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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Plainfield Council hears PMUA challenges, passes back pay measures.. One-seat ride returns to the Raritan Valley Line in November.. Viral video of Trump mass-murdering his enemies.. The Plainfield Civic Trust seeks members.. Whitney Houston nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.. Olddoc offers Columbus Day thoughts.. Carl: Raccoon siblings playing..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • City Council: Council hears PMUA challenges, passes back pay measures. Read more here.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Scenes from 'Festival Latino'. Read more here.
  • NJ Transit --
  • Plainfield Civic Trust: The Plainfield Civic Trust seeks members. Read more here.
  • Obituary: Rev. Robert A. Dixon, Community Church of God. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Artificial Turf --
  • Blackface: South Jersey candidate pressed to withdraw after blackface photos emerge. Read more here.
  • Bridgewater: Dem challenger says mayor enabled overdevelopment. Read more here.
  • Hospitals: Hackensack Meridian to absorb Englewood Hospital. Read more here.
  • Whitney Houston: Whitney Houston nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Read more here.
  • ICE --
  • Linden --
    • Scutari barely showed up for work, city says. -- Ledger | Courier |
    • Armstead calls on US Attorney to investigate Scutari. Read more here.
  • Retail: Lord & Taylor at Woodbridge Center closing. Read more here. -- Ledger | Courier |
STATE/NATIONAL
  • 2020 Prez Race --
  • Gov. Murphy --
  • LD21 (Bramnick's district) --
    • Bramnick, Munoz will not attend LWV forum. Read more here.
    • Bramnick says website pages pulled for language check. Read more here. -- Lame.
    • Summit councilwoman slams Bramnick for enriching himself at expense of sexual assault victims. Read more here.
    • Rep. Malinowski: Bramnick website is 'very concerning'. Read more here.
  • NJ Dem Chair --
    • Dem veteran Giblin suggests way out of 'chair nightmare'. Read more here.
    • Watson Coleman: Important for Murphy 'to have his choice'. Read more here.
  • Pimpeo: State Dept. website promotes Pompeo speech on 'Christian leadership'. Read more here.
  • SCOTUS: Court takes up funding Christian schools. Read more here.
IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY


  • Pelosi: Pelosi holds of on vote to authorize inquiry. Read more here.
  • Giuliani: Giuliani defies Congressional subpoena. Read more here.ic
  • Hill: Trump's former Russia aide met with White House lawyer over Giuliani. -- Politico | NYTimes |
  • Kent: Senior State Dept. Ukraine official sidelined by White House. Read more here.
  • Pence: Vice President Pence refuses to turn over subpoenaed documents. Read more here.
  • Trump: Trump's impeachment barricade crumbles. Read more here.

TRUMP WORLD
  • Emoluments Suit: Appeals court revives suit against Trump. Read more here.
  • Fox News: Why is Trump griping about Fox? Read more here.
  • Impeachment: Trump leans into conspiracy theories for defense. Read more here.
  • Trump Mass-Killer Video --
    • Mashup video of Trump mass-murdering his enemies. Read more here. -- Shown to supporters at Mar-a-Lago.
    • Trump video draws comparison with Hitler from Christie Whitman. Read more here.
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Monday, October 14, 2019

