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An ache at the core of old Oak Square

They lost a church, a school, and soon the library. But no one in this corner is giving up the fight

Oak Square as seen today from the small common in the rotary on Washington Street. Oak Square as seen today from the small common in the rotary on Washington Street. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
By Andrew Ryan
Globe Staff / April 24, 2010

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Oak Square once had it all, a village with small-town amenities tucked in a corner of Brighton. A VFW Post sat next to a library, next to a firehouse, across from a parochial grammar school. The Catholic church was up a hill. The butcher at Gray’s Market cut meat to order. (Full article: 1024 words)

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