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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Olddoc: PMUA meets Council; Plainfield political season.. Bernice: Plaintalker milestone, two PMUA items.. Councilor Williams on moving BOE election to November.. Maria: Several items, including approval of Woodland special-ed plan.. PSN: Plainfield athletes at Colgate Games..


PLAINFIELD TODAY:
Union County College:  "Three Plainfield athletes named to UCC academic honor roll"

East Orange:  "Acting police, fire chiefs promoted to permanent roles"
Green Brook:  "Unidentified human remains found off Warrenville Road" -- Courier | Ledger |
Port Elizabeth:  "Rigorous testing at terminal halts many products at water's edge"
Rutgers:  "RU expected to name Kyle Flood as Schiano replacement" -- Ledger | Gannett |
Trenton:  "Acting public works director tried to exert control over police"
Union County Veterans:  "County clerk offers honorable discharge cards at Westfield office"

Christie --
Issues:  "Christie under fire for comments on gay marriage, civil rights" -- Ledger | Gannett | PolNJ |
Cabinet:  "Christie nominates banking, vets affairs heads" -- Ledger | Gannett |
PolNJ |
Kwon Nomination:  "Scutari: Confirmation chances jeopardized by legal issues"
Tax Cut:  "Analysis: Tax cut would primarily benefit wealthy residents" -- NJSpotlight | Ledger |
Department of Education:  "DOE settles suit over special-education"
Legislature --
Flouridation:  "Assemlby panel OKs bill to flouridate water supplies" -- NJSpotlight | Ledger
-- Pinch yourself, it's 2012, right?
Students:  "Bill would require nurses accompany medically-fragile students"
Traffic Violations:  "Lower fines proposed for forgetting license, registration" -- I don't get it. The registration is in the glove compartment, period. The license is in my wallet, period. End of discussion.

Home Schooling:  "Secular, liberal NJ parents buck home-school trend"

RECENT POSTS: Bernice notes a Plaintalker milestone, two PMUA items: Reorg and meeting with Council. Olddoc ruminates on Plainfield political season, today's Florida GOP primary, and notes PMUA/Council meeting Monday. Maria notes Woodland Schools special-ed plan approved, wonders who will be District's exceptional K-5 educators, looks into District insurance costs, and links to 'your' interview with President Obama. Councilor Williams, at And My Point Is. on moving BOE elections to November. At Plainfield Sports News, Plainfielf athletes place at Colgate Games, Thunder release promotional schedule, WPS suspends 2012 season.


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Monday, January 30, 2012

Bernice: Plainfield politics and BOE election date.. Olddoc posts Burney attack on Mapp.. Maria on two mysteries: Poopnuggets, and supervisor hirings.. Storch and Williams on urgent matters at PMUA.. I'm waiting for Jackie's Chinese New Year pix..


PLAINFIELD TODAY:
Abbott Districts:  "Study weighs recession's toll"
Miss NJ Outstanding Teen:  "Plainfield's Leslie Ann Merced is Miss Congeniality; Yulemni Morel runner-up"

Anti-Gang Forum:  "Organizers want more to join discussion" -- Who publicized it?
CountyWatchers:  "CW announces it will appeal decision on Union County Alliance"
Newark:  "'Safe City' initiative stabilizes violence following months-long surge"
Rahway:  "ELEC hits Rahway Dems with $70,000 fine" -- Failing to reveal contributions, some from developers; is this why Kennedy decided not to run last time?.
South Plainfield Wrestling:  "Five Tigers crowned at Middlesex Championships"
Union Twp.:  "Teacher's anti-gay Facebook comments criticized by school district"

Christie's Political Payoffs:  "Dozens of Port Authority jobs go to Christie loyalists" -- With list of names.
Chamber Train Ride:  "Reality can get sidetracked when pols and lobbyists head to DC"
Energy:  "Does cheaper natural gas mean cheaper electricity?"
-- From NJSpotlight.
Gay Marriage --
Property Taxes:  "Net property taxes up 20% under Christie" -- From NJSpotlight.
Rowan U:  "Christie plan for UMDNJ shuffling means another chapter for Rowan" -- Remember when it was Glassboro State?
Supreme Court Nominees --

Tax Cut Plan:  "State treasurer declines to discuss tax cut pan with Senate committee"

RECENT POSTS: Bernice mulls Plainfield politics in light of the possibility of changing the BOE election date.  Olddoc posts an attack on Councilor Mapp by former Councilor Rashid Burney, which Burney self-describes as 'sarcastic'. Maria solves (somewhat) the mystery of the supervisor job postings, but who will solve the 'poopnuggets' mystery? Councilor Storch, at For Good Government, notes major PMUA developments require resident attention. Councilor Williams, at And My Point Is. calls attention to Storch post, urges confirmation of Duane Young as permanent PMUA executive director. At Jackie's TV Blog, I'm waiting for her pix of the Chinese New Year celebration in NYC.


