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Friday, June 24, 2016

Plainfield Today: SID Block Party, Jazz at Shiloh, NJ Bike Races, more this weekend.. 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, June 25; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Sad news from Netherwood Heights Neighbors; Heed Sunday road closings.

[OLDDOC]  offers a weekend potpourri. (6/23/16)

[Mayor MAPP] Mayor Mapp squelches misleading Board of Ed election rumors. (4/11/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  in support of Anderson-Hurtt-Pile for school board. (4/20/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  on Michael Popper's death. (6/24/16)

[DAVID]  posts pix of vigil for Orlando. (6/18/16)

[JACKIE]  BB18 live feeds into Friday. (6/24/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  posts a gallery of the Orlando victims. (6/16/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  YES basketball tournament, 6th-8th Grade Division. (3/26/16).



Bernice: Sad news from Netherwood Heights Neighbors; Heed Sunday road closings.. Olddoc offers a weekend potpourri.. Councilor Williams on Michael Popper's death.. Jackie: BB18 live feeds into Friday..


[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 --

Kayaking Accident:  "Plainfield man dies in Main kayaking accident, wife rescued by Coast Guard" -- Michael Popper, Netherwood Neighbors 'Santa'.
PAAAS:  "National publication cites Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies"
DeLeeuw Scholarships:  "This year's scholarships aid 22 students"
Drugs:  "Plainfield police seize drugs, handgun during raids"

Essex County:  "Report: Solitary confinement 'excessive' and 'arbitrary' at county jail"
Gun Laws:  "A (brief) history of US gun laws"
Linden:  "City looks to hire police director"
Miss America:  "First openly gay woman to compete in 2017"
Racial Intimidation:  "Town settles with former mayor for $75k over being called 'boy' and 'm"onkey'"

2016 Candidates --
2017 Guv Race --
Brexit --
Congress Sit-in --
Civil Service Commission:  "Christie nominates two for board" -- Both Republicans; he must nominate 2 Dems to fill the board.
Horizon Blue Cross:  "Court: Blue Cross does not have to reveal criteria for tiered insurance plan"
Immigration:  "SCOTUS decision puts 200K NJ residents in limbo"
Legislature --
NJ Supremes:  "Top court rules East Orange employee testimony in sex harassment case be allowed"
Port Authority:  "Lesniak: Pension padding 'scheme' at PA requires audit"
School Funding --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Sad news from Netherwood Heights Neighbors; Heed Sunday road closings.

[OLDDOC]  offers a weekend potpourri. (6/23/16)

[Mayor MAPP] Mayor Mapp squelches misleading Board of Ed election rumors. (4/11/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  in support of Anderson-Hurtt-Pile for school board. (4/20/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  on Michael Popper's death. (6/24/16)

[DAVID]  posts pix of vigil for Orlando. (6/18/16)

[JACKIE]  BB18 live feeds into Friday. (6/24/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  posts a gallery of the Orlando victims. (6/16/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  YES basketball tournament, 6th-8th Grade Division. (3/26/16).



Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bernice offers commentary on Tuesday's BOE meeting, and last Friday's Orlando Vigil.. Jackie: BB18 season premier blog party..


[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 Graduation:  "Photos of 2016 PHS graduation"
    Dunkin' Donuts:  "Cold Brew coffee coming to NJ stores"

    African Burial Ground:  "Story of lost graveyard unearthed"
    Fire Chief Pay:  "The 175 Club" -- Roselle among highest paid in state.
    Flood Insurance:  "Most Bound Brook residents, businesses no longer need flood insurance"
    Newark --

    2016 Candidates --
    $15 Minimum:  "Minimum wage bill approaches final legislative passage"
    Anti-Semitism:  "Anti-Semitic assaults spike in US"
    Campaign Finance:  "Get Ready: The next 'Citizens United' is coming"
    Congress:  "Dems stage sit-in on House floor over gun control vote"  -- Ledger | Bloomberg | NYTimes | Politico |
    Drugs:  "Proposal would let addicts trade drugs for help"
    Lautenberg Law:  "Obama signs new law to stem toxic chemical risks" -- PolNJ | Ledger |
    Oil Trains:  "Revived bill would impose new rules on oil trains in NJ"
    Orlando Shooting:  "Man says he was shooter's lover" -- Politico | IBT |
    School Funding --
    Welfare:  "Grants could rise for first time since 1987"


    RECENT BLOG POSTS --

    [BERNICE]   commentary on Tuesday's BOE meeting, and last Friday's Orlando Vigil.

