This blog began in June 2005 and certainly we have had many stories to report in the changing life of Plainfield since then. Political changes, new neighbors bringing their cultures to our community, losses of significant citizens, big dreams of redevelopment, shifting fortunes in the schools, and even the rise of city blogs themselves have given us a lot to think about. Plaintalker has tried to help by gathering and reporting news and commenting at times on what's going on. We have also tried to highlight aspects of life in the city that demonstrate its diversity and the devotion of its residents to Plainfield.
Once nobody knew what a blog was, and at some point the current array of city blogs may thin out or even disappear in favor of some other innovation. Since I arrived in Plainfield in 1983, I have reported on the city in weekly and daily news media, and now on the blog. It's still a fascinating place to me and I'll keep blogging as long as I can. Thanks to everybody for your support and interest.--Bernice Paglia