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Friday, August 16, 2019

State: Those who asked for mail-in ballots for last two elections must reapply.. Restaurant Week: Scenes from Banda Sensacional at Tradiciones de Mi Puebla.. Plainfield school district to hold job fair.. Citizens turn out to discuss master plan process.. West 4th Street drugstore received 183K painkillers, according to DEA..Perth Amboy woman arrested in paintball assault at North Plainfield bar.. Councilor Storch supports Restaurant Week at Shipotle.. Jackie: BB21: HOH Comp updates..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Concert: Plainfield's Vicky Griswold to be soloist at NJ Summer Festival in Madison. Read more here.
  • Master Plan: Citizens turn out to discuss master plan process. Read more here.
  • Painkillers: West 4th Street drugstore received 183K painkillers. Read more here. -- CVS in North Plainfield received 1.1M.
  • Plainfield Public Schools: School district to hold job fair. Read more here.
  • Restaurant Week: Scenes from Banda Sensacional at Tradiciones de Mi Puebla. Read more here.
  • Vote-by-Mail: State: Those who asked for mail-in ballots for last two elections must reapply. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Elizabeth: Elmora Troopers are in the Little League World Series. Read more here.
  • Epstein Case: Broken neck bones raise questions about method of death. Read more here.
  • Franklin --
    • Cops got paid for vacation and golf on 'union time'. Read more here.
    • Town switches from chief to director after cops abuse paid leave. Read more here.
  • Free Tuition: NJ spent $6M for tuition for 5,400 at county colleges. Read more here.
  • Kean U.: Kean wants to go to war over bad review. Faculty thinks its a bad idea. Read more here.
  • LGBTQ Issues: Trump's latest Labor Dept. proposal would let businesses discriminate on LGBTQ status. Read more here.
  • Newark --
    • Officials address chorus of residents' complaints. Read more here.
    • No timeline for relief as water crisis continues. Read more here.
    • Feds don't know why filtered water still had excessive lead levels. Read more here.
    • Group fights for those in Wanaque area to get bottled water. Read more here.
  • North Plainfield: Perth Amboy woman arrested in paintball assault at borough bar. -- Ledger | Courier |
  • PBA Cards: A look at a Jersey tradition. Read more here.
  • Photography: NJ photographer travels the world to film horses for a cause. Read more here.
  • Sex Abuse: More than 400 file suit after NY's new sex abuse law goes into effect. Read more here.
  • Social Security: Most NJ members of Congress voted for the bill 84 years ago. Read more here. -- And NJ was mostly Republican.
  • Student Loans: Student loan industry lobbied DeVos to fight state regulations. Read more here.

STATE/NATIONAL

  • 2020 Prez Race --
  • Congress --
    • Israel barring congresswomen is good for Dems, bad for GOP. Read more here.
    • Gottheimer blasts Israel for banning visit. Read more here.
    • Murphy: 'Outrageous' that Muslim congresswomen are barred by Israel. Read more here.
    • Powerful Pallone being showered with cash by special interests. Read more here.
  • Guns: The debate over guns comes to Morris County. Read more here.
  • Recycling: Amid crisis, lawmakers take fresh look at NJ's recycling. Read more here.
  • Right-to-die Law: Judge suspends right-to-die law. -- Ledger | NJGlobe |
  • Tax Incentives Probe --
    • EDA reviewing tax incentives over wage theft violations. Read more here.
    • Moran: How incentives missed the mark in Camden. Read more here.
    • Sweeney doubles down on criticism of supermarket story. Read more here.

TRUMP WORLD
  • 5th Avenue: Over 70K sign petition to rename 5th Avenue near Trump Tower after Obama. Read more here.
  • China: Trump delays some tariffs until December. Read more here. -- Did he blink or is it negotiating? I think blink.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Plainfield man gets 58 years for execution-style slaying of woman.. Plainfield man gets 48 years for killing of innocent bystander.. Bulletproof backpacks now available in NJ stores.. Carl catches release of first Plainfield-raised Monarch.. Jackie: BB21: Updated POV blog..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
2016 Murders --
Plainfield man gets 58 years for execution-style slaying of woman. -- TAPinto | Ledger | Courier |
Plainfield man gets 48 years for killing of innocent bystander. -- TAPinto | Ledger | Courier |
City Council: Council approves new Business Administrator, Fire Director, Econ Dev resos. Read more here.
Gateway Tunnel: Gateway program surveys users on transportation priorities. Read more here.

