Save James Braddock Park in North Bergen NJ

Save James Braddock Park in North Bergen NJ

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Sandra Fernandes started this petition to State Senator Nicholas J. Sacco and

The North Bergen Preschool has been located in old trailers within the James Braddock Park for the past 20+ years, despite the intial promises from town officials that they would only be there temporarily. If North Bergen continues to not be held accountable to move out, they may someday replace the trailers with a permanent structure (they applied to divert the parkland in the past).  

The Preschool has been in Braddock park for 20 years so why should you care?

  1. Braddock Park is 1 of only 2 large parks in Hudson County, a county with way too little park land, according to the Hudson County Master plan. Braddock Park should not be fragmented and developed with schools, condos, etc. - it should remain intact for recreation and open space use.
    1. Trees and vegetation in parks can help reduce air pollution both by directly removing pollutants and by reducing air temperatures and building energy use in and near parks.
    2. Studies show that green spaces can have a protective effect on our mental well-being. We’re quicker to recover from stress, and less likely to experience depression. Kids grow up with fewer psychiatric problems. 
  2. The children of North Bergen's preschool deserve to be in an actual school building, where they would be safer, not in trailers.

September 1, 2021 is fast approaching - that's the deadline NJ DEP Green Acres gave North Bergen to remove its illegally situated North Bergen Preschool from Braddock Park. Please write the following officials ASAP 

shawn.latourette@dep.nj.gov
Martha.Sapp@dep.nj.gov
Melissa.Abatemarco@dep.nj.gov
citizens.services@njoag.gov

and tell them something like:

Dear Officials,
Please ENFORCE the 09-01-2021 deadline Green Acres gave North Bergen to remove it's preschool trailers from Braddock Park where they have been illegally situated for 20 years.

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