Saturday, February 16, 2008


This morning saw a band of mighty preservationists (sans pro-Green Church Vincent Gentile and Janele Hyer-Spencer) protesting the sale and possible future demolition of the Ridge's infamous Green Church.

As we all know by now, the church is being sold to Abe "who needs heat?" Betesh of Abecoe Management. Local preservationists would like to see the church's life spared and used for another use. The church's congregation wants to go through with the sale, tear down the church, build a a new, smaller church (for the 20 or so congregants), and let Abe build 50 or so condos.

Complicating matters is how to move the 211 people who were reinterred from the original church. Maybe they won't move them and the condos will be built on a cemetery. Oooo, and we all know how that turns out.

So how did the protest go? Well, the Green Church is still standing so I say chalk one up for the preservationists.

Picture may not depict actual protest.

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