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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Olddoc reflects on Mother Nature and Plainfield politics.. Bernice on indictment of two PPD officers.. Jackie catching her breath?..


Plainfield Police:  "Two Plainfield officers indicted for false overtime"
Girls Cross-Country:  "Shore Coaches Invitational assignments released" -- This Saturday at Holmdel Park.
Union County:  "Freeholders approve deal for management of county golf courses"

Asbury Park:  "Officer shoots knife-wielding suspect"
Atlantic City:  "Carl Icahn tries heist in offer to 'save' Taj Mahal"
Curfews:  "Manville repeals curfew, Franklin keeps it" -- Courts are ruling them unenforceable.
Essec County Dems:  "Pols turn out in droves to honor Joe D." -- Horderves?
Fanwood:  "Fanny Wood day offers food contests, classic cars and more"
Hospitals:  "More insured people could mean funding cut for charity care"
Newark:  "At vigil for slain mother, a call to end of violence"
North Plainfield:  "Residents awaken to find their tires slashed"
Jersey City:  "Teachers seek 19% pay hike over three years"
Roselle Park:  "Friends seek to revitalize independent movie theater"
Somerset County Dems:  "Patrick Kennedy to headline county Dems' gala"
Veterans Administration:  "In class action suit, East Orange nurse claims VA cheats on overtime pay"

Gov. Christie:  "Christie takes aim at unions while campaigning for Wisconsin governor"
Assembly --
Guns:  "Leniency in case of Philly mom with gun in trunk could affect other cases"
Legislature:  "Lawmakers approve bill requiring hospitals to teach families how to care for dischargees"
Ratepayer Advocate:  "Former Corzine official gets $11K fine for ethics violations"
Sports Betting:  "As leagues sue over relaxing ban, Lesniak prepares law to banish it"


[BERNICE] on indictment of two PPD officers.

[OLDDOC] reflects on Mother Nature and Plainfield politics.

[JACKIE] catching her breath?.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Olddoc on a month of Jewish holidays.. Bernice on dwindling liquor licenses; passing of Joann Hollis.. Councilor Williams remembers Joann Hollis.. Noel on Linden v. Montgomery.. Rebecca honors violinist Sanford Allen.. Jackie: TAR season premier and blog pool..


NJ Transit:  "Commuters should expect extra security as a result of alleged terror plot"
Robbery:  "Plainfield man charged in North Plainfield robbery" -- Courier | Ledger |

Camden:  "School district buys new textbooks after teacher resorts to crowd funding"
Edison:  "Mayor busted for using cellphone while driving"
Ledger:  "Facebook photo by Moran tells stark story"
Rutgers:  "Enhancements for RU stadium cost $1.7M"
South Plainfield:  "Dems want candidate who mooned women, shouted slurs off ballot"
Trenton --
Illegal Dumping:  "DEP nabs 20 violators in clampdown on illegal dumping"
Shield Law:  "Judge rules one-man Parsippany news operation doesn't have to reveal sources"


[BERNICE] on dwindling liquor licenses; passing of Joann Hollis.

[OLDDOC] on a month of Jewish holidays.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] remembers Joann Hollis.

[JACKIE] TAR season premier and blog pool.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] honors violinist Sanford Allen.

[NOEL at PALSon Linden v. Montgomery] .

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Olddoc sends Rosh Hashana greetings; comments on cancer 'scare'.. Bernice on PSEG upgrade project.. Jackie: BB16 season finale blog party..


Boys Soccer:  "Plainfield blanks Rahway"
Union County College:  "UCC celebrates Hispanic Heritage"
ZIP Codes:  "Somerset Freeholders back separate ZIP for North Plainfield"

Hospitals:  "Raritan Bay MC, Meridian in merger talks" -- Continuing the consolidation trend.
Newark:  "Documentary on St. Benedict's Prep" -- Airs on Channel 13 tonight plus other dates.
PSEG:  "PSEG starts work turning 40-acre landfill into 10-megawatt solar field"
Rahway:  "Historic organ restored at UC Arts Center" -- Courier | Ledger |
Rutgers:  "RU projects 16.6 percent increase in sports revenue in next year"
Trenton:  "Police hired $1.5M federal grant to hire 12 officers"
Westfield:  "Restaurant Week launches Sunday with new format"

Auto Loans & Repo:  "Miss a payment? Good luck moving that car" -- Lenders can shut cars down remotely.
State Fees:  "Fee hike? Tax increase? It's all the same" -- Courier editorial on upcoming court fee hikes.
Terrorism:  "Christie, Cuomo respond to terror activity by boosting police on mass transit"


[BERNICE] on PSEG upgrade project.

