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Turnpike green strip gets makeover

Art replaces urban eyesore

Harry Mattison led the effort to beautify the Lincoln Street green strip. ''Many of the neighbors wouldn't even walk past this area because ... they felt it wasn't safe,'' he said. Harry Mattison led the effort to beautify the Lincoln Street green strip. ''Many of the neighbors wouldn't even walk past this area because ... they felt it wasn't safe,'' he said. (Travis Dove for the Boston Globe)
By Andreae Downs
Globe Correspondent / October 12, 2008

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Last winter it looked like any other neglected urban green strip. But after a summer of bulldozers and other heavy equipment, $220,000 in foundation and city Department of Neighborhood Development Grassroots funds, and volunteer weed-pulling and trash-collection, it's a different story. (Full article: 352 words)

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