Where Plainfield turns for news.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Plainfield MVC inspection station closing.. Suspect in hit-and-run death of Plainfield man flees country.. Olddoc finds reasons for hope with the Plainfield schools and Trump's separation of families..


[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.

FOLLOW JENN POPPER'S WALK:  Jennifer Popper, editor of TAPinto Plainfield, launched a 400 hundred mile walk Saturday, June 2 to Gouldsborough, Maine. Walking in memory of her late husband who died in a kayak accident in 2016 (in which se also almost lost her life), Jenn has raised more than $15,000 in his memory which will go to two charities supporting the environment and healthy lifestyles. Follow here HERE, and be sure to friend her Facebook page.

NEWS --

Motor Vehicle Inspection Station:  "MVC closing Plainfield inspection station June 30"  --  Ledger | Courier |
Hit-and-Run Fatality:   "Suspect in hit-and-run death of Plainfield man fkees country"
Lost Dog:  "Have you seen Angel?"
Steve Gallon:  "Gallon promotes plan to improve immigrant education options"

Family Separation Policy --
Dining Out:  "The ultimate NJ cheap eats guide"
Earthquale:   "Microearthquae hit NJ early Thursday. Did you feel it?"
July 4:  "Where to watch fireworks -- statewide" -- No Plainfield listing.
North Plainfield:  "Longtime Republican strategist Steve Schmidt quits GOP in disgust"-- Was a McCain adviser.
World Cup:   "World Cup ref from NJ may be caught up in soccer scandal"

Guns:  "Murphy wants to make it a lot more expensive to buy a gun in NJ"
BJ Budget:   "Lawmakers pass doomed budget as talks fail again"  -- PoliticoNJInsiderNJ | NJGlobe  | Ledger |
School Funding:  "How would school funding revamp affect your district?"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[ OLDDOC]  Olddoc finds reasons for hope with the Plainfield schools and Trump's separation of families.  (06/21/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Storch endorses Linda Carter for LD22 Assembly seat. (05/09/18)

[Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Celebrating PRIDE in Union County: :ove makes a family. (6/18/18)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 20: New hamster cast (part3). (6/20/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  UC kids dig in: Community garden grant initiative. (6/18/18)

[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, June 21, 2018

On the immigration furor.. Superintendent announces chaanges meant to improve student achievement.. Olddoc examines the question of whether diversity is crap.. Jackie: Big Brother 20: New hamster cast (part3)..


[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.

FOLLOW JENN POPPER'S WALK:  Jennifer Popper, editor of TAPinto Plainfield, launched a 400 hundred mile walk Saturday, June 2 to Gouldsborough, Maine. Walking in memory of her late husband who died in a kayak accident in 2016 (in which se also almost lost her life), Jenn has raised more than $15,000 in his memory which will go to two charities supporting the environment and healthy lifestyles. Follow here HERE, and be sure to friend her Facebook page.

NEWS --

Councilor Armady:  "New Plainfield councilman worked for Green, Lautenberg"
Plainfield Schools--
Sales:  "Three Plainfield institutions hold summer sales-- Swain's, Plainfield Music Store, duCret.
Summer Concerts:  "Union County free summer concert series kicks off Friday"
Obituary:  "Russell Green, longtime DPW employee"

Immigration Furor --

Cardinal McCarrick --
Demographics:  "Fewer births than deaths among whites in majority of US states"
Graduations:  "31 cut and clever graduation caps"
Hoboken: "Hoboken mayor censured for unethical conduct by NJ Supreme Court"
Newark Liberty:  "TSA prepares for record-breaking travelseason at EWR"
Opioids:  "Here's how stolen metals are fueling BJ's opioid crisis"
Robocalls:  "Robokiller phone app takes on robo calls"

NJ Budget --
NJ Dems:   "Watson Coleman warns Dems to stop infighting or risk another Christie"
Pensions:  "Bill sweetens a few pols pensions in midst of budget fight"

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[ OLDDOC]  Olddoc examinesthe question of whether diversity is crap.  (06/20/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Storch endorses Linda Carter for LD22 Assembly seat. (05/09/18)

[Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Celebrating PRIDE in Union County: :ove makes a family. (6/18/18)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 20: New hamster cast (part3). (6/20/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  UC kids dig in: Community garden grant initiative. (6/18/18)

[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, June 20, 2018

BREAKING: Trump taking babies from mothers at border, to secret facilities.. Judge OKs Muhlenberg sale.. Olddoc posts a column from WashPost on Trump.. Freeholder Williams: Celebrating PRIDE in Union County: :ove makes a family..Jackie:Big Brother 20: New hamster cast (2 posts).. Rebecca: UC kids dig in: Community garden grant initiative..


