Where Plainfield turns for news.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Olddoc on diabetes and veteran's tax exemption.. Bernice invites all to 'be the change' you wish to see.. Councilor Williams announces her ballot position and LWV forum.. David reminds all of Cornel West appearance next week.. Noel on Mid-State 38 Top Ten..


Demographics:  "Courier's Changing Face of America series discovers cricket"
Booker Campaign --
Atlantic City:  "State could subsidize flights to AC, report says"
Elizabeth --
Jersey City:  "Beautification effort continues with annual daffodil giveaway"
Linden:  "Union County, FBI nab six on drug charges"
North Plainfield:  "Bloods gang member arrested on gun charges"
Outsourcing:  "NJ town outsources housing inspections"
Sayreville:  "Baseball coaches among those suspended in hazing probe"

2016 Race:  "Dem power players converge on Newark for Clinton 2016 strategy session"
Gov. Christie:  "Christie seeks to clarify comments on minimum wage"
Ebola:  "NYC doctor tests positive for Ebola"
Open Space:  "Conservative group to launch ad campaign against open space amendment"
Port Authority:  "Legislation would limit power of NJ governor over PA"

[BERNICE] invites all to 'be the change' you wish to see.

[OLDDOC] on diabetes and veteran's tax exemption.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] announces her ballot position and LWV forum.

[DAVID] reminds all of Cornel West appearance next week.

[NOEL at PALS] on Mid-State 38 Top Ten.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Olddoc: Is Gloria Taylor a parasite?.. Bernice on new Charter Schools; Ballot questions; Diwali wishes.. David on Danny Dunn, Jerry Green's PR man.. Jackie: Survivor Blood vs. Water blog party.. Rebecca on Black Writers Syposium at ECC..


Charter Schools:  "Two new Plainfield charters approved" --  PolNJ | Courier |
League of Women Voters:  "Three important public questions on ballot"
Neighborhood Health Center:  "White House official visits health center"
Holt Congressional Seat:  "12th District candidates fall along party lines in TCNJ debate" -- Ledger | PolNJ |

Elizabeth:  "Families of murder victims demand action"
Newark --
Police Misconduct:  "Rockaway cop offered 5 years in jail for trying to get relative out of ticket"
North Plainfield:  "Man pleads not guilty in deadly Turnpike crash"
Union County GOP:  "Bramnick, Guadagno trade gags at UC GOP fundraiser"

Gov. Christie:  "Christie poll ratings continue to slip"
Ebola --
Ferguson, MO:   "For Jersey activists, Ferguson continues to call"
Lottery Tax:  "Lawmakers look at lottery tax to fund afterschool programs"
Pollsters:  "The Auditor grades NJ's pollsters"
Port Authority:  "PA adopts new public records policy"

[BERNICE] on new Charter Schools; Ballot questions; Diwali wishes.

[OLDDOC] Is Gloria Taylor a parasite?

[DAVID] on Danny Dunn, Jerry Green's PR man.

[JACKIE] Survivor Blood vs. Water blog party.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] on Black Writers Syposium at ECC.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Olddoc offers an overview of candidates for local office.. Bernice notes County posts voter statistics.. David on Danny Dunn, JG's PR man.. Rebecca on Black Writers Symposium at ECC..


Boys Soccer:  "Plainfield advances to UCT semifinals"
Holt Congressional Seat:  "Watson Coleman, Eck to meet in TCNJ debate" -- Tonight or next Wednesday?
Union County College:  "UCC, Kean announce partnership to benefit low-income STEM students"
Traffic Alert:  "Overturned truck closes Route 22"

Bound Brook:  "Police deploy cam system to keep an eye on downtown"
Elizabeth:  "Police increase presence after four fatal shootings in last week"
EWR:  "West African passenger being evaluated for Ebola at Newark hospital"
Kean U.:  "Student feels threatened after swastikas drawn outside dorm room"
North Plainfield:  "School district 'satisfied' with NJSIAA investigation of banana incident"
Trenton:  "Mayor Jackson touts development as key to city's revitalization"

2016 Presidential Race:  "10 states crucial to Christie in 2016 race"
Campaign Finance:  "Two new SuperPACs with Dem ties formed"
Ebola:  "Gov. Christie to brief reporters on NJ's preparedness"
Sports Betting:  "League officials officially ask judge to bar NJ sports betting"
State Pensions:  "NJ won't release probe of controversial investment until after election"
Toys 'R Us:  "Toy chain pulls 'Breaking Bad' action dolls" -- Accessorized with bags of drugs and cash.

[BERNICE] notes County posts voter statistics.

[OLDDOC] offers an overview of candidates for local office.

[DAVID] on Danny Dunn, JG's PR man.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] on Black Writers Symposium at ECC.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Olddoc on his great-grandson's Bar Mitzvah.. Bernice on JG and the GOP; Stabbing, shooting raise questions..


