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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Bernice: Woodland/Cook School saga goes way back.. Redevelopment plan includes a whole downtown block.. Cinqo de Mayo greetings.. Olddoc posts some toons and thoughts on McArthur's (R-NJ) healthcare amendment.. Council President Williams: Hooked on fishing, not drugs.. Look for Jackie's week in review.. Anonymous Gadfly: It is time.. Rebecca: Yoga? Zumba? Free classes continue through June..

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:  "Honoring our older residents"
2017 Proms:  "PHS, PAAAS, Barack Obama Academy proms scheduled"
Boys Baseball --
History:  "Watergate prosecutor was Queen City native" -- He grew up in house now owned by Mapp supporters Bobby and Jennifer Gregory.
Homicide:  "Tuesday shooting victim dies, becoming 3rd homicide" -- Ledger | Courier |
Trump Visit:  "Plainfield rattles as Somerset Airport under a 'no fly' order for Trump visit"
Obituary:  "Barbara Ballard, WERA radio personality" -- Visitation this afternoon at McCriskin.
Food Recall:  "Aunt Jemima frozen products recalled"

Entertainment:  "Paul McCartney adds Pru Center concert to 2017 tour"
Johnson & Johnson:  "Jury awards record-setting $110.5M in baby powder suit"
Liberty Science Center:  "LSC honors 'Hidden Figures' trailblazer with 'Genius' award"
Newark:  "Despite rain, city celebrates Cinqo de Mayo"
Point Pleasant:  "Feds: 20-year-old wanted to make bomb for ISIS" -- Ledger | Courier |
Rahway:  "Mayor who crashed car twice says he's bipolar"

Trump World --
2017 Guv Race --
Gov. Christie:  "In drive to fund drug treatment programs, Christie targets top salaries at Horizon"
ICE:  "Defying NJ's top judge, ICE continues to make courthouse arrests" -- NJSpot | Ledger |


[BERNICE]   Woodland/Cook School saga goes way back; Redevelopment plan includes a whole downtown block; Cinqo de Mayo greetings.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc posts some toons and thoughts on McArthur's (R-NJ) healthcare amendment.  (5/05/17)

[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 4 blog party.  (5/04/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Yoga? Zumba? Free classes continue through June... (5/06/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]    It is time.  (5/06/17)

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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