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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Bernice: PMUA, PARSA reorgs loom.. Olddoc: BOE election, Shotspotter, Mayor's lawyer questions.. Maria questions a District job advertisement.. Rebecca celebrates Zora Neale Hurston.. Jackie off to Chinatown parade, notes perpetual 11:37 clock downtown..


PLAINFIELD TODAY:
Miss NJ Outstanding Teen:  "Two Plainfield teens compete for NJ title"
Pet Rescue:  "Older disabled Jack Russell terrier needs good home"

Paper Mill Playhouse:  "What's a cad to do with three fianc√©es?"
Perth Amboy:  "Council President: Waterfront project has halted"
-- Troubled Kushner project has officials miffed.
Public Records:  "Case dismissed against Union County Alliance, will not have to open records"
South Plainfield:  "Parochial school sets three open houses" -- Holy Savior, formerly Sacred Heart.
Union County:  "Freeholders appoint Pellettiere as clerk"

Campaign Fund Abuse:  "Campaign cash means trips, meals and golf for some candidates"
Council on Local Mandates:  "Anti-bullying bill struck down as unfunded mandate"
FIOS:  "Towns not being served are furious for FIOS" -- With table of dates to serve 70 towns.
NJ Hall of Fame:  "Cartoonist Thomas Nash misses cut"
Sports Betting:  "NJ covering all bets to bring wagering"
State Police:  "85 rookies join NJ State Police after graduation"
Suicide Prevention:  "NJ leads the way in combating GI suicides"

Tom Moran:  "Diversity is good, but Christie's picks for top court are mediocre"
John Farmer:  "Gov. Daniels response to State of Union highlights problems with GOP candidates"

NOTE: Some Sunday news and opinion items are posted late by the Ledger to its site; these will appear in Monday's CLIPS.

Politifax Truth-o-Meter: True, False, or other...? (The national factfinding service is now in the Ledger)
Super Bowl --
Twitter --
Women & Language:  "Crude, lewd and loud: Why are women so comfortable being coarse?"

RECENT POSTS: Bernice notes PMUA, PARSA reorgs looming.  Olddoc has a potpourri of questions: School Board election, Shotspotter, several on Mayor's lawyer. Maria has a question: Can the District publicly advertise a position only to current and former employees? At Jackie's TV Blog, a note she'll be in Chinatown today, snapping at the Dragon parade (watch out for those overhead firecrackers!), plus pix -- including the forever 11:37 clock. Rebecca, at Bathrobe Blogger, celebrates Zora Neale Hurston, including a stunning photo I've never seen before.


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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Storch: Urgent matters at PMUA include $1M settlements, new exec director.. PSN finds Harris starring in Cardinals defeat of Linden.. Maria: Newark parents and power of OPRA.. Olddoc on changing Board of Ed election date.. Bernice on progress at the old Courier-News building..


PLAINFIELD TODAY:
Board of Ed Retreat today, open to all. Starts at 9 AM at Washington School.

PHS Cardinals:  "Anthony Nelson on Courier blog: Plainfield vs. Linden" -- Online photo gallery here.
Wardlaw-Hartridge:  "Wardlaw-Hartridge students in community activities"

Business Networkig:  "Union County kicks off business networking breakfast series" -- Free, but pre-registration required (you won't want to miss meeting Democratic Sen. Tom Kean).
Investors Bank:  "Investors Bank profit improves"
Newark:  "Court: City must turn over list of emails regarding $100M Facebook donation"
Union County Freeholders:  "UC Forum videos are up" -- From CountyWatchers.
Westfield:  "School official gets probation for accepting gifts from contractor" -- Ledger | Courier |

Anti-Bullying Law:  "Council on Unfunded Mandates rules state will need money to fund new law"
Fraud:  "Unit to probe mortgage-backed securities fraud" -- Talk about locking the barn after the horses have run away...
Gay Marriage:  "Referendum would be expensive, advocates warn"
Legislature:  "Senate budget committee to discuss Christie's 10% tax cut proposal"
UMDNJ: "At hospitals meeting, Christie outlines UMDNJ overhaul plan"

Newt Gingrich:  "Gingrich pines for a more racist America" -- OpEd by DeWayne Wickham, Courier.
Springsteen Concert:  "Ticket scalpers jam Ticketmaster computers in DOS attack"

RECENT POSTS: Councilor Storch, at For Good Government, calls attention to urgent matters at the PMUA, including the former exec's golden parachute, and confirming Duane Young as exec. At Plainfield Sports News, Harris stars as Cardinals defeat Linden. Bernice checks out progress on the old Courier-News building.  Olddoc on the Board of Education election date change. Maria on the power of OPRA and Newark parents.


