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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Plainfielder Michael Jessie makes the Wall Street Journal in shutdown story.. 3 get 140 years in Plainfield basement murder.. Noel at HS Sports: Field Goal leads Plainfield over Westfield.. Girls Basketball: Plainfield routs Rahway..

  • 2013 Murder: 3 get 140 years in Plainfield basement murder. -- TAPinto | Courier | Ledger |
  • Board of Ed: Plainfield BOE president: It's a new day. Read more here.
  • Boys Basketball: Plainfield holds off Westfield. Read more here.
  • Complete Count Commission: Census task force has first meeting. Read more here. -- Plainfielder George Gore is a member.
  • Drake House:  Drake House undergoes renovation. Read more here.
  • Girls Basketball:  Plainfield routs Rahway, 51-13. Read more here.
  • Inappropriate Touching: Teacher charged with touching had been previously acquitted of exposing himself. Read more here.
  • Shutdown:  FAA moves to call inspectors back to work. Read more here. -- Picture in story is of Plainfield resident Michael Jessie, an FAA safety inspector, holding a placard at a EWR press conference.
  • Week in Review:  Plainfield week in review: Council, BOE reorgs, PMUA changes. Read more here.


  • Atlantic County:  Women suing prosecutor allege culture of cronyism, sexism. Read more here.
  • Development: Fight over Edgewater waterfront property leads to charges of corruption. Read more here. -- In NJ?
  • R. Kelly: R. Kelly's time is finally up. Read more here.
  • Marijuana:  Big Tobacco just moved into the marijuana industry. Read more here.
  • Metuchen:  Metuchen grad leads nonprofit to combat human trafficking. Read more here.
  • Newark: Huge deal as investors buy One, Two and Four Gateway Center. Read more here.
  • NJ History:  NJ students are supposed to know about these people. Take the quiz here.
  • Princeton --
    • No white supremacists, but hundreds protest racism. -- Ledger | Courier |
    • White supremacist group now says its rally was a hoax to gain publicity. Read more here.
  • Real Estate:  Look inside $1.3M Maplewood mansion built by hand. Read more here.
  • Vote By Mail Scheme:  Hoboken man charged in VBM bribery scheme. -- InsiderNJ | NJGlobe | Ledger | -- Bribes were paid by check!
  • Wrestling: Buena student in dreadlocks case has match cancelled by school. Read more here.


  • 2020 Prez Race --
    • NJ drug companies once gave Booker lots of money; now he's trying to force their prices down. Read more here.
    • Why Chris Christie is a cautionary tale for presidential candidates. Read more here.
  • Alvarez Rape Allegation --
  • Driver Licenses:  NJ GOP lawmakers oppose licenses for undocumented immigrants. Read more here.
  • Medicare:  White House to put Medicare cuts on hold during shutdown. Read more here.
  • NJ Business:  Time to stop ignoring needs of NJ biz community. Read more here. -- This OpEd couldn't have been worse timed as report of abatement ripoffs is released.
  • NJ Dems: Lauren Albrecht named Dem LGBT chair. Read more here.
  • Obamacare:  NJ House Dems plot multifront defense of ACA. -- NJSpot | Ledger |
  • Voting: Decision in NJ voter intimidation case could bring voter suppression in 2020. Read more here.

  • Border Wall:  GoFundMe refunds money of those who wanted to fund wall. Read more here. -- Failed to reach $1B goal.
  • FBI Probe:  Blockbuster FBI probe of Trump loyalty revealed. Read more here.
  • Fighting Trump: How Congress can learn from Watergate and turn Trump's supporters against him. Read more here.
  • National Emergency:  GOP lawmaker short circuits when asked if a Dem president could declare climate a 'national emergency'. Read more here.


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