Gov. McGreevey Resignation: Advisers might have talked him out of it if not for leak. Read more here.

Pre-teen Suicides: Rutgers: Attempts -- mainly by girls -- on the rise. Read more here.
OF INTEREST
  • Backpacks: Bulletproof backpacks now available in NJ stores. Read more here.
  • Council Aides: Paterson sets aside $225K to hire confidential aides for Council. Read more here.
  • DWI: 110 towns got overtime money for coming big DWI blitz. Read more here. -- Plainfield not on list.
  • Epstein Case --
  • Elizabeth: Immigrant car wash workers sue, saying they were paid less than $5/hour for years. Read more here.
  • Gangs: Gang member's mother worked for US Attorney, outed those 'snitching' on Bloods. Read more here.
  • Green Cards: New Trump rule affecting green card holders could hit 700K in NJ. Read more here.
  • Horizon BC/BS: New cost-reduction plans stokes fears chiropractor visits will be cut. Read more here.
  • Iselin: Bollywood star stops off at Indian Independence Day Parade. Read more here.
  • Newark --
    • City wants it harder -- and pricier -- to Airbnb. Read more here.
    • What you need to know about the lead crisis. Read more here.
    • On streets of Newark, worry about water crisis. Read more here.
    • Bottled water handed out was expired. Read more here. -- Story inflation by the Ledger I think; since when does water 'expire'? -- no matter what the label says.
  • NJ Transit: Riders say 3rd summer of hell is worst. Read more here.
  • Pets: NJ bans pet leasing. Read more here. -- L-e-a-S-i-n-g.
  • Public Records: Judge orders JC to pay Kushner $99K in lawyer fees in OPRA case. Read more here.
  • Tourism: Tourism is eating the world. Read more here.

STATE/NATIONAL

  • 2020 Prez Race --
  • Congress --
    • Malinowski testing what it means to be a swing-district Dem. Read more here.
    • Payne backs extension of ERA deadline, leaving only one NJ Dem in opposition. Read more here.
  • NJ Pensions: Switching from traditional plan may not be best strategy. Read more here.
  • Tax Incentives Probe --
    • New brawl erupts as Sweeney demands Murphy treasurer testify on incentives freeze. Read more here.
    • No companies have received tax incentives due fro 2018. Read more here.
    • Sweeney pushes back on Camden supermarket story. Read more here.

TRUMP WORLD
  • NJ Fundraising: Trump NJ fundraising lags behind Bush haul. Read more here.
  • Statue of Liberty: Trump official offers rewrite of Emma Lazarus poem. Read more here.
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Monday, August 12, 2019

Plainfield boys summer basketball camp finishes 25-0.. Plainfield week ahead, Aug. 12 - 17.. Jackie: BB21: Field trip and nominations blog party..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Basketball:  Plainfield boys summer basketball camp finishes 25-0. Read more here.
  • Council: Agenda includes new business administrator resolution. Read more here.
  • Murder: 15-year-old charged with Plainfield teen's murder. -- TAPinto | Courier | Ledger | 101.5 |
  • PACHA: Scenes from Ecuador flag-raising ceremony Friday. Read more here.
  • Real Estate: 922 Central Avenue (The Pillars) is for sale. Read more here. -- Asking $487,000.
  • Week Ahead: Plainfield week ahead, Aug. 12 - 17. Read more here.
OF INTEREST
  • Irvington: Legendary councilman David Lyons has died. Read more here.
  • Nationalism: The global machine behind the rise of far-right nationalism. Read more here.
  • Newark: City  making bottled water available after lead filters found not working. -- Politico | Ledger |
STATE/NATIONAL
  • 2020 Prez Race --
    • Biden mangles his words and undercuts his message. Read more here.
    • Booker nerds out over Star Trek at Iowas Dem Wing Ding. Read more here.
  • Guns: Latino pastors, officials call for action on gun control. Read more here.
  • Tax Incentives: Murphy hopeful of a deal on tax breaks. Read more here.
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Sunday, August 11, 2019

