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TELL US: Where Should the Boys & Girls Club Move?

If had the authority to decide or even if you have some realistic suggestions, how would you answer this question?

Earlier this week the announced that informed the organization the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, owner of the Hawthorne Boulevard building where the Club resides,

The lease ends in Aug. 2013.

Executive Director Joanne Scott

We're curious to know what you think about possible future homes for the organization 

What's the best place in Salem for the Boys & Girl's Club?

If you have dream locations, we want to know. If you're ideas are realistic, we also want to know. Let us know what you think in the comments.

If you have a specific space in mind, you can also get in touch with us, and we will connect you with the appropriate people.

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Ben August 27, 2012 at 01:54 AM
This should be built on Jefferson Avenue. First, there is plenty of available space. Second, it is nearby both the middle school and the high school. Third, this is a resonably centralized location in Salem.
Ben August 27, 2012 at 01:58 AM
I think it should be more centralized than Winter Island. We can find a good location that thousands of kids will be capable of safely walking within a reasonable distance.
cindy August 27, 2012 at 02:22 PM
I'd consider the buildings already mentioned, or the House of Seven Gables school building- which used to hold afterschool activities and preschool. It is also a great space that is under utilized and fairly central with many of the spaces that the club would need already there. Partnering with the Salem Y or using an existing school in the afternoons would also be a smart option, even if it were while planning for a new facility.
Jenny Dibble August 28, 2012 at 02:11 PM
The Linsky lot on Jefferson Ave. Teens can walk to the club on their way home from school. Lots of parking for parent pickup time. On bus route for city transportation to help with drop offs.
Kathy Warshaver September 18, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Hi Nancy, I agree!!! A new building down on Derby St at the vacant lot would be a perfect location. Central location and in the heart of the city.You know the place...where they set up the "carnival" once a year. Kathy

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