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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mapp proposes way forward on Rec funding.. Jerry: Bibi's new job, attack on Bernice.. Olddoc reviews Council one by one; Plainfield's 'atomic meltdown'.. Rucker on gun violence summit.. Bernice: Constable proposal yanked.. Renata introduces BOE candidate Jameelah Surgeon.. PSN on Steel's Dan Huff.. Jackie's Survivor: Redemption Island blog party..

Basketball:  "Plainfield wins over Asbury Park, advances to semifinals" -- Courier | Ledger (with pix, vid) |
Homicide No. 4:  "Authorities probe homicide of Plainfield rapper" -- Courier | Ledger |
Mortgage Fraud:  "Scotch Plains man, Plainfield woman sentenced in mortgage fraud scheme"
Obituary:  "Hugh David Smith, Democratic committeeman" -- Viewing this evening, funeral tomorrow AM, Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Bridgewater:  "al-Falah mosque application faces obstacles with new zoning ordinance"
Fanwood/Scotch Plains:  "PSE&G wants major expansion of transmission lines" -- Just east of Terrill Road.
Newark Council:  "Council to vote on tighter rules for awarding emergency contracts"
'Made in Newark':  "Initiative hopes to introduce city's businesses, locally made products"
Newark Schools:  "Gates Foundation using Newark to develop teach evaluation system"
Public Corruption:  "Four Hackensack officers allege corruption at highest police levels"

Gov. Christie --

Corruption:  "US considers challenging dismissal of some charges in corruption probe"
Legislature --

Redistricting:  "Commission considers fast-growing Hispanic, Asian populations in redrawing lines"
Regionalization:  "Regionalization of Camden County police, fire looked into"
Schools:  "NJ teachers, labor leaders, parents argue for more funding at Assembly hearing"
UMDNJ:  "Board appoints Robert Johnson permanent dean of Newark medical school"
Vouchers:  "OLS runs the numbers on the cost of the OSA school voucher act" -- From NJ Spotlight.
Water Surcharges:  "Surcharges would help utilities speed infrastructure improvements"

Baby Formula:  "Baby formula popular with thieves who resell it" -- I've noticed it kept under lock and key at Twin City.
Goya Foods:  "Goya donates 1 million pounds of food to fight hunger"
6th Avenue Electronics:  "Electronics chain sued by GE for default" -- Weirdest store I was ever in.
Spivey on Beer:  "Double Trouble among the best India Pale Ales"
St. Patrick's Day:  "Irish soda bread a St. Patrick's day staple"

RECENT POSTS: Bernice notes news flash of Bibi's new job; and yanking of Constable proposal. Olddoc has a councilor-by-councilor review (a must read!), and more, including Bibi's future and Plainfield's 'atomic meltdown'. Maria compares Plainfield's administrative costs with Union City's (the Abbott poster child), and gives a Sunshine award to Cook School principal Martucci for his transparency. Councilor Mapp proposes a way forward on Recreation funding and Purchasing responsibilities. Tony Rucker, at Queen City Progressive, posts the first of two parts on Wednesday night's forum on reducing gun violence (second part due at 11 AM). Jerry has a scoop on Bibi's new job, attacks Bernice, and reprints a NYTimes article critical of Christie. BOE member Renata Hernandez, at Standing In The Gap, introduces BOE candidate Jameelah Surgeon, who is running as part of a team including Alex Edache and Dorien Hurtt. Plainfield Sports News profiles Trenton Steel's Dan Huff. Jackie Schnoop's The (TV) Show Must Go On, has her 3/16 Survivor: Redemption Island blog party post up.

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