The Business of the City: Miscellaneous

Sunday, September 25, 2016


"If I hear anybody saying their vote does not matter, that it doesn't matter who we elect -- read up on your history. It matters. We've got to get people to vote. I will consider it a personal insult -- an insult to my legacy -- if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election. You want to give me a good sendoff? Go vote." --President Barack Obama

Donald Trump and the Republicans are committed to undoing the progressive agenda and legacy of President Barack Obama. A Trump victory would devastate cities like Plainfield. That's why it's important to heed President Obama's words above as we work to get Hillary Clinton elected as the first woman President in our country. Hillary and all the Democrats in Column A--including our Congresswoman, Bonnie Watson Coleman and Charles McRae and me here in Plainfield--need you to volunteer as we work to keep the White House Democratic. 

Volunteering is rewarding: you can make a difference, make new friends who share your Democratic values, and help make history by electing Hillary Clinton at the same time. Just come down to the Official Plainfield Democratic Headquarters, at 31 Watchung Avenue (right across Front St., next to the municipal lot) from 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm to help us get Hillary elected. Click on the link to go to the website of the Plainfield Democratic Party: Plainfield Democratic Party. Feel free to send me an email at to let me know of your availability!

I'm with her, Charles is with her--are you with us? Because...we're with her!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Free Event: "Plainfield Plays Tennis" - Sunday, 9/25 at Van Blake Courts

Plainfield Plays Tennis--this free event is scheduled for Sunday, September 25 from 3:00 - 8:00 pm at the Donald Van Blake Tennis  Courts. You can register the day of the event--registration forms will be available on site. Contact the Division of Parks and Recreation at (908) 753-3096 for more information! Come get your game on!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Career and Job Fair in Plainfield on Thursday, September 15

This Thursday, September 15, the City of Plainfield will host another job fair at Plainfield City Hall. Click the flier below for additional details. I encourage everyone who is currently looking for employment to take advantage of this opportunity, and to encourage others, especially our young people who need employment, to come to this job fair and meet with prospective employers. Also, interview skills, resume help, and additional support resources will be provided!

Click on this link for additional job fairs in municipalities throughout New Jersey: Job Fairs and Upcoming Events


In Memoriam...15th Anniversary

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Union Keeps Us Strong

 "Labor can never be respected where the laborer is despised." 
--Frederick Douglass, from "Self-Made Men," 1872

At this time last year, I was still leading the charge on the city council to pass the Earned Sick Leave ordinance in Plainfield to protect our most vulnerable workers. After several more months of obstructionism and excuses, and with the added vote of new Councilman Barry Goode, we finally got enough votes to pass the ordinance.