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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Councilwoman beats husband with broomstick, cookbook.. Linden's Armstead moves to fire Scutari as city prosecutor.. In new book, Christie accuse Kushner of 'political hit job'... Complete coverage of Gov. Murphy's State of the State Address..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • MLK Observance:  Omega Psi Phi to celebrate MLK legacy at Hubbard School Saturday. Read more here.
OF INTEREST
  • ACT Test: Judge rules kids can now sue over score review process. Read more here.
  • Development:  Judge cracks down on East Brunswick attempt to stymie apartment developer. Read more here.
  • Hacking:  Ukrainians charged with hacking SEC data, profiting from info. Read more here. -- Data center is in Middlesex County.
  • Hamilton: CFO sues mayor, mayor alleges he works at another job. Read more here.
  • Highland Park: Cops: Councilwoman beat husband with broomstick, cookbook. Read more here.
  • Linden:  Armstead moves to fire Scutari as city prosecutor. Read more here. -- His pick? Mohammed Jalloh, dumped as Freeholder after supporting Collen Mahr in UCDC chair fight.
  • Netflix: Netflix just announced its biggest price jump ever. Read more here.
  • North Plainfield: Congressman Malinowski awards merit badges for Scout donations to Salvation Army. Read more here.
  • Pasta Sauce:  Every pasta sauce available in NJ, ranked. Read more here.
  • Somerville:  Luxury apartments open alongside Raritan Valley Line. -- TAPinto | Courier |

STATE/NATIONAL

  • Gov. Murphy's State of the State Address --
  • Murphy Cabinet:  Ex-Christie, Rumsfeld aide could be new COS. Read more here.
  • Sen. Booker: Michigan man charged with leaving racist voicemail threat. Read more here.
  • 2020 Census: Federal judge rules against Trump's citizenship question. Read more here. -- No doubt will go to SCOTUS.
  • Chris Christie:  Christie accuses Jared Kushner of 'political hit job' in explosive new book. Read more here.
  • Marijuana:  Trump AG nominee says he won't go after states where weed is legal. Read more here.
  • Police Use of Force:  AG Grewal conducting nationwide search for best practices. Read more here.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Petition filed to recall Gov. Murphy.. Gunman who held hostages at UPS facility killed by SWAT team.. Teacher and basketball coach faces sex abuse charges.. Assemblywoman Carter at Scotch Plains Council Tuesday night..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Assemblywoman Carter:  Plainfield's Carter will be at Scotch Plains Council meeting Tuesday. -- 7:00 PM.
  • Commuting: As LIRR exec takes over NJTransit, the two lines compared. Read more here.
  • Fiat Chrysler:  NJ settles with auto giant over software that cheated on emissions tests. Read more here.
  • Girls Basketball:  Plainfield routs Rahway. Read more here. Plainfield High:  PHS students receive instant admissions from Kean. Read more here.
  • Plainfield Symphony:  PSO opens 2019 with free family concert. Read more here.
  • Raritan Valley Line: Though safety work is finished, full service has not been restored. Read more here.
  • Route 22 Crash: Authorities seek public help in Rt. 22 crash. Read more here.
  • Weather: Possible major snowstorm this coming weekend. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Bullying: Survey finds persistent bullying in NJ high schools. Read more here. -- I hear a counter story about PHS.
  • Comics: Marvel unveils mutant drag queen superhero Shade. Read more here.
  • Contraception: Second federal court blocks Trump regulation. Read more here.
  • Eminent Domain: Town has to pay for land it seized -- $1.1M more than it wanted to. Read more here.
  • Gannett:  Analyst: Takeover bid is too low. Read more here. -- Gannett did not report the offer in its papers.
  • Horizon:  Horizon distributes millions from 2018 tax refund. Read more here.
  • McCarter Theater: Dramatic action as artistic director announces retirement. Read more here.
  • Movies --
    • Unknown NJ teen lands role in Spielberg remake of 'West Side Story'. Read more here.
    • NJ actor cast in 'Sopranos' prequel set in Newark. Read more here.
  • Newark:  Michael B. Jordan surprises students at Baringer High. Read more here.
  • Rutgers:  RU employee charged with theft of $75K in union funds. -- Ledger | Courier |
  • Sex Abuse --
    • Catholic Church settles abuse allegations against priest for $400K. Rear more here.
    • Teacher and basketball coach faces sex abuse charges. Read more here.
  • UPS Hostage Situation: Gunman who held hostages shot, killed by SWAT team. Read more here.

