Where Plainfield turns for news.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Bernice posts 2015 Council calendar; notes Elmwood Gardens plan proceeds.. Olddoc bids farewell to 2014.. Jackie's Photo Blog: Gordon Ramsay did Blackberry's no favor..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Boys Basketball:  "Plainfield (59) at Union Catholic (69)"
Congressman Holt:  "Rush Holt bids farewell after eight terms"

Dunellen:  "Raccoon tests positive for rabies"
Edison:  "First responders battle fire on Plainfield Avenue"
Essex County:  "'Code Blue' program launched to help homeless on cold nights"
Linden:  "New mayor Armstead may keep county job to retain pension benefits"
New Brunswick:  "Police investigate two home invasions near Rutgers"
Woodbury:  "Thousands in cash utility, tax payments stolen from City Hall" -- Sound familiar?

PolitickerNJ:  "2014 Year in Review"
Port Authority:  "GOP lawmakers may have to go against bill they praised"
State Police:  "Top commander accused in lawsuits of manipulating promotions"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] posts 2015 Council calendar; notes Elmwood Gardens plan proceeds.

[OLDDOC] bids farewell to 2014.

[JACKIE'S PHOTO BLOG] says Gordon Ramsay did Blackberry's no favor.



Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Bernice offers several photo posts, including unrepaired 2011 fire damage.. Olddoc and Dawg bid farewell to 2014.. Jackie's photo blog: The mystery and adventure of train stations..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Home Invasion:  "Man guilty in Plainfield home invasion, torture, loses appeal"

Essex County:  "All 27 police agencies in county receive overdose-fighting drug"
Flemington:  "Bank manager stole more than $75K, prosecutor says"
Morristown:  "More than 200 acts at this year's First Night Morris"
Newark:  "Hundreds turn out for Kwanzaa event"
NJ Transit:  "NJT replaces 3,400 railroad ties after August derailment"
PATH: "Riders frustrated over potential cancellation of late night service"
Rahway:  "City grows SID to 500 businesses to boost marketing of city"
Union County:  "Juvenile facility planned for males only; Females to go to Bergen County"

Bridgegate --
Building Permits:  "Christie signs controversial bill to extend building permit deadlines"
Medicaid:  "NJ doctors facing steep drop in reimbursement rates"
Port Authority:  "Lawmakers: Vetoes won't stop PA reforms"
Voter Turnout:  "Why NJ's turnout has been so low in recent years"

Air Travel:  "United, Orbitz suing man who publicized loophole to get cheap fares"
Meteor:  "Dashcam video catches meteor streaking over NJ"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] offers several photo posts, including unrepaired 2011 fire damage.

[OLDDOC] Olddoc and Dawg bid farewell to 2014.

[JACKIE'S PHOTO BLOG] The mystery and adventure of train stations.



Monday, December 29, 2014

Bernice checks out the South Avenue fire, as a sightseer.. Olddoc remains Oh Hell champ.. Councilor Williams reports on the Kwanzaa event.. Jackie: Don't forget to check out her new photo blog.. Plainfield Latino gets a response to 'Needs' request..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Girls Basketball:  "Plainfield (67) at Carteret (21)"
Weather:  "Dry, colder New Year's Eve approaches"

Bridgeton:  "Mayor seeking to bring 'tiny homes' to town for homeless"
Linden:  "Sounds 'like explosions' from overnight oil trains stress neighborhoods"
Union County:  "Top 10 stories of 2014" -- Oh, come on!
Westfield:  "Students Skype with Afghanistan partner school"

Christie for President:  "Bush leads Christie by 10 points in new poll"
NJIT:  "Scientists, engineers work to create 'smarter' building materials"
Port Authority --
PSEG:  "For Izzo, tomorrow is cleaner, cheaper and still profitable"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] checks out the South Avenue fire, as a sightseer.

[OLDDOC] remains Oh Hell champ.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] reports on the Kwanzaa event.

