Where Plainfield turns for news.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Missing person Billy Hannam is safe.. Olddoc posts a protest note from Alan Goldstein on the Yates settlement..


[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 --

NJ Transit:  "Service on Raritan Valley Line expected to resume Monday morning"
Missing Person:  "Missing person Billy Hannam is safe"
Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom:  "Muslim and Jewish women serve dinner at Plainfield Muslim Soup Kitchen"
Veterans:  "NJ vets eligible for an income tax exemption"

Rutgers:  "Prof relieved of some duties following anti-Semitic social media posts" -- Ledger | Courier |
Sexual Harassment:  "DiIonno: The enduring pain of sexual harassment"
Somerville:  "County's first brewpub may open in Somervile next summer"
Trenton:  "Makeover of 'Trenton Makes' sign finally comes to a close"

Gov.-elect Murphy:  "Al Sharpton gives Murphy a hero's welcome at New Hope Baptist Church"
Language:  "41 NJ towns where English is not the dominant language"
Legislature:  "NJ may make contraception easier for women to get"
Maplewood:  "Town blasted in landscapers' leaf blower lawsuit"
Nuclear Subsidies:  "Moran: Stop the rushed deal for massive PSEG nuclear subsidies" -- Guess who would be paying for them?
Tax Bill:  "House v. Senate versions: The battles that matter most for NJ"

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc posts a protest note from Alan Goldstein on the Yates settlement. (12/10/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1. (11/18/17).

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  Survivor 35: Heroes - Healers - Hustlers, Dec. 6. (12/06/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Young, Black, and suicidal: A cause for alarm. (11/18/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38, week 13: Championship Week. (11/29/2017).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |

**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



Sunday, December 10, 2017

NJ Transit train disruption continues.. Olddoc on the Maccabees, the holidays, Trunp on Jerusalem and more.. Look for Jackie's week in review.. David on proposed Mayor, council raises..


[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 --

Historic Photo:  "The Tweedy sisters take tea in their Crescent Avenue mansion"
Holiday Toy Drive:  "Plainfield PBA Local #19 presents a Holiday Toy Drive"
Non-English Speakers:  "See the rise in non-English speakers in Plainfield" -- Use drop-down menu at bottom of story.
North Avenue Demolition:  "Demolition saga now includes settlement"
Raritan Valley Line  --
Obituary:  "Brother Albert 'Al' Stembridge, owned Al's Unisex Barber Shop, famed for his BBQs"

Essex County:  "Political powerhouse DiVincenzo seeks fifth term"
Hoboken:  "$7M cab leasing scam nets prison for ex-Council president"
Washington, DC:  "After a century, the largest Catholic church in North America is complete"

Sen. Booker:  "Booker goes in on Roy Moore with an epic Tweet"
Juvenile Detention Centers:  "Christie pushes $170M plan to build 3 juvenile prisons"

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc on the Maccabees, the holidays, Trunp on Jerusalem and more. (12/08/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1. (11/18/17).

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  Survivor 35: Heroes - Healers - Hustlers, Dec. 6. (12/06/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Young, Black, and suicidal: A cause for alarm. (11/18/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38, week 13: Championship Week. (11/29/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |

**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



Saturday, December 9, 2017

Plainfield Today: Holiday Craft Fair at duCret Saturday, plus two giving opportunities.. No CLIPS Saturday; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday -- Dan


[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 --

No CLIPS Saturday, December 9; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc recovers from being locked out of his Gmail account. (12/0617)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1. (11/18/17).

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  Survivor 35: Heroes - Healers - Hustlers, Dec. 6. (12/06/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Young, Black, and suicidal: A cause for alarm. (11/18/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38, week 13: Championship Week. (11/29/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |



Friday, December 8, 2017

North Plainfield school superintendent ousted in packed meeting.. David on proposed Mayor, council raises.. Other bloggers seem to be taking a pause..


