Where Plainfield turns for news.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Olddoc on Council agenda: Veto override, Proctor residencywaiver.. Bernice: Council plans veto override, more.. David reports missing protester found, Sunday rally canceled.. Rebecca offers two clips of Bllacks in 1890s films.. Jackie: Week in review plus pix..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Murder No. 2:  "Arrest in Evona Avenue murder over dice game" -- Courier | Ledger |

Policing:  "Law professor's Op-Ed on police accountability" -- Arresting and problematic.
Public Buildings:  "Helmetta may ban photos in public buildings" -- After cop caught defaming Obama.
South Plainfield:  "Boro will host 57th annual Labor Day Parade"

2016 Presidential Race:  "Kochs' network wrestles with expectations for presidential primaries"
Red-light Cams:  "One of two companies allegedly bribed NJ officials"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Council plans veto override, plus scavenging, crocheting and Mantises.

[OLDDOC] on Council agenda: Veto override, Proctor residencywaiver.

[DAVID] reports missing protester found, Sunday rally canceled.

[JACKIE] Week in review plus pix.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] offers two clips of Bllacks in 1890s films.



Friday, August 29, 2014

Olddoc offers a world potpourri.. Bernice: Is Jerry backing Michelson against Rebecca?.. David notes anti-violence protester has gone missing.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Anti-Violence:  "With weekly protests, Plainfield residents hope to stop violence"
Drugs:  "Plainfield man pleads guilty to drug, weapons charges"

Bayaonne:  "Mayor blames lack of teachers contract on 'ego of union president'"
Beach Plum Festival:  "Beach Plums an underappreciated Shore gem"
Franklin:  "Homeowner indicted for Sandy-elated insurance fraud"
Newark:  "Baraka taps Rutgers alum to head Brick City Dev Corp"
North Plainfield:  "Police respond to speed complaints"
Solar Power:  "Solar energy project in 3 counties on hold over financial difficulties" -- Courier | Ledger |
South Plainfield:  "Drowned teen was varsity HS wrestler"
Westfield:  "Massage owner charged with prostitution" -- In Westfield? How tasteless!

Gov. Christie --
American Workforce:  "Underpaid, overworked, stressed, says Rutgers study"
Transportation:  "With closed Mercer bridge as backdrop, Sweeney calls for trust fund replenishment"
OSHA:  "NJ firm fined $52K for construction safety violations"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Is Jerry backing Michelson against Rebecca?.

[OLDDOC] offers a world potpourri.

[DAVID] anti-violence protester has gone missing.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Olddoc: Assyrians, Chaldeans and college sports.. Bernice on overcoming violence.. David notes Plainfield peace protester has gone missing.. Rebecca honors William Greaves, pioneer of modern Black film.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight plus Power of the Veto show..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

French School of Music:  "Plainfield institution is at crossroads"
Vacant Homes:  "Town approves ordinance targeting vacant, abandoned homes"
Food Recall:  "NJ company recalls chicken cutlets over listeria concerns"

Jersey City:  "$6M in tax credits for firm to move one floor up in same building" -- Hmmmm.
Newark:  "Could NJ's largest city see mass unrest again?"
Scotch Plains:  "Shackamaxon begins construction of pool complex"
Trenton:  "Wells Fargo distributes $1.1M in grants"

Bridgegate --
Politics:  "Four North Jersey county Dem organizations come together"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] on overcoming violence.

[OLDDOC]  Assyrians, Chaldeans and college sports.

[DAVID] notes Plainfield peace protester has gone missing.

[JACKIE]  BB16 live feeds overnight plus Power of the Veto show.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] honors William Greaves, pioneer of modern Black film.



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Olddoc on healthcare costs and Deuteronomy on justice.. Bernice: St. Mary's wants LED sign; Preservation rules unheeded.. Rebecca celebrates Williams Greaves, pioneer of modern Black film.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

House Tour:  "Netherwood Heights house tour set for Sept. 14"
Fire:  "Early morning fire guts Meat City" -- Courier | Ledger | TAP |
McGreevey:  "Former governor wants to recruit police to keep addicts, mentally ill out of jail"
Union County College:  "UCC and Kean U. awarded $3.25M Title V grant"

Air Travel:  "Flight from Newark diverted after fight erupts over legroom"
Jersey City:  "Arts students spend summer painting murals"
Newark:  "Suit says watershed agency was run as 'Mafie-style' racketeering enterprise"
North Plainfield:  "Freshmen to get iPads and mentors at HS orientation"
Nursing Homes:  "DIocese of Camden to sell nursing homes as Medicaid reimbursements fall"
Scotch Plains-Fanwood:  "Raiders coach defends challenge of Rashan Gary transfer"
Trenton:  "Council sets public referendum on paid sick leave"
Union County:  "Mayors, other officials accept the ALS ice bucket challenge"

Red Light Cams:  "Lawmakers debate renewal of expiring red-light cam law"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] St. Mary's wants LED sign; Preservation rules unheeded.

