#BOOM! Gloucester wins big grant to fix up Burnham’s Field

John McElhenny writes-

Thanks to you and Good Morning Gloucester, GMG readers over the past couple years have followed the good things happening at Burnham’s Field including the clean-ups, the newly painted backboards and the new Burnham’s Field Community Garden.  Here is some of the great GMG coverage of Burnham’s Field

Burnhams Field garden sign team

With all of GMG’s support, it’s no surprise that so many people have rallied to make Burnham’s Field, the largest green space in central Gloucester, a more beautiful, family-friendly place. Here’s some breaking news: The City of Gloucester just won a big grant to continue that process and fix up Burnham’s Field even more. It’s great news for the countless kids and families who use Burnham’s Field every day. Open spaces and playgrounds matter!
Readers can read more about this great news here:
Thanks to you and the GMG community for all you do,
John McElhenny

4 thoughts on “#BOOM! Gloucester wins big grant to fix up Burnham’s Field

  1. Sargent St. Memories


    I can invision corner to corner the Landmarks of each end

    From our first home next to Linsky’s Junnk yard

    T o Kyrouz’s Market George & Johnny and friends

    Johnny Zions with its loud singing to the juke box

    Or Nelsens Bakery where the kids gathered for treats and talk

    Jimmy Salah’s Market and the kids running in and out

    Ma Todd down near the junk yard yelling at us to come and eat

    With her roaring loud and rantactious shouts

    Merchants Box Factory and its loud machines

    With Linsky’s trucks loaded for the Chelsea run

    Judy Millett’s Parlor and the horses to ride

    Just a bunch of Sargent St. kids having fun

    Sargent St. was not just about Laughing and play

    It was also the lessons of life we learned at each end

    Such as the wisdom of Morris and Rem and all they conveyed

    Words like if you work for what you want you’ll never go astray

    So this is my first street of Gloucester in the begining of teen life

    Which has long sinse vanished or faded away

    Many a times I listen at the sounds and the words of those nights

    From those who gave us the wisdom that guided our way


  2. Thanks John for helping to get the word out! Greenspace plays an important part in our well being. Improving this asset is a great step in improving this awesome city!


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