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Friday, September 2, 2016

Bernice asks 'What will stop gun violence?'.. Olddoc catches us up on presidential race with an excellent Trump toon (the washer saga continues).. Mayor Mapp on preparing for back-to-school.. Jackie: BB18 live feeds into Friday..

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.


Elected Officials:  "Mapp and Green both make PolitickerNJ's power list for 2016"
Homicide:  "25-year-old shot in Plainfield was heading back to college" -- Ledger | Courier |
Pedestrians/Crosswalks:  "Four questions about crosswalks answered"
UEZ:  "Christie conditionally vetoes UEZ extension bill" -- Mayor Mapp cited extensively.
Weather:  "Jersey Shore under tropical storm watch this weekend"

Archdiocese of Newark:  "Priest suspended after supporting Paramus Catholic coach in same-sex marriage" -- Record | RNS | Ledger |
Black History/Culture:  "New Smithsonian museum features stories of African American faith"
Drones:  "Tech companies develop defenses against drones overhead"
Hospitals:  "Audit: NJ paid too much to hospitals"
Perth Amboy:  "Diaz files to run for third term"
Ports Hiring:  "Court says waterfront agency can block discriminatory hiring" -- Ports Newark and Elizabeth.

2016 Presidential Race --
2017 Guv Race --
  • "Murphy files ELEC complaint saying Fulop using mayoral account for guv run" -- ObsNJ | PoliticoNJ |
$15 Minimum Wage:  "How special interests lined up in $15 wage fight"
Georgetown U.:  "Trying to make amends for slaves it sold, school offers preference to descendants" -- Record | NYTimes | RNS |
'Sanctuary Cities':  "In debate, a divide over role of police"


[[BERNICE]   'What will stop gun violence?'.

[OLDDOC]   catches us up on presidential race with an excellent Trump toon (the washer saga continues).  (9/01/16)

[Mayor MAPP]  on preparing for back-to-school. (9/01/16)

[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. (9/02/16).

[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).

**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