From the new authorized biography of the New Kids on the Block (by Nikki Van Noy) come these scenes from the boy band’s early days in Boston. It was a time of break dancing, goofing off, and dreaming big. The paths of the four Dorchester boys who would become the band--brothers Jon and Jordan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood--crossed at Roxbury’s Trotter Elementary School in the 1970s and early 1980s, although they were spread across different classes. (The fifth member, Joe McIntyre, was from Jamaica Plain.)
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