[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 --

Plainfield High School:  "PHS blood drive succeeds with strong community support"
Plainfield Public Schools:  "Video scenes from 'State of the District'"
Watchung Square Mall:  "Possible bomb threat at Watchung Walmart"
Weather:  "Weekend snow forecast: Looks like Plainfield will get 2 inches"

Charleston, SC:  "Ex-cop from NJ gets 20 years in murder of Black motorist"
Elizabeth:  "Drunk off-duty cop sped through city, crashed into parked car"
Hillside:  "Mayor's race headed for recount: Vertreese lead down to 18"
Jersey City:  "Final cost for cancelled reval: $3.8M"
Liberty State Park:  "Details emerge about proposed LSP marina"
Morris Plains:  "A glimpse at Glynallyn Castle's restoration" -- Spectacular Tudor mansion.
Newark:  "Chinese company buys city building housing Seton Hall Law School"
North Plainfield:  "Board of Ed ousts superintendent and parents want to know why" -- Ledger | Courier |
Raritan Bay:  "Baby oysters found growing in Raritan Bay are cause for celebration"
The Sopranos:  "Last dance at 'Bada Bing' as state orders closure of real-life Sopranos haunt"
Trenton:  "Christie plan to demolish state buildings advances despite residents' objections"
Veterans:  "VA cancels plan to cut homeless-vet program after outcry"

Murphy Transition:  "Future First Lady to head inaugural committee"
Census:  "About 2.6 million people in NJ don't speak English at home, Census says"
Homelessness:  "Study: 8,500 homeless in NJ, veterans among neediest"
Legislature:  "NJ Senate passes bill to dissolve Waterfront Commission"
NJ Pensions:  "Christie: Only big reforms can save public worker pensions"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc recovers from being locked out of his Gmail account. (12/0617)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1. (11/18/17).

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  Survivor 35: Heroes - Healers - Hustlers, Dec. 6. (12/06/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Young, Black, and suicidal: A cause for alarm. (11/18/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38, week 13: Championship Week. (11/29/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |

**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



Thursday, December 7, 2017

More on proposed salary raises for Mayor, council.. Olddoc recovers from being locked out of his Gmail account.. Jackie: Survivor 35: Heroes - Healers - Hustlers, Dec. 6..


[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 --

Mayor, Council Raises:  "Plainfield residents oppose salary raises for mayor, council"
SID  --
Job Fair:  "Union County College hosting Healthcre Job Fair in Plainfield Dec. 13"
Overdose Deaths:  "Union County marks nearly 100 overdose deaths in 2017"

Hillside:  "Board of Ed president wins runoff mayoral election"
Newark:  "Baraka running McIver for Central Ward council seat"
Rutgers:  "Permanent replacements named for ousted swimming and diving coach Petra Martin"

2016 Election:  "Sean Spicer on video? NJ court case has GOP on edge"
Gov.-elect Murphy:  "Murphy plans trip to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico"
ELEC:  "Essex County's DiVicenzo settles fight over improper campaign spending for $20K" -- Ledger | InsiderNJ |
Judgeships:  "Central Jersey lawyers nominated by Christie for judgeships"
Edna Mahan Correctional Center:  "More women allege sexual assaults by guards"
NJ Pensions --
Rents:  "NJ rents go through the roof"

Trump World --
RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc recovers from being locked out of his Gmail account. (12/0617)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1. (11/18/17).

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  Survivor 35: Heroes - Healers - Hustlers, Dec. 6. (12/06/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Young, Black, and suicidal: A cause for alarm. (11/18/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38, week 13: Championship Week. (11/29/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |

**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



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Videos from citizen meeting about mayor, Council raises.. After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'..


[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 --

Mayor, Council Raises:  "Citizens meet at Plainfield Library to discuss raises on Dec. 11 Council agenda"
Human Relations Commission:  "Plainfield's HRC invites public to holiday meet and greet"
YMCA:  "Plainfield Y partners with United Way's YEPP program"

Hillside:  "Vertreese victorius in mayoral runoff"
Mendham Twp."  "Cop settles ticket quota lawsuit against town for $650K"
Newark  "Mars Candy to open new headquarters in Newark"

Murphy Transition:  "Analysis: Women under-represented on Murphy transition committees"
Menendez Case:  "Menendez' doctor friend faces up to 30 years for $100 scam"
Guns:  "House Republicans seek to weaken NJ gun control law"
Legislature:  "Lawmakers use Leadership Money from taxpayers to pay extra for staff"
Toxic Waste:  "NJ's ten most polluted sites"

Women Rule Conference --
Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc's Blue Monday potpourri includes toons, sexual misconduct and the Trump tax bill. (12/04/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1. (11/18/17).

