Black Panther documentary, discussion in NJ this weekend

Stanley Nelson’s acclaimed documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution was often followed by panel discussions during its New York screenings earlier this fall . Those who didn’t make it across the Hudson have another chance to take part – this time closer to home. On Thanksgiving weekend, both Saturday and Sunday at 5pm, the film will be…

Superintendent addresses robocall (video)

Earlier this month, Mayor Adrian Mapp made a city-wide robocall singling out the School Superintendent for her postponement of the Youth Summit – or her “cancellation”, according to the recorded voice. The November 13th Summit had been a joint-venture between the City of Plainfield and the Board of Education. During the public comment session of last…

Watchung on Fire

I always liked my apartment. It was humble, simple – but it was just enough for me. A nice bachelor pad. I’d lived in a lot of places since I joined the rent paying world when I was 19, ten years ago. But this Watchung Avenue apartment was perhaps my favorite, and having lived there…

Election results are in!

Per Bernice Paglia’s Plaintalker II, the unofficial results are in from yesterday’s City Council and Board of Education Races. Board of Education (three seats – winners in bold) John Campbell, Sr. – 1,711 Emily Morgan – 1,696 Richard Wyatt – 1,538 Jackie Coley – 1,197 Second Ward City Council Cory Storch – 909 John Campbell,…

Dispelling the lies; John Campbell for City Council

I support John Campbell for Second Ward City Council, but before we get there, I’d like to clear something up. Unchallenged internet fabrications are too often accepted as truths, even from reputed rags like Plainfield Today. Dan Damon’s tabloid-like blog erroneously reported that John Campbell Jr’s campaign was breaking the rules in hosting a fall…