[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.

FOLLOW JENN POPPER'S WALK:  Jennifer Popper, editor of TAPinto Plainfield, launched a 400 hundred mile walk Saturday, June 2 to Gouldsborough, Maine. Walking in memory of her late husband who died in a kayak accident in 2016 (in which se also almost lost her life), Jenn has raised more than $15,000 in his memory which will go to two charities supporting the environment and healthy lifestyles. Follow here HERE, and be sure to friend her Facebook page.

NEWS --

BREAKING:    "US takes babies away from mothers at border, sent to secret 'tender age' facilities"

City Council:  "Armady chosen for City Council seat"  -- TAPinto | InsiderNJ |
Muhlenberg Property:   "Judge approves sale of Muhlenberg property to developer"
Pride Month:   "Union County celebrates with CommUNITY PRIDE Day picnic"

Asbury Park:    "Bruce rocks at Asbury Lanes' reopening"
Cyber-Bullying:  "School forced 12-year-old who committed suicide to hug bullies, suit says"
Union County:   "UC announces Recycling Enhancement Grants"

Gov. Murphy:  "Murphy signs executive order preventing using state funds to separate families"-- NJGlobe | NJSpot | Ledger |
NJ Budget:   "Lawmakers forge ahead a shutdown threat intensifies" -- PoliticoNJ | InsiderNJ | NJGlobe | NJSpot | Ledger |
School Funding:  "Bill clears one committee, breaking logjam with Murphy"

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[ OLDDOC]  Olddoc posts a column from WashPost on Trump.  (06/19/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Storch endorses Linda Carter for LD22 Assembly seat. (05/09/18)

[Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Celebrating PRIDE in Union County: :ove makes a family. (6/18/18)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 20: New hamster cast (2 posts). (6/19/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  UC kids dig in: Community garden grant initiative. (6/18/18)

[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, June 18, 2018

New board will manage new SID..Chief Tidwell sues city, mayor.. Olddoc looks at several items on Monday's Council agenda.. Mayor Mapp: SROs lead by example..


[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.

FOLLOW JENN POPPER'S WALK:  Jennifer Popper, editor of TAPinto Plainfield, launched a 400 hundred mile walk Saturday, June 2 to Gouldsborough, Maine. Walking in memory of her late husband who died in a kayak accident in 2016 (in which se also almost lost her life), Jenn has raised more than $15,000 in his memory which will go to two charities supporting the environment and healthy lifestyles. Follow here HERE, and be sure to friend her Facebook page.

NEWS --

Alvernia University:  "Plainfielder Roselyn Korngor named to Circle K"
Father's Day:   "Dads pitch in on Plainfield Habitat house"
Lawsuit:   "Fire Chief Tidwell files suit against city, mayor"
Mayor Mapp:   "School Resource Officers teaching by example"
SID:   "New board will manage Special Improvement District"
Week Ahead:  "The week ahead in Plainfield, June 18-24"

Ft.Monmouth:  "Ex-Army base quarters now single family homes selling for $750K"
Historic Preservation:   "DiIonno: Some historic churches dederve preservation money"
Immigration --
Rochelle Park:   "Ex-mayor who served from Eisenhower to Obama, dies at 102"
Stafford:   "Town tossed outs its leaders for ones that align with Trump"
Trenton--
2018 Senate Race:   "Hugin runs away from Trump in bid to take seat from Menendez"

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS
--

[ OLDDOC]  Olddoc looks at several items on Monday's Council agenda.  (06/17/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Storch endorses Linda Carter for LD22 Assembly seat. (05/09/18)

[Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Freeholder Williams  announces Union County Pride Day this Saturday. (6/13/18)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 20: Cast announcement coming soon. (6/12/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Commemorates the Pulse mass shooting. (6/13/18)

[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, June 17, 2018

Fire chief Tidwell sues city, mayor.. Alma Blanco first Latina considered for Council..


[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.

FOLLOW JENN POPPER'S WALK:  Jennifer Popper, editor of TAPinto Plainfield, launched a 400 hundred mile walk Saturday, June 2 to Gouldsborough, Maine. Walking in memory of her late husband who died in a kayak accident in 2016 (in which se also almost lost her life), Jenn has raised more than $15,000 in his memory which will go to two charities supporting the environment and healthy lifestyles. Follow here HERE, and be sure to friend her Facebook page.

NEWS --

City Council:  "Alma Blanco, first Latina ever, being considered for Council vacancy"
Lawsuit:   "Fire Chief Tidwell files suit against city, mayor"
SID:   "New board will manage Special Improvement District"
Vision:   "Fundraiser to help give Plainfield youngster Stephon Roach the gift of sight"
Congress:  "Watson Coleman introduces resolution acknowledging failure of the War on Drugs"
Pulaski Skyway:  "DOT finally commits to Pulaski Skyway reopening"
Suicide: "Help is available for suicide prevention"
Food Recall:   "Kellogg's recalls Honey Smacks after73 fall ill"

Drugs:    "NJ drug deaths soar as US numbers fall"
Immigration:   "Newark's Cardinal Tobin suggests how Catholics should react to Trump's policy" -- All Christians, actually.
Legal Marijuana:   "So you just bought a joint.Where does the money go?"
Rent:   "The rent is 'too damn high' in these NJ towns"
Vintage Photos: "Vintage photos of Americana in NJ"
Watchung:   "Town votes to shut library, residents sue to keep it open"

Gov. Murphy:  "Murphy frustrates rank-and-file legislators"
NJ Budget: "Lawmakers plan to send Murphy their own budget as talks collapse again"-- PoliticoNJ | InsiderNJ | Ledger | NJGlobe |
NJ Supremes:   "Top court issues ruling on when witnesses can testify at detention hearings"
Public Records:  "Group takes Christie to court over OPRA request for his emails"

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[ OLDDOC]  Olddoc posts some good toons on the Trump-Kim summit.  (06/14/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Storch endorses Linda Carter for LD22 Assembly seat. (05/09/18)

[Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Freeholder Williams  announces Union County Pride Day this Saturday. (6/13/18)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 20: Cast announcement coming soon. (6/12/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Commemorates the Pulse mass shooting. (6/13/18)

[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



Saturday, June 16, 2018

Plainfield Today: Juneteenth celebration at Shiloh Saturday.. No CLIPS Saturday; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday -- Dan


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

NEWS --

No CLIPS Saturday, June 16; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[ OLDDOC]  Olddoc posts some good toons on the Trump-Kim summit.  (06/14/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Storch endorses Linda Carter for LD22 Assembly seat. (05/09/18)

[Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Freeholder Williams  announces Union County Pride Day this Saturday. (6/13/18)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 20: Cast announcement coming soon. (6/12/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Commemorates the Pulse mass shooting. (6/13/18)

[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 |



Friday, June 15, 2018

PHS' softball coach Huff named Coach of the Year.. Historic Plainfield home will be open to the public this Sunday.. Olddoc posts some good toons on the Trump-Kim summit..


[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.

FOLLOW JENN POPPER'S WALK:  Jennifer Popper, editor of TAPinto Plainfield, launched a 400 hundred mile walk Saturday, June 2 to Gouldsborough, Maine. Walking in memory of her late husband who died in a kayak accident in 2016 (in which se also almost lost her life), Jenn has raised more than $15,000 in his memory which will go to two charities supporting the environment and healthy lifestyles. Follow here HERE, and be sure to friend her Facebook page.

