Thank You to Helene Pierson

Thank You to Helene Pierson

Helene Pierson came to Stand Up For Salem in October of 2013 as the Director of Community Development and project manager under the newly launched Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit (NRTC) Program, a $985,000 grant.

Most people got to know Helene, as she completed 170 projects in the city including demolitions, board ups of abandoned houses, homeowner façade improvements in the Oak to Olive Street neighborhood and supported the Olive Street and Hires Avenue Community Gardens.

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Alleyway Activation

Alleyway Activation

On a rainy day in June Stand Up For Salem dedicated our new mural painted by mural painter, Sam Donovan, Salem County resident and mural artist. The 4 panel mural shows some of Salem’s notable people and memories from the 16, 17, 18 and 1900's including the covered bridge on Rte. 45, John Rock, the Goodwin home and one of the sisters. Thanks artist Sam Donovan!

To make it even more memorable, SUFS recently received a grant from the Gloucester Salem Counties Board of Realtors to do an Alleyway Activation in the space as well.

Over the next few months the SUFS design committee will be purchasing string lights for the space, tables and chairs and an outdoor movie screen to host outdoor movie nights.

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10 Most Endangered Historic Places in New Jersey 2016

10 Most Endangered Historic Places in New Jersey 2016

East Broadway was recently listed by Preservation New Jersey as one of the 10 most endangered historic sites in the state. There are over twenty vacant buildings in the 2/3 of a mile stretch, most with important historic eighteenth and nineteenth century architecture including a collection of Federal-style houses.

It is also home to two historically important churches; Mount Hope, which is the oldest piece of property owned by an African-American organization in Salem County and one of the oldest in the state, and Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. the oldest continuously operating A.M.E. (African Methodist Episcopal) church in the United States.

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