C L I P S

Where Plainfield turns for news.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

PHS, PAAAS graduations.. Drake House: Lecture on Victorian food and drink today.. Pride In The Park event rescheduled to next Saturday.. Menendez backs Booker in spat with Biden.. Olddoc offers a serious potpourri and looks forward to some Oh Hell.. Jackie: BB21: Live Feeders vs. Aired Show fans vs. Hamsters..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Drake House: Lecture on Victorian food and drink today. Read more here.
  • Free Narcan Packs: Over 16,000 free Narcan packs distributed statewide Tuesday. Read more here.
  • PAAAS: PAAAS graduates 52 in Class of 2019. Read more here.
  • PHS: Plainfield High School congratulates the Class of 2019. Read more here.
  • Pride Month: Pride In The Park event rescheduled to next Saturday. Read more here. -- The update was posted on the City's FB page.
  • Shoplifting: Plainfield woman arrested for shoplifting. Read more here.
  • Soccer: Plainfield falls to Westfield Revolution. Read more here.
  • Study Abroad: Plainfielder Jonathan Trilleras will spend a semester in Denmark. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Child Sex Abuse: Ocean Gate superintendent accused in civil filing. Read more here.
  • Drugs: K-9 trio sniff out 17 tons of cocaine. Read more here.
  • Edison: Unhappy with Suez, Edison will explore other water, sewer options. -- Ledger | Courier |
  • Film: Spielberg's 'West Side Story' remake to film in NJ, Read more here.
  • Green Brook: Gloria Gaynor's mansion on the market for $1.4M. Read more here.
  • Hoboken: 'I never bought a vote in my life', accused says at vote-by-mail trial. Read more here.
  • Retail: Back from the dead, Toys 'R Us will reopen US stores. Read more here.
STATE/NATIONAL
  • 2020 Prez Race --
    • Progressive groups ask Booker to disavow NJ power brokers. Read more here.
    • Biden called Booker. But apologize? It's not the Biden way. Read more here.
    • Menendez backs Booker in spat with Biden. Read more here.
    • Booker proposes clemency for nonviolent drug offenders. Read more here.
    • Clyburn says he's surprised Booker hasn't taken off in South Carolina. Read more here.
    • Can Biden effectively deliver his compelling centrist message? -- InsiderNJ |
  • Tax Incentives Probe --
    • Select Committee pulls plug on scheduled Monday hearing. -- InsiderNJ | NJGlobe |
    • Could those who lied to get tax breaks face criminal prosecution? Read more here.

TRUMP WORLD
  • 2020 Election:Can Trump stay in office even if he loses the 2020 election? Read more here.
  • Sexual Assault: Trump dismisses new sexual assault allegation. Read more here.
RECENT BLOG POSTS

FACEBOOK PAGESCity of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |



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.

About Cookies: This blog is operated by Google, which uses cookies to improve the user's experience. By continuing to read this blog you agree to their use.



Friday, June 21, 2019

Cedarbrook, Hubbard, and Maxson graduations.. Air Force ID's national threat from 'incels', angry young men who can't get laid.. Rebecca notes Pride in the Park, June 22.. Jackie: Big Brother 21: The Ika ET Canada interviews..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Accident: Plainfield man injured in fall at Linden work site. Read more here.
  • Cedarbrook School: Cedarbrook 8th Grade graduation held at PHS. Read more here.
  • Dean's List: Plainfielder Amelia Paladino makes list at U. Delaware. Read more here.
  • Hubbard School: Hubbard 8th grade students celebrated at graduation. Read more here.
  • Maxson School: Maxson graduates largest middle school class in District. Read more here.
  • PATH: PATH announces $1B plan for capital improvements. Read more here.
  • Westfield: Governor addresses gun violence at Westfield forum. Read more here. -- Mayor Mapp also spoke.

