Natural Pain Relief is as Close as Your Garden

July 11, 2018

Busy schedules, over indulging, and strenuous summer activities can lead to sore muscles, indigestion and headaches. When searching for pain relief, look no further than your own garden or your local farmer’s market. These five foods fresh from the garden – or pot – are packed with super pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory power.

Infuse mint into your tea or ice water ...

Heat Wave in effect for Plainfield for the next few days

PLAINFIELD, NJ —  A heat wave rolling into the area is expected to last through Sunday, with the National Weather Service calling for a heat advisory for Union County from 2 p.m. Friday until 8 p.m. Saturday, according to the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Plainfield residents are advised to stay hydrated, limit outdoor activity and check on ...

Healthy Plainfield launches Aunt Bertha in Plainfield

Several local Plainfield service providers and community organizations gathered today at the Plainfield Library to participate in Healthy Plainfield’s launch of Union Connects “Aunt Bertha”, an online platform that connects providers with the community. Aunt Bertha has recently been launched in 4 NJ counties: Mercer, Hunterdon, and Cumberland and Union counties.

Aunt Bertha ...

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: June 18 - 24

Here are a few of the activities happening in the City of Plainfield this week: 


Combined Regular City Council Meeting 7 pm at the Municipal Courthouse on Watching Avenue. Click here to view meeting agenda: See agenda 
Plainfield Public Library: Band Lab from 4-5 pm for ages 11-17. Learn about the free online Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) BandLab. Create beats, ...

Help give Stephon the gift of sight

Plainfield, NJ - Stephon Roach is a 10 yr old Plainfield resident who was diagnosed at the age of 6 months with Optic Nerve Hyploplasia (ONH), an underdevelopment of the optic nerve in one or both eyes. ONH results in vision loss at varying levels, visual field impairment and color vision loss and is the leading cause of blindness in children.

Stephon’s  grandmother, Pat ...

Help Is Available for Suicide Prevention

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that trained counselors at NJ Hopeline will provide confidential, anonymous guidance for people who may be having suicidal thoughts, or who know someone at risk.

NJHopeline may be contacted 24/7 by phone at 855-654-6735 or by live chat at

In addition, Union County residents can contact the County’s ...

Rutgers-led “Tick Blitz” finds exotic Longhorned Ticks statewide

New Brunswick, N.J. - Researchers at  University–New Brunswick’s Rutgers Center for Vector Biology have found exotic longhorned ticks in four New Jersey counties – and confirmed that these northeast Asian ticks have been present in the Garden State since at least 2013.

The new detection of these ticks in Mercer County was made through the first-ever statewide ...

Healthy Plainfield launches Aunt Bertha in Plainfield

The City of Plainfield and Healthy Plainfield are teaming up to launch Aunt Bertha, an online social service search engine that connects people to Union County resources such as medical care, food, job training and other free or reduced-cost programs by simply entering their zip code.

On Friday, June 22, a demonstration will  given by Adrian Adiogo of the New Jersey Healthcare Quality ...


[Plainfield, New Jersey - June 11, 2018] – The Queen City Academy Charter School (QCACS) of Plainfield, New Jersey will host a Unity Fest Community Health Fair on Saturday, June 16, 2018, to promote healthy lifestyles for kids and families of the Plainfield community.

The QCAC Unity Fest Community Health Fair is a collaborative effort to reach underserved communities ...

A Saturday in Plainfield

After a quick cup of coffee, the day started with a visit to the Shakespeare Garden located in Cedar Brook Park where the Plainfield Garden Club members were hosting their annual Shakespeare in Bloom garden tour. The garden was in full bloom with a wide variety of flora – from Wisteria, Poppies, cuckoo buds (Ranunculus), Daffodils and Irises to name a few. While we were there, Freeholder ...

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Murphy Administration Takes Action to Help Smokers Quit

July 16, 2018

Eliminates Prior Approval for Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Medications; Counseling Options to be Expanded

July 16, 2018

(TRENTON) – The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling.

“Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death ...