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Monday, December 22, 2014

Olddoc offers Top 10 Christmas songs by Jews.. David: KYSS rally set for Tuesday.. Bernice takes a break.. Councilor Storch remembers Dave Beck..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Girls Basketball:  "SPFHS over Lady Cardinals at Plainfield"
UEZ:  "Legislation to keep revenue in communities goes to Christie for signature"
Hospitals:  "Demolition of former Princeton hospital 3 months in, 3 more to go" -- Asbestos slows things down.
Gas Prices:  "NJ drivers could see gas below $2 for the holidays"

Asbury Park:  "Stephen Crane house earns spot on state register" -- C'mon, you remember him... from American Lit.
Englewood:  "Planning Board official had townhomes at stake during vote"

Christie for President --
Energy:  "NJ calls US power plant rules 'impossible to implement'"
Gambling:  "Fulop: Casino in JC would highest grossing in North America"
NJ Senate:  "Sweeney beefs up Senate Majority Office"
NYPD Shootings --
School Security:  "Retired cops changing the conversation about school security"
Year In Review:  "NJ Spotlight reviews 2014 in eduction, energy, healthcare and more"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] takes a bbreak.

[OLDDOC] offers Top 10 Christmas songs by Jews.

[Councilor STORCH] remembers Dave Beck.

[DAVID] KYSS rally set for Tuesday.



Sunday, December 21, 2014

Olddoc on Sony and North Korea; Top Ten Christmas songs written by Jews.. Councilor Storch remembers Dave Beck.. Bernice takes a break.. David: KYSS protest set for Tuesday.. Noel on the Final Week of the MidState 38 Top 10.. Jackie's week in review: the season of hanging in there is upon us..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

JFK:  "JFK, RWJ among hospitals penalized by Medicare for infections, errors" -- Courier | Ledger |
HUD:  "Plainfield resident organizes event to welcome new HUD-NJ director" -- Congrats, Walter!
UEZ:  "Proposed legislation focuses on stopping raids on UEZ funds"

Scotch Plains:  "NYTimes community profile"
Media:  "Will YouTube kill cable?"
Retirement:  "Selling the family home is liberating for many"
Theater:  "'Much Ado' with a wartime Christmas setting"
Trenton:  "New nonprofit formed by mayor Jackson hosts free holiday event"

Heroin:  "Christie: Government, private sector need to step up fight against heroin"
Home Invasions:  "Inside the national ring, and how authorities brought it down"
Incomes:  "Report: NJ incomes gap has widened since 2000"
NYPD Shooitng --
Red Light Cams:  "Supporters release video warning roads will get more dnagerous"
Transportation Trust Fund:  "Sweeney criticizes Christie, calls for plan to save fund"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] takes a break.

[OLDDOC] on Sony and North Korea; Top Ten Christmas songs written by Jews.

[Councilor STORCH]  remembers Dave Beck.

[DAVID] KYSS protest set for Tuesday.

[JACKIE] week in review: the season of hanging in there is upon us.

[NOEL at PALS] on the Final Week of the MidState 38 Top 10.



Saturday, December 20, 2014

David: KYSS solidarity protest set for Dec. 23.. Bernice: Planners approve Hub Stine improvements.. Olddoc on December holidays.. Jackie: The Amazing Race season finale blog party..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

JFK:  "JFK, RWJ among hospitals penalized by Medicare for infections, errors" -- Courier | Ledger |
HUD:  "Plainfield resident organizes event to welcome new HUD-NJ director" -- Congrats, Walter!
UEZ:  "Proposed legislation focuses on stopping raids on UEZ funds"
Credit Card Breach:  "Staples confirms over 1 million credit cards compromised"
Pilgrim Pipeline:  "Execs fire back at Assembly's opposition resolution"
Union County College:  "President named to NJ Council of County Colleges exec committee"

Embezzlement:  "Former school employee sentenced in $70K embezzlement"
For-Profit Colleges:  "Schools ambivalent about framework released by White House"
Longshoremen:  "Three former officials plead guilty to extorting Christmas 'tributes'"
Newark:  "Baraka to announce police reforms in wake of federal probe"

Attorney General:  "AG now probing Bergen County prosecutor's office"
Legislature --
Red Light Cams:  "End of cams a blow to budgets, Moody's says"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Planners approve Hub Stine improvements..

[OLDDOC] on December holidays.

[DAVID] KYSS solidarity protest set for Dec. 23.

[JACKIE] The Amazing Race season finale blog party.



Friday, December 19, 2014

Olddoc on December holidays.. Bernice: Planners approve Hub Stine improvements.. Councilor Storch to an anonymous commenter.. Jackie: San Juan del 'Sur season finale..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Raritan Valley Line:  "NYC one-seat evening ride starts Jan. 12"
Wardlaw-Hartridge:  "Students enjoyed annual trip to Williamsburg"
Watson Coleman:  "Assembly honors Congresswoman-elect"
Pilgrim Pipeline --
Negro League:  "Paterson stadium close to national recognition, makeover"

Community Policing:  "'Shop with a Cop' program visits JC Target"
Elizabeth:  "Protesters stage 'die-in- while shots fired two miles away"
New Brunswick:  "ACLU challenges ban on panhandling"
Perth Amboy:  "After chief's arrest, unions staying out of fray"
Public Records:  "Franklin fire district fined for denying access to records"
South Plainfield:  "SPHS wrestlers memorialize former teammate"

Christie Cabinet:  "Hespe confirmed as education commissioner"
Congressman Pallone:  "Obama signs Pallone bill to study infant deaths"
Civil Service:  "Christie's civil service changes invalidated by Legislature"
Ebola:  "2 from NJ make Time's 'Person of Year' for Ebola work"
Medicare:  "23 NJ hospitals penalized over errors, infections"
PensionF unds:  "Override of Christie veto of forced quarterly pay-ins fails"
Rutgers:  "Lawmakers agree RU has too many trustees"
Water Systems:  "Bill removing public vote from sale of water moves to Christie's desk"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Planners approve Hub Stine improvements.

