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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Olddoc on some area public golf courses now long gone.. Bernice sends Lammas greetings; Notes 'cucumber season'.. Jackie: Big Brother 17 live feeds overnight into Saturday..


[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 --

Union County College:  "UCC holds College for Teens commencement"
Carjacking:  "Two men sought in Duer Street carjacking"

Archdiocese of Newark:  "Gay priest removed from Seton Hall reassigned to Hoboken"
Asbury Park:  "Long neglected, city shows signs of rejuvenation"
Carteret:  "Theater restoration project gets $6M boost"
Community Colleges:  "Bergen CC to cut 64 lecturer positions"
Community Policing:  "Photo of JC cop showing youngster how to tie tie goes viral"
Drones:  "FAA investigating drone spotted by pilot near JFK airport"
Duke Farms:  "Foundation says 'white elephant' mansion has to go"
Misconduct:  "Judge overturns conviction of former Hackensack police chief for misconduct, fraud"
Newark:  "Facing enduring foreclosure crisis, advocates look to eminent domain"
Recreation:  "Paterson mayor collects signatures for recreation tax plan"
Rutgers:  "Institute of Jazz Studies has a new director"
Veterans:  "Morris County launches discount program for veterans"
Woodbridge:  "New affordable senior housing planned"

Christie for President --
2016 Presidential Candidates --
Business:  "Purdue sharply cuts antibiotics use in chickens, jabs at rivals"
Congress --
Immigration:  "Feds need to strengthen enforcement, sheriffs say"
Marijuana --
NJ Lottery:  "Four new instant games start Sunday"
Voting Rights:  "Key case now in federal judge's hands"
Wrongful Death Suit:  "AG wants state officials removed from suit over Bridgeton police shooting"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] sends Lammas greetings; Notes 'cucumber season'.

[[OLDDOC]  Mostly on some area public golf courses now long gone. (7/29/15)

[Mayor MAPP]  announces July 4 parade, concert in the park. (7/01/15)

[Councilor STORCH]  notes traffic safety is on Council agenda. (7/6/15)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  adds the Sandra Bland case to reasons for Saturday's march against police violence. (7/4/15)

[DAVID]   25 reasons to be in Saturday's Million People's March, 7/11-7/19. (7/23/15)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 17 live feeds overnight into Saturday. (8/1/15)

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

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  notes free summer outdoor movies scheduled. (7/2/15)

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]  announces 4th Ward Family Fun Day. (7/29/15)

[NOEL at PALS]  on Day 2 of the 19th Gee Gee Brown Tournament. (7/29/15)

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



Friday, July 31, 2015

Bernice tells how to apply for boards and commissions; Sums up summer.. Noel on Day 2 of the 19th Gee Gee Brown Tournament.. Jackie: Big Brother 17 live feeds overnight into Friday..


[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 --

Byron Halsey:  "Wrongly convicted Plainfield man who served 22 years still haunted by lack of apology"
November Election:  "Experts predict record low turnout for Assembly elections"
Sen, Lesniak:  "Lesniak planning guv run, won't seek re-election to Senate" -- PolNJ | Ledger |

Blue  Moon:  "You can see a blue moon Friday night"
Elizabeth:  "City could be 10th in NJ to require paid sick leave"
Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape:  "Tribe fighting for state recognition gets new pow-wow land"
Newark:  "Faced with cop shortage and rising crime, Baraka pleas for help" -- Ledger | PolNJ |
Piscataway:  "'Flag It!' pedestiran safety program kicks off"
Trenton:  "Cash-strapped city no longer waiving fees for festivals"
Union County:  "Wage increases rank among top 20 nationally"

Christie for President --
2016 Candidates --
Exxon Deal:  "Settlement is best deal state could get, AG tells judge"
Facebook:  "FB unveils drones to deliver Internet by laser to remote areas"
Media:  "MSNBC cancels three shows amid transition"
NJ Pensions:  "NJ Supremes to decide if Christie violated pensioner's rights in cutting COLA"  -- Ledger | NJSpot |
Obamacare:  "Competition kept NJ prices in line, study says"
Policing:  "Glare of video is shifting public's view of police"
Suicide Prevention Hotline:  "NJ lawmakers say Pentagon needs RU's hotline"
Train Safety:  "US Senate delays speed control that would have prevented Amtrak crash"

Father Divine:  "The last remaining followers of Black spiritual leaderFather Divine"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Bernice tells how to apply for boards and commissions; Sums up summer.

