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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Teacher who searched for sex parties on school computer stripped of license.. Transit Police seek help in ID'ing man fatally struck near Plainfield station.. Noel at HS Sports: Week 7 Mid-State 38 Top Ten..


[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.

PLAINFIELD



OF INTEREST

  • #metoo: The true meaning of the #metoo movement. Read the story here.
  • Cardboard Challenge:  Students create board games out of cardboard boxes. Read the story here.
  • Defamation.  Judge denies Carteret mayor's motion. Read the story here.
  • Edison:  Five cops indicted on multiple charges including theft, official misconduct. -- Ledger | Courier |
  • Domestic Violence:  Newark Monitor: Cops are rude to victims, especially when other cops involved. Read the story here.
  • HS Football:  Edison's Fulham named NY Jets Coach of the Week. Read the story here.
  • Jobs:  Candy company Ferrero expands Franklin facility. (They make TicTacs.) Read the story here.
  • Meteor Watching:  The Orionid shower is best seen this weekend. Read the story here.
  • Scotch Plains:  "Town outlines ambitious downtown renewal plan. Read the story here.
  • Teaching Certificate:  Teacher who searched for sex parties on school computer stripped of license. Read the story here.
  • Weddings:  Couple thought they were married for 60 years. But they weren't. Read the story here.



STATE/NATIONAL

  • Murphy's Alvarez Scandal:  Third woman accuses Alvarez. Read the story here. -- NJGlobe |
  • Marijuana: Dems expect delays on weed law as Alvarez hearings loom. Read the story here. Why the delay? Murphy and Sweeney point fingers on final support. Read the story here.



TRUMP WORLD
  • Immigration: Why Trump has put immigration and the caravan at the center of the election. Read the story here.


RECENT BLOG POSTS
  • [ OLDDOC]  Olddoc offers a rather glum assessment of Plainfield and national politics, but urges all to vote. (10/17/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Storch on the proposed administrative reorganization. (09/10/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  'Paint by the Pond' event Saturday. (10/05/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  Sean on street lights out and City's poor repair record compared to PSE&G. (9/18/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Survivor: David v. Goliath blog party. (10/17/18)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]   'The Colored Museum' hits the stage this weekend in Plainfield. (9/17/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Week 7 Mid-State 38 Top Ten. (10/18/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan remembers his childhood church, 1948-61
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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Plainfield Today: Newcomer Bus Tour today.. No CLIPS Saturday; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday -- Dan


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
CLIPS is your daily roundup of links to blog posts and news about Plainfield or affecting Plainfielders. Begun in 2003 as an email newsletter to Plainfield city council members when I was Plainfield's public information officer, it was later offered to the general public by email and has been available as a blog since 2007. If you have questions, suggestions or tips, email me at plaindan@gmail.com.

NEWS --

No CLIPS Saturday, October 20; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]




RECENT BLOG POSTS --
  • [ OLDDOC]  Olddoc offers a rather glum assessment of Plainfield and national politics, but urges all to vote. (10/17/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Storch on the proposed administrative reorganization. (09/10/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  'Paint by the Pond' event Saturday. (10/05/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  Sean on street lights out and City's poor repair record compared to PSE&G. (9/18/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Survivor: David v. Goliath blog party. (10/17/18)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]   'The Colored Museum' hits the stage this weekend in Plainfield. (9/17/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Week 6 Mid-State 38 Top Ten. (10/11/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan remembers his childhood church, 1948-61
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Friday, October 19, 2018

Tax credit for rehabbing historic properties?.. Canada makes weed legal.. Brawl at Kean homecoming..



[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.

PLAINFIELD

  • TD Tree Days: Downtown Plainfield Alliance selected for TD"s tree planting program for Plainfield. Read the story here.
  • Historic Properties:  Plenty of backer for big tax credit to rehab historic properties. Read the story here.
  • Board of Ed:  Updates on facilities, grounds, and bullying. Read the story here.
  • Star Fish:  Star Fish food pantry provides update on Holiday giving and more. Read the story here.
  • PAAAS:  PAAAS piano students to perform for NJ School Boards Ass'n. Read the story here.
  • Weather: El NiƱo is coming, will we have a cold, snowy winter? Read the story here.
  • Judy Blume:  Author grants rights for classic movie. Read the story here. -- Blume's novel Wifey is set in Plainfield.
  • Minority Contracts:  What JC is doing to help local biz get contracts. Read the story here.
OF INTEREST
STATE/NATIONAL
  • 2018 Senate Race:  Monmouth Poll: Menendez leads Hugin by 9-12 points.  -- PoliticoNJ | InsiderNJ | Ledger |
  • 2020 Election:  NJ Senate fast-tracks bill to allow Booker to run for two offices. Read the story here.
  • Murphy Campaign:  Campaign had 'toxic workplace issues' says former staffer. Read the story here.
RECENT BLOG POSTS

