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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bernice: Board of Ed special meeting Thursday; Time running out for historic Terrill Road house.. Olddoc on some US election history.. Jackie: The Price is Right: Big Brother edition..


[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 --

Mentoring;  "Plainfield officer Bernel Harrison gives kids tools for success" -- Video.
Verizon:  "Verizon's big plan to beam super fast Internet to your home"

Candidates in NJ --
  • "Chelsea talks up Hillary's record at NJ rallies" -- PolNJ | Reocrd |
  • "Would Trump have a chance in NJ against Clinton or Sanders?" -- PolNJ | Ledger |

Auto Safety:  "Car software glitches rising as code becomes bigger piece of picture"
Construction Safety:  "Task force created after Avalon fire makes recommendations"
Demographics:  "Millennials living with parents at a record high"
South Brunswick:  "Embattled school superintendent resigns amid community outrage"
Transgender Policy:  "Highland Park BOE passes new policy unanimously"

2016 Candidates --
Gov. Christie --
Atlantic City:  "ACLU: AC deal raises civil rights issues"
Congress:  "House passes Lautenberg chemical safety bill"
Bill Cosby:  "Judge rules enough evidence to bring Crosby to trail in 2004 case"
Guns:  "Weinberg takes case for smart guns to White House"
NJ Pensions:  "Unions: Pension funds shouldn't rely so much on hedge funds"
Port Authority:  "PA considers redoing its plan to fund big projects"

South Africa:  "Desmond Tutu's daughter gives up her priestly license after marrying a woman"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  Board of Ed special meeting Thursday; Time running out for historic Terrill Road house.

[OLDDOC]   on some US election history. (5/25/16)

[Mayor MAPP] Mayor Mapp squelches misleading Board of Ed election rumors. (4/11/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  in support of Anderson-Hurtt-Pile for school board. (4/20/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  on Plainfield activities and events. (5/22/16)

[DAVID]  urges support of family that lost Clinton Avenue home in fire. (5/77/16)

[JACKIE]  he Price is Right: Big Brother edition. (5/24/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Strong and effective leadership from the Column A Democrats. (5/22/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  YES basketball tournament, 6th-8th Grade Division. (3/26/16).



Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Bernice: A shooting range in the city? Wht do you think?.. Olddoc posts some good toons.. Rebecca: Strong and effective leadership from the Column A Democrats.. Jackie: The Price Is Right: Survivor edition..


[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 --

Bear Sighting:  "Bear sighted in Green Brook Park Monday"
State Baseball Tournament:  "Watchung Hills advances to second round after defeating Plainfield"

Contractor Scam:  "Woman's Internet search reveals scam, leads to arrests"
EWR:  "Obama airline decision will undercut flight crew wages in NJ"
Highland Park:  "Transgender rights proposal for schools goes far beyond bathrooms"
Hospitals:  "Hospitals warn more funding cuts will hurt indigent, immigrants"
Internet Exchange Zones:  "South Brunswick sets up safe sales exchange zone" -- To prevent thefts and robberies.
Newark:  "How the Robert Treat Hotel has survived and thrived over past century"
Revaluations --
Rutgers:  "Former RU football player pleads guilty, others likely to avoid jail time"
ShotSpotter:  "Could Camden success transfer to Millville?"
South Plainfield:  "Library presents 'Revolutionary Tea: An 18th-Century Experience"
Transgender Issues --
Union County:  "Linden teacher named UC Teacher of the Year"
Zika Virus:  "NJ now has test lab for Zika virus"

2016 Candidates --
Gov. Christie --
Bridgegate --
Atlantic City:  "NJ lawmakers reach compromise to save AC" -- Record | Ledger | NJSpot |
Chemical Safety Bill:  "Pallone backs updating Lautenberg chemical safety bill"
Civic Responsibility:  "Former AG: We are living our founders' worst nightmare"
Freddie Gray Case:  "Baltimore judge absolves officer in fatal arrest"
Marijuana:  "Legalizing marijuana would reap $300M a year in taxes, advocates say"
Municipal Consolidation:  "Will rising property taxes encourage mergers among NJ municipalities?"
NJ Public Colleges:  "Pay and perks of college presidents"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  Bernice: A shooting range in the city? Wht do you think?