Council gets PMUA updates, votes on $590K back wages Tuesday.. Coffee Shop on a mission to help revive downtown Plainfield.. Your home is worth less than it should be, thanks to the Trump tax law.. Summit soccer team heads to UC Tournament after squeaker against Plainfield..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Boys Soccer: Summit heads to UC Tournament after squeaker against Plainfield. Read more here.
  • Coffee: Coffee Shop on a mission to help revive downtown Plainfield. Read more here.
  • Council: Council gets PMUA updates, votes on $590K back wages Tuesday. Read more here.
  • Four Centuries in a Weekend: Courier coverage. Read more here.
  • Halloween: 2nd Annual Haunted Halloween event at Plainfield Rescue Squad. Read more here.
  • Real Estate: Your home is worth less than it should be, thanks to the Trump tax law. Read more here.
OF INTEREST
  • Artificial Turf: Toxic chemicals found in blades of artificial turf. Read more here.
  • Burger King: The Impossible Whopper wouldn't be possible without RU's Food Innovation Center . Read more here.
  • Energy: Piscataway voters to decide on community aggregation program. Read more here. -- Very interesting.
  • Fall Scenery: NJ's 20 most scenic Fall drives. Read more here.
  • Guns: Charleston mass murderer got his gun because of gaps in background checks. Read more here.
  • Kittens: Inside St. Hubert's kitten nursery. Read more here.
  • Manville: Sexual harassment charge lands in the middle of mayor's race. Read more here.
  • Newark --
    • 'No more blood money'; protesters demand closing of ICE facility. Read more here.
    • Keep statue by Klan member, historian argues. Read more here.
  • Predictive Typing: Where will predictive text take us? Read more here. -- I struggle with it all the time on my phone.
  • Windows: After Windows 10, you'll be renting Windows. Get used to it. Read more here.

STATE/NATIONAL

  • 2020 Prez Race --
    • Analysis: Three issues that can help Republican voters abandon Trump. Read more here.
    • SNL: SNL takes aim at the 2020 Dem candidates. Read more here.
    • Biden: Giuliani bungling gives Biden a new punch line. Read more here.
    • Warren --
      • Warren deadpan response at LGBT Town Hall wins praise. Read more here.
      • Warren escalates war with Zuckerberg and Facebook. Read more here.
      • NJ teacher who worked with Warren says NJ didn't support pregnant teachers then. Read more here.
  • LD21 (Bramnick's district) --
    • Guns: Brady endorses 'Gun Safety Champions'. Read more here.
    • Bramnick --
      • Bramnick's firm will help sex offenders come off Megan's Law registry. Read more here.
      • Bramnick's hometown mayor slams him on pledge to discredit victims. Read more here.
      • UC Freeholder Chair Kowalski hits Bramnick over promise to 'discredit' accusers. Read more here.
      • Somerset County's Pef Schaffer tells Bramnick he must apologize. Read more here.
  • Legislature: Cryan named to Sweeney's NJ Transit committee. Read more here.
IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY


  • Ukraine: Ambassador says Trump ousted her over 'unfounded and false' claims. Read more here.

TRUMP WORLD
  • Gowdy: Trey Gowdy a divisive addition to Trump legal team. Read more here.
  • Taxes: Trump loses appeal to stop House subpoena of his taxes. Read more here.
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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Plainfield councilman has DWI court date changed to after Election Day.. Queen City Film Festival: Writers of hit BET show 'Tales' offer screenwriting panel at festival.. Four Centuries in a Weekend: Three Plainfield sites on weekend tours.. Noel at HS Sports: Holmes lead Linden over Plainfield.. Carl films a fox stalking..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Boys Soccer: Summit thumps Plainfield. -- TAPinto | Ledger |
  • DWI: Plainfield councilman has DWI court date changed to after Election Day. Read more here.
  • Four Centuries in a Weekend: Three Plainfield sites on weekend tours. Read more here.
  • Girls Soccer: Wardlaw-Hartridge over Plainfield. Read more here.
  • QC Film Festival: Writers of hit BET show 'Tales' offer screenwriting panel at festival. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Bon Jovi: Bon Jovi spent World Homeless Day celebrating NJ shelter's renovation. Read more here.
  • Indoor Skiing: 16-story indoor ski slope at American Dream: What it will cost you. Read more here.
  • Lambertville: City turns backyards into have for native NJ plants, animals. Read more here.
STATE/NATIONAL
  • 2020 Prez Race --
    • Booker: How Booker would help college athletes get paid. Read more here.
  • LD21 (Bramnick) --
    • Bramnick firm drops controversial website text. -- NJGlobe | Ledger |
    • Assault Victim Advocate: Bramnick's conduct makes sexual assault survivors stay silent. Read more here.
  • Tax Incentives --
IMPEACHMENT

  • Impeachment: Fox News' Chris Wallace: Inquiry is exact opposite of unconstitutional. Read more here.

