The Fernald School
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Peggy and Joseph Hughes from Weymouth (center) stood with dozens of other demonstrators in front of the State House last October to protest the planned closing of the Fernald Center. Their son, Brad, has been a resident at the facility for the past 35 years.
Peggy and Joseph Hughes from Weymouth (center) stood with dozens of other demonstrators in front of the State House last October to protest the planned closing of the Fernald Center.

Their son, Brad, has been a resident at the facility for the past 35 years.
(Globe Staff Photo / John Tlumacki)