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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Plainfield Today: Road paving will disrupt three streets Thanksgiving week.. 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 18; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc weighs in on the House version of tax reform. (11/16/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Upcoming Presentation: HIV prevention in the Hispanic community. (10/04/17).

[DAVID]  Plainfield commemorates 1967 rebellion. (08/12/17)

[JACKIE]  Survivor 35 Heroes-Healers-Hustlers Nov. 15 blog party. (11/15/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield's annual Doggy Howl and Trunk or Treat. (9/25/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38 Top Ten; NJSIAA semi-final preview. (11/16/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

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



Friday, November 17, 2017

PHS senior Waldy Arias will play NCAA Division I baseball at Campbell College.. Olddoc weighs in on the House version of tax reform.. Mid-State 38 Top Ten; NJSIAA semi-final preview..


[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 --

Baseball:  "PHS' Waldy Arias signs National Letter of Intent with Campbell College"
Craft Fair:  "Holiday Craft Fair at duCret"
Historic Districts:  "Historic Preservation Commission plans Hisstoric District expansion" -- Link corrected -- thank you reader CD!
Union Catholic HS:  "Four named NJ Rising Scholars include Jasir Clark-Washington of Plainfield"

Elizabeth:  "Sheriff's office to investigate clash between UCC student and officer"
Marijuana:  "The price of weed in all 50 states, ranked"
NJSIAA:  "Transgender policy gets overhaul by state athletic association"
North Plainfield:  "Improvements to begin at Memorial Library"
Retail:  "Mallville: Paramus and its malls at a turning point" -- As are malls everywhere.
Rutgers Football:  "Amid bullying allegations, RU coach fire for 'Mike Rice tactics'"
Veterans::  "NJ vet who committed suicide by setting himself on fire waited months for treatment"

Gov.-elect Murphy:  "Murphy promises changes in first major speech"  -- Ledger | Courier |
Gov. Christie:  "The Christie legacy: An enduring bully image"
Menendez Trial --
Property Taxes:  "With Trump backing, House votes to cut your property tax break"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc weighs in on the House version of tax reform. (11/16/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Upcoming Presentation: HIV prevention in the Hispanic community. (10/04/17).

[DAVID]  Plainfield commemorates 1967 rebellion. (08/12/17)

[JACKIE]  Survivor 35 Heroes-Healers-Hustlers Nov. 15 blog party. (11/15/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield's annual Doggy Howl and Trunk or Treat. (9/25/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38 Top Ten; NJSIAA semi-final preview. (11/16/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

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



Thursday, November 16, 2017

Former N. Plainfield rec director convicted of sex assault.. HPC looks to expand historic districts.. Olddoc posts some toons 'as a sop' till he can take on three front runner subjects.. Jackie: Survivor 35 Heroes-Healers-Hustlers Nov. 15 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 --

Associated Humane Societies:  "Head of troubled agency charged with animal cruelty" -- This is Plainfield's animal control agency.
Historic Districts:  "Historic Preservation Commission plans Hisstoric District expansion" -- Link corrected -- thank you reader CD!
Union County College:  "Education leaders from Hebei, China visit UCC" -- Plainfield was visited by leaders from Hebei a number of years ago.

Elizabeth:  "School board member charged with drunk driving"
North Plainfield/Dunellen:  "Former rec director convicted of sex assault"  -- Ledger | Courier |

Gov.-Elect Murphy:  "Metuchen mayor Pete Cammarano to be chief of staff" -- Ledger | Courier |
Foreign Students --
Hillary Clinton:  "Fox News' Shep Smith debunks his network's favorite Hillary 'scandal'"
Marijuana:  "Legalization would force tough choice on NJ towns"
Menendez Trial:  "After 7 days of deliberation, still no verdict" -- Ledger | PoliticoNJ | InsiderNJ | NJSpot |
NJEA --
Public Bank:  "Can Murphy make a go of his public bank?"
Real Estate:  "15 hottest markets in NJ are surging"
School Finances:  "Sloppy accounting practices led to $2M deficit in Bayonne schools that never was"
State Office Buildings:  "Christie's plan to tear down state buildings punted to Murphy"
Taxes --
Volkswagen:  "VW wil pay NJ another $59M to settle pollution suit"
WFAN:  "Craig Carton's permanent replacement revealed; 2018 lineup"
Women in Politics:  "Sen. Loretta Weinberg's 2017 Women's Power List"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc posts some toons 'as a sop' till he can take on three front runner subjects. (11/15/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Upcoming Presentation: HIV prevention in the Hispanic community. (10/04/17).