    [OLDDOC]  Council meeting thoughts (two posts). (6/22/16)

    [Mayor MAPP] Mayor Mapp squelches misleading Board of Ed election rumors. (4/11/16)

    [Councilor STORCH]  in support of Anderson-Hurtt-Pile for school board. (4/20/16)

    [Councilor WILLIAMS]  remembers the Orlando victims, notes a vigil and issues a challenge. (6/16/16)

    [DAVID]  posts pix of vigil for Orlando. (6/18/16)

    [JACKIE]  BB18 season premier blog party. (6/22/16)

    [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  posts a gallery of the Orlando victims. (6/16/2016)

    [NOEL at PALS]  YES basketball tournament, 6th-8th Grade Division. (3/26/16).



    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    Bernice: Transfers perturb school staff, results in limbo; Sides drawn on state of the City?.. Olddoc: Council meeting thoughts (two 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 --

    De Leeuw Scholarship:  "Plainfield student receives Adele De Leeuw scholarship"
    Robbery:  "Plainfield man convicted in convenience store robbery" -- Courier | Ledger |
    NJ Transit:  "Feds ask NJT, unions to extend strike deadline"

    Newark:  "Largest blood lead study yet finds 'concern' in city's kids"
    Pinklining:  "Predatory lenders zero in on minority women"
    Trenton:  "Company offered $33M in tax credits to stay in NJ"

    2016 Candidates --
    Christie Cabinet:  "Former counsel sworn in as acting AG"
    Dem Convention:  "Who's representing NJ" -- Complete list here.
    NJ Supremes:  "You can't be fired because you're getting divorced"
    School Funding --

    Technology --


    RECENT BLOG POSTS --

    [BERNICE]   Transfers perturb school staff, results in limbo; Sides drawn on state of the City?.

    [OLDDOC]  Council meeting thoughts (two posts). (6/22/16)

    [Mayor MAPP] Mayor Mapp squelches misleading Board of Ed election rumors. (4/11/16)

    [Councilor STORCH]  in support of Anderson-Hurtt-Pile for school board. (4/20/16)

    [Councilor WILLIAMS]  remembers the Orlando victims, notes a vigil and issues a challenge. (6/16/16)

    [DAVID]  posts pix of vigil for Orlando. (6/18/16)

    [JACKIE]  BB18 blog pool cutoff looming. (6/21/16)

    [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  posts a gallery of the Orlando victims. (6/16/2016)

    [NOEL at PALS]  YES basketball tournament, 6th-8th Grade Division. (3/26/16).



    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    Bernice: PAAAS success topped Council agenda.. Jackie: BB18 blog pool cutoff looming..


    [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 --

    Class of 2016:  "Plainfield graduates more than 430"

    Animal Abuse:  "Horse adopted by Jon Stewart sanctuary dies"
    Flemington:  "Man writes himself in, wins seat on Hunterdon Dem committee"
    Jersey City:  "Timeline for tax reval revealed" -- After the guv election.
    Lakewood:  "Is Lakewood on the verge of a meltdown?"
    Liberty State Park:  "Iconic rail station set to reopen Wednesday"
    Newark:  "How LGBT-friendly clubs have long striven for safety"

    2016 Candidates --
    Gov Christie --
    Democratic Party:  "After Wiz is removed from DNC, Curry looks to 'unified' part at convention"
    Executive Pay:  "Highest paid CEOs in NJ"
    Guns --
    Legislature --
    NJ Pensions:  "Proposal would lead to 'economic Armageddon', biz leader says" -- Does he have a dog in this fight?
    Orlando Shooting:  "Red Bulls express solidarity for Orlando, LGBT communities"

    Islamophobia:  "Report: List of Islamophobic groups reaches new high"


    RECENT BLOG POSTS --

    [BERNICE]   PAAAS success topped Council agenda.

