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Helping kids

By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
Globe Staff / July 28, 2011

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Boston’s Matt Damon is scheduled to be in Washington, D.C., this weekend with Richard Dreyfuss for the Save Our Schools Rally and March for Justice in Education. . . . The Boston do-gooders in New Kids on the Block have joined forces with other pop stars such as Britney Spears to advocate for Show Your Hearts, an organization raising money for the Berry children of Houston, who were injured and whose parents were killed in a car accident this month. Spears and New Kids (including social media maven Donnie Wahlberg) promoted the organization on Twitter yesterday.

Back to the beach “We’re talking very seriously about getting together and co-writing and doing some new music together.” — Mike Love, saying the Beach Boys plan to record a new album to mark their 50th anniversary.

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