[OLDDOC] sends Rosh Hashana greetings; comments on cancer 'scare'.

[JACKIE] BB16 season finale blog party.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Olddoc on the High Holy Days.. Bernice on red and white and fried chicken.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight.. Rebecca welcomes Fall with a Van Vechten photo..


Teacher Contract:  "Plainfield teachers without contract for more than two years" -- Ledger | NJInsideOut |
Fights:  "Two Plainfield men arrested in large fight at Avalon Watchung clubhouse"
Suicide:  "Plainfield man's body found under Victory Bridge" -- Courier | Ledger |

Asbury Park:  "New restaurants, businesses moving into downtown"
Bridgewater:  "Mosque hearing delayed until October" -- Application has been pending for three years.
Jersey City:  "Fulop gives Port Authority an 'F' in PATH shutdown"
Middlesex County:  "County utilities authority comptroller charged with stealing $65K"
Union County:  "Three county judges appointed, filling half of vacancies"

Gov.Christie:  "Christie acknowledges how much weight he's lost"
Boarding Homes:  "Boarding homes inspections would be posted online under bill"
Body Cams:  "This arrest is being recorded"
Citizen Engagement:  "Three steps government can take to engage citizens"
Elections:  "Assemblyman wants to abolish ELEC, end campaign restrictions"
Gas Tax:  "Fox, Christie's NJDOT pick, won't rule out gas tax increase"
Marital Privilege:  "Bill would allow wiretapped conversations between spouses as evidence"
Schools:  "Senate agrees with Christie expansion of 'renaissance schools'" -- Privately run tax-funded schools.
Text Ads:  "Annoying text message ads would be banned in NJ under proposed bill"
Vintage Aircraft:  "B-17 bomber 'Aluminum Overcast' returns to Mercer for tours, flights"


[BERNICE] on red and white and fried chicken.

[OLDDOC] on the High Holy Days.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] posts pix from Saturday's Family Fun Day.

[DAVID] Family Fun and PABA pix.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] welcomes Fall with a Van Vechten photo.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Olddoc dreams of full disclosure in Oz.. Bernice invites us to celebrate autumn.. Councilor Williams posts Family Fun Day pix.. David posts Fun Day and PABA pix.. Noel covers Linden v. Plainfield.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


HomeFirst:  "Jennie Crespo draws on personal experience to empower homeless families"
Resignation:  "Green resigns"
Dining:  "Jade Isle posts 'closed' sign" -- A landmark since 1971.
Gov. McGreevey:  "Former governor McGreevey speaks about recovery"

Camden:  "Expanded Urban Hope Act to come before legislature today"
Perth Amboy:  "Diaz faces an ally turned foe"

Gov. Christie:  "Six US Senate races Christie really wants GOP to win"
Energy:  "Rockefellers, oil fortune heirs, to divest charity from fossil fuels"
Environment:  "At estimated 400,000, Global Warming March sets record"
Hudson Tunnel:  "Signs of life stir for rail tunnel under Hudson" -- Despite Christie.
Joblessness:  "RU report details devastating impact of long-term unemployment"
Judiciary:  "Assembly panel to consider raising judges' retirement age to 75"
Obama Lawsuit:  "House GOP replaces law firm in Obama suit"
Politics:  "In heated midterm contests, GOP candidates move to the middle" -- Borrowing Dem themes.
Shofars:  "1.043 unison shofars break record in Whippany"
VIP Syndrome:  "The famous can present a minefield to doctors" -- Joan Rivers, and others.


[BERNICE] invites us to celebrate autumn.

[OLDDOC] dreams of full disclosure in Oz.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] posts Family Fun Day pix.

[DAVID] posts Fun Day and PABA pix.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.

