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By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
Globe Staff / June 18, 2011

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Celtics guard Ray Allen joined Boston school Superintendent Carol Johnson and Sarah Greenwood School principal Amanda Washington yesterday to unveil a new computer lab at the Dorchester school. In addition to buying 26 computers, a projector, and furniture, Allen’s Ray of Hope Foundation helped renovate and repaint the room, put graphics on the walls, and installed rugs to make it look like a basketball court.

New England Revolution players, including Shalrie Joseph, Kevin Alston, Chris Tierney and Darrius Barnes, joined aspiring soccer stars yesterday to celebrate the opening of the Salvation Army Kroc Center’s new soccer field at its community center in Uphams Corner in Dorchester.

Former “Today’’ show host Jane Pauley was in Dorchester this week to tape a segment of the AARP series “Your Life Calling.’’ The focus of the show is people over 50 who reinvent themselves in a way that improves the lives of others and the community. Pauley’s piece featured 71-year-old Mary L. Reed, president of the Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children.

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