Where Plainfield turns for news.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Plainfield gang member caught in Virginia.. Netherwood Heights school supply drive under way.. Olddoc posts info from UVA's president about the Charlottesville incident.. (Link corrected) Did Toliver threaten Williams?.. Jackie: BB19 live feeds into Wednesday evening.. Rebecca: This week's concert: Cocomama..


[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 --

Crime:  "MS-13 gang member on FBI's 10 Most Wanted list caught in Virginia"
Netherwood Heights Neighbors:  "9th annual school supplies drive under way, donations sought"
Organ Donor Awareness:  "August is Organ Donor Month, Plainfield recipient honored"
Port Authority Bus Terminal:  "Ditch new PA terminal, regional plan group says"
Sears Property:  "Cinemark Theater, plus two anchors receive Watchung's approval"

Animal Welfare:  "Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter for sale at auction"
Confederate Monument:  "Confederate monument in NJ pays tribute to fallen soldiers"
Jersey City:  "Council passes ordinance requiring developers hire a percentage of union and local workers for projects"
Lottery:  "NJ pulls poker game 3 days after launch; confusion over rules"
Sears:  "Watchung wants to save Sears mural"

Charlottesville --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc posts info from UVA's president about the Charlottesville incident. (8/16/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  A way you can beautify Plainfield. (7/28/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Did Councilor Toliver threaten Council President Williams' life? (08/15/17).

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

[JACKIE]   BB19 live feeds into Wednesday evening. (08/16/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  This week's Thursday concert: COCOMAMA, World Latin Music.. (8/15/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[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, August 16, 2017

(Link fixed) Did Councilor Toliver threaten Council President Williams' life?.. Jackie: BB19 live feeds into Tuesday night.. Rebecca: This week's Thursday concert: COCOMAMA, World Latin Music..


[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 --

City Vehicle Fleet:  "Plainfield seeks manager for $7M vehicle fleet"
Medication Recall:  "Anxiety medication by Bridgewater manufacturer recalled"
Solar Eclipse:  "23 great spots to watch solar eclipse in NJ"

Dining:  "19 vegan restaurants in NJ, ranked"
Trenton:  "Firefighter's suit alleges hostile workplace, bribes for promotions"

Charlottesville --

Obamacare:  "NJ insurers press for rate hikes as Trump actions threaten subsidies" -- Politico | Ledger |
Vo-Tech Schools:  "With vo-techs turning away students, lawmakers consider bond issue"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc intends to comment on Charlottesville, home of his alma mater.. (8/14/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  A way you can beautify Plainfield. (08/06/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Did Councilor Toliver threaten Council President Williams' life? (08/15/17) -- Link to this post is fixed.

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

[JACKIE]   BB19 live feeds into Tuesday night. (08/15/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  This week's Thursday concert: COCOMAMA, World Latin Music.. (8/15/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[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, August 15, 2017

Free tasting at Isabelita Market.. Olddoc intends to comment on Charlottesville, home of his alma mater.. Jackie: BB19 live feeds Veto Meeting..


[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 --

Healthy Community Network:  "Free tasting to be held at Isabelita Market"

Bridgewater:  "Town introduces debit card to reduce property tax bill"
Elizabeth:  "Two leaders of multi-million dollar heroin ring admit guilt"
Kenilworth:  "St. Theresa's expulsion of girls upheld; Judge lashes out at parents"
Pets:  "NJ pets in need, August 14"

2017 Guv Race --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc intends to comment on Charlottesville, home of his alma mater.. (8/14/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  A way you can beautify Plainfield. (08/06/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  National Night Out August 1. (7/28/17)

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

[JACKIE]   BB19 live feeds Veto Meeting. (08/14/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Summer Concert series starts Thursday. (7/28/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[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, August 14, 2017

Mackson family shoots another film in Plainfield.. Plainfield wildlife photo exhibit at Library.. Jackie: Week in review catches a gorgeous zinnia on Berckman, plus BB19 Post..


