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Friday, April 17, 2015

Bernice reports 3rd & Richmond project falters.. Olddoc on Holocaust Remembrance Day.. Councilor Storch thanks retiring police chief Ed Santiago.. Councilor Williams: Obama honors paid sick leave advocates..

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.


Assault:  "Three men indicted in belt attack outside The Bridge tavern" -- on the North Plainfield line.
Shooting:  "24-year-old man shot in Plainfield Wednesday night" -- Courier | Ledger |
Paid Sick Leave:  "Judge throws out suit challenging Trenton sick leave law" -- Ledger | PolNJ | NJSpot |
Route 22:  "First phase of work on Bridgewater overpass wraps up today"
Fire Safety:  "Second fire safety bill prompted by Edgewater blaze" -- Would affect Plainfield projects.

Corruption --
Elections:  "Judge rules insurgent candidates may stay on ballot in contested Dover race"
Evidence:  "Judge rules cops illegally ordered passenger out of car, tosses drug charges"
Flemington:  "Deli owner ruined by 'White History Month' backlash puts plea on GoFundMe"
Fraud:  "Former JPMorgan adviser used fake statements to fleece clients of $20M"
Highland Park:  "Boro raises cigarette buying age to 21"
Kean U.:  "Union, Kean battle over taxes on bookstore, restaurant"
Newark --
Rep.Donald Payne:  "Payne chairs congressional men's health caucus"
Trenton --
Women Religious:  "Vatican abruptly ends investigation of American nuns" -- National Catholic Reporter | Record |

Christie for President --
Campaign Finance:  "House quietly passes tax exemption for donors to secretive 501(c)(4)s"
Corruption:  "NJ the most corrupt state? Nah. Americans say it's NY"
Cuba-US Relations:  "Cuba agrees to talks, including return of Joanne Chesimard (Assata Shakur)"
Democratic Party:  "The Democrats' civil war over free trade"
E-cigarettes:  "CDC: We could see another generation getting hooked"
Medical Marijuana:  "Director of state's program has resigned"
Medicare:  "Feds expand regulations to fight fraud in NJ"
NJ Credit:  "Moody's cuts NJ's rating for 9th time, citing pension shortfall" -- Record | Ledger |
NJ Finances:  "NJ tax collections geew at 2.1 percent last year"
NJ Pensions:  "NJ's attorney argues court can't force Christie to recommend larger payment"
Obamacare:  "Florida threatens to sue over Medicaid expansion"
Open-Space Funding:  "Diversions of funds begins"
PARCC Tests:  "NJ schools see higher PARCC refusals"
Policing:  "Seminar: 8 ways to improve police-community relations"

Hair:  "New treatments for women (and men) with thinning hair"


[BERNICE]  reports 3rd & Richmond project falters.

[OLDDOC]   on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

[Mayor MAPP]  Green taking advantage and creating a distraction.

[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]  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 3rd 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.