Where Plainfield turns for news.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bernice: An image of Plainfield.. Olddoc offers some great toons, plus an amusing UPS package's journey..


[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 --

'X Marks The Spot':  "Partnership and cooperation of 4 mayors, 54 years later"
Rotary:  "Upcoming events: Students of the month luncheon, Track & Field Meet, annual dinner"
Charter Schools:  "Amid scrutiny, Bergen County charter chain ends bid for Linden location" -- Lessons to be learned here.

Amtrak Tunnel Repairs:  "Christie says agreement will spare most commuters from delays"
Bayonne Bridge:  "Old bridge dismantled in under 2miutes" -- Video.
Data Breaches:  "Target to pay $18.5M in largest data breach settlement in US"
Dunellen:  "Teen hurt in Times Square attack released from hopsital"
Metuchen:  "Multi-million dollar pot operation uncovered" -- Ledger | Courier |
NJ Police Memorial:  "NJ Police Memorial honors hundreds of fallen cops" -- Ledger | Courier |
Trenton:  "Starburcks will boost minority businesses, train kids"
Union County Courts:  "Remembering former Judge Edward Beglin, 83"

Trump World --
2017 Guv Race --
Congress:  "NJ's MacArthur quits as leader of moderate GOP after pushing Obamacare repeal"
Legislature --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   An image of Plainfield

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers some great toons, plus an amusing UPS package's journey.  (5/22/17)

[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]  Steve Hockaday, moving Plainfield forward. (5/18/17)

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

[JACKIE]  Jackie's week in review captures a (false?) Potato Beetle, plus irises at the Friends Meeting House.  (5/21/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield Rescue Squad Open House this Saturday, May 20. (5/16/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38 final season summary. (5/22/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Are we there yet?.  (5/22/17)

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, May 23, 2017

Bernice: Voter numbers down as of May 1.. Two more forums to go.. Please no 'jake brakes'.. Noel"Mid-State 38 final season summary.. Anonymous Gadfly: Are we there 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 --

Primary Election:  "Sample ballots now available online"
Plainfield Public Library:  "Exhibit commemorates 100th anniversary of WWI"
Vo-Techs:  "Inside the high-pressure world of NJ's hardest-to-get-into vo-tech schools"

East Orange:  "In record pot bust, police seize 1,470 plants worth $3M"
Jersey City:  "Bill would require more affordable housing in downtown JC"
North Plainfield:  "North Plainfielder surprised by White House proposal"
Pets:  "NJ pets in need, May 22"
Rahway:  "Videos from mayor's two car crashes are public records, lawsuits claim"

Trump World --
Sen. Menendez:  "Menendez kicks off statewide tour focusing on jobs"
UK Bombing:  "At least 19 killed in attack at Ariana Grande concert in UK" -- NYTimes | Ledger | USAToday |


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Voter numbers down as of May 1; Two more forums to go; Please no 'jake brakes'.
[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a potpourri, including an amazing 1859 photo of a Front Street parade.  (5/15/17)

[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]  Steve Hockaday, moving Plainfield forward. (5/18/17)

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

[JACKIE]  Jackie's week in review captures a (false?) Potato Beetle, plus irises at the Friends Meeting House.  (5/21/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield Rescue Squad Open House this Saturday, May 20. (5/16/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Mid-State 38 final season summary. (5/22/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Are we there yet?.  (5/22/17)

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, May 21, 2017

Bernice: Stressed out, but with some suggestions for staying connected.. Jackie's week in review captures a (false?) Potato Beetle, plus irises at the Friends Meeting House..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
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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 --

Community Access Unlimited:  "CAU partners help raise $35K at golf outing"
Mayor Mapp:  "Plainfield supports the values of democracy"
Rhythm & Blues by the Brook:  "Music festival returns to Cedar Brook Park,  Naughty by Nature headlines"
Dem Primary:  "8 contests to watch" -- Including Plainfield.
Jim McGreevey:  "McGreevey first outed as gay at boy scout camping trip" -- Ledger | Courier |
Commuting:  "The pros and cons of remodeling Penn Station"

Dunellen:  "Student remains in critical condition after Times Square crash"
Elizabeth:  "Ice rink with $7M makeover becomes year-round sports center"
Jersey City --
Linden:  "Police discover evidence of extra shootings overnight"
Newark:  "Booker to city leaders: 'We have an infrastructure crisis'"

