Where Plainfield turns for news.

Monday, April 23, 2018

New DMV office in South Plainfield to open.. Councilor Williams reflects on the life of Jerry Green..


[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 --

Autism Awareness:  "5K Walk for Autism and Disability awareness Saturday at PHS"
DMV: "New facility in South Plainfield should ease crunch in Somerville-- coming in May at 5000 Hadley Road.
Week Ahead:  "Week ahead in Plainfield, April 23-29"

African American History:  "Trump 'considering' a pardon for bocer Jack Johnson"
Earth Day:  "'Throwaway culture' in spotlight as Earth Day targets plastics"
Guns:  "GOP split as banks take on gun industry"
Newark:  "Cherry blossoms finally blom in Branch Brook Park" -- Hurry if you want to see them, they don't last long.
NJ Political History:  "A great NJ labor union feud and the last Dem to lose a Senate race"
Summit:  "50,000 daffodils bloom at Reeves-Reed arboretum -- Plainfield used to be know for its iris displays.
Westfield:  "Northside Kitchen wins 'Best Bite' at Sandwichfest"
William Paterson University:  "Student's o-word tirade prompts online uproar"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc on Jerry Green's passing, Earth Day, and some toons on the Cohen bust.  (4/19/18)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  Union County Dems need a leader, not a boss. (02/16/18)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams reflects on the life of Jerry Green. (4/22/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool April 18 blog party. (4/18/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Drama workshops for adults and children (4/4/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Banner Boys takes the Friday Night Basketball League banner. (04/05/18).

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

**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, April 22, 2018

Latest news on Jerry Green's passing.. Plainfield students to see Pope Francis.. PHS baseball and softball..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
  • Plainfield Symphony closes season Saturday with Mahler.
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 --

Assemblyman Jerry Green --
Baseball --
Bike Share:  "Plainfield to launch LimeBike bike share program"
PAHS: "Longtime shelter residents needs a home"
Softball:  "Plainfield at McNair"
St. Mary's Church:  "Plainfield students among those to meet Pope Francis"
Week in Review:  "Plainfield week in review"

Diversity:  "I'm a Sikh, a Jerseyan and a target of bias. Let's get to know each other" --OpEd, Ledger.
Millennials:  "Murphy, Dems give millennials a reason to stay in NJ"
Rutgers:  "Rutgers Day expected to draw more than 100,000"
School Shootings--
Watchung: "Borough council votes to close library"

Sen. Booker: "Cory Booker tapped for speech, honorary degree at Temple"
Offshore Oil:  "Murphy bans offshore oil drilling in NJ"
Taxes:"Murphy open to tax amnesty, but worries about one-off solutions"  -- PoliticoNJ |

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc on Jerry Green's passing, Earth Day, and some toons on the Cohen bust.  (4/19/18)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  Union County Dems need a leader, not a boss. (02/16/18)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams remembers Councilor Bill Reid. (4/4/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool April 18 blog party. (4/18/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Drama workshops for adults and children (4/4/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Banner Boys takes the Friday Night Basketball League banner. (04/05/18).

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

**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



Friday, April 20, 2018

Plainfield Today: Two Earth Day events in Plainfield this weekend.. 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, April 21; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc on Jerry Green's passing, Earth Day, and some toons on the Cohen bust.  (4/19/18)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  Union County Dems need a leader, not a boss. (02/16/18)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams remembers Councilor Bill Reid. (4/4/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool April 18 blog party. (4/18/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Drama workshops for adults and children (4/4/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Banner Boys takes the Friday Night Basketball League banner. (04/05/18).

[Anonymous Gadfly]   Just when you thought you had seen it all.  (7/02/17).

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



Jerry Green's passing (more coverage).. Olddoc on Jerry Green's passing, Earth Day, and some toons on the Cohen bust..


[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 --

Assemblyman Jerry Green --
Opioids:  "Plainfield Organization for Recovery offering Narcan training sessions"
Plainfield Schools:  "'Books,Barbers, and Dads' reading program begins"

Business:  "Campbell Soup named most reputable company in US"
Marijuana --
Profile:  "Anna Atlas, Scotch Plains artist, dies at 102"
Gov. Christie:  "The tab for Christie's portrait is a doozy"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc on Jerry Green's passing, Earth Day, and some toons on the Cohen bust.  (4/19/18)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  Union County Dems need a leader, not a boss. (02/16/18)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams remembers Councilor Bill Reid. (4/4/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool April 18 blog party. (4/18/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Drama workshops for adults and children (4/4/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Banner Boys takes the Friday Night Basketball League banner. (04/05/18).

