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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Bernice: 3 on BOE.. Traffic.. Budget.. Plainfield dog lights up Illinois campus..


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)

Plain Talker:
Crescent Times:
Plainfield Trees: "Elm Envy"

Budget: "Plainfield seeks ways to trim tax increase"
Cathedral International: "City church helps needy"

Abbott Schools: "Q&A: Lessons from Abbott" -- Deborah Yaffe, author of the newly released 'Other People's Children' (Rutgers U Press).
Special Ed: "School districts working to address disproportions"
St. John's-on-the-Mountain, Bernardsville: "Program nourishes bodies and souls" -- St. John's is one of the partners in Grace's Kitchen, Grace Church's feeding program.

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Home Equity: "2 sue to recoup losses of equity in their houses"
Insurance Scores: "For Insurance, Know the Score" -- What?! You didn't know you had an 'insurance score'?
Personal Finance: "A game plan in case of recession"
Power Outlets: "When the Ground Is Up"
Customer Experience: "Borrowers Rate the Mortgage Experience"
Mortgages: "Notes on Paying Off a Mortgage Early"
Tax Benefits: "Tax Benefits for Mortgage Co-Signer"

Housing Outlook - Ledger: "Slump expected to drag on well into '08"
Mortgage Mess:
Mortgages: "US Mortgage Payment Index"
Buy or Rent?: "Cost Comparison Tool" -- Enter your own values to calculate which is better, buying or renting. A really neat tool!
Ledger: "Home Finder", "Premier Estates" and "Real Estate" sections online.
Courier: "Real Estate" section online.
NYTimes: "This Week's Residential Sales Around the Region" -- 12/23/2007
Trulia: "Your Personal Real Estate Google"


  • Tomorrow - December 24. 5 PM. Santa Sighting and Sing-along For Little Ones. Gather for an hour with your little ones at Leland Avenue Park for some hot chocolate, holiday songs and a visit by Santa with candy canes for the little ones before he goes off to deliver all those presents to good girls and boys everywhere! Info (908) 561-8575 or email Jennifer. FREE.

  • Wednesday - December 26. 2 PM. Kwanzaa Craft-time. Kids learn about this important African American celebration with some fun craft projects. In the Young People's Room. Plainfield Public Library, 8th Street at Park Avenue. FREE.

  • Tuesday - December 27. 7:30 PM. Historic Preservation Commission. City Hall Library. Public invited.

  • Saturday - December 29. 1 - 6 PM. Kwanzaa Celebration. Program, refreshments, crafts. Sponsor: Recreation Division. At: Washington Community School Cafetorium, 427 Darrow Avenue. (Parking on Spooner Avenue). FREE.
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Linden: "Secure Juvenile Centers That Don’t Show It"

Booker: "Respect at core of Booker's ties with Jews" -- Remember Sharpe saying Cory was Jewish?
Franklin: "Franklin hires finance director"
Lawyering: "Firms increasingly dropping mandatory retirement"
New Brunswick: "A Masterful Touch as Rahway Chef Branches Out"
Rahway: "For AP students, school has cash" -- Courtesy of local foundation.
Roselle: "Roselle looks at hiring a public safety director"
Runnells Hospital: "Runnells seeking to change its niche"
Wardlaw-Hartridge: "Spear joins board of trustees"


The Auditor - For political junkies: "Sunday, December 23, 2007"

2008 Primaries: "Jersey's part of big gamble by Giuliani"
Adoption: "Master Moore's real home for Christmas" -- A 'Heart Project' success story.
Death Penalty: "In Ending Executions, Soul Searching"
Public Defender's Office: "Lawyers recall hectic first days 40 years ago"
Scholastic Athletics: "Public Schools Say They Want Level Playing Field"
Vaccinations: "Some Parents Seek Options to Vaccine Orders"

Sheneman's Cartoon is here.
Margulies' Cartoon is here


2008 Primaries --
CIA Tapes: "Report: Tapes Were Kept From 9/11 Panel"
Iraq: "Iran Cited In Iraq's Decline in Violence"

Latin America: "Stakes High For U.S. and Argentina in Cash Scandal" -- Meddle? The U.S.?


Green Christmas: "Ode to Joylessness: Hold That Yule Log"

Consulting the Past: "What Would George Do?" -- Thoughts on Iraq and the Presidency.
J. Edgar Hoover: "Hoover Planned Mass Jailing in 1950" | "Hoover Letter" -- News from our dark past.
Police Work: "Detectives’ Interrogation Tricks Under Scrutiny After Court Ruling"

Miss Manners: Check out the nation's doyenne of conduct here in the Washington Post.

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