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Trader Joe's Recalls 'Grainless Granola' over Listeria Concern

June 21, 2017

Trader Joe's is issuing a recall for 'Trader Joe's Grainless Granola' over potential contamination Listeria monocytogenes.

The lot being recalled has 'Best By' dates from 032018 to 041018. The SKU on the product is SKU# 56307.

All potetially affected product has been removed from store shelves and has been destroyed. No illnesses have been reported to ...

Free Alzheimer’s /Dementia Support Group Friday

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting an Alzheimer’s Support Group, through Alzheimer’s New Jersey, on Friday, June 16, at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield, 140 Mountain Avenue, Westfield, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.   

The free program is open to Alzheimer’s/Dementia ...

Free Healthy Food Tasting, Health Screening at Plainfield’s Rudilcia Market

PLAINFIELD, NJ— EZ Ride, The Plainfield Health Department, and Rutgers SNAP-Ed are partnering with Rudilcia Supermarket to host a free event for residents that features health screenings, nutrition education, and a fresh fruit smoothie tasting. The event will take place on Thursday, June 15 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm at Rudilcia Supermarket located at 846 East 2nd Street and is made possible due ...

Expert Gardeners Share Tips on Growing a Successful Vegetable Garden

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County are on a mission to help gardens flourish all over Union County, and this summer they are offering a free Vegetable Garden Series of classes and garden tours available to all gardeners from beginner to expert. The series is held in the Union County Demonstration Garden.

The Demonstration Garden, located in Union County’s Watchung Reservation ...

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: June 12-18

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Here's a look at what's on TAP this week in and around the City of Plainfield.

Monday, June 12

The Plainfield Democratic City Committee reorganizes tonight at 7:00 pm.  Open to the public, the meeting will take place at 35 Watchung Avenue. 
Both Freshman and Varsity Football team members begin mandatory mini camps from 3:30 to 6:00 pm at Plainfield ...

84 Years Young, Local Woman Back to Zumba® at Plainfield YMCA After Hip Surgery

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Nancy Jones is an active 84-year-old North Plainfield woman who loves to swim, walk, dance, and even take Zumba® classes at the Plainfield YMCA. She had never broken a single bone, until this spring when, while vacationing with friends in the Dominican Republic, she missed a step, fell and broke her hip.

"I've never felt pain like that before," says Nancy.

Actor Daniel Baldwin Brings His Film to the First New Jersey Recovery Film Festival

UNION, NJ – Actor Daniel Baldwin had some sobering remarks for the audience at the New Jersey Recovery Film Festival, Recovery through Expression, in Kean University’s STEM  building, June 2, to  benefit The Raymond J. Lesniak Experience Strength & Hope  Recovery High School.

The high school is dedicated to helping young people recover from ...

St. Joseph High School Student Who Battled Cancer Will Be Featured on CBS This Morning

CLARK, NJ -- St. Joseph High School student Matt Hall will be featured in a story highlighting the work of  The Valerie Fund on CBS This Morning Saturday between 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

In October 2016, Hall, a Clark resident, had just started his junior year and was in the middle of Cross Country track season, when he started having back ...

7 Things to do This Weekend In and Around Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield has something for everyone this weekend - music, arts, nature walks and more!  Here are just a few fun events from which you can choose.

Arts & Entertainment

Aladdin, Jr. - There are two chances to catch students from Cook Elementary perform.  On Friday, June 2 the show starts at 7:00 pm, and on Saturday, June 3, at 2:00 pm.  Read more ...

Union County Sheriff Introduces C.L.E.A.R. Program to Combat Drug Addiction

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan, speaking at a recent meeting of business people, asked, “What do you think is the average age of a drug addict?”

“18 years old.”

“20 years old.”

The answer, 47 years old, underscores the seriousness of the current opioid epidemic in the state. It is a widespread scourge that affects all age ...

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Rep. Watson Coleman Statement on CBO Score for Senate Draft of Trumpcare

June 26, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 26, 2017 – U.S. Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of Senate Republicans’ current draft of Trumpcare:

“How many times do we need to send these failed dangerous bills to CBO before Republicans end their obsession with stripping healthcare from tens of millions ...