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Closter NJ alley to become pocket park for senior citizens

CLOSTER — The borough will rework a “barren” alley off Closter Dock Street into a pocket park for its more mature inhabitants making use of funds from the 2022 AARP Group Challenge Grant.

The revenue will be used to build a link from parking spots employed by commuters and customers to a central business street space. The $11,000 grant will give more mature inhabitants a eco-friendly space and make it less complicated for them to access retailers and medical companies.

“We system on including benches, hydrangeas and plants to rework the shabby-hunting location in our borough,” mentioned Councilwoman Victoria Amitai. “Our inhabitants are knowledgeable of the alter coming, and this pocket park will be a fantastic transformation.”

The alley is off Closter Dock Road between Durie Avenue and West Avenue.

The borough is a single of 8 municipalities in the condition to acquire grants. About 260 grants totaling $3.4 million ended up awarded nationwide.

The grants emphasize the needs of the 50-and-older inhabitants.

“Closter is happy to be a recipient of the AARP Group Obstacle Grant, which will empower us to make a convenient gathering location for our people, significantly our senior population, as they wander from the parking region to the downtown procuring district,” claimed Mayor John C. Glidden Jr.