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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Bernice: Mapping out a new BOE; Council, residents want PMUA rates cut..




Cover of Wednesday's NY Daily News
comments on Trump's Indiana win.

[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 --

Drugs:  "Two Plainfielders among 8 busted in Elizabeth heroin mill" -- Ledger | Courier |
Tax Liens:  "NJ allowed one vendor to dominate online lien sales, investigation finds"

Diocese of Metuchen:  "New bishop optimistic about leading NJ diocese"
Newark:  "Parents sue over lead in water in city's schools"

2016 Candidates --
Trump NJ Campaign -- Atlantic City --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  Mapping out a new BOE; Council, residents want PMUA rates cut.

[OLDDOC]  on the Council agenda; Advances in heart surgery. (5/01/16)

[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]  Column A Dem kickoff: Keep Plainfield moving forward. (5/01/16)

[DAVID]  Where is your quadrant on the political compass? (5/04/16)

[JACKIE]  week in review catches Eyewitness News on Watchung Avenue. (5/01/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Prince: Genius of Realness. (4/22/2016)

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



Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Councilor Williams: Keep Plainfield moving forward!.. David: Where is your quadrant on the political compass?..


[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 --

Asm Green:  "Jerry Green will back Prieto plan Thursday, though he sees little hope for success"
Fire:  "Monday fire leaves 14 displaced"
Pets:  "Plainfield now leader in anti-tethering initiatives"
YMCA:  "Brenda Anderson, Nina Weil to be honored at YM's May gala"
NJ Transit:  "Is a strike still possible after two unions reject contract?"

Diocese of Metuchen:  "New bishop will be ordained at South Plainfield's Sacred Heart Church today"
Highland Park:  "Borough BOE to vote on transgender policy at end of May"
Jersey City:  "Lawsuit seeks emails, texts between Fulop, political operative"
North Plainfield:  "Borough schools move to technology-based Google platform"
Paper Mill Playhouse:  "Paper Mill to receive2016 regional theater Tony"
Pay-to-Play:  "Another Birdsall exec admits role in $1M pay-to-play scheme"
Port Newark-Elizabeth:  "Baraka brings pressure on Port over job discrimination"
Princeton:  "Professor's 'resume of failures' goes viral"
South Plainfield:  "All Season Sports Academy opens"

2016 Candidates --
Gov. Christie --
"Christie: All school water fountains to be tested for lead" -- NJSpot | Ledger | NYTimes | Courier |
"Christie vetoes equal pay bill"
"Christie sinks wind turbines off NJ for second time"
Bridgegate --
$15 Minimum Wage:  "SCOTUS rejects challenge to Seatlle wage law"
County Political Parties:  "ELEC report shows county committees pulled in a bit more money"
Atlantic City:  "Sources: Sweeney, Christie increasingly confident against Prieto plan"
Legislature:  "Senate panel approves letting pharmacists prescribe birth control"

Seminaries:  "Andover Newton to merge with Yale Divinity School" -- This comes right behind merger of two Pennsylvania Lutheran seminaries.


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  notes 6 meetings this week.

[OLDDOC]  on the Council agenda; Advances in heart surgery. (5/01/16)

[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]  Column A Dem kickoff: Keep Plainfield moving forward. (5/01/16)

[DAVID]  Where is your quadrant on the political compass? (5/04/16)

[JACKIE]  week in review catches Eyewitness News on Watchung Avenue. (5/01/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Prince: Genius of Realness. (4/22/2016)

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



Monday, May 2, 2016

Bernice notes 6 meetings this week.. Councilor Williams: Column A Dem kickoff: Keep Plainfield moving forward..


[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 --

Asm Green:  "Did Jerry Green turn down Speakership over Atlantic City deal?"

Asbury Park:  "Asbury Park opening first hotel in 50 years"
East Orange:  "How an old city with water problems avoided becoming Flint, MI"
Food:  "Exploring Korean cuisine -- Cookbook by restaurateur raised in Berkeley Heights.
Motivation:  "Why Eric LeGrande is a hero to so many with disabilities"
Pets:  "NJ pets in need, May 2"
Sports Authority:  "Chain to close all stores nationwide"
TD Bank:  "TD bank being sued over coin counter discrepancies"

2016 Candidates --
Advertising:  "Senator wants to probe billboards using phone data to track shoppers"
Atlantic City:  "Backroom brawl over Prieto's AC bill intensifies over weekend"
Birth Control:  "NJ could get prescription-free birth control"
College Admissions:  "Are legacy admissions affirmative action for white students?-- Fair questions.
Financial System:  "Fed many need more power to help securities firms in a crunch" -- This is capitalism?
Immigrants:  "May Day marches in LA by immigrants carry strong anti-Trump themes"
Schools:  "NJ holding hearings to consider later start times"
Terrorism:  "NJ anti-terrorism plan aims to spot those vulnerable to radicalization"
Verizon:  "Retiree attack on golden parachutes may catch fire in election year"
Voting:  "Stricter rules on voter IDs reshape national voting"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  notes 6 meetings this week.