[[OLDDOC]  posts a cartoon on the Iran deal. (7/29/15)

[Mayor MAPP]  announces July 4 parade, concert in the park. (7/01/15)

[Councilor STORCH]  notes traffic safety is on Council agenda. (7/6/15)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  adds the Sandra Bland case to reasons for Saturday's march against police violence. (7/4/15)

[DAVID]   25 reasons to be in Saturday's Million People's March, 7/11-7/19. (7/23/15)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 17 live feeds overnight into Friday. (7/31/15)

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

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  notes free summer outdoor movies scheduled. (7/2/15)

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]  announces 4th Ward Family Fun Day. (7/29/15)

[NOEL at PALS]  on Day 2 of the 19th Gee Gee Brown Tournament. (7/29/15)

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



Thursday, July 30, 2015

Bernice: H.O.P.E. forum inspires crowd.. Olddoc posts a cartoon on the Iran deal.. Jackie: Big Brother 17 live feeds overnight into Thursday.. Plainfield Latino announces 4th Ward 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 --

Child Support:  "Plainfielder among 25 deadbeat parents in Somerset sheriff's roundup"
Heat Advisory:  "Senior Center, YMCA designated as cooling stations"
Plainfield High School:  "PHS among 19 schools removed by state from watch list"
St. Mary's Church:  "Police hunting fugitive priest accused of raping teen"

Archdiocese of Newark:  "Advocate seek Vatican inquiry on archbishop"
Demographics:  "Millenials less likely to leave the nest, Pew study says"
Duke Farms:  "Hearing on proposed mansion demolition tonight"
Elizabeth:  "Monteiro v. Lesniak/Bollwege continues with filing of school board slates"
Newark:  "Ex- teacher sues district claiming transgender advocacy led to firing"
NJ Transit:  "Conductors sold stolen tickets, authorities say"
Upper Montclair:  "NJ company ordered to pay $190K fine for web scam"

Christie for President --
2016 Candidates --
Rep. Scott Garrett:  "Wall Street money dries up after anti-gay remarks"
Alimony:  "NJ's top court: Judges must consider more than marriage's length in making awards"
Hudson Rail Tunnel:  "Christie, Cuomo call on feds to share cost of rail tunnel"
Public Pensions:  "Sweeney wants low-interest federal loans to rescue states' pension programs"
UVA 'Rape' Case:  "UVA grads sue Rooling Stone over rape story" -- While the mag's editor departs, see here.


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] H.O.P.E. forum inspires crowd.

[[OLDDOC]  posts a cartoon on the Iran deal. (7/29/15)

[Mayor MAPP]  announces July 4 parade, concert in the park. (7/01/15)

[Councilor STORCH]  notes traffic safety is on Council agenda. (7/6/15)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  adds the Sandra Bland case to reasons for Saturday's march against police violence. (7/4/15)

[DAVID]   25 reasons to be in Saturday's Million People's March, 7/11-7/19. (7/23/15)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 17 live feeds overnight into Thursday. (7/30/15)

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

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  notes free summer outdoor movies scheduled. (7/2/15)

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]  announces 4th Ward Family Fun Day. (7/29/15)

[NOEL at PALS]  on Day 1 of the 19th Gee Gee Brown Tournament this weekend. (7/25/15)

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



Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bernice notes four run for school board seats, including John Campbell.. Jackie: Big Brother 17 live feeds into Tuesday evening..


[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 & Girls Club:  "Union County B&G clubs celebrate Unity Day"
Shooting:  "Plainfield youth shot by another juvenile" -- Ledger | Courier |
Demographics:  "Immigrants help make Plainfield a 'younger' town"
Obituary:  "Barbara Ann Bracey, former PAS employee, NAACP officer"

Bayonne:  "City faces first school board election in over 35 years"
Elizabeth:  "School board member's resignation date debated"
Gambling:  "Springifeld man with ties to mob-run sports gambling site gets jail time"
Mortgage Modification:  "Mortgage company halves NJ woman's balance in modification"
Newark:  "Crackdown on landlord finds crumbling walls, mold in complex"
Port Newark:  "Pollution-cutting agreement aims to cut truck-idling at Port"
Short Hills Mall:  "Police say employee made $97K in phony returns to store"
Soccer:  "Jersey Shore welcomes home World Cup winner Christie Rampone"
Springfield:  "Crystal meth lab found in apartment, two arrested"
Westfield:  "Whitney Houston's grave guarded as town prepares for Bobbi Kristina's burial"