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

**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, April 19, 2018

Jerry Green dies (complete coverage).. Fires displaces family of 7.. Special Board of Ed budget meeting.. Jackie: Survivor: Ghost Pool April 18 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 --

Assemblyman Jerry Green --
Board of Ed:  "Special budget meeting April 24"
Fire:  "Wednesday morning fire displaces family of 7"
YMCA:  "Swim program offers Planfield school children instruction, safety and fun"
Real Estate:  "How many clones can you spot in Plainfield of this $1M Montclair house?"
Obituary:  "Mary Gladden, retired Plainfield schools principal" -- Condolences may be left on the website.

Bullying:  "Yankees support bullied 4th-grader who posted touching video"
Historic Preservation:  "NJ Supreme Court rules no taxpayer money to restore active churches"
Horizon Blue Cross:  "Moran: Horizon's secrecy clashes with the public interest"
Newark: "Murphy hosts power soiree for Baraka"
NJ Transit:  "NJ could lose $631M in cash by missing this deadline"
School Security:  "Does security mean transforming facilities into fortresses?"
Teachers:  "Will NJ's sexual misconduct law work? It's up to administrators"--Plainfield's Bolandi quoted.

Sen. Menendez:  "Menendez won't back Pompeo for Secretary of State"
Legislature:  "The most heterosexual legislture in America"
Tax Fairness:  "The 15 (mostly Red) states that mooch off NJ"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc observes the world and Cushing Road from his porch.  (4/13/18)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  Union County Dems need a leader, not a boss. (02/16/18)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams remembers Councilor Bill Reid. (4/4/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool April 18 blog party. (4/18/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Drama workshops for adults and children (4/4/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Banner Boys takes the Friday Night Basketball League banner. (04/05/18).

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

**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, April 18, 2018

Teen wounded in Monday night shooting.. 2018 budget review begins..


[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 --

Budget:  "Plainfield launches 2018 budget review"
Baseball:  "Plainfield at Roselle Park"
Healthy Corner Stores:  "Rudicia Market hosts tasting, raffl and screenings Wednesday -- 846 East 2nd.
Shooting:  "Teen injured in overnight Monday shooting"-- TAPinto | Courier | Patch |

Business --
Edison:  "Suspended cop now charged with computer theft, stalking"
School Board Elections:  "See how bad the turnout was for the April elections"

Gateway Tunnel:  "Menendez threatens to block Trump nominee over tunnel"
School Funding:  "Repollet supports a 'modernized' funding formula" -- InsiderNJ | PoliticoNJ | NJSpot | Ledger |
Voting: "Murphy signs 'motor voter' law"

Trump World --

Obituary:  "First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92"== Ledger | Politico | NYTimes |

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc oberves the world and Cushing Road from his porch.  (4/13/18)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  Union County Dems need a leader, not a boss. (02/16/18)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams remembers Councilor Bill Reid. (4/4/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool April 11 blog party. (4/11/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Drama workshops for adults and children (4/4/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Banner Boys takes the Friday Night Basketball League banner. (04/05/18).

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

**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, April 16, 2018

DNA evidence leads to 18 years for man who strangled Plainfield woman.. Earth Day Fair at FUSP Saturday..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
  • Planning Board meets Thursday, 7:30 PM.
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 --

2005 Murder:  "Newark mam gets 18 years for strangling Plainfield woman"  -- TAPinto | Ledger | Courier |
Earth Day:  "FUSP celebrates with Earth Day Fair on April 21"
UEZ:  "Plainfield's urban enterprise zone sales tax beak may be revived"

Business:  "Gerber taking first steps to leave NJ"
Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian Medical School:  "Seton Hall no longer sharing cost of new school"

Atlantic City:  "Murphy axing Christie ally as head of AC takeover"
NJ Budget:  "Repollet scheduled for budget committee hearing Tuesday"
State Workers:  "NJ state workers win pay raises from Murphy after long feud with Christie"

Trump World --
RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc oberves the world and Cushing Road from his porch.  (4/13/18)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  Union County Dems need a leader, not a boss. (02/16/18)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams remembers Councilor Bill Reid. (4/4/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool April 11 blog party. (4/11/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Drama workshops for adults and children (4/4/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Banner Boys takes the Friday Night Basketball League banner. (04/05/18).

