Alford: Community Development at its Best
Republican Mayoral candidate Mary Alford calls the recently announced project to bring ESPN and The Bristol Boy’s and Girls Club together, “The best way to develop a community”.
“Whenever a large corporate entity like ESPN, who is our city’s largest taxpayer, can partner with a community based organization like the Boys and Girls Club it becomes a win-win for all, especially for our kids.” Alford said.
The gift offered by ESPN will be used to help the Bristol Boys and Girls Club move from its current location on Laurel Street to a new location on West Street that will host a new facility that is badly needed.
“This opportunity is facilitated by the City and the State and is the best way to move community projects like this forward instead of relying on things like a government stimulus. “ Alford said.
“In addition to the partnership created by all of the above entities, it frees up space for further enhancements and support for the downtown mall project. The space on Laurel Street offers many options for developers to incorporate into the overall project” Alford said.
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