Newark Museum of Art to display Plainfield artist’s work permanently

Newark Museum of Art to display Plainfield artist’s work permanently

NEWARK, NJ — Following the successful conclusion of the 2021 New Jersey Arts Annual “ReVision and Respond” exhibition, the Newark Museum of Art acquired four artworks from the exhibition for the museum’s permanent collection. The annual NJAA series is a project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the […]

Tour of Linden High School TV studio gives digital inspiration to visitors from Plainfield

Tour of Linden High School TV studio gives digital inspiration to visitors from Plainfield

LINDEN / PLAINFIELD, NJ — Linden High School recently got a chance to host a contingent of educators from Plainfield Public Schools to show off its TV studio and to discuss the school’s student news program. Plainfield High School is interested in expanding its multimedia program, and Superintendent Diane Mitchell reached out to Linden Superintendent […]

Housing Authority of Plainfield celebrates opening of $19.3 million apartments

Housing Authority of Plainfield celebrates opening of $19.3 million apartments

PLAINFIELD, NJ — On Thursday, Oct. 28, the Housing Authority of Plainfield was joined by community leaders for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Elmwood Square Apartments. The celebration took place in partnership with Plainfield, the Premier Community Development Corporation, Union County, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Alpert Group. Elmwood Square Apartments […]

More than 525 unwanted guns are collected in buyback amnesty event

More than 525 unwanted guns are collected in buyback amnesty event

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County’s 2021 Gun Amnesty Buyback event was a success, with residents turning in more than 525 unwanted guns in exchange for rewards of as much as $250 per weapon. The countywide event was on Saturday, October 23, at locations in Elizabeth, Plainfield and Westfield. No questions were asked, and guns […]

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announced $161.25 million in fiscal year 2022 municipal aid grants, with 541 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, according to an Oct. 26 press release. The competitive municipal aid […]

Union County announces 2021 children’s recreation grant awards for municipalities

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced that grants have been awarded to 20 municipalities for improvements to recreation resources for children, through the Kids Recreation Trust Fund. In addition, 19 municipalities were awarded matching grants for planting new trees through the Greening Union County program. Both grant programs are […]

Union County announces 2021 ‘Preserve Union County’ Historic Preservation Grant awardees

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced that 10 historic preservation projects in eight different municipalities will receive grant money in 2021 as part of the Preserve Union County program, administered by the Union County Open Space, Recreation, and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. “Funding from Preserve Union County helps our […]

County commissioners break ground on inclusive affirmative park space in Plainfield

County commissioners break ground on inclusive affirmative park space in Plainfield

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners officially broke ground on Tuesday, June 29, on the county’s first inclusive LGBTQ+ affirming park space. The new park space will be located within Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield. “We know that fostering a sense of belonging and connectedness increases the quality of life […]

Junior League of Elizabeth–Plainfield names first black president

Junior League of Elizabeth–Plainfield names first black president

CRANFORD, NJ — The Junior League of Elizabeth–Plainfield welcomes its first black president, Kalshelia Lloyd. Lloyd, along with the rest of the 2021-2022 board of directors, will lead the charitable educational organization in its 99th anniversary year. Founded in 1923, the JLEP has a rich tradition of community service in the surrounding Union County area. […]

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