Where Plainfield turns for news.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bernice reminds all of Yom Hashoah.. How did the candidates do last time?.. Olddoc on Yom Hashoah, a Day of Remembrance for Holocaust victims..


[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 --

Boys Baseball:  "Plainfield at Caldwell"
Plainfield Symphony:  "PSO ends season with Ravel"
Shooting:  "Two wounded in Monday afternoon shooting"

Commercial Real Estate:  "Report: Bad news for office leasing market in NJ"
Media:  "'The Trentonian' wins again in prior restraint case"
Newark:  "Hackers disable city's computer and demand 30K 'ransom'" -- Similar to attack on Plainfield.
Pets:  "NJ pets in need, April 24"
South Plainfield:  "Newark pastor took $700K from plumbing company where he was bookkeeper"
Supermarkets:  "Report: Whole Foods could be taken over by Albertsons"
Union Township:  "Union's first female cop wins $355K in discrimination case"

Trump World --
  • "Report: Trump aides regret tossing Christie transition plan" -- Ledger | NYTimes |
NJ Budget --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   reminds all of Yom Hashoah; How did the candidates do last time?

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc on Yom Hashoah, a Day of Remembrance for Holocaust victims.  (4/24/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  aster Egg Hunt Saturday at Cedar Brook Park. (4/04/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  Jackie gets stuck in the elevator at the Train Station; where are those cherry blossoms?. (4/23/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Nina Simone sings (on the death of Martin Luther King Jr.). (4/04/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Bridgewater-Raritan ends Plainfield season on a losing note. (3/26/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    When will we move beyond dysfunction?  (4/22/17)

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

**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, April 24, 2017

Bernice: A new chapter for the arts [in Plainfield]?.. Jackie gets stuck in the elevator at the Train Station; where are those cherry blossoms?..


[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 --

George Clinton:  "Clinton talks owning a barbershop in Plainfield and creating a Funk Empire"
PAAAS:  "PAAAS to host poet Glenis Redmond Wednesday"
Planning Board:  "Muhlenberg redevelopment on Monday's Planning Board agenda"
The Internet:  "Google and partners try to block the march of ad-blockers"

Boxing:  "NJ boxer Shakur Stevenson dominates in his first pro fight"
Montclair Film Festival:  "An overview"
Nuclear Explosion:  "Hudson County part of NY metro nuclear reponse drill"
Railways --
Robocalls:  "Your old, unused phone numbers are bait used to catch robocallers"
Summit:  "Daffodil days at Reeves-Reed Arboretum in full swing" -- Time was when Plainfield was celebrated for its Iris Garden.
Theater:  "Can 'Bandstand' swing on Broadway? Paper Mill's big hit tries to make the leap"
Trenton:  "Can $5K 'signing bonus' help attract new business to city's downtown?"

Trump World --
Gov. Christie --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   A new chapter for the arts [in Plainfield]?

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc reviews the draft Muhlenberg plan.  (4/22/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  aster Egg Hunt Saturday at Cedar Brook Park. (4/04/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  Jackie gets stuck in the elevator at the Train Station; where are those cherry blossoms?. (4/23/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Nina Simone sings (on the death of Martin Luther King Jr.). (4/04/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Bridgewater-Raritan ends Plainfield season on a losing note. (3/26/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    When will we move beyond dysfunction?  (4/22/17)

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

**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, April 23, 2017

Bernice: Quick take on the revised Muhlenberg plan.. Olddoc reviews the draft Muhlenberg plan.. Look for Jackie's week in review.. Anonymous Gadfly: When will we move beyond dysfunction?..


[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 --

Boys Baseball:  "Rahway at Plainfield"
Girls Softball:  "Plainfield over Somerset Tech" |"Plainfield tops McNair"
Drake House:  "Historical Society receives Union County history grant"
Gun, Drugs:  "Plainfield man charged with having loaded gun, heroin" -- Ledger | Courier |
NJ State Bicycle Championships:  "Bike championship returns to Plainfield"
Schools:  "Compare what your district spends per pupil with any other district"
Watchung Reservation:  "Debate over mountain biking continues at Freeholder meeting"

