EZ Ride Awarded $5,000 Mini-Grant to Support Access to Healthy Food in Plainfield

February 14, 2017

Plainfield, NJ – EZ Ride, a NJ Healthy Corner Store award recipient, will use grant funds to encourage local food stores in Plainfield to carry healthier grocery items and more fresh produce.

This comes on the heels of its Healthy Community Network Grant last year that promoted walking and biking to school, and more.

On Wednesday, Feb. 15th, EZ Ride will be hosting a free string ...

6 Inexpensive Things to do in Plainfield this Valentine's Day

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Still not sure what to get your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day?  TAPinto Plainfield has a few ideas for you that won’t break the bank.

According to the National Retail Federation, U.S. consumers will spend a total of $18.2 billion on their valentines in 2017; on average, an individual will spend $136.57.  Candy (49.7%), an evening out (36.6%), flowers ...

Imagine Open House at New Center in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, has moved into a dedicated home of its own at 244 Sheffield Street in Mountainside and invites the public to an Open House on Feb. 22 to see and learn more about Imagine. Sessions are 7:30 – 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Imagine is a free, year-round grief support ...

Pro-Obamacare Protests Continue in Westfield at Congressman Lance’s Office

WESTFIELD, NJ — More than 100 people protested outside of Congressman Leonard Lance’s office on North Avenue for the fourth Wednesday in a row this week to urge Lance to vote “no” to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Several brought signed petitions.

The rally was one of several “vigils to save health care” that evening ...

Join the Party at the Plainfield YMCA for Heart Health Month

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield YMCA is having a party to celebrate Heart Health Month, and you're invited.

On Tuesday, Feb. 21st, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, you can learn about the benefits of having a healthy heart.  There will be workshops, fitness classes, and giveaways.  Heart and health screenings will also be done.

DRESS CODE:  Wear RED and support the cause!

For ...

5 Tips for Plainfield Families during American Heart Month

PLAINFIELD, NJ - In the most available statistics from the CDC, there are 27.6 million adults who have been diagnosed with heart disease.  As a leading community-based organization dedicated to improving the nation’s health, the Plainfield YMCA offers the following tips to help families in Plainfield and surrounding communities be heart healthy in February, American Heart ...

Trinitas and Elizabeth Fire Department Receives Award from American Heart and Stroke Association

ELIZABETH, NJ – Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Mobile Intensive Care Unit and the Elizabeth Fire Department were recently honored by the American Heart and Stroke Association with the 2016 Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Gold Award. It was presented in recognition of speed and coordination in transporting chest pain patients to the hospital for emergency cardiac ...

Free Public Wi-Fi in Union County Parks and Facilities in Plainfield Area

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Okay, Plainfield, you already know some of the benefits of getting off the couch and stepping away from that television.  Now there is one more reason to head outside, and strive for those 10K steps per day. 

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced the additional park areas that will have free public Wi-Fi, so you can map out your route and post ...

City Council to Recognize Lee Starks of Plainfield Boxing Academy

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Tuesday, Jan. 17th, the Municipal Council of the City of Plainfield will hold its Agenda Fixing Session and Regular Meeting in Municipal Court.

One of the agenda items is a Councilmanic Resolution to congratulate Alhim “Lee” Starks, a lifelong Plainfield resident, for his accomplishments as an avid athlete and successful owner of the Plainfield Boxing Academy ...

Governor Signs Anti-Drug 'Night of Conversation' Bill

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Chris Christie on Jan. 9 signed legislation that would designate one night in November of each year as a "Night of Conversation" about drug and alcohol addiction

The joint resolution, SJR-29/AJR-58 (Weinberg/Vainieri Huttle, Jasey, Jones, McKnight, Phoebus, Wimberly), encourages conversation and public discourse about the state’s ...

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Sixteen local at-risk youth celebrate finding stability

February 18, 2017


Sixteen local at-risk youth this week celebrated finding stability and security as they marked their first full year as members of the Transitional Opportunities Program of Community Access Unlimited (CAU).

The Transitional Opportunities Program (TOP) provides housing, life skills training and other support services to youth aged 13-21 being served under the Department of ...