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  Jackie's week in review updates us on the upstairs neighbor saga, plus a colorful utility box by artist Pedro Baez at Watchung & Second. (12/03/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Young, Black, and suicidal: A cause for alarm. (11/18/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38, week 13: Championship Week. (11/29/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |

**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



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Plainfield resident searching for missing man.. Olddoc's Blue Monday potpourri includes toons, sexual misconduct and the Trump tax bill.. After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary..


[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 --

Mayor Mapp:  "Historic Plainfield"
Cook School:  "Honor Roll students recognized during assembly"
Missing Person:  "Plainfield resident searching for missing man, Scotch Plains native"
Train Fatality:  "NJT Raritan Valley Line train strikes trespasser near Plainfield-Dunellen line"
Union County College:  "UCC enters agreement with Caldwell University in Paramedic Health Sciences"

Education:  "Can a 'no zero' approach to schoolwork make the grade in NJ?"
Healthcare:  "Push to bring innovation to healthcare starts to pay off" -- Noticed on my recent hospital stay.
Jersey City:  "Cop agrees makes plea deal to testify against fellow officers in time-sheet case trial"
Marijuana:  "Smell of new business in the weed industry luring NJ lawyers"
NJEA v. Sweeney:  "ELEC: Sweeney race may bave been most expensive in US history"
Pets:  "NJ Pets in Need, Dec. 4"
Regional Plan Association:  "RPA offers recommendations big and small for NJ"
Trenton:  "Trenton gets a Starbucks" -- Why not Plainfield?

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc's Blue Monday potpourri includes toons, sexual misconduct and the Trump tax bill. (12/04/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1. (11/18/17).

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  Jackie's week in review updates us on the upstairs neighbor saga, plus a colorful utility box byt artist Pedro Baez at Watchung & Second. (12/03/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Young, Black, and suicidal: A cause for alarm. (11/18/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38, week 13: Championship Week. (11/29/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |

**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



Monday, December 4, 2017

Man killed by NJT train in Plainfield.. Olddoc corrects an error and includes a good Trump toon.. Jackie's week in review updates us on the upstairs neighbor saga, plus a colorful utility box by artist Pedro Baez at Watchung & Second..


[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 --

Salaries:  "Mayor's Cabinet salaries a mixed bag"
Library:  "Misty Copeland's 'Firebird' read at library in NJPAC event"
NJ Transit:  "Man fatally struck by NJ Transit train in Plainfield Sunday night"
Week Ahead:  "The week ahead in Plainfield, Dec. 4 - 10"
Obituary:  "Pastor James Dockery, former pastor of Miracle Baptist Church"

Aetna Insurance:  "CVS expands into insurance with $69B bid for Aetna"
Historic Preservation:  "Lighthouse battle heats up with lockout by mayor"
Hyacinth Foundation:  "Hyacinth empowers AIDS/HIV community at Highland Park event"
Montclair Film Festival:  "Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee talk sexual misconduct, Trump at NJPAC"
NJSPCA:  "Troubled agency is one step closer to abolition"
Pipelines:  "NJ environmentalists use new legal strategy to fight pipelines"
Scotch Plains:  "Town among 19 that picked every governor since 1981"
South Plainfield:  "Seniors meet the mayor for breakfast"
Taxation:  "Mulshine: Double taxation creates odd bedfellows -- Pay attention! We're gonna hear more about this.


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc corrects an error and includes a good Trump toon. (12/02/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1. (11/18/17).

[DAVID]  Plainfield commemorates 1967 rebellion. (08/12/17)

[JACKIE]  Jackie's week in review updates us on the upstairs neighbor saga, plus a colorful utility box by artist Pedro Baez at Watchung & Second. (12/03/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Young, Black, and suicidal: A cause for alarm. (11/18/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38, week 13: Championship Week. (11/29/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |

**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



Sunday, December 3, 2017

Man pleads guilty in Plainfield shooting that killed innocent bystander.. Olddoc bets his readers over the tax bill, pegs Trump 'narcissistic'.. Look for Jackie's week in review..