2017 Guv Race  -

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Stressed out, but with some suggestions for staying connected.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a potpourri, including an amazing 1859 photo of a Front Street parade.  (5/15/17)

[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]  Steve Hockaday, moving Plainfield forward. (5/18/17)

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

[JACKIE]  Jackie's week in review captures a (false?) Potato Beetle, plus irises at the Friends Meeting House.  (5/21/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield Rescue Squad Open House this Saturday, May 20. (5/16/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Haste makes waste.  (5/16/17)

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



Olddoc offers a 'gripe potpourri' about dealing with FIOS, Verizon customer service, Epson, and the NJ DCA, with a clincher in a Chinese toothpaste applicator.. 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 --

PHS Boys Varsity Baseball:  "Cardinals team honored for first ever division title"-- Scroll down.
Kean U.:  "Plainfielder Julio Olive, senior class president, speaks at Kean commencement"
PAHS: "Lovable stray needs a new home"
Union County Track & Field --
Watchung Reservation:  "Plan for mountain bike trail ditched after nasty year-long battle"
Food Recall:  "Nathan's hot dogs recalled for containing bits of metal"
Product Recall:  "Child backpack carriers recalled due to fall risk"

Craft Beers:  "25 NJ Craft Beers for Craft Beer Week"
Dunellen:  "Two Dunellen girls among injured in Times Square incident" -- Ledger | Courier |
Jersey City:  "Green card 'guaranteed' for Journal Square investment" -- Ledger | NYTimes |
Language:  "Where do NJ's different accents come from?"
Meadowlands:  "Badly needed American Dream funding arrives"
NAACP: "Energized by liberal activists, NAACP dismisses its president"
Newark:  "Ex-aide: Councilman fired me after I refused to make $10K donation"
Police Salaries:  "The town with the highest paid cops in each county"

Trump World --
Sen. Booker:  "Booker: Lieberman as head of FBI would be 'a big mistake'"
Rep.Frelinghuysen: "Dem challenger joins activists at Frelinghuysen protest"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   New ABC board organizes on May 31; Three weeks to Primary, please curb insults.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a potpourri, including an amazing 1859 photo of a Front Street parade.  (5/15/17)

[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]  Steve Hockaday, moving Plainfield forward. (5/18/17)

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

[JACKIE]  Jackie: The Amazing Race, May 19 blog party.  (5/18/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield Rescue Squad Open House this Saturday, May 20. (5/16/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Haste makes waste.  (5/16/17)

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, May 20, 2017

Plainfield Today: Sleepy Hollow house tour, Rescue Squad open house 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, May 20; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   New ABC board organizes on May 31; Three weeks to Primary, please curb insults.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a potpourri, including an amazing 1859 photo of a Front Street parade.  (5/15/17)

[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]  Steve Hockaday, moving Plainfield forward. (5/18/17)

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

[JACKIE]  Jackie: The Amazing Race, May 19 blog party.  (5/18/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield Rescue Squad Open House this Saturday, May 20. (5/16/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Haste makes waste.  (5/16/17)

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



Friday, May 19, 2017

Council President Williams: Steve Hockaday, moving Plainfield forward.. Jackie: The Amazing Race, May 19 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 --

Boys Baseball:  "Plainfield beats Roselle"
Boys Tennis:  "Plainfield boys tennis team honored"
Pot:  "Cutting off cop leads to drug charges for Plainfield man"
Stillman School:  "Jets' Wilkerson and his mother, a cancer survivor,visit Plainfield cancer patient" -- Video here;  photos here.
Watchung Reservation --
Highland Park:  "Indonesian man deported, leaves behind young citizen son"-- Ledger | Courier |
Historic Preservation:  "NJ's ten most endangered buildings for 2017"
Horizon Blue Cross:  "CEO: I am not a greedy healthcare CEO, as Christie says"
Perth Amboy:  "School district dishes out $150K over selling booze at school"
Pets:  "NJ's Top Pet: Vote for the cutest, cuddliest"
Ransomeware:  "How to protect yourself from ransomware"
South Plainfield:  "Adopted 2017 budget features slightly lower taxes"
Technology in the Classroom:  "How Google took over the classroom"
Union County Prosecutor:  "Audit: Office spent $38Kon software it never used"

2017 Guv Races --
Bridgegate --
Statehouse Renovations --
State Police:  "State Police sues Sig Sauer, alleging it delivereddefective guns, failed to tix them"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   New ABC board organizes on May 31; Three weeks to Primary, please curb insults.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a potpourri, including an amazing 1859 photo of a Front Street parade.  (5/15/17)

