March 2013 VVPA Newsletter

16 Mar 2013, Posted by admin in Meeting Agendas, News You Can Use
  • Meeting Agenda:
  • City Officials to discuss Future Flood Preparations

Last month, reps from FEMA told us to ask more questions of our city officials regarding infrastructure flooding issues and building code requirements as we repair and go forward. We reached out to the Mayors Office and at our request:
Jeff Wenger-Senior planner with City Planning, Doug Greenfield the supervising planner with the mayor’s office and Ray Meyer, a construction code official will discuss the initiatives the city is taking to address/mitigate flood concerns and to discuss what the city has done, what the plan is going forward and hopefully present us with their biannual report that the city supposedly files to FEMA.

  • Cake Lush

Greggy Soriano, the “Faboo” Cake designer extraordinaire from TLC’s The Cake Boss:The Next Great Baker will join us and present his plans to open a Bakery/Cafe at 437 Jersey Ave.  He will field questions and bring us a few samples of his delicious work.

NEXT MONTH: Meet and Greet the Candidates-
Mayors, Councilmen & women- Ward E, Ward F, At Large-Oh My!!
Who’s coming? Stay tuned!!

What’s going on

John Neu who last meeting presented his plans for a new development in Liberty Harbor North unexpectedly passed away on February 27th.  We are happy we were able to meet him and that he was able to share his plans with our neighborhood before passing on.  We send our condolences to his family and friends. You can read about his life and his accomplishments at:

Silverman Building Neighborhoods who presented in the Fall his plans for the New Majestic II has sent us an update.


Creative Grove is Back!!
Creative Grove on Grove Plaza will be back in business starting March 22nd!! Check out the festivities from 3-9pm!! We missed you UTA!!

Thirty Acres:
Kevin Pemoulie chef and owner of Thirty Acres is up for Food & Wines Best New chef!! You can vote for him online at:
Something new is coming to the historic Loew’s Jersey Theatre on March 22, 23 & 24 – STAGEfest 2013, a three-day festival of live drama, musicals, revues & dance by artists from throughout the region.  In addition to the performances, sponsor Leading Lady Costumes will be presenting a rare exhibit of historic costumes from stage and screen throughout the building.  Eighteen different productions, in theater, music and dance, will be performed multiple times over three days. Five locations in the building will be used in addition to the main stage. Light food and drink will also be provided by various vendors in the grand lobby.

Our very own JC Art House Productions will be presenting Women with a Pocketbook- a musical comedy!!  Check out:  for all the festival info.

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