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Plainfield Interfaith Remembrance Ceremony for Victims of Gun Violence to be Held

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Friday, Feb. 3rd, there will be an interfaith remembrance ceremony for the city's victims of gun violence.  Plainfield ended calendar year 2016 with twelve homicides, and residents demanding answers. 

A town hall meeting had been held on Dec. 8th, where Mayor Adrian O. Mapp proclaimed that “Plainfield is a very safe city”.  Yet two additional homicides closed out the year with the deaths of 18-year old Manuel Berrios, and restaurant owner Shamar Coleman.

A second safety-themed town hall took place on Jan. 5th of this year, providing members of the community an opportunity to hear from law enforcement agencies, including Union County Prosecutor Grace Park and her team, local politicians and more.

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In Mayor Mapp's year-end message, he stated, "Plainfield, I am determined to rid our streets of this scourge. There are no easy answers, and I cannot promise you that this will happen overnight.  What I can promise you is that I will work night and day with our Law Enforcement agency, we will collaborate with as many outside supporting agencies as we can, seek advice from every corner of the country if we have to, and we will not stop until this is stopped here in our city."

The remembrance ceremony will take place at 7:00 pm at the Metropolitan Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 1003 West 4th Street in Plainfield.

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When you don’t have to adhere to a train schedule or work a nine to five job, it’s easier to make spontaneous vacation plans.

Since I was braving a trip back to Maine in June to mark one year since the accident, I decided to add an extra week to my excursion.  I would knock off two more states in my bucket list quest to hike a part of the Appalachian Trail in every state.

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