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Top Musicians to Perform at Juneteenth Celebration

June 16, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The organizers of Community Juneteenth have announced the lineup of performers to appear at a free Juneteenth program to be held at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church on Monday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Well-known vocalist Stephen Fuller will be joined by Fred Fischer on keyboard, guitarist Liz Fischer, and the Plainfield UCC Church Choir. As a lead vocalist, Stephen Fuller has ...

World Refugee Day Candlelight Service at St. Bartholomew's Church in Scotch Plains on June 20

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- World Refugee Day is designated at June 20 by the United Nations.  

In an effort to bring awareness to the plight of the refugee, St. Bartholomew will host a Candlelight Service in partnership with the new Refugee Ministry. Bishop Manuel A. Cruz of the Archdiocese of Newark, a Cuban refugee himself, will lead the service in ...

Cardinal Tobin Will Celebrate Mass at St. Bart's in Scotch Plains on Tues, June 6

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Joseph W. Cardinal Tobin will celebrate Mass at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church on Tuesday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. Afterward, the parish will host a meeting to which surrounding Catholic parishes have also been invited.

His Eminence, Joseph William Cardinal Tobin was born on May 3, 1952 in Detroit, MI. In 1978, he was ordained to the ...

Youth Sunday at Willow Grove Church Focuses on Peace

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The children and youth of Willow Grove Presbyterian Church invite the community to enjoy a special Youth Sunday Worship Service on Sunday, June 11, at 10:00 am. 

Willow Grove’s dynamic youth group, SIXTEEN13, will lead Sunday worship with the help of all the children in the Sunday School. The theme for the youth worship service is “Peace – Blessed ...

Obituary for Matthew Tarentino, 29; Promoted Posthumously to Detective

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Officer Matthew Lawrence Tarentino entered into eternal rest on the early morning of May 30, 2017. Promoted to Detective posthumously, Detective Matthew L. Tarentino was husband to Victoria Tarentino, his beloved bride of 5 1/2 years; father to Robert Damien (3), Raymond Peter (2) and a precious baby still in the womb (due this Summer). 

Matthew was born on Feb. 24, 1988 ...

North Plainfield's Bridget Haley Says Yes on White House Lawn

WASHINGTON, D.C. - She said yes. Justin Sykes proposed marriage to Bridget Haley of North Plainfield on the North Lawn of the White House on May 20, and she said yes.

Sykes took her by the hand, and said, "Won't it be amazing to tell our children one day that we got engaged at the White House? Her face went blank ......"

Photographer Michael Kennedy ...

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