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South Brunswick Police Charge Plainfield Men With Stealing 450 Gallons Of Water From Fire Hydrant

February 19, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Two Plainfield men are charged with stealing some 450 gallons of township water from a fire hydrant on Sunday morning, police said.

Jorge Chacon, 34, and Pantaleon Sis, 51, both of Plainfield were charged with hooking up to a fire hydrant at 32 Commerce Boulevard around 9 a.m. Sunday morning, and filling two large tanks in the back of a white box truck to get water ...

MardiBRA: Supporting Women in Need; Clark Event March 11

CLARK, NJ - When asked to help those in need, many are quick to fill a bag with canned goods, gather the kids' outgrown clothes, or perhaps assemble a box of shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes. While all of those items are needed and appreciated, many don't realize that some of the most basic, everyday necessities are among the least donated.

Often overlooked in the quest ...

The Tuskegee Airmen Film Screening with Special Guest at Plainfield's Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church Feb 18

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Christian Education & Nurture Committee presents The Tuskegee Airmen at Plainfield's Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church on Saturday to celebrate Black History Month.

The Tuskegee Experiment, as it was called, stemmed from the NAACP challenging segregationist military policies in 1939.  This lead to a public campaign to integrate the armed ...

Ciattarelli Calls Sanctuary City Legislation “Reckless and Irresponsible”

 
SOMERVILLE, NJ – Republican gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16) slammed, as reckless and irresponsible, Democrat-sponsored legislation in Trenton that forces state taxpayers to financially support New Jersey cities that choose to defy federal law and, in so doing, encourage illegal immigration.
 
Ciattarelli, a frequent critic of Governor ...

Operation Shoebox New Jersey Commemorates 12th Anniversary, Invites Volunteers to Feb. 18 Packing Event

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey will commemorate its 12th anniversary at the VFW, 600 Washington Ave., Manville on Feb. 18, 2017 and invites all volunteers to help assemble care packages for shipment overseas to deployed US troops around the world.

The volunteer organization, based in Hillsborough and Somerville, expects to pack 1,200 or more care packages.

The ...

Somerville: Elvis is in The House – But He’s Looking to Leave the Building

SOMERVILLE, NJ – One of America’s original rock’n’roll icons, Elvis Presley’s legacy goes beyond his 18 No. 1 hits like “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog," Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel,” even beyond his fleet of Cadillacs, a penchant for bling and his indulgent, over-the-top mansion, Graceland.

Not to be ...

Plainfield Public Library to Hold Two Events on Feb 11 to Celebrate Black History Month

PLAINFIELD, NJ - In celebration of Black History Month, the Plainfield Public Library is pleased to offer two events on Saturday, with a curator's talk in the morning, and a Friends of Plainfield Public Library (FOPPL) sponsored jazz performance in the afternoon.

The Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution exhibit commemorates the 40th anniversary of ...

Somerville Eases Parking Restrictions, Extends Time Limits on All Meters and Lots

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The borough continues to tweak its parking regulations 4 months after the new rate structure and time limits went into effect.

The Borough Council at its Monday night meeting approved an ordinance on first reading that will extend the time limits placed on Main Street parking meters from two to three hours, and eliminate time restrictions from off-street parking meters ...

Plainfield Student Wins First Prize at Showtime at the Apollo

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Wednesday, Feb. 1st, social media was abuzz about a Plainfield student performing at the Apollo.  That student was Alexis Morrast.

Morrast, a 10th grader at Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies (PAAAS), won first prize at Showtime at the Apollo, a brand-new one-hour special and reimagining of the classic talent showcase series.

She was ...

Award-Winning 'Moves We Make the Movie' by Plainfield Author JM Benjamin Now Available to Watch

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The award-winning film Moves We Make The Movie, written by Plainfield author JM Benjaminm, and directed by Patrick Coker, is now available to rent or purchase on Vimeo.

The story is a dark tale of a conflicted street thug whose decisions lead to devastating consequences.

This limited promotion also comes with six behind-the-scenes exclusive videos, and a look into ...

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