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

**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



Plainfield senior Arianna Diaz nominated for Courier's Player of the Week -- vote for her today.. One list Plainfield is NOT on -- thank God..


[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 --

Softball --
Week Ahead:  "The week ahead in Plainfield, April 16-22"
Household Income:  "The poorest town in each NJ county, ranked"  -- No, we're not on the list, but you'll be surprised at who is.
Weather:  "Flash flooding possible as thunderstorms threaten"

Contractors:  "How to avoid getting scammed on home improvements"
Facebook:  "Siiicon Valley journalist urges Congress to be tougher on Zuckerberg-- "Congress doesn't get it and doesn't care".
Guns --
Marijuana:  "Moran: Put down your martinis and legalize marijuana"
Newark:  "At School of the Arts, arts burn bright as stars"
Pride Prom:  "Marquette's Pride Prom to go on as planned" -- I remember when Marquette was one of the most homophobic schools on the planet.

NJ Downtowns:  "Murphy wants a few millions to invest in NJ downtowns"
NJ Gas Tax:  "Law says if Murphy raises sales tax, gas tax increase goes away. Don't count on it"
NJ Politics --

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc oberves the world and Cushing Road from his porch.  (4/13/18)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  Union County Dems need a leader, not a boss. (02/16/18)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams remembers Councilor Bill Reid. (4/4/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool April 11 blog party. (4/11/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Drama workshops for adults and children (4/4/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Banner Boys takes the Friday Night Basketball League banner. (04/05/18).

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

**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, April 15, 2018

Ex-PHS Principal busted in $45K theft.. Plainfield firefighter charged in tax scam.. Olddoc oberves the world and Cushing Road from his porch on a warm Spring day..


[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 --

Baseball:  "Plainfield at Elizabeth"
Crime --
  • "Ex-PHS Principal busted in $45K theft" -- Courier | Ledger |
  • "Plainfield tax preparers chareged with filing false returns" -- One a firefighterCourier | TAPinto | Ledger |
Pets:  "Missing Plainfield pet sparks search by hundreds"
Week in Review:  "Plainfield week in review: No Parking protests, Yates House, more.."
Obituary:  "Marlene 'Dobry' Mapp, Mayor Mapp's sister-in-law"

Newark:  "Donald Payne not backing entire Baraka slate"
Retail:  "Billionaire in surprise bid for Toys R Us" --- Mini-Disneylands?

Murphy Cabinet:  "Senate approves Muoio for treasurer, second woman ever"
Congressional Races --
Elections --
Exxon Settlement:  "Sweeney, Couhglin back Lesniaak in suit over CVhristie's ExxonMobil settlement"
Government Salaries:  "1,000 government employees make more than Gov. Murphy"
Obamacre:  "NJ lawmakers vote to Trump-proof Obamacare"
Schools:  "Lawmakers want voters to approve $1B bond for school safety, vo-techs"

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc oberves the world and Cushing Road from his porch.  (4/13/18)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  Union County Dems need a leader, not a boss. (02/16/18)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams remembers Councilor Bill Reid. (4/4/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool April 11 blog party. (4/11/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Drama workshops for adults and children (4/4/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Banner Boys takes the Friday Night Basketball League banner. (04/05/18).

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

**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



Friday, April 13, 2018

Plainfield Today: FREE Plainfield Musical Club concert at Library Saturday, 2 PM... No CLIPS Saturday; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday -- Dan


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
  • FREE Plainfield Musical Club concert at Library Saturday, 2 PM.
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, April 14; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc nods to his 98th, talking local and US issues.  (4/12/18)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  Union County Dems need a leader, not a boss. (02/16/18)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams remembers Councilor Bill Reid. (4/4/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool April 11 blog party. (4/11/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Drama workshops for adults and children (4/4/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Banner Boys takes the Friday Night Basketball League banner. (04/05/18).

