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It pays to have a boss who’s a bigger sports fan than I am. Despite time off in the coming month and a half slated for Montreal, Atlanta, and Mexico, when I told him my favorite team won a world championship and I needed to fly out to Wednesday’s parade, the Mets and Islanders fan saw it…

We are Orlando vigil

On Friday evening, the City of Plainfield and S.T.A.G. co-sponsored a vigil in solidarity with the victims of last weekend’s mass shooting at a gay night club in Orlando. Around two-hundred people were in attendance. I took some photos.

Lay of the Land (2016 City Council Primary)

Pages could be written analyzing the Democratic primary results in Tuesday’s At-Large City Council race between Councilwoman Reverend Tracey Brown and Councilwoman Rebecca Williams. But I’ll let you interpret the lay of the land on your own, as it relates to local politics. Take a look at the map below, or click here for a larger version. The…

Where is Mapp’s Plainfield?

“I am not focusing on the negatives”, Mayor Adrian Mapp told a radio station only hours after a large contingent of residents rallied against violence in Plainfield. “There are murders in every city in New Jersey,” he rationalized. Mapp’s absence from the rally was noted by most who spoke. “You all elected him,” a couple of onlookers…

A sit down with Reverend Tracey Brown

In the middle of her busy, pre-election push, I stopped by the Plainfield Democrats for Change Park Avenue Headquarters on Sunday and spoke briefly Councilwoman and Reverend Tracey Brown. Brown is running on Line C this Tuesday, June 7th, to defend her At-Large City Council seat. Her Third Ward running mate is Alma Blanco. So…

Rhythm and Blues by the Brook (photos)

On Saturday, thousands gathered at Cedar Brook Park as we do every year. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders held yet another Rhythm and Blues by the Brook concert on the first Saturday in June. This year’s lineup included Sister Sledge, Blackstreet, C & C Music Factory, and Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials.…

Plainfielders lead Enough is Enough rally

On Thursday evening at 6pm, around seventy residents met in front of the Joann Hollis Gardens on West Fourth Street to take a stand against violence in the community. While the rally took aim at Plainfield’s most recent gun homicides – two of which happened last Wednesday and Thursday – its rhetoric took a broader scope.…