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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bernice: On noise and litter; More on Arbor Day.. Olddoc on the Campbells and the Board of Ed.. Jackie: Week in review spots a robin.. David is renewing friendships in France for a week..


[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 --

Bank Robbery --
Gas Prices;  "NJ gas prices rise sharply" -- Yes, indeedy!

Chatham:  "A strollable downtown"
Linden:  "Cop in fatal wrong-way crash had alcohol level three times legal limit"
Nepal Earthquake:  "NJ Nepalis raising funds for relief efforts" -- Fundraiser at RVCC.
Newark:  "Principal says his school doesn't need a 'turnaround'"
Trenton --
WWII Memorabilia:  "NJ man's collection of WWII memorabilia to be auctioned" -- Auction site here.

Christie for President --
Hillary --
Sen. Menendez --
Sen. Booker --
Fulop for Governor? --
Baltimore --
NJ Pensions:  "Legislature will fully fund pensions in 2016, Sweeney vows"
Brian Williams;  "NBC inquiry expands, report says" -- Ledger | NYTimes |

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  On noise and litter; More on Arbor Day.

[OLDDOC]   on Campbells and the BOE.

[Mayor MAPP]  tells the tale of two demolition projects.

[Councilor STORCH]  thanks retiring police chief Ed Santiago.

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Essex County College offers studrents free, confidential immigration consults.

[DAVID]  is renewing friendships in France for a week.

[JACKIE]  Week in review spots a robin.

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

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] notes Mayor to be honored tonight at Rotary dinner.

[NOEL at PALS]  continues with the 2nd Team All-Efficiency for 2014-15.

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]  John Campbell Sr. joins school board.

[DOTTIE G SEZ] reposts a Blue Jersey story on Jerry Green's bizarre attack.



Saturday, April 25, 2015

Bernice: Arbor Day at Drake House.. Jackie: The Amazing Race 26 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 --

2010 Cabbie Murder:  "Man who killed Plainfield cabbie gets 45 years" -- Courier | Ledger |
Product Recall:  "Joni's Splendid ice cream recalled for contamination fears"

Cranford:  "After years of debate, historic Pepperidge Tree is cut down" -- A black gum or Tupelo.
Edison:  "Edison shows off new state-of-the-art DPW facility" -- Courier | Ledger |
Foreclosures:  "East Windsor ordinance holds banks responsible for upkeep"
Jersey City --
Lawrence:  "Town takes moves to make council chamber blast, bullet proof"
Middlesex County College:  "Army Corps of Engineers investigates WWII bomb found on campus"
NJ Transit:  "NJT turns to Canada for a loan"
Seton Hall:  "Law school to name veteran prof as new dean"
Statue of Liberty:  "Bomb threat causes evacuation of Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island"

Christie for President --
Hillary --
Judiciary:  "Report: NJ shouldn't change judicial appointments method"
Medical Marijuana:  "Marijuana liquid could be ally of kids with epilepsy, study says"
NJ Pension:  "'Contract' isn't a magic word, lawyers argue"
Politics:  "The Steve Sweeney - PolictickerNJ interview"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Arbor Day at Drake House.

[OLDDOC]   on Campbells and the BOE.

[Mayor MAPP]  tells the tale of two demolition projects.

[Councilor STORCH]  thanks retiring police chief Ed Santiago.

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Essex County College offers students free, confidential immigration consults.

[DAVID]  Cavaliers fan David takes a weekend getaway.

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race 26 blog party.

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

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] notes Mayor to be honored tonight at Rotary dinner.

[NOEL at PALS]  continues with the 2nd Team All-Efficiency for 2014-15.

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]  John Campbell Sr. joins school board.

[DOTTIE G SEZ] reposts a Blue Jersey story on Jerry Green's bizarre attack.



Friday, April 24, 2015

Olddoc on Campbells and the BOE.. Bernice: Brangaccio at Swain's; Budget deliberations set..


