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Monday, December 3, 2018

25 towns that use the most police force, ranked (Plainfield not among them -- but you'll be surprised at No. 1).. President Bush funeral arrangements.. Olddoc offers a short note, including Tuesday's Council meeting..


  • Donor Direct Action:  Plainfielder Sherrie Russell Brown becomes program director. Read more here. -- Strengthening women's rights organizations worldwide. Congratulations, Sherrie!
  • Drake House:  Drake House 22nd annual tree lighting. Read more here.
  • Holiday Tree Lighting:  Tree Lighting Thursday. Read more here. -- Date change owing to Mayor's holiday event for city workers.
  • Mayor Mapp: A year-end update with Mayor Mapp. Read more here. Week Ahead:  The week ahead in Plainfield, Dec. 3 - 9. Read more here.


  • Alimony:  How alimony works in NJ. Read more here.
  • CPR:  Girl's heart stopped at soccer practice; coach's CPR save her life. Read more here.
  • General Motors:  Mulshine: The fault is not in our cars, but in ourselves. Read more here.
  • Hinduism:  An exclusive look inside NJ's largest Hindu temple. Read more here.
  • Homelessness:  Making housing the priority -- over treatment or sobriety. Read more here. Obituary:  Ledger editor, longtime columnist dies. Read more here. -- Ledger did not do a writeup. Sad.
  • Open Space:  Pumping up spending on open space, parks. Read more here.
  • Police Use of Force:  25 towns that use the most force, ranked. Read more here. -- A list on which Plainfield does not appear.
  • Small Biz:  Small biz gets the love after years of sweeteners for big biz. Read more here.
  • Wrestling:  South Plainfield's Loniewski will wrestle for Davidson in NC. Read more here.


  • Bush Funeral:  Funeral arrangements for George H.W. Bush. Read more here.
  • Congress:  Pascrell, Sires, Payne likely to become subcommittee chairs. Read more here.
  • Dem Governors Ass'n:  Some DGA trivia. Read more here.
  • Katie Brennan Assault Allegations:  Moran: Brennan'a roar at rape hearing could capsize Murphy. Read more here.
  • ICE:  Judge rules DOJ can't force local police to help ICE. Read more here.


  • Meryl Streep:  At home in NJ, Streep says she empathizes with Trump. Read more here.

  • [OLDDOC] Olddoc offers a short note, including Tuesday's Council meeting. (12/02/18)
  • [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 Nov. 28 blog party. (11/28/18)
  • [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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