[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 --

2011 Murder:  "Plainfield man added to FBI's 10 Most Wanted list arrested in Virginia"
Exhibit:  "'Plainfield City Wildlife' show begins August 14 at Library"
Film:  "Mackson family shoots another film in Plainfield"

Charlottesville --

Entertainment:  "Meet the NJ director of 'Pattycake$', move that blew the roof off Sundance"
Maplewood:  "Fellow top brass back embattled chief as details of arrest investigation emerge"
Mental Health:  "The consent dilemma"

2017 Guv Race --
2020 Election --
Schools:  "NJ one of few states to win approval of Fed education plan"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc sizes up the area's economic climate plus more in a potpourri. (8/10/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  A way you can beautify Plainfield. (08/06/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  National Night Out August 1. (7/28/17)

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

[JACKIE]   Week in review catches a gorgeous zinnia on Berckman, plus BB19 Post. (08/13/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Summer Concert series starts Thursday. (7/28/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[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, August 13, 2017

Man wanted for 2011 MS-13 murder nabbed in Virginia.. Plainfield man gets life for dice game murder.. Jackie: BB19: Power of Veto.. David: Plainfield commemorates 1967 rebellion (photos)..


[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 --

2011 Murder:  "Man wanted in 2001 MS-13 murder snared in Virginia"
2014 Killing:  "Plainfield man gets life for fatal dice game shooting on Evona Avenue" -- Ledger | Courier | TAPinto |
Pre-K Programs:  "Free Plainfield Pre-K programs have openings"

Bernards:  "Mosque gets final OK despite last minute lawsuits" -- Settled suit against town for $3.25M.
East Brunswick:  "Pizzeria at center of 'pig' controversy"
Elizabeth:  "Second student alleges Elizabeth teacher sexually assaulted him"
Irvington:  "Mayor awarded $7K after jury tosses employee's 'outrageous' sex assault claims"
Jazz:  "The 10 defining moments in NJ's history of jazz"
Jersey City:  "First woman battalion chief among 30 promoted in Fire Dept."
Montclair:  "Jazz lovers swing to the beat at Montclair Jazz Festival"
Newark:  "Deputy mayor accused of harassment by members of Puerto Rican Day parade"
Nudism:  "'Sky Farm' nudist club celebrates 85th anniversary"
Roselle:  "Resident questions land lease for Mind and Body Complex"
Solar Energy:  "How a cost-saving project went awry, costimg rtaxpayers $26M"
Solar Eclipse:  "Vintage eclipse photos and videos"
Trenton:  "Art or gang sign? Sculpture being moved amid concerns"

Gov. Christie:  "Christie: Trump's emergency declaration allows feds to treat opioids like a hurricane"

Charlottesville --
RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc sizes up the area's economic climate plus more in a potpourri. (8/10/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  A way you can beautify Plainfield. (08/06/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  National Night Out August 1. (7/28/17)

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

[JACKIE]   BB19 Power of Veto. (08/12/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Summer Concert series starts Thursday. (7/28/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[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, August 12, 2017

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


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
  • See you Sunday  -- 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, August 12; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc sizes up the area's economic climate plus more in a potpourri. (8/10/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  A way you can beautify Plainfield. (08/06/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  National Night Out August 1. (7/28/17)

[DAVID]  Rebellion to be commemorated Saturday. (07/15/17)

[JACKIE]   BB19 Live Eviction and HoH blog party. (08/10/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Summer Concert series starts Thursday. (7/28/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[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, August 11, 2017

Man wanted in sex assault of Plainfield child.. Jackie: BB19 Live Eviction and HoH 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 --

Sex Assault:  "Man wanted in sex assault of Plainfield child" -- Ledger | Courier | TAPinto |

Restaurants:  "As many as 160 Applebee's and IHOP locations to close"  -- Ledger | Courier |
Solar Energy:  "This county's solar project was a $26M epic fail, says report" -- Just like Union County?
Theater:  "Michael Moore bashes Trump, the GOP and even New Jersey in new Broadway show"

Trump World --
2017 Guv Race --
Sen. Menendez:  "Is co-defendant in Menendez case looking to plead out?"  -- InsiderNJ | Ledger |
NJ Supreme Court:  "Court changes rule for divorced parent who wants to leave NJ with child"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc sizes up the area's economic climate plus more in a potpourri. (8/10/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  A way you can beautify Plainfield. (08/06/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  National Night Out August 1. (7/28/17)

[DAVID]  Rebellion to be commemorated Saturday. (07/15/17)

[JACKIE]   BB19 Live Eviction and HoH blog party. (08/10/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Summer Concert series starts Thursday. (7/28/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[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, August 10, 2017

Plainfield cop's conviction reversed in altercation.. Plainfield charter school expands to Paterson.. Olddoc sizes up the area's economic climate plus more in a potpourri.. Jackie: BB19: Live feeds into Wednesday evening..


