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Petitioning Mayor, Closter, NJ Mayor Sophie Heymann and the Council of Closter, NJ and 6 others

URGENT: Please sign today to help save the Centennial AME Zion Church!

The Centennial AME Zion Church in Closter, NJ was founded by freed slaves in 1894, the church is one of the few tangible reminders of the vital black communities that lived in the area, including the historically important black township of Skunk Hollow. The town Planning Board has voted against landmark status for the church, leaving this beautiful and important building vulnerable to local development planners. We want to insure that this great church is not razed to provide more parking spaces for retail stores.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Mayor, Closter, NJ
    Mayor Sophie Heymann and the Council of Closter, NJ
  • Council member, Closter, NJ
    John Kashwick
  • Council member, Closter, NJ
    Alissa Latner
  • Council member, Closter, NJ
    Arthur Dolson
  • Council member, Closter, NJ
    David Barad
  • Council member, Closter, NJ
    Victoria Amitai
  • Council member, Closter, NJ
    John Glidden


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