OF INTEREST
  • Chromebooks: Google Assistant to arrive on more Chromebooks, beginning with OS77. Read more here. -- The increasingly popular, incredibly cheap laptop (I use one away from home).
  • Hoboken: New details in cash-for-votes scheme. Read more here. -- Paid by check. How dumb is that?
  • Incels: Air Force ID's national threat from 'incels', angry young men who can't get laid. Read more here.
  • Sen. Lesniak: Lesniak working to change Atlantic City's form of government. Read more here.
  • Linden: Suit: We went to Presbyterian minister for counseling; he sexually abused us. Read more here.
  • NRA: NRA suspends official, implicating him in coup attempt. Read more here.
STATE/NATIONAL
  • 2020 Prez Race --
    • Has Booker's NJ experience prepared him to take on Trump? Read more here.
    • Debates: Booker and Klobuchar can break out, but they'll need to take risks. Read more here.
    • Booker demands study on reparations. Read more here.
    • Biden faces backlash over citing segregationists as 'civil'. Read more here.
    • The gloves come off in the Dem primary. Read more here.
    • Biden called Booker to quell tensions; things only got worse. Read more here.
  • Guns --
    • Bramnick votes no on 2 of 8 gun bills. Read more here. -- Or did he vote yes on 6 of 8?
    • NJ sues Nevada gun  dealer that shipped banned 100-round magazine to NJ. Read more here.
  • Marijuana: Medical weed expansion could pave way for larger legal weed launch. Read more here.
  • Net Neutrality: Lawmakers act to ensure continuation of net neutrality in NJ. Read more here.
  • NJ Budget: Legislature passes $38.8B budget in rebuke to Murphy. -- PoliticoNJ | InsiderNJ | NJGlobe | NJSpot | | Ledger | Courier |
  • Sweeney-Norcross: South Jersey progressives protest outside Sweeney fundraiser. Read more here.
  • Tax Incentives Probe --
    • The most egregious finding in the task force report. Read more here.
    • Murphy administration surprised by pushback on incentives. Read more here.
    • Lesniak among first witnesses at special Legislative committee. Read more here.
  • Unemployment: NJ unemployment drops to 3.8%. Read more here.
RECENT BLOG POSTS

FACEBOOK PAGESCity of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |



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.

About Cookies: This blog is operated by Google, which uses cookies to improve the user's experience. By continuing to read this blog you agree to their use.



Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Two injured by gunfire in Plainfield.. .. Adele Albanese, of the Dairy Queen, passes.. PHS students graduate from Rutgers Upward Bound programs.. Rebecca notes Pride in the Park this Saturday, June 22.. Jackie: Big Brother 21 blog pool opens..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • City Council: Council recognizes June as LGBT Pride Month, and more. Read more here.
  • McGreevey: McGreevey responds to financial improprieties accusation, releases audits. Read more here.
  • Plainfield High School: PHS students graduate from Rutgers Upward Bound programs. Read more here.
  • Rotary: Rotary recognizes Interact students of the month. Read more here.
  • Shootings: Two injured by gunfire in Plainfield. Read more here.
  • Obituary: Adele Albanese, of the Dairy Queen, passes. Read more here. -- Obituary here.

OF INTEREST
  • Greystone: 'Unsuitable for human beings'; chilling details about psychiatric hospital. Read more here.
  • Linden --
    • Armstead complaint against Scutari dismissed for lack of probably cause. Read more here.
    • Linden consider Jim Devine for PR contract. Read more here.
    • Linden Presbyterian minister's victims file suit over oral sex exorcisms. Read more here.
  • NJ GOP: The state of NJ's Republican Party. Read more here.
  • Newark: City gets $12M in grants for housing, reducing eviction. Read more here.
  • Pets: NJ pets in need. Read more here.
  • Politics: What governors feuding with their own parties have in common. Read more here.
  • Somerset County: Union County resident sues SCESC over termination. Read more here.
  • Westfield --
    • Murphy coming to talk gun safety after incident outside elementary school. Read more here.
    • New charge for man arrested with gun outside school. Read more here.

STATE/NATIONAL

  • Booker 2020 --
  • Millionaire's Tax --
  • NJ Budget --
    • Legislature pushes ahead with budget, with no new taxes. -- PoliticoNJ |
    • Murphy: Millionaire's tax in the budget or bust. -- InsiderNJ | Ledger |
  • SALT Deductions: Final IRS rules leave states few options to help taxpayers. Read more here.
  • Schools Dev Authority --
    • Legislators looking to fight with Murphy over embattled agency. Read more here.
    • Ethics officer warned Murphy of hiring practices. Read more here.
  • Sports Betting: Legalized sports betting helped save AC. Has it paid off? Read more here.
  • Tax Incentives Probe --
    • Judge rules against Norcross challenge to task force. -- InsiderNJ |
    • EDA task force issues report with heavy focus on Norcross-linked firms. -- PoliticoNJ | NJGlobe | Ledger | Courier |
    • EDA Task Force Report. Read more here (PDF).
    • Norcross asks to testify before legislative committee. -- NJGlobe | Ledger |
    • Murphy vows to veto any re-up that does not include reforms. Read more here.

TRUMP WORLD
Congress: Christie, Lewandowski and Manafort eyed as new key Dem witnesses. Read more here.