Christie for President --
2016 Candidates--
Bill Cosby:  "California judge to set deposition date in case involving then-15-year-old girl"
Commercial Drones:  "Amazon wants 200-foot zone for its massive drone fleet"
'Crowfunding':  "Bill would let NJ startups, entrepreneurs seek funding online"
Exxon Deal --
'Happy Birthday':  "New evidence should free song from copyright, lawyers say"
Hudson Rail Tunnel:  "Christie, Cuomo say they'll discuss rail tunnel with feds"
Immigration --
NFL:  "League upholds 4-game suspension of Patriots Q-back Tom Brady"
Policing --
Spying:  "Jonathan Pollard, spy for Israel jailed for 29 years, to be released" -- Politico | NYTimes |


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  notes four run for school board seats, including John Campbell.

[[OLDDOC]  Silly Season brings comments on polling and Christie. (7/27/15)

[Mayor MAPP]  announces July 4 parade, concert in the park. (7/01/15)

[Councilor STORCH]  notes traffic safety is on Council agenda. (7/6/15)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  adds the Sandra Bland case to reasons for Saturday's march against police violence. (7/4/15)

[DAVID]   25 reasons to be in Saturday's Million People's March, 7/11-7/19. (7/23/15)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 17 live feeds into Tuesday evening. (7/28/15)

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

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  notes free summer outdoor movies scheduled. (7/2/15)

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]  Diane Toliver responds to Dan's post. (7/10/15)

[NOEL at PALS]  on Day 1 of the 19th Gee Gee Brown Tournament this weekend. (7/25/15)

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



Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Bernice notes hearing set for 'South Avenue Gateway' project; pictures Mau, the cool cat.. Olddoc: Silly Season brings comments on polling and Christie.. Jackie: Big Brother 17 live feeds overnight into Tuesday..


[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 --

Activities:  "The week ahead in Plainfield" -- Forum, fishing, movies and more.
NJ Transit:  "NJT files complaint and meets with Amtrak about delays"
Pet Food Recall:  "Natures Variety recalls dog food over salmonella fears" -- Humans at risk also.

Green Brook:  "Alert citizen's tip leads to police finding missing child"
Hospitals: " Hospitals sue state, claim politics in taking away ambulance service"
La Guardia:  "Here's what the new La Guardia will look like"
Union County:  "Corrections officers complete first crisis intervention training"
UC Performing Arts Center:  "UCPAC to hold Golf Classic at Galloping Hill"

Christie for President --
2016 Candidates --
Congress:  "House passes Rep. Payne's bill to help first responders"
Home Construction:  "Building permits in NJ soar to nearly 3-year high"
Hudson Tunnel:  "Feds call meeting with Christie, Cuomo to discuss Hudson rail tunnel" -- PolNJ | Record |
Medical Parole:  "Bill would allow parole for inmates with incapacitating illness"
NFL:  "Arizona Cardinals hire first ever woman NFL coach"
NJ Finances:  "NJ's structural deficit at $10.2B, nearly same as when Christie took office"
"NJ Pensions:  "Pension leaders ask court to make state pay 'unpaid debt'"
Scouting:  "Boy Scouts ends ban on gay leaders, over protest by Mormon Church"
Terrorism:  "Arrests of Americans supporting ISIS fueld by Twitter, feds say"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes hearing set for 'South Avenue Gateway' project; pictures Mau, the cool cat.

[OLDDOC]  Silly Season brings comments on polling and Christie. (7/27/15)

[Mayor MAPP]  announces July 4 parade, concert in the park. (7/01/15)

[Councilor STORCH]  notes traffic safety is on Council agenda. (7/6/15)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  adds the Sandra Bland case to reasons for Saturday's march against police violence. (7/4/15)

[DAVID]   25 reasons to be in Saturday's Million People's March, 7/11-7/19. (7/23/15)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 17 live feeds overnight into Tuesday. (7/28/15)

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

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  notes free summer outdoor movies scheduled. (7/2/15)

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]  Diane Toliver responds to Dan's post. (7/10/15)

[NOEL at PALS]  on Day 1 of the 19th Gee Gee Brown Tournament this weekend. (7/25/15)

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



Monday, July 27, 2015

Bernice notes school board candidate filings due today.. Olddoc posts a catch-up note.. Jackie spots an NYC green cab in Plainfield, plus two BB17 posts..