[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]  Steve Hockaday, moving Plainfield forward. (5/18/17)

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

[JACKIE]  Jackie: The Amazing Race, May 19 blog party.  (5/18/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield Rescue Squad Open House this Saturday, May 20. (5/16/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Haste makes waste.  (5/16/17)

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, May 18, 2017

Council President Williams: Adrian O. Mapp for Mayor: Moving Plainfield Forward.. Jackie: SurvivorL Game Changers, May 17 blog party.. Anonymous Gadfly: Are we 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 --

Lifelong Plainfield:  "Plainfield Seniors: Living Healthy, kicks off Lifelong Plainfield initiative"
Plainfield High School --

Beer:  "Meet the awesome women brewers of NJ"
Diversity:  "Study: One third in NJ don't encounter diversity daily outside of work"
New Brunswick:  "Uncounted ballot makes tie in BOE election, runoff in June"
NJ Transit:  "NJT train traveled several stops with door open"
Per Student Expenditure:  "NJ's 50 top per -student schools"
Puerto Rican Day Parade:  "Goya pulls out of NYC parade"

Trump World --
2017 Guv Race --
Rep.Frelinghuysen:  "Watchdog group files ethics complaint against Frelinghuysen"
Statehouse Renovations --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   New ABC board organizes on May 31; Three weeks to Primary, please curb insults.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a potpourri, including an amazing 1859 photo of a Front Street parade.  (5/15/17)

[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]  Spring Recreation and other events -- for the adults... (5/08/17)

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

[JACKIE]  Week in review covers her varicose vein procedure plus a mysterious 'pollen shark' photo.  (5/14/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield Rescue Squad Open House this Saturday, May 20. (5/16/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Haste makes waste.  (5/16/17)

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, May 17, 2017

Bernice: New ABC board organizes on May 31.. Three weeks to Primary, please curb insults.. Anonymous Gadfly: Haste makes waste.. Rebecca: Plainfield Rescue Squad Open House this Saturday, May 20..


[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 --

Books for Ghana:  "BOAACD graduate gathers, packs, ships 3,000 books to Ghana library"
BUF Dance Homicide:  "Court rules Plainfield woman must be sentenced again for murder"
League of Women Voters --
Missing Man:  "Carl Tucker, 81, missing man found dead in Watchung Reservation"

Bloomfield College:  "Another NJ collegemaking the SAT optional"
Ransomware:  "Report: NJ companies should prepare for more cyberattacks"

Trump World --
NJ Guv Race --
Rep. Frelinghuysen --
Rep. Lance:  "Protesters demand Lance take a position on Trump's Russia ties"
NJ Budget:  "Christie administration says NJ has $527M budget hole that must be plugged soon" -- NJSpot | Ledger |
NJ Pensions:  "Christie on pension woes: I own the credit downgrades"
School Funding:  "State supplies Lakewood schools with $8.5M to prevent teacher layoffs"
Statehouse Renovation:  "Wisniewski sues Christie to stop statehouse renovation"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   New ABC board organizes on May 31; Three weeks to Primary, please curb insults.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a potpourri, including an amazing 1859 photo of a Front Street parade.  (5/15/17)

[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]  Spring Recreation and other events -- for the adults... (5/08/17)

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

[JACKIE]  Week in review covers her varicose vein procedure plus a mysterious 'pollen shark' photo.  (5/14/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield Rescue Squad Open House this Saturday, May 20. (5/16/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Haste makes waste.  (5/16/17)

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, May 16, 2017

Bernice: Be ready to vote on June 6.. Olddoc offers a potpourri, including an amazing 1859 photo of a Front Street parade.. Anonymous Gadfly has an untitled post on challenges the schools must meet..


[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 --

Flood Insurance:  "How high should Congress let flood insurance rates rise in program renewal?"
Immigration Forum:  "Immigration Forum set for Plainfield Public Library May 25"
Koinonia Academy:  "The strange connection between a Plainfield private school and 'The Handmaid's Tale'"

Bombing Suspect:  "NJ bombing suspect fights murder charges" -- Ledger | Courier |
Pets:  "NJ pets in need, May 15"

2017 Guv Race --
Classified Intelligence:  "Lawmakers  slam revelation of intel by Trump" -- Politico  | InsiderNJ | Ledger | NYTimes | USAToday |
Marijuana:  "Sen. Scutari's plan to legalize recreational pot after Christie leaves"
Statehouse Renovations:  "Lesniak, other lawmakers sue to halt renovations" -- Ledger | Courier |