Affordable Housing:  "Jersey City eyes new affordable housing regulations"
Earth Day:  "Trenton 'March for Science' strikes political tone" -- Ledger | Record | -- Photos here.
Edison:  "Amazon opening new 900,00 square foot fulfillment center"
Elizabeth:  "After five months without one, city gets new police chief"
Guns:  "What most of you NJ people don't understand about guns, as told from Middle America"
Hudson Rail Tunnels:  "Biden: Christie's 'infinite wisdom' hurt commuters" -- Ledger | Courier |
Newark --
New Brunswick:  "ICE says raids targeted gangs, but local leaders question stops"
'Old People smell':  "Japanese fragrance is kryptonite for old people smell"
Real Estate:  "NJ's most expensive listing enters market at $48M" -- I spent a retreat here when it was the Newark Archdiocese's Darlington Seminary; some digs!
Trenton:  "Bank pays $100 for former home of jailed ex-mayor Tony Mack"

2017 Guv Race --
911 System:  "Christie's plan to aid aging 911 system: Expand the tax"
PARCC Test:  "Sweeney, Ruiz say use of PARCC as graduation requirement violates legislative intent"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Quick take on the revised Muhlenberg plan.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc reviews the draft Muhlenberg plan.  (4/22/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  aster Egg Hunt Saturday at Cedar Brook Park. (4/04/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race, double episode blog party, April 20. (4/20/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Nina Simone sings (on the death of Martin Luther King Jr.). (4/04/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Bridgewater-Raritan ends Plainfield season on a losing note. (3/26/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    When will we move beyond dysfunction?  (4/22/17)

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

**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, April 22, 2017

Plainfield Today: Dem breakfast today kicks campaign into high gear.. 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, April 22; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Happy 420.. George Clinton and Killer Mike talking barbershop.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc wishes all a Happy Easter.  (4/15/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  aster Egg Hunt Saturday at Cedar Brook Park. (4/04/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race, double episode blog party, April 20. (4/20/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Nina Simone sings (on the death of Martin Luther King Jr.). (4/04/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Bridgewater-Raritan ends Plainfield season on a losing note. (3/26/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    Anonymous Gadfly asks 'Embarrassed yet?'  (4/20/17)

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



Friday, April 21, 2017

Bernice: Happy 420.. George Clinton and Killer Mike talking barbershop.. Jackie: The Amazing Race, double episode blog party, April 20.. Anonymous Gadfly asks 'Embarrassed yet?'..


[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 --

Autism Awareness:  "Plainfield Public Schools mark Autism Awareness Month"
Comedy:  "Plainfield comedian does first NJ appearance at White Eagle Hall Sunday"
Girls Softball:  "Summit at Plainfield"
Urban Enterprise Zones:  "Legislators refuse to let UEZs die in NJ five charter cities"
Weekend Events:  "Weekend events, April 21-23"

Alzheimer's:  "Drinking too much soda may be linked to Alzheimer's" -- Diet, too?! OMG.
High School Sports:   "Commissioner of Education rejects NJSIAAA transfer rule" -- Ledger | Courier |
ICE:  "ICE conducts 'targeted enforcement action' in New Brunswick"
Musical Theater:  "'Hello Dolly' starring Bette Midler is a classic production"
Newark: "Dozen people sickened by synthetic marijuana"
Roselle:  "Officials break ground on $56 project amid questions about cost"
Rutgers:  "Why ex-AD Julie Hermann was not named in NCAA allegations"

2017 Guv Race --
NJ Employment:  "NJ lost 17,500 jobs in March"
NJ Pesions::  "NJ has worst public pension debt in US, another report says"
NJ Teacher Salaries:  "Median teach salary is up; see what every district pays"
Opioid Epidemic --
RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Happy 420.. George Clinton and Killer Mike talking barbershop.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc wishes all a Happy Easter.  (4/15/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  aster Egg Hunt Saturday at Cedar Brook Park. (4/04/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race, double episode blog party, April 20. (4/20/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Nina Simone sings (on the death of Martin Luther King Jr.). (4/04/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Bridgewater-Raritan ends Plainfield season on a losing note. (3/26/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    Anonymous Gadfly asks 'Embarrassed yet?'  (4/20/17)

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

**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, April 20, 2017

Olddoc offers a potpourri: 2-6, lost aircraft carriers, Georgia special election.. The Muhlenberg Campus deal.. Jackie: Survivor: The Game Changer, April 10 double episode 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 --