[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 --

Assault:  "Plainfield cop's conviction reversed in Jersey City laundry room altercation"  -- Ledger | TAPinto |
Charter Schools:  "'Turnaround principal' returns to Paterson to open a charter school" -- Affiliated with Plainfield's College Achieve school.
Film:  "Mackson family's 'Heroin(e)' shot in Plainfield" -- Video.
Schools:  "District seeks public input in naming new school" -- To replace Woodland, Cook Schools.
Sears:  "Landmark Sears on Rt 22 to close Sept. 17" -- Sucessor to the Plainfield store at West Front and Grove Streets.
Obituary:  "Jacqueline Thompson, whose father ran the Shady Rest Country Club in Scotch Plains"

Newark:  "A revival comes, but some worry 'it's not for us'"
South Brunswick:  "Warehouse workers for clothing distribution center walk out over low wages"
Voting:  "Vote using a paper ballot" -- Letter to NYTimes.

2017 Guv Race --
2017 Elections:  "$1M ad war between NJEA and Sen. Sweeney"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc sizes up the area's economic climate plus more in a potpourri. (8/10/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  A way you can beautify Plainfield. (08/06/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  National Night Out August 1. (7/28/17)

[DAVID]  Rebellion to be commemorated Saturday. (07/15/17)

[JACKIE]   BB19: Live feeds into Wednesday evening. (08/10/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Summer Concert series starts Thursday. (7/28/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[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, August 9, 2017

Mayor Mapp on development on FIOS1.. Judge Robinson-Gross' mother passes.. Jackie: BB19 live feeds into Tuesday dawn.. Rebecca: Brick City Collective featured in Thursday concert..


[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 --

Concerts:  "Two concerts in two days"
Development:  "FIOS1: Plainfield's Mayor Mapp talks about city's long-awaited development boom"
PHS:  "Ice Cream Social and Information Session at PHS"
PRAAR:  "Found Dog: Possible Lhasa Apso/Maltese/Shih Tzu"
Obituary:  "Betty Louise Robinson, longtime activist, mother of Judge Robinson-Gross"

Opioids --
Roselle:  "Freeholders call special meeting to vote on Roselle 'Body and Mind' complex bonds"

School Boards:  "New law bars convicted criminals from running for, serving on BOEs"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Spacebar fixed, Olddoc notes Bernice's return as a reporter, plus more. (8/06/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  A way you can beautify Plainfield. (08/06/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  National Night Out August 1. (7/28/17)

[DAVID]  Rebellion to be commemorated Saturday. (07/15/17)

[JACKIE]   BB19: Live feeds into Monday night, Veto meeting. (08/07/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Summer Concert series starts Thursday. (7/28/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[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, August 8, 2017

City reminds skateboarders of rules.. Pre-K programs available.. Jackie: BB19: Live feeds into Monday night, Veto meeting.. Rebecca: Thursday concert features Brick City Collective..


[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 --

Habitat:  "Plainfield-Middlesex Habitat hires new executive director"
Schools:  "Pre-K programs available for Plainfield families"
Skate Park:  "City reminds skaters of Skate Park Rules"
Food Recall:  "Papaya recall expanded in deadly salmonella outbreak"
Obituary:  "Rebecca Jane Alexander, cook at Stone Square Lodge"

9/11:  "Another 9/11 victim identified by DNA testing"
Diabetes:  "The Garden State is fighting the state of diabetes" -- OpEd, NJ Spotlight.
Fanwood:  "Date of 22nd annual Fanny Wood Day announced"
Jobs:  "As it plans move to Linden facility, Blue Apron announces 1,200 layoffs at Jersey City facility"
Mushroom Poisoning:  "15 sickened in NJ in 3 weeks from eating wild mushrooms"
Pets --
Rutgers:  "Former RU player L. J. Liston charged with murder in Michigan" -- Ledger | Courier |
Woodbridge:  "Teacher accused of helping kids cheat on state tests gets license revoked"

