Where Plainfield turns for news.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Bernice: PNC Bank sets round two with HPC.. Checks and balances.. Jackie: Survivor: Game Changers, March 29 blog party..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
  • mmmm
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 --

Missing Person:  "Elderly man, 81, still missing" -- Have you seen this man?
Auto Recall:  "Ford recalls 400K vehicles for possible engine fires, faulty doors"

Bernards Twp.:  "'Substantial progress' reported in settling dispute over mosque"
Fox News:  "Two employees file suit, claiming boss attacked Blacks, Chinese, others"
Pingry School:  "School 'deeply sorry' for sex abuse by former teachers"  -- Courier | Ledger |
Public Records:  "Judge rules town must release video of Scotch Plains cop's DWI arrest"
Rahway:  "Mayor charged with 'careless driving' after March accident"
Union County:  "Two men with $600K in cocaine seized in drug bust"

Trump World --
Bridgegate --
Bail Reform:  "Newark councilman: Closing loopholes necessary for public safety"
NJ Pensions:  "Public pension investments get some better news"

Black Church:  "'Greenleaf' portrayal of Black church sexuality all too familiar"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   PNC Bank sets round two with HPC; Checks and balances.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a 2008 post as worthwhile reading in light of the healthcare debacle.  (3/28/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Union County Youth Employment Program deadline approaching. (3/27/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Game Changers, March 29 blog party. (3/29/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/7/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]    Decisive Leadership.  (3/19/17).

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, March 29, 2017

Olddoc offers a 2008 post as worthwhile reading in light of the recent healthcare debacle..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
  • mmmm
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 --

Community Empowerment Expo:  "Jobs were had on the spot at Empowerment Expo"
Drug Overdoses:  "Free training is administering Narcan to be offered at Senior Center" -- Co-sponsored by the Municipal Alliance.

East Orange:  "Court: City was right to fire cop who took 105 sick days"
Elizabeth --
Hospitals:  "RWJ-Barnabas and Aetna may split, spurring patient bills to soar"
Planned Parenthood:  "California files charges against creators of undercover videos"
South Plainfield:  "Worker at HVAC firm accused of $700K theft" -- Ledger| Courier |
Union County:  "$4.75M settlement reached in woman's misdiagnosed cancer death"

Trump World --
  • It's been only 68 days, but it feels like 680.
2017 Guv Race --
ELEC:  "Back in business, ELEC approves debate hosts"
EPA:  "Trump scraps regs limiting air pollution from fossil fuels"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   CBAC schedule released; 'Tax March' on April 15 at Cedar Brook Park; Print vs. digital news -- or both.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers a 2008 post as worthwhile reading in light of the healthcare debacle.  (3/28/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Union County Youth Employment Program deadline approaching. (3/27/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race: Lifeguard wanted (and casting). (3/27/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/7/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]    Decisive Leadership.  (3/19/17).

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, March 28, 2017

Bernice: CBAC schedule released.. 'Tax March' on April 15 at Cedar Brook Park.. Print vs. digital news -- or both.. Olddoc updates us on his routines, plus a quick review of Trump world goings-on.. Council President Williams: Union County Youth Employment Program deadline approaching.. Jackie: The Amazing Race: Lifeguard wanted (and casting)..


[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 --

Mayor Mapp: "Budgets impact lives"
Easter:  "Easter activities, April 8"
Attempted Murder:  "Plainfield man pleads guilty to attempted murder" -- Courier | Ledger |
Murder:  "Four indicted in two separate Plainfield murders"  -- Courier | Ledger 1 | Ledger 2 |
Rotary Club:  "Last chance to purchase wine-tasting dinner tickets"
Youth March:  "Youth from throughout NJ to march in Trenton April 22"
YMCA:  "You can't afford to ignore prediabetes"
Obituary:  "Bernice Jeronowitz, 35-year volunteer at Muhlenberg"

Crayola:  "Crayola retiring a color from its 24-box for the first time ever"
Jersey City:  "JC got $1.9M to fight gun violence. Trump may take it away"
Pets:  "NJ pets in need, Monday, March 27"
Superfund Site:  "NL Industries loses court bid to have state help pay for cleanup"  -- Courier | Ledger |
Trenton --

Trump World --
Bridgegate --
Gov. Christie:  "Christie signs $400M transportation bill" -- Ledger | Courier | NJSpot |
NJ Credit:  "Pension debt triggers NJ's 11th credit downgrade under Christie"
Whistleblower Lawsuit:  "Lawmaker to AG: What's behind suit that cost state $5.3M?"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   CBAC schedule released; 'Tax March' on April 15 at Cedar Brook Park; Print vs. digital news -- or both.

