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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Olddoc asks where is the promised forensic audit.. Bernice: Mayor Mapp says biometrics system is on the payroll horizon.. Mayor Mapp and Councilor Williams on Joanne Hollis..


Hollis Obituary:  "Joanne Hollis, former councilwoman" -- Funeral Friday, 10 AM, Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Arts Festival:  "Plainfield arts festival takes time off to retool"
Union County College:  "Practical Nurse program receives Hearst Foundation award"
C.O.P.S. Grants:  "10 NJ police departments get $12M to hire officers" -- Didn't Plainfield used to get this grant?
PATH:  "PATH fares jump today"

Berkeley Heights:  "Cost of land swap plan for municipal complex would be $23M"
Drones:  "NJ man arrested after shooting down neighbor's drone"
Ebola:  "Government confirms first case of Ebola in US"
Enterovirus:  "D-68 confirmed in two more NJ schoolchildren"
Essex County:  "Joe D talks politics, shares the secret of his success"
Newark Liberty:  "Construction of PATH spur to begin in 2018"
NFL:  "Women NJ lawmakers want non-profit status stripped" -- Ledger | PolNJ |
Prudential:  "Pru named top 10 company for working moms"
Trenton:  "Mayor Jackson talks city's future at business breakfast"
Woodbridge:  "Gay square dancing event steps its way to NJ"

Christie 2016 --
Drugs:  "Christie preaches treatment over jail, ending mandatory prison terms" -- Ledger | PolNJ |
Governor Powers:  "Lawmaker proposes to give Christie governor powers when out of state" -- An absentee guv.? Huh?
NJ Minimum Wage:  "State minimum wage rising 13 cents next year"
Poloitics:  "Nancy Pelosi to raise money for Norcross"
Sports Betting:  "Lesniak bill would abolish language prohibiting sports betting"
Tracy Morgan:  "Morgan: I can't believe Walmart is blaming me for accident they caused"
Turnpike/Parkway:  "Toll privatization put off again"


[BERNICE] notes Mayor Mapp says biometrics system is on the payroll horizon.

[OLDDOC] asks where is the promised forensic audit.

[Mayor MAPP] on Joanne Hollis.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] remembers Joanne Hollis.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Olddoc reflects on Mother Nature and Plainfield politics.. Bernice on indictment of two PPD officers.. Jackie catching her breath?..


Plainfield Police:  "Two Plainfield officers indicted for false overtime"
Girls Cross-Country:  "Shore Coaches Invitational assignments released" -- This Saturday at Holmdel Park.
Union County:  "Freeholders approve deal for management of county golf courses"

Asbury Park:  "Officer shoots knife-wielding suspect"
Atlantic City:  "Carl Icahn tries heist in offer to 'save' Taj Mahal"
Curfews:  "Manville repeals curfew, Franklin keeps it" -- Courts are ruling them unenforceable.
Essec County Dems:  "Pols turn out in droves to honor Joe D." -- Horderves?
Fanwood:  "Fanny Wood day offers food contests, classic cars and more"
Hospitals:  "More insured people could mean funding cut for charity care"
Newark:  "At vigil for slain mother, a call to end of violence"
North Plainfield:  "Residents awaken to find their tires slashed"
Jersey City:  "Teachers seek 19% pay hike over three years"
Roselle Park:  "Friends seek to revitalize independent movie theater"
Somerset County Dems:  "Patrick Kennedy to headline county Dems' gala"
Veterans Administration:  "In class action suit, East Orange nurse claims VA cheats on overtime pay"

Gov. Christie:  "Christie takes aim at unions while campaigning for Wisconsin governor"
Assembly --
Guns:  "Leniency in case of Philly mom with gun in trunk could affect other cases"
Legislature:  "Lawmakers approve bill requiring hospitals to teach families how to care for dischargees"
Ratepayer Advocate:  "Former Corzine official gets $11K fine for ethics violations"
Sports Betting:  "As leagues sue over relaxing ban, Lesniak prepares law to banish it"


[BERNICE] on indictment of two PPD officers.

[OLDDOC] reflects on Mother Nature and Plainfield politics.

[JACKIE] catching her breath?.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Olddoc on a month of Jewish holidays.. Bernice on dwindling liquor licenses; passing of Joann Hollis.. Councilor Williams remembers Joann Hollis.. Noel on Linden v. Montgomery.. Rebecca honors violinist Sanford Allen.. Jackie: TAR season premier and blog pool..


NJ Transit:  "Commuters should expect extra security as a result of alleged terror plot"
Robbery:  "Plainfield man charged in North Plainfield robbery" -- Courier | Ledger |

Camden:  "School district buys new textbooks after teacher resorts to crowd funding"
Edison:  "Mayor busted for using cellphone while driving"
Ledger:  "Facebook photo by Moran tells stark story"
Rutgers:  "Enhancements for RU stadium cost $1.7M"
South Plainfield:  "Dems want candidate who mooned women, shouted slurs off ballot"
Trenton --
Illegal Dumping:  "DEP nabs 20 violators in clampdown on illegal dumping"
Shield Law:  "Judge rules one-man Parsippany news operation doesn't have to reveal sources"


[BERNICE] on dwindling liquor licenses; passing of Joann Hollis.

[OLDDOC] on a month of Jewish holidays.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] remembers Joann Hollis.

[JACKIE] TAR season premier and blog pool.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] honors violinist Sanford Allen.

[NOEL at PALSon Linden v. Montgomery] .

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Olddoc sends Rosh Hashana greetings; comments on cancer 'scare'.. Bernice on PSEG upgrade project.. Jackie: BB16 season finale blog party..


Boys Soccer:  "Plainfield blanks Rahway"
Union County College:  "UCC celebrates Hispanic Heritage"
ZIP Codes:  "Somerset Freeholders back separate ZIP for North Plainfield"

Hospitals:  "Raritan Bay MC, Meridian in merger talks" -- Continuing the consolidation trend.
Newark:  "Documentary on St. Benedict's Prep" -- Airs on Channel 13 tonight plus other dates.
PSEG:  "PSEG starts work turning 40-acre landfill into 10-megawatt solar field"
Rahway:  "Historic organ restored at UC Arts Center" -- Courier | Ledger |
Rutgers:  "RU projects 16.6 percent increase in sports revenue in next year"
Trenton:  "Police hired $1.5M federal grant to hire 12 officers"
Westfield:  "Restaurant Week launches Sunday with new format"

Auto Loans & Repo:  "Miss a payment? Good luck moving that car" -- Lenders can shut cars down remotely.
State Fees:  "Fee hike? Tax increase? It's all the same" -- Courier editorial on upcoming court fee hikes.
Terrorism:  "Christie, Cuomo respond to terror activity by boosting police on mass transit"


[BERNICE] on PSEG upgrade project.

[OLDDOC] sends Rosh Hashana greetings; comments on cancer 'scare'.

[JACKIE] BB16 season finale blog party.