Where Plainfield turns for news.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Another storm coming.. Our own Chris Estevez in Ledger on growing segregation in schools.. Olddoc reviews Tuesday's Council agenda..


[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 Basketball:  "Plainfield bests Brearley"
Drake House:  "Historical Society presents 'Discovering Immigrant Origins' lecture"
Plainfield's Christian Estevez:  "Murphy must address growing segregation in schools-- OpEd, Ledger.
PARCC Test:  "Is PARCC dead? Gov. Murphy calls for change" -- Ledger | Courier |
Rep. Watson Coleman:  "With Washington stepping down, NJ must step up its civil rights agenda-- OpEd, Ledger.
Weather:  "Snow prediction rises as winter storm bears down on NJ"
Food Recall:  "29,000 cases of ice cream bars recalled over listeria fears"

EWR:   "Hundreds march at Newark airport for higher wages" -- InsiderNJ | Ledger |
Fanwwod:  "Man killed by NJT train in Elixabeth identified as Fanwood 24-year-old"
High School Sports:  "Christie pocket vetoes NJSIAA cooperative sports bill"  -- Ledger | Courier |
MLK Day --
Newark:  "Facing re-election in May, Baraka says it's not time to change quarterbacks in midstream -- Hmmm...
Wrestling:  "Union County 2018 Tournament results, medal winners"

Gov. Murphy --
Sen. Booker:  "New podcast lets Booker lift his voice in advance of 2020 race"
Guns:  "Bump stocks banned in NJ after Christie signs bill"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc reviews Tuesday's Council agenda.  (1/15/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams wishes all a Happy New Year, notes new beginnings. (1/01/18)

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race 30: January 10 blog party. (1/10/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca celebrates the New Year, and reclaiming her time. (1/01/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Linden over Plainfield. (01/14/18)

[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 |

**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, January 15, 2018

Former Plainield man found dead after ex-girlfriend killed in Trenton.. Noel at HS Sports: Linden over Plainfield..


[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 --

Boys Basketball --
Girls Basketball:  "Plainfield trounces Rahway"
FACE Corp:  "FACE Corp keeps kids and families active and engaged"
PAAAS:  "Arianna Diaz advances in Poetry Out Loud competition"
Suicide:  "Former Plainfield man found dead after ex-girlfriend killed in Trenton"

CHIP:  "200K NJ kids could lose health insurance coverage"
MLK Day:  "Central Jersey events on MLK Day"

Gov. Murphy --
NJ Finances:  "Moran: Dems take control ... of an empty treasury


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc: Go Eagles, Whoa Trump! (1/13/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams wishes all a Happy New Year, notes new beginnings. (1/01/18)

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race 30: January 10 blog party. (1/10/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca celebrates the New Year, and reclaiming her time. (1/01/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Linden over Plainfield. (01/14/18)

[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 |

**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, January 14, 2018

Olddoc: Go Eagles, Whoa Trump!.. Noel at HS Sports: St.Mary's over Union Catholic..


[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 --
Plainfield Symphony:  "PSO'a annual free concert is 'A Family Affair'"
Obituary --

MLK Commemoration:  "On King holiday, religious groups look to 50th anniversry of assassination"
Middlesex Borough:  "School district joins fight against state's school funding formula" -- Ledger | Courier |
NJ Transit:  "Ex-official files federal safety complaint against NJ Transit"
Pep Boys:  "Pep Boys to pay $80K in price violations suit"
Piscataway:  "Best Buy distribution center coming to Piscataway"
South Plainfield:  "Borough names TAPinto its official electronic news source"
Trenton:   "DEP rips Trenton about water, says it's risking health of 225K people"
Wealth:  "19 wealthiest towns in NJ, ranked"

Gov. Murphy --
Gov. Christie:  "The 40 best Christie beach memes"
Poll:  "The first Oprah vs. Trump poll"

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc: Go Eagles, Whoa Trump! (1/13/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams wishes all a Happy New Year, notes new beginnings. (1/01/18)

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race 30: January 10 blog party. (1/10/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca celebrates the New Year, and reclaiming her time. (1/01/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  St.Mary's over Union Catholic. (01/13/18)

[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 |

**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, January 13, 2018

Plainfield Today: MLK community potluck/food drive Saturday, hosted by Mayor and First Lady Mapp.. 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, January 13; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc has two posts: about Muhlenberg development and Oprah for president. (1/10/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams wishes all a Happy New Year, notes new beginnings. (1/01/18)

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race 30: January 10 blog party. (1/10/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca celebrates the New Year, and reclaiming her time. (1/01/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Plainfield defeats East Pramge om overtime. (1/09/18)

[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 |



Friday, January 12, 2018

Plainfield MLK commemorations.. Trump tax bill and your property taxes.. Olddoc lists topics he wants to address..


