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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.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Olddoc offers food for thought.. Bernice notes Library Board seeks budget help.. Neolon Mid-State 38 Top Ten, Week 6..


Charity Football Game:  "Manny Collins, Donald Jones host charity game at Seidler Saturday"
Plainfield Area Humane Society:  "Friendly stray needs a home"
Seeds of Learning:  "Plainfield teen pilot, father honored at PHS banquet"

Corruption: "Judge refuses to dismiss indictment against former Bergen Dem chair"
Elizabeth:  "School, buses disinfected after case of enterovirus diagnosed"
Hospitals:  "Merger of two hospitals could increase quality, boost power" -- NJSpot | Record |
Jersey City:  "Fulop's chief of staff quits over racially inflammatory remarks" -- Ledger | PolNJ |
Medical Kickbacks:  "Seven Central, North Jersey doctors arrested in imaging kickback scheme"
Newark --
North Plainfield:  "Somerset County turns over public works building to borough"

Gov. Christie:  "Dems call out Christie for campaign photo"
Ebola --
Employment:  "Economist: NJ jobs market 'has no momentum'"
Millennials:  "Report: NJ should focus less on cars"
Urban Violence:  "Sen. Shirley Turner proposes commission to study urban violence"


[BERNICE] notes Library Board seeks budget help.

[OLDDOC] offers food for thought.

[Councilor STORCH] mmm.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] mmm.

[DAVID] mmm.

[JACKIE] mmm.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] mmm.


[NOEL at PALS] on Mid-State 38 Top Ten, Week 6.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Olddoc on Tuesday's Council meeting; SCOTUS time.. Bernice offers commentary on taxi rules; notes special Library board meeting this AM.. David announces another fish fry brunch this Saturday.. Jackie: Survivor Blood vs. Water blog party..


Hit-and-Run:  "Plainfield man, driving North Plainfield taxi, arrested in hit-and-run"
Raritan Valley Line:  "Recap of live chat on NJ.com"

Asbury Park:  "First NJ craft whiskey, gin distillery proposed since Prohibition"
Maplewood:  "ACLU complaint claims school procedures unfair to minority students"
Middlesex County:  "Woman admits she cheated US of nearly $1M in tax refunds"
Montclair:  "Downtown is semi-finalist for Great American Main Street award"
Newark --
Perth Amboy:  "2008 campaign check for James Devine's child support questioned by ELEC"
Sayreville Football Scandal --
Pres. Obama:  "Obama cancels NJ fundraising trip to deal with Ebola"
Gov. Christie --
Sen. Menendez:  "Senator's legal expenses top $1M amid probes"
Ebola --
Legislature:  "Proposed law would mandate smart-growth policies in towns' master plans"
Red-light Cams:  "Crashes at intersections underreported, researchers say"


[BERNICE] offers commentary on taxi rules; notes special Library board meeting this AM.

[OLDDOC] on Tuesday's Council meeting; SCOTUS time.

[DAVID] announces another fish fry brunch this Saturday.

[JACKIE] Survivor Blood vs. Water blog party.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Olddoc will post on Council before noon.. Bernice: Seniors support Center against critics; North Plainfield taxi owner wants ban reconsidered.. David on being locked up abroad..


Obama Visit:  "Obama visits Union today for fundraiser" -- Expect traffic delays.
Bullying:  "Interactive map shows schools' anti-bullying scores"

Dunellen:  "Fire rips through apartment complex" -- Courier | Ledger |
Franklin:  "Teen fatally shot in Soaries' church parking lot" -- Courier | Ledger |
Newarfk:  "Council to vote on fining banks that do not maintain foreclosed properties"
Sayreville:  "Hazing scandal sparks warning for borough's youth sports"

Gov. Christie --
"Iowa poll shows uphill climb for Christie in 2016 race"
"Christie maintains his out-of-state travel, campaigning -- With map.
Ebola:  "CDC: Dr. Nancy Snyderman did not put public at risk in breaking isolation"
Unemployment:  "NJ's long-term unemployment rate ranks 49 our of to states"


[BERNICE]  Seniors support Center against critics; North Plainfield taxi owner wants ban reconsidered.

[OLDDOC] will post on Council before noon.

[DAVID]  on being locked up abroad.