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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Olddoc: Items of interest on Council agenda, schools budget.. Maria: How family-friendly is your local school?.. Bernice: On a clear day.. Renata recommends Spivey's schools story as 'fact-based feel good'.. Rucker interviews Olive Lynch.. PSN covers Cardinals defeat of Somerville in hoops..

Hoops Playoffs:  "Plainfield stuns Somerville, 58-47" -- Photo gallery here.
Plainfield Symphony:  "12-year old Seth Blumer takes on Bach concerto" -- Tonight.
Schools Forum:  "Schools forum packed as principals speak on progress"
Missing Couple:  "New clues emerging in case of missing Plainfield pair"
Pensions:  "Local governments, school districts face 8.9% pension bill rise"
Police Blotter:  "Blotter: March 4"

East Orange:  "Bowser denies sex harassment claims by ex-research assistant"
Irvington:  "Final suspect of five students in beating of teacher turns self in"
Jersey City MUA:  "After guilty plea, commissioner resigns from JCMUA"
Linden:  "Municipal judge overstepped his authority, higher court rules"
Middlesex County:  "County to pay $75K to settle racial harassment claim" -- 3rd time in three years.
Passaic Valley Water Commission:  "Prosecutor subpoenaes agency's records"
Rutgers-Newark:  "Prof to share $1.4M 'Brain Prize' for research on memory"
Union County:  "Jail overtime on track to increase 50% over 2010 in 2011" -- From CountyWatchers.
Wrestling, A.C. Finals:  "Ledger: Videos" | "Courier: Live coverage"

Ballot Fraud:  "A.C. councilman forged absentee ballots, prosecutor says" -- Sound familiar?
Charter Schools:  "ACLU seeks names of volunteers who reviewed NJ charter applications"
Redistricting:  "'Tiebreaker' Rutgers prof downplays newfound power"
U.S. Marshal:  "Lautenberg, Menendez support Juan Mattos for marshal in NJ"

RECENT POSTS: Bernice hears the chimes...of Fanwood. Olddoc finds items of interest in Monday's Council agenda, and the proposed school budget. Maria points to a test of how family-friendly your local school is, tickets for next weekend's parental involvement summit, and a Peggy Noonan piece on how the NJEA overbid its hand. Jerry is decidedly unhappy Dan raised the issue of PMUA commissioners' perks. BOE member Renata Hernandez reports at Standing In The Gap, recommends Spivey's article on the schools forum as 'fact-based feel good'. Tony Rucker, at Queen City Progressive, is interviewing Olive Lynch today. Plainfield Sports News covers the Cardinals big win over Somerville.

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