Councilman Barry Goode thinks we’re all stupid

After the public outcry over his tort claim (see my Sunday night post here), I assumed that Councilman Barry Goode would either step down from the council or drop the suit. It was not only a clear conflict of interest, but a political nightmare for Goode, Mayor Mapp, and the local Democratic machine. Early Monday…

The audacity of Barry Goode

Over the past couple of years since the incident, I haven’t spoken publicly about Barry Goode’s driving under intoxication charge (link here). Not on social media, not on this blog, and not outside of conversations with a handful of people. I think I was embarrassed for him. It’s a mistake anyone can make, and I…

The Pemberton Avenue Bridge is open

You are not supposed to make non-essential trips outside of your home due to COVID-19, which has infected over 100 people in Plainfield. But if you do have to get to the grocery store or the pharmacy – or to work if you are an essential employee – you can now use the Pemberton Avenue…

Muhlenberg may provide COVID-19 relief

The former Muhlenberg Hospital may again have a medical use during this time of crisis. New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli announced during a press conference today that a facility that used to be a hospital in Plainfield is a candidate to provide extra beds to treat residents suffering with COVID-19. “It is…

The ruse of Plainfield City Council Clean Up

It’s great when residents decide to clean up their city – when they take a problem into their own hands and fix it. They put on their gloves and give hours of their time to remedy a problem government refuses to fix. I’ve participated in clean-ups in Plainfield and elsewhere. Once, I even spent the…

The Pemberton Avenue bridge work

Anyone who regularly uses Pemberton Avenue to go from East to West in Plainfield knows that the street has been closed since the fall because, according to signs, the bridge is out. I went to the park and took this photo with my drone on December 21st. At that point, you can see that there…