It's Those Little Things
Park & Seventh is slated to receive a sign welcoming people to this portion of the Special Improvement District. I don't know which of the four corners will get the sign, but surely this battered metal hulk needs to be removed from the northeast corner.
A search online did not come up with any clue that this newspaper is still publishing. It was the successor to a weekly, Plainfield Today, where I worked back in the early 1980s as a writer, editor and person of all work at its North Avenue offices. City News served the African-American community in several counties and moved its base to Newark some time ago.
Anyway, I don't know whether there are any rules about news boxes, but this one seems to outlived its usefulness and needs to be removed.
At the risk of incurring the wrath of the mayor, I must say the sight of the banner on the front of City Hall is equally annoying. This banner was put up with City Council permission in 2009, for a period from April 1 to September 1. It is now March 2010. Workers removed Christmas wreaths last month after blogger Jackie noted their lingering appearance, but the banner remains.
One might ask what else to expect from a mayor who voted in Piscataway while living in Plainfield or North Plainfield, according to court documents from 2006. Technicalities, schmecknicalities. Maybe the same goes for letting a guy from Rahway solicit merchants for a directory with checks made out to him personally, without any input from the Plainfield SID.
So what are the little things that set you off? Let us know.