[DAVID]  Plainfield commemorates 1967 rebellion. (08/12/17)

[JACKIE]  Survivor 35 Heroes-Healers-Hustlers Nov. 15 blog party. (11/15/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield's annual Doggy Howl and Trunk or Treat. (9/25/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Spencer and Langston lead Plainfield over Kearney. (11/13/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

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, November 14, 2017

Street paving disruptions -- take note.. Olddoc takes on the morals of politicians..


[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 --

Basketball:  "Signups for Men's Winter Basketball League begin"
Mayoral Election:  "Plainfield mayoral rematch shows same outcome"
Street Paving:  "Plainfield streets being paved this week, plan alternate routes"
Week Ahead:  "The week ahead, Nov. 13 - 19"
Gun Trafficking:  "More guns are showing up on NJ streets. The question is why"

Bush 41:  "7th woman accuses ex-president of groping her"
Health:  "NJ raw milk company shuttered after woman gets rare infection"
Immigrants:  "Trump could dismantle Temporary Protected Status, leaving NJ families in limbo"
Newark --
Thanksgiving Day Parade:  "Macy's debuts new floats for 91st annual parade"

Gov.-Elect Murphy:  "Murphy fills out key administration posts"  -- Ledger | Courier |
Craig Coughlin:  "NJ Assembly's new speaker profiled"
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst:  "Republicans send Trump a message: Hands off NJ's huge military base"
League of Municipalities:  "State's most powerful converge on AC to close door on Christie era"
Menendez Trial:  "Mistrial looms after another deadlock"  -- Ledger | Courier | PoliticoNJ | InsiderNJ |

Trump World --
  • "Kellyanne Conway touts tax plan to NJ GOP women" -- Ledger | Courier | -- At a country club, of course.

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc takes on the morals of politicians. (11/14/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Upcoming Presentation: HIV prevention in the Hispanic community. (10/04/17).

[DAVID]  Plainfield commemorates 1967 rebellion. (08/12/17)

[JACKIE]  Jackie's week in review critiques the Library' photo contest, plus she catches some pigeons plotting. (11/12/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield's annual Doggy Howl and Trunk or Treat. (9/25/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Spencer and Langston lead Plainfield over Kearney. (11/13/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

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



Monday, November 13, 2017

Bush 41 accused of groping women.. Olddoc weighs in on the proposed Mayor, Council raises.. Noel at HS Sports: Spencer and Langston lead Plainfield over Kearney..


[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 --

Home Repairs:  "Grants for home repairs available through Plainfield Office of Community Development"
Shopping:  "Support the downtown Smll Business Shopping Saturday" -- November 25.
Week in Review:  "Salary incrreases, Veterans Day and more"
Youth Activities:  "Meet the FACE Corp/PAL of Plainfield" -- After-school, meets at Cross of Life Lutheran Church.
Obituary:  "Ernest Reock, Jr., expert in NJ government" -- Everything I know about drawing election districts I learned from him.

