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Monday, August 31, 2015

Olddoc on Anchor Babies.. Bernice notes special Council meeting tonight.. Councilor Storch on the South Avenue Gateway project.. Jackie notes correct East 2nd fire details; plus three BB17 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 --

Shooting:  "Piscataway teen shot dead outside West End convenience store" -- Ledger | Courier |
Donald Trump:  "Trump comes to The Barclays and all hell breaks loose" -- Ledger | PolNJ |
The Barclays --

Jersey City:  "Mayor Fulop flexes double dutch skills"
Newark --
Pets:  "NJ Pets in need: August 31"
Reenacting:  "Where Revolutionary War reenactors go to reenacting school"

Christie for President --
2016 Candidates --
Sen. Sweeney:  "Sweeney pushes for paid sick leave law, taxing hospitals"
Medicaid:  "Report: NJ owes feds $32.2 million"
NJ Economy:  "NJ economy still short of what it takes to boost bond ratings"
NJ Finances:  "Bond banker who got NJ in trouble deprts Barclays Bank"
NJ State Police:  "Years of sexism scandal"
Sheriffs:  "Three-fourths of NJ sheriffs double-dip"
Summer Reading:  "NJ Spotlight offers summer reading suggstions"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes special Council meeting tonight.

[[OLDDOC]  on Anchor Babies. (8/31/15)

[Mayor MAPP]   reminds all of the 8th Annual Community BBQ. (8/13/15)

[Councilor STORCH]  on yard waste enforcement. (8/2/15)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   former student's film nominated for Emmy. (8/20/15)

[DAVID]  Music in the Park pix. (8/20/15)

[JACKIE] notes correct East 2nd fire details; plus three BB17 posts. (8/31/15)

[JACKIE'S PHOTO BLOG] catches an empty train.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  on Writing and Memory #6. (8/21/15)

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]   Luxury development and dollar stores in harmony. (8/20/15)

[NOEL at PALS]  posts Gee Gee Brown Tournament Team Stats. (8/28/15)

[DOTTIE G SEZ]  notes two important meetings coming up!. (8/27/15)



Sunday, August 30, 2015

Bernice offers some thoughts on outsourcing.. Jackie: Big Brother 17 live feeds into Sunday, plus week in review..


[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 --

Historic Preservation Commission:  "HPC launches new Facebook page"
The Barlcays --

Barbecue:  "NJ BBQ joints find their secret in the smoke"
Jersey City --
Paterson:  "Upgraded Great Falls Park reopens with a tribute"

Christie for President --
2016 Candidates --
Amalgamated Bank:  "Owned by union, Amalgamated gives lift to the Left"
Blood Diamonds:  "American arrested on Sierra Leone 'blood diamond' charges"
Coal Industry:  "Big Coal's war on its workers"
Iran Deal:  "Iran deal opens vitriolic divide among American Jews"
Pension Fraud:  "Allegations center on Lt. Gov. Guadagno"
Policing:  "Policing in a world with social media"


Summer Reading:  "NJ Spotlight offers summer reading suggstions"
Waste Management:  "Tweeting trash cans help cities reduce fleet costs"

Obituary:  "Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author explored the brain's quirks"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  offers some thoughts on outsourcing.

[[OLDDOC]  Thoughts on the presidential race (#5 - Last 3 GOPs). (8/28/15)

[Mayor MAPP]   reminds all of the 8th Annual Community BBQ. (8/13/15)

[Councilor STORCH]  on yard waste enforcement. (8/2/15)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   former student's film nominated for Emmy. (8/20/15)

[DAVID]  Music in the Park pix. (8/20/15)

[JACKIE] Big Brother 17 live feeds into Sunday, plus week in review. (8/30/15)

[JACKIE'S PHOTO BLOG] catches an empty train.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  on Writing and Memory #6. (8/21/15)

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]   Luxury development and dollar stores in harmony. (8/20/15)

[NOEL at PALS]  posts Gee Gee Brown Tournament Team Stats. (8/28/15)

[DOTTIE G SEZ]  notes two important meetings coming up!. (8/27/15)



Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bernice urges readers to join the League, work on a campaign, and vote.. Noel at PALS posts Gee Gee Brown Tournament Team Stats.. Jackie: Big Brother 17 live feeds into Saturday..