NEWS --

Clinton School:   "Literacy project at Clinton School"
PHS --
Real Estate:  "Historic Plainfield home will be open to public this Sunday"
Steve Gallon:   "Gallon named 'Educator of the Year'"
Sports Betting:   "Sports betting is off and running in NJ"

Amazon:   "Amazon top open 6th warehouse in NJ"
Dover:  "Incumbents file for recount" -- Hispanics beginning to assert themselves as najority of residents.
FBI:   "Watchdog rips Comey but says bias didn't taint Clinton probe"
Gas Theft:   "Gas station attendant stole $300K by hacking pump computers":  
Hillside:   "Rats overrun Hillside neighborhood as exterminators try to keep up"
Hydroponic Farming:   "NJ school kids give their hydroponic crops to the needy"
Immigration--
North Plainfield:  "Quik Check shoplifter wanted by police"
Offshore Drilling:   "Republicans want to punish NJ for banning offshore drilling"
Paterson:  "Ex-recreation director gets 3 years probation intheftof $11K"
Waterfront Commission:  "Where can you gat a job that pays $477K for washing trucks?"

Trump World --
RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[ OLDDOC]  Olddoc posts some good toons on the Trump-Kim summit.  (06/14/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Storch endorses Linda Carter for LD22 Assembly seat. (05/09/18)

[Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Freeholder Williams  announces Union County Pride Day this Saturday. (6/13/18)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 20: Cast announcement coming soon. (6/12/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Commemorates the Pulse mass shooting. (6/13/18)

[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, June 13, 2018

Historic Districts expansion moves forward..PHS seniors air concerms with PHS administration at BOE meeting.. Freeholder Williams announces Union County Pride Day this Saturday... Rebecca commemorates the Pulse mass shooting..


[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.

FOLLOW JENN POPPER'S WALK:  Jennifer Popper, editor of TAPinto Plainfield, launched a 400 hundred mile walk Saturday, June 2 to Gouldsborough, Maine. Walking in memory of her late husband who died in a kayak accident in 2016 (in which se also almost lost her life), Jenn has raised more than $15,000 in his memory which will go to two charities supporting the environment and healthy lifestyles. Follow here HERE, and be sure to friend her Facebook page.

NEWS --

Board of Ed: "PHS seniors voice concerns over lack of communication from administrators-- Some serious issues here.
Habitat:  "Plainfield home built by Habitat for Humanity"
Healthy Plainfield:  "Healthy Plainfield launches Aunt Bertha in Plainfield"
Historic Districts Expansion:  "Second HPC public meeting addresses residents' questions"
Primary Election:  "Plainfield official primary results"

Child Support:  "Can I garnish my ex's pension for child support?"
Islamophobia:  "JC students catch man's anti-Islamic rant on video"
South Plainfield:  "Student walkout organizers recognized"

2018 Senate Race:  "Hugin the perfect foil for Menendez"
Guns:  "Murphy signs 6 gun control bills"  -- PoliticoNJ | Ledger |

Trump World --
Obituary:  "Anne Donovan, basketball Hall of Famer, dies at 56"


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[ OLDDOC]  Olddoc opines on the Trump-Kim summit.  (06/12/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Storch endorses Linda Carter for LD22 Assembly seat. (05/09/18)

[Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Freeholder Williams  announces Union County Pride Day this Saturday. (6/13/18)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 20: Cast announcement coming soon. (6/12/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Commemorates the Pulse mass shooting. (6/13/18)

[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



YMCA building to be auctioned off.. Parking meters that mail a ticket to your house?.. Olddoc opines on the Trump-Kim summit.. Jackie: Big Brother 20: Cast announcement coming soon..


[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.

FOLLOW JENN POPPER'S WALK:  Jennifer Popper, editor of TAPinto Plainfield, launched a 400 hundred mile walk Saturday, June 2 to Gouldsborough, Maine. Walking in memory of her late husband who died in a kayak accident in 2016 (in which se also almost lost her life), Jenn has raised more than $15,000 in his memory which will go to two charities supporting the environment and healthy lifestyles. Follow here HERE, and be sure to friend her Facebook page.

