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Monday, March 30, 2015

Olddoc explains his Courier cancellation, questions Yates selection for demolition, ponders road issues.. Bernice: 3rd Annual Herb Green program Wednesday.. David: Plainfield gardening enthusiast and BOW kick off planting season..


[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 --

Boys Track:  "Plainfield seeks return to glory"
USAF:  "Felix Estevez of Plainfield graduates basic training"

Edison:  "Dem committeewoman under fire for moving to Florida"
Energy:  "Bergen utility converting sewage into valuable energy source"
Hostage Hoax:  "Gamers recount tense moments as event was 'swatted'"
Linden:  "Details of wrong-way crash cop's prior accidents continue to emerge"
Middlesex County:  "Art event raises funds for foster dogs and cats"
Newark --
North Plainfield:  "Boro hosting 'Clean Community Day' in May"
Police Chaplains:  "Chaplain program will strengthen community connections, prosecutor says"
Rutgers --
Soccer:  "NJT running trains to Metlife Stadium for Argentina-Ecuador match"

Christie for President --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] 3rd Annual Herb Green Program Wednesday focuses on bilingual education.

[OLDDOC] explains his Courier cancellation, questions Yates selection for demolition, ponders road issues.

[Mayor MAPP] posts his weekly email newsletter.

[Councilor STORCH] on the North Avenue demoliition.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] notes Rec's Easter Egg Hunt today.

[DAVID] Plainfield gardening enthusiast and BOW kick off planting season.

[JACKIE]  week in review includes bike, birds, deer.

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

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] remembers Kathleen C. Collins.

[NOEL at PALS] Plainfield overcomes Christ the King.

[PLAINFIELD LATINO] accuses Mapp of stalling on ID cards; Demands answers on demolition 'fiasco'.



Sunday, March 29, 2015

Olddoc congratulates a Mapp move, celebrates his great-granddaughter's athletic prowess.. Bernice surveys downtown progress and parking; notes spring cleanup time is here.. Jackie's week in review includes bike, birds, deer.. Plainfield Latino accuses Mapp of stalling on ID cards; Demands answers on demolition 'fiasco'..


[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 --

Bond Rating:  "Plainfield's bond rating improves"

Ferreiro Corruption Trial:  "Another payment alleged for Ferreiro"
Fraud Ring:  "Gang members appear in court without knowing charges"
George Street Playhouse:  "Buyer & Cellar: A visit to Barbara Streisand's 'cave'"
Immaculata HS:  "Conflict over teacher show divide among Catholics"
Immigration Fraud:  "Union County man sentenced in immigration fraud"
Jersey City:  "Director named for new Innovation Team" -- Bloomberg grant.
Port Authority:  "Tom Kean Jr. shows up at his first PA board meeting"
Tax Assessment:  "Four takeaways from one county's new approach to tax assessment"
Union County:  "Hudson County juvenile center closes, inmates transferred to Union County"

Christie for President --
Expungement:  "NJ Supremes to help criminals get a fresh start"
NJ Pensions:  "Christie pension fix not a new idea, but ups ante"
Real Estate:  "Negative equity a drag on home sales"
UVA Rape Story:  "Review of Rolling Stone's UVA rape story is long and damning"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] surveys downtown progress and parking; notes spring cleanup time is here.

[OLDDOC] congratulates a Mapp move, celebrates his great-granddaughter's athletic prowess.

[Mayor MAPP] posts his weekly email newsletter.

[Councilor STORCH] on the North Avenue demoliition.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] notes Rec's Easter Egg Hunt today.

[DAVID] weighs in on a 'Charter School Vulture'.

[JACKIE]  week in review includes bike, birds, deer.

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

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] remembers Kathleen C. Collins.

[NOEL at PALS] Plainfield overcomes Christ the King.

[PLAINFIELD LATINO] accuses Mapp of stalling on ID cards; Demands answers on demolition 'fiasco'.



Saturday, March 28, 2015

Olddoc notes Council-March Madness conflict, more.. Bernice notes primary filing deadline is Monday.. Councilor Williams: Easter Egg Hunt today..


[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:  "Plainfield hosts charity basketball tournament Saturday"
Commuting:  "NJ Transit riders pay highest fares in nation"

Edison --
Mountainside:  "Gun used by Capone investigator found, headed to Mob Museum in Las Vegas"
Newark:  "Schools graduations increase, test scores lag"
Perth Amboy:  "Dem committee chair resigns after voter fraud accusations"
South Plainfield:  "Tricky Tray for Franklin Elementary School raises $35K"
Woodbridge:  "Township demolishes building to build new Avenel Arts Center"

Christie for President
African Studies:  "The contested legacy of Dr. Ben, a father of African studies"
NJ Pensions:  "Judge grants Christie extension on appeal over pension funding"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes primary filing deadline is Monday.

