Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Report Card on Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs

Like the report cards we used to take home for our parents' review and signature, Mayor Robinson-Briggs will be earning grades ranging from A to F (plus E for effort) --

A - Excellent
B - Above average
C - Passable
D - Does not meet standards
F - Fail
E - Evidence of effort


01/08/09: State of City Address: Homicides
01/12/09: Preparation of Council documents
01/12/09: Withdrawal of Resolutions

01/29/09: On Obama Stimulus

See story HERE.
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See story HERE.
Failed to compare 2008 to 2007.
No excuse for not reviewing.
Half-fast not the way to go.

No evidence of local proposal.

-- Dan Damon

Monday, January 05, 2009

MLK Events - 2009

Print this calendar for a handy one-page reference.
SATURDAY · January 10 · Begins at 1:00 PM

Dr. King and Health Care for All

1 PM - March: City Hall to Friends' Meeting House
2 PM - Program At Friends' Meeting House
Sponsor: POP/Plainfield Chapter

TUESDAY · January 13 · 3:30 PM

MLK: Story and Craft Times
At the Library's Children's Room.

Public Library, 8th Street & Park Avenue
Sponsor: Plainfield Public Library
TUESDAY · January 13 · 6:30 PM

MLK: A Celebration
Annual NAACP celebration.

City Hall Library, 515 Watchung Avenue
Sponsor: NAACP, Plainfield Chapter

THURSDAY · January 15 · 3:30 PM

Film: The Rosa Parks Story
Her act of courage sparked the famed bus boycott.

Public Library, 8th Street & Park Avenue
Sponsor: Plainfield Public Library
FRIDAY · January 16 · 11:00 AM

The Life and Legacy of Dr. King

Senior Center, 305 East Front Street
Sponsor: Plainfield Senior Citizen Center

FRIDAY · January 16 · 7:00 PM

Medical Apartheid
The dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans.

Mohawk Lodge #307, 1357 West Third Street
Sponsor: Mohawk Lodge #307
SATURDAY · January 17 · 1:00 PM

'Dare to Dream'
An afternoon of inspiration and fun for youth.

Hubbard Middle School, 661 West Eighth Street
Sponsor: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

SUNDAY · January 18 · 5:30 PM

MLK: A Day of Celebration
Speaker: Apostle James I. Clark, Jr., New York.

Kings Temple Worship Center, 1020 West Seventh Street
Sponsor: Concerned Urban Clergy
Dr. Gary Kirkwood, Host Pastor
MONDAY · January 19 · 8:30 AM

Annual MLK Breakfast
Speaker: Kevin Powell, author, activist, Hip-Hop historian.

PHS Cafeteria | $16 / $12 Seniors/Students. Call 756-4663
Sponsor: Frontiers International
MONDAY · January 19 · 3:00 and 4:00 PM

3:00 PM: 'Community in Conversation'
4:00 PM: Citywide Commemorative Service
Speaker: Rev. James S. Hall, Jr., Senior Pastor,
Triumph Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA.

Shiloh Baptist Church, 515 West 4th Street
Sponsor: Shiloh Baptist Church
Dr. Gerald Lamont Thomas, Host Pastor

About Me

Plainfield resident since 1983. Retired as the city's Public Information Officer in 2006; prior to that Community Programs Coordinator for the Plainfield Public Library. Founding member and past president of: Faith, Bricks & Mortar; Residents Supporting Victorian Plainfield; and PCO (the outreach nonprofit of Grace Episcopal Church). Supporter of the Library, Symphony and Historic Society as well as other community groups, and active in Democratic politics.