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Monday, December 17, 2018

Fire breaks out in Plainfield basement.. Week ahead in Plainfield.. J&J knew about asbestos in baby powder since 1970s.. Olddoc posts some great toons (remember waiting til after 7 PM for long distance?).. Noel at HS Sports: Union holds off Plainfield's 4th quarter comeback..


  • Fire:  Fire breaks out in Plainfield basement. Read more here.
  • 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.Week Ahead:  The week ahead in Plainfield, Dec. 17 - 23. Read more here.

  • Gannett:  Bergen Record tells reporters not to discuss buyot. Read more here. -- Rumor has it the Record is not the only paper.
  • Johnson & Johnson:  Report: J&J knew about asbestos in baby powder since 1970s. Read more here.
  • Police Use of Force --
    • Black Jerseyans say they're more likely to be kicked, punched. Data backs that up. Read more here.
    • Activist and scholar: Here's how police practices could be improved. Read more here.
  • Rutgers:  Seton Hall gets revenge win over RU. Read more here.
  • School Super Pay:  The 37 highest paid NJ superintendents. Read more here. -- Blooper: Nos. 18 and 19.


  • Biz Taxes:  Bipartisan bid to help small biz get around Trump tax hit. Read more here.
  • ICE:  NJ ICE official addresses recent arrests. Read more here. -- Lies, lies and more lies.
  • Redistricting --

  • [OLDDOC]  Olddoc posts some great toons (remember waiting til after 7 PM for long distance?). (12/16/18)
  • [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]  Union holds off Plainfield's 4th quarter comeback. (12/16/18)
  • [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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