[OLDDOC]   posts some good toons. (5/22/16)

[Mayor MAPP] Mayor Mapp squelches misleading Board of Ed election rumors. (4/11/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  in support of Anderson-Hurtt-Pile for school board. (4/20/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  on Plainfield activities and events. (5/22/16)

[DAVID]  urges support of family that lost Clinton Avenue home in fire. (5/77/16)

[JACKIE]  The Price Is Right: Survivor edition. (5/23/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Strong and effective leadership from the Column A Democrats. (5/22/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  YES basketball tournament, 6th-8th Grade Division. (3/26/16).



Monday, May 23, 2016

Bernice: BOE, take a clue from SEL.. Olddoc posts two great JAMA covers.. Councilor Williams on Plainfield activities and events..


[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 --

Teen Arts Exhibit:  "Two PAAAS students chosen for inclusion" -- Exhibit tours Union County.
Traffic Alert:  "Serious crash closes I-78 in Somerset County" -- Near Stirling Road overpass.

Candidates in NJ --

Edison:  "11-year-old killed skateboarding in his parking lot"
Elizabeth:  "Tour de Elizabeth riders bike through city"
EWR:  "GOP lawmaker lines up with unions against Obama airline decision" -- Budget Norwegian carrier.
NJ Transit:  "NJ Transit's problems aren't fading away"
Pets:  "NJ pets in need, May 23"
Retail:  "Retailers rough patch may be the new normal"

2016 Candidates --
Bridgegate --
NJ Budget:  "Teacher's union getting in way of Christie plan to cut healthcare costs"
NJ L:ottery:  "Staggering amount of money winners fail to claim"
Open Space:  "Christie's deadline day for open space funding"
Politics:  "Are Christie's town halls a thing of the past?"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  BOE, take a clue from SEL.

[OLDDOC]   posts two great JAMA covers. (5/22/16)

[Mayor MAPP] Mayor Mapp squelches misleading Board of Ed election rumors. (4/11/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  in support of Anderson-Hurtt-Pile for school board. (4/20/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  on Plainfield activities and events. (5/22/16)

[DAVID]  urges support of family that lost Clinton Avenue home in fire. (5/77/16)

[JACKIE]  week in review catches an arresting sign. (5/22/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Black Lesbian Playwright and Activist Lorraine Hansberry . (5/18/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  YES basketball tournament, 6th-8th Grade Division. (3/26/16).



Sunday, May 22, 2016

Bernice: June 2016 Primary: The Deciders.. Olddoc continues his tale of the invasion of Germany.. Jackie's week in review catches an arresting sign..


[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 --

PAAAS:  "Plainfield student art show is a success"
Union County:  "County cop used fake barcodes to steal from stores"

Candidates in NJ --

Black Suicide:  "Suicide affects Blacks disproportionately" -- Jay Jefferson Cooke.
The Holocaust:  "RVCC prof produces documentary on Holocaust survivor"
Hudson River Crossings:  "Tunnel just a start; Upgrading trains would cost billions more"
Jersey City:  "JC stands to lose $320 in state aid over inaccurate answers on budget questions"
Kearney:  "Thousands turn out for Food Truck Festival"
Municipal Utility Authority:  "Bayonne vote on MUA dissolution delayed"
Newark:  "NJ Transit conducts active shooter drill at Penn Station"
North Plainfield:  "Mayor Giordano receives Rotary award"
Patriotic Millionaires:  "Meet a NJ millionaire who welcomes higher taxes"
Pride Parade:  "Lambertville-New Hope Pride Parade draws crowds" -- Photos.