[OLDDOC]  on the Council agenda; Advances in heart surgery. (5/01/16)

[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]  Column A Dem kickoff: Keep Plainfield moving forward. (5/01/16)

[DAVID]  supports Wilma Campbell. (4/17/16)

[JACKIE]  week in review catches Eyewitness News on Watchung Avenue. (5/01/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Prince: Genius of Realness. (4/22/2016)

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



Sunday, May 1, 2016

Bernice: PMUA/Council talk may top Monday agenda; BOE reorg time/place change; Wishes for Worker's Day/May Day/Beltrane.. Olddoc on the Council agenda; Advances in heart surgery.. Jackie's week in review catches Eyewitness News on Watchung Avenue..


[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 --

House Tour:  "Two grand Plainfield homes on NJFO house tour"
Roads:  "Plainfield gets $100K grant for East 2nd Street resurfacing"
Fabricland:  "'Project Runway' winner special guest at Sunday fashion show" -- Courier | Ledger |
Allergies:  "NJ faces pollen explosion in coming weeks"
NJ Transit --
Verizon:  "Strike continues as company makes 'last, best offer'"

Catholic Church:  "Women want to be deacons, want priests to speak up about it"
Essex County College:  "ECC fires 21 more after dismissing president"
EWR:  "Jet Blue moving Florida flights from LaGuardia to Newark" | "All about coming changes"
Mercer County:  "Parks director taking leave of absence during corruption probe"
Ransomware:  "Rowan U. email system attacked by ransomware"
Rutgers:  "Science shines at Rutgers Day on the Cook campus"
Trenton:  "City plans $4.7M bond to pay IRS after payroll fraud"

2016 Candidates --
Bridgegate --
Congress:  "NJ could see one of the most expensive House races"
NJ Crime:  "Crime fell in NJ in 2014, new data shows"
NJ Pensions:  "Lawmakers clash over public sector pensions"
Oil/Gas Testing:  "Booker, Menendez seek to end seismic testing in Atlantic"
Pay Equity:  "Christie faces Monday deadline to sign or veto pay equity bill"

Hacking:  "Inside the dark web hacking school"

Obituary:  "Daniel Berrigan, radical Jesuit priest" -- America (the Jesuit magazine) | NYTimes | NCR | Ledger |


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  PMUA/Council talk may top Monday agenda; BOE reorg time/place change; Wishes for Worker's Day/May Day/Beltrane.

[OLDDOC]  on the Council agenda; Advances in heart surgery. (5/01/16)

[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 Ecuador relief event at City Hall. (4/24/16)

[DAVID]  supports Wilma Campbell. (4/17/16)

[JACKIE]  week in review catches Eyewitness News on Watchung Avenue. (5/01/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Prince: Genius of Realness. (4/22/2016)

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



Friday, April 29, 2016

Plainfield Today: Concert tonight at FUSP benefits French School of Music.. 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, April 30; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you May Day.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  wishes the best for Board of Ed reorganization.

[OLDDOC]  gives locations to dispose of old or unused medicines. (4/29/16)

[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 Ecuador relief event at City Hall. (4/24/16)

[DAVID]  supports Wilma Campbell. (4/17/16)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Kaoh Rong blog party. (4/27/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Prince: Genius of Realness. (4/22/2016)

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



Bernice wishes the best for Board of Ed reorganization.. olddoc gives locations to dispose of old or unused medicines..




Installing a lightning rod atop the City Hall cupola
during its 2001 restoration.

[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 --

Accident:  "Car smashed in Jackson Hewitt tax office in Plainfield" -- Courier | Ledger |
Earned Sick Leave:  "Is sick leave good for employees, but bad for business?" -- Take the poll.
Union County College:  "UCC raises tuition 3.8 percent"
Verizon:  "Unions reject company's latest offer"

Dogs:  "Dogs rescued from Korean dog meat farm arrive in US"
EWR:  "PATH airport extension more important than NYC bus terminal, Baraka says"
Highland Park:  "BOE reportedly to approve pioneering transgender policy"
Hospitals:  "NJ's safest hospitals"
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst:  "NJ's joint base may get new protection"
Linden:  "Suit claims court held hearings without prosecutor, defense attorney" -- Nick Scutari was prosecutor.
Mercer County:  "County exec calls for audit of nonprofit amid corruption probe"
NJ Marathon:  "6 things to know about this weekend's marathon"
North Plainfield:  "Fishers flock to 45th annual fishing derby"
Penn Relays:  "Thursday's results and photos"
Port Authority:  "PA and SEC nearing resolution on misuse of $2B to repair Pulaski Skyway"
Rutgers:  "President Obama agrees to interview with Daily Targum"
Westfield:  "Town among 5 that could be pressured by state to revalue properties"

2016 Candidates --
Gov. Christie --
Republican Party:  "Poll: GOP disapproval highest since 1992"
Bridgegate --
  • "Defense lawyer: I want the governor's phone" -- Record | Ledger |
Motor Vehicle Commission:  "Christie sending all MVC employees to customer training"
SCOTUS:  "New ruling expands FBI computer hacking power"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  wishes the best for Board of Ed reorganization.

