Allan Ooga Chiocca, ANOTHER 680K!

July 7, 2011


Senator Keenan Rep Rhonda and the King of Rockvegas Allan Ooogga Chiocca

Allan Ooga Chiocca with his faithful dog, Zup.

I recently got wind  that another huge grant was coming our way due to the efforts of  so many of our fine public officials. An email to T.A., Allan Ooga Chiocca, was responded to nearly immediately – even though it was after business hours.


Here is the scoop on the new grant:

Yes, Brian, Rockland received another Community Development Block Grant


$680 K  –   approx. $460K  for Housing rehabilitation; $147K for ramp replacement at the Community Center; and $73K  for general administration of the grant.


Last year, Wayne Darragh and I reviewed the proposal with the  BOS 3 times before submitting it to the State in December.  A lot of people and boards contributed to the final submittal, including the Building Inspector and COA Director, Peg Bryan. The ADA Committee had made the ramp a priority.  The Town demonstrated support by funding the preliminary engineering for the ramp.


The Triangle House is a privately owned Single Room Occupancy facility providing 9 units of affordable sober housing for women in recovery.  Please use discretion -  while a public record, the house is home to women in recovery



Allan R. Chiocca

Rockland Town Administrator

781-871-1874 x105


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