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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cocomama concert Thursday, SID Family Fun Night Friday


Cover of Cocomama's premier CD album 'Quiero'.


COCOMAMA CONCERT THURSDAY
Plainfield's free summer concert series continues Thursday evening (August 17) with a performance by Cocomama, the all-female Hispanic World Music group. The performance gets under way at 7:00 PM at City Hall Plaza, Watchung Avenue and East 6th Street.

Cocomama is an all-female band named after the Incan goddess of health and happiness. They focus on Afro-Cuban, Afro-Caribbean, and Latin American repertoire. More about the group and their first album "Quiero" here.

Bring a lawn chair and a friend.

The concert series continues next week (August 24) with a DJ Dance Party and concludes August 31 with an encore performance by the Flavuh, the metro area's premier neo-soul band.

FRIDAY IS SID FAMILY FUN NIGHT
The SID's annual Family Fun Night takes place Friday (August 18) at the Union County Building Plaza at West Front Street and Park Avenue, running from 6:00 - 9:00 PM.

This is a FREE event, all rides are at no charge. Besides a kiddie bounce ride, the 'Fitness on Wheels Fun Bus' will make an appearance. To further delight the little ones, a Plainfield police car and fire truck will be on hand for youngsters to inspect.

The 'Gamin' Ride', featuring all major video gaming consoles (Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360) will be on hand from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

And to top it all off, G-Wiz Auto Entertainment will present the Plainfield Car Showcase.

The event is sponsored by the Plainfield SID, composed of merchants and property owners who are dedicated to improving Plainfield's downtown shopping experience.

Rain date is August 25.


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Link to Toliver encounter with Council President Williams is fixed



Link to Toliver encounter with Council President Williams is fixed -- see here.

 


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ballot positions for Plainfield Board of Ed election have been drawn




Ballot positions for school board candidates throughout Union County were drawn Monday afternoon, August 14, in the offices of County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi in Elizabeth.
 
The non-partisan school board election takes place on Tuesday, November 7th, which is the date of the general partisan election for local, county and state offices.

The school board candidates appear in a separate box on the ballot form, indicating the positions are nonpartisan.

Six people have filed to run for three three-year Board of Ed seats.

Here is the ballot lineup for Plainfield --


  1. Timothy A. Priano
  2. Tera Phipps
  3. Avania Richardson-Miller
  4. William A. (Tony) Contreras
  5. Aisha Eustache
  6. Harry M. Watson, Jr.

Phipps, Richa
rdson-Miller and Eustache are running as a slate and are endorsed by Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, who will be hosting a fundraising reception for them in early September.

As far as I know, the other three candidates are running individually.


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