[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:  "Plainfield GOP leader joins wife on board"
Bank Robbery --
PAHS:  "Elkhound mix needs room to run"
Judy Blume:  "Blume launches latest novel" -- The author once lived in Plainfield, where "Wifey" is set.
Comcast:  "Comcast said to end bid for Time Warner Cable"
Douglass College:  "Douglass grads protest RU plan to overhaul alumae group"

Hillside:  "New Hillside Civic Association aims to build community"
Jersey 'Borders':  "Where are North, Central, South Jersey borders?"
Newark --
NJ Marathon:  "More than 28,000 expected to attend this weekend's Shore marathon"
Politics:  "Housing authority director previously guilty of wrongfully releasing docs faces new trial"
Teacher Contracts:  "Princeton HS students stage walkout in support of teachers"
Trans Youth:  "Transgender conference brings hope, solidarity"

Christie for President --
Sen. Menendez --
Obama Cabinet --
Binge Drinking:  "County-by-count binge drinking in NJ" -- Union fares well, sort of?
College Curricula:  "Most colleges don't require Shakespeare, study reports"
Drones:  "'Deadly mistakes' killing of hostages renews debate over drones" -- Record | NYTimes |
Synthetic Marijuana:  "Health warning issued about use of synthetic pot"
NJ Employment:  "NJ's GOP state senators say they have 36 ways to grow jobs"
NJ Judiciary:  "Task force defends how Jersey picks its judges"
NJ Pensions --
PARCC Tests:  "Christie warns opting-out could trigger reduced services, higher taxes"
Police Shootings:  "At least 15 shot, killed by NJ police is last two years"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Brangaccio at Swain's; Budget deliberations set.

[OLDDOC]   on Campbells and the BOE.

[Mayor MAPP]  tells the tale of two demolition projects.

[Councilor STORCH]  thanks retiring police chief Ed Santiago.

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Essex County College offers studrents free, confidential immigration consults.

[DAVID]  Cavaliers fan David takes a weekend getaway.

[JACKIE]  Survivor-Worlds Apart blog party.

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

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] notes Mayor to be honored tonight at Rotary dinner.

[NOEL at PALS]  continues with the 2nd Team All-Efficiency for 2014-15.

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]  John Campbell Sr. joins school board.

[DOTTIE G SEZ] reposts a Blue Jersey story on Jerry Green's bizarre attack.



Thursday, April 23, 2015

Bernice and Plainfield Latino: John Campbell Sr. joins school board.. Councilor Williams: Essex County College offers studrents free, confidential immigration consults.. Jackie: Survivor-Worlds Apart 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 --

Bank Robbery --
Boys Baseball:  "Plainfield at Dayton"
FCECorps:  "FACECorps seeks to change Plainfield with new classes"

County-run Senior Buses:  "Decline in casino revenues could impact longstanding bus program"
Dunellen:  "Boro's top cop stirs community over coffee"
Elizabeth:  "New advocacy center to help immigrants become citizens"
Jersey City --
Newark --
Somerville:  "Mayor to landlords: Shape up or get out after rotting corpse found"
Union:  "Man shot by trooper was driving Jeep carjacked from carwash"

Christie for President --
Hillary --
Sen. Menendez --
Gun Permit:  "Appeals court rules NJ man accused of domestic violence can be denied permit"
Medicaid:  "NJ spends more,but rate of growth among nation's lowest"
NFL:  "Deal on head trauma could cost $1 billion"
NJ Pensions:  "Assembly GOP accuses NJEA of 'pandering' to members over pension pullout"
Paperless Governance:  "NY Assembly pushes paper out, goes with tablets"
Policing:  "Rules on deadly force in NJ hinge on perceived threat to police"
PARCC Tests:  "Schools with high opt-outs could have to make changes"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  John Campbell Sr. joins school board.

[OLDDOC]   look for a blog post after the medieval torturers leave.

[Mayor MAPP]  tells the tale of two demolition projects.

[Councilor STORCH]  thanks retiring police chief Ed Santiago.

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Essex County College offers studrents free, confidential immigration consults.

[DAVID]  Cavaliers fan David takes a weekend getaway.

[JACKIE]  Survivor-Worlds Apart blog party.

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

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] notes Mayor to be honored tonight at Rotary dinner.

