Mayor, state officials praise Brockton’s (Mass.) share of $10 billion in school building

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

A ceremony today will mark the rehabilitation of eight schools in the city, which received aid from a state agency geared to oversee construction projects in schools across the state. Mayor Linda Balzotti and state Treasurer Steven Grossman will recognize the efforts by the Massachusetts Schools Building Authority, or MSBA, which has so far invested more than $103 million in Brockton schools.

The MSBA is contributing 80 percent of eligible expenses to a $3.2 million project at North Junior High School at 108 Oak St., where today’s event will begin at 3 p.m., said Matt Donovan, a spokesman for the MSBA.

Balzotti said that eight of the city’s older buildings underwent major improvements. Donovan said improvement projects consisted of replacing boilers, roofs and windows.

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