Trump World --
2020 Election --
Policing:  "Christie signs bill creating statewide sex assault training for police"
State Slogan:  "It's official, we're now 'The Garden State'"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Spacebar fixed, Olddoc notes Bernice's return as a reporter, plus more. (8/06/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  A way you can beautify Plainfield. (08/06/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  National Night Out August 1. (7/28/17)

[DAVID]  Rebellion to be commemorated Saturday. (07/15/17)

[JACKIE]   BB19: Live feeds into Monday night, Veto meeting. (08/07/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Summer Concert series starts Thursday. (7/28/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[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, August 7, 2017

Jerry Green, Joe Cryan endorsed for November election.. Olddoc: Spacebar fixed, Olddoc notes Bernice's return as a reporter, plus more.. Councilor Storch: A way you can beautify Plainfield.. Jackie's week in review includes a murder of crows, two BB19 posts..


[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 --

November Elections:  "Jerry Green, Joe Cryan win NJEA PAC's endorsement for November"
Plainfield Symphony:  "PSO announces 98th season"
Schools:  "Volunteers needed for Saturday Academy at Plainfield Public Schools"
YMCA:  "Plainfield YMCA to offer after-school programs"

Newark:  "Even ex-mayor ends up with no insurance as city switches to state health plan"
Special Needs People:  "He's disabled, gay, and proud -- and the force behind a groundbreaking effort"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Spacebar fixed, Olddoc notes Bernice's return as a reporter, plus more. (8/06/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  A way you can beautify Plainfield. (08/06/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  National Night Out August 1. (7/28/17)

[DAVID]  Rebellion to be commemorated Saturday. (07/15/17)

[JACKIE]   Jackie's week in review includes a murder of crows, two BB19 posts.  (8/06/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Summer Concert series starts Thursday. (7/28/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[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, August 6, 2017

North Avenue apartment project approved.. Olddoc: Has Trump infected Olddoc's space bar?.. Jackie: BB19: Live feeds Power of Veto update..


[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 --

Employee Spotlight:  "Jaime Glover, PCTV station manager"
North Avenue:  "Planning Board approves 1000 North Avenue project"
Plainfield Symphony:  "PSO announces 98th season"
Schools:  "Volunteers needed for Saturday Academy at Plainfield Public Schools"

Bound Brook:  "Arbitrator rules district can fire teacher for sending nude pictures from school computer"
Fox News:  "Fox host Eric Bolling suspended amid investigation"  -- Politico | Ledger | -- Sexting.
Jersey City:  "Gay council hopefuls spar over endorsement from LGBT group"
Kenilworth:  "Mom of girls booted from St. Theresa's School faced trespass charge"
Linden:  "Sen.Booker holds rally to kick off national marijuana legalization campaign"
Racketeering:  "Former Bergen County Dem boss loses appeal of prison sentence"
Retail:  "NJ-based Bed Bath & Beyond to cut 800 jobs at its stores"

Trump World --
Obamacare:  "Where voters stand on the debate to repeal Obamacare (Trump won't like this)"
Worker Safety:  "Trump withdraws worker safety rule for truck drivers, train workers"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Has Trump infected Olddoc's space bar?. (8/04/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  More progress in Plainfield: Our roadways. (07/08/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  National Night Out August 1. (7/28/17)

[DAVID]  Rebellion to be commemorated Saturday. (07/15/17)

[JACKIE]   BB19: Live feeds Power of Veto update.  (8/05/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Summer Concert series starts Thursday. (7/28/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[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, August 5, 2017

Plainfield Today: Cookout and Kickball Tournament at Milt Campbell Field today.. 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, August 5; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc on Board of Ed race, the Mooch gets the Boot, more. (8/1/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  More progress in Plainfield: Our roadways. (07/08/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  National Night Out August 1. (7/28/17)

[DAVID]  Rebellion to be commemorated Saturday. (07/15/17)

[JACKIE]   BB19: Live Eviction (?) and HoH Show blog party.  (8/03/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Summer Concert series starts Thursday. (7/28/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[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, August 4, 2017

New ABC Board approves liquor licenses.. News 12 video of Skatepark opening.. Jackie: BB19: Live Eviction (?) and HoH Show 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 --

Liquor Licenses:  "Plainfield's new ABC Board approves liquor licenses"
Skatepark:  "Plainfield opens brand new skatepark" -- News12.
Hospitals:  "How the Trump administration is helping NJ hospitals"