[NOEL at PALS] covers Linden v. Plainfield.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Olddoc on Scotland and other independence movements.. Bernice: Planning Board startled by new Elmwood Gardens plan.. Councilor Williams: Ward 2 Family Fun Day tomorrow.. David on Jerry Green and the patronage mill.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


High Holy Days:  "Acting Sheriff: Think security during Jewish holy days"
Home Depot:  "Home Depot says 56M payment cards were breached"
GPS Tracking:  "Asm Bramnick wants to ban GPS tracking devices on cars"

Bayonne:  "Teachers finally get new contract after four years of delay"
Elizabeth:  "After two shooting deaths in two days, activists call for peace"
Employment Discrimination:  "Bank that denied family health plan to female employees must change policy"
Newark:  "Civil rights groups say police are falling short on transparency pledge"
Outsourcing:  "NJ town to vote on outsourcing housing inspections"

Bridgegate --
911 Call Centers:  "Bill would require 911 call centers to receive text messages"
Board of Public Utilities:  "Christie nominates new head of utilities agency"
DNA Evidence:  "Assembly bill aims at using DNA to exonerate the wrongfully convicted"
Environment:  "Environmental groups name NJ's dirtiest power plants"
NJ Assembly:  "70 members 'present' in an empty chamber?"
NJDOT:  "Christie picks Jamie Fox to head NJDOT -- again" -- Ledger | NJSpot |
NJ Finances --
Seat Belts:  "NJ Supremes rule failing to wear a seat belt is a crime"
Unemployment:  "NJ unemployment rate increases to 6.6 percent"


[BERNICE] Planning Board startled by new Elmwood Gardens plan; Complete Streets discussed.

[OLDDOC] on Scotland and other independence movements.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] notes Ward 2 Family Fun Day tomorrow.

[DAVID] on Jerry Green and the patronage mill.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Olddoc puts Jerry Green under the scalpel.. Bernice notes heat season starts Oct. 1.. Councilor Williams on Family Fun Day.. David on the patronage mill.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


Wardlaw-Hartridge:  "Homegrown, healthy eats at W-H"

Elizabeth:  "Bollwege says state won't ban fracking, so towns, counties should"
Filming Ordinance:  "Garfield adopts filming ordinance"
Utililty Authority:  "County exec tells commissioners to repay stipends, health benefits"
HS Football Racism:  "Another mostly Black team saw bananas at Summit HS"
Hoboken:  "Former mayor, caught in corruption sting, disbarred"
Newark --
South Plainfield:  "Council candidate yelled N-word at Sherban's customers" -- Courier | Ledger |

Highways:  "Study ranks NJ roads high in cost, near bottom in condition"
Legislature:  "Bipartisan package of bills to fight drug 'epidemic' announced"
NJ Pension Funds:  "Christie, unions battling over hedge fund fees, pay-to-play"
NJ Tax Receipts:  "Facing budget shortfall, Christie plays Corzine amnesty card"
Open Space:  "Advocates urge 'yes' vote on constitutional amendment" -- Ledger | NJSpot |
Poverty:  "NJ one of three states with increase in poverty last year" -- Ledger | NJSpot |
Privacy:  "Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones, IPads for police, even with search warrants"
Sewerage Systems:  "State wants sewer plants to plan for 500-year storm, more"
Transportation  "Coalition pushed to replenish Transportation Trust Fund"


[BERNICE] notes heat season starts Oct. 1.

[OLDDOC] puts Jerry Green under the scalpel.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] on Family Fun Day.

[DAVID] on the patronage mill.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Olddoc is still in shock over the Watson appointment.. Bernice notes Watson hiring hits headlines.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight, or lack thereof.. David posts rainy weekend photos..

  • "Jerry finds work for Sharon, Mackson"

Mapp Hiring --
Temple Sholom:  "Congregation holds dedication service at new home"

Hudson County:  "O'Dea, Fulop alignment assessed in Hudson"
Jersey City --
North Plainfield:  "NPHS players say they were racially taunted" -- Courier | CBSNews |
Scotch Plains --
Union County:  "All five vo-tech schools earn places in Newsweek top-performers list"

2016 Presidential Race:  "Christie trails GOP field in New Hampshire poll"
Military Contracts:  "Fake NJ companies had unusable parts manufactured abroad"
NJ Pension Funds:  "State sells investment that raised pay-to-play concerns"
Public Health:  "Rare respiratory virus, EV-D68, could soon hit NJ"
Transportation Trust Fund:  "NJ's crumbling roads and bridges focus of new coalition"


[BERNICE] notes Watson hiring hits headlines; TAP looking for Plainfield franchisee.

[OLDDOC] is still in shock over the Watson appointment.