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



Good news: Plainfield's UEZ being reinstated.. Olddoc nods to his 98th, talking local and US issues..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
  • Blood Drive at PHS Friday, 8 AM - 2 PM.
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 --

Urban Enterprise Zone:  "Bill to reinstate UEZs, including Plainfield's, heads to governor's desk"
Veterans Housing Proposal:  "Yates vets housing proposal continues at Zoning Board on May 2"
YMCA:  "Y wants to awaken summer imagination at Healthy Kids Day"

Newark:  "Big Newark-Amazon meeting just happened. Here's what we know"

2018 Senate Race:  "Monmouth poll gives Menendez 21 point lead over Hugin"
Murphy Cabinet:  "Murphy raises issues of race over blocked confirmations" -- PoliticoNJ | NJGlobe | Ledger |
Economic Development:  "Lozano to replace Brown as head o Choose NJ"
Elections:  "State moves forward on election security plans" -- So they say, but I think paper ballots are best.
Horizon Blue Cross:  "Judge order Horizon to let public see details behind OMNIA plan"
Nuclear Energy:  "Moran: Will Murphy save us from PSEG's outrageous nuke subsidy?"
Paid Sick Leave:  "1M NJ workers may soon get paid sick leave"
Tax Deductions:  "Leglslature passes SALT deductions workaround"

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc nods to his 98th, talking local and US issues.  (4/12/18)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  Union County Dems need a leader, not a boss. (02/16/18)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams remembers Councilor Bill Reid. (4/4/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool April 11 blog party. (4/11/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Drama workshops for adults and children (4/4/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Banner Boys takes the Friday Night Basketball League banner. (04/05/18).

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

**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, April 12, 2018

Zoning Board takes up veterans home proposal in VWB.. Jackie: Survivor: Ghost Pool April 11 blog party..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
  • Blood Drive at PHS Friday, 8 AM - 2 PM.
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 --

Take Back the Night:  "Thursday night event at City Hall in support of victims of sexual volence"
Veterans Home Proposal:  "Yates matter before Zoning Board Wednesday"

Hihj School Football: "NJ HS state playoffs one small step from major facelift"
Hospitals:  "New drive for elective angioplasty long overdue"
Johnson & Johnson:  "NJ couple awarded $80M more in baby powder case"
Linden:  "Clerk sides with Hickey against Armstead over signatures" -- InsiderNJ | NJGlobe |
Medical Marijuana:  "Nearly 100 hundred more dispensaires could be coming to NJ"

Murphy Cabinet:  "Sweeney holds up Murphy education picks" -- InsiderNJ | NJGlobe | Ledger |
Schools --

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc expresses concerns about some Council items.  (4/9/18)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  Union County Dems need a leader, not a boss. (02/16/18)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams remembers Councilor Bill Reid. (4/4/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool April 11 blog party. (4/11/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Drama workshops for adults and children (4/4/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Banner Boys takes the Friday Night Basketball League banner. (04/05/18).

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

**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, April 11, 2018

New 'No Parking' restrictions protested.. Plainfield Arts Council networking dinner at Tradiciones de me Pueblo Wednesday, 6-10..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
  • Plainfield Zoning Board meets at 7:00 PM Wednesday.
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 --

Parking:  "More protest Plainfield 'No Parking' signs" -- With complete list of prohibited parking.
Month of the Young Child:  "Month of the Young Child kicks off at City Hall"
Summer Food Program:  "Plainfield to participate again in Summer Youth Food Program"

Essex Dmes:  "DiVicenzo's Roseland slte files defective petitions" -- Even the super=pros can mess up.
Newark:  "Shaq is opening a $79M luxury apartment tower"
PSE&G:  "Feds: PSEG subsidiary made false statments over 9-year period"
Real Estate:  "Zillow: The 11 amazing (and not so) amenities that get homes sold"
Trenton:  "Mayoral candidate Worthy's office burglairized"
Youth Sports:  "NJ may soon ban tackle football for kids under 12"

Campaign Finance:  "ELEC and lawmakers push treform campaign finnce laws"
Facebook:  "Booker tells Zucker to stop FB ads from discriminating against minorities"
Jersey Culture:  "12 things New Yorkers are clueless about"
NJ Budget:  "Murphy hasn't sold fellow Dems on tax hikes" -- NJSpot | Ledger |
The Mob:  "Murphy AG wants to teach cops how to spot mob-run bars" -- Ummm....

Trump World --
RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc expresses concerns about some Council items.  (4/9/18)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  Union County Dems need a leader, not a boss. (02/16/18)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams remembers Councilor Bill Reid. (4/4/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool April 4 blog party. (4/04/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Drama workshops for adults and children (4/4/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Banner Boys takes the Friday Night Basketball League banner. (04/05/18).

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

**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, April 10, 2018

Plainfield girls beat Roselle 16-9 on opening day.. Olddoc expresses concerns about some Council items..


