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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Petition filed to recall Gov. Murphy.. Gunman who held hostages at UPS facility killed by SWAT team.. Teacher and basketball coach faces sex abuse charges.. Assemblywoman Carter at Scotch Plains Council Tuesday night..

  • Assemblywoman Carter:  Plainfield's Carter will be at Scotch Plains Council meeting Tuesday. -- 7:00 PM.
  • Commuting: As LIRR exec takes over NJTransit, the two lines compared. Read more here.
  • Fiat Chrysler:  NJ settles with auto giant over software that cheated on emissions tests. Read more here.
  • Girls Basketball:  Plainfield routs Rahway. Read more here. Plainfield High:  PHS students receive instant admissions from Kean. Read more here.
  • Plainfield Symphony:  PSO opens 2019 with free family concert. Read more here.
  • Raritan Valley Line: Though safety work is finished, full service has not been restored. Read more here.
  • Route 22 Crash: Authorities seek public help in Rt. 22 crash. Read more here.
  • Weather: Possible major snowstorm this coming weekend. Read more here.


  • Bullying: Survey finds persistent bullying in NJ high schools. Read more here. -- I hear a counter story about PHS.
  • Comics: Marvel unveils mutant drag queen superhero Shade. Read more here.
  • Contraception: Second federal court blocks Trump regulation. Read more here.
  • Eminent Domain: Town has to pay for land it seized -- $1.1M more than it wanted to. Read more here.
  • Gannett:  Analyst: Takeover bid is too low. Read more here. -- Gannett did not report the offer in its papers.
  • Horizon:  Horizon distributes millions from 2018 tax refund. Read more here.
  • McCarter Theater: Dramatic action as artistic director announces retirement. Read more here.
  • Movies --
    • Unknown NJ teen lands role in Spielberg remake of 'West Side Story'. Read more here.
    • NJ actor cast in 'Sopranos' prequel set in Newark. Read more here.
  • Newark:  Michael B. Jordan surprises students at Baringer High. Read more here.
  • Rutgers:  RU employee charged with theft of $75K in union funds. -- Ledger | Courier |
  • Sex Abuse --
    • Catholic Church settles abuse allegations against priest for $400K. Rear more here.
    • Teacher and basketball coach faces sex abuse charges. Read more here.
  • UPS Hostage Situation: Gunman who held hostages shot, killed by SWAT team. Read more here.


  • LD21:  As district becomes more Dem, Bramnick prepares 10th run. -- InsiderNJ | NJGlobe |
  • Healthcare:  New funding for expansion of pediatric health care. Read more here.
  • Marijuana --
    • Last votes needed to legalize weed could come from 3 GOP moderates. Read more here.
    • NJ could lose out on millions if it doesn't legalize weed soon. Read more here.
  • Murphy Recall:  Three women file petition to recall Gov. Murphy. Read more here. -- 4 million signatures needed.
  • Tax Incentives --
  • Turnpike Authority: NJ Supremes rule suit in double-fatal crash can proceed. Read more here.


  • Dems: Trump blasts Dems for Puerto Rico trip during shutdown. Read more here. -- So bogus: Trip planned well before shutdown.
  • Mueller Report: How Mueller can write a report that can't be suppressed. Read more here.
  • Moscow: The hidden history of Trump's first visit to Moscow. Read more here.
  • Tax Returns: Pascrell wants to force Trump to release tax returns. Read more here.
  • The Wall:  Burned in the past, Dems reluctant to give ground in wall fight. Read more here.
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