[OLDDOC] on December holidays.

[Councilor STORCH] to an anonymous commenter.

[JACKIE] San Juan del 'Sur season finale.



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Olddoc cites traditional and some unusual December holidays.. Bernice: Muhlenberg Foundation hearing documents are available.. Councilor Storch answers an anonymous commenter.. Jackie: Survivor San Juan del Sur blog party..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Commuters:  "NJ rail commuters to get tax break they may not be able to use"
Dining Out:  "Three NJ restaurants listed among top 100 in country"
Obituary: "Louis Harding, PHS baseball standout, Avis franchisee"

Elizabeth:  "Activists plan police station 'die-in' to protest recent shootings"
Middlesex Boro:  "PTO president charged after $3,000 goes missing" -- Courier | Ledger |
Mt. Arlington:  "Council censures a member for accusing peers of wrongdoing"
Union County:  "Four mayors stress safety benefits; cam fines topped $3M last year"

Bridgegate --
Christie for President --
Cuba --
Dietary Supplement Fraud:  "NJ manufacturer admits lying about kosher, organic ingredients"
Fracking:  "Citing health risks, Cuomo bans fracking in NY state"
Gambling:  "NY state casino picks a 'huge relief' for Atlantic City"
NJ Investments:  "NJ paid fees to Mary Pat Christie's firm after investments were terminated"
NJ Pensions:  "State pensions not go generous after all, study says" -- NJSpot | Ledger |

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes Muhlenberg Foundation hearing documents are available.

[OLDDOC] cites traditional and some unusual December holidays.

[Councilor STORCH] answers an anonymous commenter.

[JACKIE] Survivor San Juan del Sur blog party.



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bernice notes Gail Hunton feted by HPC.. Olddoc on Monday's Council doings.. David offers a time lapse view of Millions March in NYC..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Escape:  "Plainfield teen charged with escaping cops at Watchung Mall"
Schools:  "Bullying, violence in NJ schools declines again" -- NJSpot | Ledger | -- Detailed report is here.

Archdiocese of Newark:  "Headstone makes battle church for business"
Edison:  "District pursues tenure charges against teachers in raunchy chat" -- Courier | Ledger |
Jersey City:  "Nearly $1M approved in pay hikes for officials"
Newark --
North Plainfield:  "Signarama under new ownership"
Perth Amboy:  "Police arrested on theft charges, suspended" -- Courier | Ledger |
South Plainfield:  "Landscaper fails to report more than $1M in income"
Trenton:  "Council mulls $350K settlement with employee who reported Mack corruption"

Christie for President --
Charities:  "Top 10 worst charities of 2014"
Holidays:  "Why there's more Christmas in Chanukah than ever"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes Gail Hunton feted by HPC.

[OLDDOC] on Council actions Monday.

[DAVID] offers a time lapse view of Millions March in NYC.



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Olddoc recaps Monday's Council meetings.. Bernice notes Watson gains 90 more days; wishes all Happy Hanukkah.. David pictures the NYC Millions March rally.. Jackie wonders if there's a color 'Bodega yellow'..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Plainfield Police:  "Ledger runs copycat story based on Courier reportage"
Judy Blume:  "Former Plainfield author's new novel tackles 1950s Elizabeth plane crashes"

Colonia:  "Woman victim of Publisher's Clearing House scam"
Edison:  "Teachers face tenure charges for raunchy chat session" -- Nothing on work computers is private.
Home Invasions:  "Middlesex home invasion suspects caught during Texas spree"
Newaqrk Watershed:  "Former employee, contractor indicted in kickback scheme" -- Ledger | PolNJ |
North Plainfield:  "Iconic Dunkin' Donuts on Route 22 is sold"
Secaucus:  "Officials: Solar panels could save town $1.2M over 15 years"
West Orange:  "Former Orange mayor loses appeal over police wage issues"

Christie for President:  "Christie trails Romney, Bush for GOP nomination"
Gas Tax:  "Poll: 60% oppose NJ gas tax increase, say roads are just fine"
Joint Base Dix-Maguire-Lakehurst:  "Lawmakers lobby Obama not to close historic base"
Legislature --
Atheists:  "Cranford-based atheist group lunches anti-Christmas billboards"
Electronic Drivers License:  "Senator set to propose drivers license app"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes Watson gains 90 more days; wishes all Happy Hanukkah.

[OLDDOC] recaps Monday's Council meetings.

[DAVID] pictures the NYC Millions March rally.

[JACKIE] wonders if there's a color 'Bodega yellow'.