Where Plainfield turns for news.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

North Plainfield man stabbed to death.. Freeholder Williams: Sensory-friendly trail at Trailside is officially open.. Jackie: Big Brother 20 live feeds Monday.. Rebecca: Senior Swim Soiree Sunday..


[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 --

Back-to-School:  "Backpacks, school supplies to be given out at Plainfield events"
Obituary:  "Michael Lattimore, former Public Safety Director" -- Services Wednesday at Rose of Sharon.



Camden:  "City native 'humbled' to lead school district"

Catholic Church:  "Critics say pope's comments both 'bold' and 'too little, too late'"

Commuting:  "The town with the longest commute time in each county"

Essex County:  "County went from near junk-bond status to highest rating. Investors, take note"

Newark:  "Baraka shakes up cabinet, names affordable housing czar"

North Plainfield:   "24-year-old man fatally stabbed" -- TAPinto | Courier | Ledger |

Pets:   "NJ pets in need, August 20"

Property Taxes --


Road Rage:  "Foul-mouthed driver caught on cam now facing charges"

Utility Rates:  "Utilities can raise your rates without state approval, and it's legal"


2018 Senate Race:  "Here are the stunning ways GOP lost over last 40 years. Can they win this fall?"

Murphy v. Sweeney:  "In Murphy v. Sweeney, NJ needs to come out on top"

Marijuana:   "Sweeney: We have the votes to pass marijuana bills"

NJ Dems:  "Laurenti to lead Emerge NJ-- Organization promotes Dem women as candidates.

NJ Transit:   "Gov. Murphy vowed to fix NJ Transit, now it's his problem"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --
  • [ OLDDOC] Olddoc reposts an old blog on Plainfield's manufacturing history.  (08/17/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Gordon Fuller, a true public servant in Plainfield, will be missed. (07/28/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Sensory-friendly trail at Trailside is officially open. (8/21/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  Sean has a guest post on the city charter topic by Mary Burgwinkle. (8/13/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Big Brother 20 live feeds Monday. (8/20/2018)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  2nd Annual Senior Swim Soiree at Hannah Atkins pool. (8/10/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  on 2018 PHS Hall of Fame inductions. (07/16/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan remembers his childhood church, 1948-61. {08/17/18)
FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |




Monday, August 20, 2018

Services set for Mike Lattimore.. Courier chimes in on charter changes.. Jackie: Big Brother 20 live feeds Sunday.. Rebecca: Senior Swim Soiree at Hannah Atkins is upcoming..



[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
--

Charter:  "Gov. Murphy signs Plainfield charter changes" -- The Courier is a little late to the party here.
Week Ahead:  "The week ahead in Plainfield, Aug. 20 - 26"
Week in Review:  "Plainfield week in review: Mapp on charter changes, SSYC, more"
Obituary:  "Michael Lattimore, former Public Safety Director" -- Services Wednesday at Rose of Sharon.
Food Alert:  "Worried about 'weed killer' in cereals? Take this list shopping with you"

Birthday:  "NJ great-grandmom goes skydiving for her 90th birthday"
Catholic Church:  "Moran: Rape, celibacy, and Cardinal Tobin's challenge in Newark"
Funerals of the Super-rich:  "One last extravagant display of wealth"
Miss America:  "Gretchen Carlson fires back at Miss America: I have never bullied or silenced you"
North Plainfield:  "Two fish market employees overcome by carbon monoxide"
Parades --

2020 Prez Race:  "11 ways Booker is wooing progressives"

Trump World --
RECENT BLOG POSTS --

  • [ OLDDOC] Olddoc reposts an old blog on Plainfield's manufacturing history.  (08/17/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Gordon Fuller, a true public servant in Plainfield, will be missed. (07/28/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Sensory-friendly trail opens Monday at Trailside. (8/18/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  Sean has a guest post on the city charter topic by Mary Burgwinkle. (8/13/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Big Brother 20 live feeds Sunday. (8/19/2018)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  2nd Annual Senior Swim Soiree at Hannah Atkins pool. (8/10/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  on 2018 PHS Hall of Fame inductions. (07/16/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan remembers his childhood church, 1948-61. {08/17/18)
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, August 19, 2018

Mike Lattimore dies.. Some underwear may harm men's sperm count.. Olddoc reposts an old blog on Plainfield's manufacturing history..Freeholder Williams: Sensory-friendly trail opens Monday at Trailside.. Jackie: Big Brother 20 live feeds into Saturday..


[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 --



Pedestrian Mall:  "Plainfield pedestrian mall to get vault closure, sidewalk repairs"

Obituary:  "Michael Lattimore, former Public Safety Director" -- Services Wednesday at Rose of Sharon.
Boys Soccer:  "Divisional realignment shakes up boys soccer" -- Plainfield has chance for title in Union County Conference.

