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Trouble touches an urban oasis

Struggling to keep peace at new Mattapan library

Roseline Cineas (center) with other children in the library’s Young Adult section. Roseline Cineas (center) with other children in the library’s Young Adult section. (Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff)
By Meghan Irons
Globe Staff / January 30, 2010

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Mattapan residents spent more than a decade pushing for a public library in their neighborhood, to be an intellectual hub amid the nail salons and corner stores and to help occupy young people who might otherwise stray to the streets. Last year, they got their wish, a sparkling, $17-million glass-and-marble building with an abundance of books, learning materials, and programming. (Full article: 914 words)

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