C L I P S

Where Plainfield turns for news.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bernice: What's the schmatta? (on fashion).. Olddoc: An "FU" post, on Kaepernick's sitdown, and anger in the electorate.. Jackie: BB18 live feeds 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.

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

NEWS --

Credit Card Debt:  "Judge limits window for collecting credit card debt"
Pedestrians:  "When must drivers stop for someone in a crosswalk?"
Roads:  "Public hearing today on project to improve I-78/I-287 interchange"

Horizon Blue Cross:  "Following political disaster, Horizon turns tide with lobbying push"
Newark:  "23 ways schools say they will improve education"
Policing:  "ACLU offers 5 ideas on improving policing"
Roselle:  "Borough defends its request for bond money: Pre-school kids hanging on street corners"

2016 Presidential Race --
2017 Guv Race --
Bridgegate:  "Gibson Dunn reaches deal over GWB scandal testimony"
Gov. Christie:  "Christie sends $54M to towns after vote on public worker health care cuts"
Senate Prez Sweeney:  "Sweeney bill would provide money for disaster preparation to counties" -- Buttering up for 2017?
Legislature:  "Search is on for the next Speaker, the most publicly hamstrung person in NJ"
Medicaid:  "Christie: Medicaid enrollment up, costs down" -- Record | Politico-- I don't think he's telling the whole story.
NJEA:  "Union has not heard from law enforcement since Sweeney 'extortion' allegation"
NJ Pensions:  "NJEA rallies in Trenton as deadline passes for pension bill vote"
Public Records --
Voting:  "Are Russians hacking state voter databases?"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[[BERNICE]   What's the schmatta? (on fashion).

[OLDDOC]   An "FU" post, on Kaepernick's sitdown, and anger in the electorate.  (8/29/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  on the Joy of Giving. (8/24/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  on supporting our youth. (7/26/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Summer movie series closes Thursday at PHS with 'Daddy's Home'. (8/148/16)

[DAVID]  reports on a short vacation in the Yucatan. (8/21/16)

[JACKIE]  BB18 live feeds into Tuesday. (8/30/16).

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield's annual community BBQ this Saturday. (8/16/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  Local talent to take over the ship of Plainfield football. (8/12/16).



Monday, August 29, 2016

Bernice: Whoopee! I skipped the trip (on driver license renewal).. Olddoc reprints a Rasmussen report that voters disagree with Obama about whether Blacks are better off after his two terms.. Jackie: BB18 live feeds into Monday..


[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.

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

NEWS --

Vehicle Recall:  "GM recalls 368,000 vehicles due to faulty windshield wipers"

Dementia:  "The hidden cost of dementia that can steal you life's savings"
Elizabeth:  "Food Bazaar brings ethnic groceries to the city"
Hillside:  "In bitter feud with poice chief, mayor gets 5 tickets in one day" -- DeFilippo country.
Libraries:  "Libraries have secrets: The private rooms of public libraries"
Newark --
Orange:  "Warren appoints his brother police chief"
Pets:  "NJ pets in need, Aug. 29"
Sneakers:  "Buyers and sellers converge at national Sneakerexnchange in Meadowlands" -- Collectible sneakers?

2016 Presidential Race --
Guns:  "Should NJ gun permits include owner's photo?"
Policing:  "Why cops are taking kids to church instead of police stations"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Whoopee! I skipped the trip (on driver license renewal).

[OLDDOC]   reprints a Rasmussen report that voters disagree with Obama about whether Blacks are better off after his two terms.  (8/28/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  on the Joy of Giving. (8/24/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  on supporting our youth. (7/26/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Summer movie series closes Thursday at PHS with 'Daddy's Home'. (8/148/16)

[DAVID]  reports on a short vacation in the Yucatan. (8/21/16)

[JACKIE]  BB18 live feeds into Monday. (8/29/16).

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield's annual community BBQ this Saturday. (8/16/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  Local talent to take over the ship of Plainfield football. (8/12/16).



Sunday, August 28, 2016

Bernice: Be on alert for crime; Money, crickets and heat.. Jackie's week in review includes an antique police call box; BB18 live feeds into Saturday night..


[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.

