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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Plainfield Today: Hannah Atkins Pool opens 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, May 27; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   LWV puts candidate bios, responses online; Steps it up with her step counter.

[OLDDOC]   ponders what would happen if the old Grant Avenue station were reopened, plus some great toons.  (5/24/17)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Williams endorses Joylette Mills-Ransome. (5/24/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race, May 25 blog party.  (5/25/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Hannah Atkins pool opening Saturday,May 27. (5/24/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38 final season summary. (5/22/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Are we there yet?  (5/22/17)

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



Friday, May 26, 2017

Bernice: LWV puts candidate bios, responses online.. Steps it up with her step counter.. Olddoc ponders what would happen if the old Grant Avenue station were reopened, plus some great toons.. Council President Williams endorses Joylette Mills-Ransome.. Jackie: The Amazing Race, May 25 blog party.. Rebecca: Hannah Atkins pool opening Saturday,May 27..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
SORRY FOR THE INTERRUPTION. OUR FIOS ROUTER WENT DOWN WEDNESDAY EVENING AND DIDN;T COME BACK UNTIL DINNERTIME THURSDAY. THIS IS A 2-DAY COMBO POST. THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

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 --

2011 Murder:  "North Plainfield man indicted in 2011 Plainfield gang initiation murder" -- Ledger | Courier |
Coaching:  "Plainfield's  AD Quinn files suit against Elizabeth schools for 'unlawful termination'"-- Ledger | Courier |
Heroin Epidemic:  "Union County focuses on neroin epidemic"
Queen City Pride:  "Plainfield organization wins Public Lands Cleanup Award"
Obituary:  "Helen Harper, longtime Muhlenberg Hospital employee"

Bernards-Mosque case:  "Settlement reached, terms not disclosed" -- Ledger | Courier |
Cellphone Security:  "Reality Check: What does -- and doesn't -- protect your smartphone"
East Brunswick:  "Students, parents allege racism, bullying goes unaddressed in school district"
Elizabeth:  "Prosecutor seeks public's help in solve 2-year-old Elizabeth homicide"
Hurricanes:  "Forecast for 2017 hurricane season released"
Johnson & Johnson:  "J&J to pay $33M to settle Tylenol suit" -- Ledger | Courier |
Linden:  "ConocoPhillips to pay $39M to settle groundwater contamination suit"
Newark:  "Newark's Cardinal Tobin calls for immigration reform"
NJSO:  "Controversial benefactor in $16M violin deeal dies at 89"
Perth Amboy:  "Historic train station to get upgrades"
TCNJ:  "Building that honored segregationist renamed 'Trenton Hall'"

Trump World --
  • "Trump-Russia probe: Jared Kushner now reportedly a focus in probe"  -- Ledger | Record | Politico |
2017 Guv Race--
  • "Who is Hirsh Singh? Candidate pitches himself in TV ad" -- Ledger | NJSpot |
Attorney General:  "Three employees accuse AG's office of racialdiscrimination"
Hospitals and Taxes:  "After 16 towns sue hospitals for property taxes, lawmaker proposes truce"
Legislature --
NJ Pensions:  "10.5% returns for pensions, big turnaround from last year"
NJ Supreme Court:  "Top court tightens bail reform rules for gun crimes, repeat offenders"
Obamacare Repeal:  "Repeal pushed by NJ's MacArthur would leave 23M uninsured" --  470,000in NJ.


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   LWV puts candidate bios, responses online; Steps it up with her step counter.

[OLDDOC]   ponders what would happen if the old Grant Avenue station were reopened, plus some great toons.  (5/24/17)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Williams endorses Joylette Mills-Ransome. (5/24/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race, May 25 blog party.  (5/25/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Hannah Atkins pool opening Saturday,May 27. (5/24/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38 final season summary. (5/22/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Are we there yet?  (5/22/17)

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

**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, May 24, 2017

Bernice: An image of Plainfield.. Olddoc offers some great toons, plus an amusing UPS package's journey..


[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 --

'X Marks The Spot':  "Partnership and cooperation of 4 mayors, 54 years later"
Rotary:  "Upcoming events: Students of the month luncheon, Track & Field Meet, annual dinner"
Charter Schools:  "Amid scrutiny, Bergen County charter chain ends bid for Linden location" -- Lessons to be learned here.

