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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Plainfield teacher charged with touching students had been previously accused of exposing himself.. Nine vying for three school board seats.. Rebecca: Voting machine demo at Plainfield National Night Out.. Carl films a fox trying to get into a groundhog den.. Jackie: BB21: Live feeds into Tuesday evening..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • 2013 Murder: Appeals court upholds sentence of Plainfield man who killed his mother with dumbbell. Read more here.
  • Board of Ed: Nine vying for three school board seats. Read more here.
  • Development: Apartments proposed for South and Woodland Avenues. Read more here.
  • Schools: Plainfield teacher charged with touching students had been previously accused of exposing himself. Read more here.
OF INTEREST
  • 9/11 Compensation: Trump signs 9/11 compensation funding. Read more here.
  • Charity: Couple bought all the shoes from a closing Payless, donated to women's shelter. Read more here.
  • Concerts: Rolling Stones concert creating headaches for NJ Transit. -- Ledger | Bloomberg |
  • Drugs: Cops seize $1M in meth in raid on West Orange home. Read more here.
  • EWR: 735 being laid off as United changes cleaning companies. Read more here.
  • Fox News: Stories of people transformed by Fox News. Read more here.
  • New Brunswick: School staffer admits to sexually assaulting student, 13. Read more here.
  • Sen. Lesniak --
  • South Plainfield: Overnight fire damages commercial building. Read more here.
  • Toys: Black rag dolls meant to be abused pulled from stores. Read more here.
  • Quiz: Test your history knowledge. Take quiz here.
STATE/NATIONAL

  • 2020 Prez Race --
    • Debates: Moderates take shots at Sanders and Warren. Read more here.
    • Booker prepping for standoff with Biden at debate. -- CNN | Inquirer |
    • Bon Jovi set to host Hamptons fundraiser for Booker. Read more here.
    • Booker qualifies for September debate. Read more here.
    • Can Booker win the South Carolina primary? Read more here.
    • How Elizabeth Warren learned to be a candidate. Read more here.
    • Perth Amboy council members back Booker. Read more here. -- Mayor has endorsed Sanders.
  • Campaign Funds: Feds going after campaign funds of retired -- and dead -- pols. Read more here.
  • CD 10: Roselle minister to challenge Rep. Donald Payne in Dem primary. Read more here.
  • Congress: McConnell bristles at being tagged 'Moscow Mitch' over voting security. Read more here.
  • Elections --
    • Sherrill renews call for election security. Read more here.
    • How 3rd party voters sank Clinton in 2016, what they mean for Trump. Read more here.
  • Guns: Federal judge upholds NJ limit on gun ammunition. Read more here.
  • Gov. Murphy: Moran: Murphy drive to silence women is hypocrisy on steroids. Read more here.
  • NJ Dems: Dem State Committee announces 2019 Conference in AC. Read more here.
  • Tax Incentives Probe --
    • Group investigating incentives is stacked with Dem operatives. Read more here.
    • Select Committee won't investigate task force, chair says. Read more here.
    • Companies with incentives won't pay property taxes for 20 years. Read more here.

TRUMP WORLD
  • 2020 Election: California gets new law that may bar Trump from 2020  ballot. -- Politico | Ledger |
  • New Jersey: Trump expected to return to NJ this weekend. Read more here.
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Monday, July 29, 2019

Buster Soaries to retire.. Mixed use project proposed near Green Brook Park.. Freeholders authorize shotgun, bow deer hunts for 2019.. Jackie: BB21: Nominations Show blog party..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
  • Playing hooky today.
PLAINFIELD
  • Deer Hunts: Freeholders authorize shotgun, bow deer hunts for 2019. Read more here.
  • Zoning Board: Mixed use project proposed near Green Brook Park. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Buster Soaries: Buster Soaries to retire. Read more here.
  • Live Poultry: Appellate Court rules in favor of live poultry market that sued Union City. Read more here.
  • Llewellyn Park: High-end doesn't even begin to describe this gate community. Read more here.
STATE/NATIONAL
  • Assisted Suicide: NJ will let terminally ill patients decide when to die, beginning Thursday. Read more here.
  • Equal Rights Amendment: ERA extension gets support of 6 NJ House members. Read more here.
  • Legislation: New law would make road projects run better. Read more here.
  • Tax Incentives Probe --
    • Senate hearing on incentives to feature program boosters. Read more here.

TRUMP WORLD
  • Baltimore: Chris Christie slams Trump's Baltimore tweets. Read more here.
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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Plainfield 911 operator honored for delivering baby by phone.. PEA 'Stuff The Bus' school supplies drive set.. Tragedy inspires Plainfield family to save lives, prevent drowning.. Jackie: BB21: POV live feeds Saturday.. Carl films rabbit warren fun..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • 911: Plainfield 911 operator honored for delivering baby by phone. Read more here.
  • Jamaica: Plainfield celebrates Jamaica's 57th Independence. Read more here.
  • Plainfield Education Association: PEA 'Stuff The Bus' school supplies drive set. Read more here.
  • Plainfield Schools --
    • 21st Century's 10th annual end-of-summer museum walk and dance showcase. Read more here.
    • 1,800 served in summer school, 500 in sports camps. Read more here.
  • Water Safety: Tragedy inspires Plainfield family to save lives, prevent drowning. Read more here.
  • Week in Review: Plainfield week in review: Restaurant Week, Rescue Squad suit, more. Read more here.