Rally: Trump stages his greatest show yet. Read more here.
RECENT BLOG POSTS

FACEBOOK PAGESCity of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |



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.

About Cookies: This blog is operated by Google, which uses cookies to improve the user's experience. By continuing to read this blog you agree to their use.



Monday, June 17, 2019

Two injured in Friday night Plainfield shootings.. Raritan Valley Line: Lawmakers want facts on one-seat ride.. Woman finds out from DNA test her father is not her father.. Victims of Catholic sex abuse may now start to file their claims.. Rebecca notes Pride in the Park event, June 22.. Olddoc frustrated trying to open Council agenda backup..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Barlow School: Barlow wins Battle of the Books tiebreaker. Read more here.
  • Drake House: Interns dig into history. Read more here.
  • Fire Department: FD participated in Scotch Plains 150th Parade. Read more here.
  • Plainfield Public Schools: Early Childhood Department recognizes involved parents. Read more here.
  • Raritan Valley Line: Lawmakers want facts on one-seat ride. Read more here.
  • Shootings: Two injured in Friday night shootings. -- TAPinto | Courier |
  • Train/Van Collision: Freight train smashes van. -- TAPinto | Eyewitness News |
  • Week Ahead: The week ahead in Plainfield, June 17-23. Read more here.
  • Obituary: John Jackson, former Plainfield social worker. Read more here. -- Services today.

OF INTEREST

  • Archdiocese of Newark: St. James Hospital employees sue over lost pensions. Read more here.
  • Charter Schools: 42 charters closed or never opened in NJ, what happened to Federal money is largely unknown. Read more here.
  • DNA Tests: Woman finds out her father is not her father, it's all the daughter's fault. Read more here.
  • Jersey City Re-entry Program: Millions allegedly unaccounted for or redirected to McGreevey nonprofit. Read more here.
  • Immigrants: Study: Number of immigrants living in NJ, NY has declined.. Read more here.
  • Newark: Gang leaders meet face-to-face to discuss peace. Read more here.
  • North Plainfield: Sex assault charges against officer dropped. Read more here.
  • Police, Fire Salaries: With salary increase caps gone, tone of negotiations changes. Read more here.
  • Reverse Mortgages: Ocean County has one of nation's highest levels of foreclosures. Read more here.
  • Schools Construction: Former Inspector General asks if we're throwing millions away. Read more here.
  • Schools: States that spend the most and the least on education. Read more here.
  • Sex Abuse: Victims of Catholic sex abuse may now start to file their claims. Read more here.
  • Technology: Smart street lights do more than light the street. Read more here.
  • WOR: Booker, Menendez blast FCC for renewing WOR license. Read more here.

STATE/NATIONAL

RECENT BLOG POSTS

FACEBOOK PAGESCity of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |



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.

About Cookies: This blog is operated by Google, which uses cookies to improve the user's experience. By continuing to read this blog you agree to their use.



Friday, June 14, 2019

Plainfield man convicted of shooting death of Plainfield woman.. Rebecca thanks voters, and notes two Pride events this weekend.. Sean thanks the voters.. Sexual assault charges against cop dropped when woman refuses to testify.. NJ comic wins $4.1M settlement against neo-Nazi website.. Freeholder Williams on upcoming Union County Pride events.. Jackie: The Amazing Race 31, episode 9 blog party..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • 2016 Murder: Plainfield man convicted of shooting death of Plainfield woman. -- TAPinto | Courier | Ledger |
  • Road Work: Clinton Avenue under construction. Read more here.
  • Summer Food Program: Plainfield summer nutrition program kicks off Friday. Read more here.
  • UC Dem Committee: Scutari retains chairmanship of UCDC. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Council's Accountability Role: NJ council hearing charges of nepotism, deception and more. Read more here.
  • Defamation: NJ comic wins $4.1M settlement against neo-Nazi website. Read more here.
  • Education: School forced to paint over LGBT art will be first to pilot LGBTQ curriculum. Read more here.
  • Elizabeth: Moran: Clueless mayor Bollwege dawdles over replacing racist police director. Read more here.
  • North Plainfield --
    • Former councilman Dan Glicklich passes. Read more here.
    • Sexual assault charges against cop dropped when woman refuses to testify. Read more here.
  • Policing: Paterson welcomes first all-female class, first hijabi officer. Read more here.
  • Rahway: Facebook troll tries to take down city's rainbow crosswalks. Read more here.
  • Rooftop Bars: 17 NJ rooftop bars to try this summer. Read more here.
  • Social Media: A Pocket Guide to the uses of social media. Read more here.
STATE/NATIONAL
  • Blooker 2020 --
  • Census --
    • Innovation could boost participation, but it won't come cheap. Read more here.
    • Educators worry census shortfall would impact funding. Read more here.
  • Hotel Safety: NJ mandates panic buttons for hotel room cleaners. Read more here.
  • Millionaire's Tax: Unions rally for millionaire's tax. -- Ledger | InsiderNJ | NJGlobe |
  • Pride Month: Pride flag flies over Drumthwacket. Read more here. -- Freeholder Williams was at the reception.
  • SALT Deductions: IRS rules nix NJ, NY workarounds for taxes. Read more here.
  • Tax Incentives Probe --
    • Lawmakers advance bill to extend breaks, Murphy says he'll veto it. -- PoliticoNJ | Ledger |
    • Labor union says NFI lied on its tax incentive application. -- PoliticoNJ | NJGlobe |
    • Bill for EDA investigation may soon top $1M. Read more here.
    • Cooper Health official says company incentive is appropriate, justified, and legitimate. Read more here.
    • Murphy v. Sweeney: The lowdown on the showdown. Read more here.
  • Union Endorsements: AFL-CIO, Building Trades: Endorsements mean different things. Read more here.

