Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Mayor Setti Warren held another roundtable discussion Tuesday with community members and organizations that receive CDBG funding.
Following similar roundtable discussions held in Newton, Mayor Setti Warren brought together a number of community leaders and residents yesterday to talk about the importance of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and how they affect programs here in the Garden City. Over the years, CDBG funds have helped out community programs such as the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton, renovations at Pellegrini Park and the construction of the Newton Senior Center. Yesterday's meeting was held at Lincoln-Eliot Elementary School, which receives CDBG funds for its after school program. “CDBG funds have been one of the most successful federal programs since its inception 38 years ago,” Warren said in a press release issued yesterday. “We…
Monday, April 30, 2012
Mayor Setti Warren held a similar meeting earlier this year at the Newton Boys & Girls Club.
Newton Mayor Setti Warren will hold another roundtable discussion this week related to funding for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). The discussion will take place tomorrow, May 1, at Lincoln-Eliot Elementary School, which receives CDBG funds. The meeting starts at 11:15 a.m. Warren held a similar discussion in early February at the Boys and Girls Club with numerous local leaders and Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Asst. Secretary Mercedes Marquez. At that time, the local leaders emphasized the importance of the funding and how it helps "fill in the gaps" where money is short in local community programs. Last year, Warren welcomed Congressman Barney Frank to the Newton Community Service Center for a CDBG rally. Warren, …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Mayor Setti Warren welcomed numerous non-profit leaders to the John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club Tuesday for a roundtable discussion on the Community Development Blog Grant (CDBG) program. The group was joined by HUD Asst. Secretary Mercedes Marquez.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
The funding was part of a $12.4 million package awarded to the state by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
After Mayor Setti Warren and U.S. Rep. Barney Frank made a push earlier this year to keep community development funding coming to Newton, it seems the message got through. According to a press release issued Tuesday by U.S. Rep. Edward Markey's office, Newton will be receiving nearly $4.2 million in federal assistance from the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. More than $2 million will come in the form in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding and another $2 million will come through as HOME funding. "Community Development Block Grants play a critical role in supporting important programs in communities throughout the country. I have seen firsthand the positive impact that CDBG funds have had," Warren said in an emailed …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Two meetings will be held Thursday night at the Newton Community Service Center.
Want to have a say in neighborhood issues and projects in West Newton? There are two meetings tomorrow night (July 14) you might want to attend. The West Newton Advisory Council will meet tomorrow evening at 6:30 in the Newton Community Service Center Cooper Room to discuss projects in West Newton eligible for Community Development Block Grant funding. The projects up for discussion include improving the Cheesecake Brook area as well as "green wall" and pedestrian improvements to Washington Street. As explained in the minutes of the January 19 meeting of the West Newton Advisory Committee, the Cheesecake Brook projects include a new chain-link fence, clean-up of some of the surrounding wooded areas as well as some pedestrian improvements. …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Mayor Setti Warren and U.S. Rep. Barney Frank held a roundtable discussion and rally Monday for Community Development Block Grant programs.
In a jam-packed room at the Newton Community Service Center yesterday, community members sat together to applaud and support programs that have impacted lives of seniors, children and single-parent families across the city. The rally and discussion centered around Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) -- federal funding that has helped programs at the Newton Senior Center, Newton Cultural Center, Newton Community Service Center, Newton Community Development Foundation, the Newton Wellesley Weston Committee and the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton. According to Newton Mayor Setti Warren, who spearheaded yesterday's rally, Newton faces a significant cut to its $2.4 million CDBG allocation -- a cut that comes as the House voted …