Missing protester found; Sunday’s rally canceled

As I posted late Wednesday night, protester Nelson Hernandez was reported missing by family, having last been seen in the early morning hours of August 26. His image was heavily circulated to thousands on social media in and around Plainfield, not to mention a Nixle notification. On Friday, it was Nelson himself who was able to contact loved…

Missing: Nelson Hernandez, anti-violence protester

Update, August 30, 2014: Nelson Hernandez has been found safe at a New York hospital. Read more here. You may remember Nelson Hernandez from Sunday’s protest against violence in Plainfield. According to his brother Eddy, he has now gone missing. Nelson was last seen driving from his friend’s house on Tuesday, August 26th, at 12:30am. At the…

Second Anti-Violence Demonstration in Plainfield (photos)

On Sunday, August 24, a group of over thirty residents followed the lead of youthful organizers, taking to the streets against violence in our city as the group had the previous weekend. The high energy rally and march began just after 12pm at Plainfield High School and stopped several times along the way to Front Street and Park…

A busy Saturday – 8/23/14 (photos)

There happened to be a lot of positive community events under yesterday’s ominous skies. I tried to make as many as I could. 9th Annual Malcolm Nelson-Mills Memorial, Library Park     South Second Street Youth Center Community Day       The Brothers Barbecue Cook-Off and Community Appreciation Day

Montreal!

I didn’t take many pictures during my trip to Montreal, nor did I take the best shots. For one, the sky was overcast almost my entire time there, and it rained constantly. In addition to the weather, as exciting, artsy, energetic, and comfortable of a place as Montreal is – it’s not the most beautiful city. You…

At the Park with Darryl Clark

It’s not easy to describe Darryl Clark’s Saturday morning classes at Cedarbrook Park. He calls it a Walk/Run Group which is about as good as any name I can muster, and a reference to the Queen City 5k Walk/Run that he founded. Even so, I’ve seen residents get intimidated by those words – particularly the…