C L I P S

Where Plainfield turns for news.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Bernice on the challenge of the decade: Engage Latinos.. Mayor Mapp: Redevelopment is the key to our future.. Councilor Storch salutes volunteer community cleanup efforts.. Councilor Williams issues a call to action to Stop Trump and Elect Hillary.. Rebecca: National Voter Registration Day at PHS Tuesday..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY] -- If you missed yesterday's CLIPS because of my Windows 10 problems, it is here.
CLIPS is your daily roundup of links to blog posts and news about Plainfield or affecting Plainfielders. Begun in 2003 as an email newsletter to Plainfield city council members when I was Plainfield's public information officer, it was later offered to the general public by email and has been available as a blog since 2007. If you have questions, suggestions or tips, email me at plaindan@gmail.com.

NEWS --

PHS Cardinals:  "Hillsborough at Plainfield"
Negros Americanos:  "Plainfield rap group's new trailer"
2007 Homicide:  "Plainfield man will get new hearing in shooting death of bystander"
PSE&G:  "Your natural gas bill will go down (again) this year"
Interview:  "Judy Blume remembers NJ, books and childhood" -- She wrote her novel 'Wifie' while living in Plainfield.

Bloomfield:  "Councilman in court after allegedly soliciting $15K bribe"
Bridgewater:  "PSE&G to build data center on Rt. 22"
Newark:  "Newark native Lonnie Bunch III is director of new National African American Museum"
Pets:  "NJ pets in need, September 26"
Westfield:  "Owners want to tear down 'Watcher' house and replace it with two"

2016 Presidential Race --
Bridgegate --
Christie Cabinet:  "Christie names new commissioner of labor"
Immigration:  "Green Cards for sale: How rich foreigners buy US visas"
NJ Supremes:  "Justice Barry Albin has made a career o dissent"
NJ Transit:  "Missing for 109 days: A public meeting of the NJT board"
Police-involved Shootings:  "Are more Black people killed than other races?"
State Parks:  "Budget cuts doom state parks to disrepair"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[[BERNICE]  on the challenge of the decade: Engage Latinos.

[OLDDOC]  posts a 'cheat sheet' for Monday's presidential debate.  (9/24/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  Redevelopment is the key to our future. (9/25/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  salutes volunteer community cleanup efforts. (9/26/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  issues a call to action to Stop Trump and Elect Hillary. (9/26/16)

[DAVID]  reports on a short vacation in the Yucatan. (8/21/16)

[JACKIE]   week in review captures a ladybug, plus Big Brother wrapup posts. (9/25/16).

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  National Voter Registration Day at PHS Sept. 27. (9/19/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  Bridgewater-Raritan dominates Phillipsburg. (9/24/16).

**NOTE: As of Monday, 8/15/16, PolicitckerNJ has become part of the NY Observer's website. (Both are owned by Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner). I have always used the abbreviation 'PolNJ' to point to articles from the site. Things have gotten complicated in the meantime, since Politico, the award-winning national news site, has begun to branch out with a NJ version -- PoliticoNJ. To avoid confusion, I will henceforth refer to PolitickerNJ with the abbreviation "ObsNJ'..  Hope that's not all too confusing. -- Dan



Sunday, September 25, 2016

Bernice posts sights on a downtown walk.. Olddoc posts a 'cheat sheet' for Monday's presidential debate.. Councilor Williams: Free family tennis event today.. Noel at PALS: Bridgewater-Raritan dominates Phillipsburg.. Jackie's week in review captures a ladybug, plus Big Brother wrapup posts..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
CLIPS is your daily roundup of links to blog posts and news about Plainfield or affecting Plainfielders. Begun in 2003 as an email newsletter to Plainfield city council members when I was Plainfield's public information officer, it was later offered to the general public by email and has been available as a blog since 2007. If you have questions, suggestions or tips, email me at plaindan@gmail.com.

NEWS --

PHS Cardinals:  "Hillsborough at Plainfield"
Negros Americanos:  "Plainfield rap group's new trailer"
2007 Homicide:  "Plainfield man will get new hearing in shooting death of bystander"
PSE&G:  "Your natural gas bill will go down (again) this year"

Newark:  "Behind the scenes with Newark's SWAT team"
South Plainfield:  "Ex-Piscataway wrestling coach takes over at SPHS"
Temp Agencies:  "Temp agencies are NJ's new sweatshops, experts say. Let's fix them"

Bombing Suspect --

2016 Presidential Race --
Bridgegate --
Christie Cabinet:  "Christie nominates new labor commissioner"
African American Museum:  "History is glorious, messy Obama says at museum opening" -- Politico | Bloomberg |
Policing:  "Mass. high court rules Black men may have legitimate reason to flee police" -- Will this ruling set a precedent elsewhere?