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

NEWS --

Charter Schools:  "College Achieve Cs expands into North Plainfield" -- But will have mostly Plainfield students, at former St. Joseph's School.

Amtrak:  "New high speed trains heading to NJ"
Campus Speech:  "Chicago warns incoming freshmen to expect an exchange of ideas"
Irvington:  "Pediatrician suspended for leaving used syringes in exam rooms, failing to wear gloves"
Ocean Twp,:  "Federal court rules yeshiva can be in residential neighborhood"
Olympics --
Perth Amboy:  "First female firefighter to be sworn in"
Real Estate:  "McMansions define ugly in a new way: They're a bad investment" -- See blog here.

2016 Presidential Race --
2017 Guv Race --
Bridgegate --
Sen. Menendez --
CD 7 --

Obituary:  "John Ellenby, visionary who helped create the early 'luggable' laptop"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Be on alert for crime; Money, crickets and heat.

[OLDDOC]   answers Anonymous 9:55 AM on Obamacare.  (8/26/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  on the Joy of Giving. (8/24/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  on supporting our youth. (7/26/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Summer movie series closes Thursday at PHS with 'Daddy's Home'. (8/148/16)

[DAVID]  reports on a short vacation in the Yucatan. (8/21/16)

[JACKIE]  week in review includes an antique police call box; BB18 live feeds into Saturday night. (8/28/16).

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield's annual community BBQ this Saturday. (8/16/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  Local talent to take over the ship of Plainfield football. (8/12/16).



Saturday, August 27, 2016

No CLIPS Saturday; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday -- Dan


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
  • "See you Sunday" -- Dan
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, August 27; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Boys & Girls Club opens at new location; Women's Equality Day.

[OLDDOC]   answers Anonymous 9:55 AM on Obamacare.  (8/26/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  on the Joy of Giving. (8/24/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  on supporting our youth. (7/26/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Summer movie series closes Thursday at PHS with 'Daddy's Home'. (8/148/16)

[DAVID]  reports on a short vacation in the Yucatan. (8/21/16)

[JACKIE]  BB18 live feeds into Friday. (8/26/16).

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield's annual community BBQ this Saturday. (8/16/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  Local talent to take over the ship of Plainfield football. (8/12/16).



Friday, August 26, 2016

Bernice; Boys & Girls Club opens at new location; Women's Equality Day.. Olddoc answer Anonymous 9:55 AM on Obamacare.. Jackie: BB18 live feeds 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.

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

NEWS --

Parker Garden Center:  "Going out of business auction set for Saturday"
Union Couty:  "Elizabeth offices, Kean and Union County College lose internet service after cable sliced"

$15 Wge:  "School cafeteria workers join fight for $15 minimum"
Abatements:  "Passaic council wont' disclose terms of developer's abatement"
American Dream Mall:  "New round of financing brings cost to over $5 BILLION--and it's still cheesy.
Atlantic City:  "Black NJ legislators: Serious problems with AC plans"
Dunellen:  "Borough to welcome home Sydney McLaughlin"
Jersey City:  "What is at stake for Fulop in move of elections to November?"
Newark:  "School district unveils strategic plan as it prepares for local control"
PACs:  "Mysterious PAC helped Bloomfield mayor at last minute"
Perth Amboy:  "Jury selection under way in trial of ex-police chief"
Social Media:  "How parents harnessed its power to challenge EpiPen prices"
South Plainfield:  "Borough gets set to host 59th annual Labor Day Parade"

2016 Presidential Race --
2017 Guv Race --
Bridgegate --
NJ Elections:  "PAC spending more than doubled in NJ in 2015"
NJ Pensions:  "NJ pensions still among worst funded in US"

Obituary:  "Warren Hinckle, editor of Ramparts magazine, gonzo journalist" -- For those who can remember the 1960s.


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Boys & Girls Club opens at new location; Women's Equality Day.

[OLDDOC]   answers Anonymous 9:55 AM on Obamacare.  (8/26/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  on the Joy of Giving. (8/24/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  on supporting our youth. (7/26/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Summer movie series closes Thursday at PHS with 'Daddy's Home'. (8/148/16)

[DAVID]  reports on a short vacation in the Yucatan. (8/21/16)

[JACKIE]  BB18 live feeds into Friday. (8/26/16).

