Springfield’s North End receives ARPA funding for community center

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — It’s a dream come true for the North End community of Springfield, the neighborhood’s community hub.

The New North Citizens Council will now receive the money to build a neighborhood community center on Chestnut Street with federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

New North Citizens Council CEO Jose Claudio told 22News how much it means to him and his North End neighbours: “We’ve got it, we’ve got the funding to do it, and it’s going to be a hit. circuit for this district, to completely change the district.

Mayor Domenic Sarno made the rounds to announce the ARPA grants to Springfield. Sarno told 22News he’s proud of what’s being done to improve his city with this federal money.

“We’ve helped neighborhood councils with an extra pair of eyes and ears and truly the heart of our neighborhood, getting direct funding, economic development, saving jobs and creating even more jobs” , said Sarno.

Many leaders from Springfield’s Latino community were on hand for Thursday’s memorable start to the neighborhood’s future community center.

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