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Maria Agosto (center) visited her neighbors on Dumais Street in Fitchburg last week, bringing them recycling information. Maria Agosto (center) visited her neighbors on Dumais Street in Fitchburg last week, bringing them recycling information. (Mark Wilson for The Boston Globe)
By Maria Sacchetti
Globe Staff / October 4, 2010

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FITCHBURG — Maria Agosto knocked on doors one recent night in her mostly Spanish-speaking neighborhood of tenements and overgrown trees, urging her neighbors to recycle their trash. She brought a friend and tried to ignore the keep-out signs that dotted their fences. At one house, a growling pit bull sent them running. (Full article: 1115 words)

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