C L I P S

Where Plainfield turns for news.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

More road closures Tuesday.. Murphy touts jobs at Edison Amazon facility.. Olddoc reviews affairs national and local, and urges citizen involvement.. Noel at HS Sports: Linden too much for Plainfield.. Jackie: Big Brother 20 live feeds and looking back.. Freeholder Williams: Union County Fall Fishing Derby a great success..


[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 --

Election:   "What is Public Question No. 1?"
PHS Football:   "Plainfield at Linden"
Roads:   "Expect road closures Tuesday, Sept. 25"
SSYC:   "Plainfield celebrates opening of $10M STEAM facility at youth center"

Amazon:  "Murphy touts jobs at Amazon facility in Edison" -- Video here.
Black History:  "The all-Black female battalion that served in Europe during WWII"
Film:  "How to be an extra in 'Joker' filming in NJ"
Immigrants:   "ICE wanted to deport this man over an old conviction. He fought back and won"
Newark:  "Mayor's girlfriend already dodged jail time; now she's accused pf assaulting a teen"
Pets:   "NJ pets in need, Sept. 24"
Police Body Cams:  "Judge rules body cam footage can be released to public"
Roselle:  "Boss said he'd be 'politically 'f-----' if he promoted town worker. Guess who's suing now"
Suburbs:  "The challenge facing the 'burbs: Adapt in order to survive"
Trees:  "NJ gives out green for trees -- it's not just about shade"
Trenton --


Woodbridge:  "Town targets illegal multi-families"

Sen. Booker --


NJ Dems:  "Dem Convention: Firing up the faithful for mid-term elections"
NJ Economy:  "NJ among most vulnerable states if recession hits"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --
  • [ OLDDOC] . Olddoc reviews affairs national and local, and urges citizen involvement. (09/24/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Storch on the proposed administrative reorganization. (09/10/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Union County Fall Fishing Derby a great success. (9/23/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  Sean on street lights out and City's poor repair record compared to PSE&G. (9/18/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Big Brother 20 live feeds and looking back. (9/24/2018)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]   'The Colored Museum' hits the stage this weekend in Plainfield. (8/17/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Linden too much for Plainfield. (09/24/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan remembers his childhood church, 1948-61. {08/17/18)
FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |



Monday, September 24, 2018

Dems: When they go low, we kick 'em in the nuts.. Tiger Woods wins first title since 2013.. Olddoc has Sunday toons.. Freeholder Williams: Union County Fall Fishing Derby a great success.. Jackie: Big Brother 20 Memories Show 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 --


Charter Schools: "College Achieve Public School opens tuition-free state-of-the-art high school" -- Why is 'tuition-free' in this headline?

Plainfield Symphony:  "PSO opens 99th season with 'Passion and Poetry' -- Works of Richard Wagner.
Road Work:  "Expect road closures Monday, Sept. 24"
Week Ahead:  "The week ahead in Plainfield, Sept. 24-30"



#metoo:  "Poll finds majority of NJ workers say #metoo has not yet impacted workplaces"

Alzheimer's:  "Early onset Alzheimer's often misdiagnosed, misunderstood"

Golf:  "Tiger Woods completes comeback with first title since 2013"

PetSmart:  "Amid scrutiny over grooming deaths, Pet Smart hosts tours at salons across US"

Priest Abuse:  "Here's what you should do if you know someone abused by a priest"



2018 Senate Race:   "What NJ Dems REALLY think about Menendez's chances"

2020 Prez Race:  "Spotted: Booker in 2020 bumper sticker"

Kavanaugh Nomination:  "Second woman accuses Kavanaugh of sexual assault" -- Politico | Courier | Ledger | Bloomberg |
State Employee Salaries:  "Ledger's annual review of 40 salaries"


