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On Wednesday, September 24, a group of 32 people consisting of residents, Meriden high school seniors, city and housing authority officials, and stakeholders boarded a bus and headed to Boston. Our mission was to experience ongoing and completed revitalization projects, and learn how to use tools of neighborhood revitalization back home in Meriden. We traveled 250 miles, visited 3 sites, met dozens of people, asked tons of questions, and spent over 4 hours together on a bus where regardless of age, race, or income, we felt like equal champions of positive change in downtown Meriden. We’re applying lessons learned immediately in our plan. Thank you to everyone who joined us on the Boston trip! There are still many ways for everyone to be involved – please contact the Housing Authority to learn how you can tell us your story, join a focus group or a task force, and help volunteer to implement some early action ideas. There’s also a BIG community event later in the fall. Stay tuned!