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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Plainfield man charged in home burglary.. Sean posts the first 2 parts of a series on Plainfield's Branch of Government.. Queen City Film Festival Friday at FUSP.. Jackie: Big Brother 20 Power of Veto blog party.. Rebecca: Thursday's movie: LEGO Ninjago at Hannah Atkins..

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.


Burglary:   "Plainfield man charged in home burglary"
Queen City Film Festival:  "Premiere outing features independent films by local artists" -- Friday evening at FUSP.
Obituary:  "Donald Jackson Van Blake, memorial service planned"-- This is the family's memorial, July 30.

MLB:  "Pascrell pushes Congress to honor NJ's Larry Doby, who followed Jackie Robinson by 3 months"
Newark:  "Newark wants Amazon, to the tune of $1 billion"
Retail:   "Annie Sez to close by end of July"

Affordable Housing:  "Bramnick leads charge to wrest affordable housing from courts"
Infant Mortality:   "How NJ will counter 'shameful' mortality rate of Black babies"
PARCC Tests:   "Not everyone is happy to see PRCC go"
Pensions:   "Senate inaction leaves vacancies on investment council"

Trump World --


[ OLDDOC]  Olddoc considers his choice to attend Monday's Council meetinga bad one.  (07/10/18)

[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 notes Wednesday matinees for kids at Trailside. (7/05/18)

[SEAN McKENNA]  Sean posts the first 2 parts of a series on Plainfield's Branch of Government. (7/12/18)

[JACKIE]  Big Brother 20 Power of Veto blog party. (7/11/2018)

[REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Next Thursday's movie: LEGO Ninjago at Hannah Atkins. (7/06/18)

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

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**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