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Hello! The P&Z meeting scheduled for Wed. April 26th has been moved to Frenchtown Elementary School in anticipation of a large crowd.
LET'S NOT DISAPPOINT! Come & let your voice be heard where it counts.

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Last night's P&Z meeting was well attended. Once again a continuance was granted to the petitioner because there was not enough time for a rebuttal. This angered the crowd of approximately 100.

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Angel Lady -

Can you please explain both the purpose of the meeting and what actually transpired?

Thank you!

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Good morning. There is a application before the Trumbull Inland Wetland Commission & the Planning & Zoning Commission to build 39 age restricted housing units in a residential area. A majority of the land currently belongs to St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church but will be sold to the developer if the Boards approve the applications. The neighbors & many of the parishoners are opposed to the sale for many reasons but mostly for the enviornmental impact the development will have on the neighborhood. Check out the postings under "Update on the closing of Holy Trinity" for the connection between the 2 parishes. There are too many unanswered questions.

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The day has finally arrived: After months of deliberation the Trumbull Inland Wetland Commission is scheduled to vote tonight on the application for St. John Woods. I'm sure both sides will be ready to appeal the decision which means this could be in court for months. Of course the parishioners have not been apprized of the results of any of the previous meetings but they can read the results in Thursday's paper.

As a aside, Holy Trinity Church was recently sold for an undisclosed amount. What's the going price for betrayal these days??????

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Was the Holy Table and Iconostas removed from Holy Trinity? Any idea what became of them?

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My understanding is the Holy Table, icon screen and mosaics had all been removed from Holy Trinity prior to the sale.

What has been done with them? I have no way of knowing. Based on the closure of other properties these types of items tend to end up in a basement somewhere unless or until a parish is in need of it. My understanding is the old icon screen from St. John's on Mill Hill Avenue in Bridgeport,CT made a reappearance in a parish down in NJ. And the old moveable icon screen at the Trumbull property, from when space was shared as a church and a hall, appeared at St. Nicholas in Trenton, NJ prior to it's closure.

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Hopefully the Screen and Holy Table ended up in a parish that had no screen and needed one.

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I know a small Church (Chapel) in Florida that could use the Holy Table and Icon Screen.

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The Icon screen Job mentioned originally belonged to St Johns on Arctic St. NOT Mill Hill Ave.in Bridgeport & it does indeed grace the altar of a church in NJ. I have no idea what happened to the items that were removed from Holy Trinity except for the bell which is currently in Ohio being refurbished along with the bell from St Johns & 2 other bells.
I just received word that the Wetland Commission approved the application of St John Woods with stipulations & modifications.

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Yes--the floor to ceiling Iconostas from the old St. John's on Arctic St. in Bridgeport is indeed at Nativity of Lord in East Brunswick, NJ.

Hopefully, the sale of the additional land on the new St. John's property can be seen as a positive. Maybe some/many of the residents of the new adult community that is proposed to be built there will join St. John's since it is so close. After all, "cat-lick is cat-lick!" wink

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The Icon screen Job mentioned originally belonged to St Johns on Arctic St. NOT Mill Hill Ave.
Sorry...yes you are right...with ACROD 6 months and it already seems like that's where I have always been...

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CHALK ONE UP FOR THE GOOD GUYS!!!!!
Very early this morning the Trumbull Planning & Zoning Commission voted to deny the application for age restricted housing proposed on the St. John's property. The vote was 3-1 with 1 abstention.
Stay tuned! I'm sure there's a Plan B waiting in the wings!

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This is the link to the article in today's CT Post concerning the St John's property.
http://www.connpost.com/news/ci_4271608

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Bishop William is visiting St. John's Parish this weekend. Hopefully he brings some good news concerning our future. The sale of the property has been on hold for quite some time now.
Father George left the parish about a yesr ago & we have been without a permanent pastor since. Fr. Harry Untereiner has been offering our Liturgies until he was taken ill during Christmas week.

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