News 12 began telecasting the report seen below on the Hoboken Fire Victims Memorial Project.
This Saturday at All Saints at 7th and Washington, "Remember the Fires, 1978 - 1983 will be hosted by Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas where a community discussion is set to take place from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
In addition to recounting the events at that time by eyewitnesses, Mile Square Theater will have members on hand to cast a dramatic reading by playwright Joseph Gallo from his play "Yuppies Invade My House at Dinnertime" highlighting the fires, many by arson and the gentrification of Hoboken at that time.
The Hoboken Fire Victims Memorial Project is raising funds for a memorial plaque to be placed this spring at Tommy Olivieri Park at 13th and Willow Avenue. The fundraising is now more than half completed and excess funds will fund a Jersey City project for present day fire victims.
The Hoboken Historical Museum is receiving the community donations on its Hoboken Fire Victims Memorial Project page: