Saturday, March 22, 2008

Plaintalker Hits Milestone

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


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for all you do, for all the time you give to us without ever expecting anything in return, and for always bringing spin free news to all of us on this rather spinning city.

Maria Pellum, your wannabe baby blogger sister!

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Dottie Gutenkauf said...

Bernice, you have certainly earned your reputation as a well-informed and honest blogger. I am among the many who are grateful to you for all you do and all you are.


7:41 PM  
Blogger Cory Storch said...

Bernice - you are doing a service to the community. Keep it up! The way print media is heading, sources like Plaintalker will become even more important in days to come.

Cory Storch

12:03 PM  
Blogger Masoka Publishing said...


I truly appreciate your contribution to the mission of keeping folks informed. Were it not for your blog entries and serving in your capacity as "beat reporter," we would face many more moments "in total darkness," and oblivious to the political antics that, unfortunately, plague our city of Plainfield. Your timely and responsible "exposure" of local occurences that sometimes shape, alter, disrupt, and inspire lives fills what would be a void. Keep truth flowing in our direction that we may irrigate our fields of destiny.

12:03 AM  

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