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Monday, October 1, 2018

NJ street gangs are 'weaponizing' social media.. Jackie updates us on why there have been no photos -- and supplies a few good ones (a must read).. Olddoc posts a short note on Monday's Council meeting..

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.


Gas Tax:  "NJ gas tax goes up Monday. What you need to know"
Week Ahead:   "The week ahead in Plainfield, Oct. 1 - 7"

County Worker Overtime:  "How much each county spent on overtime" -- Union ranks 10th.
Episcopal Church:  "New leader of Newark diocese brings a corporate background and church heart"

Film:  "'Joker' sets up shop in historic building" -- Photo gallery here.
Gangs:  "NJ street gangs are 'weaponizing' social media"
History:  "NJ is terrible at promoting its Revolutionary War history. Will it be left out of 250th party?"
Maplewood:   "20-foot tall Baby Trump balloon draws crowd in Maplewood"
Newark:  "City could rack up another $325K fighting ex-attorney's lawsuit"
Phillipsburg:   "A small town (Dem) mayor recounts his night of Hugin bus hell"

Same-Sex Marriage:  "Former Sen. Lesniak recalls the legislative struggle"
SNL:  "Matt Damon opens SNL with shouting Kavanaugh testimony sketch-- My cousin.
Student Financial Aid:  "How to fill out the FAFSA form, a step-by-step guide"
Trenton:  "SCI: Upsurge in youth gang gun violence should prompt deeper look at urban neglect"

  • [ OLDDOC] . Olddoc posts a short note on Monday's Council meeting. (09/30/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Storch on the proposed administrative reorganization. (09/10/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Union County Fall Fishing Derby a great success. (9/23/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  Sean on street lights out and City's poor repair record compared to PSE&G. (9/18/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Jackie updates us on why there have been no photos -- and supplies a few good ones. (9/30/18)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]   'The Colored Museum' hits the stage this weekend in Plainfield. (8/17/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  JP Stevens holds off Plainfield. (09/29/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan remembers his childhood church, 1948-61. (08/17/18)
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