OF INTEREST
  • Cranford: Behind on property taxes, 106-year-old woman might lose her house. Read more here.
  • Longshoremen: Union leader charged in accepting $150K in bribes. Read more here.
  • Westfield: Westfield youth competes on Food Network's 'Chopped Junior'. Read more here.

STATE/NATIONAL

  • 2020 Prez Race --
    • Candidates prepare to go on offense in next week's debates. Read more here.
    • 2020 Dem Convention: NJ Dems release 2020 delegate plan. Read more here.
    • Booker says he's close to qualifying for September debates. Read more here.
  • Tax Incentives Probe --

TRUMP WORLD
  • Impeachment --
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Friday, July 26, 2019

Plainfield Symphony announces honorees for Centennial Gala.. Plainfield's Restaurant Week coming August 8 - 18.. Jackie: BB21: HoH Endurance Camp updates.... Toll booths are closing on Hudson River crossings.. Jackie: BB21: HoH Endurance Camp updates..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Cookout With The Cops: LocalShare partners with cops' community cookout. Read more here.
  • Hudson River Crossings: Toll booths are going. Read more here.
  • Plainfield Public Library --
    • Exhibit: Dennis Closs, Plainfield artist. Read more here.
    • Historical Society hosts documentary Farming the Millstone Valley . Read more here.
  • Plainfield Symphony: PSO announces honorees for Centennial Gala. Read more here.
  • Restaurant Week: Plainfield's Restaurant Week coming August 8 - 18. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • 9/11 Victim: Nick Poliseno, former Spotswood mayor dies of 9/11-realated illness at 41. Read more here.
  • Celgene: Celgene pays $55M to settle suit on cancer drung. Read more here.
  • Facebook: Dems complain $5B fine doesn't fix what's broken -- executive accountability. Read more here.
  • Language: 13 words we borrowed from Arabic. Read more here. -- Actually, read closely -- it's 14.
  • Miss America: Pageant leaves Atlantic City -- again. Read more here.
  • NJ Policy Perspective: NJPP announces Marcia Marley as new board chair. Read more here.
  • Twitter: The man who created the retweet regrets it. Read more here.

STATE/NATIONAL

  • 2020 Prez Race --
  • Alvarez Rape Case: Lawyers in case want gag order lifted. Read more here.
  • Congress --
    • Watson Coleman votes no on resolution opposing Israel boycott movement. Read more here.
    • Jewish leaders 'disappointed' in Watson Coleman's BDS vote. Read more here.
    • Monroe mayor disagrees with Watson Coleman's vote. Read more here.
    • Menendez' tough bill on Saudi Arabia gets bipartisan backing. Read more here.
  • Elections 2020: Senate intelligence report on Russian meddling sounds alarm for 2020. Read more here.
  • Legislation: Acting Guv Oliver signs pay, gender equity bill. Read more here.
  • Marijuana: Lawmakers unlikely to move on weed until lame duck. Read more here.
  • NJ Transit: Big raise to former Murphy campaign staffer. Read more here. -- Ka-ching!
  • Schools Dev Authority: Sweeney wants SDA shut down. Read more here.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Assemblywoman Carter blasts Trump over 'go back' tweet.. Former Rescue Squad member sues, alleges whistleblower retaliation.. Freeholder Williams: Free swimming lessons with Plainfield's Recreation Division.. Jackie: BB21: Live feeds into Tuesday..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Assemblywoman Carter: Black Caucus blasts Trump over 'go back' tweet. Read more here. 
  • Gateway Tunnel: NJ lawmakers move to insulate Jerseyans from Gateway costs. Read more here.
  • Derrick Johnson: FiancĂ©e of Westfield principal files suit against hospital over his death. Read more here.
  • PHS: Meet and greet with PHS head football coach this week. Read more here.
  • Plainfield Rescue Squad: Former member sues, alleges whistleblower retaliation. -- TAPinto | Courier |
OF INTEREST
  • American Dream Mall: What's the transportation plan for American Dream? Read more here.
  • Facial Recognition: Orlando police halt testing of Amazon's Rekognition. Read more here.
  • Farmers Markets: South Bound Brook farmers market has unique twist. Read more here.
  • ICE: ICE raids targeting 2,100 net 35 arrests. Read more here.
  • Newark: 'Newark is what keeps me up at night' says doctor who exposed lead in Flint. Read more here.
  • New Brunswick: Sunday storm causes construction crane collapse at Rutgers. Read more here.
  • North Plainfield: Cars drive through flooded Route 22 (video). Read more here.
  • Rutgers: RU signs naming deal for stadium. Read more here. -- SHI Stadium?
  • School Lunches: School district tells parents who owe lunch money kids could be put in foster care. Read more here.
  • South Plainfield: Right wing Catholic group forces gay facilitator off Sacred Heart's webpage. Read more here.

