The week in photos (5/17 – 5/25)


Let’s call the man in fatigues soldier for the people. Following one of his first speeches after his election, Ras Baraka talks to attendees in the background. This event was hosted by the People’s Organization for Progress on Saturday, May 17th.

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At this Tuesday May, 20th City Council budget meeting, those in attendance studiously kept their heads down as to keep up with the budget items.

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On Sunday May 25th, carnival-goers enjoy the “Ring of Fire” at Plainfield High School. I rode it – it’s worth the $5.


City Administrator Rick Smiley (center) dictates to Councilman Cory Storch (right) at the budget meeting.


POP Chairman Larry Hamm (right) has a word with Mayor Elect Ras Baraka (left) following the speech. Don’t be alarmed by the passion, as their conversation was extremely amicable.


Plainfield artist Alonzo Adams working hard during his art showing on May 18 at Antique Castle. He hopes to sell the pieceĀ above the mantle to his alma mater, Rutgers, or to an HBCU.

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