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Archbishop’s retirement home undergoing expansion

2-17-14

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A major expansion is under way at the northwestern New Jersey home where the Archbishop of Newark will live once he retires.

The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1jLyQIO) reports the new three-story, 3,000-square-foot wing at the Franklin Township residence will include an indoor exercise pool, a hot tub, three fireplaces, a library and an elevator, among other amenities.

The 4,500-square-foot home sits on 8.2 wooded acres and is valued at $800,000. It now serves as Myers’ weekend residence and has five bedrooms, a three-car garage and an outdoor pool.

The expansion will cost at least $500,000 — an amount that doesn’t include architectural costs, furnishings and landscaping.

Myers’ spokesman, Jim Goodness, told the newspaper the expansion was needed because Myers will remain involved in church activities during retirement and will need office space.

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Information from: The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com