[JACKIE] don't forget to check out Jackie's new photo blog here.

[PLAINFIELD LATINO] gets a response to 'Needs' request.



Sunday, December 28, 2014

Bernice wishes Happy Kwanzaa, notes Top Ten 2014 posts.. Olddoc maintains his Oh Hell championship.. Jackie's week in review includes 'new era' fuzzy dice.. David is seeing Montreal via Airbnb.. Noel: South Plainfield comeback falls short..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Boys Basketball:  "Plainfield (71) at South Plainfield (60)"

Cape May:  "Cape May vintners seek federal wine-making designation"
New Brunswick:  "Hospital finds new niche treating drug-exposed newborns"
Trenton:  "Princeton-bound TCHS debate captain arrived in US at 9 with no English"

Christie for President:  "Christie roams and popularity suffers at home"
Mortgages:  "How cheaper oil affects mortgage rates"
Port Authority:  "Christie, Cuomo veto PA reform legislation" -- Ledger | NYTimes | Record |

Photography:  "Forgotten Gordon Parks photos document segregation"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Bernice wishes Happy Kwanzaa, notes Top Ten 2014 posts.

[OLDDOC] maintains his Oh Hell championship.

[DAVID] is seeing Montreal via Airbnb.

[JACKIE] week in review includes 'new era' fuzzy dice.

[NOEL at PALS] South Plainfield comeback falls short.

[PLAINFIELD LATINO] mmm.



Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Bernice notes weekend performances of Amahl & The Night Visitors.. David on the pleasures of being 'off the road'.. Plainfield Latino: Check out what the new blog is up to.. Olddoc reports the Oh Hellers are gathering..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Product Recall:  "Keurig recalls hot beverage makers after users get burned"

Essex County --
Clark:  "Recreation division announces winners of holiday decorations contest"
Newark:  "State to cut council's expenses in effort to rein in spending"
New Brunswick:  "Probation officer took bribes from drug offender" -- Courier | Ledger |
Princeton:  "Police, community hold candlelight vigil for slain NYPD officers"
St. Peter's U.:  "Authorities drip rape charge against student" -- Was he falsely accused?
Scotch Plains:  "Building official gets suspension for racist emails"
South Plainfield: "Former police chief accused of threatening child, shoving grandma to ground"
Veterans:  "Men who impersonated Wounder Warriors fundraisers indicted"

Courts:  "NJ Supremes ban judges speaking with jurors after verdicts"

Civics:  "NJ lawmaker wants HS students to pass citizenship civics test"
#Technology:  "#HappyHolidays: Lambertville firm's Twitter-controlled holiday decorations"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes weekend performances of Amahl & The Night Visitors.

[OLDDOC] reports the Oh Hellers are gathering.

[DAVID] on the pleasures of being 'off the road'.

[PLAINFIELD LATINO] Check out what the new blog is up to.



Tuesday, December 23, 2014

David: KYSS rally this afternoon.. Bernice on squirrels, caffeine and being of good will.. Olddoc offers Top 10 Christmas songs by Jews..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Christmas Weather:  "Wet and warm conditions expected in NJ"

Fraud:  "Two NJ lawyers accused of stealing $5M from two NY law firms"
Hospitals:  "Nurses at RWJ-Somerset vote for steelworkers union"
Identity Theft:  "NJ man sentenced for stealing money to buy 300 pairs of Air Jordans"
Irvinngton:  "Irvington Dem chair, Essex freeholder D. Bilal Beasley dies"
Newark Watershed:  "Trustees file for bankruptcy in bid to recover stolen funds"
Scotch Plains:  "Building official, firefighter suspended over racist emails" -- Firefighter is former mayor's husband.
Springfield:  "Springfield set to swear in youngest mayor -- at 25"
Trenton:  "'Moving Forward' forum focuses on reforming criminal justice system"
Union County:  "Annual deer hunt will start in January"

