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Sunday, December 16, 2018

BREAKING: Redistricting vote cancelled.. Female corrections officer busted for sexual assault of prisoner.. J&J knew about asbestos in baby powder since 1970s.. Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional.. Freeholder Williams: Last performance of 'Black Nativity' at FUSP Sunday..


  • Alzheimer's:  Former Plainfielder donates grant in memory of his partner to support LGBT Alzheimer's fund. Read more here.
  • Basketball:  Plainfield at Union. Read more here.
  • Marijuana:  NJ mayors want higher taxes on marijuana. Read more here. -- Mayor Mapp belongs to Urban Mayors.
  • Theater:  Last chance to see 'Black Nativity' at FUSP. Read more here.
  • Week in Review: Plainfield week in review: South Avenue redevelopment, FUSP property gift, more. Read more here.


  • $15 Minimum:  I'm a CEO; I support the $15 minimum wage. Read more here.
  • Affordable Housing:  NJ Supremes rule in favor of Highlands development. Read more here. -- We'll see how 'affordable'.
  • Atlantic City:  Minority cops sue union over blocking promotions. Read more here.
  • Cargo Theft:  Ring that stole $4M in cargo is busted. Read more here.
  • Circuses:  No more elephants in NJ traveling circuses. Read more here.
  • Mark DiIonno:  A farewell love note from the longtime Ledger columnist. Read more here.
  • Drumthwacket:  Governor's mansion gets holiday makeover. Take a tour here.
  • Immigration:  Legal marijuana or not; immigrants caught with pot can be deported. Read more here.
  • Johnson & Johnson:  Report: J&J knew about asbestos in baby powder since 1970s. Read more here.
  • Newark: Emails show city was warned of water problems months ago. Read more here.
  • NJEA:  Gold Schnitzer retiring after 22 years with NJEA. Read more here. -- Sweeney is breaking out the champagne.
  • Obituary:  Singer Nancy Wilson dies at 81. Read more here.
  • Rutgers:  RU settles with former swim coach for $725K. Read more here. -- 'Toxic swim culture' alleged under Martin.
  • Sayreville:  Mayor calls for review of councilman's dealings after bribery conviction. Read more here.
  • Sexual Assault: Female corrections officer busted for relationship with prisoner. Read more here.
  • Trenton:  Acting police director going before Council for approval. Read more here. -- Much drama.
  • Wrestling:  South Plainfield dominates Scotch Plains-Fanwood in season opener. Read more here.



  • Chief of Staff:  Christie tells Trump he doesn't want job. Read more here.
  • Golf Course:  NJ Attorney General investigating Trump's Bedminster golf course. -- Ledger | Courier |
  • Tax Records:  NJ's Pascrell has been seeking Trump tax records for 2 years; Now Pelosi is on his side. Read more here.
  • Trump Money:  Congressman Schiff set to 'follow the money'. Read more here.
  • [OLDDOC]  Olddoc sums up the Council agenda plus more. (12/11/18)
  • [Mayor MAPP]  Mayor Mapp advises he has discontinued his blog.
  • [Councilor STORCH]  Councilor Storch votes 'no' on the South Avenue East plan. (12/11/18)
  • [Freeholder WILLIAMS]  Last performance of 'Black Nativity' at FUSP Sunday. (12/15/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  My vote is for Ron Johnson on Nov. 6. (11/06/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Survivor: David v. Goliath Dec. 12 blog party. (12/12/18)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Black Nativity Holiday Bazaar at FUSP. (11/12/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Pre-season interview with new PHS basketball coach Mike Gordon. (12/08/18)
  • [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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