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Community Preservation Act: 6 Projects for Dorchester

Thanks to the the Community Preservation Act funding, six Dorchester projects have been recommended for funding approval by Mayor Marty Walsh including new parks, community gardens and more. 

To refresh your memory, back in 2016 we voted in favor of the Community Preservation Act which levies a 1% percent surcharge on property taxes to help fund community projects.

Here the list of projects below:

  • $800,000 to Norwell Street Park to build a new park on four parcels of open space adjacent to Talbot Avenue Station on the Fairmount Line
  • $250,000 to the Franklin Field Seniors Garden to build a new community garden for residents of Franklin Field and surrounds
  • $400,000 to restore the steeple of the Second Church in Dorchester, one of the oldest wooden churches left in Boston, built in 1806 and home to a Paul Revere bell¬†
  • $730,000 to the Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion School for a new, fully accessible playground and school yard on its lower campus
  • $150,000 to the Magnolia Street Garden to develop a permanent community garden and neighborhood plaza after serving as an informal gardening space for several years
  • $20,000 to First Parish Dorchester, built in 1897, to remove and restore the Palladian window and complete the window restoration on the only Colonial-Revival clapboard meetinghouse in Boston

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