Christie for President --
Sen. Menendez:  "WashPost: Menendez had worst week in Washington"
Medicaid:  "In NJ fiasco, thousands stranded with no help in sight"
NJ Senate Dems:  "Mark Magyar leaves NJ Spotlight to become Sweeney staffer"
Catholic Church:  "Pope gives cardinals coal for Christmas" -- Summary of Pope's critique here.
Toys:  "Bang! The troubled legacy of toy guns"
Volunteerism:  "NJ ranks near bottom in US for volunteerism"
Obituary:  "Joe Cocker, raspy-voiced Woodstock sensation"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] on squirrels, caffeine and being of good will.

[OLDDOC] offers Top 10 Christmas songs by Jews.

[DAVID] KYSS rally this afternoon.



Monday, December 22, 2014

Olddoc offers Top 10 Christmas songs by Jews.. David: KYSS rally set for Tuesday.. Bernice takes a break.. Councilor Storch remembers Dave Beck..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Girls Basketball:  "SPFHS over Lady Cardinals at Plainfield"
UEZ:  "Legislation to keep revenue in communities goes to Christie for signature"
Hospitals:  "Demolition of former Princeton hospital 3 months in, 3 more to go" -- Asbestos slows things down.
Gas Prices:  "NJ drivers could see gas below $2 for the holidays"

Asbury Park:  "Stephen Crane house earns spot on state register" -- C'mon, you remember him... from American Lit.
Englewood:  "Planning Board official had townhomes at stake during vote"

Christie for President --
Energy:  "NJ calls US power plant rules 'impossible to implement'"
Gambling:  "Fulop: Casino in JC would highest grossing in North America"
NJ Senate:  "Sweeney beefs up Senate Majority Office"
NYPD Shootings --
School Security:  "Retired cops changing the conversation about school security"
Year In Review:  "NJ Spotlight reviews 2014 in eduction, energy, healthcare and more"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] takes a bbreak.

[OLDDOC] offers Top 10 Christmas songs by Jews.

[Councilor STORCH] remembers Dave Beck.

[DAVID] KYSS rally set for Tuesday.



Sunday, December 21, 2014

Olddoc on Sony and North Korea; Top Ten Christmas songs written by Jews.. Councilor Storch remembers Dave Beck.. Bernice takes a break.. David: KYSS protest set for Tuesday.. Noel on the Final Week of the MidState 38 Top 10.. Jackie's week in review: the season of hanging in there is upon us..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

JFK:  "JFK, RWJ among hospitals penalized by Medicare for infections, errors" -- Courier | Ledger |
HUD:  "Plainfield resident organizes event to welcome new HUD-NJ director" -- Congrats, Walter!
UEZ:  "Proposed legislation focuses on stopping raids on UEZ funds"

Scotch Plains:  "NYTimes community profile"
Media:  "Will YouTube kill cable?"
Retirement:  "Selling the family home is liberating for many"
Theater:  "'Much Ado' with a wartime Christmas setting"
Trenton:  "New nonprofit formed by mayor Jackson hosts free holiday event"

Heroin:  "Christie: Government, private sector need to step up fight against heroin"
Home Invasions:  "Inside the national ring, and how authorities brought it down"
Incomes:  "Report: NJ incomes gap has widened since 2000"
NYPD Shooitng --
Red Light Cams:  "Supporters release video warning roads will get more dnagerous"
Transportation Trust Fund:  "Sweeney criticizes Christie, calls for plan to save fund"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] takes a break.

[OLDDOC] on Sony and North Korea; Top Ten Christmas songs written by Jews.

[Councilor STORCH]  remembers Dave Beck.

[DAVID] KYSS protest set for Tuesday.

[JACKIE] week in review: the season of hanging in there is upon us.

[NOEL at PALS] on the Final Week of the MidState 38 Top 10.



