Monday, June 23, 2008
Tree Vigil on Broughton
Howard Falk is the co-founder and president of Bloomfield and Montclair's newest and largest environmentally conscious Brookdale Park Conservancy. Although Falk lives literally a twig's throw from the park, he can hardly be characterized as a NYMBY type since he also founded the 5 1/2 year old anti-war Bloomfield Peace Vigil. When his Broughton St. neighbor, Jane Calif, sounded the alert regarding the imminent destruction of one of the neighborhood's oldest trees for the expansion of a driveway, Falk was one of the first on the scene joining 8 other neighbors in a vigil that has temporarily led the tree whackers to postpone the deed.