[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 --

Commuting:  "NJ Transit pre-emptively announces Monday delays on Sunday"

Tax Abatements:  "Abated Jersey City properties would pay $80M more in normal taxes, report says"
Edison:  "End police impunity in Edison" -- Editorial, Ledger.
Foreclosures:  "Zombie foreclosures and what one NJ county is doing about it"
Roselle Park:  "9-hour standoff ends with self-inflicted gunshot wound"
Shoplifting:  "Judge bans NJ woman for life from every Walmart in US"

Christie for President--
Christie Appointments: "Christie has made habit of appointing high school friends"
Fiat Chrysler --
Jihad:  "Inside the NJ case that snared five friends"
NJ Pensions:  "Pension fund trustees seek billions in damages from state" -- You go, Bennett!

Obituary:  "Bobbi Kristina Brown dead at 22" -- NYTimes | Ledger |


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  notes school board candidate filings due today.

[OLDDOC]  posts a catch-up note. (7/26/15)

[Mayor MAPP]  announces July 4 parade, concert in the park. (7/01/15)

[Councilor STORCH]  notes traffic safety is on Council agenda. (7/6/15)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  adds the Sandra Bland case to reasons for Saturday's march against police violence. (7/4/15)

[DAVID]   25 reasons to be in Saturday's Million People's March, 7/11-7/19. (7/23/15)

[JACKIE]  spots an NYC green cab in Plainfield, plus two BB17 posts. (7/27/15)

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

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  notes free summer outdoor movies scheduled. (7/2/15)

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]  Diane Toliver responds to Dan's post. (7/10/15)

[NOEL at PALS]  on Day 1 of the 19th Gee Gee Brown Tournament this weekend. (7/25/15)

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



Sunday, July 26, 2015

Bernice notes 4-way stops proposed on Hillside Avenue.. Jackie Big Brother 17 live feeds waffling overnight into Sunday..


[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 --

Anti-Police Violence Rally:  "Hamm at Newark rally: Stop killing us!" -- PolNJ | Ledger |
Plainfield Symphony:  "PSO opens 96th season" -- Scroll down.
Texas Weiners:  "Plainfield's Texas Weiner I makes 'Ultimate Hot Dog Directory'"
Gov. McGreevey:  "Prison re-entry program gets $3.5M to expand to other counties"
Commuting:  "Aging infrastructure plagues nation's busiest rail corridor"
PAHS:  "Mixed-breed dog needs an active home"

Ballooning:  "Quik Check Festival of Ballooning on Day 2"
Maker Faire:  "Drones, 3-D printers inspire urban students"
Verizon:  "Workers authorize strike for as early as August 1"
Warehouse Fire:  "North Brunswick police release drone video of fire"

Christie for President --
2016 Candidates --
Sandra Bland Death --
Asm Bramnick:  "Bramnick bill encourages responsible landscaping"
Boy Scouts:  "BSA releasing 'perversion files' after blockbuster NJ ruling"
Greece:  "Why Greece should leave the Eurozone"
Jihadi John:  "Brit who beheaded ISIL hostages in videos reported out of favor, on the run"
NJ History: "Twelve historic videos of NJ events" -- From Movietone/AP archives.
Technology:  "For ransom, Bitcoin replaces the bag of bills"
Weddings:  "Passing on wedding gifts, millenials prefer cash"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  notes 4-way stops proposed on Hillside Avenue.

[OLDDOC]  More on the Iran deal, plus some JAMA art (I like the Rumba Supermarket). (7/23/15)

[Mayor MAPP]  announces July 4 parade, concert in the park. (7/01/15)

[Councilor STORCH]  notes traffic safety is on Council agenda. (7/6/15)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  adds the Sandra Bland case to reasons for Saturday's march against police violence. (7/4/15)

[DAVID]   25 reasons to be in Saturday's Million People's March, 7/11-7/19. (7/23/15)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 17 live feeds waffling overnight into Sunday. (7/26/15)

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

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  notes free summer outdoor movies scheduled. (7/2/15)

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]  Diane Toliver responds to Dan's post. (7/10/15)

[NOEL at PALS]  on Day 1 of the 19th Gee Gee Brown Tournament this weekend. (7/25/15)

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