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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Bernice: Davy spells out school district future tonight.. Maria posts budget numbers..


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" -- A new post by our urban forest observer...from 'E' to 'Z'.

Tonight's Community Forum: "School hearing delays community forum"

City Budget: "Residents make a pitch to preserve [rec] budget"
Muhlenberg: "Free holiday toys available Sunday"
People's Organization for Progress: "Judge drops charges against watchdog group"
Red Cross: "Red Cross keeps happy in holidays"

Gang graffiti, 6th & Arlington

Graffiti: "A rash of graffiti tests resources of cities"
Green Brook Flood Control: "Federal funds to stop Bound Brook floods" -- Ledger | Gannett |

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  • Today - December 20. 7 PM - 2 AM. Fire Division's Annual Holiday Party and Toy Drive. Sponsored by FMBA locals #7 and #207. Featuring Kenny Bobien and DJ Darryl James (98.7 KISS fm). At The Intercontinental, 111 East Front Street. Admission FREE with gift of unwrapped toy, $15/person without toy.

  • Today - December 20. 8 PM. Planning Board. City Hall Library. Public invited.

  • Monday - December 24. 4:30 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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Eid-ul-adha: "Islamic services draw 5,000"
"Feds aim flight caps at airport delays" -- Ledger | NY Times |
Sharpe James Trial: "James' trial may be split into two" -- His and hers trials?
Hillside: "Hillside's council, mayor vow unity"
"Conditions improve for Newark kids, but gangs are up" -- Ledger | NY Times |
NJSO: "Symphony Orchestra's guiding spirit steps to sidelines"
Somerville: "Criminal checks on all rec volunteers in Somerville"
UC Jail Break: "Manhunt for 2 jail escapees revs up" -- US Marshals, local cops join forces.


NJ Blogs: Kelly Heyboer's Thursday sampling: "Schools funding" -- Moi is cited.

Affordable Housing: Paul Mulshine: "Wrong environment for housing scheme"

Bloods & Mob --
EPA: "E.P.A. Says 17 States Can’t Set Emission Rules" -- NJ is a party to this proposal.
Kids' Health: "New program lets families buy health policies for kids" -- Ledger | NY Times |
Legislature: "Legislative leaders back pay boost for prosecutors, judges"
Lottery: "Someone in N.J. had an $80M Tuesday"
Trooper Sex Case: "Trooper sex assault case is prosecutor's 'nightmare'"

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


2008 Primaries --
CIA Tapes --
DOJ & White House: "Mukasey Limits Agency's Contacts With White House"
Iraq: "Inquiry Cites Friendly Fire In Deaths of Two Soldiers" -- Families first told it was enemy fire.
Taxes: "Congress Averts Higher Tax Bill for Middle Class"


Christmas Trees: "Should I Buy a Fake Fir?" -- What's best for the environment?
Mormonism: "Southern Baptists vs. the Mormons" -- They've tangled before this.
'The Sopranos':
"Jury quick to whack lawsuit on 'Sopranos'" -- Ledger | NY Times |

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

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