15-year-old charged with Plainfield teen's murder.. Council agenda includes new business administrator resolution.. Queen City Mentoring Academy graduates 6th class of Cadets.. Olddoc takes Mayor Mapp to task over transparency.. Jackie: BB21: Live feeds POV bulletin..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
OF INTEREST
  • College Tuition Scam: Parents are giving up custody of their kids to get college aid. Read more here.
  • Epstein Suicide --
    • Epstein, accused sex trafficker, dies by suicide. -- ABC | Politico | Ledger |
    • Trump official spurs conspiracy theory Epstein was 'Hillary'd'. Read more here. -- And on Politico here.
    • Unsealed documents detail alleged victim's recruitment at Mar-a-Lago. Read more here.
  • Funerals: NJ funerals can now serve food. Read more here.
  • Jersey City: Official fired after questioning re-entry program expenditures files whistleblower suit. Read more here.
  • Narcan: Murphy administration leading efforts to save lives with Narcan. Read more here.
  • Newark: Filters meant to reduce lead in water aren't working. Read more here.
  • NJ Agriculture: NJ blueberry farms house workers in sheds, pollute groundwater. Read more here.
STATE/NATIONAL
  • 2020 Prez Race --
  • Badges: New law means no more police-style badges for officials. Read more here.
  • Drivers Licenses: NJ one of 4 states not yet offering REAL ID licenses. Read more here. -- Deadline approaching.
  • Guns: Sweeney supports ban on pension investment in gun stocks. Read more here.
TRUMP WORLD

  • Finances: Banks hand over to Congress trove of Trump financial records. Read more here.
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Friday, August 9, 2019

16-year-old Plainfield boy shot to death in North Plainfield on National Night Out.. New Plainfield superintendent proposes communications tool for stakeholders.. Quin Sleepy Hollow (South Avenue) apartments set to open.. Freeholder Williams: A skin cancer screening and awareness event this Saturday.. Jackcie: BB21: Live eviction, HoH show blog party.. Carl catches some raccoons on film..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Board of Ed: New Plainfield superintendent proposes communications tool for stakeholders. Read more here.
  • Concert: Scenes from Thursday's Music in the Park. Read more here.
  • Development: Quin Sleepy Hollow (South Avenue) set to open. Read more here.
  • Maxson School: Summer Institute promotions. Read more here.
  • Toni Morrison: Toni Morrison left her mark on NJ. Read more here.
  • Murder: 16-year-old Plainfield boy shot to death on National Night Out. -- TAPinto | Courier | News12 | Ledger | -- IDed as Altereek Johnson.
  • Plainfield Education Association: PEA 'Stuff the Bus' effort donates book bags, supplies. Read more here.
  • Plainfield Public Library: Relief that $125M Library money is on the horizon. Read more here.
  • Station Cleanup: Plainfield student organizes cleanups at train station with fellow students. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • American Dream Mall: Mall to house world's first candy department store. Read more here.
  • Dover: Mayor accused of campaigning at event paid for with public money. Read more here.
  • ICE: Diabetic man deported to Iraq dies on the street. Read more here.
  • Orange: Feds investigating mayor's aid; defense firm hired without Council approval. Read more here.
  • Somerset County: Losing sheriff's candidate cites election irregularities. Read more here.
  • Texas Shooting: The weird, dark history of 8chan. Read more here. -- The site to which the shooter posted his manifesto.

STATE/NATIONAL

  • 2020 Prez Race --
  • LD21: Maps show the bluing of Bramnick's district. Read more here.
  • Alvarez Rape Allegations: Alvarez sues accuser,  says he has not been able to get work. Read more here.
  • County Dem Chairs --
  • Guns --
    • Murphy supports removing pensions investments in guns. Read more here.
    • NJ Mayors among hundreds pushing Senate to pass background check bills. Read more here. -- Mayor Mapp among them.
    • Bramnick opposed ban on large capacity magazines. Read more here. -- Type used by Dayton shooter.
    • Bramnick claims Dems are lying about his record on guns. Read more here.
  • Political Parties: Jeff Brindle on the decline of NJ's political parties. Read more here.
  • Tax Incentives Probe --
    • Tax incentive law may have killed much-needed supermarket in Camden. Read more here.
    • Murphy 'horrified' over supermarket provision in incentive law. Read more here.
    • Lt. Gov. Oliver: I was unaware of supermarket provision. Read more here.
    • Opinion: No incentive for Murphy to negotiate -- he's winning. Read more here.

