C L I P S

Where Plainfield turns for news.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Olddoc on good pols and honest burglars.. Bernice offers more on PMUA appointments.. Councilor Storch on the PMUA nominations; plus Raritan Valley Coalition report.. Councilor Williams wishes Breana Liebowitz good luck.. David is recovering from the flu.. Jackie offers a sunrise at the station plus a cicada killer wasp.. Plainfield Latino attacks the PMUA appointments as ignoring Latinos..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
CLIPS is a daily roundup of links to news and blog posts 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 in blog form since 2007. If you have questions, suggestions or tips, you can email me at plaindan@gmail.com.

NEWS --

Bound Brook:  "Is it really illegal for kids to offer to shovel snow?"
Newark --
PSEG:  "Employees file complaint over family leave"

Christie for President --
2016 Races --
Auto Loans:  "Investment riches made on subprime auto loans to poor" -- Same old racket, new gizmo.
Environment:  "NJ environmentalists cheer top court ruling on pollution lawsuits"
Government Surveillance:  "Feds have license plate trackers on NJ Turnpike" -- And at other undisclosed locations.
IBM:  "IBM denies massive layoffs reported by Forbes Magazine"
Medicare:  "By 2018, half of payments will be based on successful outcomes"
Municipal Credit Ratings:  "Moody's says Christie action in AC may hurt other troubled NJ cities"
NJ Employment:  "Did NJ beat anybody in job growth for 2014?"
NJ Senate --
Offshore Oil:  "NJ senators denounce Obama's offshore drilling plan" -- Ledger | NJSpot |
Weather --
The Holocaust:  "Auschwitz survivors gather where 'civilization collapsed'" -- NYTimes | Courier |

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] offers more on PMUA appointments.

[OLDDOC] on good pols and honest burglars.

[Councilor STORCH] on the PMUA nominations; plus Raritan Valley Coalition report.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] wishes Breana Liebowitz good luck.

[DAVID] is recovering from the flu.

[JACKIE'S PHOTO BLOG] offers a sunrise at the station plus a cicada killer wasp.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] mmm.

[PLAINFIELD LATINO] attacks the PMUA appointments as ignoring Latinos.



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bernice: PMUA's Dunn and Sanders replaced at special meeting.. Olddoc is annoyed about special Council meeting.. Councilor Williams: Snow emergency news.. Rebecca sends birthday wishes to Angela Davis..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
CLIPS is a daily roundup of links to news and blog posts 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 in blog form since 2007. If you have questions, suggestions or tips, you can email me at plaindan@gmail.com.

NEWS --

Closings:  City Hall, Municipal Court, Public Schools closed today.
NJ Transit:  "Buses to start by mid-morning, trains by afternoon"
Weather:  "Why forecasters got the 'monster' blizzard so very wrong for NJ"

American Idol: "Plainfield student Bindi Liebowitz advances to Hollywood"
Union County:  "Ledger: Send us your awesome Union Count snow photos"

Edgewater:  "Tenants file class action suit against Avalon Bay in wake of fire"
Newark:  "Mansion undergoes 'miracle' restoration as affordable apartments"

Christie for President --
2016 Race:  "Clinton VP short list expected to include Booker"
Testing:  "NJEA: Families have right to opt out of PARCC tests"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] reports PMUA's Dunn and Sanders replaced at special meeting.

[OLDDOC] is annoyed about special Council meeting.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] offers snow emergency news.

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] sends birthday wishes to Angela Davis.



Monday, January 26, 2015

Olddoc analyzes tonight's Council agenda.. Bernice: Cable franchise renewal up tonight.. Noel: Piscataway Vo-Tech over Highland Park.. Jackie: Survivor blog party; plus a summer photo for the storm..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
CLIPS is a daily roundup of links to news and blog posts 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 in blog form since 2007. If you have questions, suggestions or tips, you can email me at plaindan@gmail.com.