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Friday, January 27, 2012

Maria: District knew it was out of compliance on class sizes, now what?.. Olddoc considers SLAM board of ed no better than past ones.. Renata invites all to Saturday's BOE retreat.. Bernice mulls weather, Mau's 'cooling station'..


PLAINFIELD TODAY:
Faith, Bricks & Mortar:  "Housing group's brunch celebrates longtime supporter Sally Beckwith"

Bike-Sharing:  "Hoboken, Jersey City look to open joint system this summer"
Elizabeth:  "Drug kingpin nabbed, with drugs and cash worth $74K"
Hospitals --

Newark: "Report: City's gang-related murders among highest in nation"
Rutgers:  "Infrastructure and transportation center gets $3.5M grant"
School Boards:  "Teen offense KOs school board member"
Trenton:  "Council resents Marriott's ongoing financial burden"
Westfield:  "Scotch Plains woman hit, killed trying to help pedestrian"

Chamber 'Walk to Washington':  "Christie speaks at schmoozefest dinner" -- Ledger | Courier | PolNJ |
Development:  "NJ attempting to get a handle on development"
Energy --

Gay Marriage:  "Governor, Dems ready to go to mat over marriage equality"
Healthcare:  "Lance bill would streamline regulations for rare chronic diseases"
Pollution:  "EPA: PSE&G plant releases more greenhouse gases than any other in NJ"
State Pension Funds:  "State pension funds continue to struggle"

Politifax Truth-o-Meter: True, False, or other...? (The national factfinding service is now in the Ledger)
Muslims & NYPD:  "Investigation prompts CIA to remove spy from secret NYPD assignment"

RECENT POSTS: Bernice mulls the weather, notes Mau's 'cooling center'.  Olddoc lauds Maria on schools reporting, considers SLAM board no better than past ones. Maria finds the District knew it was out of compliance on class sizes, now what? Renata, at Standing in the Gap, invites all to the BOE's retreat Saturday at Washington School.


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Thursday, January 26, 2012

PSN: Cardinals over Roselle Catholic.. Maria reviews issues with use of National Starch building, developer contribution.. Bernice on North Avenue.. Rebecca on Constance Baker Motley..


PLAINFIELD TODAY:
PHS Cardinals:  "Cardinals over Roselle Catholic" -- Plus video.
Tuskegee Airmen:  "Rutgers celebrates its airmen as movie debuts"

Obituary:  "William E. Roach, Sr., was Plainfield police officer"

Edison:  "Council pans mayor's State of Edison address"
Johnson & Johnson:  "J&J profits hurt by recalls, legal troubles"
Newark:  "Officials praise recent dip in violent crime" -- By taking smaller snapshots in time.
New Brunswick:  "Former head of police internal affairs unit indicted" -- Ledger | Courier | -- Charged with mishandling 81 cases.
Trenton:  "City's police skeptical of Mack's 'broken windows' initiative"

Christie:  "Supporters plan TV campaign to tout his successes" -- Ledger | PolNJ | -- Is it a SuperPAC?
Chamber Train Trip:  "Christie heads to DC for annual ride, speech"
Child Care Payments:  "Audit details child care overpayments" -- Ledger | Gannett |
-- System gamed by understating income.
Energy:  "Low prices keep natural gas in NJ's energy picture" -- From NJSpotlight.
Gay Marriage:  "Black leaders apoplectic over Christie referendum proposal" -- Ledger | PolNJ |
UMDNJ:  "Christie backs 3-way split" -- Ledger | Gannett | NJSpotlight | PolNJ |

Politifax Truth-o-Meter: True, False, or other...? (The national factfinding service is now in the Ledger)
Other Plainfields:  "Plainfield native nominated for Oscar" -- There are many places named Plainfield (see list here).

RECENT POSTS: Bernice has commentary on North Avenue.  Olddoc sez check back later. Maria reviews issues with District use of National Starch building, wonders about city developer offering administrative space to District. Rebecca, at Bathrobe Blogger, spotlights Constance Baker Motley, American hero. At Plainfield Sports News, Plainfield boys hold off Roselle Catholic (with video).


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