Where Plainfield turns for news.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Hawaii trip: Elizabeth, Piscataway mayors respond.. Watson Coleman supports Colleen Mahr; Scutari says she agreed to back Column A.. Rhythm & Blues by the Brook Saturday.. Union County to settle sexual harassment suit for $395K.. Jackie: The Amazing Race 31, episode 7 blog party.. Carl catches heron scaring off a raccoon..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD..
  • City Council Race: Statement by candidate Cory Storch. Read more here.
  • Concert: Sheila E. headlines Rhythm & Blues by the Brook Saturday. Read more here.
  • Hawaii Mayors Conference: Elizabeth, Piscataway mayors respond concerning trip. Read more here.
  • Historic Preservation: HPC hears cases on Cedar Brook Park bridge, new home on Belvidere. Read more here.
  • Plainfield Symphony: PSO announces its 100th season. -- TAPinto | NJ Stage |
  • Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman and Fanwood Election --
    • Watson Coleman says she backs Colleen Mahr. Read more here.
    • Scutari says Watson Coleman agreed to support Column A team, make robocall. Read more here.
  • Union County: County to settle sexual harassment suit for $395K. Read more here.
  • US Navy: Former Plainfield PAAAS student on warship half a world away. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Browsers: Chrome to limit full ad blocking to enterprise users. Read more here. -- Ads are major source of Google income, so what's the mystery?
  • Environment: Trump administration rebrands carbon dioxide as 'molecules of US freedom'. Read more here.
  • Newark: City claimed hiring finance chief was 'desperate necessity', lawsuit says 'political favor'. Read more here.
  • Weather: Tornado hit Mendham, NWS confirms. Read more here.

STATE/NATIONAL

  • Booker 2020 --
    • Booker: Defeating Trump 'should be the floor, not the ceiling'. Read more here.
  • 2018 Midterms: Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X out voted Boomers, older generations. Read more here. -- This IS news.
  • 2020 Census: ACLU: New docs show citizenship questions is a GOP plot. Read more here.
  • Cannabis: The Insider Cannabis Power 100. Read more here.
  • Impeachment: A plan to win the impeachment fight. Read more here.
  • NJ Pensions: Measure would strip NJ officials of pensions for sexual offenses. Read more here.
  • Opioids: NJ sues billionaire Sackler family for fueling opioid crisis. Read more here.
  • Tax Incentives Probe --

TRUMP WORLD
  • Japan Visit: White House asked for USS John McCain to be 'out of sight' during Trump visit. Read more here.
  • Mueller speaks --
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Ledger editorial on Hawaii trip.. Winning $1M Powerball ticket sold in Plainfield.. Kenneth Childress is new acting Plainfield Fire Director.. Councilor Davis challenging community to support student theater projects.. Plainfield welcomes new housing program for veterans.. Somerset and Plainfield YMCA wins national fundraising award.. Jerry Falwell Jr., 6 other pastors snared in sex scandals.. Carl catches a Screech Owl fishing..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Councilor Davis: Davis challenging community to support student theater projects. Read more here.
  • Council Candidate Forum: Countywatchers blog protests LWV rules. Read more here-- Strange. Forums are tonight.
  • Dudley House: Plainfield welcomes new housing program for veterans. Read more here.
  • Fire Director: Kenneth Childress is new acting Plainfield Fire Director. Read more here.
  • Lottery: Winning $1M Powerball ticket sold in Plainfield. Read more here.
  • Mayors Conference --
    • Picture these N.J. mayors at a luau in Hawaii. You’re paying for it. Read more here. -- Editorial, Ledger.
    • Political insiders on 'Jersey mayors gone wild'. Read more here. -- Scroll down.
  • Memorial Day: Scenes from Plainfield's Memorial Day. Read more here.
  • Murder: Man shot dead in Plainfield, $10K reward. -- TAPinto | Ledger | Courier | 101.5 |
  • Storm: Powerful storm, tornado warning on Tuesday. Read more here. -- All cellphones went off at the same time in the restaurant where we were dining.
  • Verizon: Proposed bill would require Verizon to pay towns annually. Read more here.
  • Week Ahead: The week ahead in Plainfield, May 27 June 2. Read more here.
  • YMCA: Somerset and Plainfield YMCA wins national fundraising award. Read more here.


