It's been an interesting year: from whole families being arrested in early morning raids to a former superintendent also looking at the business end of a subpoena, Wall Patch readers have come to this site to know what's happening in their community, when it happens.
For this, we're grateful. We try, around here, to bring you the best, most accurate and timely news about Wall Township and affecting Wall Township that we possibly can, day after day. And we thank you sincerely for coming back, in ever-increasing numbers, to be informed and sometimes entertained.
For the upcoming year, we'll be here, bringing you what you want to know, what you need to know and what you may have completely forgotten about, day after day.
Here's a short list of some of the most popular local stories of 2012:
1.) Former Superintendent's Home Raided By Prosecutor's Office:
When former schools Chief James F. Habel's home was raided by authorities, Wall Patch brought you the most comprehensive information possible.
2.) Wall Family Arrested In Fraud Investigation:
Another top crime story about a Wall family authorities say were involved in some tricky shenanigans.
3.) New Wall Township Schools Superintendent Named:
Let it not be said that Wall Township residents don't care about their schools. The story of a new head of the schools triggered a huge response from Wall Patch readers.
4.) UPDATE: Afternoon Manhunt Ends In Arrest of Parolee:
Helicopters hovering. Police everywhere. Traffic jammed up and one man who was riding his bicycle at exactly the wrong time in exactly the wrong place. This, as-it-happened story brought lots of readers.
5.) Hurricane Sandy: Wall Storm Damage Update: During November's storms, Wall Patch continually updated residents on road closures, downed lines, power outages/restoration in town. It was the most local news you can use available anywhere. These stories were well received.