[OLDDOC] on healthcare costs and Deuteronomy on justice.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] celebrates Williams Greaves, pioneer of modern Black film.



Sunday, August 24, 2014

Olddoc reviews the audit, plus some weekend thoughts.. Bernice notes GOP candidates withdraw; Jerry has done this before; Carillon concert, Peach Festival today.. Jackie: Week in review with pix, plus BB16 live feeds overnight.. Rebecca highlights 1948 film 'The Quiet One'..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Revolutionary War Site:  "Plainfield noted in Watchung author's book on neglected and unknown sites"
Homicide No. 2: "Friday shooting in Plainfield now a homicide" -- Courier | Ledger |
An Unreported Shooting:  "Man arrested in previously unreported Sunday shooting" -- Courier | Ledger |
Plainfield Area Humane Society:  "Sweet, well-behaved beagle needs a home"
Temple Sholom:  "Temple holding Torah March on Sunday to its new building" -- Formerly of West 8th Street.

Edison:  "Appeals court rules two cops were illegally denied promotion" -- Though more senior, excluded.
Highland Pakr:  "Police workshops to follow march and rally"
Union County --
Trenton:  "McGreevey, Mayor Jackson discuss prisoner re-entry program"
Westfield:  "Artists, crafters and more draw crowds to Westfield arts fair"

Policing:  "Do NJ cops need weapons of war?"
RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes GOP candidates withdraw; Jerry has done this before; Carillon concert, Peach Festival today.

[OLDDOC] reviews the audit, plus some weekend thoughts.


[JACKIE] Week in review with pix, plus BB16 live feeds overnight.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] highlights 1948 film 'The Quiet One'.




Saturday, August 23, 2014

Two more shootings.. Abbreviated CLIPS this AM...you're on your own with the bloggers..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Anti-Violence Forum:  "As mother grieves, community calls for action"
Dearn Marcano:  "Slain son was working to buy mom a house"
An Unreported Shooting:  "Man arrested in previously unreported Sunday shooting" -- Courier | Ledger |
Friday Shooting:  "Another man shot day after anti-violence forum" -- Courier | Ledger |
Temple Sholom:  "Temple holding Torah March on Sunday to its new building" -- Formerly of West 7th Street.
Asm Jon Bramnick:  "Bramnick asserts paid sick leave push is part of Democrats' post-Christie plan" -- Hometown kid.

Edison:  "Appeals court rules two cops were illegally denied promotion" -- Though more senior, excluded.
Highland Pakr:  "Police workshops to follow march and rally"
Union County:  "Career officer appointed undersheriff" -- Filling Cryan's slot, who hopes to be nominee.

Obamacare:  "Obama offers new accommodations on birth control"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

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[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] .

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[NOEL at PALS] .



Thursday, August 21, 2014

Olddoc suggests checking out Coursera.. Bernice notes Robinson-Briggs performance at Council meeting.. David: At the park with Darryl Clark.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Anti-Violence:  "Plainfield responds with march and forum" -- That's today.
Job Fair:  "Postal Service hiring 750 at Plainfield job fair"
Muhlenberg:  "Healthcare services should return to former hospital, planners say"
Cardinals Football:  "A fresh start for Plainfield"

Union County--
Clark:  "New Whole Foods store to include pub"
Golf:  "Paramus cops greet The Barclays with complex security"
High School Requirements:  "New law requires students learn CPR for graduation"
Linden:  "3,000 gallons of jet fuel leak into storm sewer at petroleum refinery"
Newark --
North Plainfield:  "Drunk man rescued from roof charged with trespass"
Sidewalk Replacement:  "Highland Park strictly enforcing sidewalk rules"

Policing:  "Atlantic City police now have body cameras"
Sex and College:  "Men punished for sexual misconduct are fighting back"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes Robinson-Briggs performance at Council meeting.