NEWS --

Schools: "Union County closings" -- Plainfield schools will have early dismissal today (see website here).
NJ Transit:  "Significant shutdowns loom as storm approaches"
EWR:   "More than 1,300 flights canceled today, full shutdown possible"

Morristown:  "Storm leads city to offer residents free parking in city garages"
Nursing Hoes:  "Best and worst in Central Jersey" -- List not exhaustive.

Christie for President --
Pensions:  "Christie shouldn't merge state and local plans, League says"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Cable franchise renewal up tonight.

[OLDDOC] analyzes tonight's Council agenda.

[JACKIE] Survivor blog party.

[JACKIE'S PHOTO BLOG] a summer photo for the storm.

[NOEL at PALS] Piscataway Vo-Tech over Highland Park.



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Bernice: Regarding Monday's Council meeting; Probe of Union County Alliance.. Olddoc on wooden construction and fires; Deflategate and the previous administration.. Noel: Nationally-ranked Livingston vs. Plainfield.. Jackie is back in the swing with a week in review; Plus a picture of the world passing by..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

CLIPS is a daily roundup of links to news and blog posts 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 in blog form since 2007. If you have questions, suggestions or tips, you can email me at plaindan@gmail.com.

Book:  "Widow of Plainfield cop who took own life tells of pain, guilt"
Obituary:  "Marie Patricia Schaeffer" -- Wife of Randy, El Centro champion and board president.

GWB:  "Kidnapped men yell for help from SUV at traffic stop"
Kean U.:  "Sounds of Afrobeat come to Kean"
New Brunswick:  "coLAB Arts nonprofit expands mission"

Christie for President --
Measles:  "Disney measles outbreak has spread to four states" -- TIME | WashPost |
Mortgages:  "Consumer protection for mortgage seekers"
Sexuality:  "The Orthodox sex guru" -- Sexual issues among ultra-conservative Jewish women.

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Regarding Monday's Council meeting; Probe of Union County Alliance.

[OLDDOC] on wooden construction and fires; Deflategate and the previous administration.

[JACKIE] is back in the swing with a week in review.

[JACKIE'S PHOTO BLOG] a picture of the world passing by.

[NOEL at PALS] Nationally-ranked Livingston vs. Plainfield.



Saturday, January 24, 2015

Bernice: Rec turnover warrants forensic audit; Cites state constitution against giving money.. Olddoc: Mayor calls special Council meeting; Dan's birthday blooper.. Jackie: Survivor: Worlds Apart blog party.. Plainfield Latino reports on the Taste of Plainfield event..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

CLIPS is a daily roundup of links to news and blog posts 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 in blog form since 2007. If you have questions, suggestions or tips, you can email me at plaindan@gmail.com.

Union County College:  "Obama's free community college plan gains local support"

Bayonne:  "Feds investigate community development department in wake of bribery scandal"
Hudson County:  "Developers, architects, biz owners get crash course in eco-friendly development"
Newark:  "Baraka to host East Ward town hall next week on violence"
Paterson:  "High school freshman charged with assault in attack on teacher"
Port of NY/NJ:  "Union official, two others plead guilty to 'Christmas tribute' extortion from workers"
Readington:  "Ryland Inn wants to expand, build hotel" -- Developer and restaurateur Frank Cretella.

Christie for President --
Sen. Menendez:  "Liberal group challenges senator over support of new Iran sanctions"
Custody Disputes:  "Dads who lost custody sue family court judges, alleging unfair treatment"
Motor Vehicle Commission:  "Computer crash paralyzes MVC"
NJ Tax Receipts:  "Tax amnesty program helps Christie beat projections"
School Tests:  "Schools could be over-testing, Christie study group says"
Transportation:  "Could $10B tunnel under NY harbor solve region's truck traffic woes?"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] Rec turnover warrants forensic audit; Cites state constitution against giving money.

[OLDDOC] Mayor calls special Council meeting; Dan's birthday blooper.

[JACKIE] Survivor: Worlds Apart blog party.

