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Where the cutbacks might hurt the most

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By Matt Viser
Globe Staff / October 17, 2008

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FITCHBURG - Almost every day, Laura Frost comes to a public housing project in the center of this tired city to make sure that 69-year-old Ernestina Ortiz takes her pills. She prepares meals for Ortiz. She protects her from falling in the shower. She bends to her knees and pulls on Ortiz's shoes. (Full article: 983 words)

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