[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 --

MLK Commemorations:  "Plainfield commemorations of Martin Luther King"
Property Taxes:  "You should know this about Trump tax law before filing your NJ return"
Obituary:  "Joseph Blumetti, classical guitarist, teacher at French School of Music"

Asbury Park:  "Former Housing Authority head admits stealing $90K"
Linden --
Rahway:  "Rahway fire chief charged with DWI"  -- 101.5 | Courier |
Trenton:  "All eyes on Jackson"
Women's March:  "Phil and Tammy Murphy to appear at Women's March on NJ"

Gov.-elect Murphy:  "Murphy names communications team"

Trump World --
  • "NJ to Trump: If you're banninb oil drilling off Florida, ban it here too" -- Ledger | NJSpot |

RECENT BLOG POSTS
--

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc has two posts: about Muhlenberg development and Oprah for president. (1/10/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams wishes all a Happy New Year, notes new beginnings. (1/01/18)

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race 30: January 10 blog party. (1/10/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca celebrates the New Year, and reclaiming her time. (1/01/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Plainfield defeats East Pramge om overtime. (1/09/18)

[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 |

**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, January 11, 2018

Towns with highest violent crime in each county.. Olddoc has two posts: about Muhlenberg development and Oprah for president.. Jackie: The Amazing Race 30: January 10 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 --

De Leeuw Scholarships:  "Applications now open to Plainfield area students for De Leeuw Scholarships"
Girls Basketball:  "Plainfield tops Elizabeth"
Income Tax:  "NJ income tax refunds to be delayed"
Vision Boarding:  "Free Vision Boarding workshop Jan. 20 t Emerson School"

7 Eleven Stores:  "ICE targets 7 Eleven stores for immigration violations" -- Including NJ.
Beer:  "Country's best beer is from NJ, says top beer magazine"
Marijuana:  "Two NJ towns announce they want weed sales"
NJ Transit:  "Purge of senior staffers under way at NJ Transit"
Rahway:  "Cursed seat? After back-to-back mayors resign suddenly, 3rd takes office"
South Plainfield --
Violent Crime:  "Town with highest violent crime rate in each county"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc has two posts: about Muhlenberg development and Oprah for president. (1/10/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams wishes all a Happy New Year, notes new beginnings. (1/01/18)

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race 30: January 10 blog party. (1/10/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca celebrates the New Year, and reclaiming her time. (1/01/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Plainfield defeats East Pramge om overtime. (1/09/18)

[Anonymous Gadfly] Inaugural blog post.

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, January 10, 2018

Dawn Patrol: Early morning doctor's appointment



 
Taking a day off -- early doctor's appointment. See you tomorrow. -- Dan


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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Oprah for President?.. More on Plainfield deer hunt.. Noel at HS Sports: Plainfield defeats East Orange in overtime..


[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 --

Muhlenberg Property:  "Hospital site set for new life"
Deer Hunt  --
Obituary:  "Martha M. Cozzoli, chair of Cozzoli Machine Co." -- Note her WWII career.

Salvadorans:  'Thousands of NJ Salvadorans losing immigration status"
South Plainfield:  "Borough mourns loss of Councilman and County Clerk Dennis Little"
Union County Police Academy:  "JC schooling recruits before they get to academy, and it works"

Gov.-elect Murphy:  "Murphy to choose another ex-Obama official for his cabinet" -- Ledger | Insider NJ |
Gov. Christie:  "Christie signs law mandating breast feeding must be allowed t work"
Gov. Byrne:  "Brendan Byrner remembered for wit, humor"
Oprah for President?:  "45 reasons she could never be president, and 5 ways she could"
High School Sports:  "Controversial cooperative sports bill headed to governor's desk"
Legislature --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  3 ways Trump has increased his cost of living, plus a letter on the deer hunt. (1/05/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams wishes all a Happy New Year, notes new beginnings. (1/01/18)

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race 30: Meet the cast. (1/02/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca celebrates the New Year, and reclaiming her time. (1/01/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Plainfield defeats East Orange in overtime. (1/09/18)

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, January 8, 2018

Bloggers are on ice, but there's plenty of Plainfield news..