[OLDDOC]   updates us on his routines, plus a quick review of Trump world goings-on.  (3/27/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Union County Youth Employment Program deadline approaching. (3/27/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race: Lifeguard wanted (and casting). (3/27/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/7/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]    Decisive Leadership.  (3/19/17).

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, March 27, 2017

Noel: Bridgewater-Raritan ends Plainfield season on a losing note.. Jackie's week in review updates us on several fronts, plus photos of gulls gazing skyward..


[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 --

Missing Man:  "Plainfield police seek public's help in finding missing man"

Trump World --
Pension Reform:  "Moran: Wisniewski in gutsy fight against tax-and-spend bill"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]   Voters, please! (hold candidates to a high standard).

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers some thoughts on Plainfield schools situation, charter schools, Obamacare repeal, and more.  (3/22/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Reports on 'Ready to Run 2017', campaign training for women. (3/14/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]   Jackie's week in review updates us on several fronts, plus photos of gulls gazing skyward. (3/26/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/07/17)

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

[Anonymous Gadfly]    LThe plot thickens.  (3/17/17).

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



Sunday, March 26, 2017

Bernice: Voters, please! (hold candidates to a high standard).. Lookfor Jackie's week in review..


[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 --

Mayor for A Day:  "Plainfield schools participate in 'Mayor For A Day' program"
Missing Person:  "Plainfield police: 81-year-old man is missing, at risk"
Watchung Reservation:  "Hikers meet mountain bikers in public comment at Freeholder meeting"
Book Review:  "Jennifer posts Beth Moroney's review of 'Without Mercy', a contemporary crime novel"

Bombing Suspect:  "Suspect in NYC, NJ bombings says he can't get fair trial in Union County"
Elizabeth:  "Judge: 3 BOE members voted improperly to give 6-figure job to Councilman"
Newark:  "Newark Housing Authority director out of a job"
Retail --
Seaside Heights:  "A little scuffle, then a peaceful pro-Trump rally at the shore"

Trump World --
Obamacare Repeal --
2017 Guv Race:  "Ciattarelli defeats Guadagno in impassioned Middlesex"
Atlantic City Takeover:  "Here's how much Christie pal has billed state in takeover"
Town Mergers:  "Bill to promote mergers of towns goes to Christie's desk"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]    Regarding Larry Leverett.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers some thoughts on Plainfield schools situation, charter schools, Obamacare repeal, and more.  (3/22/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Reports on 'Ready to Run 2017', campaign training for women. (3/14/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]   Survivor: The Game Changers, March 22 blog party. (3/22/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/7/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Teaneck tops Ewing for Group III crown. (3/14/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    LThe plot thickens.  (3/17/17).

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



Saturday, March 25, 2017

Plainfield Today: Rummage Sale at Cedarbrook Apartments Saturday.. 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, March 25; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]    Regarding Larry Leverett.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers some thoughts on Plainfield schools situation, charter schools, Obamacare repeal, and more.  (3/22/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Reports on 'Ready to Run 2017', campaign training for women. (3/14/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]   Survivor: The Game Changers, March 22 blog party. (3/22/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/7/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Teaneck tops Ewing for Group III crown. (3/14/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    LThe plot thickens.  (3/17/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community | Queen City Pride |



Friday, March 24, 2017

Plenty of news, but Plainfield bloggers are in a holding pattern..


