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Re-Imagine North of Main area of Fitchburg continues with community forum

Friday, March 27, 2015 - Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- City residents and community leaders met to discuss ways to improve the neighborhoods north of Main Street at a neighborhood summit at the Fitchburg Senior Center on Thursday. The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts awarded the project $350,000, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Massachusetts also awarded it a grant as part of its Working Cities Challenge initiative. Read more...

Fitchburg residents aim to revitalize North of Main

Friday, March 27, 2015 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

FITCHBURG — A block party atmosphere filled the air at Reimagine North of Main's first Neighbor Summit Thursday evening. An estimated 200 residents attended the event, which was hosted by the Fitchburg Senior Center to highlight its goal of fostering community involvement. The citywide initiative's aim is to revitalize the area encompassing the Elm Street neighborhood, the Fitchburg State University neighborhood and downtown. Tables around the center focused on key topics for discussion, namely quality of life, education, economic development, housing, health and community engagement. Read more...

Smoking out the problem

Friday, March 20, 2015 - The Gardner News

GARDNER- Hoping to curb tobacco use among pregnant women and to stop adolescents from starting, the Baby’s Breath Initiative community health project held an open house at Heywood Hospital on Thursday. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to provide education and one on one support to individuals as they decrease or quit their use of tobacco products,” said Therese LaRose, program coordinator. “This is important work that will improve the health of babies, children and families in the community. Read more...

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