OF INTEREST

  • 9/11 First Responders: Changing rules to cover first responders who volunteered on 9/11. Read more here.
  • Allergies: Extended pollen season is bad news. Read more here.
  • BBQ: Barbecuing hacks for summer. Read more here. -- Tips to save time, improve results -- and clean the grill.
  • Catholic Church --
    • McCarrick: In letters, he says he shared bed with seminarians, but no sex. Read more here.
    • What is known about three nuns accused of sexual abuse. Read more here.
  • Craft Breweries: NJ places more restrictions on breweries. -- Ledger | Courier |
  • Fanwood:  Fanwood FB page features folks wearing Mahr tees. Read more here.
  • FIFA Scandal: NJ storage lockers could hold secrets, says NYT. Read more here.
  • Linden: Mayor Armstead fires off letter to US Attorney. Read more here. -- Union County Dem politics.
  • Military Experience: Congress, Legislative members with military service. View map here.
  • Outmigration: Florida big winner of moves from Northern states. Read more here. -- While the article is balanced, the headline definitely is not; we have City employees making what they are calling 'wealthy', plus David Tepper moved out when Chris Christie was governor.
  • Relocation: Deutsche Bank owes $2.5M for relocations, code issues, but sues Union City. Read more here.
  • Sex Scandals: Jerry Falwell Jr., 6 other pastors snared in sex scandals. Read more here.
  • Verizon: Proposed bill would require Verizon to pay towns annually. Read more here.
  • Woodbridge: Macy's security guard stabbed in shoplifting. Read more here.


STATE/NATIONAL

  • 2020 Prez Election --
    • Entire NJ Congressional delegation hosting Booker funder. Read more here.
    • Booker: Early polls don't reflect facts on ground in Iowa. Read more here.
    • Booker family network -- including 100-year-old aunt -- on the ground in Iowa. Read more here.
    • Biden dominates Dem opponents in new poll. Read more here.
    • Trump: A NJ resident who worked for Trump in 2016 is doing it again. Read more here.
  • Dark Money --
    • Murphy appearance in internet ad has top Dems seeing red. Read more here.
    • Murphy veto of dark money bill must be overridden. Read more here. -- OpEd, NJ Spotlight.
  • Dem Guvs Association: Murphy incoming DGA president. Read more here.
  • Taxes: Mulshine: Murphy wants to tax pain-killers. Read more here.
  • Tax Incentives Probe --
    • Gov. vs. Boss: We're rooting for Murphy. Read more here. -- Editorial, NY Daily News.
    • Incentives, Millionaire's tax emerging as big issues. Read more here.
    • Sheneman Cartoon: Darth Norcross (and Sweeney). View here.


TRUMP WORLD
  • 2020 Race: A NJ resident who worked for Trump in 2016 is doing it again. Read more here.
  • Impeachment: GOP impeachment champ gets hero's welcome in Michigan. Read more here.
  • Kushners: Ivanka and Jared made $82M last year while working in the White House. Read more here.

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Sunday night shooting at Liberty Village.. Plainfield tops Sky Division in Union County Baseball/Softball Conference.. Pressure grows for one-seat ride on Raritan Valley Line..


I never put illustrations in the CLIPS blog,
but this New Yorker cover -- showing AG Bill
Barr, Senate leader Mitch McConnell, and Rep. Lindsey
Graham shining Trump's shoes --demands it.
 


