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Major Projects Paid For With Tornado Recovery Funds Nearing Completion

exterior of a former U.S. Army reserve center that is to become a Springfield Police Dept Annex.
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A $30 million settlement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following the June 1, 2011 tornado in Springfield, Massachusetts is paying for three construction projects.

A former National Guard armory building is being converted for use by the police department. A brand new senior center is being built. And, a brand new neighborhood center is being constructed to replace one destroyed by the storm six years ago. 

Each of the buildings, when finished, will benefit people throughout the city. 

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill visited one of the construction sites and spoke with Peter Garvey, the city’s Director of Capital Asset and Construction.

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