Welcome to the archives for NewsTalk, an IBJ blog published from November 2007 through December 2010.

Death ponds

March 27, 2008
It hardly seems like a week goes by anymore without another story about someone sliding into a suburban retention pond and losing their life or at least coming uncomfortably close.

Some ponds have become dumping grounds for cars, and now Plainfield police are looking into whether a man whose body was found in a pond was murdered.

Should developers or, in the case of apartment complexes, owners and managers, be held accountable for these problems?
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