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Monday, April 18, 2011

Willliams calls all to Wednesday Town Hall.. PSN reports baseball shenanigans continue.. Olddoc: Part 2 answering Jerry.. Bernice: Beware on Armory building.. Maria: Changing course on building plans left District empty-handed.. Rucker urges city worker productivity increase.. Vashon gives a wrapup on Multi-Ethnic Festival..

Journalism Awards:  "Courier's Ryzewicz and Spivey garner awards for Plainfield coverage"
'Tough Mudder' Challenge:  "16 Plainfield cops take part in 'Tough Mudder' challenge" -- 10-mile obstacle course.

Edison:  "Mayor names acting business administrator"
Sharpe James:  "James' bid for new trial hinges on proving juror's ill intent" -- Bob Braun.
School Taxes:  "New Brunswick sees slight hike in school taxes"
Spousal Abuse:  "Edison woman awarded $58,000 in divorce proceedings from abusive husband"
United Way:  "Joseph and Elizabeth Wilf to receive Humanitarian Award"

Coffee:  "NJ coffee drinkers feeling jolt from sharp rise in prices"
Council on the Arts:  "Guadagno blasts state arts council for awarding $300K in no-bid contracts"
Energy:  "NJ seeks to limit 'fracking' sites"
Government Transparency:  "Bill calls for more Web info from agencies, commissions" -- Basic info that should be available online.
Sen. Menendez:  "Menendez to Dems: Stay away from Christie"
Nepotism:  "Government jobs shouldn't be the family business" -- Editorial, Courier.
Public Employee Relations Commission:  "Worker reps storm PERC conference"
State Benefits:  "Christie estimates changes in employee benefits will save $870M a year"
Teacher Evaluations:  "Homegrown mosaic of practices and processes"

Passover:  "Holocaust survivors resurrect Passover recipes"
Tourette Syndrome:  "Goaltender Tim Howard brings people together to share Tourette experiences"

RECENT POSTS: Bernice sounds warning on Armory building, nods to library volunteers. Olddoc takes on Jerry with a second post, and contemplates Passover as time to reflect on being tolerant of others. Maria uncovers how changing course on Woodland expansion left the District empty-handed, plus thoughts on using Evergreen's little spaces. Councilor Williams issues a call to attend Wednesday's Ward 3 Town Hall. Tony Rucker, at Queen City Progressive, sees a need to increase city worker productivity, and suggests management tools. Vashon Hill, of the Leadership Project, at A Student's Perspective, gives a wrapup and thanks for Friday's Multi-Cultural Festival at BOE headquarters. Plainfield Sports News posts email exchanges on the shenanigans between Recreation and the Queen City Baseball League over scheduling ball fields, etc; finds Thunder split a pair and Sky Blue FC fall on the road.

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