Jersey City church reopens 10 years after fire

For members of the Clair Memorial Methodist Church in Jersey City, this Easter was special as their church, which burned down 10 years ago, finally

JERSEY CITY - For members of the Clair Memorial Methodist Church in Jersey City, this Easter was special as their church, which burned down 10 years ago, finally reopened.

The church was gutted by a fire, but the historic exterior from 1920 survived. After a $2 million restoration the church finally reopened.

"It's like resurrection, you know," said Pastor Hugo Rey. "We were much like the phoenix rising from the ashes."

The church has approximately 100 followers, but church officials say they hope the reconstruction will add to their ranks.

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