COMMUNITY HISTORY PROJECT PUBLIC MEETING
Wednesday March 22 | 7PM-8:30PM City Hall Caucus Room, 280 Grove Street/Ground floor
Don't know much about history? You aren't alone, especially when it comes to the history of Paulus Hook - and Jersey City in general.
With support from the NJ Council for the Humanities, two HPHA board members are putting their energy and passion into unearthing our rich history as part of the NJ Community History Project.
Join us for a discussion led by Bill Westerman, Sociology & Anthropology professor at NJCU and Martin Pierce, board president of the Jersey City History Museum. Share with us how you'd like to uncover Paulus Hook's history. Refreshments will be served.
- Thursday April 6 | 7:30PM at PS16, 98 Sussex Street at Washington St. Traffic pattern changes coming to Van Vorst Street between Grand and Sussex. Join our guest, Michael Manzella, JC Traffic Planning Engineer for a discussion at our regular HPHA meeting, first Thursday of every month.
- Thursday April 13 | 7:30PM special meeting with 50 and 55 Hudson Street developers. Presentation followed by a Q&A, in person | 77 Hudson Street
St. Peter's Prep Update
Having lost their bid to demolish their historic buildings twice - once in 2019 with Historic Preservation and again last summer when they took the case to the Zoning Board of Appeals, St. Peter's is now suing the city to demolish their historic buildings.
The city appealed. The HPHA asked to be a partner with the city in the legal defense for this appeal. We were unsuccessful as the judge decided that the Board of Adjustment and the HPHA together would be a duplication of efforts. The Board of Adjustment attorney has submitted their rebuttal and we are awaiting a decision on the appeal request from the judge.
Please reach out to city officials, because it has ramifications that will affect all historic districts. The HPHA spent $16k of it's own funds for the first 2 battles, and this one will come with another hefty bill. If you can donate to the HPHA, a registered 501c3 organization, to help us with this fight, we would be grateful. You can donate HERE
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