Ward E Councilwoman will join us to discuss the latest items on the council agenda. She will be answering questions from the membership.
Andy Velwest, Sustainable JC
Andy will be discussing SustainableJC and their goal to educate people about sustainable practices and offer concrete projects so they see the relevance and improvement to their daily lives. SustainableJC actively collaborates with neighborhood groups such as the VVPA for both targeted, and city wide campaigns. On Tuesday, he would like to talk about their current campaigns and volunteer needs, but also hear from us what sustainability issues matter most, and how they can help.
BRIGHT & VARICK UPDATE
We will give a brief update on the current status of the project.
Historic Preservation Commission: Monday September 15th 6pm City Council Chambers
The HPC will be voting on 28 Bright Street. This was the project that was presented to the membership in June. The VVPA is reviewing the plans as they are more detailed than the renderings that were presented to us. You can look through them as well in the planning office at 30 Montgomery, 14th floor.
With heavy hearts we must share the news that Laura Fraschilla our dear friend, neighbor, community activist and former VVPA President and board member passed away on Friday September 12th in her home overlooking her beautiful Van Vorst Park. She was surrounded by friends and family.
Laura never passed up an opportunity to make Jersey City and in particular the Van Vorst Park Neighborhood where she has lived a better and more beautiful place to live. Whether it was with the VVPA or with the Barrow Mansion where she also served as a board president, she gave of her time and talents and always with a smile on her face. Most recently she helped us welcome the Van Vorst Family this spring, and was on our MeetBall Fundraiser committee in May all the time bravely and quietly battling breast cancer.
If you care to pay your respects:
Monday September 15th 5-9pm Viewing at Introcaso-Angelo Funeral Home 143 Brunswick
Tuesday September 16th 11am Funeral Mass at Holy Rosary Catholic Church 344 Sixth Street
In lieu of flowers and at Laura’s request, donations can be made to the Van Vorst Park Association. As you can imagine, we are honored and humbled by her thoughtfulness and will never forget her–her spirit, her joy, her kindness, her smile.
We miss her so much already.
Rest in peace lovely Laura