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Friday, December 28, 2018

Man accused of rape at Christmas party, but no one can ID him.. Sheriff's officer takes own life at government building.. More on dreadlock incident.. Plainfield 2018 Year in Review.. Freeholder Williams wishes Happy Holidays to all.. Rebecca wishes Happy Holidays to all..


  • 2018 Year in Review: Top Arts & Entertainment stories. Read more here 
  • Policing:  Union County first in NJ to achieve full body-cam rollout. -- TAPinto | Courier |
  • Product Alert:  NJ residents warned not to drink milk from quarantined farm. Read more here.


  • Animal Cruelty --
    • More charges after 161 dogs rescued from breeder. Read more here.
    • Cow escapes truck bound for slaughter house, wanders on Rt 80. Read more here.
  • Christmas Theft:  Baby Jesus and Mary stolen from church lawn, Joseph left behind. Read more here. -- I suspect the Grinch.
  • Dreadlock Incident --
    • Feedback: Student wrestler 'valiant' after forced haircut. Read more here.
    • As outrage over incident still burns, some don't see racism. Read more here.
  • Flood Insurance:  Need flood insurance? You're out of luck during the shutdown. Read more here.
  • Miss America:  Miss America gives NJ back its pageant license -- with condition. Read more here.
  • NJ Political History:  Three NJ insiders you never heard of. Read more here.
  • Rape:  Man accused of rape at Christmas party, but no one can ID him. Read more here.
  • School Funding:  How fair is funding in NJ compared to other states? Read more here. -- Pretty good, it turns out.
  • Shipwreck:  Shipwreck unearthed on Jersey Shore. Read more here. -- One headline referred to it as 'ancient'. 100 years old 'ancient'? What has happened to our sense of history?
  • Suicide: Sheriff's officer takes own life at government building. Read more here.
  • Transformer Explosion:  Explosion at ConEd in Queens cast blue light over NYC. Read more here.

  • Government Shutdown:  How many NJ workers are affected by the shutdown. Read more here.
  • NJ Senate:  Sweeney issues new committee chairs, ousting Stack and Gill from Judiciary. -- InsiderNJ | NJGlobe |
Obituary --

  • [OLDDOC]  Olddoc posts some toons and notes the 'Oh Hellers' have descend in force; he will be busy for several days. (12/24/18)
  • [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]  Freeholder Williams wishes Happy Holidays to all. (12/27/18)
  • [SEAN McKENNA]  My vote is for Ron Johnson on Nov. 6. (11/06/18)
  • [JACKIE]  Survivor: David v. Goliath season finale blog party. (12/19/18)
  • [REBECCA at Bathrobe Blogger]  Rebecca wishes Happy Holidays to all. (12/27/18)
  • [NOEL at Jersey HS Sports]  Plainfield holds off Scotch Plains-Fanwood in defensive battle. (12/22/18)
  • [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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