[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 --

Car Seats:  "New child car seat safety regulations take over Sept. 1"
The Barclays --

Distraction Burglaries:  "Ring of 21 that targeted elderly is busted"
Newark:  "Baraka, NFL greats to launch public safety discussion"
New Brunswick:  "Restaurant hit with lawsuit over wages" -- $2.13 an hour?
Talk Radio:  "AC's Pinky Kravitz, host of talk show since 1958, retires" -- Longest running show in US.
Tardy Teacher:  "Teacher who was late 111 times says he was eating breakfast"
Trenton --
Warren:  "Nearly 40 rounds fired by gunman in shootings, standoff"

Christie for President --
2016 Candidates --
Sen. Booker --
Sen. Menendez --
NJ Pensions --
Summer Reading:  "NJ Spotlight offers summer reading suggstions"

Nazi Treasure Train:  "Excitement mounts over possibility of finding long-sought 'treasure train'"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] urges readers to join the League, work on a campaign, and vote.

[[OLDDOC]  Thoughts on the presidential race (#5 - Last 3 GOPs). (8/28/15)

[Mayor MAPP]   reminds all of the 8th Annual Community BBQ. (8/13/15)

[Councilor STORCH]  on yard waste enforcement. (8/2/15)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   former student's film nominated for Emmy. (8/20/15)

[DAVID]  Music in the Park pix. (8/20/15)

[JACKIE] Big Brother 17 live feeds into Saturday. (8/29/15)

[JACKIE'S PHOTO BLOG] catches an empty train.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  on Writing and Memory #6. (8/21/15)

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]   Luxury development and dollar stores in harmony. (8/20/15)

[NOEL at PALS]  posts Gee Gee Brown Tournament Team Stats. (8/28/15)

[DOTTIE G SEZ]  notes two important meetings coming up!. (8/27/15)



Friday, August 28, 2015

Bernice senses political fireworks ahead; 'Mystery' plant in her garden ID'ed.. Olddoc: Thoughts on the presidential race (#5 - Last 3 GOPs).. DottieG notes two important meetings coming up!.. Noel at PALS offers MLB Power Top 10 ratings.. Jackie: Big Brother 17 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 --

Fire:  "3-alarm fire destroys Plainfield home, scorches two others" -- Courier | Ledger |
The Barclays --
YMCA:  "Foundation helps YM celebrate all kids' birthdays"

Hightstown:  "Mayor: We are not a sanctuary city"
Newark --
School Lunches:  "10 charged with lying about income for Bayonne reduced-cost lunch program"
'Store-baked Bread':  "Bread lawsuit half-baked, federal judge says"
Trenton:  "Renters being pushed out of high-rise to make room for Section 8s"

Christie for President --
"Christie explains how he can win the GOP nomination"
"Christie suggests Obama is buying support for Iran deal"
2016 Candidates --
Guns:  "Two South Jersey pastors seek concealed carry gun permits"
Iran Deal:  "Rep. Watson Coleman endorses Iran deal"
NJ Pensions:  "Sweeney says loan proposal is turning heads"
Planned Parenthood:  "Forensic analysis finds videos were altered"
Summer Reading:  "NJ Spotlight offers summer reading suggstions"
Vaccinations:  "Exemption rate in NJ kindergarteners creeps up"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] senses political fireworks ahead; 'Mystery' plant in her garden ID'ed.

[[OLDDOC]  Thoughts on the presidential race (#5 - Last 3 GOPs). (8/28/15)

[Mayor MAPP]   reminds all of the 8th Annual Community BBQ. (8/13/15)

[Councilor STORCH]  on yard waste enforcement. (8/2/15)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   former student's film nominated for Emmy. (8/20/15)

[DAVID]  Music in the Park pix. (8/20/15)

[JACKIE] Big Brother 17 live feeds into Friday. (8/28/15)

[JACKIE'S PHOTO BLOG] catches an empty train.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  on Writing and Memory #6. (8/21/15)

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]   Luxury development and dollar stores in harmony. (8/20/15)

[NOEL at PALS]  offers MLB Power Top 10 ratings. (8/27/15)

[DOTTIE G SEZ]  notes two important meetings coming up!. (8/27/15)



Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bernice: YMCA discusses expansion concept with Preservation Commission.. Olddoc: Thoughts on the presidential race (#4 - More GOPs).. Jackie: Big Brother 17 live feeds into Thursday..


