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On Mission Hill, years of flaws fixed in hours

City rushes to tidy up at funeral site

With hours to go before the spotlight lands on Mission Hill, workers tended to the nighborhood’s blemishes. Here, William Ritchie painted a rusty sign pole. With hours to go before the spotlight lands on Mission Hill, workers tended to the nighborhood’s blemishes. Here, William Ritchie painted a rusty sign pole. (Photos By John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
By David Abel and Donovan Slack
Globe Staff / August 29, 2009

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City workers packed the mulch thick around the newly pruned trees. Another crew rolled fresh coats of paint over graffiti on street poles and utility boxes. Street sweepers, public works trucks, and other city vehicles cruised up and down Tremont Street, the main artery of Mission Hill, scooping up gum wrappers and cigarette butts, patching potholes and sidewalks, erasing eyesores. (Full article: 1165 words)

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