April 2, 2009
City Councillor Maureen Feeney has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday evening (April 7) to scrutinize a plan that would temporarily close the Murphy Community Center for renovations this summer.
The council's Committee on City and Neighborhood Services will run the hearing, which is set for 7 p.m. at the Murphy, located at 14 Worrell St.
A statement issued Thursday by Feeney's office says, "We would encourage anyone who has concerns about this temporary closing to come and join the discussion regarding feasible alternative summer programming for this area of Dorchester, which will obviously be impacted tremendously by the closing."
The hearing will follow another highly-anticipated meeting between Boston Center for Youth and Families chief Daphne Griffin and parents who are concerned that the Murphy Center's popular preschool program might be closed due to budget cuts. That meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.
For more information about the hearing on the Murphy Center renovation project, contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-635-3455.