Trump World --


RECENT BLOG POSTS --
  • [ OLDDOC] . Olddoc has Sunday toons. (09/22/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Storch on the proposed administrative reorganization. (09/10/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Union County Fall Fishing Derby a great success. (9/23/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  Sean on street lights out and City's poor repair record compared to PSE&G. (9/18/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Big Brother 20 Memories Show blog party. (9/23/2018)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]   'The Colored Museum' hits the stage this weekend in Plainfield. (8/17/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Union's Farmers plow Plainfield. (09/20/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan remembers his childhood church, 1948-61. {08/17/18)
FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |



Sunday, September 23, 2018

Dogs dying after PetSmart groomings.. Cancer-causing ingredient found in blood pressure med.. Olddoc has questions on the South Avenue redevelopment plans, plus good toons.. Freeholder Williams: 'The Colored Museum' at FUSP Sunday.. Jackie: Big Brother 20 live feeds, HoH Part Two winner..


[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 --


Queen City Historic Walk/Run:  "Register for the 8th Annual QC Historic Walk/Run"
Seasons:  "Plainfield: Fall into Autumn"
Week in Review:  "SSYC ribbon cutting, South Avenue redevelopment, and more"
Medicine Alert:  "Another cancer-causing ingredient found in popular blood pressure med"



Bergen County:  "Racist Sheriff Saudino resigns, along with top staffers"
Bias Incident:  "Home of Congressman's supporter vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti" -- And anti-Dem.
Biz:  "Comcast digs deep to overcome Fox with $39B bid for Sky"
Catholic Church:  "Newark's Cardinal Tobin withdraws from upcoming synod on youth"
Dueling Mayors:  "Lawsuit questions legality of Rockaway council meeting, actions" -- A hot mess.
Film:  "'Joker,' film about Batman nemesis, to be filmed in NJ"
Gmail:   "Google confirms it is letting third parties scan your Gmail"
Hacking:  "RU student whose cyberattack brought down Internet is ordered to work for FBI"
Jersey City:   "NJCU to mark legacy of former mayor Glenn Cunningham"
Marijuana:  "Meet those who pot turned into millionaires and billionaires"
Miss America:  "Officials: Price of Miss America too high for Atlantic City"
NJ Hall of Fame:   "American Dream to be home to NJ Hall of Fame"
PetSmart:  "Dogs are dying after PetSmart groomings" -- Ledger investigation.
Sports Betting:  "FanDuel to pay out disputed $82K football bet"
Trenton:  "Deputy City Clerk voted out with 'cowardly' abstention of council prez"
Vehicle Fleets:  "Somerset County to purchase electric vehicles"

2020 Census:  "Judge rules Ross can be deposed over citizenship question"
Sen. Booker --

NJ Dems --


Schools:  "The 50 districts spending the most per pupil"
School Taxes:   "School taxes hammer taxpayers in these 23 towns"
Social Media:  "White House considers draft order to look into Google, Facebook"




RECENT BLOG POSTS --
  • [ OLDDOC] . Olddoc has questions on the South Avenue redevelopment plans, plus good toons. (09/22/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Storch on the proposed administrative reorganization. (09/10/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  'The Colored Museum' at FUSP Sunday. (9/22/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  Sean on street lights out and City's poor repair record compared to PSE&G. (9/18/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Big Brother 20 live feeds, HoH Part Two winner. (9/23/2018)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]   'The Colored Museum' hits the stage this weekend in Plainfield. (8/17/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Union's Farmers plow Plainfield. (09/20/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan remembers his childhood church, 1948-61. {08/17/18)
FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |



Saturday, September 22, 2018

No CLIPS Saturday; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday -- Dan


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
  • See you Sunday -- Dan
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, September 22; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.




