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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Union County Clerk certifies Plainfield election results.. Fanwood Mayor Mahr heads up League of Municipalities.. Veronica Taylor updates Council on Recreation.. Long time St. Bart's past, Fr. John Lester, dies..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD

  • Election Results:  County Clerk posts certified Plainfield election results. Read more here. Food Safety Alert:  CDC: Don't eat any romaine lettuce. Read more here.
  • Recreation:  Taylor provides Recreation update to Council. Read more here.
  • Thanksgiving:  Plainfield organizations offer Thanksgiving meals to the hungry and lonely. Read more here.
  • Obituary:  Fr. John Lester, pastor of St. Bart's for 45 years. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Catholic Church:  Survivors of childhood sex abuse want statute of limitations removed. Read more here.
  • Fanwood:  Mayor Mahr elected president of State League of Municipalities. Read more here.
  • Hoboken:  Mayor's new set of wheels raises questions. Read more here.
  • Newark Water:  Fix of one problem probably led to another. Read more here.
  • Recall:  Mayor ousted in recall replaced by longtime foe. Read more here.
  • Storm Response:  Diner owner took in and fed 80 kids during snowstorm. Read more here.
  • Used Cars:  3 years after scathing report, used car dealer abuses continue. -- PoliticoNJ | NJSpot | Ledger |

STATE/NATIONAL

  • Sen. Booker:  Booker to headline NH Dem event. Read more here.
  • Redistricting:  Sweeney proposal would strip power from GOP, Dem state chair. Read more here.
  • Sports Betting: Legal betting is taking a bite out of black market betting. Read more here.
  • State Police:  Murphy and PBA reach agreement. -- NJGlobeInsiderNJ |Read more here.

TRUMP WORLD
  • Double Standards:  Ivanka emails and 4 other things Trump attacked and then turned around and did. Read more here.
  • Ivanka:  Trump calls Ivanka's private email use 'fake news'. Read more here.


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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Plainfield PD wins accreditation -- it's a really big deal.. NJ Catholic dioceses will release names of accused child sex abusers.. Murphy gives $2M for legal aid to undocumenteds..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD

  • Police Department:  Plainfield police recognized for accreditation. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Catholic Church:  NJ dioceses will name priests accused of child sex abuse. -- Ledger | Courier |
  • California Wildfires:  Smoke from California fires made NJ hazy Monday. Read more here.
  • Immigrants:  Murphy gives $2M for legal aid to undocumenteds facing deportation. Read more here.
  • Newark:  Details demanded about district-charters enrollment deal. Read more here. PATH:  Port Authority chairman explains modernizing the PATH. Read more here.
  • Retail:  David's Bridal declares bankruptcy, but says orders are safe. Read more here.

STATE/NATIONAL

  • Sen. Booker:  Will his record of elected office be a burden in a presidential run? Read more here.
  • Attorney General:  House Dems sue to block Whitaker as acting AG. Read more here.
  • Chris Christie:  Christie's official portrait unveiled. Read more here. -- Awww. I was expecting a beach chair.
  • Acosta Affair:  White House back off on CNN's Acosta, re-issues press pass. Read more here.
  • Congress:  Pelosi'a leadership in danger as 16 Dems release letter of opposition. Read more here. -- She only has a cushion of 17.
  • Marijuana:  Hearing to start next week. -- PoliticoNJ | Ledger | Jay Lassiter on weed at the League convention. Read more here.
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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.

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Three more arrested in stabbing death.. Plainfield v. Westfield at Hub-Stine Thursday at 11 AM.. Olddoc on Monday's Council agenda..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD

  • Week Ahead: The week ahead in Plainfield, Nov. 19-25. Read more here.
  • Murder:  Three more Plainfield residents charged in stabbing death. Read more here.
  • Football:  Plainfield v. Westfield at Hub Stine Thanksgiving Day, 11 AM.
  • Pets: Lost female pittie mix is found. Read more here.
  • Theater:  M.PoWeR Arts presents Langston Hughes' 'Black Nativity' at FUSP. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Drugs:  Mulshine: Let the pols learn from the Portuguese about addiction. Read more here.
  • Kean U.:  State official ponders payroll switch for Kean's Chinese unit. Read more here.
STATE/NATIONAL
  • Congress:  Malinowski on supporting Pelosi. Read more here.
  • Bear Hunt:  Court blocks bid to open state land to bear hunts. Read more here
  • Taxes:  State counting on tax amnesty to raise $200M. Read more here.