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Be ready to vote on June 6.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a potpourri, including an amazing 1859 photo of a Front Street parade.  (5/15/17)

[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]  Spring Recreation and other events -- for the adults... (5/08/17)

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

[JACKIE]  Week in review covers her varicose vein procedure plus a mysterious 'pollen shark' photo.  (5/14/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Remembering Jo-Jo, Jo-Ann Sloane. (5/07/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]    an untitled post on challenges the schools must meet.  (5/15/17)

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, May 15, 2017

Bernice: A Mother's Day remembrance.. Olddoc shares something personal on why blogging has been scanty..Jackie's week in review covers her varicose vein procedure plus a mysterious 'pollen shark' photo..


[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 --

Overturned Vehicle:  "Several injured in West 7th Street overturned vehicle accident"
Police Salaries:  "Cops in NJ now make over $100K. See how much they earn in your town"
Rainfall:  "Here's how much rain fell in Saturday's soaker"
Trader Joe's: "New Westfield Trader Joe's to open Monday morning"

Belmar:  "Seafood Festival scores new beer source"
Cage-Free Chickens:  "There's a big problem, but not what you might expect"
Hillside:  "Meet this town's first black and first female police captain"
Newark:  "ICE arrests 208 in NJ as part of nationwide sweep" -- 58 for immigration violations only.
Rutgers:  "Highlights from Steven Van Zandt's commencement address" -- Video here.
School Busing:  "Lakewood issues expose private school rides on public dollars"
Theater:  "The McCarter just offered up its best of the season" -- Intimate Apparel.

Trump World --
2017 Guv Race --
2018 Congressional Races--
Bridgegate--
Marijuana:  "Bill to legalize recreational pot in NJ set to be unveiled"
NJ Pensions:  "What you need to know about Christie plan to slash pension debt with lottery cash"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   A Mother's Day remembrance.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc shares something personal on why blogging has been scanty.  (5/12/17)

[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]  Spring Recreation and other events -- for the adults... (5/08/17)

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

[JACKIE]  Week in review covers her varicose vein procedure plus a mysterious 'pollen shark' photo.  (5/14/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Remembering Jo-Jo, Jo-Ann Sloane. (5/07/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]    Nothing to say  (5/13/17)

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, May 13, 2017

Bernice: Home Sweet Homes tour.. Olddoc on his heart valve replacement, and Sean Spicer's whereabouts.. Look for Jackie's week in review.. Anonymous Gadfly: Nothing to say..


[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 --

2014 Homicide:  "Plainfield man convicted of Evona Avenue murder" -- Ledger | Courier |
Candidate Forum:  "League of Women Voters sets candidate forum for May 31"
Dairy Queen:  "Plainfield DQ invites community to a celebration"
Girls Softball:  "Rahway at Plainfield"
Historic Photo:  "Future Olympian lends mom a hand"
Jail Death:  "Man who died in police custody at Plainfield jail last month ID'ed"
Patient Neglect:  "Plainfield home health aide indicted for neglect of duty in Denville woman's fall"
Truck Recall:  "1 million Dodge Ram pickups recalled over potentially fatal software glitch"
Obituary:  "Rev. Roland Freeman Cooper Jr., worked for Plainfield Board of Ed"

Baby Names:  "Most popular baby names in 2016, and this name took a sharp tumble"
Flemington:  "Union Hotel, site of Lindbergh kidnapping trail, will not be demolished"
High School Drinking:  "CDC: Fewer HS students drinking, but there's an alarming catch"
Hightstown:  "Fired cop must be reinstated, Judge rules"
Hillside:  "Ground beef recalled from Route 22 store"
School Bullying:  "Footage shows incident with 8-year-old two days before his suicide"
Millennials:  "NJ Suburbs: Endangered because of millennials?"
Mental Health Services:  "Christie budget cuts heart out of community mental health services" --OpEd, Ledger.
NJ Flora:  "The rare wildflower that blooms only in northern NJ" -- Nowhere else on earth.
Pets --
Police Salaries:  "25 towns with highest police salaries in NJ"
Reservoirs:  "Rain has helped but Round Valley is one of two still struggling"
School Funding:  "Funding reform must include pre-K expansion" -- OpEd, Ledger.
Tracy Morgan:  "Report: Morgan forgives trucker who almost killed him in crash"
Valor Awards:  "10 Union County officers, firefighters honored with Valor Awards"

Trump World --
2017 Guv Race --
  • "Green groups stand by Murphy amid Wisniewski attacks" -- PoliticoNJ | NJSpot |
Cyberattack:  "Massive, fast-moving cyberattack hits as many as 74 countries" -- Politico | USAToday | NYTimes | Bloomberg |
NJ Pensions:  "Christie administration details plan to use lottery to shore up pensions"
Penn Station (NY):  "NJ legislators shocked by condition during Penn Station tour"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Home Sweet Homes tour.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc on his heart valve replacement, and Sean Spicer's whereabouts.  (5/12/17)

[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]  Spring Recreation and other events -- for the adults... (5/08/17)

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

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Game changer, May 10 blog party..  (5/10/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Remembering Jo-Jo, Jo-Ann Sloane. (5/07/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]    Nothing to say  (5/13/17)

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



Plainfield Today: Breakfast for Adrian at Adrian's Restaurant 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, May 13; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Update on PMUA concerns.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc finds toons connecting Comey firing and Nixon's 'Saturday night massacre.  (5/10/17)

[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]  Spring Recreation and other events -- for the adults... (5/08/17)

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

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Game changer, May 10 blog party..  (5/10/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Remembering Jo-Jo, Jo-Ann Sloane. (5/07/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]    Moving forward.  (5/09/17)

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



Friday, May 12, 2017

Bernice notes Ramadan starts this month.. Jackie: The Amazing Race, May 11 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:  "Investigation into fire chief lifted, but lawsuit against him continues"
Commuting:  "Commuters could lose up to 25# of trains during Amtrak summer work"
National Council of Negro Women:  "Plainfield-Scotch Plains chapters hosts 18tth Jazz Brunch"
Traffic Alert:  "Avoid Rutgers stadium and surrounding roads on Sunday" -- Commencement.


Bernards Mosque Fight:  "Town announces no settlement in mosque matter after 90-minute huddle"
Commuting:  "Amtrak: Another major commuter outage coming in 2018"
Jersey City:  "Suez, seeking a new contract with JC, contributes to Fulop campaign"
Newark:  "Teachers say 'yes' to new contract with performance-based raises"
NY Penn Station:  "Christie and Cuomo want private operator to run Penn Station"
Schools:  "Should this NJ city name its high school after the current mayor?" -- And get a load of who the school spokesman is.

Trump World --
2017 Guv Race:  "Rivals hammer Murphy (and his money) in NJ guv debate" -- Ledger | Record | PoliticoNJ |
Gov. Christie --
Parking Violations:  "NJ drivers to get more time to pay fines before losing license"
Statehouse Renovations:  "Funding approved for Christie's renovations" -- Ledger | Courier |


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Bernice notes Ramadan starts this month.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc finds toons connecting Comey firing and Nixon's 'Saturday night massacre.  (5/10/17)

[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]  Hooked on fishing, not drugs. (5/06/17)

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

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race, May 11 blog party..  (5/11/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca remembers Jo-Jo (Jo-Ann Sloane) on her birthday. (5/07/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]    Moving forward.  (5/09/17)

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, May 11, 2017

Bernice: Update on PMUA concerns.. Olddoc finds toons connecting Comey firing and Nixon's 'Saturday night massacre.. Jackie: Survivor: Game changer, May 10 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 --

Board of Ed:  "48 layoffs in approved 2017-18 school budget"
X Marks The Spot:  "Four towns to celebrate and recreate a 1963 event-- Plainfield, South Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Edison.
Weather:  "Storm could soak NJ with up to 3" of rain this weekend"

Customs Officers:  "Staff complains of sexually abusive hazing practices"
Jersey City:  "12 cops suspended amid federal probe-- Taking private payment for off-duty service.
Veterans:  "DiIonno: Vietnam stories help keep vets in touch"

Trump World --
2017 Guv Race --
Higher Ed:  "Should NJ private colleges get public aid? New study makes the case"
NJ Supreme Court:  "NJ's top court changes evidence rules under bail reform"
Obamacare Repeal --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Update on PMUA concerns.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc finds toons connecting Comey firing and Nixon's 'Saturday night massacre.  (5/10/17)

[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]  Hooked on fishing, not drugs. (5/06/17)

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

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Game changer, May 10 blog party..  (5/10/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca remembers Jo-Jo (Jo-Ann Sloane) on her birthday. (5/07/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]    Moving forward.  (5/09/17)

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