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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Olddoc on Watson editorial; Housing Authority plans.. Bernice notes South Avenue redevelopment study.. Councilor Williams: Family Fun Day is today.. David on Jerry Green's patronage mill.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


Watson Hiring:  "Watson hiring another Plainfield misstep" -- Courier, editorial.

ARC:  "ARC crowns home brewmaster, raises $70K for disable adults"
Bound Brook:  "Costa Rican president to visit Sunday"
Essex County:  "Fight of the week: Baraka vs. Joe D"
Newark:  "Report: Majority of city residents don't have three months savings"
Paterson:  "Schools chief switches administrator's job title amid questions about credentials"
Teachers:  "$40K salary hike and retro payouts up to $68K for some Bayonne teachers in new contract"
Westfield:  "Storm sewer collapses, sinking dump truck into street"

Bridgegate --
Immigration:  "Menendez: I expect big and bold reform from Obama this fall"
NFL:  "NFL apologizes as Rice scandal widens"


[BERNICE] notes South Avenue redevelopment study.

[OLDDOC] on Watson editorial; Housing Authority plans.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] Family Fun Day is today.

[DAVID] on Jerry Green's patronage mill.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Olddoc on Scotland and other independence movements.. Bernice: Planning Board startled by new Elmwood Gardens plan.. Councilor Williams: Ward 2 Family Fun Day tomorrow.. David on Jerry Green and the patronage mill.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


High Holy Days:  "Acting Sheriff: Think security during Jewish holy days"
Home Depot:  "Home Depot says 56M payment cards were breached"
GPS Tracking:  "Asm Bramnick wants to ban GPS tracking devices on cars"

Bayonne:  "Teachers finally get new contract after four years of delay"
Elizabeth:  "After two shooting deaths in two days, activists call for peace"
Employment Discrimination:  "Bank that denied family health plan to female employees must change policy"
Newark:  "Civil rights groups say police are falling short on transparency pledge"
Outsourcing:  "NJ town to vote on outsourcing housing inspections"

Bridgegate --
911 Call Centers:  "Bill would require 911 call centers to receive text messages"
Board of Public Utilities:  "Christie nominates new head of utilities agency"
DNA Evidence:  "Assembly bill aims at using DNA to exonerate the wrongfully convicted"
Environment:  "Environmental groups name NJ's dirtiest power plants"
NJ Assembly:  "70 members 'present' in an empty chamber?"
NJDOT:  "Christie picks Jamie Fox to head NJDOT -- again" -- Ledger | NJSpot |
NJ Finances --
Seat Belts:  "NJ Supremes rule failing to wear a seat belt is a crime"
Unemployment:  "NJ unemployment rate increases to 6.6 percent"


[BERNICE] Planning Board startled by new Elmwood Gardens plan; Complete Streets discussed.

[OLDDOC] on Scotland and other independence movements.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] notes Ward 2 Family Fun Day tomorrow.

[DAVID] on Jerry Green and the patronage mill.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Olddoc puts Jerry Green under the scalpel.. Bernice notes heat season starts Oct. 1.. Councilor Williams on Family Fun Day.. David on the patronage mill.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


Wardlaw-Hartridge:  "Homegrown, healthy eats at W-H"

Elizabeth:  "Bollwege says state won't ban fracking, so towns, counties should"
Filming Ordinance:  "Garfield adopts filming ordinance"
Utililty Authority:  "County exec tells commissioners to repay stipends, health benefits"
HS Football Racism:  "Another mostly Black team saw bananas at Summit HS"
Hoboken:  "Former mayor, caught in corruption sting, disbarred"
Newark --
South Plainfield:  "Council candidate yelled N-word at Sherban's customers" -- Courier | Ledger |

Highways:  "Study ranks NJ roads high in cost, near bottom in condition"
Legislature:  "Bipartisan package of bills to fight drug 'epidemic' announced"
NJ Pension Funds:  "Christie, unions battling over hedge fund fees, pay-to-play"
NJ Tax Receipts:  "Facing budget shortfall, Christie plays Corzine amnesty card"
Open Space:  "Advocates urge 'yes' vote on constitutional amendment" -- Ledger | NJSpot |
Poverty:  "NJ one of three states with increase in poverty last year" -- Ledger | NJSpot |
Privacy:  "Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones, IPads for police, even with search warrants"
Sewerage Systems:  "State wants sewer plants to plan for 500-year storm, more"
Transportation  "Coalition pushed to replenish Transportation Trust Fund"


[BERNICE] notes heat season starts Oct. 1.