Charlotte Police Shooting --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[[BERNICE]  sights on a downtown walk.

[OLDDOC]  posts a 'cheat sheet' for Monday's presidential debate.  (9/24/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  Education, our most powerful tool of change. (9/19/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  on supporting our youth. (7/26/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Free 'Plainfield Plays Tennis' event Sunday. (9/23/16)

[DAVID]  reports on a short vacation in the Yucatan. (8/21/16)

[JACKIE]   week in review captures a ladybug, plus Big Brother wrapup posts. (9/25/16).

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  National Voter Registration Day at PHS Sept. 27. (9/19/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  Bridgewater-Raritan dominates Phillipsburg. (9/24/16).

**NOTE: As of Monday, 8/15/16, PolicitckerNJ has become part of the NY Observer's website. (Both are owned by Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner). I have always used the abbreviation 'PolNJ' to point to articles from the site. Things have gotten complicated in the meantime, since Politico, the award-winning national news site, has begun to branch out with a NJ version -- PoliticoNJ. To avoid confusion, I will henceforth refer to PolitickerNJ with the abbreviation "ObsNJ'..  Hope that's not all too confusing. -- Dan



Saturday, September 24, 2016

Plainfield Today: Plainfield Dems meeting and community picnic today.. No CLIPS Saturday; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday -- Dan


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
CLIPS is your daily roundup of links to blog posts and news about Plainfield or affecting Plainfielders. Begun in 2003 as an email newsletter to Plainfield city council members when I was Plainfield's public information officer, it was later offered to the general public by email and has been available as a blog since 2007. If you have questions, suggestions or tips, email me at plaindan@gmail.com.

NEWS --

No CLIPS Saturday, September 24; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[[BERNICE]  Queen City Pride leads station cleanup; Notes Fall begins.

[OLDDOC]  on Trump's 'charitable' giving; Kirk Douglas notes similarities between Trump and Hitler..  (9/23/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  Education, our most powerful tool of change. (9/19/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  on supporting our youth. (7/26/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Free 'Plainfield Plays Tennis' event Sunday. (9/23/16)

[DAVID]  reports on a short vacation in the Yucatan. (8/21/16)

[JACKIE]   Two posts wrap up BB18. (9/22/16).

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  National Voter Registration Day at PHS Sept. 27. (9/19/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  Week 2, Mid-State 38 Conference Top Ten. (9/22/16).



Friday, September 23, 2016

Bernice: Queen City Pride leads station cleanup; Notes Fall begins.. Olddoc on Trump's 'charitable' giving; Kirk Douglas notes similarities between Trump and Hitler.. Councilor Williams: Free 'Plainfield Plays Tennis' event Sunday.. Neol at PALS: Week 2, Mid-State 38 Conference Top Ten.. Jackie: Two posts wrap up BB18..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
CLIPS is your daily roundup of links to blog posts and news about Plainfield or affecting Plainfielders. Begun in 2003 as an email newsletter to Plainfield city council members when I was Plainfield's public information officer, it was later offered to the general public by email and has been available as a blog since 2007. If you have questions, suggestions or tips, email me at plaindan@gmail.com.

NEWS --

2007 Shooting:  "Plainfield man who killed innocent bystander will get new hearing on conviction"
Girls Soccer:  "Summit at Plainfield"

Ocean Grove:  "Neptune's openly gay mayor resigns from arts group over gay group's eviction"
Rutgers:  "RU president Barchi plans to stay"
Yahoo Email:  "Yahoo acknowledges 500M email accounts were hacked" -- In 2014, and they're telling you now.

Bombing Suspect --

2016 Presidential Race --
2017 Guv Race --
Bridgegate --
Casinos:  "Backers of North Jersey casinos drop ad campaign" -- Ledger | Record | ObsNJ |
Drinking Water:  "Panel urges NJ to adopt nation's strictest limit on PFOA"
Legislature --
Roads:  "Lawmakers: State should pay extra cost of Christie's road construction shutdown"

Police-involved Shootings --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[[BERNICE]  Queen City Pride leads station cleanup; Notes Fall begins.

[OLDDOC]  on Trump's 'charitable' giving; Kirk Douglas notes similarities between Trump and Hitler..  (9/23/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  Education, our most powerful tool of change. (9/19/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  on supporting our youth. (7/26/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Free 'Plainfield Plays Tennis' event Sunday. (9/23/16)

[DAVID]  reports on a short vacation in the Yucatan. (8/21/16)

[JACKIE]   Two posts wrap up BB18. (9/22/16).

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  National Voter Registration Day at PHS Sept. 27. (9/19/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  Week 2, Mid-State 38 Conference Top Ten. (9/22/16).

