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Rebuilding Together Announces Springfield Rehab Projects

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass, (WGGB) — Trash left for others to pick up, neglected properties. Now, there’s a clear-cut effort to change that, and continue to restore beauty to blighted areas of Springfield.

The group called Rebuilding Together announced new target areas Thursday and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno was on hand for today’s announcement.

There are two plans: the Green Fit block build, where 1,000 volunteers will help repair 25 homes on Pendleton Avenue and Pickett Place, and the Green Fit 10 in 10, which is a long term plan to repair more than 250 homes in Springfield’s Old Hill neighborhood by 2023.

One resident, whose home will be worked on, says this mission is truly remarkable.

“I feel good about it. I feel very good about because I cannot do it for myself and since somebody i feel very proud of it,” explains Ruel Jackson, who lives on Pendleton Avenue.

That’s the mission of Rebuilding Together. It’s all about bringing back some luster to neighborhoods and the proud people living in them Who have never given up on Springfield.

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  • alpinequeen

    Why were the properties neglected? Who owns them? Are the taxes current? Were they rentals? Will they stay spiffed up and neat and shiny? And for how long?

  • 06012011

    How about 15 Park Street? The owner is still repairing the building three years after the tornado.