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Part of community center to shutdown, repairs needed

3 years 7 months 4 weeks ago September 22, 2013 Sep 22, 2013 Sunday, September 22 2013 September 22, 2013 5:47 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Zach Correa

BATON ROUGE - Due to safety conditions and the need for repairs, the west side of the Jewel J. Newman Community Center will shut down starting Sept. 23.

A fire marshall recently inspected the building, citing multiple violations. According to Metro Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel, the center may need thousands of dollars in repairs.

"Though this is another challenge we face, we anxiously look forward to completing all of the facility improvements and operations at the center," said Banks-Daniel. 

"We ask our residents and patrons for their patience while these important infrastructure upgrades are taking place."

The west side of the center includes the gym along with the recreation and dining rooms.  The east side offices will continue their services.

The next Jewel J. Newman Community Center Advisory Board Meeting is Sept. 30 at the Scotlandville Branch Library.

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