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State will shutter Fernald, 3 others

More than 300 to be shifted to group homes

After years of controversy, the state is closing Fernald Center (above) and three other facilities housing disabled residents. After years of controversy, the state is closing Fernald Center (above) and three other facilities housing disabled residents. (Mark Wilson/Globe Staff)
By Matt Viser
Globe Staff / December 13, 2008

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Governor Deval Patrick's administration announced yesterday that it would close four of six state-run institutions for residents with disabilities, including the Fernald Development Center in Waltham, and transfer more than 300 residents to group homes. (Full article: 828 words)

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