NEWS --

Health Fair:  "Queen City Academy to host 'Unity Fest' health fair"
YMCA:  "Plainfield YMCA building to be sold at auction"

Adjunct Faculty:  "The scandal of adjunct faculty" -- Though this is about Catholic schools, the problem is widespread.
Blood Bank:   "NJ Blood Services declares blood emergency"
Health:  "This breathalyzer aims to detect cancer"
Hudson County:  "Amy De Gise elected first female county Dem chair"
Parking:  "High-tech meters spark parking debate -- Mails a ticket to your home.
Roselle World:  "Murphy's help doesn't help Holley's council candidates"
Rutgers:  "Surge of women candidates puts RU think tank in national spotlight-- Our Ashley Davis is one of them.
Trenton--

2018 NJ Senate Race:  "Menendez attacks Hugin where it really hurts"
NJ Dems:   "Where NJ Democrats' priorities should lie"

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[ OLDDOC]  Olddoc opines on the Trump-Kim summit.  (06/12/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Storch endorses Linda Carter for LD22 Assembly seat. (05/09/18)

[Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Freeholder Williams  debuts her new freeholder blog. (6/07/18)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 20: Cast announcement coming soon. (6/12/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Posts a tribute to Donald Van Blake. (6/07/18)

[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, June 12, 2018

Will you owe an 'exit tax' when you sell your home?.. Sports betting begins Thursday.. West Orange pastor guilty in $700K money laundering scheme.. Oldoc on the Trump-Kim summit,plus a very funny anecdote ..


[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.

FOLLOW JENN POPPER'S WALK:  Jennifer Popper, editor of TAPinto Plainfield, launched a 400 hundred mile walk Saturday, June 2 to Gouldsborough, Maine. Walking in memory of her late husband who died in a kayak accident in 2016 (in which se also almost lost her life), Jenn has raised more than $15,000 in his memory which will go to two charities supporting the environment and healthy lifestyles. Follow here HERE, and be sure to friend her Facebook page.

NEWS --

Track & Field:  "Plainfield's Amaya Chadwick wins 100 hurdles at Meet of Champions"
Real Estate:  "Will I owe the 'exit tax' when I sell my home?"

Airports:  "Planners: Region's airports unprepared for future growth"
Discrimination--
ICE:  "91 arrested across NJ in 5-day sweep"
IHOb:  "Ledger crew reviews IHOP's new burgers (and name)"
Money Laundering: "West Orange pastor pleads guilty to money laundering, insurance fraud"
Newark:  "In Newark, police cameras, and the Internet, watch you"
Pets:  "NJ pets in need, June 11"
Trenton:  "Mayoral candidates' strategies diverge in final days"

2018 Senate Race:  "Menendez comes out swinging against Trump and Hugin"
2020 Presidential Race:  "Inside Obama's secret meetings with 2020 contenders"
Development:  "NJ lawmakers want more scrutiny of municipal deals with developers-- that adversely impact school districts.
Pollution: "Lawmakers look to create standard penalties for polluters"
Sports Betting:  "Murphy signs sports betting law"--|PoliticoNJ | Ledger | -- You can start betting Thursday; there's a tutorial here.

Trump World --
RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[ OLDDOC]  Oldoc on the Trump-Kim summit,plus a very funny anecdote .  (06/11/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Storch endorses Linda Carter for LD22 Assembly seat. (05/09/18)

[Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Freeholder Williams  debuts her new freeholder blog. (6/07/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool seaon finale and reunion blog party. (5/23/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Posts a tribute to Donald Van Blake. (6/07/18)

[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, June 11, 2018

Former UC star Sydney McLaughlin going pro.. Local athlete ties record for high jump at Rotary Track Meet.. Affordable housing in Warren?..


[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.

FOLLOW JENN POPPER'S WALK:  Jennifer Popper, editor of TAPinto Plainfield, launched a 400 hundred mile walk Saturday, June 2 to Gouldsborough, Maine. Walking in memory of her late husband who died in a kayak accident in 2016 (in which se also almost lost her life), Jenn has raised more than $15,000 in his memory which will go to two charities supporting the environment and healthy lifestyles. Follow here HERE, and be sure to friend her Facebook page.