Saturday, December 20, 2014

David: KYSS solidarity protest set for Dec. 23.. Bernice: Planners approve Hub Stine improvements.. Olddoc on December holidays.. Jackie: The Amazing Race season finale blog party..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

JFK:  "JFK, RWJ among hospitals penalized by Medicare for infections, errors" -- Courier | Ledger |
HUD:  "Plainfield resident organizes event to welcome new HUD-NJ director" -- Congrats, Walter!
UEZ:  "Proposed legislation focuses on stopping raids on UEZ funds"
Credit Card Breach:  "Staples confirms over 1 million credit cards compromised"
Pilgrim Pipeline:  "Execs fire back at Assembly's opposition resolution"
Union County College:  "President named to NJ Council of County Colleges exec committee"

Embezzlement:  "Former school employee sentenced in $70K embezzlement"
For-Profit Colleges:  "Schools ambivalent about framework released by White House"
Longshoremen:  "Three former officials plead guilty to extorting Christmas 'tributes'"
Newark:  "Baraka to announce police reforms in wake of federal probe"

Attorney General:  "AG now probing Bergen County prosecutor's office"
Legislature --
Red Light Cams:  "End of cams a blow to budgets, Moody's says"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Planners approve Hub Stine improvements..

[OLDDOC] on December holidays.

[DAVID] KYSS solidarity protest set for Dec. 23.

[JACKIE] The Amazing Race season finale blog party.



Friday, December 19, 2014

Olddoc on December holidays.. Bernice: Planners approve Hub Stine improvements.. Councilor Storch to an anonymous commenter.. Jackie: San Juan del 'Sur season finale..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Raritan Valley Line:  "NYC one-seat evening ride starts Jan. 12"
Wardlaw-Hartridge:  "Students enjoyed annual trip to Williamsburg"
Watson Coleman:  "Assembly honors Congresswoman-elect"
Pilgrim Pipeline --
Negro League:  "Paterson stadium close to national recognition, makeover"

Community Policing:  "'Shop with a Cop' program visits JC Target"
Elizabeth:  "Protesters stage 'die-in- while shots fired two miles away"
New Brunswick:  "ACLU challenges ban on panhandling"
Perth Amboy:  "After chief's arrest, unions staying out of fray"
Public Records:  "Franklin fire district fined for denying access to records"
South Plainfield:  "SPHS wrestlers memorialize former teammate"

Christie Cabinet:  "Hespe confirmed as education commissioner"
Congressman Pallone:  "Obama signs Pallone bill to study infant deaths"
Civil Service:  "Christie's civil service changes invalidated by Legislature"
Ebola:  "2 from NJ make Time's 'Person of Year' for Ebola work"
Medicare:  "23 NJ hospitals penalized over errors, infections"
PensionF unds:  "Override of Christie veto of forced quarterly pay-ins fails"
Rutgers:  "Lawmakers agree RU has too many trustees"
Water Systems:  "Bill removing public vote from sale of water moves to Christie's desk"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Planners approve Hub Stine improvements.

[OLDDOC] on December holidays.

[Councilor STORCH] to an anonymous commenter.

[JACKIE] San Juan del 'Sur season finale.



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Olddoc cites traditional and some unusual December holidays.. Bernice: Muhlenberg Foundation hearing documents are available.. Councilor Storch answers an anonymous commenter.. Jackie: Survivor San Juan del Sur blog party..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Commuters:  "NJ rail commuters to get tax break they may not be able to use"
Dining Out:  "Three NJ restaurants listed among top 100 in country"
Obituary: "Louis Harding, PHS baseball standout, Avis franchisee"

Elizabeth:  "Activists plan police station 'die-in' to protest recent shootings"
Middlesex Boro:  "PTO president charged after $3,000 goes missing" -- Courier | Ledger |
Mt. Arlington:  "Council censures a member for accusing peers of wrongdoing"
Union County:  "Four mayors stress safety benefits; cam fines topped $3M last year"

Bridgegate --
Christie for President --
Cuba --
Dietary Supplement Fraud:  "NJ manufacturer admits lying about kosher, organic ingredients"
Fracking:  "Citing health risks, Cuomo bans fracking in NY state"
Gambling:  "NY state casino picks a 'huge relief' for Atlantic City"
NJ Investments:  "NJ paid fees to Mary Pat Christie's firm after investments were terminated"
NJ Pensions:  "State pensions not go generous after all, study says" -- NJSpot | Ledger |

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes Muhlenberg Foundation hearing documents are available.

