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Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center to be revamped

Posted by Patrick Rosso  March 10, 2014 12:21 PM

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The Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College will be revamped, thanks to funds provided by the Commonwealth.

Last week, Governor Deval Patrick announced $4 million in capital funds for major building repairs and renovations to the structure that sits on the corner of Malcom X Boulevard and Tremont Street in Roxbury.

“Roxbury Community College is working hard to better align their academic programs with the communities workforce needs and better equip students with the skills they need to succeed in the classroom and in the workforce,” Matthew Malone, the Commonwealth’s secretary of education, said in a statement.

Opened in 1995, in addition to hosting the community college’s sports teams, the 70,000-square-foot center is also heavily used by the surrounding community for cultural activities and youth sports events.

“The Patrick Administration has made investing in public higher education a priority,” Glen Shor, the Commonwealth’s secretary of administration and finance, said in a statement. “Financing this capital project at Roxbury Community College will have a positive impact on both the students and the community as a whole.”

Close to $26 million of capital funds have been committed to Roxbury Community College during the Patrick Administration, according to a release from the Governor’s office.

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