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BUFFALO, NY-- The Boys and Girls Club on Buffalo's west side is getting ready for a big makeover.

One hundred fifty thousand dollars in state funds will go toward some much needed renovations at the clubhouse on Massachusetts Avenue.

Plans include a brand a new gymnasium, as well as new programs for the kids to take part in.

"I believe this state investment and the renovations of this community center will foster the strength of the west side community and ensure families who live here have access to the support and services they need..every single day to achieve the American dream," says Senator Tim Kennedy (D, 63rd-district).

The money will also be used to update the building's infrastructure and improve security.

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