Halloween guidelines for Plainfield tonight.. Planning Bd drubs Finance Director.. Stender fundraiser flap.. Halloween Party at Washington School..
Be sure to check out fellow Plainfield bloggers: Bernice recounts a drubbing of Finance Director Peck at the Planning Board over the capital budget. Maria cites treats at Evergreen School. Tricks? Olddoc recalls the dating game (and some games) at UVa -- and a surprise from the long-distance telephone operator (remember those?). At PEPtalk, Renata reminds the powers that be that inclusion is a right, not a favor.
| PPS NEWS | PEPTALK | PLAINFIELD SPORTS NEWS | PLAINFIELD TREES |
| COUNCILOR STORCH | COUNCILOR BURNEY | JERRY GREEN'S PAGE | ANNIE McWILLIAMS | ADRIAN MAPP |
Ex-Malibu Site: "Construction booming in Scotch Plains"
Jayson Williams Trial: "NJ Supremes seal racial slur by Prosecutor's staffer"
Got a tip? Question? Click here to send PT an email.
- BUDGET CALENDAR: A three-year budget comparison document is online here.
Mon Oct 20 | Fire Division and $1.66M error. Thu Oct 23 - 7:30 PM, City Hall Library | Extra budget meeting: IT [Information Technology], Public Information, and Project Alert [Dudley House].
- Fri Oct 31 | Citizens Budget Advisory Committee sends budget recommendations to council.
- Fri Nov 7 | City Council sends budget changes to Council finance committee.
- Mon Nov 10 | City Council discusses budget changes and recommendations (from CBAC) with self, and requests administration comment and implementation. CBAC presentation of recommendations to City Council.
- Wed Nov 13 | Administration responds electronically to change recommendations.
- Mon Nov 17 | Resolution for budget changes is finalized and brought forward.
- Mon Nov 24 | Public hearing on FY2009 Budget.
- Mon Dec 1 | FY2009 Budget adoption..
Today - October 31. 6 PM. Community Halloween Party & Haunted House. The Recreation Division's annual family party includes a haunted house, a costume contest, prizes, snacks and lots of fun for all. A safe and fun alternative for children ages 5 - 10. Parents MUST accompany children. At Washington Community School, 427 Darrow Avenue (parking in Spooner Avenue lot). Info: (908) 753-3097.
- Tomorrow - November 1. 9 AM - 2 PM (Rain or shine). Electronics Recycling. Items accepted include: Monitors, keyboards, CPUs, TVs, phones, VCRs, printers and more. (See full list, including conditions and exclusions here.) Sponsored by Union County. At Schering-Plough, Kenilworth. Pre-registration NOT required, but proof of Union County residence is. Info: (908) 654-9889.
- Tomorrow - November 1. 5:30 PM Sharp bus departure. Community Basketball Trip: Nets vs. Golden State Warriors. Bus trip sponsored by the Recreation Division to the game at the Meadowlands. Bus departs City Hall parking lot at 5:30 PM sharp. Game starts at 7:30 PM, bus will return to City Hall parking lot at 11:00 PM. $40/person includes ticket, Nets giveaway and round-trip transportation. First come, first served. Contact the Recreation Division, City Hall Annex, 510 Watchung Avenue or (908) 753-3097.
- Tuesday - November 4. 6 AM - 8 PM. General (Presidential) Election. Polls are open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Stender Fundraiser Fracas -- The deal: County GOP chair says UCC previously turned him down, citing a policy that he says they are now ignoring.
- "Bill Clinton to stump for Stender"
- "GOP challenges UCC over hosting Clinton event"
- "Regulations schmegulations"
Green Brook/Elizabeth: "Police mum on Green Brook woman's murder" -- Ledger | Courier |
Piscataway: "North Jersey industrial giant Ingersoll-Rand moving in"
Somerset County: "Freeholder race goes for gusto as final bell nears"
Bonds: "Environmental Trust sells $128M in bonds for infrastructure projects"
Bryant Trial: "Trial wraps up with Bryant's last three witnesses"
DYFS: "Report: Gains, but still problems"
Mock Elections: "240,000 NJ schoolkids participate. Guess who won?"
Presidential Race: "Poll: Obama opens 18-point lead"
Verizon: "Verizon/Alltel merger passes DOJ muster"
Sheneman's Cartoon is here.
NATION / WORLD
2008 Campaigns --
- FactCheck: For a daily analysis of the latest spin from either campaign see the non-partisan FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Latest Polls: "Real Clear Politics: Latest Polls" -- Updated daily.
- Endorsements: Current tally is here.
- Polling: "Pollsters try not to stumble over unknowns" -- How polling has gotten harder.
- Best & Worst: "B&W Soundbites" | "B&W Ads" | "Nastiest rumors of the campaign"
- Obama: John Farmer: "The front-runner isn't likely to fall short"
- McCain: "McCain makes major last-minute push in PA"
- Palin --
- "Growing doubts on Palin take a toll, poll reports"
- "Alaska to investigate Palin kids' trips on public tab" -- Hosts say the Governor simply brought her chidren along uninvited.
- Election Day --
Bailout Bucks: "Bailout being spent in ways Congress never foresaw"
Bush: "The Lame Duck Strikes Back: Last Push to Deregulate" -- Bush loosens consumer protections.
Iraq: "Mayor Bush once hailed flees to U.S."
Mortgage Plan: "Mortgage plan may irk those it doesn't bail out"
- Controversy: "Some parents, schools balk at Halloween" -- Religious, dietary and other grounds.
- ...And Urban Myth: "This Halloween season, the horror is all too real"
BOOK REVIEW LINKS: NY Times | Wash Post | Ledger | NY Rev Bks | London Rev Bks |