Amtrak Tunnel Repairs:  "Christie says agreement will spare most commuters from delays"
Bayonne Bridge:  "Old bridge dismantled in under 2miutes" -- Video.
Data Breaches:  "Target to pay $18.5M in largest data breach settlement in US"
Dunellen:  "Teen hurt in Times Square attack released from hopsital"
Metuchen:  "Multi-million dollar pot operation uncovered" -- Ledger | Courier |
NJ Police Memorial:  "NJ Police Memorial honors hundreds of fallen cops" -- Ledger | Courier |
Trenton:  "Starburcks will boost minority businesses, train kids"
Union County Courts:  "Remembering former Judge Edward Beglin, 83"

Trump World --
2017 Guv Race --
Congress:  "NJ's MacArthur quits as leader of moderate GOP after pushing Obamacare repeal"
Legislature --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   An image of Plainfield

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers some great toons, plus an amusing UPS package's journey.  (5/22/17)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Steve Hockaday, moving Plainfield forward. (5/18/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  Jackie's week in review captures a (false?) Potato Beetle, plus irises at the Friends Meeting House.  (5/21/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield Rescue Squad Open House this Saturday, May 20. (5/16/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38 final season summary. (5/22/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Are we there yet?.  (5/22/17)

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

**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, May 23, 2017

Bernice: Voter numbers down as of May 1.. Two more forums to go.. Please no 'jake brakes'.. Noel"Mid-State 38 final season summary.. Anonymous Gadfly: Are we there yet?..


[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 --

Primary Election:  "Sample ballots now available online"
Plainfield Public Library:  "Exhibit commemorates 100th anniversary of WWI"
Vo-Techs:  "Inside the high-pressure world of NJ's hardest-to-get-into vo-tech schools"

East Orange:  "In record pot bust, police seize 1,470 plants worth $3M"
Jersey City:  "Bill would require more affordable housing in downtown JC"
North Plainfield:  "North Plainfielder surprised by White House proposal"
Pets:  "NJ pets in need, May 22"
Rahway:  "Videos from mayor's two car crashes are public records, lawsuits claim"

Trump World --
Sen. Menendez:  "Menendez kicks off statewide tour focusing on jobs"
UK Bombing:  "At least 19 killed in attack at Ariana Grande concert in UK" -- NYTimes | Ledger | USAToday |


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Voter numbers down as of May 1; Two more forums to go; Please no 'jake brakes'.
[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a potpourri, including an amazing 1859 photo of a Front Street parade.  (5/15/17)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Steve Hockaday, moving Plainfield forward. (5/18/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  Jackie's week in review captures a (false?) Potato Beetle, plus irises at the Friends Meeting House.  (5/21/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield Rescue Squad Open House this Saturday, May 20. (5/16/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38 final season summary. (5/22/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Are we there yet?.  (5/22/17)

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

**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, May 21, 2017

Bernice: Stressed out, but with some suggestions for staying connected.. Jackie's week in review captures a (false?) Potato Beetle, plus irises at the Friends Meeting House..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
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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.

NEWS --

Community Access Unlimited:  "CAU partners help raise $35K at golf outing"
Mayor Mapp:  "Plainfield supports the values of democracy"
Rhythm & Blues by the Brook:  "Music festival returns to Cedar Brook Park,  Naughty by Nature headlines"
Dem Primary:  "8 contests to watch" -- Including Plainfield.
Jim McGreevey:  "McGreevey first outed as gay at boy scout camping trip" -- Ledger | Courier |
Commuting:  "The pros and cons of remodeling Penn Station"

Dunellen:  "Student remains in critical condition after Times Square crash"
Elizabeth:  "Ice rink with $7M makeover becomes year-round sports center"
Jersey City --
Linden:  "Police discover evidence of extra shootings overnight"
Newark:  "Booker to city leaders: 'We have an infrastructure crisis'"

2017 Guv Race  -

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Stressed out, but with some suggestions for staying connected.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a potpourri, including an amazing 1859 photo of a Front Street parade.  (5/15/17)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Steve Hockaday, moving Plainfield forward. (5/18/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  Jackie's week in review captures a (false?) Potato Beetle, plus irises at the Friends Meeting House.  (5/21/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield Rescue Squad Open House this Saturday, May 20. (5/16/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Haste makes waste.  (5/16/17)

