Live, work, invest or worship in the South Ward? Learn about the South Ward Special Improvement District and contribute to its efforts
by Vince Baglivo/January 4, 2017
Updated 1/13/2017:The BLCSID meeting will be moved to Tuesday, February 21st.
The board members and professional staff of the Bergen-Lyons-Clinton Partnership (BLCSID) will host a “Meet & Greet” reception for residents, business and property owners and other South Ward stakeholders on Tuesday, January 17 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at St. John’s Community Baptist Church,1066 Bergen Street, between Lyons and Lehigh Avenues. Light refreshments will be served.
The gathering will follow the monthly meeting of the Partnership’s board of directors, and provides an opportunity for people who live, work, invest and worship in the South Ward to learn about the special improvement district, meet board representatives and other local stakeholders, contribute ideas and identify local needs and priorities.
Known locally as the South Ward SID, the BLCSID (Bergen Street between Lyons and Clinton Avenues and both of those streets to the Irvington border) was established to help the area compete, improve and sustain commercial viability. The SID is a public/private partnership between the City of Newark, local business and commercial property owners and residents focused on generating economic activity and community development.
“In 2016, we launched an aggressive streetscape maintenance program that is transforming vacant lots and properties in need of extra attention, hosted workshops for small business owners and entrepreneurs and community meetings regarding the Bergen Street Redevelopment Plan,” noted Executive Director Ronice Bruce. “As we start the New Year, we hope the “Meet & Greet” will bring together local stakeholders who share our commitment to making the South Ward the ward of choice in Newark for people looking to purchase a home, open or expand a business, join a faith community, access quality healthcare or invest in our district.”
RSVP’s are requested from individuals interested in attending the event. Please call 973-851-3496 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about programs, services and opportunities to support and contribute to the initiatives of the Bergen-Lyons-Clinton Partnership visit www.southwardsid.com. You can also follow news from the South Ward SID through social media at Facebook.com/SouthWardSID.
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