[OLDDOC] suggests checking out Coursera.

[DAVID] At the park with Darryl Clark.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Olddoc observes interesting details at Council.. Bernice on Thursday march and forum, Elected or appointed?; Blogger comparisons.. Councilor Williams on a proposed parking ordinance near Cedar Brook Park.. David notes youth launch anti-violence campaign.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Military Gear to Police:  "Interactive NYTimes map"

Asbury Park:  "Boutique hotel proposed for Salvation Army building"
Elizabeth:  "Ordinance would storage or disposal of fracking waste"
Newark:  "Baraka hold town halls on budget,  education"
Oil Trains --
Union County:  "County says lockups violate immigrants' rights"

Bridgegate --

Demographics:  "Where we came from and where we went" -- State-by-state interactive chart. Cool!
Deportation Deferrals:  "Activists seek to delay deportations"
Education:  "Coding in NJ classrooms grows as life skill" | "Girls, too"
Gambling:  "How about four Meadowlands casinos?"
Inner-City Living:  "Millenials finding everything up to date in Kansas City"
Oscar Romero:  "Pope Francis removes an obstacle to honoring slain archbishop"
Suicide:  "Rutgers study finds suicides on rise among Boomer men"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] on Thursday march and forum, Elected or appointed?; Blogger comparisons.

[OLDDOC] observes interesting details at Council.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] on a proposed parking ordinance near Cedar Brook Park.

[DAVID] notes youth launch anti-violence campaign.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.



Monday, August 18, 2014

Olddodc tries to use the City website; plus background on the Yazidis.. Bernice: Council faces two issues tonight; Plea to fix city website.. Jackie: BB16 live foods overnight..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Plainfield YMCA:  "Tri-County Chamber members feed homeless at YMCA"
Fatal Shooting:  "Suspects sought in Saturday shooting" -- Courier | Ledger | NBC |

Atlantic City:  "Revel wanted to shut down casino this week"

NJ's Favorita Authors:  "Top Ten from NJ Spotlight readers" -- Including Judy Blume, whose Plainfield novel, Wifey, you should read if you haven't already.
NJ & Tobacco Bonds:  "How Wall Street deals left NJ with billions in toxic debt" -- Christie will be long gone.
Sandy Relief:  "How Mary Pat Christie's fund has spent $33M on relief"
Missouri Police Shooting --
Women in Ministry:  "Turbulent work history doesn't shake faith in a calling"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Council faces two issues tonight; Plea to fix city website.

[OLDDOC] tries to use the City website; plus background on the Yazidis.


[JACKIE] BB16 live foods overnight.




Saturday, August 16, 2014

Olddoc has a brief comment on what's missing from the Council agenda.. Bernice notes Muhlenberg study next steps; Park Avenue repairs.. Noel notes Gordon accepts head coach at Piscataway Tech.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Muhlenberg Closing:  "Plainfield residents to mark 6th anniversary of closing"
College Football:  "Plainfield lineman Kenny Carter generating plenty of interest"
Steve Gallon Crew:  "Appellate court upholds employment ban for former Plainfield administrators"
Robbery Trial:  "Court rules Plainfield man did not get fair trial in robbery"
Shootings:  "Three shootings happen hours apart"

Fanwood:  "Police rescue overdose victim with new Naran kit"
Irvington:  "New mayor Vauss visible early"
Museum Closing:  "NJ Children's Museum to shut down in September"
Trailside Nature Center:  "Union County installs wi-fi at nature center"

Bridgegate --
Christie Veto:  "Bill that would have prohibited refusing to hire unemployed"
Politics:  "Essex Dem chair Jones throws in with Hudson, Bergen, Passaic organizations" -- Where's Jerry?

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes Muhlenberg study next steps; Park Avenue repairs.

[OLDDOC] has a brief comment on what's missing from the Council agenda.

[Mayor MAPP] All are invited to the Annual BBQ Saturday.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] mmm.

[NOEL at PALS] notes Gordon accepts head coach at Piscataway Tech.