 

[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]



 
RECENT BLOG POSTS --
  • [ OLDDOC] . Olddoc likes the new SSYC building, worries about Giovanna's in new South Avenue plan. (09/20/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Storch on the proposed administrative reorganization. (09/10/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Freeholder Williams invites all to a Taste of Fall at Warinanco Park Saturday. (9/17/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  Sean on street lights out and City's poor repair record compared to PSE&G. (9/18/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Big Brother 20 live Eviction blog party. (9/20/2018)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]   'The Colored Museum' hits the stage this weekend in Plainfield. (8/17/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Union's Farmers plow Plainfield. (09/20/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan remembers his childhood church, 1948-61. {08/17/18)
FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |



Friday, September 21, 2018

PHS celebrates Division wins in 3 sports.. Olddoc likes the new SSYC building, worries about Giovanna's in new South Avenue plan.. Freeholder Williams invites all to a Taste of Fall at Warinanco Park Saturday.. Noel at HS Sports: Union's Farmers plow Plainfield.. Jackie: Big Brother 20 live Eviction blog party.. Rebecca: 'The Colored Museum' hits the stage this weekend at FUSP..


[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 Soccer:   "Scotch Plains-Fanwood at Plainfield"

Exhibit:   "Opening reception for Paul Casale retrospective Saturday at duCret"
Health:  "Why wine and chocolate can help you live longer" -- Now you have an excuse.
History:  "Union County's 'Four Centuries in a Weekend' includes 3 Plainfield sites this year"
PHS Sports:  "Plainfield celebrates Division wins in three sports" -- Baseball, Softball, Men's Tennis.
Planning Board:  "Planners find South Avenue East 'in need of redevelopment"
Schools:   "Biggest scam you never heard of; How NJ schools may be losing lots of money"
NJ Transit:  "NJT to slash fares starting in November"
Utilities:  "NJ utilities to be let to get more aggressive in trimming trees, vegetation?"
Auto Recall:   "Nissan recalls 215K vehicles over fire risk from brakes"
Food Recall:  "Deadly E. coli outbreak causes recall of 61 tons of ground beef"


Bergen County:  "Here are the racist and other 'hurtful' things Sheriff Sautino said on tape"
Employment:  "NJ unemployment rate hovers at 4.2%, still worse than national average"
EWR:  "Newark Liberty ranked worst in country -- again"
Food Deserts:  "NJ is the Garden State, so why are there food deserts"
Foreclosures:   "Foreclosures way down in NJ; Proposals for ways to ease process further"
Warren:  "Doctor pleads guilty to supplying opioids to drug ring"

2018 Senate Race:   "New Menendez ad savages Hugin"
Sen. Booker --
Minimum Wage:  "$15 minimum wage by end of year not likely, top Dem says"
NJ Dem Conference:  "Scutari surfaces in Atlantic City"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --
  • [ OLDDOC] . Olddoc likes the new SSYC building, worries about Giovanna's in new South Avenue plan. (09/20/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Storch on the proposed administrative reorganization. (09/10/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Freeholder Williams invites all to a Taste of Fall at Warinanco Park Saturday. (9/17/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  Sean on street lights out and City's poor repair record compared to PSE&G. (9/18/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Big Brother 20 live Eviction blog party. (9/20/2018)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]   'The Colored Museum' hits the stage this weekend in Plainfield. (8/17/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Union's Farmers plow Plainfield. (09/20/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan remembers his childhood church, 1948-61. {08/17/18)
FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |



Thursday, September 20, 2018

ABC Board suspends 3 liquor establishments.. Second Street Youth Center opens new building.. With the end of Yom Kippur, Olddoc posts some good toons.. Freeholder Williams invites all to a Taste of Fall at Warinanco Park Saturday.. Sean on street lights.. Jackie: Big Brother 20 live feeds Veto winner.. Rebecca: 'The Colored Museum' hits the stage this weekend at FUSP..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
  • Hooky again... -- Dan
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 --

ABC Board:  "Plainfield Alcoholic Beverage Control Board suspends three liquor establishments"
Business:  "Seminar for entrepreneurs to be held in Plainfield"

Second Street Youth Center:  "SSYC cuts ribbon on new facility" -- Courier here.

