SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Many neighborhoods in Springfield have signs welcoming people to their community. However, Mason Square never had one, until now.
You can see it as you’re entering Mason Square from downtown on State Street. It’s on the island in the street, across from the Mason Square library. The welcome sign was donated by the Children’s Study Home, which celebrates its 150th anniversary as a non-profit offering services in that neighborhood.
Eliza Crescentini, Executive Director of Children’s Study Home told 22News, “The sense of community and common purpose in this community is powerful and a sense of belonging and being connected, and there are challenges, but these neighborhoods face these challenges neighbor to neighbor, family to family, generation to generation.”
Many city and state leaders from Mason Square spoke about the neighborhood’s long history and contributions to the city. They say they now want to see a similar sign on the other end of Mason Square.