[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 --

Boys Basketball:  "Plainfield tops East Orange"
Girls Basketball:  "Plainfield falls to Jonathan Dayton"
Commuting:  "NY Penn Station worki starting Monday will affect Tracks 15 and 18"
Driving:  "10 road projects that will complicate life in 2018-- Includes description of 78/287 work.
Gas:  "2018 start s with higher gas prices in NJ"
Income Inequality:  "See how your town scores on income inequality"
Union:  "Teacher who compared homosexuality to cancer has certificates suspended"
Week Ahead:  "The week ahead in Plainfield, an. 8 - 14"
Westher:  "Temperatures to warm through the week"


Fake News:  "7 things you can do about fake news" -- OpEd, Ledger.
Golden Globes --
Homeless:  "The homeless try to escape the cold"
Jersey City:  "Ex-police chief pleads guilty to stealing $31K from Housing Authority-- 10th conviction in overtime jobs scams.
New Brunswick:  "Parking Authority workers sentenced to 5 years in fees thefts"


2018 NJ Senate Election:  "Pharma exec with ties to Christie considers run against Menendez"
Christie:  "Moran: Christie is the most talented politician I ever knew and he blew it"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  3 ways Trump has increased his cost of living, plus a letter on the deer hunt. (1/05/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams wishes all a Happy New Year, notes new beginnings. (1/01/18)

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race 30: Meet the cast. (1/02/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca celebrates the New Year, and reclaiming her time. (1/01/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Plainfield in overtime victory over Wayne Valley. (1/01/18)

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, January 6, 2018

More weather coming our way.. Deer hunt sprks controversy.. Olddoc: 3 ways Trump has increased his cost of living, plus a letter on the deer hunt..



[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 --

Burglary:  "Plainfield man arrested in South Plainfield burglary"
Deer Hunt --
Dunkin' Donuts:  "Artificial dyes ditched amid rebranding, menu changes"
Plainfield Symphony:  "Annual 'After-Dinner Dance' set for Feb. 3"
Week in Review:  "City, Board of Ed reorgs; Arrest in stabbing, more"
Weather:  "Wintry mix predicted for Monday evening"

Newark:  "Baraka hires former Christie appointment to head economic development"
New Brunswick:  "New projects shaping up for city"
Somerset County --
Legislature --
Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  3 ways Trump has increased his cost of living, plus a letter on the deer hunt. (1/05/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams wishes all a Happy New Year, notes new beginnings. (1/01/18)

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race 30: Meet the cast. (1/02/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca celebrates the New Year, and reclaiming her time. (1/01/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Plainfield in overtime victory over Wayne Valley. (1/01/18)

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 Today: Deep freeze temperatures this weekend.. No CLIPS Saturday; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday -- Dan


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
  • "See you Sunday" -- Dan
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, January 6; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc on frequency of Council meetings; notes a PMUA discrepancy. (1/03/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams wishes all a Happy New Year, notes new beginnings. (1/01/18)

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race 30: Meet the cast. (1/02/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca celebrates the New Year, and reclaiming her time. (1/01/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Plainfield in overtime victory over Wayne Valley. (1/01/18)

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



Friday, January 5, 2018

Friday snow closings update.. Former Gov. Brendan Byrne dies.. Bloggers are snowed in..


[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 --

SCHOOL CLOSINGS:  All Plainfield Public Schools are closed Friday, January 5, because of weather.

Closings:  "Plainfield closings, Friday, January 5"
Author:  "Plainfield professor writes new book on doing business in Africa"
Board of Ed:  "New members welcomes at annual organization (video)"
Weather:  "'Dangerous' cold' coming this weekend"
Obituary:  "Fanette Lois (Phipps) Hahan. longtime Plainfield elementary teacher"

Gov. Byrne:  "Former guv Brendan Byrne dies" -- Ledger | Courier | PoliticoNJ | InsiderNJ | NJSpot | NYTimes | -- Photos here.
Legislature:  "NJ Dems fight as bill to subsidize PSEG nuclear plants stalls" -- Ledger | NJSpot |
NJ Transit  "NJT boss resigns two weeks after Murphy 'national disgrace' jab"

Trump World --
RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc on frequency of Council meetings; notes a PMUA discrepancy. (1/03/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams wishes all a Happy New Year, notes new beginnings. (1/01/18)

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race 30: Meet the cast. (1/02/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca celebrates the New Year, and reclaiming her time. (1/01/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Plainfield in overtime victory over Wayne Valley. (1/01/18)

[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 |

**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, January 4, 2018

Hackensack Meridian completes purchse of JFK.. Olddoc on frequency of Council meetings; notes a PMUA discrepancy..


[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 --

SCHOOL CLOSINGS:  All Plainfield Public Schools are closed Thursday, January 4. See website here.

