Most Active Stories
- New Analysis And Science Answer Governor Cuomo’s Fracking Concerns
- North Adams Goes Unsilent: Electronic Audio Experience Fills Streets
- Anchor Stores Announced For Newburgh Shopping Complex
- BMC Nurses Picket Claiming Unsafe Staffing Levels
- Vermont GMO Supporters Decry Federal Bill Targeting State Level Legislation
New England News
Tue June 26, 2012
Redevelopment Work Continues In Historic City Neighborhood
A major project will bring aesthetic improvements to a Springfield Massachusetts neighborhood where a $110 million state government data center is nearly complete. WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports..
Portions of the historic Armory-Quadrangle neighborhood will have streets repaved, sidewalks replaced,,new lighting and greenspaces paid for with $1.6 million in federal money secured as earmarks by Congressman Richard Neal.
About $200 million in public money has been pumped into the neighborhood over the last decade.. The state’s data center sits just a block from a federal courthouse that opened four years ago. The neighborhood is also home to museums, the city’s central library, and the headquarters of both the Roman Catholic and Episcopal church dioceses of western Massachusetts.