[OLDDOC] cites traditional and some unusual December holidays.

[Councilor STORCH] answers an anonymous commenter.

[JACKIE] Survivor San Juan del Sur blog party.



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bernice notes Gail Hunton feted by HPC.. Olddoc on Monday's Council doings.. David offers a time lapse view of Millions March in NYC..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Escape:  "Plainfield teen charged with escaping cops at Watchung Mall"
Schools:  "Bullying, violence in NJ schools declines again" -- NJSpot | Ledger | -- Detailed report is here.

Archdiocese of Newark:  "Headstone makes battle church for business"
Edison:  "District pursues tenure charges against teachers in raunchy chat" -- Courier | Ledger |
Jersey City:  "Nearly $1M approved in pay hikes for officials"
Newark --
North Plainfield:  "Signarama under new ownership"
Perth Amboy:  "Police arrested on theft charges, suspended" -- Courier | Ledger |
South Plainfield:  "Landscaper fails to report more than $1M in income"
Trenton:  "Council mulls $350K settlement with employee who reported Mack corruption"

Christie for President --
Charities:  "Top 10 worst charities of 2014"
Holidays:  "Why there's more Christmas in Chanukah than ever"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes Gail Hunton feted by HPC.

[OLDDOC] on Council actions Monday.

[DAVID] offers a time lapse view of Millions March in NYC.



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Olddoc recaps Monday's Council meetings.. Bernice notes Watson gains 90 more days; wishes all Happy Hanukkah.. David pictures the NYC Millions March rally.. Jackie wonders if there's a color 'Bodega yellow'..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Plainfield Police:  "Ledger runs copycat story based on Courier reportage"
Judy Blume:  "Former Plainfield author's new novel tackles 1950s Elizabeth plane crashes"

Colonia:  "Woman victim of Publisher's Clearing House scam"
Edison:  "Teachers face tenure charges for raunchy chat session" -- Nothing on work computers is private.
Home Invasions:  "Middlesex home invasion suspects caught during Texas spree"
Newaqrk Watershed:  "Former employee, contractor indicted in kickback scheme" -- Ledger | PolNJ |
North Plainfield:  "Iconic Dunkin' Donuts on Route 22 is sold"
Secaucus:  "Officials: Solar panels could save town $1.2M over 15 years"
West Orange:  "Former Orange mayor loses appeal over police wage issues"

Christie for President:  "Christie trails Romney, Bush for GOP nomination"
Gas Tax:  "Poll: 60% oppose NJ gas tax increase, say roads are just fine"
Joint Base Dix-Maguire-Lakehurst:  "Lawmakers lobby Obama not to close historic base"
Legislature --
Atheists:  "Cranford-based atheist group lunches anti-Christmas billboards"
Electronic Drivers License:  "Senator set to propose drivers license app"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes Watson gains 90 more days; wishes all Happy Hanukkah.

[OLDDOC] recaps Monday's Council meetings.

[DAVID] pictures the NYC Millions March rally.

[JACKIE] wonders if there's a color 'Bodega yellow'.



