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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Bernice: Whirlwind week ahead.. (Apartment) repairs dragging on.. County plans Netherwood Bridge repairs.. Spring has sprung in the PNW.. David: It's (America) not a paradise..

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.


Mayor Mapp:  "Mapp is Gateway Regional Chamber's Mayor of the Year"
Boys Baseball --
NJ Hall of Fame:  "Two Cedarbrook students at NJ Hall of Fame Gala"
Schools:  "NJ after-school programs on chopping block in Trump budget" -- 21st Century program in jeopardy.
Food Recall:  "Stop & Shop's Oberlander kokosh cake recalled"

Gays and Catholicism:  "Top Vatican, US church officials back new gay-friendly book"
Heroin Addiction:  "Mom of woman found dead in Rt 22 median: I knew this day would come"
Hillside:  "Police chief's reinstatement upheld"
Middlesex Boro:  "Central Jersey brewery named NJ's best craft brewer"
Retail:  "Retail payrolls suffer a new blow as shopping habits shift"
Smartphone Apps:  "Newark native wins $50K grant for new women's safety app"
Tribeca Film Festival:  "Metuchen actor's directorial debut to screen at Tribeca"
Women's Health:  "Family planning funding cuts continue to hurt women's health in NJ"

Trump World --
Affordable Housing:  "South Brunswick demands re-trial after former judge begins work for developer"
CWA Union:  "Local president steps down pending probe into missing cash" -- InsiderNJ | Ledger |
Derailments --
Immigration:  "How different is the Trump border? These numbers don't lie"
Income Taxes:  "Could NJ homeowners lose a cherished tax break under Trump and GOP?"
Millennials:  "Millennials lag behind in traditional markers of adulthood"
National Empanada Day:  "NJ's 17 best empanadas"
NJ Budget:  "OLS predicts NJ taxes will be $223M short"
Obamacare:  "Analysis: Insurers may soon profit from ACA plans"
Policing:  "Judge approves Baltimore police abuse settlement"


[BERNICE]   Draft Muhlenberg report raises questions.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a 'nuclear' potpourri..  (4/06/17)

[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]  BOE no-shows sabotage meeting. (04/04/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race, blog party April 6. (4/06/17)

[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]    Equity in the Budget?.  (4/06/17).

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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