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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Tiffany Williams becomes administrative law judge.. Shooting update.. Have an early meeting again today, you're on your own..


Front-page article featuring 'the Mayor of South Avenue', DQ's Joe Albanese, mentoring a postal worker quitting smoking. Inspirational. Not online yet.
Judge Appointed: "Tiffany Williams takes oath as administrative law judge" -- Father Bruce is pastor of Plainfield's Upper Room Full Gospel Church.
Shooting: "Plainfield man injured in daytime shooting" -- My tipster was off time-wise (see here).

Jun Choi: "Former Edison mayor joins Eagleton Institute"
Mirabella Case: "Politically connected former Garwood cop gets criminal record expunged"
Municipal Elections: "Perth Amboy to switch election from May to November"
Rutgers: "RU offers buyouts to 200 longtime profs to cut payroll"
Tax Receipts: "NJ tax collections fall short by $500M through last month"
Tax Refunds: "NJ tax refund checks will go out on time" -- Several states are delaying refunds because of budget crunch.

Bruce Springsteen: "Glenn Beck calls 'Born in the USA' anti-American on radio show"

Have an early meeting this morning, you're on your own with the bloggers: Bernice .... Olddoc ... Maria .... Piv .... Jerry ... Bo on the 22nd .... Councilor Mapp .... Councilor Storch .... Councilor Burney .... Councilor McWilliams .... Plainfield Sports News .... PPS News (Schools) ....

Don't miss these personal blogs by Plainfielders, each with a point of view: Rebecca Williams' Confessions of a Bathrobe Blogger; Renata Hernandez' PEPTalk: Revisited; Jackie Schnoop's The (TV) Show Must Go On; and Dottie Gutenkauf's Dottie G Sez.

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  • Today /Tomorrow - March 13/14. 10 AM - 3 PM. (No early birds!) Moving Sale. Furniture and decorative accessories -- including porch furniture, sofas, rugs, book cases, queen-size bed and more. 912 Central Avenue.

  • Today - March 13. 11:30 AM - 2 PM. Forum: Being My Brother's Keeper. Kickoff of the Pastoral Alliance of Plainfield's 'Being My Brother's Keeper' program. Religious leaders and service providers will have answers and direct attendees to necessary services. Refreshments provided. At Rose of Sharon Community Church, 825 West 7th Street. Info: Min. Murray Brister, (704) 648-6021.

  • Today - March 13. 7 PM. Spelman College Jazz Ensemble in Concert. The 20th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert and Silent Auction of Spelman's Northern NJ Alumnae will feature the Jazz Ensemble in concert. Latin jazz sensation Paquito D'Rivera will be honored during the evening. All proceeds go to NNJC's scholarship fund. At the Nicholas Music Center, 85 George Street, New Brunswick. For more info, visit the NNJC website here, or order tickets online here.

  • Today - March 13. 8 PM. One...Two...Three! A Cabaret. An evening of cabaret music, with hors d'oeuvres and beverages included. The New Jersey Gay Men's Chorus, with Artistic Director Steven A. Russell, performing at the First Reformed Church of New Bruswick, 9 Bayard Street, New Brunswick. Tickets: $35. Call for reservations: (732) 579-8449 or visit their website at www.njgmc.org/.

  • Tuesday - March 16. 7 PM. FOSH Meeting. The Friends of Sleepy Hollow meet to discuss issues of importance to residents and to plan activities for the community, among which a favorite is always the annual FOSH Yard Sale, which draws thousands of visitors to the Queen City. At Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, East 7th Street and Watchung Avenue (parking in lot on First Place or at Swain Galleries). Info: Pat Kavanaugh, (908) 561-6046.

  • Wednesday - March 17. 7:30 PM. Cultural & Heritage Commission. City Hall Library. 515 Watchung Avenue (parking in lot at rear of building). Public invited.

  • Thursday - March 18. 7 PM. City Council Town Hall Meeting (Ward 1). First Ward residents are invited to discuss concerns specific to their Ward and neighborhoods. At Emerson Community School, East 3rd Street and Emerson Avenue.

  • Thursday - March 18. 8 PM. Planning Board. City Hall Library. 515 Watchung Avenue (parking in lot at rear of building). Public invited.

  • Friday - March 19. 6 - 8 PM. BOE Campaign Kickoff: Campbell · Abdul-Haqq · Hernandez · Edwards. At United Church of Christ-Congregational, 220 West 7th Street (at Madison Avenue). $25/person. For tickets, see the candidates or email rannette439@verizon.net.

  • Friday - March 19. 8 PM. Play: Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt: A Love Story. Starring Marjorie Conn, the play (which had a 13-year run in Provincetown) chronicles the 30-year relationship between the First Lady and the top female journalist in the country and is drawn on Eleanor's 2,000 letters to her beloved 'Hick'. Ms. Conn will provide music and memorabilia of the period as well as a Q&A after the performance. A reception follows the play, at which Ms. Conn will autograph copies of her books. Proceeds will help fund scholarships and cultural events of the First Unitarian Society. At First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, 724 Park Avenue. (Parking in city lot across street.) Tickets: $15, include reception. Info: Sue at (732) 548-3877 or email sue3877@live.com/.

  • Saturday - March 20. 1 - 3 PM. 'Kids' Iron Chef' Competition. Teams of 12-14 year olds compete to cook up the tastiest and most nutritious dinners -- aided by NJ celebrity chefs, and judged by 9 - 11 year olds -- to honor Childhood Obesity Prevention Month. A statewide project of the Junior Leagues of NJ, with Whole Foods as chief food sponsor. Hosted by Grace's Kitchen, at Grace Episcopal Church, East 7th Street and Cleveland Avenue. (Parking in public lot across street.) For more info, call (973) 997-1700 or visit www.jlnj.org/.

  • Saturday - March 20. 5 - 10 PM. People-To-People Fundraiser. Dinner and Dance-a-thon fundraiser to help send Marcus Moore to Europe as a Student Ambassador with People To People. Great food, fabulous prizes, music by DJ Cavalier and The Outlet. Tickets: $25/$30 at the door; under 13, $15. Contact: Belinda Moore, (908) 884-0289. At Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, East 7th Street and Watchung Avenue (parking in lot on First Place or at Swain Galleries).
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