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Fall River awarded $2.5M grant to restore park

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By The Associated Press

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) _ Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan says Fall River has been awarded a $2.5 million grant to restore its Father Travassos Park.

The grant comes from the Gateway Cities Parks Program, which was designed to create parks and enhance recreational facilities in 26 communities.

Sullivan says urban parks invigorate neighborhoods and improve the quality of life for residents by providing outdoor recreational space for families.

Fall River Mayor William Flanagan agreed, saying that the grant will enable the city to restore the recreational and scenic amenities at the park.

State Sen. Michael Rodrigues and Rep. Carole Fiola praised the grant. They said the investment will bolster property values as well as help improve public safety and community cohesion.

(C) The Associated Press 2014

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