Hillside:  "Whitaker backs Batista over Vertreese in mayoral runoff"
Holland Tunnel:  "Holland Tunnel celebrates 90th birthday today"
Pets:  "NJ pets in need, Nov. 13"
Sayreville:  "$2.5B development would transform waterfront" -- That's Billion, with a 'B'.
Toys:  "Hijab-wearing Barbie doll inspired by NJ Olympian fencer"

Trump World --
Gov.-elect Murphy:  "Full list of Murphy's transition team"
Pres. George H.W. Bush:  "Woman says Bush groped her when she was 16" -- 6th woman to come forward.
Legislature:  "Dems pick Coughlin as next Assembly Speaker" -- Ledger | Courier | InsiderNJ | -- Assembly Dems reorganize.
Marijuana --
Menendez Trial --
NJEA Flap --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc weighs in on the proposed Mayor, Council raises. (11/13/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Upcoming Presentation: HIV prevention in the Hispanic community. (10/04/17).

[DAVID]  Plainfield commemorates 1967 rebellion. (08/12/17)

[JACKIE]  Jackie's week in review critiques the Library' photo contest, plus she catches some pigeons plotting. (11/12/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield's annual Doggy Howl and Trunk or Treat. (9/25/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Spencer and Langston lead Plainfield over Kearney. (11/13/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

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, November 12, 2017

Plainfield schools help 'Dreamers' and parents.. Jackie's week in review critiques the Library' photo contest, plus she catches some pigeons plotting..


[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 --

Football:  "Plainfield tops Kearney at Hub Stine"
Muhlenberg Property:  "Muhlenberg redevelopment nearing reality"
Schools:  "Plainfield schools help out their 'dreamers' and their parents"

Camden:  "The downward spiral of a $21M baseball stadium built on taxpayers' backs"
Rutgers:  "One glaring 'F' mars a good performance vs. Penn State"
Westfield:  "Democrats sweep Westfield election"

Trump World --
2017 Election:  "The 196 towns that flipped from Christie to Murphy"
Menendez Trial:  "With new member on jury, deliberations start afresh"
Politics:  "Phil Murphy and the national Democratic civil war"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc surveys national elections, plus some good toons. (11/11/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Upcoming Presentation: HIV prevention in the Hispanic community. (10/04/17).

[DAVID]  Plainfield commemorates 1967 rebellion. (08/12/17)

[JACKIE]  Jackie's week in review critiques the Library' photo contest, plus she catches some pigeons plotting. (11/12/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield's annual Doggy Howl and Trunk or Treat. (9/25/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38, Week 10; NJSIAA Playoff and Crossover Games preview. (11/09/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

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, November 11, 2017

Update on Muhlenberg development.. Olddoc surveys national elections, plus some good toons..


[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 --

Associated Humane Societies:  "Critics: Animal shelter 'totally out of control'  after gruesome violations" -- Plainfield's service provider.
Muhlenberg Property:  "Muhlenberg redevelopment nearing reality"
Salaries --

Attorney Fees:  "Lakewood schools hire lawyer to defend $600K retainer for district's attorney" -- In case you  thought Plainfield paid a lot.
Marijuana:  "Here's a potential timeline for legalized pot in NJ"
Politics:  "39 Dems beat out Republicans in solidly GOP Frelinghuysen district" -- Why Frelinghuysen should worry.
NJEA --
Veterans --
Westfield:  "Democrats sweep mayor, council races in upset victory" --Scroll down to 'Union County'.

2018 Mid-term Elections:  "Stile: Anti-Trump backlash portends trouble for GOP in 2018"
Sen. Booker:  "Cory Booker loves Donald Trump" -- Is Booker too nice to take him on?
Legislature:  "Senate Dems select leadership team"
Menendez Trial:  "Will comments from excused juror impact case?"
NFL:  "House Republicans seek to kill NFL tax advantage"
NJ Economy:  "What will Phil Murphy mean for NJ's economy?"
Politics:  "Top Dems say NJEA leaders should step aside"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc surveys national elections, plus some good toons. (11/11/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Upcoming Presentation: HIV prevention in the Hispanic community. (10/04/17).

[DAVID]  Plainfield commemorates 1967 rebellion. (08/12/17)

[JACKIE]  Survivor 35 blog party. (11/08/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield's annual Doggy Howl and Trunk or Treat. (9/25/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38, Week 10; NJSIAA Playoff and Crossover Games preview. (11/09/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

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