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The Story of Urban Renewal

This article originally appeared on the Times Hudson Valley Media website.

City of Newburgh residents and families, affected by the Urban Renewal process, will now have the opportunity to share their own stories and testimonies through a newly approved multimedia report project sponsored by a federal grant in hopes of sharing the story of the city back then.

On Saturday, July 16, City of Newburgh residents gathered at the Boys and Girls Club at 285 Liberty St. for an informational session and roundtable discussion on Urban Renewal land and story here in the city. The grant used for the approved report project was awarded to the city by the National Park Service African American Civil Rights Program Grant in the amount of $50,000. Read more...