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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayoral Race: "Councilwoman Rivers makes it a 3-way race"
UCDC Chair Jerry Green: "Lesniak blasts Green in email to Union County mayors"
Rep. Watson Coleman: "Bonnie Watson Coleman announces reopening of her Plainfield office"
AirBnB: "NJ may soon tax AirBnB, regulate online rentals"
Anti-Semitism: "Swastikas painted on bridge in South Mountain Reservation"
Trump World --
- "Trump hits the reset button" -- Politico | NYTimes | Politico | -- Full text here.
- "Trump: I'm open to a compromise immigration bill"
- "Trump check: Speech facts and context"
- "These NJ reps' guests at Trump speech were picked to send a message"
- Christie unveils $35.5 billion state budget, his last" -- PoliticoNJ | InsiderNJ | ObsNJ | Ledger | Courier | Record | -- full text here.
- "Christie drops plan to overhaul, issues new challenge"
The Obamas: "Barack and Michele Obama sign book deals"
RECENT BLOG POSTS --
[BERNICE] Dem accord a contrast to 2015.
[OLDDOC] summarizes his day, posts a note from the Plainfield Police Division on disposing of unused meds. (2/27/17)
[Mayor MAPP] 9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.
[Councilor STORCH] On a Stigma-Free Zone coming to Plainfield. (02/26//17)
[Council President WILLIAMS] National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2017. (2/01/17)
[DAVID] Black History Month: The Green Grove Community. (02/24/16)
[JACKIE] Jackie pictures the rain wheels sculpture at the Somerville station.. (2/26/17)
[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger] Vision Board Workshop this Saturday. (2/01/2017)
[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports] UCIAC Tournament Semi-Finals and Final Summary. (2/26/17).
[Anonymous Gadfly] Now what happens (in the school district)?. (2/27/17)
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**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