[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 --

Community Empowerment Expo:  "Clergy association sponsors Expo at PHS Saturday
Soccer:   "Ecuadorean soccer tournament, Ecuadorean dance group at Plainfield YWCA"

JCC Bomb Threats:  "Jews feel stung that JCC bomb threat suspect is one of their own"
Heroin:  "Heroin overdose antidote could soon be available over the counter in NJ"
Ocean County:  "FBI subpoenas records of election board's chair"
Retail --
South Orange-Maplewood:  "Slurs in the classroom, swastikas in the bathroom at Columbia High"

Trump World --
2017 Guv Race --
Legislature --


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]    Regarding Larry Leverett.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers some thoughts on Plainfield schools situation, charter schools, Obamacare repeal, and more.  (3/22/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Reports on 'Ready to Run 2017', campaign training for women. (3/14/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]   Survivor: The Game Changers, March 22 blog party. (3/22/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/7/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Teaneck tops Ewing for Group III crown. (3/14/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    LThe plot thickens.  (3/17/17).

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



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bernice: Regarding Larry Leverett.. Olddoc offers some thoughts on Plainfield schools situation, charter schools, Obamacare repeal, and more.. Jackie: Survivor: The Game Changers, March 22 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 --

Community Empowerment Expo:  "Clergy association sponsors Expo at PHS Saturday"
Plainfield Schools:  "Security guards, social workers fight to keep jobs"
CASA:  "Plainfield volunteer becomes Union County Family Court Advocate"

Elizabeth:  "Parents convicted of manslaughter in beating death of toddler"
Hopewell:  "Anti-hate signs stolen from lawns, cops say"
Liberty Science Center:  "Heated debate over $276M LSC expansion"
Millennials:  "Businesses worry that too many millennials head out of NJ"
Newark:  "Downtown office tower bought for $17.2M"
NJ Billionaires:  "6 Jerseyans make Forbes list"
Union:  "Man charged with bias crime in parking dustup with neighbors"

Trump World --
Obamacare Repeal --
Gov. Christie --
NJ Budget:  "Christie wants to divert environmental settlements one more time"
Recycling:  "Mob used loopholes to make NJ recycling a dirty business, state finds"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[[BERNICE]    Regarding Larry Leverett.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc offers some thoughts on Plainfield schools situation, charter schools, Obamacare repeal, and more.  (3/22/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Reports on 'Ready to Run 2017', campaign training for women. (3/14/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]   Survivor: The Game Changers, March 22 blog party. (3/22/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/7/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Teaneck tops Ewing for Group III crown. (3/14/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    LThe plot thickens.  (3/17/17).

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, March 22, 2017

Bernice: South Second Street financial agreement revised.. Women's History Month event..


[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 --

Mayoral Race:  "Rivers to Mapp: Why should I get into a fight with n outgoing mayor?"
Stabbing:  "Man stabs 19-year-old girl friend, Plainfield police say" -- Ledger | TAPinto |
YMCA:  "Westfield Girl Scouts cook and serve meal to YMCA shelter residents"
Obituary:  "Donald Costanzo, Sr., holder of 9 varsity letters from PHS"

Elizabeth:  "City vows to throw away what you leave on street to block parking spaces"
Kean U.:  "Actor Kai Penn will speak at Kean commencement"
Linden:  "Mayor denies physical altercation with firefighter" -- Ledger | Courier |
Livingston:  "Bomb threat forces evacuation of Temple Beth Shalom"
Rahway:  "Mayor takes medical leave after second accident" -- Ledger | Courier |
Wyclif Jean:  "Jean 'appalled' by LAPD after being wrongly detained, handcuffed"

2017 Guv Race --
Gov. Christie --
NJ Pensions:  "Poll: Jerseyans would raise taxes on rich to fund state pensions"
NJ Supremes:  "Top court tosses 'total' internet ban for sex offender"
Obamacare Repeal:  'Study: 500,000 Jerseyans would lose insurance under GOP healthcare plan"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[[BERNICE]    Tales of the voting districts.. Deja vu on 2010: on snow and flowers.

[OLDDOC]   On Trump slaps at Brits and Germans, Pence fau pas: Oy vey!.  (3/18/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Reports on 'Ready to Run 2017', campaign training for women. (3/14/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]   Survivor: Game Changers; March 15 episode blog party. (3/14/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/7/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Teaneck tops Ewing for Group III crown. (3/14/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    LThe plot thickens.  (3/17/17).