[PLAINFIELD TODAY] PLAINFIELD
  • Memorial Day Observance at City Hall, 10 AM Monday.
  • Baseball & Softball: Plainfield tops Sky Division in Union County Conference. Read more here.
  • Memorial Day: Two NJ congressmen who placed patriotism above politics. Read more here.
  • Raritan Valley Line: Pressure grows for one-seat ride on Raritan Valley Line. Read more here.
  • Schools Dev Authority: The state of schools in NJ. Read more here. -- They're paying for the new Woodland School.
  • Shooting: Sunday night shooting at Liberty Village. Read more here.
  • Transportation Fair: City of Plainfield transportation fair Wednesday. Read more here. -- Scroll down.
OF INTEREST
  • Group Homes: NJ says goodby to troubled group home company. Read more here.
  • Lawn Bowling: Hidden 100-year old NJ sport. Read more here.
  • Peonies: Prime time for peonies: 12 acres free for cutting. Read more here. -- Nearby.
STATE/NATIONAL
  • 2020 Prez Race--
  • Community Colleges: Murphy touts plan to make tuition free for more students. Read more here.
  • Medicare for All: Backers find biggest foe in their own back yard. Read more here.
  • Schools Dev Authority: The state of schools in NJ. Read more here.
  • Tax Incentives Probe --
    • Menendez: Murphy legitimately exercising his authority. Read more here.
    • Sweeney on how incentives have spurred NJ. Read more here.
    • Moran: Norcross blitzkrieg shows he is feeling the heat. Read more here.
    • NAACP: Companies that got tax credits should divulge who they're hiring. Read more here.
    • Mulshine: Phil Murphy's a master of timing -- bad timing. Read more here.
TRUMP WORLD
  • The Shining: New Yorker cover shows Trump getting shoes shined. -- New Yorker | The Hill | -- Barr, McConnell, and Graham as Trump's shoeshine boys.
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Sunday, May 26, 2019

TAPinto interviews Council candidate Bridget Rivers.. Plainfield's Terence Johnson honored for work with YES basketball league.. Hannah Atkins Pool opens Memorial Day weekend.. Community Food Bank in a triple-match fundraiser.. Olddoc dismayed by local, national politics..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • City Council: TAPinto interviews candidate Bridget Rivers. Read more here.
  • Fundraiser: Community Food Bank in a triple-match fundraiser. Read more here. -- Your contribution by May 31 will be TRIPLED by an anonymous donor.
  • Memorial Day --
  • Week in Review: HUD awards grant, Eagle Scout project benefits Drake House, more. Read more here.
  • YES Basketball League: Plainfield's Terence Johnson honored for work with basketball league. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Elizabeth: Residents complain of restrictions on public comment at Council meeting. Read more here.
  • Kenilworth: Bar suspended 30 days; complaints include 'sex on the lawn'. Read more here. -- Frank Capece, Esq., on the case.
  • Legionnaire's Disease: 5 dead in Union County outbreak cluster. -- PoliticoNJ | Ledger |
  • Racial Slur: College students repeat racial slue on video; College presidents won't tolerate it. Read more here.
  • Retail: The Ledger spots Marty the Robot. Read more here.
  • Trenton: 10 wounded in morning drive-by shooting. -- Ledger | Courier |

STATE/NATIONAL

  • Congress: $19.1B aid bill stuck after lone GOP 'no' vote. Read more here.
  • Redistricting: Advocacy group wants Asian communities taken into account next time around. Read more here.
TRUMP WORLD

  • Pelosi Video: Facebook: Being 'false' isn't enough for removal. Read more here.
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Friday, May 24, 2019

5 Plainfield parents rounded up for child support.. Basking Ridge man charged with material aid to terrorist organization.. Sean Hosts a guest post by Mary Burgwinkle.. Jackie: The Amazing Race 31, episodes 5 and 6 blog party.. Carl catches a Great Blue heron catching a minnow..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Child Support: 5 Plainfield parents rounded up for child support. Read more here.
  • Drake House: Scout's Eagle project will benefit Drake House. Read more here.
  • Groundbreaking: Ground broken on Station at Grant Avenue project. Read more here. -- Congratulations Patrick!
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal: NJ, NYC take major step to replace PA bus terminal. Read more here.
  • Real Estate: Ledger's interactive tool to choose a town. Read more here. -- I chose diversity, low taxes, and greenery and Plainfield was #78 on my list.
  • Transportation Fair: Healthy Plainfield Coalition offering first ever Transportation Fair. Read more here.
  • Food Recall: Feds just recalled 62K pounds of beef. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • $20 Bill: Hariet Tubman $20 bill no longer coming in 2020. Read more here.
  • Abortion: Three NJ legislators denounce abortion ban. Read more here.
  • Art: School forced to cover up LGBTQ mural because it's owner is Catholic Church. Read more here.
  • Basking Ridge: Basking Ridge man charged with material aid to terrorist organization. Read more here.
  • Drew U.: Drew 'rejects' Methodist gay bans, stands with LGTBQ community. Read more here.
  • Edison: Sewer problems continue to cost town money. Read more here.
  • Facebook: Councilwoman gets written apology from council colleague over Facebook post. Read more here.
  • ICE: NJ's top judge moves to limit ICE court house arrests. Read more here.
  • Newark: Rockefeller Foundation picks Newark as 1st opportunity zone investment. Read more here.
  • Policing: Ministers hold hearing on police use of force in NJ. Read more here.
STATE/NATIONAL
  • 2020 Prez Race --
  • LD21: Bramnick declines to say if he's concerned about independent candidates. Read more here.
  • Campaign Finance: NJ legislative candidates not looking to burn through a lot of cash. Read more here.
  • NJ Economy: Nearly every state is better prepared for a recession than NJ. Read more here.
  • Tax Incentive Probe --
    • A false answer, a big political connection, and $260M in tax breaks. Read more here.
    • Ted Wells will defend Murphy in Norcross suit. -- InsiderNJ | Ledger | -- Of Deflategate fame.
    • Sweeney’s new tax incentive committee sets sights on Murphy’s task force. Read more here.
    • Sweeney announces names of his new committee. Read more here.

