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Why I oppose the Braddock Park Diversion

Dear Editor:

A new Braddock Park Diversion application to replace the flawed previous version should be rejected immediately.

North Bergen is only applying to legally divert 1.25 acres, when in fact it illegally diverted 1.81 acres.

This is a fraudulent application – what’s the point of having a Scoping Hearing on August 11 for such an application?

North Bergen and Hudson County were issued violations in 2011 for their illegal diversion of the land the preschool is situated on (1.25 acres) and for their illegal diversion of the parking lot adjacent to the preschool (.61 acres.) = 1.81 acres total.
North Bergen continued to divert this parking lot after 2011.

I, along with nearly 3,000 others, oppose the continuing 20 year old illegal diversion of Braddock Park by North Bergen’s antiquated and unsafe preschool, a school that violated state safety regulations.

This preschool needs to be removed from Braddock Park asap and the area restored to its pre-preschool condition.

Any other type of school or other illegal development located in Braddock Park is not wanted.

Diverting historic, large and beautiful Braddock Park in exchange for tiny pocket parks in places like under the 14th Street Viaduct in Hoboken, should not even be considered.

According to Green Acres, the public is supposed to receive 3X as much new park land as North Bergen-Hudson County illegally diverted for school use – make it happen.

Send your email with comments to:
Melissa.Abatemarco@dep.nj.gov
buildingsandgrounds@northbergen.org
aantun@hcnj.us

Save the date for the only scoping hearing via ZOOM or by phone call.
This is your only chance to hear North Bergen and Hudson County officials describe their diversion plan and your only chance to tell them what you think of it in person.
The transcript of this hearing will be read by Green Acres.

ZOOM MEETING August 11 at 6:00 PM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88105645624
PASSWORD: 608149

Or phone in on August 11 at 6:00 PM: (929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 881 0564 5624
Password: 608149

Robert Walden

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