Bernice and Dan on candidate forum.. Shooting now a murder.. Kids vie for jazz scholarship.. Palermo chairs Tree group..
Plainfield Today: "Forum give voters unusual opportunity"
Plain Talker: "Candidates Have Their Say"
Crescent Times: "Avocados anyone?" -- Yum.
Campaign Blogs (in alphabetical order): "Tony Rucker" | "Cory Storch"
Dickson Shooting - SL: "Plainfield man now charged with murder"
..... - CN: "Family helps negotiate suspect's surrender, police say"
Jazz Talent Probe: "Getting kids into all that jazz" -- Kudos to Bob Young and the Friends of Jazz.
Maxson School: "Students combat gangs in city civics lesson"
McGreeveys: "He asks judge to dismiss wife's claim that he libeled her"
Shade Tree Commission: "Gregory Palermo chosen chair of Shade Tree panel" -- Congrats to the 'Plainfield Trees' blogger!
Route 22: "Officials to close Route 22 U-turn"
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- Today. May 31. 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Do You Hear What I Hear? Do You See What I See? Self Image and the Media. Plainfield Public Library. 8th Street at Park Avenue. Sponsor: Nubian Union and McDonald's-Plainfield. FREE.
- Saturday. June 2. 9 AM - 3 PM. 20th Annual FUSP Garage Sale. Household items, tools, books and other treasures. First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, 724 Park Avenue. Info: (908) 756-0570 or www.fusp.org.
- Saturday. June 2. 11 AM - 3 PM. Shakespeare In Bloom. Tours of the Shakespeare Garden and three private residential gardens. Music by members of the PSO. Boutique, plant sale, refreshments. Sponsor: Plainfield Garden Club. Tickets available at Swain Gallery, 7th & Watchung and Coldwell Banker Realtors, Westfield. $15/person. Funds raised support the Shakespeare Garden.
- Sunday. June 3. 2 PM. In Praise of Porches: How porches influenced life in Victorian Plainfield. Sponsor: Historical Society of Plainfield. At: The Pillars B&B, 922 Central Avenue. Refreshments will be served.
- Monday. June 4. 7 PM. Crescent Area Neighborhood Ass'n. Potluck and Meeting. 829 Park Avenue (corner of East 9th Street). "If you own, rent, work, or are just fond of the Crescent Area Historic District and you would like to see and participate on the future shaping steps for the Neighborhood Association, please come to this meeting." -- Organizer Maria Pellum in Crescent Times.
- Tuesday. June 5. 6 AM - 8 PM. Primary Election. Democrats and Republicans vote for candidates for the general election. Dems also vote for County Committee members. Registered voters who have no declared party affiliation may do so at the sign-in table and vote in the primary. At your district polling location. Info, City Clerk's office: (908) 753-3222.
- Wednesday. June 6. 9 AM - 12:30 PM. Urban Schools - Public Will. Conference on urban schools by the Public Education Institute of Rutgers. BOE member Christian Estevez will be a panelist. Larry Leverett will moderate. FREE, but advance registration required.
Elizabeth: "Health care workers enlisted in fight against human trafficking"
Hillside: "Losers back challenger in Hillside council runoff"
South Bound Brook - CN: "Records council slaps South Bound Brook clerk with $1K fine"
.......... - SL: "Clerk fined $1,000 for violating records law"
South Plainfield: "Homes near Superfund site will get EPA air testing"
Bush Visit - SL: "Bush looks to raise GOP riches, morale" -- Video here.
.......... - "Edison protesters wait hours to send Bush a message" -- Video here.
..... - NYT: "Republicans Aren’t the Only Ones Pleased by Bush’s Visit"
..... - CN: "Bush stumps for GOP"
Corzine: "Budget talks, sales tax mark Corzine's return"
Budget: "Lawmakers say spending plan nearly complete"
Cardiac Care: "Deaths from cardiac bypass drop"
Gangs: "'Heraldry' lesson in world of gangs"
Immigration 'Reform': "Dream law or nightmare?"
State Pensions: "SEC investigates state reports on pension funding"
State Police: "State Police disciplined 87 troopers last year"
Sheneman's Cartoon is here.
Margulies' Cartoon is here.
NATION / WORLD
Attorneygate - (Video): "Interview With David Iglesias" -- He believes a "smoking gun" exists that will lead directly to Karl Rove.
.......... - WP: "Justice Dept. Expands Probe To Include Hiring Practices"
Libby Case - Newsweek: "Fitzgerald says Plame was a covert agent"
Russia - WP: "Bush to Confer With Putin in Bid To Repair Ties"
War on Terror - NYT: "Interrogation Methods Are Criticized"
Email: "Amid the glut of e-mail, firms try teaching brevity"
Home Equity: "An ATM That's Out of Money"
Miss Manners: Check out the nation's doyenne of conduct here in the Washington Post.
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