Boys Basketball:  "Elizabeth tops Plainfield"
Girls Basketball:  "Plainfield bests Hillside"
JFK Hospital:  "Hackensack Meridian acquires JFK, making it NJ's largest hospital chain"
New Year's Eve Stabbing:  "Man arrested in fatal stabbing in Plainfield"
Storm Commute:  "Buses and trains during the storm"

Bridgegate:  "Feds urge court to uphold Bridgegate convictions, say defendants are 'unrepentant'"
High School Sports:  "Unprecedented bill in Legislature could open way to 'super teams'"
PSE&G:  "Bill to subsidize PSEG nuclear plants killed in lame duck session"
Pumping Gas:  "Oregon descends into madness, forces residents to pump own gas"
US Attorney for NJ:  "Christie Bridgegate attorney picked for acting US Atorney" -- PoliticoNJ | Ledger | InsiderNJ |

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc on frequency of Council meetings; notes a PMUA discrepancy. (1/03/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams wishes all a Happy New Year, notes new beginnings. (1/01/18)

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race 30: Meet the cast. (1/02/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca celebrates the New Year, and reclaiming her time. (1/01/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Plainfield in overtime victory over Wayne Valley. (1/01/18)

[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 |

**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, January 3, 2018

Police and Fire officers sworn in (video).. Jackie: The Amazing Race 30: Meet the cast..


[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:  "Pay heed to Council's 2018 schedule"
Police & Fire Promotions:  "Video: Police and Fire promotions at reorg"
YMCA: "Reframe New Year's resolutions at the YMCA"
Westher:  "Storm could explode into 'bomb cyclone' over East Coast"

Hillside:  "Mayoral candidate files suit challenging election result"
Hospitals:  "Medicare to penalize 15 hospitals-- But not JFK.
Marijuana:  "Legal marijuana: 6 concerns from police"

Legislature --
Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc wishes that 2018 may meet all of our hopes. (1/01/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams wishes all a Happy New Year, notes new beginnings. (1/01/18)

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  The Amazing Race 30: Meet the cast. (1/02/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca celebrates the New Year, and reclaiming her time. (1/01/18)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Plainfield in overtime victory over Wayne Valley. (1/01/18)

[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 |

**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, January 2, 2018

Fatal stabbing in Plainfield New Year's Eve.. Olddoc wishes that 2018 may meet all of our hopes.. Councilor Williams wishes all a Happy New Year, notes new beginnings.. Noel: Plainfield in overtime victory over Wayne Valley.. Rebecca celebrates the New Year, nd reclaiming her time..


[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 --

Fatal Stabbing:  "Plainfield man arrested in fatal New Year's Eve stabbing" -- Ledger | Courier | TAPinto |
Reorg:  "Plainfield holds annual reoganization meeting"
Weather:  "Few inches of snow possible this week as deep freeze continues"

Liberty State Park:  "Jersey City ready to sue to prevent 'Millionaire's Marina' at LSP"
Mummers:  "Mummers scorch Christie with Beachgate parody strut"
Pets:  "NJ pets in need, Jnuary 1"
Politics:  "Baraka and Stack surface at Fulop's side at Jersey City reorg"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc wishes that 2018 may meet all of our hopes. (1/0118)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1. (11/18/17).

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  Jackie posts 'That Was The Year That Was, 2017'. (12/31/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca celebrates the New Year, nd reclaiming her time. (1/0118)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Plainfield in overtime victory over Wayne Valley. (1/0118)

[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 |

**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, January 1, 2018

Woman's body to be autopsied.. Olddoc is annoyed and the increase in combined Council meetings for 2018, plus more.. Noel: Delbarton holds off Plainfield to advance to Finals of Flynn Tournament.. Jackie posts 'That Was The Year That Was, 2017'..


[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 --

Boys Basketball:  "Plainfield bests Wayne Valley"
Council Meetings:  "Pay heed to Council's 2018 schedule"
Dead Woman:  "Authorities awaiting autopsy on body found outside apartments"
Week in Review:  "Deer management programs to start; Council reorg on New Year's Day"

Marijuana:  "Weed goes legal in California. Here's how the program will work"
Muslims in America:  "To survive in this age, Muslims must 'tie the camel'" -- OpEd, ledger.
South Plainfield Wrestling:  "Tigers trounce Delaware Valley, Pingry in Tri-Meet"
Summit:  "2 injured, 15 families evacuated in apartment fire"

Gov.-elect Murphy:  "Immigration under Murphy: Refugee resettlement"
2020 Presidential Race:  "Dem senators fighting to out-liberal one another ahead of 2020"

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[OLDDOC]  Olddoc is annoyed and the increase in combined Council meetings for 2018, plus more. (12/31/17)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  On illegal conversions of residential buildings. (10/15/17)

[Council President WILLIAMS]  Community Choir at Holiday Lights, Dec. 1. (11/18/17).

[DAVID]  After nearly a 4-month hiatus, David is back with 'Part-time mayor, full-time salary'. (12/03/17)

[JACKIE]  Jackie posts 'That Was The Year That Was, 2017'. (12/31/2017)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Young, Black, and suicidal: A cause for alarm. (11/18/17)

[NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Delbarton holds off Plainfield to advance to Finals of Flynn Tournament. (12/31/2017).

[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 |

**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