TRUMP WORLD
  • Sanders: Sarah Sanders leaving White House. Read more here. -- Will she be missed?
  • Conway: Federal agency recommends Kellyanne Conway be removed. Read more here.
RECENT BLOG POSTS

FACEBOOK PAGESCity of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |



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.

About Cookies: This blog is operated by Google, which uses cookies to improve the user's experience. By continuing to read this blog you agree to their use.



Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Second Street Youth Center gets Smart Growth Award.. Councilor Storch thanks his supporters.. Olddoc posts a letter from Jim Spear to Dan.. Off-duty husband-and-wife cops nab porch pirate.. A rare but deadly tick-born disease has invaded NJ.. Plainfield gets a new restaurant: Jessica's Cafe & Wood-fired Pizza.. Carl spots an Eastern Cottontail..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Farmer's Market: Plainfield listed for Seniors voucher distribution. Read more here.
  • Hudson River Tunnel:  NY, NJ try to get Gateway going by boosting key agency's role. Read more here.
  • Plainfield Public Schools: Gloria Montealegre receives Rutgers Upward Bound Award. Read more here.
  • Restaurant: Plainfield gets a new restaurant: Jessica's Cafe & Wood-fired Pizza. Read more here. -- 150 Terrill Road.
  • SSYC: Second Street Youth Center gets Smart Growth Award. Read more here.
  • Union County Dems: Scutari reasserts himself as Union County Committee chair. Read more here.
  • Obituary: Carl Price, father of Plainfield activist Peter Price. Read more here.

OF INTEREST
  • Cranford: Betty Jane Kowalski elected Dem chair . Read more here.
  • Kenilworth: Bar says town is racist, residents say owners are bad neighbors. Read more here.
  • Linden: Armstead wins chairmanship of Linden Dems. Read more here.
  • Miss NJ: Meet the contestants vying for Miss New Jersey. Read more here. -- What?!! They're all white? Gimme a break!
  • Newark: Feds find horrid conditions at Essex County ICE facility. Read more here.
  • North Plainfield: Clifton man dead in 5-car crash. -- Courier | Daily Voice |
  • Porch Pirates: Off-duty husband-and-wife cops nab porch pirate. Read more here.
  • Somerset County: North Plainfield's chief Parenti wins GOP sheriff primary. Read more here.
  • Ticks: A rare but deadly tick-born disease has invaded NJ. Read more here.
  • Union County: County fighting opioid crisis by getting users into rehab. Read more here.
  • Voter Registration: NJ residents can now register in Arabic. Read more here.

STATE/NATIONAL

  • 2020 Prez Race --
  • Millionaire's Tax --
  • NJ Budget: Rice: No decriminalization/No justice, No vote. -- Ledger | InsiderNJ |
  • Renters: GOP says rent discrimination bill is unfair to landlords. Read more here.
  • Superintendent Pay: NJ school supers may soon make more than $191,584 limit. Read more here.
  • Tax Incentives Probe --
    • Can a pol shut down an investigation he doesn't like? The Guv says no. Read more here.
RECENT BLOG POSTS

FACEBOOK PAGESCity of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |



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.

About Cookies: This blog is operated by Google, which uses cookies to improve the user's experience. By continuing to read this blog you agree to their use.