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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Man stabbed to death outside Plainfield night club.. Tiny Somerset County museum tells Black history stories you haven't heard.. Suit: Linden court had a 'culture of wrongdoing' led by rogue judge, Scutari.. Rebecca: Journey Through Blackness: W.E.B. DuBois..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Fatal Stabbing: Man stabbed to death outside Plainfield night club. -- TAPinto | WPIX | Ledger | Courier |
  • Week in Review: Plainfield week in review: Fatal stabbing, BOE budget talks, more. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Black History: Tiny Somerset County museum tells stories you haven't heard. Read more here
  • Linden: Suit: Court had a 'culture of wrongdoing' led by rogue judge, Scutari. Read more here.
  • Preservation NJ: Group has been trying to safe historic properties for 24 years. Read more here.
STATE/NATIONAL
  • 2020 Prez Race --
    • Nevada: No sugarcoating the results, it was a Bernie blowout. Read more here.
    • NJ Donations: Who are NJ donations going to? Read more here.
    • Biden: Clyburn poised to endorse Biden before SC primary. Read more here.
    • Buttigieg: Buttigieg slams Bernie in bid for anti-Bernie mantle. Read more here.
    • Sanders: As Sanders gets stronger, swing districts are worried. Read more here.
  • Millionaires Tax: Sweeney will back tax if pensions get a big boost. -- Ledger | NJGlobe |
  • Gov. Murphy: NJ leaders send Gov. Murphy support after diagnosis. Read more here.
  • NJ Transit: Sweeney, Weinberg accuse NJT CEO of lying to lawmakers. Read more here.
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Infant injured in East 7th Street accident Friday.. ICE complicates story of man's Plainfield arrest.. UCC wrestling coach accused of sexual assault on home detention.. Adoption of Scotch Plains puppies at PAHS temporarily on hold.. Rebecca: Journey Through Blackness: Frances E.W. Harper.. Noel at HS Sports: Lane and Floyd lead Roselle Catholic over Plainfield..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Accident: Infant injured in East 7th Street accident Friday. Read more here.
  • Boys Basketball: Plainfield falls to Roselle Catholic. Read more here.
  • Climate Emergency: Assemblywoman Carter to take part in climate meeting in Fanwood. Read more here.
  • Dem Primary: State Chairman Currie favors an open primary. Read more here. -- That may end the matter.
  • ICE: ICE complicates story of man's Plainfield arrest. Read more here.
  • PAHS: Adoption of Scotch Plains puppies at PAHS temporarily on hold. Read more here.
  • Planning Board: Board approves amended redevelopment plans. Read more here.
  • Road Work: Emergency road work at McDonald's. Read more here. -- May continue Monday.
  • Sexual Assault: UCC wrestling coach accused of sexual assault on home detention. Read more here.
  • Wardlaw-Hartridge: W-H students send love, support to China victims. Read more here.
  • Obituary: Ester Brown, PHS '45, owned Princess Home D├ęcor in Plainfield. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Fake Census: GOP using fake census to fundraise in NJ. Read more here.
  • Kean U.: Kean police director resigns amid legals disputes with campus cops. Read more here
  • Real Estate: One of country's oldest log cabins, in NJ, is for sale. Read more here. -- You know, of course, about Plainfield's log cabin?
  • Union Twp.: Texas man builds shrine to Union's iconic water tower. Read more here.
  • Westfield: Man found with loaded gun outside elementary school gets 5 years. Read more here.
STATE/NATIONAL

TRUMP WORLD

  • Bolton: Claiming most conversations classified, Trump wants to block Bolton book. Read more here.
  • Defense: Trump gives Defense power to abolish bargaining for civilian unions. Read more here.
  • Revenge: Trump embarks on search for disloyalty as purge escalates. Read more here.
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Friday, February 21, 2020