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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.

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

6 Plainfield suspects indicted in stabbing death.. Man charged with sexual assault, endangering welfare of a child.. Plainfield Anti-Violence Coalition raising money for shooting victim's funeral.. Cellphones: You must now give your passcode to cops -- if they have a warrant..



[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD

  • Benjamin Nord Shooting:  Plainfield Anti-Violence Coalition in drive to pay for funeral expenses. Read more here.
  • Murder:  6 Plainfield suspects indicted in stabbing death. -- TAPinto | Courier
  • Events:  Three things to do on Sunday in Plainfield. Read more here.
  • Week in Review:  Plainfield week in review: Homicide, Deer Management hearing, more. Read more here.
  • Food Recall:  91,000 pounds of ground turkey recalled over salmonella fears. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Amazon: Bezos tells employees "someday Amazon will go bankrupt".  Read more here.
  • Cellphones:  New rule: You must give cops the passcode to your cell if they have a warrant. Read more here.
  • Kean U.:  Union up in arms over Chinese government interference. Read more here.
  • North Plainfield:  Boro man charged with sexual assault, endangering welfare of a child. -- TAPinto | Courier |
  • Obamacare:  NJ 2019 premiums rank among lowest in country. Read more here.
  • Unions:  Teachers sue state, NJEA, alleging violation of SCOTUS ruling on union dues. Read more here.

STATE/NATIONAL
  • Congress:  Rep.-elect Ocasio-Cortez (and the Twitterverse) get revenge on right-wing reporter over Tweet. Read more here.
TRUMP WORLD

  • Attorney General:  GOP pushes Trump for new Attorney General amid Mueller uproar. Read more here.
  • George (Mr. Kellyanne) Conway:  Conway dishes it all on Trump. Read more here.
  • Mueller Probe:  Trump says he answered Mueller questions -- live. Read more here.
  • Wikileaks:  Assange charges could unsettle liberals, conservatives -- and Trump. Read more here.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
  • [OLDDOC]  Olddoc takes exception to Dan's characterization of Mapp's charter actions. (11/11/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Storch on the Police Division's accreditation. (09/23/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Model Railroad Club hosts Holiday Sound and Light Show. (11/12/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  My vote is for Ron Johnson on Nov. 6. (11/06/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Survivor: David v. Goliath Nov. 14 blog party. (11/14/18)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Black Nativity Holiday Bazaar at FUSP. (11/12/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Mid-State 38 Top Ten - Week 11. (11/13/18)
  • [CARL at Plainfield Wildlife] New! YouTube Channel by Plainfielder Carl Monopoli, featuring Plainfield wildlife. . Awesome possum (night camera) here. (11/11/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan recalls boyhood Halloweens of the 1950s. (10/30/18)
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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.

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Plainfield Today: Plainfield Symphony presents "The Gershwin Songbook" Saturday night.. 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, November 17; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --
  • [OLDDOC]  Olddoc takes exception to Dan's characterization of Mapp's charter actions. (11/11/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Storch on the Police Division's accreditation. (09/23/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Model Railroad Club hosts Holiday Sound and Light Show. (11/12/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  My vote is for Ron Johnson on Nov. 6. (11/06/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Survivor: David v. Goliath Nov. 14 blog party. (11/14/18)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Black Nativity Holiday Bazaar at FUSP. (11/12/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Mid-State 38 Top Ten - Week 11. (11/13/18)
  • [CARL at Plainfield Wildlife] New! YouTube Channel by Plainfielder Carl Monopoli, featuring Plainfield wildlife. . Awesome possum (night camera) here. (11/11/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan recalls boyhood Halloweens of the 1950s. (10/30/18)
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Friday, November 16, 2018

Plainfield schools closed Friday? Who knows?.. Friday morning weather conditions.. BREAKING: Wikileaks founder Assange charged.. Congressional Black Caucus backs Pelosi for Speaker.. Pelosi and Pallone cross swords?..