STATE/NATIONAL

  • LD21:  As district becomes more Dem, Bramnick prepares 10th run. -- InsiderNJ | NJGlobe |
  • Healthcare:  New funding for expansion of pediatric health care. Read more here.
  • Marijuana --
    • Last votes needed to legalize weed could come from 3 GOP moderates. Read more here.
    • NJ could lose out on millions if it doesn't legalize weed soon. Read more here.
  • Murphy Recall:  Three women file petition to recall Gov. Murphy. Read more here. -- 4 million signatures needed.
  • Tax Incentives --
  • Turnpike Authority: NJ Supremes rule suit in double-fatal crash can proceed. Read more here.

TRUMP WORLD

  • Dems: Trump blasts Dems for Puerto Rico trip during shutdown. Read more here. -- So bogus: Trip planned well before shutdown.
  • Mueller Report: How Mueller can write a report that can't be suppressed. Read more here.
  • Moscow: The hidden history of Trump's first visit to Moscow. Read more here.
  • Tax Returns: Pascrell wants to force Trump to release tax returns. Read more here.
  • The Wall:  Burned in the past, Dems reluctant to give ground in wall fight. Read more here.
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Monday, January 14, 2019

Jackie: Celebrity Big Brother 2 cast reveal.. South Plainfield takes wrestling title in Virginia Duals.. Polls show Americans blame Trump, GOP for shutdown..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Donuts:  The Ledger reprises the donut story in which Plainfield Donut Shop ranks. Read more here.
  • Week Ahead: The week ahead in Plainfield, Jan. 14-20. Read more here.
OF INTEREST
  • Artie Lange:  Fellow comedians tweet support for Lange. Read more here.
  • NJ Political History:  The feud between the Federal Prosecutor and the Senate Judiciary Committee chair. Read more here.
  • Prohibition: Why do we blame women for Prohibition? Read more here. -- A reassessment on its 100th anniversary.
  • Undocumented Immigrants:  Undocumenteds shrinking in 12 states, including NJ. Read more here.
  • Wrestling:  South Plainfield takes title in Virginia Duals. Read more here.

STATE/NATIONAL

  • Gov. Murphy --
    • Report: Murphy spent twice as much time out of state as Christie in first year. -- Ledger | InsiderNJ |
    • Moran: Lift gag rule on women in Murphy campaign. Read more here.
  • Canadian Border: Dems turn focus to threats from the North. Read more here.
  • Contraception: California judge freezes new Trump contraception rule. Read more here.
  • Healthcare:  Dem governors steer party left for universal healthcare. Read more here.
TRUMP WORLD
  • Shutdown:  Polls show who Americans blame, and it won't make Trump happy. -- Politico | Ledger |

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Plainfielder Michael Jessie makes the Wall Street Journal in shutdown story.. 3 get 140 years in Plainfield basement murder.. Noel at HS Sports: Field Goal leads Plainfield over Westfield.. Girls Basketball: Plainfield routs Rahway..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • 2013 Murder: 3 get 140 years in Plainfield basement murder. -- TAPinto | Courier | Ledger |
  • Board of Ed: Plainfield BOE president: It's a new day. Read more here.
  • Boys Basketball: Plainfield holds off Westfield. Read more here.
  • Complete Count Commission: Census task force has first meeting. Read more here. -- Plainfielder George Gore is a member.
  • Drake House:  Drake House undergoes renovation. Read more here.
  • Girls Basketball:  Plainfield routs Rahway, 51-13. Read more here.
  • Inappropriate Touching: Teacher charged with touching had been previously acquitted of exposing himself. Read more here.
  • Shutdown:  FAA moves to call inspectors back to work. Read more here. -- Picture in story is of Plainfield resident Michael Jessie, an FAA safety inspector, holding a placard at a EWR press conference.
  • Week in Review:  Plainfield week in review: Council, BOE reorgs, PMUA changes. Read more here.


