Where Plainfield turns for news.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Olddoc has questions for tonight's Town Hall.. Bernice on Netherwood Pointe and remembering Margot Adler.. Councilor Williams on the city's new mass communications system.. Jackie's BB16 feeds continue overnight.. David on his run for the Board of Ed..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Asm Jon Bramnick:  "Bramnick says Assembly has votes to pass bail reform"

Newark:  "City to pay $175K to settle wrongful arrest lawsuit"
North Plainfield:  "Hundreds hold candlelight vigil for Lisa Del Negro"
Prisons:  "3 corrections officers, 32 others charged in drug, cellphone smuggling ring"
South Plainfield:  "2.6M addition coming to library"
Sandy Aid:  "Contractor admits to ripping off storm victims"
Youth Sports:  "Man gets jail for stealing from Pop Warner"

Gov. Christie:  "In Belmar, gov says pension promises 'can't be kept'" -- Courier | PolNJ |
Campaign Finances:  "Booker gets most of campaign cash from out of state"
Consecrated Virgins:  "Virgin territory"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] on Netherwood Pointe and remembering Margot Adler.

[OLDDOC] has questions for tonight's Town Hall.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] on the city's new mass communications system.

[DAVID] on his run for the Board of Ed.

[JACKIE] BB16 feeds continue overnight.



Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Olddoc advises researching ACA insurance plans before renewal time.. Bernice notes seven file for three BOE seats.. Councilor Williams suggests signing up for new PCMS alert system.. David announces his runn for BOE seat.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Bail Reform:  "Prominent black minister urges action on bail reform"
Cyberbullying:  "Hillside girl is first in Union County to face penalty under new law"

Bound Brook:  "220-unit apartment building sparks downtown revitalization talk"
Jersey City:  "Fulop appoints new DPW director"
Newark:  "LL Cool J visits summer movie night"
Trenton:  "Affordable housing developer faces prison for skimming funds for personal use"

Open Space: "NJ open space preservation fund in jeopardy"
Parkway Logo:  "Officials defend copyright lawsuit" -- Don't think they have a chance.
State Pensions:  "NJ unions update lawsuits to block Christie pension cuts"
NJ Supremes:  "Top court approves warrantless search in Irvington case"
Robotized Parking:  "NJ developers look upward to solve parking woes"
Transportation Scam:  "Federal highway official used straw company to get Rutgers, NJIT contracts"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes seven file for three BOE seats.

[OLDDOC] advises researching ACA insurance plans before renewal time.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] suggests signing up for new PCMS alert system.

[DAVID] announces his runn for BOE seat.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Bernice notes Rivers voices support for economic development.. Jackie's week in review includes cool old car pic.. Olddoc has family visiting this weekend.. Noel posts several reports on 'Gee Gee' Brown Tournament's Day 1..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Attempted Murder:  "Plainfield police, FBI arrest man in shooting outside Hugo's Bar"
Garden:  "Plainfield woman transforms yard to inspire others"
Union County:  "Courthouse schedules half-day for sheriff's funeral"

Asbury Park:  "Police increase visibility in bid to decrease violence"
Libraries:  "Gloucester County Library unveils 3-D printer for public use"
Newark:  "Co-working space brings together entrepreneurs, artists"
South Plainfield:  "Holy Savior Academy welcomes new principal"

Bridgegate --
Gov. Christie:  "The time the RGA helped him win a landslide"
Alimony Reform:  "Lawyers, divorcees weigh pros, cons of bill on Christie's desk"
Drug Treatment:  "Treatment options in NJ don't meet demands of growing epidemic"
Retirements:  "Christie's pension reform push could lead to new wave of retirements"
Town Logos:  "Discussion of Native Americans in town logos comes to NJ"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes Rivers voices support for economic development.

[OLDDOC] has family visiting this weekend.


[JACKIE] Week in review includes cool old car pic.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] mmm.

[NOEL at PALSposts several reports on 'Gee Gee' Brown Tournament's Day 1] .



