UNLR was recently granted an monetary grant award by the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) of $200,000 for Brownfields cleanup. A brownfield is a site that was abandoned or underused, usually a former industrial or commercial facility, that is now available for re-use. The US EPA set aside funds for sites like ours that need to have hazardous materials removed. In our case, these include heavy metals, inorganic contaminants, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that were found at 90 Windsor Street and will be removed to prevent contamination.
A special shot out to local residents, UNLR members, the City of Boston and the Boston Area Youth Organizing Project (BYOP) crew for coming out and supporting the community in both helping to put together the heart labyrinth, as well as beautify the neighboorhood. Love yall and thanks for making the weekend a tremendous success. Shanelle and Sonia are the bomd digidi (not in the dictionary) youth visionaries who had the vision around what they thought was important in the neighborhood and could facilitate change and bring love.
Thank you for all of your hard work and most of all your committment!