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RNA Holiday Party:
Tuesday, December 12th at 7:00 PM

Location:
Harbor View Health Care Center
178 Ogden Avenue
1st Floor Cafeteria
 
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Holiday Party! 

2018 RNA Board Election 
 
 
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Greetings!
 
Please join us on Tuesday evening, December 12th at 7:00 PM for our annual holiday party at the Harborview Health Center, 178 Ogden Ave at Franklin St - 1st Floor Cafeteria. This party is free (donations welcome).  There will be a buffet dinner with food from local eatery Patsey's Italian Bistro-Cafe. Bring a dessert to share and/or bring toiletry, socks or a winter jacket for donation to a local shelter. Terrence McManus will be playing some jazz guitar.  Come out and celebrate the holidays with your neighbors!

With the exception of RNA Board elections - no formal business will take place (Nominations are still open - email Riverviewneighborhood@gmail.com if you would like to nominate yourself or someone else. Guidelines for voting and nominations are on our website at riverviewneighborhood.org).

On behalf of the RNA Board, I wish everyone a joyous holiday season and Happy New Year!


 
Update on Riverview Park Renovation

Riverview Park Renovation Rendering
Riverview Park Renotation Rendering
RNA recently met with Brian Weller, the Director of Architecture for the City.   Contrary to what we heard from Councilman Yun at our last meeting, RNA confirmed that there is not currently a set plan to break ground in May as the plans have not been finalized.  Weller said he was willing to work toward the goal of groundbreaking in May but had not provided that time-frame commitment to anyone.  The remaining items to be worked out are:
  • Final lighting costs from PSEG (designs are almost complete and fixture styles have been chosen).
  • Securing money for park trees from the state grant (will help offset costs of tree replacement).  Picking the final species mix for the new trees. 
  • Finalizing the design for center fountain. We have asked the city to look at installing a fountain with a self contained pump system while removing the existing center flag and putting in a new flag pole next to the (soon to be) restored World War One monument at the entrance of the park. 
RNA will continue to pressure the city to complete the plan and put the project out to bid. 

RNA Membership vote results - 418-434 Palisade Ave 
 
The Riverview Neighborhood Association sought the input of its membership at the November membership meeting to determine RNA's official position on the proposed development project at 418-434 Palisade Ave (the Palisade Lumber site). Over 65 members voted and the result was 30 for and 39 against.

As the vote was close - RNA continues to encourage the developer to meet with the immediate neighbors and the RNA leadership to find common ground.  A follow up meeting was held last week and we are waiting for a response from the property owner. 

The vote has no legal impact on the project - the final decision rests with the Zoning Board - the public hearing as of this writing has not been set.

The current plans can be reviewed at the following links:

Rear - Ogden Ave Rendering

Proposed Development at Palisade Lumber
Rendering of Proposed Development at 418-434 Palisade Ave (formerly Palisade Lumber
 
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Backroom Broadsides Spoken Word/Poetry Series:
First Tuesday of each month from 8pm to 10pm, the next event is January 2nd at Fox and Crow - Open mic (5 min limit per reader)

RNA Holiday Party - Tuesday, December 12th at 7PM. Harborview Health Center, 178 Ogden Ave (free)


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Kern Weissman
Riverview Neighborhood Association

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