TRUMP WORLD

  • Mueller Report: Dems strategy toward the report reminiscent of the dreaded Prevent Defense. Read more here.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Richmond Towers Residents Association wins $239K HUD grant.. Capodagli, once approved for Plainfield project, fined $25K for asbestos violation in Linden.. Olddoc dismayed but not surprised at Giovanna's closing.. NJEA contributed $2.5M to Murphy dark money group..


[PLAINFIELD TODAY]
PLAINFIELD
  • Memorial Day: Plainfield observance on May 27. Read more here.
  • Netherwood Heights: Netherwood Heights Neighbors plans SoirĂ©e en Blanc for June 7. Read more here.
  • Plainfield Public Library: Check out free museum passes at the Library. Read more here.
  • Planning Board: Applicant seeks change of use for a house of worship. Read more here. -- Work has been going on at the site for months.
  • Richmond Towers: Residents Association wins $239K HUD grant. Read more here.

OF INTEREST

  • Elizabeth: Records show police complaints have been ignored for years. Read more here.
  • Aretha Franklin: Three hand-written wills discovered in singer's home. Read more here.
  • iPhones: Siri a mess. Read more here.
  • Linden: Capodagli, once approved for Plainfield project, fined $25K for asbestos violation in Linden. Read more here.
  • Monroe Twp.: First female Muslim mayor in US calls this town home. Read more here.
  • Newark --
    • Forbes Opportunity Zone summit attracts big names. Read more here.
    • Cop indicted for shooting at fleeing car, killing driver. Read more here.
  • NJ Politics: You can be dead and stay active in NJ politics. Here's how. Read more here.
  • Pets: NJ Pets in need, May 20. Read more here.
  • Retail: Dressbarn closing all 650 stores. Read more here. -- Including Watchung Square.
STATE/NATIONAL
  • 2020 Prez Race --
  • Abortion: Amid national debate, protesters give NJ GOP lawmakers an earful. -- Ledger | InsiderNJ |
  • Dark Money: NJEA contributed $2.5M to Murphy dark money group. Read more here.
  • Nevada: Nation's first majority-female legislature meets. Read more here.
  • NJ Supremes: Top court will determine if cops can force mobile devices to be unlocked. Read more here.
  • Sex Abuse: How will extending statute of limitations affect NJ? Read more here.
  • Tax Incentives Probe --
    • Emails show how much pull pols had over state tax breaks. Read more here.
    • Norcross lawsuit seeks to stop 'unlawful' tax incentives inquiry. -- Politico | NJSpot | Ledger |
    • Governor's feud with party boss rocks NJ  politics. Read more here.
    • Camden Officials: Murphy 'unwelcome' until he stops 'attacking' the city. Read more here.
    • 'Bring it on' Murphy task force lawyer says of legal threat. Read more here.
    • Murphy: 'Fairly troubling evidence' has emerged from probe. Read more here.
    • Lesniak: Murphy crossing the Rubicon vs. Norcross. Read more here.
    • Moran: Norcross subsidy for Cooper Hospital has a bad stink on it. Read more here.
    • "Meet the fixers pitting states against each other for incentives. Read more here.
  • Ticks: Tick control bill advances in Assembly. Read more here.

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