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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Plainfield Today: Back to School Book Bag Drive under way.. 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, July 22; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc on the Russia investigation plus more. (7/19/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp thanks Plainfield voters. (6/09/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  More progress in Plainfield: Our roadways. (07/08/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Service: LiVay Sweet Shop's 'Smile Drive'.. (7/06/17)

[DAVID]  Rebellion to be commemorated Saturday. (07/15/17)

[JACKIE]   BB 19: Live Eviction, DoT and HoH blog party.  (7/20/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca gives us an update on the Darkinboddy project. (7/06/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |



Friday, July 21, 2017

Trump team seeks to block, control Mueller probe; Looks into Trump's power to pardon -- including himself.. Jackie: BB19: Live Eviction, DoT and HoH 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 --

Schools:  "NJ revises accountability plan for federal approval"

Bridgewater:  "Racism 'severe and pervasive' aong DPW workers, lawyer says"
Port Elizabeth:  "No-show foreman collected $500K, feds say"
OJ Simpson:  "OJ granted erly release at parole hearing"
South Plainfield:  "SP Tigers earn their stripes in Snapple Bowl XXIV"
Union Twp.:  "Cops: Suspicious gas leak, lit candles found inside foreclosed home"

Trump World --
Sen. Menendez:  "Experts say filing won't prevent rial, but could keep case from going to jury"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Bernice is ending the blog.

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc on the Russia investigation plus more. (7/19/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp thanks Plainfield voters. (6/09/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  More progress in Plainfield: Our roadways. (07/08/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Service: LiVay Sweet Shop's 'Smile Drive'.. (7/06/17)

[DAVID]  Rebellion to be commemorated Saturday. (07/15/17)

[JACKIE]   BB 19: Live Eviction, DoT and HoH blog party.  (7/20/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca gives us an update on the Darkinboddy project. (7/06/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |

**NOTE: As of Monday, 8/15/16, PolicitckerNJ has become part of the NY Observer's website. (Both are owned by Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner). I have always used the abbreviation 'PolNJ' to point to articles from the site. Things have gotten complicated in the meantime, since Politico, the award-winning national news site, has begun to branch out with a NJ version -- PoliticoNJ. To avoid confusion, I will henceforth refer to PolitickerNJ with the abbreviation "ObsNJ'..  Hope that's not all too confusing. -- Dan



Thursday, July 20, 2017

Woodland Avenue/Oak Tree Road road work.. New Union County transit map.. Olddoc on the Russia investigation plus more.. Jackie: BB19: Live feeds into Wednesday 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 --

Tax Bills:  "Last-minute NJ budget changes delay property tax bills"
Union County Transit Map:  "New Union County transit map unveiled, available FREE" -- Online here.
Woodland Ave/Oak Tree Road:  "South Plainfied-Edison roadway to be upgraded"
YMCA:  "Plainfield YMCA schedules Fall Casino Fudnraiser"
Obituary:  "Rev. Quincy L. Yarborough, Jr., former assistant to pastor at Calvary Baptist Church"

Children's Book:  "Junot Diaz is back with 'Islandborn', his first children's book"
Drugs:  "AG: Belleville doctor fueled painkiller pipeline down Parkway"
Linden:  "City trashes its controversial garbage tax" -- Ledger | Courier |
Pet Rescue:  "If you want to adopt a snake or lizard, Trenton shelter needs you"
Rahway:  "WATCH: Police respond to mayor's two car crashes"
Rutgers:  "RU raises tuition for 2017-18t" -- Ledger | Courier |
Workplace Diversity:  "Deloitte thinks diversity groups are passé"

Trump World --
2017 Guv Race --
Sen. John McCain:  "McCain diagnosed with brain tumor"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Bernice is ending the blog.

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc on the Russia investigation plus more. (7/19/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp thanks Plainfield voters. (6/09/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  More progress in Plainfield: Our roadways. (07/08/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Service: LiVay Sweet Shop's 'Smile Drive'.. (7/06/17)

[DAVID]  Rebellion to be commemorated Saturday. (07/15/17)

[JACKIE]   BB19 live feeds into Wednesday evening.  (7/19/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca gives us an update on the Darkinboddy project. (7/06/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |

**NOTE: As of Monday, 8/15/16, PolicitckerNJ has become part of the NY Observer's website. (Both are owned by Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner). I have always used the abbreviation 'PolNJ' to point to articles from the site. Things have gotten complicated in the meantime, since Politico, the award-winning national news site, has begun to branch out with a NJ version -- PoliticoNJ. To avoid confusion, I will henceforth refer to PolitickerNJ with the abbreviation "ObsNJ'..  Hope that's not all too confusing. -- Dan



