GOVERNOR PATRICK SIGNS ENVIRONMENTAL BOND BILL—INCLUDES FUNDING FOR GOODALE PARK, AARON KROCK MEMORIAL PARK, AND VIETNAM VETERAN’S MEMORIAL

BOSTON – Representative James O’Day (D-West Boylston) and Senator Harriette Chandler (D- Worcester) announced today that Governor Deval Patrick signed the Massachusetts Legislature’s Environmental Bond Bill, which includes a total of $2.2 billion for the preservation and improvement of land, parks and clean energy in cities and towns across the Commonwealth.

Representative O’Day and Senator Chandler were key players in securing crucial funding for projects in Worcester and West Boylston. In the environmental bond bill, they filed amendments and ensured $5 million in funding to make vital improvements to Goodale Park in West Boylston, $250,000 for new lights at Aaron Krock Memorial Park in Worcester, and $200,000 for improvements to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Worcester.

"The parks in my district provide opportunities for my constituents to relax and enjoy the beauty of Worcester and West Boylston,” said Representative James O’Day. “These improvements will provide more opportunities for recreation, and will ensure that my constituents can take the time to enjoy the best that Central Massachusetts can offer.”

“The Environmental Bond Bill provides funding for many important projects in Massachusetts,” said Senator Harriette Chandler. “I thank my colleagues for their support of this bill and look forward to seeing the improvements to Goodale Park, Aaron Krock Memorial Park, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial.”

This bill now awaits agency action and final agency approval before funding for these important projects can move forward.

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