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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bernice wishes all Happy Thanksgiving.. Olddoc goes to a 'Better Together' meeting.. Noel: Turkey Day Rivalry features Westfield vs. Plainfield at Hub Stine.. Jackie: BBOTT: Final HoH competition..


[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:  "Comcast Newsmakers: Mapp on Redevelopment and Public Safety"
Thanksgiving:  "Disabled Plainfield father receives gift of love and more on Thanksgiving"
EWR:  "Faster TSA lines begin just in time for Thanksgiving travel"

Bernards Mosque:  "28 times suit says bigotry raised its head in the township"
Jersey City:  "Council confirms status as 'sanctuary city'"
Mortgages:  "Rate rise since Trump election catches buyers and lenders off guard"
Perth Amboy:  "City pays $150K in sex harassment suit against ex-police chief"
Public Records:  "Group praises judge's ruling that police records be released in man's death"
Shopping:  "Black Friday flashback: Remeber these iconic NJ stores?"
Shore Lawsuit:  "Trump son-in-law settles suit with 2 Jersey Shore restaurants"
Weather:  "Get used to more hurricanes, scientists warn Northeast"

Trump Transition --
Reactions to Trump Election --
Port Authority:  "PA chair asks ethics committee to decide if he has conflict of interest"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   wishes all Happy Thanksgiving.

[OLDDOC]  goes to a 'Better Together' meeting.  (11/23/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  on loyalty and trust. (10/17/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  salutes volunteer community cleanup efforts. (9/26/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  thanks Plainfield voters. (11/15/16)

[DAVID]  Plainfield to revisit 1967 rebellion this Saturday. (10/28/16)

[JACKIE]   BBOTT: Final HoH competition. (11/23/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  thanks Plainfield voters. (11/15/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]   Turkey Day Rivalry features Westfield vs. Plainfield at Hub Stine. (11/24/16).

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, November 23, 2016

Olddoc offers a pre-Thanksgiving potpourri.. Jackie: BBOTT: Change of game direction again..


[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 --

Union County Politics:  "Bad-blood firefighting at the edges of Murphy domination" -- Green et al vs. Lesniak.
Historic Hiking Trail:  "Plainfield students among those helping clear Ash Brook Swamp trail"
Caring Communities:  "Warm and loving Plainfield family challenged by high energy twins"
Macy's Parade:  "Time, channel, best viewing spots"

Bound Brook:  "School officials won't be removed for scandalous post about teacher"
Business:  "Dr. Pepper Snapple buys NJ-based Bai for $1.7B"
Credit Card Breach:  "Breaches reported at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, other venues"
Elizabeth:  "Shopkeeper admits to $1M food stamp fraud"
Immigration --
Mosque Denial --
Schools Discrimination:  "Four school districts settle suits claiming discrimination"
Trenton:  "Law director resigns to become chief city judge"

Trump Transition --
Reactions to Trump Election --
2017 Guv Race --
Pres. Obama:  "Obama honors Springsteen" -- Ledger | Record |
Gov. Christie --
Banking:  "Report: Citibank, Wells Fargo, Bank of America pose systemic risk to global financial markets"
Birth Certificates:  "Transgender woman sues NJ for right to change her birth certificate"
NJ Income Taxes:  "Christie now keeping bi-state tax agreement with Pennsylvania" -- Politico | Ledger |
NJ Pensions:  "'Landmark' pension deal is way overrated" -- Editorial. Ledger.
NJ SPCA:  "SPCA loses nonprofit status for failing to file reports"
NJ Transit:  "NJT's spending tough to track as details kept secret"
Open Space:  "State frees up $67M for open space, recreation projects"
Overtime Pay:  "Federal judge puts overtime pay for 4.2M workers on hold" -- Record | Politico | NYTimes |
Public Records:  "NJ top court rules security camera footage is off-limits under OPRA" -- Record | Ledger |


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   pictures downtown on a walk around on her break.

