1. Mason Square supermarket in Springfield, other projects might gain from Working Cities Challenge

    Mason Square supermarket in Springfield, other projects might gain from Working Cities Challenge

    A program run by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston called Working Cities Challenge could provide much as $700,000 in grant money on the table to help Springfield develop a full-line supermarket and bring fresh produce to the "food desert" neighborhoods surrounding Mason Square.

    "We are also hoping to do some workforce development if we get the Working Cities grant," said A. John “Jay” Minkarah, president and CEO of DevelopSpringfield, a public-private group  focused on economic development in the city.

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    1. We are also hoping to do some workforce development if we get the Working Cities grant, Jay
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