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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Olddoc posts clarification by Council President Rivers.. Bernice on budget hearing: Rec, IT, Finance, Media.. David: PHS scholarship benefit at Hugo's Thursday.. Rebecca: Muhlenberg forum Thursday.. Jackie's 'Donkeylicious' blog party under way..


Child Sexual Assault:  "Plainfield man's conviction overturned on appeal"
Holt Congressional Seat:  "Holt has little to say about Dem primary, suggests endorsement may be near"
'Walk to Washington':  "Christie attacks public worker benefits at annual dinner"

Bernards:  "Mosque proposal shifts from applicant to opponents" -- After 20 months!
Fanwood:  "Borough wins 2014 Smart Growth Award for downtown development"
Hoboken:  "Fear of Christie ties to US Attorney kept mayor from reporting threats, new letter says"
Morristown:  "Morristown holding annual town cleanup as an Earth Day event"
Scotch Plains:  "Middle schoolers put poems on pavement at library"
Trenton --
Union County:  "Twenty arrested in yearlong drug probe"
Watchung:  "Brush fire in Watchung Reservations draws area firefighters"

Bridgegate --
Sen. Menendez:  "No money so far in Menendez defense fund"
NJIT:  "NJIT launches new company to bring R&D back to NJ"
NYPD:  "#myNYPD hash tag backfires on NY police" -- Ledger | NYTimes |
Public Worker Benefits:  "Christie calls for curbing public worker benefits"
State Ethics Commission:  "Commission clears union rep, acknowledge complaint against Samson"
Tesla Motors:  "Tesla to open NJ's first 'supercharger' station in Hamilton"


[BERNICE] recounts budget hearing: Rec, IT, Finances, Media.

[OLDDOC] posts a clarification from Council President Rivers on Liberty Village.

[DAVID] benefit concert for PHS scholarships Thursday at Hugo's.

[JACKIE] The 'Donkeylicious' blog party under way.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] notes Muhlenberg forum tomorrow at Clinton School.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Liberty Village Town Meeting: Bernice posts two reports.. Olddoc reviews the meeting.. David has video of key moments.. Rebecca: Improving life for LV residents.. Storch: Background on LV PILOT..


'Walk to Washington':  "Plainfield officials among crowds making Chamber trip"

Middlesex County:  "Judge upholds firing of county worker for racist remarks"
Newark:  "Jeffries continues to outpace Baraka in fundraising" -- Ledger | PolNJ |
Old Bridge:  "Public asked to help assess police department"
Parsippany:  "Council, mayor duel over investigation of town attorney" -- A Republican town, no less.
Trenton:  "Eric Jackson's fundraising smothers mayoral field"
Union County:  "Prosecutor, chiefs to announce major drug bust"

Bridgegate --
Arbitration Cap Law:  "Christie and Prieto negotiating over property tax law"
Cancer Research:  "Christie blames cancer research cuts on public pension costs"
Foreclosures:  "Just how bad is NJ's foreclosure crisis?" -- From NJSpotlight.
Marijuana:  "Christie: Not even 'casual' use is OK"
NJ College Savings Plan:  "NJ slashes fees on NJBEST program by 50 percent"
Port Authority --
Police Unity Tour:  "National bike tour to honor fallen officers kicks off in NJ next month"
State Police:  "NJ State Police announce opening of online applications"


[BERNICE] files two reports on the Liberty Village Town Meeting.

[OLDDOC] reports on the Liberty Village meeting.

[Councilor STORCH] Some background on the Liberty Village PILOT .

[Councilor WILLIAMS] on improving life for Liberty Village residents.

[DAVID] posts videos of some key moments from the Liberty Village meeting.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Olddoc offers sounding board on Liberty Village PILOT.. Bernice: PILOT Town Meeting tonight may not lead to action.. Storch on who knew what, when about PILOT.. Rebecca on Greaves' tantrum over stipends.. David on Muhlenberg hearing; New Dems kickoff rally.. Jackie's 'Donkeylicious' blog party under way..


Asm Jerry Green:  "Watson Coleman names Green a committee co-chair"
Food Recall:  "Recall issued for 96,000 pounds of hot dogs in NJ, elsewhere"

Executive Pay:  "NJ's ten highest paid CEOs"
NJ Supremes:  "Chief Justice could lose job to Christie's ambitions"
State Revenues:  "Christie call new revenue measures everything but 'taxes'"
State Tests:  "Growing movement of families plans to opt out"
Vintage Photos:  "Vintage photos of Passover and Easter in NJ"

Obituary:  "Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, former prizefighter, dies at 76


[BERNICE] notes tonight's Liberty Village meeting is no guarantee of action; cites Houses of Worship tour.