Friday, July 25, 2014

Olddoc on the history of Palestine and a second post on Gaza.. Bernice on telling Plinfield's story; Passing time.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --
There was no CLIPS on Thursday owing to a FIOS malfunction.

Attempted Murder:  "Plainfield police, FBI arrest man in shooting outside Hugo's Bar"
Garden:  "Plainfield woman transforms yard to inspire others"
Holt Congressional Seat:  "Labor unions rally round Watson Coleman"

Atlantic City:  "Moody's downgrades AC's bond rating to junk status"
Newark  "Civilian oversight called for as part of police refirm"
Star-Ledger:  "Star-Ledger headquarters sold to NY real estate developer"
Trenton:  "Restoration campaign has high hopes for city's future"

Gov. Christie:  "Christie battered by rivals on presidential circuit"
Bail Reform:  "Tensions erupt over last-minute push for reform"
Economy:  "Analysis: NJ's economic woes go far beyond Atlantic City"
Energy:  "BPU concludes solar sector stable"
Girls State:  "Jersey girls get first-hand look into politics with Girls State program"
Legislative Roundtable:  "Business leaders decry 'initiative and referendum' trend"
Politics:  "Developing relationship between Menendez and Fulop"
Sen. Sweeney:  "Sweeney raises almost $600K in campaign cash in 3 months"
State Pensions:  "NJ pension funds showing impressive returns"
Unaccompanied Children:  "1,500 unaccompanied children placed in NJ this year"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] on telling Plinfield's story; Passing time.

[OLDDOC] on the history of Palestine and a second post on Gaza.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Olddoc on Chikungumya; notes on Gaza (part 1).. Bernice notes BOE filing date is Monday; Birthday greetings to George Clinton.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Food Recall:  "Fruit recall spreads to other supermarkets" -- Stop & Shop, Costco, Trader Joe's, more.
Union County:  "Froehlich to lie in state at courthouse rotunda"

Street Cams:  "Neptune, Asbury Park turn to cameras to curb violence"
Newark --
North PLainfield:  "Man stabs another in street fight, then flees"
Official Misconduct:  "Police captain, former Sparta mayor convicted of misusing police databases"
Trenton --
Bridgegate --
Bail Reform:  "Sen. Donald Payne objects to bail reform measures"
State Pensions --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes BOE filing date is Monday; Birthday greetings to George Clinton.

[OLDDOC] on Chikungumya; notes on Gaza (part 1).

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Olddoc on ethics and listening to his mother... Bernice notes HAP commissioners call special meeting on ordinance.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Product Recall:  "Wegans recalls peaches, plums, nectarines"
Union County --
Foster Care:  "Electronic payment systems begins for foster, adoptive parents"
Linden:  "Animal shelter under investigation"
Newark:  "Baraka now must try to turn enemies into friends"
Sandy Aid:  "Sweeney calls monitor's report 'almost a whitewash'"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes HAP commissioners call special meeting on ordinance.

[OLDDOC] on ethics and listening to his mother.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.



Sunday, July 20, 2014

Bernice on the HAP ordinance.. Olddoc is on a weekend break.. Jackie's week includes a ride in the elevator..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Ambulance:  "Freeholders provide ambulance for Plainfield" -- Video from CountyWatchers.
Bike Giveaway:  "Christmas in July bike giveaway"
Historic Trail:  "Union County marks Revolutionary War route"
Rutgers:  "Plainfield resident, RU chemistry prof, named ACS fellow"
Shooting Arrest:  "Plainfield police arrest suspect in May 29 shooting"

Hospitals:  "All NJ hospitals will have to disclose financial information"  -- NJBiz | Ledger |
Open Space:  "Morris looking to expand program to include trails, rec facilities"
South Plainfield: "Nominations being accepted for grand marshal of Labor Day Parade"
Trenton:  "Federal grant will help create art district in city"
Union County Utilities Authority:  "Former freeholder chair must repay thousands in stipends" -- The Ledger cribs from CountyWatchers -- see here and here.

