Plainfield Today: (Click HERE to read the posts serially, otherwise take your pick below. There are more stories up than posted below, and more go up during the day. -- Dan)
- "Plainfield's Halloween Safety Plan"
- "Halloween: A PSA from Plainfield's Public Safety Director"
- "One list Plainfield schools are NOT on. Hooray!"
- "Would Thanksgiving Friday be Plainfield's 'Third Rail'?"
Crescent Times: "The Three I's: Interest, Involvement, Investment"
Plainfield Trees: "Poised To Inherit The Earth: Red Maples"
Campaign Blogs: Cory Storch | Deborah Dowe -- The candidates will be posting frequently.
Council Race: "Ward 2 hopefuls find a little common ground"
School Superintendent Search: "Firm determines profile for desired superintendent" -- Apologies for confusion, story was FILED yesterday to RUN today. -- Dan.
Urban Fiction: "City author brings streets to bookstores" -- At Music N Motion, 204 E. Front.
2005 Murder: "Keith Carson admits to role in killing of Jose Fernando Lopez" -- Ledger | Courier |
Robberies: "Plainfield man admits committing string of local armed robberies"
Flu Shots: "Low-income kids are left waiting for free flu shots in New Jersey"
Historic Preservation: "State designates 1950s Morristown neighborhood historic"
PATH & Tunnels: "Higher toll in works for Hudson crossings"
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- Today - October 31. 5:30 PM SHARP. Basketball Trip: NJ Nets v. Chicago Bulls. Game at Continental Arena, starts at 7:30 PM, bus returns at 11:00 PM. $60/person, includes round trip bus, game ticket, Nets Jersey and shorts. Sponsor: Recreation Division. Tickets on first come / first served basis. Info: (908) 753-3097.
- Today - October 31. 6 PM. Halloween Party & Haunted House. Haunted House, costume contest, prizes, snacks and candy. For children ages 5 - 10. MUST be accompanied by a parent. At the YWCA, East Front and Church Streets. Sponsor: Recreation Division. Info: (908) 753-3097.
- Today - October 31. 7 PM. 'Ghosts of Abu Ghraib'. Free Halloween screening of the HBO documentary. Sponsor: Union County Peace Council. At: First United Methodist Church, 1 East Broad Street, Westfield. FREE.
- Today - October 31. 7:30 - 9 PM. New Horizons College Club. Helping high school students prepare for college. See Club website here. At Washington Community School, 427 Darrow Avenue.
- Tomorrow - November 1. 8 PM. Planning Board. City Hall Library. Public invited.
- Friday - November 2. 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Harvest Festival. For kids and their families. Sponsor: Center for Stronger Families. At: Washington Community School, 427 Darrow Avenue. (Parking in lot on Spooner Avenue.)
- Saturday - November 3. 9 AM - 2 PM. Computer and Electronics Recycling Collection. Union County Recycling will accept old computers, parts and electronics. Must show proof of Union County residence. At: Schering Plough, Galloping Hill Road, Kenilworth. Hotline: (908) 654-9889 or Union County website.
- Saturday - November 3. Noon. PMUA's 'Environmental Resource Center' Open House. Guided tours of the renovated and upgraded former Transfer Station. At 95 Rock Avenue, Plainfield. The public is invited.
- Saturday - November 3. 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Latino Heritage Family Festival. Performances, crafts, tastings celebrate Día de los Muertos, plus an exhibit of Mexican art. At: The Newark Museum. FREE, but suggested admission. Info: (973) 596-6550 or museum website.
- Saturday - November 3. 2 PM. Football: Bridgewater-Raritan at Plainfield. At Hub Stine Field.
- Saturday - November 3. 6 PM. UCC Foundation Gala & Casino Night. Start with cocktails, followed by a gourmet buffet dinner and a 'Casino Night'. Sponsor: Union County College Foundation. At: UCC Cranford, 1033 Springfield Avenue. Information and reservations: (908) 709-7505.
- Saturday - November 3. 5 - 7 PM. Swain Gallery's Reception for artists Michael Ruple & Monica Baumann. Recent oil paintings, at Plainfield's oldest gallery - celebrating 139 years. Swain Gallery, 703 Watchung Avenue (at East 7th Street), Plainfield. Info: (908) 756-1707.
- Saturday - November 3. 8 PM. Plainfield Symphony: Chopin and Schubert. Featuring the world premiere of Sabin Pautza's orchestration of Death and the Maiden. Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church. $25/General seating. $15/Senior & Student. Post-Concert buffet $25. Info: (908) 561-5140.
- Sunday - November 4. 1 PM. HIV/AIDS Awareness Forum: What Our Daughters Need To Know. An awareness forum for girls and their parents. At Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building, NYC. Sponsored by Blossomin' Diva, a non-profit founded by Plainfield resident Tamiko Evans. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (888) 632-9953.
Bridgewater: "Democrats vie for coup in Bridgewater election"
Elizabeth: "Staph infection hits Elizabeth student"
Franklin Twp.: "Franklin student diagnosed with staph infection"
Fanwood: "GOP seeks a toehold in Fanwood, again"
Springfield: "GOP has shot at control of township committee"
Union Twp.: "Police fight oversight plan ordinance"
2007 Legislative Races: "Dems leading GOP in spending"
Public Questions - Stem Cell Research: Tom Moran: "Good causes become bad finance"
Sheneman's Cartoon is here.
Margulies' Cartoon is here.
NATION / WORLD
2008 Primaries: "In 7th Debate, Clinton Hears It From Her Rivals"
AG Nomination: "Mukasey Losing Backing Over Waterboarding Waffling" -- An 'artful hairsplitter'?
Bush Governance: "To Implement Policy, Bush to Turn to Administrative Orders"
The Fed: Steven Pearlstein: "Time to Stand Up to Wall Street"
Taxes: "Rangel's proposal starts a conversation for the next Administration"
Voter ID Laws: "DOJ Voting Chief says minorities 'not hurt as much because they die first'"
Alternative Fuel - Tires?: "Tires as an alternative fuel, but toll on health and air may be too high"
The Colbert Candidacy: "He's running and he's kidding (maybe), but voters aren't"
Consumerism: "Are adults making Halloween the new Christmas?"
Product Safety: "Chinese Chemicals Flow Unchecked to Market"
Miss Manners: Check out the nation's doyenne of conduct here in the Washington Post.
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