Commuting:  "Murphy urges Lincoln Tunnel users to find alternatives" -- Construction 'til 2021.

Weekend:  "What's on TAP this weekend in Plainfield"
 



Amazon:  "Amazon's new NJ center as big as 30 football fields, providing 2,000 jobs"
Baby Names:  "24 baby names for those who really love NJ"

Camden:  "Three charged in ambush shooting of police detectives"
Catholic Church:  "NJ diocese says report it covered up for predatory priest is 'completely inaccurate'"

Islam:  "What is the Hajj?" -- The annual Hajj begins today.
Old Homes:  "The town with the most old homes in each county -- Union County is clearly wrong, it should be Plainfield by a mile.
Rentals:  "What you can rent in each NJ county for $2,000"

Teacher of the Year:  "Union, Middlesex teachers pf the year named"
Underwear:  "Certain men's underwear may be hurting their sperm count"




Schools:  "Sweeney: Time to get serious about consolidating districts"
Voting Machines:   "State receiving $10M upgrade to voting machines" -- They're still not the best ones.



RECENT BLOG POSTS --
  • [ OLDDOC] Olddoc reposts an old blog on Plainfield's manufacturing history.  (08/17/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Gordon Fuller, a true public servant in Plainfield, will be missed. (07/28/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Sensory-friendly trail opens Monday at Trailside. (8/18/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  Sean has a guest post on the city charter topic by Mary Burgwinkle. (8/13/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Big Brother 20 live feeds into Saturday. (8/18/2018)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  2nd Annual Senior Swim Soiree at Hannah Atkins pool. (8/10/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  on 2018 PHS Hall of Fame inductions. (07/16/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan remembers his childhood church, 1948-61. {08/17/18)
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




Saturday, August 18, 2018

Plainfield Today: Mayor Mapp's 11th BBQ Saturday.. Cedarbrook Towers Annual Yard Sale 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 --

Weekend:  "What's on TAP this weekend in Plainfield"

You're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.
[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --
  • [ OLDDOC] Olddoc questions costs of Plainfield government.  (08/15/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19.  (07/28/17)
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Gordon Fuller, a true public servant in Plainfield, will be missed. (07/28/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Announces notary public training session. (8/09/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  Sean has a guest post on the city charter topic by Mary Burgwinkle. (8/13/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Big Brother 20 HoH Endurance Comp updates. (8/16/2018)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  2nd Annual Senior Swim Soiree at Hannah Atkins pool. (8/10/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  on 2018 PHS Hall of Fame inductions. (07/16/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan remembers his childhood church, 1948-61. {08/17/18)
FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |




Friday, August 17, 2018

Aretha Franklin passes.. Motel rapist gets 148-year sentence.. Jackie: Big Brother 20 HoH Endurance Comp updates.. Dan's new blog: A remembrance of his boyhood church on its 150th anniversary..


[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 --
Organ Donation:  "Cookout at Milt Campbell Field for National Minority Donor Awareness"
Food Alert:  "Traces of cancer-causing agent found in popular cereals, granola"

Asbury Park:  "Switching to voting by wards could be on November ballot"
Elizabeth:   "Motel rapist gets 148-year sentence"  -- Ledger | Courier |
Gas Tax:  "Gas tax likely to increase because revenue is coming up short"
Immigrants:  "Should NJ Dem officials keep jailing immigrants for ICE?"
Lambertville:  "28-year-old novice takes on 7-term mayor, and wins"
Newark:  "Newark gets $5.6M settlement from East Orange in sewer dispute"
NJ Transit --
Teacher of the Year:  "These 21 teachers are competing for NJ title"
Traffic Fatalities:  "AAA study shows drug-involved traffic deaths on the rise"
Schools:  "School district merger doesn't get passing grade in East Newark"
Speed Limits:  "In NJ, setting them is a mix of law, engineering and politics"
Woodbridge:  "Resident charged with trying to obtain US citizenship by fraud"

2018 Senate Race:  "Sierra Club endorses Menendez"

Congress:  "Muslim women poised to change the next Congress"
Clean Water:   "Move in Congress to weaken act could have consequences for NJ"
Obamacare:  "Trump administration just helped preserve NJ's Obamacare"

Obituary:  "Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul" --  Politico | NYTimes | People | CBS |


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

  • [ OLDDOC] Olddoc questions costs of Plainfield government.  (08/15/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Adrian Mapp's 10th Annual Community Barbecue August 19.  (07/28/17)
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Gordon Fuller, a true public servant in Plainfield, will be missed. (07/28/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Announces notary public training session. (8/09/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  Sean has a guest post on the city charter topic by Mary Burgwinkle. (8/13/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Big Brother 20 HoH Endurance Comp updates. (8/16/2018)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  2nd Annual Senior Swim Soiree at Hannah Atkins pool. (8/10/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  on 2018 PHS Hall of Fame inductions. (07/16/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan remembers his childhood church, 1948-61. {08/17/18)
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, August 16, 2018

Google tracks your location even when you tell it to stop (and what you can do about it).. More on Monday's Council meeting.. Olddoc questions costs of Plainfield government.. Jackie: Big Brother 20 Power of Veto show.. Rebecca: 2nd Annual Senior Swim Soiree at Hannah Atkins pool is coming..