Auto Insurance:  "Nationwide to start selling NJ policies in August"
Gambling:  "As AC struggles, lawmakers look at casinos in North Jersey"
Sandy Aid:  "NJ has distributed just ten percent of $1.1B aid"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] on the HAP ordinance.

[OLDDOC] is on a weekend break.


[JACKIE] the week in review includes a ride in the elevator.



Saturday, July 19, 2014

Olddoc takes a breather.. Bernice ponders new chance for Park & 7th.. Rebecca on the Plainwood Square concert and car show.. David posts pix of Plainwood Square concert.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Rutgers:  "Plainfield resident, RU chemistry prof, named ACS fellow"
Bike Giveaway:  "Christmas in July bike giveaway"
Shooting Arrest:  "Plainfield police arrest suspect in May 29 shooting"

Bergen County Race:  "Gen. Wesley Clark to campaign for Dem exec candidate"
Catholic Schools:  "Metuchen diocese shuts 10th school in five years"
Hospitals:  "Christ Hospital nurses join Bayonne MC picket line"
Media--
Newark --
NJ Transit:  "NJT earmarks $9.6M for rehab of Perth Amboy station"
Union County Utilities Authority:  "Former freeholder chair must repay thousands in stipends" -- The Ledger cribs from CountyWatchers -- see here and here.
Watchung:  "$2M library compromise doesn't end debate"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] ponders new chance for Park & 7th.

[OLDDOC] takes a breather.

[DAVID] posts pix of Plainwood Square concert.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] on the Plainwood Square concert and car show.



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Olddoc asks if fix is in on HAP matter, plus second Council report.. Bernice notes Council passes HAP ordinance; Muhlenberg closure commemoration set.. Councilor Williams on the ethics of the HAP matter; Reid's angry display.. David posts two videos: Council's HAP discussion; Mr. Reid's embarrassing outburst.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Ambulances:  "More ambulances headed to Plainfield"
Restaurant Inspections:  "Most Plainfield eateries were not inspected last year, report says" -- The Suburban News weighs in.
Bike Giveaway:  "Annual giveaway set for July 23" -- Includes details on eligibility.
Arrests:  "Three men arrested in Plainfield with drugs, loaded weapons"

Hospitals:  "Struggling Meadowlands needs state-imposed manager"
Trenton:  "City will feature two of five new NJ charter schools"
Union Apprentice Program:  "Program pays $34K settlement in case of black student dismissed before graduation"
Westfield:  "Google Glass gives new vistas to woman with limited mobility"

Bridgegate --
2016 Guv's Race --
Gov. Christie:  "Christie posts then removes video" -- See the video here.
Sen. Menendez:  "Menendez racks up $700K in defense expenses"
Affordable Housing:  "Advocacy group pursues COAH and case of missing documents"
Border Crisis:  "Pope Francis weighs in on unaccompanied children fleeing to US"
Utility Bills:  "Will 'decoupling' lead to higher customer bills?"
RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes Council passes HAP ordinance; Muhlenberg closure commemoration set...

[OLDDOC] asks if fix is in on HAP matter, plus second Council report.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] on the ethics of the HAP matter; Reid's angry display.

[DAVID] posts two videos: Council's HAP discussion; Mr. Reid's embarrassing tantrum.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] mmm.



Friday, July 11, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Olddoc will post his Council writeup about noon.. Bernice on UCIA settlement terms.. Councilor Williams notes Cedar Brook concerts in the works.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds into Tuesday AM.. David pictures the July 4 Parade..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Plainfield Symphony:  "PSO announces its 95th season"
Holt Congressional Seat:  "House minority whip backs Watson Coleman" -- Ledger | PolNJ |
Weapons Charges:  "Plainfield man arrested after gun incident in bar"

Newark:  "Christie on Baraka's fiscal crisis: Deal with it"
North Plainfield:  "Three arrested after bar fight"
Trenton:  "Sweeney pledges to work with mayor Jackson"
Union County:  "Cherry Hill standoff ends in arrest of man wanted in Union County"

Guns:  "Christie defends veto of ammo bill"
Port Authority:  "PA was pressured to hire Christie's former law firm"  -- Record | Ledger |
Sandy Recovery:  "Christie 'storm czar' to resign"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] on UCIA settlement terms.

