Where Plainfield turns for news.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Bernice: Arbor Day at YMCA today.. Downtown Plainfield Alliance cleans up.. Coriell Mansion fate raised at HPC.. Jackie: The Amazing Race, blog party April 27..


[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 --

Commuting:  "PA bus terminal may be upgraded, not replaced"
duCret:  "Annual Art Show tonight"
Young Dems:  "Plainfield native Maria del Cid-Kosso elected Union County Young Dems chair"

Coins:  "Check your pennies! This coin may be worth more than $85,000"
Newark:  "Terrell Homes won't be demolished -- for now"
New Brunswick:  "Johnson & Johnson unveils J&J museum"
North Plainfield:  "Man charged again with illegal dental practice" -- Courier | Ledger |
Union Catholic: "Sydney McLaughlin's historic split sends UC to 4x400 Championship of America"

Trump World --
Family Leave:  "Why so few NJ families are taking paid family leave"
NJ Transit:  "Senator grills NJT director over repeated train delays"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Arbor Day at YMCA today; Downtown Plainfield Alliance cleans up; Coriell Mansion fate raised at HPC.

[OLDDOC]   More thoughts about the Muhlenberg plan; Notes business changes brought on by the Internet ... Sears among them.  (4/26/17)

[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]  he Amazing Race, blog party April 27. (4/27/17)

[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]    5 minutes...please.  (4/26/17)

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 27, 2017

Bernice: HPC clears plan for pre-Civil War building.. A sign of past times.. Olddoc: More thoughts about the Muhlenberg plan.. Notes business changes brought on by the Internet ... Sears among them.. Jackie: Survivor: Game Changers, April 26 blog party.. Anonymous Gadfly: 5 minutes...please..


[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 --

Arbor Day:  "Plainfield Shade Tree Commission will join YMCA to celebrate Arbor Day"
Commuting:  "NJ Transit make you late? It'll give you a note for your boss.  Seriously"
Healthy Food Tasting:  "Free healthy food tasting event at Isabelita Market today"
Drugs:  "$50K in drugs, $1,500  in cash seized in Plainfield raidds"

Sydney McLaughlin:  "Photos from a Union Catholic practice session"
Newark --
New Brunswick:  "BOE president defeated by one vote" -- Get a look at those sad turnout numbers, and NB is about the same size as Plainfield.
Rutgers--
Starbucks:  "$10 coffee hits NJ at new Starbucks Reserve store"
Toms River:  "Town's controversial ordinance to ban drones gets tabled"
United Methodist Church:  "UMC to hold special session in 2019 on LGBTQ inclusion"

Trump World --
2017 Guv Race --
ICE:  "ICE arrests in NJ up 20% since October"
Obamacare Revision:  "Up to 4 million Jerseyans could lose healthcare under GOP-proposed changes"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   HPC clears plan for pre-Civil War building; A sign of past times.

[OLDDOC]   More thoughts about the Muhlenberg plan; Notes business changes brought on by the Internet ... Sears among them.  (4/26/17)

[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 26 blog party. (4/26/17)

[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]    5 minutes...please.  (4/26/17)

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 26, 2017

Bernice: Residents react to Muhlenberg plan.. Olddoc takes a sharp look at the Muhlenberg plan..


[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 --

Commuting:  "NJ Transit trains will continue to be delayed until further notice, agency warns"
Muhlenberg Redevelopment Plan:  "Report: Muhlenberg plan reviewed"
PHS:  "'Cinderella Prom Project' to help PHS seniors"
Schools:  "Three Union County magnet schools among NJ's top 25 according to US News"
Shooting:  "Two wounded in Monday afternoon Plainfield shooting"

Edison:  "Dem committee candidate sues party chair, alleging racial discrimination" -- Ledger | Courier |
Neptune:  "Female cop reportedly quits, says harassment continued after lawsuit"
Newark:  "Unity slate dominates school board race"
Woodbridge:  "Armed masked man robs poker game"

Trump World --
Statehouse:  "Officials approve Christie's $300M renovation plan"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   residents react to Muhlenberg plan.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc takes a sharp look at the Muhlenberg plan.  (4/25/17)

[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



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