[OLDDOC]  weighs in on using dogs in medical training.  (11/19/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  on loyalty and trust. (10/17/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  salutes volunteer community cleanup efforts. (9/26/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  thanks Plainfield voters. (11/15/16)

[DAVID]  Plainfield to revisit 1967 rebellion this Saturday. (10/28/16)

[JACKIE]   BBOTT: No surprise nominations, into Monday. (11/21/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  thanks Plainfield voters. (11/15/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]   Westfield vs. Union, North 2 Group 5. (11/20/16)

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, November 22, 2016

Jackie: BBOTT change of game direction again, 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 --

5K Run:  "Black Men Rise 5K, a run for all lives in Plainfield"
Plainfield Symphony:  "PSO performs 'Sondheim Tonight'"
Swain Galleries:  "Swain's presents annual exhibition of small paintings"
Urban Enterprise Zone:  "Push to extend UEZs in five original cities" -- Including Plainfield.
Wardlaw-Hartridge:  "Lower school students make large donation to UNICEF"
Food Recall: "Heinz recalls gravy over mislabeling"

Charter Schools:  "Philip's Academy withdraws application for second school in Paterson"
Elizabeth --
EWR:  "Workers plan huge rally at EWR -- after the holidays" -- For a $15 minimum wage.
Hospitals:  "Moody's: It's getting harder for community hospitals to survive"
Paterson:  "HUD probe looks at funding since 2010"
Schools Administration:  "Paterson schools' HR director steps down, lacked qualifications"

Trump Transition --
Reactions to Trump Election --
Democratic Party --
Bridgegate --
2017 Guv Race --
Legislature --
Marijuana:  "Christie: Marijuana tax income would be 'blood money'"
Redistricting:  "Federal judge finds WI redistricting unfair" -- Redistricting fairness is essential to any future Democratic longterm success.


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   pictures downtown on a walk around on her break.

[OLDDOC]  weighs in on using dogs in medical training.  (11/19/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  on loyalty and trust. (10/17/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  salutes volunteer community cleanup efforts. (9/26/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  thanks Plainfield voters. (11/15/16)

[DAVID]  Plainfield to revisit 1967 rebellion this Saturday. (10/28/16)

[JACKIE]   BBOTT: No surprise nominations, into Monday. (11/21/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  thanks Plainfield voters. (11/15/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]   Westfield vs. Union, North 2 Group 5. (11/20/16)

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, November 21, 2016

Jackie: BBOTT: No surprise nominations, into Monday..


[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 --

Obituary:  "Neville Greaves, husband of former Councilor Vera Greaves-- Services Tuesday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church.
Pop Warner Lady Cardinals:  "Cheerleaders raise funds for Disney World competition"
JFK:  "More hospitals merge, trying to improve care -- and finances"
Plainfield Police:  "Police share holiday package delivery safety tips"
Plainfield Symphony:  "PSO performs 'Sondheim Tonight'"
Salvation Army:  "Unity Bank to provide Thanksgiving breakfast at Salvation Army"
Food Recall:  "Sabra recalling humus over possible listeria contamination"

Asbury Park:  "Marchers demand equality in era of Trump"
Millennials:  "In NJ, leaving home is hard to do"
Pets:  "NJ pets in need, Nov. 21"
Rutgers --
Trump Transition --
Reactions to Trump Election --
Bridgegate --
NJ Pensions:  "Is NJ finally headed for movement on controversial bill?"
Offshore Drilling:  "Obama: No drilling offshore in Mid-Atlantic"
Port Authority:  "Bus terminal fedu gets personal"

Obituary:  "Houston Conwill, whose sculptures celebrated Black culture"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   pictures downtown on a walk around on her break.

[OLDDOC]  weighs in on using dogs in medical training.  (11/19/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  on loyalty and trust. (10/17/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  salutes volunteer community cleanup efforts. (9/26/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  thanks Plainfield voters. (11/15/16)

[DAVID]  Plainfield to revisit 1967 rebellion this Saturday. (10/28/16)

[JACKIE]   BBOTT: No surprise nominations, into Monday. (11/21/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  thanks Plainfield voters. (11/15/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]   Westfield vs. Union, North 2 Group 5. (11/20/16)

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, November 20, 2016

Olddoc weighs in on using dogs in medical training.. Noel: Westfield vs. Union, North 2 Group 5.. Jackie's week in review catches a red-tailed hawk in Plainfield..


[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 --

Obituary:  "Neville Greaves, husband of former Councilor Vera Greaves-- Services Tuesday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church.
Awards:  "Onieal's Grand Street a winner in Time Out NY contest" -- Owned by Plainfield native Chris Onieal.
PAHS:  "Blind dog needs new home"
Thanksgiving -
Rotary:  "Jazz musician Fred Fischer speaks on his polio experience"
Trailside:  "Communities pull together for new pollinator-friendly meadow" -- Plantings at Cedar Brook Park also get a mention.
Union County College:  "UCC women's basketball team beats Monroe College"
Trump Gridlock:  "NJ drivers get first taste of Trump gridlock" -- Lincoln Tunnel, Rt 78 shut down during rush hour.