LWV leads drive to register those on parole and probation.. Plainfield PD stands by release of man to ICE after traffic stop.. Board of Ed honors Walter W. Young, winner of Flight Academy scholarship.. Plainfield Symphony: PSO present Meeting House recital and tea.. Olddoc offers birthday party thank yous.. Rebecca: Journey Through Blackness: Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X.. Noel at HS Sports: Plainfield advances to quarter-finals in UCIAC Tournament.. Jackie: Survivor 40: Winners at War blog party..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Board of Ed: BOE honors Walter W. Young, winner of Flight Academy scholarship. Read more here.
  • Boys Basketball: Plainfield over Union. Read more here.
  • National Merit Scholarship: St. Joe's student, Plainfielder Brett Subers advances to finalist. Read more here.
  • Plainfield Symphony:  PSO presents Meeting House recital and tea Sunday. Read more here.
  • Police Dept.: Plainfield PD stands by release of man to ICE after traffic stop. Read more here.
  • Utilities: Smart meters come to NJ. Read more here.
  • Voting: LWV leads drive to register those on parole and probation. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Amazon: Perth Amboy Amazon workers rally to become first to unionize. Read more here.
  • Charter Schools: Charters argue for state to fund their school construction. Read more here.
  • Domestic Violence: NJ to expand hospital-based program to help victims. Read more here.
  • Eminent Domain: Landowner wins $750K in dispute over Route 22 taking. Read more here.
  • Election Security: Security scandals in Georgia heighten 2020 concerns. Read more here.
  • New Brunswick: Two dead newborns found at recycling center. Read more here.
  • Oprah: Oprah gives $5M to Pathways to College after-school program. Read more here.
STATE/NATIONAL
  • 2020 Prez Race --
    • Convention: Harry Reid: Brokered convention 'not the end of the world'. Read more here.
    • Bloomberg --
      • FDU Poll: Bloomberg tied with Sanders in NJ. Read more here.
      • Weinberg: Bloomberg can't recover on the issue of confidentiality agreements. Read more here.
    • Sanders: Sanders questions NJ primary organization lines. Read more here.
  • Ethics: Murphy proposes sweeping ethics reforms for Trenton. Read more here.
  • Retirement 'Boat' Checks: SCI hopes to take bite out of costly employee benefits. Read more here.
WOMEN AND NJ POLITICS

  • Emerge NJ: Program prepares Democratic women for elective office. Read more here.
  • Murphy: Murphy proposal would require anti-harassment training. Read more here.
  • Walk to Washington: Weinberg pleased with Chamber response, encourages women to go. Read more here.

TRUMP WORLD
  • Clemency --
    • Trump moves process into White House, Kushner on team. Read more here.
    • 11 criminals granted clemency by Trump had one thing in common: connections. Read more here.
  • Farm Aid: GAO launches investigation into Trump farm aid. Read more here. -- Greasing pals' palms?
  • Wikileaks --
    • Trump offered Assange a pardon if he covered up Russian involvement . Read more here.
    • GOP congressman sought Trump deal on Wikileaks, Russia. Read more here.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Sexual Assault: Union County College wrestling coach allegedly assaulted student during home lessons.. Bloomberg will be in tonight's Dem debate.. Traffic stop leads Plainfield police to turn man over to ICE.. Budget issues discussed at BOE business meeting.. Booker's girl friend Rosario Dawson comes out as LGBTQ.. Queen City Academy will expand to include high school.. Rebecca: Journey Through Blackness: Juanita Hall, Toni Morrison, Frances Harper and the Camden Slave Auction..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • 2020 Census: As census approaches, guidance abounds for local communities. Read more here.
  • Board of Ed: Budget issues discussed at BOE business meeting. Read more here.
  • Frontiers International: Frontiers Black History Month lecture on Feb. 22. Read more here.
  • Home Surveillance: Ring and Nest have turned us into a nation of voyeurs. Read more here.
  • Immigration: Traffic stop leads Plainfield police to turn man over to ICE. Read more here.
  • JFK Hartwyck: Hartwyck at Cedar Brook earns 'Five Star' rating. Read more here.
  • PAHS: Plainfield Humane Society must find homes for 42 rescued pups and kittens. -- Courier | Ledger |
  • Plainfield Symphony: PSO presents Meeting House Recital and Tea Sunday. Read more here.
  • Queen City Academy: QCA will expand to include high school. Read more here.
  • Recycling: Officials across NJ struggle with loss of recycling markets. Read more here.
  • Sexual Assault --
    • Union County College coach allegedly assaulted student during home lessons. -- Ledger | Courier |
    • Coach was previously cleared on charges of strip-searching wrestlers. Read more here.
  • Union County: 2020 Women of Excellence are named. Read more here.
  • Week Ahead: The week ahead in Plainfield, Feb. 17-23. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Boy Scouts: Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy. Read more here.
  • Guns: These NJ counties and towns are fighting back against NJ gun control. Read more here.
  • Retail: Pier 1 files for bankruptcy. Read more here.
  • Obituary: Ella Reese, singer-actor, star of 'Touched By An Angel". Read more here.