  • [ OLDDOC]  Olddoc offers a rather glum assessment of Plainfield and national politics, but urges all to vote. (10/17/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Storch on the proposed administrative reorganization. (09/10/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  'Paint by the Pond' event Saturday. (10/05/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  Sean on street lights out and City's poor repair record compared to PSE&G. (9/18/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Survivor: David v. Goliath blog party. (10/17/18)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]   'The Colored Museum' hits the stage this weekend in Plainfield. (9/17/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Week 6 Mid-State 38 Top Ten. (10/11/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan remembers his childhood church, 1948-61
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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Mayor sues opponents over 'sexual predator' slurs.. Whitney Houston exhibit opens.. Olddoc offers a rather glum assessment of Plainfield and national politics, but urges all to vote.. Jackie: Survivor: David v. Goliath 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.

PLAINFIELD

  • Marijuana Town Hall: Talk of expungement, licensing and more at town hall. Read the story here.
OF INTEREST

STATE/NATIONAL

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

  • [ OLDDOC]  Olddoc offers a rather glum assessment of Plainfield and national politics, but urges all to vote. (10/17/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Storch on the proposed administrative reorganization. (09/10/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  'Paint by the Pond' event Saturday. (10/05/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  Sean on street lights out and City's poor repair record compared to PSE&G. (9/18/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Survivor: David v. Goliath blog party. (10/17/18)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]   'The Colored Museum' hits the stage this weekend in Plainfield. (9/17/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Week 6 Mid-State 38 Top Ten. (10/11/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan remembers his childhood church, 1948-61.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

More on Murphy's Alvarez sex scandal.. Interim Super returns to school district.. $10K winning Lottery ticket bought at 7-Eleven..


[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.

PLAINFIELD


OF INTEREST


STATE/NATIONAL



RECENT BLOG POSTS --
  • [ OLDDOC]  Olddoc comments on the Council meeting, has questions about South Avenue redevelopment plan. (10/10/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Storch on the proposed administrative reorganization. (09/10/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  'Paint by the Pond' event Saturday. (10/05/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  Sean on street lights out and City's poor repair record compared to PSE&G. (9/18/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Survivor: David v. Goliath blog party. (10/10/18)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]   'The Colored Museum' hits the stage this weekend in Plainfield. (9/17/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Week 6 Mid-State 38 Top Ten. (10/11/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan remembers his childhood church, 1948-61.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Dirt bike in deadly crash was stolen, video and GPS records show NO police involvement.. The Alvarez scandal on Murphy's doorstep mushrooms.. Plainfield Music Store closing.. Estevez and Sanchez make list of Hispanics..



[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.

PLAINFIELD


OF INTEREST


STATE/NATIONAL

  • Menendez brings Dem foes together in support of re-election bid. Read the story here. Hugin goes low against Menendez by reviving unproven prostitute stories. Read the story here.
  • Cory Booker's early work in Iowa sets him apart. Read the story here. Booker touts roots in Iowa as speculation swirls. Read the story here.
  • Folks are all over Gov. Murphy's Alvarez scandal, with new allegations while he was at law school. PoliticoNJ has four stories here; InsiderNJ has more here; NJGlobe has three stories here, and NJ Spotlight has two stories here. Whew!
  • 2020 Prez Race: Warren readies for the run. Read the story here.
TRUMP WORLD



RECENT BLOG POSTS --
  • [ OLDDOC]  Olddoc comments on the Council meeting, has questions about South Avenue redevelopment plan. (10/10/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Storch on the proposed administrative reorganization. (09/10/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  'Paint by the Pond' event Saturday. (10/05/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  Sean on street lights out and City's poor repair record compared to PSE&G. (9/18/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Survivor: David v. Goliath blog party. (10/10/18)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]   'The Colored Museum' hits the stage this weekend in Plainfield. (9/17/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Week 6 Mid-State 38 Top Ten. (10/11/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan remembers his childhood church, 1948-61.
FACEBOOK PAGES:  City of Plainfield | Plainfield Buzz | Plainfield Community Connect | PHS Educational Community |


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Monday, October 15, 2018

Marijuana Town Hall in Plainfield Wednesday.. Rape allegations against former Murphy aide are sucking all the air out of NJ 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.

PLAINFIELD



OF INTEREST



STATE/NATIONAL

  • Regarding Murphy's fired aide Alvarez, his accuser says she was raped and denied justice. Read the story here. The Wall Street Journal has been working over a year on its story. Read the story here. And Insider NJ's Max Pizarro recounts all the backroom gossip behind the stories. Read the story here. Meanwhile, Murphy's staff offers their read on the allegations of rape. Read the story here. And Murphy says his administration acted properly on the allegations. Read the story here.
  • After delivering 94% of their vote for Murphy, Black leaders are calling in their chits. Read the story here.
  • In the 2020 Prez Race, a new CNN poll finds Booker tied with Kerry. Read the story here.
  • If there is a Blue Wave, women will drive it, says Politico. Read the story here.