Drugs:  "Heroin being replaced by this even deadlier drug"
Montclair:  "Police: Man vandalized store with pro-Trump graffiti"
Newark --
Port Authority:  "Federal judge dismisses AAA lawsuit over PA spending"
Rutgers --
STEM:  "NJ students sling pumpkins at Picatinny Arsenal from sieg weapons they made"
Trump University:  "Trump settles lawsuits for $25M" -- Ledger | Politico | NYTimes | Bloomberg | -- No guilt admitted, of course.

Trump Transition --
Reaction to Trump Election --
NJ Politics --
Divorce:  "US divorce rates drop to lowest level over 35 years"
Offshore Drilling:  "No oil drilling off Atlantic states, feds decide"
Fracking:  "Canadian study finds fracking leads to greater risk of earthquakes"

Obituary:  "Sharon Jones, powerful voice of soul"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   pictures downtown on a walk around on her break.

[OLDDOC]  weighs in on using dogs in medical training.  (11/19/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  on loyalty and trust. (10/17/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  salutes volunteer community cleanup efforts. (9/26/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  thanks Plainfield voters. (11/15/16)

[DAVID]  Plainfield to revisit 1967 rebellion this Saturday. (10/28/16)

[JACKIE]   week in review catches a red-tailed hawk in Plainfield. (11/20/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  thanks Plainfield voters. (11/15/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]   Westfield vs. Union, North 2 Group 5. (11/20/16)

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, November 19, 2016

Plainfield Today: Weekend: Two musical happenings, 7th Street cleanup.. 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 19; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   pictures downtown on a walk around on her break.

[OLDDOC]  No 'doomsayer', he explains his concerns.  (11/17/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  on loyalty and trust. (10/17/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  salutes volunteer community cleanup efforts. (9/26/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  thanks Plainfield voters. (11/15/16)

[DAVID]  Plainfield to revisit 1967 rebellion this Saturday. (10/28/16)

[JACKIE]   BBOTT Thursday doldrums into Friday. (11/18/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  thanks Plainfield voters. (11/15/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]   Mid-State 38 Top Ten, NJSIAA semi-final action. (11/17/16)



Friday, November 18, 2016

Bernice pictures downtown on a walk around on her break.. Olddoc, no 'doomsayer', explains his concerns.. Noel: Mid-State 38 Top Ten, NJSIAA semi-final action.. Jackie: BBOTT Thursday doldrums 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 --

Schools:  "Mayor for a Day program gives students insights into Plainfield government"
Drought:  "Drought woes continue, drinking water supplies shrink"
PA Bus Terminal:  "NJ lawmakers say Cuomo trying to scuttle new terminal"
Passports:  "Rajoppi advises travelers on new passport rules"

League of Municipalities --
Abandoned Properties:  "Teaneck hunting down 'zombie' properties"
Animal Cruelty:  "Morristown Medical Center abandons use of live dogs for medical training" -- After news story.
Bombing Suspect:  "Rahimi pleads not guilty to NY, NJ bombings"
Corruption:  "Passaic mayor pleads guilty to accepting bribes, resigns" -- Record | ObsNJ | -- Feds press release here.
Montclair:  "Montclair PBA: 'Hacker' posted Trump meme"
Newark:  "State of the Black World conference draws on memory of Amiri Baraka"
Pay-to-Play:  "Birdsall CEO who got 4 years released after 6 months" -- Remember Aesop's fable about the spider web?

Trump Transition --
Reaction to Trump Election --
Bridgegate --
2017 Guv Race --
2016 Power Lists --
Homelessness:  "How NJ's drop in homelessness compares to other states"
NJ Demographics:  "227,000 moved out of NJ last year, 62,000 immigrants moved in"
NJ Employment:  "NJ lost 5,600 jobs in October"
Port Authority --
Schools:  "NJ outperforms other states on most PARCC tests"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   pictures downtown on a walk around on her break.

[OLDDOC]  No 'doomsayer', he explains his concerns.  (11/17/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  on loyalty and trust. (10/17/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  salutes volunteer community cleanup efforts. (9/26/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  thanks Plainfield voters. (11/15/16)

[DAVID]  Plainfield to revisit 1967 rebellion this Saturday. (10/28/16)

[JACKIE]   BBOTT Thursday doldrums into Friday. (11/18/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  thanks Plainfield voters. (11/15/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]   Mid-State 38 Top Ten, NJSIAA semi-final action. (11/17/16)

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