[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:  "More on Plainfield's August Council meeting"
Weather:  "Why we're stuck in a muggy mess with no end in sight"

Basketball:  "Where NJ's top seniors are headed for college"
Camden:  "ABC: Ten years of hope and the power of keeping dreams alive"
Catholic Church --
Dover:  "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here" -- Good story by InsiderNJ's Fred Snowflack.
Hospitals:  "NJ's top hospitals as ranked by US News & World Report"
Internet Privacy:  "Probe finds Google tracks your location even when you tell it to stop"
Press Freedom --
Medical Marijuana:  "Boss can drug test medical user, federal court says"
Newark:  "Garcia replaced as head of Housing and Economic Development"
NJ Transit:  "Assembly Republicans, ignoring the past, rip into NJT communications" -- Demagoguery at work.
Orange:  "'Fed up' residents start recall of Mayor Warren"
Patronage:  "West NY Dem chair hired at $90K chief of staff to jail director"
Policing:  "Angry retired cop and teen face off in viral video" -- Biking while Black?

Murphy v. Sweeney --
ICE:  "NJ Dems demand removal of ICE spokesman"
NJ Dems:  "Dems raise $400K at fundraiser at Murphy's home"
Property Taxes --

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --
[ OLDDOC] Olddoc questions costs of Plainfield government.  (08/15/18)


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


[Councilor STORCH]  Gordon Fuller, a true public servant in Plainfield, will be missed. (07/28/18)


[Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Announces notary public training session. (8/09/18)

[SEAN McKENNA]  Sean has a guest post on the city charter topic by Mary Burgwinkle. (8/13/18)


[JACKIE]  Big Brother 20 Power of Veto show. (8/15/2018)


[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  2nd Annual Senior Swim Soiree at Hannah Atkins pool. (8/10/18)


[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  on 2018 PHS Hall of Fame inductions. (07/16/18)


[Laona Boy] Dan's new occasional blog about growing up in Laona, NY, in the 1950s.


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, August 15, 2018

Plainfield man's murder conviction upheld on appeal.. Plainfield HEART grants announced.. Olddoc takes umbrage at the mayor's videotaped council remarks.. Big Brother 20 live feeds into Tuesday night..



[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 --
HEART Grants:  "Plainfield groups receive Union County HEART grants"
Murder:  "Court upholds Plainfield man's conviction in 2006 murder"
Plainfield High School:  "PHS students and parents invited to meet-and-greet"

Animal Cruelty:  "Man who left dog in cage to drown will stay in jail"
Area Codes:  "South Jersey to get new 640 area code"
Asbury Park:  "Jenkinson's employee fired after kicking Black girls out"
County Political Parties:  "Jeff Brindle: Alive but not necessarily well"
Department Head Salaries:  "Jersey City seeks to raise salaries" -- Should Plainfielders blanch at these numbers?
Education:  "The least educated town in each county" -- See Union County.
Girl Scouts:  "There's a new cookie: Salt and caramel are involved" -- Thin Mints still rule!
High School Football:  "31 must-see HS scrimmages"
Immigrants:  "Advocates push for focus on detainees in county jails"
Linden:  "School district pushes to remove polling places over security concerns"
Sex Abuse:  "Pennsylvania grand jury report names 300 Catholic priests -- some with NJ connections"
Sikhs --
Warren:  "Cops seek help in ID'ing bank robber"


2018 Elections --
Gov. Murphy:  "Murphy vetoes minutes of South Jersey board aligned with Sweeney"
NJ Investment Council:  "Tougher ethics rules for pension investing board"
NJ Pensions:  "Up to 11 elected officials could benefit from new pension law"
Public-Private Partnerships:  "Murphy signs bill setting up P3s" -- Be watchful!
Tariffs:  "Trump tariffs squeeze NJ manufacturers, disrupt supply chains"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --
[ OLDDOC]  Olddoc takes umbrage at the mayor's videotaped council remarks.  (08/14/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Gordon Fuller, a true public servant in Plainfield, will be missed. (07/28/18)

[Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Announces notary public training session. (8/09/18)

[SEAN McKENNA]  Sean has a guest post on the city charter topic by Mary Burgwinkle. (8/13/18)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 20 live feeds into Tuesday night. (8/14/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  2nd Annual Senior Swim Soiree at Hannah Atkins pool. (8/10/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  on 2018 PHS Hall of Fame inductions. (07/16/18)

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