[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 --

2015 Homicide:  "Plainfield man pleads guilty in shooting that killed innocent bystander"  -- Ledger | Courier | -- This is the dude who nearly hit me head on fleeing the cops the wrong way on 6th Street by the YMCA.
Holiday Celebration:  "Plainfield holds annual Holiday Lights Celebration"
Plainfield Music Store:  "Visit the Plainfield Music Store for the holidays"
Twelve Days of Giving:  "Plainfield Giving Countdown: Day 9" -- Donald Van Blake Tennis & Education Fund.
Twelve Days of Giving:  "Plainfield Giving Countdown: Day 8" -- School Based Youth Services.

Bayonne:  "City finally gets clarity on school board finances"
Breweries:  "This brewery's products so novel they required a new law" -- Mead and cider.
Liberty State Park:  "Marina plan protested: The people own this park"
Newark:  "Ex-development official gets $99K from city in abuse-of-power settlement"
North Plainfield:  "Vintage photo: Something fishy in North Plainfield"
Scotch Plains:  "Township man pleads guilty in pepper-spray attach on transgender person"

Sen.Menendez:  "After mistrial, Menendez seeks dismissal of charges"

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc bets his readers over the tax bill, pegs Trump 'narcissistic'. (12/02/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1. (11/18/17).

[DAVID]  Plainfield commemorates 1967 rebellion. (08/12/17)

[JACKIE]  Survivor 35, November 29 blog party. (11/29/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Young, Black, and suicidal: A cause for alarm. (11/18/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38, week 13: Championship Week. (11/29/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |

**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



Saturday, December 2, 2017

No CLIPS Saturday; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday -- Dan


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
  • "No post today- Dan
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 --

No CLIPS Saturday, December 02; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc finds me party right, notes British PM's rebuke of Trump tweet. (11/29/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1. (11/18/17).

[DAVID]  Plainfield commemorates 1967 rebellion. (08/12/17)

[JACKIE]  Survivor 35, November 29 blog party. (11/29/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Young, Black, and suicidal: A cause for alarm. (11/18/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38, week 13: Championship Week. (11/29/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |



Friday, December 1, 2017

Council President Williams: Community Choir performs at Holiday Lights tonight.. Noel at NJ HS Sports: Mid-State 38, week 13: Championship 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 --

Clean Water:  "Plainfield advocate highlights his efforts to provide clean water in African countries"
Sentencing:  "Former Plainfield rail executive gets 5 years"
Twelve Days of Giving:  "Plainfield Giving Countdown: Day 10" -- Library's 'Food for Fines' campaign benefits PAHS.

Liberty State Park:  "LSP friends rally to fight new marina plan"
Menendez Case --
New Brunswick:  "City settles former cop's racial discrimination suit for $172K"
NJ Transit:  "Documents show NJT lost one quarter of its rail managers in 2 years before Hoboken crash"

2017 Guv Race:  "Outside groups flooded NJ race with cash"
Gov.Kean:  "Trump should fire the EPA's Scott Truitt-- OpEd, NYTimes.
Legislature:  "Fellow Dems not sold on Murphy's plans for lefal weed, millionaires' tax"
Guns:  "NJ moves closer to banning gun accessory used in Las Vegas shooting"
Sexual Misconduct:  "Black lawmakers wonder why Conyers must go -- and not Franken"

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc finds me party right, notes British PM's rebuke of Trump tweet. (11/29/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1. (11/18/17).

[DAVID]  Plainfield commemorates 1967 rebellion. (08/12/17)

[JACKIE]  Survivor 35, November 29 blog party. (11/29/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Young, Black, and suicidal: A cause for alarm. (11/18/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38, week 13: Championship Week. (11/29/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |

**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



Thursday, November 30, 2017

Chief Tidwell says he's facing: suspension or demotion..Olddoc finds me party right, notes British PM's rebuke of Trump tweet.. Noel at NJ HS Spotrs: Mid-State 38, week 13: Championship Week.. Jackie: Survivor 35, November 29 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 --

Fire Division:   "Fire Chief says he's facing demotion or suspension"
Plainfield Public Library:  "Plainfield teens make Star Wars ornaments at the library"
Twelve Days of Giving:  "Plainfield Giving Countdown: Day 11" -- LiVay's is at 104-B Wacthung Ave., not 1048.

