Nat gives aid to Storch, ridicules Jerry in ShotSpotter debate.. Jerry rambles in.. Olddoc: Commenters shed light on Dems.. Maria: Park Ave peninsula a 'go'.. Bernice: Saturday concert's venue change..
- "Shotspotter conversation amps up with Storch, Jerry and Nat weighing in"
- "Police layoffs imminent?"
H.E.R.I.T.A.G..E. Choir: "Event organizers announce headliners, venue change" -- This Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM.
Historic Preservation: "Plainfield moving forward with new historic designations"
Leonardo Murder: "Lack of video footage a key hurdle in investigation"
- Talent Showcase: "Grammy-winning Plainfield educator to plan district-wide talent showcase"
- Dr. Garnell Bailey: "Former Plainfield executive named interim super in Pleasantville"
Budgets: "State flags Perth Amboy's intent to use sale of property to offset taxes" -- One-time gimmick.
Lawsuit Settlement: "Madison BOE in settlement totalling $1.3M over employee lawsuit" -- Flushed into the open by OPRA request.
Middlesex Boro: "Boro GOP, Dems assess council president's decision to bolt party"
- Schools: "Report used to slam schools on 'Oprah' actually praises them" -- What Oprah, Christie and Booker didn't tell you.
- Booker: "Booker: Volunteerism key to changing Newark"
Gov. Christie --
- Cabinet: "Christie interviews candidates for education commissioner"
- Charters & Choice: "Christie pitches next part of school reform in Hoboken today"
- Merit Pay: "Experts: Christie's merit pay plan for teachers can do more harm than good"
NJN: "Lawmakers still unsure on NJN's fate after 11-hours of testimony"
Property Taxes: "Asm Joe Cryan proposes bill to allow tax hikes over 2 percent cap"
Rutgers Suicide: "RU freshman commits suicide after broadcast of sex encounter" -- Ledger | Courier | -- Secretly taped by fellow students; statement of RU president is here.
State Finances: "Report: NJ among states in poorest fiscal health"
Beer Here: "New Ledger column promises to tell readers what's swell and what's swill"
Obituary: "Tony Curtis, from Dickensian Bronx childhood to Hollywood fame"
RECENT POSTS: Bernice notes venue change for the H.E.R.I.T.A.G.E. Choir Guinness challenge. Olddoc finds commenters shed light on Dem 'flavors', though Jerry's post raises more questions than answers. Maria puts the joy of word the Park Ave peninsula is getting under way next to her sadness over Plainfield politics. Councilor Storch has measured thoughts on the ShotSpotter technology. Jerry has a rambling post called '9/29 Thoughts'. Nat's Dumbed Down America, takes on Jerry, gives Storch aid and comfort on ShotSpotter, and Jackie Schnoop's The (TV) Show Must Go On, has her Survivor: Nicaragua blog party post up.
| COUNCILOR McWILLIAMS | COUNCILOR MAPP | COUNCILOR STORCH |
| COUNCILOR BURNEY | JERRY GREEN'S PAGE | BO ON THE 22nd |
NAT: DUMBED DOWN AMERICA | REBECCA: BATHROBE BLOGGER | RENATA: STANDING IN THE GAP
| PLAINFIELD SPORTS NEWS | JACKIE: THE (TV) SHOW MUST GO ON | DOTTIE G SEZ |
| VASHON: A STUDENT'S PERSPECTIVE | MILANI: PEPTalk | DR. E=MC² | SCHOOL NEWS |
| CABLE TV ADVISORY BOARD | CITIZEN'S BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE |
- CALL FOR ENTRIES (Deadline tomorrow, October 1). 5th ANNUAL LIBRARY PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST. 'East Side, West Side, All Around the Town' is the theme for this year's Plainfield Public Library photography contest. Professional and amateur photographers of all ages are invited to enter up to five (5) photographs of contemporary images of Plainfield. Entries will make up an exhibit which will open in October with a reception and awards presentation. All entries become a part of the Library's extensive photographic record of Plainfield life. Entry forms are available at the Library or online at the Library website (here). The contest is jointly sponsored each year by the Library and the Friends of the Plainfield Public Library. Info: (908) 757-1111 x136.
- Through October. During regular hours. Annual Library Book Sale. Book sale coordinator Mary Ellen Rogan announces the Plainfield Public Library's largest book sale ever -- with over 6,000 books on all subjects. In these times of severe budget pressures, proceeds of the sale will be more important than ever in supporting Library programs -- including Children's Services, Adult Literacy and Local History. Open to the public at no charge. In the pool area on the lower level at the Plainfield Public Library, Park Avenue and 8th Street.
- [NOTE LOCATION, HOURS CHANGE] Saturday - October 2.
9 AM - 6 PM. 10 AM - 4 PM. H.E.R.I.T.A.G.E. Choir Guinness Challenge Rally. Donovan Soumas' famed Gospel choir is trying to break two Guinness world records: largest Gospel choir and most persons signing song at same time. Billed as 'A Rally for Peace in our Communities', is sponsored by the City of Plainfield among other. Registration: $10. Flyer says 'no singing or signing experience necessary'. Location CHANGED to City Hall Plaza from Cedar Brook Park. Rain or shine.
- Saturday - October 2. 10 AM - 3 PM. Fire Prevention Fair. The Plainfield Fire Division's annual fire prevention and education event, with games and giveaways. At the North Avenue Plaza, between Watchung Avenue and Gavett Place. Info: (908) 753-3448. FREE.
- Saturday - October 2. 1 - 4 PM. Cathedral International's Fall Fest. Music, dance, food and fun -- including special guests, storytelling, games and vendors. At MLK Plaza at the YWCA, East Front and Church Streets. Info: (732) 826-5293 x1900. FREE.
- Sunday - October 3. 1:30 PM. FOSH Celebration of Animals. One of Plainfield pet lovers' favorite events, featuring treats and blessings for all kinds of pets from local religious and spiritual traditions, plus coffee and cake for the pets' human friends. Sponsored by Friends of Sleepy Hollow. At Leland Avenue Park, adjacent to Cook School. FREE.
- Sunday - October 3. 2 - 4 PM. Exhibit: Plainfield is Hot! Plainfield Fire Division History & Heroes. Opening of a new exhibit with photos, artifacts and a video on Plainfield's dedicated 'always ready' firefighters. Special treat: Visit of a restored 1923 American-LaFrance fire engine owned by a Plainfield resident. Exhibit runs Sundays through Nov. 30. At the Drake House, East Front Street and Plainfield Avenue. Info: (908) 755-5831.
- Sunday - October 3. 4 PM. Town Hall Meeting on ShotSpotter Technology Proposal. Led by residents of the West End Heights neighborhood, this is a community-wide town hall meeting to present questions and concerns about the Administration's proposal to bond for a gunshot-spotting technology. Residents have been concerned that not enough information has been made available and have questions about the purpose, cost-effectiveness and impact of the proposal on Plainfield's neighborhoods. Council members and the Mayor have been invited. At Clinton School, West 4th Street and Clinton Avenue (parking off Clinton Avenue).
- CALENDAR DOWN TEMPORARILY. My main computer crashed, am working on backup machine. Guess where the calendar is? Guess who forgot to back it up? Am rebuilding. You can email me items at dandamon at comcast dot net. Thanks. -- Dan.
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