[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 --

The Barclays --

EWR:  "Women use pepper spray, eyebrow razor in fight exiting Jet Blue flight"
Gays in Sports:  "Billy Bean speaks to student athletes about LGBT issues"
Hunterdon County:  "Hunterdon sending prisoners to Somerset County under two-year contract"
M&Ms:  "Mars introduces pumpkin latte spice M&Ms" -- Ummm, think I'll pass.
Media:  "MSNBC moves Al Sharpton to Sunday mornings"
Newark --
New Brunswick:  "Tardy more than 100 times, arbitrator rules NJ teacher can keep job" -- Courier | Ledger |
Piscataway:  "Firefighter arrested for turning in 14 false alarms to 9-1-1" -- Arbor Hose Company on West 7th.
Port Authority:  "PA now subject to OPRA requests"
Rutgers --
Rutgers Tomato:  "RU's new tomato takes center stage at Great Tomato Tasting"
Union County Vo-Tech Schools:  "All five of county's vo-techs score high in Newsweek rankings"

Christie for President --
2016 Candidates --
NJ Supremes:  "Top court rules in favor of abused immigrant children fighting deportation"
Politics:  "Fight of the Week: Lesniak v. Christie"
Summer Reading:  "NJ Spotlight offers summer reading suggstions"
Walmart:  "Stores to stop selling assault rifles due to low demand"

Obituary:  "Amelia Boynton Robinson, pivotal figure in the Selma march, dies at 104"
Pope's Visit:  "How will up to 2 million people received Communion at Philly mass?"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  YMCA discusses expansion concept with Preservation Commission.

[[OLDDOC]  Thoughts on the presidential race (#4 - More GOPs). (8/26/15)

[Mayor MAPP]   reminds all of the 8th Annual Community BBQ. (8/13/15)

[Councilor STORCH]  on yard waste enforcement. (8/2/15)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   former student's film nominated for Emmy. (8/20/15)

[DAVID]  Music in the Park pix. (8/20/15)

[JACKIE] Big Brother 17 live feeds into Thursday. (8/27/15)

[JACKIE'S PHOTO BLOG] catches an empty train.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  on Writing and Memory #6. (8/21/15)

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]   Luxury development and dollar stores in harmony. (8/20/15)

[NOEL at PALS]   posts the Gee Gee Brown Tournament First team list. (8/25/15)

[DOTTIE G SEZ]  Steven Colbert weighs in on the SCOTUS ruling. (6/27/15)



Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bernice notes Mayor calls special Council meeting Monday on PILOT... Olddoc: Thoughts on the presidential race (#3 - Some Republicans).. Jackie: Big Brother 17 live feeds into Wednesday..


[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 --

Barclays Tournament:  "New star takes golf's spotlight as Tiger begins to fade"
Commuting:  "What's going on with Track 5 in Newark?"
Habitat:  "Johnson & Johnson donates $10K to Greater Plainfield Habitat"
Missing Woman:  "Missing Plainfield woman, 76, last seen in Newark"
Heroin Deaths:  "Animated map shows growth in NJ heroin deaths since 2004" -- You can zoom in to a local area.

Brick:  "Father of man killed by police says his son surrendered before being shot"
Commuting:  "Here's why NJ commuters lost two weeks of their lives last year"
Drones:  "NJ man faces prison for shooting down drone, police say"
Edison:  "Doctor indicted on money laundering, tax evasion charges"
Fanwood:  "Sept. 23 is grand opening of CAU's new mixed-use project"
Hospitals --
Irvington:  "Officials approve notice to kick off mayor's recall"
Jersey City:  "Housing Authority to impled 62-year-old towers"
Liberty State Park:  "NY Harbor exotic car event Sunday"
Newark:  "Baraka, school board not buying Cerf's 'One Newark' defense"
New Brunswick:  "Prison inmate suing cops for false arrest"
Pop-Up Parks:  "Rain water powers Camden's new pop-up park"
Rutgers Tomato:  "Name the new Rutgers NJ tomato"
Bruce Springsteen:  "All Springsteen's 283 songs ranked: The Ultimate Boss List"
Trenton:  "Councilwoman calls for 'out of control' council president to resign"