St. Joe's (Metuchen):  "Former teacher sues St. Joe's over age discrimination"
Trenton --
Westfield:  "Former gymnastics instructor accused of child sex abuse" -- Ledger | Courier |

2017 Guv Election:  "2017 election was second most costly in state history"
Obamacare:  "Murphy ssays he'd consider emergency action to save Obamacare for NJ"
Sports Betting:  "Cautiously optimistic Christie to attend arguments at Supreme Court"

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc finds me party right, notes British PM's rebuke of Trump tweet. (11/29/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1. (11/18/17).

[DAVID]  Plainfield commemorates 1967 rebellion. (08/12/17)

[JACKIE]  Survivor 35, November 29 blog party. (11/29/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Young, Black, and suicidal: A cause for alarm. (11/18/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38, week 13: Championship Week. (11/29/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |

**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



Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Olddoc weighs in on the Council combining its December meetings: Sad, sad.. Council President Williams: Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1..


[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 -

Twelve Days of Giving:  "Plainfield Giving Countdown: Day 12"
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman:  "Congresswoman aims to strengthen security at transportation centers"
Swain Galleries:  "Exhibit of miniature displays in Plainfield"
EWR: "Public meetings on PATH extension to Newark Libarty set for this week"

Grammys:  "Which breakout NJ musician just scored 5 Grammy nominations?"
Immigration:  "Resisting Trump, churches give sanctuary to immigrants facing deportation"
NYC Terrorism Incident:  "NJ man pleads not guilty in bike trail terror attack"
South Plainfield:  "Women's Leadership Team announces 2017 History Essay Contest winners"

Congress --
Consumer Financial Protection:  "Trump adds new dealy to Booker-backed rule helping retirees"
Fake News:  "NJ native James O'Keefe at center of failed attempt to dupe Washington Post"
NJ Dconomy;  'Murphy goes all in on using technology to rehab NJ economy"
Opioids:  "Christie says he'll keep pushing Trump on opioid policy"
Taxes --
Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc weighs in on the Council combining its December meetings: Sad, sad. (11/28/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1. (11/18/17).

[DAVID]  Plainfield commemorates 1967 rebellion. (08/12/17)

[JACKIE]  Week in review reveals she narrowly escaped falling into a life of crime this week. (11/26/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Young, Black, and suicidal: A cause for alarm. (11/18/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel notes Turkey Day games: Plainfield, Philipsburg and more. (11/23/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |

**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



Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Living Nativity at Crescent Avenue Church Saturday afternoon.. Council President Williams: Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1..


[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 --

ARC of Union County:  "Plainfield man seeks new clothing for Hanukkah and favorite activities"
Living Nativity:  "Living Nativity and petting zoo at Cescent Avenue Presbyterian Church Dec. 2"
Swain Galleries:  "Exhibit of miniature displays at Swain's through Dec. 28"

Brew Pubs:  "NJ's largest brew pub may be coming to Somerville"
Broadway:  "Springsteen extends Broadway yet againn. How to get 2018 tickets"
Marijuana:  "Legal marijuana may also mean NJ car insurance gets high"
North Plainfield:  "Washington Park historic house tour set for Dec. 9"
Train Crashes:  "NJ's deadliest train crashes"

Gov.-elecgt Murphy:  "Murphy names his transition leadership team"
NJ Dems: "NJ Dems make voter registration gains in key Congressional districts"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc has two posts: Some toons on  sexual abuse, and Well-wishes all a Happy Thanksgiving. (11/23/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1. (11/18/17).