Monday, December 15, 2014

Bernice notes Watson's next 90 days need approval: posts 'People Against Killing' question.. Olddoc offers a little trivia.. Councilor Storch reports on Council prep for 2015.. Jackie's week in review.. Rebecca on Millions March in NYC..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Plainfield Police:  "Police lawsuit: 'We're the cops! We run s***'"

East Orange:  "Former EO Water Commissioner gets three years in prison"
East Windsor:  "Rescue squad files suit against mayor, town, PNC Bank over closure"
Hackensack:  "Council civility rule walks a fine line on free speech"

Pres. Obama:  "Obama visits NJ today to mark end of war in Afghanistan"
Gov.Christie:  "Christie sparks firestorm sitting with Cowboys owner" | "'Fat-assed...creep' Tweet goes viral"
Grandparents as Caregivers:  "Top 10 communities in NJ"
Healthcare:  "Coordinated-care beginning to have impact across NJ"
Pipeline:  "GOP lawmakers oppose pipeline as their party leader lobby for it"
State Police:  "AG: Trooper who took photos of protesters at Christie event posed as media"
Transportation Trust Fund:  "Sweeney joined by local leaders in support of fund renewal"
Voter Turnout:  "Turnout again plunges to new low in NJ"
Water Systems:  "Rutgers expert warns NJ must move quickly on its aging system"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes Watson's next 90 days need approval: posts 'People Against Killing' question.

[OLDDOC] offers a little trivia.

[Councilor STORCH] reports on Council prep for 2015.

[JACKIE] week in review.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] on Millions March in NYC.




Sunday, December 14, 2014

Bernice comments on comments..Olddoc issues an Obamacare alert.. Councilor Williams on NYC's Millions March.. Check for Jackie's week in review..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Brown/Garner Protests --
Drugs:  "Plainfield man busted with $20K in cocaine in Massachusetts"
Gospel Music:  "Blueprint Gospel Group of Plainfield performs at UCPAC"
Union County:  "Freeholders mull housing Hudson juvenile detainees"
Animal Rescue:  "Central Jerseyans have a passion for animals"

Asbury Park:  "SantaCon invades for the holidays"
Elizabeth:  "Board of Ed calls on Kean to sell $219K conference table"
Fanwood/Scotch Plains:  "Commission studying merger of towns disbands"
Newark:  "Activists call on Obama to visit Ferguson"
NYC:  "Millions March dominates midtown on SantaCon day"
Tracy Morgan Lawsuit:  "Judge refuses to delay lawsuit against Welmart"

Christie for President:  "Christie mum on NJ pipeline GOP opposes as he pitches XL pipeline"
Affordable Housing:  "Subcompact homes: The new next big thing?"
Negro League:  "Congress adds Paterson stadium where Negro League played to national park"
NJ Revenues:  "NJ revenues lag behind Christie projections" -- That's one way of putting it.
Innocence Project:  "Cleared after 20 years in jail, NJ man fights for the innocent"
Trucking:  "Senate clears bill that suspends truckers' rest rules"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] comments on comments.

[OLDDOC] issues an Obamacare alert.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] on NYC's Millions March.

[JACKIE] check for her week in review.




Friday, December 12, 2014

Olddoc on Grand Juries and Prosecutors.. Bernice on Community Forum; notes additions to City Hall holidays decorations.. Jackie San Juan del Sur blog party..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Housing:  "Federal funding cuts hurt Plainfielders needing housing assistance"
Police:  "Stamler Police Academy graduates 57"
Asw Stender:  "Bill before Stender committee would ease sale, lease of sewer, water facilities"

Elizabeth:  "Lesniak goes after Elizabeth BOE in Judiciary Committee meeting"
Linden:  "Man charged with staging car accidents, witness tampering"
Trenton:  "Police director looks to mend relationship between police, community"

Bridgegate --
  • "Federal charges may be brought under fraud law" -- NYTimes | Ledger |
Gov. Christie:  "Christie vetoes bill aiming at reducing ocean garbage"
Brown/Garner Solidarity --
Civil Commitment:  "Auditor: State shouyld pay less than minimum wage for those committed"
Internet Complaint:  "Gannett subsidiary pays $750K in 'cookie' case"
Legislature --
Paid Sick Leave:  "US Labor Secretary: NJ policy should spread nationwide"
Pipelines:  "State getting bad deals on pipelines on public lands"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] on Community Forum; notes additions to City Hall holidays decorations...