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield's annual community BBQ this Saturday. (8/16/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  Local talent to take over the ship of Plainfield football. (8/12/16).



Thursday, August 25, 2016

Olddoc posts some Hillary toons, Trump to follow.. Mayor Mapp on the joy of giving.. Jackie: BB18 live feeds into Thursday..


[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.

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

NEWS --

Union County:  "Union, Hudson ready to sue state of stalled road work"

401(k)s:  "401(k)s are wreaking havoc on retirement"
Allergies:  "How Epi-Pen's maker can get away with rasiging prices so much" -- Ledger | NYTimes |
AME Church:  "Bishop Reginald Jackson leaving NJ to oversee Georgia AME churches"
Bats:  "Batman of NJ is a crusader without a cape"
Drugs:  "Study finds white youth more likely to abuse hard drugs than black youths" -- But prosecuted? No.
MVC:  "Christie announces changes designed to cut wait times" -- Record | NJTV | Courier |
Newark:  "Largest group of police officers promoted in over a decade"
Pets:  "Dog injured by train in Westfield needs home" -- TAP | Ledger |
Refugees:  "Highland Park church cafe offers taste of the world and chance to  help"
Springsteen:  "Tuesday's NJ concert longest he's ever performed"
Trenton:  "Council again snubs school district for funding"
Uber:  "Uber unveils new perks for its 13K NJ drivers"

2016 Presidential Race --
2017 Guv Race --
Gov. Christie --
  • "Christie in gun bill vetoes: Make it easer to carry concealed weapons in NJ" -- Record | Ledger |
Obamacare:  "Plan remains affordable in NJ despite rate hikes, fewer insurers"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --



[BERNICE]   Parking, the perennial dilemma.

[OLDDOC]   posts some Hillary toons.  (8/24/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  on the joy of giving. (8/24/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  on supporting our youth. (7/26/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Summer movie series closes Thursday at PHS with 'Daddy's Home'. (8/148/16)

[DAVID]  reports on a short vacation in the Yucatan. (8/21/16)

[JACKIE]  BB18 live feeds into Thursday. (8/25/16).

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield's annual community BBQ this Saturday. (8/16/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  Local talent to take over the ship of Plainfield football. (8/12/16).




Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Bernice: Parking, the perennial dilemma.. Jackie: BB18 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.

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

NEWS --

Facebook:  "Liberal, moderate or conservative? See how Facebook labels you"

Audits:  "Englewood auditor flags declining surplus" -- Compare these findings with Plainfield (see here).
Bernards:  "Mediation for mosque over zoning approval denial"
Child Porn:  "Dunellen's school board president arrested on child porn charges" -- Ledger | ObsNJ |
Fox News:  "Bill O'Reilly accused of sexual harassment" -- Politico | IBT |
Ho Jo's:  "Howard Johnson restaurant to close, leaving one in US open"
Jersey City:  "Teen wanted in church hall murder surrenders" -- How did the kid he killed get in with a gun?
Trenton:  "City pays $725K to settle two police lawsuits"

2016 Presidential Race --
2017 Guv Race --
Gov. Christie --
NJ Economy:  "New Congressional report charts NJ's progress"
Obamacare:  "Insurance plan ditches NJ coverage"
Pharma:  "The real reason drugs cost too much"
Port Authority:  "Help Wanted: Port Authority CEO"
Policing:  "Secret cameras record Baltimore's every move"
School Funding:  "Christie dogged by protestors at school funding forum" -- Ledger | Record | ObsNJ |


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Parking, the perennial dilemma.

[OLDDOC]   on Obamacare, plus contrasting now and 50 years go.  (8/20/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  on immigration reform: Supporting President Obama's common-sense approach. (8/16/16)

[Councilor STORCH]  on supporting our youth. (7/26/16)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Summer movie series closes Thursday at PHS with 'Daddy's Home'. (8/148/16)

[DAVID]  reports on a short vacation in the Yucatan. (8/21/16)

[JACKIE]  BB18 live feeds into Tuesday evening. (8/23/16).

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield's annual community BBQ this Saturday. (8/16/2016)

[NOEL at PALS]  Local talent to take over the ship of Plainfield football. (8/12/16).