    [OLDDOC]  offers a potpourri about Council meeting. (6/19/16)

    [Mayor MAPP] Mayor Mapp squelches misleading Board of Ed election rumors. (4/11/16)

    [Councilor STORCH]  in support of Anderson-Hurtt-Pile for school board. (4/20/16)

    [Councilor WILLIAMS]  remembers the Orlando victims, notes a vigil and issues a challenge. (6/16/16)

    [DAVID]  posts pix of vigil for Orlando. (6/18/16)

    [JACKIE]  BB18 blog pool cutoff looming. (6/21/16)

    [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  posts a gallery of the Orlando victims. (6/16/2016)

    [NOEL at PALS]  YES basketball tournament, 6th-8th Grade Division. (3/26/16).



    Monday, June 20, 2016

    Bernice: HOPES Group ready to renovate Armory; New CFO expected; Happy Summer Solstice.. Olddoc offers a potpourri about Council meeting.. Jackie: BB18 First Impressions - Bridgette Dunning..


    [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 --

    Music:  "The Doughboys in a tribute to the Queen City" -- Photos through the years here.

    Beer:  "Jersey Fresh Beet Beer? You bet!"
    Children's Specialized Hospital:  "125 year of delivering compassionate care"
    Dueling Supermarkets:  "Lidl" and "Aldi" -- German giants start to slug it out in NJ.
    Newark --
    NJ Muslims:  "Clifton Muslim family perplexed at Trump's portrayals"
    Pets --
    Real Estate:  "Superstition adds wrinkles to home sales"
    Somerset County:  "County libraries to get faster Internet this summer"

    2016 Candidates --
    Transportation Trust Fund:  "Experts: $2B plan falls short"


    RECENT BLOG POSTS --

    [BERNICE]   HOPES Group ready to renovate Armory; New CFO expected; Happy Summer Solstice.

    [OLDDOC]  offers a potpourri about Council meeting. (6/19/16)

    [Mayor MAPP] Mayor Mapp squelches misleading Board of Ed election rumors. (4/11/16)

    [Councilor STORCH]  in support of Anderson-Hurtt-Pile for school board. (4/20/16)

    [Councilor WILLIAMS]  remembers the Orlando victims, notes a vigil and issues a challenge. (6/16/16)

    [DAVID]  posts pix of vigil for Orlando. (6/18/16)

    [JACKIE]  BB18 First Impressions - Bridgette Dunning. (6/19/16)

    [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  posts a gallery of the Orlando victims. (6/16/2016)

    [NOEL at PALS]  YES basketball tournament, 6th-8th Grade Division. (3/26/16).



    Sunday, June 19, 2016

    Bernice: Vigil for Orlando; New CFO expected; Bugs and blooms.. Jackie's week in review includes pix of Orlando vigil.. David posts pix of vigil for Orlando..


    [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 --

    Graduations:  "Plainfield's 3high schools celebrate commencements"
    Fire:  "Scrap metal fire slowed Friday trains through Plainfield" -- Courier | Ledger |
    Burglaries:  "Top 25 NJ towns for burglaries" -- Nope.

    Elizabeth:  "Lawyers overbilled school district more than $1M, audit says"
    Jersey City --
    Kean U.:  "Kean grad gets 90 days over threatening tweets"
    Raritan Pow Wow:  "First ever Raritan  Native American Pow Wow educates public"
    Summer Solstice:  "7 facts about the summer solstice"
    Trenton:  "'Art All Night' brings best of Trenton out"
    Verizon:  "Workers ratify new contracts"
    Westfield:  "Newest restaurant features grilled cheese sandwiches" -- 13 of them.