Christie for President --
2016 Candidates --
Chester County, PA:  "Man who jumped White House fence last spring is killed at county courthouse"
Congress:  "House GOP leaders desperate to avoid shutdown over Planned Parenthood"
Exxon Deal --
Media:  "Three cheers for Citizens United!" -- I have a soft spot for Jack Shafer ever since he defended Plainfield.
Rare Coins:  "1794 US silver dollar could fetch $5M at auction"
Somerset County:  "Female sheriff's officer accused of sexual harassment wants public hearing"
Sports Betting:  "Federal appeals court rejects NJ's latest bid for sports betting"
Summer Reading:  "NJ Spotlight offers summer reading suggstions"
Sunshine Law:  "NJ school district did not violate Sunshine Law, appeals court holds"
Teachers:  "What is the average raise for NJ teachers this year?"
Turnpike:  "Turnpike Authority shifts millions to pay for snow removal"
US Economy:  "Signs, long unheeded, now point to risks in US economy"

Battle of the Bulge:  "Augusta Chiwy, 'Angel of Bastogne', dies at 94" -- Black nurse from the Congo who save white GI's.


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes Mayor calls special Council meeting Monday on PILOT.

[[OLDDOC]  Thoughts on the presidential race (#3 - Some Republicans). (8/26/15)

[Mayor MAPP]   reminds all of the 8th Annual Community BBQ. (8/13/15)

[Councilor STORCH]  on yard waste enforcement. (8/2/15)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   former student's film nominated for Emmy. (8/20/15)

[DAVID]  Music in the Park pix. (8/20/15)

[JACKIE] Big Brother 17 live feeds into Wednesday. (8/26/15)

[JACKIE'S PHOTO BLOG] catches an empty train.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  on Writing and Memory #6. (8/21/15)

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]   Luxury development and dollar stores in harmony. (8/20/15)

[NOEL at PALS]   posts the Gee Gee Brown Tournament First team list. (8/25/15)

[DOTTIE G SEZ]  Steven Colbert weighs in on the SCOTUS ruling. (6/27/15)



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Bernice ponders Council remarks about 'alternative lifestyles' and South Avenue project.. Olddoc: Thoughts on the presidential race (#2 - The Dems).. Noel posts the Gee Gee Brown Tournament First team list.. Jackie: Big Brother 17 live feeds into Tuesday..


[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 --

Barclays Tournament:  "Headed to the Barclays? Prepare for a commute -- from your parking space"
Plainfield Public Library:  "Library gets $3K grant from Union County"

A&P:  "Thanksgiving Day layoff list grows to 8,500 -- Fanwood, South Plainfield, Warren included.
Brick:  "Father of victim disputes police account of shooting"
Chatham:  "Two men, 3 teens broke into 30 cars overnight in one neighborhood"
Edison:  "Black firefighter claims union is racist"
Millennials:  "Millennials favor walkable communities, new NAR poll says"
Newark --
Trenton:  "Mayor Jackson meets with residents of complex near shooting"

Christie for President --
2016 Candidates --
Bridgegate --
Sen.Menendez --
NJ Colleges:  "Three NJ colleges make top 25 in LGBTQ-friendliness"
Policing:  "Study: Body cams improve accuracy of written reports"
Summer Reading:  "NJ Spotlight offers summer reading suggstions"
Technology:  "Grand Rapids, Mich., deploys a 311 system to emulate"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  ponders Council remarks about 'alternative lifestyles' and South Avenue project.

[[OLDDOC]  Thoughts on the presidential race (#2 - The Dems). (8/25/15)

[Mayor MAPP]   reminds all of the 8th Annual Community BBQ. (8/13/15)

[Councilor STORCH]  on yard waste enforcement. (8/2/15)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   former student's film nominated for Emmy. (8/20/15)

[DAVID]  Music in the Park pix. (8/20/15)

[JACKIE] Big Brother 17 live feeds into Tuesday. (8/25/15)

[JACKIE'S PHOTO BLOG] catches an empty train.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  on Writing and Memory #6. (8/21/15)

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]   Luxury development and dollar stores in harmony. (8/20/15)

[NOEL at PALS]   posts the Gee Gee Brown Tournament First team list. (8/25/15)

[DOTTIE G SEZ]  Steven Colbert weighs in on the SCOTUS ruling. (6/27/15)