Crescent Concerts:  "Crescent Concerts presents 'A Baroque Festival'"
Food Recall:  "Cookie made in NJ recalled for undisclosed milk"

Drugs::  "High schooler in pajamas crashes car on late  night heroin run"
Earth Day:  "NJ's first March for Science set for Saturday in Trenton"
Hostile Work Environment:  "Gay NJ cop gets job back, $750,000"
Immigration:  "NJ's chief justice asks ICE to stop arresting immigrants at courthouses"
Bruce Springsteen:  "The Boss calls Trump 'a con man' in new protest song"

Trump World --
2017 Guv Race --
Gov. Christie:  "Christie dropped $12,000 at Trump hotel, NJ GOP paid for it"
Campaign Finance:  "NJ Dems and GOP hauling the cash in big election year"
Hudson River Tunnels:  "After pressing Trump privately, Christie goes public with Gateway funding push" -- NJSpot | PoliticoNJ |


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   offers commentary on the 2-6.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a potpourri: 2-6, lost aircraft carriers, Georgia special election.. The Muhlenberg Campus deal.  (4/19/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  aster Egg Hunt Saturday at Cedar Brook Park. (4/04/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: The Game Changer, April 10 double episode blog party.. (4/19/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Nina Simone sings (on the death of Martin Luther King Jr.). (4/04/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Bridgewater-Raritan ends Plainfield season on a losing note. (3/26/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    in "Ethics", questions a PEA memo..  (4/17/17)

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

**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, April 19, 2017

Bernice offers commentary on the 2-6.. Anonymous Gadfly in "Ethics", questions a PEA memo..


[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 --

Bridgeway Rehab:  "Pogany of Rapp's Pharmacy to be honored at dinner"
Downtown Plainfield:  "Pop-up art gallery and exhibition comes to Plainfield"
Drugs:   "Plainfield man among those in drug ring takedown"
Girls Softball:  "Union Catholic at Plainfield"
Jail Death: "Plainfield jail death under review" -- Ledger | Courier |
Sears:  "Luxury cinema may replace Sears Auto Center on Rt 22"
Obituary:  "Patricia Louise Houchins, registrar at PHS for 25 years"

Immigration:  "Union City grandfather facing deportation gets one year stay"
State Theatre:  "State Theatre presents six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald"

2017 Guv Race --
Bail Reform:  "Fulop, Cunningham and others want bail denied for illegal gun possession"
NJ Credit:  "NJ avoids another downgrade as perky economy trumps ailing pension system"
Obamacare:  "NJ's MacArthur says repeal vote could come as early as next week"
Schools Funding:  "In funding fight, Prieto swings back at Sweeney" | "Here are the numbers"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   offers commentary on the 2-6.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc wishes all a Happy Easter.  (4/15/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  aster Egg Hunt Saturday at Cedar Brook Park. (4/04/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  Jackie's week in review finds a 'Hate has no home here' sign. (4/16/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Nina Simone sings (on the death of Martin Luther King Jr.). (4/04/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Bridgewater-Raritan ends Plainfield season on a losing note. (3/26/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    in "Ethics", questions a PEA memo..  (4/17/17)

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

**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, April 18, 2017

Bernice: Tenants and landlords, how's it going?.. Olddoc reviews the Muhlenberg campus deal..


[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 --

Schools:  "Plainfield super demoted, keeps $177K salary"
Plainfield Library:  "Local authors Hubert Reeder, Richard Jules Valvano showcased"

Bernards:  "Conservative legal group joins fight over mosque"
Hinduism:  "Robbinsville temple inspires with art, architecture , religion"
Paterson:  "Plea offer for mayor Joey Torres would see him do 5 years in prison"
Pets:  "NJ pets in need, April 17"
Wrong-way crash cop:  "Prosecutor: Cop in fatal crash hit 73 mph, never braked"

2017 Guv Race --
Gov. Christie --
Campaign Contributions:  "Top 10 public contractors and their political giving"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Tenants and landlords, how's it going?