League of Women Voters:  "Candidate profiles and answers to questions" -- Forum is set for Tuesday, Oct. 28.
Cardinals Football:  "Ridge hangs in for win over Plainfield"
McGreevey:  "McGreevey as mayor of Jersey City?"
Shooting, Stabbing:  "Two injured after shooting, stabbing in Plainfield" -- Courier | Ledger |

Carteret:  "Mayor takes action after learning of sex scandal"
Jersey City:  "City to restructure police department for first time in two decades"
Linden:  "Chemical cloud released at Bayway Refinery"
Newark:  "Baraka demands schools return to city control in NYTimes OpEd" -- OpEd is here.
North Plainfield:  "NJSIAA: Not enough proof of racial prank in banana case"
Trenton:  "Ferguson-inspired mural removed at police request"

Affordable Housing:  "NJ affordable housing rules stuck in limbo" -- Ledger | NJSpot |
Ebola:  "What the CDC got wrong about Ebola"
Electronic Billboards:  "Appeals court rules NJ towns can ban them"
Gay Rights:  "NJ advocates coping with waning interest since victory in marriage issue"
Oil Politics:  "Questions arise as oil prices drop"
Red-Light Cams:  "League of Municipalities says program should not be scrapped"
Soccer:   "US defeats Haiti in Women's Soccer World Cup"
Sports Betting:  "Sports leagues seek to stop betting from beginning in NJ"
Turnpike:  "$2.5B widening between Exits 6 and 9 ready to open"


[BERNICE] on JG and the GOP; Stabbing, shooting raise questions.

[OLDDOC] on his great-grandson's Bar Mitzvah.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Olddoc: Family gone home, Olddoc will post later.. Bernice warns it is deer rutting season.. David: Photos from benefit football game, QC 5K run.. Noel: Plainfield's late rally against Ridge not enough.. Jackie: Week in review plus pix..


Stabbing:  "Three injured in daytime Plainfield stabbing"
Traffic Alert:  "Eastbound Rt. 22 closure in Union starts Tuesday"

Auto Thefts:  "Why are more stolen cards disappearing overseas?"
Bergen exec campaign:  "Dem accuses GOP incumbent of slander for ad" -- Record | PolNJ |
Carteret:  "Sex, lies, and text messages in fire department scandal"
Fanwood:  "5th annual 5K Family Run draws 286 entrants"
North Plainfield:  "Drunk boro man charged in deadly Turnpike crash"
Sayreville:  "Young football players recall hazing"
Scotch Plains:  "SARA brings cats to pet adoption fair at Parker Gardens"
Trenton:  "As state clears homeless encampments, officials push outreach services"

Ex-Nazis:  "Ex-Nazis receiving Social Security"
Girl Scouts:  "Girl Scouts debate their place in changing world"
Mortgages:  "Mortgage giants set to loosen lending" -- WSJ | WashPost | LATimes | -- Here we go again!
NJDOT:  "New commissioner calls for transportation tax, new tunnel, light rail"
Pension Funds:  "Pension funds eye reducing hedge fund exposure"
Recidivism:  "McGreevey, police, parole and corrections officials converge to combat recidivism"
US Senate Races:  "Dems new move: Backing long-shot candidates"

Roman Catholic Church --

[BERNICE] warns it is deer rutting season.

[OLDDOC] Family gone home, Olddoc will post later.

[DAVID] Photos from benefit football game, QC 5K run.

[JACKIE] Week in review plus pix.

[NOEL at PALS] Plainfield's late rally against Ridge not enough.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Olddoc has family this weekend.. Bernice asks if it's deja vu all over again.. David's BOE team has fish fry Saturday AM.. Jackie: The Amazing Race blog party..


Drake House:  "Historical Society takes part in Four Centuries program this weekend"
Obituary:  "Yvonne Thomas, former director of Plainfield Head Start"

Atlantic City:  "Judge voids Taj Mahal casino union contract"
Bayonne:  "City to save $80K by having in-house lawyers as prosecutors"
Billboards:  "Court rules towns may ban billboards"
Elizabeth:  "Second student contracts enterovirus, district contacts CDC"
Essex County College:  "New president: ECC on path to exceed expectations"
Jersey City:  "ACLU chides JC school board over public comment policies"
JFK:  "Ebola preparedness concerns raised by death of JFK passenger"
Newark --
Princeton:  "University's endowment stands at $21 billion, up 20% from last year"
Sayreville Football Scandal:  "Lawyer for player criticizes media"
South Plainfield:  "Mayor announces plan to disinfect playgrounds, public buildings" -- Ebola scare.

Bridgegte --
Gov. Christie:  "Christies report earning nearly $700K last year, up from 2012"
Ebola:  "Test your Ebola IQ" -- Take this short quiz.
Lobbying:  "NJ Senate panel OKs bill designed to stop conflicts of interest"
Public Records:  "Judge: Names of police subject to internal affairs complaints are public records"
Sports Betting:  "Christie signs law allowing sports betting in NJ"
TD Bank:  "NJ, other states settle with TD Bank over data breach"


[BERNICE] asks if it's deja vu all over again.

[OLDDOC] has family this weekend.

[DAVID] invites all to another Fish Fry this morning.

[JACKIE] The Amazing Race blog party.