Portion of Newburgh’s Washington Street to be named for Rev. Frank Jones



NEWBURGH – A portion of Washington Street from South Johnston to Liberty streets in the City of Newburgh will be named Reverend Frank E. Jones Way.
Rev. Jones began his ministry as pastor of the AME Zion Church in 1964. One year later he founded the Newburgh Community Action Committee.  In 1964, he organized the Varick Homes Housing Development Fund to acquire property and complete construction of Varick Homes, a 122-unit development of low- and moderate-income housing on eight acres.
He also provided his expertise as a consultant to the Greater Centennial Housing Development Fund co. in Mount Vernon and to the Burton Towers Housing Development Fund Company, which provides additional low- to moderate-income housing.
Jones was a participant in the original 1963 march with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Popular Stories