TRUMP WORLD
  • Assault Weapons: Poll: Most Republicans support ban despite Trump's 'no appetite'. Read more here.
  • Domestic Terrorism: White House rebuffed DHS on making domestic terrorism a higher priority. Read more here.
  • Taxes: Justice Dept. sides with Trump in subpoena matter. Read more here.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Plainfield National Night Out photos.. Former Plainfielder Volcker, others call for independent Fed.. New sex charges against Boy Scout leaders.. Wawa ordered to pay $1.4M for shortchanging workers on overtime.. Jackie: BB21: Live feeds into Tuesday..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Funeral: Police from across region pay final respects to Chief Parenti at St. Bernards. Read more here.
  • HEART Grants: Freeholders present HEART grants to Plainfield organizations. Read more here.
  • National Night Out: A perfect summer's eve for NNO. Read more here.
  • Queen City Mentoring Academy: Cadets watch emergency personnel in MVA drill. Read more here.
  • Summer School: 25 graduate from PHS summer program. Read more here.
  • Walgreens: Walgreens to shutter 200 stores in cost-cutting move. Read more here.
  • Wawa: Wawa ordered to pay $1.4M for shortchanging workers on overtime. Read more here. -- The nice company that's coming to Plainfield.
  • Week Ahead: The week ahead in Plainfield. Read more here.
  • Food Recall: Entenmann's recalls Little Bites cookies. Read more here.
  • Obituary: Toni Morrison, towering novelist of the Black experience. -- NYTimes | NYMag |


OF INTEREST

  • Boy Scouts: New sex charges suggest leaders exploited trusted positions. Read more here.
  • Catholic Church: Experts: McCarricks letters to victims show signs of grooming. Read more here.
  • Domestic Violence: New app by NJ woman helps victims file charges against their abusers. Read more here.
  • Eric Garner Case: NY official recommends firing of Officer Pantaleo. Read more here. -- Watch diBlasio tap dance.
  • R. Kelly: Kelly charged with prostitution in Minnesota. Read more here.
  • Media --
    • Gannett, owner of the Courier News, is about to get a whole lot bigger. Read more here.
    • A paradox at the heart of the newspaper crisis. Read more here.
  • NJ Transit: NJT withholds cost of braking project, citing 'trade secret'. Read more here.
  • Kean U: Kean wants to sue reviews who ripped its masters program. Read more here.
  • North Plainfield: Two charged with assault in SUV incident -- TAPinto | Courier | Eyewitness | Ledger |
STATE/NATIONAL
  • 2020 Prez Race --
    • Poll: Biden on top, Warren surges, Harris drops. Read more here.
    • Booker's strong debate performance shows no sign of moving voters. Read more here.
    • From 'tough on crime' to tough on cops, Booker recasts his record. Read more here.
    • Is the field to big for Kamala Harris? Read more here.
    • Dems have moral obligation to talk about health care intelligently. Read more here.
  • Federal Reserve: Former Plainfielder Volcker, others call for independent Fed. Read more here.
  • Guns --
    • NJ gun laws 2nd toughest in nation; what are they? Read more here.
    • Take a page from NJ on reforming national gun laws. Read more here.
    • Why is NJ's pension system still invested in guns? Read more here.
    • What both sides don't get about America's gun culture. Read more here.
    • Congress: Menendez calls for action on gun control after shootings. Read more here.
  • Legislation: Wage theft bill signed by Oliver. Read more here.
  • NJ Employment: As Murphy takes bow for record, critics fear future shock. Read more here.
  • Policing: NJ launches first 'stress resilience' program for police. Read more here.
  • Tax Incentives Probe --
    • Norcross appeals dismissal of lawsuit aimed at stopping task force. Read more here.
    • Voting: 17 million have had registrations cancelled since 2016 election. Read more here.


TRUMP WORLD

  • Impeachment: A new flood of Dems call for it, but does it matter? Read more here.
  • Shootings: Trump attacks Obama for statement on shootings. Read more here.

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