Those Damn Blogs

It’s no secret that some people don’t like “the blogs”. Assemblyman Jerry Green is one of them. Council President Bridget Rivers and Councilwoman Gloria Taylor are two more. Bernice Paglia reported that at last week’s City Council meeting, Rivers suggested that something be done with the blogs or, as Councilwoman Gloria Taylor put it, “the…

City Council rejects sick pay, again

Last night, the Plainfield City Council again rejected an ordinance that would have made it possible for Plainfield workers to earn one hour of paid sick time for every thirty hours worked. Only a week ago, the Council voted 6-1 in favor of bringing the long-discussed ordinance – first rejected in March – to a…

Back to Montreality

I enjoy hanging out in Montreal, so I decided to do so from Thursday until Sunday last week to ring in my twenty-ninth birthday – or at least that was my excuse. Some of you may remember my Montreal pictures from last August. This time I decided to drive. Better to be boxed in a car for under…

Non-condemnation recommended for Muhlenberg (video)

Last night, the Planning Board voted in favor of non-condemnation of the Muhlenberg site. As usual, Bernice Paglia has done a great job explaining what that means – please consult her story here. If you’d like to see how it all went down, the video is below. It begins with testimony by Jessica L. Giorgianni of H2M, the…

Fourth Ward Family Fun Day 2015 (photos)

On Saturday, August 29th, the City of Plainfield and the City Council sponsored the Fourth Ward Family Fun Day through the Division of Parks and Recreation. The event, at Hannah Atkins Playground, was hosted by Fourth Ward Councilwoman Bridget Rivers and First and Fourth Ward Councilwoman Vera Greaves. I was out of town for the weekend,…