academic success, Aayush Agnihotri was named Valedictorian of the Saint Joseph High School Class of 2022. Matthew DaSilva was named Salutatorian. 

Agnihotri, from South Plainfield, will be attending Cornell University in the Fall, while the ...

Plainfield YMCA Summer Day Camp

May 13, 2022

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield YMCA offers quality camp options from Tuesday, July 5 to Friday, August 12 for children entering grades K-5 in September 2022! Our Summer Learning Academy Wrap-Around Camp operates in coordination with Plainfield Public School District's summer learning program, followed by our Full-Day Summer Camp program.

All Plainfield YMCA ...

Hamilton Starbucks Employees Vote to Join Labor Union

May 3, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ — Employees at the Starbucks on Whitehorse-Mercerville Road in Hamilton Township voted on Monday to become the second location in New Jersey to join the Workers United labor union according to the New Jersey AFL-CIO. 

The Starbucks in Hopewell similarly voted to join the union recently.

Excited employees gathered at the CWA Local 1032 Union Hall in ...

Plainfield Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023 School Year / Matriculas de Kindergarden

May 9, 2022

PLAINFIELD, NJ — It’s that time of year again, when all current Plainfield pre-kindergarten students must be registered for kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year. A mass registration day will be held Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Administration Building, 1200 Myrtle Avenue. Parents, it is important to register your child early so he or she will have a placement ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Future of Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on the "What Works - The Future of Local News" Podcast from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.

Shapiro talked about how TAPinto was formed, the current successes the company is seeing and plans for the future.

You can hear the discussion here.

For more information about ...

TAPinto Newark Journalist Selected for CivicStory Fellowship

NEWARK, NJ — Tom Wiedmann's love for journalism began during his younger years with a soundtrack of metal and rock and roll during road trips with his dad.

He just didn't know it at the time.

"I had a steady diet of ACDC, Rolling Stones, Ramones, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and all that stuff," Wiedmann said. "So I became somewhat of a music nerd growing ...

Longbourne by Jo Baker

Longbourne by Jo Baker. (Vintage, 2013)

 

Fancy that. Longbourne’s publishing date is exactly 200 years after that of its “predecessor,” Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen, author of six novels including Pride and Prejudice, was born in Hampshire, England in 1775; yet the themes and characters of her works remain as contemporary as if they were written today. In fact, ...

Funny Farm: Mu Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals by Laurie Zaleski

Funny Farm: My Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals by Laurie Zaleski. 

St. Martin’s Press, 2021.

 

Pandemic. Russia invades the Ukraine. Gas going up to $6.00 a gallon. Everywhere we turn, we are bombarded with bad news. However, if you are seeking a little recreational reading to provide a respite from the stress of daily life, pick up a copy of the remarkable book, ...

Two Truths and a Lie by Ellen McGarrahan

Two Truths and a Lie: A Murder, A Private Investigator, and Her Search for Justice.  Ellen McGarrahan. Random House, 2021.

 

“The electric chair faced the witnesses, and as we watched Jesse, Jesse was watching us. Beneath his shaved scalp his dark eyes burned. He was starting to look at the witness in the front row, one by one, I realized. He was going to stare right into ...