2016 Candidates --
2017 Guv Race --
Politics --
"Remembering the days in NJ when politics were settled with potholders"
Bridgegate --
Affordable Housing:  "Lawmakers want to clarify affordable housing laws"
Chemical Safety:  "Agreement reached on Lautenberg chemical safety bill"
Jobs:  "Best US citis for jobs" -- Including rankings for cost of living, job satisfaction and salaries.
Medical Marijuana:  "NJ's medical marijuana program six years later"
Tax Revaluations:  "Under proposed bill, towns that don't revalue could lose millions in state aid"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  June 2016 Primary: The Deciders.

[OLDDOC]   continues his tale of the invasion of Germany. (5/20/16)

[Mayor MAPP] Mayor Mapp squelches misleading Board of Ed election rumors. (4/11/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  in support of Anderson-Hurtt-Pile for school board. (4/20/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  notes rain causes rescheduling of Saturday's Ward 2 Family Fun Day. (5/20/16)

[DAVID]  urges support of family that lost Clinton Avenue home in fire. (5/77/16)

[JACKIE]  week in review catches an arresting sign. (5/22/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Black Lesbian Playwright and Activist Lorraine Hansberry . (5/18/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  YES basketball tournament, 6th-8th Grade Division. (3/26/16).



Friday, May 20, 2016

Plainfield Today: Plenty of things to do in Plainfield this weekend.. 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 21; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  Bernice on patronage.

[OLDDOC]   on ACA (Obamacare) news. (5/17/16)

[Mayor MAPP] Mayor Mapp squelches misleading Board of Ed election rumors. (4/11/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  in support of Anderson-Hurtt-Pile for school board. (4/20/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  notes rain causes rescheduling of Saturday's Ward 2 Family Fun Day. (5/20/16)

[DAVID]  urges support of family that lost Clinton Avenue home in fire. (5/77/16)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Kaoh Rong season finale blog party. (5/18/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Black Lesbian Playwright and Activist Lorraine Hansberry . (5/18/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  YES basketball tournament, 6th-8th Grade Division. (3/26/16).



Bernice on patronage.. Councilor Williams notes rain causes rescheduling of Saturday's Ward 2 Family Fun Day..


[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 --

Exhibit:  "Hip Hop exhibit opens at Library Saturday" -- Video: Interview of a young Jay Z here.
Track & Field:  "Plainfield Boys top Day 1 of Union County Chamnpionships"

Candidates in NJ --

EWR:  "Baraka orders $15/hour wage, city oversight at Newark Liberty" -- Squaring off against the Port Authority.
Hoboken:  "Council president fires back after racist Tweet"
Hudson River Crossings:  "Could this futuristic bridge solve NJ's transportation problems?"
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst:  "Defense policy bill would save NJ base"
Newark:  "White House chooses Newark for summer jobs program"
NFL:  "NFL to repay $720,000 to taxpayers for 'pay for patriotism'"
Perth Amboy:  "Mayor Wilda Diaz launches re-election bid"

2016 Candidates --
Global Warming:  "Meet the glacier that could make the Jersey Shore uninhabitable"
Legislature --

Obituary:  "Morley Safer, mainstay of '60 Minutes', dies a week after retiring"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  Bernice on patronage.

[OLDDOC]   on ACA (Obamacare) news. (5/17/16)

[Mayor MAPP] Mayor Mapp squelches misleading Board of Ed election rumors. (4/11/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  in support of Anderson-Hurtt-Pile for school board. (4/20/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  notes rain causes rescheduling of Saturday's Ward 2 Family Fun Day. (5/20/16)

[DAVID]  urges support of family that lost Clinton Avenue home in fire. (5/77/16)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Kaoh Rong season finale blog party. (5/18/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Black Lesbian Playwright and Activist Lorraine Hansberry . (5/18/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  YES basketball tournament, 6th-8th Grade Division. (3/26/16).



Thursday, May 19, 2016

Bernice notes District fixing leaks, rodents at Evergreen; Update on PMUA.. Councilor Williams: Family Fun Day at Leland Park Saturday.. Jackie: Survivor: Kaoh Rong season finale blog party.. Rebecca commemorates the birthday of Black Lesbian Playwright and Activist Lorraine Hansberry ..


