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Paris Street Community Center Reopens After Major Renovation

Boston, MA - - July 15, 2017 – Today, after a $12 million, two-year renovation, the Paris Street Community Center in East Boston reopened for the public. Mayor Martin J. Walsh, members of the Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) and City of Boston’s Public Facilities Department along with Boston Building & Bridge were on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate successful completion of this project. With the renovation of this center, nearly all BCYF centers in freestanding municipal buildings have been renovated over the past decade.

As general contractor, Boston Building & Bridge worked closely with the City of Boston’s Public Facilities Department and architect Fennick McCredie on the extensive renovations that were designed and built to maintain the historical integrity of the Center (originally built in 1910). The construction work included interior upgrades of all mechanical systems and boilers, window/door replacements, athletics facility improvements and technology upgrades.

According to Charles C. Penta, President and Founder of Boston Building & Bridge, “It was an honor to be selected for this project that serves East Boston youth and young adults, a renovation that has been, and will continue to be, so important to the community. A historical renovation such as this always presents additional construction challenges to maintain the look and integrity of a more than 100-year-old building.”

About Boston Building & Bridge:

Founded in 1986, Boston Building & Bridge Corp. is a general contracting and construction management firm headquartered in Milton Massachusetts. The company has been serving public and private sector clients with an extensive construction and renovation portfolio that ranges from commercial and industrial buildings, schools and libraries, municipal buildings and recreational facilities, to multi-unit housing complexes, modular structures and a variety of specialty projects. In addition, Boston Building & Bridge has vast civil sector experience in road and bridge construction. To learn more, visit

About Boston Centers For Youth and Families

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) is the City of Boston's largest youth and human service agency. BCYF operates 36 community centers in Boston that offer a variety of engaging and enriching programs for people of all ages created through community input and need. BCYF also oversees many citywide programs including the nationally-recognized violence intervention and prevention Streetworker Program and SuccessLink, Mayor's Summer Jobs Program.

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