    2016 Candidates --
    Sen. Menendez --
    Jon Corzine:  "Corzine to teach about populism at FDU"
    Economy:  "The world economy looks a bit like it's the 1930s"
    Employment:  "NJ lost thousands of jobs in May"
    Stock Markets:  "New stock exchange approved, using 'speed bump' to slow high-speed trades"

    Language:  "Is language being used unfairly against Muslims?"
    Muslims & Gays:  "Muslim attitudes complex, and far from universally anti-gay"
    Orlando Shooter:  "Omar Mateen: Always agitated. Always mad"


    RECENT BLOG POSTS --

    [BERNICE]   Vigil for Orlando; New CFO expected; Bugs and blooms.

    [OLDDOC]   More about 'gun control'. (6/16/16)

    [Mayor MAPP] Mayor Mapp squelches misleading Board of Ed election rumors. (4/11/16)

    [Councilor STORCH]  in support of Anderson-Hurtt-Pile for school board. (4/20/16)

    [Councilor WILLIAMS]  remembers the Orlando victims, notes a vigil and issues a challenge. (6/16/16)

    [DAVID]  posts pix of vigil for Orlando. (6/18/16)

    [JACKIE]  week in review includes pix of Orlando vigil. (6/19/16)

    [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  posts a gallery of the Orlando victims. (6/16/2016)

    [NOEL at PALS]  YES basketball tournament, 6th-8th Grade Division. (3/26/16).



    Friday, June 17, 2016

    Bernice: Planning Board approves two 'in need' studies.. Councilor Williams reminds all of tonight's vigil for Orlando victims.. Jackie on BB18: First impressions - Corey Brooks..


    [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 --

    BREAKING:  "Metal recycling factory fire affects Raritan Valley Line"
    Affordable Housing: "Applications for housing voucher lottery: Deadline is Friday" -- Some advance notice.
    Barack Obama Green Charter HS:  "Teacher wins teaching and classroom grants"
    Sports:  "Former Plainfield teacher Jean White inducted into NC hall of fame" -- 36 years in Plainfield district.
    Vigils --

    Bordentown:  "Town ordered to pay fired zoning/planning officer $240K"
    Jersey City --
    Kean U.:  "Woman behind threatening tweets faces sentencing"
    Scotch Plains:  "Teen killed in Cooper Road crash was star hockey player"

    2016 Candidates --
    Bridgegate --
    Attorney General --
    $15 Minimum:  "Opponents say  $15 minimum a threat to NJ small biz"
    Guns --
    Medical Marijuana:  "Lawmakers vote to allow marijuana for PTSD" -- NJSpot | Ledger |
    NJ Roads:  "NJ roads, bridges get a 'D' in engineers' report"
    Orlando Shooting --
    Soda Tax:  "Philly becomes first big US city to pass soda tax"
    Transportation Trust Fund:  "Lesniak proposes reinstating millionaire's tax" -- PolNJ | Ledger |

    Lobster:  "The do's and don'ts of finding the right lobster"
    Profile:  "The Garrison Keillor you never knew" -- Retiring, at last.


    RECENT BLOG POSTS --

    [BERNICE]   Planning Board approves two 'in need' studies.

    [OLDDOC]   More about 'gun control'. (6/16/16)

    [Mayor MAPP] Mayor Mapp squelches misleading Board of Ed election rumors. (4/11/16)

    [Councilor STORCH]  in support of Anderson-Hurtt-Pile for school board. (4/20/16)

    [Councilor WILLIAMS]  remembers the Orlando victims, notes a vigil and issues a challenge. (6/16/16)

    [DAVID]  maps the City Council primary results. (6/09/16)

    [JACKIE]  on BB18:  First impressions - Corey Brooks. (6/17/16)

    [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  posts a gallery of the Orlando victims. (6/16/2016)

    [NOEL at PALS]  YES basketball tournament, 6th-8th Grade Division. (3/26/16).