[NOEL at PALS]  continues with the 2nd Team All-Efficiency for 2014-15.

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]  John Campbell Sr. joins school board.

[DOTTIE G SEZ] reposts a Blue Jersey story on Jerry Green's bizarre attack.



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bernice urges all to celebrate Earth Day.. Olddoc says look for a blog post after the medieval torturers leave.. Plainfield Latino notes North Avenue demolition documents release; YMCA Healthy Kids 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 --

Bank Robbery:  "Bank robbery suspect sought near Maxson School" -- Courier | Ledger | TAP |
Cop Bust:  "NJ officer caught selling Bitcoin mining equipment" -- A Geek crime?
Boys Baseball:  "Spotswood at Plainfield"
Mold Removal:  "Mold removal workshop to be held in Plainfield"
Stendergate
Profile:  "George Weiss, PHS grad, designer and videographer"
Obituary:  "Mary Bowers, 39-year Muhlenberg employee"
Media:  "Pols criticize media at Kean event" -- Plus comment by former PMUA staffer Lesly Devereaux.

Cigarette Sales:  "Princeton becomes 5th NJ to set age at 21"
Elizabeth:  "Governing in local hell: BOE prez won't back down"
Lincoln Funeral:  "Jersey City one of stops o Lincoln funeral route"
Newark --
North Plainfield:  "Police seek assailants in stabbing"
Sarah Palin:  "Palin stalls Bergen Record over payment for unauthorized use of photo" -- Record | Ledger }
Real Estate:  "Most who lost homes in crash won't return to market until 2023" -- A 15-year recovery?
Trenton:  "Mayor Jackson launches 'assault' on city's trash problem"
Union:  "Trooper fatally shoots carjacking suspect"
Union County --

Christie for President --
Autism:  "Large study debunks link between autism and MMR"
Gay Marriage:  "Poll: Americans say there's no turning back on gay marriage"
NJ Pensions:  "Bramnick: Dems need to show us the pension money" -- PolNJ | Ledger |
Wastewater Retention Wells:  "Oklahoma admits role of drilling in earthquakes"

Law Schools:  "Law schools try to adapt as job market sours"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  urges all to celebrate Earth Day.

[OLDDOC]   look for a blog post after the medieval torturers leave.

[Mayor MAPP]  tells the tale of two demolition projects.

[Councilor STORCH]  thanks retiring police chief Ed Santiago.

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Obama honors paid sick leave advocates.

[DAVID]  Cavaliers fan David takes a weekend getaway.

[JACKIE]  Week in review finds forsythia blooming.

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

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] notes Mayor to be honored tonight at Rotary dinner.

[NOEL at PALS]  continues with the 2nd Team All-Efficiency for 2014-15.

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]   notes North Avenue demolition documents release; YMCA Healthy Kids Day.

[DOTTIE G SEZ] reposts a Blue Jersey story on Jerry Green's bizarre attack.



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bernice: Council's ABC hearing; Cop busted; Demolition comparisons.. Olddoc mistakenly watches a 'council meeting.. Mayor Mapp compares two demolition projects.. Cavaliers fan David takes a weekend getaway.. Plainfield Latino: Tony Chinchilla says wrongful actions happen at Council meetings..


[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 --

Cop Arrested:  "Plainfield cop nabbed in undercover sting, sold stolen computers" -- Courier | Ledger |
Birthday:  "Edison woman, formerly of Plainfield, turns 108"
NJ Transit:  "NJT proposes 9 percent fare hike" -- Courier | Ledger | NYTimes | NJSpot |
Pets:  "Dog flu outbreak spreading, NJ officials warn"

Cumberland County:  "Almost 48,000 sign online petition after in-custody deaths"
Elizabeth --
Hospitals:  "Why doesn't NJ have any 5-star hospitals?"
Linden:  "Owner of home healthcare agency admits to $7M Medicaid fraud scheme"
Newark:  "Former NJ comptroller, attorney general among candidates to oversee PD reforms"
Rumson:  "Fire damages 45-room showcase mansion set to open"
Trenton:  "School board unanimously approves plan for new Central HS"
Union County --
Book:  "Blind Jersey Journal sports columnists book hits shelves"