[DAVID] posts rainy weekend photos.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight, or lack thereof.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Olddoc reacts to Mapp's appointment of Watson.. Bernice on Eric Watson's return to city as department head.. Noel: SPF rains on Cardinals' parade.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


College Football:  "Plainfield native Hilliman scores two TD's in BC-USC game" -- ESPN | LATimes | -- Video highlights.
Boys Soccer:  "Plainfield - 4, Franklin - 0"
HS Football:  "Plainfield falls to Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 14-0"
Fatal Accident:  "Two dead, one injured in Rt. 22 accident" -- Courier | Ledger |

Hospitals:  "Options for Bergen RMC include sale" -- Record | Ledger |
Newark:  "Development director's nonprofit fell behind on payments to city corporation"

2017 Governor's Race:  "Poll shows wide open field with Christie gone" -- Ledger | PolNJ |
Miss America:  "Miss NY< Kara Kazantsev, wins title"
Red-light Cams:  "NJ Hospital Ass'n pulls out of industry-backed safety group"


[BERNICE] on Eric Watson's return to city as department head.

[OLDDOC] reacts to Mapp's appointment of Watson, and more.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.

[NOEL at PALS] notes SPF rains on Cardinals' parade.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Olddoc takes a family weekend.. Bernice notes tax lien list published, more.. Noel previews the Cardinals next two games.. David posts Saturday pix.. Jackie: The week in review includes a novel slideshow..


Schools:  "Plainfield students honor community heroes on 9/11"
Drugs:  "Three Plainfield men face charges after SWAT team raid"
Families:  "38% of NJ households can't meet basic needs"

Bayonne:  "23-year-old chief of staff: I'm working harder to prove critics wrong"
Body Art:  "Inked Out NJ draws crowd to Secaucus show"
Bound Brook:  "River Fest Street Fair set for Sept. 20"
Bloomfield:  "Lawsuit over alleged cop misconduct moved to federal court"
Ebola:  "Man who traveled to Nigeria being evaluated at RWJ Rahway amid Ebola concerns"
Foreclosure:  "Facing foreclosure? Face your fears"
Franklin:  "Franklin Festival brings community together through arts"
Newark:  "Baraka: City schools' problems are state's fault"
Rutgers:  "Penn State spoils RU debut in Big Ten" -- Courier | Ledger |
Sidewalk Repairs:  "Judge blocks Highland Park from enforcing repair ordinance"
Teachers:  "Four years without contract, Bayonne teachers to vote on deal Monday"
Transit:  "7 things to know about proposed extension of No. 7 line to Secaucus"
Trenton:  "City officials seek input for community-driven vision for future"

Bridgegate --
Healthcare Info:  "Data of 1 million NJ patients compromised since 2009" -- Timeline here.
NJ Supreme Court:  "Seven cases the NJ Supremes will hear this year"
Veterans:  "Rutgers program helps vets get green skills"


[BERNICE] otes tax lien list published, more.

[OLDDOC] is taking a family weekend.

[DAVID]  posts Saturday pix.

[JACKIE] The week in review includes a novel slideshow.

[NOEL at PALSpreviews the Cardinals next two games] .

Friday, September 12, 2014

Olddoc on the Race Card in comments.. Bernice: Commentary on Council meeting, schedule for rest of year.. Noel previews Cardinals Saturday opener... David celebrates first anniversary of Plainfield View.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


PHS Football:  "Plainfield Cardinals thinking big"

Addiciton Rehab:  "NJ 'sober homes' face more supervision" -- Ledger | NJSpot |
Downtown NJ:  "Rahway hosts group's annual meeting, Booker to speak"
Drugs:  "16 arrested in cocaine bust spanning NJ, NYC"
Elizabeth:  "Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery pays tribute to county history"
North Plainfield:  "Valley a throwback for Canucks"
Scotch Plains:  "Father tried to set house afire in murder-suicide"
South Plainfield:  "Chillemi found sanctuary at South Plainfield"
Union County Day of Prayer:  "Speakers announced for UC Day of Prayer"
West Orange:  "Ballot brouhaha emerging in mayor's race"

Gov. Christie:  "Christie's smoking-ban veto is noticed beyond NJ"
Affordable Housing:  "Conditional veto could gut policies, advocates say"
NJ's Richest Colleges:  "Which schools have the most generous donors"
Pay-to-Play:  "NJ AFL-CIO targets pension adviser with ethics complaint" -- Ledger | PolNJ |
Police Body Cams:  "Body cams would be mandatory under Norcross bill"
Radio Shack:  "Radio Shack may file bankruptcy"
Real Estate:  "Foreclosures spiking in NJ"
School Lunches:  "Tofu? Bill advances to consider student cultural preferences" -- Ledger | NJSpot |
Sewage:  "Could 'stormwater authorities' keep sewage out of NJ waterways?"
Teen Curfew:  "Wanaque repeals juvenile curfew in settlement with ACLU-NJ"


[BERNICE] Commentary on Council meeting, schedule for rest of year.

