Is fighting corruption worth it?.. Olddoc thanks Lesniak.. New facts in biker fatality.. Carnival today thru Sunday.. False tax returns case..
BREAKING: Former Mayor Rick Taylor dies -- will post news and obit as available.
BREAKING: Hoboken Mayor Cammarano Resigns -- Bloomberg News.
Biker Fatality: "Family, friends recall master cyclist, loving father" -- Sheds new light on case.
'Camp Discovery': "Plainfield kids get introduced to wonders of gardening"
Drugs: "Plainfield man spits out bags of drugs after car chase"
False Tax Returns: "Plainfield tax preparer pleads guilty to cheating IRS"
Literacy Volunteer Training: "Union County LVA to train volunteers" -- At the Plainfield Public Library.
Cash for Clunker Fridges: "State's recycling program pays for clunker fridges" -- And they'll take them away!
Liquor, wine taxes: "Taxes on alcohol set to rise this weekend"
Plainfield bloggers (click on name to go to post): Olddoc thanks Sen. Lesniak for 'sparing us a few months of Corzine mismanagement'. Everyone else taking dog days.
Hillsborough: "Township may place solar panels on municipal building"
Linden: "City offices closed Friday in cost-saving furlough"
2009 Races --
- Odds: "Three publications change race ratings" -- Steeper climb for Corzine after corruption bust.
- Christie: "Christie asked to explain connection to fraud plea deal" -- NewsroomNJ | PolNJ |
- Daggett: "We need to send a message to Trenton"
- Assembly: "South Amboy mayor to decide on run in August" -- Courier | Ledger | -- Allegations of corruption.
- DEP: "DEP e-mails on contaminated property follow lawmaker's request" -- Seeking an 'NFA' letter.
- Doria: "Met with Dwek, Shaw; lawyer says he took no money"
- Expanding Case: "Case could expand as prosecutors turn defendants"
- 'Flipping': "Shaw had agreed to cooperate with FBI before his death" -- Record | Ledger |
- Cammarano: "Hoboken mayor to resign, Zimmer to take over" -- NewsroomNJ | Ledger |
- Middlesex Assemblyman: "Wisniewski rejected Dwek's corrupt offer"
- Tainted Contributions: "RSC will give Dwek money to charity in steps; Dems will not"
- 'Wheeling': "Mayors in North Jersey corruption sweep linked to South Jersey PAC"
- Complete Coverage: Ledger | PolitickerNJ |
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CAMPAIGN BLOGS and WEBSITES
|PIVNICHNY [blog] [website] ||GOP candidate posts on issues facing the city. Website up 7/23/09. |
|ROBINSON-BRIGGS [website]||Site is still marked 'under construction'. |
|GREEN [blog]||Democratic incumbent. Posts campaign, Assembly and community items. |
|MARKS/VASTINE [website] |
|Republican Assembly candidates with a joint website. |
Marks is a former Mayor of Scotch Plains.
Vastine, formerly of Plainfield, is running for office for the first time.
Continuing the practice begun during the primary election, CLIPS is posting links to online presences of candidates in the 2009 general election campaign. That will include notices of fundraisers, rallies, etc. in the calendar section.
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- Today thru Sunday - July 31-Aug 2. Carnival. Rides, games, food and fun for all. Fri evenings, Sat afternoon/evening, Sun afternoon/evening. At the Kenyon Avenue athletic field behind Plainfield High School. Entry free, the rest...not.
- Saturday - August 1. 11 AM - 3 PM. Bike Rodeo. Bike competition events, safety inspections and more. Food, fun, and kids activities. Part of the National Night Out Celebration activities. At Library Park, West 8th Street and College Place. FREE.
- Saturday - August 1. 6:30 PM Gates open, 7 PM start. NJ Wolves vs. Brooklyn Mariners. Plainfield-based NJ Wolves is an adult amateuer tackle football team, a member of the Regional American Football League. Tickets: $5, children under 12 free. At Seidler Field, North and Netherwood Avenues (across from the Netherwood Station). Concession stand will be open.
- Saturday - August 1. 8 PM. Coffee House: Discussion, Poetry and Refreshments. Join in a discussion of making healthcare reform happen with Tom Knoche of Healthcare-NOW and Jim Walsh, NJ Citizen Action. Poetry: Nancy Scott, author of 'One Stands Guard, On Sleeps'. At the Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19-21 South 2nd Avenue, Highland Park. Sponsor: Central NJ Coalition Against Endless War. Admission free, donations gratefully accepted.
- Monday thru Friday - August 3-7. 9 AM - 4 PM. Discover Your World: Girl Scouts Summer Daycamp. Two summer daycamps for girls: entering Grades 1-4, and entering Grades 5-8 this fall. The older group explores the worlds of CSI agents, image consultants, artisans and nutritionists. The younger group enjoys games, fiestas and high teas from around the world. At Calvary Baptist Church, 325 Monroe Avenue (at West 4th Street). Cost: $100/week (scholarships available -- contact Sue DeCarlo, (908) 232-3236 x1204). Info: Renée Jackson (973) 746-8200 x141 or visit the website at www.gshnj.org/.
- Tuesday - August 4. 6 PM. National Night Out Celebration. Join neighbors, block associations and businesses in 'giving crime a going away party'. Information tables, food. Sponsored by the National Night Out Committee. In front of City Hall, Watchung Avenue and East 6th Street. FREE.
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