[PLAINFIELD LATINO] reports on the Taste of Plainfield event.



Friday, January 23, 2015

Olddoc: Mayor calls special Council meeting for Monday; Observations on prejudice and racism, Plainfield-style.. Bernice: New building plan draws crowd to Zoning Board.. Plainfield Latino on how healthcare system affects the Latino community; A note on plagiarism plus some corrected posts.. Jackie pictures fungifence..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

CLIPS is a daily roundup of links to news and blog posts about Plainfield or affecting Plainfielders. It began life in 2003 as an email newsletter to Plainfield city councilors when I was Plainfield's public information officer; it was subsequently offered to the general public by email and has been available in blog form since 2007. If you have questions, suggestions or tips, you can email me at plaindan@gmail.com.

Girls Basketball:  "Plainfield swamps Linden"
Pingry School:  "Plainfield junior is student ambassador for China program"
Drugs:  "Plainfield man in Route 22 stop had 500 bags of heroin" -- Courier | Ledger |
Commuting:  "NYC subway fare hike announced for March"

Atlantic City:  "Christie appoints emergency manager for city" | "Things manage can and can't do"
Dunellen:  "Central Jersey coach indicted on child sex charges" -- Courier | Ledger |
Kean U.:  "Still battling for Merck property, Kean disses judge's opinion"
Liberty Science Center:  "LSC announces $230M expansion"
Newark --
Rahway:  "Business group to sue city over expansion of SID"

Bridgegate --
Campaign Finance:  "The top 25 most expensive local races in NJ"
Congress:  "Chris Smith measure banning federal abortion funding passes on Roe v. Wade anniversary"
NJ Supremes:  "Towns can rezone land to preserve it, top court says"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE] notes new building plan draws crowd to Zoning Board.

[OLDDOC] Mayor calls special Council meeting for Monday; Observations on prejudice and racism, Plainfield-style.

[JACKIE'S PHOTO BLOG] pictures fungifence.

[PLAINFIELD LATINO] on how healthcare system affects the Latino community; A note on plagiarism plus some corrected posts.



Thursday, January 22, 2015

Olddoc offers his 2020 Olympian.. Bernice on the baseball 'sour ball' at Council; SRB asks $10K for program.. Councilor Storch on the Frontiers MLK Breakfast.. Councilor Williams on the political baseball wars.. Noel: PHS Cardinals vs. The Patrick School.. Jackie in a double header: Survivor and The Amazing Race; plus an Outer Banks storm..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
NEWS --

Cardinals Basketball:  "Roselle Catholic at Plainfield"
Police:  "The racial gap in NJ police departments" -- Plainfield scores well with Blacks, less so with Hispanics.
Union County Dems:  "LD20 Dems unanimously back Holley for vacant Cryan Assembly seat"

Atlantic City:  "Christie may appoint emergency manager"
Cranford:  "Teen who posted threat on social media causing school lockdown pleads guilty"
Edison:  "Menlo Park Mall renovations to start in spring"
Home Invasions:  "Another suspect charged in home invasions that hit Indian community"
Newark --
Rahway:  "Political consultant James Devine faces ELEC violations"
Roads:  "Bad roads cost average NJ driver $2,000 a year"
Rutgers:  "RU reaches record $1 billion fundraising goal"
Trenton:  "Affordable housing developer gets 27 months in prison for loan fraud"

Christie for President --
Medicaid:  "Doctors took on more patients when Obamacare boosted pay" -- Ledger | NJSpot |

RECENT BLOG POSTS
--

[BERNICE] on the baseball 'sour ball' at Council; SRB asks $10K for program.

[OLDDOC] offers his personal 2020 Olympian.

[Councilor STORCH] on the Frontiers MLK Breakfast.

[Councilor WILLIAMS] on the political baseball wars.

[JACKIE] in a double header: Survivor and The Amazing Race.

[JACKIE'S PHOTO BLOG] an Outer Banks storm.

[NOEL at PALS] PHS Cardinals vs. The Patrick School.