[OLDDOC] will post his Council writeup about noon.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] notes Cedar Brook concerts in the works.

[DAVID] pictures the July 4 Parade.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds into Tuesday AM.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] mmm.

[DOTTIE G SEZ] mmm.



Monday, July 7, 2014

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Olddoc will post on Monday.. Bernice notes Minchello named acting director of Trenton's Law Dept.. Councilor Williams notes Pool schedule; free swim lessons.. David posts July 4 Parade photos.. Jackie: BB16 - Who's your hamster?..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Watchung Reservation:  "Advocates push to lift biking ban"

Christie 2016:  "Why gun veto matters"
The Auditor:  "Christie uncharacteristically silent on SCOTUS rulings"
College Tuition:  "NJIT, TCNJ among costliest in nation"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  notes Minchello named acting director of Trenton's Law Dept.

[OLDDOC] will post on Monday.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] notes Pool schedule; free swim lessons.

[DAVID] posts July 4 Parade photos.

[JACKIE] BB16 - Who's your hamster?.



Saturday, July 5, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Olddoc adds addendum on Hospital Task Force; second post on SCOTUS.. Bernice: West is parade marshal; Pools report.. Rebecca wonders if 'ethics violation' resolution is evidence of a secret Council meeting.. Jackie: Big Brother 16 live feeds overnight..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

July 4 Parade:  "Dr. James West is grand marshal of Plainfield parade" -- Under Union County listing.
Steve Gallon:  "Banned from NJ, ex-Plainfield superintendent and cast appear in Florida" -- Courier | Ledger |
Arson:  "Plainfield man accused of torching ex's home will have public defender"
World Cup:  "Costa Rican fans in NJ ready for WC challenge"

Fashion:  "Pt. Pleasant councilman wants to ban saggy pants"
Jersey City:  "Fulop: No council hearing in police chief demotion"
Manville:  "$90.5M awarded to families who lost members to asbestos-related cancer"
McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst:  "Sweeney says protecting joint base is imperative"
Trenton:  "Jackson begins term by signing agreement for state aid"

Bridgegate --
Affordable Housing:  "Critics blast Christie's new housing plan" -- NJSpot | Ledger |
Guns:  "Christie vetoes bill to reduce size of ammunition clips"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] West is parade marshal; Pools report.

[OLDDOC] Adds addendum on Hospital Task Force; second post on SCOTUS.

[JACKIE] ig Brother 16 live feeds overnight.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] wonders if 'ethics violation' resolution is evidence of a secret Council meeting.



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Olddoc on SCOTUS decisions.. Bernice notes July 4 Parade; Eric Jackson's inauguration.. Jackie: Big Brother 16 live feeds continue overnight.. David makes a job change and more..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

One-seat Ride:  "Ridership up on Raritan Valley Line, evening expansion set"
Books:  "Retired Plainfield AF major hopes his story inspires youth"

Edison:  "Sandy funds used for Kilmer affordable housing"
Newark:  "Inauguration Day: Baraka's to-do list"
Trenton:  "Mayor Jackson's inaugural kicks off with prayer breakfast"

Bridgegate --
  • "Christie's incoming chief of staff subpoenaed" -- Record | Ledger |
NJ Budget:  "Gov. Christie signs budget" -- PolNJ | NJSpot | Courier | Ledger |
Distracted Driving:  "Fines in NJ for talking, texting while driving go up today"
Governor's Race:  "Fulop for governor? Other JC mayors have tried"
Superstorm Sandy:  "Mahwah hotel to pay $110K to settle price-gouging suit"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes July 4 Parade; Eric Jackson's inauguration.

[OLDDOC] on SCOTUS decisions.

[DAVID] makes a job change and more.

[JACKIE] Big Brother 16 live feeds continue overnight.