Isaacson announces new grant for Crease Street Garden
State Rep. Mary Isaacson said she is elated to announce a $210,000 state grant to Neighborhood Gardens Trust.
“There are not that many preserved green spaces in this part of the city because of the rapid development and construction happening on every block, which is why this project was so important to me,” Isaacson said. “I am proud to have helped bring home this funding to help purchase this garden so that it can become a permanent community backyard for all residents to enjoy today and for years to come.”
“The community regularly gathers at the picnic tables, flower gardens and under the trees, and I am thrilled that they can now do so without fear of losing this vital green space to additional development,” she said.
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