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NJ Cemetery Board investigating Hillside cemetery; management denies any wrongdoing

The New Jersey Cemetery Board is investigating a Union County cemetery that families are accusing of poor management.

News 12 Staff

May 6, 2021, 11:37 PM

Updated 1,119 days ago

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The New Jersey Cemetery Board is investigating a Union County cemetery that families are accusing of poor management.
News 12 New Jersey first reported about the Evergreen Cemetery in Hillside where a family alleges that their grandmother’s grave was found unearthed and partially opened.
After that story aired, other families came forward with claims of disturbed graves and missing grave markers. Evergreen Cemetery management had told the families to contact their attorneys when they made complaints.
Cemetery management released a statement on Thursday.
"Evergreen Cemetery strenuously denies the allegations of poor management or mistreatment of any individuals buried on its grounds,” management said in part.
Management states that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused some staffing issues that have required “some landscape maintenance to be deferred.”
The statement continued, "Evergreen Cemetery expresses its sincerest condolences to those who have been misinformed and would like to assure the public that it is taking this matter very seriously..."
Mangers said that they are fully cooperating with the Cemetery Board’s investigation.


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