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Dueling do-gooders

Groups love Allston park, hate each other

Left: Clockwise from top left, Casey Laurie Josie, Sarah Correia-Eck, James Kossuth, Jennifer Grimmett, and Ann Frenning Kossuth of the new Friends of Ringer Park at the park yesterday. Many members of the Friends group also happen to be dog owners. (Globe Photo / Wiqan Ang) Right: Joan Pasquale, an Allston resident for 37 years, admits to a competetive zeal, but also points to the bottom line, saying that she raised money. Her group also wanted to enforce leash laws. (Globe Staff Photo / Wendy Maeda)
By Donovan Slack
Globe Staff / April 15, 2006

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They plant flowers, pick up trash, hold bake sales. In all of civic life, there may be few images more harmonious than those of the volunteers who look after neighborhood parks. Not so in Allston these days. (Full article: 896 words)

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