[OLDDOC] notes Council-March Madness conflict, more.

[Mayor MAPP] news of the week.

[Councilor STORCH] on the North Avenue demolition.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] notes Rec's Easter Egg Hunt today.

[DAVID] weighs in on a 'Charter School Vulture'.

[JACKIE]  Survivor/Worlds Apart blog party.

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

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] remembers Kathleen C. Collins.

[NOEL at PALS] Plainfield overcomes Christ the King.

[PLAINFIELD LATINO] Tri-County Latino Coalition reaches out to students and school district. -- When was that meeting?



Friday, March 27, 2015

Bernice finds demolition and politics a volatile mix.. Look for Olddoc's post about noon..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
  • "Plainfield Symphony's 'Bernstein on Broadway' Saturday"
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 --

Library:  "Two Women's History Month exhibits at the Plainfield Public Library"
PHS:  "Plainfield hosts charity basketball tournament Saturday"
Solar Energy:  "Check out solar energy use in Plainfield ZIP codes" -- Includes North Plainfield data.
Demographics:  "Immigrants filling the void as former residents move away"

Atlantic City:  "Wall Street warns AC faces possible default"
Double-dipping:  "Support collapses for bill that would allow Bayonne mayor to collect $120K police pension"
Edison:  "Police arrest two carjacking suspects" -- Courier | Ledger |
Gas Stations:  "Many pump jockeys in NJ don't get mininum wage or overtime"
Great Adventure:  "Theme park will cut down 18,000 trees to build plant to go solar"
Kean U.:  "Exhibit by children of Holocaust survivors on display"
LD31:  "'Plantation mentality': Rice goes off on Fulop over meddling in LD31"
Liberty State Park:  "Legislation intended to fix park development issues passes Assembly"
Linden --
Newark --
Scotch Plains:  "Former PAL treasurer admits taking $18K for personal use"
Voter Fraud:  "Judge voids Perth Amboy election over fraud; Mayor calls on Dem chair to resign" -- Courier | Ledger | PolNJ |

Christie for President --
NJ Budget --
Legislature --
Medical Marijuana:  "NJ's PTSD sufferers would qualify under Assembly bill"
PARCC Tests:  "Unanimous Assembly says schools should accommodate opt-outs" -- Ledger | NJSpot |
Turnpike Authority:  "Judge dismisses Turnpike's suit over restaurant logo"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] finds demolition and politics a volatile mix; on snow and snowdrips.

[OLDDOC] will post about noon.

[Mayor MAPP] news of the week.

[Councilor STORCH] on the North Avenue demolition.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] notes Rec's Easter Egg Hunt next Saturday.

[DAVID] weighs in on a 'Charter School Vulture'.

[JACKIE]  Survivor/Worlds Apart blog party.

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

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] remembers Kathleen C. Collins.

[NOEL at PALS] Plainfield overcomes Christ the King.

[PLAINFIELD LATINO] Tri-County Latino Coalition reaches out to students and school district. -- When was that meeting?



Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bernice posts pix of more falling bricks.. Jackie: Survivor/Worlds Apart 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 --

College Basketball:  "Plainfielder Derrick Gordon leaving UMass"
North Avenue Demolition:  "Plainfield demolition error forces restaurant to evacuate"
PHS Volleyball:  "Plainfield boys volleyball 2015 preview"
Racketeering:  "Alleged Berckman street killer implicated in racketeering case"
South Second Street:  "Family of woman found burned in field is devastated"
Commuting;  "Could the new Port Authority Bus Terminal actually be built in NJ?"

Atlantic City:  "AC bonds sink to sub-junk status"
County Governent:  "Bergen freeholders OK reorganization, set up fraud and waste monitor"
Linden:  "Mayor promises investigation of handling of officer with DWI arrests"
Newark:  "Branch Brook Park adding 1,000 trees to nation's largest collection of cherry trees"
Public Meetings:  "Teaneck council shortens time for individual public comment at meetings"
Public Records:  "Judge orders town to release requested records" -- Improperly redacted.
South Plainfield:  "Students will again present Living Stations of the Cross"

Christie for President --
Bridgegate --
Sen. Menendez --
Cuba:  "NJ lawmakers urge no funding for Cuban relations until Chesimard is returned"
Exxon Settlement:  "NJ lawmaker wants closer look at pollution suits"
Online Gambling:  "Lawmakers in DC clash over bill that would ban NJ online gambling"
Paid Sick Leave:  "Awaiting Christie's arrival, advocates protest outside Philly's Union Club"
PARCC Tests:  "Assembly to consider opt-out bill today"
Pay-to-Play Reform:  "Pension fund chair says expanded rules would be bad strategy" -- Ledger | NJSpot |
Retired Public Workers:  "NJ slashes prescription costs for retired public workers"
SCOTUS:  "Supremes assert Voting Rights Act in Alabama redistricting case"
Tourism:  "NJ's 'welcome centers' not welcoming" -- Cites how several other states do it.
Transportation Trust Fund:  "Talks collapse in hunt for funding sources"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] posts pix of more falling bricks.