TRUMP WORLD
  • Campaign: Raw, angry, uncensored. Welcome to Trump's campaign. Read more here.
  • Finances: Trump loses appeal to withhold financial documents from Congress. Read more here. -- Text of ruling here.
  • Giuliani: Trump advisers want Giuliani dropped. Read more here.
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Friday, October 11, 2019

Plainfield man arrested in overdose death.. Plainfield man arrested on outstanding Watchung warrant.. 9th Annual Historic Queen City Walk/Run this Saturday.. Letter to the Editor: Board of Ed needs Mack Rice.. Quin Sleepy Hollow: Largest ever residential project opens in Plainfield.. Jackie: Survivor: Island of the Idols blog party.. Carl: Fox meets the raccoons..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • 5K: 9th Annual Historic Queen City Walk/Run this Saturday. Read more here.
  • Board of Ed: BOE needs Mack Rice. Read more here. -- Letter to the Editor.
  • Overdose Death: Plainfield man arrested in overdose death. Read more here.
  • Plainfield Public Schools: At Dept. of Education forum, Plainfield discusses equity. Read more here.
  • Quin Sleepy Hollow: Largest ever residential project opens in Plainfield. -- GlobeSt | REBiz |
  • Warrant Arrest: Plainfield man arrested on outstanding Watchung warrant. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Airbnb: Morristown moves to regulate short-term rentals. Read more here.
  • Bordentown: Jury finds ex-police chief guilty of lying to FBI. Read more here.
  • Edison: BOE president's fingerprints sought in probe of racist flyer. Read more here.
  • Elizabeth: Trinitas merging with RWJBarnabas. Read more here.
  • Green Brook: Developer sues over denial of apartments. Read more here.
  • Hamilton: $100K health benefits for part-time councilors an issue in heated election. Read more here.
  • Kneeling: NJ teacher reassigned after kneeling during Pledge. Read more here.
  • Lawrence: Cops allege chief ordered ticket quotas to raise money. Read more here.
  • LGBTQ Curriculum: NJ mayor says curriculum will corrupt kids, his successor agrees. Read more here.
  • Newark --
    • Officials said no lead in school water; results show otherwise. Read more here.
    • Beth Israel to be investigated for keeping patient alive to game survival statistics. Read more here.
  • North Plainfield: Rep. Malinowski visits North Plainfield. Read more here.
  • Scouting: Westfield man details his abuse as a Scout. Read more here.
  • For Stalkers: NJ's Map of the Stars. Read more here. -- Map of where famous people live in NJ.

STATE/NATIONAL

  • 2020 Prez Race --
    • Analysis: Dem candidates must furnish an 'off ramp' for Trump voters. Read more here.
    • Booker --
      • I welcome the opportunity to question Giuliani. Read more here.
      • Giuliani performs bizarre 'Spartacus' impression of Booker on Fox TV. Read more here.
      • Booker talks impeachment probe and next Dem debate. Read more here.
    • Biden: Why Biden declared war on Trump. Read more here.
  • LD21 --
    • Bramnick advertises he will discredit accusers of his clients accused of rape. Read more hereWon't be good for his campaign.
    • Murphy: Bramnick strategy to discredit rape accusers is 'disgusting'. -- PoliticoNJ | NJGlobe | Ledger |
    • Bramnick website 'appalling' Summit mayor says. Read more here.
    • Challengers slam Bramnick for pledging to help alleged rapists discredit accusers. Read more here.
  • Banking: Federal Reserve approves rules lifting banking restrictions. Read more here. -- Uh oh.
  • Mueller Probe: Judge signals House may get to see Mueller's secrets. Read more here.
  • Real ID: New driver licenses hit first snag: computer foulup at DMV. Read more here.
  • Tax Incentives --
    • Film: 'Wrestlemania' wins millions in NJ film tax breaks. Read more here.
    • Norcross: Progressive activists call for Norcross' resignation from Cooper board. Read more here.
IMPEACHMENT