[OLDDOC] on the Race Card in comments.

[DAVID] celebrates first anniversary of Plainfield View.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.

[NOEL at PALS] previews Cardinals Saturday opener.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Olddoc on residency, and Ray Rice.. Bernice on Councilor Reid; Youth Commissions.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


9/11:  "Area 9/11 observances" -- Courier | Ledger |
HS Football:  "Plainfield rebuilding football program"
P.O.P.:  "Civil rights group protests shooting of unarmed man by Irvington police"

Anti-Crime Forum:  "JC, Newark, Paterson mayors hear from crime experts" -- Ledger | PolNJ |
Atlantic City:  "Revel gets $90M offer for shuttered casino" -- Which cost $2.5 Billion.
Dunellen:  "Boro firefighters upset with Piscataway dispatchers"
Hospitals:  "Merger trend reflected in Palissades-Hackensack partnership"
Newark:  "Activists take to social media to support Newark students"
Paterson:  "Paterson is fifth NJ city to pass sick leave law"
Sandy Hook:  "Coast Guard plan to rebuild stirs concerns over redevelopment"
Scotch Plains:  "Father who killed son, 11, was in bitter custody battle"

Bridgegate --
Pres. Obama:  "NJ congressmen support Obama call to action"
Alimony:  "NJ alimony bill signed by Christie"
Campaign Cash:  "NJEA is tops at $57M since 1999"
ELEC:  "Top 25 special interest groups spent $311M in past 15 years"
NJ Credit Rating:  "Citing budget shortfall, pension cuts S&P downgrades NJ debt"
Police Cams:  "Police cam bill signed into law"
Smoking:  "Christie vetoes bill to ban smoking at state parks" -- Ledger | NJSpot |


[BERNICE] on Councilor Reid; Youth Commissions.

[OLDDOC] on residency, and Ray Rice.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Olddoc has two posts on Council meeting.. Bernice on youth choices, SSYC opportunity.. David: Photos from Sundy's KYSS march.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


Fire:  "Plainfield house fire draws response from three towns, UC EMS"
Schools --
Anti-crime Alliance:  "Newark, JC, Paterson mayors to hold conference to discuss crime"
Atlantic City:  "Trump set to close Taj Mahal"
East Orange:  "EO mandates paid sick time, adds momentum to state law"
Youth Sports:  "Ex-official of Flemington baseball club indicted in $100K embezzlement"

DEP:  "Deputy commissioner leaving to head state's largest business group"
NJ Lottery:  "NJ Cash 5 revamped for larger payouts"

Bridgegate --
Gov. Christie:  "Christie 'growing weary' of implication he's neglected NJGOP"
NJ Budget:  "Shortfall was $275M worse than Christie thought"
NJ Finances:  "NJ bond disclosure warns of revenue shortfall, casino closings impact"
NJ Pensions:  "Christie tells current retirees pensions are in no imminent danger"
Donald Trump:  "$140M loan secured for Trump Plaza's second JC tower"


[BERNICE] on youth choices, SSYC opportunity.

[OLDDOC] has two posts on Council meeting.

[DAVID] Photos from Sunday's KYSS march.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnight.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Olddoc: Look for Council post a little later.. Bernice: Two community groups seek city help.. David posts photos from Sunday KYSS protest.. Jackie: BB16 live feeds overnight..


Schools:  "UC Vo-Tech among top 25 in Northeast"
Home Depot:  "Company confirms credit card info breach" -- If you're a customer, you need to pay attention.
Restaurants:  "Plainfield restaurant has menu for dogs, too"

Atlantic City:  "Trump Entertainment files for bankruptcy"
East Orange;  "EO becomes 4th NJ city to pass earned sick time ordinance"
Hospitals:  "Overlook entitled to helistop, DOT says"
Rutgers:  "RU receives $10M donation for cancer research"
Scotch Plains --

Bridgegate --
Sen. Booker:  "Booker made $540K in 2013, gave big to charity"
Environment:  "NJ could lose $500M by pulling out of emissions program"
Gambling:  "Christie move to legalize sports betting may be a long shot"
GOP:  "ELEC records show NJ GOP with nearly $300K deficit"
Youth Sports:  "Wide-ranging bill by Menendez, Pascrell aims to protect youth"


[BERNICE] Two community groups seek city help.

[OLDDOC] Look for Council post a little later.

[DAVID] posts photos from Sunday KYSS protest.

[JACKIE] BB16 live feeds overnigh.

Sunday, September 7, 2014