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Thursday, December 6, 2018

BOE serves PEA prez Eric Jones with RICE notice.. Orange: Federal probe nets 2 more subpoenas as 'dark cloud' grows over town.. Olddoc catches us up on his November saga(s).. Jackie: Survivor: David v. Goliath Dec. 5 blog party..


  • Board of Ed:  Plainfield BOE serves PEA president Eric Jones with RICE notice. Read more here.
  • Charter Schools:  NJ charter advocates call for changes in funding, autonomy. Read more here.
  • PHS:  Five PHS seniors accepted at NJCU on 'instant decision' day. Read more here.
  • YWCA:  Former Plainfield YWCA sells for $1.3M. Read more here.

  • Debt Collection: NJ, PA settle with Encore Capital over debt collection issues. Read more here.
  • Miss America:  Organization yanks license of Miss NJ. Read more here.
  • Morris Twp.:  Morris Township to get first ever Dem mayor. Read more here.
  • Netflix:  The 'Westfield Watcher' could be coming to your TV. Read more here.
  • Orange:  Federal probe nets 2 more subpoenas as 'dark cloud' grows over town. Read more here.
  • Sexual Misconduct:  At NJPAC, Neil deGrasse Tyson denies allegations as fourth woman comes forward. Read more here.
  • Town Names:  How to pronounce 17 tricky NJ town names. Read more here. -- Duh-nellen?
  • Trenton:  Council blasts acting directors for leaving meeting early. Read more here.
  • Welfare Fraud:  4 Lakewood men admit to welfare fraud, agree to repay stolen benefits. Read more here.


  • 2018 Mid-terms:  A missed opportunity for Republicans. Read more here.
  • Sen. Booker:  Cory Booker fuels 2020 speculation with rousing speech. Read more here. -- I can't believe they're still writing breathless headlines like this.
  • Bush Funeral:  Bush's 'quiet faith' remembered at cathedral funeral. Read more here.
  • Alvarez Rape Allegations:  Murphy: I didn't know until WSJ article. -- InsiderNJ | NJGlobe | NJSpot | Courier | Ledger |
  • ELEC:  Former Hoboken mayor gets hefty ELEC fine. Read more here.
  • Hemp:  Final farm bill would make hemp legal. Read more here-- Hemp = pot.
  • North Carolina:  Woman GOP operative admits to 'harvesting' ballots. Read more here. -- 'Harvesting' is illegal in NC.
  • Police Use of Force:  Grewal cautions against relying on Ledger database, promises reform. -- NJGlobe | Ledger |
  • Policing: 7 controversial new rules police must follow in interacting with immigrants. Read more here.
  • Redistricting:  Lawmakers' proposal has Dem base fighting mad. -- InsiderNJ | NJSpot |

  • [OLDDOC] Olddoc catches us up on his November saga(s). (12/05/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Councilor Storch reports Airbnb activity in all four wards. (11/28/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Jennifer Popper honored as Union County Volunteer. (11/28/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  My vote is for Ron Johnson on Nov. 6. (11/06/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Survivor: David v. Goliath Dec. 5 blog party. (12/05/18)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Black Nativity Holiday Bazaar at FUSP. (11/12/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Noel analyzes the Plainfield-Westfield Thanksgiving game. (11/25/18)
  • [CARL at Plainfield Wildlife] New! YouTube Channel by Plainfielder Carl Monopoli, featuring Plainfield wildlife. . Awesome possum (night camera) here. (11/11/18)
  • [DAN at Laona Boy] Dan recalls boyhood Halloweens of the 1950s. (10/30/18)
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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.

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