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, March 21, 2017

Bernice: Finding the villain in school costs.. Happy Vernal Equinox..


[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 --

Union County College:  "Christie, community colleges to create more career opportunities" -- Ledger | Courier |

Bribery:  "Pastor at Jackson church guilty of accepting $150K in bribes in Bitcoin scheme"
Drew University:  "NJ's priciest college gets stund by credit agency's junk bond rating"
Heroin Overdoses:  "Acme to offer overdose antidote without prescription in NJ stores"
Newark:  "Mayor Ras Baraka touts a 'Newark forward' in state of city address"
Pets:  "NJ pets in need, March 20"

Trump World --
Sen. Menendez --
Dept. of Corrections:  "State swears in 194 new corrections officers"
Public Airwaves:  "NJ windfall from sale of public airwaves likely smaller than projected"
Whistleblowers:  "Should details on suits that cost NJ taxpayers millions be kept secret?"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[[BERNICE]    Tales of the voting districts.. Deja vu on 2010: on snow and flowers.

[OLDDOC]   On Trump slaps at Brits and Germans, Pence fau pas: Oy vey!.  (3/18/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Reports on 'Ready to Run 2017', campaign training for women. (3/14/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]   Survivor: Game Changers; March 15 episode blog party. (3/14/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/7/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Teaneck tops Ewing for Group III crown. (3/14/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    LThe plot thickens.  (3/17/17).

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



Monday, March 20, 2017

Jackie's week in review deals with a discourteous neighbor and shares a snowy scene entitled 'Spring is tomorrow'.. Anonymous Gadfly: Decisive leadership..


[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 --

Historical Society:  "Lecture and book signing at Drake House for Joanne Rajoppi's book on March 26"
Richmond Towers:  "Deltas and AARP team up to present program on financial exploitation and elder abuse"

Linden:  "District alleges fraud in charter school application"
South Plainfield:  "Senior Center adds two new programs to their schedule"

Trump World --
Guns:  "NJ Republican Lance says no to bill allowing 'mentally incompetent' vets to buy guns"
Immigration:  Why NJ's immigration court has one of the highest backlog of cases in the country"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[[BERNICE]    Tales of the voting districts.. Deja vu on 2010: on snow and flowers.

[OLDDOC]   On Trump slaps at Brits and Germans, Pence fau pas: Oy vey!.  (3/18/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Reports on 'Ready to Run 2017', campaign training for women. (3/14/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]   Survivor: Game Changers; March 15 episode blog party. (3/14/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/7/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Teaneck tops Ewing for Group III crown. (3/14/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    LThe plot thickens.  (3/17/17).

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



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bernice: Tales of the voting districts.. Deja vu on 2010: on snow and flowers.. Olddoc on Trump slaps at Brits and Germans, Pence fau pas: Oy vey!.. Look for Jackie's week in review.. Anonymous Gadfly: The plot thickens..


[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 --

Water Flushing:  "Schedules for NJ American Water's annual Plainfield pipe flushing"
Burglaries:  "Plainfield man arrested for three burglaries and released twice will be staying in jail"
Crossroads Theater:  "Crossroads' last hurrah on Livingston is tribute to Sarah Vaughan"
Development:  "High end multi-family projects popping up around Central Jersey"
Taxis:  "Plainfield cops will now be able to tow out-of-town taxis"
YMCA:  "Second Chane job training program for youths 16-24"

Green Brook:  "Green Brook explores creating town center"
Morristown:  "Rally planned for immigrants after fake photo caused panic"
Newark:  "City seeks volunteers for trained, uniformed auxiliary police"
Roselle:  "Mayor Dansereau declares borough a 'sanctuary' despite council concerns"
Trenton:  "School board names sole superintendent finalist"

Trump World --
2017 Guv Race --
  • "Joe Piscopo decides he won't run as a Republican" -- Ledger | InsiderNJ |
Bridgegate --
Legislature:  "How NJ lawmakers voted on bill to make Trump show his tax returns"
Mentally Ill:  "Christie administration satisfies suit requiring NJ find homes for mentally ill"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]    Tales of the voting districts.. Deja vu on 2010: on snow and flowers.