[OLDDOC] on the North Avenue demolition.

[Mayor MAPP] news of the week.

[Councilor STORCH] on the North Avenue demolition.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] notes Rec's Easter Egg Hunt next Saturday.

[DAVID] weighs in on a 'Charter School Vulture'.

[JACKIE]  Survivor/Worlds Apart blog party.

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

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] remembers Kathleen C. Collins.

[NOEL at PALS] Plainfield overcomes Christ the King.

[PLAINFIELD LATINO] Tri-County Latino Coalition reaches out to students and school district. -- When was that meeting?



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bernice reports HPC left out of demolition process.. Olddoc on the North Avenue demolition.. David weighs in on a 'Charter School Vulture'.. Plainfield Latino: Tri-County Latino Coalition reaches out to students and school district..


[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 --

Dunelllen:  "Woman found burned to death on South Second Street" -- Courier | Ledger |
Traffic Alert:  "Pulaski Skyway closing for eight weekends"

Immaculata HS:  "Anti-bishop ad aired on Limbaugh, Hannity shows" -- Courier | Ledger |
Immigrants;  "NJ treats immigrants like second-class residents, new group says"
Middlesex County:  "County selected for national program to reduce solitary confinement in jails"
Newark --
PSEG:  "Court rules PSEG may be owed millions in insurance from Sandy"
Rutgers:  "RU responds to Christie remarks on sports spending"
Whistleblower: "Ex-worker claims being fired for trying to block politically-connected contractor"

Christie for President --
Business:  "Heinz buying Kraft in bid to make food giant" -- So, what are they already?
Energy:  "Feds ask solicitor general to review NJ's plan to subsidize power plants"
NJ Chamber:  "NJ would lose 'economic war' without Christie's tax breaks"
NJ Pensions:  "Judge sets May hearing in battle over state's pension payment"
Obamacare:  "Sen. Ted Cruz going on Obamacare" -- His wife's taking a leave from Goldman Sachs, losing her health policy.

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] reports HPC left out of demolition process.

[OLDDOC] on the North Avenue demolition.

[Mayor MAPP] news of the week.

[Councilor STORCH] on the North Avenue demolition.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] notes Rec's Easter Egg Hunt next Saturday.

[DAVID] weighs in on a 'Charter School Vulture'.

[JACKIE]  week in review includes Spring snow.

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

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] remembers Kathleen C. Collins.

[NOEL at PALS] Plainfield overcomes Christ the King.

[PLAINFIELD LATINO] Tri-County Latino Coalition reaches out to students and school district. -- When was that meeting?



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Olddoc offers a brief report on the special Council meeting.. Bernice: After-the-fact demolition approval nixed.. Councilor Storch on the North Avenue demolition..


[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 --

Food Recall:  "Wegman's recalls products with possibly tainted spinach"

Elizabeth:  "Ten charged in dog-fighting ring, 17 dogs seized"
Immaculata HS --
Middlesex County:  "Sheriff denies paying bribe for her job"
New Brunswick:  "Under pressure from homeless man, city agrees to drop its begging ban"
Veterans:  "NJ vet, IT company launch effort to help vets find work"
Woodbridge:  "Schools to change 'mindset' after cheating allegations surface"

Christie for President --
Sen. Menendez --
Christie Cabinet:  "DCA Commissioner Constable set to leave"
Charter Schools:  "Is Christie switching to expansions vs. new openings?"
Hate Groups: "NJ has fourth-highest number of hate groups in US"
IRS Phone Scam:  "NJ residents lose $660K to scam, 7th highest in  nation"
Legislature --
Microbeads:  "Christie signs bill banning microbead products" -- Courier | Ledger |
PARCC Tests:  "PARCC scores may count for NJ community college placement in 2016"
Renewable Energy:  "NJ invests in storage solutions for solar, wind energy"
Retirement:  "Study: Nj lousy place to retire"
NJ Tax Receipts --
Wages:  "NJ workers making only $2 an hour more than they were 7 years ago"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] After-the-fact demolition approval nixed.

[OLDDOC] offers a brief report on the special Council meeting.

[Mayor MAPP] news of the week.

[Councilor STORCH] on the North Avenue demolition.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] notes Rec's Easter Egg Hunt next Saturday.

[DAVID] on North Avenue demolition mishap.

[JACKIE]  week in review includes Spring snow.

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

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] remembers Kathleen C. Collins.

[NOEL at PALS] Plainfield overcomes Christ the King.

[PLAINFIELD LATINO] Choose your tax preparer carefully.