STATE/NATIONAL

  • 2020 Prez Race --
    • Obama: Obama expects he'll play a large role in uniting Dems this summer. Read more here.
    • Debates: DNC changes rules, Bloomberg qualifies for Wednesday's debate. Read more here. -- 8 PM, CNN and PBS.
    • Nevada: Nevada is trying very hard not to pull an Iowa. Read more here.
    • Polls: FDU poll finds Bloomberg and Sanders tied in NJ. Read more here.
  • Booker: Booker's girl friend Rosario Dawson comes out as LGBTQ. The Hill | Ledger |
  • Lesniak: Lesniak could face calls for recusal if appointed to Waterfront Commission . Read more here.
WOMEN AND NJ POLITICS
  • After 20 years, Barbara Buono speaks out about sexual harassment. Read more here.
  • Murphy demurs on consequences for campaign employees accused of harassment. Read more here.
  • Murphy proposal would require employers to provide anti-harassment training. Read more here.
  • NJCASA: New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Read more here.
TRUMP WORLD
  • Economy: Obama tweet shows who deserves credit for economy. Read more here.
  • Giuliani: Fox News keeps Giuliani on air despite file on his 'disinformation'. Read more here.
  • Pardons --
    • Here's the secret to getting a Trump presidential pardon. Read more here.
    • Obama used clemency more than any president since Truman. Read more here.
  • Wall: Contracting rules waived for border wall. Read more here. -- What could possibly go wrong?
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Monday, February 17, 2020

Sexual Assault: Union County College wrestling coach accused of assaulting teen.. Inside the restored 8th Street Marsh Mansion.. Fire destroys Elizabeth's historic Shiloh Baptist Church.. Baraka fires back at Barr over ICE plan that 'incites hatred'.. Noel at HS Sports: Maxson balance scoring defeats Hubbard..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • ABC Board: Alcoholic Beverage Control Board publishes 2020 meeting schedule. Read more here.
  • 2020 Census: The census is coming, with one huge change. What you need to know. Read more here.
  • Marsh Mansion: Inside the restored 8th Street mansion. Read more here.
  • Sexual Assault: Union County College wrestling coach accused of assaulting teen. -- Ledger | Courier |
  • Shady Rest --
    • The center of African American society in NJ needs preservation. Read more here.
    • Remembering America's first Black country club (video). Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Elizabeth: Fire destroys historic Shiloh Baptist Church. Read more here.
  • History: Lincoln's forgotten legacy as America's first "green" president. Read more here.
  • Newark: Baraka fires back at Barr over ICE plan that 'incites hatred'. Read more here.
  • PNC Bank: PNC hit with $2.4M verdict of customer's sexual harassment of employee. Read more here.
  • Trivia: Who is the most Googled president of all time? Read more here.

STATE/NATIONAL
  • 2020 Prez Race --
    • Nevada: Fears grow over potential Nevada caucus disaster. Read more here.
TRUMP WORLD

  • Dept. of Justice --
    • Barr's internal reviews feed resentment, suspicion inside Justice Department. Read more here.
    • More than 1,100 ex-Justice officials call for Barr's resignation. Read more here.

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Plainfield man loses appeal in 2008 torture and burglary.. Remembering Shady Rest, America's first Black country club (video).. NJ chefs to take challenge at Girl Scout Cookie Cook-off.. Noel at HS Sports: Plainfield over Lawrence..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Appeal: Plainfield man loses appeal in 2008 torture and burglary. Read more here.
  • Black History Month: Two Black History Month celebrations today. Read more here.
  • Boys Basketball: Plainfield over Sinai Christian. Read more here.
  • Girl Scout Cookies: NJ chefs to take challenge at Girl Scout Cookie Cook-off. Read more here.
  • Hubbard School: Hubbard hosts PRIDE assembly. Read more here.
  • Shady Rest: Remembering America's first Black country club (video). Read more here.
  • Wawa: Wawa has burgers now and they are beyond awful. Read more here.
  • Week in Review: Plainfield Week in Review: Pedestrian mall, Cisco training, more. Read more here.


