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RED BANK: AFFORDABLE & OPEN HOUSING

Cedar CrossingThe Cedar Crossing affordable housing development is the scene of an Open House on Saturday, hosted by the Red Bank Affordable Housing Corporation.

Press release from Red Bank Affordable Housing Corporation

cedar crossing planThe new Cedar Crossing affordable housing development will be ready for its close-up on the afternoon of Saturday, September 27, when Red Bank Affordable Housing Corporation hosts an Open House session between the hours of 12 to 4 pm.

Representatives from the organization presided over by Rev. Terrence K. Porter of Pilgrim Baptist Church will be on hand to show prospective homeowners around a model unit. Cedar Crossing is located just off Cedar Street, one block from the intersection of South Bridge Avenue and Drs. James Parker Boulevard.

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WHERE HAVE I SEEN THIS?

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Tired of shoveling? Well, as of the posting of this week’s Where Have I Seen This – when the temperature outside was 7 degrees Fahrenheit – there were only 149 days until the start of summer. Let that warm thought envelop you as you ponder Where the above photo was taken. If you know, please send an email to wherehaveiseenthis@redbankgreen.com.

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BECK CHATS IT UP WITH WESTSIDE GROUP

jen-beckState Senator Jen Beck talked with residents at the West Side Community Group Wednesday night. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

For months, Patrick Hussey has looked out from his Catherine Street home and wished for pavement. The asphalt was torn up as part of the Cedar Crossing construction project, he said, and he’s been told by contractors that there’s no plan to repave the section of road until later this year.

“I’m ready to plant a garden right there in the street in front of my house,” Hussey said.

He hasn’t been able to get a straight answer from local officials about when his street will be repaved, he said, so he took his grievance a couple steps higher up the chain Wednesday night, when State Senator Jen Beck visited the Westside Community Group for her first time since serving on the borough council.

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CLOSED: CEDAR CROSSING WORK BEGINS

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It took a little longer than expected, but the Cedar Crossing affordable housing project is a done deal. Just needs to be built.

The Red Bank Affordable Housing Corporation closed on the property, right, Wednesday, and by this morning, workers started turning soil on the two-acre tract at Catherine, Cedar and River streets.

“The first feeling that came to mind, the emotion, was relief,” said Rev. Terrence K. Porter, pastor of the Pilgrim Baptist Church and head of the borough’s housing corporation.

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COMING SOON: CEDAR CROSSING

rev-porterRev. Terrence Porter shows off a drawing of the Cedar Crossing affordable housing project, which is likely to get started in the next several weeks. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Barring any bureaucratic glitches, Red Bank’s Cedar Crossing affordable housing project will start shaping into reality next month.

There’s just a little more red tape to get the borough’s most ambitious effort at creating affordable housing in decades through, says Rev. Terrence K. Porter, president of the Red Bank Affordable Housing Corporation, the nonprofit entity overseeing the much-anticipated project.

“Things are moving as well as expected,” said Porter, pastor of Pilgrim Baptist Church. “I really feel great about the progress we’ve made.”

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