NEWS --

Week Ahead:  "The week ahead in Plainfield,June 11-17"
PSEG: "The next big ask:  $3.5N to upgrade networks" -- Didn't anyone ever hear of that good old-fashioned capitalist tool -- the sinking fund -- -- where the business puts aside money for improvements instead of hitting on the customers all the time?
Rotary Club:  "Rotary Club of Plainfield and North Plainfield adds five new members"
Rotary Track Meet:  "Local school athlete ties record for high jump"
Wardlaw-Hartridge:  "Class of 2018 honored at Senior Farewell Dinner"


Chris Christie:  "Christie sets up law firm in his hometown"
Dogs:  "Dogs have their weekend at massive NJ expo"
Gateway Tunnel:  "Tunnel legislation moves ahead in Senate despite Trump opposition"
Newark:  "Three Council races head to runoff"
Tony Awards:  "DeNiro gets big ovation with a few choice words for Trump"
Trenton:  "Meet the two guys in runoff for mayor"
Union Catholic HS:  "Former UC star Sydney McLaughlin turning pro"
Warren Twp,: "Planning Board to hear affordable housing propsoal" -- So it appears Warren is creating a ghetto for affordable and disabled housing. SMH.
Women in Politics:  "Former Sen. Allen starts PAC to help women get started in politics" -- Regardless of party.
World War II:  "Forbidden Love: Letters between two WWII soldiers discovered -- Could have resulted in both being shot.


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[ OLDDOC]  Olddoc offers a toon interlude.  (06/09/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Storch endorses Linda Carter for LD22 Assembly seat. (05/09/18)

[Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Freeholder Williams  debuts her new freeholder blog. (6/07/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool seaon finale and reunion blog party. (5/23/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Posts a tribute to Donald Van Blake. (6/07/18)

[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, June 10, 2018

Hit-and-run fatality in Plainfield.. Union County Dem operative fined $120K for campaign violations.. Olddoc offers a toon interlude.. Rotary track meet results..


[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.

FOLLOW JENN POPPER'S WALK:  Jennifer Popper, editor of TAPinto Plainfield, launched a 400 hundred mile walk Saturday, June 2 to Gouldsborough, Maine. Walking in memory of her late husband who died in a kayak accident in 2016 (in which se also almost lost her life), Jenn has raised more than $15,000 in his memory which will go to two charities supporting the environment and healthy lifestyles. Follow here HERE, and be sure to friend her Facebook page.

NEWS --

Art Exhibit:  "Plainfield's Mel Holston takes Professional Acrylic prize in County art exhibit"
Campaign Finances:  "Union County Dem operative fined $120K for campaign finance violation-- Jim Devine,known to many in Plainfield.
Events:  "A (busy) day in Plainfield Saturday-- With photos.
Health Benefits:  "Public officials getting health benefits-- Info may be out of date on 2 of 3 Plainfield officials: Bridget Rivers coverage should have ceased when she left office; Diane Toliver's should expire 12/31/18.
Pedestiran Fatality:  "Man struck and killed in accident at Madison and West 8th"  -- TAPinto | Courier|
Rotary Track Meet:  "North Plainfield Middle School dominates at annual meet"
UCDC Chair Scutari:  "Scutari holds sellout fundraiser at Citifield"
Week in Review:  "Plainfield week in review"
Youth Employment:  "Mayor Mapp's letter on youth employment (Spanish)-- link fixed.

Cape May: "Electrical fire heavily damages historic Allen AME Church"
Copyright: "NJ man suing to get his picture off porn site"
GOP NJ Politics:  "Colts Neck woman, Trump appointee, trounced in county committee seat race"
Immigration:  "Dozens rally in Highland Park in support of green card detainee"  -- Courier | Ledger |
Southern Baptist Convention:  "Is the SBC getting amakeover?-- America's largest denomination.
Storm Aid:  "Trump approves aid to NJ after winter storms"

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[ OLDDOC]  Olddoc offers a toon interlude.  (06/09/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Storch endorses Linda Carter for LD22 Assembly seat. (05/09/18)

[Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Freeholder Williams  debuts her new freeholder blog. (6/07/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool seaon finale and reunion blog party. (5/23/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Posts a tribute to Donald Van Blake. (6/07/18)

[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



Saturday, June 9, 2018

Plainfield Today: Shakespeare in Bloom at Cedar Brook Park 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, June 9; you're on your own with the bloggers. See you Sunday.


