Senior center plan takes shape

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Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant plans to seek funding for a new senior center at Ward Park as early as next month, but park neighbors say they’re considering taking legal action to block the facility.

Vigeant will likely put the project before the City Council at their Aug. 26 meeting, said Michael Berry, executive aide to the mayor. The Council will then likely send the proposal to its Finance Committee for consideration. The 22,000 square foot building is expected to cost somewhere between $6 and $7 million, with another approximately $2 million for improvements to Ward Park.

But members of a neighborhood group say the city isn’t allowed to use the open space for the building without getting legislative approval, among other legal hurdles.

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