OF INTEREST

  • Fishing: Overfished striped bass now off limits in NJ. Read more here.
  • JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst: NJ joint base passed over for new HQ. Read more here.
  • Newark: US border agents will purse immigrants in 'sanctuary' cities, including Newark. Read more here.
  • NJ Transit: NJT says it's back on target to meet deadline for $500M safety system. Read more here.
  • North Brunswick: Cops targeted Black, Latino neighborhoods to meet quotas. Read more here.
  • Rahway: Small NJ community quietly reinvents itself as an arts hub. Read more here.
  • Real Estate: Technology is poised to upend America's real estate market. Read more here. -- Beware!

STATE/NATIONAL
  • 2020 Prez Race --

TRUMP WORLD

  • Dialysis: Trump supporter refuses treatment while center won't allow life size cutout. Read more here.
  • Ukraine: Trump just comes out and admits entire Ukraine scam. Read more here.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Two zoning board cases are inconclusive Wednesday.. Union County Dem leaders oppose elimination of organizational lines on ballots.. Trump's rhetoric has changed the way students are bullied.. Jackie: Survivor 40: Richard Hatch pleads his case..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Dean's List: Plainfielder Leslie Merced named to dean's list at Purchase College. Read more here.
  • duCret: Academy for Innovation in Education lecture series at duCret. Read more here.
  • Idea?:  JC council to vote on creating new tax for arts and culture. Read more here.
  • Union County: Assistant prosecutors question promotions, raises under new head. Read more here.
  • Union County Dems: Scutari and Cryan oppose elimination of organizational lines. Read more here.
  • Zoning Board: Two zoning board cases inconclusive Wednesday. Read more here.


OF INTEREST

  • Boy Scouts: Lawyers say Scout records will show they knew of dangers to Scouts for decades. Read more here.
  • Bullying: Trump's rhetoric has changed the way students are bullied. Read more here.
  • Hudson River Tunnel: Closing of existing tunnel would damage US economy, Fed chair says. Read more here.
  • Media --
    • McClatchy newspaper chain files for bankruptcy. Read more here. -- 30 regional papers.
    • Reports: NJ hedge fund that owns National Enquirer to take over McClatchy papers. Read more here.
  • Rutgers: 95-year-old professor sues Rutgers over age discrimination. Read more here.
  • Spelling Bee: Two area students take top spots at regional spelling bee. Read more here.
STATE/NATIONAL
  • 2020 Prez Race --
    • Biden --
      • "I'll be damned iff we're gonna lose this nomination." Read more here.
      • Ron Rice says he's poised to go to South Carolina for Biden. Read more here.
    • Bloomberg: Inside the 48-hour dash to contain his stop-and-frisk crisis. Read more here. -- More to come.
    • Centrists: Centrist Dems rethink alliances as Biden crumbles. Read more here.
    • Sanders: Sanders' big mistake: Failing to explain what kind of government Democratic Socialist is. Read more here.
    • Warren: Warren on the ropes. Read more here.
  • Gov. Murphy: Murphy announces to combat harassment in politics. Read more here.
  • Legislative Black Caucus: Hundreds in attendance at Black Caucus gala. Read more here.
  • Sen. Sweeney: Sweeney apologizes for verbal threat made a decade ago. Read more here.
  • Tax Incentives --
    • Incentives: Jackson-Hewitt, two others agree to forfeit tax incentives. Read more here.
    • Pilot Program: EDA feels pilot will keep young companies in NJ, and lure others. Read more here.
TRUMP WORLD
  • Border Wall: Congressman: Wall threatens Native American burial sites. Read more here.
  • Former COS: John Kelly finally lets loose on Trump. Read more here. -- At Drew.
  • Quid Pro Quo: Trump accused of new quid pro quo, this time with New York. Read more here.
  • Stone Case: Trump's meddling in Stone case stuns Washington. Read more here.
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