[OLDDOC]  gives locations to dispose of old or unused medicines. (4/29/16)

[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 Ecuador relief event at City Hall. (4/24/16)

[DAVID]  supports Wilma Campbell. (4/17/16)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Kaoh Rong blog party. (4/27/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Prince: Genius of Realness. (4/22/2016)

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



Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bernice: Ken Robertson stepping down from planning board after 30 years.. Jackie: Survivor: Kaoh Rong 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 --

Accident:  "Car crashes into Watchung Avenue building"
AKAs:  "More than 300 turn out for AKA Black History program"
House Tour:  "Historic Plainfield home featured on May 7 Tour"
PAAAS:  "'A Song for Coretta' to be presented at PHS this weekend"
Food Recall:  "Millions of pounds of Pilgrim's Pride chicken recalled"
Ford Recall:  "Ford issues second largest recall"

Amazon:  "Amazon to open 2 new NJ facilities, one in Middlesex County" -- 2,000 full-time jobs.
Distracted Driving:  "Texting while driving? Watch out for the Textalyzer"
Elizabeth:  "Two charged with voter fraud in school board election"
Essex County:  "Campaign charges against DiVicenzo dropped on technicality"
Jersey City:  "Plan to require 3-hour minimum work week gets initial approval"
McDonald's:  "McDonald's test 'new' concept: Walk-up" -- The first McDonald's I ever ate at in the late 1950s was a walk-up.
Mercer County:  "Nonprofit at center of corruption probe has strong ties to county"
The Mob:  "Scotch Plains man among 10 Genovese family members charged"
Newark --
Penn Relays:  "Everything you need to know about this year's Penn Relays"
Racial Profiling:  "Bloomfield police again accused of racial profiling"

2016 Candidates --
Legislature:  "Weinberg: Ousting Prieto no answer to legislative disagreements"
Medicare:  "NJ hospitals in line for $33M in extra Medicare funding"
PARCC Tests --
Politics:  "Christie blasts NJ Dems and unions, warms 'animals are at the gates'"
Port Authority:  "NJ, NY legislators ask Christie to sign PA reform" -- NJSpot | Ledger |
Privacy:  "House passes email privacy bill, 419-0"
Water:  "What will it take to repair NJ's aging water infrastructure?"

Obituary:  "Rev. Billy Kyles, civil rights leader witnessed death of MLK"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  Ken Robertson stepping down from planning board after 30 years.

[OLDDOC]  Hw and Dawg offer a short potpourri. (4/26/16)

[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 Ecuador relief event at City Hall. (4/24/16)

[DAVID]  supports Wilma Campbell. (4/17/16)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Kaoh Rong blog party. (4/27/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Prince: Genius of Realness. (4/22/2016)

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



Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bernice: School Board changes post-election agenda.. Olddoc and Dawg offer a short potpourri..


[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 --

Streets:  "Three Front Street intersections to receive upgrades"

Elizabeth:  "Airport users get another break as Council tables Uber plan"
Foraging:  "This Jersey guy makes a serious living picking weeds for you to eat" -- Plus 10 common edible wild plants.
Heroin:  "Pallone visits Metuchen to discuss heroin epidemic"
Jersey City:  "JC proposes minimum 30-hour work week for some private workers"
Liberty State Park:  "Bid for commercial buoy near LSP being withdrawn"
Mercer County --
Newark --
Pingry School:  "'Ted's kids' detail years of alleged abuse by teacher"
Trader Joe's:  "Fans use Bacebook to plead for more Trader Joe's stores"

2016 Candidates --
Bridgegate --
Atlantic City:  "Should mayor and other top officials take a pay cut?"
Faked Drug Lab Tests:  "Special judge to review drug cases after lab tech accused of faking results"
Government Employees & Free Speech:  "SCOTUS ruling may cost Paterson $2M" -- NJSpot | Record |
Legislature:  "Dem leaders hope to craft veto-proof 'tax-fairness' plan"
Politics:  "NJ Dem leaders discussed ouster of Speaker Prieto"
Prescription Drug Abuse:  "Christie: We're monitoring to prevent 'doctor shopping'"

Obituaries --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  School Board changes post-election agenda.

[OLDDOC]  Hw and Dawg offer a short potpourri. (4/26/16)

[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 Ecuador relief event at City Hall. (4/24/16)

[DAVID]  supports Wilma Campbell. (4/17/16)

[JACKIE]  week in review has a flowering tree puzzler. (4/24/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Prince: Genius of Realness. (4/22/2016)

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