Christie for President --
Sen. Menendez --
Gov. Corzine:  "In rare public appearance, Corzine downplays talk of new hedge fund"
Disabled:  "Christie should abandon plan to move disabled back to NJ, budget panel says"
Immigrants:  "How much do NJ's unauthorized immigrants pay in taxes?"
NJ Pensions --
Offshore Oil:  "Menendez, Pallone move to block offshore oil drilling"
Property Taxes:  "NJ GOP Assemblymen want to talk property taxes"
Transportation Funding:  "Half of Jerseyans agree gas tax should be raised"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  Council's ABC hearing; Cop busted; Demolition comparisons.

[OLDDOC]   makes the mistake of watching a Council meeting on PCTV.

[Mayor MAPP]  tells the tale of two demolition projects.

[Councilor STORCH]  thanks retiring police chief Ed Santiago.

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Obama honors paid sick leave advocates.

[DAVID]  Cavaliers fan David takes a weekend getaway.

[JACKIE]  Week in review finds forsythia blooming.

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

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] notes Mayor to be honored tonight at Rotary dinner.

[NOEL at PALS]  continues with the 2nd Team All-Efficiency for 2014-15.

[PLAINFIELD LATINO]  Tony Chinchilla says wrongful actions happen at Council meetings.

[DOTTIE G SEZ] reposts a Blue Jersey story on Jerry Green's bizarre attack.



Monday, April 20, 2015

Olddoc makes the mistake of watching a Council meeting on PCTV.. Bernice reminds all Primary Day is June 2; Hillside Historic District reorganizes.. Mayor Mapp tells the tale of two demolition projects..


[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:  "North Brunswick at Piainfield"
Shooting:  "Man hurt in weekend Plainfield shooting"
YMCA:  "Plainfield YMCA celebrates Healthy Kids Day"
Comcast:  "Feds set to oppose Comcast-Time Warner deal"

Coyotes:  "Man is victim of 2nd coyote attack in Bergen County in month"
Newark:  "Hundreds turn out for annual Bloomfest in Branch Brook Park"
Oil Trains:  "Fixing oil tankers alone won't help keep NJ safe" -- Editorial, Ledger.
Port Elizabeth/Newark:  "Creating jobs very much a matter of infrastructure"
Public Records:  "Do municipal Facebook pages and comments count as public records?"
Raritan River:  "Raritan River Week celebrates central Jersey's natural treasure"
Summit:  "30,000 flowers bloom on Daffodil Day"
Technology:  "NJ high school tech club uses 3-D printer to build prosthetic hand"
Union County:  "Union is fourth fastest growing county in state"

Christie for President --
Bridgegate --
Presidential Candidates:  "The presidential religion parade (so far)"
Gov. Corzine:  "Corzine discussing plans to start hedge fund"
Gov. Kean:  "At 80, Kean is still a force to reckon with"
NJ Credit:  "Dems blame  Christie's broken pension promises for latest Moody's downgrade"
Teacher Evaluations:  "Arbitrator slams Newark and state over 'arbitrary and capricious' evaluations"
Wages:  "Adjunct faculty join wage protests across country"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]  reminds all Primary Day is June 2; Hillside Historic District reorganizes.

[OLDDOC]   makes the mistake of watching a Council meeting on PCTV.

[Mayor MAPP]  tells the tale of two demolition projects.

[Councilor STORCH]  thanks retiring police chief Ed Santiago.

[Councilor WILLIAMS]  Obama honors paid sick leave advocates.

[DAVID] notes Hub Stine sports complex discussion tonight.

[JACKIE]  Week in review finds forsythia blooming.

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

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] notes Mayor to be honored tonight at Rotary dinner.

[NOEL at PALS]  continues with the 2nd Team All-Efficiency for 2014-15.

[PLAINFIELD LATINO] has moved to a new Web address.

[DOTTIE G SEZ] reposts a Blue Jersey story on Jerry Green's bizarre attack.