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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Bernice: PNC Bank sets round two with HPC.. Checks and balances.. Jackie: Survivor: Game Changers, March 29 blog party..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
  • mmmm
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 --

Missing Person:  "Elderly man, 81, still missing" -- Have you seen this man?
Auto Recall:  "Ford recalls 400K vehicles for possible engine fires, faulty doors"

Bernards Twp.:  "'Substantial progress' reported in settling dispute over mosque"
Fox News:  "Two employees file suit, claiming boss attacked Blacks, Chinese, others"
Pingry School:  "School 'deeply sorry' for sex abuse by former teachers"  -- Courier | Ledger |
Public Records:  "Judge rules town must release video of Scotch Plains cop's DWI arrest"
Rahway:  "Mayor charged with 'careless driving' after March accident"
Union County:  "Two men with $600K in cocaine seized in drug bust"

Trump World --
Bridgegate --
Bail Reform:  "Newark councilman: Closing loopholes necessary for public safety"
NJ Pensions:  "Public pension investments get some better news"

Black Church:  "'Greenleaf' portrayal of Black church sexuality all too familiar"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   PNC Bank sets round two with HPC; Checks and balances.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a 2008 post as worthwhile reading in light of the healthcare debacle.  (3/28/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Union County Youth Employment Program deadline approaching. (3/27/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Game Changers, March 29 blog party. (3/29/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/7/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Bridgewater-Raritan ends Plainfield season on a losing note. (3/26/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    Decisive Leadership.  (3/19/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community | Queen City Pride |

**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, March 29, 2017

Olddoc offers a 2008 post as worthwhile reading in light of the recent healthcare debacle..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
  • mmmm
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 --

Community Empowerment Expo:  "Jobs were had on the spot at Empowerment Expo"
Drug Overdoses:  "Free training is administering Narcan to be offered at Senior Center" -- Co-sponsored by the Municipal Alliance.

East Orange:  "Court: City was right to fire cop who took 105 sick days"
Elizabeth --
Hospitals:  "RWJ-Barnabas and Aetna may split, spurring patient bills to soar"
Planned Parenthood:  "California files charges against creators of undercover videos"
South Plainfield:  "Worker at HVAC firm accused of $700K theft" -- Ledger| Courier |
Union County:  "$4.75M settlement reached in woman's misdiagnosed cancer death"

Trump World --
  • It's been only 68 days, but it feels like 680.
2017 Guv Race --
ELEC:  "Back in business, ELEC approves debate hosts"
EPA:  "Trump scraps regs limiting air pollution from fossil fuels"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   CBAC schedule released; 'Tax March' on April 15 at Cedar Brook Park; Print vs. digital news -- or both.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a 2008 post as worthwhile reading in light of the healthcare debacle.  (3/28/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Union County Youth Employment Program deadline approaching. (3/27/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race: Lifeguard wanted (and casting). (3/27/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/7/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Bridgewater-Raritan ends Plainfield season on a losing note. (3/26/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    Decisive Leadership.  (3/19/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community | Queen City Pride |

**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, March 28, 2017

Bernice: CBAC schedule released.. 'Tax March' on April 15 at Cedar Brook Park.. Print vs. digital news -- or both.. Olddoc updates us on his routines, plus a quick review of Trump world goings-on.. Council President Williams: Union County Youth Employment Program deadline approaching.. Jackie: The Amazing Race: Lifeguard wanted (and casting)..


[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 --

Mayor Mapp: "Budgets impact lives"
Easter:  "Easter activities, April 8"
Attempted Murder:  "Plainfield man pleads guilty to attempted murder" -- Courier | Ledger |
Murder:  "Four indicted in two separate Plainfield murders"  -- Courier | Ledger 1 | Ledger 2 |
Rotary Club:  "Last chance to purchase wine-tasting dinner tickets"
Youth March:  "Youth from throughout NJ to march in Trenton April 22"
YMCA:  "You can't afford to ignore prediabetes"
Obituary:  "Bernice Jeronowitz, 35-year volunteer at Muhlenberg"

Crayola:  "Crayola retiring a color from its 24-box for the first time ever"
Jersey City:  "JC got $1.9M to fight gun violence. Trump may take it away"
Pets:  "NJ pets in need, Monday, March 27"
Superfund Site:  "NL Industries loses court bid to have state help pay for cleanup"  -- Courier | Ledger |
Trenton --

Trump World --
Bridgegate --
Gov. Christie:  "Christie signs $400M transportation bill" -- Ledger | Courier | NJSpot |
NJ Credit:  "Pension debt triggers NJ's 11th credit downgrade under Christie"
Whistleblower Lawsuit:  "Lawmaker to AG: What's behind suit that cost state $5.3M?"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   CBAC schedule released; 'Tax March' on April 15 at Cedar Brook Park; Print vs. digital news -- or both.