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc reviews the Muhlenberg campus deal.  (4/17/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  aster Egg Hunt Saturday at Cedar Brook Park. (4/04/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  Jackie's week in review finds a 'Hate has no home here' sign. (4/16/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Nina Simone sings (on the death of Martin Luther King Jr.). (4/04/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Bridgewater-Raritan ends Plainfield season on a losing note. (3/26/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    on the Superintendent Search.  (4/16/17)

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

**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, April 17, 2017

Bernice: Daffodils rule at Shakespeare Garden.. Happy Easter.. Olddoc wishes all a Happy Easter.. Jackie's week in review finds a 'Hate has no home here' sign.. Anonymous Gadfly on the Superintendent Search..


[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:  "Fugitive from MS-13 killing makes FBI's 10 Most Wanted list" -- $100,000 reward.
Drake House:  "Author event and book signing April 23" -- Rikki Lynn Hauss' biography of Doris Duke.
Girls Softball:  "Plainfield at Manville"
Tax March:  "Rally draws crowds to Cedar Brook Park on Saturday"

Bell Labs:  "The Transistor: Making radio smaller made AM huge"
ICE:  "Head of ICE in NJ: Rules of engagement have chnged"
Smartphones:  "Fingerprint sensor on your phone not as safe as you think"

Trump World --
Presidential Candidate Christie:  "Defunct campaign still has expenses"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Daffodils rule at Shakespeare Garden; Happy Easter.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc wishes all a Happy Easter.  (4/15/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  aster Egg Hunt Saturday at Cedar Brook Park. (4/04/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  Jackie's week in review finds a 'Hate has no home here' sign. (4/16/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Nina Simone sings (on the death of Martin Luther King Jr.). (4/04/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Bridgewater-Raritan ends Plainfield season on a losing note. (3/26/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    on the Superintendent Search.  (4/16/17).
FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community | Queen City Pride |

**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, April 16, 2017

Bernice: Plainfield Tax March/Community Unity Rally.. Draft Muhlenberg plan onlline.. Planning Board discussion of Muhlenberg plan moved to April 24 at duCret.. Olddoc offers a potpourri of local and national items.. Anonymous Gadfly pens a 'Thank You' to Anna Belin-Pyles..


[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 --

Tax March:  "Protesters in NJ, Philly, NYC demand Trump release tax returns" -- TAPinto | Ledger | -- About 150 participated in Plainfield.
PAHS: "Beagles need a home together"
MVC:  "South Plainfield MVC loses lease, will close in May"

Airline Overbooking:  "Delta offers bumped passengers up to $9,950"
Auto Leases:  "Leasing a car with no money down"
Elizabeth:  "Community pleads for end to gun violence at vigil for former football standout"
Hillside:  "Police chief gets his job back (again), after mayor demoted him (again)"
Historic Bible:  "NJ church's Bible is knwon for a famous typo"
Historic Churches:  "15 of NJ's oldest churches" -- Well, sort of.
Respect Your Cat Day:  "On Tuesday, respect your cat (not that it cares)"
Rutgers-Newark:  "RU-Newark student named Truman Scholar"
'Sovereign Citizen':  "Jersey City sovereign citizen thrown out of two courtrooms"
State Troopers:  "Court rules troopers must pay their own tolls"

Trump World --
Gov.Christie:  "Christie commutes sentence of Marine vet facing prison for gun charge"
Bridgegate --
NJ Edonomy:  "NJ recovery lagging, despite recent jobs numbers"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Plainfield Tax March/Community Unity Rally; Draft Muhlenberg plan onlline; Planning Board discussion of Muhlenberg plan moved to April 24 at duCret.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a potpourri of local and national items.  (4/14/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  aster Egg Hunt Saturday at Cedar Brook Park. (4/04/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race, April 13 blog party. (4/13/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Nina Simone sings (on the death of Martin Luther King Jr.). (4/04/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Bridgewater-Raritan ends Plainfield season on a losing note. (3/26/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    pens a 'Thank You' to Anna Belin-Pyles.  (4/15/17).

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

**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, April 15, 2017

Plainfield Today: Tax March and Community Rally at Cedar Brook Park today.. No CLIPS Saturday; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday -- Dan


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]


  • Tax March and Community Rally at Cedar Brook Park today -- at the Cricket Pitch.
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, April 15; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Challenge knocks out one Council candidate.. Rally Saturday at Cedar Brook Park.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a local potpourri plus some good Trump toons.  (4/12/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  aster Egg Hunt Saturday at Cedar Brook Park. (4/04/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race, April 13 blog party. (4/13/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Nina Simone sings (on the death of Martin Luther King Jr.). (4/04/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Bridgewater-Raritan ends Plainfield season on a losing note. (3/26/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    Today is the day.  (4/10/17).

