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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

State aid figure announced.. Garnell Bailey new interim super.. School funding.. Hospitals & gangs..


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: "Garnell Bailey is New Interim Superintendent"
Crescent Times: "Plainfield Sports!"
Plainfield Trees: "Norway Maple"

School Funding: "Aid plan adds at least 2% for every district" -- Ledger | Gannett |
Gangs & Hospitals: "Hospital employees learn gang awareness"
Jayson Williams Retrial: "Retrial nearing, defense targets racial remark" -- Ledger | Courier |

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  • Tomorrow - 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.

  • Tomorrow - 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 15. 3 PM. Christmas Concert and Open House. Join the choirs and musicians of St. Bart's for an afternoon of familiar and not so familiar carols and holiday music. At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church, 2032 Westfield Avenue, Scotch Plains. Reception follows. Info: (908) 322-5192 or visit the church's website.

  • 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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Asbury Park: "Developer calls halt to condo complex"
Clark: "State-supervised school construction job 'a mess'"
Elizabeth: "Reward offered in gas station robbery"
EWR: "AFL-CIO claims Continental blocking union effort"
Kenilworth: "Kenilworth schools search for new chief"
Offshore Gas Terminals: "Exxon proposed $1B offshore gas terminal"
Somerset County: "Freeholders circumvent troubled park commission" -- Ledger | Courier |
Union County: "Plans for UCIA-funded countywide animal shelter to move ahead"


Affordable Housing: "COAH retooling affordable-housing rules"
Death Penalty: "Poll finds Jerseyans split" | "Retired guard recalls 13 executions"
Family Leave: "New Jersey to Reconsider Paid Leaves" -- Ledger | NY Times | Gannett |
Ft. Monmouth: "Report: Base closure savings overestimated"
State Police: "7 Troopers Suspended in Sex Assault Inquiry" -- Ledger | NY Times | Gannett |

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Margulies' Cartoon is here


2008 Primaries: "Feeling Heat, Clinton Tries Iowa Up Close"

CIA's Waterboarding --
The Economy --


Power Prices: "Off-Peak Laundry? Pricing Power by the Hour"
The Wall Street Journal: "Remaking The Journal" -- Including making web content free.

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

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