Dash Cams:  "NJ Cop admits he tampered with patrol car camera to run personal errand"
Jersey City:  "Kushner firm subpoenaed over JC project"
Kenilworth:  "Cardinal Tobin says decision to keep girls from school was 'very difficult'"
Montclair State:  "Professor says Trump tweet cost him MSU teaching gig"
Piscataway:  "$80M renovation of closed plant will bring 120 jobs"
PSEG:  "PSEG proposed replacing more gas mains throughout NJ"
Stolen  Kittens:  "Reward offered fpr return of 2 stolen kittens"
Trenton:  "Cops fired on in 1 of 3 shootings overnight"

Trump World --
Bridgegate --
"Court reinstates public records suit against Christie administration"
Rep. Lance:  "Lance handles questions on healthcare, environment, more at 45th town hall"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc on Board of Ed race, the Mooch gets the Boot, more. (8/1/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  More progress in Plainfield: Our roadways. (07/08/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  National Night Out August 1. (7/28/17)

[DAVID]  Rebellion to be commemorated Saturday. (07/15/17)

[JACKIE]   BB19: Live Eviction (?) and HoH Show blog party.  (8/03/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Summer Concert series starts Thursday. (7/28/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[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, August 3, 2017

Summer concerts get under way.. Jackie: BB19 Live feeds into Wednesday evening.. Rebeccca: Summer concert series starts Thursday..


[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 --

Summer Concerts:  "Plainfield summer concerts strt Thursday with Flavuh"
Pre-K:  "Christie administration alerts districts about $25M in new funding"

Bridgewater:  "Bridgewater loses polic pay case in NJ's highest court" -- Ledger | Courier | NJSpot |
DUI:  "Video of Scotch Plains rookie cop charged with DUI in Readington"
Gun Buyback:  "How many ;guns state got in largest buyback ever"
Newark --
Jobs:   "Amazon Jobs Day draws hundreds to Robbinsville"  -- Courier | Ledger | NJSpot |
Scrap Metal Scam:  "Owners of NJ scrap metal business cheated customers out of millions"  -- Record | Ledger |

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[[OLDDOC]  Olddoc on Board of Ed race, the Mooch gets the Boot, more. (8/1/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  More progress in Plainfield: Our roadways. (07/08/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  National Night Out August 1. (7/28/17)

[DAVID]  Rebellion to be commemorated Saturday. (07/15/17)

[JACKIE]   BB19 Live feeds into Wednesday evening.  (8/02/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Summer Concert series starts Thursday. (7/28/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[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, August 2, 2017

36 in 3 gangs arrested in drug but.. Skate park inaugurated Tuesday.. Olddoc on Board of Ed race, the Mooch gets the Boot, more.. Jackie: BB19 live feeds into Monday night.. Rebecca: Summer Concert Series strts Thursday..


[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 --

Drugs:  "36 arrested in 'Operation Snow Bank' targeting rival drug gangs"
National Night Out:  "Scenes from two NNO celebrations in Plainfield"
Skate Park:  "Flipping and grinding at Plainfield skate park opening-- Video here.
Jobs:  "Amazon hosting job fair at its Robbinsville center Wednesday"  -- Ledger | Courier |

Bayonne:  "Turf wars over satellite emergency departments"
Elizabeth:  "Though appearance of conflict is real, there is no abuse of power in hiring"
Newark --
Port Authority:  "Big shakeup rocks PA"

Sen. Booker:  "Booker introduces bill to legalize marijuana"   Ledger | Courier | Politico |
Legislative Races:  "Cryan hauls in $135K at golf outing"
Bail Reform:  "NJ Supremes give prosecutors a win in bail reform fight" -- NJSpot | Ledger |

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[[OLDDOC]  Olddoc on Board of Ed race, the Mooch gets the Boot, more. (8/1/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/2017)

[Councilor STORCH]  More progress in Plainfield: Our roadways. (07/08/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  National Night Out August 1. (7/28/17)

[DAVID]  Rebellion to be commemorated Saturday. (07/15/17)

[JACKIE]   BB19 Live feeds into Monday night.  (8/01/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Summer Concert series starts Thursday. (7/28/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Noel at HS Sports reports on PHS 2017 Hall of Fame. (7/03/17).

[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