[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 --

Baseball:  "Plainfield tops Roselle Catholic"
Police Division:  "Spring Brek with First Responders program at Library"
Softball:  "Plainfield beats Roselle 16-9 on opening day"
Week Ahead:  "The week ahead in Plainfield, April 9-15"
Obituary:  "Helen Buro Aguiar, Muhlenberg volunteer"

Child Sexuaal Abuse:  "Junoz Diaz writes about being raped as a child" -- The New Yorker essay is here.
Linden:  "Armstead looks to burn Hickey right out of the blocks"
Pensions:  "NJ seeking 'lost' MetLife employees due pension cash"
Retail:  "Amazon didn't kill Toys R Us; Greedy Wall Street profiteers did it" -- OpEd, Rep. Bill Pascrell.

Campaign Finance:  "Firms with public contracts contributed $9.4M to NJ pols in 2017"
Legislature:  "Bill would allow for voter-approved arts tax"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc expresses concerns about some Council items.  (4/9/18)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  Union County Dems need a leader, not a boss. (02/16/18)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams remembers Councilor Bill Reid. (4/4/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool April 4 blog party. (4/04/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Drama workshops for adults and children (4/4/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Banner Boys takes the Friday Night Basketball League banner. (04/05/18).

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

**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, April 8, 2018

Council business meeting Monday, 8 PM.. Olddoc shares a post on 'Harmonious Garden Seminar' at the Library.. Councilor Williams remembers Councilor Bill Reid.. Rebecca: 'Plainfield Acts' adult acting classes start Tuesday at FUSP..


[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 --

Council --
Plainfield Schools:  "Interim Superintendent's statement concerning arrest of PAAAS teacher"
Plainfield Symphony:  "PSO closes 98th season with Mahler's 9th Symphony"
Week in Review: "Plainfield Week in Review"

Essex Dems:  "The Roseland War: Codey vs. DiVicenzo"
Gun Violence --
Internet Prostitution:  "Backpage.com shut down by Feds"
Johnson & Johnson:  "NJ couple awarded $37M in J&J baby powder case"
Justice:  "Murder charges dropped against 2 NJ men adter DNA evidence raises doubts"
Newark:  "Menendez to endorse Baraka"
Soccer:  "Bayonne welcomes semi-pro soccer team"

Legislature --
Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc shares a post on 'Harmonious Garden Seminar' at the Library.  (4/6/18)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  Union County Dems need a leader, not a boss. (02/16/18)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams remembers Councilor Bill Reid. (4/4/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool April 4 blog party. (4/04/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Drama workshops for adults and children (4/4/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Banner Boys takes the Friday Night Basketball League banner. (04/05/18).

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

**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



Friday, April 6, 2018

Services for Councilman Bill Reid, 10 AM Saturday, Covenant UM Church.. No CLIPS Saturday; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday -- Dan


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
  • Services for Councilman Bill Reid, 10 AM Saturday, Covenant UM Church.
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, April 7; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc has several posts: on MLK, on Raritan Valley Hospital and the religious holidays.  (4/4/18)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  Union County Dems need a leader, not a boss. (02/16/18)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams remembers Councilor Bill Reid. (4/4/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool April 4 blog party. (4/04/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Drama workshops for adults and children (4/4/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Banner Boys takes the Friday Night Basketball League banner. (04/05/18).

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



Attempted murder of 3 Plainfield cops.. Olddoc has several posts: on MLK, on Raritan Valley Hospital and the religious holidays.. Councilor Williams remembers Councilor Bill Reid.. Neol: Banner Boys takes the Friday Night Basketball League banner.. Jackie: Survivor: Ghost Pool April 4 blog party.. Rebecca: Drama workshops for adults and children..


[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 --

Girls Softball:  "Plainfield bests Roselle"
Teacher Misconduct:  "PAAAS teacher had sexual relationship with student at Mahwah school where he formerly taught"
Shooting:  "Norht Plainfield man charged with attempted murder of 3 officers" -- TAPinto | Courier | Ledger |
Summer Youth Employment:  "Summer job opportunities available in Plainfield"

Gov.Murphy:  "Here's Murphy's plan for free community college in NJ"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc has several posts: on MLK, on Raritan Valley Hospital and the religious holidays.  (4/4/18)

[Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19. (07/28/17)

[Councilor STORCH]  Union County Dems need a leader, not a boss. (02/16/18)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams remembers Councilor Bill Reid. (4/4/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool April 4 blog party. (4/04/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Drama workshops for adults and children (4/4/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Banner Boys takes the Friday Night Basketball League banner. (04/05/18).

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

**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