[OLDDOC]   updates us on his routines, plus a quick review of Trump world goings-on.  (3/27/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Union County Youth Employment Program deadline approaching. (3/27/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race: Lifeguard wanted (and casting). (3/27/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/7/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Bridgewater-Raritan ends Plainfield season on a losing note. (3/26/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    Decisive Leadership.  (3/19/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community | Queen City Pride |

**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



Monday, March 27, 2017

Noel: Bridgewater-Raritan ends Plainfield season on a losing note.. Jackie's week in review updates us on several fronts, plus photos of gulls gazing skyward..


[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 --

Missing Man:  "Plainfield police seek public's help in finding missing man"

Trump World --
Pension Reform:  "Moran: Wisniewski in gutsy fight against tax-and-spend bill"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Voters, please! (hold candidates to a high standard).

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers some thoughts on Plainfield schools situation, charter schools, Obamacare repeal, and more.  (3/22/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Reports on 'Ready to Run 2017', campaign training for women. (3/14/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]   Jackie's week in review updates us on several fronts, plus photos of gulls gazing skyward. (3/26/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/07/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Bridgewater-Raritan ends Plainfield season on a losing note. (3/26/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    LThe plot thickens.  (3/17/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community | Queen City Pride |

**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, March 26, 2017

Bernice: Voters, please! (hold candidates to a high standard).. Lookfor Jackie's 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 --

Mayor for A Day:  "Plainfield schools participate in 'Mayor For A Day' program"
Missing Person:  "Plainfield police: 81-year-old man is missing, at risk"
Watchung Reservation:  "Hikers meet mountain bikers in public comment at Freeholder meeting"
Book Review:  "Jennifer posts Beth Moroney's review of 'Without Mercy', a contemporary crime novel"

Bombing Suspect:  "Suspect in NYC, NJ bombings says he can't get fair trial in Union County"
Elizabeth:  "Judge: 3 BOE members voted improperly to give 6-figure job to Councilman"
Newark:  "Newark Housing Authority director out of a job"
Retail --
Seaside Heights:  "A little scuffle, then a peaceful pro-Trump rally at the shore"

Trump World --
Obamacare Repeal --
2017 Guv Race:  "Ciattarelli defeats Guadagno in impassioned Middlesex"
Atlantic City Takeover:  "Here's how much Christie pal has billed state in takeover"
Town Mergers:  "Bill to promote mergers of towns goes to Christie's desk"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]    Regarding Larry Leverett.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers some thoughts on Plainfield schools situation, charter schools, Obamacare repeal, and more.  (3/22/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Reports on 'Ready to Run 2017', campaign training for women. (3/14/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]   Survivor: The Game Changers, March 22 blog party. (3/22/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/7/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Teaneck tops Ewing for Group III crown. (3/14/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    LThe plot thickens.  (3/17/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community | Queen City Pride |

**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, March 25, 2017

Plainfield Today: Rummage Sale at Cedarbrook Apartments Saturday.. 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, March 25; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]    Regarding Larry Leverett.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers some thoughts on Plainfield schools situation, charter schools, Obamacare repeal, and more.  (3/22/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Reports on 'Ready to Run 2017', campaign training for women. (3/14/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]   Survivor: The Game Changers, March 22 blog party. (3/22/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/7/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Teaneck tops Ewing for Group III crown. (3/14/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    LThe plot thickens.  (3/17/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community | Queen City Pride |



Friday, March 24, 2017

Plenty of news, but Plainfield bloggers are in a holding pattern..


[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 --

Community Empowerment Expo:  "Clergy association sponsors Expo at PHS Saturday
Soccer:   "Ecuadorean soccer tournament, Ecuadorean dance group at Plainfield YWCA"

JCC Bomb Threats:  "Jews feel stung that JCC bomb threat suspect is one of their own"
Heroin:  "Heroin overdose antidote could soon be available over the counter in NJ"
Ocean County:  "FBI subpoenas records of election board's chair"
Retail --
South Orange-Maplewood:  "Slurs in the classroom, swastikas in the bathroom at Columbia High"

Trump World --
2017 Guv Race --
Legislature --


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]    Regarding Larry Leverett.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers some thoughts on Plainfield schools situation, charter schools, Obamacare repeal, and more.  (3/22/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Reports on 'Ready to Run 2017', campaign training for women. (3/14/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]   Survivor: The Game Changers, March 22 blog party. (3/22/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/7/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Teaneck tops Ewing for Group III crown. (3/14/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    LThe plot thickens.  (3/17/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community | Queen City Pride |

**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