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Reverend Laurie's Blog - 6/5/2020

A year and a half ago Fr. Tom from St. Paul’s and Church of the Incarnation, The Rev. Jon Brown from Old Bergen Church, The Rev. Mona Fitch Eliot from St John’s Lutheran and I spent five hours at a City Council meeting. Near the end of the agenda was a vote to approve the purchase one hundred acres of land on the western edge of the city from Honeywell International Inc. to build as many as eight thousand apartments, 35% of which would be low income and affordable housing. The city’s original proposal had been to make 5% of the apartments affordable but Jersey City Together, a community organization comprised almost entirely of dozens of faith communities, pushed back. After much discussion

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