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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Olddoc offers a 'gripe potpourri' about dealing with FIOS, Verizon customer service, Epson, and the NJ DCA, with a clincher in a Chinese toothpaste applicator.. Look for Jackie's week in review..

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.


PHS Boys Varsity Baseball:  "Cardinals team honored for first ever division title"-- Scroll down.
Kean U.:  "Plainfielder Julio Olive, senior class president, speaks at Kean commencement"
PAHS: "Lovable stray needs a new home"
Union County Track & Field --
Watchung Reservation:  "Plan for mountain bike trail ditched after nasty year-long battle"
Food Recall:  "Nathan's hot dogs recalled for containing bits of metal"
Product Recall:  "Child backpack carriers recalled due to fall risk"

Craft Beers:  "25 NJ Craft Beers for Craft Beer Week"
Dunellen:  "Two Dunellen girls among injured in Times Square incident" -- Ledger | Courier |
Jersey City:  "Green card 'guaranteed' for Journal Square investment" -- Ledger | NYTimes |
Language:  "Where do NJ's different accents come from?"
Meadowlands:  "Badly needed American Dream funding arrives"
NAACP: "Energized by liberal activists, NAACP dismisses its president"
Newark:  "Ex-aide: Councilman fired me after I refused to make $10K donation"
Police Salaries:  "The town with the highest paid cops in each county"

Trump World --
Sen. Booker:  "Booker: Lieberman as head of FBI would be 'a big mistake'"
Rep.Frelinghuysen: "Dem challenger joins activists at Frelinghuysen protest"


[BERNICE]   New ABC board organizes on May 31; Three weeks to Primary, please curb insults.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a potpourri, including an amazing 1859 photo of a Front Street parade.  (5/15/17)

[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]  Steve Hockaday, moving Plainfield forward. (5/18/17)

[DAVID]  Photos of Queen City Baseball League's opening day. (04/10/17)

[JACKIE]  Jackie: The Amazing Race, May 19 blog party.  (5/18/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Plainfield Rescue Squad Open House this Saturday, May 20. (5/16/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Haste makes waste.  (5/16/17)

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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