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Monday, December 10, 2007

Dial now against death penalty.. YWCA event tonight.. Mapp Q&A.. Library gets black-interest collection..


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: "Procession of the Faithful" | "Q&A with Adrian Mapp"
Crescent Times: "Affordable Redevelopment" | "Our District Rentals"
Plainfield Trees: "Norway Maple" -- A new posting in this ongoing series.

The VWB Historic District thanks the hundreds of visitors to yesterday's successful Holiday House Tour. Proceeds will advance district projects and activities in support of the community.

Assemblyman Jerry Green: "Housing hearings poise debate to heat up"
Plainfield Public Library: "Extraordinary black-interest collection donated by librarian"
Red Cross: "Tri-County Red Cross responds to two families in need"

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  • Today - December 10. 7 PM. YWCA's Annual Hanging Of The Greens. In its 100th year, the YWCA continues the tradition of a festive reception, the singing of holiday favorites, the hanging of the greens decorating its rotunda, and the opportunity to be an 'angel' and contribute to its preschool and after-school programs. At the YWCA of Central NJ, East Front and Church Streets. All are invited.

  • Today - December 10. 8 PM. Van Wyck Brooks Historic District Monthly Meeting. At The Pillars B&B, 922 Central Avenue.

  • Wednesday - December 12. 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.

  • Thursday - December 13. 3:30 PM. Christmas Story-time and Crafts. Kids learn about this important time of the year with interesting stories and some fun craft projects. In the Young People's Room. Plainfield Public Library, 8th Street at Park Avenue. FREE.

  • Thursday - December 13. 4 - 8 PM. Treasures of the Earth II. An exciting array of fine diamonds, gemstones and jewelry. Portion of sale proceeds will benefit the Plainfield Public Library. Refreshments by Sandy Spector Caterers. Suburban Jewelers, 126 East Front Street. Info: (908) 756-1774.

  • Friday - December 14. 8 AM - Noon. Abbott v. Burke: A Conversation with Former Governors. Join former governors Brendan Byrne, James Florio, Donald DiFrancesco and James McGreevey offer insights and suggestions. Panel discussion followed by Q&A. Continental breakfast. At the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton. Online registration and directions here. The public is invited.

  • Friday - December 14. 7 PM. Sleepy Hollow Realtors Holiday Party & Toy Drive. Join Joe Burris, John Nash and the SHR crew at Cafe Vivace for some holiday fun and help brighten the holidays for area children. Gift of an unwrapped toy for a boy or girl will benefit the holiday outreach of the Plainfield Area Red Cross. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cash bar. Cafe Vivace, 1370 South Avenue at Plainwood Square Park.

  • Saturday - December 15. 11 AM. Rally in Support of 'The Plainfield Four'. Members of the Peoples' Organization for Progress were arrested for unlawful assembly on November 17 at Front and Park protesting alleged police brutality. The group regularly protests the Iraq War and military recruitment in front of the Armed Services Recruitment Center. Original press reportage here. Rally is at Front and Park.

  • Saturday - December 15. 3 - 6 PM. Holiday Afternoon Tea. Champagne, spiced cider, teas of the world and holiday treats. Sponsor: Plainfield Area YMCA. At: The Pillars B&B, 922 Central Avenue, Plainfield. Info: (908) 756-6060 or (908) 499-9298.

  • Sunday - December 16. 5:30 PM. Yuletide by Candlelight. A gift of holiday music to the community. Presented by the Crescent Singers. At: Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Watchung Avenue at East 7th Street. Info (908) 756-2468. FREE.
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Elizabethport: "Can roads and trains accommodate a big surge in freight?"
Middlesex Boro: "Middlesex may eliminate administrator position"
Newark: "A night of gunshots, death in Newark"
New Providence: "Gas station blaze sends smoke billowing over town"
Short Hills Mall: "Fur protest at store is broken up" -- PETA's 'Bloody Burberry' campaign.


'Clean Elections': "Opinions divided on 'clean elections'"
Death Penalty: "Revisiting Violent Past on Eve of New Jersey Death Penalty Vote"
Jets Fans: "Jets try to slow Gate D halftime show"
Lakewood: "As Orthodox Population Grows, So Do Tensions"
Merck: "Merck wants FDA approval to market statin over-the-counter"
Police Gunfire: "Police in Jersey shoot more often at blacks, Latinos"
Rutgers: Bob Braun: "The $500,000 question: Does Rutgers leader deserve a bonus?"
Wineries: "Winemakers feeling squeezed by shipping law"

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


CIA Tapes --
Mortgage Relief Fund --
(Breaking) Subprime Mess: "UBS writes down $10B, Singapore injects capital"
Taxes: "Making sense of the alternative minimum tax issue"


Drunk Driving: "A Starring Role for Drivers Who Drink"

Memory: "A power haunts and intrigues: Total Recall"
Words Matter: "Soaries fighting offensive language"

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

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