March 2014 VVPA Newsletter

17 Mar 2014, Posted by Oona Moore in Meeting Agendas, News You Can Use

March Meeting & News!

Join us Tuesday March 18th @ 7:30pm at the Barrow Mansion 83 Wayne Stret

Look what’s in store….and snacks too!!


  • Bob Hurley-Basketball Coach at St. Anthony’s High School–

The VVPA will be honored by one of Jersey City’s most prominent citizens when Coach Bob Hurley joins us this month for a reflection on his storied career at Saint Anthony’s. The Coach is a lifelong Jersey City resident, one of only ten high school basketball coaches to win 1000 games and only the third high school coach to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. And he is a down to earth nice guy.

  • Judy Crane–Downtown Harvest Community Supported Agriculture

The Downtown Harvest group is preparing for their upcoming season.  Judy will explain what Community Supported Agriculture is, discuss the benefits and answer any questions.

We will also have an update on the latest developments regarding the recent complaint filed by Bright & Varick Urban Renewal against the city.

And….the VVPA will be giving out free daffodil bulbs courtesy of Friends of Van Vorst Park .  Plant them in the next week or so and you will have flowers if and when spring arrives!!


Please join Mayor Steven Fulop & The JCDO in our city’s annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday – March 16th  Meeting Time – 12 PM@ The Lincoln Memorial Statue ( located on Kennedy Blvd & Belmont Ave) ALL ARE WELCOME ! Wear Your Green !

Ongoing survey:
We are still asking if you ride the PATH during the weekend to take our “unofficial” PATH survey at  PA authorities have asked for our data.  It’s important for us to continue to monitor the situation with these results.  Mayor Fulop mentioned at the DCNA meeting this past Monday that he is “talks” with the PA. If the PA fails to work with the City, we hope to use our statistics to pressure for changes.  SO PLEASE TAKE THE SURVEY AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

News from our neighbors:
Prospective Parents, Please Come to BelovED Community Charter School’s Open House to learn more about our school and what is has to offer your family on Tuesday March 25, 2014 at 9:00 am at 508 Grand Street.

Victoria Nece who volunteered and designed our incredible new website is a finalist in the Jersey City logo design contest.  Check out her branding concept at  GOOD LUCK VICTORIA~~~

Civic information:
Councilwoman Candice Osborne and Councilman Chico Ramchal will hold a meeting regarding the ordinance recently tabled at City Council, regarding the end time of festivals at Exchange Place.  Anyone interested in discussing the ordinance can attend an open meeting next Friday March 21st at 7pm in the Council Chambers, City Hall.

And…the ongoing debate between the City and the BOE has alot of Van Vorst parents concerned.  An article in the JCI explains the facts.

And yes…the squirrel in the photo above is a proud Van Vorst American Squirrel.   Picture taken this past February in VVP.  We would like to name our VVP squirrel.  Any suggestions?  Email them to

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