RECENT BLOG POSTS --
  • [ OLDDOC]  Olddoc comments on the Council meeting, has questions about South Avenue redevelopment plan. (10/10/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Storch on the proposed administrative reorganization. (09/10/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  'Paint by the Pond' event Saturday. (10/05/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  Sean on street lights out and City's poor repair record compared to PSE&G. (9/18/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Survivor: David v. Goliath blog party. (10/10/18)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]   'The Colored Museum' hits the stage this weekend in Plainfield. (8/17/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Week 6 Mid-State 38 Top Ten. (10/11/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan remembers his childhood church, 1948-61. (08/17/18)
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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Fire Chief Frank Tidwell demoted and suspended.. Plainfield dirt bike rider dies after hitting telephone pole.. Noel at HS Sports: Week 6 Mid-State 38 Top Ten..


[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.

PLAINFIELD
  • Fire Chief Frank Tidwell has been demoted and suspended, according to the Courier. Read the story here. The city's press release is on its Facebook page here. TAPinto reports an Acting Fire Chief is appointed. Read the story here.
  • The Plainfield teachers union (PEA) hosts a meet-and-greet for the Board of Ed candidates it endorsed at Giovanna's Wednesday, 4-6 PM. Read the story here.
  • Scenes from the 8th Annual Plainfield Historic Queen City 5K Walk/Run. Read the story here. NJ got a one-year extension to line its drivers licenses up with the RealID standards, so your DL is still valid as ID at the airport -- important for those who travel a lot. Read the story here.
  • Voter registration deadline is Tuesday. How to register and check your polling place online (Plainfield City Clerk's office will be open 6 AM - 9:30 PM Tuesday). Read the story here.
  • Marijuana talk is coming to Plainfield, with a Town Hall by Mayor Mapp at Washington School Wednesday evening. Read the story here. Businessweek advises the real money is not with stoners. Read the story here.
  • Plainfield resident dies in a dirt bike accident on Stelle Avenue. The Darwin Awards come to Plainfield. Read the story -- TAPinto - Courier.
  • Union County will switch to a paper-trail voting system, the Freeholders revealed at their meeting in Plainfield Thursday. Read the story here.
  • Daylight Savings comes to an end soon. Read the story here.
OF INTEREST
  • Freedom of speech now an issue at Rutgers, as a student tries to prevent a Middle East expert from speaking; the university stood firm and the event is on. Read the story here.
  • North Plainfield and Somerset County are buying the Villa Maria property for open space. Read the story here.
  • South Plainfield names grad and longtime assistant new head wrestling coach. Read the story here.
  • Dildogate update: Mountainside says suit should be tossed because dildo was used to harass women as well as men. Read the story here.
  • At $100K per year, NJ Transit still has troubling finding engineers. Why? Read the story here.
  • Newark becomes Gotham for new Joker film, see photos of the transformation. Read the story here.
  • mmm. Read the story here.
  • Sears is on the verge of bankruptcy, and may be the biggest pension failure ever. Read the story here.
  • Pumpkin carving gets it due with a gallery of photos. Read the story here.
  • Facebook updated the public on the recent hack, saying 29M accounts were compromised. Read the story here.
  • Sports betting turns out to be a big win for NJ. Read the story here.
  • Enjoy hiking? Here are fifteen NJ trails to hike. Read the story here.

STATE/NATIONAL
  • Is Cory Booker running for president? the 538 website has a checklist of criteria for deciding, plus a list of possible candidates and their scores. Read the story here. What do Iowa Dems think of Booker? Read the story here.
  • Regarding Bob Menendez, the Inquirer sums it up this way: A dilemma for NJ Dems, an unpopular senator or Trump's GOP. Read the story here. Meanwhile, NJ's top progressive Dem group, Blue Wave NJ, endorses Menendez. Read the story here.
  • Some advice to Gov. Phil Murphy on managing bad news, from Henry Kissinger by way of Carl Golden. Read the story here. Meanwhile, Sen. Sweeney punts on investigating Murphy admin's hiring practices. Read the story here. And the GOP sics a woman on Murphy over the Alvarez harassment allegations. Read the story here.
  • The $15 minimum wage is stymied in the Legislature, but a new clergy group is urging it adoption. Read the story here.
  • New stats show how many unauthorized immigrants applied for NJ college aid. Read the story here.


RECENT BLOG POSTS --
  • [ OLDDOC]  Olddoc comments on the Council meeting, has questions about South Avenue redevelopment plan. (10/10/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Storch on the proposed administrative reorganization. (09/10/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  'Paint by the Pond' event Saturday. (10/05/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  Sean on street lights out and City's poor repair record compared to PSE&G. (9/18/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Survivor: David v. Goliath blog party. (10/10/18)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]   'The Colored Museum' hits the stage this weekend in Plainfield. (8/17/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Week 6 Mid-State 38 Top Ten. (10/11/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan remembers his childhood church, 1948-61. (08/17/18)
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