STATE/NATIONAL


TRUMP WORLD
  • Impeachment: National NAACP calls for Trump impeachment. Read more here.
  • World Cup: Bar patrons ruin Fox segment on womens' win by chanting 'F Trump'. Read more here.
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Monday, July 22, 2019

Planning board approves South Avenue laundromat.. Meet and greet with PHS head football coach Don Sofilkanich this week.. Bilingual poll worker positions available in Union County.. Jackie: BB21: HoH and Nominations blog party..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Election Workers: Bilingual poll worker positions available in Union County. Read more here.
  • PACHA: Plainfield celebrates Colombian independence with flag raising. Read more here.
  • Pet Welfare: PRAAR: Bring pets inside during excessive heat. Read more here.
  • PHS Cardinals: Meet and greet with head football coach Don Sofilkanich this week. Read more here.
  • Plainfield Public Library: Library digitizes historical Plainfield materials. Read more here.
  • Planning Board: Planning board approves South Avenue laundromat. Read more here.
  • Union County Parks: In  the parks, the trees speak for themselves. Read more here.
  • Week in Review: Plainfield week in review: Athletics physicals, new laundromat, flag raising, more. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Airbnb: Under attack in NJ, Airbnb seeks new allies: Voters. Read more here.
  • Epstein Case: Dershowitz pens panicky op-ed in anticipation of New Yorker piece. Read more here.
  • Selena Lesniak: A tribute. Read more here.
  • Marijuana: How legal marijuana is helping the black market. Read more here.
  • New Brunswick: Another official quietly charged in bribery scheme. Read more here.
  • North Plainfield: Person shot Friday on Somerset Street. Read more here.
  • Public Records: NJ Supremes rule student records not covered by OPRA. Read more here.
  • Real Estate: Hispanic buyers prop up real estate market. Read more here.
  • Rutgers: Barchi preparing to step down as RU president. Read more here.
  • Schools --
    • New law will require schools to teach about sex abuse. Read more here.
    • Murphy scraps Christie's cap on school superintendents. Read more here.

STATE/NATIONAL

  • 2020 Prez Race --
    • Booker draws strong debate slot, gets 40 more NH endorsements. Read more here.
  • Boards of Elections: New law allows county boards to expand to six members. Read more here.
  • Legislation: Scutari among those saying cut-and-paste legislation is OK. Read more here.
  • NJ GOP: Poor Jon Bramnick. Read more here.
  • Tax Incentives --
    • Early signs of compromise over extension of tax credits. Read more here.
    • Norcross lawyers want 'sunlight' on tax credit investigation. Read more here.

TRUMP WORLD
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Friday, July 19, 2019

Chemicals leak from Plainfield driver's overturned truck.. VWB's Coriell Mansion on Planning Board agenda for August.. NJ Monthly: Jessica's Cafe opens in Plainfield.. PETA offering reward for information on raccoon burned in Plainfield.. Jackie: BB21: Live Eviction comeback show.. Carl: Wood duck ducklings,,


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Animal Cruelty: PETA offering reward for information on raccoon burned in Plainfield. -- Ledger | DailyVoice |
  • Cooling Center: The Senior Center is Plainfield's cooling center. Read more here.
  • E-Z Pass: Court tells Turnpike Authority to prove E-Z Pass fine is no scam. Read more here.
  • Hazardous Spill: Chemicals leak from Plainfield driver's overturned truck. Read more here.
  • Planning Board: VWB's Coriell Mansion on Planning Board agenda for August. Read more here.
  • Restaurant: Jessica's Cafe opens in Plainfield. Read more here. -- NJ Monthly notice.
  • Food Recall: Wegman's recalls carrot cake, muffins. Read m ore here.

OF INTEREST
  • 9/11 First Responders: Bill championed by Jon Stewart to get Senate vote after all. Read more here.
  • Jersey City: Whistleblower says McGreevey replacement is ruining agency. Read more here.
STATE/NATIONAL
  • 2020 Prez Race --
  • Judiciary --
    • NJ Supremes remove Judge Troiano. -- InsiderNJ | Ledger |
    • Judges ordered to attend training on sexual assault. -- NJGlobe |
  • Motor Vehicle Commission: MVC brings back fee for renewals online. Read more here.
  • Refugees: Trump officials looking to slash refugees to zero next year. Read more here.
  • SALT Taxes: NJ, NY sue IRS over workaround. -- PoliticoNJ |
  • Tax Incentives Probe --
    • Three more companies face scrutiny over tax incentives. Read more here.

TRUMP WORLD
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