Plainfield’s Wyatt, Briggs-Jones join Progressive Democratic slate for June Primary

Monday, April 5 was the candidate filing deadline for the June 8th Democratic Primary. Plainfield Mayoral Candidate Richard Wyatt and Fourth Ward City Council Candidate Terri Briggs-Jones both submitted petitions as part of the New Jersey Progressive Democratic slate. Their Union County team includes County Commissioner Candidates Terence Johnson and Evanda Henry of Plainfield, and…

A Campaign Worth Running

I apologize for the lateness of this post, which I planned to release it in late July when the official results were released. But recovering from the campaign grind – and taking care of the obligations that the longest ever primary campaign forced me to neglect – has been a herculean task of its own.…

Plainfield holds We the People March & Rally (photos)

The Plainfield Anti-Violence Coalition called for a local rally against the murder of George Floyd and police violence in general, and it took place today. While this was Plainfield’s biggest anti-violence rally, it was preceded by many others over this past decade. I have made sure to participate – and post about – every single…

New Jersey Progressive Democrats launch Legal Defense Fund

The Progressive Democrats of New Jersey have launched a legal defense fund to aid protestors who get caught up in the legal system, which often results in overwhelming expenses, especially for individuals with limited means. To donate, please click here. Following is the press release: Progressive Democrats of New Jersey is taking a stand with…

Photos: Asbury Park protests the murder of George Floyd

On Monday evening, I again took part in the nearest demonstration against the murders of George Floyd and so many others – this time in Asbury Park. You can see my photos from Saturday’s Newark demonstration here. The Asbury Park were largely peaceful when I was there, but escalated after nightfall – link here. You…

Photos: Newark protests the murder of George Floyd

On Saturday I joined several thousand others at the nearest demonstration of the callous murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police, which took place in downtown Newark. Tonight, curfews have been put in place in nearly a dozen US cities, and it’s safe to say that this won’t be the last demonstration in our area.…

Azim Gray: Councilman Barry Goode should resign

We all have our own unique perspective when it comes to issues – even people who agree on a local matter. While I expressed my opinion about Goode – once after we learned of the suit and again after he withdrew it – I want to share the point of view of Plainfield resident Azim…