Jersey City residents attended a community meeting at the Mary McLeod Bethune Center to discuss the proposed development of a new funeral home in the heart of Ward F.
The project, which would rehabilitate an existing structure on MLK Drive and Fulton Avenue, almost directly across the street from the Bethune Center, is to be built by developer James Grant and operated by the Family Funeral Home.
Grant and Family Funeral Home executive director Kenny Cattenhead spoke to the crowd about the benefits of a new funeral home.
Jackson Hill Main Street SID Executive Director Michele Massey expressed opposition to the project, highlighting the logistical issues and practical concerns of the location.
Finally, Kenita Cosme, of the Family Funeral Home, spoke about the benefits her company would provide to the community.