[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 --

Boy Scouts:  "Union Scouts to honor Plainfield police Sgt. Hottlick at annual banquet"
FACE/PAL:  "Plainfield FACE Corp. looking or a few hands"

Elizabeth:  "Pat Politano gets $50K no-bid PR contract for Board of Ed"
Jersey City:  "JC expands civilian police advisory board"
Lead:  "Are NJ schools too late in testing water for lead?"
Newark --
North Plainfield:  "East End School kicks off 'Read to Feed' program"
Perth Amboy:  "Wilda Diaz kicks off mayoral re-election campaign"
Pride Parade:  "Lamabertville-New Hope Pride Parade Saturday"
Rutgers:  "RU settles basketball player's abuse suit for $300K"
Trenton:  "Police say most encounters will be recorded by body cams"

2016 Candidates --
Bridgegate --
Gov. Christie:  "NJ taxpayers still footing bill for guv's political travel"
NJ Budget:  "Christie administration reveals plan to close $1B budget gap" -- Record | Ledger | NJSpot |
NJ Finances:  "Poor state of NJ's fiscal health laid bare in new report"
Obamacare:  "Number of companies offering ACA insurance in NJ drops to 4"
PARCC Tests:  "PARCC should never be a graduation requirement" -- OpEd, NJEA in Ledger.


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  notes District fixing leaks, rodents at Evergreen; Update on PMUA.

[OLDDOC]   on ACA (Obamacare) news. (5/17/16)

[Mayor MAPP] Mayor Mapp squelches misleading Board of Ed election rumors. (4/11/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  in support of Anderson-Hurtt-Pile for school board. (4/20/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  notes Second Ward Family Fun Day is Saturday, May 21. (5/13/16)

[DAVID]  urges support of family that lost Clinton Avenue home in fire. (5/77/16)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Kaoh Rong season finale blog party. (5/18/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Black Lesbian Playwright and Activist Lorraine Hansberry . (5/18/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  YES basketball tournament, 6th-8th Grade Division. (3/26/16).



Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bernice: Fits and starts at BOE meeting.. Olddoc on ACA (Obamacare) news.. David urges support of family that lost Clinton Avenue home in fire..


[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 blanks Roselle" -- TAP | Ledger |

Candidates in NJ --

Auto Title Loans:  "One in five borrowers have cars seized, pay  300% interest per year"
EWR --
The Halal Guys:  "East Brunswick store opens, Newark to follow"
License Plates:  "A century of NJ license plates" -- Photos.
Manville:  "Council considers liquor license transfer to theater"
'Notarios' scams:  "State settles with 'notarios'" -- Offering immigration and financial services without license.
Somerville:  "Tour de Somerville offers equal prize money for women, men"

2016 Candidates --
Bridgegate --
Congress --
Gov.Christie:  "NJ vogters sour on Christie, another poll shows"
The Draft:  "Mitch McConnell says women should have to register for the draft"
NJ Budget:  "NJ facing $1.1B gap over 2016, 2017, official says" -- Ledger | Record |
Overtime:  "New federal overtime rules will benefit 132,000 Jerseyans"
Legislature --
Medicare:  "Massive medical network to help ease Medicare transition"
Refugees --

United Methodist Church:  "Divided on sexuality, Scripture, Methodists struggle to maintain unity"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  Fits and starts at BOE meeting.

[OLDDOC]   on ACA (Obamacare) news. (5/17/16)

[Mayor MAPP] Mayor Mapp squelches misleading Board of Ed election rumors. (4/11/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  in support of Anderson-Hurtt-Pile for school board. (4/20/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  notes Second Ward Family Fun Day is Saturday, May 21. (5/13/16)

[DAVID]  urges support of family that lost Clinton Avenue home in fire. (5/77/16)

[JACKIE]  week in review features flowers and a vehicle-damaged fence. (5/15/16)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  is pictured with Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman for Column A Dems. (5/07/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  YES basketball tournament, 6th-8th Grade Division. (3/26/16).