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DevelopSpringfield celebrates revitalization efforts

This is the organization's 4th year hosting the fundraiser

Juliana Mazza - SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - "Celebrating Springfield." That was the theme of Thursday night's DevelopSpringfield dinner fundraiser.

The event took place in the Mass Mutual Center's Ballroom. DevelopSpringfield is a nonprofit group that works on redevelopment and revitalization projects in the city. This is the organization's 4th year hosting the fundraiser.

DevelopSpringfield President Jay Minkarah says, "It's really a great opportunity for us to celebrate all the great things going on the city of Springfield, to put a spotlight on our organization and all the different programs and projects that we have going on."

Some of the current projects include bringing a new grocery market in the Mason Square area and redeveloping the area hit hardest by the November 2012 gas explosion.

To see what other projects are in the works in Springfield, Click Here.

 

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