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Olddoc comments on the EMT item.. Bernice: Soccer league alleges injustice; Check for Muhlenberg meeting.. Councilor Williams on the anonymous flyer.. Mayor Mapp invites all to Saturday's BBQ.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Union County:  "Policy of holding immigrants on detainers ended; ACLU applauds"

Atlantic City:  "Revel to close in September, joining Trump and Showboat"
Camden:  "Mayor Redd 'willing to share' with mayors' anti-crime initiative"
Carteret:  "Curtain to rise at old Ritz Theatre"
Elizabeth:  "BOE prez calls mayor's remarks racist, asks for public apology"
Green Brook:  "Stolen municipal car found in drive-up at Dunkin' Donuts"
Mercer County:  "County exec seeks referendum for 5¢ fee on plastic bags"
Montclair State:  "New dorm makes list of '10 Most Luxurious'" -- Hrumph!
Misconduct:  "Former NJ mayor pleads not guilty in $2.3M misconduct case"
Newark:  "Police hope to add 126 officers to force"
Trenton:  "Christie says he will work with Jackson to improve city"

2016 Governor's Race:  "Sen. Norcross: Sweeney 'absolutely' can be governor"
Bail Reform:  "Christie signs bail reform, lauding bipartisanship"
'Ban the Box':  "Christie signs bill banning asking criminal records early on"
NJ Politics:  "Without McGreevey, we wouldn't have had Christie, experts say"
NJ Supremes:  "Bomb threats can lead to long sentences, even if there's no bomb"
Pensions:  "NJ union blasts Christie during 'shirk week'"
Politics:  "Prieto on South Jersey connection: That's the nature of the beast"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Soccer league alleges injustice; Check for Muhlenberg meeting.

[OLDDOC] comments on the EMT item.

[Mayor MAPP] All are invited to the Annual BBQ Saturday.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] on the anonymous flyer.



Friday, August 8, 2014

Olddoc offers a brief summary of the Muhlenberg plan review.. Bernice notes public meeting on Muhlenberg study next week.. Councilor Williams urged all to attend the Muhlenberg review.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Cedar Brook Park:  "Lighting, artificial turf planned for athletic fields"
2012 Robbery:  "Convicted in robbery, Plainfield man also faceds murder charges" -- Courier | Ledger |
Obituary:  "Milton 'Mouse' Howell, served Plainfield school district" -- Funeral today, Rose of Sharon.

Bergen County:  "Fulop backs Tedesco in exec race, talks leadership with Wesley Clark"
Diversity Training:  "NJ diversity training group attacked via social media"
Morris County:  "Former county clerk Bramhall dead in apparent murder-suicide"
Newark:  "Sen. O'Toole seeks special meeting on Newark finances"
Trenton --
Bridgegate --
Energy:  "PSEG to spend $110M in promoting energy efficiency"
NJ Revenues:  "Forecasts shouldn't be left to Christie alone, experts say"
Tobacco Purchases:  "Englewood raises legal age for tobacco to 21"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes public meeting on Muhlenberg study next week.

[OLDDOC] offers a brief summary of the Muhlenberg plan review.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] urged all to attend the Muhlenberg review [posted after yesterday's CLIPS].

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.



Thursday, August 7, 2014

Olddoc: Planning Board takes up Muhlenberg plan tonight.. Bernice notes public meeting on Muhlenberg set.. David: Neighbors noticed of Muhlenberg plan hearing.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Boys & Girls Club:  "Union County clubs celebrate Unity Day"
Route 22:  "New exit-only lane for Chimney Rock Road project"

Berkeley Heights:  "Federal grant funds new generator for firehouse"
Hoboken:  "Firing of Housing Authority exec provides view into changing city"
Linden:  "Animal shelter fails state inspection"
Passaic:  "Housing Authority chair faces, drug, weapons charges"
Princeton --
Property Taxes:  "Atlantic City OKs 29 percent tax hike"
Trenton --
Union County:  "No hard evidence that an emergency plan exists" -- From CountyWatchers.
Weather:  "Forecasters call for early snow in NJ this year"

Amtrak:  "Officials highlight Trenton-New Brunswick high speed rail project"
Bail:  "The [brief] history of bail in the US"
Paid Sick Leave --
Port Authority:  "PA denies claim made in $400M Jersey City suit"
Service Dogs:  "Dogs can benefit those struggling with variety of disabilities"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  notes public meeting on Muhlenberg set.

[OLDDOC]  Planning Board takes up Muhlenberg plan tonight.


[DAVID] Neighbors noticed of Muhlenberg plan hearing.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.



Wednesday, August 6, 2014