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



Friday, April 14, 2017

Bernice: Challenge knocks out one Council candidate.. Rally Saturday at Cedar Brook Park.. Jackie: The Amazing Race, April 13 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 --

duCret:  "Student Spring Art Show and Sale set for April 28"
Schools:  "Plainfield superintendent demoted but keeps salary"
Motor Vehicle Office:  "South Plainfield MVC office closing in May-- Landlord won't renew lease.
Sears:  "Movie theater may replace Sears Auto Center on Rt. 22"
Obituary:  "Thomas M. Keiser, owner of Memorial Funeral Home"
Good Friday:  "What's open, what's closed"

Newark:  "Cops to destroy more than 100 guns taken off the street"
Rahway:  "Mayor back, but not totally" -- Ledger | Courier |
Red Bank:  "Council votes to declare community welcoming and inclusive"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Challenge knocks out one Council candidate.. Rally Saturday at Cedar Brook Park.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a local potpourri plus some good Trump toons.  (4/12/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  aster Egg Hunt Saturday at Cedar Brook Park. (4/04/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race, April 13 blog party. (4/13/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Nina Simone sings (on the death of Martin Luther King Jr.). (4/04/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Bridgewater-Raritan ends Plainfield season on a losing note. (3/26/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    Today is the day.  (4/10/17).

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

**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, April 13, 2017

Bernice: Challenge knocks out one Council candidate.. Peter Price sets 2-6 record straight.. Olddoc offers a local potpourri plus some good Trump toons.. Jackie: Survivor: Game Changers - April 12 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 --

Mountain Biking:  "Freeholder chair offers amended resolution on Watchung Reservation"
Drought:  "Drought warning lifted in Union County"
Hospitals:  "JFK earns an 'A' in safety"

Deportations:  "Who is getting deported from NJ?"
Hillside:  "Mayor demotes police chief (again) in long-running feud"
Hoops Scandal:  "Paterson fires coaches, athletic director as fallout from Eastside hoops scandal spreads"
Newark:  "My son feared cop girlfriend, ex-mayor Sharpe James testifies"
Pay-to-Play Scheme:  "Last two Birdsall executives plead guilty" -- Ledger | Courier |
Pulaski Skyway:  "Skyway reopening pushed back for third time"
Trenton:  "Three women among 21 new city firefighters"
United Airlines:  "After ejection fiasco, more reports of rough treatment emerge"

Trump World --
Schools:  "State won't change mistakes in teacher attendance data"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Challenge knocks out one Council candidate; Peter Price sets 2-6 record straight.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a local potpourri plus some good Trump toons.  (4/12/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  aster Egg Hunt Saturday at Cedar Brook Park. (4/04/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Game Changers - April 12 blog party. (4/12/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Nina Simone sings (on the death of Martin Luther King Jr.). (4/04/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Bridgewater-Raritan ends Plainfield season on a losing note. (3/26/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    Today is the day.  (4/10/17).

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

**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, April 12, 2017

Bloggers catching their breath(s), news goes on..


[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 --

Grants:  "Plainfield is recipient of NJDOT 'Safe Routes to School' grant"

'Bumping --
Make The Road Action:  "New nonprofit plans to fight Trump immigration policies" -- Ledger | Record |
Penn Relays:  "NJ qualifiers for the boys and girls individual events"

Trump World --
Gov.Christie:  "Christie's newest milestone: America's least popular governor"
Hudson River Tunnels:  "With federal funding dicey, private investment is explored" -- NJSPot | PoliticoNJ |
Judges:  "Lawmakers exploring ways to protect public from judges"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Brown mounts City Committee challenge; Happy Passover greetings.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc on the first night of Passover.  (4/10/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone launches April 8 at City Hall. (04/06//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  aster Egg Hunt Saturday at Cedar Brook Park. (4/04/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  week in review catches a rainbow over Plainfield. (4/09/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Nina Simone sings (on the death of Martin Luther King Jr.). (4/04/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Bridgewater-Raritan ends Plainfield season on a losing note. (3/26/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]  Today is the day.  (4/10/17).

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

**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