**NOTE: As of Monday, 8/15/16, PolicitckerNJ has become part of the NY Observer's website. (Both are owned by Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner). I have always used the abbreviation 'PolNJ' to point to articles from the site. Things have gotten complicated in the meantime, since Politico, the award-winning national news site, has begun to branch out with a NJ version -- PoliticoNJ. To avoid confusion, I will henceforth refer to PolitickerNJ with the abbreviation "ObsNJ'..  Hope that's not all too confusing. -- Dan



Thursday, September 22, 2016

Mayor Mapp: Education, our most powerful tool of change.. Jackie: BB18 season finale, Survivor 22 season premiere..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
CLIPS is your daily roundup of links to blog posts and news about Plainfield or affecting Plainfielders. Begun in 2003 as an email newsletter to Plainfield city council members when I was Plainfield's public information officer, it was later offered to the general public by email and has been available as a blog since 2007. If you have questions, suggestions or tips, email me at plaindan@gmail.com.

NEWS --

Blessing of the Animals:  "Animals to be celebrated in Plainfield park"

Archdiocese of Newark:  "Former archbishop Gerety dies at 104" -- RENEW, headquartered in Plainfield was one of his initiatives.
Bowcraft:  "Bowcraft not closing...yet, as board hears developer's proposal"
Hospitals --
Pets:  "Two Rutgers law professors call pet ownership immoral, form of torture"
Political Correctness:  "Uncle Sam too 'offensive' for NJ college BBQ?"
South Plainfield:  "Pavlak expected to be named wrestling coach"
Zika Virus:  "A Zika-friendly moquito now widespread in NJ"

Bomb Suspect --

2016 Presidential Race --
Bridgegate --
Affordable Housing:  "Some towns settlimg on obligations, but tensions continue"
Catholic Church:  "Catholic scholars challenge church's total ban on contraception"
Charlotte Police Shooting --
Environment:  "Cow farts have larger greenhouse gas effect than CO2"
Highways:  "NJ's per mile road construction costs triple that of any other state, study says"
Insider Trading:  "Hedge fund billionaire with longtine NJ ties charged in insider trading" -- Ledger | Bloomberg |
Marijuana:  "GOP lawmaker's bill would allow pot sales in convenience stores"
Medicaid:  "Concerns continue to grow over NJ's Medicaid payment reform"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[[BERNICE]  Rahami story recalls past tales.

[OLDDOC]  glad Trump hasn't exploded a bomb, stops at Aldi's.  (9/21/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  Education, our most powerful tool of change. (9/19/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  on supporting our youth. (7/26/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Career and Job Fair in Plainfield Thursday. (9/13/16)

[DAVID]  reports on a short vacation in the Yucatan. (8/21/16)

[JACKIE]   BB18 live feeds into Tuesday. (9/20/16).

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  National Voter Registration Day at PHS Sept. 27. (9/19/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  Farmers plow through Plainfield. (9/19/16).

**NOTE: As of Monday, 8/15/16, PolicitckerNJ has become part of the NY Observer's website. (Both are owned by Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner). I have always used the abbreviation 'PolNJ' to point to articles from the site. Things have gotten complicated in the meantime, since Politico, the award-winning national news site, has begun to branch out with a NJ version -- PoliticoNJ. To avoid confusion, I will henceforth refer to PolitickerNJ with the abbreviation "ObsNJ'..  Hope that's not all too confusing. -- Dan



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Olddoc is glad Trump hasn't exploded a bomb, stops at Aldi's.. Mayor Mapp on Education, our most powerful tool of change.. Jackie: Survivor 33, Millenials v Gen X, matchups announced..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
CLIPS is your daily roundup of links to blog posts and news about Plainfield or affecting Plainfielders. Begun in 2003 as an email newsletter to Plainfield city council members when I was Plainfield's public information officer, it was later offered to the general public by email and has been available as a blog since 2007. If you have questions, suggestions or tips, email me at plaindan@gmail.com.

NEWS --

Girls Soccer:  "Plainfield at Brearley"
Program Funds:  "Christie unfreezes $33M in program funds" -- Good news for the YMCA's aging-out project.
Obituary: "Carl. A. Reed, longtime Plainfield real estate executive" -- Viewing and funeral Thursday, Cathedral International.