[LEDGER] - [COURIER] - [TAPinto]


RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[ OLDDOC]  Olddoc posts a GOTV blog plus some good political toons.  (06/05/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Storch endorses Linda Carter for LD22 Assembly seat. (05/09/18)

[Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Freeholder Williams  debuts her new freeholder blog. (6/07/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool seaon finale and reunion blog party. (5/23/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Posts a tribute to Donald Van Blake. (6/07/18)

[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 |



Friday, June 8, 2018

Vets home proposal voted down.. Rebecca posts a tribute to Donald Van Blake who passed away Tuesday.. Freeholder Williams debuts her new freeholder blog..


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

FOLLOW JENN POPPER'S WALK:  Jennifer Popper, editor of TAPinto Plainfield, launched a 400 hundred mile walk Saturday, June 2 to Gouldsborough, Maine. Walking in memory of her late husband who died in a kayak accident in 2016 (in which se also almost lost her life), Jenn has raised more than $15,000 in his memory which will go to two charities supporting the environment and healthy lifestyles. Follow here HERE, and be sure to friend her Facebook page.

NEWS --

Veterans Home Proposal:  "Plainfield Zoning Board denies Yates project"
Weekend:  "Things to do in Plainfield this weekend,June 8-10"

Illegal Boarding Houses: "Woodbridge targets illegal boarding houses"

2018 Primaries:  "Who's Up and Who's Down: Primary Edition"
2018 Senate Race--
Legislature:   "Weinberg bill would bar non-disclosure clauses in sex harassment suits"
Sports Betting:  "Lawmakers give final approval for sports betting" -- PoliticoNJ | Courier | Ledger |

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[ OLDDOC]  Olddoc posts a GOTV blog plus some good political toons.  (06/05/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Storch endorses Linda Carter for LD22 Assembly seat. (05/09/18)

[Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Freeholder Williams  debuts her new freeholder blog. (6/07/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool seaon finale and reunion blog party. (5/23/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Posts a tribute to Donald Van Blake. (6/07/18)

[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, June 7, 2018

PMUA looking for a new executive director..Girls wrestling weighed as a HS sport.. More election outcomes..


[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.

FOLLOW JENN POPPER'S WALK:  Jennifer Popper, editor of TAPinto Plainfield, launched a 400 hundred mile walk Saturday, June 2 to Gouldsborough, Maine. Walking in memory of her late husband who died in a kayak accident in 2016 (in which se also almost lost her life), Jenn has raised more than $15,000 in his memory which will go to two charities supporting the environment and healthy lifestyles. Follow here HERE, and be sure to friend her Facebook page.

NEWS --

PMUA:   "Plainfield's Utilities Authority seeking a new executive director"

Bagels: "23 bagel flavors, ranked best to worst"-- Besides plain, onion, garlic and poppy seed, why any others?
Demographics:  "New Jerseyans return to the cities"
Dover:  "Insurgents win big, booting white leadership in town with 69% Hispanics"
High School Sports:  "State officials weigh H.S. girls wrestling as an official sport"
Linden:  "Armstead wins bid to defend mayor's seat"
Miss America:  "Will Miss America contest be a TV flop with swimsuits gone?"
Mountainside:  "Dildogate scandal puts GOP seats at risk"
Roseland:  "DiVincenzo beats Codey in Roseland Dem fight"
Soccer:  "NJSIAA approves penalty kicks for soccer state finals"

2018 Senate Race:  "Moran: Menendez vs. Hugin. Is this the best Jersey can do?"
State Primaries:  "The most important results -- and what they mean"

Trump World --

RECENT BLOG POSTS --

[ OLDDOC]  Olddoc posts a GOTV blog plus some good political toons.  (06/05/18)

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

[Councilor STORCH]  Storch endorses Linda Carter for LD22 Assembly seat. (05/09/18)

[Councilor WILLIAMS]   Councilor Williams: on Joylette Mills-Ransome for Council.. (5/17/18)

[JACKIE]  Survivor: Ghost Pool seaon finale and reunion blog party. (5/23/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Notes Hannah Atkins Pool opens this weekend. (5/21/18)

[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