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

School Board petitions due July 31.. Towns where taxes hurt most (yes, Plainfield).. Jackie: BB19 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 --

Board of Ed:  "School Board petitions due July 31"
Property Taxes:  "Towns where taxes hurt most in NJ's 21 counties-- Plainfield is a runner up.
Robbery:  "Plainfield juvenile threatens woman with rifle to rob purses from Fanwood home"
Union County College:  "UCC Foundation to raise funds for 'Close the Gap'campaign" -- Tonight.
Obituary:  "Deacon Elbert Bass, Sr., Board of Ed employee"

Amazon:  "Amazon launches meal delivery in latest grocery foray"
Elizabeth:  "Newark man indicted on human trafficking, prostitution charges"
Jersey City:  "JC plans new law mandating union contracts on certain projects"
Linden:  "Wild photo shows car dangling from overpass"
Newark --
Overtime Settlement:  "Three East Orange companies to pay $850K to workers cheated of OT"
Pennsylvania Turnpike:  "Turnpike authorizes 6 percent toll increase as of Jan. 1"
Perth Amboy:  "Mayor Diaz rakes in $25K at Newark fundraiser"
Port Authority Police:  "11 PA supervisors face discipline for failing to monitor cops"

Trump World --
2017 Guv Race:  "ELEC names sponsors for gubernatorial debates"
NJ Economy:  "Study finds NJ needs new direction to improve state economy" -- NJSpot | Gannett |
Obamacare:  "If Obamacare is repealed, these 3 Dems want NJ to replace it-- Lesniak, Vitale and Holley.


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Bernice is ending the blog.

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc remembers 1945 Bastille Day in France, plus more on Monday's Council. (7/13/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp thanks Plainfield voters. (6/09/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  More progress in Plainfield: Our roadways. (07/08/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Service: LiVay Sweet Shop's 'Smile Drive'.. (7/06/17)

[DAVID]  Rebellion to be commemorated Saturday. (07/15/17)

[JACKIE]   BB19 live feeds into Tuesday evening.  (7/18/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca gives us an update on the Darkinboddy project. (7/06/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |

**NOTE: As of Monday, 8/15/16, PolicitckerNJ has become part of the NY Observer's website. (Both are owned by Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner). I have always used the abbreviation 'PolNJ' to point to articles from the site. Things have gotten complicated in the meantime, since Politico, the award-winning national news site, has begun to branch out with a NJ version -- PoliticoNJ. To avoid confusion, I will henceforth refer to PolitickerNJ with the abbreviation "ObsNJ'..  Hope that's not all too confusing. -- Dan



Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Two Plainfield youths charged in Fanwood home invasion-robbery.. Jackie: BB19 live feeds, PoV meeting July 17..


[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 --

Home Invasion:  "Two Plainfield youths charged in Fanwood home invasion-robbery"
Food Recall:  "Company recalls popular spice contaminated with lead" -- 2 oz. packages of cumin powder.
Obituary:  "Kay Maltby, wife of Crescent Church sexton Ron Maltby"

Hospitals:  "How hospitals got richer off Obamacare"
Newark:  "In citywide crackdown, Newark sues landlord over rodent-infested apartments"
Pets:  "NJ pets in need, July 17"
School Superintendents:  "NJ's 25 highest-paid superintendents"

Trump World --
Gov. Christie:  "Christie speaks out on Russia, transit repairs, 'Summer of Hell'" -- Ledger | Courier | PoliticoNJ |


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Bernice is ending the blog.

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc remembers 1945 Bastille Day in France, plus more on Monday's Council. (7/13/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp thanks Plainfield voters. (6/09/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  More progress in Plainfield: Our roadways. (07/08/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Service: LiVay Sweet Shop's 'Smile Drive'.. (7/06/17)

[DAVID]  Rebellion to be commemorated Saturday. (07/15/17)

[JACKIE]   BB19 live feeds, PoV meeting July 17.  (7/17/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca gives us an update on the Darkinboddy project. (7/06/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |

**NOTE: As of Monday, 8/15/16, PolicitckerNJ has become part of the NY Observer's website. (Both are owned by Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner). I have always used the abbreviation 'PolNJ' to point to articles from the site. Things have gotten complicated in the meantime, since Politico, the award-winning national news site, has begun to branch out with a NJ version -- PoliticoNJ. To avoid confusion, I will henceforth refer to PolitickerNJ with the abbreviation "ObsNJ'..  Hope that's not all too confusing. -- Dan



Monday, July 17, 2017

Long Courier story on Plainfield from riots to rebirth.. Jackie: BB19 live feeds into Sunday 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 --

Plainfield:  "50 years: From devastating riots to long-awaited rebirth-- Long article by Courier's Mike Deak.
Salvation Army:  "Salvation Army schedules block party for July 25"
Weather:  "T'storms return until mid-week"

Bedminster:  "Protesters descend on US Open at Trump's golf course" -- Ledger | Courier |
Dining:  "17 out-of-state restaurants that are finally coming to NJ"
Elizabeth --
Hispanics:  "Wealth among Hispanics in NJ varies widely"
Linden:  "Eric Garner's mother, 3 years after his death, says she won't give up"

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Bernice is ending the blog.

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc remembers 1945 Bastille Day in France, plus more on Monday's Council. (7/13/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp thanks Plainfield voters. (6/09/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  More progress in Plainfield: Our roadways. (07/08/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Service: LiVay Sweet Shop's 'Smile Drive'.. (7/06/17)

[DAVID]  Rebellion to be commemorated Saturday. (07/15/17)

[JACKIE]   BB19 live feeds into Sunday evening.  (7/16/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca gives us an update on the Darkinboddy project. (7/06/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |

**NOTE: As of Monday, 8/15/16, PolicitckerNJ has become part of the NY Observer's website. (Both are owned by Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner). I have always used the abbreviation 'PolNJ' to point to articles from the site. Things have gotten complicated in the meantime, since Politico, the award-winning national news site, has begun to branch out with a NJ version -- PoliticoNJ. To avoid confusion, I will henceforth refer to PolitickerNJ with the abbreviation "ObsNJ'..  Hope that's not all too confusing. -- Dan



Sunday, July 16, 2017

Dawud Hicks killer sentenced.. One of NJ's best hot dog joints is in Plainfield.. David: Rebellion to e commemorated Saturday.. Jackie: VV19 live feeds into Saturday evening, and a kerfuffle..


[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 --

2013 Shooting:  "Father lashes out at Dawud Hicks killer at sentencing"  -- Ledger | Courier |
Hot Dogs:  "NJ's 25 best hot dog joints" -- Plainfield makes the cut.
Job Opportunity:  "Levin Management Corp. seeks an Assistant Property Manager"
NAACP:  "Plainfield NAACP partners with IHOP in fundraiser" -- Sorry, it was for Friday evening.
Saturday Scenes:  "Scenes around Plainfield, Saturday, July 15"
Shakespeare:  "'Taming of the Shrew' at Cedar Brook Park Sunday"
Obituary:  "Thomas Mantrell, 93, served as Plainfield councilman"

AME Bishops:  "NAACP on a 'path toward irrelevancy'"
Bedminster:  "Women's Open brings pro- and anti-Trump protesters to Bedminster" -- Ledger | Courier | Politico |
Bridgewater:  "Racism infested town's DPW, man alleges in suit"
Newark --
Rahway:  "Video of mayor's car accidents released"
Stolen Vehicles:  "The top ten stolen vehicles in NJ"
Union Twp,:  "Man who threatened to kill Black neighbors gets 3 years for bias intimidation"

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Bernice is ending the blog.

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc remembers 1945 Bastille Day in France, plus more on Monday's Council. (7/13/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp thanks Plainfield voters. (6/09/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  More progress in Plainfield: Our roadways. (07/08/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Service: LiVay Sweet Shop's 'Smile Drive'.. (7/06/17)

[DAVID]  Rebellion to be commemorated Saturday. (07/15/17)

[JACKIE]   BB19: live feeds into Saturday evening.  (7/15/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca gives us an update on the Darkinboddy project. (7/06/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |

**NOTE: As of Monday, 8/15/16, PolicitckerNJ has become part of the NY Observer's website. (Both are owned by Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner). I have always used the abbreviation 'PolNJ' to point to articles from the site. Things have gotten complicated in the meantime, since Politico, the award-winning national news site, has begun to branch out with a NJ version -- PoliticoNJ. To avoid confusion, I will henceforth refer to PolitickerNJ with the abbreviation "ObsNJ'..  Hope that's not all too confusing. -- Dan