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On Sunday, October 3rd at 12:00 noon, the parish community of St. James will be having a very special event in our Cemetery in the Hopelawn section of Woodbridge. After a Mass celebrated by our Pastor Fr. Thomas in the St. James mausoleum, there will be a procession through the cemetery blessing the graves of some very special souls. Alon
On Sunday, October 3rd at 12:00 noon, the parish community of St. James will be having a very special event in our Cemetery in the Hopelawn section of Woodbridge. After a Mass celebrated by our Pastor Fr. Thomas in the St. James mausoleum, there will be a procession through the cemetery blessing the graves of some very special souls. Along with the graves of past priests of our parish, some going back to 1887, we will be blessing the mass burial spot of the babies lost here in our town during the 1918 world-wide pandemic. We will also acknowledge the graves of the unknown firefighters from Woodbridge. We welcome all residents of the township to join us in this solemn acknowledgement of all those here in Woodbridge who have gone before us.
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Our commission aims to inform, educate, advise and guide public officials and the community at-large as an advocate for the historic preservation of the local history of Woodbridge Township.
We are dedicated to preserving the historic buildings and local history of our community. Your contribution today helps us make a meaningful difference in the township.
Public officials and the Woodbridge community at-large will understand the local history of the community and become engaged in historic preservation .
The mission of the Woodbridge Township Historic Preservation Commission shall be to carry out advisory, educational, and informational functions to promote historic preservation in the Township; prepare a survey of historic sites of the Township; make recommendations to the Planning Board on the historic preservation plan and the implications for preservation of historic sites; advise the Planning Board and the Board of Adjustment on applications for development; and advise the Planning Board of the inclusion of historic sites in the recommended improvement program.
Dolores Capraro Gioffre, Chair
Courtney Lowry, Vice-Chair/Treasurer
Kathy Jost-Keating, Secretary
Miguel Martin, Jr.
Frank Pelzman, Jr.
Alternates: Martin S. Genser, John Lande
Audrey LaPenta, Liaison, Historical Association of Woodbridge Township
Brenda Yori Velasco, Township Historian
Maintaining as our principal emphasis, the preservation of Historic Woodbridge Township in the face of redevelopment.
Ensuring that everything we do has a direct focus on historic preservation and cultural enrichment.
Bringing the “invisible” historic treasures in our community to light and advocating for their preservation.
Informing public officials on all matters related to historical preservation.
Pursuing only those activities that are in keeping with our mission as an organization dedicated to the Woodbridge community.
Encouraging the involvement of other leading organizations in supporting our endeavors.
Working quickly and effectively to preserve buildings, property and structures that are of historical significance.
Educating the community so that the public can in turn encourage public officials to make sound historically-based decisions.
Being entrepreneurs in seeking new approaches to historic preservation. Demonstrating professionalism in all work.
Serving everyone equally and fairly regardless of gender, age, race, sexuality, religion or national origin.
In accordance with the statute requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act, C.10:4-8 (d), listed below are the regularly scheduled
meetings of the Historic Preservation Commission of the Township of Woodbridge for 2021. All meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice. For access to the Zoom meeting, please contact:
Meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. and continue until adjournment.