Bombing Suspect --

Clark:  "Machete-wielding man shot by cops on Cellar Avenue"
JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst:  "NJ awards new joint base lobbying contract to DC firm"
Newark:  "Christie: Fight for Rutgers Cancer Institute 'left blood on the floor'" -- Ledger | NJSpot |
Perth Amboy:  "Former police chief found not guilty on all charges" -- Ledger | Courier |
Port Authority:  "Agency says new terminal will not be built in NJ"
Rahway:  "Hey Mayor! What are you trying to hide?" -- Editorial, Ledger.
Trenton:  "Mayor Jackson, officials respond to recent gun violence"

2016 Presidential Race --
Bridgegate --
Sen. Booker:  "Booker spars with  McConnell over backog of NJ court nominees"
Affordable Housing:  "Progress slow as towns wait for NJ's top court"
Drinking Water:  "High levels of 'Erin Brokovich' toxin in many NJ water systems"
Employee Grooming Policies:  "Federal court rules employees don't have right to wear dreadlocks"
Police Body Cams:  "Attorney General announce $500K for body cams statewide"
Voting:  "Time to legalize ballot selfies, Assemblyman says"

Bruce Springsteen:  "Springsteen Memoir: Riding shotgun with The Boss"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[[BERNICE]  Rahami story recalls past tales.

[OLDDOC]  glad Trump hasn't exploded a bomb, stops at Aldi's.  (9/21/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  Education - Our most powerful tool of change. (9/19/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  on supporting our youth. (7/26/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Career and Job Fair in Plainfield Thursday. (9/13/16)

[DAVID]  reports on a short vacation in the Yucatan. (8/21/16)

[JACKIE]   BB18 live feeds into Tuesday. (9/20/16).

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  National Voter Registration Day at PHS Sept. 27. (9/19/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  Farmers plow through Plainfield. (9/19/16).

**NOTE: As of Monday, 8/15/16, PolicitckerNJ has become part of the NY Observer's website. (Both are owned by Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner). I have always used the abbreviation 'PolNJ' to point to articles from the site. Things have gotten complicated in the meantime, since Politico, the award-winning national news site, has begun to branch out with a NJ version -- PoliticoNJ. To avoid confusion, I will henceforth refer to PolitickerNJ with the abbreviation "ObsNJ'..  Hope that's not all too confusing. -- Dan



Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Bernice: Rahami story recalls past tales.. Olddoc resolved his computer problems, is back with a post and good toons.. Mayor Mapp: Education - Our most powerful tool of change.. Noel at PALS: Farmers plow through Plainfield.. Jackie: BB18 live feeds into Tuesday.. Rebecca: National Voter Registration Day at PHS Sept. 27..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
CLIPS is your daily roundup of links to blog posts and news about Plainfield or affecting Plainfielders. Begun in 2003 as an email newsletter to Plainfield city council members when I was Plainfield's public information officer, it was later offered to the general public by email and has been available as a blog since 2007. If you have questions, suggestions or tips, email me at plaindan@gmail.com.

NEWS --

Obituary: "Carl. A. Reed, longtime Plainfield real estate executive" -- Viewing and funeral Thursday, Cathedral International.
Weapons Charge:  "Two Plainfield men found with gun in East Brunswick"
Food Recall:  "Eggo waffles recalled in NJ over Listeria concerns"

Bombing Suspect --

North Plainfield:  "Candlelight vigil planned to honor victims of domestic violence"
Rahway:  "Mayor did not get DUI test after 5:30 AM car crash"
Temp Agencies:  "'No ghetto people': How temp agencies allegedly hire based on race and gender"

2016 Presidential Race --
Bridgegate --
Addiction:  "NJ advocate joins Obama push to fund opioid addiction treatment"
Art Market:  "That $100,000 painting bought to flip is now worth about $20,000"
DWIs:  "State police sergeant charged with records tampering" -- Calibration of breathalyzers, could affect up to 20,000 cases.
Group Hones:  "Stories of abuse at NJ group homes spark lawmakers to demand action"
Police Shooting:  "Video released in Tulsa police shooting of unarmed Black man"
Politics:  "Rising Stars: 10 of NJ's youngest political talents"
Transgender Bathrooms:  "NC drops suit against Obama administration over 'bathroom bill'"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[[BERNICE]  Rahami story recalls past tales.

[OLDDOC]  resolved his computer problems, is back with a post and good toons.  (9/19/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  Education - Our most powerful tool of change (9/19/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  on supporting our youth. (7/26/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Career and Job Fair in Plainfield Thursday. (9/13/16)

[DAVID]  reports on a short vacation in the Yucatan. (8/21/16)

[JACKIE]   BB18 live feeds into Tuesday. (9/20/16).

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  National Voter Registration Day at PHS Sept. 27. (9/19/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  Farmers plow through Plainfield. (9/19/16).

**NOTE: As of Monday, 8/15/16, PolicitckerNJ has become part of the NY Observer's website. (Both are owned by Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner). I have always used the abbreviation 'PolNJ' to point to articles from the site. Things have gotten complicated in the meantime, since Politico, the award-winning national news site, has begun to branch out with a NJ version -- PoliticoNJ. To avoid confusion, I will henceforth refer to PolitickerNJ with the abbreviation "ObsNJ'..  Hope that's not all too confusing. -- Dan