Where Plainfield turns for news.

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..

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.


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"


[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)

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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