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

**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



Olddoc offers a 'gripe potpourri' about dealing with FIOS, Verizon customer service, Epson, and the NJ DCA, with a clincher in a Chinese toothpaste applicator.. Look for 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 --

PHS Boys Varsity Baseball:  "Cardinals team honored for first ever division title"-- Scroll down.
Kean U.:  "Plainfielder Julio Olive, senior class president, speaks at Kean commencement"
PAHS: "Lovable stray needs a new home"
Union County Track & Field --
Watchung Reservation:  "Plan for mountain bike trail ditched after nasty year-long battle"
Food Recall:  "Nathan's hot dogs recalled for containing bits of metal"
Product Recall:  "Child backpack carriers recalled due to fall risk"

Craft Beers:  "25 NJ Craft Beers for Craft Beer Week"
Dunellen:  "Two Dunellen girls among injured in Times Square incident" -- Ledger | Courier |
Jersey City:  "Green card 'guaranteed' for Journal Square investment" -- Ledger | NYTimes |
Language:  "Where do NJ's different accents come from?"
Meadowlands:  "Badly needed American Dream funding arrives"
NAACP: "Energized by liberal activists, NAACP dismisses its president"
Newark:  "Ex-aide: Councilman fired me after I refused to make $10K donation"
Police Salaries:  "The town with the highest paid cops in each county"

Trump World --
Sen. Booker:  "Booker: Lieberman as head of FBI would be 'a big mistake'"
Rep.Frelinghuysen: "Dem challenger joins activists at Frelinghuysen protest"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   New ABC board organizes on May 31; Three weeks to Primary, please curb insults.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a potpourri, including an amazing 1859 photo of a Front Street parade.  (5/15/17)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Steve Hockaday, moving Plainfield forward. (5/18/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  Jackie: The Amazing Race, May 19 blog party.  (5/18/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield Rescue Squad Open House this Saturday, May 20. (5/16/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Haste makes waste.  (5/16/17)

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

**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, May 20, 2017

Plainfield Today: Sleepy Hollow house tour, Rescue Squad open house today.. 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, May 20; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   New ABC board organizes on May 31; Three weeks to Primary, please curb insults.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a potpourri, including an amazing 1859 photo of a Front Street parade.  (5/15/17)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Steve Hockaday, moving Plainfield forward. (5/18/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  Jackie: The Amazing Race, May 19 blog party.  (5/18/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield Rescue Squad Open House this Saturday, May 20. (5/16/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Haste makes waste.  (5/16/17)

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



Friday, May 19, 2017

Council President Williams: Steve Hockaday, moving Plainfield forward.. Jackie: The Amazing Race, May 19 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 --

Boys Baseball:  "Plainfield beats Roselle"
Boys Tennis:  "Plainfield boys tennis team honored"
Pot:  "Cutting off cop leads to drug charges for Plainfield man"
Stillman School:  "Jets' Wilkerson and his mother, a cancer survivor,visit Plainfield cancer patient" -- Video here;  photos here.
Watchung Reservation --
Highland Park:  "Indonesian man deported, leaves behind young citizen son"-- Ledger | Courier |
Historic Preservation:  "NJ's ten most endangered buildings for 2017"
Horizon Blue Cross:  "CEO: I am not a greedy healthcare CEO, as Christie says"
Perth Amboy:  "School district dishes out $150K over selling booze at school"
Pets:  "NJ's Top Pet: Vote for the cutest, cuddliest"
Ransomeware:  "How to protect yourself from ransomware"
South Plainfield:  "Adopted 2017 budget features slightly lower taxes"
Technology in the Classroom:  "How Google took over the classroom"
Union County Prosecutor:  "Audit: Office spent $38Kon software it never used"

2017 Guv Races --
Bridgegate --
Statehouse Renovations --
State Police:  "State Police sues Sig Sauer, alleging it delivereddefective guns, failed to tix them"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   New ABC board organizes on May 31; Three weeks to Primary, please curb insults.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a potpourri, including an amazing 1859 photo of a Front Street parade.  (5/15/17)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Steve Hockaday, moving Plainfield forward. (5/18/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  Jackie: The Amazing Race, May 19 blog party.  (5/18/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield Rescue Squad Open House this Saturday, May 20. (5/16/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Haste makes waste.  (5/16/17)

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

**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