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Budget misery grows for cities and towns

Latest state shortfall could hit local aid, again

By David Abel
Globe Staff / October 17, 2009

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The pain has already been more than they thought they could bear. So far this year, Lawrence has laid off 18 police officers. Class sizes in New Bedford ballooned to as many as 34 students. Home health care services had to be cut for elderly residents in Melrose. (Full article: 1080 words)

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