[OLDDOC] goes over the Liberty Village PILOT matter, offers objectors space on his blog.

[Councilor STORCH] offers on who knew what when on Liberty Village PILOT .

[Councilor WILLIAMS] on Councilor Greaves tantrum over Councilors' stipends.

[DAVID] on the Muhlenberg ER hearing; New Dems' kickoff rally.

[JACKIE] the 'Donkeylicious' blog party is under way.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Olddoc soliciting comments.. Bernice: Upcoming budget hearings.. Councilor Storch: Background on Liberty Village PILOT.. David on New Dems kickoff; Planning Board's Muhlenberg ER hearing..


Budget:  "Mayor touts new budget but critics worry about tax increase"
Asm Jerry Green:  "Green co-chairs Watson Coleman's campaign committee" -- PolNJ | Ledger |
PHS Track:  "Plainfield takes step forward with Raiders Relays win"

Animal Rescue:  "Rescuers look to save dogs from Paterson fighting ring"
Easter Eggs:  "Iconic pastel egg colorings started by Newark pharmacist"
Female Viagra:  "NJ biotech firm develops drug for women with low sexual drive"
Hospitals:  "Offer for Newark's St. Michael's reduced, leaving taxpayers to foot bill"
North Plainfield:  "Police re-launch two public-safety initiatives"
NY Auto Show:  "10 cool cars at the NY Auto Show"
Rahway:  "Family fighting $37,000 tax bill"
Tea Rooms:  "Scones, finger sandwiches and tea" -- A review of NJ tea rooms.
Theater:  "A play about a play reveals racial tension" -- 'Trouble in Mind' in Red Bank.

Gov Christie:  "Budget proposal slashes funding for cancer research"
The Auditor:  "McGreevey thanks Guv for speaking out on prisoner re-entry"
Port Authoirty:  "Panelist calls for more independent commissioners"
Realty Transfer Fees:  "Gov. Christie's remark sparks debate over transfer fees"
Vanity Plates:  "Woman claims rejected atheist license plate violates 1st amendment"

1964 World's Fair --

[BERNICE] wishes all a Happy Easter and notes budget sessions coming up.

[OLDDOC] wishes all a Happy Easter and invites comments to recent blogs.

[Councilor STORCH] gives background on the Liberty Village PILOT situation .

[DAVID] on New Dems kickoff; Muhlenberg ER hearing.

[JACKIE] wishes all a Happy Easter, posts her week in review plus pix.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Enjoy your holiday weekend!..

No CLIPS today. Enjoy your Holiday weekend. -- Dan

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Olddoc on Council meeting and PILOT fracas.. Bernice: Former mayor on budget and employees; Learn more about tax liens.. Councilor Williams: 'Show me the money' screams underpaid councilwoman.. Jackie: Bag of Tricks blog party is on..


Mayor Mapp's Report:  "Is Plainfield on right track? Mayor issues 100-day report"
Fire Division:  "Fire officials call on chief to resign"
Child Endangerment:  "20-year old Plainfield man accused of impregnating 16-year-old girl"
UEZs:  "Elizabeth mayor asserts proposed new tax would kill Urban Enterprise Zones"

Bergen Community College:  "Professor suspended over 'Game of Thrones' T-shirt"
Ewing:  "Mayor touts town as biz-friendly in state-of-the-town address"
Fanwood:  "Sun Tavern closes after bankruptcy auction fails to attract buyer"
Newark:  "State police deployed to help stem violence"
North Plainfield --
Political Campaigning:  "Fliers found in J.C. meals-on-wheels deliveries" -- I'm shocked! Shocked!
South Plainfield:  "Stroll for Life at health and fitness fair"

Bridgegate --
Guns:  "NJ man's handgun case before SCOTUS Friday"
Realty Transfer Fee:  "Christie calls for end of realty transfer fee" -- A major source of County income.
Sandy Aid:  "In-house probe of Bridgegate turns up serious flaws in Sandy program"

[BERNICE] notes former mayor comments on budget, employees; Learn more about tax liens.

[OLDDOC] on the Council meeting, including the  PILOT fracas.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] 'Show me the money' screams underpaid Councilwoman.

[JACKIE] 'Bag of Tricks' blog party is on.