HSP hosts Madame CJ Walker: A Self-Made Woman (photos)

Interpreter Daisy Century¬†drew a standing ovation Sunday with her performance as entrepreneur, civil rights advocate, and philanthropist Madame CJ Walker, America’s first woman self-made millionaire. The event was hosted at the Drake House Museum by the Historical Society of Plainfield and funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Plainfield gardening enthusiast, BOE kick off planting season

Resident and gardening enthusiast Deborah Dowe teamed up with the Plainfield Board of Education to host a seed planting event at Washington Community School on Saturday. Over two hours, more than fifty residents had family fun starting spring gardens of organic collard greens, broccoli, tomatoes, cucumbers, kale, radishes, and more. Ms Dowe urges all to…

A Plainfield Charter School Vulture

As of two and a half months ago, I am a member of the Plainfield Board of Education. The following article is my opinion, and is in no way reflective of the views of the entire board. I give a very special¬†thanks to education advocate Mother Crusader for the diligent research that contributed to this.…

A downtown demolition mishap

Thanks to Hustle Mania Clothing’s instagram page, I caught wind of a demolition happening on North Avenue near the train station at around 3:30pm. Bernice Paglia covered the demolition as well, in a first and second article with a good amount of background information. The vacate orders were for good reason. Long time Columbian Restaurant Mi Buenaventura…

Computer Training at Plainfield High School

For the remainder of this month, The United Way, Union County College, and Comcast will be offering free computer classes with a focus on internet use. The first round of computer training has nearly passed. Fortunately, all material will be covered again beginning next week. The sessions will begin at 6pm from Monday through Thursday…

My BOE Orientation Experience

I spent most of this weekend participating in mandatory New Board Member Orientation in Princeton, NJ with ninety other recently elected Board of Education members. It was a great experience. The conference, hosted by the New Jersey School Boards Association, was jam-packed with presentations on law, finance, policy, bullying, and student achievement, to name a…

Struggles; BOE Orientation

After struggling further to find a routine time to write since starting new activities – not the least of which was joining the Board of Education in January – I think I’ve finally figured out how to supplement those ever dwindling after-work hours. At least twice in February, I blocked out an entire weekend day…