Economy:  "NJ is among nation's least prepared states if another recession hits" -- When, not if.
Edison:  "Town pushing to find out who sent racist 'Make Edison Great Again' mailers"
Elections:  "Judge finds no fraud in Dover primary vote, recount gives challenger 12-vote lead"
Fox News:  "Laura Ingraham's gay brother says 'she's a monster'"
Homophobia:  "Chicago parishioners defy Archbishop, burn rainbow flag in 'exorcism'"
Kaepernick Message:  "NJ pastor tells members to wear Nikes to church to support Kaepernick"
Newark:  "Former code official took $1K bribe, now he'll spend 3 years in prison"
Religion:   "Making religious communities safe for LGBTQ kids"
Retail --

2018 Senate Race --
Foreclosures:  "Momentum for state to buy foreclosed homes, turn into affordable housing"
Local Media:  "Stalled by budget mix-up, funding now in offing to support local media"
Politics:  "Racist font used in GOP mailer attacking Korean-American candidate"
SALT:  "Here's how Trump law limiting property tax break hurts NJ's middle class"
Undocumenteds:  "Sweeney: We have to expand drivers licenses to undocumented"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --
  • [ OLDDOC] With the end of Yom Kippur, Olddoc posts some good toons.  (09/19/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Storch on the proposed administrative reorganization. (09/10/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Freeholder Williams invites all to a Taste of Fall at Warinanco Park Saturday. (8/31/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  Sean on street lights out and City's poor repair record compared to PSE&G. (9/18/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Big Brother 20 live feeds Veto winner. (9/19/2018)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]   'The Colored Museum' hits the stage this weekend in Plainfield. (8/17/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Linden outruns Elizabeth. (09/17/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan remembers his childhood church, 1948-61. {08/17/18)
FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

MS-13 gang member pleads guilty to killing Plainfield man.. Olddoc on Kol Nidre, Trump and Plainfield politics and changes in media.. Sean on street lights out and City's poor repair record compared to PSE&G.. Freeholder Williams invites all to a Taste of Fall at Warinanco Park Saturday.. Jackie: Big Brother 20 Eviction, HoH rumors.. Rebecca: 'The Colored Museum' hits the stage this weekend in Plainfield..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
  • Playing hooky -- Dan
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 Soccer:   "Newark Central at Plainfield"

Cardinals Football:  "Plainfield vs. Union"
Homicide:  "MS-13 member admits to killing Plainfield man" -- TAPinto | Courier | Ledger |
"MS-13 member admits to killing Plainfield man"
Photo Gallery:  "PMUA's Eric Watson Environmental Fair"
Real Estate:  "1401 Chetwynd Avenue is on the market for $539,000"

Catholic Church:  "NJ dioceses release sexual abuse victims from confidentiality agreements"

Newark:  "Former political consultant gets 4 years for fraud caper" -- InsiderNJ | Ledger |
Summit:  "Microburst tore through town, tossing trees, killing power"

Sen. Booker:  "New York mag profile raises some 2020 questions"
Colleges:  "NJ colleges may soon face serious fines for bungling sexual assault cases"
Ex-Cons --
Marijuana:  "Marijuana caps tax rate at 10%, among the lowest in the US" -- Details of the bill here.
NJ Dems:  "Is state Dem pow-wow the latest tiff?"
NJ Supremes:  "State employee who called his boss the c-word gets job back"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --
  • [ OLDDOC] Olddoc on Kol Nidre, Trump and Plainfield politics and changes in media.  (09/18/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Storch on the proposed administrative reorganization. (09/10/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Freeholder Williams invites all to a Taste of Fall at Warinanco Park Saturday. (8/31/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  Sean on street lights out and City's poor repair record compared to PSE&G. (9/18/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Big Brother 20 Eviction, HoH rumors. (9/18/2018)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]   'The Colored Museum' hits the stage this weekend in Plainfield. (8/17/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Linden outruns Elizabeth. (09/17/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan remembers his childhood church, 1948-61. {08/17/18)
FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |