C L I P S

Where Plainfield turns for news.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Olddoc on the Iran negotiations.. Bernice: Da Rold retiring; Waiting for North Avenue cleanup.. Councilor Williams posts a gay pride vid.. Jackie has three Big Brother 17 posts, plus Week in Review.. David: POP press conference Tuesday at City Hall..


[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 --

Fatal Crash:  "Plainfield man charged in crash that killed Edison woman" -- Courier | Ledger |
Commuting:  "The nightmare that awaits NJ if a Hudson rail tunnel is forced to close"

Atlantic City:  "Owners plan to keep Trump Plaza shut for 10 years in tax gambit"
Essex County:  "Christie nominates an Adubato to the bench" -- But she's not a Dem.
Gay Pride March:  "New Jerseyans celebrate at NYC march"
Jersey City:  "Peace activists burn Confederate and Nazi flags"
Newark:  "Unlikely partners form alliance to shape future of schools"
Westfield:  "How three real estate agents would handle the "Watcher' house"
Women's Suffrage:  "Famous voting site in Tenafly could be voted into rubble"

Christie for President --
2016 Campaign --
Sen, Booker --
Ethics:  "Backlog of local ethics cases fosters frustration"
Evangelicals & Gays:  "Evangelical churches addressing the new reality"
Immigrants:  "NJ Supremes to decide fate of abused immigrant children"
Medical Marijuana:  "Bill permitting edible marijuana in schools up for final vote"
NJ Budget --
Terrorism:  "Feds issue terror warning for July 4"

Penmanship:  "Illegible signatures are a sign of the times"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Da Rold retiring; Waiting for North Avenue cleanup.

[OLDDOC]  on the Iran negotiations.

[Mayor MAPP]  posts his weekly  newsletter. (6/21/15)

[Councilor STORCH]  notes FOSh proposal heard at Historic Preservation Commission. (6/24/15)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  posts a gay pride vid. (6/28/15)

[DAVID]  POP press conference Tuesday at City Hall. (6/29/15)

[JACKIE]  has three Big Brother 17 posts, plus Week in Review. (6/28/15)

[JACKIE'S PHOTO BLOG] catches an empty train.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  on Bilingual Day Care transition. (6/26/15)

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]  on Bilingual Day Care. (6/24/15)

[NOEL at PALS] remembers PHS coach 'Artie B' who passed recently. (6/20/15)

[DOTTIE G SEZ]  Steven Colbert weighs in on the SCOTUS ruling. (6/27/15)



Sunday, June 28, 2015

Olddoc on Bilingual Day Care and the ACA ruling.. Bernice notes clock is ticking on South Avenue development.. Dottie G notes Steven Colbert weighs in on SCOTUS ruling..


[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 --

FUSP:   "Plainfield's Unitarian Society offers gree same-sex marriages"
Plainfield Schools:  "PHS taken off feds Focus List"
July 4 Celebration:  "Plainfield listing in Ledger" -- Scroll down.

Ethnic Produce:  "Liberian farmer offers West African vegetables"
Fanwood:  "Fanwood kicks off summer concert series"
Newark --
Real Estate:  "More Americans are renting and paying more as homeownership declines"

Christie for President --
Gay Marriage Ruling --
Policing:  "Long taught to use force, police warily learn de-escalation"
South Carolina --
Sweeney Recall:  "Gun rights group kicks off recall campaign"

Anglicanism:  "US Episcopal Church elects its first black presiding pishop"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes clock is ticking on South Avenue development.

[OLDDOC]  on Bilingual Day Care and the ACA ruling.

[Mayor MAPP]  posts his weekly  newsletter. (6/21/15)

[Councilor STORCH]  notes FOSh proposal heard at Historic Preservation Commission. (6/24/15)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Toon anticipates Pride Sunday. (6/25/15)

[DAVID]  posts Plainfield graduation pix. (6/22/15)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 17: live feeds into Sunday. (6/28/15)

[JACKIE'S PHOTO BLOG] catches an empty train.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  on Bilingual Day Care transition. (6/26/15)

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]  on Bilingual Day Care. (6/24/15)

[NOEL at PALS] remembers PHS coach 'Artie B' who passed recently. (6/20/15)

[DOTTIE G SEZ]  notes Steven Colbert weighs in on SCOTUS rulingt.



Saturday, June 27, 2015

Olddoc offers an update on terrorism.. Bernice wishes Happy Pride.. Councilor Williams: Toon anticipates Pride Sunday.. Noel remembers PHS coach 'Artie B' who passed recently.. Jackie: BB17 live feeds into Saturday.. Rebecca on Bilingual Day Care transition..


[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 --

Drug Conviction:  "Court overturns Plainfield cocaine conviction"
Visioning:  "'Vision board' party in Plainfield to focus on life goals"
YMCA:  "Plainfield 'Y' secures NJR loan for 'age out' housing"
UEZs:  "Bill to provide UEZ cities no-cost loans passes Senate" -- Of which Plainfield is one.
Hospitals:  "Judge rules Morristown's St. Clare's hospital system can be sold"

Bridgewater:  "Suspicious package at township offices was improved explosive device"
Middlesex County:  "Probation officer took bribes, let defendant pass drug test"
Newark --
Somerset County:  "Sheriff's office wants a drone"
Trenton:  "Technical issues keep firefighters on one-channel, backup communications system"

Christie for President --
Hillary --
Charleston Shootings --
Gay Marriage --
Guns:  "Pro-gun group planning Sweeney recall says event thwarted"
Iftar:  "NJ teen wrongly places on TSA watchlist dines with Obama"
NJ Budget --
NJ Hall of Fame:  "Jon Stewart, Frank Lautenberg, Derek Jeter among 2015 inductees"

Obituary:  "Patrick Macnee, dapper and unflappable in 'The Avengers'"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] wishes Happy Pride.

[OLDDOC]  offers an update on terrorism.

[Mayor MAPP]  posts his weekly  newsletter. (6/21/15)

[Councilor STORCH]  notes FOSh proposal heard at Historic Preservation Commission. (6/24/15)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Toon anticipates Pride Sunday. (6/25/15)

[DAVID]  posts Plainfield graduation pix. (6/22/15)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 17: live feeds into Saturday. (6/25/15)

[JACKIE'S PHOTO BLOG] catches an empty train.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  on Bilingual Day Care transition. (6/26/15)

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]  on Bilingual Day Care. (6/24/15)

[NOEL at PALS] remembers PHS coach 'Artie B' who passed recently. (6/20/15)

[DOTTIE G SEZ]  Vietnamese restaurant in South Plainfield to close -- the same family who ran La Viet on Front Street.



Friday, June 26, 2015

Olddoc: Obamacare lives.. Bernice: Bilingual Day Care transition plan launched.. Councilor Williams: Toon anticipates Pride Sunday.. Jackie: Big Brother 17: Live feeds into the wee hours..


[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 --

PAHS:  "Longtime shelter resident needs a loving home"

Edison:  "Kumbaya noises emanate from Edison Dems"
Piscataway:  "Timberwolces select Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 overall in NBA draft"
Port Authority:  "$1 lease for parking lot in North Jersey renegotiated for $875K" -- Christie buddy Samson tried a fast one.
Rutgers --
Christie for President --
Gay-to-Straight Therapy:  "Group committed consumer fraud, NJ jury says"
Guns:  "Bill backed by Gabby Giffords lands on Christie's desk"
Legislative Services Commission:  "Meeting devolves into shouting match as Gill questions openness"
Medical Examiners:  "Is NJ's fractures system ripe for change?"
NJ Budget --
NJ Senate:  "Senate comes within one vote overriding Christie veto" -- Would be first ever.
Obamacare --
Outmigration:  "Why are white people leaving NJ?"
Residency Requirement:  "Police, fire could be required to live in towns for five years"
Donald Trump:  "Univision drops Miss USA show after Trump's remarks on Mexicans"
Voting Laws:  "Despite Gill's objections, Assembly passes 'Democracy Act'"
Women's Health:  "Lawmakers advance bil restoring $7.5M for women's health -- again"
Yachts:  "Luxury boat tax sales limit sails through Legislature"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Bilingual Day Care transition plan launched.

[OLDDOC]  Obamacare lives.

[Mayor MAPP]  posts his weekly  newsletter. (6/21/15)

[Councilor STORCH]  notes FOSh proposal heard at Historic Preservation Commission. (6/24/15)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Toon anticipates Pride Sunday. (6/25/15)

[DAVID]  posts Plainfield graduation pix. (6/22/15)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 17: Live feeds into the wee hours. (6/25/15)

[JACKIE'S PHOTO BLOG] catches an empty train.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  on Dog Days: Keep pets inside. (6/23/15)

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]  on Bilingual Day Care. (6/24/15)

[DOTTIE G SEZ]  Vietnamese restaurant in South Plainfield to close -- the same family who ran La Viet on Front Street.



Thursday, June 25, 2015

Olddoc roots for the Hoos.. Bernice: PMUA ratifies union contract at special meeting.. Jackie: Big Brother 17 season premiere blog party.. Plainfield Latino on Bilingual Day Care..


[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 --

2010 Murder:  "Man arrested for gang-related killing outside Plainfield chicken joint" -- Courier | Ledger | TAP |
Plainfield Schools --
Emanuel Cancer Foundation:  "Boeing donates $15,00 to local charity" -- Headed by Plainfield's own Carol Davis. You go!
NJ Transit:  "State Dems offer no relief, fare hike is coming"
Demographics:  "Surging Hispanic population is driving NJ growth, Census shows"
Bottled Water Recall:  "14 brands recalled for e. coli contamination" -- ShopRite, Stop & Shop, Wegman's, more.

Asbury Park:  "Prosecutor wll probe police response to cop who killed his ex-wife"
Bridgewater:  "Woman stole $325K from Somerset senior facilities"
Elizabeth:  "MS-13 gang members charged in April murder"
Jersey City --
Mountianside:  "Zucker, Goldberg & Ackerman law firm closing, 300 jobs vanish"
Newark --
North Plainfield:  "Boro won't raise cigarette buying age to 21"
Open Space:  "East Windsor awarded $550K open space grant"
Princeton:  "Resident-sponsored bag fee ordinance passes legal muster -- sort of"
Retail:  "Jersey City bag maker says struggling A&P owes it $3.7M for grocery bags"
Westfield:  "Westfield 'Watcher': A horror movie in real life"

Christie for President --
  • No buzz from the absentee governor today.
Sen. Booker --
Charter Schools:  "Christie breaks the law (again) to overfund charters" -- OpEd.
Energy:  "Lifting cap on metering should help spur solar investment in NJ"
Federal Courts:  "Republicans playing politics in not filling NJ vacancies, group says"
Legislature:  "Bill requiring carbon monoxide detectors moves forward"
Media:  "PBS cites Ben Affleck's 'improper influence' in suspending 'Finding Your Roots' show" -- Pressed for omission of mention his ancestor had owned slaves.
NJ Budget:  "5 things in Dem budget facing a Christie veto"
Port Authority:  "NY Assembly passes reform bill backed by both governors" -- Both legislatures must pass identical bills.
SATs:  "Student files class action suit in NJ over typo in SAT test"
Voting Laws:  "Dem infighting threatens to derail NJ voting law overhaul" -- PolNJ | Ledger | -- Shame on them!

Obituary:  "Don Featherstone, inventor of the (plastic) pink flamingo"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] PMUA ratifies union contract at special meeting.

[OLDDOC] roots for the Hoos.

[Mayor MAPP]  posts his weekly  newsletter. (6/21/15)

[Councilor STORCH]  notes FOSh proposal heard at Historic Preservation Commission. (6/24/15)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  posts a thought from Churchill on enemies. (6/22/15)

[DAVID]  posts Plainfield graduation pix. (6/22/15)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 17 season premiere blog party. (6/24/15)

[JACKIE'S PHOTO BLOG] catches an empty train.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  on Dog Days: Keep pets inside. (6/23/15)

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]  on Bilingual Day Care. (6/24/15)

[DOTTIE G SEZ]  Vietnamese restaurant in South Plainfield to close -- the same family who ran La Viet on Front Street.



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Olddoc on Charleston shootings.. Bernice: Sleepy Hollow signage raises questions.. Councilor Storch notes FOSh proposal heard at Historic Preservation Commission..


[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 --

2010 Murder:  "Man arrested for gang-related killing outside Plainfield chicken joint" -- Courier | Ledger |
Plainfield Schools --
NJ Transit:  "State Dems offer no relief, fare hike is coming"

Drones:  "Bergen County seeks to be first in NJ to use drones for emergencies"
Montgomery:  "Skillman man bilked investors out of $1.5M"
Newark --
New Brunswick:  "Couple settles with RWJ for $10M for toddler's brain injuries"
North Plainfield:  "Council rejects raising age for cigarette sales"
Scotch Plains:  "Music For All Seasons receives innovator award for Voice of Valor"

Christie for President --
Rep. Watson Coleman --
Casinos:  "Poll: NJ residents don't want North Jersey casinos"
Confederate Flags:  "NJ flag maker, country's largest, stops making Confederate flags"
Human Trafficking:  "NY woman first to use NJ trafficking law to clear her record"
NJ Budget --
No-Fly Lists:  "Judge sides with family of toddler in no-fly lawsuit"
Obama Trade Deal:  "NJ biz owner supports Obama's fast-track trade deal"
Port Authority:  "Legislators to introduce bill rivaling that of NY, NJ governors"
VA Healthcare:  "Morristown hospital exec confirmed to run VA's healthcare"

Obituary:  "Don Featherstone, inventor of the (plastic) pink flamingo"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Sleepy Hollow signage raises questions.

[OLDDOC] on Charleston shootings.

[Mayor MAPP]  posts his weekly  newsletter. (6/21/15)

[Councilor STORCH]  notes FOSh proposal heard at Historic Preservation Commission. (6/24/15)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  posts a thought from Churchill on enemies. (6/22/15)

[DAVID]  posts Plainfield graduation pix. (6/22/15)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 17: Gossip on the Hamsters. (6/21/15)

[JACKIE'S PHOTO BLOG] catches an empty train.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  on Dog Days: Keep pets inside. (6/23/15)

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]  notes resident receives Latina Leadership Scholarship from Sen. Menendez. (6/6/15)

[DOTTIE G SEZ]  Vietnamese restaurant in South Plainfield to close -- the same family who ran La Viet on Front Street.



Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Olddoc offers a Monday-Tuesday potpourri... Bernice: Clerk's office finds no constable reports.. Councilor Williams posts a thought from Churchill on enemies.. Rebecca on Dog Days: Keep pets inside..


[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 --

Graduations:  "Plainfield's high schools graduation pix"
Weather:  "NJ could be a powder keg for damaging storms this afternoon"
Wal-Mart:  "Wal-Mart to end sale of Confederate flag items, report says" -- Another reason not to shop there.

Camden:  "NJ lawmakers stampede to giver EMT service to Norcross-backed hospital" -- In two week' time.
Disability Scam:  "Ex-NJ fireman indicted for $87K disability fraud" -- Snagged by a YouTube martial arts video.
Edison:  "New Dem chair calls truce in flame war"
Fairliegh Dickinson:  "FDU, Morris College start reduced-fee joint program"
Linden:  "Police use social media to ID lost child" -- Within an hour.
Newark --
Newton:  "Proposal would ban shirtless dudes, saggy pants"
Roselle:  "County to refurbish Warinanco skating rink"
Salary Scam:  "Former WNY CFO used rushed retro pay to squeeze Paterson for higher salary"
South Plainfield:  "Attempted murder conviction in Spring Lake slashing overturned"

Christie for President --
Hillary --
Rep. Lance --
House of Representatives:  "Conservatives lash out at Boehner's 'culture of punishment '"
Medical Marijuana --
NJ Budget --
Paid Sick Leave --
Port Authority:  "Dems and GOP in NJ still divided over PA reform"
Redistricting:  "SCOTUS case could make some legislative districts more competitive"
SCOTUS:  "Ruling: Cops must obtain warrants to search hotel, motel registries"
South Carolina --
Voter Laws:  "Same day registration nixed from "Democracy Act'"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Clerk's office finds no constable reports.

[OLDDOC] offers a Monday-Tuesday potpourri.

[Mayor MAPP]  posts his weekly  newsletter. (6/21/15)

[Councilor STORCH]  Is Council cooperating with Mapp administration? Yes and no. (6/11/15)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  posts a thought from Churchill on enemies. (6/22/15)

[DAVID]  posts Plainfield graduation pix. (6/22/15)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 17: Gossip on the Hamsters. (6/21/15)

[JACKIE'S PHOTO BLOG] catches an empty train.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  on Dog Days: Keep pets inside. (6/23/15)

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]  notes resident receives Latina Leadership Scholarship from Sen. Menendez. (6/6/15)

[DOTTIE G SEZ]  Vietnamese restaurant in South Plainfield to close -- the same family who ran La Viet on Front Street.