[OLDDOC] on Grand Juries and Prosecutors.

[JACKIE] San Juan del Sur blog party.



Thursday, December 11, 2014

Olddoc on Monday's two Council meetings.. Bernice notes Watson appointment up Monday; Bilingual assistance in Clerk's office.. David: Mayor, Reverend host justice forum tonight.. Jackie: Survivor: San Juan del Sur blog party.


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Newark:  "Development agency review question $3M in loans"
North Plainfield --
Port Authority:  "PA hires firm to study PATH extension to Newark Liberty"
Union County:  "Hudson freeholders vote on moving juvenile offenders to Union County"

Christie for President:  "Poll finds shaky NJ support, Christie would lose to Clinton"
Garner/Brown Protests --
Legislature:  "Lawmakers want to study requiring police to wear body cams"
Torture Report --
US Congress:  " Menendez, Booker say Republicans set out to block Obama success"

RECENT BLOG POSTS
--

[BERNICE] notes Watson appointment up Monday; Bilingual assistance in Clerk's office.

[OLDDOC] on Monday's two Council meetings.


[DAVID] Mayor, Reverend host justice forum tonight.

[JACKIE] Survivor: San Juan del Sur blog party.




Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Olddoc on the forensic audit vote.. Bernice comments on forensic audit; congratulates Park & 7th SID winners.. Rebecca honors Toni Morrison and James Baldwin..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Asm Green:  "Green partners with County to explore police-community relations" -- Courier | Ledger |
Bank Robbery:  "Plainfield man caught in robbery of Warren bank"
Product Recall:  "Playpen made by South Plainfield firm recalled over strangulation hazard"

East Orange: "Mayor Lester Taylor in CBS panel on race relations tonight" -- Bibi's husband.
Edison:  "Three police lawsuits settled with promotions" -- Courier | Ledger |
Florham Park:  "Former BOE president stole from employer, must pay back $150K"
Irvington:  "PBA head blasts officials over allowing chief to remain on job"
Middlesex County --
North Plainfield:  "Nine kids and cop hurt in two crashes" -- Courier | Ledger |
Teachers:  "JC district to reprimand teachers for protesting outside parent-teacher conferences"

Gov. Christie --
Ebola:  "30-minute test for Ebola is goal of RU researcher"
Port Authority --
Legislature:  "Lawmakers want to regulate car services like Uber"
NJ Pensions:  "Pension board chairs sue Christie for not making payments"
Toxic Sites:  "Report: NJ policy on emergency response puts residents in harm's way"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  comments on forensic audit; congratulates Park & 7th SID winners.

[OLDDOC] on the forensic audit vote.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] honors Toni Morrison and James Baldwin.



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Olddoc offers a quickie report on Council; more to follow.. Bernice: Council questions PMUA rates, operations; Rejects forensic audit.. David: What is half a Nets game worth?..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Gov. McGreevey:  "Incarceration is a morel cancer in this country"
Traffic:  "Delays on Route 78" | "5-mile delay on Parkway in Union County"

Elizabeth:  "Fajardo contests BOE outcome after recount upholds loss"
Rutgers:  "RU concedes 59 trustees are too many"
Summit:  "Accessibility audit completed on parks, playgrounds and rec facilities"
Union County:  "Former department head who took $200K has sentence postponed -- again"

Bridgegate --
Legislature --
Open Space:  "Fight over money brews after ballot questions passes" -- Ledger | NJSpot |
NJ Corruption:  "Political reporters think NJ is among most corrupt states"
Schools:  "Schools can earn automatic partial escape fro QSAC under proposal"
RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Council questions PMUA rates, operations; Rejects forensic audit.

[OLDDOC] offers a quickie report on Council; more to follow.

[DAVID] What is half a Nets game worth?.