OF INTEREST

  • Atlantic County:  Women suing prosecutor allege culture of cronyism, sexism. Read more here.
  • Development: Fight over Edgewater waterfront property leads to charges of corruption. Read more here. -- In NJ?
  • R. Kelly: R. Kelly's time is finally up. Read more here.
  • Marijuana:  Big Tobacco just moved into the marijuana industry. Read more here.
  • Metuchen:  Metuchen grad leads nonprofit to combat human trafficking. Read more here.
  • Newark: Huge deal as investors buy One, Two and Four Gateway Center. Read more here.
  • NJ History:  NJ students are supposed to know about these people. Take the quiz here.
  • Princeton --
    • No white supremacists, but hundreds protest racism. -- Ledger | Courier |
    • White supremacist group now says its rally was a hoax to gain publicity. Read more here.
  • Real Estate:  Look inside $1.3M Maplewood mansion built by hand. Read more here.
  • Vote By Mail Scheme:  Hoboken man charged in VBM bribery scheme. -- InsiderNJ | NJGlobe | Ledger | -- Bribes were paid by check!
  • Wrestling: Buena student in dreadlocks case has match cancelled by school. Read more here.


STATE/NATIONAL

  • 2020 Prez Race --
    • NJ drug companies once gave Booker lots of money; now he's trying to force their prices down. Read more here.
    • Why Chris Christie is a cautionary tale for presidential candidates. Read more here.
  • Alvarez Rape Allegation --
  • Driver Licenses:  NJ GOP lawmakers oppose licenses for undocumented immigrants. Read more here.
  • Medicare:  White House to put Medicare cuts on hold during shutdown. Read more here.
  • NJ Business:  Time to stop ignoring needs of NJ biz community. Read more here. -- This OpEd couldn't have been worse timed as report of abatement ripoffs is released.
  • NJ Dems: Lauren Albrecht named Dem LGBT chair. Read more here.
  • Obamacare:  NJ House Dems plot multifront defense of ACA. -- NJSpot | Ledger |
  • Voting: Decision in NJ voter intimidation case could bring voter suppression in 2020. Read more here.
TRUMP WORLD

  • Border Wall:  GoFundMe refunds money of those who wanted to fund wall. Read more here. -- Failed to reach $1B goal.
  • FBI Probe:  Blockbuster FBI probe of Trump loyalty revealed. Read more here.
  • Fighting Trump: How Congress can learn from Watergate and turn Trump's supporters against him. Read more here.
  • National Emergency:  GOP lawmaker short circuits when asked if a Dem president could declare climate a 'national emergency'. Read more here.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Plainfield Today: Dunn funeral 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, October 31; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


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Friday, January 11, 2019

Recycling changes dominate PMUA board meeting.. Noel at HS Sports: Union's long-range accuracy too much for Plainfield.. Doctor has license suspended for prescribing marijuana for thousands..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • PMUA:  Recycling changes dominate board meeting. Read more here.
  • Union County:  How much the county spent on overtime. Read more here.
  • Weather: Update: How much snow we can expect this weekend. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • AT&T:  Company will stop selling location data after bounty hunter report. Read more here.
  • Bound Brook:  Resident wrestled gun from man outside house and shot him. Read more here.
  • Catholic Church:  Former NY Times reporter slams Pa. grand jury report on clerical abuse. Read more here.
  • Demographics:  The 30 fastest growing towns in NJ. Read more here.
  • Edison: Edison man's company processed payments in phone scam. Read more here.
  • Marijuana:  Woodbridge doctor has license suspended for prescribing for thousands. -- Ledger | Courier |
  • Retail:  Calvin Klein to shut down NY flagship store. Read more here.
  • Shutdown:  Federal workers rally in Edison for their jobs. Read more here.
  • Tax Abatement: Jersey City council votes to take away a tax abatement. Read more here.

STATE/NATIONAL

  • Booker 2020:  As he ponders run, Booker to return to key primary state. Read more here.
  • Gov. Murphy:  Analysis: Golden reviews Murphy's 2019 outlook. Read more here.
  • Alvarez Rape Allegation --
    • Cammarano: Alvarez seemed to be floating around Trenton in a protective bubble. Read more here.
    • Chief ethics officer: State had no jurisdiction to investigate. -- PoliticoNJ | NJGlobe |
  • Dem State Committee Chair --
  • EDA Flap: Codey demands Grewal investigate NJ incentive program. Read more here.
  • GOP: Ocean County chair Gilmore indicted on federal tax charges. -- PoliticoNJ | NJGlobe | Ledger |
  • Preschool:  These districts will get money to create or expand preschool. Read more here.
TRUMP WORLD

  • Border:  Mulshine reports from the Texas-Mexico border. Read more here.
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