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Councilor Flynn & Councilor Flaherty to Host Community Preservation Act Neighborhood Meeting

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BOSTON, MA – City Councilor Ed Flynn and City Councilor Michael Flaherty are partnering with Director Christine Poff to host a South Boston meeting on the Community Preservation Act (CPA). The meeting will be on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 6:00pm at the Tynan Elementary School. This meeting aims to provide information and resources for residents and organizations in South Boston who may want to apply for funding from the CPA, and will discuss the funding application process, the timeline, eligible projects, and other related information.

The CPA provides funding for initiatives relating to affordable housing, historic preservation, open space, and outdoor recreation facilities. Martin’s Park and the McDonough Sailing Center are two examples of projects that are funded by the CPA. The application round for the fall will open on Thursday, August 1st and close Friday, September 27th at 4pm. Recognizing the opportunities that CPA presents for residents and organizations who want to preserve and improve our neighborhoods, Councilors Flynn and Flaherty are hosting this meeting to allow residents and organizations to learn more about how they can utilize CPA funding to enhance our community.

“With the new round of application for CPA funding available in August, we want to make sure that our neighbors have the information & resources to take full advantage of this opportunity,” said Councilor Flynn. “I’m delighted to partner with Councilor Flaherty and Director Poff to host this meeting so that residents can learn more about what CPA can do for our community.”

“The City of Boston’s Community Preservation program provides opportunities for our residents to secure funding for affordable housing, open space projects and historic preservation,” said Councilor Flaherty. “As our neighborhood continues to face significant growth and development, the CPA is a key tool to ensure that residents have a voice in the betterment of our community.”

For more information, please contact Councilor Flynn’s office at 617-635-3203 or ed.flynn@boston.gov; or Councilor Flaherty’s office at 617-635-4205. or michael.flaherty@boston.gov.

Thanks to the CPA, the Harry McDonough Sailing Center has new docks! 

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Maureen Dahill

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