[DAVID]  Plainfield commemorates 1967 rebellion. (08/12/17)

[JACKIE]  Week in review reveals she narrowly escaped falling into a life of crime this week. (11/26/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Young, Black, and suicidal: A cause for alarm. (11/18/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel notes Turkey Day games: Plainfield, Philipsburg and more. (11/23/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |

**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



Monday, November 27, 2017

Jackie: Week in review reveals she narrowly escaped falling into a life of crime this week.. Council President Williams: Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1..


[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 --

Food Drive;  "Plainfield and Union County libraries in drive for Community Food Bank through Dec. 18"
Week Ahead:  "The week ahead in Plainfield, Nov. 23 - Dec. 3"

Cyber Monday:  "2017 deals: Amazon, Dell, Macy's, Target and more"
Deer:  "Deer crashes through windshield, critically injuring driver"
Essex County College:  "The scandals, turmoil that have put college in jeopardy"
Food Lobby:  "The big Washington food fight" -- Some large companies like Nestle's want more transparency.
Linden:  "Irvington man shot in Linden TGIF's parking lot"
Medicare:  "Moran: Trump's next move: After tax cuts, gut Medicare"
Morris Canal:  "Watery relic is reborn with a new role"
Net Neutrality:  "Flushing net neutrality: A GOP scam that rips off consumers"  -- Editorial, Ledger.
South Plainfield:  "Tickets available for 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' at Holy Savior Academy"
Sports Betting:  "NJ is prepping for legal sports betting, but what will court rule?"
Taxes:  "Moran: NJ millionaires' tax hike is losing support"
Vandalism:  "Arest made in vandalism of 5 Black churches; Bias ruled out as motive"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc has two posts: Some toons on  sexual abuse, and Well-wishes all a Happy Thanksgiving. (11/23/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1. (11/18/17).

[DAVID]  Plainfield commemorates 1967 rebellion. (08/12/17)

[JACKIE]  Week in review reveals she narrowly escaped falling into a life of crime this week. (11/26/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Young, Black, and suicidal: A cause for alarm. (11/18/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel notes Turkey Day games: Plainfield, Philipsburg and more. (11/23/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |

**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



Sunday, November 26, 2017

Friday night fire.. Mayor Mapp: A season of giving.. Council President Williams: Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1.. Noel at HS Sports notes Turkey Day games: Plainfield, Philipsburg and more.. Jackie: Survivor 35 Nov. 22 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 --

Mayor Mapp:  "A season of giving"
J.M. Benjamin:  "Father, son separated by incarceration, find redemption in movie collaborations"
Fire:  "Friday night fire on Denmark Road"
Lost Cat:  "Have you seen Bella?"
Plainfield Schools:  "Public invited to District's 'State of the District on Dec. 7"
Plainfield Symphony:  "Support PSO at Holiday Boutique Dec.2"
Washington School:  "Book donations needed for Washington School book fair"
Obituary:  "Cecilia E. Murphy, taught in Plainfield schools, 1982-95"

Bayonne:  "Nearly century-old work of art perfect fit for working-class city"
Essex Cpunty College:  "Troubled college makes $6.7M 'investment in our students'"
Newark --
Newton:  "Harry Potter Fest turns downtown into Diagon Alley"
NJ County Colleges:  "Free tuition. 5 reasons it could be coming to NJ"
NJ Schools:  "Study: 'Apartheid schools' on the rise"
Real Estate:  "Bruce Springsteen's home on the market for $270K"
Scotch Plains:  "Vintage photo shows shoppin in Scotch Plains in the 60s"
Summit:  "Reeves-Reed Arboretum's Silver Anniversary Holiday House Tour set for Dec. 7"
Taxes:  "Moran: Tax cut for middle class? That's a con job"
Westfield:  "Hundreds run in Westfield's 34th annual Turkey Trot"

Congress:  "Pressure mounts to unmask Congressional harassers"

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS
--

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc has two posts: Some toons on  sexual abuse, and Well-wishes all a Happy Thanksgiving. (11/23/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1. (11/18/17).

[DAVID]  Plainfield commemorates 1967 rebellion. (08/12/17)

[JACKIE]  Survivor 35 Nov. 22 blog party. (11/22/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Young, Black, and suicidal: A cause for alarm. (11/18/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel notes Turkey Day games: Plainfield, Philipsburg and more. (11/23/2017).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |

**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