[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD



School closings? The new "improved" Plainfield Public Schools website (see here) no longer seems to post closing information on its front page, and the link to 'School Closing Information' only shows the District's policy. Go figure.


  • Gay Families: The 'Gayby Boom' and the rise of gender-neutral leave policies. Read more here.
  • League of Municipalities:  What goes on when your mayor goes to AC? Read more here. Murphy delivers remarks at League. Read more here.
  • PHS Marching Band:  Battle of the Bands at PHS Saturday. Read more here.
  • Weather:  6.5 inches in Plainfield, Friday morning conditions. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Bayonne Bridge:  New Bayonne Bridge shut down after cars can't make steeper incline in snow. Read more here-- And who were the engineers?
  • Catholic Church:  Amateur hour at the US bishops conference. Read more here. NJ dioceses subpoenaed by AG Grewal. Read more here.
  • GoFundMe Scam:  Greed and backstabbing undid $400K funding scam for homeless vet. Read more here.
  • Immigration:  Central Jersey detainees from Indonesia released on bond. Read more here.
  • Lenni-Lenape:  State officially recognizes Native American tribe after 6 year fight. Read more here.
  • Marijuana: Baraka and Fulop: Cannabis jobs must come to our cities. Read more here.
  • NJ Transit:  Ex-NJT official says he was fired for exposing mismanagement. Read more here.
  • Property Reval:  Bayonne set to begin revaluation in January. Read more here. Plainfield's clock is ticking.
  • Re-incarceration:  NJ's recidivism rate plummets 19% over past 6 years. Read more here.
  • Rutgers:  RU reverses decision on prof accused of racist rant against whites. Read more here.
  • Sports Betting:  NJ races to $600M in sports betting since June. Read more here.
  • Tax Amnesty:  If you owe back taxes, here is your opportunity to settle up. Read more here.
  • Vaping:  State directs money from tobacco tax to fight teen vaping 'epidemic'. Read more here.


STATE/NATIONAL

  • Sen. Booker:  Booker throws his weight behind Trump-backed criminal justice deal. Read more here.
  • Congress:  Black Caucus members back Pelosi for Speaker over their former chair. Read more here. Pelosi and Pallone don't see eye-to-eye on need for special climate change panel. Read more here.
  • Facebook:  FB re-examines PR approach after NYTimes exposes hardball (and anti-Semitic) tactics. Read more here.
  • NJPower List:  NJ Globe power list. Read more here.
  • Republicans:  NJ GOP endures worst cycle for House races in party history. Read more here.


TRUMP WORLD
  • BREAKING: Wikileaks Indictment: Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutor inadvertently reveals. Read more here.
  • Mueller Probe:  Preparing for the worst: Mueller anxiety pervades Trump world. Read more here.
  • Acting AG:  Texas businessman being prosecuted by DOJ challenges legality of appointment. Read more here.
  • Avenatti Arrest:  Avenatti lames right wing conspiracy theorist for arrest. Read more here.


RECENT BLOG POSTS
  • [OLDDOC]  Olddoc takes exception to Dan's characterization of Mapp's charter actions. (11/11/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Storch on the Police Division's accreditation. (09/23/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Model Railroad Club hosts Holiday Sound and Light Show. (11/12/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  My vote is for Ron Johnson on Nov. 6. (11/06/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Survivor: David v. Goliath Nov. 14 blog party. (11/14/18)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Black Nativity Holiday Bazaar at FUSP. (11/12/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Mid-State 38 Top Ten - Week 11. (11/13/18)
  • [CARL at Plainfield Wildlife] New! YouTube Channel by Plainfielder Carl Monopoli, featuring Plainfield wildlife. . Awesome possum (night camera) here. (11/11/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan recalls boyhood Halloweens of the 1950s. (10/30/18)
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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.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Police search for answers in Plainfield shooting.. Chris Estevez role in Blue Wave acknowledged.. Eric Plummer is Lyft's NJ marketing head.. Jackie: Survivor: David v. Goliath Nov. 14 blog party..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD

  • Bike Giveaway:  Dairy Queen prepares for final bike giveaway of 2018. Read more here.
  • Chris Estevez:  Plainfield's Esteves recognized by Working Families for role in NJ's Blue Wave. Read more here.
  • Baseball:  PHS senior signs to attend Coppin State in Baltimore. Read more here.
  • Lyft:  Plainfielder Eric Plummer to head Lyft's NJ marketing effort. Read more here -- Way to go Eric!
  • Pets:  A reminder, pets must have proper shelter in freezing weather. Read more here.
  • Shooting:  Police search for answers in weekend shooting. Read more here.
  • Weather:  Looks like Thursday afternoon and evening for Union County. Read more here.
  • Drug Recall: Another common blood pressure med recalled over cancer fears. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Amazon: Dodging the Amazon iceberg kept Newark from being sunk. Read more here-- OpEd, Ledger.
  • Animal Cruelty:  44 dogs found dead, 161 rescued from NJ woman's home. Read more here.
  • Bowcraft:  Bowcraft rides for sale. Read more here. -- Have room for a roller coaster in your back yard?
  • Bridgewater:  Hindu temple wants to build parking deck. Read more here.
  • Catholic Church: Bishops angered by scandal involving ex-Cardinal McCarrick. Read more here. -- There is an emerging consensus that many of them are hypocritical in the extreme.
  • Chatbots: Chatbots are ushering in the B2Me movement. Read more here.
  • Defamation Suit: Ex-Fox host Bill O'Reilly withdraws suit against former Assemblyman. Read more here.
  • Hate Crimes:  Hate crimes up 76% in NJ. Read more here.
  • HS Football:  South Plainfield beats North Plainfield in rescheduled annual meet. Read more here.
  • Homeless Vet Scam:  $400K raised for homeless vet was a scam by all three. Read more here.
  • Hospitals:  $60M in investment could save doomed hospital, 500 jobs. Read more here. Schools:  Padded 'timeout' room is like a jail, parent says. Read more here.

STATE/NATIONAL

  • 2018 Mid-terms:  Kim (finally( declared victor in CD3. -- PoliticoNJInsiderNJ | NJGlobe | Ledger |
  • Sen. Booker:  Booker: I will take time to consider 2020. Read more here -- Yeah, right.
  • League of Municipalities:  In AC, Christie rips 'shameful' silence on opioid crisis. Read more here.
  • Marijuana:  Cryan: Union's pot vote may push him from 'maybe' column. Read more here. First pass at legal weed could roll into statehouse in days, but full vote will require joint effort. Read more here. -- What was that headline writer smoking?
TRUMP WORLD

  • Acosta Suit:  Fox joins CNN in suit against Trump administration. Read more here.
  • Polls:  Two post-election polls suggest Americans want a brake on Trump. Read more here.
  • Duties:  Stung by midterms, Trump retreats from presidential duties. Read more here.
RECENT BLOG POSTS

  • [OLDDOC]  Olddoc takes exception to Dan's characterization of Mapp's charter actions. (11/11/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Storch on the Police Division's accreditation. (09/23/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Model Railroad Club hosts Holiday Sound and Light Show. (11/12/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  My vote is for Ron Johnson on Nov. 6. (11/06/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Survivor: David v. Goliath Nov. 14 blog party. (11/14/18)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Black Nativity Holiday Bazaar at FUSP. (11/12/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Mid-State 38 Top Ten - Week 11. (11/13/18)
  • [CARL at Plainfield Wildlife] New! YouTube Channel by Plainfielder Carl Monopoli, featuring Plainfield wildlife. . Awesome possum (night camera) here. (11/11/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan recalls boyhood Halloweens of the 1950s. (10/30/18)
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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.

About Cookies: This blog is operated by Google, which uses cookies to improve the user's experience. By continuing to read this blog you agree to their use.