[OLDDOC]   On Trump slaps at Brits and Germans, Pence fau pas: Oy vey!.  (3/18/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Reports on 'Ready to Run 2017', campaign training for women. (3/14/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]   Survivor: Game Changers; March 15 episode blog party. (3/14/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/7/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Teaneck tops Ewing for Group III crown. (3/14/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    LThe plot thickens.  (3/17/17).

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



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Plainfield Today: City Committee candidates running with Mayor Mapp in breakfast meeting today.. 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, March 18; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]    A Q&A with Downtown Plainfield.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc on Council meeting: Bierstadts and proxy campaigning.  (3/14/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Reports on 'Ready to Run 2017', campaign training for women. (3/14/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]   Survivor: Game Changers; March 15 episode blog party. (3/14/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/7/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Teaneck tops Ewing for Group III crown. (3/14/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example (3/11/17).

FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community | Queen City Pride |



Friday, March 17, 2017

Bernice: The (campaign) showrunners.. Stigma-Free Zone event announcement.. HPS hearing foretells project changes.. Olddoc: March Madness Trump and a substitute blog..


[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 --

City Council:   "Video includes history of Plainfield Library artwork"
Cop Convicted:  "Plainfield cop convicted of sharing confidential information" -- Ledger | Courier |
Fashion First: "Plainfield program that encourages fashion careers works with Girl Scouts in charity project"
Manslaughter:  "Plainfield man pleads guilty to infant son's beating death" -- Ledger | Courier |
PAAAS:  "Freeholders honor Plainfield's Alexis Morrast for win at 'Showtime at the Apollo'"
YMCA:  "St. Peter's Prep student gives back to Plainfield YMCA shelter"

Arts Organizations:  "Central Jersey arts groups would suffer under Trump budget"
Children's Books:  "'She Persisted'; Chelsea Clinton writes children's books about American women"
Seton Hall Law School:  "Former US Attorney Fishman lands position at Seton Hall"

Trump World --
Legislature --
NJ Budget:  "Christie budget won't stem costly NJ pension tide, ratings agency says"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]    A Q&A with Downtown Plainfield.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc on Council meeting: Bierstafts and proxy campaigning.  (3/14/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Reports on 'Ready to Run 2017', campaign training for women. (3/14/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]   Survivor: Game Changers; March 15 episode blog party. (3/14/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/7/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Teaneck tops Ewing for Group III crown. (3/14/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example (3/11/17).

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, March 16, 2017

Bernice: A Q&A with Downtown Plainfield.. Jackie: Survivor: Game Changers; March 15 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 --

Food Stamps:  "Plainfield store fights Fed food stamp ban after trafficking allegation" -- The former gas station across from the Drake House.
Obituaries --
Stigma-Free Zone:  "Plainfield mental health initiative launch set for April 8"

Immigrants:  "Asm McKeon: Today's immigrant stories much like the American story of the Irish"

Trump World --
2017 Guv Race --
NJ Budget:  "Lawmakers hear pleas for money in Christie budget as many fear Trump cuts"
Obamacare Repeal:  "Poor, elderly stand to be hardest hit under GOP plan"
Painkiller Abuse:  "Rep. Frank Pallone presses NFL on reported pain killer abuse"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[BERNICE]    A Q&A with Downtown Plainfield.

[OLDDOC]   Olddoc on Council meeting: Bierstafts and proxy campaigning.  (3/14/17)

[Mayor MAPP]  9th Annual MLK Potluck and Food Drive.

[Councilor STORCH]  Stigma-Free Zone is on the Council agenda. (02/26//17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Reports on 'Ready to Run 2017', campaign training for women. (3/14/17)

[DAVID]  Jodhpur to Delhi. (03/11/17)

[JACKIE]   Survivor: Game Changers; March 15 episode blog party. (3/14/17)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Blues for Becky.. (3/7/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]   Teaneck tops Ewing for Group III crown. (3/14/17).

[Anonymous Gadfly]    Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example (3/11/17)

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