[OLDDOC] puts Jerry Green under the scalpel.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] on Family Fun Day.

[DAVID] on the patronage mill.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Olddoc is still in shock over the Watson appointment.. Bernice notes Watson hiring hits headlines.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight, or lack thereof.. David posts rainy weekend photos..

  • "Jerry finds work for Sharon, Mackson"

Mapp Hiring --
Temple Sholom:  "Congregation holds dedication service at new home"

Hudson County:  "O'Dea, Fulop alignment assessed in Hudson"
Jersey City --
North Plainfield:  "NPHS players say they were racially taunted" -- Courier | CBSNews |
Scotch Plains --
Union County:  "All five vo-tech schools earn places in Newsweek top-performers list"

2016 Presidential Race:  "Christie trails GOP field in New Hampshire poll"
Military Contracts:  "Fake NJ companies had unusable parts manufactured abroad"
NJ Pension Funds:  "State sells investment that raised pay-to-play concerns"
Public Health:  "Rare respiratory virus, EV-D68, could soon hit NJ"
Transportation Trust Fund:  "NJ's crumbling roads and bridges focus of new coalition"


[BERNICE] notes Watson hiring hits headlines; TAP looking for Plainfield franchisee.

[OLDDOC] is still in shock over the Watson appointment.

[DAVID] posts rainy weekend photos.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight, or lack thereof.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Olddoc reacts to Mapp's appointment of Watson.. Bernice on Eric Watson's return to city as department head.. Noel: SPF rains on Cardinals' parade.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


College Football:  "Plainfield native Hilliman scores two TD's in BC-USC game" -- ESPN | LATimes | -- Video highlights.
Boys Soccer:  "Plainfield - 4, Franklin - 0"
HS Football:  "Plainfield falls to Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 14-0"
Fatal Accident:  "Two dead, one injured in Rt. 22 accident" -- Courier | Ledger |

Hospitals:  "Options for Bergen RMC include sale" -- Record | Ledger |
Newark:  "Development director's nonprofit fell behind on payments to city corporation"

2017 Governor's Race:  "Poll shows wide open field with Christie gone" -- Ledger | PolNJ |
Miss America:  "Miss NY< Kara Kazantsev, wins title"
Red-light Cams:  "NJ Hospital Ass'n pulls out of industry-backed safety group"


[BERNICE] on Eric Watson's return to city as department head.

[OLDDOC] reacts to Mapp's appointment of Watson, and more.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.

[NOEL at PALS] notes SPF rains on Cardinals' parade.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Olddoc takes a family weekend.. Bernice notes tax lien list published, more.. Noel previews the Cardinals next two games.. David posts Saturday pix.. Jackie: The week in review includes a novel slideshow..


Schools:  "Plainfield students honor community heroes on 9/11"
Drugs:  "Three Plainfield men face charges after SWAT team raid"
Families:  "38% of NJ households can't meet basic needs"

Bayonne:  "23-year-old chief of staff: I'm working harder to prove critics wrong"
Body Art:  "Inked Out NJ draws crowd to Secaucus show"
Bound Brook:  "River Fest Street Fair set for Sept. 20"
Bloomfield:  "Lawsuit over alleged cop misconduct moved to federal court"
Ebola:  "Man who traveled to Nigeria being evaluated at RWJ Rahway amid Ebola concerns"
Foreclosure:  "Facing foreclosure? Face your fears"
Franklin:  "Franklin Festival brings community together through arts"
Newark:  "Baraka: City schools' problems are state's fault"
Rutgers:  "Penn State spoils RU debut in Big Ten" -- Courier | Ledger |
Sidewalk Repairs:  "Judge blocks Highland Park from enforcing repair ordinance"
Teachers:  "Four years without contract, Bayonne teachers to vote on deal Monday"
Transit:  "7 things to know about proposed extension of No. 7 line to Secaucus"
Trenton:  "City officials seek input for community-driven vision for future"

Bridgegate --
Healthcare Info:  "Data of 1 million NJ patients compromised since 2009" -- Timeline here.
NJ Supreme Court:  "Seven cases the NJ Supremes will hear this year"
Veterans:  "Rutgers program helps vets get green skills"


[BERNICE] otes tax lien list published, more.

[OLDDOC] is taking a family weekend.

[DAVID]  posts Saturday pix.

[JACKIE] The week in review includes a novel slideshow.

[NOEL at PALSpreviews the Cardinals next two games] .