  • Michael Conway: The White House impeachment letter was so wrong. Read more here.
  • Fox News Poll: Poll finds record support for impeachment. Read more here.
  • Rick Perry: Dems subpoena Rick Perry documents. Read more here. -- Very Interesting tie-in.
  • Trump: What legal strategy? Trump relies on Trump. Read more here.
  • Ukraine: Two Giuliani Ukraine associates indicted in campaign finance charges. Read more here.
  • Vote: Dems weigh knee-capping a GOP impeachment criticism. Read more here.

TRUMP WORLD
  • Drudge Report: Matt Drudge sours on Trump as impeachment looms. Read more here.
  • Foreign Money: Foreign efforts to influence Trump keep piling up. Read more here.
  • Obstruction: Trump asked Tillerson to scrap legal case against Giuliani client. Read more here.
  • Springsteen: Trump blasts the Boss as 'Little Bruce' during rally. Read more here.
  • Syria: Turks kill 22 Kurds in Syria invasion. Read more here. -- Blood on Trump's hands.
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

2019 PHS grad struck, killed by freight train.. Plainfield boys soccer advances to quarter-finals in Union County Tournament.. Plainfield Council discusses emergency appropriation.. Queen City Film Festival to launch Plainfield Future Filmmaker Club..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Assemblywoman Carter: NJ Citizen Action endorses Carter. Read more here.
  • Boys Soccer: Plainfield advances to quarter-finals in Union County Tournament. Read more here.
  • City Council: Plainfield Council discusses emergency appropriation. Read more here.
  • Commuting: Menendez announces permanent ban on rush hour marine traffic at bridge. Read more here.
  • Film Festival: Queen City Film Festival to launch Plainfield Future Filmmaker Club. Read more here.
  • Girls Soccer: Perth Amboy over Plainfield. Read more here.
  • Police Salaries: Survey of police salaries statewide. Read more here.
  • Train Fatality --


OF INTEREST

  • 'Christian America': How corporate America invented Christian America to fight the New Deal. Read more here.
  • Immigration: Acting DHS shouted down by protesters at conference. Read more here.
  • Newark: City official pleads guilty to bribery. Read more here.
  • NJ Balloon Festival: Festival looking for new title sponsor after QuickChek pulls out. Read more here.
  • NJEA: Teachers union getting new leader; no lobbyist in place. Read more here.
  • NJ Transit --
    • NJ Transit wants to test self-driving buses. Read more here. -- What could possibly go wrong?
    • Sweeney: No more excuses. It's time to fix NJT. Read more here.
  • Voting: Ranked-choice voting in NYC gets push. Read more here. -- Also known as 'instant runoff' voting.


STATE/NATIONAL

  • 2020 Prez Race --
    • Booker --
    • Sanders: Heart attack casts cloud over Sanders candidacy. Read more here.
  • NJ Economy: Low budget reserves make NJ vulnerable in a downturn. Read more here.
  • NJ Pensions: The top 10 payments into the public worker pension system. Read more here.
  • Politics: How NJ's political machine really works. Read more here.
  • Tax Incentives --
    • Hearing: Progressives storm EDA hearing in Trenton. Read more here.
    • Lesniak: Lesniak, sponsor of tax incentives, eager to rebut NYTimes article. Read more here.

IMPEACHMENT

  • Day of Prayer: Christian leaders call for Day of Prayer in support of inquiry. Read more here. -- This Sunday.
  • GOP Strategy: GOP hopes to get subpoena power from inquiry vote. Read more here.
  • Impeachment: 5 ways impeachment can play out. Read more here.
  • Poll: Support up to 50% in NJ poll. Read more here.

TRUMP WORLD

  • Rallies: Unpaid bills pile up countrywide  in wake of Trump rallies. Read more here.
  • Trump U: Judge finalizes $25M settlement for students of 'sham' university. Read more here.

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